• Teaching Tips 6: Using chants, rhymes and rounds
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    Teaching Tips 6: Using chants, rhymes and rounds

    Music is part of the English language, even if we don’t realise. (Chanting) Concentration. Concentration. Concentration, are you ready? Concentration, now beginning. Rachael. Concentration. Are you ready? Concentration now beginning. And so they’ve had the same words twice, first time they’ve stressed every syllable and then the second time they’ve condensed it already to two beats. So when they’re putting a name, they have to decide which syllable they’re going to stress and how they’re going to fit it into the rhyme and this is of course what we do with stress timing naturally as English speakers. Concentration. Concentration. Concentration, now beginning. Concentration, are you ready? Rachael. Stacy. (Laughing) So…

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    Charlotte Danielson: A Common Understanding of Good Teaching

    So what is good teaching? “Let’s look at our first section which is about and see if we can generate some ideas.” If you were to walk into a classroom right now what might you see or hear there that would convince you that you’re in the presence of an expert, expert teacher? That is, what would make you think if I had a child this age, I want them in this room? In writing the framework I collected together people’s ideas into several big domains. The framework for teaching consists of four domains. Domain one, planning and preparation domain, two, the classroom environment domain, three, instruction and domain four,…

  • Fashion Revolution Flash Mob: Learning on the Job
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    Fashion Revolution Flash Mob: Learning on the Job

    Warning! Warning! Can I have your attention please! We are here to invite the fashion industry and ignite a revolution. Hi, I’m Emma Douglas, I teach on the Events Management programme and I’m a senior lecturer in Events Management. Fashion and Events is an optional unit that is taught to Level 5 students. They have a choice of three different options. In the first year of their studies they get to look at the events industry as a whole so when they come into the second year we want them to be able to focus on an area that is of interest to them. Fashion Revolution was set up after…

  • Letter C Song
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    Letter C Song

    Subtitles/CC made by 4nub/MinecraftPro887Plays and edited by *nobody*. C is a consonant, a letter in the alphabet C is a consonant, a letter in the alphabet C is a consonant, a letter in the alphabet C is a consonant, a letter in the alphabet There was a clown driving a car with a cat who was cold I went to the circus in the center of the city It costs 5¢ Write an uppercase C in the air Write an uppercase C in the air Write an uppercase C in the air Write an uppercase C in the air Write and lowercase C in the air Write and lowercase C…

  • Community Song (Citizenship Song) – Audio
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    Community Song (Citizenship Song) – Audio

    There’s so much going on around me. Sometimes I think that it is all about me. Then I look around and see what’s in front of me. It’s you and me, we help others in need. [Techno breakdown] I am a citizen, of my society and I participate in my community. I do my part. I keep it clean. I make this world a better place for you and me. I love my neighbour. I treat him good. I show respect and dignity like I should I love my family. I follow all the rules. I take responsibility for what I need to do. There’s so much going on around…

  • What is STEM Education? | Ask the Expert with Associate Professor Cameron Denson
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    What is STEM Education? | Ask the Expert with Associate Professor Cameron Denson

    My name is Cameron Denson. I’m an associate professor in STEM education I develop innovative interventions that helped create technical I mean to help create pathways to technical careers for underrepresented student populations. So STEM education is the discipline area that is concerned with the teaching and learning of science technology engineering and mathematics education You would have a collaborative teaching effort where students would be able to apply their math and science skills that they learned within those content areas. They will use engineering as a way to problem solve and then usually the result is some type of technology. We are not going to be able to meet…

  • Shaping the Way We Teach English: Module 04, Pair and Group Work
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    Shaping the Way We Teach English: Module 04, Pair and Group Work

    THE FOCUS IN THIS MODULE IS ON PAIR AND GROUP WORK. PAIR AND GROUP WORK INCORPORATES PRINCIPLES AND THEMES FROM THE COOPERATIVE LEARNING AND COLLABORATIVE LEARNING THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS. WE WILL LOOK AT SOME REAL CLASSROOM EXAMPLES, USING STELLA TING-TOOMEY’S “DESCRIBE, INTERPRET, EVALUATE” PROCESS TO ANALYZE WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH PAIR AND GROUP WORK IN THESE CLASSES. RATIONALE. SOME REASONS FOR USING PAIR AND GROUP WORK ARE TO ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES AND LEARNING STYLES, TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR DIFFERENT TYPES OF COGNITIVE INVOLVEMENT, TO ALLOW FOR UNEXPECTED LEARNING, AND TO MOTIVATE LEARNERS AND INCREASE TIME-ON-TASK BY USING A VARIETY OF ENGAGING AND INTERESTING ACTIVITIES. VIDEO SEGMENT NUMBER ONE. OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING…

  • 40 Years of LEGO Education
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    40 Years of LEGO Education

    The eighties. A decade of innovation. One would forever change the face of learning: LEGO® Education. Created with one goal in mind, LEGO Education set out to reimagine the way we learn. And for 40 years, that’s exactly what we’ve done. In our earliest days, we pioneered the advancement of STEAM learning before it even had a name- helping lay the foundation for understanding complex concepts. We recognized the power in bringing a hands-on approach to education- ensuring that even the most intimidating STEAM subjects could be fun and accessible. And we saw that by building confidence in learning through exploration, collaboration, real-world application, inspiration, and innovation, we could ignite…

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    How to Teach Your Dog to Speak (and Stop Barking!)

    Hi. I’m Adrena Wilhelm from Canine Companions for Independence. Today, we’re going to learn how to teach your dog to stop barking. It may sound nonsensical, but to stop your dog from barking, first, teach him to bark on command. Give your dog the command to speak. Have someone immediately make a noise, such as knocking on a door, that is sure to make your dog bark. Let him bark two or three times. Then, stick a tasty treat in front of his nose. When he stops barking to sniff the treat, praise him, and give him the treat. Repeat until he starts barking as soon as you say speak.…

  • LiveLab – Game Based Learning Workshop
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    LiveLab – Game Based Learning Workshop

    (music – uplifting) For the last two days, I’ve been teaching a workshop on game-based learning. Game-based learning is an old construct that’s several thousand years old. In the last 30 years or so game-based learning has become more prevalent in our classrooms. And, so we’re sharing foundational concepts of what are games games as a medium that can be used to enhance the learning environment. To engage our students to increase mastery to enhance competency and to really give our faculty another tool. During the last two days the faculty got experience in creating their own games. Learn some fundamental concepts in terms of learning game design specifically and…