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EdChat News Sunday, June 24

Classroom Furniture: Does it impede or improve learning?

  • As I prepare for next year and the launch of N.E.W. (Next Evolution in Work-based Learning) at my school,Ive been preoccupied with concerns about the way traditional classroom furniture impedes learning.
  • However, furniture and the way it is arranged in a classroom sends a very clear message to students on the first day of school.
  • Ultimately, Id like our classrooms to become a learning lab, where other teachers on our campus, and in our district, can come and check out how alternative furniture can be used to improve learning, instead of impeding it.
  • Then if our district decides to invest in flexible furniture to replace our aging desks and chairs, teachers will have a better sense of what they like and how they would use it in their classrooms to support and improve learning objectives.
  • I invite any educator, administrator, and/or district leader with experience refurnishing traditional classrooms with flexible furniture to share their experiences, tips and advice!

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Classroom Furniture: Does it impede or improve learning?

10 Ways Teaching Has Changed In The Last 10 Years – TeachThought PD

  • Access to technology, socioeconomic issues, language barriers, culturally indifferent standardized assessment, WiFi speeds, and dozens of other issues are no longer niche side-conversations, but rather central issues teachers have to confront in both curriculum, instruction, and community engagement.
  • Students teachers are always connected – – Teachers are expected to both learn, plan, publish, share, and collaborate endlessly with other teachers, and then support their students to do the same with their own peers.
  • The first step here is to help students to identify potential collaboratorsoften in other countries that speak other languages.
  • Apps are now available that adapt to student performance in a way that teachers cant.
  • Information is everywhere but wisdom is scarce – – Try convincing a student to listen to you explain how Europeans came to America for religious freedom when they can Google that tidbit in 45 seconds, then access an entire YouTube channel dedicated to that very idea while downloading an iTunesU…

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10 Ways Teaching Has Changed In The Last 10 Years – TeachThought PD

Design Digital Newsletters for Parents

  • I found this incredibly amusing, but I had to admit it was an effective way to get information home to parents when you are dealing with 5-year-olds.
  • After putting my digital newletter together with information about what weve been up to first semester and reminders, I copied all of my parent emails (from the Parent Survey Google Form I use at the start of the year) and sent the newsletter to all of my parents.
  • I was able to check the analytics on my newsletter to see how many people had viewed it and how much time they spent reading it.
  • I was able to go into my Flyer Settings to make my newsletter private, so only the people I was sharing it with directly could view it.
  • Smore was so easy to use and I love that I was able to see how my audience was engaging with the newsletter!

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Design Digital Newsletters for Parents

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48 Best Development Courses Online To Become An Industry Expert | JA Directives

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ISTE | Blog

On Real Reading and the Kids We Teach

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On Real Reading and the Kids We Teach

Making Comfort Dogs an Everyday Part of School

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Making Comfort Dogs an Everyday Part of School

How to Encourage Creative Problem-Solving: The Finnish Model – Global Learning – Education Week

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How to Encourage Creative Problem-Solving: The Finnish Model – Global Learning – Education Week

Differentiate Reading with Rewordify

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Differentiate Reading with Rewordify |

Professional Development over the Summer – Amanda Yuill

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Professional Development over the Summer – Amanda Yuill