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10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective…

Wherever we are, we'd all like to think our classrooms are "intellectually active" places. Progressive learning (like our 21st Century Model, for example) environments. Highly effective and conducive to student-centered learning. But what does that mean?The reality is, there is no single answer because teaching and learning are awkward to consider as single events or individual "things." This is all a bunch of rhetoric until we put on our white coats and study it under a microscope, at which point abstractions like curiosity, authenticity, self-knowledge, and affection will be hard to pin down.So we put together one take on the characteristics of a highly effective classroom. They can act as a kind of criteria to measure your own against–see if you notice a pattern....For more details visit: www.teachthought.com

27 Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation …

We've talked about the definition of intrinsic motivation in the past. We've also talked about some basic ways to improve student motivation.This time, it's Mia MacMeekin's turn to speak to you about the same, but through gridded, blocked, and easy to read infographics. The graphic starts with a definition for both intrinsic motivation and extrinsic motivation, then offers 27 verbs that can help promote that magic stuff that is characterized by curiosity, effort, engagement, and academic success.Some were a little iffy–"praise" and "milestones" seemed a little closer to extrinsic motivation. But the vast majority are useful to consider as you design units, lessons, and activities this school year....For more details visit: www.teachthought.com

21 Simple Ideas To Improve Student Motiv…

The best lessons, books, and materials in the world won't get students excited about learning and willing to work hard if they're not motivated.Motivation, both intrinsic and extrinsic, is a key factor in the success of students at all stages of their education, and teachers can play a pivotal role in providing and encouraging that motivation in their students. Of course that's much easier said than done, as all students are motivated differently and it takes time and a lot of effort to learn to get a classroom full of kids enthusiastic about learning, working hard, and pushing themselves to excel...For more details visit: www.teachthought.com

Learning Assessment

A moment's thought after looking over these verbs should make you say: Huh? How can the verb, itself, determine the rigor? Couldn't the rigor of so-called high-level verbs be compromised by a simplistic task and scoring system? Vice versa: can't we imagine some of the low-level verbs occurring in highly-challenging and rigorous assessments? (e.g. Who, what, when, and why in a complex journalism case would be rigorous work.)...For more details visit: www.teachthought.com

We are Teachers

WeAreTeachers offers inspiration for your lessons and loads of professional development resources for educators. Plus, we top it all off with hundreds of opportunities to win cash and prizes so that educators have access to the educational resources they need, regardless of declining budgets nationwide.Our mission is to promote innovation in education through collaboration and connection to the most effective classroom resources. Every day, we are dedicated to empowering, celebrating and supporting the hard work that you do....For more details visit: www.weareteachers.com

Mentor Text

Often, we receive student writing samples that are too long for our handbooks or that fall into a category already covered by another model. This is where we publish these additional student models...For more details visit: www.thewritesource.com

Constructivism as a Paradigm for Teachin…

Welcome to Constructivism as a Paradigm for Teaching and Learning. Start with the Explanation section to gain a good understanding of the CONCEPT of constructivism. Then go on to Demonstration, where we move from CONCEPT TO CLASSROOM!...For more details visit: www.thirteen.org

Teacher Observation Practice

Typically evaluative by nature, teacher observation is usually linked to classroom performance. More and more schools, however, are using observation -- teachers observing teachers -- as a form of professional development that improves teaching practices and student performance. In this article, Education World's Michele Israel talks with experts about the benefits of this emerging professional development strategy. Included: The benefits of learning by observing -- for the teacher, administrator, and school, plus five observation models...For more details visit: www.marzanoresearch.com

Dr. Marzano Laboratory

Dr. Marzano Laboratory The following tips are designed to assist you in applying the latest research in tangible ways in your classroom, school, or district...For more details visit: www.marzanoresearch.com

What matters most in teaching

This past fall, the National Commission on Teaching & America's Future published a report called: "What Matters Most: Teaching for America's Future." This report focused on teachers and the quality of teaching as the core of student performance. New curriculum, standards, resources/materials, assessments, methodologies, technology, and reforms will not and do not have much impact unless teachers have appropriate access, knowledge, skills and continuous learning opportunities. Teachers require time for reflection, mentoring relationships, collegial interaction, expert role models, and ongoing professional development for any of these changes to be effective...For more details visit: www.essentialeducator.org

50 good books for teachers

Teaching is truly an art form that takes time and dedication to learn to do well, and as any experienced educator can tell you, the first few years are usually the most trying. While nothing can substitute for personal experience, there is much that new teachers can learn from the experiences of others who have walked the path before them. That's why we've put together this list of the 50 best books for new teachers...For more details visit: www.topmastersineducation.com

Must Read Books for Teachers

Education is something we're deeply passionate about, but the fact remains that today's dominant formal education model is a broken system based on antiquated paradigms. While much has been said and written about education reform over the past couple of years, the issue and the public discourse around it are hardly new phenomena. Today, we round up the most compelling and visionary reading on reinventing education from the past century...For more details visit: www.brainpickings.org

Collaborative learning

Collaborative learning is a teaching style that has evolved over the last thirty years and is still evolving. We support a teacher network that shares resources either to be used as they are, or tweaked a little to suit different classrooms or to be an inspiration/a template to develop new resources that we hope you will in turn share with us...For more details visit: www.collaborativelearning.org

Authentic Assessment

An authentic assessment usually includes a task for students to perform and a rubric by which their performance on the task will be evaluated. Click the following links to see many examples of authentic tasks and rubrics...For more details visit: www.jfmueller.faculty.noctrl.edu

Brain Based Learning

Launched in 2010 by KQED and NPR, MindShift explores the future of learning in all its dimensions, covering cultural and technology trends, innovations in education, groundbreaking research, education policy, and more. The editor is Tina Barseghian...For more details visit: www.blogs.kqed.org

Teacher Plus asked its contributors to s…

For this anniversary issue, Teacher Plus asked its contributors to share one 'Big Idea' that could transform education, an idea that could be implemented, or an idea that teachers have lived with for long but have not seen it take shape. So, here we offer 25 ideas, big and small, which can be put to work in your own spaces...For more details visit: www.teacherplus.org

Teachers of India Portal aims to create …

Proposed by the National Knowledge Commission in 2008, the portal, an initiative of Azim Premji Foundation, is a platform for teachers, teacher educators and others working in education in India.The Teachers of India Portal aims to create a vibrant community of teachers through the sharing of knowledge and experience on a common platform. The range of teaching and learning resources available to teachers on the portal will enrich their knowledge of subject content and pedagogy, demonstrate new approaches to classroom practice and provide concrete support in the form of teaching/learning material...For more details visit: www.teachersofindia.org

Thinkers and Educators

Great thinkers and philosophers in Education have said so many things in the field of education. Some of these thoughts are shared in this issue of Teacher Plus magazine...For more details visit: www.teacherplus.org

Notes from a Teacher's Diary

A rich collection of teacher's writing and diary in this issue of Teacher Plus. Teachers can read and share these diaries with others and use it as a sample in the classroom for the students...For more details visit: www.teacherplus.org

Scholarly Articles on English

This issue of Teacher Plus magazine carries lots of articles and research materials related to teaching of English. Teachers can go through these articles and share them with their colleagues...For more details visit: www.teacherplus.org

Re-considering Curriculum

This issue of Teacher Plus carries various articles about general Education. Different topics on Education and teaching are dealt by great educationists in this issue. Teachers can share them with others too...For more details visit: www.teacherplus.org

Scholarly Articles on History

Various articles and teaching tips on teaching of History in the classroom. This issue of Teacher Plus magazine collects various strategies of teaching history...For more details visit: www.teacherplus.org

Scholarly Articles on Maths

Various articles and teaching tips on teaching of Mathematics in the classroom. This issue of Teacher Plus magazine collects various strategies of teaching Mathematics...For more details visit: www.teacherplus.org

Teachers Days Articles

This issue of Teacher Plus carried various articles on personal narrative. Teachers can make best use of these articles and use them as a resource in the classroom also...For more details visit: www.teacherplus.org

Scholarly Articles on Geography

Various articles and teaching tips on teaching of Geography in the classroom. This issue of Teacher Plus magazine collects various strategies of teaching Geography...For more details visit: www.teacherplus.org

Three Teaching Styles

The most effective teachers vary their styles depending on the nature of the subject matter, the phase of the course, and other factors. By so doing, they encourage and inspire students to do their best at all times throughout the semester. It is helpful to think of teaching styles according to the three Ds: Directing, Discussing, and Delegating...For more details visit: www.facultyfocus.com

Nine Characteristics of a Great Teacher

Years ago, as a young, eager student, I would have told you that a great teacher was someone who provided classroom entertainment and gave very little homework. Needless to say, after many years of K-12 administrative experience and giving hundreds of teacher evaluations, my perspective has changed. My current position as a professor in higher education gives me the opportunity to share what I have learned with current and future school leaders, and allows for some lively discussions among my graduate students in terms of what it means to be a great teacher...For more details visit: www.facultyfocus.com

Problem solving and word problem resourc…

Find here an annotated list of problem solving websites and books, and a list of math contests. There are many fine resources for word problems on the net! have personally checked & reviewed each website, to make sure it is truly useful...For more details visit: www.homeschoolmath.net

Laura Candler's Math Problem Solving Res…

Laura Candler's Math Problem Solving page is where you'll find great resources for teaching problem solving as well as a variety of math problem activity pages. Many of the items on this page are free and do not come with directions. For complete problem solving lessons, check out the Daily Math Puzzlers, a series of four leveled books that include information on how to teach problem solving as well as mixed-problem activity pages for students...For more details visit: www.lauracandler.com


Check out these great resources for teaching multiplication. You'll find a free webinar recording with strategies for ensuring that your students master their times tables fluently. You'll also find free printables and helpful websites dealing with multiplication...For more details visit: www.lauracandler.com

Graphing & Statistics

Welcome to the Graphing and Statistics page of the Math File Cabinet. Here you'll find free printables for the upper elementary math classroom. These activities were developed for my own classroom or were contributed by a colleague and tested by my students. Because they are free items, they do not come with directions or answer keys. If you are interested in purchasing my complete math lessons, visit my Mini Pack page and look for the Math section near the end...For more details visit: www.lauracandler.com

Scholastic Professional

Welcome to Scholastic Professional Author TalkAbout video interviews and watch noted authors answer questions on important issues in education—from reading, writing, and vocabulary instruction to topics of special interest to literacy leaders. Author TalkAbout video interviews are designed to keep you abreast of the most current thinking and best practices in education...For more details visit: www.teacher.scholastic.com

Community Resources for Science

The mission of CRS is to connect and engage educators, students, and scientists in a vibrant and innovative web of science learning resources, transforming science education. Our vision is a community of educators and scientists working together to excite all children about learning through the scientific exploration of the world around them. Community Resources for Science contributes to this vision by weaving connections between the needs of individual teachers and educational resources, while acting as a catalyst to improve the available resources in our community...For more details visit: www.crscience.org

National Center for Learning Disabilitie…

The mission of NCLD is to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 individuals nationwide with learning and attention issues—by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities. We envision a society in which every individual possesses the academic, as well as the social and emotional skills needed to succeed in school, at work and in life...For more details visit: www.ncld.org

The Upside of Dyslexia

LD Resources is a collection of resources on various aspects of learning disabilities with comments from community members. For more on this web site see our About page. Use the sidebar for navigation and browsing content by category. Use the search field below for general searches. We hope you find this site a useful resource...For more details visit: www.ldresources.com

Laura Candler's Common Core English Lang…

Lately teachers have been seeking Common Core resources for their classrooms, so I created this page to gather all my CCSS resources in one place. Each product or freebie shown below is aligned with one or more Common Core Standards. You can see the specific standard numbers for each item by clicking the cover image and visiting my TpT store to download a complete preview...For more details visit: www.lauracandler.com

Multiple Intelligence Theory in the Clas…

I've found Multiple Intelligence (MI) theory and practice to be very empowering in the classroom. When students realize that there are many ways to be smart, it helps build their self-esteem and confidence. Over a period of several years, I developed techniques for teaching students about MI theory and helping them to discover their own MI profiles. I decided to create a page of resources for educators with information and links to help them introduce these concepts to their students...For more details visit: www.lauracandler.com

Classroom Management Teaching Resources

Welcome to the Classroom Management page on Teaching Resources. Here you'll find a variety of resources to help you manage instruction in a classroom that used active engagement strategies. The resources links on this page are divided into several different categories. At the top of the page, you'll find links to other pages on this site with team management and whole class management tips and strategies. Below that section, you'll find links to a number of featured freebies on this page. At the bottom of the page, you'll find even more free resources and PDF files to assist you with classroom management. Enjoy!...For more details visit: www.lauracandler.com

Laura Candler's Literacy Files

In the folders below, you'll find pages of free printables as well as ebooks and lessons for literacy instruction that I developed for my own classroom. Most of the materials are especially suitable for 4th or 5th grade, but many of them can easily be adapted for grades 3 through 6. For more information about strategies such as Balanced Literacy, Literature Circles, and Reading Workshop, visit the Literacy Strategies section...For more details visit: www.lauracandler.com

Developed by teachers for teachers

Developed by teachers for teachers, TES India features more than 5,00,000 free high-quality teaching resources, including worksheets, activities and lesson plans all mapped to class, subject and topic. The wealth of free resources on TES India allows the 7 million teachers in India to share and benefit from each other's resources, worksheets, activities and lesson plans in order to drive excellence in the education sector...For more details visit: www.tesindia.com

Cooperative Learning - More Than Group W…

Did you know that there's a difference between cooperative learning and group work? I'll bet you thought those two terms were synonymous, but they're not. Let me show you how they are worlds apart. Collaborative learning resources...For more details visit: www.corkboardconnections.blogspot.in

Task-based grammar teaching

The advantage of the task-based approach, according to its advocates, is that during the task the learners are allowed to use whatever language they want, freeing them to focus entirely on the meaning of their message. This makes it closer to a real-life communicative situation...For more details visit: www.onestopenglish.com

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