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Arts stimulation a lesson in good literacy

Arts stimulation a lesson in good literacy | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Evidence shows that students who study creative arts do better in other areas too, writes Andrew Taylor.
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Value of creative arts.

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How To Address Negative Student Behavior in 1:1 Classrooms - Edudemic

How To Address Negative Student Behavior in 1:1 Classrooms - Edudemic | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Looking at some negative student behaviors in 1:1 classrooms and how educators at many levels can address the issues.
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Celebrate the positives of technology and a 1:1 classroom, but also work to overcome the pitfalls and potential problems.

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Scottish Schools Focus on More Than Just Tests

Scottish Schools Focus on More Than Just Tests | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
A new national curriculum that focuses on debate, discussion and flexible teaching is a different approach from the increasingly exam-driven systems of England and the United States.
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Fewer exams. More integration. More deep learning. A good model for Australia.

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How I Created A Positive Classroom Environment - Edudemic

How I Created A Positive Classroom Environment - Edudemic | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Having a positive classroom environment is key to quality learning. This is my story of how I became a chalkboard champion with some unexpected results.
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The benefits of praise and positivity int he classroom.

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NAPLAN performance a myth: study

NAPLAN performance a myth: study | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
The long-held government belief that increasing competition between schools by publishing NAPLAN results on the My School website will improve performance is a myth, according to research by the Grattan Institute.
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League tables are not the answer.

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10 ways to think about your learning space…

10 ways to think about your learning space… | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
We're moving into a brand new school building in 2011, which will mean exciting opportunities for change. (More about that later). Meanwhile I have started to think about what to take. Here's my cu...
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Good questions all of us should ask about our learning spaces and the set up of those spaces.

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Think about the set up of our spaces!!!

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Eight Ways of Looking at Intelligence | MindShift

Eight Ways of Looking at Intelligence | MindShift | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
The science of learning can offer some surprising and useful perspectives on how we guide and educate young people.
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I love the Wallace Stevens poem being used as the stimulus. Really interesting article.

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Game-Based Learning Is Probably Worth Looking Into

Game-Based Learning Is Probably Worth Looking Into | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Game-Based Learning is probably worth looking into for your 21st century classroom.
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Good points on Game-Based Learning.

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Nine of the Best Ways to Boost Creative Thinking

Nine of the Best Ways to Boost Creative Thinking | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
When it comes to creativity, one of our biggest concerns is usually how we can be more creative, or how to come up with better ideas.
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Good for teachers and students?

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10 ways to deal with low-level disruption in the classroom

10 ways to deal with low-level disruption in the classroom | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Whether it's passing notes or tapping a pen, low-level disruption is a challenge in many schools. Tracey Lawrence offers some strategies to help
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Some useful and practical tips.

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27 Ways To Make Sure Students Pay Attention In Class - Edudemic

27 Ways To Make Sure Students Pay Attention In Class - Edudemic | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
It's just about the end of the school year and that means you need to figure out ways to make sure students pay attention. It's not easy, but this'll help.
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"Engaged students pay attention." Useful grid.

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Millennials Believe The Future Of Education Will Be Virtual

Millennials Believe The Future Of Education Will Be Virtual | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
2U Classroom Our education system is broken right now because tuition keeps climbing, while unemployment stays stagnant, and there's a major skills gap globally. According to the 2012 Manpower Talent Shortage Survey, 49 percent of U.S employers...
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Study of 1345 students "found that 50 percent of students believe they don’t need a physical classroom to learn". so how are we changin our teaching snd schooling for them?

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Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking

Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Ideally, teaching kids how to think critically becomes an integral part of your approach, no matter what subject you teach. But if you're just getting started, here are some concrete ways you can be
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Good tips for teaching critical thinking.

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Are our kids too fragile?

Are our kids too fragile? | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Rather than over-protecting, parents need to instil a bit of grit in their children, writes Linda McSweeny.
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Resilience and mindfulness. Two keys to the emotional well-being of children.

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How To Create Powerful Student-Teacher Relationships - Edudemic

How To Create Powerful Student-Teacher Relationships - Edudemic | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
In this insightful essay, Annette Louise Brown examines how to build useful and powerful student-teacher relationships - and why it's beyond important.
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The importance of building positive relationships in the classroom.

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Catching on at last

Catching on at last | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
IN A small school on the South Side of Chicago, 40 children between the ages of five and six sit quietly learning in a classroom. In front of each of them is a...
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Another case for effective blended learning models.

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Why the knowledge/skills debate is worth having « David Didau: The Learning Spy

Why the knowledge/skills debate is worth having « David Didau: The Learning Spy | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
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Knowledge and skills are both important. But we need to think about how we teach/develop both now.

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How School Design Heavily Affects Students

How School Design Heavily Affects Students | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Great teachers, stable families and a school's location have long been said to be key to student success.
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Study shows a school design, including classroom orientation, can imporve or worsen a student's academic performance by as much as 25%. Interesting.

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How Does Multitasking Change the Way Kids Learn? | MindShift

How Does Multitasking Change the Way Kids Learn? | MindShift | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Using tech tools that students are familiar with and already enjoy using is attractive to educators, but getting students focused on the project at hand might
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"But evidence from psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience suggests that when students multitask while doing schoolwork, their learning is far spottier and shallower than if the work had their full attention." Not that surprising.

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ome very divided views in the research surrounding this. What do you think?

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Study: Reading novels makes us better thinkers

Study: Reading novels makes us better thinkers | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
New research says reading literary fiction helps people embrace ambiguous ideas and avoid snap judgments
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Nothing new for English teachers.

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Giving Yourself Permission To Innovate Wildly

Giving Yourself Permission To Innovate Wildly | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Giving yourself permission to innovate wildly starts with your self-image.
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Like the idea of "innovating wildly".

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12 Principles Of Collaboration In Learning

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12 Principles Of Collaboration In Learning
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Good visual for one of our Learning Framework core values - collaboration.

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Education 2.0 Vs Education 3.0- Awesome Chart ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Education 2.0 Vs Education 3.0- Awesome Chart ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
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Worth a look.

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Training Teachers to Teach Critical Thinking

Training Teachers to Teach Critical Thinking | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
KIPP King Collegiate High School principal Jason Singer trains his teachers to lead Socratic discussions (above); Katie Kirkpatrick (right), dean of instruction, developed a step-by-step framework --
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Good focus on how to teach critical thinking.

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10 Educators On Twitter You Should Follow (But Probably Don't) - TeachThought

10 Educators On Twitter You Should Follow (But Probably Don't) - TeachThought | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Title: 10 Educators Worth Following on Twitter
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Useful for Tweeters.

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