What Are Some Movies Every Teacher Must See?

What Are Some Movies Every Teacher Must See?

 

A truly dedicated educator can change the lives of his or her students…
As one of the most influential role model in the life of a student, teachers are responsible for more than just academic enrichment. To be a great educator, you must connect with your students and reach them on multiple levels, provide constant […]

How Can Teachers Enhance Classroom Instruction With Interactive Whiteboards?

How Can Teachers Enhance Classroom Instruction With Interactive Whiteboards?

Smart Boards in the Classroom
With the interactive whiteboard teachers can transform a regular classroom into a workable instructional model…
Presentation tools are increasing in popularity for educators who want to share ideas and information with students. One of the most effective ways to involve students in learning with technology is with the use of interactive […]

How Can Teachers Combine Technology and an IBL Environment?

How Can Teachers Combine Technology and an IBL Environment?

Streaming Innovation in Classroom
Infuse technology into your classroom teaching to encourage students toward becoming thoughtful, motivated and innovative learners…
The student population across schools and economic levels is more ‘wired’ and has grown up in a highly digital atmosphere. It is quite evident that there is a fundamental difference in the way present-day students have been […]

What is the Universal Design for Learning or UDL ?

What is the  Universal Design for Learning or UDL ?

Universal Design for Learning is a research-based set of principles that helps in customizing and adjusting the curriculum. To make learning universal in nature, this scientific based framework refines the approach of the educator in the way they teach, what they teach, and how they teach.
The key of the UDL framework is “flexibility.” It focuses […]

What is the Fact or Opinion Strategy?

What is the Fact or Opinion Strategy?

The Fact or Opinion strategy teaches students to differentiate a fact from an opinion. This strategy is valuable to a student’s learning process as it facilitates evidence based learning and encourages them to be analytical in their reading and listening skills.
Defining Fact and Opinion:
Students are taught that “a fact” is an “actuality” i.e. an existence […]

Preparing to Teach

Preparing to Teach

Recently I decided to attempt cooking an old chicken recipe I had learned from my grandmother. I’ve made it many times in the past and I was quite confident that I could do it without the instructions. But once I started, I found that I kept forgetting many of the steps. I couldn’t remember the […]

How can the “Pause Procedure” be used to enhance learning?

How can the “Pause Procedure” be used to enhance learning?

Lectures are usually planned placing great importance on the information that is to be conveyed and the means by which we communicate it. We prepare our presentations; choose appropriate strategies and interactive activities all with the utmost of care. But how often do we “Pause” to allow the information to sink in and register in […]

How can I use the Minute Paper Strategy to Enhance Learning in the Classroom?

How can I use the Minute Paper Strategy to Enhance Learning in the Classroom?

An effective and efficient strategy that doubles as both a classroom assessment tool and a feedback system is the Minute paper strategy. Minute paper is a short writing activity within the classroom in which students generate answers in response to questions asked by the teacher regarding the material taught in class.
For example students are asked […]

How do we use Analogies in the Classroom?

How do we use Analogies in the Classroom?

The analogy method in the classroom is the teaching of a new topic by connecting it with familiar information. For example, we might rely on portraying the white blood cells of our body as soldiers in our defense system. Here we use the analogy of soldiers (known information) to help teach the concept of white […]

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