Anyone can be creative because we all possess mental processes that include decision making, language, and memory. All we have to do to boost our creative potential is to break down the established ways we view and interact with the world. Allowing yourself to see things differently encourages creativity and looking for ways to be innovative.
Observe: When you are trying to come up with a new project or idea, study how others do something similar and the problems they might be having.
Become an Expert: Focus on something you are interested in and learn as much as you can. Then share what you ... more...
Educators have been taught to create worksheets and print everything.
Look at all the paper in the trash or recycling bin at your school by
the end of the day. The first thing you can do is rethink how you use
paper and why. Before you print out your email or type up your lesson
plan to print, consider the following facts about paper. [Source]
United States wastes approximately 749 pounds of paper a year... per
person. That would be one tree per person... if all trees were 18
inches around and 100 feet tall.
Each ton of recycled paper
saves 17 trees, 7,000 ... more...
Interactive whiteboards are now used on the computer as way to extend learning with your students. There
are a few basics that teachers and students need to know when they can
use an interactive whiteboard. These tips were adapted from Smart Board Basics:
Calibrate your interactive whiteboard.
Turn on your interactive whiteboard and press the keyboard and
right mouse click mouse button together. This will start the calibration
Pick up one of the pens, press it against the
middle of the target that appears on your board, and release. Repeat
Teresa Roebuck, president of Global Association of Teacher Empowerment (GATE) interviewed Learning Strategist and My eCoach CEO, Barbara Bray. The interview focused on empowering and ways to motivate teachers, tools for promotion, finding strengths, etc. You can listen to Teresaís full length interview of Barbara Bray here:
This interview is just one of the many resources provided by GATE. The intent of GATE is to support the nationís novice teachers in their professional lives by helping teachers connect - or reconnec... more...
There usually is one manager of an online community. The manager can be
called a community manager, a team manager, or an eCoach. The members
of your community will need to trust you to feel safe in your
community. Here are seven tips to ensure a trusting relationship with
the members of your community.
My eCoach has a lot of features that members may not be aware of, so we
decided to share some quick tips with you. Some of these tips are
new features for everyone while some are new features just for teams: