The Three-Step System For Getting Students to Do the Talking – A.J. JULIANI – Education Article

I remember the first time I heard the phrase “student-centered classroom” and I almost chuckled. I had always believed my classroom was about the students, they were the reason we taught and my focus was always on their learning. This new terminology sounded like another buzzword and I didn’t pay much attention to the presentation until I heard this: Whoever is doing the talking is doing the majority of the learning. In your classroom what is the ratio of…

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

This podcast features an almost-complete recording of Dr. Wesley Fryer’s keynote, “Inspiring Creativity and Curiosity with Media,” on November 18, 2017, in Cairo, Egypt at the second annual EduForum Conference. The keynote description was: “As automation and the disruptive march of technology continues into virtually every aspect of our lives, it is vital we cultivate both creativity and curiosity in our students. Many jobs and vocations of the future will require teamwork, collaboration, project management, and independent work skills historically…

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3 Simple Ways to Differentiate Instruction in Any Class – A.J. JULIANI – Education Article

The preference for our society, if we really want to be effective, is to teach so that they learn, not merely present curriculum and document deficiencies or meeting standards or not. I might teach the way that’s uncomfortable for me, but that’s fine. My success comes from my students’ success. – Rick Wormeli on Differentiated Instruction Are you like me, and still a bit confused with differentiation’s place in the classroom? I understand the basics, and I also understand…

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What Should Be the Teacher’s Role During Project-Based Learning? – A.J. JULIANI – Education Article

Teaching is not always easy. And learning can be a struggle for many of our students. As educators, we are called to this back and forth process of teaching and learning. We push and challenge, and then support and guide. It’s easy to get lost in the grind. It’s why so many teachers get burnt out, and why so many students complain about school. However, if we think about each school year as a journey — one that will…

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Engagement Doesn’t Often Mean Effectiveness – Education Article

A few weeks ago I asked a group of teachers to describe a lesson where technology was used effectively to impact learning. After some thinking, one of the teachers described a lesson where students were using Google Maps to take a tour of different parts of the world. They were to visit some predetermined places, go into street view and answer a few questions. The teacher finished the story by saying the students were really engaged, the most he had…

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Eleven Provocations to Spark Thinking When Class Starts – Education Article

A MiddleWeb Blog We all want our students to begin class motivated to learn and brimming with questions and theories about the topic. To do this, I modify an idea from the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program: the provocation. In my classes, this looks like an activity designed to engage the students and get them in a “what if” frame of mind – wondering and in the mood to learn. Provocations should be short activities that require minimal set-up. The…

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5 Fun Reasons to Have a School Library Photo Booth – Education Article

I’ve noticed lately that Photo booths—in all shapes and sizes—are becoming increasingly popular at events.  From fairs, community outreaches, dances, weddings, even Bat Mitzvahs, the photo booth is providing more than fun and games. So, here’s my list of 5 ways your school library (or classroom) can benefit from a photo booth. This simple, easy, & cheap DIY Photo Booth has added a lot of FUN to our school library and our end of the year celebration, our June Jamboree.…

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#1minCPD: Raising Aspirations | TeacherToolkit – Education Article

#1minCPD: Raising Aspirations | TeacherToolkit | UK Education Blog Reading Time: 1 minute Want to encourage your pupils to aim high? Although many young people have huge aspirations, there is often a still a deep disconnect between socially deprived pupils and aiming high. Here’s one way to raise aspirations for those who don’t seem… This is only a snippet…

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Discipline or compliance? – The Principal of Change – Education Article

I recently shared this image on Twitter: This was written in my book “The Innovator’s Mindset,” and since then, my thoughts have evolved on the question.  I will get to that in a minute. Here is one of the challenges I received on the question: I believe all 3 are key to success. Without compliance, there’s no opportunity to develop the disciplined mind for engagement and empowerment. https://t.co/5RPMyHNfXz — K Welch (@KWelch7) December 30, 2018 I agree to some extent…

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