- Producer24/05/2017My ProfessorJohn just sent me an email about this. I'm hoping he will join us here on bebee.com. John was my favorite writing instructor.Antioch Review Author to Appear in Pushcart Prize XLII: Best of the Small Presses (2018 edition) Author John...
- Teaching Resources: 10 Resources for Writing Teachersthewritepractice.com Hello fellow teachers! Teaching writing has probably never been harder. How do you teach writing to students whose main experience with writing is text messaging! At the same time, writing is more important now than ever. Colleges make...
Comments24/05/2017 #2 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador@Javier 🐝 beBee beBee must become the central point for educating and training potential writers in every young men and women in this world. Teachers finding resources are the gateway to bring tools and methods. That reminds me of Autodesk strategy to get students love engineering and architecture at school.
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- Producer01/05/2017American Grammar Checkup: Traps for the Unwary, Part 2Last week I started a series on common errors that can trap even the best writers. You can read that one here.Today we're looking at one of the smaller punctuation marks -- the apostrophe -- to make sure we all know what it does and what it doesn't....
Comments02/05/2017 #12 Susan 🐝 Rooks#10 @Vincent Andrew, that's something we'll cover next week, but the rule says that if a singular name or word ends in s and you're making it possessive, you can either add an apostrophe and s, or just the apostrophe. I usually recommend going by the original rule (apostrophe and s) for those who get confused by all this, but there is a choice. Some of the choice concerns how you would say the name . . . if you'd add an extra syllable after James -- and I would -- you would add the extra s to account for it.
Stay tuned for next week's Traps #3!02/05/2017 #10 Vincent AndrewWhat's the rule for a person whose name ends with an 's' or words that end with an 's'? Is this correct - 1. James's brother drove the car. 2. The business's assets were seized by the tax officials. Thanks @Susan 🐝 Rooks View moreWhat's the rule for a person whose name ends with an 's' or words that end with an 's'? Is this correct - 1. James's brother drove the car. 2. The business's assets were seized by the tax officials. Thanks @Susan 🐝 Rooks. Close
- 30/04/2017Am I missing something here? "A 90-minute session were students and teachers discuss a specialized article on how brains can grow. Results were measured by comparing standardized test on math and Spanish literacy. 0.2 standard deviation increase in test scores." How does a discussion on how brains can grow lead to an increase in test scores on Math and Spanish literacy?Peru: If You Think You Can Get Smarter, You Willwww.worldbank.org Student attitudes toward learning and their own abilities can influence their performance. A project in Peru used behavioral science to improve student performance at a cost as little as 20 cents per...
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- Producer18/04/2017Why focusing on the object of learning is a critical feature of effective teacher professional developmentMy interest in professional development started when as the school principal I worked with Mathematics and Science teachers in developing, implementing and evaluating lessons way back in 2005. This way of working with teachers is called Lesson...
- Producer17/04/2017Don't Confuse Tech in the Classroom with Student EngagementSome days I get up, look in the mirror and say "You sir, are a closet Luddite!"It's not that I don't like progress, as some mistakenly think Luddites do... Please indulge me as I take a bit of a side track. I'll come back on topic. I usually...
Comments18/04/2017 #14 Phillip HubbellI’ve never been impressed with the idea that the young are somehow tech savvy simply because they have grown up around technology. That we can hand a kid a device that is so intuitive that it doesn’t need a manual implies the opposite of understanding technology. Hand them the parts and have them construct one and I will be impressed.17/04/2017 #3 Migdalia BurgosThanks again @Kevin Pashuk for hitting the nail on the head. The tool does not ensure learning. Learning ensures learning. It's great for people to have access to the latest methods and technologies, but they are worth nothing more than access if the people who could use them don't apply themselves and use them to learn new skills. EX: It's great to know that an app exists to help you with language learning, but it's of no added value if you don't actually use to learn a language or refresh skills. I love the idea of using any resource possible to enhance learning, but it's incumbent upon the person/learner to put it to good use.
- Producer09/04/2017Why the Best Make the Worst?It surprises me sometimes to have experienced the following: · A notable trainer giving training on time management. The trainees distracted him to the extent that he discussed many business issues, but not time management. · A famous...
Comments15/04/2017 #73 Sara Jacobovici#70 Thanks again for the tag @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. My gut reaction on this one is to say that I am not quite comfortable with the "manager" relationship between mind/spirit. Each has its own unique reality and influence. As well, I don't imagine it being a static relationship. My sense is that there is more of an ebb and flow quality in the relationship, rather than one of managing.14/04/2017 #71 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#70 People generally see meaning in existence as important but often it is betrayed by their practice - what can live and breathe in the mind, expires, evaporates and retires in the cold air of reality. Harvey has included an OR when this is one thing which is integral within us and only an OR when we are making the actuality of a choice. That is when that OR can betray us.
Otherwise the body-spirit or spirit-body aspect is CMYK - i.e. just a four colour printing produces the actual picture, so it is as I view the four core intelligences. You know that I am engaged in PHYSICAL INTELLIGENCE which is more than just physical fitness, but that intelligence is just one colour layer. Overlaying that is SPIRITUAL INTELLIGENCE, SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE and COGNITIVE INTELLIGENCE. Bring all those four into harmony and the single colour dream becomes a four colour reality, but we must learn to become great printers of that existence.
Unfortunately we are not great printers. That is what young people are finding out - they want meaning and existence (which I totally agree with Harvey about) but that is not how things end up being for young people when reality strikes. I find that they don't want to acknowledge that reality if it is pointed out, indeed my experience here is no comforter - because they have not lived that experience and they don't have enough trust bridges to make the leap of faith.
So a few live anxious, distrustful and naive even though their social projections are one of absolute sure footed existence, marvelous shows of "living life" and of being an "interesting person". I have made that mistake of peeling that facade away at times and I am learning that this is actually learned THIS WEEK that this is a cruelty and not a help. It is insufficient for me to say to a young person "you can't handle the truth", it is more important that I too become young - and that means engaging the spirit of starting over - with beginners mind.14/04/2017 #70 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#69 This is a great comment and quote @Harvey Lloyd "Do we have a body that manages our spirit or a spirit managing the body". I have to tag both @Sara Jacobovici and @CityVP 🐝 Manjit to enjoy it.
Mindset is the steerer and stirrer my friend- it steers us and generates our thoughts from which our actions starts. This quote comforted my heart. I am blessed to be connected with you.14/04/2017 #69 Harvey LloydA few days vacation and a small piece of the world has moved forward on your great thoughts and writing @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I heard a comment the other day that really did give the head a spin. Do we have a body that manages our spirit or a spirit managing the body.
Academia would have us think that the spirit is something personal and with education you can manage your physical world. From a lay view though i would say our younger generation is rebelling against this mindset. They seek meaning in existence not just diplomas. Yet academia tends to keep meaning at arms length.
Many great comments here and have enjoyed the reading.10/04/2017 #68 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#67 I am heavily indebted to you both friends @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA and @Harvey Lloyd for your appreciation and unfailing support. I say the same things about you and I am proud of my connection with you.
Yes, we can only give what we have. No trainer can pass info that he lacks. It is up to trainers to develop their knowledge unceasingly.10/04/2017 #67 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAI, as with thousands of others, appreciate your unique 'take' on life and work, Ali Anani. And look forward to your regular sharing of ideas which can take shape as fuel for life and business. Harvey Lloyd's comment is an apt description of the knowledge, suggestions and science you magnanimously share with us- "The rules from your previous posts and comments are the foundation of spreading our seeds. More importantly the rules help us explore new places of planting". Regarding training - As a trainer our job is to improve the capabilities, productivity and performance of our trainees. To do this we must continue to learn and improve ourselves, daily, in order to present, share and arm our trainees with the appropriate information to help them flourish in todays competitive and changing world.10/04/2017 #64 Louise Smith#60 AND I totally agree with you about free thinking. Intelligence does not depend on privileged background or prestige or status and neither should right to education. When a Liberal government is in power in Australia, they slash funding to social services, old age and disability pensions, refugees, childcare, education, university places, police, health, the Arts, NGOs under the guise of reducing the deficit and balancing the budget and give mega companies - tax breaks ! It's about supporting the status quo and their $$$ and their prestige to the detriment of the ordinary people without whom the country would NOT function.10/04/2017 #63 Louise Smith#60 And yes as you have stated @David Navarro López, society has been rapidly changing and the Education system and Government oversight of - it are not. For the last 10 years, I worked teaching Secondary School Japanese online with shared computer software and conference phone. No Cable - the Education Department could not afford it !
This program was hugely expensive and not really sustainable educationally.
Some of my students were more than 1000 kms away.
NOTHING ABSOLUTELY NOTHING beats face to face teaching and learning.
Queensland Area: 1.853 million km² Population: 4.691 million
North Rhine-Westphalia Area: 34,098 km² Population: 17.84 million
See comparison of area of Germany and Australia
http://www.ifitweremyhome.com/compare/AU/DE10/04/2017 #62 Louise Smith#60 After spending 3/4 life in school or teaching it and being a thinking person, I don't think that what you are saying sounds revolutionary. I agree the funding system badly needs addressing. In the same area of suburbs in Sydney, there is a private boy's school that receives more funding than an "ordinary" state school.The private boy's school has a cohort of extremely rich parents who support the school unlike the ordinary state school. Is this equity?
I have this on a tea towel (dish wiping)
"It will be a great day when our schools have all the money they need, and our air force has to have a bake-sale to buy a bomber." - Robert Fulghum10/04/2017 #60 Anonymous#50 It is obvious you have a lot to say in this matter. I am sorry if I sound too "revolutionary", but it is not only the way of teaching which is obsolete. the funding itself is based as well an obsolete model. Governments are getting taxes and distributing them to their premises. In a society which has increased so much the longevity of its components, and the children mortality has been reduced so much, together with the fact of investing more and more on weapons, which are more and more expensive....this is not a sustainable model anymore.
To implement a Montessori system (I know it well as my daughter went to such a school) has two threats for the people in power. One, is more expensive, but this could be managed. The second is, that it would produce free thinking people, and that is precisely what they don't want.10/04/2017 #58 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#56 Your point about using the Internet to learn is what I consider education to be, after all what I think here is a part of my learning journey. We don't have to reform the education system and its rotten test culture that makes good teachers into rubric robots - as we use resources outside the class and students use their mobiles - the school boards may wake up in the spirit of this buzz to ask themselves a self-reflective question "Why do the best make the worst?".10/04/2017 #56 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#52 Here students who go to private schools have better opportunities because of their language skills and exposure to addressing audience through theater plays and other social activities.
However; again it depends on the individual. My daughter Sara speaks fluent Turkish and she has never taken a single class to formally study tis language. She won one semester scholarship at the prestigious MIddle East Technical University in Ankara.The university reaches in English, but all students have to attend language Turkish courses. My daughter passed all levels and isn't taking any course. She is a student of the German Jordan University and yet her Turkish is better than her German. There is passion for the Turkish language because it is for ladies much more than German is. That is her opinion. So, we learn more when we have passion.
The role of schools changed and school teachers should realize this fact. Students can use the internet to learn a lot. Teachers may find their job increasingly replaceable by technology. What isn't replaceable is the guidance of teachers. This guidance must be accompanied by many other skills.10/04/2017 #54 Louise Smith#35 I learnt to teach Science in an experimental method - students were given a question, materials and some guidance.
Then they had to come up with their own hypotheses and test them. It wasn't teacher led follow the steps to get the right answer.
But it took time - about 2 hours ! Well you can guess what happened to the experimental method !
- Producer21/03/2017Weekend WarriorsIt is only a few weeks in and it is still a small group but it is a loyal and dedicated group and that represents the birthing of a community within a community. Often we seek to create change in the world without creating change where we stand. ...
Comments21/03/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#2 It is a grand effort here at beBee to, among the many challenges is foster the same spirit in a campus environment that we enjoy here. The chief difference is that most students have short-term mindsets that amount to their TIME at the college. They literally are "DOING TIME" - but there are students who see the long-term value and couple of them (alumni) are returning later in the summer - and when they arrive what a blessing this will be - not just to have one space of brilliance but two, one in the virtual space of beBee and one in the physical space of HMC - the campus that hosts this weekend warrior learning lab.21/03/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeThis is a well-thought buzz @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. I enjoyed reading it immensely. Of particular interest for me is your writing "…that represents the birthing of a community within a community. Often we seek to create change in the world without creating change where we stand". Community within community is a nested structure and is the beginning of the formation of a social fractal. Sheer beauty this is. And then you proceed to write "The opportunity is to operate under a system of order (Monday meeting) entwined with a system of chaos (Saturday". In every chaotic system we find regions of order and your finding is superb.
This is a grand effort my friend.
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- Producer16/02/2017Learn to like being corrected if you desire to grow and learn in lifeIn my mid 20's I had a fiery passionate relationship with a woman who taught me much in life. She would correct me as we would talk and I got upset the first time until she said this "I'm trying to make sure you don't sound like an idiot to everyone...
Comments21/02/2017 #7 Vivian Chapman"It's absolutely selfish to attempt to make an opinion carry more weight than actual truth" - great statement!
Psalm 145 : 5 says: "Let the righteous smite me in kindness and reprove me; It is oil upon the head; Do not let my head refuse it"
This is an excellent article Max. It reminds me of...was it RD Laing the psychologist who said "Love is letting ourselves be healed by our patients"16/02/2017 #3 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanYou make excellent points, Max. I especially like these two statements: "If one sees oneself as a teacher first one has refused to learn the master lesson of teaching. One who is a master of teaching is always the student first, yet not too humble to think one has nothing to teach." Being corrected is one of the steps in moving forward.
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- Producer22/01/2017Influencing - Language or OptologicsWhen it comes down to influencing, engagement is the issue. In fact that is the reason I developed optologics initially for education. The question was how do I get students to engage in learning physics when they have no desire to do it....
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- 06/01/2017In June 2015 the Globe and Mail featured an article by Peter Klein where he contests the widely used quote "Those who can do, those who can't do, teach". He asks us to think again and also offers others quotes from the same play that drew this infamous one. I must admit it is tempting to lazily repeat this kind of humbug about teaching and doing being at odds with each other, which does not help me one jot developing as a learner.Those who can't do, teach? Think againwww.theglobeandmail.com A student once taught me a lesson that transformed my career as a teacher and as a journalist: Question the way we do what we do, and improve...
Comments08/01/2017 #6 Vincent Andrew"We get comfortable in how things are done, and have always been done and those who do not have the chance to be challenged by curious, bold young minds are often relegated to doing things the same old way. Those who can't teach, just do – and that's a shame."
Cannot agree more.07/01/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#3 Good point Deb. We move further by standing on the shoulders of the great then we do if we think the 21st Century is about reinventing the wheel. There are 21st Century faculties which are entirely new which make some form of traditional teaching out of mode, but there are great minds who offered timeless thoughts. It is the reason I go to Toastmasters, not because it is a great organization, but its founder Ralph Smedley was a great educator - and I still have to delve into the three books he wrote to rekindle his desire as an educator and not simply because his specialty was the art of public speaking. Your point is well taken. This weekend I will also be going through your book, so I look forward to finally commenting and spreading the word on that.07/01/2017 #3 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee#2 Dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit I was very fortunate, my first studies were in teaching and I was privileged to learn with leading people who were then talking about Deschooling society, teaching as a Subversive activity, students who were not empty vessels, rather students who had existing knowledge and who needed guidance in learning how to learn. I can recommend some very great books written many years ago. Just because something is written a long time ago does not mean it is old methodology. these writers were leading edge at the time and it has taken a long time for education and teaching methods to be evolved from instructional, top-down methodologies. remember our first schools in the 18th Century were designed to teach compliance and order so people could become good factory workers. Times have changed we ned people who think for themselves and who can think collectively. We need wisdom.06/01/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#1 I think that there is a courage in teaching which isn't there in learning because the two are inextricably linked - it is when learning is decoupled from teaching that standing outside the fire.
Teaching can also be decoupled from learning and then we have the talking head, the know it all, the dictator, the prima donna and that was essentially the age of broadcast.
The profession of teaching is a doing and if we don't believe that then study a teaching course, especially one that teaches the skills of managing adult learning. The college I attend regularly has an adult education certificate https://caps.sheridancollege.ca/products/adult-education.aspx which I may enroll in some future year.
Even if we study such a course, the way our world is being networked means that we may be learning yesterday's pedagogy - and the doing in teaching then is our innovative capacity to further multiply the coupled relationship that is teaching-learning.
We do learn most when we teach, but that is not simply a sharing, it is a doing and there is much skill in that doing; as there is also a place for teaching which remains a physical space for that doing, which is considerably enhanced by virtual space as a diversity of teaching options.06/01/2017 #1 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeI have always thought if I want to learn something better, share it with others. As I explain what I have learnt I learn more from The questions and comments of others. So I believe if we all practised sharing and teaching with an intention of learning we would all get better at these things:
being humble rather than arrogant;
Being curious rather than thinking we know it all;
Learning rather than memorising:
Being a connector of ideas rather than a separator;
Being able to build relationships rather than create distance and hierarchy .
And these are only a few.
I believe we need to look at our values and beliefs of teaching and educating . If we think teaching is all about knowing something and transmitting it to others we limit the learning for ourselves and others.
If we believe teaching is about sharing what we have discovered to help others discover what is relevant and purposeful to them and to discover new knowledge our methods and practucrs will be different.