22 Jan 2015 in Inspired and Passionate Teachers

Watch a fantastic song-and-dance parody video that two Wisconsin high-school teachers are using to welcome their students back to school, and fundraise for a new gym.

20 Jan 2015 in Inspired and Passionate Teachers

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest ... though they can be a common distraction, there are ways a teacher can turn these tools to good use in the classroom. Cari Bennette shares 5 ways teachers can put social media to good use. Read more here.

18 Jan 2015 in Inspired and Passionate Teachers

Educators with background knowledge and understanding of the neuroscience of learning will be the leaders who translate this coming research to transform their classrooms. Dr Judy Willis states that myths such as the left brain/right brain or the Learning style myth are not always scientifically valid. Read more from here.

16 Jan 2015 in Inspired and Passionate Teachers

The topic of homework definitely causes debate between educators around the globe and sometimes conflict between parents and their children. Homework in John Hattie's research has an effect size of 0.29. The debate is not whether we should give it or not but making sure that homework reinforces the learning. Check out these top ten tips from the teacher toolkit to remind you to set homework that is based on quality not quantity here.

08 Jan 2015 in Inspired and Passionate Teachers

As we head into the end of second week of 2015 as inspired and passionate as ever, this article reminds us of why we can quickly lose that spark. The visible learning research has as one of it's strands inspired and passionate teachers with a focus on mindframes. This will help you develop ways of thinking in order to maximise the impact on student acheivement. Read more here.

21 Dec 2014 in Inspired and Passionate Teachers

Thom Markham shares his thinking linked to the research into growth mindsets that placebos have finally hit the classroom. He states that "the results tell us that beliefs matter, perhaps much more than we realize". read on here.

07 Dec 2014 in Inspired and Passionate Teachers

Empowering and involving school leaders is an essential part of teaching, enabling teachers to create a new dynamic which engages teachers and students together as a learning group. Gayle Allen examines four activities that shift classes out of hierarchical structure and into a creative, dynamic team. Read more here.

29 Nov 2014 in Inspired and Passionate Teachers

If the word 'punishment' pops up in your behaviour management terminology, you could be doing more harm than good, according to education guru Dr. Bill Rogers. Read more here.

24 Nov 2014 in Inspired and Passionate Teachers

This story reminds us of how we need to keep students part of the process so they are active participants in their learning. One such teacher reworked her thinking about writing so that the students were taking more responsibility and ownership of the writing process. Peer review is also a critical component that allows students to become more involved in the learning process by giving each other feedback on their writing.

20 Nov 2014 in Inspired and Passionate Teachers

 and  discuss new evidence from a 
teacher evaluation pilot in Chicago. Read more here.

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