In Ep. 07 we discuss the issue of engagement in education. What are the benefits to student learning, and what are some of the ways teachers can better engage students in their classes. We talk with educational consultant and writer Dan Haesler about the importance of engagement in the classroom. We also interview John Goh, principal of Merrylands East Public School about some of the whole-school approaches to engagement at his school.
In Episode 5 of TER Podcast we discussed Connected Learning, and outlined some of the benefits and risks associated with increased use of online connectivity and social media in education. As a follow up to that episode, here are some suggested ways that teachers can get more connected with others in their profession, or help get their students connected with the each other and the world beyond the classroom.
Please note: While some of these sites incorporate commercial services, this post is not sponsored in any way, nor a direct endorsement of those services, this is just a list of tools that some teachers have found useful in the classroom and in their own professional development.