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Teaching for wisdom while keeping kids meaningfully engaged

Teaching for wisdom while keeping kids meaningfully engaged | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

 

Ignorance is a solvable problem - but more information alone is not the answer.  There are many myths associated with believing that knowledge=wisdom. Students need to practice USING the knowledge in new and different ways.   Read on to learn more about engaging kids in meaningful ways. 

 

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4 Lessons from the First Semester of the Flipped Classroom | edcetera - Rafter Blog

4 Lessons from the First Semester of the Flipped Classroom | edcetera - Rafter Blog | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

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Universal Design for Learning – Creating learning opportunities for ...

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Universal Design for Learning – Creating learning opportunities for all. By ibuddha. Ensuring that all students develop the skills and attitudes to become expert learners is the cornerstone of education.

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Student Engagement Matters: Acknowledging Engagement

Quick video of how one teacher responds to students who are not attending during whole class instruction. 

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Students and Teachers – Should both be friends on Facebook? | All Infographics

Students and Teachers – Should both be friends on Facebook? | All Infographics | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Infographics on Facebook friendship between Teachers and Students on social networking platform with respect to online education for future career growth degree...
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Parent engagement ignites student success. 10 ways parents help kids reach goals

One school district's attempt at keeping parents in the loop regarding specific ways they can encourage their child's engagement in school. 

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10 Ways to Promote Student Engagement | Faculty Focus

10 Ways to Promote Student Engagement | Faculty Focus | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Student engagement is another of those buzz phrases popular in higher education. As with many regularly used terms, everyone assumes we are talking about the same thing; but when asked for definitions, either we are ...

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Flipped classroom : a bevy of links to resources "User Generated Education"!

Flipped classroom :  a bevy of links to resources "User Generated Education"! | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Posts about flipped classroom written by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D..  "User GeneratedEducation:  As It Should Be:  Passion-Based".  This blog contains numerous resources that people could use tomorrow- most often the end product of lessons done in engaging ways.  Check it out!

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Successful Teaching: Using QR Codes in the Classroom

Successful Teaching: Using QR Codes in the Classroom | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

LOTS of practical suggestions for using QR codes in the classroom!

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When children are motivated (by interest) to learn........

When children are motivated (by interest) to learn........ | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Sugata Mitra - Sugata Mitra's "Hole in the Wall" experiments have shown that, in the absence of supervision or formal teaching, children can teach themselves and each other, if they're motivated by curiosity and peer interest.

 

"Education-as-usual assumes that kids are empty vessels who need to be sat down in a room and filled with curricular content. Dr. Mitra's experiments prove that wrong."

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10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics | Edudemic

10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics | Edudemic | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Precise and Concise!  10 tools for teaching and learning!

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Education Rethink: Learning to Teach Science

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Learning to Teach Science http://t.co/eKFFhE1z by John t spencer...
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Classroom Game Design: mastery learning for engagement

Paul Andersen, Montana biology teacher, does a fabulous TED talk on the educational value of designing your class like a game. 

 

The benefits of this are immense.  The kids are learning; engaged; independent.

 

"Scores have gone up, but I am a scientist.  We don't get excited about THAT.  We get excited about seeing something new.  So instead, I will talk about the ways I failed: 

 

1.  I gave the kids the "keys": Needed more  scaffolding.

2.  Kids struggled with reading.  Didn't want to take the time to read.

3.  Had to add elements of social learning to make it more engaging for kids.

 

I wanted to change my classroom from a passive, teacher centered environment to an active, learning centered environment.  How do you get better at this?   GET feedback from kids.  Feedback from parents.  Your passion will fuel you (and you will fail, learn, repeat the process again).........

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21st Century Learning - Teaching the teachers

21st Century Learning - Teaching the teachers | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Challenge your thinking, widen your horizons, look for new ways to do the old things.  Numerous resources for educators wanting to "ride the pony in the direction it is facing". 

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LearnZillion Announces 2,000 Free Common Core Lessons From Top Teachers - Getting Smart by Getting Smart Staff - blended learning, CCSS, IOLchat

LearnZillion Announces 2,000 Free Common Core Lessons From Top Teachers - Getting Smart by Getting Smart Staff - blended learning, CCSS, IOLchat | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

LearnZillion, a social enterprise, announced today the launch of its first of 2,000 online lessons going live this fall to help teachers, schools, and districts adopt the Common Core State Standards - all of which are free for students and teachers.


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Caring connections in the classroom boost student engagement and learning

Caring connections in the classroom boost student engagement and learning | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Article regarding how relationships and emotional connections with students fuel engagement. 

 

“From our perspective, classroom emotional climate is critical to both student engagement and academic performance,” explains Marc A. Brackett, PhD, deputy director of the Health, Emotion, and Behavior Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at Yale University and the study’s principal investigator. “Students in such classrooms are supported, valued, and brought to the learning process as opposed to being passive participants. When students are engaged, they are more likely to succeed academically because they are more connected to the learning material and their teachers, and not bored or distracted.”

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Flipping with Kirch: Flipped Classroom "Flow Chart"

Flipping with Kirch: Flipped Classroom "Flow Chart" | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Wonderful "how to" site with great flow chart and related resources

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Flow Chart

Good: very concise and explanatory

Weakness: has a lot of writing and can appear uninteresting to viewer. 

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The 12 Most Important Things Children Want From Their Teachers

The 12 Most Important Things Children Want From Their Teachers | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Angela Maiers Shares The 12 Most Important Things Children Want From Their Teachers...

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Blended Learning in Plain English A Great Video Tutorial

Blended Learning in Plain English A Great Video Tutorial | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

" A blended learning approach combines face to face classroom methods with computer-mediated activities to form an integrated instructional approach. In the past, digital materials have served in a supplementary role, helping to support face to face instruction.
For example, a blended approach to a traditional, face to face course might mean that the class meets once per week instead of the usual three-session format. Learning activities that otherwise would have taken place during classroom time can be moved online...."    Jeff Crews ‏@crewsertech

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9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning - Minus Technology!

9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning - Minus Technology! | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

What does it mean when you say 21st century learning? This post lists nine characteristics of 21st century learning and provides a rationale. What makes this notable is "the absence of technology. There is very little about iPads, social media, 1:10 laptops, or other tech-implementation. In that way, it is closer to the 'classic' approach to 'good learning' than it is the full-on digital fare we often explore."

The nine characteristics are in the diagram above and listed below:

Learner-centered, Media-driven, Personalized, Tranfer-by-Design, Visibly Relevant, Data-Rich, Adaptable, Interdependent and Diverse.

 


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Expert: Teachers play a big role in inspiring civic engagement, though it won't appear in test scores

Expert: Teachers play a big role in inspiring civic engagement, though it won't appear in test scores | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Expert: “While policy makers focus on grading teachers by their abilities to teach subject content and raise test scores, there are many other measurements slipping through the cracks...
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Engage kids with posters! Great resources for teachers

Engage kids with posters!  Great resources for teachers | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Free Classroom Posters, Charts and Printable Teaching Resources.  Lovely article with freebies for teachers!

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WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM by Steven Johnson

One of our most innovative, popular thinkers takes on-in exhilarating style-one of our key questions: Where do good ideas come from? With Where Good Ideas Co...

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Treasured Tip - CHAMPS Classroom Organizaion, Discipline, Management

Treasured Tip - CHAMPS Classroom Organizaion, Discipline, Management | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

A 4th grade teacher's blog regarding her experience with CHAMPS for classroom management, discipline and organization.  CHAMPS is by Randy Sprick's Safe and Civil Schools.  It incorporates best practices in a framework that guides while allowing teachers to individualize to their classroom.  Teachers leave with a succinct classroom management plan . 

 

Engaging kids can't happen without the fundamentals of a well oiled machine!

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JennaMRyan's curator insight, December 14, 2013 12:39 AM

This Teacher's Treasure blog was posted October 30, 2011.  It features a book called CHAMPS Classroom Management.  CHAMPS stands for Conversation, Help, Activity Movement, Participation, and Success.  The book also features the acronym SLANT which stands for Sit Up, Learn forward, Activate your thinking, Note important information, and Track the talker (or the Teacher).   The article asks teaches to teach their expectations regarding how to be successful within the structure that they have created.  Correcting misbehavior fluently is another main point in the article.  The blogger also concluded it seemed high maintenance and tough to keep up with on a daily basis.

 

According to the suggestions in this blog, good teachers are involved.  This is consistent with the discipline policies outlined in my other posts.  Although the book outlines this in more detail, teachers can develop an effective classroom plan that is proactive, positive, and instructional.  I like the concept of CHAMPS because it seems to me like they are all very obvious components of good classroom management, but when you speak them and have the kids speak them, they take ownership over them and it becomes a concrete expectation, in my opinion.  I think the strategies outlined in this book, especially SLANT will give a classroom the edge over others because these principles really encourage actively engaging the students; minds and bodies.  I am not totally sold on it because it does seem like a lot to keep up with, but I can see introducing it around December into the classroom once it starts getting excited about Christmas time coming up and seeing if the strategies are effective for classroom management.

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Education transformation: how to make the place more engaging

Chris Lehmann introduces a revolutionary idea in education: Encourage learning by allowing students to do things they are good at instead of restricting them.  Instead, we figure out what they are  bad at and make them do THAT so that they “suck just a little less” at the thing they hate.

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