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The Purposeful Pause: 10 Reflective Questions to Ask Mid-Lesson - Brilliant or Insane @AngelaStockman

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Much has been said about growth mindset and grit this year and for good reason. When learners begin valuing growth and learning over grades and the production of perfect final works, great things happen. When they’re able to persevere, even through moments of frustration, they typically meet with success. It makes sense that teachers are compelled by these topics, and I’m grateful to those who have brought these conversations to the forefront. Even as people debate their origins and share cautionary tales about interpretation, we’re learning much that can influence practice in critical ways.

For instance, I often wonder if human beings are naturally inclined toward these dispositions. I also wonder how much of what we do inside of schools inadvertently compromises their development. What would we need to do in order to help them thrive–organically?

 

I don’t know about you, but in my experience, the way some schools strive to embrace a growth mindset and coach perseverance feels more a bit more like indoctrination than education. I worry that in the end, we’re reducing beautiful things to buzz words and oversimplified lists of dos and don’ts. I worry that in the end, we’re doing more harm than good.


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Marianne's curator insight, March 31, 8:53 PM

"When learners begin valuing growth and learning over grades and the production of perfect final works, great things happen. "

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FREE Rhyming Dictionary - Find Rhyming Words in Seconds

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Find rhyming words with the Online Rhyming Dictionary

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John Dalziel's curator insight, August 18, 2013 4:01 PM

Apart from its obvious uses, when it’s time for learners, to reflect, one option could be for them to make their response(s) rhyme;  Rhymer, a FREE Rhyming Dictionary could help them with such a task; before sharing responses with partners or groups.

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Multimedia-Assisted Language Learning

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Open access CALL journal in Korea, articles in English on aspects of technology use in language teaching/learning.


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Shona Whyte's curator insight, September 24, 2013 2:10 AM

For the first article I opened: Received: April 30, 2013, Reviewed: May 20, 2013, Accepted: June 15, 2013.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, October 3, 2013 2:51 AM

Pretty sure we'll always find some interesting stuff inside!!

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Beyond the Book: Infographics of Students' Reading History

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I'm an evangelist.

A book evangelist, that is. I hand out books to students and colleagues, booktalking them in class, at lunch, and even in my email signature. I want my students to read widely and

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 20, 2013 8:43 PM

What would happen if you asked your students' to reflect on their reading history...and then have them create an infographic that helps them dig a bit deeper and share what they have learned? According to this teacher the finished product is pretty amazing!

She began with an article from the NYTimes "What's Your Reading History? Reflecting on the Self as Reader". Then she had students explore infographics and critique them as a group. The students then explored a number of websites that allow you to create infographics (and links are provided to them) and students chose one to work with. The post provides links to a number of infographics made by the students.

And the link to the article at the NYTimes is http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/04/whats-your-reading-history-reflecting-on-the-self-as-reader/?_r=0.