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Walter Antoniotti

Doing Research - 32 views

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Pam Cannon

First Grade Language Arts Curriculum - An Introduction - 7 views

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David Wetzel

6 Tips and Tricks for Using Interactive White Boards - 1 views

    Interactive whiteboards (IWB) allow science and math teachers to teach multi-sensory lessons, seamlessly jumping from one type of media to another. Interactive science or math lessons can easily integrate text, sound, video, and graphics based on the tactile nature of the IWB.
David Wetzel

Making the Most of Wikis in Your Science or Math Classroom - 2 views

    Wikis are the most popular Web 2.0 tool being used in science and math classrooms. Based on a survey of readers - 43 percent use them to support their teaching and student learning. A Wiki is appealing, encourages participation, supports collaboration, and promotes interaction by students who love to use technology. By the way - this includes most students today!
David Wetzel

Saving the Sports Complex Algebra Project - 1 views

    An algebra project focusing on a theme which interests students is more likely to engage them in the project, so lets take a look at sports. Many students participate in sports at some level, whether as part of a school team or a community team. For the most part these same students do not understand the costs involved to host the sport. Also, they do not understand how much money is needed to ensure a profitable season so the sport can continue from year to year.
David Wetzel

Why Use Web 20 Tools when Teaching Science or Math? - 2 views

    The following is a common question heard around teacher workrooms, teacher lunchrooms, faculty meetings, and science or math conferences. "Why use web 2.0 tools when teaching science or math?" The answer is both simple and complex at the same time.
Wendy Windust

Academic Leadership Benefits of Co-Teaching for ESL Classrooms - 13 views

    Wendy, I am very thankful for the link. the intertwined relationship between education and leadership is a crucial issue that educators should work more on to enhance the quality eduction. We should not teach english for the sake of English; but the language is a means to promote the main skills the Millenium age require.
David Wetzel

10 Elementary School Math Teaching Tips - 1 views

    Teaching math to elementary students is critical for establishing a foundation of success in mathematics. There is a need for some basic memorization of facts, because students who do not memorize arithmetic functions struggle in upper grades. However, math must be fun and interesting, along with making connections with real-world applications.
Diane Woodard

The Right Way to Ask Questions in the Classroom | Edutopia - 28 views

    Love this article on post on questioning!
David Hilton

Constructivism - 2 views

    Constructivist theories grew out of the work of a couple of Russians around the time of the Russian Revolution. It is radical subjectivism dressed up as science, and has no scientific credibility whatsoever. It is used by radical educators to push their barrow that nothing the teacher knows is worth the student learning and that all knowledge is innate. It's bullsh*t. Theories like this rot are part of the reason that the bottom has dropped out of Western education and we have a generation who can't write. This should be resisted by any educator with an interest in educational excellence.

Revealed: new teaching methods that are producing dramatic results - Telegraph - 1 views

  • According to studies carried out at the National Institute for Child Health and Development in the United States, connections between developing brain cells form most effectively when the brain is given regular breaks, hence the spaces between lessons are every bit as crucial as the content of the lessons themselves;
  • the teacher gives a quickfire Powerpoint presentation, of about three slides a minute, and the pupils listen and read the screen, effectively taking in the information twice. After a gap, the same presentation is run, but there are missing spaces where the children have to fill in the missing words and repeat them aloud, which keeps their minds active and thinking. At this point they can also ask questions. After a second break, a similar presentation takes place.
  • Theoretically you could do half the year's syllabus in a couple of hours, leaving you with lots of time to do the exciting, practical stuff. But whether it would work for every single pupil in every single subject, I don't know
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  • In some ways, spaced learning is simply a modern twist on a very old-fashioned approach, that of rote learning.
  • Kids have higher expectations these days and they can multi-task and access new technology to a degree – and at a speed – that adults can only dream of, so if education is to remain relevant to them, we have to adapt, whether we like it or not.'
  • Over the past five years we've moved from an education system of very tightly regulated structure, curriculum and assessment to one where there's more freedom around the curriculum and much more freedom in the way schools organise themselves
  • In the classroom, pupils need continuity, not constant change and adoption of new fads. There's no substitute for an inspiring teacher passionate about their subject giving a well-planned lesson.'
  • Every child at the school has had some spaced learning lessons. The information that is compressed deals not only with key facts, but also with the fundamental principles of the subject, such as mathematical formulae, and gives examples of how to apply these. Some subjects, such as English, are harder to compress, but it can be done.
  • I find this new way of learning far more interesting than sitting with a textbook, and after every lesson I feel I've really learnt something, and I do remember it for a long time afterwards, too.'
  • Theoretically you could do half the year's syllabus in a couple of hours, leaving you with lots of time to do the exciting, practical stuff. But whether it would work for every single pupil in every single subject, I don't know,'
    • sontimalonti
      but surely this is crucial?
  • But the kids are on board and we're seeing the results. I suppose the thing that finally convinced me that we were on to something was when I sat in on one of our lessons and afterwards I discovered I knew chapter and verse on hormones – and had still retained the information months later.'
  • Rowena Coxon, a parent with two children at the school, Jenny, 16, and 14-year-old Elanor, admits that she had her doubts about spaced learning. 'I was sceptical at first, because it seemed to me that the students were spending a lot of time not actually learning, but what I found most striking was how much my daughters enjoyed it – far more than conventional cramming.
  • At Leasowes Community College in Dudley, outside Birmingham, the absolute antithesis of the eight-minute lesson is being hailed as the way forward. Here, classes can last up to five or six days. Students are immersed in a single subject, allowing them to complete practice, theory and coursework in a single block, and – so the theory goes – gain a deeper, more fundamental understanding of the topic. The corridors of this 1,200-roll school are papered with signs bearing stirring mottos such as success is a journey, not a destination, and Albert Camus's dictum you cannot create experience, you must undergo it.
  • 'We are combining the traditional with the innovative; we still teach languages, which is becoming increasingly rare, but we also recognise that part of our job is to prepare children to be successful in the world, so our aspirations are higher than getting them to pass a few exams. The sort of personal development we seek to promote doesn't fit into the culture of rigid one-hour lessons.'
    • sontimalonti
      as practised in waldorf schools for decades.
  • In the classroom, pupils need continuity, not constant change and adoption of new fads. There's no substitute for an inspiring teacher passionate about their subject giving a well-planned lesson.'
  • 'We have no bells here because they create a herd mentality. We want to foster personal responsibility; students can go to the loo when they want or fetch themselves a drink of water without asking permission. The teachers give them a break when they feel the kids need one.'
  • Traditionalists, brought up in the never-did-me-any-harm system of obedience – verging on obeisance – towards authority may find the modern vogue for individualism wholly at odds with their own school experience. Yet personal development has become the new clarion call across all areas of secondary education. Whether that can be achieved in tandem with outstanding exam results remains to be seen.
    article on new teaching methods; new approach to learning - partnership with cambridge uni & microsoft education
    most crucial aspect seems to me revisiting students and testing recall after a long period. Also, does this only apply to "fact learning", or does this also engage critical faculty?
Adrea Lawrence

Donald Schon, AERA 1987, "Educating the Reflective Practitoner" - 10 views

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