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11 Ways to Make an Inquiry based Classroom

11 Ways to Make an Inquiry based Classroom | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
You became a teacher not to pontificate to trusting minds, but to teach children how to succeed as adults. That idealism infused every class in your credential program and only took a slight bump d...
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Resources and rationale for implementing differentiated instruction in the classroom
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May 2012 EL: Carol Ann Tomlinson

May 2012 EL: Carol Ann Tomlinson | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
In this video from the PD Online course Differentiated Instruction: Creating an Environment That Supports Learning, Carol Ann Tomlinson offers tips for setting up a classroom for more effective instruction.
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27 Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In The Classroom

27 Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In The Classroom | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
27 Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In The Classroom
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Great ideas for starting the new year!

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Mindset Works®: Student Motivation through a Growth Mindset, by Carol Dweck, Ph.D.

Brainology is an online interactive program in which middle school students learn about how the brain works, how to strengthen their own brains, and how to better approach their own learning. In the process they develop a growth mindset whereby they think of their intelligence as something they can develop through study and learning rather than as something fixed, as explained by our co-founder Dr. Carol Dweck.
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Welcome | Teach Special Education

Welcome | Teach Special Education | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it

Welcome to the Special Education Gateway, your passage to effective strategies and resources for teaching students with special needs in Ontario’s elementary and secondary schools.


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Lots of strategies hear to deal with all types of learning disabilities and challenges.

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New Research: Students Benefit from Learning That Intelligence Is Not Fixed

New Research: Students Benefit from Learning That Intelligence Is Not Fixed | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
New research from Stanford is helping to build the case that nurturing a “growth mindset” can help many kids understand their true potential.
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Research supports the importance of a growth mindset in the classroom.

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When High School Students Struggle with Textbook Reading

When High School Students Struggle with Textbook Reading | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
Many textbooks aren't even close to authentic reading experiences. Minimize student struggle by identifying purpose, assigning reasonable homework, and teaching them to self-monitor for understanding.
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46 Students Explain The Assignments That Got Their Attention This Year

46 Students Explain The Assignments That Got Their Attention This Year | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
46 Students Explain The Assignments That Got Their Attention This Year by Grant Wiggins, Ed.D, Authentic Education This post is a follow-up to our recent post, Students Learn Best When You Do This. Now, in my final...
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5 Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids

5 Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Josh Work shares five techniques for dealing with middle school students who present ongoing discipline issues. His underlying theme is recognizing these kids as adolescents seeking ways to cope with stress or complicated lives.
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Good advice for new teachers and old teachers alike. 

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Differentiating the responsive way

Differentiating the responsive way | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
In last week’s post – here – I looked at how we might mark students’ written work strategically, considering not just the feedback we will give them, but also the practicalities of how we expect th...
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Denise Lombardo's curator insight, May 17, 9:47 PM

Great post with practical illustrations of how we differentiate by being attentive to the individual progress of our students - at point of need - in a lesson. It's not about worksheets, grand plans, or separate lessons, but knowing our students as individual learners and responding to them as such.

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Classroom design can improve performance by 25%, research reveals - Innovate My School

Classroom design can improve performance by 25%, research reveals - Innovate My School | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
Different school cultures approach the design of the classroom in different ways. Innova Design Solutions have chosen this time of education reforms to conduct research into the advantages of creating bespoke classrooms to fit the class’ needs.
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Matthieu Dunias's curator insight, May 13, 4:29 AM

Repeindre sa salle de classe avec les élèves, c'est préparer le bac !

Anne Whisken's curator insight, May 13, 4:39 AM

FLLACT: Furniture, Layout, Lighting, Acoustics, Colour, Temperature

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7 Brain-based Tips for eLearning Success

7 Brain-based Tips for eLearning Success | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it

The brain is constantly on the lookout for ways to improve by obtaining new knowledge and skills, even before birth. Unfortunately, retaining information can be challenging, simply because instructors and course designers do not always use methods that facilitate remembering. The following seven points look at key principles from neuroscience research paired with tips that will allow course creators to achieve effective eLearning development.


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Good suggestions to keep in mind when planning your lessons, whether you call them brain-based or not!

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, May 1, 11:48 PM

Must read.

Siegfried Holle's curator insight, May 2, 1:57 PM

food for thought

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Muy interesante y útil.

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High school students are all about computers bu...

High school students are all about computers bu... | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
“Their lives swirl in technology, but the nation’s high school students spend little time studying the computer science that is the basis of it all.”
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Article expresses the need for students to learn computer science and how some schools are addressing it.
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Mediaecuador's curator insight, April 26, 1:36 PM

Para no quedarse atrás.

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Reading is different online than off, experts s...

Reading is different online than off, experts s... | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
Our brains, neuroscientists warn, are developing new circuits with a big impact on non-digital reading (Reading is different online than off, experts say - Washington Post | @scoopit via @joevans http://t.co/2w6i3poOhE)...
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9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons: Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever

9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons: Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
Transformational lessons don't just happen. They require planning, mindfulness, and a commitment to shift away from educational approaches of the past.

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How to Engage Students in the First few Minutes

How to Engage Students in the First few Minutes | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
In the first 5 minutes, I can tell how a lesson is going to be received. Here are 5 tips for how to engage students at the start of the lesson.
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How to Read, Understand and Use Psychoeducational Reports


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Lots of good information here on how to understand and use the results of assessments to improve student learning.

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How to Read, Understand and Use Psychoeducational Reports

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5 ways to support kids who struggle with student-directed learning -

5 ways to support kids who struggle with student-directed learning - | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
I mentioned in my ten takeaways from #ISTE2014 post that I wanted to write a bit more about some of the problems teachers are encountering with project-based and student-directed learning. Even though we believe deeply in helping kids uncover their passions, ask and pursue answering their own questions, and take ownership over their learning, the …
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TubeChop - RSA Replay - Professor Carol Dweck - How to Help Every Child Fulfill Their Potential (28:00)

TubeChop - RSA Replay - Professor Carol Dweck - How to Help Every Child Fulfill Their Potential (28:00) | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
TubeChop allows you to easily chop a funny or interesting section from any YouTube video and share it.

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This might be the  best 28 minutes you spend this summer! Learn how to create successful learners by developing a growth mindset in your classroom.

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Shary Lyssy Marshall's curator insight, September 20, 2013 12:44 PM

I've edited this piece down to just Dr. Dweck's talk -- 28 minutes. It's a great, succint overview of Dweck's work. 

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8 Types of Learning Events You Need to Have in Your Classroom

8 Types of Learning Events You Need to Have in Your Classroom | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
“A good eLearning course requires the right combination of learning events. But what are these exactly?”
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Important ingredients of online learning to enhance student understanding.
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Craig Crossley's curator insight, June 17, 8:13 AM

Reflection....

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How-To: Link Audio Recordings to QR Codes

How-To: Link Audio Recordings to QR Codes | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
Audio recordings can definitely support students who have trouble reading directions or need extra help with new vocabulary words.  I’ve shared one way to make QR codes talk to students but if you’...

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Helen Farley's curator insight, May 29, 8:32 PM

Recording lectures to be played on mobile devices is a great (and easy) way to make learning mobile.

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4 Tips for Getting to Know the Blended Instructional Model

4 Tips for Getting to Know the Blended Instructional Model | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Victor Small, Jr. offers four practical tips for getting comfortable with blended learning: don't assume every kid is a tech wiz, be wary of online textbooks, use PowerPoint sparingly, and encourage student-to-student communication.
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Important tips to make the most of blended instruction!

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Differentiation: making possible the impossible

Differentiation: making possible the impossible | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
When I think about the students I teach, I probably should make a beeline to their personality traits - their helpfulness, cheerfulness, kindness or pain-in-the-backside-ness. Or, perhaps, I should...
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Excellent post on the challenges of and the response to differents students' needa and abilities.

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84 (And Counting) Bloom's Taxonomy Tools Worth Trying - Edudemic

84 (And Counting) Bloom's Taxonomy Tools Worth Trying - Edudemic | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
We know y’all love a good list of Bloom’s Taxonomy tools. And the one we’re highlighting below isn’t only good – its growing, because it is crowdsourced by awesome teachers like you! Created by NJ Superintendent Scott Rocco, this list is chock-full of tons of different apps that can fill out just about every category of …

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Looks like a good resource to keep nearby when planning lessons. I like the fact that it is editable so you can add your own tools to the list. Great use of Google Docs!

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No Courses, No Classrooms, No Grades — Just Learning

No Courses, No Classrooms, No Grades — Just Learning | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
A Boston area innovation studio for middle and high school students is bucking the traditional school model for what students love best: hands-on learning.
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Great look at #PBL and how it is working in one Boston-area school. #edchat
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There's no link to the original article Tom
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A Poem of Possibilities: Thinking about the Future - ReadWriteThink

A Poem of Possibilities: Thinking about the Future - ReadWriteThink | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
After reading John Updike's “Ex-Basketball Player,” students write poems describing themselves five years in the future. The teacher takes the poems and mails them to students in five years.
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This lesson is designed to help students go beyond "studentspeak" to develop their abilities as writers.

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5 Online Tools for Differentiated Instruction and Assessment - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

5 Online Tools for Differentiated Instruction and Assessment - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
The article provides you with the information about some online tools which help you in delivering differentiated instruction for your students.
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