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Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students

Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Erin Scott By Jennie Rose In his new book To Sell is Human, author Daniel Pink reports that education is one of the fastest growing job categories in th
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Love this quote:

The idea that you treat everybody the same way is foolish, and yet the headwinds in education are very much toward routines, right answer, standardization.

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Why Highlighting Is a Waste of Time: The Best and Worst Learning Techniques

Why Highlighting Is a Waste of Time: The Best and Worst Learning Techniques | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Some of the most common strategies for retaining knowledge are the least effective, according to a new report
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Interesting, highlighting, rereading, and summarizing are viewed by psychologists as being of "low utility."

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Why Connectivism is not a Learning Theory

Why Connectivism is not a Learning Theory | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Firstly, the question of how to label Connectivism is an important one because this affects how people connect with the theory. As a relatively young theory, its growth, acceptance, employment and ...
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from the article: "What this all hopefully points to is the nature of Connectivism as a fundamental Theory of Education, one that shapes structure and access to information. Connectivism is a theory that sets limits on the potential of learning so that education can be directed ever closer to an ideal intention."

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Top 10 Posts of 2012: Deep, Meaningful and Creative Learning

Top 10 Posts of 2012: Deep, Meaningful and Creative Learning | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

Giving kids the tools to create, teachers the freedom to innovate, making students’ work relevant in the real world, giving them access to valuable technology. These are the aspirations that have resonated most with MindShift readers this year. Here are the top 10 posts from 2012.

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Conference Humiliation: They're Tweeting Behind Your Back - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Conference Humiliation: They're Tweeting Behind Your Back - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Speakers have more to fear these days than losing their notes. The audience could excoriate them on Twitter.

 

Tweckle (twek'ul) vt. to abuse a speaker only to Twitter followers in the audience while he/she is speaking.

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Why Students Should Run Professional Development For Teachers

Why Students Should Run Professional Development For Teachers | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Students know their technology. That’s why when it comes to education, students should run professional development.

Via Elena Elliniadou
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Learning with 'e's: Authentic learning

Learning with 'e's: Authentic learning | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

'Most learning is not the result of instruction. It is rather the result of unhampered participation in a meaningful setting. Most people learn best by being "with it," yet school makes them identify their personal, cognitive growth with elaborate planning and manipulation.'

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Homework: An Unnecessary Evil?

Homework: An Unnecessary Evil? | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

A brand-new study on the academic effects of homework offers not only some intriguing results but also a lesson on how to read a study -- and a reminder of the importance of doing just that: reading studies (carefully) rather than relying on summaries by journalists or even by the researchers themselves.

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Bad Teaching Practice #1: "I am Only Going to Teach Those Who Are Ready To Learn"

Bad Teaching Practice #1: "I am Only Going to Teach Those Who Are Ready To Learn" | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

Have you ever heard this one? A number of times in my career, I heard teachers, usually new ones, it must be said, announce in frustration that they were sick and tired of dealing with the kids who were disrupting class, and that from that point forward, they were going to forget about the "ones who aren't ready to learn," and put their energy into those who are. I even had a teacher tell me she set up her seating chart and put the "bad" kids in the back. There are a number of reasons this is a bad practice.

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12 Unconventional Habits of Highly Productive People

12 Unconventional Habits of Highly Productive People | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living...

I’ve always been someone driven to excel and make the most out of this wild ride called life.

So when I read Tim Ferriss’ book The 4-Hour Workweek, a new world of possibilities opened up to me. After discovering his personal productivity tips, I knew the way I worked was never going to be the same.

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For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer

For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

In a traditional classroom, the teacher is the center of attention, the owner of knowledge and information. Teachers often ask questions of their students to gauge comprehension, but it’s a passive model that relies on students to absorb information they need to reproduce on tests.

What would happen if the roles were flipped and students asked the questions?

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Learning with 'e's: Theories for the digital age: Postmodern perspectives

Learning with 'e's: Theories for the digital age: Postmodern perspectives | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

Postmodernist views of society can be appropriated as lenses to analyse the personalised use of digital technology. Consumers of Web based content tend to search randomly and nomadically, due to the multi-layered, multi-directional nature of hyperlinked media and this aligns neatly with some post modern theory. 

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Guest Post | Three Starting Points for Thinking Differently About Learning

Guest Post | Three Starting Points for Thinking Differently About Learning | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Author Will Richardson suggests three ways to rethink teaching and learning at a time when technology has "upended the basic premise of school."...
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Can Six Year Olds Really Demonstrate Their Learning? - Getting Smart by Kathy Cassidy - edchat, EdTech, eportfolios, student blogging

Can Six Year Olds Really Demonstrate Their Learning? - Getting Smart by Kathy Cassidy - edchat, EdTech, eportfolios, student blogging | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
This week we finished up another one of our project based learning (PBL) or inquiry-based units in my first grade classroom. It had the grand title of rules, relationships and responsibilities.
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Connectivism: Learning theory of the future or vestige of the past? | Kop | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

Connectivism: Learning theory of the future or vestige of the past? | Kop | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
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How Can Teachers Prepare Kids for a Connected World?

How Can Teachers Prepare Kids for a Connected World? | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Educators are always striving to find ways to make curriculum relevant in students’ everyday lives. More and more teachers are using social media around les
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The odd correlation between SES and achievement: why haven’t more critical questions been asked? A call to action

The odd correlation between SES and achievement: why haven’t more critical questions been asked? A call to action | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
We know that the link between a child’s socio-economic status (SES) and school achievement is real, it is a very …Continue reading »
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The question I have is – why does SES predict achievement so well – not just at the extremes, but all along the graph? The older I get, the less sense it makes. And the more it is clear that a glib single-cause explanation of it is unacceptable.

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The Virtues of Daydreaming And 30 Other Surprising (And Controversial) Research Findings About How Students Learn

The Virtues of Daydreaming And 30 Other Surprising (And Controversial) Research Findings About How Students Learn | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

People in general, hold onto beliefs that are shaped by early experiences, the media, and faulty influences. The following list is a compilation of research that may surprise you. Video games, e-books, playtime, and music are all a part of an educator’s repertoire.

 

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12 Alternatives To Letter Grades In Education

12 Alternatives To Letter Grades In Education | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it


The letter grade fails because its job–to communicate learning results to learners and families—cannot possibly be performed a single symbol.

Further, the letter grade “pauses” learning–basically says that at this point, if I had to average all of your understanding, progress, success, and performance into a single alphanumeric character, it’d be this, but really this is over-simplifying things because learning is messy and understanding is highly dynamic.

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What Leading With Vision Really Means

What Leading With Vision Really Means | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

We are drawn to leaders who articulate a possible future in a way that speaks to us and includes us. Farsighted leaders use their clarity of vision and their articulation of a successful future to pull people out of fear or shortsightedness and into hopefulness and a sense of purpose.

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Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning : NPR

For the most part in American culture, intellectual struggle in school children is seen as an indicator of weakness, while in Eastern cultures it is not only tolerated, it is often used to measure emotional strength.
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How MIT Approaches Innovation In Education Technology - Edudemic

How MIT Approaches Innovation In Education Technology - Edudemic | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
How does MIT approach innovation in education technology? The school has a set of groups that you should know about.
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Practice Makes Perfect---And Not Just for Jocks

Practice Makes Perfect---And Not Just for Jocks | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

No one disputes that practice is the way to prepare for a cello concerto or a tennis match—complex, physically challenging activities that have to be executed without a coach's immediate direction or the chance for a do-over. But these activities are not unique. Thousands of other tasks that are done "live"—from delivering employee performance reviews to examining a patient, from hearing a customer complaint to reacting to a student's question—would benefit from practice beforehand.

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Mindfulness Helps You Become a Better Leader

Mindfulness Helps You Become a Better Leader | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

Ever since the financial crisis of 2008, I have sensed from many leaders that they want to do a better job of leading in accordance with their personal values. The crisis exposed the fallacies of measuring success in monetary terms and left many leaders with a deep feeling of unease that they were being pulled away from what I call their True North.

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Learning with 'e's: Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

Learning with 'e's: Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

Is learning in the 21st Century significantly different to learning in previous years? One of the more controversial theories of the digital age is the claim that technology is changing (or rewiring) our brains (Greenfield, 2009) whilst some also claim that prolonged use of the Web is detrimental to human intellectual development (Carr, 2010).

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