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The 21st century pedagogy teachers should be aware of

The 21st century pedagogy teachers should be aware of | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

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Measuring mastery: Best practices for assessment in competency-based education - AEI

Measuring mastery: Best practices for assessment in competency-based education - AEI | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
The long-term viability of competency-based education programs hinges on programs' credibility in the eyes of employers, which relies on assessment quality.

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Critical Issue: Finding Time for Professional Development


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Chris Carter's curator insight, May 19, 8:25 PM

Old school look and new school info. Retro into the future!

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What Makes A Great Teacher?

What Makes A Great Teacher? | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
Research shows that great teachers share certain characteristics - characteristics that others can emulate. Discover the what makes a great teacher here.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 20, 7:09 AM
Research shows that great teachers share certain characteristics - characteristics that others can emulate. Discover the what makes a great teacher here.


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


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


John G Mandziuk's curator insight, May 21, 11:54 AM

A great teacher listens, supports and challenges.

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The Power of a Positive Attitude

The Power of a Positive Attitude | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
Be positive . . . A positive attitude can improve your health, enhance your relationships, increase your chances of success, and add years to your life.

 

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

 


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Betty Skeet's curator insight, May 15, 5:12 AM

A positive attitude is a powerful tool...

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, May 15, 12:44 PM

El poder de la mente...The Power of a Positive Attitude | @scoopit via @knolinfos http://sco.lt/...

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, May 18, 5:01 PM

POSITIVE ATTITUDES CAN APPEAR TO BE NEGATIVE AT TIMES. WE OFTEN WONDERED HOW WE WAS SUPPOSE TO BE WILLINGLY SERVANTS WITH JOYFUL ATTITUDE UNTIL WE REALISED SOME OF THE NEGATIVE HAPPENED INTENTIONALY AND AS SUCH IT REMOVED SOME OF THE NEGATIVE THAT WE WOULD NEVER OWN UP TO BUT IS SOME WHERE WITHIN US AND EITHER WE KNOW IT BUT YET DENY IT OR DENY IT BUT KNOW IT IS THERE. BUT THERE ARE THINGS THAT OCCUR THAT WILL MAKE A NEGATIVE LOOKING SITUATION OR CIRCUMSTANCE WITH U/WE REVEAL THE POSITIVE ATTITUDE THAT IS IN THE HEART REFLECTED OUT.

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Questions to Ask Oneself While Designing Learning Activities | Design | Learning To Learn

Questions to Ask Oneself While Designing Learning Activities | Design | Learning To Learn | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

Jackie GERSTEIN: I absolutely love planning lessons from scratch.  I just got a job teaching technology units for a summer camp for elementary age students. I can design and teach whatever I want – planning for a different theme each week. Some of the themes I am planning are: Expanding and Showing Your Personal Interests Through Blogging, Photos, and Videos; Coding and Creating Online Games; Tinkering and Making – Simple Robotics; Hacking Your Notebook; and Creating Online Comics, Newspapers, and Magazines.  I have begun the process of planning these classes through reflecting on what the lessons will look like.


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Simon Awuyo's curator insight, May 19, 3:51 AM

Very important to me in my CPD

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, May 19, 8:02 AM

Diseñando creativamente...Questions to Ask Oneself While Designing Learning Activities | Design | Learning To L... | @scoopit via @knolinfos http://sco.lt/...

Nancy Jones's curator insight, May 20, 3:45 PM

I like the comment that suggest also adding "Do they care?"

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Lifelong Learning | World Education Forum 2015 | eSkills | eLeadership | Learning To Learn

Lifelong Learning | World Education Forum 2015 | eSkills | eLeadership | Learning To Learn | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

 

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

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 19, 12:27 PM

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


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/


Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, May 20, 3:08 PM

You are never too young or old to learn.

Association ACTIF RESEAU's curator insight, May 21, 5:33 AM

Belle infographie sur les bienfaits des apprentissages tout au long de sa vie!

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10 Most Important Leadership Skills for Team Success

10 Most Important Leadership Skills for Team Success | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
What does it take to be a really great leader? Here’s our personally-curated list of the most important qualities.

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, March 26, 2:44 PM

Good list to consider....

Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, April 5, 4:07 PM

Yes Sir, these matter...

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Fast food and sandwiches English lesson

Fast food and sandwiches English lesson | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
Learn the vocabulary for Fast food and sandwiches and how to order fast food English lesson

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Useful links for CELTA

Useful links for CELTA | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
Anyone following my blog will know that CELTA took over my life in August last year, and will continue to dominate until the same time this year. I've been building this list in my head for a while...

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Socratic Method Research Portal

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The Socratic Method Research Portal is the product of over 30 years of research and experimentation with the Socratic method.

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Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects'

Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects' | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and numeracy.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 23, 8:26 PM

Change is happening again in Finland.  I love how they are creating a streamed approach as well as deeper thinking skills, and a more career aligned focus.  

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The psychology of simple

The psychology of simple | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
For a concept that we all understand, ‘simple’ is deceivingly difficult to pin down. We may ‘know it when we see it’, but there’s more to what makes a product or website feel simple than just gut reaction.  In the words […]

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 21, 9:12 PM

The Einstein quote says it all. The complexity of simplicity.

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 21, 9:20 PM

For a concept that we all understand, ‘simple’ is deceivingly difficult to pin down. We may ‘know it when we see it’, but there’s more to what makes a product or website feel simple than just gut reaction.  In the words […]


Learn from it when creating courses and/or Social Media posts ;)

Ian Berry's curator insight, Today, 6:56 PM

Good article. Here's to everything being as simple as possible without losing the profound

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The 10 Best Evidence-Based Study Tips

The 10 Best Evidence-Based Study Tips | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
Giving your students study tips can help them achieve better marks in school, but not all study techniques are equal. Discover which study tips work best.

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Principles of Effective Teaching

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Pinnacle's principles of effective teaching are grounded in research into practices that have the largest impact on student learning. Yet, they are practical and written in plain English.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 20, 7:22 AM
Pinnacle's principles of effective teaching are grounded in research into practices that have the largest impact on student learning. Yet, they are practical and written in plain English.


Learn more:


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


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


Simon Awuyo's curator insight, May 21, 4:40 AM

I believe I have been and I am a great teacher and I want to make greater teachers than me!

Garlyn Wacker's curator insight, May 21, 1:07 PM

Being an effective teacher contributes to having a productive classroom.  The ten tips of being an effective teacher are valuable, yet simple.  The top three that I find important are: "Understand students, but don't excuse their behavior," "Model the tasks and behaviors that you want students to learn," and "Continue learning new ways to be an effective teacher."  These principles are appropriate for teachers at any level.  It is a valuable article to reflect on.

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Top 10 Evidence Based Teaching Strategies

Top 10 Evidence Based Teaching Strategies | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
Evidence based teaching strategies have a far larger effect on student results than others do. Discover the top ten, evidence based teaching strategies in this article.

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Skip Gole's curator insight, Today, 10:19 AM

This is the best article I've seen on teaching methodology, or what works in the classroom. It shows the need to organize a class based around hard research evidence. When I've taught more of these strategies in my classes, I've always had more learning, more engagement, and a better class. 

Tony Guzman's curator insight, Today, 11:40 AM

This article and infographic shares 10 evidenced-based research strategies to help teach your students. This is a really good resource for any faculty member to review and consider.

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, Today, 2:58 PM

These strategies are the essential foundation of what all good teachers do.  Every article and book that I have read about school improvement and effective teaching seems for focus on these same strategies.  We know it...but do we do it?  WITH FIDELITY?  I think that is often where it breaks down. These strategies need to be a part of EVERY lesson...EVERY day. They become highly effective when they are implemented consistently and intentionally.  With all teachers are required to do, it is easy to lose focus on intentionally using these effective strategies.

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Education Is Harmful When You Measure the Wrong Things - Huffington Post

Education Is Harmful When You Measure the Wrong Things - Huffington Post | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
"Measure the wrong things and you'll get the wrong behaviors." This simple statement succinctly characterizes why the American education system continues beating its head against the wall.

 

Throughout education, an increasingly rigid, closed loop of assessment is systematically making schools worse: Define things children should know or be able to do at a certain age; design a curriculum to instruct them in what you've decided they should know; set benchmarks; develop tests to see if they have learned what you initially defined; rinse and repeat.

This narrow, mechanistic approach to education does not correspond to the reality of child development and brain science, but the metrics and assessment train charges down the track nevertheless.

 

So what's wrong with that, you might ask? Isn't school about teaching kids stuff and then testing them to see what they've learned? In a word, "No." It simply doesn't work, especially with young children.

As Boston College Professor Peter Gray wrote in a recent Psychology Today article:

Perhaps more tragic than the lack of long-term academic advantage of early academic instruction is evidence that such instruction can produce long-term harm, especially in the realms of social and emotional development.

  

"Direct instruction" does increase scores on the tests the instruction is aimed toward, even with very young children. This self-fulfilling prophecy is not surprising. But multiple studies also show that the gains in performance are fleeting -- they completely wash out after 1-3 years when compared to children who had no such early direct instruction.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 16, 11:50 AM
Measure the wrong things and you'll get the wrong behaviors." This simple statement succinctly characterizes why the American education system continues beating its head against the wall.


Throughout education, an increasingly rigid, closed loop of assessment is systematically making schools worse: Define things children should know or be able to do at a certain age; design a curriculum to instruct them in what you've decided they should know; set benchmarks; develop tests to see if they have learned what you initially defined; rinse and repeat.

This narrow, mechanistic approach to education does not correspond to the reality of child development and brain science, but the metrics and assessment train charges down the track nevertheless.


So what's wrong with that, you might ask? Isn't school about teaching kids stuff and then testing them to see what they've learned? In a word, "No." It simply doesn't work, especially with young children.

As Boston College Professor Peter Gray wrote in a recent Psychology Today article:

Perhaps more tragic than the lack of long-term academic advantage of early academic instruction is evidence that such instruction can produce long-term harm, especially in the realms of social and emotional development.


Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 18, 10:09 PM

Teaching and education are relational, thus hard to define and hard to measure. Perhaps, Paul Ricoueur's ideas about narrative work better where we use metaphors, myth, and poetic language.

 

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Principles of Effective Teaching | Infographic | Professional EDUcators | eLEADERship | eSkills

Principles of Effective Teaching | Infographic | Professional EDUcators | eLEADERship | eSkills | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
Pinnacle's principles of effective teaching are grounded in research into practices that have the largest impact on student learning. Yet, they are practical and written in plain English.

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

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

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 20, 7:22 AM
Pinnacle's principles of effective teaching are grounded in research into practices that have the largest impact on student learning. Yet, they are practical and written in plain English.


Learn more:


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


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


Simon Awuyo's curator insight, May 21, 4:40 AM

I believe I have been and I am a great teacher and I want to make greater teachers than me!

Garlyn Wacker's curator insight, May 21, 1:07 PM

Being an effective teacher contributes to having a productive classroom.  The ten tips of being an effective teacher are valuable, yet simple.  The top three that I find important are: "Understand students, but don't excuse their behavior," "Model the tasks and behaviors that you want students to learn," and "Continue learning new ways to be an effective teacher."  These principles are appropriate for teachers at any level.  It is a valuable article to reflect on.

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Download 422 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Download 422 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
You could pay $118 on Amazon for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's catalog The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 27, 3:19 PM

Why not? Take the next step: catalog it and "house" it in a place that is accessible with electronic devices. Win-win.

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Free Stock Photos: 74 Best Sites To Find Awesome Free Images

Free Stock Photos: 74 Best Sites To Find Awesome Free Images | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

 

 

 

 

Don't look any further then this ultimate resource to find free high-quality images for your blog or website.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 11, 11:42 PM

Don't look any further then this ultimate resource to find free high-quality images for your blog or website.

David Swaddle's curator insight, March 13, 12:28 AM

A good list of free images for learning and design, rated by the author.

Nora Morton's curator insight, April 29, 4:15 PM

Stock photo links resource!  Site quickly explains difference between  Creative Commons License and Public Domain photos.  Photo stock websites are given short description and rated on a four star basis.  Sites most useful for history include: New Old Stock, Smithsonian, Photo Everywhere, Life of Pix, Little Visuals, Magdelenie, and Splashbase. 

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7 grammar myths you learned in school | OxfordWords blog

7 grammar myths you learned in school | OxfordWords blog | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
Grammar can be tough. There are a lot of rules to follow, and a lot to wrap your head around. Some of the rules we learn in school, though, aren’t exactly

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Chalk- A Great Tool for Managing School and Class Forms

Chalk- A Great Tool for Managing School and Class Forms | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

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Left Brain - Right Brain: This idea must die

Left Brain - Right Brain: This idea must die | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
The ever excellent Freakonomics podcast recently put out a podcast called "This Idea Must Die" in which they borrowed a concept from edge.org:  every year Edge.org asks a question and asks its cont...

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Marco Favero's curator insight, March 23, 4:42 PM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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Learn english through english movies with english subtitles

Learn english through english movies with english subtitles | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
Learn real English from movies and books.
Add words or phrases for learning and practice with other learners.
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Don’t Waste Your Time on Inspiration

Don’t Waste Your Time on Inspiration | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
The more you look for inspiration: the less you make. 

You could spend entire work days browsing galleries and portfolios online hoping to find a spark for your own creative ideas. Unfortunately the pursuit of inspiration is a way to feel productive without actually producing anything.

 


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