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🏅 E-Teach Forum Pioneer - this medal is awarded when you reach 5 reputation points
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🏅 E-Teach Forum Expert - this medal is awarded when you reach 100 reputation points
🏅 E-Teach Forum Participation Pro - this medal is awarded when you reach 200 reputation points
🏅 E-Teach Forum Discussion Master - this medal is awarded when you reach 250 reputation points
🏅 E-Teach Forum Sharing Wisdom- this medal is awarded when you reach 300 reputation point
🏅 E-Teach Forum Ambassador - this medal is awarded when you reach 400 reputation points

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🪪Introduce yourself here and start collaboration

Connect to start collaboration for international school projects
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Find people, organisations, and schools to collaborate with.

You can search for a colleague, a teacher with a group of students in order to organise a video conference, launch a project, find a pen pal or just exchange your experience

Post a request with your ideas or reply to someone's existing post to start collaboration

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Discussing important aspects of a successful classroom and techniques that teachers can use to create a high-performing learning environment

Stress-management for students (and teachers): activities to reduce stress (new ideas each week!)
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Mindful Eating Exercises

Engage students in mindful eating exercises where they savor a small piece of food slowly and attentively, using all their senses to explore its texture, taste, and aroma.
This practice promotes mindful eating habits and encourages gratitude for nourishing food.

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Integrating climate education into school curriculum, vocational education, workplace skills development, teaching materials, pedagogy, and assessment.

Gamified Eco-Challenges: Leveling Up Sustainability in the Classroom
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🗺️ Virtual Eco-Explorations: Embark on virtual eco-explorations that transport students to diverse ecosystems around the globe. Through immersive virtual reality experiences, they observe wildlife habitats, study ecological interactions, and learn about conservation efforts. By fostering empathy and understanding, these virtual journeys ignite a sense of stewardship for the natural world.

Find more information about organizing a virtual tour in the forum topic
Things a teacher should know about organizing virtual tours

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Sharing good practices, discussing educational issues and trends for quality education

Things a teacher should know about organizing virtual tours
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Here is an idea how to organize your virtual tour with Google maps Treks https://www.google.com/intl/en/maps/about/treks/#/grid - a collection of images from the Galapagos Islands, to the Eiffel Tower, to Mt. Everest, the Amazon or the Great Barrier Reef.

These ‘treks’ are composed of a series of modules that help tell the story of each location. Interactive elements such as 360 views, or Street View audio tours have been included to enhance the immersive aspect.
The website has tons of learning potential. Google Maps can be useful for teaching subjects such as
• 🌎 Geography
• 🏛 History
• 🗣 World Languages
• 🧮 Mathematics
• 🎨 Arts
• 💻 Technology

For instance, The Great Barrier Reef image collection https://www.google.com/intl/en/maps/about/behind-the-scenes/streetview/treks/oceans/ can be perfectly integrated in the lesson about biodiversity, role of the global oceans in Sustaining the Planet and global warming.

Do you have any more ideas how and where the Google maps Treks can be used?

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Equal access to learning. Education based on individual learning needs. Supporting diversity in your classroom.

Inclusive language – a teaching instrument for more inclusive classrooms or tippy-toeing through a minefield?
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Let’s talk about inclusive language.

Incorporating inclusive language into teaching involves consciously choosing words and phrases that affirm and respect the diverse identities and experiences of students.

Do you personally pay attention to the language you use with your students?
What is your personal opinion about inclusive language – to what extent is it needed or is it exaggerated?
Is there a discussion about inclusive teaching language within your community?

Here are some examples of inclusive language in various aspects of teaching:
Addressing Diversity: Acknowledge and celebrate the diversity of identities, backgrounds, and experiences in the classroom. For example:
"Today, we're going to learn about different cultural traditions from around the world."
"Can anyone share their perspective or experience on this topic?"

Inclusive Examples and Stories: Use examples and stories that reflect the diversity of your students and society as a whole. Ensure that characters and scenarios represent a variety of identities, including race, ethnicity, gender, ability, and socioeconomic status.

Respectful Language: Use respectful and affirming language when discussing sensitive topics such as race, ethnicity, religion, s*xuality, and gender identity. Avoid derogatory language or stereotypes. For example:
Instead of "illegal immigrants," use "undocumented immigrants."
Instead of "disabled person," use "person with a disability."

Accommodations and Accessibility: Be mindful of students with disabilities and provide accommodations as needed. Use language that promotes accessibility and inclusivity. For example:
"Please let me know if you require any accommodations to access the material."
"We will make sure all materials are available in formats that meet everyone's needs."

Encouraging Participation: Encourage all students to participate in discussions and activities by creating a supportive and inclusive environment. Avoid putting students on the spot or making assumptions about their abilities or willingness to participate.

Using "We" Language: Instead of positioning yourself as the authority figure, use inclusive language that emphasizes collaboration and shared responsibility. For example:
"Today, we're going to explore this topic together."
"Let's work together to solve this problem."

Acknowledging Pronunciation and Name Preferences: Respect students' pronunciation and name preferences, and encourage others to do the same. Ask students how they prefer to be addressed and make an effort to pronounce their names correctly.

Promoting Respectful Dialogue: Foster respectful dialogue and debate by setting ground rules for communication that emphasize listening, empathy, and understanding. Encourage students to express their opinions while respecting diverse perspectives.

Gender-Inclusive Pronouns: Instead of defaulting to gender-specific pronouns like "he" or "she," use gender-neutral pronouns such as "they" or "them." For example:
"When a student completes their assignment, they should raise their hand."

Avoiding Gendered Terminology: Use gender-neutral terms when addressing the class or individuals. For example:
Instead of "boys and girls," use "students" or "everyone."
Instead of "guys," use "folks," "everyone," or "students."

What is our opinion about these language strategies?

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Educational opportunities and events, news about our community

Global competitions and training opportunities for educators
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UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education now open for 2024 nominations

The Prize awards US$ 50,000 annually to two laureates making outstanding efforts in favour of girls’ and women’s education.
If you are driving transformative change for girls’ and women’s education - this is your chance to apply!

Deadline: May 24, 2024.

Learn more https://www.unesco.org/en/articles/unesco-prize-girls-and-womens-education-now-open-2024-nominations?fbclid=IwAR3tPIRnGoDA0RmXjn-qHSs485RKOWAJrijMPRUuw4vs3nwFCfN0fOifaJc

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Solution to E-library Technical Problems
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We are sorry for any inconvenience that comes, and thanks for your feedback.

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