David Spencer's Education Paragon is a free educational resource portal helping David Spencer's secondary school students, their parents and teaching colleagues with understanding, designing, applying and delivering assessment, curriculum, educational resources, evaluation and literacy skills accurately and effectively. This wiki features educational resources for Indigenous Aboriginal education, field trips for educators, Davids Music Jam, law and justice education, music education and outdoor, environmental and experiential education. Since our web site launch 10.5 years ago on September 27, 2006, online site statistics and web rankings indicate there are currently 1,868 pages and 11,682,604 page views using 7.85 Gig of bandwidth per month. Pages are written, edited, published and hosted by Brampton, Ontario, Canada based educator David Spencer. On social media, you may find David as @DavidSpencerEdu on Twitter, as DavidSpencerdotca on Linkedin.com and DavidSpencer on Prezi. Please send your accolades, feedback and resource suggestions to David Spencer. Share on social media with the hashtag #EducationParagon
- 1 Eduspeak
- 2 1:1 laptop
- 3 blended classes
- 4 blogging
- 5 Brain Based Theories
- 6 BYOD
- 7 Digital classrooms
- 8 digital collaboration
- 9 Differentiated Assessment Strategies
- 10 Differentiated Instruction
- 11 Differentiated Learning
- 12 Edcamp
- 13 educrat
- 14 EduGains
- 15 eTextbooks
- 16 Flipped Class
- 17 Flipped learning
- 18 ISRC
- 19 mobile learning device
- 20 Motivating Students
- 21 Multiple Intelligences and Learning Styles
- 22 Ontario Educational Resource Bank
- 23 PBL
- 24 plagiarism
- 25 Professional Learning Community
- 26 Professional Learning Cycle
- 27 Rubric
- 28 Section 23
- 29 smartphone
- 30 social media
- 31 tablet
- 32 References for eduspeak
"Incomprehensible jargon is the hallmark of a profession." - Kingman Brewster (1919-1988), diplomat and president of Yale University
"One of the reasons educrats use language like this is because, whether they're conscious of it or not, it gives them power over us mere "lay" parents. It has actually worked to intimidate me! he nonsense that shows up in professional journal articles - may have written some of it myself. It's saddening to think of all the parents who are valiantly struggling to do their best by their kids inside the school system who are faced with educrats who use this kind of power play to keep everyone, kids and parents, under control." - Lonnie Turbee
Brain Based Theories
- Brains.Org Practical Classroom applications of current brain research. This site provides a practical link between current psychological research and education.
- Jensen Learning Corporation This site is maintained by Eric Jensen as a resource for Brain Based Theories.
Differentiated Assessment Strategies
EduGAINS is an ever-changing site where all educators involved in Grades K-12 teaching and learning can access a wealth of resources and information to enhance their own learning, and the learning of others.
mobile learning device
- Tips for Motivating Students from Inspiring Teachers Publishing, Inc.
Multiple Intelligences and Learning Styles
Ontario Educational Resource Bank
- Ontario Educational Resource Bank You may search for the resources by grade, subject/course, strand, overall expectations, and/or keywords.
With PBL (Problem-based learning), your teacher presents you with a problem, not lectures or assignments or exercises. Since you are not handed "content", your learning becomes active in the sense that you discover and work with content that you determine to be necessary to solve the problem. Definition #1, Definition #2, Definition #3,
Professional Learning Community
Professional Learning Cycle
- Professional Learning Cycle Plan, Act, Observe, Reflect - is a process that is used by teams of educators for professional learning. Learning occurs during and between team meetings when educators share practice, examine student work and/or access opportunities to build their instructional skills and knowledge-base.
References for eduspeak
- Education Terms Defined via the Washington Post
- EDUSPEAK" AND THE GIFTED by the Association for Bright Children Peel Chapter
- Eduspeak: Learning the Lingo
- Edu-speak, the dictionary by Amy Leinen.
- Translating eduspeak:What they mean when they say from the Economist Feb 19th 2009
- Education Terminology Every Parent Must Understand
- Education Buzzwords: Image and Reality
- Translating Educational Jargon by Phillip Paeltz
- Eduspeak Gives Me a Headache by Michael Smith Jun 3rd, 2010
- Is Unschooling Different from Homeschooling?