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Corporate school deform vs. education justice

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In the first of a two-part article, Berkeley, Calif., teacher Dana Blanchard discusses strategies for confronting high-stakes standardized testing and attacks on teachers.  Teachers, parents and st...
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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, November 9, 2013 1:31 AM

This is critical information to look over. Now is the time to take a serious look at the so called "educational reform" and decide if it really is reform or just the throw back on steroids to an old answer of motivation by testing and fear of failure.

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Using Football Science to Tackle STEM Education

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More people watch the Super Bowl than vote in a Presidential election.
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9 Characteristics of A Leading Educator ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

9 Characteristics of A Leading Educator ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Good graphic for teacher leaders. http://t.co/wFKuyHwixE
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Student-Led Conferences At The Elementary Grade Level

Student-Led Conferences At The Elementary Grade Level | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Student-led conferences allow kids to take ownership of their learning. Great! But can we accomplish this at the elementary level? Here's a step-by-step plan.
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Why the teaching of emotional literacy is so important - Innovate My School

Why the teaching of emotional literacy is so important - Innovate My School | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Schoolchildren obviously need to know the ins-and-outs of English, maths, science et al, but what about the areas surrounding emotional wellbeing? Veteran SEN and mental health specialist Julia Sharman takes a look at why this area is so crucial.

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Watch the rapid increase in U.S. diversity over three decades

Watch the rapid increase in U.S. diversity over three decades | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it

 

In 1980, nearly half of U.S. counties -- 1,412 of them -- had populations that were almost exclusively (98 percent or more) white. Thirty years later, only 149 counties -- fewer than five percent -- fit that same description.


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Community Village Sites's curator insight, January 25, 3:26 AM


Since (im)migration policy is no longer based on race, the U.S. gets real diversity. @MxUSlife 


Thank you to Steven Riley of @mixed_race for notifying me about the article. 


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Education Isn't the Problem—Inequality Is

Education Isn't the Problem—Inequality Is | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
The American school system today is an offshoot of an increasingly class-driven society.
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Teachers: 10 Tips for Slowing Down

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Edutopia blogger Elena Aguilar shares ten tips to help teachers take a break and a breath much more often.
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How Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects Makes Learning Come Alive

How Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects Makes Learning Come Alive | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Several schools, including ones in high-poverty areas, are making art critical to the learning of more academic subjects. They're seeing remarkable student improvement as a result of arts integration.
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Helping the Poor in Education: The Power of a Simple Nudge

Helping the Poor in Education: The Power of a Simple Nudge | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Researchers have found that something as small as text message reminders can help children born into poor families close the gap with richer students.
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Unpacking the Science: How Playing Music Changes the Learning Brain

Unpacking the Science: How Playing Music Changes the Learning Brain | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Researchers in the fairly new field of music neuroscience are finding that kids who learn to play a musical instrument also develop important skills related to literacy, math and mental focus.
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Shankaran Sitarama's curator insight, January 17, 3:01 AM

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Teaching math and science through art, and a neural net (made of children) — NewsWorks

Teaching math and science through art, and a neural net (made of children) — NewsWorks | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
In the fall of 2013 Ben Volta arrived at Morton McMichael School with no ideas He had just been hired by the school in the Mantua neighborhood of West Philadelphia in partnership with Mural Arts
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Teacher Leadership Is More Complicated Than You Think

Teacher Leadership Is More Complicated Than You Think | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Teacher leaders can be an asset for schools, but choosing the right person for the position may be more complicated than you think.
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10 Most Popular Teaching Tools Used This Year |...

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RT @nstoecklin: 10 Most Popular Teaching Tools Used In 2014: http://t.co/K5smqt87PZ
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Listening to Students - Hybrid Pedagogy

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  Much of the conversation about modern education discusses what we as teachers can say or do within our classrooms. Relatively little attention is paid to what we can hear...
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Study Habits: New App Helps Students Get Organized and Motivated | Edudemic

Study Habits: New App Helps Students Get Organized and Motivated | Edudemic | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
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Study: School systems should be assessed by more than just test scores

Study: School systems should be assessed by more than just test scores | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Researchers looked at 24 indicators in six categories to measure the educational opportunities of nine countries.

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Visible Classroom - Ai-Media

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Personalised teaching strategies and recommendations from the word’s leading education experts
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Beyond Knowing Facts, How Do We Get to a Deeper Level of Learning?

Beyond Knowing Facts, How Do We Get to a Deeper Level of Learning? | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Every student has the capacity for rich, meaningful learning experiences. How can educators tap into the motivation that helps drive a love of learning in students? They key might be found in the "deeper learning" movement.
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More Than Half Of American Schoolchildren Now Live In Poverty

More Than Half Of American Schoolchildren Now Live In Poverty | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
For the first time, more than half of U.S. public school students live in low-income households, according to a new analysis from the Southern Education Foundation.

Overall, 51 percent of U.S.
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How to Move from Teaching Content to Teaching Learning

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By Kelly Morgan Dempewolf, PhD Lifelong learners. It’s a phrase that appears in mission statements of schools, districts, and state agencies across the country. It’s a worthy goal—to produce people that continue to learn and value learning throughout their adult lives. Despite being a fairly universal goal of educators and education systems, producing lifelong learners is not a process that has a set of concrete steps. Despite being a part of systems that included the phrase in their mission, I’ve never been shown how to actually make it happen. One way to encourage lifelong learning is to show students that there are things to learn that are relevant to their interests and their lives—things they are interested in learning for the sake of learning, rather than for grades or tests. Allowing students to seek out specific aspects of an overall topic that interest them or ask their own questions to guide their learning goes a long way in cultivating the intrinsic motivation that’s necessary if we want them to continue to learn later in life when it’s not required for a test or a grade. Second, we need to let them learn how to learn. Students spend years in classrooms taking part in lectures, discussions, assignments, projects, group work, activities, labs, and many other learning activities. However, the vast majority of those students are told when to learn something, how to learn it, when to be done learning it, and if they’ve learned it or not. When in this process have we ever shown them how to learn something on their own, without a teacher creating a schedule, telling them which things they need to do to learn it, and letting them know when they know something? We instead need to create an environment that promotes student-paced mastery learning and give students the ability to learn how to learn. Student-paced mastery learning allows students to learn to select between various learning opportunities to decide how they best learn different types of content. For a math lesson, they may want to watch a narrated lecture, with examples, that they can pause and rewind as necessary. Then, they may want to attempt to solve practice problems and have access to an answer key so they can check their understanding as they go, rather than waiting until the end. Practice makes permanent, not perfect, so why make the wrong way permanent by requiring completion of all practice before assessing and making corrections? For learning about the differences between physical and chemical changes, students may choose to read a passage in their textbook and discuss it with other students. Lifelong learners need to master the ability to seek out appropriate ways of learning when there’s no teacher there to tell them which things to read, watch, do, or experience. Student-paced mastery learning allows students to learn how to assess their own understanding. They determine when they are ready to show mastery on a concept. In the beginning, they often get this wrong and prematurely decide they are ready. This results in many retakes early in the year. However, by the end of the year, students in my high school chemistry class rarely need to retake a mastery quiz because they are much better at the meta-cognitive skill of assessing whether they understand a concept or not. Lifelong learners need to know how to evaluate whether to seek out more information, help, or experiences in order to understand something or whether they’ve got it and can move to the next thing. Student-paced mastery learning also allows students to develop perhaps the most necessary skill for independent lifelong learning: the ability to try again. Traditional classrooms teach students that they have one opportunity to learn something and demonstrate their understanding. They are not taught to pick themselves up, think about what they could do differently, and attack the problem from a new angle. Time and time again, we hear very successful people talking about how, without the ability to be resilient in the face of failure, they would not be the successful people they are today. Yet we’re not modeling that and teaching students how to develop that in our traditional classrooms. In order to truly be successful, lifelong learners need the ability to try again after something didn’t work quite right the first time.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 13, 10:49 PM

What is life-long learning if students and teachers do not know how to learn and reflect on what they are learning critically?

 

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4 hospitality principles that can transform our classrooms

4 hospitality principles that can transform our classrooms | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
The hospitality industry understands their guests and creates an atmosphere to put them at ease. There's so much we can learn as educators from hotels, spas and events.
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10 Classroom Ideas to Try in 2015

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Now that we're back to school, what are some ways you can shake things up in the new year? Here are 10 ideas to try out in your classroom, no matter how big or small your learners may be.
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