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    3 Breaths Practice: ask your students to take three slow, deep breaths at regular intervals, before the new lesson starts or whenever you see anxiety or tension in your class. Provide students with calming breathing technique and add visual signals to prompt them to begin breathing.
    This beneficial practice can also be adopted by staff members for stress relief and relaxation.

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    Wooow look what I've tried recently!

    An AI Platform for Education MagicSchool it offers teachers more than 50 different AI-assisted tools to help speed up so many of the teaching tasks that take so much time: lesson planning, assessment building, feedback, communication with parents etc.
    And it is free for teachers! https://app.magicschool.ai/tools

    I have tried one of the tools - a song generator and the AI created a song about E-Teach forum for less than 30 seconds! Check it out 🙂

    "E-Teach Forum Song"
    (To the tune of "Eleanor Rigby" by The Beatles)

    Verse 1:
    Ah, look at all the teachers
    Sharing their ideas and dreams
    On the E-Teach Forum
    Where knowledge flows like streams

    Verse 2:
    Exchange resources, best practices
    Educational trends, advice sought
    This online discussion board
    Is where inspiration is brought

    Chorus:
    E-Teach Forum, a community so grand
    Where educators from all around the land
    Come together to make a difference, hand in hand
    Quality, inclusive, and greening education's command

    Verse 3:
    Teachers of various subjects
    From every level, every grade
    Joining this international community
    To enhance how knowledge is conveyed

    Verse 4:
    Education specialists and administrators too
    Using ICT in the classroom with pride
    Through collaboration and innovation
    We're transforming education worldwide

    Chorus:
    E-Teach Forum, a community so grand
    Where educators from all around the land
    Come together to make a difference, hand in hand
    Quality, inclusive, and greening education's command

    Bridge:
    Through discussions and sharing
    We unlock the power of collective wisdom
    Empowering each other
    To create a brighter future for every child

    Chorus:
    E-Teach Forum, a community so grand
    Where educators from all around the land
    Come together to make a difference, hand in hand
    Quality, inclusive, and greening education's command

    Outro:
    E-Teach Forum, a platform for growth
    Where ideas and innovation take flight
    Let us learn, let us inspire,
    As we aim to make education shine bright

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  • Ana_moderator Ana_moderator

    Podcast popularity is on the rise so let’s explore how teachers can use podcasts in their classroom.

    First of all, what is podcast?
    Podcasts are digital audio or video files that are available for streaming or download on the internet.
    They cover a wide range of topics, including education, entertainment, news, storytelling, and much more. Podcasts can be listened to on various devices, such as smartphones, computers, and tablets, making them accessible to users anytime, anywhere.
    Podcasts engage students through immersive storytelling, discussions, and interviews, fostering deeper comprehension and retention of content. They cater to diverse learning styles, providing flexibility for independent exploration and personalized learning.

    Below I have prepared 5 ways a teacher can incorporate podcasting into the classroom:

    1. Student Podcast Projects: Assign students to work in small groups to research and create their own podcasts on topics related to the curriculum. This can include historical events, scientific concepts, literary analysis, or current events. Students can script, record, edit, and publish their podcasts, gaining valuable skills in research, writing, communication, and digital media production.
    2. Podcast Listening and Discussion: Integrate existing educational podcasts into classroom activities. Select podcasts that align with the curriculum and have students listen to episodes either individually or as a class. Follow up with guided discussions, reflections, or assignments that relate to the podcast content. This can enhance comprehension, critical thinking, and listening skills.
    3. Teacher-Created Podcasts: Record and share podcasts created by the teacher to supplement classroom instruction. These podcasts can serve as additional resources, providing explanations, summaries, interviews with experts, or real-world examples related to the topics being studied. They can be used for review, reinforcement, or to introduce new concepts in an engaging format.
    4. Interviews and Guest Speakers: Invite guest speakers or experts in various fields to participate in podcast interviews with the class. Students can prepare questions, conduct interviews, and record the discussions for a podcast episode. This offers an opportunity for students to engage with professionals, gain insights into different careers or topics, and practice interviewing and communication skills.
    5. Audio Storytelling: Encourage students to create audio stories, narratives, or fictional podcasts. This can involve writing scripts, developing characters, and using sound effects to enhance the storytelling experience. Students can explore creative expression, storytelling techniques, and audio production while developing literacy skills and imagination.

    ↔ Have you or your colleagues ever used podcasts with your students?
    ❓ What crucial moments should be considered if you decide to incorporate podcasts in your lessons? Let's create some guidelines
    🎧 If you have your favorite podcasts for the classroom – please share them with others here

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  • Ana_moderator Ana_moderator

    I often use resources from the website World's Largest Lesson.

    They provide free and creative resources for educators to teach lessons, run projects and stimulate action in support of Sustainable Development Goals.
    You can find lesson plans, educational materials or ideas for school campaigns in several languages, for different age groups, themes and duration.

    I highly recommend to check it out
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  • Ana_moderator Ana_moderator

    60 seconds of silence

    Before starting your lesson ask all student to sit calmly for 60 seconds allowing them to prepare for learning.

    You can ask your students to focus on a specific sound, a detail in or outside the classroom, an abstract picture you provide or guide them to focus on their breathing.

    For younger elementary students start with 15 seconds and gradually extend the time. For upper elementary students try to start the “focus” activity with 20-30 seconds.

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    Place: UNESCO Headquarters, Paris (on-site)
    Dates: 13-15 March 2024
    Forum languages: English, French and Spanish

    Co-organised by UNESCO and International Forums of Inclusion Practitioners (IFIP)
    the Forum will convene practitioners from different regions around the world and provide a space to share experiences and highlight promising and innovative practices that will be channeled to policymakers and key stakeholders.

    The Forum discussions will focus on:
    • Supporting teachers and school personnel for inclusive teaching and learning practices
    • Building safe, welcoming and inclusive learning environments, including parents’ and community’s involvement
    • Ensuring access to assistive technologies and inclusive ICTs
    • The transition from school to labor market

    Find out more information and get involved https://lms.ifip.group/unesco-application-form/

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