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Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice
An exploration of the connections between research, learning theory, practice and the various constructs of literacy.
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How Relearning Old Concepts Alongside New Ones Makes It All Stick | LEARNing To LEARN

How Relearning Old Concepts Alongside New Ones Makes It All Stick | LEARNing To LEARN | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

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Schmidt explains that repetitive drilling on the same task is called “block practice.” You do the same thing, over and over, in one block of activity. He argues that a better way to learn is to practice several new things in succession, a technique called “variable practice” or “interleaving.”

 

There’s a broad feeling that we could learn better, our kids could learn better, that it’s important,” Bjork said. “And everything we’re seeing here suggests that schools could be more effective. People could learn much more effectively than they’re learning.”

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

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

 

 

 


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Schmidt explains that repetitive drilling on the same task is called “block practice.” You do the same thing, over and over, in one block of activity. He argues that a better way to learn is to practice several new things in succession, a technique called “variable practice” or “interleaving.”


There’s a broad feeling that we could learn better, our kids could learn better, that it’s important,” Bjork said. “And everything we’re seeing here suggests that schools could be more effective. People could learn much more effectively than they’re learning.”


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/


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


DeTrice Rodgers's curator insight, November 30, 2015 1:59 AM

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EUN Academy | Developing Digital Skills in your Classroom

EUN Academy | Developing Digital Skills in your Classroom | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

EUN Academy


Join us on this exciting course covering the hugely important topic of developing digital skills in our classrooms. Digital skills are already an essential requirement for young people to succeed in an increasingly digitized society. Not only are these skills demanded for an increasing number of jobs, they also are a requirement and a right of citizens, if they are to be functional in today’s society. 


Schools and teachers therefore need support to work with their students to develop a wide range of digital skills that ensure young people leaving school have the skills required by the labour market and by an increasingly digitized society. 


The course therefore aims to guide teachers in how to develop a range of digital skills and to introduce them to the tools and resources that are available to them. At the end of the course, teachers should be able to design lessons that focus on a range of digital skills, make use of innovative tools to assist their own and the students’ work in this area. 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 28, 2015 8:32 AM

EUN Academy


Join us on this exciting course covering the hugely important topic of developing digital skills in our classrooms. Digital skills are already an essential requirement for young people to succeed in an increasingly digitized society. Not only are these skills demanded for an increasing number of jobs, they also are a requirement and a right of citizens, if they are to be functional in today’s society. 


Schools and teachers therefore need support to work with their students to develop a wide range of digital skills that ensure young people leaving school have the skills required by the labour market and by an increasingly digitized society. 


The course therefore aims to guide teachers in how to develop a range of digital skills and to introduce them to the tools and resources that are available to them. At the end of the course, teachers should be able to design lessons that focus on a range of digital skills, make use of innovative tools to assist their own and the students’ work in this area. 


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Learning By Thinking: How Reflection Improves Performance — Harvard Business School

Learning By Thinking: How Reflection Improves Performance — Harvard Business School | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

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Learning from direct experience can be more effective if coupled with reflection-that is, the intentional attempt to synthesize, abstract, and articulate the key lessons taught by experience.


Reflecting on what has been learned makes experience more productive.


Reflection builds one's confidence in the ability to achieve a goal (i.e., self-efficacy), which in turn translates into higher rates of learning.


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Наталия Вяткина's curator insight, August 6, 2015 11:04 AM

Learning from direct experience can be more effective if coupled with reflection-that is, the intentional attempt to synthesize, abstract, and articulate the key lessons taught by experience.


Reflecting on what has been learned makes experience more productive.


Reflection builds one's confidence in the ability to achieve a goal (i.e., self-efficacy), which in turn translates into higher rates of learning.


Justine Calpito's curator insight, August 7, 2015 7:57 PM

Learning from direct experience can be more effective if coupled with reflection-that is, the intentional attempt to synthesize, abstract, and articulate the key lessons taught by experience.


Reflecting on what has been learned makes experience more productive.


Reflection builds one's confidence in the ability to achieve a goal (i.e., self-efficacy), which in turn translates into higher rates of learning.


Dennis Swender's curator insight, August 10, 2015 11:58 AM

Learning from direct experience can be more effective if coupled with reflection-that is, the intentional attempt to synthesize, abstract, and articulate the key lessons taught by experience.

 

Reflecting on what has been learned makes experience more productive.

 

Reflection builds one's confidence in the ability to achieve a goal (i.e., self-efficacy), which in turn translates into higher rates of learning.

 

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Powerful Partnerships to Boost Personalized Learning Infographic | Infographics

Powerful Partnerships to Boost Personalized Learning Infographic | Infographics | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
This Powerful Partnerships to Boost Personalized Learning outlines the key lessons from programs which have successfully scaled their online and blended learning opportunities.

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Nicole Reid's curator insight, July 17, 2015 1:43 PM

This is something I feel to be important for any business. Currently at my job position was tasked with creating an infographic and got completely lost. I think making sure your information is visually pleasing is extremely important for getting your point across.

 

Jason Smith's curator insight, July 18, 2015 12:51 PM

More info in regards to Blended Learning

Carol Ann Frey Reinagel's curator insight, July 21, 2015 2:05 PM

Love this! Individualized learning = self-paced learning for mastery. #VBBT2015

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What is Adaptive Learning?

What is Adaptive Learning? | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
It's that time of the week to further our understanding of educational technology by learning the industry's  'jargon.' Let's add another term to our edtech vocab, and for this week, it's Adaptive Learning.

Adaptive learning implements a more dynamic set of learning paths compared to a standard 'static' curriculum. The defining detail of adaptive learning is that it's data-driven.
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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 25, 2015 6:12 PM
It's that time of the week to further our understanding of educational technology by learning the industry's  'jargon.' Let's add another term to our edtech vocab, and for this week, it's Adaptive Learning.

Adaptive learning implements a more dynamic set of learning paths compared to a standard 'static' curriculum. The defining detail of adaptive learning is that it's data-driven.
NikolaosKourakos's curator insight, May 26, 2015 3:15 AM

its sounds good

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Strategies for Strengthening the Brain’s Executive Functions

Strategies for Strengthening the Brain’s Executive Functions | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
An appropriate metaphor that often helps students and educators alike understand the role of executive functioning in thinking and behavior is to imagine an orchestra conductor. The conductor chooses what work the orchestra will perform, decides how to interpret that work, sets the tempo for the performance, and directs each section of musicians to contribute at the appropriate time. In the same way, executive functioning allows us to:

Activate awareness
Self-regulate by cueing, directing, and coordinating the various cognitive skills necessary for moment-to-moment functioning
Establish goals and make long-term plans
Maintain a self-image of being in charge of our learning and actions.
Students can and should be taught to develop their executive functioning as a path to self-directed learning and self-determined living.

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Tamika Singleton's curator insight, April 26, 2015 12:30 PM

beneficial for business Entrepreneurial skills check it out

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Why Talking About the Brain Can Empower Learners

Why Talking About the Brain Can Empower Learners | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Understanding what struggle can do for the brain can help learners, explains Stanford professor Carol Dweck.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 4, 2015 9:22 AM

Understanding what struggle can do for the brain can help learners, explains Stanford professor Carol Dweck.


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New Literacies | 21st Century | eSkills | eLeadership

New Literacies | 21st Century | eSkills | eLeadership | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

The new 21st century literacies: what are they, why do we need them, how do we go about learning them.


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Terry Doherty's curator insight, March 30, 2015 9:47 AM

Easy to understand and logically presented - especially for parents who may not recognize some of these terms when we "talk."

Helen Teague's curator insight, April 7, 2015 9:06 AM

The new 21st century literacies: what are they, why do we need them, how do we go about learning them.

 

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Carey Leahy's curator insight, October 1, 2015 9:38 PM
Good visual summary.
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8 Characteristics of the Innovator's Mindset (Updated)

8 Characteristics of the Innovator's Mindset (Updated) | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
(This is an updated version of a previous post simply sharing the graphic created by Sylvia Duckworth.) Recently I explored the notion of the “Innovator’s Mindset”, and have thought a lot about thi...

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Mrs. PH's curator insight, March 15, 2015 12:40 PM

I love everything about this.  All so true, and all so attainable.

Ian Berry's curator insight, March 15, 2015 11:36 PM

Like the article and the links Struck me that we all have an innovators mindset It's a matter of using it!

CIM Academy's curator insight, March 16, 2015 7:12 AM

Creating a culture which embraces innovation is essential and this infographic outlines some key characteristics of innovators to be aware of.

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5 great Video Clips to Learn more about PLNs

5 great Video Clips to Learn more about PLNs | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

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How can WE create a BETTER internet together!? | Infographic

How can WE create a BETTER internet together!? | Infographic | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/learning-to-become-a-good-digital-citizen-digital-citizenship/



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Infographic: The Many Faces of Today's Hackers | Cyber Security

Infographic: The Many Faces of Today's Hackers | Cyber Security | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
How many of these hacker personas are you dueling with in your organization?

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Roger Smith's curator insight, November 16, 2014 6:39 PM

In most cases "DUELING" is not the word I would use!

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Dylan Gosselin's curator insight, November 25, 2014 7:13 AM

Cet article nous explique les différents types de hackers.

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Infographic | Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers | eSkills

Infographic | Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers | eSkills | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
View or download an 11x17 version of the "Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers" Infographic by Mentoring Minds.


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Sana Sakale's curator insight, November 3, 2014 5:16 AM

Steps towards 21 st Century  Critical Thinking

Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, November 5, 2014 5:05 AM

Interesting infographic.

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It’s time to demystify computational thinking

It’s time to demystify computational thinking | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
In the universe of computer science, the definition and application of computational thinking is widely acknowledged as a pathway to problem solving, easily transferable to other academic subjects and even everyday life.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 30, 2015 8:00 AM

In the universe of computer science, the definition and application of computational thinking is widely acknowledged as a pathway to problem solving, easily transferable to other academic subjects and even everyday life.


delta14's curator insight, September 4, 2015 9:24 AM

Computational thinking (CT) es un proceso orientado a la solución de problemas, particularmente  los relativos a aplicaciones computacionales, pero que no deja de ser útil en otras disciplinas. Google ofrece una serie de recursos para experimentar, ganar destreza y conocimientos en CT, lo cual es vital para la programación de computadoras.

Chris Carter's curator insight, September 24, 2015 8:26 PM

Brilliant! I ran a seminar on CT and discovered that it is largely misunderstood. These resources are top-notch. Thanks Gust!

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How social networks make us smarter | Alex 'Sandy' Pentland | TEDxBeaconStreet | Big Data

Big Data and Social Physics Understanding big data, how to use it to improve companies, cities, and government, and best-practice for privacy.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

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

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 18, 2015 3:07 PM

Big Data and Social Physics Understanding big data, how to use it to improve companies, cities, and government, and best-practice for privacy.


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


Steve Whitmore's curator insight, August 20, 2015 1:12 PM

How do we get people connecting with each other?

Thorsten Strauss's curator insight, September 23, 2015 4:46 PM

insight: Sandy (Alex) Pentland is one of my favorite professors. His work on non verbal communication is very interesting. His articles and videos are listed here on his website: http://web.media.mit.edu/~sandy/

 

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Growth Mindset | LEARNing To LEARN | ICT | eSkills

Growth Mindset | LEARNing To LEARN | ICT | eSkills | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

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

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 


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Tom Whitford's curator insight, August 9, 2015 8:28 PM

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

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

Sylvianne Parent's curator insight, September 6, 2015 1:09 PM

Lorsque les élèves éprouvent de grandes difficultés à l'école, il est primordial de leur enseigner à développer un esprit de croissance personnelle axé sur les efforts et les défis personnels. Le concept de growth mindset est vraiment intéressant pour illustrer aux enfants que l'intelligence et le succès n'est pas fixe mais relié aux efforts aux tentatives et aux réajustements. Voir Carole DWECK l'auteure de ce concept.

Cecilia Di Felice's curator insight, September 7, 2015 10:05 AM

We are implementing this in our school....finally.

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Educators Innovating Learning From the Inside Out | Teacherpreneurs | eLeadership | eSkills

Educators Innovating Learning From the Inside Out | Teacherpreneurs | eLeadership | eSkills | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Teacher-researchers, design-thinkers, teacherpreneurs. . . Educators of all types have the potential to exercise their creativity, collaboration, and playfulness to improve education.

When devising strategies to make education work for the 21st century, it's natural to think first about students. How do we prepare children for a rapidly changing world? For jobs that don't exist yet? For the creative problem solving required to tackle emerging global challenges?

Tempting as it is to put children at the center of all our education decisions, we must not start there. Instead, we must begin with their teachers. Schools that enable teachers to build their own empathy skills, think creatively, and work collaboratively will be best equipped to build these same skills in students. Fortunately, any school can nurture an instructive, human-centered learning environment. Administrators can encourage teachers to identify themselves as leaders who are re-imagining learning, giving them the freedom to innovate.

Here are some examples of identities that teachers have assumed in Ashoka Changemaker Schools that empower them to restructure learning.


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


https://gustmees.wordpress.com


https://gustmees.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/document_fusionne.pdf


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/what-are-the-skills-needed-from-students-in-the-future/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/learning-to-learn-preparation-for-better-learning-how-to/


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 5, 2015 3:48 PM
Teacher-researchers, design-thinkers, teacherpreneurs. . . Educators of all types have the potential to exercise their creativity, collaboration, and playfulness to improve education.

When devising strategies to make education work for the 21st century, it's natural to think first about students. How do we prepare children for a rapidly changing world? For jobs that don't exist yet? For the creative problem solving required to tackle emerging global challenges?

Tempting as it is to put children at the center of all our education decisions, we must not start there. Instead, we must begin with their teachers. Schools that enable teachers to build their own empathy skills, think creatively, and work collaboratively will be best equipped to build these same skills in students. Fortunately, any school can nurture an instructive, human-centered learning environment. Administrators can encourage teachers to identify themselves as leaders who are re-imagining learning, giving them the freedom to innovate.

Here are some examples of identities that teachers have assumed in Ashoka Changemaker Schools that empower them to restructure learning.


Learn more:


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


https://gustmees.wordpress.com


https://gustmees.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/document_fusionne.pdf


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/what-are-the-skills-needed-from-students-in-the-future/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/learning-to-learn-preparation-for-better-learning-how-to/


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Avoiding "Learned Helplessness" | eSkills | Curation

Avoiding "Learned Helplessness" | eSkills | Curation | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Curate and Create Learning Resources


If we want to have students seek out other information from sources other than the teacher, then we must make sure those resources are available. Many teachers using the flipped classroom approach already have created or found these kinds of resources. However, think broadly about the word resource.


People are resources, texts are resources, and community organizations are resources -- to name just a few categories. We have to be comfortable not always knowing the answer, and instead suggesting we find the answer together through the vast amount of learning resources that we have at our disposal.


Try curating these resources before, during, and after a unit. Work with students as well to create a culture where the answers are everywhere.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 25, 2015 5:33 PM
Curate and Create Learning Resources


If we want to have students seek out other information from sources other than the teacher, then we must make sure those resources are available. Many teachers using the flipped classroom approach already have created or found these kinds of resources. However, think broadly about the word resource.


People are resources, texts are resources, and community organizations are resources -- to name just a few categories. We have to be comfortable not always knowing the answer, and instead suggesting we find the answer together through the vast amount of learning resources that we have at our disposal.


Try curating these resources before, during, and after a unit. Work with students as well to create a culture where the answers are everywhere.


Learn more:


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


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/learn-every-day-a-bit-with-curation/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/02/20/curation-tips-and-tricks-with-scoop-it-rescoop-and-tags/


https://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/pkm-personal-professional-knowledge-management/


http://blog.scoop.it/2011/11/30/lord-of-curation-series-gust-mees/


Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 26, 2015 1:51 PM

Great Article!

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How Memory, Focus and Good Teaching Can Work Together to Help Kids Learn

How Memory, Focus and Good Teaching Can Work Together to Help Kids Learn | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Spend more time teaching learning skills. Klemm recommends memory tricks like mnemonic devices, and visualizing ideas as complex images, to help students expand their working memory. “If they knew these things, they wouldn’t have to work so hard and school might even become fun,” Klemm said. “Once students start reflecting and become more self-aware, they have the opportunity to become better students.”

“Working memory gets overloaded,” Kleem said. “Most people can only hold four independent ideas in working memory.” But if images are used to represent a constellation of ideas, people can remember much more. Words are hard to remember, but images stick with people. “It’s like a zip file,” Klemm said. “This is a way to get your working memory to carry more.”

 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 9, 2015 6:59 PM

This is an interesting article with some good practical points i.e. protected learning/teaching times.

 

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, April 10, 2015 11:31 AM

Teaching learning will help the process. It is about the process, always; that's the life skill.. Students need to get that message, early and often.

Sm_english's curator insight, April 10, 2015 6:24 PM

Study smarter not harder

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Science says that parents of successful kids have these 7 things in common

Science says that parents of successful kids have these 7 things in common | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

Anybody who has kids — or hopes to — wants THEIR kids to be successful...


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R.Conrath, Ed.D.'s curator insight, March 31, 2015 1:35 PM
While standards and curriculum have their influence, childcare outside of school often has the greatest impact.
Gust MEES's curator insight, March 31, 2015 6:52 PM


Anybody who has kids — or hopes to — wants THEIR kids to be successful...


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Ten Disciplines of a Learner: Learning vs Mastery

Ten Disciplines of a Learner: Learning vs Mastery | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

Ten Disciplines of a Learner
We decided to continue the conversation on this topic at a faculty meeting. Several meetings later we had a new report card. We decided to give two grades and average them—one for “Learning,” the other for “Mastery.”

Sara might get an “F” in mastery and an “A” in learning, culminating in a “C” for the course. To be rigorous we picked ten observable behaviors and named them “Disciplines of a Learner:”

1.     Asks questions

2.     Builds on other people’s ideas

3.     Uses mistakes as learning opportunities

4.     Takes criticism constructively

5.     Speaks up

6.     Welcomes a challenge

7.     Takes risks

8.     Listens with an openness to change

9.     Perseveres in tasks

10.   Decides when to lead and when to follow.

 

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, March 21, 2015 9:57 AM

Love this examination of 'Disciplines of a Learner" that clearly distinguishes between master and learning. I think we should demonstrate greater value to the lifelong skill of learning .

Carv Wilson's curator insight, March 21, 2015 10:01 AM

Like the questions.

 

Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, March 22, 2015 2:07 PM

Whether in school or the work place, we talk about measurable goals and objectives but most of us struggle to define how those goals or objectives might be measured. Now that's often because the goals and objectives aren't actually measurable, but it's mostly because we don't think through what we're actually asking students or employees to accomplish.  For students, success and progress can be measured when they see "that [their] learning, not [their] intelligence" matters. For  employees, success and progress can be measured in much the same way.

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A Learning Typology: 7 Ways We Come To Understand | TeachThought

A Learning Typology: 7 Ways We Come To Understand | TeachThought | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
A Learning Typology: 7 Ways We Come To Understand

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, February 26, 2015 7:25 AM

The learning typology can be found and developed within your 21st Century teaching and learning environments. 

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Nocking The Arrow: Self-Directed vs. Self-Determined Learning; What's the Difference?

Nocking The Arrow: Self-Directed vs. Self-Determined Learning; What's the Difference? | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

In this age of abundance of information, shifting classroom pedagogy isn't nearly enough to make learning in school more relevant and authentic for the learner. Self-directed learning (andragogy), and self-determined learning (heutagogy) are the ideals necessary in making students "future ready" to live and learn in a web connected world.

 

While original research applied these concepts to mature learners, it has become apparent that even young children have an abundant capacity for recognizing and directing their own learning. Anyone who has observed toddlers learning how to walk and talk understand the motivation and skill development that quickly develops during these processes.

 

Considered by some to be on a learning continuum, self-directed learning and self-determined learning have at least one distinct difference. What is this difference, and why should educators care? - See more at: http://rtschuetz.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/self-directed-vs-self-determined.html?spref=tw#sthash.oSVChVeN.dpuf

 

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Dorote Lucci's curator insight, February 3, 2015 12:56 PM

Great insights- this can be applied to other fields as well such as learning techniques to modulate stress and anxiety

Shafeeq Husain's curator insight, February 3, 2015 8:59 PM

Since "upwards of ninety percent of our learning will occur outside formal educational settings" (Jennings, 2010), in the age of abundance of information, students should be motivated to reflect on how they are learning. That is what is self-directed learning

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, February 9, 2015 4:51 AM


WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE DETERMINATION TO LEARN IS DESTOYED WHEN A PERSON IS A CHILD BY REASON THEY HAVE NO CONTROL OVER? WHO IS RESPONSIBLE AND HOW MUCH SHOULD THEY PAY FOR DAMAGES AND HARM DONE TO GET THE CHILD HIS OR HER DETERMINATION TO LEARN BACK IF IT CAN BE AS BEFORE, THATS THE QUESTION NOW? NORTH CAROILNA GOVERNOR PAT MC CRORY HOW MUCH  DO YOU SAY THE COMPENSATION SHOULD BE IT WAS 2 MILLION DOLLARS 2014 BUT NOW IS  ANOTHER YEAR  4 MILLION DOLLARS IS NOW REQUESTED AS THEY MEGAN COOK, DESTINY COOK ARE NOT RECEIVING ANY EDUCATION AT ALL AS SPECIAL NEEDS QUALIFIED CHILDREN IN THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA THAT IN 2014 AN EDGECOMB COUNTY JUDGE FOUND THAT I THE PARENT HAD MET THE REQUIREMENTS OF A PARENT FOR MY CHILD(REN) TO BE ENROLLED INTO NC PUBLIC SCHOOLS PER RACHEL HITCH 2/18/2013 DATED LETTER OF REPRISAL " Re: Contact with School System Employees and Presence on School Property" which states in part :   SCHWARTZ & SHAW , P.L.L.C.

         ATTORNEYS AT LAW

       COMMERCE BUILDING , SUITE 1000

     19 WEST HARGETT STREET

    P.O. BOX 2350


RICHARD A. SCHWARTZ   RALEIGH,NORTH CAROLINA 27602 

rschwartz@schwartz-shaw.com   February 18,2013

BRIAN C. SHAW

bshaw@schwartz-shaw.com

RACHEL B. HITCH

rhitch@schwartz-shaw.com

GIOVONNI D. WADE

gwade@schwartz-shaw.com

BRANDON L. MCPHERSON

bmcpherson@schwartz-shaw.com

STACEY M. GAHAGAN

sgahagan@Schwartz-shaw.com

VIA EMAIL TO dorothycook1@aol.com  AND

CERTIFIED MAIL RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED

#7012-3050-0001-7630-726

Ms. Dorothy Cook 1025 Mercer Street SW

Apartment B

Wilson,NC 27893


  Re: Contact with School System Employees and Presence on School Property

Dear Ms. Cook:

     As you are very aware, I represent the Wilson County Schools. This letter is intended to provide you notice that you are no longer to communicate with school employees or set foot on the campus or property of the Wilson County Schools for any purpose whatsoever.

 

  Due to your harassing nature of communications with school employees, and your propensity to file unfounded complaints against school system employees, you are not to contact any school system employees or be present on the Wilson County Schools' property.  All communications regarding your pending due process petition, or otherwise involving any of your children, will be directed to, and received from, myself as the attorney for the Wilson County Schools. If you contact school system employees, they will not respond. If you disregard this letter and are present on school system property , you will be subject to criminal prosecution under the North Carolina criminal trespass laws (N.C. Gen. Stat. Ch. 14, Art. 22B). 


There are no circumstances under which school officials should have to fear baseless allegations or for their own safety, particularly from a parent with no children in the school system, while they are trying to go about their normal duties. There are significant potential consequences if you fail to regard this notice with the seriousness with which it is intended.


  The school system regrets that this action is necessary but adamantly believes it to be so, based on your conduct.


Ms. Dorothy Cook

February 18,2013

Page 2


                  Very truly, your,


          Rachel Hitch "signature"

         Rachel B. Hitch


RBH/jc


cc: Sean Bulson, Superintendent"



This was sent as the result of the City of Wilson,NC Police Department Intake Officer S. Moore reviewing the evidence presented which included a portion of the"Due Process Petition  " required Court Case procedure  Resolution Meeting which took place 2.18/2013 Docket Number 13-EDC-07545 but changed by Wilson County Schools Attorney Rachel Hitch per said court documents to Docket Number 13-EDC-07547 allowed by NC OAH without proper procedures being filed. Officer S, Moore filed Police Report stating Dorothy Cook, Prose rep was" Assaulted" by Wilson County School Exceptional Children Director during the NC OAH required Court procedure.  There also was a complaint filed with the Wilson County Schools Board also. As well as with the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearing as the case was a Special Education Contested Case filed Prose because of the indigent financial economic status of the family which as a result there was no financial means of paying for an attorney and all the "free" legal aid assistance including some neighboring area law schools that sometimes take cases of their interest had no available assistance and or such organizations as ECAC had limited intended issues they were assisting with and some was just simply not in the family jurisdiction to help. As the damages and harm done to Dorothy Cook by WCS Officials during and in direct relations with said NC OAH Special Education Contested Court Case 13-EDC-07545 was the reason that the presiding Judge Augustus Elkins allowed Prose Rep. Dorothy Cook to withdraw her case 13-EDC-07545 without prejudice as due to the severity of harm and damages done she could not continue with said case. As WCS attorney February 18,2013 dated letter and its effects did have and continue to have extreme negative effects even to the added point that the school aged children of Dorothy Cook is denied and deprived of their Human RIGHT to enroll and attend Wilson County Public School  a NC Public School  for several years continually as the results of the harm and damage done to their parent during and directly associated with said case and Wilson County Schools Officials she can no longer home her children and has given Wilson County Schools attorney and many others but non were or are Wilson County Schools Employees notice of such and they know as special needs children that education should be consistent but they are killing these children by educational neglect as NC Public Schools are not held accountable by NC Attendance Compulsory Law as the criminals they are and the NC BODY OF GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO ALLOW IT TO BE DONE but in the history of North Carolina their has never been a "WHITE" child(ren) and or their parent denied and deprived and education and made to receive no education at all that was school aged qualified , special needs qualified and a NC District Court Judge has stated per his findings in a separate but related court case that the parent had met all that is required by her per NC law for the child(ren) to be enrolled and attending NC Public Schools the LEA which the parent and her school age children reside in and has mad and continue to make requests for her children to be enrolled and attend Wilson County Public Schools to Rachel Hitch only per her February 18,2013 DATED LETTER OF REPRISAL  as written in part above but no such instruction has been provided and as a result even the more harm and damages occur daily as their determination to learn is destroyed as when hope is removed when no education at ALL continues and their hearts breaks they cry both inside and out and not even the Courts per Wilson ,NC District Attorney Office states has any jurisdiction to criminally prosecute the Wilson County Public Schools Officials as there is no law on the Book to prosecute them criminally by but there is for parents, guardians and students that apply by usage of NC Compulsory Attendance Law but again NC Public Schools Officials such as Wilson County Schools does not apply at all. As parent made contact with the Wilson County Department of Social Services Child Protective Services for help with getting child(ren) in school it was stated she was not unfit parent therefore their is nothing they can do as they have no jurisdiction over or in the Wilson County Schools System themselves. Parent contacted Juvenile Delinquency Department Wilson,NC , Mr. Mike Walston in regards to the children possibility of having charges filed against them well 1 child at that time as she still is a minor in elementary school grade but Mr. Mike Walston said It appears she was not allowed to attend school which makes the situation much different its not that she is not willing or trying to attend school so he didn't there would be any reason for charges against her as she is now 12 years old and her highest grade graduated is the 3th grade and 2014-2015 is the 3rd nc public school year she is being denied and deprived her right to attend nc public schools for complete nc public school yea at a time!   I ASK IS IT A CRIME OR NOT ?   THIS IS OPEN LETTER NC HAS BEEN ASKED TO CHANGE THE NC COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE LAW TO INCLUDE THE NCPUBLIC SCHOOLS OFFICIALS AS THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN TO ANY OTHER PARENT AND CHILDREN WITH A  CRIMINAL MEANS OF EQUAL PROSECUTION BEING AVAILABLE AS IT IS A CRIME THAT IS ONLY NOW IN NC PROSECUTIABLE CRIMINALLY BY LAW IF A PARENT , GUARDIAN AND OR STUDENT IS ALLEGED AS BEING IN VIOLATION OF IT BY NC PUBLIC SCHOOLS OFFICIALS AND AS SUCH THE NC PUBLIC SCHOOLS OFFICIALS ARE ABUSING ITS POWER KNOWING THEY ARE NOT INCLUDED AND USING IT JIM CROW SWING SO LOW TO EDUCATE THE NIGGERS NOT AS NOT DONE IN PAST TIMES TO KEEP AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN FROM BEING EDUCATED IN THE NC PUBLIC SCHOOLS SYSTEM ! BUT ENOUGH IS ENOUGH WE ARE NO LONGER MASTERS SLAVES WE REFUSE TO ALLOW THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA TO USE THEIR JIM CROW METHODS TO WHIP OUR CHILDREN BACK TO A TIME WHEN NIGGERS WERE NOT ALLOWED TO LEARN TO READ ONLY THE WHITE CHILDREN WAS SO NOW SEGREGATION INCLUDES WE JUST WANT LET THEM ENROLL OR ATTEND THEY TO POOR AND DISABLED AND WILL DIE OUT AND DEAD CHILDREN DONT NEED AN EDUCATION! NC PUBLIC SCHOOLS STATE SUPERINTENDENT JUNE ST. CLAIR ATKINSON HAS SENT HER BEST WISHES WITH NO EDUCATION  AS SHE TO KNOW THEY ARE RECEIVING NO EDUCATION AT ALL BUT SAY'S ITS NOT THEIR PROBLEM MAYBE SHE IS WAITING FOR THEIR FUNERAL INVITATION TO ENROLL THEN IN SCHOOL BUT AS THEY SAY THEN DEAD CHILDREN WANT NEED AND EDUCATION,NC ITS TIME FOR EDUCATIONAL CHANGE NOT THAT WHICH JINGLE BUT THE MAJOR DOLLARS THAT FOLD!


I SIMPLY SAY PER NC LAW IS IT A CRIME OR NOT?  OPEN LETTER PLEASE COMMENT AND SHARE WITH ALL YOU CAN, YOUR DOING SO IS GREATLY APPRECIATED AND WE ASK GOD TO BLESS YOU AND YOURS ALSO.

 
















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WHY CyberSecurity STARTS At Home AND Is Concerning ALL Of Us

WHY CyberSecurity STARTS At Home AND Is Concerning ALL Of Us | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

WHY CyberSecurity STARTS At Home AND Is Concerning ALL Of Us WE can't say any more that CyberSecurity is ONLY for IT-Experts as the internet is a shared ecosphere where every body has responsibility...


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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 19, 2014 4:11 PM

WHY CyberSecurity STARTS At Home AND Is Concerning ALL Of Us WE can't say any more that CyberSecurity is ONLY for IT-Experts as the internet is a shared ecosphere where every body has responsibility...


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Curiosity Prepares the Brain for Better Learning

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A new study from the University of California, Davis, suggests that when our curiosity is piqued, changes in the brain ready us to learn not only about the subject at hand, but incidental information, too.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 1, 2014 5:38 PM
A new study from the University of California, Davis, suggests that when our curiosity is piqued, changes in the brain ready us to learn not only about the subject at hand, but incidental information, too.


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