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Reading for pleasure 'boosts pupils' results in maths' - Telegraph

Reading for pleasure 'boosts pupils' results in maths' - Telegraph | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Children who read for pleasure in their spare time perform significantly better at school than other pupils, according to a major study.
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Reading for pleasure is competing for time in busy students' schedules. Teachers and parents need to make sure they allow time for children to develop a strong reading ability.

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7 Tips on how to Drive Students Motivation ~ Ed...

7 Tips on how to Drive Students Motivation ~ Ed... | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Here is another awesome back-to-school resource. This is basically a graphic from ASCD featuring seven reminders on how to drive motivation.

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▶ If you give a kid... - YouTube

Google for Education is about learning for everyone, anywhere. Learn more at google.com/edu Artist: The Temper Trap Song: Sweet Disposition Publisher: Imagem...
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Welcome to the new culture of connected learning. Overcome your cynicism and embrace it.

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Digital Literacy: Becoming Digital Citizens

Digital Literacy: Becoming Digital Citizens | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

Children at Our Lady of Dolours School live and work in a high tech world. More importantly, they will become the leaders of tomorrow. They will work in jobs that have not been invented yet. They will make their contribution to the world through a multitude of different technologies.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, August 26, 9:27 PM

Links ICT capabilities to digital literacy components and Australian Curriculum.

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TEACH-LEARN-LEAD

TEACH-LEARN-LEAD | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

Teaching, Learning, and Leading, curated ideas.

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Great ideas here from Dean Fusto.

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Where is Your School’s Online Conversation?

Where is Your School’s Online Conversation? | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

"Jason Markey will be the first to tell you that this is the work of his community (and he truly means community which includes parents, teachers, and especially students) coming together and doing some pretty amazing things,.....  If something goes awry, at the end of the day, he will be accountable as principal of the school.


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Ours is firmly placed within a Learning Management System. I fail to understand why, as this is not reality. Here is some innovative thinking.

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, August 23, 11:26 PM

The trust Jason Markey places in his community is of a very high level and the community members seem to have accepted and rewarded that trust with their attitudes and behaviours. This shows calculated risk taking and leadership exhibiting courage.

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The Learning Curve | 2014 Report Summary | Pearson

The Learning Curve | 2014 Report Summary | Pearson | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
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Designing New Literacies

Designing New Literacies | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
In Mike FIsher and my keynote/workshop last week at the Wildly Excited Conference at the Grand Rapids State University in Michigan, I shared the following blended sketchnote (blended= self-drawn do...
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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, August 18, 7:44 PM

In a changing technology scene new literacies are emerging.  An excellent summary.

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Why Students (And Teachers) Need To Be Physically Active In The Classroom - Edudemic

Why Students (And Teachers) Need To Be Physically Active In The Classroom - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
There’s a ton of buzz in the education world about how dwindling school budgets and pressure to improve test scores are taking time away from recess and physical education so that students can spend more time in the classroom. Despite more time in the classroom sounding like something that would drive academic performance, research shows …
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Is This The Future Of Education? - Edudemic

Is This The Future Of Education? - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
It seems to be part of the human condition that we are constantly looking to the future. From things a simple as “what’s happening this weekend” to “are we going to have flying cars in ten years”, wondering, imagining, and creating what our future will look like is so normal that it can often seem …
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Coaching v mentoring: what works best for teachers?

Coaching v mentoring: what works best for teachers? | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Teacher Andrew Jones explains the difference between coaching and mentoring, and how they suit different professional development needs

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Considering mentoring and what is genuinely beneficial in professional development. Coaching may be a better option for improving practice. 

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, August 5, 4:49 AM

A neat explanation of the differences between coaching and mentoring.

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Poor technology leadership is usually just poor leadership | Dangerously Irrelevant

Poor technology leadership is usually just poor leadership | Dangerously Irrelevant | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

When a school leader neglects to allocate sufficient professional development time for newly-purchased classroom technologies, that’s not poor technology leadership, that’s just poor leadership.

 

When a school leader doesn’t provide adequate technical support personnel for a new 1:1 laptop initiative, that’s not poor technology leadership, that’s just poor leadership.

 

When a school leader purchases system-wide learning software with little thought given to long-term financial and instructional sustainability, that’s not poor technology leadership, that’s just poor leadership.

 

When a school leader fails to ensure adequate parent education and support before initiating expensive, organization-wide technology programs, that’s not poor technology leadership, that’s just poor leadership.


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Challenging leaders to follow up on their ideas and vision.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 21, 1:15 AM

Scott McCleod lays it all out with refreshing candor and insight.

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What Motivates Teachers?

What Motivates Teachers? | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Teachers overwhelmingly report that they love their jobs, but hate their workplaces. Teachers weigh in on why they love the classroom and how things could change to make their lives easier.
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Why is this so? What is it about schools that makes the culture so difficult to transform and so resistant to innovation and change? 

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How can teachers get devices for blended learning?

How can teachers get devices for blended learning? | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
RT @edutopia: New! How can teachers get devices for #BlendedLearning? http://t.co/5dgCDFICzc.
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What Do Schools Risk By Going ‘Full Google’?

What Do Schools Risk By Going ‘Full Google’? | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Google launches new tools for teachers and expands its brand among students. (RT @cagelessthink: What are the advantages and disadvantages of going 'full Google' in the classroom?

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Music plays the right notes in the brain: UC documentary : Monitor Online : University of Canberra

Music plays the right notes in the brain: UC documentary : Monitor Online : University of Canberra | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
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Teachers deal with students' drug and alcohol abuse, report says

Teachers deal with students' drug and alcohol abuse, report says | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
The binge drinking and drug taking culture among high school students is having a detrimental impact on schools, a survey of principals found, with teachers spending significant amounts of classroom time dealing with the fallout of weekend parties.
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3 Shifts To Create A Climate Of Possibility In Your Classroom

3 Shifts To Create A Climate Of Possibility In Your Classroom | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

In May of last year, Ken Robinson–he of “Is School Killing Creativity”/TED Talk legend status–gave a brief talk on the idea of contrast, specifically the difference between who we are and how we teach.

 

His general message was that we, as human beings, are wired for certain tendencies. Three of those most immediate to education, Robinson explains, are our diversity, curiosity, and creativity, calling children “natural learners.”

 

He contrasted these hallmarks of being human with the tone in which public education in the United States currently operates–a tone that promotes conformity, compliance, and standardization.


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How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn

How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Psychologists are finding that when students are motivated by a desire to have a positive impact on the world they are more able to plug away at challenging or tedious tasks.

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, August 23, 8:22 PM

They recently explored purposeful learning in a series of four studies and put their intervention to the test against one of the banes of learning: boredom. Initial promising results suggest the psychology strategy could encourage pupils to plug away at homework or learning tasks that are challenging or tedious, yet necessary to getting an education that’ll help them reach their greater life goals.

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How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn

How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Psychologists are finding that when students are motivated by a desire to have a positive impact on the world they are more able to plug away at challenging or tedious tasks.
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Flow, intrinsic motivation, purpose - how can we encourage students by haloing with purposeful mindset?

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Great Examples of How Content Curation Tools Can Be Effectively Used In Education

Great Examples of How Content Curation Tools Can Be Effectively Used In Education | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

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Ivo Nový's curator insight, August 18, 10:22 PM

What is content Curation? Great explanation and very interesting interview with Robin Good on curation.

John Gougoulis's curator insight, August 19, 3:34 AM

An absolutely significant skill in any research or investigation, for educators and learners in the digital age - the curation of content- with a clear focus or question in mind, the capacity to target a search field, sift through, reflect on and make decisions about the most suitable resource or evidence to use. What a great learning experience.

N Kaspar's curator insight, Today, 9:33 AM

Intriguing idea.

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How To Get Started With Visual Learning In The Classroom - Edudemic

How To Get Started With Visual Learning In The Classroom - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Humans thrive on visual stimuli, and interaction. We don’t want to hear about the latest tablet, or even read an article about it. We want to see it for ourselves. More than that, we want to experience it for ourselves. We want to press all the buttons, test out the apps, and personalize every feature. …
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10 time management tips for teachers

10 time management tips for teachers | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
As someone who worked in education for several years, I can tell you that one of my biggest obstacles was time — as in, there was never enough of it. But rather than turn my teaching job into a 24/7 endeavor, I learned to work smarter.

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Still have the same finite amount of time but the workload seems to be increasing? Some tips from a proponent of the work smarter, not harder school of thought.

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Still have the same finite amount of time but the workload seems to be increasing? Some tips from a proponent of the work smarter, not harder school of thought.

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Tips for effective classroom observations

Tips for effective classroom observations | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
One of the time-honored practices of school leaders is to visit classrooms and conduct teacher observations.

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Classroom Visual Featuring 10 Tips for New Teachers

Classroom Visual Featuring 10 Tips for New Teachers | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
July 2, 2014
Here is an awesome visual outlining some practical tips for those of you who have just landed a teaching position. This visual is created by ASCD and is based on ASCD New Teacher Bundle...

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Some good tips for new teachers - and for more experienced ones!

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 5, 1:30 PM

School librarians can go a long way towards establishing a collaborative relationship with new teachers by handing this out during the first week of pre-planning. Don't forget to back it up with offers of help!

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Infographic The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology | Infographics Creator

Infographic The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology | Infographics Creator | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Infographic The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology 1. They always start with the why Technology for technology's sake is dangerous. Highly effective teachers who use technology always have a reason for using new technology tools. Whether It saves them time. Improves learning outcomes, or helps with lesson planning, highly effective teachers always start with the why. 2. They are malleable and can easily adapt Technology is constantly changing, and the classroom environment will be drastically different In 2 years. Understanding the big picture Is key. 3. They embrace change Most teachers who use technology today are Innovators or early adopters. Embracing (not fighting) change is key. The world hates change yet it is the only thing that has brought progress. 4. They share, share, and then share some more Technology has opened the door for collaboration beyond the school walls. A teacher In New Brunswick can now collaborate with a teacher In the UK. Knowledge Is
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