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Field Notes for 21st Century Literacies

<b>A Guide to New Theories, Methods, and Practices for Open Peer Teaching and Learning</b><p>Written by The 21st Century Collective:<p>Cristiane Damasceno, Omar …

Pedagogy

Why Start With Pedagogy? 4 Good Reasons, 4 Good Solutions

I’m often asked why I start with pedagogy, given the larger institutional reforms and social ambitions that HASTAC and the new Futures Initiative …

Pedagogy

Towards a Pedagogy for Everyone (Not Just the "Oppressed"): The Engaged Classroom Today

Pedagogy

How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn

Study participants then wrote short testimonials to other, future students describing how high school would help them become the kind of person they …

How to Learn Better: Evidence for Well-Known But Little-Used Technique - PsyBlog

The powerful effect of the right kind of learning technique.<p>When people allow themselves to rest and reflect on things they have previously learned, …

Group Work Strategies to Ensure Students Pull Their Weight

The idea for sharing this post came from a session I recently conducted at the annual teaching conference organized by my university. A pedagogical …

Pedagogy

11. How can questioning unlock learning?

<b>Use questions to check and deepen understanding.</b><p>According to Robert Marzano’s book, <i>Classroom Instruction that Works</i>, 80 percent of what is considered …

Wikipedia challenges us to adopt a pedagogy of questions

Notes from David White’s talk at Wikimania 2014<p>David White wants to know: will you be staying here long, in the internet?<p>This is the question he …

Using "Mulligans" to Enhance Student Participation, Reduce Text Anxiety

When I speak with other professors who work extensively in the classroom, we often find that we share many of the same challenges. Students’ lack of …

Teaching

First Day of Class Activities that Create a Climate for Learning

There’s no discounting the importance of the first day of class. What happens that day sets the tone for the rest of the course. Outlined below are a …

Teaching

PhD research

Facilitating the use of recorded lectures:<br>Analysing students' interactions to understand their navigational needs<p>PhD research into the use of …

Higher Education

Putting an End to Americans' Lousy Math Rap

<i>RCEd Commentary</i><p>Over the weekend New York Times Magazine ran an article titled “Why do Americans Stink at Math?” by Elizabeth Green. The article is as …

Secret of Teaching Writing Revealed

By: Linda Aragoni | April 27, 2018<p>What gives the tree its shape and color is its roots that ground and nourish it unseen.<p>Read more...<p>Category: …

Improving Participation with Talk Moves

Lesson ObjectiveEncourage participation and collaborationLength2 minQuestions to ConsiderHow do talk moves encourage students to make connections …

Teaching

Just-in-Time Teaching: An Interactive Engagement Pedagogy

Allison is driving with her parents when they get in a serious car accident. At the emergency room, the doctor tells Allison that her mother is fine, …

#WhileWalking 113: Got an iPad! So What? v1

#WhileWalking 110: Collaboration & Group Worthy Tasks

#WhileWalking 108: Judges or Allies

Praise child for his efforts, not grades

Much research has been done in the area of child motivation.<p>A leading expert on child motivation, Sydney University Professor Andrew Martin, points …

Motivation

Does Memorizing Multiplication Tables Hurt More Than Help?

<b>Post update: Saturday May 21st, 2016</b><br>This post was originally written two years ago and admittedly took an angle that downplayed the importance of …

Hunting English

Top Ten Tips for Behaviour Management<p>Most of my posts are about teaching strategies, the curriculum or the odd political rant. I have written very …

Pedagogy Postcard #10: Personal Projects

<i>A series of short posts about specific elements of teaching practice that I think are effective and make life interesting. Some are based on my own</i> …

Pedagogy Postcard #8: Big Picture – Small Picture

<i>A series of short posts about specific elements of teaching practice that I think are effective and make life interesting. Some are based on my own</i> …

Pedagogy Postcard #7: Learning by Heart and Drilling

<i>A series of short posts about specific elements of teaching practice that I think are effective and make life interesting. Some are based on my own</i> …

Pedagogy Postcard #6: Modelling: Showing how it’s done.

<i>A series of short posts about specific elements of teaching practice that I think are effective and make life interesting. Some are based on my own</i> …

Pedagogy Postcard #5: Expert Knowledge: Yours and theirs

<i>A series of short posts about specific elements of teaching practice that I think are effective and make life interesting. Some are based on my own</i> …