Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Here are several articles by Annie Murphy Paul posted on Mind/Shift. You can also check out her research at The Brilliant Blog http://anniemurphypaul.com/blog/.
Student teachers score higher on tests than pupils who are learning only for their own sake.
Recent research has demonstrated that deep reading—slow, immersive, rich in sensory detail and emotional and moral complexity—is a distinctive experience, different in kind from the mere decoding of words.
How Does Multitasking Change the Way Kids Learn?
Listening to a lecture while texting, or doing homework and being on Facebook—each of these tasks is very demanding, and each of them uses the same area of the brain, the prefrontal cortex.
Curiosity is the engine of intellectual achievement—it’s what drives us to keep learning, keep trying, keep pushing forward.
Annie Murphy Paul is a book author, magazine journalist, consultant and speaker who helps people understand how we learn and how we can do it better. Her latest book, How to Be Brilliant, is forthcoming from Crown.
How To Build Your Professional Learning Network Online and Offlinehttps://www.edsurge.com/n/2014-08-14-how-to-build-your-professional-learning-network-online-and-offline
"I feel so stuck. Nobody seems to get my ideas or feel my passion for teaching.”If you are like me, I am sure you have said this at least five times a day. What is a lone
Yes, having the privacy of online communication--those you visit with, it is all by choice--makes a
Online Social Networking for EducatorsWe’re showing that it (professional networking) can provide productive professional development opportunities that were previously available only to those lucky enough to attend conferences.”
Being in-the-loop of the latest educational trends while sitting in your family room--this is the best of the internet. Geography used to be a huge qualification for acceptance and opportunity in the educational field. A teacher, professor, or educational writer needed
Social Networks For Teachers On The Rise As Popular Social Media Raise Concerns
The survey revealed interesting data on less common social-network use among educators. For instance, 27 percent of respondents use Edmodo, the social learning site that is as much a classroom-management tool as it is a network. That's up from 3 percent in 2007 and equal to membership on Google+, the search giant's much-ballyhooed social endeavor. Ranking second behind Edmodo was edWeb, with usage by 15 percent of respondents.
I have also found Google+ an interesting resource, but Twitter can be very effective when you keep your Twitter community for educational uses.
And here are some of my own thoughts on this subject:
ePLNs for Teachers –Getting Connected
Teachers: Now is the time to connect online!http://www.eschoolnews.com/2014/01/08/teachers-online-connect-403/
And here's some big news:
Teacher leaders meet in online community
Commit to Lead invites members to post quick ideas—in under 300 words—that advance
“Commit to Lead directly engages educators in defining what teacher
Should be a very interesting conversation.
Here are websites that will help you develop your professional network online:
|That confusing enough for you?|
Am I required to attend IEP meetings if I am not a Special Education teacher?
I've been asked that more than once as the Special Education teacher, and especially as a Resource Specialist, also known as Special Academic Instructor. The answer in our state is that at least one general education teacher who has the student on his/her caseload needs attend any IEP (
What should I bring to the IEP as the General Education teacher?
1. Bring a calm and caring attitude. Parents are always concerned about their kid. Even if you as the classroom instructor have concerns, even serious ones, about the child performance or behavior, a general education teacher must show a caring attitude and a calm demeanor. Even if you must fly out of the meeting at the speed of heat to finish your day's responsibilities--you are so very important to that parent and child that every bit of body language as well as spoken words means the world, and focusing on the positive will get things done better.
2. Bring your expertise and evidence of it. All teachers have grade
How Should I Interact At The Meeting?
3. Be ready to explain your testing and grading system, including homework. The child's
I Don't Feel Prepared For This--What Should I Do?
4. Coordinate with the Special Education teacher. I cannot adequately explain how complex, detailed and mind-boggingly intense all this Special Ed. stuff is. But it is to your advantage as a general education teacher to share information with the RSP or SAI teacher. Most Special Ed. teachers are type B personalities (myself included) and won't bully or force anyone to do anything. But there is such expertise there, one suggestion may change a classroom situation for the better. And frequently there are Behavior Plans to implement for a rascal. The teaching team wants to keep this side of legalities, having i's dotted and t's crossed. Of course, first and foremost, we want to help the kids. A Special Education teacher has district personnel resources and knowledge that can really help.
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