January 4, 2011
I'm passionate about teaching methods that raise test scores and thinking skills (cognitive gains) while simultaneously raising students' social-emotional skills (which makes the school climate safer and more cooperative). The only teaching method that does is cooperative learning, which can be used with any subject - math, science, you name it. The challenge, however, is implementing it properly; it can easily backfire. It is even harder to use it correctly with gifted students in heterogeneous-ability classrooms and to assess individuals' work during these group efforts. At the most, cooperative learning should only be used for 40% of a child's lessons.
My website is quite basic right now. I'd like to learn about fundraising software, web design, screencasts (videocasts), wikis, and everything else. I really don't know anything in this department.
Nothing too exciting. I think everyone knows more than I do.
My site is www.peaceschools.org , and I'm writing a book about peace processes for overseas conflicts.
Awesome group that's full of practical tips and that keeps you abreast of technology stuff for social enterprises and movements.