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How do Finnish kids excel without rote learning and standardized testing?

How do Finnish kids excel without rote learning and standardized testing? | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
The OECD’s PISA studies show Finnish students are among the best in the world in reading, math and science.
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Move away from rankings and more towards innovation, collaboration and individualised student evaluation.

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Sir Ken Robinson: How to Create a Culture For Valuable Learning

Sir Ken Robinson: How to Create a Culture For Valuable Learning | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Sir Ken Robinson said the current education system is designed to create conformist and compliant students, but this approach doesn't honor the diversity and
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Conformity and compliance hindering education.
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Tomorrow's Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future

Tomorrow's Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Tomorrow's Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future
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Classroom of the Future - Interesting look at the direction of education and issues with implementation.
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Finland to Reduce Role of Academic Subjects Through 'Phenomenon' Teaching

Finland to Reduce Role of Academic Subjects Through 'Phenomenon' Teaching | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
A set of reforms in Finland will require schools to implement extended "phenomenon-based" programs that focus on interdisciplinary lessons rather than traditional subject-area classes.
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Push for more integrated teaching and learning as well as students developing assessment.
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Gibb: Shanghai maths teachers only do 'two lessons' a day | Schools Week

Gibb: Shanghai maths teachers only do 'two lessons' a day | Schools Week | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Teachers will not share the “luxury” of greater time for lesson planning enjoyed by their counterparts in south Asia, despite the government’s major £41 million
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Maths teachers in Shanghai teach two lessons a day. Rest of time used for professional learning, collaboration, classroom observation. Results aren't bad...
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Why Emotions Are Integral to Learning

Why Emotions Are Integral to Learning | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Understanding how deeply connected emotions are to learning can help reframe the conversation around what works in schools.
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Developing emotional connections can lead to deeper understanding. Not surprising?
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3 Reasons to Keep Your Laptop Closed This Weekend

3 Reasons to Keep Your Laptop Closed This Weekend | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
It's easy to cheat our rest by cramming more into our weekends. But there are three very good reason to take it easy and unplug for a change.
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Importance of downtime for well-being and productivity.
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Teacher Collaboration: Matching Complementary Strengths

Teacher Collaboration: Matching Complementary Strengths | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
At Wildwood IB World Magnet School, teacher collaboration fosters a supportive professional culture, lessens teacher conflict, and provides students with schoolwide best practices.
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Useful ideas to facilitate teacher collaboration
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Big Brains, Small Minds

Big Brains, Small Minds | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
We risk becoming a society of technological prowess and philosophical illiteracy.
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Importance of humanities in education
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20 Tips To Promote A Self-Directed Classroom Culture

20 Tips To Promote A Self-Directed Classroom Culture | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
20 Tips To Promote A Self-Directed Classroom Culture
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Good tips to develop a self-directed learning culture. 
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TeachThought: A Diagram Of Pedagogy in the 21st Century -

TeachThought: A Diagram Of Pedagogy in the 21st Century - | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
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An overview of some of the important learning domains for today.
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Talking About Failure: What Parents Can Do to Motivate Kids in School

Talking About Failure: What Parents Can Do to Motivate Kids in School | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
When children view their abilities as something they can change over time, they're more apt to deal well with challenges, researchers say. And what parents say
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Role of parents in developing growth mindsets in kids.
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Could this be the real secret to success?

Could this be the real secret to success? | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
BY CONVENTIONAL measures, David Fitter is the picture of success. After almost a decade playing rugby including two tests for the Wallabies, he decided to become a doctor. (As you do.)
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Useful tips towards a growth mindset.
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Wayne Cox's comment, May 15, 7:18 PM
5 excelent tips to develop a growth mindset. Interesting- that by not being great at a single skill- it allowed confidence and encouragement not to be afraid of failure.
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Finland – where ‘equality starts at the blackboard’

One educator reflects on the Finnish school structure and culture, teacher education programs and processes.
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Slow education and an unhurried schedule with 15 minute breaks every hour. Sounds good to me.
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The future of education design | Australian Design Review

The future of education design | Australian Design Review | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
ThomsonAdsett’s director, Peter C. Lippman, is an educational facility planner, author, and researcher well regarded for his international expertise in
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Interesting observations on the present and future of school design. Flexible, varied, collaborative.
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How Improv Can Open Up the Mind to Learning in the Classroom and Beyond

How Improv Can Open Up the Mind to Learning in the Classroom and Beyond | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Improvisation is being used as a way to help students and educators feel supported, open up to new ideas and think on their feet.
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“We always talk about the four ‘c’s of improv: creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication." Good for an classroom.
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Twilight of the Lecture

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"Active learning" may overthrow the style of teaching that has ruled universities for 600 years.
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And oldie but a goodie....

"In addition to student resistance, there is architectural resistance. “Most classrooms—more like 99.9 percent—on campus are auditoriums,” Mazur says. “They are built with just one purpose: focusing the attention of many on the professor. The professor is active, and the audience is just sitting there, taking in information. Instead, you could get away from the auditorium seating and set up classrooms like you see in elementary schools, where four children sit around a square table facing each other, and you give them some kind of group activity to work on: that’s active learning. It’s no accident that most elementary schools are organized that way. The reason is, that’s how we learn. For some reason we unlearn how to learn as we progress from elementary school through middle school and high school. And in a sense, maybe I’m bringing kindergarten back to college by having people talk to each other!”
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No grades, no timetable: Berlin school turns teaching upside down

No grades, no timetable: Berlin school turns teaching upside down | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Pupils choose their own subjects and motivate themselves, an approach some say should be rolled out across Germany
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Truly self-directed learning.
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Why Character Can’t Be Taught Like The Pythagorean Theorem

Why Character Can’t Be Taught Like The Pythagorean Theorem | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Can character be taught to kids? Author Paul Tough writes about how kids develop character through relationships with caring adults instead of through formal
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A different paradigm for teaching non-cognitive skills?
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The skill that 65 per cent more employers want

The skill that 65 per cent more employers want | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Cassandra Mayo is backing humans in the tech race.
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Employers want creativity. What are schools doing to develop it?
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Helsinking

Helsinking | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Europe’s top-performing school system rethinks its approach
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A new national curriculum meant to restore the “joy and meaningfulness of learning”. Nice.
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5 Keys to Successful Peer Tutoring

5 Keys to Successful Peer Tutoring | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Peer tutoring involves one student helping another student to learn and master some aspect of the curriculum. One student (the tutor) helps another student (the tutee) to master something that they have not yet mastered in class.   Why Use Peer Tutoring? Peer tutoring helps students to make more academic progress than they would without …
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Some strategies for effective peer tutoring
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The Point Of School Isn't To Get Good At School: Transfer As The Goal Of Education

The Point Of School Isn't To Get Good At School: Transfer As The Goal Of Education | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
The Point Of School Isn't To Get Good At School: Transfer As The Goal Of Education
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Building opportunities for students to successfully transfer and apply learning.
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Why Emotions Have a Place in English Class

Why Emotions Have a Place in English Class | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Grappling with the way books make students feel—not just analytical skills—should be part of the high-school English curriculum.
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"English teachers, it seems, are in a unique position to impose some degree of emotional and moral rigor on the curriculum." 

Remembering to not just focus on the analytical but also remember the emotional.
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Marissa Kossoff's curator insight, June 17, 8:59 PM
This was a great article to read. I have always been a student that tried to connect to text at a personal level, but the student used as an example in this piece shows that it can go beyond that. She had developed such a clear understanding of the text yet still made a personal connection to it that made continuing unbearable. It's something that could happen in any classroom and something teachers should be able to address if the moment arises. 
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Inverse Relationship Between GPA and Innovative Orientation

Inverse Relationship Between GPA and Innovative Orientation | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Ironically and tragically, rather than adapt our educational system to the needs of our modern times we have doubled down on the old system, so it i
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Will employers move away from test scores and look for innovation orientation? Interesting findings.
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Are we making space for imagination? – John Spencer

Are we making space for imagination? – John Spencer | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
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I like these 7 strategies. Good for imagination and more!
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