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6 Rules to break with the objectives

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A more meaningful and deep learning must include the domain of the scheduled academic content, critical thinking, problem-solving capacity problems, collaborative work, an improvement in skills related to communication and autonomy in managing own student learning.

It looks gorgeous, right? As precious as unattainable … or not. How can you achieve such an ambitious goal? The AIR study gives an idea of these practices, aimed at promoting academic autonomy of the students in the broadest sense. Continue reading

How can you improve the academic performance of your students?

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Usually, we can find complicated classes where it is difficult to advance: either because the class has a particular idiosyncrasy, for lack of resources and the consequent overcrowding classroom or because, due to whatever reason, find some resistance and poor receptivity of students to our subject. What can we do?

The first thing to consider is that each of these steps can be simultaneously applied to others, and no longer simple ideas, a generic script: spare part or not depends on the good teacher judgment of the reader depending on your subject, students, center… Continue reading

Mindfulness at secondary education

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Is there a way to work the attention and concentration of students in secondary education? Multitasking (doing and be aware of many things at once) and new circumstances, with a stage of life you lead, rather, to the “dispersion” make a dent, very commonly in adolescent students. You could help with anything mindfulness.

Mindfulness is a concept used recently in psychotherapy and coaching that refers to mindfulness: is based on the classic meditation, Buddhist origin, but not exactly the same. Mindfulness aims to pay attention, without judgment, to feelings and emotions, both positive and negative, and accept them as they are (and accept ourselves as we are) to reconcile with them and manage them in a mature and rational. For example, before an annoyance, it would not be shutting down at all costs the feeling of anger, but to relativize, accepting him first, allowed to feel and experience physical and emotionally and then make decisions about how to act. Continue reading

How can you encourage participation in class?

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Participation in class

There is nothing more frustrating than illuminate to make active and participatory classes and find yourself suddenly with a wall of silence in a classroom full of teenagers, presumably, they should be willing to talk. What can you do about this common behavior without, on the other hand, your class becomes a chaos? Here are some ideas.


Class participation, if it has value to you, you must have a clear evaluation criteria: not so much to measure quantitatively, taking into account the new changes in evaluation skills, but to establish a series of indices of achievement these can be measured in a qualitative.

It is important that planning is defined in the educational program of your signature because it is the only way that students can access transparently to the evaluation criteria that will be applied to them. Continue reading

5 Obstacles to educational innovation

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Educational innovation

Educational innovation is as multiple as the risks and obstacles that may arise. This time, we help you to plan ahead and risk management problems.

1. Families occupied

The family setting is downright complex: it is becoming more heterogeneous, which is necessary to take this into account if our innovation applies to the work that the students have to do in your case or if it requires active participation of families.

2. Teachers exhausted

The burn out is not unique in offices very often we find teachers in a critical situation, with a lot of stress, fatigue and situations of exhaustion, anxiety and depression. An innovation requires a lot of work by all teachers or department team, so it is appropriate to assess the current situation of human resources that we have: if they do not win, things will not go well or your progress will slow over I due. Continue reading

How to cope with the needs of teachers replacement?

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The teachers who meet low replacement contracts, such as disease or normal pregnancies teachers are an essential and unavoidable element in all schools: manage change can be difficult, especially because they know their students and pupils and its peculiarities.

Academic support 

There needs to be a joint action centers for plans and reports meet certain standards, facing a inform potential substitute teachers and classroom teachers state or classrooms will find: can not mention confidential information in reports open without properly encrypted, as is obvious, but the reports can be comprehensive and rigorous, and should be open, they are anonymity identities. It is necessary to identify the groups that more intervention and care will be needed, generic problems every classroom and, if any, adjustments required by the students with special needs. Continue reading

How to Gain Valuable Life Experience in College

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We all know that going to college is a very valuable life experience in itself, but there are many ways that you can spend your time in college – some more beneficial than others. Depending on your attitude and your drive while you’re in college, you can really get a lot more or a lot less out of your 4 years than the rest of your peers. That’s why it’s so important that you find a way to do it right – a way that really works for you in particular. If you’re not sure how to approach this period in your life, here is how to gain valuable life experience in college. Continue reading

5 College Student Podcasts Worth Checking Out

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Let’s face it, while traditional radio isn’t dead (yet), podcasts are hotter than ever. If you’re a college student, you probably spend most of your day wearing a pair of earbuds. If so, you probably know that it’s great to listen to music, but sometimes you want a little change of pace. That’s why you should definitely know about some of the best talk shows to listen to. Here are 5 college student podcasts worth checking out. Continue reading