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Humanists theories

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lucy Curle Jan 19, 2013. 4 Replies

Hi all,I am sure that most people would agree with the benefits of taking a humanists approach when teaching in the Life Long Sector. Indeed, improving the confidences and self esteem of our students…Continue

Learning by 'heart'

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roland Baggott Jan 21, 2013. 17 Replies

Hi all,Were you made to 'learn' the times tables by heart at school? If so, does the memory still haunt you?Do you think this style of parrot fashion learning has a place in our education system?I…Continue

Suggestions for warm up activities

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brendan Casey Jan 24, 2013. 18 Replies

Hi everyone,I am a numeracy tutor in adult education teaching students who want to improve their basic numeracy skills. As my classes are mostly in the evenings, the students often arrived tired and…Continue

 

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Brendan Casey replied to Theresa Young's discussion Suggestions for warm up activities
"Maybe classical music could help? I always listen to Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 when struggling with writing a paper after a long day. A lot of classical music is very bombastic and powerful, but at the same time soothing.  "
Jan 24, 2013
Roland Baggott replied to Theresa Young's discussion Suggestions for warm up activities
"Hi Theresa, Evening lessons I know can be hard having seen a couple of tough ones with studenst who clearly would have prefered to be elsewhere! One teacher I saw used a puzzle game which had lots of coloured pictures and images. Mainly missing…"
Jan 21, 2013
Roland Baggott replied to Theresa Young's discussion Learning by 'heart'
"Hi Theresa, It is one of those activities we all have early memories of. I am not sure for learning basic times tables there are many other effective ways execpt to do the sums everyday until you can mentally, recall the answers. Apart from this…"
Jan 21, 2013
Theresa Young commented on Roland Baggott's blog post Lesson length time
"Hi Roland, I have exactly the same scenario with one of my lessons! It is so difficult as the students do get tired after about 60 minutes (in my experience) and need a break. How about having an 'active' task after a while? I have been…"
Jan 21, 2013
Theresa Young commented on Roland Baggott's blog post Theorist search
"Hi Roland I don't know what the theorists would say on the topic! Using humour can help to create a relaxed learning environment with the teacher building a rapport with the students. I am thinking - humanist theories, Maslow perhaps - students…"
Jan 21, 2013
Theresa Young replied to Shelley Frey's discussion Prezi for iPad
"Hi Shelley, I have it on my ipad - I really like it! I have presented from the ipad attached to a projector without any problem. I would recommend it! Theresa"
Jan 21, 2013
Tracy brookes replied to Theresa Young's discussion Suggestions for warm up activities
"Hi Teresa, You're welcome it's good to share ideas and I have used many of others suggestion, such as a millionaire quiz, it worked a treat, I also have used a quick fire re-cap quiz with the cards looking like a deck of playing cards and…"
Jan 19, 2013
Tracy brookes replied to Theresa Young's discussion Learning by 'heart'
"Hi Teresa, Yes it is great that that kind of pressure teaching (and it is teaching rather than learning) is no longer in place, I would hate for my children be feel the kind of pressure I did when I was growing up!! Learning to music can be a very…"
Jan 19, 2013
Theresa Young replied to Tracy brookes's discussion Learning barriers...
"Hi Tracy, That's a tricky one for you to handle! There was a student in a class that I helped with last year with mental health issues who could be very difficult at times. The teacher was always patient and considerate with this student. The…"
Jan 17, 2013
Theresa Young replied to Tracy brookes's discussion Motivation...
"Hi Tracy, I find my students enjoy tasks that they can relate to - what's in it for me? approach! Also, if the students know each other well, competition can be a very successful tool. I use quizzes related to well known events - I made up a…"
Jan 17, 2013
Theresa Young commented on Samuel Kidby's blog post Sport In College
"Hi Sam, That makes perfect sense to me! Vive la revolution! Theresa"
Jan 17, 2013
Theresa Young commented on Samuel Kidby's blog post Sport In College
"Hi Sam, You make a really interesting point regarding nutrition. Health problems relating to being overweight such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes are on the increase in the UK and are a major financial cost to our NHS service. I firmly…"
Jan 16, 2013
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Jan 15, 2013
Keeley Knowles replied to Theresa Young's discussion Humanists theories
"I love the humanists. And Maslow. The 'self-actualisation' could be problematic though in as much as nothing stays the same. It is impossible. If it were possible (if) to reach an absolute state of self-actualisation, sudden and…"
Jan 15, 2013
Roland Baggott replied to Theresa Young's discussion Humanists theories
"Hi all, Maslow's first three hierarchy levels I think we can all agree are real, sensible and the foundation of good student learning opportunities. The fourth level 'self-esteem' is really about getting students comfortable…"
Jan 13, 2013
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Humanists theories

Hi all,I am sure that most people would agree with the benefits of taking a humanists approach when teaching in the Life Long Sector. Indeed, improving the confidences and self esteem of our students are paramount in my opinion.What I am wondering is do you think there are any drawbacks to this approach? I am thinking that while we try to plan our lessons to include tasks and activities that will be interesting to our students, I know from my own classes that this can be challenging and time…See More
Jan 10, 2013

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At 12:47pm on January 9, 2013, Ann Guilder said…

Just found this on classroom 2.0 thought it might be of interest to you

http://www.classroom20.com/group/teachereducation/forum/topics/math-practice-and-learning-10

 
 
 

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