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Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff

Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff | Thinking about Teaching | Scoop.it

An idea that is beginning to gain a lot of favour in educational circles at the moment is the notion of fixed versus growth mindsets, and how they might relate to students and learning. Based on the work of Stanford University psychologist, Carol Dweck, the idea of mindset is related to our understanding of where ability comes from. It has recently been seized upon by educators as a tool to explore our knowledge of student achievement, and ways that such achievement might be improved.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 24, 2015 4:08 PM

"According to Jackie Gerstein, teachers, like the students they teach, can learn to develop a growth mindset, but this requires careful planning by school management."

 

Are we including teachers in this work or is it just something being downloaded by School managers?

 

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Using Brain Research to Design Better eLearning Courses: 7 Tips for Success

Using Brain Research to Design Better eLearning Courses: 7 Tips for Success | Thinking about Teaching | Scoop.it
“ Jey principles from neuroscience research paired with tips that will allow course creators to achieve effective eLearning development.”
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sidmartin's curator insight, November 22, 2014 2:41 PM

destacaria d'entre tots els segments de 20 minuts!

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The Shift From Teaching Content To Teaching Learning

The Shift From Teaching Content To Teaching Learning | Thinking about Teaching | Scoop.it
The Shift From Teaching Content To Teaching Learning
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David Hain's curator insight, June 26, 2014 3:23 AM

Give a man a fish...

Andrea Johnson's curator insight, July 15, 2014 10:18 AM

Wasn't learning the goal all along?

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What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Thinking about Teaching | Scoop.it
“ If you are a school admin or decision maker and your teachers are struggling with the new technology or unhappy with its tech integration then here are some tips to help you out”
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Manifesto for Creativity in Education

Manifesto for Creativity in Education | Thinking about Teaching | Scoop.it
“ A - All Our Futures. This report states that all children and young people can benefit from creative approaches to learning and teaching across the curriculum - creativity does not just belong to the...”
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 16, 2014 12:24 PM

We need spaces which allow teachers and students to be creative.

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Twitter Exec Reports that Educators Dominate the Twitter sphere (EdSurge News)

Twitter Exec Reports that Educators Dominate the Twitter sphere (EdSurge News) | Thinking about Teaching | Scoop.it

“ALL A-TWITTER: Educators like to tweet! Out of the 1/2 billion tweets that post every day, 4.2 million are related to education, according to Brett Baker, an account executive at Twitter.com. To put this in perspective, while you read this past sentence, over 3,000 edu-related tweets have flown acro”


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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, May 2, 2014 2:32 AM

No surprise there. 

Adrian Pope's curator insight, May 2, 2014 8:45 AM

Some number facts about teachers and twitter!!!

 

Jan Herder's curator insight, May 2, 2014 9:53 AM

Twitter U 4 U! That's Curriculum

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Intrinsic Motivation for the Classroom - Infographic

Intrinsic Motivation for the Classroom - Infographic | Thinking about Teaching | Scoop.it
Bring on the i. I just finished reading several books about intrinsic motivation. None of the research is new, so why aren't we incorporating intrinsic motivation into the classroom more? Here are ...

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Edgar Mata's curator insight, May 28, 2014 1:09 PM

The intrinsic motivation is the best tool for a successful classroom work.

Joaquín Ballester's curator insight, May 28, 2014 3:14 PM

Motivación, motivation

Chris Carter's curator insight, May 28, 2014 7:57 PM

False is better than none, extrinsic is better than false, and intrinsic is best of all.

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The Key to Preparing Difficult Students for the Real World

The Key to Preparing Difficult Students for the Real World | Thinking about Teaching | Scoop.it
“ Some of the best and most effective practices to motivate difficult students and improve their behavior at school are met with skepticism and even dismay from more than a handful of educators. These”
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 12, 2014 8:28 PM

John Dewey suggested classrooms were simplified communities which mirrored (were fractals) the larger community.

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How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Examples

How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Examples | Thinking about Teaching | Scoop.it
“How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Examples”
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 12, 2014 12:58 PM

The second one is interesting. Does making data beautiful make it valid and reliable? It makes it beautiful. A task force just handed down a report on excellence in teaching in Alberta. There graphs are pretty, but 200 pages does not do legitimacy to such a complex subject.

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What is PBL - chart

What is PBL - chart | Thinking about Teaching | Scoop.it

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, May 6, 2014 9:11 AM

Great reminders of the critical elements of PBL

Carissa Davenport's curator insight, May 6, 2014 10:18 AM

Nice way to remember all the steps in a PBL...which can seem quite daunting!

Bridget Crossman's curator insight, May 6, 2014 8:21 PM

Excellent PBL visual.

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Teachers’ Most Powerful Role? Adding Context

Teachers’ Most Powerful Role? Adding Context | Thinking about Teaching | Scoop.it
“ When information is available in abundance, teachers will still be subject matter experts, but their true value will lie in their ability to facilitate and share the expertise of their students. [[ This is a content summary only.”
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8 Things to Look For in Today's Classroom

8 Things to Look For in Today's Classroom | Thinking about Teaching | Scoop.it

As I think that leaders should be able to describe what they are looking for in schools I have thought of eight things that I really want to see in today's classroom.

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"I really believe that classrooms need to be learner focused".

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Jessica Prieto's comment, April 1, 2014 10:05 AM
I believe the same thing!
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14-Year-Old Proves U.S. Can Save $370 Million by Changing Fonts

14-Year-Old Proves U.S. Can Save $370 Million by Changing Fonts | Thinking about Teaching | Scoop.it
Changing the standard typeface used by federal and state governments could save the United States roughly $370 million a year in ink costs, a teen found.
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This is a great example of real-world problem-solving!

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Free Stock Images & Videos

Free Stock Images & Videos | Thinking about Teaching | Scoop.it
“ AllTheFreeStock.com is a curated list of free stock images, graphics and videos. Find all the best free stock images and videos in one place.”
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Shona Whyte's curator insight, February 27, 2015 7:27 AM

What it says on the tin.

Steven Hill's curator insight, March 10, 2015 11:17 AM

Who doesn't like free?

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9 Mistakes In Technology Integration In Education

9 Mistakes In Technology Integration In Education | Thinking about Teaching | Scoop.it
“ 9 Mistakes In Technology Integration In Education”
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Chris Carter's curator insight, June 25, 2014 5:40 PM

A wise man listens to correction

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FingerReader: MIT finger device reads to the blind in real time

FingerReader: MIT finger device reads to the blind in real time | Thinking about Teaching | Scoop.it
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words. The so-called FingerReader, a prototype produced by a 3-D printer, fits like a ring on the user’s finger, equipped with a small camera that scans text. A synthesized voice reads words aloud, quickly translating books, restaurant menus and other needed materials for daily living, especially away from home or office. Reading is as easy as pointing the finger at text. Special software tracks the finger movement, identifies words and processes the information. The device has vibration motors that alert readers when they stray from the script, said Roy Shilkrot, who is developing the device at the MIT Media Lab. For Jerry Berrier, 62, who was born blind, the promise of the FingerReader is its portability and offer of real-time functionality at school, a doctor’s office and restaurants. “When I go to the doctor’s office, there may be forms that I wanna read before I sign them,” Berrier said. He said there are other optical character recognition devices on the market for those with vision impairments, but none that he knows of that will read in real time.
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8 Critical Skills For A Modern Education

8 Critical Skills For A Modern Education | Thinking about Teaching | Scoop.it
"Pearson sent us this report recently–Exploring the Learning Curve. The big idea here is the changing skill needs for students globally. It is based on this idea of an index–a Global Index of Cognitive Skills and Education Attainment. The report explains: 'The Global Index of Cognitive Skills and Educational Attainment compares the performance of 39 countries and one region (Hong Kong) on two categories of education: Cognitive Skills and Educational Attainment. The Index provides a snapshot of the relative performance of countries based on their education outputs.'”
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What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades | Thinking about Teaching | Scoop.it
Even as the emphasis shifts to the keyboard, experts say that learning to write by hand improves motor skills, memory and creativity.
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8 Obsolete School Supplies and the Tech That Replaced Them

8 Obsolete School Supplies and the Tech That Replaced Them | Thinking about Teaching | Scoop.it

“Classrooms in 2014 are focused on making learning fun, interactive, and trackable.”


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Daniela Sandoval Ordóñez's curator insight, April 28, 2014 9:34 AM

El artículo es un claro ejemplo de la sociedad de la información, mostrando como de alguna u otra forma la tecnología nos ha reemplazado por decirlo así. Nos ha cambiado la vida, y nos la ha facilitado dándonos también diferentes herramientas para un óptimo y recreativo aprendizaje.

Es posible notar el cómo los mismos estudiantes ya aprenden autónomamente ya que los diferentes aparatos tecnológicos suprimen a lo que es el docente, siendo así los mismos alumnos los principales personajes y responsables dentro de su educación.

#Educación virtual #Sociedad de la información

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When Learning Goes Viral

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If we’re willing to admit it, we all enjoy a good viral video. I mean, who doesn’t wonder if this is real life or what a double rainbow means after some chocolate rain? Ok, maybe you’re thinking,...
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Using Brain Research to Design Better eLearning Courses: 7 Tips for Success

Using Brain Research to Design Better eLearning Courses: 7 Tips for Success | Thinking about Teaching | Scoop.it
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sidmartin's curator insight, November 22, 2014 2:41 PM

destacaria d'entre tots els segments de 20 minuts!

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We Should Be Doing More Than Teaching Digital Citizenship: "Our kids are growing up on a digital playground and no one is one recess duty". Kevin Honeycutt

We Should Be Doing More Than Teaching Digital Citizenship: "Our kids are growing up on a digital playground and no one is one recess duty". Kevin Honeycutt | Thinking about Teaching | Scoop.it
"The quote above is one of my favorites about digital citizenship. My classroom is a global classroom but I don't "teach" digital citizenship. My students are actually digital citizens and we learn ...
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15 Must Have Google Lessons Plans to Teach Students Effective Search Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

15 Must Have Google Lessons Plans to Teach Students Effective Search Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Thinking about Teaching | Scoop.it

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 25, 2014 3:07 PM

Five lessons, each is differentiated as Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced. Mapped to three sets of national standards. Excellent way to get started teaching search skills. (I know there's no room in your curriculum to do this. Perhaps that's what's wrong with your curriculum?)Seize the opportunity to help your students develop real 21st Century Skills.  

Stephanie Sapp's curator insight, April 27, 2014 8:14 AM

I like that it includes AASL Standards.  We must start teaching technology standards in every class.

Sukie van Zyl's curator insight, May 6, 2014 6:59 AM

comf

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Technology does not equal engagement

Technology does not equal engagement | Thinking about Teaching | Scoop.it
A picture is worth a thousand words and I had a good laugh at the picture below: If we do not design learning experiences for our students that help them get into that "flow" state, don't expect te...
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How I Brought Back Joy in My Classroom

How I Brought Back Joy in My Classroom | Thinking about Teaching | Scoop.it
I continue to ponder the concept of joy in schools and more so the seeming lack of it.  Yet, I look at my own classroom and I know that we have a lot of joy.  Not all the time, not in everything we...
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