Course 1 Articles

By CoETaIL | Articles to ponder as you go through course 1 of the COETAIL program.

After 100 Years of the Same Teaching Model It’s Time to Throw Out the Playbook

In looking back at my parents’ education in the 1950s and 60s, and my own education in the 1990s and 2000s, I worry sometimes that despite the huge …

Teaching

The Art of Reflection

This naturally led to a conversation about portfolios. Portfolio discussions typically center on the tools: how to save, share, and publish student …

Visualizing 21st-Century Classroom Design

Element #1: Zones<p>21st-Century Learning Principle<p>Instead of requiring students to learn, work, and think in one place all day, consider how your space …

3 tips to boost your confidence - TED-Ed

16 Modern Realities Schools (and Parents) Need to Accept. Now.

It’s been interesting to watch over the last year or so a growing chorus of parents, authors, educators and even some policy makers begin to …

Technology without Teaching is Just Another Textbook

Chrissie Wywrot is a freelance writer and social media expert with focuses on LinkedIn profile development and blogging. She is also an advocate for …

Education Technology

When context overshadows concepts

One of the most enjoyable (and challenging) parts of teaching is taking statements from the curriculum and finding a context for children to make …

Q&A With The Authors of A New Culture of Learning

The economic future of the country depends on how well we educate our children. At a time when the US doesn’t even rank in the top 30 countries in the world in education status, we are fortunate to have a new book: <i>A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change</i> …

Social media as powerful method of learning – the evidence

Discussion around social media and learning tends to focus on the networking effects; the fact that you are in touch with others and gain from that …

What is Understanding by Design? Author Jay McTighe explains.

Signature Experiences: The Moments We Fall in Love With Learning

column | Community<p>Signature Experiences: The Moments We Fall in Love With Learning<p>By Alex Hernandez (Columnist) and Jeff Wetzler     Mar 15, …

Time to redesign curriculum for the digital age

In too many schools, technology integration has come to mean retrofitting new technology to outdated curriculum. Digital tools are tacked onto …

How to Determine if Student Engagement is Leading to Learning

<i>Excerpted from the book, “UnCommon Learning: Creating Schools That Work for Kids,” by Eric Sheninger, published by Corwin, 2015.</i> <b>Engagement Does Not</b> …

Pedagogy

2016 ISTE Standards for Students aim to put students in the driver's seat

Do today’s students need to be empowered learners, knowledge constructors, innovative designers? Should they be computational thinkers and global …

10 Tips For Launching An Inquiry-Based Classroom

Transforming teaching practices is a long, slow road. But increasingly schools and teachers experiencing success are sharing their ideas online and …

Teaching

Goodbye Zite, I Totally Knew You. Now for Some Alternatives

If you search the archives here, you'll see that I've been a huge fan of the iOS news app Zite for years. If you follow me on Twitter you've probably …

Social Media

Use blogging for reflection and assessment

When I introduced blogging to my high school physics students, they weren’t exactly ecstatic. I thought I had it all planned out perfectly. I …

What Makes a Question Essential?

<b>Essential Questions</b><p><b>Not Essential Questions</b><p>• How do the arts shape, as well as reflect, a culture?<p>• What common artistic symbols were used by the …

The Secret Power of ‘Read It Later’ Apps

<i>By Tiago Forte of</i> <i>Forte Labs</i><p>At the end of 2014 I received an email informing me that I had read over a million words in the ‘read it later’ app Pocket …

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That's an especially frustrating reality for me because in my travels to schools around the world I see lots of examples of "work that matters"; high …

Standards: Why Realizing the Full Promise of Education Requires a Fresh Approach

In the alternate vision, individual differences are not flaws to be fixed; the emphasis instead is on helping all students to identify and develop …

​The #InnovatorsMindset: What We Can Learn from Carly Rae Jepsen and the Harvard Baseball Team #CE15

<i>The following excerpt is from my new book,</i> <i>The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity</i><i>, which will be</i> …

The 13 most innovative schools in the world

1/<p>Makoko Floating School. Lagos, Nigeria. The school that floats.<p>NLE<p>In the floating neighborhood of Makoko, this all ages school serves as a communal …

Pedagogy

Digital Natives, Yet Strangers to the Web

Today's schools are focusing on boosting kids’ technological proficiency and warning them about the perils of the web. But something critical is missing from this education.<p>When Reuben Loewy took up his first teaching gig in 2012, he had a major revelation: The digital revolution has dramatically …

Education

Never Too Late: Creating a Climate for Adults to Learn New Skills

When it comes to kids, growth mindset is a hot topic in education. Studies indicate that children who view intelligence as pliable and responsive to …

Teaching

On the Path Toward Community Connections | Active Learning

Source: Creative Commons Images (Flickr) taken by Heather, September 11, 2011.<br>https://flic.kr/p/amjKMc<p>In theory, I have blogged about the importance …

I am a lurker…but I am changing… – Future Wise

<i>Am I a creator or a consumer?</i><p><b>I have a confession to make…I am a lurker…but I am changing…</b><p>Throughout reading chapters 1 & 2 from Jeff Utecht’s Reach I …

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