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4 Characteristics Of Learning Leaders

4 Characteristics Of A Learning Leader by Stewart Hase, Heutagogy of Community Practice Writing is always a learning experience for me. Writing forces greater clarity. In addition, the tranquility of the unique Australian bush setting in which I am currently sitting, miles from anywhere, provides a perfect environment for learning. I’ve been working on a chapter for […]

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How To Teach Empathy

How To Teach Empathy by Terry Heick Right near the core of education, just past tolerance and just short of affectionate connectivity, is the idea of empathy. University of California at Berkley’s Greater Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life explains empathy. “The term “empathy” is used to describe a wide range of experiences. Emotion researchers […]
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What Is A Student Responsible For?

What Is A Student Responsible For? by Terry Heick What are you doing to engage the students? How are you making sure they ‘pay attention’? What are you doing to make them care? How are you sparking their curiosity? Drawing their attention away from one another? Minimizing distractions? If a classroom was like a living […]
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Teaching Evaluation Is Ineffective & Outdated. Let’s Try Something New

Teaching Evaluation Is Ineffective & Outdated. Let’s Try Something New by Viktor Nordmark, Hubert.ai Student evaluations of teaching have looked pretty much the same since they were first introduced, close to a hundred years ago. To summarize what most think about them is pretty easy: Nobody likes them. They can’t accurately measure how effective a […]

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Knowledge Is Power And Teaching Is The Fuel

  Knowledge Is Power And Teaching Is The Fuel by Terry Heick That knowledge = power isn’t a new idea. ’Knowledge is power’ is a common refrain in the education community, at least in spirit. Everything we do as educators has the idea that knowledge changes lives underpinning it. And that teachers are important is, […]
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5 Easy Ways To Engage Students In Learning

  5 Easy Ways To Engage Students In Learning by Rachelle Dene Poth As a teacher, I am always looking out for new ideas, tools, and innovative methods to engage more students in learning. Here are five ideas that I tried during the past few weeks as I sought different ways to have students connect, […]
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50 Of The Best Quotes About Teaching

    50 Of The Best Quotes About Teaching by TeachThought Staff Teaching is both an art and science. Teaching is conceptual and intellectual, abstract and concrete, creative and sequential. It’s about people but framed through ideas. It’s about content, hearts, minds, the past, the future–whatever we can imagine, teaching and learning are both causes […]

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Assessment Quality? 9 Steps To Creating Effective Mutliple-Choice Questions

  Assessment Quality? 9 Steps To Creating Effective Mutliple-Choice Questions contributed by Dr. Stephen Murphy, Measured Progress One of the critical elements to understanding what students know and are able to do is using spot-on assessment items that provide fair and valid data. Good data helps teachers make instructional decisions, informing student groupings and identifying needs […]

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Authenticity Matters: 12 Ideas To Make Learning ‘Real-World’

Authenticity Matters: 12 Ideas To Make Learning ‘Real-World’ contributed by Shireen Jaffer As educators, we have all had at least one student approach us with the question, “How will this help me in the real world?” Every year, teachers are reminded of the academic requirements they must help their students fulfill. These requirements typically involve […]

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12 Smart Ideas To Grade Essays Faster

12 Smart Ideas To Grade Essays Faster by Todd Finley Does grading a stack of papers feel like shoveling smoke for a weekend? Like the payoff does not equal your effort? Over the years, I’ve learned strategies to reduce my essay grading time and mental hangover without sacrificing student accountability and the benefits of feedback. […]
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