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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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In the real world, you can't opt out of tests

In the real world, you can't opt out of tests | Ripples | Scoop.it
Brooke Haycock hated her urban high school -- when she bothered to attend. She filled in the test bubbles "in poetic form," ABABC. Then she dropped out. "That's when the tests got real," she writes...
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The difference between fixed and growth mindsets - Daily Genius

The difference between fixed and growth mindsets - Daily Genius | Ripples | Scoop.it
Should you praise students or encourage hard work?
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Steve Hargadon: "Upon the subject of education... I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in." - Abraham Lincoln

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The core of education needs to take into account the people that are in it | Dangerously Irrelevant

The core of education needs to take into account the people that are in it | Dangerously Irrelevant | Ripples | Scoop.it
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Education Panorama (June '15) by @TeacherToolkit

Education Panorama (June '15) by @TeacherToolkit | Ripples | Scoop.it
This is my 14th edition of Education Panorama. In total, my newsletters have shared more than 700 educational blogposts from across the world! Here is a summary of what’s been going on in the educa...
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7 New Teacher Mistakes and What You Can Learn from Them

7 New Teacher Mistakes and What You Can Learn from Them | Ripples | Scoop.it
Blog post at Brilliant or Insane : Running into a former student recently reminded me of the best new teacher mistakes I made. You read right; I said, best mistakes. S[..]
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20 psychological principles for teachers #8 Creativity - David Didau: The Learning Spy

20 psychological principles for teachers #8 Creativity - David Didau: The Learning Spy | Ripples | Scoop.it
In this, the eighth in a series of posts examining a report on the Top 20 Principles From Psychology for Teaching and Learning, I take a closer look at Principle 8: “Student creativity can be fostered.” Of all the psychological principles I’ve read...
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Radical Learners - Three New Articles About Instructional Coaching

In the past few months, I’ve published three articles that you might find valuable, if you are interested in coaching. First, for the February JSD, I published an article on the Instructional Coaching Cycle.
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Teaching and Learning Toolkit | Evidence and Data

The Comprehensive list of approaches in the Teaching & Learning Toolkit
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FluentU for Language Learning

FluentU for Language Learning | Ripples | Scoop.it
If you are a language teacher you'll want to check out FluentU. FluentU helps you teach a language with music videos, movie trailers, news, and inspiring talks. It’s a fast and effective way to inc...
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Can self-regulation be taught?

Can self-regulation be taught? | Ripples | Scoop.it
In this, the seventh in a series of posts examining a report on the Top 20 Principles From Psychology for Teaching and Learning, I take a closer look at Principle 7: “Students’ self-regulation assists learning, and self-regulatory skills can be taught.” Before getting into the thorny matter of whether self-regulation can be taught, we need to be
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Why "Content Coverage" is Over: A Manifesto!

Why "Content Coverage" is Over: A Manifesto! | Ripples | Scoop.it
Should content coverage requirements supersede delivering high-quality instruction? Andrew Miller doesn't think so! And he invites you to read and sign his rousing manifesto.
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No More Excuses 2: Four Ways to Avoid the Trap of “Developmentally Appropriate”

No More Excuses 2: Four Ways to Avoid the Trap of “Developmentally Appropriate” | Ripples | Scoop.it
Blog post at Brilliant or Insane : In my last 'No More Excuses' post, I pointed out that, contrary to the common wisdom, ignorance is not, in fact, bliss. Educators need t[..]
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The Power of Video to Give Feedback for Learning

Last weekend was the third time my son, Austin, stepped out on his rollerblades. His first two times were frustrating for him and the start of our rollerblading activity last weekend was no differe...
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5 Teaching Practices I Would Never Do Again

As an educator for almost fifteen years, I think about what I used to do and shake my head at some of my thinking. Many of the practices that I had adopted were things that I had learned as a teach...
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Leaving a Legacy: 7 Ways This Year’s Students Can Serve Next Year’s Students

Leaving a Legacy: 7 Ways This Year’s Students Can Serve Next Year’s Students | Ripples | Scoop.it
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It's that time of year: kids are tidying their desktops, cleaning out their lockers, and deciding which pieces of their work are worth h[..]
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It's not always about the decision, but often about how the decision was made.

It's not always about the decision, but often about how the decision was made. | Ripples | Scoop.it
If you have read this blog before, you have known that I am repetitive on the notion that innovation starts with the question, "what is best for kids?"  We have to do our best to make this a focal ...
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What It Means to Be a 'Proficient' Teacher?

What It Means to Be a 'Proficient' Teacher? | Ripples | Scoop.it
Imagine if instead of introducing ourselves by the number of years we have taught, we introduced ourselves as the number of students we have helped educate and prepare for life? How would the discourse surrounding public education change if we focused on these outcomes as opposed to simply a matter of attrition or number of years in the classroom?
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The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A "Growth Mindset"

The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A "Growth Mindset" | Ripples | Scoop.it
Photo Credit: Antoine Gady via Compfight The "question of the week" at my Education Week Teacher column this week is "How Can We Help Our Students Develop a Growth Mindset?" (NOTE: You can now read...
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