This video provides a good summary of the rapidly changing times:
The aim of this blogspot is to provide new teachers with an overview of what it takes to be an effective teacher in today’s environment and the future. The topics in this blog will highlight the various teaching and learning theories available, whilst also considering the impact of classroom management, student motivation, teaching for assessment and reflective practice in the classroom. Each topic covered in this blog cannot “provide a complete picture of learning and its implications for teaching” (Eggen & Kauchak, 2010, p. 247), but provides a working knowledge base for the effective teacher to understand and consider when making decisions in his or her classroom.
At the end of each topic in this blog, comments have been added as points of discussion and you can find a crossword to check your understanding. Right click on the link and select “Open link in new tab”, so you can go back to the text for reference.
Eggen & Kauchak P. & Kauchak D. (2010). Educational psychology: Windows on Classrooms (8th. Ed.). French's Forest: Pearson.
Yahoo! HotJobs & Robert Half International, 2007, as retrieved 30th January 2010.