Tags » Edchat

3 Enemies to Change - #3 Experts and Authority

The Expert Rule

The expert at doing what we do is ourselves. When we try something new, that we have no experience of, we are willing to learn and are… 2,072 more words

Education

Punished by Rewards and the Behaviour Conference

B.F. Skinner did some highly influential work about what influences human behaviour. He said that in the earliest stages of our lives our actions are quite random. 2,174 more words

Education

The (Growth) Mindset of a Teacher

Over the last couple weeks we’ve been getting all of our students through their first round of MAP tests, much to their dismay!  I was covering in a few of these classes and tried having a conversation with them about the idea of growth and celebrating just how far they’ve come at the end of the year; it seems like this whole concept just washes over them like a huge wave of “whatever Mr. 419 more words

Bret's $.02

3 Enemies of Change - #2. Security

The Security Rule

We are wired up for security. When we test something out and it works we stick by it. Familiarity gives us a sense of security and established norms. 926 more words

Education

Exploring San Miguel

Day 2 of ESD’s 2014 trip to El Salvador:
After an early morning bus ride from San Salvador we reached San Miguel: a hot muggy volcano locked city. 54 more words

Travel

What would you teach in 15 minutes?

Traditionally, secondary school timetables are constructed from a limited number of standardised blocks of time; a single period might be 50 minutes. The timetable is imposed upon the teachers who must then craft their lesson around the specified amount of time. 243 more words

Secondary School

What would you teach in 15 minutes?

Traditionally, secondary school timetables are constructed from a limited number of standardised blocks of time; a single period might be 50 minutes. The timetable is imposed upon the teachers who must then craft their lesson around the specified amount of time. 243 more words

Secondary School