A masters in teaching can help you become a better teacher, providing you with the skills you need to be more effective in the classroom. Even if you are not planning on getting a masters in teaching degree, you can still improve your teaching skills to become a more effective and valuable teacher. Here are 50 open courseware classes that teachers can use to improve their skills, and find creative ways to interact with their students:
Teaching can be tough job. Teachers work hard, and sometimes do not get always get the recognition and pay they deserve. But, at the same time, many teachers are doing the job for other purposes. Helping to develop young minds is one of the highest callings that someone can have. As a result, there are many interested in teaching programs that can help them more effective do their jobs. While these programs can help, you can also get good advice from a variety of bloggers. There are a number of blogs that share teaching tips, ideas and inspiration. Here are 50 blogs that can help you be a better teacher: (more…)
Since the idea for open education emerged and was realized with OpenCourseware from MIT, other “edupreneurs” have created businesses that may appeal to teachers from K-12 through college. The following list of the top 25 Web startups are revolutionizing teaching by making teaching easier, more robust and interactive for teachers, students and parents. Additionally, they provide clues for teaching jobs and revenue for teachers at all educational levels. (more…)
With advancement in every area of life there is also an appropriate vision for teaching is driving in present world of science and technology. Below is provided a list of blogs that provide the scope of teaching in the world filled and driven with technology. The blogs are as following.
- BlogHighEd: It is a higher Ed blogger network, which is established with focus and attention over unify community of bloggers that talk about the “higher ed” niche. It collects blogs from many areas as by webmasters, marketers, vendors, counselors, consultants and more.
- High Techpectations: This blog is by Lucy Gray who is living at Chicago, Illinois and is an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher. In this blog, community of tea hers and students as interested in Global education contributes by adding media, conversation and collaborative project ideas.
- EDU Blogs: This blog is by Ewan who is Europe’s leading expert in digital media expert for public services especially in education. He was pioneer in setting up the most ambitious investment funds from a public service broadcaster in the UK. He is also founder of 38minutes.co.uk, the creative industries platform as restricted for the North of the UK.
- Speed of Creativity: This blog is by Wesley Fryer, who uses this site to digitally document his journey of learning and collaborating with other educators and life long learners through out the globe. On his blog he touches topics related to issues like web2.0 technologies, digital storytelling, education leadership, literacy, blended learning, creativity, appropriate use of educational technologies.
- Mguhlin: This blog is by Miguel Guhlin who as a veteran educator tries to transform teaching, learning and leadership through strategic application of technology at the classroom, campus and district levels. He is a Director of Instructional Technology for a large urban district in Texas and Past President of the state-wide Technology Education Coordinator group in one of the largest United States technology educator organization.
- Dangerously Irrelevant: This blog by Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Educational Administration program at Iowa State University is for the purpose of improving some issues related to K-12 school leaders. More, he is the Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE).
- NYC Educator: This is the blog by New York Educator, who is in the field of Education and is an ESL teacher in NewYork. In this blog of him, he talks about variable differences of education pattern and new upcoming projects on education.
Education is just impossible without a proper and appropriate teacher and the present world that we are looking around would not be possible without an appropriate and right teacher. However, the great teachers of time had their own methods to teaching and learning and put through the foundation of present contemporary world. Below are mentioned some of the greatest teacher of our times who shaped the civilization to a greater extent.
- Confucius: He was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher whose teachings have influenced Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese life to a greater extent. In his philosophies, he advocated personal and governmental morality. His teachings developed into a system of philosophy known to be as Confucianism.
- Aristotle: He was a Greek philosopher, student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. He has written over a good number of subjects like physics, metaphysics, poetry, theatre, music, logic, rhetoric, politics, biology and zoology.
- Johann Amos Coménius: He was a Moravian teacher, scientist, educator and writer. He was a Unity of the Brethren/ Moravian Protestant bishop, a religious refugee, the earliest champions of universal education and a concept set forth in his book Didactica Magna
- John Locke: He was an emphatic follower of the belief that knowledge is needed to be taught. He insisted on teaching of character first and academics later. He was of the belief that good character far exceeds the value of learning to read, write, and complete calculations and other uses.
- Friedrich Froebel: He was a German pedagogue, a student of Pestalozzi who put forth foundation for modern education on the basis of research that students have their own specific need and capabilities for learning. He created the concept of kindergarten and coined the word as well for use in English language.
- Henry David Thoreau: He was an American poet, author, surveyor, historian, philosopher and leading transcendentalist. He is better known for his book Walden, about simple living in natural surroundings. His articles, essays, journals and poetry total over 20 volumes.
- Booker T. Washington: He was a noted and renowned American political leader, educator, orator and author. He was a prominent personality in the American- African community from 1890 to 1915 in the United States. He was from the last generation of those black leaders who were born in slavery and fought for the civil rights of their brethren.
- Noah Webster: He was an American lexicographer, textbook author, spelling reformer, word enthusiast and editor. He is known to be the Father of the American Scholarship and Education. His “Blue-Backed Speller” books have used for five generations in US to teach children English.
- Albert Einstein: He was a theoretical physicist and his contribution to the physics is known from the special and general theories of relativity, the founding of relativistic cosmology, the first post-Newtonian expansion, explaining the perihelion advance of Mercury and others. He is best known for his theories of special relativity and general relativity. In 1921, he received Nobel Prize in Physics for his services to Theoretical Physics and his discovery of law of photoelectric effect.
- Ayn Rand: She was a renowned Russian- American Novelist, philosopher, playwright and screensaver and is known for her two best selling novels and starting a philosophical system that is known as Objectivism. She came into the fame with her novel The Fountainhead in 1943 and again she became immortalized with her philosophical novel Atlas Shrugged in 1957.
Online Masters in teaching is a Masters degree that qualifies an individual to teach in any academic institution as a lecturer or any other capacity in the teaching arena apart from professor. The online Masters in teaching is acquired by studying through the internet. The online mode of study is faster and cheaper. The online Masters in teaching equips the students with psychological skills of handling students of various statures and capacities. They are taught to understand the different levels of understanding of humans at different ages. They are also shown ways of exercising patience while they are teaching irate students as well as ways of nurturing students who take time to understand what they are taught.
There are different careers that one can venture into when they have graduated with a Masters in teaching. This is because the Masters equips the graduate with teaching skills for students in various capacities. Some people choose to practice in teaching colleges while others choose to do it in universities. Teaching children too is a well paying job. Some of the graduates of the online masters in teaching are hired by companies so that they can teach the new employees in the countries about the company practices and procedures.
Some of the graduates of the online masters in teaching decide not to look for employment. Instead, they open their own academic institutions and they employ other teachers. Graduates of online masters in marketing are also equipped with skills of managing academic institutions. They are given projects during the course study that require them to practice their management skills and come up with reports documenting the findings, experiences, challenges and the new skills that they have learnt. All this happens within a very short time since the students get their notes and course communication by email and online chat. This is an advantage since the online masters in teaching students can read at their own time and not the time that is fixed at the university like it is the case in local universities where one has to attend the classes.
Graduates of the online masters in teaching are all round teachers and they can even practice teaching religion in the churches, mosques and temples. The online course ensures that they are all well rounded in the teaching arena while at the same time, it emphasizes on the most efficient and ethical methods that are viable in the teaching practice.