I agree. I have been using the UbD curriculum model since 2008 and it works great. I know that I tell myself I allow for a constructivist student-centered approach to unit and lesson planning, but the truth is I am a lot more…"
So basically I would like to give them the ability to chose any memoir that they want to read. But I was thinking it might be more interesting if they had at least 1 other person in the class that read the same book.
But I also want…"
"Some things I have gotten from him are that:
1 Educators should try to diminish (he says eliminate) grades since they undermine learning.
I have been at some schools who have done this very well and students have a pure joy of learning;
"Lots of great ideas.
I think I have learned most from my co-teachers at previous schools. I was working at a stellar international school in Singapore. I am currently teaching in Tokyo, but I would have to say I am not learning much from my…"
"PD is often hit or miss. I have gone to great PD where I left excited to put ideas into effect, but I have also attended some PD where they are not saying anything new, or even worse saying things which I think are wrong. At some schools PD is just…"
"I am trying to move more towards discovery learning. Instead of giving students the Essential Questions of our unit, I want them to tell me what they think are the essential questions. I want to try this this year, but my HOD is really controlling,…"
Teachers are busy people. They usually have enough time to go through the lectures and leave space fordiscussions at the end of the class. When it comes to teaching essay writing, however, they don’t have enough spacein their program.They will explain what the essay structure is supposed to look like. They will assign a topic. And that’s it. Thestudent is left under a huge pressure to figure out the essay writing process.As parents, we’re responsible to make this easier on our kids. This…See More
The lack of social and emotional skills can lead to burnout. Unfortunately, it’s not easy to develop theseskills. No one taught us these skills when we were kids. We also didn’t know that they’re vital in our adultlife and they can be developed.Schools are just starting to understand how emotions can affect students’ way of learning and overall well-being. Thus, students who were lucky enough to have compassionate teachers growing up have been trainedto develop gratitude and compassion. These…See More