Tuesday, 11 April 2017

ETFO RESOURCE MANUAL  ......absolutely excellent!!


THE HEART AND ART  OF TEACHING AND LEARNING

PRACTICAL IDEAS AND RESOURCES FOR BEGINNING TEACHERS

This is an outstanding document for new or seasoned teachers. 
This is a must see!!!!
Written by ETFO members and teachers who wish to share their expertise.

Jeanne Gibbs, who developed the research based program called Tribes 
is referenced throughout the chapters too.  

One can see her influence in various chapters that talk about great strategies that develop an environment conducive to learning. 

TOPICS: 
- Community Circle Ideas
- Building Community
- Summer Post Cards
- Building an Environment Where You Can Take Risks 
- Inclusion
- Addressing Diversity
- Interest Surveys
- Energizers
- Cheers / Applauses / Appreciations
- Making Learning Fun
- Modeling
- How to Build Relationships
- Classroom Layout Ideas and Photos
- Positive Consequences!!! 
- Collaborative Learning 
- Marzano's 9 Strategies
- Inquiry Learning
- Mind Mapping /  Life Maps 
- Conflict Resolution with Class
- Reporting Tips
- Interview Tips
- Student Lead Conferences
- Portfolios
- Technology
- ePortfolios
- Field Trips Preparation
- OT TIPS for Supply Teaching

CLICK HERE to connect >>  The Heart and Art of Teaching

Also posted to the following Tabs above on April 11, 2017.
- Strategies 
- Classroom Management

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Monday, 10 April 2017

BRAIN HACKING

HOW SOCIAL MEDIA KEEPS YOU ON YOUR CELL PHONE

Neuroscience and Psychology

Unconscious Neural Engagement and Dopamine Response

Watch this 60 Minute Report with Anderson Cooper that was aired April, 2017.

Cell Phones and Social Media have you hooked.  Find Out Why!

An anxiety response to lack of stimulus.

Start a great discussion with your students, teachers and parents.


Click here to view the videos:  Cell Phones Have You Hooked

Click here for second video:     Social Media and Cell Phones

Click here for article three:     Cell Phones: The Drug of Choice

Posted to the Tech Tab April 2017.






Sunday, 9 April 2017

21st CENTURY LEARNING

Its not just authentic it's real!!


The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, 

but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.
                                                                      -Alvin Toffler -

What does learning look like today in Elementary School, High School, College or University?

Plus.........Whats happening in Robotics???

Check out the Robotics Competition at McMaster!!!

Watch Michael Fullan's 6 C's in action in this video clip.

1.  What are the 6 C's??  

    Click here to find out?  6 C's of Education in the 21st Century

2.  Watch McMaster University Engineering students and professors put the 6 C's into action.

    Click here for the article and scroll down to the video>> 21St Century Learning

Also posted to  the following Tabs above April 9th, 2017.
  
-- Technology Tab

-- Strategies for the New or Seasoned Teacher Tab




Tuesday, 4 April 2017

WHY DIGITAL LEARNING IS RESHAPING EDUCATION

Check out these articles on the Techedvocate Blog Site

THE TECHEDVOCATE BLOG
The Blog Site is found here. Click here: >> The Techedvocate Blog


Why Digital Learning is Reshaping Education
Click Here for the article >>  Digital Learning Is Reshaping Education


Why Learning To Code Is So Important for Children
Click Here for the article >> Why Learning To Code is so Important for Children 

Posted to the above 2 tabs April 4, 2017:  Blogs That Inspire Tab  and   Technology Tab
LAPTOPS IN LECTURE 

What does the recent research show?

Do students who use laptops, show an improvement in marks and retention of knowledge?

Studies show, it depends on the student natural intelligence, their ability focus on the lesson and avoidance of social media while taking notes.

Check out what the research says!

Click here for the research article: >> The Effect of Laptops In Lecture

Posted April 4, 2017 to the tab above - Blogs That Inspire

Thursday, 30 March 2017

DIFFERENTIATION

LEARNING FOR ALL

A Guide to Effective Assessment and Instruction For ALL STUDENTS

Kgdn to Grade 12 ...and beyond!!!

Check out how to diversify program in this outstanding resource guide

Differentiate by manipulating the CONTENT, PROCESS AND PRODUCT ...and More

See Page 19



Image result for learning for all picture of cover


Click here for this resource:  Learning for All

Also posted above to the  Diversity and Differentiation Tab

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

14 THINGS THAT ARE OBSOLETE IN 21st CENTURY SCHOOLS!

These are a thought provoking blog posts by Ingvi Hrannar Omarsson 

Check out the links below to see what things he suggests it's time to change. 
Well worth checking out!!!

21st Century Change in Schools 
1. Computer Labs
2. Isolated Classrooms
3. Schools with no Wifi
4. Banning Phones and Tablets
5. Tech director with administrator access
6. Teachers that don't share what they do
7. Schools that don't have Facebook and Twitter
8. Unhealthy cafeteria food
9. Starting school at 8am for teenagers
10. Traditional Libraries
11. All students getting the same courses
12. One size fits all professional development workshops
13. Standardized tests to measure the quality of Education

Plus....he added another article.....

 10 MORE THINGS TO CHANGE IN OBSOLETE SCHOOLS

1. Divided spaces and multiple entrances
2. Hallways
3. Big Bathrooms and shared showers
4. The teacher is the only one with a white board
5. Empty school yards
6. Isolated subjects for 40 to 80 minutes
7. Restricting Learning to the classroom
8. Books, Paper and a lot of photocopying
9. Parent Teacher Interviews for 30 minutes per year
10. Schools that teach to the test are obsolete.

Click here for first 14 changes >> 21st Century Schools 

Click her for the second article of changes >>  More Obsolete Things to Change

Also posted to the tab above called: Blogs That Inspire