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The importance of developing creativity in children

The importance of developing creativity in children | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Most parents would be proud if their child was the one who discovered the cure for cancer.


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PBL ‘trending’ everywhere

PBL ‘trending’ everywhere | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
It’s often said that one reason Project Based Learning (PBL) is better than (x) is because students reflect on what they have learned and identify any gaps in their understanding that need to... (Good thoughts on PBL, and the diff.
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Fake it Until You Become It

Fake it Until You Become It | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Mentors have the power to influence the professional and personal growth of others. I have made a point of reaching out to others, to share this video, and to deliver the message of fake it until you become it. At one point or another some of us might feel a disconnect between the person who we perceive we are from the person we wish to become. I am not certain that we ever fully arrive at this self-actualized destination. Besides, the journey is perhaps the most rewarding, challenging, and exhilarating aspect of actually “becoming it. “

 

" “our nonverbals govern how others think and feel about us.”"  Ooh

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22 Ways to Create Compelling Content When You Don’t Have a Clue [Infographic] | Copyblogger

22 Ways to Create Compelling Content When You Don’t Have a Clue [Infographic] | Copyblogger | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
If you've been with us since the beginning, you know we like to practice what we preach. This (our first) infographic is no different.
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20 Must See Infographics for Creative, Engaged Techies

20 Must See Infographics for Creative,  Engaged  Techies | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Infographics, they provide valuable information, and take less than few minutes to consume that information. Its one of the best methods, for gaining an indepth understanding upon a topic without the need to read long winded blog posts or reading through a book.

 

 

The focus of this article is upon web design related infographics, which every designer must check out, because they each provide valuable information following the infographic format.


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Monday Moanin Thoughts . What Really Matters? Keeping Engaged

Monday Moanin Thoughts . What Really Matters?  Keeping Engaged | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Welcome to the Monday Moanin thoughts the week of  Thanksgiving 2012. Thanksgiving is a great time to be full of gratitude and thankfulness. It is also a perfect time to reflect on how effective you are performing in your areas of responsibility.

 

Great blog.........The top three issues of importance for workers:  

Connection-“I feel genuinely appreciated at work, and my job makes me feel like I am part of something meaningful.”

Direction- “ I believe we are going in the right direction and I have confidence in the leadership.”

Execution-” We do things efficiently and well and we are encouraged to think outside the box.”

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WOW! Compass Learning Navigator

WOW!  Compass Learning Navigator | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Connecting people, ideas, and technology in the ever-changing world of K–12 education.

 

Navigator is CompassLearning’s employee-authored blog intended to help inspire and motivate educators to discuss and affect change in the education sector. We hope to create a vibrant conversation that helps empower educators with shared, innovative ideas and insights that they can use to both engage students in learning and support academic achievement and personal growth.

You won’t find us talking much about our products or services here. Rather, we will share useful information, as well as help link and share insight into other online sources of knowledge. We also will join a vibrant conversation about the educational issues that affect our children and our country.

 

Lots of goodies here!  


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6 Things To Teach Students About Social Media

6 Things To Teach Students About Social Media | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Now more than ever, students need to understand the basics of social media and how it can affect their future both negatively and positively.

 

 

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://edudemic.com/2012/11/teach-students-about-social-media/

 


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Harvard Wants to Know: How Does the Act of Making Shape Kids’ Brains? | Mind/shift

Harvard Wants to Know: How Does the Act of Making Shape Kids’ Brains? | Mind/shift | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

By Katrina Schwartz

 

"A group of Harvard researchers is teaming up with schools in Oakland, Calif. to explore how kids learn through making. Through an initiative called Project Zero, they’re investigating the theory that kids learn best when they’re actively engaged in designing and creating projects to explore concepts. It’s closely aligned with the idea of design thinking and the Maker Movement that’s quickly taking shape in progressive education circles.

 

"Though it’s still in very early stages — just launched at the beginning of this school year — researchers and educators at the school want to know how kids learn by tinkering – fooling around with something until one understands how it works. They want to know what happens cognitively – how this learning process helps form habits of mind, builds character and how it affects the individual.

 

"To do that, they are working with both private and public schools in Oakland, headed by the Harvard researchers and 15 participating teachers who meet in study groups every six weeks to share ideas and to form a community."

 

Project Zero.....I'm all about it!


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A Principal's Reflections: Use of Blogging to Address the Common Core #ccss #ccchat #edtech #edchat

A Principal's Reflections: Use of Blogging to Address the Common Core #ccss #ccchat #edtech #edchat | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Nice way to deepen the learning!


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10 Online Tools for Better Attention & Focus

10 Online Tools for Better Attention & Focus | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Finding focus is rapidly becoming the biggest workplace challenge. We highlight a handful of apps to help cure internet addictions and better manage your time.

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Slow Learning – allowing students to achieve mastery

Slow Learning – allowing students to achieve mastery | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
This post on Slow Learning is getting a lot of hits today for some reason http://t.co/zXS3fCxD...

 

Ah....nice post.  "Instead, I’d like Year 9 students to pursue projects where they get to focus on extended reading and writing and are given time to draft and redraft until they have achieved a certain level of mastery of these skills and until they have produced a body of work of which they can be rightly proud."

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My ED Talk about #edcamp: Keeping Engaged

My ED Talk about #edcamp:  Keeping Engaged | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
And before somebody else needs to point it out: Here’s how I put that all together.

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Early Math Teachers Celebrate ‘Critical Thinking, Not Correct Answers’

Early Math Teachers Celebrate ‘Critical Thinking, Not Correct Answers’ | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
With math literacy a must for most jobs in our knowledge economy, Secretary Duncan has called math teachers “our nation-builders of the future.” Yet, just 40 percent of 4th-graders and 35 percent of 8th-graders are proficient in math, according to...

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How can they know? Autonomy =Engagement

How can they know?  Autonomy =Engagement | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

How can they know, how hard the burden? How can they know, how heavy the load? Struggle finds a strong heart and tears, rivers of love and silence binds us all. ~ Susan Herrick How can they know? "

 

 As educators, we can instruct on how to drive, point out landmarks, provide directions and stand as guardrails, but the student needs to be firmly in the driver’s seat.  Amen

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Dweck's Mindset: Achievement, Engagement and Success

Dweck's  Mindset:  Achievement, Engagement and Success | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

A website by Carol Dweck, fully discussing Mindest:  

 

"In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. They also believe that talent alone creates success—without effort. They’re wrong.

 

In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Virtually all great people have had these qualities."

 

This site reviews what Mindset is, how it affects success, why people differ and what the implications are for individuals.  Many links to the left lead to wonderful, related resources and articles.  

 

Check it out!

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Formative Assessment in a High School: Engaging both teacher and learner

Formative Assessment in a High School:  Engaging both teacher and learner | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Formative assessment, is (as a secondary benefit) related to teacher AND student engagement.  

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A Paradigm to Integrate THAT Technology into YOUR Classroom

A Paradigm to Integrate THAT Technology into YOUR Classroom | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The five ideas below are a suggested starting point if you are integrating new technology into your classroom. From a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programme, to a class set of hardware, an internet...
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10 Ways To Use Technology To Teach Writing

10 Ways To Use Technology To Teach Writing | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Here, we offer just a few tech-focused ways to help students learn grammar,and, most importantly, why good writing is so important to their futures.

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Developing Digital Citizens by Dr. Alec Couros

Slides from a recent presentation....

 

Very interesting!   Favorite quote:  "In a hunting society, kids play with bows and arrows.  In an information society, they play with information."  Henry Jenkins.  


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What great leaders know and do | SmartBlogs

What great leaders know and do | SmartBlogs | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The best leaders have a secret. It’s what enables them to outperform the rest. Do you know what it is? It’s probably not what you think.

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7 Must-Have Apps for Elementary School Teachers

7 Must-Have Apps for Elementary School Teachers | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Elementary school students have short attention spans. Teachers must change gears every 15-20 minutes, which means having multiple activities and resources at their fingertips.  

 

 

Remember the 15 minute attention spans!  


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Personalize Learning Newsletter - Motivation, Engagement, and Voice

Personalize Learning Newsletter - Motivation, Engagement, and Voice | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

This has been a very busy fall with many requests for our process to build sustainable personalized learning environments for the Race to the Top - District proposals. On top of that, we are leading webinars, participating in panels, speaking in keynote addresses, doing workshops, creating eCourses, setting up Communities of Practice (CoP), interviewing thought leaders, and important research on motivation, engagement, and voice. This means we continue to create new resources, refine the process, and personalize our services to meet your needs.

 

Roles change for teachers and learners when personalizing learning in all three stages. Moving to Stage One where learners have a voice and choice takes time, a shared vision, and a Community of Practice (CoP) supporting each other. This chart above provides how roles change for teachers and learners in Stage One.

 

The research by Tashalis and Nakkula on Motivation, Engagement, and Student Voice from Students at the Center provides a great rationale for learners who have a voice in how they learn and are more motivated and engaged in the learning process. This is about learners having a stake in their learning. We highly recommend reading this research if you plan to personalize learning for your learners.

 

Sign-up to receive future newsletters at www.personalizelearning.com (right side bar).


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Flipped Learning: A Response To Five Common Criticisms - November Learning

Flipped Learning: A Response To Five Common Criticisms - November Learning | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Over the past two years, the Flipped Learning method has created quite a stir. Some argue that this teaching method will completely transform education, while others say it is simply an opportunity for boring lectures to be viewed in new locations.

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Want To Make Your Environment More Creative? Kill Some Rules.

Want To Make Your Environment More Creative? Kill Some Rules. | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
From Netflix to the streets of London, how we structure rules has a profound impact on creativity.

 

Flexibility seems to be key if creative individuals are wanted and productivity is valued.  


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