Can kids solve real life problems that affect our world? Sure! Why not? Many of you know the 7 sterile steps to PBL. How about adding a little more to the 7 steps? Here are a few ideas about how to solve real-life problems with your class.
Need a few tips on what to do in your live online discussion?
Here are a few to get started.
Bring on the i.
I just finished reading several books about intrinsic motivation. None of the research is new, so why aren’t we incorporating intrinsic motivation into the classroom more?
Here are a few ideas I have on how to add some i to your classroom.
Book to add to the reading list:
Why We Do What We Do by Edward L. Deci
I have recently been shocked at the fact that educators don’t really see the need for a rubric. They either find them too specific or too vague. But, I am not really sure they are seeing the big picture on this one. Rubrics are great for students and teachers.
Here are a few benefits:
What else would you add? How have they helped you?
Thanks, Robin! This is great!!!!
Here is a group of infographics that relate to your first day of each teaching term. They are mostly the ones I work through within the beginning weeks of classes. I have included the QR codes for each so you can find them easily. The five things I do at the beginning of each term is Greet students, Set the rules, Team build, Grab or Gain their attention, and Assess prior knowledge.
Is this a crazy idea? I have found it very effective. I usually spend a substantial amount of time the first class creating rules with the class. It starts the students thinking , bonding, and taking responsibility for their own education. I love it.
This infographic is as much about flipping online as it is about online teaching in general. If we, as instructors, can maintain the connected feel of a class, our students will feel valued.
What does connected learning (21st Century Learning…) look like to you, your students, and your classroom?
This is what I think it looks like…
More and more higher education organizations are using experts from the field to teach college courses. The experts have a passion for their industry and profession. Sometimes this passion does not translate into good teaching. I am working on a new training series that seeks to both identify the issues, describe the players, and train the new faculty experts. This is the overview infographic. The series is also part of a larger training curriculum to transform the learning experience in college classrooms.
Stay tuned for infographics on each of the 10 topics and the training curriculum.