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

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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

Famous Quotes Related to Critical Thinking

“Time given to thought is the greatest time saver of all.” – Norman Cousins

“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” – Derek Bok

The Critical Thinking Company publishes PreK-12+ books and software to develop critical thinking in core subject areas.

Source: Famous Quotes Related to Critical Thinking

Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.” – LADY BIRD JOHNSON

“Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.” – Roger Lewin

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“The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too” – Voltaire

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything one learned in school.”

“No problem can be solved by the same consciousness that created it. We need to see the world anew.” – ALBERT EINSTEIN

 

Teaching is a performance profession

Teaching is a performance profession

At a very basic level, every teacher with a smartphone has the ability to create a video of herself/himself teaching. Even without a coach, that video can become a tool for teacher self-improvement On a higher level, technology also makes it possible to combine multiple camera views, Bluetooth microphones, and cloud-based storage to enable virtual coaching complete with discussion threads.

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Using Video to Improve Teaching Practice

 

The opposite of education is manipulation

“Education is identical with helping the child realize his potentialities. The opposite of education is manipulation, which is based on the absence of faith in the growth of potentialities and the connection that a child will be right only if the adults put into him what is desirable and suppress what seems to be undesirable.”
― Erich Fromm, The Art of Loving I Love You Quotes

“Equality today means “sameness,” rather than “oneness.” It is the sameness of abstractions, of the men who work in the same jobs, who have the same amusements, who read the same newspapers, who have the same feelings and the same ideas.”

 

“Most people are not even aware of their need to conform. They live under the illusion that they follow their own ideas and inclinations, that they are individualists, that they have arrived at their opinions as the result of their own thinking—and that it just happens that their ideas are the same as those of the majority.”

Inspiring Quotes About Teachers

“The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer.”

Alice Wellington Rollins

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“Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.”

Andy Rooney

“… It is a greater work to educate a child, in the true and large sense of that phrase, than to rule a state.”

William Ellery Channing

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“I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.”

John Steinbeck

Learn more 10 Inspiring Quotes About Teachers for Teachers’ Day

 

 

Top 6 Teachers Quotes

 

#IMWAYR – It’s Monday and here’s what I’m reading: Picture books and poetry

“In my life long study of human beings, I have found that no matter how hard they try, they have found no way yet to prevent the arrival of Monday morning. And they do try, of course, but Monday always comes…” Jeff Lindsay http://www.yanglish.com/tag/monday-quote/ Monday Quote

Phrasal verbs for everyday actions

You will almost certainly find that you know some of them already, and it is worth learning any that are new to you because they are all extremely common, and most of them have no one-word equivalent.

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by Liz Walter

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I have written several posts about phrasal verbs, including an introduction to what they are and how to use them. However, I realised today that I have never written about some of the most common phrasal verbs there are – ones that we use to talk about actions that take place every day.

You will almost certainly find that you know some of them already, and it is worth learning any that are new to you because they are all extremely common, and most of them have no one-word equivalent.

The first thing that happens every morning is that we wake up. We can also say that we wake someone up:

I woke up at 7.30. (In US punctuation, write the time as 7:30.)

My Dad wakes me up at 6 a.m. every day.

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…the real people still want me to change, to be like them…

Even as hard as I try…

I try so hard, and it is still not working. I wear the same clothes as the others. I say the same words at the same times: good morning, hi, how are you, I’m fine, good night, please, thank you, you’re welcome, no thank you, not right now. I obey the traffic laws; I obey the rules. I have ordinary furniture in my apartment, and I play my unusual music very softly or use headphones. But it is not enough. Even as hard as I try, the real people still want me to change, to be like them.

Elizabeth Moon, The Speed of Dark

Moving on quotes

Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams