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Student Engagement: Resource Roundup

Student Engagement: Resource Roundup | Formative practice | Scoop.it
Keeping students captivated and ready to learn throughout the year is no small task. Here's a list of articles, videos, links, and other resources that offer strategies and advice for keeping them engaged in learning.
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12 Quick Ways to Check Student Comprehension

12 Quick Ways to Check Student Comprehension | Formative practice | Scoop.it
Assessing students frequently is the best way to really make sure your class understands. Here's 12 quick and effective ways to check student comprehension.
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Is All This Student Data Changing the Way Teachers Teach?

Is All This Student Data Changing the Way Teachers Teach? | Formative practice | Scoop.it
With so much access to student data these days, teachers are experimenting with different tactics, and figuring out what's working and what's not. As with most scenarios using education technology,...
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For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer

For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer | Formative practice | Scoop.it
In a traditional classroom, the teacher is the center of attention, the owner of knowledge and information. Teachers often ask questions of their students to gauge comprehension, but it's a passive model that relies on students to absorb information they need to reproduce on tests. What would happen if the roles were flipped and students asked the questions?
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20 Ways to Provide Effective Feedback to Your Students

20 Ways to Provide Effective Feedback to Your Students | Formative practice | Scoop.it
March  13, 2014
A teacher has the distinct responsibility to nurture a student’s learning and to provide feedback in such a manner that the student does not leave the classroom feeling defeated....
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For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer

For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer | Formative practice | Scoop.it
In a traditional classroom, the teacher is the center of attention, the owner of knowledge and information. Teachers often ask questions of their students to gauge comprehension, but it's a passive model that relies on students to absorb information they need to reproduce on tests. What would happen if the roles were flipped and students asked the questions?
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44 Prompts Merging Reflective Thinking With Bloom's Taxonomy

44 Prompts Merging Reflective Thinking With Bloom's Taxonomy | Formative practice | Scoop.it
44 Prompts Merging Reflective Thinking With Bloom's Taxonomy
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An Interview with Grant Wiggins: The Power of Backwards Design

An Interview with Grant Wiggins: The Power of Backwards Design | Formative practice | Scoop.it
When Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe wrote Understanding by Design (UbD) they did what no other educator had ever accomplished.
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RSA Shorts - The Power of Quiet

RSA Shorts - The Power of Quiet | Formative practice | Scoop.it
The world is full of noise and those that are the loudest are the ones we tend to follow but what about the quiet ones? Author Susan Cain shines a spotlight ...
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17 illustrated brainstorm tips

17 visual tips for a perfect brainstorm. Extra tips are welcome.
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Teaching Students to Know How they Know: Metacognition through ...

Teaching Students to Know How they Know: Metacognition through ... | Formative practice | Scoop.it
Using the arts to support and illuminate metacognition for students empowers them to pursue a lifetime of deep and meaningful learning.
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Five Research-Driven Education Trends At Work in Classrooms

Five Research-Driven Education Trends At Work in Classrooms | Formative practice | Scoop.it
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Increasingly, educators are looking to research about how kids learn to influence teaching practices and tools.
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Self-Directed Learning | Education.com

Self-Directed Learning | Education.com | Formative practice | Scoop.it
This article examines basic tenets of self directed learning and discusses the benefits of SDL. Also, what can teachers do to support SDL?
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What Differentiated Instruction Is–And Is Not

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TEST What Differentiation Is–And Is Not: The Definition Of Differentiation by TeachThought Staff For teacher’s and administrators, a useful definition of differentiated instruction is “adapting content, process, or product” according to a...
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A Wonderful Blogging Rubric for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Blogging Rubric for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Formative practice | Scoop.it
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Learning and Innovation

Learning and Innovation | Formative practice | Scoop.it
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Avoiding the Trap of "Q A Teaching"

Avoiding the Trap of "Q  A Teaching" | Formative practice | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Petra Claflin, Digital Media Manager for YES Prep Public Schools, identifies the problem of 'Q&A teaching' and offers five tips for teachers to examine and improve their modeling and direct instruction practice.
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What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn?

What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn? | Formative practice | Scoop.it
What keeps students motivated to learn? Relevance, connections, and their teachers' emotional investment, among just a few criteria.
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Harvard Education Letter

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25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner

25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner | Formative practice | Scoop.it
25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner
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Educational Leadership:Teaching for the 21st Century:21st Century Skills: The Challenges Ahead

Educational Leadership:Teaching for the 21st Century:21st Century Skills: The Challenges Ahead | Formative practice | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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Useful section discusses the relationship of skills and content knowledge and draws a distinction between experiencing "collaborative skills" and practising them (implication that practice implies interventions that improve performance)

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100 images for visual brainstorming

100 images that can inspire you when you are brainstorming about new products or services.
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Learning to Learn: fighting cognitive biases

Learning to Learn: fighting cognitive biases | Formative practice | Scoop.it
Critical thinking is an increasingly important skill that has been overlooked by many as information becomes more accessible and superfluous.
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How Deductive Thinking Can Drive Student-Designed Research

How Deductive Thinking Can Drive Student-Designed Research | Formative practice | Scoop.it
How Deductive Thinking Can Drive Student-Designed Research by Jane Healey, Ph.D. I specialize in an odd subject—research. I teach students to select a subject area, pick a topic, craft a question, design a prospectus, follow through...
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Tom March :: Thesis Builders - Samples

Tom March :: Thesis Builders - Samples | Formative practice | Scoop.it
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