The posts in this category cover subjects teachers and professors involved in delivering 21st century education might find useful or at least interesting.
Technology is great for providing many ways to learn and can present multiple solutions for educators looking to take advantage of professional learning opportunities at a time, place, and pace that meets their interests. Here are some ideas for PD for anywhere and anytime learning:
Good educational videos are all about managing cognitive load. To captivate your students’ attention, all you have to do is follow best practices such as creating bite-sized, goal-oriented videos that engage both visual and auditory channels.
As teachers, we need to be able to check in with students to see how they are doing, first and foremost, and to assess their progress in our class. Doing this when we have students in multiple locations can be challenging, which is why it is important to have a few versatile tools in our toolkit. Here’s how to get started with hybrid teaching:
Without proper research, it’s nearly impossible to find systemic solutions to many issues in the educational system. Therefore, teachers, educators, and policymakers should rely on evidence-based educational strategies if they want results across the system. Let’s see five strategies that have an impact!
Mastery-based learning is an innovative approach to teaching focused on the learner and designed with the graduate profile in mind. This approach uses students’ interests to engage them in learning and the instruction demonstrates relevance to their lives.
The flipped classroom is a highly effective teaching method for students learning online, providing them with the freedom to access learning materials and study independently, while still benefiting from live teacher support.
It’s no secret that teachers are usually under a lot of stress. A part of the solution can be incorporating self-compassion into teaching. Self-compassion has three main components: self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness. Learning how to use them on a daily basis can enhance job satisfaction, but also has a rippling effect on student well-being.
Whether podcasts are a supplement to your curriculum, one of several options for a final product at the end of a unit, or an assessment that each student contributes to in their own way, there are many opportunities for choice, creativity, and reflection during the process. And, there are multiple tools that can be used already available in most classrooms.
Teaching remotely can be tricky since building relationships in a virtual classroom is a skill that comes with experience. Wherever you are in your online teaching journey, you can still make the best out of any situation. Here are a few tips and tricks that I’ve learned along the way that can make building an online rapport much easier: