Thursday, July 30, 2015

Guided Inquiry includes the use of technology and so flipped instruction. This article looks closely at the changing role of the teacher when using this instructional model. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

Tips to implement flipped instruction

Flipped instruction can change teaching practices dramatically, educator Ed Bates writes. In this blog post, he reveals how he implements flipped instruction. "My role as teacher can now be more of a problem solver, rather than a lecturer," he writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education (7/20)

Monday, July 27, 2015

How tweeting and texting can boost learning. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief

How peer-to-peer texting, tweeting can boost learning

Students who text or tweet a friend about what they have learned may increase their odds of remembering the information, according to a study from the National Communication Association. Researchers found that the benefits are similar to those experienced by students who take notes. (6/8)

Friday, July 17, 2015

Guided Inquiry often requires teachers to collaborate. Here is a guided to healthy teacher teams. Enjoy! Courtesy of ASCD smartBrief

Educator: How to cultivate healthy teacher teams
A common vision and time are needed to help teacher teams thrive, transformational leadership coach Elena Aguilar writes in this blog post. She offers ideas on organizational structure, such as aligning the team's mission to school goals. (7/16)