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Colaborando para una mejor educación en línea para adelantar la evolución de la enseñanza y aprendizaje usando la tecnología y pedagogía como estrategias.
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What It Means To Teach

What It Means To Teach | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

Teaching means…

…to help another person understand.

…to help another person understand why something is worth understanding.

…to help another person responsibly use what they know.

…to artfully connect students and content in authentic contexts.

…to cause change.

…to cognitively agitate.

…that relationships with children are the bedrock for everything else.

…to be able to see individual faces, needs, opportunities, and affections where others see a classroom of students.

…that you should always know the difference between what you taught and what they learned.

…to model curiosity.

…that students will likely never forget you (or that one thing you said, the time you lost your temper, how you made them feel, etc.)

…to know what it actually means to “understand.”

…to create a need for students to reorganize and repack their intellectual baggage.

…to self-critique your own biases, blind spots, and other “broken perceptions”

…to make dozens of crucial decisions on the fly not per day or class but per minute.

…that you’re going to be needed every second of every day in some important way.

…to adjust the timing, general ‘form’, and complexity of a given content so that it seems ‘just in time, just enough, and just for me’ for each student.

…to help students play with complex ideas in pursuit of self-knowledge and personal change.

…to be able to create an awesome lesson plan and unit–and to know when and why to ditch that plan and unit.

…to know the difference between teaching content and teaching thought.

…that you need to know your content well enough to teach any concept, skill, or standard within it 20+ different ways.

…that you’re going to work closely with people that will think differently than you, and learning to bridge those gaps with diplomacy could make or break your happiness

…to help students transfer understanding of academic content to authentic circumstances.

…to accept certain failure.

…to be a lifelong learner yourself.

…to disrupt social imbalances, inequities, and knowledge and skill gaps

…to confront your own weaknesses (technology, pedagogy, content, collaboration, organization, communication, etc.)

…to really, truly change the world (for the better or the worse).

…that you’re going to need a lot of help from everyone.

…to operate under unclear terms for success.

…to explain, model, and connect.

…to change, change, change.

…that in terms of sheer mathematical probability, you’re not going to be teaching for more than five years (if you’ve already passed that, congratulations!)

…that your ‘comfort zone’ no longer matters.

…your teaching program probably didn’t prepare you well (e.g., your ability to empathize and engage and design are more important than anything else you learned in said program).

…to practice humility.

Via Miloš Bajčetić, Ines Bieler, Gust MEES, Paul Westeneng
Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, December 29, 2015 12:23 PM

For teachers everywhere, no matter who your students are and what the subject is, you really do make a difference (even though it may not seem that way on some days).  All the best to you in the upcoming year!

Inma Contreras's curator insight, January 5, 9:16 PM

What teaching means... all,nearly all in a real teacher's life.

Emanuel Pineda's curator insight, April 26, 8:03 PM
Even though educating people has been an ancient activity, it is curious how teaching can unfold countless definitions throughout mankind history; hence, teacher must be aware of the important role which they are performing within a society "teaching refers to creating a need for students to reorganize and repack their intellectual baggage." 
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A Journal of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Volume 9, Park University

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From Questions to Concepts, Dr. Eric Mazur - YouTube

Over the years, Dr. Mazur discovered that students in his introductory physics course were passing exams without having understood the fundamental concepts he was trying to teach. In response to this problem, Dr. Mazur developed a variety of interactive techniques linked to each other in ways that help his students learn basic concepts far better than before. He developed a strategy that incorporates "just-in-time" teaching with short lectures punctuated by conceptual questions posed to students, better known as Peer Instruction. The Peer Instruction method engages students through activities that require each learner to apply the concepts being presented. Students then explain those concepts to fellow learners, involving the entire group. Questions are asked, discussed and then displayed using classroom response technology. Peer Instruction provides continuous assessment and feedback, forcing students to learn from each other while in the classroom. You can forget facts, but you cannot forget understanding! Dr. Mazur's ultimate goal is not for students to memorize material for tests, but to create lifelong understanding.



Via Miloš Bajčetić
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Curation for Teachers [Infographic]

Curation for Teachers [Infographic] | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
In Professional Learning in the Digital Age: The Educator's Guide to User-Generated Learning, Kristen Swanson shows educators how to enhance their pro...

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Rosie Peel's curator insight, June 8, 2013 3:07 AM

This is very insightful when creating an effective, authentic and reliable curation collection.  It is resources like this one that I feel will benefit others in their teaching and learning journey.

Dorothy Minor's curator insight, July 8, 2013 3:29 PM

This infographic provides insight into showing how to enhance learning. Critical thinking is an important skill in today's world. Students need encouragement in taking ownership of their own learning. We can find ways to encourage students from this link.

Daniel Jimenez Zulic's curator insight, August 3, 2013 12:04 PM

Ya en el esquema se ve como ir mejorando la practica, seleccion y calificacion de los sitios y contenidos.

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Neuroscience, teaching, psychology and education (Mind, Brain, and Education science)

Neuroscience, teaching, psychology and education (Mind, Brain, and Education science) | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
If the combination of neuroscience, psychology and education (“Mind, Brain, and Education science) is the way we should approach teaching from now on, what exactly are the lessons we can apply to the classroom?
Via Sarantis Chelmis, Sakis Koukouvis, Stefanos, Margaret Shepherd
Philippe-Didier Gauthier's curator insight, December 24, 2014 7:47 AM

#DémarchePortfolio #Apprenance : les grandes transformations des apprentissages sont déjà là.... 

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Which of These 4 Instructional Strategies Do You Use in Your Class ?

Which of These 4 Instructional Strategies Do You Use in Your Class ? | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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12 Habits of the Effective 21st Century Teacher

Twelve habits of effective 21st century teachers based upon research and practical classroom experience. You the teacher are the most important resource in you…

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Roger Francis
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Why new technologies could never replace great teaching

Why new technologies could never replace great teaching | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
Technology in education gets plenty of hype, but let's not forget the importance of teaching and learning, says Pamela Wright


At a recent British Council debate, Is teaching obsolete?, executive headteacher Pamela Wright, called for caution around technology in teaching. Here is a transcript of her argument.


I am a passionate believer in the teaching profession.


Teachers do not simply impart information and knowledge; teaching is not merely about systems, facts, figures and certainly does not exist to promote insularity and lack of social interaction.

If any of these elements were true, then my argument would fall down immediately. It is because the teaching profession is the complete antithesis to all of these ideas, that my argument is strong and compelling.


Our goal as teachers fundamentally is to encourage independent thought, independent enquiry and ultimately independent learning. It has been argued that new means of learning will be the way to facilitate this in the future. I say resoundingly no.


Aristotle said "man is a political animal" – central to that idea was mankind's innate desire to interact with one another and learn from one another, socialise with one another. Some may say that social media does this – but does it really?


Put at its simplest, if future models of learning means encouraging young people to spend prolonged periods in front of faceless computer screens, exposed to largely unregulated material in an inherently unsafe environment, then that is clearly not the way forward.


Education is much more complex than that. It is about the trust and bond between a teacher and young person (and parents) that creates the environment where learning can occur and grow. Virtual learning simply cannot do that. I would argue that in a world now where young people are retreating more and more into virtual unreality, the teaching profession is more important than it ever was. It is teaching that keeps it real – teaching that keeps young people alive. In short, teachers and the profession will never die.

Via Miloš Bajčetić
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La Tarea: Una nueva investigación sugiere que puede ser un mal innecesario

La Tarea: Una nueva investigación sugiere que puede ser un mal innecesario | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

Those open to evidence have been presented this Fall with yet another finding that fails to find any meaningful benefit even when the study is set up to give homework every benefit of the doubt.

Via Evdokia Roka, Luciana Viter, Ramon Aragon, Mariano Fernandez S.
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Bloom's Verb Wheel and Bloom's Web2.0 Wheel

Bloom's Verb Wheel and Bloom's Web2.0 Wheel | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

Two looks at Bloom's - one is a verb wheel and the other is a web2.0 wheel. The Verb Wheel shows the domains as well as appropriate verbs and possible student projects. The Web 2.0 Wheel also includes suggestions of Web 2.0 tools you might use.

Via Beth Dichter, Gordon Dahlby, juandoming
N Kaspar's curator insight, February 10, 2013 1:14 PM

Yet another way to look at Bloom's.  Very cool