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Welcome to the Educator’s Quest!
The idea behind the Educator’s Quest is simple: we’re all on a journey to become the best educators possible. And traveling with others is the best way to make the most progress. So why not join up with other like-minded educators and pursue this quest together. Creating a classroom where students and teacher feel like they belong goes a long way in improving engagement and learning. The Educator’s Quest theory follows the COMIC principle.
Building strong, positive relationships with students is key in keeping them engaged and motivated.
Optimize Class Time
Utilize time in class to engage students in work and activities that require your guidance.
Take advantage of student and teacher strengths and personal traits to create a unique learning environment.
Technology doesn’t have to rule your classroom, but utilizing technology can allow students to be creative and produce quality results.
Providing students with challenging situations can push them into moving beyond their normal learning experience.
What’s on the blog?
In his book, Gladwell talks about the unrest in Northern Ireland, and how a British officer attempted to quell the unrest by cracking down severely on citizens and instituted a harsh curfew. The idea was that they would instill fear into the citizens and keep them from breaking any laws. The opposite happened.
We are going to encounter Goliaths this school year, possibly more than in previous years.
I’m working on adding a gamification overlay to my class next year, and I’ve been thinking a lot about grading as I’m going through the process. I’ll utilize XP and levels to determine grades each grading period, and students will have the opportunity to earn XP through a variety of methods.
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