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Grading for Mastery and Redesigning My Gradebook

Grading for Mastery and Redesigning My Gradebook | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
For the last two years, I've been increasingly frustrated with the traditional approach to assessing students and reporting grades. I want my students to value learning, not the accumulation of points. Unfortunately, I feel like school is akin to a Pacman game where students are myopically focused
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7 Areas In Which 3D Printing Is Surprising Us All

7 Areas In Which 3D Printing Is Surprising Us All | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
When 3D printing was first introduced over 30 years ago it felt like something more likely to appear in a Star Trek episode than reality. Today, more companies
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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Things I Learned While Re-reading Invent to Learn

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Things I Learned While Re-reading Invent to Learn | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it

I bought a paperback copy of Invent to Learn. I have now read it two more times and filled it with notes in the margins of the pages (scribbling notes is the best part about having a physical copy of a book). In no particular order, here are five highlights from the notes I've taken while readingInvent to Learn.

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Less Is More: Why You're Saying Too Much And Getting Ignored

Less Is More: Why You're Saying Too Much And Getting Ignored | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
In an age of information overload, brevity is the skill we need to be heard and be successful.
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3 Reasons Why Teachers Should Film Themselves Teaching

3 Reasons Why Teachers Should Film Themselves Teaching | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
Teachers should video themselves teaching for many reasons, but here are 3 of the most powerful. Sadly, because of hostile school climates, many teachers will never be able to use the process for everything it's worth.
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30 Universal Strategies For Learning

30 Universal Strategies For Learning | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
30 Universal Strategies For Learning by Terry Heick As teachers, we're all trying to better understand how people learn--not now they're taught in terms of…
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Questioning; Challenge & Engagement

Questioning; Challenge & Engagement | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it

Questioning is a fundamental element of pedagogy, one you could read endlessly around, but the reality is using questioning to challenge and engage all learners is demanding and potentially problematic to get right. Recently I’ve been working with a team of teachers, shaping our CPD model in preparation for the new academic year. Engaging in dialogue around teaching and learning with colleagues is always a pleasure and extremely informative, and one aspect continually crops up; deep, challenging and engaging questioning. Firstly, I think it’s crucial to outline what we are trying to achieve when we think about the purpose of questioning, for me it includes the following:

     * Allowing students to develop a fuller understanding of a concept because they have tried to explain it
themselves
     * To easily recall existing knowledge
     * To be able to link the ideas in the lesson with existing knowledge
     * To tackle problems at a deep level and be able to extend their thinking
     * To engage easily with a task because they are clear about what is expected
     * To develop independence in the way they learn and think


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Jason Smith's curator insight, July 20, 8:02 PM

We have had lots of PD about quality questioning.

Authentis Formations's curator insight, July 29, 4:43 AM

Superbe matériel pour formateurs !!!

Jennifer McGuff's curator insight, August 1, 4:27 PM

Using questioning to challenge and engage all learners is demanding and can be challenging.  Useful information in this article.

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20 Things You Can Do In (About) 10 Minutes For A Smoother Running Classroom

20 Things You Can Do In (About) 10 Minutes For A Smoother Running Classroom | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
When the school year begins, teachers spend a lot of time getting the classroom ready, planning lessons, and getting to know his/her students. The following…
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8 Design Steps for an Academic Makerspace -- THE Journal

8 Design Steps for an Academic Makerspace -- THE Journal | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
If you build it, will they come? That is the question many schools have about finding room on campus for a "makerspace."
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Why Ed Tech Is Not Transforming How Teachers Teach

Why Ed Tech Is Not Transforming How Teachers Teach | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
A mountain of evidence indicates that educators have been painfully slow to use technology to change and improve the ways they teach.
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Doing It Differently: Tips for Teaching Vocabulary

Doing It Differently: Tips for Teaching Vocabulary | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
Rebecca Alber offers tips for teaching vocabulary that include letting students select the words, putting away dictionaries, and creating time for talk and play with new terms.
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Make it Quick: A 3-Step Approach for Over-the-Shoulder Feedback - Brilliant or Insane

Make it Quick: A 3-Step Approach for Over-the-Shoulder Feedback - Brilliant or Insane | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
This three step approach enables teachers to provide quick, high quality feedback to every learner daily.
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4 Lessons New Teachers Never Learned But They Can't Survive Without - Brilliant or Insane

4 Lessons New Teachers Never Learned But They Can't Survive Without - Brilliant or Insane | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
Veteran teacher and education author Mark Barnes presents 4 lessons new teachers never learned in their preservice work but they can't survive without.
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Wait Time: “What’s in It for Me?”

Wait Time: “What’s in It for Me?” | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
Jackie Acree Walsh explains the benefits of wait time (also known as think time) as described in her September 2015 Educational Leadership (EL) article, “A New Rhythm for Responding,” which she coauthored with Beth Dankert Sattes. What’s in it for me?—or WIIFM—is a question people ask when they’re considering a major change. As Beth Sattes and I suggest in our article in the September 2015 EL, teachers who begin using wait time in their questioning routines will have to make significant behavior
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25 Things Successful Teachers Do Differently

25 Things Successful Teachers Do Differently | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
30 Habits Of Highly Effective Teachers

 

If you ask a student what makes him or her successful in school, you probably won’t hear about some fantastic new book or video lecture series. Most likely you will hear something like, “It was all Mr. Jones. He just never gave up on me.”

 

What students take away from a successful education usually centers on a personal connection with a teacher who instilled passion and inspiration for their subject. It’s difficult to measure success, and in the world of academia, educators are continually re-evaluating how to quantify learning. But the first and most important question to ask is:

Are teachers reaching their students? 

 

Here are 25 things successful educators do differently.

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33 Digital Tools for Advancing Formative Assessment in the Classroom

33 Digital Tools for Advancing Formative Assessment in the Classroom | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it

I came across a great blog post the other day – Formative Assessments Are Easier Than You Think – that told the firsthand account of a teacher, Steven Anderson, who implemented formative assessment in his classroom. He used a sticky-note version of an exit ticket to elicit evidence of studen …

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6 Tips For Creating Effective Student Groups

6 Tips For Creating Effective Student Groups | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
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3D Print Your Own Kit for Screen Printing Designs onto Fabric or Paper

3D Print Your Own Kit for Screen Printing Designs onto Fabric or Paper | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
In the 1980's screen printing was all the rage, in large part due to the punk rock movement's demand for original band t-shirts. That's when I was first expos

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3D Print Your Own Kit for Screen Printing Designs onto Fabric or Paper http://3dprint.com/82545/3d-print-screen-printing/

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Listening

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Practicing Effective Questioning

There are many ways to ask a question and some ways are better than others. Thinking about the types of questions that could be asked or even preparing specific questions prior to teaching a lesson will often lead to more effective classroom discussions. It is important to think of thoughtful questions that encourage students to think critically about the concept being learned. In order to be successful at effectively questioning students, teachers must be aware of the type of questions they are directing to the students and use effective questioning practices.

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Free Technology for Teachers: By Request - Five Options for Creating Videos on Chromebooks

Free Technology for Teachers: By Request - Five Options for Creating Videos on Chromebooks | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it

I've had a handful of people ask for suggestions for tools for creating videos on Chromebooks. These are the tools that I frequently recommend. All of these tools work well in your web browser so they're not limited to just Chromebook use.

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10 Do's and Don'ts for Effective Vocabulary Instruction l Dr. Kimberly's Literacy Blog

10 Do's and Don'ts for Effective Vocabulary Instruction l Dr. Kimberly's Literacy Blog | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
We know that there is a strong relationship between vocabulary and reading comprehension. Systematic vocabulary instruction must be an integral component of a K-12 comprehensive instructional framework While there is no one correct way to teach vocabulary, common characteristics of effective vocabulary instruction have been documented in many professional journals and books. And yet, recent …
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Promoting Student Self-Assessment - ReadWriteThink

Promoting Student Self-Assessment - ReadWriteThink | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
In this Strategy Guide, you’ll learn about a number of specific methods that will promote self-assessment and contribute to a richer understanding of student learning.
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Top 10 Incredibly Useful Windows Programs to Have On Hand

Top 10 Incredibly Useful Windows Programs to Have On Hand | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
Some apps are essential, and you use them every day. Everyone knows their names: Firefox, VLC, 7-Zip, and so on. However, there's another class of app that gets less attention: the apps that are insanely useful to have in your back pocket on the rare occasions you need them. Here are 10 of our favorites. Lifehacker Pack for Windows: Our List of the Essential Windows Apps Lifehacker Pack for Windows: Our List of the Essential Windows Apps Lifehacker Pack for Windows: Our List of the Essen Windows
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10 Things You Don't Know About Formative Assessment - Brilliant or Insane

10 Things You Don't Know About Formative Assessment - Brilliant or Insane | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
Formative assessment is a verb, not a noun: ten things you don't know about formative assessment.
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