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Topic: Teaching & Learning

Whole Brain Teaching: Learning the Way the Brain is Designed

Whole Brain Teaching: Learning the Way the Brain is Designed

For a new teacher going into your first classroom is a prospect that is both exciting and frightening. Training and practical experience under the tutelage of professors and experienced teachers is all well and good, but those people are not with you when you walk into that room and look... Read the full article >
An International Perspective: Teaching in 2020

An International Perspective: Teaching in 2020

A decade can bring about significant change to individuals and to the world. How will a decade change education? None of us can be certain about what the future will bring, but recently a sampling of educators at AdvancED accredited institutions around the world participated in a survey* about teaching... Read the full article >
Training for Transformation: Teachers, Technology, and the Third Millennium

Training for Transformation: Teachers, Technology, and the Third Millennium

The Third Millennium is characterized by a rapid explosion of technological developments. These advances create challenges for educators and the need to develop a deeper understanding and skill set to meet the needs of future learners. In order to meet these challenges we need to encourage educational approaches that emphasize... Read the full article >
CEO Message: Looking into the Future for Teachers

CEO Message: Looking into the Future for Teachers

Tomorrow’s teachers are today’s middle schoolers – 7th grade students today will be teaching the next generation in 2020. They are digital natives, and they will present a learning environment that is interactive and technology rich. This issue of AdvancED Source is focused on Teachers of the Future. While we... Read the full article >
Suggested Reading

Suggested Reading

Teachers of the Future: The Future of Education Thomas Frey Thomas Frey, founder of the DaVinci Institute, sees a radical shift beginning in the world of education within two years. While many are debating vouchers, No Child Left Behind, teacher shortages, grading systems, teacher certification, parental involvement, truancy and dropouts,... Read the full article >
Teachers of the Future: Using New Skills to Prepare Students

Teachers of the Future: Using New Skills to Prepare Students

Teachers of the future are today’s multifaceted teachers educating and preparing students to meet the demands of the post-secondary arena and job market. Notice I didn’t mention a test. Teachers of the future will focus less on testing and more on the teaching skills that place students on a trajectory... Read the full article >
Something Old, Something New: What Teachers as Assessors Must Know and Be Able to Do

Something Old, Something New: What Teachers as Assessors Must Know and Be Able to Do

A variety of factors and initiatives seem to be converging to create a “perfect storm” of reform in education. Dissatisfaction with American students’ performance on international assessments, concerns about U.S. global competitiveness, the state of the economy, and evidence that many high school graduates are not “college or career ready”... Read the full article >
Staying in Touch with Societal Trends: Getting Students Ready for a Fast-Changing World

Staying in Touch with Societal Trends: Getting Students Ready for a Fast-Changing World

“Sustainability” is the word du jour. Unbelievably, some people still define “being sustainable” as “successfully defending the status quo.” To borrow alliteration from Thomas Jefferson, that is an idea that “never was and never will be” truly sustainable. The question is not, “When will things get back to normal?” Instead,... Read the full article >
BRAVO Educators Improve Student Learning

BRAVO Educators Improve Student Learning

Improving Student Learning through Building Relationships Student learning occurs when many effective teaching strategies are implemented, but the foundation on which this learning takes place is built on creating a culture where trusting relationships among all stakeholders abound. Thiessen and Cook-Sather (2007) acknowledged that having even just one adult in... Read the full article >
Process and Tools Support Learning at all Levels

Process and Tools Support Learning at all Levels

As Douglas Reeves asserted in the spring 2009 issue of AdvancED Source, focusing on outcomes without examining the “how” of those outcomes is like addressing teen obesity by putting a scale in every school. The goal of reducing rates of obesity may be reached, but without any understanding of whether... Read the full article >