Professor, writer, award winning national speaker and education consultant, Joe Martin, wrote this article, “Be A Pro-Change Teacher” to help teachers open their minds. (Click picture for full article). His advice to all teachers is to not have “change-phobia”. The fear of change limits a child’s learning abilities. He suggests a writing project with your students called “Teacher for a Day”. With this project students start off their paper with “If I were a teacher for the day this is what I would do to make our classroom more fun and educational”, then the child can write in paragraph form, list form, or how every they are most comfortable expressing their ideas. Being open minded to these ideas may help increase the effectiveness of your children’s learning!
365 Teacher Tips!
This site has some great tips for teachers for every day of the year! Helpful tips to help organize your classroom, or engage your students better. Check it out!
Learning in the Digital Age
Check out my power point presentation on Learning in the Digital Age!
This Article describes how properly integrating technology into classrooms raises success rates, saves money and more effectively engages students in learning. Online collaboration successfully increases learning productivity and student engagement. Using online collaboration schools saw a 69% reduction in disciplinary action where schools without it only saw 47%. Also the dropout rate reduced by 62% in schools where technology is integrated, whereas other schools only saw a 42% reduction rate. Using technology in the classroom is a must!