Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice
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The Value of Curation Expressed in a Beautiful Poem: The Curator

The Value of Curation Expressed in a Beautiful Poem: The Curator | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

"We thought it would come, we thought the Germans would come, were almost certain they would. I was thirty-two, / the youngest assistant curator in the country. I had some good ideas in those days."


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Robin Good's curator insight, March 12, 2014 9:09 AM



The Curator, by Miller Williams, is a poem that illustrates the keen value of the curator. 

It's a short story, that can be read in just 3 minutes, and which can provide a great metaphor to explain to others, emotionally, what the value of the curator, is all about. 



Beautiful. Inspiring. 9/10


Read it now: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/176491 


Reading time: 3' mins.




Thanks to Nancy White for helping me discover it.

Check her super-interesting article entitled "Students Curators: Powerful Learningand her D20 Innovation blog.  



Image credit: Vintage frame by Shutterstock


Nancy White's comment, March 12, 2014 11:32 AM
Thank you Robin - I am glad you liked it. Our students were really able to understand the concept of curating through this poem.
Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice
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5 Keys to Motivating Struggling Learners - Relationships still the key!  By Barbara Blackburn

5 Keys to Motivating Struggling Learners - Relationships still the key!  By Barbara Blackburn | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
By Barbara Blackburn

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Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, June 26, 4:15 AM
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These 5 hit the center of the target. Check out Effective Praise and Effective Support.
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 26, 1:19 PM
Well worth a read. While aimed at K-12 teachers, there is much that is useful for higher ed. 
 
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Why Elite College Towns Have the Widest Achievement Gaps

Why Elite College Towns Have the Widest Achievement Gaps | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Persistent inequality plagues the places some prestigious universities call home. Are the higher-education institutions to blame?
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Out of High School, Into Real Life :: NY Times

Out of High School, Into Real Life :: NY Times | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

"Some 30 percent of this year’s three million graduating seniors will not go straight to college, a number that is ticking up as an improving economy draws more graduates directly to work. They go to Walmarts and to welding shops, restaurants, salons, hospitals and construction sites, to start careers on the tougher side of the vast economic and cultural divide that is demarcated by a college degree.

"Some — mostly boys, researchers say — will land high-paying jobs as welders, electricians, plumbers or air-conditioning technicians. But the number of higher-skilled jobs attainable with a high school diploma is eroding over the long term, replaced by low-skilled work, despite President Trump’s promises to champion blue-collar workers.

"This graduation season, The New York Times visited schools in rural Idaho, an industrial city in Indiana and California’s suburban Inland Empire to talk with seniors and their parents about their plans, hopes and dreams — and their decisions not to continue their education."


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Copyright Basics: Teach Your Learners 6 Things They Need to Know

Copyright Basics: Teach Your Learners 6 Things They Need to Know | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Michael Yarbrough provides us with some useful tips regarding copyright basics, valuable information for any student or teacher of the modern digital age.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, June 21, 3:10 PM
I've put up a few similar articles. I am posting this one due to its everyday language and ease of use. Nice links, too.
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Top Four Ways to Engage Millennials in Learning Environments

Top Four Ways to Engage Millennials in Learning Environments | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Note: Today’s guest post comes to us courtesy of Dr. Tina Rooks, who serves as Vice President and Chief Instructional Officer at Turning Technologies. With over 16 years of experience in education, she was instrumental in developing the educational consulting team and building the Turning Technologies school improvement initiative specifically for the K-12 market. Whether you’re teaching a high school class or delivering a corporate training session, you’ll face a unique challenge when it comes to engaging millennials – the generation born between 1980 and 2000. It’s the largest generation in US history at almost 80 million strong, and, like …

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The Science of Learning: 5 Things to Literally Keep in Mind

The Science of Learning: 5 Things to Literally Keep in Mind | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
To create powerful learning experiences, it’s helpful to understand the science behind how people learn. Five methods by which the brain processes information:

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 134 YouTube channels that will make you smarter

 134 YouTube channels that will make you smarter | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
The 60 YouTube channels that will make you smarter were selected from this master list. In here you can find many captivating channels that for some reason or other didn’t quite reach the shortlist…

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, June 18, 7:22 AM

A wealth of #information.

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, June 20, 9:33 PM
worth a look
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Captivating channels for your students
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6 "Soft" Skills Our Middle School Students Need

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“ You won't find these social and study skills for middle school students in the official standards...but maybe they should be.”
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GwynethJones's curator insight, June 18, 7:03 PM

I love these ideas! Great to review and share with your teachers when you get back to school next year!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, June 19, 1:34 AM
A great reminder how every child is different and that's ok! 
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Motivating People Starts with Having the Right Attitude

Motivating People Starts with Having the Right Attitude | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
“ Remember that work is just one aspect of their lives.”
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This inquiry-based, technology-rich school has no tech staff

This inquiry-based, technology-rich school has no tech staff | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
An innovative principal empowers her educators and students to take ownership of tech-infused teaching and learning.

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Bringing a Growth Mindset to Professional Development

Bringing a Growth Mindset to Professional Development | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
A veteran educator shares a new vision for professional development that ditches the PowerPoint and involves teachers in their own learning.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 21, 2:21 PM
Teachers should be involved in their own learning and choose what is important to their teaching. Andragogy, which is teaching adults, and pedagogy are different. With lived-experiences adults can choose in responsible ways. Will they make mistakes? Yes, but part of learning is becoming responsible for those mistakes and learning.
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12 Principles Of Modern Learning -

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What are the principles of modern learning?

Well, that depends on how you define ‘learning’ and what you’d consider ‘modern.’ Richard Olsen  put together this useful visual way, way back in 2013–a chart that lays out three categories of a modern approach to learning–Modern, Self-Directed, and Social.

These broad categories are then broken up into four principles per category. Each principle is then described by its Reality (its function) and Opportunity (the result of that function). Honestly, these two categories are a bit confusing–or at least the distinction between some of the entries are (the ability to participate and enables modern learners to participate, for example).

Overall, though, defining ‘modern learning’ through inquiry, self-direction, and connectivity is at the core of what we preach here at TeachThought.

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Hannah Johnston's curator insight, May 21, 9:46 AM

This chart by Richard Olsen is really useful for teachers who want to know the principles of Modern Learning. This visual chart can be used in a teacher's pedagogy by determining what kind of learning should occur in their classroom. 

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A List of 8 Learning Reflections That Promote Critical Thinking

A List of 8 Learning Reflections That Promote Critical Thinking | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
In this article, we'll be exploring and expanding on 8 crucial learning reflections featured in an article by Terry Heick of TeachThought.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 14, 11:40 AM
Learning abou9t learning, metacognitioin, is essential for teaching and learning. What did I learn? What interests me? These are vital questions for reflection.
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How to Scale-Up and Scale-In Learning Innovations? Can Education Cluster Drive it?

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How to scale learning innovations? Educators are under growing duress to adapt teaching and learning as per

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Libraries of the Future Focus on Digital Collaboration and Scholarship

Libraries of the Future Focus on Digital Collaboration and Scholarship | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

 The New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report: 2017 Library Edition indicates technology will expand the role of the library. 


Some big-name libraries have gone digital with their resources. Recently, the New York Public Library went live with more than 187,000 digitized items in very high resolution.

“The web has become a vibrant cultural commons, and I think that we’ve seen that —whether they’re legacy cultural institutions like libraries and museums and archives or more internet-native public institutions like Wikipedia, Wikimedia and the Internet Archive — more are offering unrestricted open content into the web,” says Ben Vershbow, the former director of NYPL Labs, a digital innovation team at the library.

 

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How Do You Learn Learning?

How Do You Learn Learning? | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Learning - that elusive moment when things make sense. 

Learning - that inclusive moment which allows one to become a member of a specific group. 

Learning - how does one learn today?

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, June 21, 8:33 PM

This is interesting. Thanks to Elizabeth E. Charles.

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Why Our Learners Need Media Literacy in a Transforming World

Why Our Learners Need Media Literacy in a Transforming World | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Let's apply the 2Ls of Media Fluency to begin understanding how having media literacy as a skill prepares our students for an exponentially changing world.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, June 21, 3:13 PM
The four-minute "The World is Changing" video alone is worth the click. The article is a fun, interesting, and insightful piece. 
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5 Ways Outdoor Education Can Prepare Our Students For the Future

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The vast world outside of school has amazing lessons for us all and that’s what outdoor education is all about. Weezie Yancey-Siegel reveals what it has in store for our learners’ personal development.
 


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Powerful Note-Taking System (Cornell Method)

Powerful Note-Taking System (Cornell Method) | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
One of the best method to take a note is Cornell Method. How can we apply that? You can learn about Cornell Method by reading this article and picture, or download video and pdf file by clicking a link below. by Gilang Zulfairanatama Follow this 6 steps of Cornell Method: Take your note or journal.…

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How To Teach Students To Research Without (or in addition to ) Google by Jane Healey

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How To Teach Students To Research Without Google

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InnovateLibrary's curator insight, June 17, 3:29 PM

Some good takeaways for teaching critical research skills.  #curation #scaffolding #exemplars

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, June 19, 2:22 AM
Très bon post pour dire qu'il faut remplacer les recherches dans Google par des recherches plus spécifiques, et puis d'autres conseils en plus.
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 23, 8:44 AM
Expanding student research possibilities without Google - TeachThought
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An Excellent Interactive Visual for History Teachers

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Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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16 Apps that Support the Creative Process

16 Apps that Support the Creative Process | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Creativity is more than the ability to paint a pretty picture; it is a way in which original ideas are born and how they take form. It is about pushing boundaries, solving problems and bringing together skills in unique ways.  In a recent poll, 60% of CEO’s agreed that creativity was the most important skill to have in the workplace. With that in mind, it is important that we start turning to technology to facilitates the creative process. Through technology, we are not only offered new mediums but ways in which to organize our thoughts. Below are 16 apps that …

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Chris Carter's curator insight, May 30, 9:14 PM
Excellent choices. Some of these apps are little known. I love finding the hidden gems!
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10 Self-Analysis Questions That Cultivate Independent Thinking Abilities

10 Self-Analysis Questions That Cultivate Independent Thinking Abilities | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Are your learners working on their independent thinking abilities? Give them a hand and share these 10 useful self-analysis questions for guidance.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, May 24, 10:39 PM
It is in reflection that we learn most, and most deeply. Meta-cognitive reflection is essential if we=re are to learn efficiently and effectively. 
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25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

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25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, May 20, 5:17 PM
Please review these 21st Century metacognitive reading strategies for your teaching and learning environments by TeachThought.
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How to Tell If You Have a Fixed or a Growth Mindset [Infographic]

How to Tell If You Have a Fixed or a Growth Mindset [Infographic] | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
How do you think? With a fixed mindset, or a growth mindset? Do you believe in limitations or possibilities? Compare the two and see where you fit in!

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Chris Carter's curator insight, May 13, 9:21 PM
Concise and beautiful.
Joyce Valenza's curator insight, May 15, 7:53 AM
Elegant graphic to explain the differences
Sample Student's curator insight, May 15, 6:03 PM
This is a reminder to both students and teachers (we are all learners) that a can-do attitude can help us to overcome barriers and obstacles to growth. Often we see a single route to success. When that pathway is blocked, we may give up. But a positive attitude supports multiple pathways and once we persevere we find them. It is about growth, not about benchmarks - any growth, small or large is positive.