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Prompts to Help Students Reflect on How They Approach Learning

Prompts to Help Students Reflect on How They Approach Learning | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD in Teaching Professor Blog

 

"One of the best gifts teachers can give students are the experiences that open their eyes to themselves as learners. Most students don’t think much about how they learn. Mine used to struggle to write a paragraph describing the study approaches they planned to use in my communication courses. However, to be fair, I’m not sure I had a lot of insights about my learning when I was a student. Did you?
As fall courses start to wind down, it’s an apt time for reflection. Here are some pithy (I hope) prompts that might motivate students to consider their beliefs about learning."


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Teachers and students require time to reflect. We should be creating classrooms which reflect a phenomenological experiencing of teaching and learning.

 

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Audrey's curator insight, November 27, 2014 12:15 PM
Questions such as the two below are very helpful in getting students to think about their own learning and to take responsibility rather than waiting for the teacher to always direct them: Say, for example, you don’t think you’re any good at math, or that you can’t write or draw, what happens when you have to do these things? Does what you believe about yourself as a learner have any effect on how you perform?Have you ever learned something you didn’t think you could learn? What? How did you feel once you had learned it?

 

 I recently asked students to do work they had not been asked previously to do.  The result was:  all 13 students performed very well. They had to write and think in different ways. I asked them to write an essay in 25 minutes on a topic they had not previously studied.  

 

The other topic was: to make sentences using homonyns.   A  homonyn is a word that is spelt the same or sounds the same as another word but is different in meaning, e.g. ate and eight; berry and bury; red and read.  

 

Although the majority of the students were foreign and were learning English as a second language, they were able to complete the task exceptionally well.  They were allowed to work in twos but none of them consulted a dictionary.  All of them completed 10 sentences using homonyns such as:   bore/boar; birth/berth; bald/bawled; pray/prey; principle/principal; missed/mist, etc ....without asking me the meanings.

 

What this demonstrates is that in the right environment / atmosphere a person will  use their brain processes.  What educators should always be doing is encouraging the intake of knowledge in a variety of contexts, situations: students should visit museums,  banks to learn real mathematics; House of Parliament to question politicians, etc....

 

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Jose Pietri's curator insight, December 5, 2014 5:39 AM

Usable in LEC and other self-learning based approaches. 

media350's curator insight, March 18, 2015 9:58 AM

 A list of well crafted and thought provoking prompts for reflection.

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Don't Be An Asshole: Gestalt of Coaching Entrepreneurs & Startups - CrowdFunde

Don't Be An Asshole: Gestalt of Coaching Entrepreneurs & Startups - CrowdFunde | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

James Avery's sudden & bad realization - he was an asshole. He was giving advice the wrong way. Learn how he stopped giving bad advice to startups. 

Marty
Great advice here from Adzerk CEO for personal branding too.  


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The article reminded of the way school jurisdictions have used "cognitive coaching." It has been about giving advice rather than listening to teachers tell their stories and finding the path themselves.

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The 10 Commandments of Presentations

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Via Baiba Svenca, Alfredo Corell
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Presents some good ideas with humour.

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Karen Dietz's comment, July 27, 2013 6:14 PM
Glad you like it Jesus!
Marie-Brigitte Souci's curator insight, August 19, 2013 7:45 PM

Great post and imagination. #BRIGITTESOUCI

Marie-Brigitte Souci's curator insight, August 19, 2013 7:45 PM

#BRIGITTESOUCI

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Project-Based Learning Through a Maker's Lens - Edutopia

Project-Based Learning Through a Maker's Lens - Edutopia | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

"The rise of the Maker has been one of the most exciting educational trends of the past few years. A Maker is an individual who communicates, collaborates, tinkers, fixes, breaks, rebuilds, and constructs projects for the world around him or her. A Maker, re-cast into a classroom, has a name that we all love: a learner. A Maker, just like a true learner, values the process of making as much as the product. In the classroom, the act of Making is an avenue for a teacher to unlock the learning potential of her or his students in a way that represents many of the best practices of educational pedagogy. A Makerspace classroom has the potential to create life-long learners through exciting, real-world projects."


Via John Evans, Alfredo Corell
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This sounds remarkably similar to John Dewey who used the word reconstructing in describing real-world, concrete learning that can happen. This takes exceptional pedagogy and teaching in building  relationships with students.

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Darleana McHenry's curator insight, August 16, 2014 7:27 PM

This is so cool looking and perfect for Middle School Students.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 4, 2015 10:06 PM

This is an interesting look at PBL. I certainly agree with the idea of a 'Maker' being the learner in the classroom. 

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 12, 2015 8:57 PM

#STEM #PBL #Project Based #Learning

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10 Commandments of Innovative Teaching - A.J. Juliani

10 Commandments of Innovative Teaching - A.J. Juliani | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
What is innovative teaching? The answer is always changing. Here's a list of ways we can innovate while technology, standards, and content all change.

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When students enter the classroom, they bring their personal curricula in the form of their autobiographies. We can ignore that or we can let them reconstruct the formal curriculum around their lives.

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Juan Legarda's curator insight, February 12, 2014 6:26 PM

Creative Teaching is about daily innovation.

Etd6's curator insight, February 17, 2014 3:19 AM
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Vatormabalissa Ratajczyk's curator insight, May 20, 2014 11:49 AM

Ensenar con technologia es dificil si no sepas usarlo. Profesors ayudaria estudiantes mas si ellos poden usar mas technologia. 

 

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5 killer ways to open up your next presentation

Did you know modern statistics state that you have 60 seconds or less to capture your audience’s attention? You’ve might have heard it before, but maybe not

Via Baiba Svenca, Kenneth Mikkelsen
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This is to the point.

 

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malek's comment, June 1, 2013 4:09 PM
True, it's all about grasping attention
malek's comment, June 1, 2013 4:09 PM
True, it's all about grasping attention
Frans Droog's curator insight, August 17, 2013 1:48 AM

Dit zijn echt hele goede tips, voorzien van een overtuigende redenatie, om (nog) beter te presenteren.