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Roland Gesthuizen

What's the problem with 'inappropriate relationships'? « newteachersblog - 1 views

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    "The news this week that a teacher and a student are in a relationship will come as a shock to many, particularly as the teacher is twice the age of his fifteen-year old pupil. But people of a certain age - those schooled in the 1970s and 80s for example - may be able to recall a variety of incidents of teacher-student flirtations, liaisons and even relationships that while never approved of, didn't seem to shock then in the way that they do now."
Roland Gesthuizen

How To Maintain Classroom Discipline - Good And Bad Methods Training Educational Video ... - 79 views

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    "Maintaining Classroom Discipline (1947). Good and bad methods of disciplining inappropriate classsroom behavior. This was a very well made instructional movie for teachers. While there are new & different problems in the modern schools, the basic ideas of this film still holds. The opening messages are exactly what the best research on classroom behaviour tells us:"
Roland Gesthuizen

Experienced Teachers Reflect on Their First Year | Edutopia - 3 views

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    "This year I had the opportunity to work with many educators in national and global workshops. On two of these occasions, I asked the teachers to share their wisdom by answering the question, "What I know now that I wish I had known as a first year teacher is . . . "

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Roland Gesthuizen

Alone in the Classroom: Why Teachers Are Too Isolated - Jeffrey Mirel & Simona Goldin -... - 6 views

  • A recent study by Scholastic and the Gates Foundation found that teachers spend only about 3 percent of their teaching day collaborating with colleagues. The majority of American teachers plan, teach, and examine their practice alone
  • With a common curriculum there is agreement about what students are expected to learn, what teachers are to teach, what teacher educators are to instill in potential teachers, and what tests of student learning should measure.
  • Time and money need to be invested to support teachers' understanding of the curriculum and to develop an ethos of collaboration within schools. Also needed are ongoing professional development programs to support teachers' substantive work together.
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  • competitive teacher assessment schemes could reinforce teacher isolation. If teachers are competing with one another for merit pay, why should they collaborate with one another?
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    "Educators spend most of their time distanced from their colleagues. Instead of forcing them to compete with each other, we should help them find new ways to work together."

Roland Gesthuizen

Learn from your mistakes « newteachersblog - 6 views

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    If you are a new teacher, you'll be making lots (and lots) of mistakes. Don't worry about it. You'll not only survive them, you'll learn from them and if you reflect on them honestly, you'll be a better teacher for them too.

Roland Gesthuizen

Recognising the obviously incapable « newteachersblog - 52 views

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    The new chief inspector for schools has indicated he intends to improve quality and standards by singling out weaker teachers - it was "pretty straightforward" to identify teachers who were "obviously incapable" he said. Is it?
Holly Barlaam

Seminars on Science - 45 views

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    Professional development programs for educators. Online science courses offered from the American Museum of Natural History. Can earn grad credit.
Erin Crisp

Faulty Towers: The Crisis in Higher Education | The Nation - 28 views

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    How higher education perpetuates a system that produces too many degreed professionals- only 50% highering rate for upper level degrees.
Bill Graziadei, Ph.D. (aka Dr. G)

Imagining College Without Grades :: Inside Higher Ed :: Higher Education's Source for N... - 1 views

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    Inside Higher Ed offers free online news and job information for college and university faculty, adjuncts, graduate students, and administrators, higher education jobs, faculty jobs, college jobs and university jobs
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