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Time saving tools, templates and ideas that I have written, trialled and tested, that work. Send in your best templates and ideas for teaching and I'll put them here to share.
So the question is - "How do you use all the information on the web to develop meaningful lessons?"
The answer is
Creativity & Inspiration
Videos Cleese, Jobs, Mitra, IB
Video2 Chomsky, Gilbert &
What if Money didn't matter ?
Video3 SHOCKING! The real purpose of your life!
FLOW, The SECRET to Happiness, How I fell in love with a FISH.
Video4 How a boy became an ARTIST
Infinite Thinking MACHINE
Video5 Shane Koyczan: "To This Day" ... for the bullied and beautiful.
Ken Robinson says SCHOOL KILLS CREATIVITY
What will be OBSOLETE in 2020
Video6 Dr Eric Topol & the SMART future Health care
Why Education in Finland Works
Finland's Revolutionary Education System
Flashmob, Jane Goodall
George Lucas Visual Literacy Martin Scorsese Visual Literacy
Video9 Ramsey Musallam Curiosity Comes First
Video10 Benjamin Zander: The transformative power of classical music
Articles & Seminars
To develop Life Long Learning Learners NOT Life Long Course Goers.
Life Long Learning = ongoing voluntary and self motivated pursuit of knowledge
It is now POSSIBLE
We have access to vast resource of information. SO NO PROBLEMS with content.
It is our job to teach student to ACCESS this vast resource, so they can learn anything, anytime, anywhere.
To gain ACCESS students need
Collaboration - Self Control,
Self Aware - Understand Ourselves,
Thinking & Questioning - Self Motivation, Attribution: Krissy.Venosdale
Meta Learning - Understand How to Learn,
Reflect & Improve - Self Monitor.
& know how to navigate the
WE ALREADY RECOGNISE multiple ways for student learning
WE MUST NOW RECOGNISE multiple forms of student assessment.
If you THROW YOURSELF IN 100% you are more likely to succeed.
THIS REQUIRES skill ethics & fortitude.
Keep working, expanding & inventing, ENJOY the company of people with a like spirit and make a BRILLIANT LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.
INVENT co-teaching and multi-teaching environments that don't look like classrooms
De Silo learning, not about topics and subjects but about solving problems an acquiring skills.
Most learning is not the result of instruction. It is rather the result of unhampered participation in a meaningful setting.
lllich, Ritualization of Progress
I PROMISE YOU you will love your work more, make a huge difference to your students and equip them with the skills to reimagine their lives and become life long learners.
DON'T KNOW HOW, DON'T KNOW WHAT, DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START
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but teachers who use technology
replace teachers that don't.
Code of the Netizens
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Each week you must help one colleague on the internet who has less knowledge than you.
Help that person even if you have to visit their classroom or do a little research and get back to them. Trust me, this will help a lot of people get their classrooms running much better much faster.
Oh! and send them a link to VT for inspiration.
OK I'm trusting you!!!
Why I love writing VT - there is no force or other authority in the world more powerful than a lot of people thinking differently.