" Kristy Cooper's insanely rigorous mixed methods study, Eliciting Engagement in the High School Classroom: A Mixed-Methods Examination of Teaching Practices, published in the April 2014 American Educational Research Journal, does an exceptional job of showing what works.
Cooper, an award-winning researcher at Michigan State University with an MA and Ed.D from Harvard, examined the impact of three well-supported strategies that teachers employ to increase student engagement. As you read each summary below, try to guess which practice had the greatest impact."
Todd Finley shares the three methods and asks which has the most impact: 1) Lively teaching, 2) Academic Rigor and 3) Connective Instruction.
A fantastic must-read on student engagement that you'll want to email your staff.
SEND THIS TO EVERY EDUCATOR YOU KNOW NOW! New Study: Engage Kids With 7x the Effect @Edutopia http://t.co/ZSOvjSlyC8 http://t.co/ZSOvjSlyC8
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It is about RELATIONSHIP - fantastic article with research via @edutopia and Todd Finley about this! #teacherfriends http://t.co/3YGBRSG4Em http://t.co/3YGBRSG4Em
It is about RELATIONSHIP - fantastic article with research via @edutopia and Todd Fin…
@LuluBunn Research bears this out - that Connective Instruction (including relatedness) engages kids 7x more http://t.co/s7H0PkADxD #ecet2 http://t.co/s7H0PkADxD
@LuluBunn Research bears this out - that Connective Instruction (including relatedness…
There is a Photoshop group on subreddit. They often take pics and do all kinds of things with them. Of course, I hope these don't "get back" to those who are the topics like this viral photoshop of a little girl with an owl. And yet, this is also a concept we can apply when we teach PhotoShop.
A breakdown of research on blended learning from Education Week.
Documented methods that the implementation of blended learning has improved the traditional school system. The Clayton Cristensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation shares twelve of these case studies.
Can you help students motivate themselves? Yes you can! Larry Ferlazzo shares some incredible ideas in this blog post over on Edutopia with more than 25,000 shares as of this time. We can help students motivate themselves.
Love "plussing" via @larryferlazzo - give positive feedback then say "plus you could do__ " http://t.co/jPW2wPLkQ7 #teacherfriends http://t.co/jPW2wPLkQ7
Love "plussing" via @larryferlazzo - give positive feedback then say "plus you could do__ " …
For those who are flipping or in flipping their classroom, here are some awesome video interaction tools. Don't just SHOW a video, have students interact with it. So many ideas here. Hat tip Jon Bergmann in a conversation he and I were having.
"Ainsworth, Prain and Tyler (2011) in a paper in Science argue that drawing can play a number of important roles in learning:, namely:
Drawing to enhance engagement — surveys have shown than when students draw to explain they are more motivated to learn compared to traditional teaching of science.
Drawing to learn to represent in science — the process of producing visual representations helps learners understand how scientific representations work.
Drawing to reason in science — student learn to reason like scientists as they select specific features to focus on in their drawings, aligning it with observation, measurement and/or emerging ideas
Drawing as a learning strategy — if learners read a text and then draw it, the process of making their understanding visible and explicit helps them to overcome limitations in presented material, organise and integrate their knowledge and ultimately can be transformative.
Drawing to communicate — discussing their drawings with their students provides teachers with windows into students’ thinking as well being a way that the peers can share knowledge, discovery and understanding."
Excellent article on the strategies and skills students need about sketchnoting, doodling, and mind mapping. These are important skills. Kathy Schrock is quoted in the article. Hat tip to Sylvia Duckworth for this gem.
This article talks about how today's teaching is going to change the business world. Sadly, I think that much of the teaching they CLAIM happens (such as mobile learning and differentiation) may not be as widespread as they think. Either way, this generation is different and I do think they expect to be a truly mobile workforce. Of course it will be interesting to see how the kids who are lucky enough to have personalized learning feel about the workforce.
And I'm seeing this too. This generation wants to start their own business. We see this with Shark tank type experiences. This is a cool overview of what one college is doing as they literally help students start businesses in school instead of doing projects that go in the trash.
NASA mars scientists posted at 1:30 pm on 9/28/2015 just a few hours after it was announced that liquid water was found on MARS -- that they would be answering questions on Reddit. This is a cool thread. yet another reason to join Reddit.
Scientists are continuing to advocate that work and school start later. Researcher Paul Kelley CLAIMS that test scores and work productivity should start at 10am. Of course, what he doesn't account for that this would push sports to later in the day and kids would go to bed even later than they do already. You can only cram so much into a day. Anyway, it is interesting reading. One of the most important things is emphasizing and encouraging to parents that kids get enough sleep.
Another interesting site for recommendations of apps, etc. Edshelf has some very interesting collections. They have collections for school counselors, for creating things, etc. I'm joining and looking into this site for finding cool things. If you like apps, try this site.
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http://t.co/F0tsRjKdER Created by Russel Tarr a Teacher from France http://t.co/BoYGPndRPO http://t.co/F0tsRjKdER
http://t.co/F0tsRjKdER Created by Russel Tarr a Teacher from France http://t.co/BoYGPndRPO
— Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) May 16, 20…
Amanda Stone and the teachers in Hoover City use this to teach internet safety. They have to pass certain courses. The teachers set up the student accounts and the teachers manage their own classroom -- controlling their buddy lists and everything. The teachers connect w/ their students on the weekends and off times w/ their kids.
Great entry to a virtual world!!! It bans them if they do innappropriate things -- so their goal for 5th grade is to get zero bans for the year. The teacher can control it. Each student have their own woogie -- eg. Davisteacher would be me -- my students would be davis1 davis2, etc.
A digital citizenship game that I like- Woogi World - K-6 Virtual School for #aste2015 #digcit people http://t.co/6Y2BB5y9IO http://t.co/6Y2BB5y9IO
A digital citizenship game that I like- Woogi World - K-6 Virtual School for #aste2015 #digcit peopl…
Awesome project with teacher Jacques du Toit and his ancient history class in Queensland, Australia. They played out 4 important events in Aztec history as the characters on Twitter. Very cool.
Just interviewed @jdtriver about his Tweeting Aztecs project - YOU CAN USE TWITTER TO TEACH HISTORY. Jacques Rocks! https://t.co/66QuwE1kyL https://t.co/66QuwE1kyL
Just interviewed @jdtriver about his Tweeting Aztecs project - YOU CAN USE TWITTER...
A3: I love @jdtriver 's Tweeting Aztecs project -- Twitter, History, Writing, AWESOME #satchatwc https://t.co/66QuwE1kyL https://t.co/66QuwE1kyL
A3: I love @jdtriver 's Tweeting Aztecs project -- Twitter, History, Writing, AWESOME #satchatwc …
Awesome video and information about Minecraft and why it is so AWESOME. Watch this 7 minute video if you just don't get it! H/T Wes Fryer
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