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Here is this week’s edition of Ed Links, a collection of our favorite education-related articles from around the web this week. Enjoy!
Check out the amazing stories of the Top 10 finalists for The Global Teacher Prize, sponsored by the Varkey Foundation. What these inspirational teachers are doing for the profession is beyond amazing!
Looking for some financial assistance for your professional development projects? DonorsChoose.org is launching a Professional Development Pilot program to help eligible teachers create DonorsChoose.org projects requesting materials and resources for their own professional development. Teachers, you can submit your project proposals as long as funding is available.
This week on Edutopia, Heather Wolpert-Gawron shares the responses she received from her students when she asked them, “What engages students?” in Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement. One of my faves: “I don’t like doing only one constant activity…a variety will keep me engaged in the topic. It’s not just for work, but also for other things such as food. Eating the same foods constantly makes you not want to eat!”
Also on Edutopia, Rebecca Alber examines 5 Highly Effective Teaching Practices based on findings from educational researcher John Hattie’s work. “We teachers are always looking to innovate, so, yes, it’s essential that we try new things to add to our pedagogical bag of tricks. But it’s important to focus on purpose and intentionality — and not on quantity.”
Te@chthought shares an exhaustive list of 101 Ways For Teachers To Be More Creative. #24: Embrace Weirdness. “When it comes to creativity, weirdness is usually a good thing. Go with it. It may lead you just where you want to go.”
On her blog at The Cornerstone, Angela Watson features a new podcast, Truth for Teachers, every weekend to help energize and motivate educators for the week ahead. This week, she featured special guest A. J. Juliani who shared his truth on Overcoming Frustration Due to Constant Change. A. J. shared three practical tips for managing change and discussed how to channel frustration into innovation.
That concludes this week’s edition of Ed Links. Have a great weekend and we’ll see you next week!