Emily Beekman

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Preparing Effective Teachers

<i>By Nicole Thorpe</i><p>Like so many teachers, when I first entered the classroom, I believed that I would be effective. Then I met Mohammed, and Jose, and Efrain. Mohammed was defiant. He refused to do work, disrupting the learning of my other students. Most days, Jose hid under his desk. Efrain turned …

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

<b>Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers</b>by <b>Terry Heick</b> and<b> TeachThought Staff</b><b>Purpose:</b> Improving our chance …

Pedagogy

Why Teaching Cursive Handwriting Is An Outdated Waste Of Time

Many lament that the "good old days" when they were taught "the basics" at school have gone.<p>When launching the National Curriculum in 2010, …

Top 10 Free Stuff for Teachers! (and your students)

Here is my top 10 countdown of free resources found on the Web. The best is at the bottom. If you know any that are better let me know!<p><b>10. Teacher</b> …

Tom Bennett: it's time to tackle the myths in education

Many educational practices have no grounding in scientific research: Tom Bennett says that it's time teachers raised a sceptical eyebrow and confronted the myths<p>Are you a visual learner or a kinaesthetic learner? Perhaps you are an auditory learner? Maybe you learn best when implementing a …

Pedagogy

Why Some Teachers Are Against Technology In Education

<b>Why Some Teachers Are Against Technology In Education</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Some educators are upset.<p>Recently I’ve noticed an increasing number of ed folks</i> …

The 6 Major Barriers Standing in the Way of Educational Change

Research<p>As college and university administrators shift their priorities away from the mission of education, the role of faculty-as-teacher is …

10 Things Disappearing from Elementary Schools

Modern technology has changed the American classroom in many ways, as have parental attitudes. Here are some elementary school essentials that are …

Ditching letter grades for a 'window' into the classroom

Krista Wolfram might be out running errands or in the pickup line at her daughter's school when the alert appears on her smartphone.<p>Sometimes, it's a picture from 7-year-old Serenity's writing journal, with a line or two of feedback from her teacher; or, it could be a video of Serenity singing in …

Bilingual education: What’s available in Washington-area elementary schools?

Hundreds of elementary schools in the area offer foreign language before or after school through PTA-funded or fee-based programs. But here’s a look at what Washington-area school systems are funding and providing to their students. Many of the immersion or specialty programs enroll pupils on a …

Robotics enters D204 elementary schools

New robotics clubs at two Indian Prairie District 204 elementary schools are helping to teach the basics of the all-important science, technology, engineering and math.<p>The after-school programs at Cowlishaw and Kendall are the only elementary school robotics clubs in the state, officials said, and …