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How to get started. Give your students the best start.
Email your assignment sheets to Rachel Cross (Coolock) or Sharon Wallace (St Mary's).
A Teacher Librarian will liase with you. Appropriate and relevant information sources are then collated.
A page will be set up with some useful information that your students might need to complete their tasks.
Take the hard work out of assignment preparation. Contact your Teacher Librarian.
We look forward to working with you on any or all of the following:
- Curriculum Planning and Resourcing
- Assessment Task Design and Evaluation
- Rubric Design for Research Tasks
- Identifying and Locating Resources for Students and for Teacher PD
- Teaching Research Tasks and Investigations including Referencing
- Working with Classes and Individual Students during Research Lessons
- Assisting you to Collect Data and Feedback on your Class
- Creating Topic Guides in LibGuides
- Providing Study Skills Advice for Classes and Individual Students
- .... and also Suggesting Fiction and Non-Fiction Reads for Enjoyment.
Professional Learning Education Resources
Questioning for Teachers
The Top 10 strategic questions for teachers, by Glen Pearsall
Top 10 Questions : Part One (Inclusive questioning)
Inclusive questioning, cold calling, safe questions, question relay, many hands up
Top 10 Questions : Part Two (Encouraging student responses)
Encouraging student responses, wait time/pause time, practicing wait time, elaboration cues.
Top 10 Questions : Part Three (Asking high order questions)
Asking high order questions, rich questions, practicing rich questions in class, inverted questions, no glossing rule, two minute lesson plans.
Top 10 Questions : Part Four (Seeking detail and building complexity)
Seeking detail and building complexity, the golden question, exampling, second draft, dot chart survey, high order questioning, reflection tool, thinking routines, hidden thoughts.
Top 10 Questions : Part Five (Student questions)
Student questions, race the bell/clock, questioning game, counting game, Bloom's question stems.
New Books for Teachers
More Time to Think by
Publication Date: 2015-11-03
The quality of everything we do depends on the quality of the thinking we do first. The leaders, professionals, parents and teachers who understand this are at the top of their fields and inspire some of the finest independent thinking in their environments. In More Time to Think, Nancy Kline shares ten effective ways to help people think for themselves with rigour, imagination, courage and grace.
Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's famous investigations of "optimal experience" have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life.
Publication Date: 2013-08-06
The classic study of the creative process from the national bestselling author of Flow creativity is about capturing those moments that make life worth living.
53 Interesting Things to Do in Your Lectures by
Great ideas. Fast to read. 53 tried and tested tips for creating dynamic lectures and presentations that your students will remember.
53 Interesting Ways of Helping Your Students to Study by
53 tried and tested tips to help students make the most of the learning process.
Make It Stick by
Energizing Brain Breaks by
A collection of quick physical and mental challenges to refresh students. 50 highly effective, classroom-tested ideas for all grades.
Engaging Teaching Tools by
Testing your students engagement can be anecdotal ... this little book provides strategies to maximize student involvement and confidence in the learning process. Strategies improve questioning techniques, adjust attitudes, and involve parents. The Engagement Wheel, a downloadable self-evaluation tool to measure student participation and guide lesson planning. Access to a free PowerPoint or SmartBoard version.
Resources on tap!
The Library can download and add programs into the Library catalogue that you will need to use in your class.
Students and teachers are able to watch these programs via their internet browsers.
Send programs request through to John McCullough or Sharon Wallace.
Project Based Learning (PBL)