teachersworldwide:

[ENGLAND] Trainee teachers face sitting tough new tests in literacy and numeracy before being allowed to enter the classroom amid fears over poor standards in the three-Rs, it emerged today.
Students will be required to sit rigorous exams to qualify for training places as part of sweeping Government reforms designed to attract the brightest graduates into the profession.
An expert panel – led by top head teachers – will be tasked with drawing up new-style assessments of basic skills in a move designed to root out poorly-qualified candidates.
Ministers are also proposing to raise the pass mark for existing tests and clamp down on the number of times students can re-sit exams. (via Teachers to sit rigorous new tests in the three-Rs - Telegraph)

This isn’t new, primary teachers need to do this in New Zealand.

teachersworldwide:

[ENGLAND] Trainee teachers face sitting tough new tests in literacy and numeracy before being allowed to enter the classroom amid fears over poor standards in the three-Rs, it emerged today.

Students will be required to sit rigorous exams to qualify for training places as part of sweeping Government reforms designed to attract the brightest graduates into the profession.

An expert panel – led by top head teachers – will be tasked with drawing up new-style assessments of basic skills in a move designed to root out poorly-qualified candidates.

Ministers are also proposing to raise the pass mark for existing tests and clamp down on the number of times students can re-sit exams. (via Teachers to sit rigorous new tests in the three-Rs - Telegraph)

This isn’t new, primary teachers need to do this in New Zealand.

world-shaker:

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Great idea, thanks!

teachersintiaras:

When asking questions during content presentation, students are often nervous to answer especially if this is their first contact with the information. Try this strategy to get them talking, and to make sure you keep up with their understanding.

At your podium (or desk, or chair, or computer),…

What teachers make - an oldie but a goodie

revolutionizeed:

These are all really great activities for the end of class to check on student understanding and to have some sort of formal or informal assessment.

- Draw two names - You have one minute to think of a summary of today’s lesson. Two names will be drawn to summarize in thirty seconds.

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world-shaker:

monasequeda:

angwe:

Here, I fixed most of them for you. The bathroom thing is really actually quite obnoxious to me, as a teacher.

THANK YOU

Did someone get told? Yes. Then AWWWW SNAP!

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revolutionizeed:

If a lesson bombs, don’t self destruct.The sun WILL rise tomorrow morning, and the birds will sing again.You will always have another chance to make it a good lesson or activity.

This is just a taste…check out the rest through the link!

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world-shaker:

Here are three:

  1. 50 Tips on Classroom Management of ADD - Tips on the school management of the child with ADD.
  2. Resources for Teachers - Articles and resources to help with the special nature of students with ADD/ADHD.
  3. ADHD in School: Room Set-Up - Tips on how to set up your classroom to help children with ADHD.

Thanks to @tcbird1 for the find!

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My favourite and an excellent idea for an exit pass:

One Word: If it seems a lecture is the only way to discuss a topic, preface it by telling students that at the end of the day’s lesson, they must write down a single word they believe best represents the lesson. Then, they can expand on why they chose that word with a separate paragraph. This will force active listening during the class period, as students will need to be able to condense an entire lesson into the essence of its idea.

Another idea is to ask students to write a slogan-like bumper sticker to illustrate a particular concept from the lecture—forcing them to sum up the entire class period in one sentence.

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Pretty awesome

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