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Reflection about Anne Frank and Making Blogging Connections

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I read the book " The Diary of Anne Frank" as an eleven year old and was inspired to begin writing my own diary, which I have continued for over 30 years. I am convinced that Anne's diary was one o...

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Questioning; Challenge & Engagement

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Questioning is a fundamental element of pedagogy, one you could read endlessly around, but the reality is using questioning to challenge and engage all learners is demanding and potentially problematic to get right. Recently I’ve been working with a team of teachers, shaping our CPD model in preparation for the new academic year. Engaging in dialogue around teaching and learning with colleagues is always a pleasure and extremely informative, and one aspect continually crops up; deep, challenging and engaging questioning. Firstly, I think it’s crucial to outline what we are trying to achieve when we think about the purpose of questioning, for me it includes the following:

     * Allowing students to develop a fuller understanding of a concept because they have tried to explain it
themselves
     * To easily recall existing knowledge
     * To be able to link the ideas in the lesson with existing knowledge
     * To tackle problems at a deep level and be able to extend their thinking
     * To engage easily with a task because they are clear about what is expected
     * To develop independence in the way they learn and think


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Jason Smith's curator insight, July 20, 8:02 PM

We have had lots of PD about quality questioning.

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Superbe matériel pour formateurs !!!

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Upgrade Curriculum Through Globally Connected Learning

Interested in working with me? Contact Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano for consulting, coaching, workshops, keynotes in the area of 21st century learning, documentin…
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'Fotoshop by Adobé' on ViewPure

'Fotoshop by Adobé' on ViewPure | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

This commercial isn't real, neither are society's standards of beauty.Full post here with behind the scenes: http://jesserosten.com/2012/fotoshop-by-adobe

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Very clever. 

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Schools for 21st-Century Learners | OECD READ edition

Schools for 21st-Century Learners | OECD READ edition | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
This report summarises evidence from the OECD TALIS and PISA surveys that underpins the three themes of the 2015 International Summit on the Teaching
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Digital Natives, Yet Strangers to the Web

Digital Natives, Yet Strangers to the Web | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Today's schools are focusing on boosting kids’ technological proficiency and warning them about the perils of the web. But something critical is missing from this education.
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5 Classroom Strategies That Help Introverts and Extroverts Do Their Best Work

5 Classroom Strategies That Help Introverts and Extroverts Do Their Best Work | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Thanks in no small part to Susan Cain's bestseller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, people have never been more aware of extroverted and introverted personality types -- that is, people who gain energy from social interaction and people who gain energy from alone...
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What might be a good proxy for learning?

What might be a good proxy for learning? | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

Professor Rob Coe has been referring to the idea that we confuse learning with various ‘poor proxies’. He explains why there is cognitive dissonance in our beliefs about education.

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The Creativity Mindset

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I absolutely love all of the emphasis on mindsets these days. There are growth mindsets (which I discuss in The Educator with a Growth Mindset: A Staff Workshop) and maker mindsets (which I discuss...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 20, 9:05 PM

Philosophers such as Gadamer have written about Bildung which incorporates these characteristics as projects of self-renewal.

 

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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, March 21, 11:26 AM
Thanks, Beth Dichter. I find the mindsets very understandable and appealing, much like the science habits of mind.
SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, April 6, 11:48 AM

We must stop educating students out of their creativity and foster an environment that celebrates the creative genius of the students entrusted to our care.

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Why Creativity in the Classroom Matters More Than Ever | Edudemic

Why Creativity in the Classroom Matters More Than Ever | Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Learning specific skills doesn't have as much value in today’s world. Learning how to be more creative prepares students for life beyond the classroom.
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The revolution that’s changing the way your child is taught | Ian Leslie

The revolution that’s changing the way your child is taught | Ian Leslie | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
The long read: Doug Lemov believes great teachers are made, not born – and his ideas are transforming education
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How Teaching Mindfulness Benefits Learning - InformED

How Teaching Mindfulness Benefits Learning - InformED | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
It's no secret that social and emotional well-being can directly influence academic outcomes. When we are in tune with our emotions, we pay attention to

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Fathers can make a difference in getting sons to read

Fathers can make a difference in getting sons to read | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Engaging boys in reading can be tough. Many parents find that their boys either aren’t interested in sitting still long enough, or they often perceive reading as a “girl thing”. The consequences of boys…
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"Your Rubric Is a Hot Mess: Here’s How to Fix It" // Brilliant or Insane

"Your Rubric Is a Hot Mess: Here’s How to Fix It" // Brilliant or Insane | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

By Jennifer Gonzalez

"See Mrs. Jones. She has a fantastic idea for a new assignment. It’s going to be challenging and engaging and fun. Before she can give this assignment to her students, Mrs. Jones needs to get a few things on paper. She starts by writing up a prompt. See Mrs. Jones smile as her fingers fly across the keyboard, crafting the language that describes what students will do.


Then it’s time to build a rubric. Watch as Mrs. Jones creates an empty table with four columns – one for each level of proficiency – and five rows that break down the areas that will be assessed. Four rows, five columns. Mrs. Jones prepares to fill all twenty cells.


See Mrs. Jones slump down in her chair.


If you’re like Mrs. Jones, you rely on densely packed analytic rubrics to assess student work. But creating these rubrics – trying to imagine every possible scenario that will result in an assignment being labeled as a 1, 2, 3 or 4, or whatever terminology might stand for those numbers – can be both soul-crushing and time-consuming.


Then, when it comes time to assess student work, you’re likely to find many assignments that don’t fit neatly into any one column.


What’s worse, others demonstrate qualities you didn’t even anticipate, like the student who spelled everything perfectly but was lax on punctuation. Your “mechanics” section doesn’t have a place for that.


And do students even read these rubrics? Having been on the receiving end of multi-page, multi-cell rubrics stuffed to the gills with 9-point font, I would say no. I did not read all of those cells. I looked at the third and fourth columns, where expectations met and exceeded expectations were described, and I did everything I could to make my work satisfy those criteria. The other two columns got little more than a glance."...


For main post, click on title above or here: http://www.brilliant-insane.com/2014/10/single-point-rubric.html 


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Can you teach digital citizenship, if you are not an active digital citizen yourself?

Can you teach digital citizenship, if you are not an active digital citizen yourself? | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
It seems that a number of participants in my Digital Citizenship workshop imagined they'd be learning about cyber safety for three days! Is that what comes to mind for some people when they hear th...
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LEARNing Path For Professional 21st Century LEARNing By ICT PracTICE Concept | LEARNing To LEARN | eSkills

LEARNing Path For Professional 21st Century LEARNing By ICT PracTICE Concept | LEARNing To LEARN | eSkills | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

In 21st Century LEARNers Know THEIR LEARNing Path. WHAT is "Professional LEARNing"!? Well, it is DIFFERENT from normal (?) LEARNing  as it provides the Students, LEARNers THE "LEARNing Path" and...



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In 21st Century LEARNers Know THEIR LEARNing Path. WHAT is "Professional LEARNing"!? Well, it is DIFFERENT from normal (?) LEARNing  as it provides the Students, LEARNers THE "LEARNing Path" and...


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The Common Thread: Weaving information Literacy

The Common Thread: Weaving information Literacy | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
RESOURCES IN PRESENTATION Literacy video (Martin) 10 things learners pay attention to (Sh!ft) QUESTIONS Essential questions (Wiggins) essentialquestions.org Essential questions (te@chthought )...
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Lots to read on Information Literacy...
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Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens

Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

learningDespite cautionary tales of teens and social networks, students have a lot to gain from incorporating what they learn in their personal digital space to the classroom.

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Tips to Engage 21st Century Students

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For Effective Schools, Teamwork is Not Optional

For Effective Schools, Teamwork is Not Optional | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Sean Glaze, a faculty team-building specialist, insists that teachers need to avoid isolation and secrecy in order to grow in their practice. He suggests that school administrations encourage and support teamwork among their staff.
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Diigo and Feedly and Flipboard- Ideas for Teaching Information Literacy

Diigo and Feedly and Flipboard- Ideas for Teaching Information Literacy | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
"Awesome" That is what Evan, one of my Digital Literacy students, said when I showed him and his classmates Flipboard. Laying the Foundation for Digital Citizenship: For the past two weeks, my stud...

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Fresh Eyes

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One of my favourite, non-education blog is "Marc and Angel Hack Life".  It is filled with quick reads that are uplifting and sometimes give me the exact motivation I need to go on with whatever poi...
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The most dangerous thinking in schools is about sticking to the ways things have always been done. Fresh eyes are important.

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