Tag: professional development

Follow Friday: Twitter for Educators

Some of you may remember my Top 50 Twitter Accounts for Historians Follow Friday edition. There are a number of fantastic education-related Twitter accounts out there too, but the easiest way to find and collaborate with other educators and build a professional learning network, I find, is not searching them out one-by-one, but by participating

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Book Review: Carol Dweck’s Mindset

I recently had the good fortune to attend an informative professional development session on encouraging growth mindsets in our students. Carol Dweck, a Stanford psychologist who studies and teaches on motivation, personality and development, was a focus of this session. Her book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (2006), explores the issues of growth mindsets

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Two-Year Teachers College

The Ontario Liberal Government (in interest of full disclosure —I have an inexplicable crush on Dalton McGuinty) has recently said that they would increase Ontario’s Teachers College to a 2-year program versus 1-year program if elected. As a recent graduate of the original 1-year program, I personally support a 2-year program. A better trained teacher

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