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Lost in translation – shattering neuromyths

Research to set right common neuromyths that are held by teachers.

Allan Shaw's insight:
Much information is transferred by teachers to other teachers via conversations across desks and over a cup of tea or coffee. In such circumstances it is reasonable to assume that accuracy, detail and nuance of research can be lost. It is not reasonable that such conversations are accepted and passed on rather than used as the basis for reading, checking and learning by those teachers involved. After all, we do wish to be regarded as professionals and thus need to act in such manner.
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We Have 21st Century Learners Who Need 21st Century Leaders

We Have 21st Century Learners Who Need 21st Century Leaders | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
We must lead the shift to a way that maximizes opportunities for investigation, problem solving, and collaboration while maintaining assurance that each child is gaining knowledge, and is able to apply it both alone and with others.

Via Pierre Levy
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It is wise not to allow allow large dichotomies, perhaps false dichotomies to dominate this debate. Critical thinking, collaborative work and knowledge of content are all important and attainable for good teachers, as they have been. It is a matter of emphasis. Check

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Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, February 10, 2014 11:33 AM

Excellent argument and validation for Instructional Leaders to be at the forefront of the cutting edge in instruction.  That involves conceptual learning, instructional technology that redefines the learning, and quality instructional implementation both in classrooms and in professional development.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 12, 2014 11:46 PM

But, we are almost 15% of the way into the century. Why has it not happened? And, it has not. Not even where I used to work.