Why might it be problematic to use praise to motivate learners? A praise is a way to express admiration or approval for someone’s characteristics, values, or merit. It comes in the form of a verbal reward. Examples Good job! Wow! You are so amazing! Well done on getting an A! Excellent answer Mario! I like … Continue reading Shifting from Praise to Encouragement
Self-efficacy is an individual’s belief in his/her/their own ability to attain a certain goal. Our beliefs about competence and confidence to achieve influence our achievement. So, what can influence the development of our self-efficacy? I made a visual summary of the four factors that we have control over to make our students grow their self-efficacy. … Continue reading Sources that influence self-efficacy
Hier, j’ai échangé avec Elodie Garçon via Zoom et nous avons discuté de sujets d’éducation ensemble. Nous partageons ici cinq clips vidéos avec vous. Elodie Garçon est enseignante titulaire certifiée dans l’enseignement secondaire, intervenante à l’IUT de Montpellier-Sète et animatrice de formations auprès d’enseignants du 1er et 2nd degrés dans le bassin de Montpellier sur … Continue reading Echange sur l’école avec Elodie Garçon
What a wonderful opportunity to learn from and along Anil Friedman about the importance of Emotional Intelligence (EI). We have recorded 6 short video clips to share important aspects of EI. Please share back and subscribe to the channel if you want to know more about this topic in the future. We would love to … Continue reading Why we need more EI than IQ
I had created this list for an order in my previous school and I believe it can save other people’s time! The following books promote Child Safeguarding, Global Citizenship, inclusion, Black lives matter, LGBTQ+ All are welcome by Penfold, Alexandra (2018) Families by Rotner, Shelley (2015) The family book by Parr, Todd (2017) A family … Continue reading Books that promote Child Safeguarding, Global Citizenship, Inclusion, #BLM, LGBTQ+
It’s not a scoop but learning styles don’t exist! “Decades of research suggest that learning styles, or the belief that people learn better when they receive instruction in their dominant way of learning, may be one of the most pervasive myths about cognition” (Nancekivell et al., 2019). According to their study, 90% people believe learning … Continue reading Debunking the learning styles myth
If you haven’t read Lee Ann Jung and Dominique Smith’s article on Tearing Down the Behaviour Charts yet, here is a visual and interactive summary that you might find appealing. Spread the word, this is so important to stop PUNITIVE practices and move to RESTORATIVE ones. https://www.thinglink.com/card/1312775624791687170
Fellow educators on Distance Learning might have read Hattie’s post on what matters and what doesn’t while teaching online. I have made visual summaries. Feel free to make a copy and distribute. Summary for parents and educators Teacher Version Parent Version Video for parents: Thank you!
I created this video for my French learners. I use it as a routine to start the class so students can come in, relax, calm down and then feel ready to learn: Feel free to share away!
My Ignite talk at the ISTE 2017 conference is on YouTube: