student voice

Online Teaching Best Practices, Tips, and Tools – SULS065 – Education Article

Online teaching is DIFFERENT! Let’s prepare for the new normal with some online teaching best practices, tips, and tools. In this episode, Kasey shares her best tips for teaching students online. COVID-19 has changed education forever, and now it’s time to regroup and redefine teaching and learning. We don’t know what school will look like in the fall, but I believe education as we know it will forever be changed. We have to think differently about online learning experiences for…

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13 Tools to Record Audio on Chromebooks and Other Devices – Education Article

Audio is a great learning and reflection tool. So I’ve put together a list of 13 Tools to Record Audio on Chromebooks and Other Devices. Now that we can add audio to our favorite Google Slides projects, we need to make sure we have some options for creating those audio files. Chromebooks have become the most popular classroom device, now in millions of classroom worldwide. Find the best tools for Chromebooks can sometimes be challenging. So I put together this…

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Education Needs A Lot More ‘YES’ – Education Article

Several years ago, actor Jim Carey starred in a movie entitled “Yes Man.” The basic premise was that a person’s life would vastly improve if one just learned to say ‘yes’ to things. In other words, our first instinct is often ‘no.’ If education is about creating, utilizing and benefitting from opportunities, then consider how often we say ‘yes.’ Or rather, consider how often we say and hear the word ‘no.’ Saying the word ‘yes’ is often harder than it…

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The First Time We Ask – Pernille Ripp – Education Article

I think of the many hard lessons I have learned through the years. About respect. About feeling valued. About feeling seen. About what I needed to change not just as the teacher, but also as the adult in charge of the learning experience we create, day in, day out. So many learned not because I finally realized something, but instead because the kids I have taught had a way to teach me. Had a way to speak up when they…

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Relationships With Regents – The Teacher And The Admin – Education Article

By Colleen Mannion, Teacher and Sean Mannion, Student How often do we reach out to our students and ask them how they feel? I’m fortunate enough to have an incredible 15 year old brother who I absolutely adore and for the first time the other day, we really talked about school. Not just your typical “good”, “okay”, “nothing”, “yeah” that you get from a teenager, but an actual conversation where I asked more meaningful questions that really made him stop…

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Kids Against Pollution – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

During the 2018-19 school year, teams of middle schoolers tackled the problem of plastic pollution in our waterways with the National Geographic GeoChallenge. First-place teams from sixteen regional competitions traveled to the 2019 Geo Championships in Washington, D.C. in May 2019. This blog series introduces you to each of those teams in their own words.* Registration for next year’s #NatGeoChallenge opens in August at NatGeoEd.org/GeoChallenge. Meet the Kids Against Pollution! Kids Against Pollution! Kids Against Pollution started an awareness campaign…

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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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“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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The Kids Are The Standards – The Teacher And The Admin – Education Article

We simply are not doing enough. It’s that plain and it certainly is that simple. We talk about meeting standards. New revisions come out; we push more. We read the rhetoric in the news about kids falling behind or how the I-Generation is lost in a paralysis of screen time and self absorption. The standards are high and if we want to get them into the right colleges, make them tough enough, and make them have the skills that we…

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Just Ask Them – The Teacher And The Admin – Education Article

One of the best trends in education is the continued innovation and increased value of professional development. The days of putting in your time while some random person goes over rules and regulations or leads a glorified pep rally of everything the district does well are, thankfully, over. Districts are spending more time and resources that emphasize improved practices, improved implementation of the curriculum, and improved awareness of student health. The quality of those Superintendent Conference Days and Professional Development…

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How Voice and Choice Evolved in My Classroom – Education Article

By Brent Gilson Student voice and choice are popular topics on teacher social media these days. Educators are paying more attention to student input as we plan our learning tasks. But it wasn’t always that way. I remember back to when I was a student in junior high – it was a drama class and my friends and I wanted to write and perform our own play about junior high life. In today’s world of education I think most of…

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The World I Want to Live In – Education Article

By: Corey Mohn There was a study done years ago where people in the workforce were asked whether or not they consider themselves in a job, a career, or a calling. Only one in eight people in the workforce said I am in a place of calling right now. The future that I want is where every single person – 100% – are in a place of calling. That’s the world I want to live in. Now we know this is…

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They Give Me Hope – The Teacher And The Admin – Education Article

It took a lot for me to get started on this piece. I wouldn’t say it is writer’s block; it is more that I am just so bored of myself. Homework reform, relationships, student voice, being mindful, be nice…blah blah blah. I certainly believe in all of the aforementioned topics; to me, they are the DNA behind any successful school. It is just that I am tired of my own “voice”. How many times can you say the same things?…

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“Because of their education [my students’] dreams can come true.” – Nika Klimová, Slovakia – Education Article

<!– “Because of their education [my students’] dreams can come true.” – Nika Klimová, Slovakia — April 30, 2019 “Because of their education [my students’] dreams can come true.” – Nika Klimová, Slovakia Nika KlimováComputer Science TeacherElementary School of Ján BakossBanská Bystrica, Slovakia For Nika Klimová, feedback is an important part of each of her lessons. So, she’s found new ways to ensure the feedback she receives from student… This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Bridget…

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The ability to say no | @mcleod – Education Article

Mike Crowley had a wonderful blog post the other day about the need for self-care and giving educators permission to say ‘no’ instead of jeopardizing their professional efficacy or mental health. Vicki Davis also wrote recently about the need for educators to say no, which then frees up space for them to say yes to other things that are important to them. Both are thoughtful posts and I agree with everything they said. AND… Our students almost never get to say…

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How a Community Organization is Helping Students Find and Share Their Voice – Education Article

This is part two of a four-part series about how student engagement increases when students share their learning. We have been exploring how authentic public presentations of learning may lead to increased student engagement and why a campaign called Share Your Learning has been advocating for more teachers, schools, districts, and organizations to commit to sharing student learning. In our last feature, we learned how an elementary school teacher is using student-led conferences to empower her students. We encourage all schools and…

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