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11 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints -

11 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints - | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
11 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints by Justin Boyle If you’ve scratched your head over suggestions to manage your “digital footprint,” you aren’t the only one. A surprisingly large percentage of people...
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Grit In The Classroom Has To Be A Dialogue

Grit In The Classroom Has To Be A Dialogue | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Grit In The Classroom Has To Be A Dialogue
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The what and how of developing "grit" in the classroom.

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The Learning Curve | 2014 Report Summary | Pearson

The Learning Curve | 2014 Report Summary | Pearson | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
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Good outline from Pearson of where education is now and where it is going. The new skills the world is looking for? Leadership, digital literacy, communication, emotional intelligence, entrepreneurship, global citizenship, problem solving, teamwork.

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Grit Happens in PBL

Grit Happens in PBL | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Looking for practical applications of grit? Try project-based learning and move beyond character education to teach students how stuff gets done in the real world.
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Grit (resilience) and project based learning. Benefits of PBL to character education.

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Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters

Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Teachers, by their nature, are storytellers. You can improve this skillset with seven steps for engaging younger students through narrative.
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The power of narratives. The power of storytelling.

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Sunflower Foundation's curator insight, July 13, 5:28 PM

A really significant resource, especially for those teaching I. Africa who have never had teacher training.

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How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play

How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
An American teacher in Helsinki questioned the national practice of giving 15 minute breaks each hour—until he saw the difference it made in his classroom.
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Importance of free play and frequent breaks for students.

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Why Kids Care More About Achievement Than Helping Others

Why Kids Care More About Achievement Than Helping Others | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that parents and teachers may be sending kids the wrong message.
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Putting achievement and personal happiness above empathy and care for others.

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Can the Maker Movement Infiltrate Mainstream Classrooms?

Can the Maker Movement Infiltrate Mainstream Classrooms? | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Maker Faire has catalyzed a global interest in tinkering to understand. Is it only a matter of time before this approach to learning makes it into mainstream classrooms?
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Maker Movement- great way to develop authentic learning and student engagement in STEM subjects. Ready to take off in Australia?

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Classroom Management and the Flipped Class

Classroom Management and the Flipped Class | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
The flipped classroom casts a different light on classroom management issues, as teachers rethink one-on-one time, off-task students, freedom vs. control, and parent expectations.
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Instead of having to keep students quiet, we were spending time interacting with them individually and in small groups. Amazingly, most of our classroom management issues just vaporized. Our goal wasn't to keep students quiet, but rather to have them engaged in the learning process. The class became noisier -- and it was good. The amount of energy we'd been expending to keep kids quiet hadn't been used for getting students to take responsibility for their own learning.

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The Wrong Way to Teach Grammar

The Wrong Way to Teach Grammar | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
No more diagramming sentences: Students learn more from simply writing and reading.
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Research showing grammar being something that is best learned through writing. Applicable to other skills in other subjects?

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What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Even as the emphasis shifts to the keyboard, experts say that learning to write by hand improves motor skills, memory and creativity.
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Cognitive benefits of handwriting.

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The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic

The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
This year’s “The Learning Curve” report from Pearson takes a look at education across the globe. One of the main things the report does is rank the world’s educational systems (which we’ll talk about in a different post). What I find even more interesting is the focus on what skills current students need to meet …
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Skills students need to meet changing needs of global market. How successfully do we focus on or teach these?

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Joel Weekes's curator insight, June 15, 5:39 PM

To often schools focus on content - teaching students skills to be life-long learners and global citizens is the key for us as educators.

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The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom

The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
A backchannel -- a digital conversation that runs concurrently with a face-to-face activity -- provides students with an outlet to engage in conversation. Every time I think about this tool, I rememb
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Like the use of a "backchannel" in the classroom. Works with a shared Google Doc, too.

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Why It's Time To Rethink (And Question) Homework - Edudemic

Why It's Time To Rethink (And Question) Homework - Edudemic | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
The concept of homework as we have known it in the past is changing rapidly, since it often distorts the overall picture of learning. Flipped classrooms, the ability to use the same technology and tools both in and out of the classroom, and personalized learning are making ripples in the education world. And while most …
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Really good reflection on role and value of homework. Worth a read.

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The Changing Role Of The Teacher

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The Changing Role Of The Teacher
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Similarities today to John Dewey's thoughts 100 years ago. 

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Relationships Play Primary Role in Boys' Learning | Alliance for Student Activities

Relationships Play Primary Role in Boys' Learning | Alliance for Student Activities | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
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Useful summary of this excellent article by Reichert and Hawley highlighting the importance of teacher-student relationships to boys' learning. “Relationship does not merely contribute to or enhance teaching and learning; relationship is the very medium through which successful teaching and learning occurs.”

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My PBL Pet Peeves: 4 Common Misconceptions

My PBL Pet Peeves: 4 Common Misconceptions | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Andrew Miller firmly addresses some common misunderstandings about PBL, including the ideas that projects are lessons and the public audience can be random.
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Useful tips and ideas for PBL.

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Trends and Predictions for K-12 Classrooms

Trends and Predictions for K-12 Classrooms | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
The NMC Horizon report predicts the trends, challenges and tech developments to look for in one, five and ten years.
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Good overview of NMC Horizon Report technology trends.

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There Is No Education Without the Arts

There Is No Education Without the Arts | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
The best education enables artistic voice and creative habits of mind.
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Importance of creative arts in education. “We’re talking about a way of educating that involves artistic sensibilities—artistic habits of mind. The ability to re-assess and to imagine."

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Why It’s Imperative to Teach Empathy to Boys

Why It’s Imperative to Teach Empathy to Boys | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
We need to cultivate empathy in all children, but gender stereotypes -- often reinforced in playrooms -- risk leaving boys, in particular, with a social deficit.
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Some early learning strategies, but we should also look at teaching empathy to older boys, too. 

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The Meaning of ‘Man Up’

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Behind a simple imperative lurks a complex web of masculinity.
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Complexity of terms such as "man up" and "cowboy up" for boys in figuring out masculinity 

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How I Became an Unfair Teacher

How I Became an Unfair Teacher | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
It's easy to forget how tiny, arbitrary, everyday decisions can shape a kid's school experience.
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Good reflection on the complexities of classroom management.

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Study: You Really Can 'Work Smarter, Not Harder'

Study: You Really Can 'Work Smarter, Not Harder' | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Research shows that reflecting after learning something new makes it stick in your brain.
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Importance of reflection in learning.

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Are Your Students Distracted by Screens? Here's A Powerful Antidote - Edudemic

Are Your Students Distracted by Screens? Here's A Powerful Antidote - Edudemic | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
I was fortunate to teach in a 1:1 laptop classroom for seven years. In my classes, students took daily notes on computers, did research, wrote essays, created various multimedia publications, and worked on collaborative projects. Yet I knew that if I wasn’t watching their screens, my students would at some point be doing something they …
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Student engagement and presentation of work to get students focused with devices.

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For Effective Schools, Teamwork is Not Optional

For Effective Schools, Teamwork is Not Optional | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
The greatest resource that teachers have is other teachers. But sadly, teamwork and collaboration are not commonly found in schools. Having taught for 20 years myself, I know how it works.

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Importance of teacher collaboration and community building to schools.

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4 Tips for Getting to Know the Blended Instructional Model

4 Tips for Getting to Know the Blended Instructional Model | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
The days of talking at students are finally over. I recall many a college class filled to the brim with students feverishly taking down notes, as our professor talked at us.

Sounds familiar? Probab
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Some useful tips for teaching in a blended learning environment.

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