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Blogs on Student Engagement | Edutopia

Blogs on Student Engagement | Edutopia | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Empowering and connecting teachers, administrators, and parents with innovative solutions and resources to better education. Join the conversation today!
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A bevy of great blogs related to student engagement; gathered by Edutopia.  Thank you!

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New research helps explain why girls do better in school

New research helps explain why girls do better in school | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Why do girls get better grades in elementary school than boys -- even when they perform worse on standardized tests?
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This really is an engagement issue.  As a former preschool, toddler and first grade teacher- I firml believe students "look different" based on gender at these early ages. 

 

So then what?  

 

Again.........I question the content we teach and the timeline we put boys on for learning that content.  I suspect more damage is done by expecting them to be something they aren't.  

 

I can vision a different reality where boys are allowed to be boys with strong men supporting and guiding along the way.  Yes.  We need more men in elementary schools.  

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This really is an engagement issue.  As a former preschool, toddler and first grade teacher- I firml believe students "look different" based on gender at these early ages. 

 

So then what?  

 

Again.........I question the content we teach and the timeline we put boys on for learning that content.  I suspect more damage is done by expecting them to be something they aren't.  

 

I can vision a different reality where boys are allowed to be boys with strong men supporting and guiding along the way.  Yes.  We need more men in elementary schools.  

Luciana Viter's curator insight, August 8, 2015 10:34 PM

This really is an engagement issue.  As a former preschool, toddler and first grade teacher- I firml believe students "look different" based on gender at these early ages. 

 

So then what?  

 

Again.........I question the content we teach and the timeline we put boys on for learning that content.  I suspect more damage is done by expecting them to be something they aren't.  

 

I can vision a different reality where boys are allowed to be boys with strong men supporting and guiding along the way.  Yes.  We need more men in elementary schools.  

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The Learners vs. The Learned: Which one are you?

The Learners vs. The Learned: Which one are you? | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

This past summer I had the very fortunate opportunity (with my good friend and colleague @triciainter) to spend two days with the fine people of Miles College talking about Leadership and Learning ...

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"I believe a rip current is an extraordinary metaphor for how individuals and organizations perceive and react to this new age of networked intelligence.  While many have successfully pulled away from this undercurrent of resistance and came out strong on the other side, some individuals and organizations struggle in the current, floating around, and possibly even drowning."


Ride the pony in the direction it faces or be left behind.  

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"I believe a rip current is an extraordinary metaphor for how individuals and organizations perceive and react to this new age of networked intelligence.  While many have successfully pulled away from this undercurrent of resistance and came out strong on the other side, some individuals and organizations struggle in the current, floating around, and possibly even drowning."

 

Ride the pony in the direction it faces or be left behind.  

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Encouraging Students to Question

Encouraging Students to Question | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Elementary school Principal Peter DeWitt writes about students' social and emotional health, and how educators can help young people find common ground. He can be found at www.petermdewitt.com.
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"The imporant thing is to not stop questioning."  Albert

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Music and Life - Alan Watts

Music & Life: An Alan Watts Animation brought to you by the publisher behind: believeyourowneyes.com
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It is a hoax!  Great analogy.......life is a musical thing and we should be dancing as we go.  Goals are wonderful and necessary ( to me) but we must be present and stay aware of the ride.  It is a ride.  

 

I have children who are young adults. Praying they heard my message and take their time, experiencing everything by being present. I hope they take as long as they need to be college learners; to stay learners for life.  Racing to the mortgage is an error many of us made.  What a mistake!

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Reggio Emilia Approach Gives Students a Voice in the Curriculum | NEA Today

Reggio Emilia Approach Gives Students a Voice in the Curriculum | NEA Today | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
By Teal Ruland When Newsweek magazine recognized Reggio Emilia in the early 1990s as one of the top approaches to preschool education in the world, the

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Reggio Emilia in Missouri.

 

"“The Reggio approach equips them to use problem-solving strategies,” says Bailey. “The children have a strong sense of self, and they construct their own knowledge and do it well.”"

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Teaching Presentation Skills with Ignite

Teaching Presentation Skills with Ignite | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
I know that, in my project-based learning classroom, students did presentations all the time for a variety of purposes. One of the key components of a PBL project is the 21st-century skill of present
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Love this.  "Ignite is a specific genre of presentation. An Ignite presenter only has five minutes to speak about the topic, and 20 slides to do so. Every 15 seconds, slides are moved along automatically. The overall purpose of an Ignite session is to empower and excite the audience around a specific subject matter, idea or topic. Ignite is used at conferences all around the world, at EdCamps, and even within professional organizations and businesses."


Perfect way to engage.  Short, sweet and to the point!  

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Roy Bishop's curator insight, December 31, 2012 8:46 AM

What a nice way to use PowerPoint and not read the slides one at a time! 

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8 Research Findings Supporting the Benefits of Gamification in Education

8 Research Findings Supporting the Benefits of Gamification in Education | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
There are myriad ways in which gamification can play a positive role in the educational setting.

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Gaming has benefits!  

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Howard Gardner: Digital Technology and A Well-Rounded Education | DMLcentral

Howard Gardner: Digital Technology and A Well-Rounded Education | DMLcentral | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
As digital technologies become daily staples in both our personal and professional lives, there's been much discussion among educators and community leaders as to whether these devices and innovations could in some way be accountable for shifts in...
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"Anything we can do to create models for young people as they are growing up as to what it’s like to live in an environment where ethics and morality is what we aspire to -- we don't necessarily achieve it but we aspire to it -- and if we screw up how can we do a better job, I think that's the best gift we can give young people growing up in any society."

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"Anything we can do to create models for young people as they are growing up as to what it’s like to live in an environment where ethics and morality is what we aspire to -- we don't necessarily achieve it but we aspire to it -- and if we screw up how can we do a better job, I think that's the best gift we can give young people growing up in any society."

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The Top 12 Education Stories Of 2012

The Top 12 Education Stories Of 2012 | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Editor’s NoteCheck out all of our 2012 round-ups in all these exciting areas:• Architecture• Cities• Clean Tech• Collaborative Consumption• Design• Education• Energy• Environment• Food• Health• Infographics• Photography• Responsible Business•...

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The future looks bright!  

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30 Surprising (And Controversial) Ways Students Learn - Edudemic

30 Surprising (And Controversial) Ways Students Learn - Edudemic | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
What are the real ways students learn? Is daydreaming a good thing? Should they play violent video games? A new report takes a close look.
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Always been a fan of blocks, music and movement!

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Always been a fan of blocks, music and movement!

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Science Mastery Learning

Follow @kmorgan_sci_ed *NEW* – Mastery Learning workshop scheduled.  Come to it or schedule one for your own group! Welcome to the Science Mastery Learning Website This website was created as...
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Autonomy, mastery, purpose.....key factors in motivation.  Mastery learning is not new.  But it has been forgotten by many.  Now, more than ever, kids need to master before moving on.  

 

Here is a great site on mastery teaching and learning in science education.

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The 8 Aspects of Teacher Learning

The 8 Aspects of Teacher Learning | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The way teachers teach their students has, I believe, a direct correlation to the way in which they learn themselves. We have all read in the latest teaching journals that teachers of today have to be devoted to lifelong learning.
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Great resource.

 

"In a nutshell, today’s teacher needs to be able to learn continuously from their students as they present the curriculum. To quote Anna from Mister God, This is Anna, “in the dark you have to describe yourself. In the daylight other people describe you.”  Educators have to be comfortable about being in the dark and journeying to the light by learning with students."

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Teach Children Well: Twitter, PD and RTI

Teach Children Well: Twitter, PD and RTI | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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I love Twitter, RTI and good PD.  

 

Maureen Devlin writes about how the three intersected for her just this week.  

 

Includes a link to a great tech source:  http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=12

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I love Twitter, RTI and good PD.  

 

Maureen Devlin writes about how the three intersected for her just this week.  

 

Includes a link to a great tech source:  http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=12

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The 7 Styles of Online Learning

The 7 Styles of Online Learning | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Visual, aural, verbal, physical, logical, social, solitary. As an online educator, teacher, consultant, facilitator you probably wonder what kind of the 7 styles of learning are the most effective for your audience. Here's an overview. 

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I think most of us are a nice and nifty package of all.  Preferences vary, depending on many factors. 

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Ruth Garner's curator insight, January 5, 2013 6:35 AM

It is always good to revisit learning styles in order to reflect on whether or not we are giving the best opportunities for learning online.

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No Teacher Should Major in Education?

No Teacher Should Major in Education? | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

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Why teach?  What do teacher prep programs do to prepare teachers to teach (and learn)?

 

" It is better to teach our teachers how to teach and how to learn for themselves than it is to teach them a finite amount of information that is quickly outdated. Our teachers need to be cutting edge thinkers and learners, instructional designers, child advocates, activists, politicians, and motivational speakers. Many have these qualities naturally, but teacher education programs can, or should aim to cultivate them in the next generation of educators."

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The 8 Aspects of Teacher Learning

The 8 Aspects of Teacher Learning | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The way teachers teach their students has, I believe, a direct correlation to the way in which they learn themselves. We have all read in the latest teaching journals that teachers of today have to be devoted to lifelong learning.
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Edmodo Help Center - 20 Ways to Use Edmodo |

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I love Edmodo......hoping it catches on!

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I love Edmodo......hoping it catches on!

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I love Edmodo......hoping it catches on!

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DaveGuymon.com: How to Create Twitter Lists and Increase Your Interactions

DaveGuymon.com: How to Create Twitter Lists and Increase Your Interactions | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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Concise.  Precise.  Informative.  

 

How to use Twitter lists to become more effective as a learner (and teacher)!  

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 1, 2013 12:05 PM

 

A very well done screencast available on YouTube and an interesting blog to follow.

 

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Concise.  Precise.  Informative.  

 

How to use Twitter lists to become more effective as a learner (and teacher)!  

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Top 10 Posts of 2012: Deep, Meaningful and Creative Learning

Top 10 Posts of 2012: Deep, Meaningful and Creative Learning | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Flickr: CriCristina It may come as no surprise that the ideas that are top-of-mind for educators, parents, and policymakers are the very topics conve
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Student engagement requires deep, meaningful and creative learning.  Read on for 10 great posts supporting such things.

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27 Ways To Publish Student Thinking

27 Ways To Publish Student Thinking | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
27 Ways To Publish Student Thinking

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Thinking is the basis for learning.....

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Thinking is the basis for learning.....

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35 Digital Tools That Work With Bloom's Taxonomy

35 Digital Tools That Work With Bloom's Taxonomy | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Bloom's Taxonomy and digital tools creates an innovative learning environment where students are engaged in their assignments.

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nice!

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, December 11, 2012 7:59 PM

Students will only be engaged if teachers are engaged.

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add your insight...

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The 20 Best Education Apps And Web Tools Of The Year - Edudemic

The 20 Best Education Apps And Web Tools Of The Year - Edudemic | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The Edudemic Magazine year-end special showcases the very best education apps and web tools of the year. A sneak preview is here! (The 20 Best Education Apps And Web Tools Of The Year The Edudemic Magazine year-end special ...
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Best of the best...

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Understanding Video Gaming’s Engagement

Understanding Video Gaming’s Engagement | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Media Psychology Review
Media psychology journal for the psychology of media technologies, social media, and transmedia
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Watching my 3 year old granddaughter with a video game, engaged for 45 minutes now.  Amazing what can happen with attention./concentration when you hit flow.  

 

Needed?  

Goals are clear--an individual is aware of what she or he wants to doImmediate feedback--an individual knows how well he or she is doing at any momentSkills match challenges--the skill level of an individual is in balance with the task at handConcentration is deep--the individual focuses all attention on the task at handProblems are forgotten--the individual is able to dismiss irrelevant stimuli that may interfere with concentrationControl is possible--a feeling of mastery is gainedSelf-Consciousness disappears--an individual feels able to transcend the limits of the egoThe sense of time is altered--an individual either loses track of time or time seems to pass with rapidityThe activity is intrinsically rewarding—the experience is worth engaging in for its own sake
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Watching my 3 year old granddaughter with a video game, engaged for 45 minutes now.  Amazing what can happen with attention./concentration when you hit flow.  

 

Needed?  

Goals are clear--an individual is aware of what she or he wants to doImmediate feedback--an individual knows how well he or she is doing at any momentSkills match challenges--the skill level of an individual is in balance with the task at handConcentration is deep--the individual focuses all attention on the task at handProblems are forgotten--the individual is able to dismiss irrelevant stimuli that may interfere with concentrationControl is possible--a feeling of mastery is gainedSelf-Consciousness disappears--an individual feels able to transcend the limits of the egoThe sense of time is altered--an individual either loses track of time or time seems to pass with rapidityThe activity is intrinsically rewarding—the experience is worth engaging in for its own sake

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Myth #1 of Mastery Learning – It’s self-taught

While running a mastery learning science classroom, I encountered a lot of myths – from students, parents, administrators and colleagues.  My book on mastery in the science classroom walks yo...
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Mastery learning.........an effective way to keep kids engaged.  

 

"I actually spend far, far more time interacting with students about the content, their understanding of it and answering their questions when running a self-paced mastery classroom than I ever did running a traditional classroom!"

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Mastery learning.........an effective way to keep kids engaged.  

 

"I actually spend far, far more time interacting with students about the content, their understanding of it and answering their questions when running a self-paced mastery classroom than I ever did running a traditional classroom!"