In a new book by Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana, "Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions" proposes a six-step process for teaching students to formulate their own questions and take ownership of their learning.
Today while I was working on a list of the best TED Talks that teachers can watch in this summer, I realized that the list is going to be very long and still would not include all the videos i want you to watch. One solution to this is to share playlists of TED talks created by renowned educators and thinkers like Ken Robinson, Malcolm London...etc.
A nice collection of other people's favorite talks. . .I like that!
The evidence demonstrating the dangers of extrinsic rewards and the importance of helping people develop intrinsic motivation is pretty overwhelming at this point (see The Best Posts & Articles On “Motivating” Students).
Getty Images Design thinking can seem a bit abstract to teachers. It’s not part of traditional teacher training programs and has only recently entered
"A sixth grade health-related project required students to work with Kaiser Permanente to improve some of their products. Students interviewed real patients to understand their health experiences and to improve them."
“Adaptive expertise tries to push beyond the idea of mastery,” said Jennifer Groff, an educational engineer and co-founder of the Center for Curriculum Redesign. “You may be proficient, but without adaptive expertise you can get stuck very quickly as the world shifts.”
Every era demands--and rewards--different skills.In this collection, we share perspectives on coding from a university professor's vantage (MIT's Mitch Resnick describes why learning to code is like learning to learn) to an elementary school's point of view (Sheena Vaidyanathan describes the program for sixth graders in Los Altos, Calif.), and other points in between.
Digital literacy is the topic that made the ETMOOC learning space so irresistible to me… I think as educators we spout off about wanting our students to be digitally literate, but not many of...
"Doug explained that digital literacy is quite ambiguous, and he doesn’t have all of the answers when it comes to defining these terms. He made a point to ask, How can we define digital literacy when we don’t know what literacy is?"