The Ministry of Education in Ontario, Canada has recently launched a a
very interesting system in which students can seek homework help online.
The program is specifically designed for grade 7 to 10 math students
and users can log into the website (https://homeworkhelp.ilc.org/secure/login.php
where they can chat with the online tutors who are available form
5:30pm to 9:30pm from Sunday through Thrusday.… Continue
Added by Kiwi Commons on March 10, 2010 at 12:30pm —
Chaque individu a un intérêt de la psychologie. Comment pas si la psychologie nous entoure, là où nous regardons, là où nous vivons, là où nous pensons. La psychologie est donc une partie de nous et elle nous aide de trouver tout type de réponse aux questions qui nous concernent en tant qu’individus qui co-vivent dans une société commune. La psychologie est une étude continue consacrée à la nature humaine-le comportement et les processus mentaux qui nous mènent au se que nous sommes.
Added by nadia ahouari_idri on March 10, 2010 at 11:55am —
Before ever evoking the subject of Globalisation, we need first to say a word about Algeria. This great country is the gate of Africa. It is situated in the North central part of Africa opening her arms to the Mediterranean ٍSea, facing the European continent. She has also two wings “as France named them in the colonial period”. These are Tunisia which is the eastern wing and Morocco; the western one. Algeria’s back is all of the great, vague and rich African countries. Algeria must, then, be… Continue
Added by nadia ahouari_idri on March 10, 2010 at 11:54am —
EDUCATION IN TROUBLE
The move is on to create a four day school week. The idea is to increase the school day by one hour and reduce the number of days to four in an effort to save money and reduce more damaging cost cutting measures.
Many parents in effect use school as a baby sitting measure. They have to work. Now if you do not have school on a Monday or Friday what will happen? Parents who work and can’t afford a daytime baby… Continue
Added by William Lambert on March 9, 2010 at 4:21am —
Old Chinese proverb: “Nothing can be taught; everything can be learned”How I taught my son to ride a bicycle.Now, riding a bike is quite a complex process. I don’t remember learning myself, because it was such a long time ago. But I had a pretty good idea that it was… Continue
Added by Rossleigh Brisbane on March 8, 2010 at 12:30am —
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Added by Freespeling on March 2, 2010 at 12:34am —
It is interesting when you start reading out of your field how many interesting ideas one discovers that are applicable to education.
Ken Blanchard is one of the world leading experts on management and leadership. He is the author of a series of books called the “One Minute Manager”. He, and his team, have sold millions of books and empowered managers and leaders in a range of industries worldwide in simple and effective approaches to developing leadership and managing their… Continue
Added by Adrian Bertolini on February 28, 2010 at 8:52pm —
A school district in Pennsylvania is in a bit of trouble after allegedly using webcams on school laptops to monitor their students in and outside of school using spy software. The students and parents were uninformed about the use of this software and discovered it only after one student was called to his principal's office for bad behavior in his home. The principal then used a picture taken with the spy software to prove his case.
While the school district… Continue
Added by Kiwi Commons on February 26, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Our district is in the middle of many change initiatives that are focused on developing a different accountability system for student learning. The drive is coming from the School Board and is fueled by everything they have been reading in "The World is Flat", "Disrupting Class", and more.
Although small task force groups have attempted to grapple with what needs to change with our current graduation requirements and grading system, the groups fall short of being able to make… Continue
Added by Jane Peschel on February 26, 2010 at 5:06am —
I've just come across yet another case that calls into question just how
involved a school should be when it comes to disciplining cyber
bullying. A student in Florida is suing her former principal after she
was suspended back in 2007 for creating a Facebook criticizing one of
her teachers. The page, which was up only for a few days, had current
and past students commenting on the teacher's abilities, some for and
Two months later, the… Continue
Added by Kiwi Commons on February 22, 2010 at 7:00am —
I have had an interesting time this week as I went and visited a range of schools to observe teachers teaching (or should that be …provide a space for learning to occur?). I was able to sit in on a range of teachers and the variety of approaches they use to promote learning.
Before I get into the topic of teacher practices I think I must start by saying that good inquiry learning requires elements of explicit teaching, practicing, skill development, and inquiry. It is a… Continue
Added by Adrian Bertolini on February 18, 2010 at 8:21pm —
It seems that too many schools are behind in setting examples for eating habits, still serving food out of deep fryer
s and snack machines
.There is a great "novel" idea suggested in This article
: stop putting junk… Continue
Added by Sara Redec on February 18, 2010 at 10:01am —
In the last few weeks, I have come across a slew of cyber bullying cases, each becoming more serious than the last. But it was the story of a young girl named Phoebe Prince that really hit home.
Phoebe Prince, 15, committed suicide due to what reports are saying was a case of cyber bullying. The young teen was victim to harassing Internet and text messages from alleged older… Continue
Added by Kiwi Commons on February 18, 2010 at 7:30am —
TEACHING TECHNIQUES-THE BEST ONE OF ALL…
Added by William Lambert on February 18, 2010 at 3:43am —
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Added by Val Mitchell on February 5, 2010 at 3:53am —
TEACHING TECHNIQUES-TEACH THE BRAIN, NOT THE STUDENT
I am an enthusiastic teacher that believes every student is capable of great success.
I have two great friends and one soon to be great friend that cautions my enthusiasm, their contention is that the teacher’s ability may be good or even great, but we must place more accountability on the student.
I agree. When I do how to learn presentations for students, I tell them they can learn… Continue
Added by William Lambert on February 5, 2010 at 2:57am —
Teaching Technique-Call and Response
This is not a NEW Idea. But I have not seen it used in Public Schools. It worked marvelously for me. I encourage all teachers to give it a try. It Works!
First a little history of the concept.
You have probably seen (on TV) an army group marching, whereas the leader calls out a verbal command and the entire group responds with some verbal reply.
You have seen a football and/or a basketball team get in a… Continue
Added by William Lambert on February 5, 2010 at 1:47am —
Paradigm- the key to successful teaching
What is it? By definition “an example serving as a model; pattern”
Every teacher has one; but most teachers don’t realize what their paradigm is.
Your paradigm determines how well you do every little teaching task that you do.
But first let me give you some examples.
Here are some examples of teacher paradigms.
“My job is to present the lesson. It’s up to the student to learn the… Continue
Added by William Lambert on February 5, 2010 at 1:46am —
I am a former teacher in the Memphis City school system. I have an experience I would like
to share. You decide if you can use the concepts.
I had a second job at a neighborhood community center at night.
Color Video cameras had just come on the market. I bought one to use in my teaching effort. I found some unusually
cool hand puppets on sale and I bought them. I got this great Idea.
At my community center job I used an overturned… Continue
Added by William Lambert on February 5, 2010 at 1:45am —
Teaching Technique-What did you learn in school today?
There was a time Parents would ask their student offspring, “What did you learn in school today”.
Do you know what the reply was then? Do you know what the reply would be today?
You got it; the reply would be “Nothing”
TEACHERS, that’s our fault.
We are involved in the lecture method of teaching. It’s the least effective technique. That’s just one problem. But we won’t focus on… Continue
Added by William Lambert on February 5, 2010 at 1:44am —