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Cultivating the Habits of Self-Knowledge and Reflection

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Once it’s begun, you can’t fully separate the person from the task. When the artist is painting, the painter and the act of painting become a single "thing." The emerging artwork becomes a part of it
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Tips for helping students overcome insecurity and develop greater self-knowledge and reflection

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Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn

Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
What’s the key to effective learning? One intriguing body of research suggests a rather riddle-like answer: It’s not just what you know. It’s what you know about what you know.
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“Teaching students how to learn is as important as teaching them content, because acquiring both the right learning strategies and background knowledge is important—if not essential—for promoting lifelong learning.” We need to teach students to reflect on how they learn.

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10 questions to help you become a better teacher...

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I read the post 10 Questions To Help You Become A Better Teacher This School Year by Terry Heick with interest. The post grabbed my attention as I often sum up my own ideas in ten points. It has so...
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Great questions to use to reflect on our teaching.

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Teaching Thoreau In a Hyper-Connected World

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Teachers are challenging students to set aside their hyper-connected lives and consider Henry David Thoreau’s Walden.
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Importance of reflection and disconnection for kids.

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Exercise: Ten Teacher Questions for Self-Reflection

Teachers: Here are ten questions to ask yourself, answer, and consider as part of a self-reflection about your teaching…
Administrators: Here are ten questions to suggest that your teachers answer…
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Some good self-reflection questions.

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10 Questions To Help You Become A Better Teacher This School Year

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10 Questions To Help You Become A Better Teacher This School Year
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Good starting point for reflection.

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