Posts by Rachelle Dené Poth
Collaborative learning is not something new, teachers have been using this method in classrooms for many years. However, over the years, the types of activities and different tools available have changed the outlook. This post offers strategies to help.
As a long-standing fan of technology and the endless possibilities, any time I learn about a new tool, I either immediately create an account and try to figure it out on my own or I learn just enough about it to get my students started working on something.
All teachers need to be invested in providing for all students. We also need to make sure that the families have access to the information and resources they need in order to provide support at home as well. By setting up a means of communicating with our colleagues, the families, and continuing to look for and share resources, it becomes easier to facilitate the best possible learning opportunities for all students.
There are many strategies that schools can use to keep families informed and involved. The key is to find the way to not only make an initial connection and build the “family to school” partnership but to engage families and continue to collaborate and grow together.
There are many ways to provide personalized learning experiences within a classroom through a mixture of technology and simply shifting the focus of some traditional instructional methods and activities. Here are a few ways to get started.
By: Rachelle Dene Poth. What are some of the qualities that they had which made them a good mentor and why? For me, I felt comfortable talking with my mentor, being open to the feedback that I would receive, and I knew that my mentor was available to support me when I needed.
We can help prepare students for the new gig economy by offering more opportunities for them to explore and create, through opportunities to not only explore the types of jobs available but also job shadow to learn firsthand, the qualifications and skills that may be necessary.
AI can increase the time available for interactive lessons, allow students to lead, free up more time to focus on relationships in the classroom and truly provide students with a world full of opportunities, personalized to their needs and instantly available.
Rachelle Dene Poth had her own list of the tools that she found made a big difference in her classroom but decided to ask her students for their input. Here are the top 12 tools she and her students thought made the biggest difference.
Toward the end of the past school year, I noticed some changes in student behavior. There was a decrease in student engagement, and especially while I responded to the question of a student seated close to me, students around the room became distracted or stopped listening.