As a sophomore and junior at Clintondale High School in suburban Detroit, Dominique Moody was barely squeaking by, getting Ds in geometry and algebra.
By using ThingLink in this way I can have students and more than just text comments in response to the visual prompt. To extend the activity I can have students look for YouTube videos and or websites that will help to explain answers to the questions generated by looking at the featured image.
What does greatness mean in education? Administrator, author, and educator Ben Johnson ponders the quality of excellence.
How can we expect students to aspire to be great if we are not also aspiring for greatness?
I want to take a look at curation through the lens of blogging. How can educators and students use their blogs to become their own information curators and content curators for others in their learning community.
According to Gallup, the factors of engagement, relationships, collaboration, hope, and trust are essential for learning and high performance. This is true not only for students, but also for teachers. In fact, the report’s headline grabber was that nearly 70% of teachers „are not emotionally connected to their workplaces and are unlikely to devote much discretionary effort to their work.“ Among reasons for teachers‘ lack of engagement, two stand out. In a Gallup survey of employees in 14 different occupational categories, K-12 teachers „were dead last … in saying their ’supervisor always creates an environment that is trusting and open.‘ “