5.7.16 Weekend Update

DR. ERIC MAZUR - "RECOVERING LECTURER"

Eric Mazur is a world renown physicist at Harvard, who became fascinated with how his students were learning, or not, and has branched out in his research and areas of expertise into learning and pedagogy. He now has a research group of like minded educators called The Mazur Group which works at "improving education through research." In the video below he talks about how he came to be interested in his students' learning, and how he went about researching his teaching and ultimately adjusting his teaching to make his students active learners which, in turn, improved their learning dramatically. The clip below is an edited and shortened version (roughly 20 minutes) of the full talk. If you would like to see the entire talk (1:20) you can click here: Eric Mazur: Confessions of a Converted Lecturer.
Eric Mazur, Abridged "Confessions of a Converted Lecturer"

CLASSROOM STRATEGIES CASE STUDY: THE "STOP DOING" LIST

Blog post by Robyn R. Jackson: Classroom Strategies Case Study: The Stop Doing List

"Karen wanted help with getting better at planning rigorous instruction but I knew that she was so overwhelmed that she wouldn’t get very far and would only end up more frustrated than before. She was doing too much, working too hard and needed to free up some space in her day before she could focus on developing rigorous lesson plans. So, rather than give her an easier way to plan rigorous lessons, I suggested that we create a 'stop doing' list.

SOCIAL AND AFFECTIVE NEUROSCIENCE IN EDUCATION

TED Talk by Dr. Mary Helen Immordino Yang: Social and Affective Neuroscience in Education


Dr. Immordino Yang explains and discusses the relevance and importance of social/emotional wellbeing and the connections with neuroscience on a child's education and learning.

12 THINGS THAT WILL DISAPPEAR FROM CLASSROOMS IN THE NEXT 20 YEARS

From Alisa:


Blog post by Terry Heick:12 Things That Will Disappear From Classrooms In The Next 12 Years


“The classroom is changing because the world is changing.That may not be as true as we’d like it to be–the pace of the change in education lags awkwardly behind what we see in the consumer markets. It could be argued that there’s been more innovation in churches and taxis than there’s been in libraries and schools, which is a special kind of crazy, but logical: “fields” that are dependent on consumer habits are far more vulnerable to disruption. Education, being more or less perma-funded by governments and misunderstood by the public, is more built to resist change.”

CALENDAR REMINDERS

Monday, May 9: No classes. Field Day. Homework can not be due/collected on a School holiday.


Thursday, May 12: Special schedule: Seated meal and Evensong

8:00-8:50 - B

8:55-9:45 - D

9:50-10:15 - Hum flex

10:20-11:10 - E

11:00-1:00 - lunch

12:05-1:25 - C

1:30-2:15 - House Meetings

2:30-4:00 - Athletics

5:30 - Evensong

6:30 - Seated Meal


Monday, May 16: Sixth Form Community Outreach hours completed/due


Tuesday, May 31

8:00 – 9:00 End of the year Chapel Awards Ceremony

9:05-9:55 C Block

10:00-10:50 A Block

10:55-11:20 Hum Flex

11:25-12:15 F Block

LUNCH

1:15-2:35 B Block

2:40-3:30 Department Meetings

SUMMER PD OPPORTUNITIES



Off campus, far way...


Design Thinking and Innovation at Gould Academy


Frost Place Conference on poetry and Teaching:


EE Ford Summer Teacher’s Colloquium


And our own home-grown events:


UPENN/SPS Institute

See Lawrence if you have questions or would like to attend


Symposium on Intimacy, Empathy, and Technology

See Chad if you have questions or would like to attend