We hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your nearest and dearest last week! We also took the time to catch up on some R & R during the holiday break and are back with this week’s installment of Ed Links!
Terry Heick wrote this fantastic piece at Edutopia on the power of reflection as a learning tool: Reflecting on Reflection: A Habit of Mind. The practice of reflection is at the core of our work at IEE, and this piece certainly hits home for us.
And while we’re on the topic of reflection, check out this piece on MindShift: What Meaningful Reflection on Student Work Can Do for Learning.
Note: If you’re interested in reading more about the power of reflection in learning (for both you and your students), check out #reflectiveteacher on twitter. There’s an entire #edchat devoted to the topic, brimming with tons of information and great ideas from educators devoted to using reflection as a tool in their classroom!
Having trouble deciding on that perfect holiday gift for your favorite nerdy teacher? Then you need to skedaddle on over to the 2014 Nerdy Teacher Holiday Shopping Guide. The grammatical art is super cool and would look awesome hanging above my desk!
Students in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in C-SPAN’s 2015 StudentCam competition. This year’s theme, “The Three Branches and You,” encourages students to tell a story about how they or their community has been affected by a policy, law or action by one of the three branches of government. Submissions are accepted through January 20, 2015.
Paul Moss at TeachTought talks about the power of videoing yourself delivering a lesson in 9 Questions To Guide You Watching Yourself Teach.
From Getting Smart, a 7th Grader Shares What School Should Be Like.
Nick from The Nerdy Teacher gives us Everything I Learned About Education, I Learned From Watching The Princess Bride. If you’re as big a fan of the movie as I am, you’re gonna love how Nick uses the movie’s iconic quotes!
Kyle Pace reminds us about Always “Loading” a Learner First Mindset.
That’s it for this week’s roundup of Ed Links. We’d love to hear your thoughts on these articles in the comments below. We’ll be back next week with another round of educational reads from around the web. Have a great weekend!