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Time to square up to the roots of our maths problem - Telegraph

Time to square up to the roots of our maths problem - Telegraph | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Andrew Hall, the chief executive of AQA, the biggest exam board in England, wants clear goals for maths.
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Why Identity and Emotion are Central To Motivating the Teen Brain

Why Identity and Emotion are Central To Motivating the Teen Brain | Education Matters | Scoop.it
For years, common experience and studies have prescribed that humans learn best in their earliest years of life – when the brain is developing at its fastest. Recently, though, research has suggested that the period of optimal learning extends well into adolescence.

The flurry of new findings may force a total rethinking of how educators and parents nurture this vulnerable age group, turning moments of frustration into previously unseen opportunities for learning and academic excitement.

New evidence shows that the window for formative brain development continues into the onset of puberty, between ages 9 and 13, and likely through the teenage years, according to Ronald Dahl, professor of community health and human development at the University of California, Berkeley. Dahl spoke at a recent Education Writers Association seminar on motivation and engagement.

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5 Powerful Teaching Strategies For Project-Based Learning -

5 Powerful Teaching Strategies For Project-Based Learning - | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Have you ever been sitting at your table thinking about how to start planning for your first, second, or twenty-second project and thought to yourself, “where do I begin?”

From the novice to the seasoned planner, this is a common dilemma. Whether you are just starting out on your journey to a more constructivist approach to student learning or you are already invested in an authentic inquiry based pedagogy, our new series of books will be a support as you continue to deepen your own practice. We have started with the PreK-3 version of the book. However, the strategies are applied at any grade level and for any content area.

Designing authentic challenges with our district or school’s curriculum or our pacing guides requires us to have a flexible planning process. We simplified the process for developing the natural curiosity of kids as it helped us to plan for our students and for the teachers with whom we work and coach. Here’s a preview of the strategies. In the book, they are explored, in detail, with accompanying project examples.

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Mindfulness Is All the Rage—But Does It Work?

Mindfulness Is All the Rage—But Does It Work? | Education Matters | Scoop.it
The research shows that mindfulness reduces student stress and even improves academic outcomes.
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20 Strategic Ways of Successfully Engaging Reluctant Students

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Engaging reluctant students is one of our biggest challenges as teachers. Every classroom has at least one of them—those students that just are not willing to come out of their shell. This can happen for a number of reasons. However, if you’re a teacher in this situation, there is hope. It comes from this Mindshift article by Katrina Schwartz. 


She draws on the wisdom of educator Kathy Perez, who works with both special education classes and English language learners. Perez provides a list of 20 clever brain-

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Should emotions be taught in schools?

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Our feelings can lead us into anxiety, arguments and worse. Some educators believe it’s time to give our kids emotional instruction.

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, February 11, 8:58 PM
Research has found that people who are emotionally skilled perform better in school, have better relationships, and engage less frequently in unhealthy behaviors.
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20 Strategic Ways of Successfully Engaging Reluctant Students

20 Strategic Ways of Successfully Engaging Reluctant Students | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Katrina Schwartz discusses 20 unique strategies from educator Kathy Perez focusing on how to go about engaging reluctant students.
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Rethinking how we assess learning in schools

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Our current way of assessing students doesn't let them see the progress they are making over extended periods of time.

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, February 6, 5:44 PM
Nice article by Geoff Masters from ACEL hightlighting the paradigm shift required in schools and parents to focus on learning progression not just achievement
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How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies | #Research

How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies | #Research | Education Matters | Scoop.it

— Breaking up and spacing out study time over days or weeks can substantially boost how much of the material students retain, and for longer, compared to lumping everything into a single, nose-to-the-grindstone session.


— Varying the studying environment — by hitting the books in, say, a cafe or garden rather than only hunkering down in the library, or even by listening to different background music — can help reinforce and sharpen the memory of what you learn.

— A 15-minute break to go for a walk or trawl on social media isn’t necessarily wasteful procrastination. Distractions and interruptions can allow for mental “incubation” and flashes of insight — but only if you’ve been working at a problem for a while and get stuck, according to a 2009 research meta-analysis.

— Quizzing oneself on new material, such as by reciting it aloud from memory or trying to tell a friend about it, is a far more powerful way to master information than just re-reading it, according to work by researchers including Henry Roediger III and Jeffrey Karpicke. (Roediger has co-authored his own book, “Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.”)

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/03/14/time-the-most-important-factor-neglected-in-education/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Brain

 


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Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, September 26, 2016 2:49 AM
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David Picard Roussel's curator insight, January 31, 7:47 AM

[ À tous ceux qui ont un cerveau V.A. ] Avez-vous déjà essayé ces méthodes d'apprentissage? Est-ce que dans vos équipes de travail vous tentez d'appliquer certaines de ces méthodes?

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5 Ways To Use Online Video In Your Classroom 

5 Ways To Use Online Video In Your Classroom  | Education Matters | Scoop.it

By now, you’ve probably used some form of online video in your classroom. Whether you’ve shown a video to your entire class or posted something on your class web page, video is a growing part of our connected lives and as educators. We should take advantage of video to engage students, get them more involved in our classrooms, and take charge of their own learning. 


When it comes to video there are definitely some challenges for teachers. First, some still believe that they need to take the time to create their own videos in order to provide quality content for their students. While I always encourage teachers to make their own videos as current tools make that task much easier than in the past, I understand issues of time and fear of the camera.

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A Quick-Guide To Teaching Empathy In The Classroom -

A Quick-Guide To Teaching Empathy In The Classroom - | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Bullying. Zero tolerance policy. Targeting on social media. School violence. Active Shooter.

These are words commonly heard in education today. As teachers, we spend a great deal of time in staff development and training, learning how to combat these issues. We learn how to recognize signs of bullying, teach responsible social media habits, and respond to an active shooter. But what if we took a different approach? What if we started by explicitly teaching empathy in the classroom?
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26 Critical Thinking Tools Aligned With Bloom's Taxonomy

26 Critical Thinking Tools Aligned With Bloom's Taxonomy | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Fostering critical thinking skills is always a challenge in teaching. Educators still honor Bloom’s Taxonomy as the basis of learning. With that giving way to its revised and updated interpretations, we now have critical thinking tools that can help in all of the key components of developing such skills.
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A Taxonomy For Transfer: 14 Ways Learners Can Transfer What They Know -

A Taxonomy For Transfer: 14 Ways Learners Can Transfer What They Know - | Education Matters | Scoop.it

At the core of transfer is understanding the value of information. We can push this idea further, then, to include the concepts of the adaptation and ‘movement’ of knowledge. Since transfer is, at its essence, about applying knowledge to new and unfamiliar contexts, we can personalize that transfer by seeing it differently–breaking it apart into ‘types’ of transfer. The net result, done well, is a more personalized, authentic, rigorous, and creative learning experience for students.


Below I created 14 types of transfer–that is, 14 ways students can transfer their understanding. There are, obviously, hundreds more; if you begin to come up with some on your own, you’ll see what I mean–and maybe understand transfer a bit better yourself.

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5 Ways To Avoid Overwhelming Learners

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Want to know how to avoid Overwhelming Learners? Check 5 ways to avoid Overwhelming Learners and not throw too much content at them.

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Using Bloom’s Taxonomy to Write Effective Learning Objectives | TIPS

Using Bloom’s Taxonomy to Write Effective Learning Objectives | TIPS | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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Chris Carter's curator insight, February 19, 5:49 PM
What works for UoA professors also works for all of us.
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Solving Real-World Issues Through Problem-Based Learning

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The perfect problem connects content, student interest, and an authentic context.

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10 reasons to use Virtual Reality in the classroom

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Although still an emerging technology in terms of recognizing its full potential, virtual reality offers the opportunity to step into places, roles, and experiences that were previously impossible, or at the very least, inaccessible to most.

As Terry Heick said in Why Virtual Reality is So Important, “Through the use of digital technology, virtual realities can be designed precisely for human interaction for very specific reasons to create experiences not otherwise possible.

By suspending disbelief the same way we do when we read a novel or watch a movie, an artificial reality can be designed to enable experiential learning, scenario-based learning, social learning, workplace training, and more. Virtual reality can be used for pure entertainment–digital toys, video games, or to swim with whales.”

Sylvia Duckworth, sketchnoter extraordinaire, put together a graphic of ideas from Maria Galanis and Andrea Trudeau on Top 10 Reasons To Use Virtual Reality In The Classroom to help bring the world (and beyond) to your students with technology.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 13, 4:08 PM
Virtual reality is a complement to real experiences.
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Empathy Is Tough to Teach, But Is One Of the Most Important Life Lessons

Empathy Is Tough to Teach, But Is One Of the Most Important Life Lessons | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Every person in a child's life can help him or her develop empathy, an important quality for personal and professional success.

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20 Creative Bloom's Taxonomy Infographics Everybody Loves Using

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There is no shortage of Bloom’s Taxonomy infographics online for every teacher. From our own Bloom’s Verbs poster to the resources that can be found on Andrew Churches’ Edorigami, there’s a taxonomy tool for every purpose. (Andrew also created a very helpful chart for checking your lesson components against Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy—you can get it here.)
We’ve got some favorites of our own, too. So we decided to do some digging for some of the best Bloom’s Taxonomy infographics out there, and bring 20 of them to you in this post.

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Why Nurturing Student Creativity is Essential (and 7 Ways to Do It) by Lee Watanabe Crockett

Why Nurturing Student Creativity is Essential (and 7 Ways to Do It) by Lee Watanabe Crockett | Education Matters | Scoop.it
by Lee Watanabe Crockett

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D. R. Hale's curator insight, February 12, 10:59 PM
Creativity is NOT overrated.
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The Benefits of Peer Learning

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One of the concerns about peer learning is when students are teaching each other, there's always the chance they'll share incorrect information.

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7 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions - TeachThought PD

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4 Strategies for Teaching Students How to Revise

4 Strategies for Teaching Students How to Revise | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"I'm a fan of the writing workshop. That means I also write with my students, and I allow plenty of time for students to conference with me and with each other. I also provide models of what good writing looks like -- and lots of them.

Here's what the classroom writing process looks like:

    * Brainstorming (Think About It)
    * Drafting (Getting It Down)
    * Revising (Making It Better)
    *Editing (Making It Right)
    * Publishing (Sharing It!)


At the beginning of the writing process, I have had students write silently. For it to be successful, in my experience, students need plenty of topics handy (self-generated, or a list of topics, questions, and prompts provided). Silent writing is a wonderful, focused activity for the brainstorming and drafting stage of the writing process. I also think it's important that the teacher write during this time, as well (model, model, model).

However, when it comes to revising, and later, editing, I think peer interaction is necessary. Students need to, for example, "rehearse" words, phrases, introductions, and thesis statements with each other during the revision stage."


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Victor Ventura's curator insight, January 14, 8:56 AM
Writing Workshop Participants- Good resource, mainly for intermediate and secondary teachers, but a little something for all grade level teachers.
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Personalized Learning: What It Really Is and Why It Really Matters

Personalized Learning: What It Really Is and Why It Really Matters | Education Matters | Scoop.it
The authors offer a framework—based on three years of campus visits—for thinking about (1) the circumstances under which personalized learning can help students and (2) the best way to evaluate the real educational value for products that are marketed under the personalized learning banner.

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How to transform schools into Learning Organisations?

How to transform schools into Learning Organisations? | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Schools nowadays are required to learn faster than ever before in order to deal effectively with the growing pressures of a rapidly changing environment. Many schools however, look much the same today as they did a generation ago, and too many teachers are not developing the pedagogies and practices required to meet the diverse needs of 21st-century learners.

In response, a growing body of scholars, educators and policy makers around the world is making the case that schools should be re-conceptualised as “learning organisations” that can react more quickly to changing external environments, embrace innovations in internal organisation, and ultimately improve student outcomes. Despite strong support for and the intuitive appeal of the school as a learning organisation, relatively little progress has been made in advancing the concept, either in research or practice. This lack of progress partly stems from a lack of clarity or common understanding of the school as learning organisation.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, January 2, 2:32 PM

Aunque las recomendaciones se basen en un estudio desarrollado  por la OECD (2016) para escuelas, estas mismas pueden aplicarse también para Instituciones de educación superior como las Universidades. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 14, 7:15 PM
Schools, in and of themselves, are not learning organizations. It is the people within schools who are the organization and communal aspects. Peter Senge proposed schools as learning organizations two decades ago. I discovered the culture of school is one of isolation that people readily accepted. The key would be to bring people together on a regular basis and in a gradual way. We have too many managers and not enough leaders in schools.