Develop Your Classroom Presence
Issue #6 / week of August 20, 2018
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Leading Change with Gameful Learning
Give Students a Voice
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Parents and guardians play a vital role in the success of our schools and students. A couple of articles from Advanc-Ed and Edutopia outline the ways in which you can cultivate strong, positive relationships with your students' parents.
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As educators, part of our craft is knowing how to have a sense of presence within a room. Edutopia offers some detailed tips on how to continue developing that sense of presence:
Foster a sense of authenticity
Build strong relationships
Click here to explore the article: "Developing Your Classroom Presence" by Sol Henrik
This free online course via edX offers information on learning science that the creators feel every educator should know. Below are some of the topics addressed in this course created by Teachers College at Columbia University:
Memory and Learning (how the brain works)
Student Learning Strategies
Effective Teaching Strategies
You can take this course at your own pace for free here (or you can choose to pay for a certificate for $49).
Hone Your Craft: Now that the initial student counts and logistics of the first full weeks of school are over, these five resources will help you reconnect to the honing of your craft as an educator, if you have personally gotten a little lost in the shuffle.
The Science of Learning
"Nurtutring Postive Relationships with Parents" -Advanc-ED Article
"20 Tips for Developing Positive Relationships with Parents" -Edutopia Article
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Nurture Positive Relationships
Providing students with a space to share their feelings and opinions is not always an easy thing to do. This article from the Harvard Graduate School identifies that, "when schools find ways to welcome student opinions...they do more than equip students with tools for lifelong success." Some tips include:
Regularly soliciting student feedback
Engaging students in studying and assessing school
Including authentic student representation in leadership teams
Invite students to discussions regarding their learning
Adding game elements to the classroom experience is a proven way to increase student engagement. With this edX course, learn ways to use game mechanics to help students engage in meaningful connections with the content. The strategies offered include:
Well-designed games as successful learning environments
How to design curriculum for gameful learning
Audit this course for free at your own pace by clicking here (or you can receive a certificate for $49).
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