For an individual who thrives on order and routine, our world is a scary place! Humans interact at record breaking speeds; everything we do is high speed, instant and ever changing. Even our homes and classrooms tend to be quickly moving people from one activity to the next, changing schedules and living in the moment. It is a sign of our times and right or wrong, it is what it is.
We are now nearly a decade into the 21st Century and we should be getting used to it by now. While we can't yet predict what a classroom will look like in ninety years' time, we should have some idea of what a 21st Century classroom should look like, at least during the first few decades of the century.
Most of us have adapted to living a more eco friendly lifestyle, a few years ago we wouldn't have thought anything about the amount of plastic bags we use at the supermarket or throwing our cans out with the rest of the rubbish. Now most supermarkets offer incentives for reusing shopping bags and most council's in the UK provide and collect household recycling boxes.
Here are ten relatively simple ideas that you could easily use in your next class (assuming you already have a Word Wall):
Dec 11, 2009
Back to school, fall leaves, Thanksgiving and Christmas all easily lend themselves to great decorating themes, but what to do when those are over and spring is months away? Invigorate your classroom this winter in color and pizzazz with some simple and quick designs.
Teachers in classrooms around the world know how important it is to keep children's self-esteem high. They do this by rewarding students who show initiative, do well on tests, and sometimes, simply demonstrate kindness. There are many different ways of rewarding these students. In higher grades, it can be more difficult, but often, teachers notice that younger students enjoy simple things.
Assessment is one of the most debated topics in education. Opinions differ as to what should be the purpose of such assessments and it is this where most contention arises.
When summer ends and the teachers head back to their classrooms, they will be looking for new ways to make teaching easier and more organized. New teachers entering the classroom for the first time will also have their eyes peeled for teaching tips. With that in mind, the following seven items make the must-have list for teachers.
During the past 15-20 years, there have been many advancements in brain scan technology. These advancements are having a profound effect on the field of education in when, what and how we teach so that learning is maximized. "Brain-friendly" techniques are applications of those new discoveries.
Future classroom Classroom technology is not only the sign of improvement of today's technology but also an efficient and effective way to provide the students, an excellent and creative education. To improve the quality of the studies, you should have to insert some latest technological tools and terms in the classrooms to make the teaching more meaningful.