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It’s So Grape To Have YOU Here! – Education Article

First day of school activity idea inspired by Cotton Candy Grapes! “It’s so 🍇 GRAPE to have you here!” First day of school greeting and little surprise grape for my students! We’re going to do a taste test to see if they can figure out the cotton candy grape flavor without being told! I will ask the kids before we start “is anyone allergic to fruit or grapes? If so, pass it to your neighbor.” And I have cotton candy…

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Daily Edventures | “My creed is to help our students become ‘curious minds.’” – Marianna Tarné Éder, Hungary – Education Article

Marianna Tarné ÉderDeputy Manager, Csokonai Vitéz Mihály Primary and Secondary SchoolBudapest, Hungary Empowering students and teaching them skills that will help them be competitive in their future careers is a challenge experienced by teachers throughout the world. And like so many innovative educators, MIEE Mirianna Tarné Éder believes this challenge cannot be addressed without 21st century skills. “My personal challenge is to make sure my students do not lose internal motivation,” she tells us. “Many little children are struggling with learning…

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Daily Edventures | “My students and I make changes every day. I teach them; they teach me.“ – Dinara Onerkan, Kazakhstan – Education Article

Dinara OnerkanEnglish Teacher, Nazarbayev Intellectual School of Chemistry and BiologyUst-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan  With new technology and tools being introduced all the time, it can be tough for teachers to keep up. For MIE Expert Dinara Onerkan, it helps to have a plan. “I need to embrace innovations, technologies, and practices that can improve student performance,” she explains. “But finding the time for professional development is always difficult because there are always competing priorities and pressures. The thing that helps me are…

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Daily Edventures | “Never give up, learn as much as possible, look for new scientific achievements and inventions and embody them immediately.” -Liudmyla Talashkevych, Ukraine – Education Article

Liudmyla TalashkevychEnglish as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher, Novoyegorovka SchoolNovoukrainka, Ukraine Finding a path to using technology in the classroom isn’t always easy. For Microsoft Innovative Educator Liudmyla Talashkevych, the journey started in 2009 when she was chosen to participate in the Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA). This professional development program brings international teachers to the United States for six weeks of academic seminars at a host university. Participants observe classrooms and share their expertise with teachers and students,… This is…

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

We live in dynamic times, and it can be extremely valuable as well as thought provoking to have an opportunity to listen to an insightful scholar share analysis about our evolving information landscape. This evening, thanks to a tweet from Jackie Gerstein, I watched an hour long lecture presented by danah boyd (@zephoria) recently in Detroit focusing on “The Future of Information.” To understand our present and future, danah related (among other things) stories of how troll culture has emerged…

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Daily Edventures | “[My students’] appreciation is my reward. I am the teacher. It’s my calling. It’s my passion.” – Joanna Carewicz, Poland – Education Article

Joanna CarewiczEnglish Teacher, Zespol Szkol KatolickichBialystok, Poland Not every educator has a specific “ah-ha” moment that leads them to teach. For #MIEE Joanna Carewicz, many moments have kept her inspired, but one moment in particular she remembers well. “Years ago, one of my students asked me if he should become an English teacher,” Carewicz recalls. “He was finishing high school and English was his passion and the only subject he wanted to focus on. In that moment, I realized that…

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Daily Edventures | “In a world that is constantly changing, education, teaching, and learning cannot remain stagnant.” – Georges Filippousis, Greece – Education Article

Georges FilippousisTeacher, Research Fellow University of Crete, Leonteios School of AthensAthens, Greece Athens, Greece @filvisg   For veteran MIE Expert Georges Filippousis, our ever-changing world is by far the biggest challenge he sees as an educator, along with ensuring that his students acquire the appropriate skills and develop critical thinking and creativity within a framework of responsibility, mutual respect, and co-operation. For Filippousis, the answers to these challenges are various pedagogical methods, using technology for the benefit of students, and aiming at…

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Daily Edventures | “It is necessary to link learning with real-life situations in order to better prepare students for their work in the future.” – Snežana Bogavac Mihajlović, Serbia – Education Article

Snežana Bogavac MihajlovićICT and Computer Science Teacher, Deputy Director of the School, Vožd Karađorđe Primary SchoolSerbia Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Snežana Bogavac Mihajlović wasn’t always a teacher, and the real-world work experience she gained before going into education informs the way she teaches today. “I am a graduated electronics engineer, and before I became an ICT and computer science teacher, I worked in Research and Development,” Mihajlović shares. “Maybe because of that, I understand why it is important to link…

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Daily Edventures | “Learning technology can be converted into a tool that promotes inclusion, lifelong learning, collaboration, empathy, and community bonding.” – Dimitris Primalis, Greece – Education Article

Dimitris PrimalisEFL (English as a Foreign Language) Teacher, Doukas SchoolAthens, Greece A decade ago, MIE Expert Dimitris Primalis learned a vital lesson about the power of student-centered learning. When a hearing-impaired student was lagging further and further behind her classmates, Primalis realized he had to step in. “I knew that I had to boost her confidence by giving her extra practice in a very discreet way, but how could I model without doing it in class?” he wondered. Taking advantage…

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“In a world that is constantly changing, education, teaching, and learning cannot remain stagnant.” – Georges Filippousis, Greece – Education Article

May 28, 2019 “In a world that is constantly changing, education, teaching, and learning cannot remain stagnant.” – Georges Filippousis, Greece Georges FilippousisTeacher, Research Fellow University of CreteLeonteios School of AthensAthens, Greece @filvisg   For veteran MIE Expert Georges Filippousis, our ever-changing world is by far the biggest challenge he sees as an educator, along with ensuring that his students acquire the appropriate skills and develop… This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Bridget Russell Read Full Article

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“[My students’] appreciation is my reward. I am the teacher. It’s my calling. It’s my passion.” – Joanna Carewicz, Poland – Education Article

<!– “[My students’] appreciation is my reward. I am the teacher. It’s my calling. It’s my passion.” – Joanna Carewicz, Poland — May 21, 2019 “[My students’] appreciation is my reward. I am the teacher. It’s my calling. It’s my passion.” – Joanna Carewicz, Poland Joanna CarewiczEnglish TeacherZespol Szkol KatolickichBialystok, Poland Not every educator has a specific “ah-ha” moment that leads them to teach. For #MIEE Joanna Carewicz, many… This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by…

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“Every student can learn effectively and has the right to learn.” – Sophia Christina Andrioti, Greece – Education Article

<!– “Every student can learn effectively and has the right to learn.” – Sophia Christina Andrioti, Greece — April 18, 2019 “Every student can learn effectively and has the right to learn.” – Sophia Christina Andrioti, Greece     Sophia Christina AndriotiSpecial Educator130th Primary SchoolAthens, Greece@AndriotiSophia In today’s classrooms, diversity is the norm. MIE Expert Sophia Christina Andrioti has made empowering that diverse set of… This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Deb Trevino Read Full…

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“We must treat every student as a person who has innate talent.” – Jacek Mielcarek, Poland – Education Article

<!– “We must treat every student as a person who has innate talent.” – Jacek Mielcarek, Poland — April 23, 2019 “We must treat every student as a person who has innate talent.” – Jacek Mielcarek, Poland Jacek MielcarekComputer Science, Programming and English Language TeacherPrimary School of Kornel MakuszynskiRadowo Małe, Poland Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (#MIEExpert) Jacek Mielcarek knows that changing long-held attitudes about teaching… This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Bridget Russell Read Full…

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“Never give up, learn as much as possible, look for new scientific achievements and inventions and embody them immediately.” -Liudmyla Talashkevych, Ukraine – Education Article

May 16, 2019 “Never give up, learn as much as possible, look for new scientific achievements and inventions and embody them immediately.” -Liudmyla Talashkevych, Ukraine Liudmyla Talashkevych English as a Foreign Language (EFL) TeacherNovoyegorovka School Novoukrainka, Ukraine @ekodek2007 Finding a path to using technology in the classroom isn’t always easy. For Microsoft Innovative Educator Liudmyla Talashkevych, the journey started in 2009 when she… This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Bridget Russell Read Full Article

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“Kids learn when they are ready to learn.” – Subash Chandar K, New Zealand – Education Article

April 25, 2019 “Kids learn when they are ready to learn.” – Subash Chandar K, New Zealand Subash Chandar KCurriculum Leader of Mathematics & StatisticsOrmiston Senior CollegeAuckland, New Zealand@elsubash Like all Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts, Subash Chandar K is comfortable taking risks in his classroom. From using augmented reality (AR)  to building and deploying robots, this creative educator likes to push boundaries. But one of the most important… This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Deb…

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