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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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Key & Peele - TeachingCenter - YouTube

Boyd Maxwell and Perry Schmidt report on the latest developments in the exciting world of pro teaching. Watch more Key & Peele: http://on.cc.com/1RUEbiW

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10 Tough Truths about Your First Year of Teaching - Brilliant or Insane

10 Tough Truths about Your First Year of Teaching - Brilliant or Insane | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Before you begin your first year of teaching, consider these ten tough truths.

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First Day of Class Activity: The Interest Inventory

First Day of Class Activity: The Interest Inventory | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
When creating your interest inventory, you need to consider what you need to know about your students in order to effectively teach them.
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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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Using Grading Policies to Promote Learning

Using Grading Policies to Promote Learning | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Can grading policies motivate learning? Too often they motivate getting the grade, not necessarily the learning.
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Today’s Exhausted Superkids

Today’s Exhausted Superkids | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Overpacked days lead to restless nights, and more experts are rightly questioning the sense — and safety — of that.

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What Fitness Bands Can Teach Us about Classroom Assessment

What Fitness Bands Can Teach Us about Classroom Assessment | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Watching a colleague achieve her fitness goals using a tracker has caused me to revisit the power of formative assessment as a learning tool.
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Smarter Teaching: 10 Ways You'll Know You're Doing It Right

Smarter Teaching: 10 Ways You'll Know You're Doing It Right | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Smarter Teaching: 10 Ways You'll Know You're Doing It Right by TeachThought Staff Notice that we didn’t use the more vague “good teacher” phrasing. That’s…
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