The following article is the first in a series of collaborative efforts by the K-12 Blogging Team of Dean J. Fusto, Tiawana Giles, and Anthony Poullard. Click here to see more information about the team. In many K-12 schools, professional development is undergoing a long overdue metamorphosis. The paradigm has shifted in two significant ways. First, we…
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Our 175,000 members in 119 countries are professional educators from all levels and subject areas––superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.
"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." By Thomas A. Edison Growth Mindset = the belief that intelligence can be developed. Helping students build growth mindset helps motivate students and improves student achievement. So how can we build growth mindsets in the classroom?…
The teaching of thinking is a critical endeavour for teachers and one that brings enhanced learning opportunities for students. Unfortunately thinking is not something that we naturally do well and as a consequence it is a skill we need to learn. Understanding this is the first step towards establishing a culture of thinking in your classroom but encouraging an entire school to get on board with this can be difficult and given our already crowded curriculum anything that seems to add to th
kathy pryor's insight:
10 REASONS TO TEACH THINKING.....establish a culture of thinking
"In the last post I focused on five important ideas I believe need to be in place to support student centered learning in a technology rich environment. Please note those five concepts be reviewing that first post.
In this post I wish to add to the ten tools I had shared in the last post. Remember that the items I have collected might be a tool, possibly a resource, or collection of resources. It might directly rely on technology or could possibly be a catalyst for integration through its implementation. I hope you find the next ten useful! You can always let me know what to add. In order to become a resource in this kit I had the following criteria:
Free or at least a free tierMultiplatform capabilityFairly easy learning curve for teachers and studentsProvide an avenue or resource that could facilitate student centered learningProvide content and performance based standards
Now lets take a look at the second half of my collection. Please enjoy and let me know what I might add!"
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