Archive | November, 2012

Part 4 – 15 Ways to Become a Smarter Teacher

30 Nov

How often do we use the phrase, “Work smarter, not harder?” As we are in the midst of an educational revolution, it is clear that this phrase encapsulates our careers. While we straddle the blurred line between past, present and future pedagogy and methodology, we as educators must do a little bit of everything. It is hard work!

In Ian Jukes‘s most recent post, he highlights 16 strategies teachers can use to guide themselves towards workplace efficiency. I will post one strategy each day for the next 16 days.

Enjoy!

Click Here for the Ian Jukes article – Part 4

 

Part 3 -15 Ways to be a Better Teacher – Ian Jukes

29 Nov

How often do we use the phrase, “Work smarter, not harder?” As we are in the midst of an educational revolution, it is clear that this phrase encapsulates our careers. While we straddle the blurred line between past, present and future pedagogy and methodology, we as educators must do a little bit of everything. It is hard work!

In Ian Jukes’s most recent post, he highlights 16 strategies teachers can use to guide themselves towards workplace efficiency. I will post one strategy each day for the next 16 days.

Enjoy!

Click Here for the Ian Jukes article – Part 3

Part 2 – 15 Ways to Become a Smarter Teacher

28 Nov

How often do we use the phrase, “Work smarter, not harder?” As we are in the midst of an educational revolution, it is clear that this phrase encapsulates our careers. While we straddle the blurred line between past, present and future pedagogy and methodology, we as educators must do a little bit of everything. It is hard work!

In Ian Jukes’s most recent post, he highlights 16 strategies teachers can use to guide themselves towards workplace efficiency. I will post one strategy each day for the next 16 days.

Enjoy!

Click Here for the Ian Jukes article – Part 2

15 Ways to be a Better Teacher Part 1- Ian Jukes

27 Nov

How often do we use the phrase, “Work smarter, not harder?” As we are in the midst of an educational revolution, it is clear that this phrase encapsulates our careers. While we straddle the blurred line between past, present and future pedagogy and methodology, we as educators must do a little bit of everything. It is hard work!

In Ian Jukes‘s most recent post, he highlights 16 strategies teachers can use to guide themselves towards workplace efficiency. I will post one strategy each day for the next 16 days.

Enjoy!

Click Here for the Ian Jukes article – Part 1

 

Learning2learn from Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano

26 Nov

I hope you all had a marvelous Thanksgiving!  It is by far my favorite holiday–family, friends, food, and football!

Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano’s blog, http://langwitches.org/, is packed with content, how-to’s, and an abundance of justification and ideas to adjust instruction to our learners’ needs.  Below you will find a presentation she created to reinforce the concept that 21st Century Learning is really about learning, the act of learning how to learn, and not just technology.

Enjoy!

The Anatomy of a Great Teacher

21 Nov

The Committed Sardine

Grovo – Free Tutorials

20 Nov

Introduction to Blogger | Blogger Setup | Grovo.

I’ve been looking for a resource like this for a long time.  Grovo is a free resource filled with video tutorials on virtually every online tool.  The link above will lead you to a series of tutorials that will teach you the basics of creating a blog on Blogger.  There are 13 different videos ranging from simple to complex, and the total time it would take you to view all of these videos is approximately 14 minutes.  Grovo provides opportunities to read along with the video through a transcript button, and engage further into the content through an “engage” button that provides definitions and links to topics included within your video.

Some videos include lesson quizzes and links to related videos.  All include downloadable cheat sheets that include all the how-to information you might need.

This resource in absolutely incredible.  In the past, most tutorials like this have been available for a fee only.  The fact that these are catalogued, searchable, and voluminous is amazing.

The next time you are wondering how to do something new, belaboring the fact that you need to attend a before or after school training, or furiously scribbling step-by-step notes as a presenter is sharing “how-to” information, rest easy knowing that the tutorial you are looking for is most likely available at your fingertips and at your leisure.  Here’s to learning!

November Faculty Meeting

8 Nov