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The Science of Attention: How To Capture And Hold The Attention of Easily Distracted Students

The Science of Attention: How To Capture And Hold The Attention of Easily Distracted Students | Good ideas about learning | Scoop.it
How long can you reasonably expect your students to pay attention during your lessons? Some psychologists claim the typical student?s attention span is a

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Paying attention to HOW students learn!

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Made With Play: Game-Based Learning Resources

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Edutopia's Made With Play series takes a look at game-like learning principles in action and commercial games in real classrooms -- and offers tips and tools for bringing them into your own practice.
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Opportunity Gap | National Opportunity to Learn Campaign | Education Reform for Equity and Opportunity

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Connecting the Gaps: Are You Growing with Your Child’s Reading Needs?

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Supporting school success! #edchat #educhat
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Emotional Control: An Overlooked First Step to School Success

It is often assumed that anxiety will disappear if the student just sits down and does the homework assignment. Why then, after supervised repetition, modeli...
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School is about learning, not just grades, expert says - CBC.ca

School is about learning, not just grades, expert says - CBC.ca | Good ideas about learning | Scoop.it
A new report card pilot project in the Anglophone West School District is igniting a debate among parents and educators over the best way to track the progress of students.
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Jocelyn Stoller's curator insight, November 18, 1:34 PM

Learning research experts and good teachers have known this point for decades. There is a vast literature of findings from interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary science on how to create effective and flexible learning environments that support and inspire students. We keep reinventing the wheel because policy-makers do not do their "homework."

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6 Rules to Break for Better, Deeper Learning Outcomes

6 Rules to Break for Better, Deeper Learning Outcomes | Good ideas about learning | Scoop.it
Incorporate deeper learning as you empower students to seek knowledge from many sources, use tools relevant to their lives, and embrace the lessons of failure.
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Thinking and metacognition - Carol McGuinness - Video search - THE JOURNEY TO EXCELLENCE

Follow the views of Carol McGuinness as she outlines some of the main considerations for schools seeking to develop metacognition among learners.
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Reflections on Meta-cognition - For Educators by Educators: The use of the term personalized learning has been used and abused. Here is an article that addresses those issues and helps us think abo...

Reflections on Meta-cognition - For Educators by Educators: The use of the term personalized learning has been used and abused. Here is an article that addresses those issues and helps us think abo... | Good ideas about learning | Scoop.it
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Ten Chrome Extensions for Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning

Ten Chrome Extensions for Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning | Good ideas about learning | Scoop.it
Although I am primarily a Safari user, I have been very impressed with the variety of extensions you can add to customize the Chrome web browser from Google. I have been experimenting with a number...

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Universal Design tools

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TEN CHROME EXTENSIONS FOR ACCESSIBILITY AND UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING
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Reflections on Meta-cognition - For Educators by Educators: I usually post regarding student meta-cognition, but today, I am posting this for teachers to think about the process they go through to ...

Reflections on Meta-cognition - For Educators by Educators: I usually post regarding student meta-cognition, but today, I am posting this for teachers to think about the process they go through to ... | Good ideas about learning | Scoop.it
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Kate Wall - Publications

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ResearchGate is a network dedicated to science and research. Connect, collaborate and discover scientific publications, jobs and conferences. All for free.
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If you want to learn about "learning to learn"...

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NapaLearns | Partnering for Innovation and Success

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NapaLearns encourages the success of EVERY student by providing resources, funding, and support to help district staff adopt new teaching methods.
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Engaging All Families in Their Child’s Academic Path

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Navigating the school system can be a challenge for parents. It’s even harder when you don’t speak English. Here are some tools that could help.
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Emotional Control: An Overlooked First Step to School Success

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Five Great Teachers On What Makes A Great Teacher - KPBS

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For our 50 Great Teachers series, a panel of experts shares thoughts on great teaching: past, present, and future.
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Becoming a Listening Educator

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The four traits of a listening educator are a willingness to slow down, genuine curiosity, attention to non-verbal cues, and self-awareness and empathy.
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Learning is about more than subject matter and tests

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Education Conferences, Brain Based Learning, Professional Development For Teachers

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Leading providers of brain based learning education conferences and professional development for teachers.
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A Celebration of Learning: Engaging Families Inside and Out!

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One of the things I enjoy most about my job are the endless opportunities I have to celebrate and involve not only my students, but their families.  Family engagement is very important for all stud...
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A model for communicating with and involving parents.

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Critical Thinking: Educating Competent Citizens

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"Critical thought is a cognitive process that proposes the systematic analysis of information, opinion and statements that we accept in our daily life as valid or true. It is a basic skill for a competent, free and responsible citizen."


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Critical Thinking: Educating Competent Citizens

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I would add: Trans-disciplinary thinking.

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La pensée critique, une competence clé du 21ème siècle avec tant d'information qui nous arrive. 

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Reflections on Meta-cognition - For Educators by Educators: Teaching is a fine art and is based on the teacher's knowledgge of how students learn. Following is an excellent article on the feedback....

Reflections on Meta-cognition - For Educators by Educators: Teaching is a fine art and is based on the teacher's knowledgge of how students learn. Following is an excellent article on the feedback.... | Good ideas about learning | Scoop.it
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12 Conversation Starters on What Parents Want You (Teachers) to Know

12 Conversation Starters on What Parents Want You (Teachers) to Know | Good ideas about learning | Scoop.it
Principal and blogger Joe Mazza looks through the lens of his school's parents and suggests 12 conversations that all teachers should be having with their students' parents.
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What To Do When Your Student Says “I’m Stupid!” - Bay Tree Blog

What To Do When Your Student Says “I’m Stupid!”  - Bay Tree Blog | Good ideas about learning | Scoop.it
“There’s no pain on earth that doesn’t crave a benevolent witness.” ― Sue Monk Kidd, The Invention of Wings You’ve heard it before, and it breaks your heart: “I’m dumb!” “I’m stupid!” “Everyone is better than me!” As educators, our usual response is, “Of course not! You’re smart!” Unfortunately, empty reassurance doesn’t fix anything. Here’s …
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learntolearn » Blog Archive » Meta Foundation 3: Students Learn ABOUT Something

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