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May 28

Great Teachers Values



Great Teachers and 13 Classroom Values


Great Teachers

~ Make you feel special

~ Teach you how to learn

~ Inspire you with their passion

~ Engage your whole being

~ Keep you focused

~ Open you up to new experiences

~ Have no agenda

~ Give clear explanations

~ Show you how everything ties together

Can all of these traits be found in one teacher?

Tamim Ansary

13 Classroom Values

Below are thirteen values that might be displayed in various ways in a classroom. In your idea classroom, how would you rank them? Place a 1 next to the quality most in your classroom, a 2 next to the second most important, and so on through 13, which will represent the quality you value least.

After finishing, sit back and analysis your class today in relation to your numerical ratings of the 13 values. Do the values align with your practices in today’s class?

________ Orderliness

________ Freedom

________ Respect

________ Self-direction

________ Privacy

________ Quiet

________ Equality

________ Laughter

________ Love

________ Concentration

________ Fairness

________ Purposefulness

________ Creativity



Read April's Ed Tip to understand how using video game design principles will improve instruction.  Moreover, educators should not view video games as the enemy of education, but rather a model for best teaching practices. When educators design instructional strategies, they must keep in mind the principles of video games, namely achievable challenge, and the role of dopamine in education.