All Blog Posts Tagged 'instruction' (5)

What are Equity Pedagogical Methods and Why Should They Be Modeled by Mentors and Deployed by Teachers?

Before we define equity pedagogy, let’s share some relevant research.



There have been a number of important studies which indicate that a teacher's perceptions of students can influence their teaching. In 1968, * Robert Rosenthal and Lenore Jacobson published a famous study, Pygmalion in the Classroom, which had profound effects upon the practice of teaching. In their study, they provided teachers in an elementary school with undocumented information about several students in their… Continue

Added by Richard D. Solomon, Ph.D. on August 4, 2009 at 6:31am — No Comments

Feedback on Pillars of Technology Integration



What are the key elements required for a transformation of teaching and learning through the use of technology? There are obviously many reasonable ways to look at this. From what position do you view this issue? Are you a teacher, instructional coach, building principal, technology facilitator, director of technology, chief administrative officer of some flavor, superintendent, parent, or student? For you, this issue will likely run through the… Continue

Added by Sean Nash on July 13, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Spheres of Influence

How fun is this?





Three years ago I moved into a position of instructional coach for my building. The majority of my days are now spent as a content-generalist coach focused on helping teachers improve pedagogical skills. Our opt-in model keeps the conversation focused on one thing: pedagogy as opposed to content. This is a very smart model for honing in on the “P” sphere of Mishra & Koehler’s TPACK framework. However,… Continue

Added by Sean Nash on July 6, 2009 at 12:22pm — 2 Comments

Gone Fishing - Quality Web Searching for Student Projects

Many teachers have experienced the frustration of assigning a topic for a research project, then giving students a block of time in the computer lab, only to discover at the end of the class period that the students spent most of their time looking at sites that were off topic, or otherwise useless. Chances are that if a teacher sent her students off on an internet search with so little guidance, she uses the same methods and wastes her own time in similar fashion. It is likely that this… Continue

Added by Deborah Kerwood on March 6, 2009 at 9:56am — No Comments

Promethean in the Classroom

Some of our teachers were recently awarded Promethean Boards for their classroom. With few in our Parish, we are looking for a few good sites and teachers that have used and found success with these boards. If you have such experience, share, share, share!!! We have some wonderful teachers, with awesome ideas that will create, create, create!!

Added by Olivia Krause on April 12, 2008 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

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