10 of the most common ways blogs are used by teachers and students

Wondering how blogs are used in schools?

1.  School or District Website

2. Class Website

3.  Class Blog

4.  Class Blog with Student Blogs

5.  Specialist Subject Area Blogs

6. Personal/Professional Educator Blog

7. Library Blogs

8. Group Collaboration and Projects

9. ePortfolios

10. Professional Learning

Learn more: https://www.theedublogger.com/2018/04/17/blogs-wordpress-schools/ 

 

THE OPPOSITE OF EDUCATION IS MANIPULATION

 

Educators as Active Listeners

One of the biggest gifts we, as educators, can give to our learners is to be truly present for them; to deeply listen to what they have to say.

User Generated Education

I have a few sayings I often use in my teacher education courses and PD workshops for teachers related to active listening. They include:

  • If the teacher is doing more talking than the students, then this is a problem.
  • One of the biggest gifts we, as educators, can give to our learners is to be truly present for them; to deeply listen to what they have to say.

What this boils down to, for me, is the teacher being an active listener. I get to practice what I preach on a regular basis as I teach gifted elementary students three days a week. For this academic year, I decided to become even more intentional in practicing active listening with the students. I hope my intention has benefitted them. I know there have been benefits for me. I get to really relish in how they see the world. Their stories, ideas, jokes…

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Thousands of teachers have rallied this week for more money for education.

Teachers continue to advocate for fair funding for education and educator pay.

Oklahoma lawmakers made plans to vote Friday on bills that could earmark more money for education. But it’s not clear if the measures will satisfy complaints by the state’s teachers, which have led to walkouts and widespread protests this week.

So PROUD of Oklahoma teachers. Since I was a kid, they’ve been in the bottom 2 nationally in pay. Nothing has changed. And now, no raise in 10 years! Budget cuts. Where is the $$$? Great teachers are leaving the state.

Dari Nowkhah

Read more: Oklahoma’s Teachers Continue Walkout