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Hypocrisy in the Profession of Education

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Whenever I think of a teacher, I also think of a scholar. It has always been apparent to me that if one is to be an effective teacher, one must continually learn. Of course that is not always a pat...
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Are We Marking Assignments or Assessing Learning?

Are We Marking Assignments or Assessing Learning? | Edu Posts And Articles You Should Read | Scoop.it
Originally posted at The Wejr Board blog. There has been much focus on shifting our assessment practices in education and, particularly in BC, moving toward more Assessment For Learning (or formati...
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Blogging in the Science Classroom: The Worksheet is Dead

Blogging in the Science Classroom: The Worksheet is Dead | Edu Posts And Articles You Should Read | Scoop.it
One of the major changes that I made this year was to switch to using individual student blogs as the centerpiece of student assessment (the other major change was to implement standards-based grad...
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On assessing for creativity: yes you can, and yes you should

On assessing for creativity: yes you can, and yes you should | Edu Posts And Articles You Should Read | Scoop.it
I tweeted yesterday an interesting news item in Erik Robelen's blog in Education Week that a few states (Oklahoma, California, Massachusetts) are seriously looking into some sort of assessment of c...
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How To Make Better Teachers

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Want to create better teachers? I know how. One word. Blogging. Now before you roll your eyes or accuse me of oversimplifying the very complex issue of teacher evaluation and monitoring, hear me out.
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Why Teachers Shouldn't Reward Bullsh*t

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How we reward procrastination and undermine effort
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Grading and Its Discontents

Grading and Its Discontents | Edu Posts And Articles You Should Read | Scoop.it
Short of doing away with grades, what can be done to minimize the tension they create between students and faculty members?
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Why I'm anti-rubric

Why I'm anti-rubric | Edu Posts And Articles You Should Read | Scoop.it
Look around the edublogosphere (love that word, by the way) and you'll see lots of folks proudly showing off their rubrics for this and that project. I've even seen a teacher brag about their rubri...
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Subversive Lab Grouping Game

Subversive Lab Grouping Game | Edu Posts And Articles You Should Read | Scoop.it
With the first day school around the corner for some of you (I don't go back until after Labor Day), I wanted to share a neat little activity I use to get my students into groups for the first time...
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Assessment As Learning: It’s time. Seriously. | Canadian Education Association (CEA)

Assessment As Learning: It’s time. Seriously. | Canadian Education Association (CEA) | Edu Posts And Articles You Should Read | Scoop.it
“I’m just so afraid to take that leap,” a veteran English teacher said, to the understanding nods of others in the room.
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10 Things I’m Looking for in an IB Teacher

10 Things I’m Looking for in an IB Teacher | Edu Posts And Articles You Should Read | Scoop.it
By A. Student Being an IB student, I’ve got a lot of improvement to do. I’ve got to be an inquirer, knowledgeable, a thinker, communicator, principled, open minded, caring, a risk-taker, balanced, ...
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Learning about learning from soccer

Learning about learning from soccer | Edu Posts And Articles You Should Read | Scoop.it
It being the fall, my thoughts have turned to soccer – a topic near and dear to my heart and one surprisingly relevant to UbD. The other day I was having a conversation with my older son about the ...
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Peak Experiences: Reaching Their Full Potential: Motivating Learners and Building Interest

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Do You have the Personality To Be an Inquiry-Based Teacher?

Do You have the Personality To Be an Inquiry-Based Teacher? | Edu Posts And Articles You Should Read | Scoop.it
If an inquiry-based system is to succeed, we’ll need really good human beings in the classroom who know their field, but who also radiate the kind of positive, non-judgmental love that helps students open their minds and hearts.
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The Challenges and Realities of Inquiry-Based Learning

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As education continues the march toward a student-driven, project-oriented approach that values intelligent solutions to open-ended problems, it won’t be sufficient to focus on the wonderful discoveries and authentic work that result from an...
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Everything you know about curriculum may be wrong. Really.

Everything you know about curriculum may be wrong. Really. | Edu Posts And Articles You Should Read | Scoop.it
UPDATE: Cool. This post was nominated and made the shortlist for Most Influential Post of 2012 by edublog. I'm really honored! Vote for me, if you're so inclined, here. What if the earth moves and ...
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Rethinking the Way College Students Are Taught

Rethinking the Way College Students Are Taught | Edu Posts And Articles You Should Read | Scoop.it
Lecturing was invented as a way to share information in a time before books were widely available. Now, there are better approaches.
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Improving Classroom Performance by Challenging Student Misconceptions About Learning - Association for Psychological Science

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Stop Telling Students to Study for Exams

Stop Telling Students to Study for Exams | Edu Posts And Articles You Should Read | Scoop.it
Giving students traditional tests, especially the sadistic ritual of finals, is not just a waste of their time, it's counterproductive.
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What evidence convinces teachers to change practices? by David Wees

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Failure is not optional

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It's time for the mindset talk in my physics classes. I've been trying to prime them for a while now. Honors Physics read part of Carol Dweck's book as part of their summer homework and two chapter...
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A pedagogy of learning

My area of expertise is science education and I dabble in learning theory.  I subscribe to a "hot" conceptual change model (Pintrich et al. 1993) in which students conceptual frameworks, developmen...
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Flipping Bloom’s Taxonomy

Flipping Bloom’s Taxonomy | Edu Posts And Articles You Should Read | Scoop.it
I think the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy is wrong. I agree that the taxonomy accurately classifies various types of cognitive thinking skills. It certainly identifies the different levels of complexity. But its organizing framework is dead wrong.
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What Do We Absolutely Need to "Teach"?

What Do We Absolutely Need to "Teach"? | Edu Posts And Articles You Should Read | Scoop.it
So I’m trying to push my own thinking here a bit, and I’d love some feedback. If I believe (and I do) that school should be more about letting my children find and solve their own problems with...
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