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The Key to School Change: Getting Comfortable With Discomfort

The Key to School Change: Getting Comfortable With Discomfort | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Improvement requires change, which often means discomfort. Your school can edge out of its comfort zone by breaking down silos, taking risks, and shifting resources.

Via Patti Kinney, The Rice Process, Ivon Prefontaine
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 29, 9:36 AM
Without courage and trust, real change (transforming which is always moving beyond where we are) is challenging. This takes new ways of understanding leading and following.
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Fair Grades, Dropping Grades, Grading Versus Knowledge via @coolcatteacher

Fair Grades, Dropping Grades, Grading Versus Knowledge via @coolcatteacher | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
With almost 9,000 downloads and counting, this show is the most popular episode on Every Classroom Matters in 2016 so far. Dr. Thomas Guskey shares the current research on “fair” grading and what teachers should be doing instead. This show came from the “averaging grades” graphic (shown at the bottom) that he posted on Twitter […]

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Ivon Prefontaine
Cindy Riley Klages's insight:
I attended several of Thomas Guskey's presentations when I still taught. He makes one think about how we understand learning, teaching, and grading. As well, I began to wonder about educational reform as a dead end. We want to transform (or in Dewey's language reconstruct) school. Conserve what is of value and replace what is not. It is both conservative and progressive, but we need to have a sense of what we value in our schools. Do we?
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 26, 12:09 PM
I attended several of Thomas Guskey's presentations when I still taught. He makes one think about how we understand learning, teaching, and grading. As well, I began to wonder about educational reform as a dead end. We want to transform (or in Dewey's language reconstruct) school. Conserve what is of value and replace what is not. It is both conservative and progressive, but we need to have a sense of what we value in our schools. Do we?
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What Is Cognitive Rigor?

What Is Cognitive Rigor? | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Rigor has become the educational "buzzword" of the 21st Century.  Cognitive rigor is marked and measured by the depth and extent students are challenged and engaged to demonstrate and communicate

Via Lynnette Van Dyke, Ivon Prefontaine
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Alfie Kohn suggested the word rigor/rigour has to do with rigidity. What about the word vigor/vigour which has to do with life and being life-giving, suggesting flexiblity? Or. would that be too much for those who want to control and manage?
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 31, 9:39 AM
Alfie Kohn suggested the word rigor/rigour has to do with rigidity. What about the word vigor/vigour which has to do with life and being life-giving, suggesting flexiblity? Or. would that be too much for those who want to control and manage?
Vivián Castellanos.'s curator insight, April 1, 4:28 PM

This article show us that many people have different skills, some of them have "thinking" but they don't have "knowledge" or vice versa. This is something that we must correct. 

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Amazing set of resources on making the Common Core ELA transition

Amazing set of resources on making the Common Core ELA transition | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

This library of resources has been created and compiled in order to help English Language Arts educators in North Carolina to transition their instruction to the demands of the newly adopted English Language Arts Common Core State Standards [ELA CCSS].


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Love the vignettes, the roundtable discussions, and what they look like in action!

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, June 28, 2013 12:21 PM

Watch teachers discuss strategies for CCSS ELA implementation.

Emily DiGiulio's curator insight, July 12, 2013 9:41 AM

Common Core resource with video examples and discussions.