Teachers: Embrace the Full Potential of Technology Education Through ‘Creation’

Teachers: Embrace the Full Potential of Technology Education Through ‘Creation’ – GettingSmart.com

‘So how can teachers prepare for this surge of computer science in the classroom and integrate it into their curriculum in a meaningful way? It starts with understanding that technology is a tool-a means to accomplishing an end, but not an end itself. It’s important to not just leverage technology for technology’s sake.

11 Research-Based Classroom Management Strategies

11 Research-Based Classroom Management Strategies

Do unresolved behavior issues keep you awake at night thinking about what strategies might enhance responsible decision making and increase academic learning time? It’s natural to feel personally and professionally challenged-as I have, too many times to count. The good news is that there are some research-based strategies called kernels that you can add to your classroom management toolkit.

9 Essential Digital Skills for Teachers

9 Essential Digital Skills for Teachers

September 24, 2017 In a digitally focused world, education is getting more and more digitized pushing us, teachers and educators, to re-conceptualize what it really means to be a teacher in the 21st century. Whether you are a technological determinist or instrumentalist, technology has become an essential force shaping much of our teaching and pedagogical practices.

How to transform schools into learning organisations?

How to transform schools into learning organisations?

Schools nowadays are required to learn faster than ever before in order to deal effectively with the growing pressures of a rapidly changing environment. Many schools however, look much the same today as they did a generation ago, and too many teachers are not developing the pedagogies and practices required to meet the diverse needs of 21st-century learners.

What Does Personalized Learning Mean for Teachers?

What Does Personalized Learning Mean for Teachers?

This is the third blog in a series on What’s Possible with Personalized Learning? Read the first post , second post , or Teachers form stronger relationships with students because they spend more time getting to know each student and his/her strengths, goals and interests. Teachers focus on research around how students learn best.

Helping Young Children Build 21st-Century Skills

Helping Young Children Build 21st-Century Skills | Getting Smart

The development of 21st-century skills begins early-we would argue as early as 18 months old. Which is why the Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21) advocates for the integration of 21st-century skills (anchored in the 4Cs: critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity) in early learning experiences for young children in order to build the skills they need not only when entering school, but also in life.