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The Dynamics of Creativity | Sir Ken Robinson

The Dynamics of Creativity | Sir Ken Robinson | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
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Letter Grades Deserve an 'F'

Letter Grades Deserve an 'F' | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
The adoption of the Common Core could usher in a new era of standards-based grading.
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Benefits of standards based assessment

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Making Students Partners in Data-Driven Approaches to Learning

Making Students Partners in Data-Driven Approaches to Learning | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Increasingly educators are relying on student data to make instructional decisions, but how much more useful could that information be in the hands of students themselves?
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Getting students to use data to improve learning. "When students themselves identify, analyze, and use data from their learning, they become active agents in their own growth. They set personal goals informed by data they understand, and they own those goals. The framework of student-engaged assessment provides a range of opportunities to involve students in using data to improve their learning. "

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Being a Better Online Reader - The New Yorker

Being a Better Online Reader - The New Yorker | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Soon after Maryanne Wolf published “Proust and the Squid,” a history of the science and the development of the reading brain from antiquity to the twenty-first century, she began to receive letters from readers. Hundreds of them. While the backgrounds of the writers varied, a theme began to emerge: the more reading moved online, the less students seemed to understand. There were the architects who wrote to her about students who relied so heavily on ready digital information that they were unprepared to address basic problems onsite. There were the neurosurgeons who worried about the “cut-and-paste chart mentality” that their students exhibited, missing crucial details because they failed to delve deeply enough into any one case. And there were, of course, the English teachers who lamented that no one wanted to read Henry James anymore. As the letters continued to pour in, Wolf experienced a growing realization: in the seven years it had taken her to research and write her account, reading had changed profoundly—and the ramifications could be felt far beyond English departments and libraries. She called the rude awakening her “Rip van Winkle moment,” and decided that it was important enough to warrant another book. What was going on with these students and professionals? Was the digital format to blame for their superficial approaches, or was something else at work?
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Excellent article exploring the issues of online reading and especially "deep reading".

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3 Ways Digital Learning Is Just Different

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3 Ways Digital Learning Is Just Different
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Identifying differences without judgement.
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4 Principles Of Student-Centered Learning

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4 Principles Of Student-Centered Learning
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Good principles of student-centred learning: space, place voice and choice.

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15 Questions To Help Students Respond To New Ideas

15 Questions To Help Students Respond To New Ideas | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
15 Questions To Help Students Respond To New Ideas
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Good set of questions to engage students and make their thinking visible.

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Sometimes it’s better to quit than to prove your grit

Sometimes it’s better to quit than to prove your grit | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
It’s the new education fad. But sometimes it’s better to quit and move on.
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Pros and cons of "grit".

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Deeper Learning: Why Cross-Curricular Teaching is Essential

Deeper Learning: Why Cross-Curricular Teaching is Essential | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Deeper learning has some specific requirements, not the least of which is collaboration. Ben Johnson shares some tips to establish cross-curricular collaboration even in the most isolated of environments.
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A compelling case highlighting the benefits and challenges of cross-curricular teaching and programming.

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Getting into the PBL Groove

Getting into the PBL Groove | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Let your students know from day one that they're in a PBL classroom by defining PBL and setting the tone for collaboration, critique, and questioning.
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Good tips for creating a classroom environment conducive to PBL.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Good Visual Featuring 7 Ways to Be More Creative

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Good Visual Featuring 7 Ways to Be More Creative | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
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Good tips for more creativity.

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What the best education systems are doing right

What the best education systems are doing right | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
In South Korea and Finland, it's not about finding the "right" school.
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Two different but successful educational approaches. Both have one thing in common: a deep respect for teachers and their academic accomplishments.

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Multi-discipline courses will help solve emerging global problems

Multi-discipline courses will help solve emerging global problems | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Across the globe, we are experiencing rapid changes to our environment and social structures. Climate change, population growth, and social unrest are causing ever increasing problems. The rate of change…
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Great to see the benefits of integrated projects like the Year 7 CBL on sustainability. Thanks, Marco.

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Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School

Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Alan November explains how he would use the first five days of school to lay the groundwork for a year of learning that goes far beyond the test.
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Great "skills" to focus on any time of the school year: critical researching, meaningful work, follow passions and explore teachers' resources.

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Dylan Wiliam & the 5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Improve Student Learning

Dylan Wiliam & the 5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Improve Student Learning | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Dylan Wiliam outlines 5 formative assessment strategies that work to improve student learning, but what is formative assessment? Read our blog to access a free webinar that clarifies formative assessment.
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Five strategies at the core of successful formative assessment in the classroom.

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Can Students ‘Go Deep’ With Digital Reading?

Can Students ‘Go Deep’ With Digital Reading? | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Textbooks and other student reading material are increasingly going digital, but can students still interact with the text in ways that promote deep reading?
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Pros and cons of online reading. Difficulty to develop "deep reading" and use annotations. Need to teach new skills to teachers and students.

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12 Must-Have Reading And Writing Resources For All Teachers

12 Must-Have Reading And Writing Resources For All Teachers | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
12 Must-Have Reading And Writing Resources For All Teachers: common core, rubrics, writing strategies, greek and latin roots, mla citation
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Literacy resources for teachers across all learning areas.

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That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.

That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse. | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.
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A personal reflection on being a teacher: selfless, disruptive and in love with understanding,

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Teaching Is Establishing The Need To Know

Teaching Is Establishing The Need To Know | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Teaching Is Establishing The Need To Know
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The importance of not knowing and striving for understanding.

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How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn

How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Psychologists are finding that when students are motivated by a desire to have a positive impact on the world they are more able to plug away at challenging or tedious tasks.
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The importance of developing a "purposeful mindset". A really interesting read.

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The Dos and Don'ts of Classroom Management: Your 25 Best Tips

The Dos and Don'ts of Classroom Management: Your 25 Best Tips | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
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Excellent tips for classroom management. Well worth going through the Slide Share.

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New Classroom Questioning Techniques for the Best Year Ever

New Classroom Questioning Techniques for the Best Year Ever | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
For students to ask questions, teachers have to start the ball rolling with questions of their own. Check your own methods and discover new resources.
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Good links and ideas for useful an innovative questioning techniques.

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How Creative Writing Boosts Students Academically

How Creative Writing Boosts Students Academically | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
WriteGirl, a non-profit program provides teen girls with creative writing experiences that develop their voice and also their academic skills.
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Benefits of creative writing.

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Using Technology to Personalize Learning and Assess Students in Real-Time

Using Technology to Personalize Learning and Assess Students in Real-Time | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
According to Darrell West, American education must adopt new instructional approaches and leverage new technologies in the classroom in order for the United States to compete in the global economy. West examines new models of instruction made possible by digital technologies, as well as how technology can revolutionize personalized learning and student assessment.
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“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow." Dewey quotes from opening of article still relevant today. Link to download complete article on page. 

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There's no app for good teaching

There's no app for good teaching | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
8 solid, actionable tips for using tech in ways that actually improve the classroom.
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Excellent strategies and tips for authentic and effective technology uses in the classroom

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How to Get the Most Out of Student-Owned Devices in Any Classroom

How to Get the Most Out of Student-Owned Devices in Any Classroom | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Tips to make sure classroom technology is focused on asking students to be creative, collaborative and analytical.
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More benefits of BYOD. One key is "developing engaging lessons that use technology in collaborative and creative ways".

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