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What One Teacher Did When He Realized His Kids Weren’t Learning

What One Teacher Did When He Realized His Kids Weren’t Learning | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
When he started teaching, high school Spanish teacher, Matt Miller had a dirty secret: His students couldn’t speak Spanish. He didn’t want anyone to know. But he came to a breaking point. Learn what Matt did in a fit of frustration and the incredible results his students achieved. Matt says teachers shouldn’t mindlessly run through the curriculum […]
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How Innovative Educators Observe, Reflect, and Share

How Innovative Educators Observe, Reflect, and Share | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
Many teachers say they don’t have time to connect. I live and breathe that feeling. However, when I’m down, sometimes an idea on Twitter or a suggestion on Facebook turns my day around. If there is one thing that will make you completely irreplaceable as a teacher, it would be your network. Your network is […]
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Where the Masterpiece of Learning Really Starts

Where the Masterpiece of Learning Really Starts | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
Paganini was here to play his great work “Napoleon.” His violin glistened. As he broke every string. But one. He looked to his shocked audience and held up his violin. He yelled, “Paganini and one string!” Paganini proceeded to wow them with the entire piece played on just one string. His audience marveled. But no […]
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When is it Time to Quit Teaching?

When is it Time to Quit Teaching? | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
Each year I seek clarity for my teaching career. There are no easy answers here. Know this. The question is serious, “Should I teach another year?” As I ponder my own path, let me take you on a journey of thoughts. Dancing with Snakes. The Indonesian pop star, Irma Bule died at age 29 of a […]
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How to Rock at Writing Essential Questions

How to Rock at Writing Essential Questions | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
Want to know how to absolutely rock writing essential questions? All you need is a solid pathway, and here it is.
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10 time-saving tips for grading student writing

10 time-saving tips for grading student writing | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
Grading students' essays and stories can be extremely time-consuming. Here are some ideas for grading student writing more quickly and easily (and making the
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Teach your students the right way to Google

Teach your students the right way to Google | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
In the age of the split-second Google search, it’s more critical than ever to train students to distinguish between sources.
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Creative Ways to Grade and Provide Feedback for Students

Creative Ways to Grade and Provide Feedback for Students | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
Students need feedback often and creating a system by rubber stamping work can provide visible and immediate proof of student progress.
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Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
Explore this educator's guide to open educational resources for information about online repositories, curriculum-sharing websites, sources for lesson plans and activities, and open alternatives to textbooks.
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7 Things the Best Teachers Will Regret This School Year - Brilliant or Insane

7 Things the Best Teachers Will Regret This School Year - Brilliant or Insane | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
Teachers have the best intentions, but there are many things they will regret doing this school year. This list may help you avoid some of the regrets.
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Dogfooding: How Often Do You Do Your Own Assignments?

Dogfooding: How Often Do You Do Your Own Assignments? | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
It's time to add dogfooding -- the practice of using your own product as a consumer in order to find and fix the bugs -- to our own teaching practice. [...]
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Notebooks for Classroom Management, Part 2

Notebooks for Classroom Management, Part 2 | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, we looked at a simple way to use a notebook to settle an out-of-control classroom...or an out-of-control teacher. Now here's part 2, where the notebook is elevated to a more systematic, proactive tool for recording student behavior. [...]
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The Journey from “Just Awful” to Great Teacher

The Journey from “Just Awful” to Great Teacher | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
Great teachers are always great. Right? Wrong. Most of us start off teaching by making mistakes — LOTS OF THEM. Lou Zulli is a pro. He’s been teaching for more than 39 years. And yet, today, he remembers the times he failed. He calls himself the teacher from Ferris Bueller’s day off — he says he […]
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All Project-Based Learning is Not Created Equal: What Works?

All Project-Based Learning is Not Created Equal: What Works? | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
Project-based learning (PBL) works, but not all project-based learning is alike. PBL Expert Suzie Boss takes us into assessment, project design, and teacher PD for more effective, meaningful projects that improve learning. Project-based learning should not be memorization and regurgitation. It shouldn’t be something you can Google with a simple answer. It should require deep digging, application, creativity […]
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2 Simple Ways Improve a Lesson Plan

2 Simple Ways Improve a Lesson Plan | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
Sometimes small changes can take a lesson plan from “OK” to “Yeah!” By improving the rigor and fun in each lesson, you can improve student learning and make your classroom more exciting. Learn practical tips from super-teacher Laura Candler that will help you make your lessons more engaging and memorable. This is a must-listen for […]
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Using Rubrics: Integrity, Fairness and Responsibility

Using Rubrics: Integrity, Fairness and Responsibility | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
A rubric is an assessment tool that helps to maintain integrity and fairness in grading. They also help students to be responsible for their learning through better and timelier feedback. But how do rubrics accomplish this? What makes a rubric such an effective way for online instructors to articulate to students the desired learning outcomes for the lesson and the specific components that will be graded?

Via John Evans
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The 10,000 Hour Rule Is Wrong. How to Really Master a Skill

The 10,000 Hour Rule Is Wrong. How to Really Master a Skill | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it

Additionally, Gladwell failed to adequately distinguish between the quantity of hours spent practicing, and the quality of that practice. This misses a huge portion of Ericsson’s findings, and is the reason why Tim Ferriss scoffs at Gladwell’s 10,000 hour rule in this video.


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Great. I've always thought this 10k hours rule to be incredibly simplistic.

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Margaret's curator insight, December 10, 2015 1:47 PM

So much depends upon participation - The chinese understood this:

 

I hear I forget

I see I remember

I do I understand

 

( Old Chinese Proverb)

Aline Choupin's curator insight, December 13, 2015 4:26 PM

Very interesting. A must read.

Serge G Laurens's curator insight, December 27, 2015 2:59 PM

The 10,000 Hour Rule Is Wrong. How to Really Master a Skill

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Collaborative Learning: Why Transforming Classrooms Into Collaboration Rooms Can Make A Big Difference

Collaborative Learning: Why Transforming Classrooms Into Collaboration Rooms Can Make A Big Difference | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
Want to know why transforming classrooms into collaboration rooms can make a big difference? Check why Collaborative Learning is so important. 

Via EDTECH@UTRGV, Dan Kirsch, Mika Auramo
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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, March 4, 2016 3:58 AM
The core component of every successfull collaboration is the design of the activity, no matter the tool
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53 Ways to Check for Understanding

53 Ways to Check for Understanding | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it

This big, printable list of assessment strategies will help you identify new ways to check for understanding and verify what students have learned. Read more about these strategies in the associated post: "Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding."

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Classroom Management

Classroom Management | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
Teachers concerned with classroom management typically need help with two issues: preventing discipline problems and dealing with current discipline problems. Researchers have established two systems to help promote an orderly learning environment: positive behavior support, and social and emotional learning.
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Processing: The Key to a Successful Activity | Contextual Learning Concepts

Processing: The Key to a Successful Activity | Contextual Learning Concepts | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it

Recently we have heard from several teachers that the processing of activities can be difficult. Although this may be true, we believe it is vital to student learning and any teacher can be successful in guiding students to the correct outcome. Asking students the correct questions will ensure the greatest impact from an activity, whether it is math or team building.   (Followig) are some of the commonalities in the types of questions you ask as a teacher.

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5 Easy Ways to Make Awesome Videos and Images Quickly

5 Easy Ways to Make Awesome Videos and Images Quickly | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
Stop making memes: they haven't been funny for years, and using them makes you seem out of touch at this point. Besides, there are way more creative tools out there for creating pure doses of Internet-related delight. Today Cool Web Apps and Sites brings you five simple tools that let you quickly create something awesome…

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Jimmy Paquet-Cormier's curator insight, September 5, 2015 10:25 AM
Amusant et créatif! DIY Média!
José Mª Ezquerro's curator insight, October 30, 2015 3:11 PM

añada su visión ...

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5 Elements of Project Based Learning - Brilliant or Insane

5 Elements of Project Based Learning - Brilliant or Insane | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
See what a successful yearlong project based learning unit looks.
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Notebooks for Classroom Management, Part 1

Notebooks for Classroom Management, Part 1 | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
Even if you've been teaching a while, you might still experience moments when all of your classroom management tools stop working. This one cheap, quick strategy, using a simple blank notebook, can help you regain control in under a minute. [...]
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