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How to Choose Words That Motivate Students During Online Learning | Edutopia

Framing assignments in student-centric rather than teacher-centric ways can encourage engagement and persistence in learning. Consider the barriers that may impact student learning at home: lack of internet, devices, and support. … Continue reading

September 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

University students: Tips and tricks to help you cope in a pandemic | BBC News

From embracing awkward Zoom chats to persevering with annoying flatmates, experts give some advice on the BBC website: University students: Tips and tricks to help you cope in a pandemic … Continue reading

September 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

Helping Teachers Feel More Confident About Distance Learning | Edutopia

Teachers will be more successful at remote instruction if they believe they can do it, and school leaders can boost their sense of efficacy. Source: Helping Teachers Feel More Confident About … Continue reading

September 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

2 words that can help check your assumptions about people |

Asking “so what?” can bring out your hidden beliefs and ideas, says career strategist Gail Tolstoi-Miller. Source: 2 words that can help check your assumptions about people |

September 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

7 Classroom Management Mistakes and the Research on How to Fix Them | Edutopia

Misbehavior may also be a healthy part of a child’s social and emotional development. When children reach adolescence, their allegiances shift from adults to peers, and their abstract thinking skills … Continue reading

September 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

Lessons From a Summer of Teaching in a Hybrid Classroom | Edutopia

When some students are in class and others are attending live online, teachers have unique challenges and opportunities. As schools have entered a new normal during the Covid-19 pandemic, the … Continue reading

September 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

3 Lessons on Classroom Management Learned as a New Teacher | Edutopia

Many new teachers are told they need to be more strict, but that may not be the best advice for everyone. I remember well the challenge of being a new teacher … Continue reading

August 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Finland – Showing the Way With a Subject-Less Curriculum

The idea that a curriculum can be constructed around subject knowledge has always been suspect… who decides which content and does the content reflect contemporary needs or historic antecedents? As … Continue reading

August 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Ways to Make Teaching a More Sustainable Profession | Edutopia

Tips for school leaders seeking to foster an environment that supports, engages, and motivates teachers. With each day that I work with teachers, I am more convinced that it is vital … Continue reading

August 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Value of Play Before Formal Education Starts

One of the great joys of being involved in the future of learning is that you come across a large number of well-informed and passionate people who are in possession … Continue reading

August 17, 2020 · 1 Comment

How White Teachers Can Support BIPOC Colleagues | Edutopia

Many educators have, in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, been introduced to the concept of culturally responsive teaching (CRT) and to authors such as Geneva Gay—who coined … Continue reading

August 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Back to School Checklist for Teachers | ThoughtCo

Prepare for the new school year with a back-to-school checklist. This comprehensive list will help you get ready for your elementary school class. Preparing your classroom for the new school … Continue reading

August 5, 2020 · Leave a comment

One Word to Drop From Your Teacher Vocabulary | Edutopia

Easy. It is a common word in education. Often, teachers will ask if the class wants the easy quiz or the hard quiz. They’ll give the option for an easy … Continue reading

August 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

For Teachers: Summer Reading During Turbulent Times | Edutopia

Influenced by the pandemic and social unrest, two teachers recommend books to read this summer on topics like wrestling with loss, addressing inequity, and recharging for the school year ahead. … Continue reading

July 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Why is it so hard to put down our phones? | BBC Bitesize

How many times have you picked up your phone and looked at something in the last hour, or over the last 24 hours? The average Brit checks their screen every … Continue reading

July 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

Coronavirus: Home-schooling has been hell, say parents | BBC News

Having to home-school during the Covid-19 pandemic is taking a toll on both parents and children, campaigners warn. The group, Sept for Schools, says it has heard from parents reduced … Continue reading

July 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

Saga Briggs on Deeper Learning

As part of the perpetual challenge to improve the quality of learning, there is an increasing interface between educational research and metacognition to explore what has been termed the DEEPS … Continue reading

July 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

10 Things Great School Leaders Do Over the Summer | Edutopia

Strategies school leaders can use to reflect and prepare to make the next school year successful. Great school leaders aren’t measured by how much they accomplish from August to June, but rather, … Continue reading

July 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Distance Learning FAQ: Solving Teachers’ and Students’ Common Problems | Edutopia

Lessons learned from problems during remote learning can help inform teaching and learning this fall. Read the full article here: Distance Learning FAQ: Solving Teachers’ and Students’ Common Problems | … Continue reading

June 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Coronavirus: What can the ‘plague village’ of Eyam teach us?

Can the English “plague village” of Eyam, which quarantined itself for more than a year, offer us lessons on how to fight back? Can 21st Century science learn anything from … Continue reading

June 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Five Leader Behaviors That Show Respect for Every Individual | Catalysis

The Shingo principle respect every individual is foundational to creating a culture of continuous improvement and striving for organizational excellence. Read more here: Five Leader Behaviors That Show Respect for … Continue reading

June 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

STEM Activities to do at home during lockdown | BostonTechMom

This seems like an interesting US site which outlines a massive range of STEM-related activities which can be completed at home during the lockdown. Thanks to Cyndi Reitmeyer for compiling … Continue reading

June 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

52 Character Building Thoughts for Children |

The wisdom of Leah Davies has been shared on The Learning Renaissance before. Here, reproduced from her Kelly Bear site, is a list of thoughts and inspirational quotes for children … Continue reading

June 10, 2020 · Leave a comment