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Rise of the Professional Educator

Rise of the Professional Educator | Education | Scoop.it
Are you a teacher? Why did you become a principal? Why would you want to be a superintendent? The above questions are asked of educators every single day by people outside of the educational field....

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/07/28/how-to-prepare-for-giving-a-good-course/https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=quality

 


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A fascinating article that looks at a mindset for teaching.

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cioccas's curator insight, May 23, 2014 6:31 PM

So true, so necessary for all to read and follow!

Mónica Silakowicz's curator insight, May 25, 2014 2:48 PM

El artículo lista 5 aspectos que los docentes deben afianzar para ser vistos como profesionales: estar actualizados, ser activos participantes, aspirar a altos standards y ser apasionados de la educación.

mindy kim's curator insight, July 11, 2014 6:08 PM

... Change and innovation start with the individuals... development, growth, leaders==> building the future.

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Instructional Design Based on Cognitive Theory

Instructional Design Based on Cognitive Theory | Education | Scoop.it
Andy Stanfield, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at Florida Institute of Technology, is a proponent of using Mayer’s Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning to improve instructional design.

This theory posits the following:
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How Kids Lose Their Creativity As They Age (And How To Prevent It)

How Kids Lose Their Creativity As They Age (And How To Prevent It) | Education | Scoop.it
Ever since the 1950s, children have undergone a test for tracking their creativity, in similar fashion to the IQ test. Professor E. Paul Torrance developed the series of tasks, which are administered by a psychologist, to a subject to measure the person’s ability to produce something original and useful. No [...]
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Craig Kemp's Professional Reflection Blog: 'Techs-perts' - Utilising the skills of Digital Natives

Craig Kemp's Professional Reflection Blog: 'Techs-perts' - Utilising the skills of Digital Natives | Education | Scoop.it
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Project-Based Learning Through a Maker's Lens - Edutopia

Project-Based Learning Through a Maker's Lens - Edutopia | Education | Scoop.it

"The rise of the Maker has been one of the most exciting educational trends of the past few years. A Maker is an individual who communicates, collaborates, tinkers, fixes, breaks, rebuilds, and constructs projects for the world around him or her. A Maker, re-cast into a classroom, has a name that we all love: a learner. A Maker, just like a true learner, values the process of making as much as the product. In the classroom, the act of Making is an avenue for a teacher to unlock the learning potential of her or his students in a way that represents many of the best practices of educational pedagogy. A Makerspace classroom has the potential to create life-long learners through exciting, real-world projects."


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june holley's curator insight, July 24, 2014 7:29 AM

Maker activities are great examples of self-organizing and we can learn a lot from how Maker Movement organizes space to support people's self-organizing.

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, August 16, 2014 7:27 PM

This is so cool looking and perfect for Middle School Students.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 4, 10:06 PM

This is an interesting look at PBL. I certainly agree with the idea of a 'Maker' being the learner in the classroom. 

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What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success

What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success | Education | Scoop.it
The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence.
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The Difference Between Knowledge and Experience

The Difference Between Knowledge and Experience | Education | Scoop.it
What's the difference between knowledge and experience, and how does you brain process both? Which is more important for creative thinking? Buffer's Belle Beth Cooper investigates.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 29, 2014 12:52 PM

Knowledge, as bits and fragments, is not necessarily connected. Experience and wisdom are the glue. This is what makes learning in concrete situations (Dewey) so important.

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Creativity and education

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A regular criticism leveled at education is the function (and sometimes the lack of) creativity in motivating and inspiring learning.  Creativity these days is seen as something 'special' and worth...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 25, 2014 1:30 PM

Ken Robinson has cited research that creativity is on the decline after kindergarten. Teaching is relational and it is about creating space where teachers and students share in the creative process.

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A Wonderful Graphic Featuring The Importance of Music in Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Graphic Featuring The Importance of Music in Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education | Scoop.it
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Assessment, Choice, and the Learning Brain

Assessment, Choice, and the Learning Brain | Education | Scoop.it
Is there a difference between performance goals and mastery goals? Yes -- and that difference can affect student outcome on assessments.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 17, 2014 12:17 PM

When we teach and assess, it is based on multiple curricula. There is the curricula-as-plans along with each teacher's personal curriculum and each student's personal curriculum. The latter two are the autobiographical filters teachers and students use in teaching and learning. Teaching and learning encountered this way become complex conversations that bring the curricula-as-plans to life.

Patricia Julia Alejandra Pérez's curator insight, June 18, 2014 8:54 AM

Las metas de desempeño tratan sobre  competencias, es decir, habilidades, destrezas y conocimientos que un estudiante debe tener cuando se halla en un nivel avanzado de su carrera, las metas de dominio hacen referencia al aspecto más específico, centrado en "dominar"  una o varias destreza determinadas. No son excluyen, son integradas unas con otras, por lo tanto no debería afectar los resultados de los estudiantes en las evaluaciones.

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for the love of learning: The education question we should be asking

for the love of learning: The education question we should be asking | Education | Scoop.it

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 14, 2014 10:24 AM

When we consider outside influences as only distractions, we miss the critical point of education which is diminished into Schooling which is measurable and sorts our children. Education is about distractions, curiosity, and exploring. School is about a preplanned method which only seeks to teach what is measurable. School can be subsumed into education, but can education be distilled into School? One hopes not.

Brad Merrick's curator insight, June 17, 2014 7:57 AM

We should aspire to develop in our students, the intrinsic desire to learn and investigate their world. Questions should be driven by curiosity and interest, whereby their love of learning is evident in all that they engage in.

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What Is Experiential Learning?

What Is Experiential Learning? | Education | Scoop.it
Experiential learning theory suggests that all learning is created by grasping and transforming experiences. Learn more about the theory and the experiential learning cycle.
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9 Essential Lessons For Changing the World | Angela Maiers, Speaker, Educator, Writer

9 Essential Lessons For Changing the World | Angela Maiers, Speaker, Educator, Writer | Education | Scoop.it
9 Essential Lessons For Changing the World, by Angela Maiers
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Growth Mindset: A Driving Philosophy, Not Just a Tool

Growth Mindset: A Driving Philosophy, Not Just a Tool | Education | Scoop.it
It's important to recognize that a growth mindset is an overall paradigm for personal development rather than a pedagogical tool for measuring academic accomplishment.
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Schoolge Vi a SOLE - YouTube

Schoolge Vi a SOLE - YouTube | Education | Scoop.it
16 years of education in 3 years at a faction of the cost...
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A great explanation of how SOLE works.

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Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories? | Education | Scoop.it

This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory v5, Organisation Kolb, Psychology Vygotsky, Psychology Bloom, Piaget genetic epistemology, Psychology Skinner, Montessori constructivism, Dewey...


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No wonder there is confusion in education!

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Student Autonomy

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Empowering Students In the Classroom

 

When I think of change that needs to happen in Education, my immediate thought goes toward student autonomy. To be autonomous as a student is to be able to independently manage the freedom one has in the classroom, while maintaining a harmonious relationship with the teacher.

 

For a student to be autonomous, a student must realize:

They have a voiceTheir voice mattersIt will be heardIt will make a difference

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 30, 2014 9:00 PM

This fits by 100% my meaning also!

When I think of change that needs to happen in Education, my immediate thought goes toward student autonomy. To be autonomous as a student is to be able to independently manage the freedom one has in the classroom, while maintaining a harmonious relationship with the teacher.

For a student to be autonomous, a student must realize:

  • They have a voice
  • Their voice matters
  • It will be heard
  • It will make a difference


Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 1, 2014 12:54 PM

Student autonomy happens with teacher autonomy. Gert Biesta proposes democracy happens in classrooms where it is lived and modeled. It is not a distant process. The word is not autonomy but emancipation which is responsible for the Other and the world we live in.

Stevi Quate's curator insight, July 2, 2014 9:28 AM

When John McDermott and I wrote Clock Watchers and The Just Right Challenge, we wrote about empowering students and captured similar ideas to this posting. Since these ideas aren't new and seem to be shared widely, I wonder why these ideas aren't the norm in classrooms that we watch.

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Creativity – the challenge of defining, developing and assessing it

Creativity – the challenge of defining, developing and assessing it | Education | Scoop.it

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CIAOPS: Self Organizing Learning Environments

CIAOPS: Self Organizing Learning Environments | Education | Scoop.it
The Work Wonders Project video above demonstrates how Mitra's concept of Self Organizing Learning Enterprises (SOLE) can work in a normal school. It is really amazing at how engaging it can be for the students and how ...
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Education Reform: A National Delusion

Education Reform: A National Delusion | Education | Scoop.it
Every bit of education reform is an excuse to continue the unconscionable neglect of our children. As Pogo wisely noted, "We have met the enemy and he is us." We did this to our children and our schools....
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7 Things About Homeless Kids You Probably Didn't Know

7 Things About Homeless Kids You Probably Didn't Know | Education | Scoop.it
There are more than 1.6 million homeless children living in the United States, says The National Center on Family Homelessness. That's one in every 45 American kids who goes to sleep at night without a bed to call their own. Families with young child...
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