Reflective Teaching is Effective Teaching

Reflective Teaching is Effective Teaching

Developing a reflective practice is essential for professional growth and student learning…
How often do teachers sit down after a tiring day in the classroom and wonder if their students benefited in any way? Many teachers wonder if their efforts and hard work is paying off.
Developing a process of reflective thinking or a reflective practice is […]

How Can Teachers Track Their Professional Development Process?

How Can Teachers Track Their Professional Development Process?

A Professional Development Plan is a system for teachers to track and manage their professional development. It is an organized and efficient way to become a teacher who is a life long learner.
Manage your professional growth through a PDP
Teachers are expected to continuously acquire new knowledge and skills. As a teacher the professional development process […]

How can Teachers Create Professional Development Goals From Examining Student Work?

How can Teachers Create Professional Development Goals From Examining Student Work?

Teachers who examine student work together are able to think more deeply about their teaching and about what students are learning…
Examining student work can be understood as teachers engaging in inquiry-based learning. They become a group of critical and creative thinkers (students) who honor openness and flexibility. Through collaborative dialogue, teachers seek new questions and solutions […]

Creative Ideas For Winding Up The Class Day And Academic Year

Creative Ideas For Winding Up The Class Day And Academic Year

Have you ever wondered, why does my classroom seem more chaotic towards the end of the day? Is there a way to handle that constructively?
Misbehavior among students when the day nears the final bell is more frequent because there is a connection students make with classroom culture and the last few minutes of the day. […]

SELF-STUDY: Examining and Evaluating Student Work (5 hours)

“Explore successful strategies to carefully evaluate student work and enhance teaching practices”

21st century students must have more than just textbook knowledge. Evaluating student learning goes beyond merely grading papers. Both schools and teachers need to intentionally move toward assessing students’ understanding, and then use this insight to enhance teaching and learning […]

How Can I Use Pinterest in Teaching?

How Can I Use Pinterest in Teaching?

Pinterest is a virtual pinboard that helps its members organize and share material over the web. Individuals can create a ‘board’ based on topics of their preference and upload ‘pins’ or images that can be viewed by others.
How to get started?
Teachers can log into pinterest.com and create an account. They can also form a separate […]

Reflection

Reflection

For teachers who are not in the classroom right now or are substitute reserve teachers, teaching experience and professional development are more than just renewing a teaching license. Sometimes courses are done in a hurry, or workshops are attended just to get the certificate and the learning objectives don’t stick or sink in. Well-meaning teachers […]

Change & Leadership

Change & Leadership
One staff development day in 1983, I was in our little theater learning basic DOS (dram operating system) language. As the lecture began, my mind was awhirl with all the unfamiliar language. I stopped taking notes, folded my arms and slumped in my seat.Next, we were ushered to our school computer lab to […]

How did a teacher spark your imagination?

We’ve all had a teacher who inspired us, who sparked our imagination. Professional Learning Board is dedicated to providing tools and techniques for teachers to better inspire children creating lifelong learners and encouraging them to become the people they are to be.
When the opportunity to teach at my alma mater presented itself, I jumped at […]

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