Alissa Sells

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5 Keys to Motivating Struggling Learners

Supporting and motivating struggling students is a challenge that seems to grow over time. In this article, author and engagement expert Barbara …

Pedagogy

Question Everything

Our existence is dominated by questions. From the youngest baby, who wonders whether their chubby little toes will fit into their mouths, to the …

Inquiry as the Assessment, Technology is the Tool

At the Geographic Information Systems Institute at Southern we had a wonderful conversations about the pitfalls of using Story Maps. We all brought …

Pedagogy

Towards an Assessment Paradigm Shift

Despite my reservations about some of the big data measures that are used to judge schools, I am hopeful that our discourse is shifting the debate on …

Pedagogy
Pedagogy
Education Technology

10 Strategies To Help Students Use Social Media For Critical Thinking

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Social Media

Three Theories of Educational Change

<i>This post is by Santiago Rincón-Gallardo, chief research officer at Michael Fullan's education consulting team, and a visiting scholar at the Ontario</i> …

Pedagogy

Developing Content For Authentic Learning

How To Develop Content For Authentic Learning<p>Learning by doing is the basis of authentic learning and is considered one of the most effective …

Pedagogy

The 10 Shifts of Practice That Will Benefit Today's Learners

Shifts of practice are something vital to innovative modern learning that we’ve talked about in our recent keynotes all over the world. Innovation is …

How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Challenges For The 21st Century Teacher

The post How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Challenges For The 21st Century Teacher appeared first on TeachThought. Terry Heick Trends & Shifts …

Teaching

Subjectivity, Rubrics, and Critical Pedagogy

In “Embracing Subjectivity,”مها بالي (Maha Bali) argues “that subjectivity is the human condition. Everything else that attempts to be objective or …

Teaching
Pedagogy

Setting the Stage for Intrinsic Motivation

Avoiding Motivation Missteps<br>August 10, 2017 | Volume <b>12</b> | Issue <b>23</b> <b><br>Table of Contents</b> <b></b><p>Share |<p>Setting the Stage for Intrinsic Motivation<p>Barbara Blackburn …

Teaching

Lessons From Flipped Classrooms and Flipped Failures

The feeling would crop up every so often. Robert Talbert would get the nagging, unsettling sense that the lectures he gave in his Calculus courses …

Pedagogy

To Enable Powerful Learning, Put Pedagogy Before Tech

Special Focus<p>Special Focus: Learning to Live and Work Together<p>The world faces an unprecedented confluence of disruption. Constant advances in …

Pedagogy

Digital Note Taking Strategies That Deepen Student Thinking

<b>By Beth Holland</b>As digital devices become more common in classrooms, teachers and students are discovering that what worked in the analog world may …

Pedagogy

Mastery Learning — A Craftperson’s Mindset

Ever start out playing an instrument only to let it sit in the closet after a few weeks? Did it end up on eBay or varage sale?<p>Or how about a video …

12 Must-Read Articles About Assessment

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Pedagogy

Top 7 Instructional Design Theories & Models For Your Next eLearning Course

eLearning Course Design: 7 Instructional Design Theories & Models To Consider<p>If you want to be an expert in the field of Instructional Design, you …

Leadership, Pedagogy, and Change in Education

“Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.” Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, <b>Frankenstein</b><p>Change is hard. In fact, if Mary …

Pedagogy

5 Great Formative Assessment Strategies That Never Miss

Formative assessment strategies in the classroom provide both teachers and students with invaluable information about what students understand, and …

Pedagogy

Why Has Digital Assessment Failed To Move Beyond the MCQ Test?

Assessment in the Digital Age has not advanced much beyond assessment in the Industrial Age – but why? The phonograph changed music forever. Recitals …

Pedagogy
Pedagogy

These Are The 4 Concepts Shaping 21st Century Learning

December, 2014<br>Today's learning landscape is enriched with a variety of new concepts that were to the recent past foreign to many. Of course learning …

11 Effective Ways to Use Twitter in Education

November, 2014 <br>Twitter is a social network of huge importance for us in education. We have posted several articles about it here in<i>Educational</i> …

New Visual: 25 Success Features Characterizing 21st Century Teachers

December 9, 2014<br>Here is a good visual that features some of the things successful teachers do differently. This infographic is based on an article …

Innovating Pedagogy Report

Once again the Open University has provided another Innovating Pedagogy report – the third report in it’s series. This series of reports explores new …

Guest Post: “Strategies to Promote Student Engagement and Student Voice”

Last month, I published a four-part series on student engagement at Education Week Teacher.<p>I didn’t communicate deadline dates as clearly as I should …

Teaching