Janine Roy

188 Flips | 13 Magazines | 5 Likes | 8 Following | 51 Followers | @Janineroy | District Principal of Learning Initiatives, GVSD#61, Victoria BC, Canada

Exploding The Myth Of 'Unengaged' Students

Jordan Shapiro drew a lot of attention this year with his four misconceptions about the future of education. As with much of his work, he tries to take a cattle prod to the conventional education narrative.<p>In an era of highly polarized ed debates, Shapiro doesn't fit neatly into any of the …

Teaching

Bellevue Big Picture School

Written by Jackson Robinson, Class of 2018<p>Senior Jordan Burckhardt, like many teenagers today, loves playing video games. However, unlike most …Read …

Lego school promises the building blocks to successful learning

For many children, it's the ultimate fantasy. For a few, it's about to become a reality. In August a newly refurbished building in Billund, Denmark, …

Mount Desert Elementary

Social and Emotional Learning<p>Teachers at Mount Desert Elementary School in Northeast Harbor, Maine, use proven Responsive Classroom techniques—such …

4 Tips to Get More Out of RubricsASCD Inservice

When I work with educators on their professional development needs, rubrics frequently come up as something that teachers want to understand better …

Pedagogy

Five Reasons Why We Need Poetry in Schools

<b>Reason #2:</b> When read aloud, poetry is rhythm and music and sounds and beats. Young children -- babies and preschoolers included -- may not understand …

Literature

Twitter For Learning: 7 Ideas For Using Hashtags In The Classroom

By <b>Anibal Pacheco</b>, TeachThought intern<p><b>Twitter For Learning: 7 Ideas For Using Hashtags In The Classroom</b><p>If you are an Educator looking to use Twitter …

How More Social and Emotional Learning (and Less Academics) Actually Builds Academic Success

Morning Meetings<p>One of the ways we "ripen" students for learning at Mount Desert Elementary School in Northeast Harbor, Maine, is to focus on social …

Top 10+ TED Videos On Education & Learning - Getting Smart by Getting Smart Staff - education, gamification

TED offers great ideas through its videos. Today we’ve featured more than 10 of the best videos on education and learning from some of the greatest …

Integrate the Arts, Deepen the Learning

How It's Done<p>Weaving Arts Education With Standard Curricula<p>Arts integration (AI) is an approach to teaching that creates a richer context for …

10 Apps For More Organized Project-Based Learning

Project-Based Learning, by definition, is flexible.<p>It encourages learner-centeredness, provides the possibility of more authentic work, and allows …

Apps

Formative Assessments Are Easier Than You Think!

When I was teaching science one of the best lessons I learned was about formative assessment.<p>In my first year of teaching I taught the way I was told …

Shoe Design Offers a Trojan Horse for Problem Solving with Design Thinking

As a strategy for problem solving, design thinking is quickly gaining a foothold in a variety of K-12 settings. I wrote about design thinking at the …

Why School Culture Matters, and How to Improve It

From elementary school to high school, school choice is an integral part of U.S. urban education today. In New York City, eighth graders just learned if they'd been accepted into one of their top high school selections, and in the coming weeks, families will learn where their children will be …

Don’t plan for technology; plan for learning

You never know how someone will react when you suggest that they junk their title and replace it with a new one that leads to a different focus of …

Your Lesson's First Five Minutes: Make Them Grand

1. Do Something You Love Every Day<p>Find either something you love to teach or some way you love teaching it if the topic doesn’t excite you. Do this …

Teaching

Quote Of The Day: Personalized Learning

Positive, Not Punitive, Classroom Management Tips

Public Versus Private Relationship<p>Community organizers try to help people understand the difference between public and private relationships (I was …

Teaching

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Flipboard Magazines make curation for your classes EASY. #ipadchat

Flipboard is a fantastic ereading tool which has also become a premier curation tool. I've created a magazine Education Inspirivation that you can …

Fundamentals of Creativity - Educational Leadership

The first question educators should address is, <i>What is creativity</i>? People commonly think of creativity as the ability to think outside the box, be …

How to Teach with Technology

We talk a lot about implementing new technologies into the classroom, but what about the relationship between this technology and the educators …

60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category

<b>60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Social media offers some great opportunities for learning in the classroom, …

Thirteen Ways to Boost Student Blogging

This is my ninth year of having students create their own blogs. Initially, the student blogs were nothing more than a class journal posted online. …