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Audri's Rube Goldberg Monster Trap

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'Awesome Aurasma' – an AMAZING lesson from @apeters522 on teaching the different forms of humour to a Grade 9 class using Aurasma

<i>This is another guest post from Anthony Peters (@apeters522) who is an innovative English teacher from Parklands College in Cape Town. In a previous</i> …

True Grit: The Best Measure of Success and How to Teach It

Add to this the findings (from Bowen, Chingos and McPherson's <i>Crossing the Finish Line</i>) that high school grades have a more predictive value of …

An Integrated Maths and Science Lesson for 1/2

Summary:<p>This lesson adopts an integrated approach to teaching science, incorporating picture story books and maths concepts. The lesson aims to …

Essential Reading List (Deeper Learning)

To provide you with more information about Deeper Learning and the approaches some schools are taking, we’ve compiled a list of “great reads” written …

Beyond Knowing Facts, How Do We Get to a Deeper Level of Learning?

“My individual mechanism didn’t work on exhibition day, when the whole school was watching,” said Maya Ervin, a sophomore at High Tech High during …

10 TED Talks that re-imagine school

All over the world, there's a growing consensus that our education systems are broken. These educators offer lessons in how we might re-imagine …

How to Build Students' Creative Confidence

It was a different story in middle school. A seventh-grade teacher confided that many students seemed stuck when she invited them to come up with …

(Re)Creating Poets: How to Teach Poetry in the Classroom

When studying poetry, the first thing I ask students to do is define poetry. They must come up with their own definition (no dictionaries or devices …

Engaging Brains: How to Enhance Learning by Teaching Kids About Neuroplasticity

Lessons on discoveries that learning changes the structure and function of the brain can engage students, especially when combined with explicit …

Holy Mother of Troll

Fifty shades of gay

iO Tillett Wright has photographed 2,000 people who consider themselves somewhere on the LGBTQ spectrum -- and asked many of them: Can you assign a …

Reading Comprehension through Harry Styles

This week celebrates World Book Day (Thursday 6th March,) although I hoped to share these ideas a little earlier, I have been stuck in bed ill for …

Think like a learner: Teri Hein at TEDxRainier

Funny Teachers Dance 2013

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Problem Solving Fun - A Hands-On Lesson in Making Toys

Summary:<p>In this lesson, students design, create, record, market and finance a new toy. The go through a vast amount of the curriculum while doing so …

The surprising truth about what motivates us

This lesson illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace. You'll be surprised, no doubt -- but watch …

The Workplace

20 Posts to Help Students Learn to Code - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson - coding, Computer science, programming

It is National Computer Science Week, just in case you haven’t heard! Code.org is giving every student in the US the perfect way to celebrate by …

Multiplication Paddocks to Teach Arrays in Mathematics

Summary:<p>This is a small activity that you can use with your students to get them to understand arrays. They play against a partner to try and take …

Beyond PISA: Improving student outcomes

The latest PISA results indicate that we must focus on strategies to improve what happens in every classroom, every day of the school week if we are …

Public vs. Private – Should Student Work Be Public On the Web?

10+ years ago, filters and blocking tools were banning access to most blogs and web publishing services in schools around the world.<p>In fact, this is …

2013

We’ve been through hell and high water to bring you the best and brightest of the data viz world in 2013 for the Kantar Information is Beautiful …

Connected Lead Learners

Geography with Middle Managers Group, 28th of November<p><b><br>F-People in places</b><p>'The study of geography is about more than just memorising places on a map. …

RT @B10LovesBooks: Best way to build grit in kids? Teach them that the ability to learn is not fixed, instead it's a "growth mindset" http:…

We need to show our students what Self-Directed learning looks like | Redefining my role: Teacher as student

http://brightdrops.com/dr-seuss-quotes<p>Our students need to be independent learners. I believe that should be one of our primary goals; to help …

Home Page - 3Rs

<i>3Rs acknowledges traditional owners of Country throughout Australia, and pays respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, communities</i> …

Resources for teaching safety online - Kathleen Morris - ABC Splash - http://education.abc.net.au/newsandarticles/blog?id=448186

It can be risky to leave students totally alone to develop internet behaviours. Kathleen Morris highlights a range of resources which can help …

Zorba the Greek Yolngu style

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Paul Clapton-Caputo on Twitter: "Brian Featherston clips for workshop tomorrow ATSI learner voice success at school #decd #aceday_pd http://t.co/j9pJdRj8d9"

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