Global Teaching InSights from OECD Education and Skills
"Teaching is as important and impactful as it is complex and challenging. At the OECD, we value the teaching profession’s expertise and honour its struggles and challenges. The goal of the Global Teaching Insights platform and community is to support the teaching profession, in all its rich diversity and breadth."
For over a dozen years, I have been visiting secondary Math teachers and classrooms. While I am there to offer support, it is also a growth and learning opportunity and a joy!
Global Teaching InSights provides a peek into classrooms around the world and "is intended to be a professional resource for the teaching community." Since there are "many contextual factors that influence how teaching unfolds in the classroom and there is no one way to teach", these observation tools are "designed to bring the best international research to your fingertips."
Theresa Wills was already an online expert before COVID-19. In her excellent workshop for Global Math Department, she shared "Online classes can include a rich community of learners, but only through purposeful planning and implementation of community-building strategies."
You can learn online through her free online professional development MATHURDAYS every Saturday at noon Eastern time. Check out the Problem Solving Oath that asks students to try their best and be a problem solver.
In this interview, Jay Shetty shares about his experience in a monastery and the Monk Mindset “‘How do I just place this next step? Not perfectly, but how do I place this next step with my best intention, process, and habits possible?’” Jay emphasizes process, habits and intentions vs. goals/results. He asks people to find the stillness within to listen for clues to the answers they are looking for. Jay asks the audience to think ahead 10 or even 30 years and imagine your niece or nephew asking you "What did you do in 2020?" and perhaps your answers could include "We grew closer together", "We grew closer to nature", or even "We became more flexible"