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9 Tips for Creating a Sense of Community for Distance Learners

9 Tips for Creating a Sense of Community for Distance Learners | 21 century education | Scoop.it
With ever-increasing opportunities for online learning, educators must find new ways to engage their students and create a sense of community in a virtual world.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Great tips to grow your DL classroom.  Thanks Ana Christina!

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Robert Rodenbaugh's curator insight, March 8, 8:08 AM

A great list of suggestions, but overall and taking a look at #9, the key is connecting, building a relationship. Let's make sure we keep social-emotional learning (SEL) always in mind as a priority when we look to creating the education of tomorrow.

Allison Anderson's curator insight, March 10, 9:28 AM

Geared toward educational settings, but I believe these are good ideas for creating a sense of community in a corporate setting.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 14, 12:24 AM
9 Tips for Creating a Sense of Community for Distance Learners
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Grade Changes: Using Marks to Motivate Students

Grade Changes: Using Marks to Motivate Students | 21 century education | Scoop.it

A language arts teacher offers ideas for establishing grading practices that make kids not only want to succeed, but feel that they can. EdWeek.

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Discovering How to Learn Smarter | MindShift

Discovering How to Learn Smarter | MindShift | 21 century education | Scoop.it

Praise can make your students less motivated and less likely to take risks.

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When You Criticize Someone, You Make It Harder for that Person to Change

When You Criticize Someone, You Make It Harder for that Person to Change | 21 century education | Scoop.it
The defensive brain is not the listening-and-learning brain.
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Encouragement is always better than criticism.  Focusing on that as opposed to negative traits leads to a positive school and classroom environment.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, January 5, 9:24 AM
I always find Encouragement seems to find a positive attitude. I too am more likely to do more if encouraged, so I suppose it works both ways :)
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The Global Search for Education: More From Singapore - Huffington Post

The Global Search for Education: More From Singapore - Huffington Post | 21 century education | Scoop.it

Singapore is recognized globally as a high-performing education system. Singapore students fared very well in the 2009 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). Out of 65 countries that took part in these tests, Singapore students ranked fifth in reading, second in mathematics and fourth in science. "Singapore also had the second highest proportion (12.3 percent) of students who are top performers in all three domains," according to a press release from Singapore's Ministry of Education. How do teachers motivate students in the Singapore school system? How do they level the playing field between rich and poor students? How do they handle behavioral problems? Are they obsessed with testing?

Huffington Post article on 21 century education.

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