I am a 7th grade Global Cultures teacher at Phoenix Middle School in Worthington, Ohio. www.phoenixms.org.
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Redefining the Role of the Teacher: It's a Multifaceted Profession | Edutopia on Aug 08, 12
Many teachers today, however, are encouraged to adapt and adopt new practices that acknowledge both the art and science of learning. They understand that the essence of education is a close relationship between a knowledgeable, caring adult and a secure, motivated child. They grasp that their most important role is to get to know each student as an individual in order to comprehend his or her unique needs, learning style, social and cultural background, interests, and abilities.
Reinventing the role of teachers inside and outside the classroom can result in significantly better schools and better-educated students. But though the roots of such improvement are taking hold in today's schools, they need continued nurturing to grow and truly transform America's learning landscape. The rest of us -- politicians and parents, superintendents and school board members, employers and education school faculty -- must also be willing to rethink our roles in education to give teachers the support, freedom, and trust they need to do the essential job of educating our children.
- Gazette » The Changing Role of the Teacher in the 21st Century on Aug 05, 12
Educational Leadership:Teaching Screenagers:Good Teaching Trumps Good Tools on Aug 04, 12
focusing on specific digital tools instead of on the instructional skills they're designed to support often leads to poor technology integration. Students sitting in high-tech classrooms armed with interactive whiteboards, iPads, and handheld video cameras but staffed by teachers who can't craft lessons that integrate the skills needed for success aren't any better off than their counterparts in unplugged classrooms. Good teaching trumps good tools every time.
- K-12 Education & Learning Innovations with Proven Strategies that Work | Edutopia on Aug 01, 12
- Good Stuff? | Worldwatch Institute on Jul 31, 12
- Introduction - Global Education - Resource and Curriculum Guides at Primary Source, Inc. on Jul 31, 12
- How to Search the Web on Jul 31, 12
- Lessons From Kony 2012: How to Critically Analyze Online Content on Jul 31, 12
- About Japan: A Teacher's Resource | Japan Society on Jan 27, 12
- Barcelona Image - Rambla del Mar, Spain - Lonely Planet on May 22, 11
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7th grade Phoenix Middle School students 2010-2011