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3 Simple Strategies For More Rigorous Instruction

3 Simple Strategies For More Rigorous Instruction | Communication design | Scoop.it

"In this posting, we’ll look at options to increase the depth of your instruction. What you’ll notice throughout the activities is a shift to student ownership of learning, as well as the need to think at higher levels to complete the activities."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 5, 8:44 PM

Are you looking for ways to increase rigor in your classroom? This post provides three strategies as well as a number of examples to help you. The strategies are:

1. Design With Inquiry & Diversity

2. Have Students Create Videos–From Beginning To End

3. Use Virtual Tours

Additional detail is available in the post for each of the strategies and suggestions for adding rigor in ELA and math is also discussed. In fact, the final paragraph states asking "students to write riddles about words, rather than having them simply write a definition...requires students to think at higher levels to complete the activity." Adding rigor may not be as difficult as might think...but it may require that we rethink how we are teaching.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, March 6, 12:23 AM

Definitely some good ideas worth initiating in the teaching program.

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Stop Focusing on your Facebook PAGE

Stop Focusing on your Facebook PAGE | Communication design | Scoop.it

This is a dangerous topic and I’m heading down a steep slope on this one as people may misunderstand, but it’s important to get it out anyway. Your Facebook page is important to you business, but it should only account for a small portion of your social media marketing day.

 

Period.

 

Most businesses that we work with have a strong leaning towards Facebook, just as they should. Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, even Google+ have a role in the social media strategy for most businesses, but Facebook covers most of the needs simply because it’s where most of the people spend most of their social media time. The challenge is no longer with convincing business to use Facebook. It’s in getting them to stop thinking that their Facebook page is their Facebook presence...


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5 Strategies For Creating A Genius Mindset In Students

5 Strategies For Creating A Genius Mindset In Students | Communication design | Scoop.it

"When we hear the word genius, certain people come immediately to mind—Albert Einstein in mathematics, or Warren Buffett in investing—but what exactly sets these people apart?

It’s easy to simply shrug and say to ourselves, “Those people are just different.  They have something most people don’t, and it’s as simple as that.”

But the steps taken to arrive at a place of genius are actually more concrete, and have less to do with innate talent, than you might think.

When it comes to cultivating intelligence, mindset is a huge factor..."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 31, 2013 9:34 PM

Learn about the characteristics of genius in this post as well as five strategies to create a growth mindset in children. Two are listed below:

* Perseverance

* Praise the process, not the person

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, November 5, 2013 9:35 PM

I love this! Help your students discover their inner genius. Thanks Beth