Teaching in the Age of Siri
“OK, you have the answer but so what? What does that answer mean in a real-life situation?”
The Flip: End of a Love Affair « Wright’sRoom
(via @wrightsroom) “A little over a year ago I wrote a postabout the flipped classroom, why I loved it, and how I used it. I have to admit, the flip wasn’t the same economic and political entity then that it is now. And in some ways, I think that matters.”
Venturing into Project Based Learning
(via @jennyluca) “From my perspective, this has been one of the most rewarding activities I’ve been involved in this year. I’m invested in it and can feel that passion for what I do apparent when I’m interacting with the students.
I’m not sure if what we’ve accomplished is entirely true to PBL, but I do know we’ve done our level best to understand the process and try to make it happen.”
A Culture of Reading Without Points, Prizes and Pizza Parties | Connected Principals
(via @MrWejr) “I often hear that students with little home support NEED extra incentives to get them to read. The staff of Kent school, with over half of our students at or below the poverty level, have worked hard to prove this theory incorrect. It is not about pizza parties, book bucks, and stickers – it is about creating the conditions for ALL students to develop a love of reading.”
6 Simple “Old” and “New” Strategies to Teach Complex Writing Skills
(via @weareteachers) “Teaching writing requires both ingenuity and experience—as well as a bag of tricks that combines tried-and-true ideas with new strategies and technologies. And with this in mind, we’ve put together a list of strategies—both old and new—that will help you get a handle on teaching writing in a way that helps each and every one of your students.”
Invisible Stories: From Rockstars to Jam Sessions « Cooperative Catalyst
(via @johntspencer) “I can blame mainstream media for vilifying teachers. However, so much of what I see within the education community is for each other. We’re sharing resources. We’re explaining what works. We’re telling stories. I have a whole community of teachers who I consider to be true friends. I can celebrate without it feeling arrogant. I can be vulnerable without feeling judged. We collaborate on projects. In other words, while the rock stars make it on the concert circuit, there is a beautiful jam session happening between teachers.”
Eight Reasons Why You Should Thank Twitter Followers | soulati.com
(via @soulati) “Twitter is not a one-way street. Your content gets retweeted by a follower, and they get crickets? Thanking followers should be something you incorporate into your daily tweets.”
What Does Student Blogging Exactly Do?
(via @pernilleripp) “As a proponent of student blogging I am often asked what it “does” for my students. The thing is, it does quite a bit. “
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