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The Oasis Within: Mindfulness Practice for Teachers

The Oasis Within: Mindfulness Practice for Teachers | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Dr. Lisa Flook, of the University of Wisconsin's Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, introduces Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, a practice that struggling teachers can easily use to diminish their negativity and avoid burnout.
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Education Research Highlights From 2015

Education Research Highlights From 2015 | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
A look at the research that made an impact in 2015, from the benefits of well-designed classroom spaces to the neuroscience behind exercise and math ability.
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Five Types of Quizzes That Deepen Engagement with Course Content - Faculty Focus

Five Types of Quizzes That Deepen Engagement with Course Content - Faculty Focus | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Quizzes can promote deeper engagement with the content, further the development of important learning skills, and provide feedback that promotes learning. 
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What Changes When a School Embraces Mindfulness?

What Changes When a School Embraces Mindfulness? | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Taking the time to practice mindfulness, every day, several times a day, has made a big difference at a school trying to overcome trauma.
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Why Education Is The Most Important Revolution Of Our Time

Why Education Is The Most Important Revolution Of Our Time | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
The ways learning happens in the US are shifting rapidly. We're out to capture learning in its natural habitat, from soccer fields to science labs, boardrooms to bedrooms. Welcome to NPR Ed.
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Growth Mindset: Clearing up Some Common Confusions

Growth Mindset: Clearing up Some Common Confusions | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Carol Dweck's work has made growth mindset a hotly discussed topic in education. It has also spawned misunderstandings about growth mindset and what it means in education.

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"Student 'Reflection Needs to Be a Habit'"

"Student 'Reflection Needs to Be a Habit'" | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Student 'Reflection Needs to Be a Habit' is Part Two in my Education Week series on reflection in the classroom. Today's post features thoughts from Pernille Ripp, Sean Ruday, Jacqueline Darvin, Da...
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Today’s High Schoolers Are Way Too Stressed

Today’s High Schoolers Are Way Too Stressed | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Perpetual academic anxiety and competitive pressure can have long-term impact.
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What Kinds of Homework Seem to be Most Effective?

What Kinds of Homework Seem to be Most Effective? | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Homework can be an effective way of making the information stick so long the amount doesn't surpass the point of diminishing returns. Uncover some common myths and see how American kids compare to their global peers.
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Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Consider using autonomy, competence, relatedness, and relevance as practical classroom strategies to reinforce the intrinsic motivation students need for making the most of their learning.
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Copyright Lesson Plans: Copyright 101 Video Lesson

Copyright Lesson Plans: Copyright 101 Video Lesson | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Learn the basics of copyright and Creative Commons with a simple video lesson.
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5 Common Teaching Practices I’m Kicking to the Curb

5 Common Teaching Practices I’m Kicking to the Curb | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Are any of these ineffective teaching methods still part of your practice? Time to reconsider. [...]

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Three Focusing Activities to Engage Students in the First 5 Minutes of Class

Three Focusing Activities to Engage Students in the First 5 Minutes of Class | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
You can use a focusing activity to introduce a new idea or to set the stage for what’s to come during class. They can be high-tech, low-tech, or no tech.
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Small Changes in Teaching: Giving Them a Say

Small Changes in Teaching: Giving Them a Say | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Three small ways to improve learning by giving students a measure of control.

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5 Apps to Transform Teaching and Personalize Learning

5 Apps to Transform Teaching and Personalize Learning | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
With digital tools like Nearpod, Classkick, Educreations, Explain Everything, and Seesaw, teachers can leverage student-centered, personalized learning in whole-group instruction, guided and independent practice, and reflection.
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Small Changes in Teaching: The Last 5 Minutes of Class

Small Changes in Teaching: The Last 5 Minutes of Class | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Don’t waste them trying to cram in eight more points or call out as many reminders as possible.

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Teaching: Not for Introverts

Teaching: Not for Introverts | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Educators are feeling drained by the insistent emphasis on collaboration and “social learning”—and that could be undermining kids’ achievement.
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A venture capitalist searches for the purpose of school. Here’s what he found.

A venture capitalist searches for the purpose of school. Here’s what he found. | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
He found some surprising answers.
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Nine Ways to Improve Class Discussions

Nine Ways to Improve Class Discussions | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Too many classroom discussions are still dominated by teacher talk. This post offers nine simple suggestions for increasing the impact of class discussions.
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Stand With Ahmed: 5 Clocks You Can Make | Make:

Stand With Ahmed: 5 Clocks You Can Make | Make: | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Learn electronics and science while showing your support for arrested 9th-grade clockmaker Ahmed Mohamed with these five clock projects.
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Studying With Quizzes Helps Make Sure the Material Sticks

Studying With Quizzes Helps Make Sure the Material Sticks | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Neuroscientists have known for a long time that regular quizzing on information helps make it stick, but students and teachers don't always know how to apply that research to classroom practice or study habits.

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The Eight-Minute Lecture Keeps Students Engaged

The Eight-Minute Lecture Keeps Students Engaged | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Mini-lectures, interspersed with activities, discussions, and time for reflection, helped ensure students received the content and remained engaged.
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Why Making Mistakes Is What Makes Us Human

Why Making Mistakes Is What Makes Us Human | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Could being wrong be the best way to recapture wonder?

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