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Best tools and reflections to introduce creative and collaborative learning in education... especially in ESL
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How Making Kindness a Priority Benefits Students

How Making Kindness a Priority Benefits Students | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Achievement is considered a higher priority than caring for others, according to kids surveyed. But having a school and family culture that values kindness can
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Innovation? New ESL methodology?... nope, pure common sense! KINDNESS
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The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning

The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning explains key ideas in game-based learning, pedagogy, implementation, and assessment. This guide makes sense of the available research and provides suggestions for practical use.
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Worth reading. Clear and helpful!

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To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society

To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Why haven't education reform efforts amounted to much? Because they start with the wrong problem, says John Abbott, director of the 21st Century Learning Initiative. Overhauling the educational paradigm means replacing the metaphor — the concept of the world and its inhabitants as machine-like entities — that has shaped the education system, as well as many other aspects of our culture.
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Demanding, challenging, ambitious... but necessary!!

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Nine Tenets of Passion-Based Learning

Nine Tenets of Passion-Based Learning | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Passion is a key element when the learning process in a person must must be triggered... let's have a look at some ways to enhance that.

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Why The Art of Speaking Should Be Taught Alongside Math and Literacy

Why The Art of Speaking Should Be Taught Alongside Math and Literacy | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Oral communication skills are often overlooked in school in favor of math, reading and writing. But this London school has put it front and center with amazing
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Good reflection... and necessary!
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Welcome to Epic, A School Where Students Are Heroes On a Quest

Welcome to Epic, A School Where Students Are Heroes On a Quest | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
At Epic charter middle school in Oakland, students are immersed in a game as soon as they step into the school on the first day.
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How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom

How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Teachers all over America are faced with this challenge of keeping students engaged in the classroom when their world outside of school is one of constant engagement and stimulation. Knowing the world outside of our institutional walls is only one step in addressing modern learning styles. How to act and adjust schools today is the next step in making the classroom of today ready for tomorrow.

Via Nik Peachey
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Worth reading... we need to bridge that gap for good!!

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sandra alvaro's curator insight, March 17, 2014 8:43 AM

Between societal changes and technological breakthroughs, it’s become abundantly clear that the human brain is transforming the way it processes and learns information. While there are many discussions about whether or not this is good or bad for us as a society, it’s definitely a change.

Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, March 21, 2014 6:06 AM

Interesting insights, American-based, but applicable worldwide. 

Serge Dielens * Branding * Reputation * Influence * Inbound Marketing Communication expert @ EdgeCommunication.be *'s curator insight, March 23, 2014 6:20 AM

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