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How Reading Literature Cultivates Empathy

How Reading Literature Cultivates Empathy | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
"Nearly a quarter of American adults did not read a single book in the past year." I was eating an apple when I read this this and I gasped and the apple piece got stuck and I ran around trying to fi
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Want to develop greater empathy in students? Get them to read literature.

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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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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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Learning: Employees take charge

Learning: Employees take charge | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
The learning organization must help learners figure out how to obtain the learning they need for themselves, from both inside and outside the company.
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Interesting read on fostering a culture of learning in the corporate sector. Fit with more personalised and flexible professional learning systems.
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Schools Should Teach Kids To Think, Not Memorize

Schools Should Teach Kids To Think, Not Memorize | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Fourth-grader Scout is struggling to keep her composure during a parent-teacher conference as the teacher expounds upon the character-building aspects of having failed a math quiz. She fixes her tearf
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Great film to stimulate discussion and debate around schooling today.
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This is why Finland has the best schools

This is why Finland has the best schools | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
The Harvard education professor Howard Gardner once advised Americans, "Learn from Finland, which has the most effective schools and which does just abou
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Play. Little focus on standardised tests. Strong professional culture for teachers.
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What's going wrong with Australia's schools?

What's going wrong with Australia's schools? | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it

Schleicher identified a lack of investment in Australia's teachers as the central reason for the lacklustre results. He described Australia's education system as "a classroom led by robotic widgets", forced into delivering a rigid curriculum.

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The need for better professional learning and development of our teachers at the heart of school improvement.
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Stop treating teachers as 'widgets': OECD education chief blasts Australia's education system

Stop treating teachers as 'widgets': OECD education chief blasts Australia's education system | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Speaking at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai, Mr Schleicher said Australia's emphasis on having teachers in front of a class over their own professional development was an area that needed addressing.
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A strong case for the benefits of targeted and "disruptive" professional learning for teachers instead of worrying about counting hours in front of a class by one of the world's leading educational voices.
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Shining the Spotlight on Performance Development | Circle Education

Shining the Spotlight on Performance Development | Circle Education | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
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Good piece on developing a professional learning and growth culture straight out of the AITSL handbook.

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Helsinking

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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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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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Open Your Door: Why We Need to See Each Other Teach

Open Your Door: Why We Need to See Each Other Teach | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Although we work together, we usually follow parallel, rather than intersecting lines. We rarely ever actually see each other teach. We're missing out.
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Good outline of benefits of classroom observation.
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Goodbye grades 8, 9 and 10: Year levels scrapped

Goodbye grades 8, 9 and 10: Year levels scrapped | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
TRADITIONAL year levels will be scrapped, lessons will start later and failure will not be an option in a radical overhaul of a struggling northern suburbs high school set to become a blueprint for transforming underperforming schools around the state.
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Some interesting changes. Would be interested to hear update of progress. Thanks @Mark_S_Scott
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'The reality is that technology is doing more harm than good in our schools' says education chief

'The reality is that technology is doing more harm than good in our schools' says education chief | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
The number of Sydney schools banning laptops and tablets is increasing as education experts find technology is impeding learning.
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Most disturbing aspect of this current debate is the outdated assumptions about pedagogy. Yes, if you stand in front of students and lecture them and they have devices on their desks and your lecture is not engaging, then they will certainly go off task. Using technology poorly in classrooms will lead to poor outcomes. 

 But if the concern is about them going onto social media, as the article states, then are parents not allowing students to have mobile phones? Because that is how they are primarily accessing social media. (It is banned on most schools' web filters….) 

Just wondering….
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Tips on reducing teacher stress from the ‘happiest school on earth’

Tips on reducing teacher stress from the ‘happiest school on earth’ | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
With news that half of England’s teachers plan to leave in the next five years, what can be done to keep them?
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Invest in professional development and trust teachers to make good professional judgements.
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Report: Creative Public Leadership - how school system leaders can create the conditions for system-wide innovation - RSA

Report: Creative Public Leadership - how school system leaders can create the conditions for system-wide innovation - RSA | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
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Not surprising.
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6 Things We Can Learn from Successful Teachers

6 Things We Can Learn from Successful Teachers | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Successful teachers share these 6 key traits. Cultivate these attributes in yourself to maximize your effectiveness in the classroom.
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Not surprising the traits listed here.

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