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The posts in this category cover subjects teachers and professors involved in delivering 21st century education might find useful or at least interesting.

dyslexia in the classroom
2017

Thinking differently about dyslexia in the classroom: Part 1

Teachers

Dyslexia, and its lesser-known cousin, Dyscalculia are defined as a brain-based learning difficulties related to either reading, or to the difficulty in learning or comprehending arithmetic. Dyslexics think differently — perhaps it’s time our classrooms think a bit more like them, rather than forcing them to think more like us.

Designing courses for students with diverse needs
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Designing courses for students with diverse needs

Teachers

By assessing your students’ needs, looking for patterns and exceptions within a group, shifting and expanding your teaching methods, and seeking alternative opportunities for testing will allow you to facilitate a course that is designed for students of many learning needs.

Reviving play in the classroom
1923

Life-Long Kindergarten: Reviving play in the classroom and beyond

Teachers

Dr Mitchell Resnick, MIT professor of learning research, heads up the MIT Media Lab’s Lifelong Kindergarten research group. He believes the greatest invention of the last 1000 years was kindergarten. Let’s explore some of the resources the lab has created, available to teachers across grades.

Teaching empathy for better learning outcomes
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Teaching empathy for better learning outcomes

Teachers

Students learn better in a warm and welcoming environment. They also reap the full benefits of social learning by having better relationships with their peers. Empathy can improve academic performance, but also in the long run help students be better listeners, colleagues, and even digital citizens.

empathic mindset approach to classroom management
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The benefits of an empathic mindset approach to classroom management

Teachers

Adopting an empathic mindset approach to classroom management comes with many benefits. Teachers who empathize with students will take less drastic disciplinary approaches and therefore the student-teacher relationships are improved. In turn, teachers find it easier to manage their class.

prepare students for the workforce
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How to use technology to better prepare students for the workforce

Teachers

The adoption and increased use of technology and other devices in classrooms are more than just fancy computers, tablets, digital boards, or the internet. Using technology is about engaging students in ways that will increase their learning and ultimately groom them for the digital workforce of tomorrow.

literature in the digital age
2040

Teaching and reading literature in the digital age

Teachers

The educational possibilities within the world of physical books, library artifacts, fiction and classic literature have only just begun to be explored by pioneering pedagogs (primarily in higher education). Using technology that assists students to delve into fictional texts in both vertical, and horizontal ways, educators are reviving both the context and the content of classic literature for contemporary students.

AI replace teachers
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Should the question “Will AI replace teachers?” really be asked?

Teachers

The use of AI in education will pave the way to numerous possibilities. If educators are able to delegate their repetitive and most time-consuming tasks to intelligent technology, they’ll focus more on other more complex or creative problems and build better interpersonal relationships with their students. So the question “Will AI replace teachers?” should have no place in any conversation about education.

Time-saving hacks every teacher absolutely needs
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38 Time-saving hacks every teacher absolutely needs

Teachers

On a fundamental level, when we save time we are also in fact creating time, creating spaces for more experiences, learning — or in most teachers’ cases — a well-deserved nap! So without wasting any more of your precious time, let’s delve into 38 of my top time saving tips!

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