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My Turn Common sense about the Common Core - Concord Monitor

My Turn Common sense about the Common Core - Concord Monitor | college and career readiness | Scoop.it
My Turn Common sense about the Common Core Concord Monitor We can't allow each state to define for itself what a student needs to know and be able to do to graduate high school and also guarantee that those students will be ready for college and...
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I really think his approach with his students was terrific. By demystifying the standards, one by one, and allowing the students to unwrap the importance of the standards in their words at at their comprehension levels he inspires me to be more curious and creative toward the common core.

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Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves | college and career readiness | Scoop.it
Consider using autonomy, competence, relatedness, and relevance as practical classroom strategies to reinforce the intrinsic motivation students need for making the most of their learning.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Love it. These skills, gained and practiced support nearly every social, business, or personal interaction. Yay!

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, March 30, 2015 9:37 AM

This article shares the importance of autonomy, competence, relatedness, and relevance in getting students to be self-motivated. Thoughts?

Sue Alexander's curator insight, July 3, 2015 5:35 PM
And where better than the Art Room?
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, July 4, 2015 3:32 AM

La motivation des étudiants est un  problème épineux. J'aime bien l'approche assez complet du problème.

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Career Ready? What We All Should Have Known at 22 - MyUncommonApps College & Career Consulting

Career Ready? What We All Should Have Known at 22 - MyUncommonApps College & Career Consulting | college and career readiness | Scoop.it
career advice for college grads
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The advice in this short blog is as important to know at 22 as at 52. Yay! Let's stay forever young by constantly learning and refreshing our goals and alignments! ;) Diana

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Are We Marking Assignments or Assessing Learning?

Are We Marking Assignments or Assessing Learning? | college and career readiness | Scoop.it
There has been much focus on shifting our assessment practices in education and, particularly in BC, moving toward more Assessment For Learning (or formative assessment) in schools. This is such an important conversation and needed change but at some point along the way, Assessment OF Learning (or summative assessment) has been given a bad rap. To have sound assessment practices in a classroom and school, we need a solid balance of ongoing formative assessment (click here for more info) as well as an effective way to verify that learning has occurred (summative). Formative assessment should be where we spend most of our time but summative assessments are still very important.

As we engage in dialogue in our school around assessment, I recently posed a question at our staff meeting that said:

Are we marking assignments or assessing learning outcomes?

Via John Evans, Miloš Bajčetić
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Solid formative assessments, and time in which to reflect on the outcomes, as well as plan and organize for the best address to any shortcomings is a forever need. We may never get away from summative assessments, it provides a worthy "N" in my book. Student self-assessment, all the way up the school chain, is one missing component that may improve achievement. Thanks for the article.

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Apollo Group Examines College and Career Readiness in America - MarketWatch

Apollo Group Examines College and Career Readiness in America - MarketWatch | college and career readiness | Scoop.it
Apollo Group Examines College and Career Readiness in America
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"This staggering fact is evidence of a true crisis of college and career readiness in America.
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They say that the cost of a post secondary degree is $30,000? That seems grossly out of step. I imagine the cost is quite a bit more, although I'm too afraid to dig into the real cost.

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State schools chief unveils new web help for students exploring ...

State schools chief unveils new web help for students exploring ... | college and career readiness | Scoop.it
The websites are part of Torlakson's Career Readiness Initiative, aimed at providing high school graduates with the knowledge and skills they need to be ready for further training or entering the workforce.
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Important for students and parents to have a platform upon which to discuss their goals and dreams.

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REPORT: Pathways to College and Career Readiness: Bringing the New California Standards to Life through Linked Learning | The Education Trust - West

REPORT: Pathways to College and Career Readiness: Bringing the New California Standards to Life through Linked Learning | The Education Trust - West | college and career readiness | Scoop.it
Showing early indicators of increased graduation rates and college readiness among students of color and low-income students, Linked Learning has the potential to be even more impactful when integrated with Common Core and other new California...
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Any new evidence of increasing grad rates and preparedness in relation to the Common Core is a fantastic step in the right direction.

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Early language skills vital for poorer children

Early language skills vital for poorer children | college and career readiness | Scoop.it
BOOSTING youngsters’ language skills could be key in helping to improve chances for the poorest children, a new report has suggested.

Via irissorg
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This reminds me of "Meaningful Differences in the Everyday Experience of Young American Children" by Todd Risley. It carries much the same message. It's the OS people!!! ;) Always glad to see that this issue, that apparently has to be discovered over and over again as a world of people become parents, is still getting press. Onward!

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Why You Need Emotional Intelligence To Succeed

Why You Need Emotional Intelligence To Succeed | college and career readiness | Scoop.it
Emotional intelligence is responsible for 58% of your performance, so what are you doing to improve yours?

Via Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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I would love to be able to manage all these leaves more graciously.

I think this is at the heart of happiness in career.

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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, March 14, 2015 12:28 PM

Another article that reinforces the need for #SEL instruction.  This ones ties it to "top performance".   This also presents another model of SEL. 

Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, March 15, 2015 12:51 AM

Wonder what is the best way to measure your own emotional intelligence?

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, March 18, 2015 4:38 PM

Un article qui parle de notre intelligence émotionnelle. Trop souvent nous associons leadership et action (un leader est un homme d'action). Je pense plutôt que leadership tient d'abord compte de ses propres limites, et de bien utiliser cette intelligence émotionnelle par rapport à lui-même et les autres. Un leader "est" d'abord avant qu'il ne "fait" des choses.

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Why All Students Should Write: A Neurological Explanation For Literacy

Why All Students Should Write: A Neurological Explanation For Literacy | college and career readiness | Scoop.it

In terms of writing and the brain, there are multiple reasons for embedding writing throughout STEM courses. Writing promotes the brain’s attentive focus to class work and homework, promotes long-term memory, illuminates patterns (possibly even “aha” moment insight!), includes all students as participants, gives the brain time for reflection, and when well-guided, is a source of conceptual development and stimulus of the brain’s highest cognition.


Via Karen Bonanno, Joycelyn DeVore
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When teachers continue to develop their understanding of the neurology beneath the behavior of their students it seems to me there's a chance for real change.

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Joycelyn DeVore's curator insight, February 2, 2015 2:39 PM

Writing is very good for inspiring student and with helping them learn and retain more of the lesson. Writing helps lower anxiety, especially when there is anonymity when sharing (like with a code name a discussion board). Its good to incorporate it in wherever possible.  

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Measuring Success | Road Map Project

Measuring Success | Road Map Project | college and career readiness | Scoop.it
The Road Map Project is a community- wide effort aimed at improving education to drive dramatic improvement in student achievement from cradle to college and career in South King County and South Seattle.
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Here is some very cool metrics that the Road Map Project is using to track if the kiddos are on target. This list of indicators aligns pleasantly with what we know about success in school and early intervention.

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