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Have students explain it with a meme!

Have students explain it with a meme! | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it

One night while working hard on my lesson plans, my 14-year-old son decided to poke fun at me by sending me a text with the following meme that he created: Meme 1 I had to laugh because it was so true. And in that moment, I had an epiphany. What if I asked my students to create math-themed memes? The next day I set out the criteria for their Math Meme Project: The memes had to be their own creations. They could be about any algebra topic or about my class in general. Students could submit up to three. They could submit their creations to my school email. They had three weeks to turn them in.


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The Paradox Of The Modern Teacher | GO for #Professional! #ModernEDU 

The Paradox Of The Modern Teacher | GO for #Professional! #ModernEDU  | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
The Paradox Of The Modern Teacher

 

23 propositions in an attempt to etch out the paradox of the modern teacher.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Rise+of+the+Professional+Educator

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Empathy

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Soft+Skills

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Growth+Mindset

 


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Digital Literacy Does Not Mean Critical Thinking

Digital Literacy Does Not Mean Critical Thinking | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Nik Peachey, for example, in his recent book, Thinking Critically Through Digital Media (2016), talks about how students are generally taught how to work with information through passive engagement. He suggests developing digital literacies, including understanding and analyzing what they are seeing. They need to “assess the validity, credibility and underlying bias of the information they study” and be “given a range of research tools and techniques for reassessing the information and evaluating how it fits within their personal framework of belief systems and values.”

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 2, 6:38 AM

Delighted to see my book get a mention here.

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8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more

8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
If you do fewer teacher-directed activities, that means the kids will naturally do more talking, doesn't it? Not necessarily. I have often found myself talking
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4 Questioning Strategies For Effective & Thoughtful Teaching -

4 Questioning Strategies For Effective & Thoughtful Teaching - | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
This is the first article in a series of 4 discussing strategies to assist in becoming a better teacher. Each article is based around a poster that I have up in my classroom, with each poster having 4 sections that deal with a general topic I want to work on in my teaching: Questioning, Feedback, Classroom expectations, and Listening.

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Standing Desks Get Students to Move their Feet and Brains

Standing Desks Get Students to Move their Feet and Brains | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
With the sometimes competing demands of student health and academic achievement in need of balance, some administrators have struck upon a novel means of keeping students active while learning. They have brought standing desks, which have exploded in popularity in business settings, into the classroom.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 25, 5:52 AM

Yes. I worked in an office for a while that had some standing desks and I loved them. Great to get them into schools too.

Ines Bieler's curator insight, November 25, 2:22 PM

Yes. I worked in an office for a while that had some standing desks and I loved them. Great to get them into schools too.

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How 3 schools are reimagining learning spaces

How 3 schools are reimagining learning spaces | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it

As schools depart from traditional instructional methods and environments, some education leaders are discovering how a combination of blended learning and reimagined physical learning spaces can lead to better student engagement and achievement. Redesigning physical learning spaces can lead to brain-friendly learning and encourage students to become more engaged.


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How Finland broke every rule — and created a top school system - The Hechinger Report | #LEARNing2LEARN #PracTICE

How Finland broke every rule — and created a top school system - The Hechinger Report | #LEARNing2LEARN #PracTICE | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Spend five minutes in Jussi Hietava’s fourth-grade math class in remote, rural Finland, and you may learn all you need to know about education reform – if you want results, try doing the opposite of what American “education reformers” think we should do in classrooms.


Instead of control, competition, stress, standardized testing, screen-based schools and loosened teacher qualifications, try warmth, collaboration, and highly professionalized, teacher-led encouragement and assessment.


At the University of Eastern Finland’s Normaalikoulu teacher training school in Joensuu, Finland, you can see Hietava’s students enjoying the cutting-edge concept of “personalized learning.”

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Finland

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Personalized+Learning

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 7, 8:09 PM
Spend five minutes in Jussi Hietava’s fourth-grade math class in remote, rural Finland, and you may learn all you need to know about education reform – if you want results, try doing the opposite of what American “education reformers” think we should do in classrooms.


Instead of control, competition, stress, standardized testing, screen-based schools and loosened teacher qualifications, try warmth, collaboration, and highly professionalized, teacher-led encouragement and assessment.


At the University of Eastern Finland’s Normaalikoulu teacher training school in Joensuu, Finland, you can see Hietava’s students enjoying the cutting-edge concept of “personalized learning.”

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Finland

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Personalized+Learning

 

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, November 9, 3:42 AM
Just read it!!!!!
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Not working, out loud

Not working, out loud | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
I am a proponent of working out loud and see it as an essential connector between personal knowledge mastery and organizational knowledge management, as it helps make organizational knowledge explicit. John Stepper has recently advanced the idea of working out loud with his book on the subject. Many others are now practicing it: #workoutloud.

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Teaching With Technology or Traditionally? The Key is to Balance the Way Out

Teaching With Technology or Traditionally? The Key is to Balance the Way Out | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
How is technology supposed to supersede or excel the learning effectiveness of traditional methods of teaching?

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#SCEUNED16 a qué lado se inclinara la balanza?
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(Hey, Teacher) Leave Those Kids Alone | #ModernEDU

(Hey, Teacher) Leave Those Kids Alone | #ModernEDU | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Alison Gopnik is the author of the New York Times best seller The Philosophical Baby, a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal, and a pioneer in developmental psychology and understanding the way children learn. Gopnik’s new book, The Gardener and the Carpenter—which came out in August 2016—addresses the growing pressure on parents and teachers to ensure that children develop in one particular way.

That’s a losing strategy, insists Gopnik. Arguing passionately for a messier, less directed form of guidance for children, Gopnik summons evidence from decades of research that suggests that young kids are born learners—diverse, wildly unpredictable, easily distracted, but always processing information, cracking codes, and experimenting with new, innovative ideas that drive the species forward.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Creativity

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 29, 7:27 PM
Alison Gopnik is the author of the New York Times best seller The Philosophical Baby, a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal, and a pioneer in developmental psychology and understanding the way children learn. Gopnik’s new book, The Gardener and the Carpenter—which came out in August 2016—addresses the growing pressure on parents and teachers to ensure that children develop in one particular way.

That’s a losing strategy, insists Gopnik. Arguing passionately for a messier, less directed form of guidance for children, Gopnik summons evidence from decades of research that suggests that young kids are born learners—diverse, wildly unpredictable, easily distracted, but always processing information, cracking codes, and experimenting with new, innovative ideas that drive the species forward.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Creativity

 

OneydaAyala's curator insight, October 30, 6:57 PM
This article is actually an interview of Alison Gobnik the author whom wrote the New York Times best seller The Philosophical Baby. In the interview, the reporter for Edutopia (an educational foundation) discussed some matters that were found in Gobnik's book. The first topic discussed was that of parent and teacher roles. According to Gobnik who has done 15 years worth of research on biological evolution and psychological development, children should be exposed to a rich environment and be given the liberty to explore for themselves. She addresses the fact that children, especially young ones, are far much better learners than we can be teachers. She addresses the importance of family roles in early childhood. Children should not be limited to just their parents and school material but rather they should be in a community of learning. Extended family aides in the learning and interaction of children. It is at a young age that they learn to observe others and replicate their observations. However, both educators and parents have fallen into the pressure of traditional schooling because they seek to teach children a set of specific skills that they hope will aide in them in their future success. The author makes special reference to the 19th century when schools taught a narrow array of skills to fit the industrial age. Other questions asked by the reporter include: the role of play, the role of technology, and the spike of ADHD diagnosed in children. 
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Why Empathy in the Classroom is Vital (and How to Practice It)

Why Empathy in the Classroom is Vital (and How to Practice It) | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Empathy in the classroom is an important part of every student's school experiences. Here's how you can ensure your students are in such a class always.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, October 13, 8:45 PM
All powerful teaching is grounded in a healthy relationship.
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Your Brain on Books: 10 Ways Reading Affects Psyche

Your Brain on Books: 10 Ways Reading Affects Psyche | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Diving into a great novel can be an immersive experience that makes your mind come alive. Want to give your brain a workout? Open a foreign language novel.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 19, 2015 2:23 PM

Do your learners know what happens when the read, or when stories are read to them. This post, from the Open Education Database, provides a visual (that you may want to print out and share with learners and their families) as well as 10 ways that reading helps your brain workout. The list is below.

* We make photos in our mind, even without being prompted.

* Spoken word can put your brain to work.

* Reading about experiences is almost the same as living it.

* Different styles of reading create different patterns in the brain.

* New languages can grow your brain.

* Your brain adapts to reading e-books in seven days.

* E-books lack in spatial navigability.

* Story structure encourages our brain to think in sequence, expanding our attention spans.

* Reading changes your brain structure (in a good way)).

* Deep reading makes us more empathetic.

To learn more about each of these points click through to the post.

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12 steps to a ‘Great Teacher’ reputation. | #Professional #EDUcators #TEACHers 

12 steps to a ‘Great Teacher’ reputation. | #Professional #EDUcators #TEACHers  | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Introduction. I'm celebrating writing my 100th post, by trying to link together various posts relating to teaching.  I suggest in my post 'How do I know how good my teachers are?' that there are three key sources that contribute to my judgement of the effectiveness of my teaching staff: Data - the measured outcomes from…

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Rise+of+the+Professional+Educator

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Empathy

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Soft+Skills

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Growth+Mindset

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, December 1, 5:59 PM
Introduction. I'm celebrating writing my 100th post, by trying to link together various posts relating to teaching.  I suggest in my post 'How do I know how good my teachers are?' that there are three key sources that contribute to my judgement of the effectiveness of my teaching staff: Data - the measured outcomes from…

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Rise+of+the+Professional+Educator

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Empathy

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Soft+Skills

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Growth+Mindset

 

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Useful post, presenting some good tips. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in education improvement in business, please visit  http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com

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Co-Teaching Cultivates Our Critical Thinking | #ModernEDU

Co-Teaching Cultivates Our Critical Thinking | #ModernEDU | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it

Critical Thinking and Students

Designing instruction that fosters critical thinking skills is a necessary part of our instructional process. We must make sure to proactively differentiate the learning to guide our students through a variety of levels of understanding.

Bloom’s Taxonomy has stood the test of time to empower our own thinking and reflective practices. Specifically the revised taxonomy and questioning techniques continue to guide teachers to evolve with the times to support learning through carefully designing and meaningful active learning for everyone.
Check out Literacy is Not Enough to think about applying the important skills of problem solving, creativity, collaboration, analytical thinking, ethics, action, and accountability (Crockett, Jukes, & Churches, 2011).


Now let’s make a shift. Think about how critical thinking skills could transform the process of co-teaching!

Let’s take a few mindful moments to realize the opportunities for your own critical thinking evolution.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Team-Teaching

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Critical-Thinking

 


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Critical Thinking and Students

Designing instruction that fosters critical thinking skills is a necessary part of our instructional process. We must make sure to proactively differentiate the learning to guide our students through a variety of levels of understanding.

Bloom’s Taxonomy has stood the test of time to empower our own thinking and reflective practices. Specifically the revised taxonomy and questioning techniques continue to guide teachers to evolve with the times to support learning through carefully designing and meaningful active learning for everyone.
Check out Literacy is Not Enough to think about applying the important skills of problem solving, creativity, collaboration, analytical thinking, ethics, action, and accountability (Crockett, Jukes, & Churches, 2011).


Now let’s make a shift. Think about how critical thinking skills could transform the process of co-teaching!

Let’s take a few mindful moments to realize the opportunities for your own critical thinking evolution.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Team-Teaching

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Critical-Thinking

 

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Its splendid :)
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 3, 6:55 PM
This is something that really emerged in my interviews. Why are teachers isolated in their classrooms?
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Why the Fastest Learners are always busy

Why the Fastest Learners are always busy | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Quick learners do not learn faster because they know some secret way of learning. In today's world we are all looking for the quick fix, for the easy solution and the fast way to get to what we want.

We get everything we desire instantly. Movies are on demand, TV shows can be watched for hours on end, and even products are delivered right to your front door.

Expecting the same thing for acquiring knowledge does not work. What "quick" learners do instead is they continue to work above and beyond what the rest of us do. Below I have listed some differences between quick learners vs. normal learners.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 26, 12:16 PM
Quick learners do not learn faster because they know some secret way of learning. In today's world we are all looking for the quick fix, for the easy solution and the fast way to get to what we want.

We get everything we desire instantly. Movies are on demand, TV shows can be watched for hours on end, and even products are delivered right to your front door.

Expecting the same thing for acquiring knowledge does not work. What "quick" learners do instead is they continue to work above and beyond what the rest of us do. Below I have listed some differences between quick learners vs. normal learners.

 

Quick learners are insatiable learners...

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

 

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The Padagogy Wheel v4.1 by  Allan Carrington

The Padagogy Wheel v4.1 by  Allan Carrington | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it

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Handwriting vs typing: is the pen still mightier than the keyboard?

Handwriting vs typing: is the pen still mightier than the keyboard? | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Computers may dominate our lives, but mastery of penmanship brings us important cognitive benefits, research suggests
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How Play Leads to Great Inventions :: TED Talk

How Play Leads to Great Inventions :: TED Talk | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it

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"Dr. Pauline Dow (@PaulineDow), an Associate Superintendent in our district, shared this recent TED Talk by Steven Johnson, "How Play Leads to Great Inventions," in a tweet this week.  Steven Johnson, you may remember, is an author I've mentioned on this blog because I was fascinated by his book, How We Got to Now.  Johnson is adept at tracing innovations back through time to discover the (often surprising) building blocks that made them possible.

In this October, 2016, TED Talk, Johnson claims that necessity is not always the mother of invention - and that play may be just as, if not more, important when it comes to generating new ideas.  I'm pretty certain that Sir Ken Robinsonwould approve this message.

I will be adding this video to my Pinterest Board of Inspirational Videos for Teachers.  Click here to see more."


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, November 18, 12:02 PM
I loved asking kids how to make a square bubble. .. and using clay , straw and pins for architecture..
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Are You Being Manipulated by Subliminal Messages? [Infographic]

Are You Being Manipulated by Subliminal Messages? [Infographic] | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
A review of the scientific research on subliminal messages and to what extent they can actually influence consumers' emotions and buying decisions.
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Are we asking students to collect dots, or connect dots?

Are we asking students to collect dots, or connect dots? | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
I often say that If you jumped into a time machine and went back 120 years, a lot would be different, except for the classroom.
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How to Get Students to Slow Down and Think by CURTIS CHANDLER

How to Get Students to Slow Down and Think by CURTIS CHANDLER | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Are today's students impatient to solve problems without enough thought? Curtis Chandler says "brain stretchers" can get them to slow down and think critically.

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4 Questioning Strategies For Effective & Thoughtful Teaching -

4 Questioning Strategies For Effective & Thoughtful Teaching - | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
This is the first article in a series of 4 discussing strategies to assist in becoming a better teacher. Each article is based around a poster that I have up in my classroom, with each poster having 4 sections that deal with a general topic I want to work on in my teaching: Questioning, Feedback, Classroom expectations, and Listening.

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Testmoz - The Test Generator

Testmoz - The Test Generator | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Generate automatically graded online tests with 4 questions types. Great for professionals and K-12!

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António Leça Domingues's curator insight, October 26, 5:43 AM
Gerador de questionários e testes.
Anabela Baptista's curator insight, October 27, 5:06 AM
Ferramenta para criar testes.
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The Top 50 Best Books for Teachers

The Top 50 Best Books for Teachers | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Here are our top fifty best books for teachers for professional development. From inspiration to educational psychology, we've got you covered.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 14, 2015 5:57 AM

Books often provide inspiration. This book list provides 50 books listed in five categories:

* Inspiration

* Leadership

* Educational Psychology

* Learning Culture

* Practice

A short description of each book is provided as well as a link to Amazon (at least for the books I checked). And think of this as a list of 50 great books. The post states "Number one is just as great a resource as number fifty."

If you are thinking ahead to some great summer reading that will impact your classroom next year this would be a great place to start.