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A Look At A Child Through The Eyes Of A Tutor

I was born into a family of teachers – my maternal great-grandfather, grandfather, aunt, uncle, and mom were teachers. My aunt, uncle, and mom eventually became school principals and later professors at local universities. 645 more words

On Parenting Toddlers & Young Kids

Little Raconteurs

One of the elements I was keen to include was something that allowed users to express themselves in some way. All the research I had read showed that children in 7-11 age range were keen to create. 502 more words


O2 Providing a Challenging Curriculum

In the spirit of true Vygotsky fashion teachers strive to find that sweet-spot between the impractically difficult and the excessively easy. To find the edge of a students zone of proximal development and press it gently without pushing them over in to the frustrations of insurmountable failure. 689 more words


HOPE Principle P2: Differentiation

P2 – Practice differentiated instruction.

Teacher candidates apply principles of differentiated instruction, including theories of language acquisition, stages of language, and academic language development, in the integration of subject matter across the content areas of reading, mathematical, scientific, and aesthetic reasoning. 396 more words


Zone of Proximal Development

Zone of Proximal Development

by Joshua Hoyt

In creating well-rounded characters, we need to remember the wind beneath their wings. Our characters need the support of those around them or they will falter and eventually die. 392 more words

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Instructional Strategies: Constructivism & Zone of Proximal Development

Does constructivism promote academic excellence?

Constructivism absolutely leads to academic excellence because it requires that students are actively engaged in their own learning.  In Classroom Instruction that Works, we read that this type of engagement integrated through Cooperative Learning positively affects “both academic and socioemotional achievement, self-esteem, motivation, and engagement with school” (p.46). 383 more words


Flow in education

I just finished reading Dylan Wiliam’s Embedded Formative Assessment. The book is wonderful, but one of the most enjoyable parts was the authors referenced by Wiliam. 281 more words

Rise And Converge