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10 Lessons For The Digital Teacher | TeachThought

We have always told teachers about #8. We think that PLNs for teachers are important. If you’re a teacher, and you’re in any way digital (and you presumably are if you’re reading this), there are some strategies you might consider to lubricate the interaction between the two. And that’s where Lessons (more…)

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Link | Kanban in the Classroom

What started off as a scheduling system for production in Japan, was soon adopted by software developers. Ideas proliferate and are adapted by different users as it makes sense to them. How could teachers use a system designed for production in the classroom? Trello, an online Kanban tool has this to (more…)

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Link | Of Reflective Practice for Teachers

For a long time, teachers have been asked to focus on reflective practice. Very few, however, have described what reflective practice or reflective teaching is. “The more reflective you are, the more effective you are. This is a phrase that has become synonymous with the work we have done with building (more…)

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Article | Social Media & Teachers

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article in dna India, about the imperative for teachers to use social media. The days of traditional centralised curriculum sent down for relay, by teachers, have long outlived their time. Students have more options, perhaps more interesting options to consume, than the (more…)

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Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies by Thinking Aloud

Reading comprehension is the ability to read text, process it and understand its meaning – Wikipedia. Reading comprehension is introduced to students in Grade 1. Typically, a short passage is presented to students and then they are asked to read the questions that follow and provide answers. Students are asked to read the (more…)

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Teacher’s Time

In a recent article in the NY Times, Fred M. Hechinger writes: “One major reason, he believes, is that while a great deal is expected of the schools, from teaching the fundamentals to creating civilized adults, ”whether schools are satisfying places for the students who attend them is largely irrelevant or of (more…)

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Books | The Future of the Curriculum; The MIT Press

There’s a lot going on in the world of curriculum design. The most common activity that we see, at least in India, is the inclusion of technology in curriculum design. Some of the initiatives are self-styled game-changers while some are incremental changes, which hardly affect the curriculum in a meaningful manner (more…)

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Article | Technology & Teachers

Yesterday, we talked of Technology Vs. Teachers. Today, we talk of Technology & Teachers. A key idea, inherent in the title of that post was the potential of disagreement between technology and teachers. We asked if a teacher can ever be replaced by digital tools. While the answer is obvious, it does (more…)

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Article | Technology Vs. Teachers

Today, the blackboards in schools are being replaced with digital interactive whiteboards. But does that mean that the real class teacher will also be replaced by a digital teacher? More importantly the question is “CAN” the class teacher be replaced by a digital teacher? In my opinion, the answer (undoubtedly) to that (more…)