Article - 12 Tips To Not Let Meetings Kill Your Productivity


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Increasing Student Participation During Zoom Synchronous Teaching Meetings

User Generated Education

Due to Coronavirus, many schools are moving online, and teaching through Zoom meetings. The value of Zoom meetings is that the educator can create synchronous interactive conversations and activities. My goal is to have all my students actively engaged throughout the meeting. teacher education Zoom meetings although they can be adapted for any age group and age level (3rd grade and up), and in training professionals. Students have fun during the synchronous meeting.


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Meeting Organization with Evernote

Educational Technology Guy

Meetings, meetings, meetings. For meetings, it is indispensable. Here''s how: I clip the meeting/appointment slot from Outlook into Evernote. This way, everything related to the meeting is in one place. I use a template for meeting notes (see below) and copy it into this note. I will add questions I have before the meeting and then use it for the meeting itself. I tag the meeting note for easy searching later.

Some great add-ons for Hangouts Meet to help teachers

Educational Technology Guy

Google Hangouts Meet is one of them. I recently found out about some extensions for Hangouts Meet that can help teachers: Nod Reactions for Google Meet - [link] This allows muted attendees to use quick emoji's as reactions. Great for teachers who want to check for understanding or have students use this to "raise their hand" Google Meet Grid View - [link] Shows all attendees photos in a grid view making it easier to see who is paying attention and see reactions.

Making Sure your Meetings are Productive and Effective

Educational Technology Guy

Meetings are something that all managers and leaders need to be able to plan, organize, run and follow up on. When I was a project engineer, I had to run lots of meetings and had training in effective meetings at a couple different companies. I''ve attended good meetings, and really bad meetings. In education, many meetings seem to be a complete waste of time, or the entire faculty is at a meeting that only affects a small number.

The Epic Hero Shield: Archetype Meets SEL


Articles Social Emotional Learning epic hero epithet life motto literary elements marilyn pryle reflection SEL shields social-emotional learning

Meeting Youth Through Culture And The Classroom

EdNews Daily

Guest article by Heather Penn. Around ten years ago during one of my Master’s classes, I had to write a philosophy of teaching. I discussed how education involves an environment that engages people to critically think and share their ideas, to improve understanding and learning. As educators, we need to have an open mind with our students, if not we fail to benefit from countless valuable lessons that the students will teach us.

Meet Your Stakeholders Where They Are

A Principal's Reflections

Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to have an article published in the digital version of ASCD's Educational Leadership. The title of the article was Transforming Your School with Digital Communication. With that being said it is important for school leaders to meet their stakeholders where they are at and engage them in two-way communications. As technology continues to evolve it will continue to become an even more embedded component of society.

Meetings That Matter

Reading By Example

We must understand that a meeting is never just a meeting; it’s the town square of human dynamics-the place where people gather to act out their anxieties and fears, hopefully to find joy and rejuvenation in their connections. So I’m just going to go ahead and say that many meetings we as educators typically have at school are not places where people find “joy and rejuvenation in their connections.” That not every meeting will encompass every routine, every time.

EdSurge Article Recommends Edtech Efficacy Portfolios - Here's Ours

MIND Research Institute

A few weeks ago, EdSurge published an article that echoed many of those same sentiments, most specifically that the overreliance on “gold standard” RCT studies is the wrong approach for edtech. In the article, titled “ Debunking the Gold Standard Myths in EdTech Efficacy ,” writers Jennifer Carolan and Molly B. The article goes on to provide guidance about where an edtech company might focus their efficacy measurement efforts based on the maturity of their product and organization.

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Meeting the Educational Challenges of COVID-19 Together

MIND Research Institute

Last year, researcher Paul von Hippel wrote an article for EducationNext , in which he questioned classic research on summer learning loss, stating that “Results from older tests can’t be replicated on modern tests, and modern tests don’t necessarily agree with each other.”. In early April, von Hippel wrote a new article on Education Next titled, “ How Will the Coronavirus Affect Children’s Learning?

Most Read Articles on Ed Tech Guy from past week

Educational Technology Guy

And, part of the trip, thanks to my wife, is a visit to the Philly Zoo and a meet-and-great with a tiger. Here are the most read posts from the past week: And don''t forget to check the posts on Friday.They don''t always have time to become the most read, but there are usually some good ones there (and of course check out all of the articles on the site). Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article.

Tools for Changing/Improving PD and Meetings

Educational Technology Guy

Professional Development and Faculty Meetings are typically held face-to-face and many times are longer than they need to be, or too much time is spent on things that only affect a small percentage of those present. There are some tools and resources that can be used to change how and when PD and Meetings are held. Google Docs/Google Drive - use Google Docs for meeting and PD agendas and shared resources. What ideas and resources do you use for meetings and PD?

Teaching Students to Advocate at Their Own IEP Meetings


Did you know that students with disabilities are allowed to attend their own IEP meetings ? Most special education teachers, leaders, and advocates highly encourage students to participate in and eventually lead their IEP meetings.

Why These Educators Meet Regularly to Align Instruction with Mind, Brain, and Education Research


To my surprise, people were interested and they voted to meet before school at 7 a.m. The table during a NeuroNIST meeting (Credit: Kristin Simmers) I loaded the table with the best cold brew coffee in Bangkok (that was important) as well as a selection of books and articles related to MBE. We agreed to meet regularly and within weeks additional members of the leadership team and teaching assistants joined our group, which now includes over 20 members.

This Is What It’s Like To Teach Online And Meet Your Students In-Person

EdNews Daily

In this interview, Ian shares his experience and describes what it was like to meet his students face to face. In our next article, Ian shares his tips for visiting China. First, as an experience is was truly moving to meet my students. My favorite part of teaching is meeting new students. Passionate About Second Language Acquisition: Meet Inkeri, English Teacher at 51Talk. This is our 10 th interview in our thought-leadership series with 51Talk.

7 Ways To Sabotage Meetings

The Innovative Educator

When you want to get a project done it is imperative that when working with others you understand what elements lead to a high performing team as well as understand the strategies required to make meetings effective. Well when that's the case, then it is important to know how to sabotage meetings. Coaching Psychologist Yaron Prywes ( @Yaron321 ) revealed how to do just that as part of a full-day workshop on promising practices and pitfalls to avoid when conducting meetings.

This Is How It Feels To Meet Your Online Students In-Person

EdNews Daily

Have you ever wondered what it can feel like to meet some of your online students in-person? I remember that one of the parents mentioned how it was a great experience being able to meet the other families in person and discuss their experiences. You may also like the following articles: 51Talk Students From China Visit NYSE To Compete In English.

Meet Two Leaders Trying to Reinvent College


She's also held the title of magician for an ideas festival in Portland, which is another story in our longer article on the school.) Today we're starting out with a big question: What would you do if you could start a college from scratch? For most people, this is merely a thought exercise—how to keep the good from the best of traditional methods, and take into account all the tech and the changing workforce and student needs of today.

When Puzzled Teacher Meets Troubled Kid


Articles Troubled Children behavior classroom behavior communication developmental emotions Noah Kempler parent educator psychotherapist relationships temperamentFiguring out what’s going on with a child emotionally and behaviorally is the practice of counselors and therapists. But the classroom teacher often sees problems first. Psychotherapist Noah Kempler suggests things to consider when a student's behavior shifts.

Ten Tips: How to Write Your Common App Activities List, Meet Ethan Sawyer, College Essay Guy

EdNews Daily

Here is a great starting article about the common app activities list. description box) Responsible for brainstorming, revising, and supervising articles by other writers for my column. Try: Arranged advertising events, organized fundraisers, and gave presentations at school meetings. Each year he helps thousands of students and counselors through his online courses, workshops, articles, products, and books, and works privately with a small number of students. .

Meet Learner 2.0

Learning with 'e's

I'm presenting a keynote speech in Brisbane for EduTech next week, and the theme for my talk is 'Meet Learner 2.0'. Waters in an article in Education Trends in 2011 seem to be gathering pace, and spawning offshoots: 'New learners' are more self directed, and they are better equipped to capture information with their digital tools. Photo by JISC Meet Learner 2.0

The Back to School Faculty Meeting (a Novel Excerpt)


Articles The Teaching Life Roxanna Elden school fiction school reform the teaching lifeNovels about school are rare and often feature a lone heroic teacher defying the odds. Instead, NBCT Roxanna Elden's fictional account of life at a struggling urban Texas school – "Adequate Yearly Progress" – is funny, often moving, and always authentic. Read Chapter 2.

Laptops are Great, Even During Lecture or Meetings


The New York Times recently ran an article by Susan Dynarski, a professor of education, public policy, and economics at the University of Michigan in which she argued against the use of laptops and other such technological tools in classrooms. The article’s main thrust is that she will not allow students to use laptops and other electronics, with the exception of students with special needs, in her classes.

College Bound? Made of Compassion and Creativity: Meet Ethan Sawyer, College Essay Guy

EdNews Daily

Each year he helps thousands of students and counselors through his online courses, workshops, articles, products, and books, and works privately with a small number of students. He is a certified Myers-Briggs® specialist, and his type (ENFJ) will tell you that he will show up on time, that he’ll be excited to meet you, and that, more than anything, he is committed to—and an expert in—helping you realize your potential. .

So We Flipped Our Staff Meetings and…

Turning Learning On Its Head

And if that is true, let me ask you why then do you, as a school leader, not practice what you preach when it comes to your own staff meetings and professional learning? Our school’s staff meeting and PD schedule is fairly standard – we have a staff meeting on every 3rd Wednesday of the month for 90 minutes and during the school year we have two ‘early release’ PD days – students are dismissed at 12:30 pm, so we have 120 minutes in the afternoon of PD tim e.

The Curriculum Meets Educational Technology… Avoiding Tech Shine

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

In fact, in this article I integrate curriculum, PD, and technology together in a way that makes so much sense. After you read this article, I am sure you will appreciate how technology and curriculum really do come together. The Curriculum Meets Educational Technology… Avoiding Tech Shine. I have another powerful must do that allows a Learning Target to be powerful… and will include in a future article.

4-Step Model for Productive Whole-Brained Meetings

The Innovative Educator

To run effective meetings it is helpful to have insights into the personality types of your colleagues using a tool like, DISC, which you can access for free here , Myers Briggs which you can access for free here , and Neethling Brain Instrument (NBI). The test costs about $30 per person, but if that’s not in your budget, you can look at an overview of personality types from a resource such as this article from Success Reboot.

Are Your Staff Meetings Productive or Pathetic?


With thoughtful planning and implementation, principals can make sure meetings are both collaborative and productive. Articles Leadership Barbara Blackburn clarity decision makers norms principals purpose Robert Garmston Ron Williamson school leadership standards The Adaptive SchoolSchool leadership consultants Ron Williamson and Barbara Blackburn share essential questions and tips about norms, purposes, and decision making.

Game-Based Learning Meets Science Standards


GAME-BASED LEARNING FROM LEGENDS OF LEARNING NOW MEETS SCIENCE STANDARDS IN TWO MORE STATES Research-Based Games Already Aligned with Next Generation Science Standards WASHINGTON, D.C.—Aug. The company was featured in a recent USA Today article that explained how its platform can overcome a barrier to “getting high-quality learning games into K-12 classrooms.”

Thriving SAT Scores: Meet Shaan Patel, Founder of Prep Expert and Shark Tank Winner

EdNews Daily

A few weeks after the first meeting, Shark Tank called me with a request to send in a an eye-catching and creative video pitch. Here is the template for the introduction paragraph that we teach at Prep Expert: “In [Article Title], [Author Name] synthesizes a compelling dissertation that [Passage’s Key Point]. One of the broader notions presented in the essay is that [Major Idea in Article]. SAT Scores: A New Number. Have you ever wondered how to achieve higher SAT scores?

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Public Access Plan to Use PMC Platform for Articles


Yesterday, during the annual meeting of the NIH PubMed Central (PMC) National Advisory Committee, NIH staff noted that they were working to include Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)-funded articles into the PMC database. It turns out that very quietly, in early March, the VA released its plan for policies ensuring public access to articles and data resulting from its funded research, as required by the February 2013 White House directive.

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Do’s & Don’ts to "PEP" Up Meetings For Success

The Innovative Educator

Most employees feel many meetings they attend are a waste of time but they don’t need to be. There are strategies you can implement as well as pitfalls you can avoid to help ensure your meetings are interesting, informative, productive and achieve desired outcomes. Coaching Psychologist Yaron Prywes ( @Yaron321 ) conducted a full-day workshop revealing the secrets to successful meetings so that they don’t resemble the comic below. How should they prepare for the meeting?

Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Past Series Articles. Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources. The point of emphasis for this article is item number three below. For articles with easier reading possiblities check out Simple English Wikipedia … and yes it is still possible to make a free book.

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So We Flipped Our Staff Meetings and…

Turning Learning On Its Head

And if that is true, let me ask you why then do you, as a school leader, not practice what you preach when it comes to your own staff meetings and professional learning? Our school’s staff meeting and PD schedule is fairly standard – we have a staff meeting on every 3rd Wednesday of the month for 90 minutes and during the school year we have two ‘early release’ PD days – students are dismissed at 12:30 pm, so we have 120 minutes in the afternoon of PD tim e.