I love to learn, I love to educate myself

I love to learn, I love to educate myself

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“Montessori is not a one-child-fits-all approach to education, children are encouraged to learn at their own pace and as a result teachers often find that students show better academic performance, emotional maturity and social skills. In fact many go on to lead exceptional lives.

Freedom within limits. This phrase is often used when describing one of the key components of a Montessori school — children learn best when they are given the reins to their education. In that respect Montessori schools are structured to allow students to have an active say in what, when and how they learn, with older students as mentors and teachers as helpful guides. Special thanks to Humberside Montessori School.”

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video

• Very different from the traditional classroom
• Children move around
• They choose their own activities
• They know what they need to do
• The class is divided from 3 to 6 year olds
• The lower elementary is 6-9 year olds
• The upper elementary is 9-12 year olds
• You have this age mix
• Children can progress
• Helping everyone out
• Become a real leader within the classroom
• The teacher is a link to the classroom
• The whole class helps to run the whole environment
• There are no tests, no marks, no grades
• The teacher’s role is to figure out what this child knows and how well they know it
• Purposeful activities
• They have a love of learning
• I love to learn, I love to work, I love to educate myself
• Involve the children at home in what we call practical life
• Handwriting shopping lists
• Real life living
• Help build the child’s self esteem, self-confidence
• Feel good about themselves
• They need to be involved
• The develop their self-discipline and self-will
• Every child should flourish within a Montessori Classroom

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Trust

Trust

Google for Education

Compared to their counterparts in the United States and beyond, Finnish students start school later in life, go home earlier each day, and do less homework. So what makes their education system one of the finest in the world? It all comes down to one simple but powerful concept : trust.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video
• We have less homework
• Shorter school days
• Kids don’t start school until they are seven
• How do we do it?
• Trusting teachers
• Trusting schools and municipalities
• Teachers are independent
• If you want to build trust you have to give space and freedom
• It’s an ongoing discussion
• Every teacher writes a curriculum
• A common vision
• Parents, principals and teachers work together
• Students take more responsibility of their learning
• To plan, to set goals, to evaluate
• Students should be in the centre of learning
• Teachers should facilitate and activate student
• The relationship between the teacher and student

We are all connected

We are all connected

WWF South Africa

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video

• Everything on our planet works together
• We need to take care of our environment
• Nurture our marine resources
• Advance renewable energy
• Promote responsible farming
• Encourage low-carbon transport
• Develop sustainable business
• Conserve our natural heritage
• Choose ethical labels
• Be wise with our water
• Safeguard our endangered species
• We are all connected

Look up #13 – Live now

Look up #13 – Live now

[LabofOrnithology]

This FeederWatch cam is located in the Treman Bird Feeding Garden at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Perched on the edge of both Sapsucker Woods and its 10-acre pond, these feeders attract both forest species like chickadees and woodpeckers as well as some species that prefer open environments near water like Red-winged Blackbirds.

Watch LIVE at  All About Birds  for news, updates, and more information about the pond and its surroundings.

The world of birds at your fingertips HERE

Listen #2

Listen #2

Bernie Krause

Ecologist and musician Bernie Krause has made it his life’s work to record the planet’s vanishing soundscapes. Here’s why we need to tune into the environment. Read more HERE

Learning not for school – but for life

Learning not for school – but for life

Explore the Finnish education system and its success factors.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :
• Lifelong learning begins in early childhood
• High-quality education
• Equal learning opportunities
• Education is free
• Guidance and counseling
• Forward-looking learning methods
• Advanced digital applications to engage learners
• Coding, reading, writing and arithmetic
• Out of the classroom, into the world
• Vocational education and training
• Straight to work life
• Capable and committed teachers
• 100% of Finnish teachers hold a Master’s degree
• Teacher-student interaction
• Lifelong learning is encouraged
• Learning not for school – but for life

Listen

Listen

Bernie Krause

Ecologist and musician Bernie Krause has made it his life’s work to record the planet’s vanishing soundscapes. Here’s why we need to tune into the environment. Read more HERE

Follow Van Gogh

Follow Van Gogh

Van Gogh Museum

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

• Our journey has begun
• Following the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh
• We observed his work
• We speak of what it must have been like
• Dark moist soil
• Following after his past
• Our senses opening up
• Feeling the connection with nature
• A growing awareness of our day-to-day existence
• Inspired by the past
• The way his work came to life
• This is our story – what does yours look like?

Dive

Dive

Atlantic Edge Films

Footage taken in FalseBay (South Africa) amongst the Kelp forests. See the variety of Shark species including the Seven Gill Shark and the Stripped Cat Shark.

Atlantic Edge Films specialises in underwater filming, marine logistics and has an extensive stock footage library of 4-8k footage. Based in False Bay, Cape Town, South Africa they have a wealth of marine wildlife right on their doorstep – including numerous species of whales, dolphins, seals, marine birds, fish and of course sharks – lots of sharks!
They are experts at filming Great White Shark behaviour, both above and below the water, whether with or without a cage.
Their work is often featured on the BBC, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and National Geographic Channel.  READ MORE 

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #13

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #13

 

[Primitive Technology ] 

Read more about this project HERE

About Primitive Technology

“Primitive technology is a hobby where you make things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. This is the strict rule. If you want a fire- use fire sticks, an axe- pick up a stone and shape it, a hut- build one from trees, mud, rocks etc. The challenge is seeing how far you can go without modern technology. If this hobby interests you then this blog might be what you are looking for.”  READ MORE

 

What is Greatness?

What is Greatness?

 

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

 

  • There are no grand celebrations here, no speeches, no bright lights, but there are great athletes
  • The truth is greatness is for all of us
  • Greatness is not in one special place and it’s not in one special person
  • Greatness is wherever somebody is trying to find it.
Discover Africa – LIVE Safari

Discover Africa – LIVE Safari

 

 

#safarilive

Jump onto a LIVE, interactive African safari. Twice a day our expert guides invite you to explore the African wilderness in safari vehicles and on foot. Together, we will search for everything from elephants and lions to flowers and landscapes.

Interact with your guide by asking questions through #safarilive on Twitter or via the chat stream located to the right of the feed on YouTube.

UPDATE: As of Monday, 13th November:
The Sunrise drive runs from 05:00 – 08:30 local time, which means start times of 22:00 EST, 19:00 PST, 03:00 in the UK, 04:00 in Central Europe, and 14:00 Sydney time.
Our Sunset Safari runs from 14:30 – 18:30 local time, which means start times of 07:30 EST, 04:30 PST, 12:30 in the UK, 13:30 in Central Europe, and 23:30 Sydney time.

When safariLIVE isn’t live, you can view the feed from the Djuma Waterhole camera, from the heart of Djuma Private Game Reserve in the Sabi Sand/greater Kruger National Park area.

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Look up #12

Look up #12

[LabofOrnithology]

Birds can use their feathers for much more than flight. In some species, for example, they produce sound. The secondary wing feathers of the male Club-Winged Manakin, a bird from South America, are large and rigid. He strikes them together at about 107 times per second to create a buzzing sound, which is used during courtship displays.

The world of birds at your fingertips HERE

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #12

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #12

 

[Primitive Technology ] 

Read more about this project HERE

About Primitive Technology

“Primitive technology is a hobby where you make things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. This is the strict rule. If you want a fire- use fire sticks, an axe- pick up a stone and shape it, a hut- build one from trees, mud, rocks etc. The challenge is seeing how far you can go without modern technology. If this hobby interests you then this blog might be what you are looking for.”  READ MORE

 

Every bird counts

Every bird counts

[labofornithology]

Global tools for birders, critical data for science

Record the birds you see
Keep track of your bird lists
Explore dynamic maps and graphs
Share your sightings and join the eBird community
Contribute to science and conservation

Explore a region HERE

Read more at eBird  HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

• Put them all in one place
• We would transform birding
• Science and conservation
• Make them available to educators
• Where you are birding
• It’s grown
• To understand the movements and needs of birds at a global scale
• The best birding hotspots
• Generate species distribution channels
• Better conservation strategies
• Opening the door to the future of better bird conservation
• And this is just the beginning
• A free open access system
• Easy to use, fun and rewarding
• Get started all for free
• A global team of people
• Share your passion for birds
• Be a part of it