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Three Quick and Easy Ways to Quiet Your Mind

Three Quick and Easy Ways to Quiet Your Mind | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Neuroscience tells us that, to be more productive and creative, we need to give our brains a break. It's the quiet mind that produces the best insights.

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Try to build a time that is just for you into your day.

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Annette Schmeling's curator insight, February 10, 2013 12:23 PM

Simple and basic tactics...we know the benefits.

The BioSync Team's curator insight, March 15, 2013 11:11 AM

Build "purposeful" breaks into your day with these 3 quick and easy ways...

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Christina DePugh's curator insight, May 6, 2013 1:02 AM

3 quick and easy ways to create purposeful breaks during day

 

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How Should Professional Development Change?

How Should Professional Development Change? | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
“Professional Development in Other CountriesThe Shanghai teacher and Singapore teacher ratios of teaching time to collaboration time reveal even larger disparities. The Shanghai teacher reported teaching 15 hours a week and collaborating 7.5 hours a week. The Singapore teacher spends 18 hours teaching and 15 hours collaborating each week. Spending so much time collaborating with other teachers every week is not a reality for U.S. teachers who feel lucky to chat with their colleagues at lunch or in biweekly faculty meetings.The differences in professional development systems do not end here though. In Singapore, teachers are expected to do 100 hours of professional development (paid by the ministry of education) every year. That would be 500 hours in five years. In Shanghai, teachers are expected to do a minimum of 360 hours of professional development every five years -- compare that to the mere 120 hours of professional development that is typically required of U.S. teachers every five years.”Learn more:- http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/
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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 18, 2014 9:07 AM
Professional Development in Other Countries
The Shanghai teacher and Singapore teacher ratios of teaching time to collaboration time reveal even larger disparities. The Shanghai teacher reported teaching 15 hours a week and collaborating 7.5 hours a week. The Singapore teacher spends 18 hours teaching and 15 hours collaborating each week. Spending so much time collaborating with other teachers every week is not a reality for U.S. teachers who feel lucky to chat with their colleagues at lunch or in biweekly faculty meetings.

The differences in professional development systems do not end here though. In Singapore, teachers are expected to do 100 hours of professional development (paid by the ministry of education) every year. That would be 500 hours in five years. In Shanghai, teachers are expected to do a minimum of 360 hours of professional development every five years -- compare that to the mere 120 hours of professional development that is typically required of U.S. teachers every five years.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 18, 2014 7:05 PM

Without choice and voice, professional development might be training which is for seals and not human beings.

 

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An End to "21st Century" Learning Tools

An End to "21st Century" Learning Tools | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
“Digital Learning Tools and Modern learning technologies Digital learning tools are seen by many people as those tools that are in some way different to other learning tools and need to be treated a...”
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Denise Lombardo's curator insight, October 18, 2014 9:17 PM

Pertinent and wise commentary on the notion that the lingo should be about "learning" - not "21st Century", "digital" or "modern"...great explanation of the term "digital natives" as well.

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United Teach: Bringing a World of Knowledge to the Classroom in Real-time (Virtual Guest Speakers)

United Teach: Bringing a World of Knowledge to the Classroom in Real-time (Virtual Guest Speakers) | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
“United Teach is a new EdTech startup that aims to bring an enormous variety of digital guest speakers to classrooms around the country. Through the service, you can find guest speakers on art,...”
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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 6, 2014 10:10 AM

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Michail Darley's curator insight, October 9, 2014 12:30 AM

I had a look at this one. It's free for next year and usually only 12$ per year for the service. I think it has some potential, even though it is just starting up.

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Differentiated Instruction Visually Explained for Teachers [Infographic] | Coaching

Differentiated Instruction Visually Explained for Teachers [Infographic] | Coaching | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
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The best laid lesson plans...

The best laid lesson plans... | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
“This article was written for Sec Ed Magazine and appeared in their NQT special edition in June 2014. You can read the original here or download the NQT Special here.There's a free info graphic to ...”
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Deb Kalikow-Pluck's curator insight, September 9, 2014 1:34 PM

Check this out!

Deb Kalikow-Pluck's curator insight, September 9, 2014 1:36 PM

Using more of your brain is a good thing.

Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, September 13, 2014 3:29 PM

Simple and effective! I like the four different components, especially 3 and 4. We sometimes focus too much on 1 and 2. Making it "Real" is important as it helps to see how things will actually unfold. Making it "Satisfying" speaks to how we sometimes make plans that fulfill the "Get it done" category but do not fulfill the deeper connections. 

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A Handy Visual Featuring The 7 Learning Styles

A Handy Visual Featuring The 7 Learning Styles | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it

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Marianne's Musings 's curator insight, September 11, 2014 4:42 AM

Great summary statements which can help you identify how your child learns and then tailor make a program which includes this type of learning style.

simeon shaningua's curator insight, September 13, 2014 6:44 AM

Help me raise funds  for education in my country want to build computer Lab in our local schools .Raise funds on GoGetfunding.com  thank you for your help and support

W. Bradley Gooderham's curator insight, September 14, 2014 4:08 PM

There are indeed more than 7 but this infographic is a good reminder that effective teaching blends lessons, units, and curricular objectives to do it's best to touch on all of these concepts.

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Tammy's Technology Tips for Teachers – Helping teachers make better classrooms, one mouse-click at a time.

Tammy's Technology Tips for Teachers – Helping teachers make better classrooms, one mouse-click at a time. | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
“Hundreds of tools, resources, and ideas for using technology in the classroom. Great for teachers, technology specialists, administrators, home-school parents, and anyone involved in K-12 education!”
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GNG's curator insight, August 25, 2014 11:50 AM

Great resources for using technology in your classroom!

Michail Darley's curator insight, August 27, 2014 8:32 PM

The student activities and the web resources menus are the places to go at Tammy's site. The handouts are Evernote presentations. Looks well worth spending half an hour looking for a gem or two.

Dale Borgeson's curator insight, November 16, 2014 11:28 PM

A good way for you to learn more about technology in the classroom is to read a blog like this one. 

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In the Bustling, Interactive Classroom, A Place for Digital Games

In the Bustling, Interactive Classroom, A Place for Digital Games | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
“ Teachers can use games as a supplement that enables increased one-on-one learning between teacher and student.”
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Is Education as We Know it On its Way Out?

Is Education as We Know it On its Way Out? | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
“Unless you're an educator, you probably haven't heard predictions by thought leaders that the traditional school system is on its way out. More surprisingly, these predictions are being borne out by experiments where new learning models are being tri...”A MUST READ!!!
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Ferdi McDermott's curator insight, August 23, 2014 2:59 PM

Not at www.chavagnes.org ...

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 23, 2014 5:01 PM

Perhaps School as we know is on the way out, but education and School are not interchangeable words although they are used that way frequently. Actually, School as we know it should have been on the way out a long time ago. With the current reformers who propose change that does not change the structure, it is not happening soon.

 

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InkySprat's curator insight, August 27, 2014 10:05 AM

Teachers are not immune to the need to learn new skills as the world changes 

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Teachers as Leaders, Coaches & Lifelong Mentors

Teachers as Leaders, Coaches & Lifelong Mentors | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Do you remember your 5th grade teachers? Would you say that any of your 5th grade teachers made a lifelong impression on your life?Today’s guest is doing just that!
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Jerry Busone's curator insight, August 24, 2014 9:02 AM

Find yourself a mentor, teacher or coach ...

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 25, 2014 12:01 AM

Los Profesores de Como Líderes, mentores y Entrenadores.

Sacra Jáimez's curator insight, August 27, 2014 4:03 AM

Magnífica reflexión para iniciar el nuevo curso.

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Mastering the Teaching Game - Edutopia

Mastering the Teaching Game - Edutopia | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
“ After listening to an interview with top tennis coach Sven Groeneveld, Carol Tomlinson clarifies eight essential principles that teaching shares with high-level sports coaching.”
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 18, 2014 7:18 PM

The word mastering is not necessarily the right word, but the points made by Carol Tomlinson are valid. I spent 20 plus years teaching and found I was not close to mastering teaching. That is good. It made me curious and always looking for more.

 

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The Top Ways Digital Tools Transform Learning

The Top Ways Digital Tools Transform Learning | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
“Annual survey highlights how students, teachers leverage digital tools to change education Digital tools are often touted for their ability to have a transformative effect on teaching and learning,...”
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Dorian Love's curator insight, August 14, 2014 2:43 AM

What are teachers using?

Leonard P. Miller's curator insight, August 14, 2014 2:02 PM

Nice reflective view from both teachers and students as to use and utility of digital tools in the classroom.

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A Cornucopia of Multidisciplinary Teaching

A Cornucopia of Multidisciplinary Teaching | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
“The synergy of diverse disciplines can lead to a sweet spot. Consider myths and fables for teaching subjects as far ranging as geography, vocabulary, and philosophy.”
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 8, 2014 9:40 PM

Transdisciplinary is where we want to be. It is about integrating disciplines, thinking, learning, etc. Cornucopia is a great word for the mixing.

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 11, 2014 3:24 PM

Multidisciplinary Teaching is a MUST!


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Digital Citizenship Week | Common Sense Media

Digital Citizenship Week | Common Sense Media | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
“Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media”Learn more:- http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/digital-citizenship-internet-safety-and-cyber-security-advisory-board-run-by-students/
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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 18, 2014 1:54 PM
Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media


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The Downside to Being a Connected Educator

“I have written a lot about all that being a connected educator has done for me. I have written a lot about how I would not trade it for anything and that I hope others will choose to become connec...”
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Excellent Collection of Apps and Web Tools to Unlock Kids Creativity

Excellent Collection of Apps and Web Tools to Unlock Kids Creativity | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 6, 2014 10:08 AM

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HazelC's curator insight, October 6, 2014 6:26 PM

I've used the Audacity App and it was a great way to create, edit, and add media to a video.

Michail Darley's curator insight, October 9, 2014 12:27 AM

Well set out and simply organized. Well worth a look.

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6 virtual field trips to give lesson plans a boost | Education Dive | Diigo


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8 Steps To Ensure Great Communication With Parents

8 Steps To Ensure Great Communication With Parents | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
“As you’re preparing your lesson plans and classrooms for the first day of school (which may have already happened for some of you!), keeping in touch with parents is probably on your mind. Communic...”
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Quran Coaching's curator insight, September 12, 2014 3:37 AM

The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
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#quran #onlineQuran #islam #Tajweed

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Quote Slides - Nice collection to use with your classes

Quote Slides - Nice collection to use with your classes | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
“Free quote slides, quotes ready for powerpoint”
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 25, 2014 8:08 PM

There are some interesting quotes. It is interesting to see one from Skinner.

 

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How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies

How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
“A practical and engaging guide to smart studying tips.”
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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 25, 2014 2:36 PM

A practical and engaging guide to smart studying tips.


Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, August 26, 2014 12:54 AM

Study strategies....

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Computer Science: The Future of Education

Computer Science: The Future of Education | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
“Robust computer science curriculum is necessary for our society's future. Here are five steps to engage teachers and students in this critical area of study.”
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Aris P. Louvris's curator insight, August 25, 2014 6:40 AM

Η επιστήμη της Πληροφορικής: το μέλλον της εκπαίδευσης

Javier Marrero Acosta's curator insight, August 25, 2014 10:32 AM

Curriculum y robótica

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 26, 2014 12:49 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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Just Ask: Harnessing the Power of Student Curiosity

Just Ask: Harnessing the Power of Student Curiosity | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
“Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano suggests harnessing the power of student curiosity by asking them what they want to learn.”Use it ALSO for #CriticalTHINKing and #ProactiveTHINKing:- http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Critical-Thinking- http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Proactive+Thinking

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Great Resources for Integrating Technology in Class

Great Resources for Integrating Technology in Class | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
“ August 18, 2014 Over this weekend, I spent some time sifting through the piles of posts in this blog looking for materials and posts to help new teachers better integrate technology in education. The...”
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 18, 2014 3:36 PM

If you are the tech leader or instructional coach in your school, these infographics will help you teach your staff the differences between technology use and technology integration along with suggestions for infusion. Who knows? Some of these may give YOU a new idea too!

Anita Vance's curator insight, August 21, 2014 12:25 PM

a little something to help get started - everyone is somewhere in the learning curve for technology - this graphic helps focus on achievable steps to keep moving forward.  Thank you Susan G.!

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What Is The Future Of Education? Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

What Is The Future Of Education? Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
“What Is This The Future Of Education? Check the The Future of Education Infographic to find our more!”
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Jane Hadjion's curator insight, August 18, 2014 8:04 PM

Learning or education and the industries employing need to work together to close the gap. The cycle for updating learning cannot continue to be so great or we need to change strategies and accept the irrelevance of some of the content we deliver.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 20, 2014 4:11 PM

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W. Bradley Gooderham's curator insight, August 27, 2014 3:41 PM

Agreed, but where is the Nature Connectedness and Ecological Literacy to balance out the technology?

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5 Must Have Resources for History Teachers

5 Must Have Resources for History Teachers | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it

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James I.'s curator insight, August 16, 2014 5:59 PM

Get primary and secondary sources for Social Studies and English