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Top 10 Digital Platforms that Turn Teachers into Mentors

The current generations of educators have a huge burden on their shoulders. They are the carriers of change. They have to encourage project-based learning, greater collaboration between the students, insightful discussions… the list goes on and on.

Out of all trends in education, this is the most important one: teachers…

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Added by Brenda Savoie on April 21, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

Voice Is Only Effective If Someone Listens



I have been writing in social media about education and changes in education for about a decade at this point in time. One of my observations, as I enter discussions with educators in various parts of the country, is that many educators bring up problems within their own districts that were discussed in detail and often resolved in many other districts a number of years ago. There are topics and ideas brought up that social media has introduced, discussed, and developed as…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on April 20, 2017 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Can Educators Ignore Social Media Any Longer?

A lingering general question hanging over the heads of all has been what effect does social media have on our society? That answer has never been so evident as it has been today as social media tools have been placed directly in the hands of the President of the United States, as well as foreign operatives. Social media is a very powerful tool that can have a lasting effect on what people do, and how they do it. Placing those social media technology tools in…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on April 20, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

THE FLIPPED CLASSROOM – LESSON 2 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Primary School of Sourpi

Primary School of Sourpi

We have started with the intention to shake up things a bit in the English classroom and we did, with …

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Added by Vivi Hamilou on April 9, 2017 at 4:26am — No Comments

THE FLIPPED CLASSROOM – LESSON 1 – DEGREES OF ADJECTIVES

Primary School of Sourpi

Primary School of Sourpi

I wish there were words to describe the look on everybody’s faces today (including mine!) during the in-class activities of our first flipped classroom lesson (you can see …

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Added by Vivi Hamilou on April 9, 2017 at 4:23am — 1 Comment

Learning a Sports Song

All of us, English Language teachers in public Primary Schools of Greece, are familiar with the Sports Song presented in our coursebook, in Unit 2.

English Coursebook - 4th Grade - Sports Song Lyrics

This school year this, normally rather indifferent to the learners, song was taken to a different level with a little bit of…

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Added by Vivi Hamilou on April 8, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK PAGES ON THE PLURAL OF NOUNS

Interactive notebook pages on plural nouns

We have played interactively with the demonstratives and we have also cleared the air among subject/object pronouns and possessive…

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Added by Vivi Hamilou on April 7, 2017 at 3:59pm — No Comments

LEARNING SUBJECT/OBJECT PRONOUNS AND POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES INTERACΤIVELY

Don’t you feel excited when somebody brings you a present you had never expected at all and you could not believe you would like, or need so much? Well, this appears to be accurately descriptive of my current relationship with the interactive notebook approach! It’s like a new colourful, fun-filled toy that everybody likes to play with and you, the teacher who has prepared it, know that it is not just entertaining! It is meant to help others learn in a more engaging, attractive and…

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Added by Vivi Hamilou on April 7, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

AN INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK TO THE RESCUE!

Have you ever had one of those days during which everybody in class has understood the grammar taught (even commented on how easy it has been), but one or some of your learners seem unable to put it into practice, as they do not remember when to use what? Well, in the public school context, cases like that are normally approached during the break, where learners can be guided individulally and introduced to various ways that will assist their learning (graphs that help them remember, course…

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Added by Vivi Hamilou on April 7, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Parent Teacher Conference is a learning experience for me

While staying late sitting in my classroom until its dark is not the way I want to spend a day, I do find Parent Teacher Conference Night a way for me to be a better teacher.

I love seeing the family dynamic. Kids can be so funny; they behave one way in the classroom and act completely different around their parents. Seeing how much the parent loves their child is also a reminder that the kid in my class is actually someone's child. They're young and out in the world without their…

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Added by Eileen Lennon on April 5, 2017 at 7:56am — 1 Comment

Essential Academic Writing Toolkit for Educators to Engage College Students

Starting college is a big step for most students, and it takes some while to adjust. As you can imagine, there will always be some students that that won't, or can't, engage with your material. if yours are struggling to get to grips with their work, you can recommend one or all of the following resources to them.

1. Boomessays: Writing an essay can be tough if you have no idea where to start. This website can give your students some pointers when…

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Added by Gloria E. Kopp on March 30, 2017 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

How to Keep Up the Fire of Your Students’ Creativity

We all know that the left hemisphere of the human brain is responsible for logical thinking while the right hemisphere is the center of abstract thinking and creative ideas. It’s no wonder then when I give a creative assignment to my students, some of them are reluctant to perform it while others are very open to…

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Added by Michael Yarbrough on March 29, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Effective Ways to Improve Your Writing

Blog post. An important email message. Business report. Essay! Do these words give you the chills? It’s probably because you’re not confident in your writing skills. Through the words we write, we express our opinions, points of view, and character. If we’re not that good at writing, we don’t manage to leave a good impression.

Bad news: not all of us were born as great writers. Good news: we can improve this skill. How exactly can you become a better writer? There are few…

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Added by Hannah Stone on March 28, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

How to start your career as a Team Leader?

Team leader means a person who provides directions, motivation, instructions, and guidance to another group of individuals or team for the purpose to achieve goals and tasks. Team leader is a person who is responsible for the whole team work and manages all the issues. Team leaders have some great leadership skills such as; they have a strong and motivating vision, specific purpose or goals, they have an ability to take actions and give consistent results with help the of their team, they…

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Added by William Morris on March 17, 2017 at 3:10am — No Comments

The Second First Year

I've mentioned the gym before on this blog, and how I go often. It's one of the things that I do that I'm most proud. I'm proud that I went that first year and lost all that weight (40 pounds) but actually, since I recently hit the two year anniversary, I'm more proud of myself now.
Sticking with something when you see results is one thing, but sticking with something that doesn’t show big results is another. I go to the gym now because I feel better than when…
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Added by Eileen Lennon on March 16, 2017 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Online Level 5 Diploma To Change The Scenario On Higher Education Business Learning

There's family to take care of. There's job to do. There are promises to keep, bills to pay ... Where is the ideal opportunity to fit in a business school course all over again?

Image Courtesy: bit.ly/2mRKCtg…

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Added by Mark William on March 7, 2017 at 8:45am — No Comments

Investing in the All-rounder

There is a niche market for skilled and well rounded educator in any faculty who takes on a passive leadership role. This is the educator is a lifelong learner in both formal or informal settings. This leader is connected and contributes actively to a Professional Learning Network #PLN they have created for themselves. This network has like minded educators in a diverse range of roles, experience and perspective on education should look today and in the future. This leader is the educator who… Continue

Added by Claudine Neal on February 22, 2017 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Skills Every Student Must Have for Any Career

Every year college graduates and job hunters face changes of the job market and the educational market as well. Learners study hard in order to get the desired job and choose a college degree or program that goes with a future career. There are various employment demands and students should be ready to conform to the…

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Added by LysaLover32 on February 15, 2017 at 1:35pm — No Comments

The IKEA Effect in Education

Couple assembles ikea furniture - which gender does it better

During a recent snowstorm I found myself perusing a list of recorded television shows on the DVR. While watching an episode of Bull, a show about scientific jury selection, or possibly jury manipulation, there was a term used by Dr. Bull that I had not heard before, “The IKEA Effect”. It was explained by the main character that it was a cognitive bias in which consumers place a disproportionately…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on February 10, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

How Blogger gives every student a voice

I use Google Classroom in my technology lab almost all day, everyday. It's a great tool. I've personalized each class with a portrait of the kids. Here's some of my little knuckleheads.

I also use many other Google…

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Added by Eileen Lennon on February 8, 2017 at 4:35pm — No Comments

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Top 10 Digital Platforms that Turn Teachers into Mentors

The current generations of educators have a huge burden on their shoulders. They are the carriers of change. They have to encourage project-based learning, greater collaboration between the students, insightful discussions… the list goes on and on.Out of all trends in education, this is the most important one: teachers are being transformed into mentors. Since the role of the educator is changed, everything else changes, too: the teaching methods, the testing and grading, the way we pay…See More
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