Epic Effective Classroom Decoration and Design Resources

The CoolCatTeacher

30+ ideas to improve learning with awesome classroom design From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Busy teachers can use good classroom decoration and design principles to boost learning. Tools to Help You Design Your Classroom.

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

Teaching quality has been defined as “instruction that enables a wide range of students to learn” ( Darling-Hammond, 2012 ), and it is the strongest school-related factor that can improve student learning and achievement ( Hanushek, 2011 ; Nye, Konstantopoulos, and Hedges, 2004 ; Rivkin, Hanushek, and Kain, 2005 ). Knowing this, what is the best way to foster and provide ongoing support for good teaching practices? 2004; The Wallace Foundation, 2012 ).

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Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

Lisa Marie Blaschke, Mr. Chris Kenyon, and Dr. Stewart Hase contacted a group of us due to our interest in heutagogy for the purpose of writing a chapter in an edited book. An Introduction to Self-determined Learning (Heutagogy): Stewart Hase. to Web 2.0 and now to Web 3.0

Meet the Mastermind Behind an Innovative, New Way to Teach Math

MIND Research Institute

In elementary school, Matthew Peterson struggled mightily with math. You had no way to learn on your own,” Peterson, who suffered from dyslexia, says. To me, it’s not acceptable that so many students exit the school system afraid of math.”.

Must a classroom be high-tech to make personalized learning work?

The Hechinger Report

It was only the fifth day of school, but he was already getting used to this unconventional classroom setup. He was enjoying being able to make his own daily schedule and having the freedom to work on lessons at his own pace. How many times did she re-read the same chapter?

Is the effort to curb strict discipline going too far, too fast?

The Hechinger Report

McMicken Heights Elementary School principal Alexandria Haas sits with second-graders during a morning activity developed by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Students take 20 minutes each day to work on social interactions and understanding their emotions. percent to 75.1

Many Hispanic students never have a teacher who looks like them

The Hechinger Report

This story is part of a series looking at a shortage of black and Hispanic teachers and ideas for recruiting more to the profession. And she had to work to help with household expenses, so she knew that using what she earned to help pay for tuition would be difficult.

Join Us in Chicago for the Fourth Annual Global Leadership Summit - March 15, 2019

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Global Leadership Summit will provide participants with the unique opportunity to: Develop the capacity to lead classrooms and educational systems that foster in students the will and the skill to tackle problems of real-world significance locally and globally.

Why Design Thinking Isn't Just for Techies

Graphite Blog

How is this relevant to my elementary school-level classroom? According to the d.School , " design thinking is a methodology for creative problem solving. You can use it to inform your own teaching practice, or you can teach it to your students as a framework for real-world projects." They also have made their approach available to a variety of industries, including education. How does it make you feel? How can people protect them?

Can this rural high school ‘drop the drama’?

The Hechinger Report

By the time these words got back to 14-year-old Tori, the Snapchat image they went with — of her from behind as she took notes in biology class — had long disappeared. Her first impulse had been to laugh. But then the insult started to sting. We have to get better at that.”.

Georgia program for children with disabilities: ‘Separate and unequal’ education?

The Hechinger Report

ATLANTA — Brent Agnew remembers feeling a sense of relief when he left the meeting called to discuss his 6-year-old son Caleb’s anxiety attacks. Both parents figured Caleb would return to his neighborhood elementary school before too long. “We

Getting a GED while still enrolled in high school

The Hechinger Report

Laci Hargrove, 18, who fell short of the high school credits she needed to graduate, moved straight from high school to a HiSET-prep program that also provides her with needed social supports. She had once planned to graduate with her class by the age of 17.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

The floor-to-ceiling glass wall between the high-tech fabrication lab and the hallway at Monticello High School in Albemarle County, Virginia, is meant to showcase the hands-on, self-directed learning done there. “I Scheivert and his team also plan to build towers at a few schools.

A Glimpse Into the Playful World of Seymour Papert


My mentor and collaborator, Seymour Papert, was a brilliant mathematician, a distinguished computer scientist, an innovative learning theorist, a humanitarian and a visionary for technology-based education change to empower every children. Just like good video games, he too is unpredictable, full of surprises, and a fount of unexpected, sharply intuitive expressions and original terms to describe learning at its best. The Gears that Took Him to Piaget and to MIT.

Deadlines, endless forms, constant college prep pressure: Is the finish line in sight?

The Hechinger Report

Match Charter High in Boston, where students are scrambling to meet college deadlines while balancing classes, sports and multiple Advanced Placement courses. This installment zeroes in on the hopes, dreams and challenges of six seniors applying to college. Goal: To be a lawyer.

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Is universal preschool the answer? Britain says ‘yes’

The Hechinger Report

The first story, about how little the U.S. The second story, about how Boston’s preschool success is “percolating up” to later grades, can be found here. The third story, about the struggle to improve Head Start , can be found here. He’s never brought a book to show me.”

10Q: Helen Keegan

Learning with 'e's

We are fortunate to have many innovators in education. In the primary (elementary) and secondary (high) school sectors some can be conspicuous, because through various Teachmeets around the world, and also online during Twitter #edchats, they make their work known to the wider community.

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