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What is Mastery Learning and How Do You Implement It Effectively?

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Mastery learning (also called competency-based learning) is being used in some classes and schools. Jon Bergmann, author of the Mastery Learning Handbook talks about how he uses mastery learning in his chemistry and physics classrooms. He discusses common mistakes when teachers implement mastery learning as well as the types of classes that work well with mastery learning.

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‘Press Play’ Isn’t a Teaching Strategy: Why Educators Need New Methods for Video


My first foray into using video in my teaching involved a TV cart wheeled into my classroom, replete with a connected VHS player—and no remote. As a teacher or a student, you may remember a holiday-week screening of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, or a school-wide showing of a “ Stranger Danger ” PSA? Whether a feature film or an instructional video, the ‘80s and ‘90s were a ‘press-play’ culture that expected students to sit still, absorb and retain, while the educator sat in the back grading.

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Dell Deals Today through November 27, 2022

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Click Here to Look at the Deals. This is where I'm shopping for my husband a laptop right now. Don't tell him! They have the best deals, for sure, in my opinion. But I think you should tell all of the educators you know that you can get special student and educator Black Friday discounts at my special link: [link] now through November 27, 2022.

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How to Roll 3 Dice in Google

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

How to roll 3 dice in Google with the Google Dice Roller. You need to roll some dice, you don't have any handy or you need to project to the class your dice rolls. Google makes this easy! The post How to Roll 3 Dice in Google appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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Quickly Create Personalized Learning Experiences that Work

How can we actively engage learners 24/7, on their level and according to their interests, while respecting their learning styles? It’s not impossible. In this guide: Explore how to transform traditional, one-way videos into two-way interactive learning experiences Understand different types of artificial intelligence (AI), including - Generative vs.

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The ups and downs of girls in STEM

eSchool News

Are girls really underrepresented in STEM? Yes. In the US, the workforce is pretty evenly split between men and women, but in STEM fields men make up 73 percent of the workforce to women’s 27 percent. Why? It’s easy to want to find a well-meaning solution for this disparity, or even to brush it off as unimportant. But achieving a gender parity in STEM fields (particularly computer science, engineering, and programmers, among others) isn’t just a feel-good social justice crusade.

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Direction Instruction Versus Project-Based Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

Direct instruction is the explicit teaching of objectives while project-based learning is more passive, ongoing, and self-directed. The post Direction Instruction Versus Project-Based Learning appeared first on TeachThought.

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As enrollment falls and public skepticism grows, some colleges are cutting their prices

The Hechinger Report

NEW LONDON, N.H. — Bright fall hues and neatly manicured lawns frame redbrick buildings and a white wooden church steeple on a peaceful New England main street with a view of the White Mountains in the distance. This story also appeared in The Washington Post. It’s an unlikely setting for a high-stakes gamble that could help drive dramatic change to a contentious issue: how, and how much, Americans pay to get a higher education.

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