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Best Practice Fits All

Best Practice Fits All | Ripples | Scoop.it
When you hear professional development described as "one size fits all", what do you imagine? Heads resting on hands? Glazed eyes? Sidebar conversations running rampant? I can relate-- I have sat i...
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4 Properties of Powerful Teachers

4 Properties of Powerful Teachers | Ripples | Scoop.it
A thirty year veteran of Community College distills teaching into four qualities:




Personality,


Presence


Preparation


Passion




So the question I have is:
How do you get teacher without those qualities to have those qualities.
Can you teach a 30 year old to have passion?
Can a teacher that has been in the classroom for 15 years improve their personality?

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Agreement Crafting: Lessons on The Politics of Schooling

Agreement Crafting: Lessons on The Politics of Schooling | Ripples | Scoop.it
Managers execute where they are.

Leaders transport groups to places they’ve never been.
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8 Things to Look for in Today's Professional Learning (Part 2)

8 Things to Look for in Today's Professional Learning (Part 2) | Ripples | Scoop.it
(This is the second of two parts on professional learning.  You can read the first part here.  It is based on the visual below that was created by Sylvia Duckworth and adapted from "8 Things to Loo...
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Is this still the formula? Good Grades + Good College + Good Job = Success.

Is this still the formula? Good Grades + Good College + Good Job = Success. | Ripples | Scoop.it
Good Grades + Good College + Good Job = Success.
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The Difference Between "Evidence-Based" & "Evidence-Informed" Education

The Difference Between "Evidence-Based" & "Evidence-Informed" Education | Ripples | Scoop.it
Evidence-based education is dead — long live evidence-informed education: Thoughts on Dylan Wiliam is an excellent post by UK educator Tom Bennett that's worth reading in full. In it, he distinguis...
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Tools that Facilitate Documenting

Tools that Facilitate Documenting | Ripples | Scoop.it
I am on a quest to make documenting FOR learning a topic to think about in all educational conversations. How do we document our own learning? How do we make learning visible to others, so we can s...
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EyeWitness to History - history through the eyes of those who lived it

EyeWitness to History - history through the eyes of those who lived it | Ripples | Scoop.it
First hand accounts, illustrated with vintage photos, original radio broadcasts.
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Content & Cognitive Complexity

Content & Cognitive Complexity | Ripples | Scoop.it
A Punnett square for breaking down units into content & cognitive complexity. PD tool using w/ Ts. #edchatme pic.twitter.com/1y4fwsUjCn
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Important things you know about how your brain learns; now act on them!

Important things you know about how your brain learns; now act on them! | Ripples | Scoop.it
This list is not new to anyone that has read Brain Rules by John Medina.
For those of you that have not read it however, this is nice list for teachers to remember that not only do students benefit from these six rules, but adults do as well.

The six are:




We take in information better when it’s visual


We remember the big picture better than the details


Sleep largely affects learning and memory


Sleep deprivation significantly reduces your ability to learn new information


We l
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What a classroom engaged in real learning looks like

What a classroom engaged in real learning looks like | Ripples | Scoop.it
' The next time you have the opportunity to visit a classroom, take a moment to observe closely. Do you see compliance or true engagement?'
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The Learning Organization

The Learning Organization | Ripples | Scoop.it
At some level, all institutions and organizations are grounded in permanence and status quo...the innovative ones have learned to transcend that permanence by cascading new learning to scale up the...
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Moving Beyond "Sit’n’Git" PD; Let's Get Real

Moving Beyond "Sit’n’Git" PD;  Let's Get Real | Ripples | Scoop.it
I often wonder if what we see as teaching at professional learning events would be acceptable in a high school classroom. If the purpose of professional development (Pro-D) is professional learning, then what is our evidence that learning does, in fact, occur? Are we using effective teaching practices in Pro-D?
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"Fitting In" PBL

"Fitting In" PBL | Ripples | Scoop.it
Read about how four teachers fit PBL into their curriculum through scalable projects that challenged and enriched students while meeting the standards.
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Choosing to fail! Are you?

Choosing to fail!  Are you? | Ripples | Scoop.it
Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron:
“Waves of technology are eroding our foundation. They threaten our traditional journalistic home. Survival dictates we move. And we have to move...
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3 Things That Have Slowed the Change Process Down in Education (And What We Can Do About It)

3 Things That Have Slowed the Change Process Down in Education (And What We Can Do About It) | Ripples | Scoop.it
There has been a lot of talk on the idea that education as a whole takes a long time to change.  As an educator, this is a challenging notion, since we are seeing many people doing some amazing thi...
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The Teaching Brain and the Science Behind Great Teaching

The Teaching Brain and the Science Behind Great Teaching | Ripples | Scoop.it
By Bonnie Lathram - I recently read The Teaching Brain: An Evolutionary Trait at the Heart of Education by Vanessa Rodriguez with Michelle Fitzpatrick.
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Podcasts for Pedagogues: Questioning Brain "Science" in Education

Podcasts for Pedagogues: Questioning Brain "Science" in Education | Ripples | Scoop.it
In this day and age, it’s rare to meet a person who has not heard that humans may be either left-brained or right-brained. If you are predisposed to the left, you are said to be logical, analytical...
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Creating Trust Between Teachers and Parents

Creating Trust Between Teachers and Parents | Ripples | Scoop.it
Good teacher /parent relationships are essential to educating children and trust is the linchpin of the process. In this segment we discuss strategies and tools for engendering the kind of communication that builds trust between teachers and parents.
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Developing a Mindset for Successful Learning - YouTube

Introductory Video: Developing a Mindset for Successful Learning This video gives an overview of the information presented in the video series. The informati...
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