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Nigel Coutts

Mathematical thinking presents teachers and students with new challenges - The Learner'... - 15 views

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    The shift away from teaching for the rote memorisation of prescribed methods requires teachers to rethink their approach to the discipline. With this new pedagogy comes a need to understand the processes of mathematical thinking in ways not previously required. When we require our students to be able to reason and problem-solve through unique challenges we also require our teachers to have an understanding of the mathematical moves that their learners are likely to call upon.
Nigel Coutts

The Power of Teams - The Learner's Way - 31 views

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    Sometimes it is worth stating the obvious, giving time and thought to what we easily take for granted. In doing so we name the things we value most and give them the value they deserve. The value of teams is one such ideal, we know that teams have value, we probably even know what it feels like to be a part of a great team but too often we take this feeling as understood and don't stop to consider what makes it worth chasing.
Glenn Hervieux

5 Great Teachers On What Makes A Great Teacher : NPR Ed : NPR - 78 views

  • That's why so many of us have to seek out PD opportunities both on and offline on our own time, past the meetings and opportunities provided by our school.
  • I know I'm going to get pushback on this, but I think one of the major problems we face in cultivating great teachers is that we don't pay enough attention, especially in K-12, to the learning of the teacher.
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    So many great points by veteran teachers - one with over 50 years of teaching experience - on what makes a great teacher - not just the quality, but the process of becoming/sustaining excellence in teaching
Sydney Lacey

StoryCorps | National Teachers Initiative - 27 views

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    "This 18-month Initiative celebrated the work of public school teachers across the country. By recording, sharing, and preserving these stories, we called attention to the invaluable contributions teachers have made to this nation, honored those who have embraced the profession as their calling, encouraged teaching as a career choice, and helped to unify the country behind its teachers."
C CC

UKEdMag: Careers when Leaving Teaching | UKEdChat.com - Supporting the #UKEdChat Educat... - 7 views

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    A look at the careers teachers turn to when if they leave the profession
Dennis Thomas

Great Teachers Don't Teach | Edutopia - 13 views

  • great teachers engineer learning experiences that maneuver the students into the driver's seat and then the teachers get out of the way.
  • great teacher will devise a way to give the students an urgent reason to learn skills or knowledge and then let them show they have learned it by what they can do. This is called project-based learning.
  • Students learn best when they are in control of their learning
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  • great teacher devises learning experiences that force all the students to be engaged much like being in the deep end of the swimming pool. Then the lesson on arm and leg strokes becomes relevant. To learn, the students must do something. We call this performance-based learning.
  • Socrates had it right when he only answered a question with more questions and look what he produced -- some of the greatest minds that ever lived. We call this the Socratic method.
  • Yet what do we find in every public school and university? Teachers talking, talking and talking while students listen, daydream and doze. We call this lecture.
  • One characteristic of an effective teacher is that they don't teach.
Martin Burrett

Exploring the Blue Sky - 63 views

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    Blog post exploring the opportunities for professional development
C CC

TeachersQuitInfograph - 80 views

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    Updated article on why teachers leave the profession, and the career paths they follow. From http://ukedchat.com/2013/11/10/why-teachers-leave-the-profession-and-what-they-do/
Martin Burrett

Reach Out and Teach - 19 views

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    Blog post about how more educators can share ideas and resources online and the tools with which to do it.
C CC

Teacher's Extra Hours - Survey Reveals Extent of Hours Worked - 106 views

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    This latest survey was completed by 615 respondents, with responses categorised into the following: Early Years Teachers - teach under 5 year olds; Primary Teachers - teach 5-11 year olds; Secondary Teachers - teach 11-16 year olds; Further and Higher Education - teach students aged 16+
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100+ Google Tricks for Teachers | TeachHUB - 216 views

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    Now, we can use it a little more easily. With classes, homework, and projects-not to mention your social life-time is truly at a premium for all teachers, so why not take advantage of the wide world that Google has to offer?
Andrew Spinali

Teachers - Will We Ever Learn? - NYTimes.com - 4 views

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    Interesting read on teacher education reform. I'm not sure if I agree with everything, but the author makes some great points and had some strong suggestions to aid reform.
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