Educators educating Educators

Oct 01

Welcome



~Hi, Bob McCormick and Welcome to Stuff4Educators

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Monthly EdTip: For an discussion of current and helpful educational practices, insights, and topics, refer to the monthly EdTip!


Most educators at one time or another probably told a student unwittingly to “try harder” when they were confronted with a problem. It is an accepted, normal expression to use when trying to motivate students. However, a number of leading educators are of the belief we should never ask a student to try harder.

Be reading this month’s September’s EdTip, you will find out why this seemingly harmless statement can negatively affect student’s learning and methods to develop and reinforce their self-confidence and improve motivation.


Don't say to a student "just try harder"



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What this site is about

If you are looking for easy and instantaneous advice to improve the quality of education your students receive, you have come to the right site.

This site will provide you with some tried and true teaching methods, but will also introduce you to some new, cutting-edge, challenging philosophies and theories that will stimulate and excite you and hopefully open up new avenues of thought.

Explore the tabs on the right-hand side that are arranged based on possible interest area or topic.

For an discussion of current and helpful educational practices, insights, and topics, refer to the monthly Ed Tip!

Sit back and enjoy the site by discovering and investigating interesting topics while simultaneously evaluating, questioning, and speculating their potential usefulness in your classroom.

Most importantly, I hope this site improves the quality of education your students receive by providing you with some helpful teaching methods, techniques, and practices along with cutting edge and thought-provoking philosophies, theories, and insights into our profession.

Let me know what you think. All questions, comments and yes, even criticisms, are enormously welcome and appreciated.

~ Thanks ~

bob mccormick

Rjm919@yahoo.com





News

Most educators at one time or another probably told a student unwittingly to “try harder” when they were confronted with a problem. It is an accepted, normal expression to use when trying to motivate students. However, a number of leading educators are of the belief we should never ask a student to try harder.

Be reading this month’s September’s EdTip, you will find out why this seemingly harmless statement can negatively affect student’s learning and methods to develop and reinforce their self-confidence and improve motivation.