Deep Work – pushing ourselves to the limits

Luckily, some months ago, I had the opportunity to deal with the topic of deep and shallow work, recommended by our project manager Triin. The book written by Cal Newport, discusses the work method of our contemporary society. In my opinion, the book was very interesting. I often wonder if today’s students are even capable

2020-10-24T21:13:06+03:00October 24th, 2020|

How to improve the learning outcome while reading online?

Research shows that reading on a digital device demands a different kind of attention, knowledge and other skills from the students. If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s we rob them of tomorrow. —John Dewey When we are online, we read differently. We are looking for keywords, we skim and scan, and we

2020-09-22T14:12:38+03:00September 22nd, 2020|

Facilitating: must teachers be facilitators?

Everybody is just a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that is is stupid. I think this quotation is directly related to the role of the facilitator which could be summarized as “to make something possible or easier”. It is

2020-09-22T14:00:34+03:00September 22nd, 2020|

Try to read a book while doing a crossword puzzle!

I like teaching my students at 10iCampus in Varde, Denmark – and I find it very important to be a professional teacher, who is aware of the way I teach them. In our digital world we need to be able to demand high otherwise we end up only facilitating the students and the learning will

2020-09-20T18:49:41+03:00September 20th, 2020|

Thoughts on ‘Demanding high’

When summarizing the article “Demand-High Teaching”, it struck me that the Bavarian learner-centred approach to teaching was in sharp contrast to that in the article which centres on learning. I assume I have become rather good at setting (entertaining) tasks, putting students into groups and creating puzzles. I always hope there will be some outcome

2020-06-01T20:53:39+03:00June 1st, 2020|

Mindset and school achievement

Why do people differ in their assets and limitations? What is the meaning of success or failure?  Is there a link between mindset and school achievement? These are some of the important questions the American psychologist Carol S. Dweck asks in her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. According to Dweck, there are two

2020-06-18T11:05:12+03:00November 24th, 2019|
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