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We Need to Rewrite the Textbook on How to Teach Teachers

We Need to Rewrite the Textbook on How to Teach Teachers | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Only 15 percent had more than a single page devoted to evidence-based practices; the remainder contained either zero or only a few sentences on methods that have been backed up by the decades of scientific findings that exist in the field of educational psychology.

 


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Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, February 13, 2:06 PM

This is important, and needs to be paid more attention to.  We need more on methods, practical methods - but those that are based in solid research and are based on real evidence.

Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, February 13, 2:07 PM

For both teacher ore-service and inservice training, this is important, and needs to be paid more attention to.  We need more on methods, practical methods - but those that are based in solid research and are based on real evidence.

Sharon Berman's curator insight, February 13, 7:49 PM

Even though the article is long, and does seem to repeat what it is saying, this is an interesting read.  Why are our teachers not being taught so that they can support the needs of our children in the 21st century.  We need to come up with more engaging ways of exciting our children about learning, and about their futures, so that they see tertiary education as more than just a ticket......

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Ultimate Guide to Free Online Self-Learning for Teens and Adults

Ultimate Guide to Free Online Self-Learning for Teens and Adults | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Learning doesn’t have to take place in a traditional classroom setting. With the help of the Internet, teens and adults can gain a wealth of information and build new skills on their own.
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How to Bring ‘More Beautiful’ Questions Back to School

How to Bring ‘More Beautiful’ Questions Back to School | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Young children ask lots of questions, but around the time they enter school, those questions begin to fade. Author Warren Berger outlines five ways to help
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What My Parents Taught Me About Leadership by Eric Sheninger

What My Parents Taught Me About Leadership  by Eric Sheninger | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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Nine Instructional Moves for Teaching Texts - Dave Stuart Jr.

Nine Instructional Moves for Teaching Texts - Dave Stuart Jr. | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
We are awesome at over-complicating things. (Teachers, I mean.) For example, take any lesson in which we need our students to read something. We have two objectives in any lesson where kids need to read. First, we need our kids to understand the text. Second, we need them to do something with that understanding (analyze, argue, compare, …
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In The Classroom, Common Ground Can Transform GPAs

In The Classroom, Common Ground Can Transform GPAs | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The Hidden Brain podcast explores the connections between students and teachers. It turns out finding things in common between pupils and instructors could be a tool for closing the achievement gap.
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Exciting Middle Graders about Research Papers

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Kevin Hodgson's 6th graders are fresh off a research-based essay writing project. He describes the process followed to crack the challenging code of the genre.
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How to Fill Your Class with Joyful Learning

How to Fill Your Class with Joyful Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Students experience deep, joyful learning when there's an ongoing cycle of responsive teaching to support worthwhile student goals, says expert Regie Routman.
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Do We Really Have High Expectations for All?

Do We Really Have High Expectations for All? | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
When it comes to high expectations in the classroom, learning consultant Barbara Blackburn says daily teacher behaviors speak louder than professed beliefs.
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Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Tools for Hosting Online Brainstorming Sessions

Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Tools for Hosting Online Brainstorming Sessions | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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GwynethJones's curator insight, February 6, 12:34 PM

That's more like it! 7 tools for this!


from Richard: "After yesterday's post about Limnu there were a couple of similar tools suggested on the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page. I also received a couple of requests for suggestions for other similar tools. Here are some of the other tools that you and your students can use to host online brainstorming sessions."

Nancy Jones's curator insight, February 7, 11:25 AM

Really and virtually  learning together- online brainstorming options.

Jean Marrapodi's curator insight, February 7, 2:14 PM

Clever opportunities for leveraging collaboration.

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Phonological Awareness Interventions for Struggling Readers - Learning at the Primary Pond

Phonological Awareness Interventions for Struggling Readers - Learning at the Primary Pond | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
In today's post, I'll describe the different phonological awareness skills I teach, as well as provide free phonological awareness interventions to help your students improve in each area.
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Here Is An Excellent Web Tool for Creating Classroom Newspapers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Here Is An Excellent Web Tool for Creating Classroom Newspapers | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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My Biggest Regret as a Teacher - Cooper on Curriculum

My Biggest Regret as a Teacher - Cooper on Curriculum | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
In June 2014 I officially left my job as a fourth grade teacher, and the classroom, to become an administrator. Since joining the dark side, I continuously ask myself what I could have and should have done differently for my students.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 6, 8:22 PM

Do we want children to hear us making sarcastic and cutting comments?

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Why Do Teachers Need Instructional Coaches?

Why Do Teachers Need Instructional Coaches? | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Instructional Coaching

According to Jim Knight, someone I work with as an instructional coaching trainer, up to 90% of what teachers learn alongside coaches will be retained. This means, that unlike traditional professional development where Knight's research shows that teachers lose 90% of what they learn, coaching can provide an enormous impact.

Knight's work is highly respected, and is highly respectful of teachers. Instructional coaching, in Knight's research and philosophy, is about working in partnership with teachers where the learning is reciprocal on the part of the teacher and coach. After all, we can learn a lot from one another.

In order for coaching to work properly, the school has to have a climate conducive to learning, which means that there needs to be a balance between risk-taking and rule following.  It also means that teachers need to be able to trust that the coaching-teaching relationship will be confidential, something Knight believes both parties should come to an agreement on before the coaching relationship even begins.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Coaching

 


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Instructional Coaching


According to Jim Knight, someone I work with as an instructional coaching trainer, up to 90% of what teachers learn alongside coaches will be retained. This means, that unlike traditional professional development where Knight's research shows that teachers lose 90% of what they learn, coaching can provide an enormous impact.

Knight's work is highly respected, and is highly respectful of teachers. Instructional coaching, in Knight's research and philosophy, is about working in partnership with teachers where the learning is reciprocal on the part of the teacher and coach. After all, we can learn a lot from one another.

In order for coaching to work properly, the school has to have a climate conducive to learning, which means that there needs to be a balance between risk-taking and rule following.  It also means that teachers need to be able to trust that the coaching-teaching relationship will be confidential, something Knight believes both parties should come to an agreement on before the coaching relationship even begins.


Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Coaching




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WeAreTeachers: Online Activity: Presidential Facts Scavenger Hunt

WeAreTeachers: Online Activity: Presidential Facts Scavenger Hunt | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Which president signed the Declaration of Independence? What were George Washington's false teeth made from? Which president had a pet raccoon? Send your students on an online scavenger hunt to find out!
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Help Your Child Develop the "Crossing the Midline" Skill - North Shore Pediatric Therapy

Help Your Child Develop the "Crossing the Midline" Skill - North Shore Pediatric Therapy | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
By the age of 3 or 4 years old, a child should have mastered the bilateral skill (using both sides of the body together) called “crossing the midline”.
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Dave Stuart's Articles of the Week from 2012-Present

Dave Stuart's Articles of the Week from 2012-Present | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Dave Stuart Jr. has been using Kelly Gallagher's article of the week assignment for years. Here are Dave's resources.
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Dyslexia and Accommodations – New ADA Guidelines 2016 for School and Work

Dyslexia and Accommodations – New ADA Guidelines 2016 for School and Work | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Dyslexia | Dyslexic Advantage One of the world\'s largest dyslexia communities with resources for students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. Simple dyslexia test - Are You Dyslexic ?
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How Feedback Can Be More Kid-Friendly

How Feedback Can Be More Kid-Friendly | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Teachers need a whole-student approach to student feedback that attends to the need of middle schoolers for one-on-one communication, says author Elyse Scott.
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The Poisonous Mythology of Grittiness | CTQ

Yesterday, I had the chance to do some brainstorming about Design Thinking with John Spencer -- a thinker and a friend that I greatly admire. During the course of the conversation, I asked John why he thought that Design Thinking should play a role in modern classrooms.
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12 Ways to Get Students Speaking & Listening

12 Ways to Get Students Speaking & Listening | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Sarah Tantillo has 12 techniques teachers across the curriculum can use to help students develop habits of speaking and listening that contribute to learning.
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Educational Leadership:Helping ELLs Excel:Engaging Your Beginners

Educational Leadership:Helping ELLs Excel:Engaging Your Beginners | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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A Beautiful Poster Featuring Basic Digital Skills Every Teacher Should Have via @Mekh9

A Beautiful Poster Featuring Basic Digital Skills Every Teacher Should Have via @Mekh9 | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, February 13, 8:25 AM

Most of us have to work on our basic tech skills. This list is a good place to start. It could serve as a start to a Tech PD series for many schools or districts.

Gordon Dahlby's comment, February 13, 6:12 PM
Looks more like a walk down an exhibit hall of vendors than skill/talent tied to teaching & learning.
Rod Murray's comment, February 13, 7:21 PM
If every teacher had this skill set, that would dramatically change teaching and learning. The "vendors" are, contrary to your suggestion, mostly free technologies that can and do change teaching and learning.
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Digital storytelling on an iPad by Diana Benner

Give students the skills to narrate their own writing while creating engaging presentations and videos. Take a look at the process of creating and presenting d…

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"Homework in primary school has an effect of zero" (J. Hattie)

"Homework in primary school has an effect of zero" (J. Hattie) | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Homework in primary school has an effect of around zero. Which is why we need to get it right. Not why we need to get rid of it. John Hattie BBC interview.
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