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5 Questions Educators Must Ask Themselves Daily

5 Questions Educators Must Ask Themselves Daily | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Each educator is motivated to teach for different reasons. What questions propel your journey as a learner and educator?
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ISU study finds activity helps kids learn

ISU study finds activity helps kids learn | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Researchers at Iowa State University are finding physical activity is a boon to the brains of elementary school students. ISU kinesiology assistant professor Spyridoula Vazou says short bouts of sk...
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5 ways to empower teachers to build a positive, innovative school culture

5 ways to empower teachers to build a positive, innovative school culture | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
How can administrators, instructional coaches, and teacher leaders help build a culture of innovation in our schools? What can we do to support teachers in getting connected and pursuing meaningful professional development opportunities? These are issues I'll be exploring next month in Washington, D.C., in a Future Ready Schools workshop. The Alliance for Excellent Education…
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Chris Carter's curator insight, February 16, 2015 4:18 AM

All of these ways are useful, but must start at #4, taking things off of teachers' plates to provide the room for self-selected PD, etc. A sound list that any administrator an use as a blueprint for transformation or a rubric for self assessment concerning empowering teachers.

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Educators as Lead Learners

Educators as Lead Learners | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
I have discussed educators as model learners before: The educator's role has or should change in this age of information abundance or Education 2.0-3.0. The educator's role has always been to model...
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 16, 2015 6:41 PM

Teachers are the lead learners in classrooms. This is compatible with servant-leadership which is about being first among equals. That is actually a fluid process.

 

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Argumatch - Teach Argument

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Argumatch is a card-game designed to provide its players with opportunities to practice and develop an array of critical thinking skills. It offers a “Holy Grail” of educational game design in that since its inception, it was (1) aligned with the Common Core, (2) developed to bolster the synthesis and argumentative skills targeted by next generation tests such as …
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'Humans of New York' Campaign Raises $1.4 Million for Brooklyn School

'Humans of New York' Campaign Raises $1.4 Million for Brooklyn School | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
A photo on the popular Humans of New York blog has brought widespread attention to a school in one of New York's most dangerous neighborhoods, raising more than $1.4 million for the school.
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'Fraction Phobia': The Root of Math Anxiety?

'Fraction Phobia': The Root of Math Anxiety? | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Hung-Hsi Wu, a professor emeritus of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, explains why instruction on fractions, which he calls "the backbone of school mathematics," needed to change.
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Authentic Student-Led Discussion, Music to My Ears

Authentic Student-Led Discussion, Music to My Ears | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Isn't it time we shifted control in our class discussions? Why can't kids be in charge of what gets considered and how? Teaching kids to facilitate their own class discussions provides an authentic opportunity for both speaking and listening where questioning is a natural outgrowth of personal curiosity and opinion.
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Differentiation Does, in Fact, Work

Differentiation Does, in Fact, Work | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
One of the leading proponents of differentiated instruction, Carol Ann Tomlinson, writes a spirited defense of the teaching practice.
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Harriet Tubman - Abraham Lincoln - Flocabulary

Harriet Tubman - Abraham Lincoln - Flocabulary | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Learn key facts about the American Civil War with Flocabulary's educational rap song and lesson plan.
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WeAreTeachers: Best of Teacher Helpline: 15 Awesome Books for Classroom Management

WeAreTeachers: Best of Teacher Helpline: 15 Awesome Books for Classroom Management | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Check out our teacher-recommended top picks for the best classroom management resources!
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The Best Teachers Don't Do What They're Told

The Best Teachers Don't Do What They're Told | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
The Best Teachers Don't Do What They're Told
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 16, 2015 6:44 PM

Teaching is about a calling which is full of wonder and awe. That being said, teachers cannot do what they are told all the time. They need to get out on the edge. What I experienced with School managers is they did not like that. They wanted serfs who did what they were told and answered dutifully.

 

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Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, February 17, 2015 10:52 AM

Our teachers are overwhelmed with directives from building and district administrators, as well as the state and federal government.  Held to high levels of accountability for students passing a standardized test, it is no wonder many comply to survive.  

 

As a building administrator, I struggled to integrate the myriad of mandates into a  streamlined package that would enable teachers to meet the "firehose" of requirements from  all the different agencies.  

 

Our teachers need time to collaborate with others and to reflect on their practice.  They deserve timely, positive feedback and opportunities to grow professionally.  

 

Perhaps the best teachers do not do what they are told....and the best administrators help teachers to discriminate and choose how they can meet the mandates and maintain their professional expertise on what works for  the students in THEIR classroom.

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 5 Ways To Use Social Media as Time Saver at Work

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 5 Ways To Use Social Media as Time Saver at Work | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
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How Can Developers Make Meaningful Learning Games for Classrooms?

How Can Developers Make Meaningful Learning Games for Classrooms? | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
As game developers look at a complicated education marketplace studded with persistent challenges, a few guidelines have begun to emerge to help make it easier for teachers to use and see value in educational games.
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Five questions for teachers to ask about education technology - Washington Post (blog)

Five questions for teachers to ask about education technology - Washington Post (blog) | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
What education technology companies should -- and shouldn't -- do.
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ASCD EDge - 12 Reasons Students Just Aren't That Into You

ASCD EDge - 12 Reasons Students Just Aren't That Into You | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
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PARCC Tips: Five Ways To Supercharge Student Performance

PARCC Tips: Five Ways To Supercharge Student Performance | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Supercharge students' performance on the PARCC test with these research based strategies. Give your students the advantage they deserve.
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Students most effectively learn math working on problems that they enjoy, not drills or exercises

Students most effectively learn math working on problems that they enjoy, not drills or exercises | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Students learn math best when they approach the subject as something they enjoy, according to a Stanford education expert. Speed pressure, timed testing and blind memorization pose high hurdles in the youthful pursuit of math.
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