08 Sep 2015 in Inspired and Passionate Teachers

Do you use evidence based strategies with our learners or are we locked into what works for us? What would convince you that what you are doing has merit and from whose point of view? Read Jennifer Gonzalez tips here.

07 Sep 2015 in Inspired and Passionate Teachers

John Hattie's research shows teacher practice influences behaviour and that the teacher student relationship is at the core. The challenge for school leaders, both those in formal leadership roles and teacher leaders, is to support all teachers in the workplace to develop those attributes that will enable them to manage an environment and will maximise student achievement. Read more here.

25 Aug 2015 in Inspired and Passionate Teachers

What sort of information do you need to help students learn? Teachthought have shared ideas to create smarter, student-centered learning profiles.Read more here.

24 Aug 2015 in Inspired and Passionate Teachers

Inspired and passionate teachers provide challenge, build relationships for learning through deliberate acts of changing the culture in the classroom so that students can be in charge of their own learning. Read how teachers enable learner choice and voice here.

19 Aug 2015 in Inspired and Passionate Teachers

Teacher student relationships are crucial to building a climate of trust for learners in the classroom so that learners will feel comfortable in saying 'I don't know' or admitting they made a mistake. Read more here.

04 Aug 2015 in Inspired and Passionate Teachers

Change is a prerequisite for improvement. Three things are emphasized― identifying teachers’ strengths, maximizing their potential, and building their capacity―as a gateway to enhanced student achievement. Listen here as Dr. Rod Berger discusses the role reflection plays in ones’ professional development and effectiveness in the classroom with Peter Hall here.

21 Jul 2015 in Inspired and Passionate Teachers

High grades and test scores are not reliable indicators of resourcefulness.Teachers provide environments that foster resourcefulness when they encourage students to plan, strategize, prioritize, set goals, seek resources, and monitor their progress.Read how here.

16 Jul 2015 in Inspired and Passionate Teachers

In order to learn we have to fail but how do we encourage this more in schools for both staff and learners? Understanding more about how the brain changes when we learn provides us with some useful ideas in this article here.

02 Jul 2015 in Inspired and Passionate Teachers

Discovery methods have a role to play, but in the crucial Grades 1 to 6, direct instruction should dominate according to Professor Sullivan from Toronto. However, it needs to be coupled with effective feedback and include structured assignments of increasing difficulty together with group and individual tutorials. Read more here.

 

30 Jun 2015 in Inspired and Passionate Teachers

Te@chthought have put together one take on the characteristics of a highly effective classroom. They can act as a kind of criteria to measure your own against–see if you notice a pattern here.

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