engagement

Engagement Doesn’t Often Mean Effectiveness – Education Article

A few weeks ago I asked a group of teachers to describe a lesson where technology was used effectively to impact learning. After some thinking, one of the teachers described a lesson where students were using Google Maps to take a tour of different parts of the world. They were to visit some predetermined places, go into street view and answer a few questions. The teacher finished the story by saying the students were really engaged, the most he had…

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Eleven Provocations to Spark Thinking When Class Starts – Education Article

A MiddleWeb Blog We all want our students to begin class motivated to learn and brimming with questions and theories about the topic. To do this, I modify an idea from the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program: the provocation. In my classes, this looks like an activity designed to engage the students and get them in a “what if” frame of mind – wondering and in the mood to learn. Provocations should be short activities that require minimal set-up. The…

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5 Fun Reasons to Have a School Library Photo Booth – Education Article

I’ve noticed lately that Photo booths—in all shapes and sizes—are becoming increasingly popular at events.  From fairs, community outreaches, dances, weddings, even Bat Mitzvahs, the photo booth is providing more than fun and games. So, here’s my list of 5 ways your school library (or classroom) can benefit from a photo booth. This simple, easy, & cheap DIY Photo Booth has added a lot of FUN to our school library and our end of the year celebration, our June Jamboree.…

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#1minCPD: Raising Aspirations | TeacherToolkit – Education Article

#1minCPD: Raising Aspirations | TeacherToolkit | UK Education Blog Reading Time: 1 minute Want to encourage your pupils to aim high? Although many young people have huge aspirations, there is often a still a deep disconnect between socially deprived pupils and aiming high. Here’s one way to raise aspirations for those who don’t seem… This is only a snippet…

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Discipline or compliance? – The Principal of Change – Education Article

I recently shared this image on Twitter: This was written in my book “The Innovator’s Mindset,” and since then, my thoughts have evolved on the question.  I will get to that in a minute. Here is one of the challenges I received on the question: I believe all 3 are key to success. Without compliance, there’s no opportunity to develop the disciplined mind for engagement and empowerment. https://t.co/5RPMyHNfXz — K Welch (@KWelch7) December 30, 2018 I agree to some extent…

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