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Good Teachers May Not Fit the Mold - Educational Leadership - 0 views

  • teachers' ACT scores exerted a larger influence on student achievement than did student poverty level, class size, and teaching experience combined.
  • Adequate knowledge of their content areas.
  • Rice (2003), who has reviewed hundreds of studies of teacher quality, notes that
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  • "subject matter knowledge contributes to good teaching only up to a certain point, beyond which it does not seem to have an impact" (p. 37).
  • Good teachers must know their subjects well, but having doctoral-level knowledge of Freudian interpretations of Victorian literature, for example, doesn't really improve someone's ability to teach language arts to 8th graders.
  • Knowledge of how to teach their subject areas
  • They found that although content knowledge is essential, teachers who also possess strong pedagogical content knowledge are more effective than those with content knowledge alone.
  • strong pedagogical content knowledge
  • were likely to gain a full year more learning than students whose teachers had weak pedagogical content knowledge (among the bottom one-fifth of teachers).
  • common metrics for hiring and rewarding teachers are only weakly linked to student success.
  • Traditional licensure or credentials.
  • "little rigorous evidence that [teacher certification] is systematically related to student achievement"
  • Yet the study detected no before-and-after effects—that is, teachers appeared no more effective after undergoing the grueling certification process than before it (Clotfelter, Ladd, & Vigdor, 2007).
  • Advanced degrees.
  • "have found no discernible effect of teachers having a master's degree or higher on student achievement" (p. 26).
  • One possible exception appears to be high school science and mathematics,
  • Extensive classroom experience.
  • Yet on average, after a few years of teaching, added years of teaching experience appear to offer little guarantee of increased effectiveness.
  • teacher effectiveness
  • Belief that all students can learn.
  • Belief in their own abilities
  • Ability to connect with students.
  • School leaders must consider, then, which attributes they can augment and which they cannot.
  • reexamine the metrics, explicit or implicit, they use to select and compensate teachers
  • Being credentialed, being experienced, or holding an advanced degree is no guarantee of effectiveness
  • know how to teach
  • teacher's dispositions and attitudes
  • teased out through interviews and observations
  • analogy
  • quality of their teachers can be the difference between academic success and failure.
  • Verbal and cognitive ability.
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Shane Freeman

50 Excellent Open Courses on Teaching With Technology - 14 views

    50 Excellent Open Courses on Teaching With Technology September 8th, 2010 | Author: admin The information below is taken from a recent posting on It is a listing of 50 free online courses that are offered on a wide variety of instructional technology topics. The courses are free, self-directed, and accessible over the internet.  Rather then listing a few examples in this posting I decided to paste all of the links below.
Samantha Coleman

Apply Teaching Jobs Abroad Online - 0 views

Thanks to Schools And Teachers, I was able to find a suitable teaching job abroad. The online job board offered me the opportunity to access various international teaching jobs and careers that are...

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David Wetzel

Why Use an iPod Touch in Science and Math Classrooms? - 14 views

    The iPod Touch brings a new dimension to teaching and learning in the science or math classroom - Mobile Learning! No longer are students required to only learn within the confines of their classroom when using this digital tool.
David Wetzel

Teaching Science and Math Daily - 24 views

    Daily summary of the stories, articles, and resources for teaching K-12 science and math.
Michelle Krill

Digital Library Learning Resources Collection - 0 views

    The goal of the Exploratorium Digital Library is to provide access to high-quality teaching resources and learning activities that reflect the museum's foundation of playful exhibit-based inquiry in science, art, and human perception. The Learning Resources Collection includes teaching tips and related resources. This collection is suitable for educators in both classroom and out-of-school settings; for peer institutions, such as museums, science centers, and universities; and for individuals.
Gloria Becker

Teach21 Project Based Learning - 0 views

    Teach21 Project Based Learning Making a Difference in Our World Community Social Studies Third Grade
Gloria Becker

Jump Right In: Teaching Jewish Values via Project Based Learning - 0 views

    Project Based Learning has made a splash in the secular education world, and it can be a powerful tool for Jewish classrooms, too. In fact, project based learning can be a dynamic technique for teaching a wide range of Judaic topics, especially Jewish values. Why? Because we want students to live Jewish values, not just study them, and PBL is all about learning in the context of real life: Project based learning is hands-on, student-driven, and involves projects designed around real-world activities. Students build life skills while researching and tackling issues that are meaningful to them, resulting in learning that can be deeper and more lasting.
Maryann Angeroth

11 Essential Tools For Better Project-Based Learning - 68 views

    The rise of technology used in classrooms has made learning much more interactive. The emergence of iPads to browser-based tools in project-based learning, take teaching to a new level in the 21st century. Even the current trends in education include the use of new technology, from collaborative projects to blending traditional textbook teaching with innovative tools. - See more at:
Samantha Coleman

Perfect Site to Look for Perfect Job - 2 views

I graduated in Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education a year ago and until now I am still looking for the best venue where can I find a teaching job. Luckily, I have found out about Schools and...

started by Samantha Coleman on 23 Jan 13 no follow-up yet
Samantha Coleman

The Most Conducive Place To Find Great Teaching Jobs - 1 views

I used to be a teacher in one of the big schools in the country and I would say that I have enjoyed my job. But I would also like to try my expertise in other countries, so I went online hoping tha...

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Alexis Krysten

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        Tom Barretts, reflective blog on how hes been inspired to use the classic game 'Myst' in his year 5 classroom as a literacy task. Fanstatic practical guide
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      Science needs to be about discovery, not rote memorization! - YouTube - 0 views

        Brian Greene: It's Easy to Teach Kids to Love Science. So Why Do We Keep Failing at It?
        Brian Greene: It's Easy to Teach Kids to Love Science. So Why Do We Keep Failing at It?
      Michelle Krill

      My Project Pages - 0 views

      • Built by teachers for teachers, use to create structured online inquiry-based learning activities for the courses you teach that enable your students to engage in meani
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        Built by teachers for teachers, use to create structured online inquiry-based learning activities for the courses you teach that enable your students to engage in meaningful learning experiences while online.
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      The ALTC Exchange - 0 views

        The ALTC Exchange provides learning and teaching resources and functions to support communication and collaboration across the higher education sector. It does this through professional networking tools and search, discovery and repository functions for sharing resources, as well as portals to other learning resource websites and databases
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      HC Interactive Media - 0 views

        Check out the work Roger Stack, fellow Skoolaborator. Some very innovative teaching and learning with links to student works.
      Suzie Boss

      Teachers Teaching Teachers #106 - What's new about creating projects in the digital age... - 0 views

      shared by Suzie Boss on 01 Jun 08 - Cached
        Podcast about digital-age projects hosted by Teachers Teaching Teachers
      Gerald Carey

      PBL Tools - 6 views

        From the West Virginia Department of Education. As they say: "Many people have requested a source for the management tools that are used in the Project Based Learning plans on Teach 21. Here is the place. You will find rubrics, checklists, task management charts, learning logs and other documents that will help your PBL planning and delivery."
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