What is your learning mission?
If you’ve never asked students for serious, honest feedback, you’re missing something. If you ask the right questions and give students the time and encouragement to supply quality answers, student feedback can benefit you in so many ways.
PYP ConnectED. In this episode of the Making Better Teachers podcast, learn more about PYP ConnectED: how it is bring teachers around the world together and the benefits of building professional communities.
Self-Paced Learning. In this episode of The Cult of Pedagogy podcast, listen to how one teacher differentiates learning for her students.
Teaching Perseverance. In this short video from The Teaching Channel, learn more about the importance of challenging students and how to encourage them to persevere and take on challenges.
In Praise of the Think-Pair-Share. In this episode of the Cult of Pedagogy podcast, learn how to get the most from this timeless strategy.
Building Knowledge. In this article from Heinemann, literacy authors Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis expand on the building knowledge through thinking-intensive learning.
Early Years Literacy. In this article, Learn how one early years program shifted their focus from focusing on big books and books that were written specifically for one skill set to using picture books that help students apply their literacy skills across all key learning areas.
Literacy Programs. In this Edweek commentary, the author reveals and explores the problem with literacy programs and suggests parameters that should be met in key areas when considering resources.
Student-to-Student Talk. In this blog post learn more about the “penultimate form of productive in-class discussion”.
Word Game Wednesday. In this blog post, find an exhaustive list of word games that offer students fun and engaging ways to strengthen their literacy skills.
When Students Lead. Read more here about how letting students teach can lead to their best learning ever.
Connecting with Students. In this episode of the Cult of Pedagogy podcast, learn more about “really connecting with your students”.
“More important than anything else you do as a teacher is the relationship you build with your students.”
Coaching is More Than Asking Questions. Learn more in this article from Forbes about aspects of coaching that go beyond “just asking questions”.
The Micro-Teaching Advantage. Videotaping your teaching practice is one way to engage in instructional coaching for growth. Read more in this article from Educational Leadership about how it can make for a better debrief and more learning.
Managing a Classroom. In the article from Edutopia, discover a key to effective classroom management. The author shares a three-phase process helps build strong teacher-student bonds, which can reduce disruptive behavior.
Develop Your Personal Learning Network. In this post from The SharingPYP Blog, former AIS Kuwait music teacher, Levi Allison, shares how he has leveraged his Twitter presence to feel less isolated as a specialist teacher.
Assessing 21st Century Skills. This MOOC, offered by Coursera, is designed principally for practicing teachers who are wondering exactly how they can incorporate teaching and assessment of 21st century skills into their classrooms, labs or workshops. Learn more | Enroll.
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership. Wilkes University’s low-residency Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership is designed for professionals seeking to transform the face of education. Through rigorous and relevant curriculum, which combines theory, applied research and interactive learning experiences, you will leave the program prepared to address the unique challenges faced in K-12, higher education or professional environments. The Ed.D. requires 60 post-master’s credits, including nine credits of dissertation. Attend three program residencies while participating in virtual class sessions and online learning. Learn more. | Apply.
Online Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. Wilkes University is pleased to partner with the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) to offer the Master of Science in International School Leadership. This 30-credit master’s degree program is offered through a completely online format, allowing you the flexibility to obtain your graduate degree in as little as two years. Learn more. | Apply.
Tuition-Free Master’s of Education. The IB has collaborated with the University of the People and launched a tuition-free, online Master’s of Education (M.Ed.) programme. The M.Ed. offers teachers and schools across the world an opportunity to further their careers, regardless of where they live and teach. Find out more here. Apply here to begin in 2019.
Building a Positive Staff Culture. In this article from edutopia, the author claims that building a positive staff culture takes work. If schools want a strong collegial atmosphere, they need to foster it intentionally—both across the school and on smaller scales.
Student Anxiety. Read this article to learn five things to say to students suffering from anxiety.
Young Brains in Trauma. Read this article from edutopia to learn about seven ways to calm a young brain in trauma.
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Specialization. This online self-paced course offered by the University of Colorado Boulder through Coursera, participants will examine kindergarten through high school SEL programs, looking at both established programs and less well-known community-based and youth empowerment approaches. Along with this examination of K-12 SEL programs, there is also a much needed emphasis on the teachers’ well being. Learn more. | Register now.