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for the love of learning: Grading without Grading

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"Bring the kids in on it."

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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.
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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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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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eSchool News – Current Issue | eSchool News

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Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity | Video on TED.com

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
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Why So Many Schools Remain Penitentiaries of Boredom

Why So Many Schools Remain Penitentiaries of Boredom | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
Educational leaders have to have the courage to reinvent our schools for real this time. And our teachers must be teachers of children as well as teachers of their subject area.
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Thinking About Guns - On Hiring - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Using Technology to Enhance Learning

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We have such opportunities as no generation has ever experienced. Will we make the best of it?
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Sponsored Article

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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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SBG Videos: SBG 101

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What is standards-based grading?
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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

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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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$10K Degree Gains Traction in Florida

$10K Degree Gains Traction in Florida | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
Twenty-three colleges tackle a challenge from Florida Gov. Rick Scott to deliver degrees for less than $10,000.
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Lessons Worth Sharing

Lessons Worth Sharing | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
Use engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch based on any video from YouTube.
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The Perfect Storm for Universities

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Even if universities may look well on the surface there is an increasing (and justified) concern that all will change soon. New data and analysis increase the anxiety that the current monopoly of h...

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, January 2, 2013 11:05 AM

Interesting perspective:


Michael Sandel, professor of Government at Harvard University and one of the best known intellectuals around the world recently noted:


The most fateful change that unfolded in the last three decades was not an increase in greed. It was the expansion of markets, and of market values, into spheres of life where they don’t belong.”


Universities are set to learn that this is not only true, but see the serious consequences of ignoring implications of this on their sustainability.

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Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner

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Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner
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PsyBlog’s 10 Most Popular Psychological Insights From 2012 — PsyBlog

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How the mind works, the dark side of creativity and how to be a great leader: these and more…
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Good vs. great teachers: how do you wish to be remembered?

Good vs. great teachers: how do you wish to be remembered? | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
    There are endless articles, blogs, essays on the difference between good and bad teachers. All the frameworks for …Continue reading »
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This is an excellent article that should help us to see that our system often chooses good teachers over great teachers...and compliance over effectiveness.

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