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 […]

SELF-STUDY: Bulletin Boards – Ideas for Every Classroom (5 hours)

As teachers, we spend so much time in creating an ideal classroom for our students that often we tend to forget the available and rich physical space that surrounds us in the classroom – the wall space.
A classroom can seem incomplete without attractive and educative bulletin boards. Have you ever looked […]

What is a Transdiscipline Integrated Curriculum?

What is a Transdiscipline Integrated Curriculum?

The transdisciplinary step of integration encourages a curriculum that makes connections between the subjects, not only through explicit and conceptual ties, but also through the personal experiences of the learners. It ties in also the notion of relevance. At this level of integration, concepts are sometimes organized in different types. Knowledge is made out of […]

What is Participatory Literacy?

What is Participatory Literacy?

There is a need to move away from traditional notions of texts as repositories of learning and toward participatory literacy practices. Participatory literacy is becoming more and more important in today’s digital age where students don’t just read content but also interact with it and are actively creating their own content constantly. It includes elements […]

Do Seating Arrangements have an Impact on Student Learning?

Do Seating Arrangements have an Impact on Student Learning?

Take a look at your class and you will notice that most of the students occupy the same seat every day. Some prefer to sit at the back, others in front and few students opt to sit near aisles or close to windows or doors. Is there a reason for their preferences? More importantly, does […]

How can I use a KWL Chart in the Classroom?

How can I use a KWL Chart in the Classroom?

 
The world of education is moving to empowering students to self-advocate and become self-learners. This means that classrooms across America, possibly for the first time, are asking students what they (students) want to learn, how they (students) want to learn it, and how they (students) want to be graded.
Far out there? Maybe not. We have […]

How do I Teach Children with Autism about the “Big” Picture?

How do I Teach Children with Autism about the “Big” Picture?

People on the spectrum often have issues with part-to-whole or whole-to-part thinking. This occurs due to defects in the Corpus Callosum, located in the Upper brain.
Many people on the spectrum see and hear the details but cannot see or understand the whole of what is being communicated. So many students with autism can remember and […]

How does Standards-based Teaching impact Student Learning?

How does Standards-based Teaching impact Student Learning?

Standards-based instruction guides the planning, implementation and assessment of student learning. The use of standards to streamline instruction ensures that teaching practices deliberately focus on agreed upon learning targets. Expectations for student learning are mapped out with each prescribed standard and the road map to mastery is clearly defined within the adopted curriculum.
Teachers align classroom […]

Why is it Important to Teach Children how they should Respond to Bullying?

Why is it Important to Teach Children how they should Respond to Bullying?

“Give a man a fish; you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish; you feed him for a lifetime.” This saying stresses that the best way to help a person is to teach him to help himself. U.S. President Abraham Lincoln wisely said, “You cannot help men permanently by doing for them […]

How do I Communicate with Different Types of Learners in the Classroom?

How do I Communicate with Different Types of Learners in the Classroom?

When a teacher wants to convey a message, he or she may do so by customizing the statement to a student’s learning strength.
Below are typical classroom interactions. Notice how the messages are tailored toward the different types of learners in the classroom.

Teacher
to
Student

TYPES of STUDENTS

Visual

Auditory

Kinesthetic

I understand you.
I see what you are saying.
I hear you […]

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