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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

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 | TED.com

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 | TED.com

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

You Are Not a Mathematician… You Are a Teacher of Maths!

I don’t know who Tavia Clark the librarian is, but she certainly shared a message that resonated with me. A number of times I’ve heard teachers introduce themselves as a … Continue reading

September 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

Best wishes and a free gift for schools in the new academic year: an international CPD library!

Let me begin by wishing you and your school every success in this new academic year, which appears to have all the makings of the most challenging of your career … 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

Thought For The Day: CPD

August 20, 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

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

Top Tips for Making the Most of the Summer Holidays | The Educator Blog

While the most important things for teachers to do during the school holidays is rest and recuperate, the summer months can also be a period to do something productive which … Continue reading

July 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Thinking Teacher: On Inspiration | Oliver Quinlan

Oliver Quinlan shares some of the key ideas from his book The Thinking Teacher. Being inspired by something feels good; it makes you feel energised, like you have learned something … Continue reading

July 27, 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

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

Designing Learning Units

Perhaps the Covid-19 crisis has had you devoting more time to lesson and unit design recently. If you are unlucky, you will have concentrated purely on knowledge transmission which tends … Continue reading

June 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

Look Behind the Behaviour to the Cause

You can download this poster created by WholeHearted School Counseling here: Behind Anger: Free Social Emotional Learning Poster | Teachers Pay Teachers

June 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Characteristics of Sound Leadership from Ross Morrison McGill

Ross Morrison McGill can usually be relied upon to hit the hammer on the head when it comes to teaching and this diagram from 2016 just about covers the key … Continue reading

June 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Science Behind Brain Breaks | Edutopia

Research shows that breaks can provide more than rest. Use them to boost creativity, cognitive function, and social skills. Read more here: The Science Behind Brain Breaks | Edutopia   … Continue reading

June 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

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