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10 Steps . . . for smarter schools - THE DAILY RIFF - Be Smarter. About Education.

10 Steps . . . for smarter schools - THE DAILY RIFF - Be Smarter. About Education. | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it

"If you're not standing on the edge, you're taking up too much space."
- Dennis Littky, Big Picture Learning

 

 

 

Dennis Littky, Big Picture Learning, gives us his 10 top musts.

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The United States has experienced many changes in the last 15 years. Most schools and school districts in America have seen drastic changes in their funding, their students, and in the requirements placed upon them by NCLB and now Common Core.
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A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic

A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
Do you know the actual theories of learning? A learning theory is an attempt to describe how people learn, helping us understand this inherently complex process.
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5 Subjects Not Taught In School (But They Should Be) | Edudemic

5 Subjects Not Taught In School (But They Should Be) | Edudemic | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
There are a lot of real-world skills and subjects you'll need to excel after school. But what about the subjects not taught in school that should be?
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How Teachers Are Learning: Professional Development Remix (EdSurge Guides)

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Personalized learning is on the rise for learners in our schools. Redesigned schools include personal learning plans, playlists of content tailored to fit each learner, adaptive curriculum, and access to learning anytime and anywhere. That's great for students but what about teachers? Where's the pe
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6 must-see education TED Talks

6 must-see education TED Talks | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
The conference has played host to some of the brightest education ideas from experts in numerous fields.
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Infographic: What Does It Take To Be A Teacher?

Infographic: What Does It Take To Be A Teacher? | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it

What Does It Take To Be A Teacher? Infographic shows that teachers’ realities are growing increasingly complex.


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Jaime Salcedo Luna's curator insight, May 18, 8:08 AM

Interesante comparación de la dedicación requerida para ser docente en cinco países del mundo.

Niki Davis's curator insight, May 19, 6:16 AM

Looks too certain to me - there must be enormous difficulties in measuring this across cultures, contexts and other aspects of these rapidly evolving ecosystems. 

Heather Morrow Giles's curator insight, June 19, 10:19 AM

this is why we go home so tired!

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What Should We Focus On Learning In An Age Where Almost All Information Is At Your Fingertips?

What Should We Focus On Learning In An Age Where Almost All Information Is At Your Fingertips? | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
What should we focus on learning in an age where almost all information is at your fingertips? This question was originally answered on Quora by Robert Frost and Balaji Viswanathan.

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10 rules of an incompetent professional

I would like to share the best rules that place ignorance at the most unsuspected limits. Meet the 10 rules of an incompetent professional.
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This is a very good list and one that all should read over to ensure that we are part of the solution, not part of the problem. 

 

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SBG VIdeos: Leadership and Change

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How does a school make the standards-based grading change systematically?
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Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories? | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory v5, Organisation Kolb, Psychology Vygotsky, Psychology Bloom, Piaget genetic epistemology, Psychology Skinner, Montessori constructivism, Dewey constructivism, radical constructivism Knowledge as mental representation: 1a. Knowledge is not passively received either through the senses or by way of communication; 1b. Knowledge is actively built up by the cognising subject; 2a. The function of cognition is adaptive, in the biological sense of the term, tending towards fit or viability; 2b Cognition serves the subject’s organization of the experiential world, not the discovery of an objective ontological reality., social constructivism connectivism, Taylor Organisation, Holt homeschooling, unschooling, constructivism radical constructivism, Kolb experiental learning, Montessori Montessori education, Social anthropology Lave & Wenger, Vygotsky zone of proximal development, Lave & Wenger situated learning, Education Illich, scientific pedagogy Education based on science that modified and improved the individual., communities of practice Groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.

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Learning theories

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I love infographics like this that depict the 10,000 foot view to show the overall subject, the various theories or parts, and how the pieces fit together and influence one another.

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Are you a mover, perceiver, stimulator or adaptor? A new map of how the brain works

Are you a mover, perceiver, stimulator or adaptor? A new map of how the brain works | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
Forget dated ideas about the left and right hemispheres. New research provides a more nuanced view of how we plan our lives and experience the world. Which cognitive mode best describes you?
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Schools are failing our children simply because they are technophobes - Telegraph

Schools are failing our children simply because they are technophobes - Telegraph | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
Few industries have been left unscathed by the digital revolution.
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Making Board Games in the Classroom - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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A Truly Devastating Graph on State Higher Education Spending

A Truly Devastating Graph on State Higher Education Spending | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
Some states have slashed per-student spending by as much as half.
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100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Edudemic

100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Edudemic | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Showcasing the top 100 video sites for educators to use in their classrooms. Appropriate for a variety of subjects and age levels.
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Your summer reading list: Picks from the TED community | TED Blog

Your summer reading list: Picks from the TED community | TED Blog | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
Rashida Jones, Elizabeth Gilbert, Bill and Melinda Gates, and Blood Orange have idea for what you should read this summer. Here, their picks.
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Powerful Quotes for Teachers (Printer Friendly Version)

Quote #1:If kids come to us from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important. -Barbara Colorose Quote #2:Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops. Henry Brooks Adams Quote #3:Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition. --Jacques Barzun Quote #4: The man (or woman) who can make hard ...

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5 Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids

5 Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
Every teacher remembers his or her first "tough kid" experience. Maybe the student ignored your directions or laughed at your attempts to utilize the classroom discipline steps. We all have at least
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Fall Spotlight on Education

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On March 13, 2010 the Obama Administration released its blueprint for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), known widely now by its most recent reincarnation, the Bush Administration's “No Child Left Behind Act” (NCLB). ESEA mandates that an increased proportion of the education budget be allocated towards programs ...
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Everyone knows the importance of education, right? I mean, that's a given, yes? How much of your hard earn dollars paid to the IRS were used for education? Well, the government indicates that...

"2 cents of your federal income tax dollar was spent on education. Only international affairs and transportation received a smaller portion of the same dollar." --http://nationalpriorities.org/blog/2010/09/07/fall-spotlight-education/

Education is important, right????? In our own budget, most of us spend far more than 2% of our income on candy. Why do we allow the federal government to throw change at that which determines how well we compete in the global market? SPEAK UP!

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Debunking the Myth of Multitasking at the Office

Debunking the Myth of Multitasking at the Office | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
We all do it, and many of us are probably doing it right now. You’re reading this in between emails or while you prepare breakfast; after that, you’ll drive somewhere, and
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Teacher quits over emphasis on standardized tests: 'It takes the joy out of learning' - TODAY.com

Teacher quits over emphasis on standardized tests: 'It takes the joy out of learning' - TODAY.com | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it

A teacher in Massachusetts who has spent more than a quarter century in the classroom is drawing attention after she quit her job over her growing frustration with the school system’s emphasis on standardized testing.

 

Because of “so many things that pulled me away from the classroom and fractured my time with the children,” kindergarten teacher Susan Sluyter quit last month. 

“It takes the joy out of learning for the children," she told TODAY. "It takes the joy out of teaching.”


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Will we ever learn in America? uhmmm...that is a rhetorical question, btw.   ;-) 

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Sushma Sharma's curator insight, March 30, 12:32 AM

The way to go .... Totally in agreement .. The joy of learning creates wisdom 

Patrice McDonough's curator insight, April 1, 10:32 PM

Unfortunately this is the style of learning in China, where my teachers come from.   I have been told to take the fun out of the learning to concentrate on giving only useful information.  It has taken the joy out of my teaching...or can I be subversive???  

Aunty Alice's curator insight, April 6, 3:25 PM

Have a very similar mindset but short of opening one's own school we are stuck with it. I have just published a book leading teachers to the more fertile ground for real progress, in literacy acquisition,  of analysing student work, giving them an authentic voice, and goal setting.  It puts listening and speaking at the centre.

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GradeCam Insight - Main

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Hi Everyone,

 

Just came across this wonderful grade tool. I graded 50 papers in under five minutes. It required no software, no special grade-tron sheets (they provide them for you to print). I'm still learning how to use it but it seems wonderful so far.

 

Go here for a free trial.  

www.gradecam.com/signup?referrer=40qht1

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Education in Crisis? Perhaps Government Policy Is At Fault

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Education in Crisis? Perhaps Government Policy Is At Fault - The Huffington Post
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7 Habits Of Highly-Effective Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology

7 Habits Of Highly-Effective Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
7 Habits Of Highly-Effective Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology
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Technical Reading and Writing Using Board Games - ReadWriteThink

Technical Reading and Writing Using Board Games - ReadWriteThink | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
Students celebrate a novel they have read and get hands-on experience with technical writing by creating a board game based on the novel and writing the instructions for it.
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