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Books to Help Kids Understand What It’s Like to Be a Refugee

We see the news stories about refugees almost every day. We hear the true but almost unimaginable accounts of families forced to flee their homes, …

Hattie's Index Of Teaching & Learning Strategies: 39 Effect Sizes In Ascending Order

<b>An Index Of Teaching & Learning Strategies: 39 Effect Sizes In Ascending Order</b><p>by <b>Dana Schon</b>, sai-iowa.org<p><b>Effect Size Defined</b><p>Statistically speaking, …

Students Learn Best When You Do This

<b>Students Learn Best When You Do This. And This. And This.</b><p>by <b>Grant Wiggins</b>, Ed.D, Authentic Education<p><i>Editor’s note: This post is a follow-up to a post</i> …

Pedagogy

Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories?

The PYP Planning Puzzle: Mathematics

This blog post explores how to plan an entire mathematics programme using PYP Planners. Part One describes the difficulties of using the IB PYP …

Pedagogy

Strategies for Creating Enquiry-Based Maths Learning

What effective strategies can we use with enquiry-based maths? <br>I'm the first to admit that my journey into enquiry-based maths learning over the …

Expand your students' horizons with global collaboration - Book Creator app

Book Creator is a fantastic tool to get schools across the world collaborating on projects.<p>The Global Book series<p>Global collaboration is an integral …

New York Giants

He who does the talking, does the learning

All of us learn in different and multiple ways. As a teacher, it is important for me to remember to strike a balance in the way that I teach, so that …

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Stop, Start, Continue: Conceptual Understanding Meets Applied Problem Solving

I recently became the Chief Academic Officer for the International Baccalaureate (IB) after more than two decades of working in and leading IB …

A Study Suggests You Should Force People to Tell You About a Time You Were Awesome

Here is a new finding in behavioral science that I think we can all get behind: A new Harvard Business School working paper suggests that if you ask …

Struggling with concepts? This might help!

When we work with teachers to shift toward concept-based instruction things tend to follow a distinct pattern, a roller coaster that flows from …

Pedagogy

Daily 5 + iPads = Serious Engagement and Motivation

It's no surprise that I L.O.V.E technology especially my classroom set of iPads!! {Thank you Title 1!!!} This school year, I was asked to present at …

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I am a Digital Literacy Coach at United World College of South East Asia (East Campus). Originally from NZ, I have been teaching overseas since …

10 Tips for Planning an Inquiry-Based Start to the New School Year

It’s (almost) August 1st… I can finally stop pretending that I’m not constantly thinking about the upcoming school year! (<i>What can I say, I love my</i> …

Mind mapping tools comparison chart

Mindmapping Tools Compared - Chart Produced by Richard Byrne, FreeTech4Teachers.com<p>Web / Mobile options<p>Multimedia support<p>Registration …

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Please find my new Google Site at:<p>bit.ly/KimPollishukeDLRT<p>You can reach me at:<p>Email: kpollishuke@gmail.com<p>Twitter: @KimPollishuke<p>Google+: …

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Creating a PYP Maths Planner

<b>Why?</b> <br>Prior to becoming a PYP teacher, when I reflect upon my teaching I think I was a so-so maths primary teacher. I understood the skills and …

Can you solve it? Are you smarter than a Japanese schoolchild?

Area Maze is the a-mazing new game from prolific puzzle inventor Naoki Inaba. For the solutions to today’s puzzles, follow this link<p>Hello Guzzlers.<p>It is with huge pleasure that I introduce today’s puzzle, which is already a big deal in Japan. It’s called Menseki Meiro, or Area Maze, and I hope you …

iPhone Apps

Printouts

Graphic Organizers See All<p>These printouts help students brainstorm, analyze, and organize their ideas.<p>Grades <b>3 – 8</b> | Printout<p>This K-W-L Chart, which …

15 Things Highly Confident People Don’t Do

Highly confident people believe in their ability to achieve. If you don’t believe in yourself, why should anyone else put their faith in you? To walk …

Self-help

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Leadership

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

The realities of standardized tests and increasingly structured, if not synchronized, curriculum continue to build classroom stress levels. …

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Summary Poem Activity<p>List ten key words from an assigned text.<br>• Do a free verse poem with the words you highlighted.<br>• Write a summary of the reading …

Pedagogy