10 Online Tools That Will Make Your Students Better Researchers

10 Online Tools That will Make Your Students Better Researchers By @anttooley · TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting NetworkbyAntonio Tooley

Writing a research paper does not actually take long at all. Your students can do a 10-page paper in one day if they really knuckle down and get going. The most annoying things about this academic assignment are at the beginning and the end of the process: the research and the bibliography.

Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff

Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff

An idea that is beginning to gain a lot of favour in educational circles at the moment is the notion of fixed versus growth mindsets, and how they might relate to students and learning. Based on the work of Stanford University psychologist, Carol Dweck, the idea of mindset is related to our understanding of where ability comes from.

Learning and Reinforcement: Why You Need Both

Learning and Reinforcement: Why You Need Both

In today’s learning landscape, there are many forms of learning. There are instructor-led courses, eLearning (electronic learning) and the recent concepts of mLearning (mobile learning) and learning reinforcement. eLearning and mLearning are sometimes used in the same sentence but they are fundamentally different ways of learning.

Golden Rules for Engaging Students in Learning Activities

Golden Rules for Engaging Students in Learning Activities

When we think of student engagement in learning activities, it is often convenient to understand engagement with an activity as being represented by good behavior (i.e. behavioral engagement), positive feelings (i.e. emotional engagement), and, above all, student thinking (i.e. cognitive engagement) (Fredricks, 2014).