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7 Tenets of Creative Thinking

7 Tenets of Creative Thinking | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

In school, we learn about geniuses and their ideas, but how did they get those ideas? What are the mental processes, attitudes, work habits, behaviors, and beliefs that enable creative geniuses to view the same things as the rest of us, yet see something different?

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Creativity

 


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We often don't see the creativity in ourselves or in others. Creativity can be learned. Having a growth mindset is a good beginning.

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, June 6, 11:25 PM

Creativity is something that can be nourished but can it be learned? I'm not able to decide on that yet.

Josie Gibson's curator insight, June 8, 9:24 PM

Some excellent reminders - 'All experiences are neutral...you don't see things are THEY are, you see them as YOU are'.

Sharla Shults's curator insight, June 16, 1:27 PM

Don't let your creative juices run dry! We are all students of life!

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What Students Will Learn In The Future | TeachT...

What Students Will Learn In The Future | TeachT... | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

What Students Will Learn In The Future That’s essentially what classes and content areas are–perspectives to make sense of the world. If the world changes, should they change? These words and phrases that we now associate with schools, teachers, and assignments reflect our priority as a culture.

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Love this! A curated site from a site of curations!

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Teaching Content in a Google World

Teaching Content in a Google World | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
I don't know anyone who can successfully teach 'content-free'. We need to ensure that we teach good content: relevant, current, useful, interesting. We need to teach that content well, using effect...

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Content and skills can be balanced in teaching, as long as we don't sail along blissfully ignoring one in favour of the other. We do need to think beyond that which is "googleable" .

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, May 25, 5:46 PM

This is an excellent post from a strong teacher. Stephen Taylor seems to have an appropriate balance in his approach across many areas. Whilst at differing stages of our careers, the approach outlined is the closest to mine that I have come across.

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, May 25, 6:24 PM

Content and skills can be balanced in teaching, as long as we don't sail along blissfully ignoring one in favour of the other. We do need to think beyond that which is "googleable" .

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The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom

The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
A backchannel -- a digital conversation that runs concurrently with a face-to-face activity -- provides students with an outlet to engage in conversation. Every time I think about this tool, I rememb
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Homework, Sleep, and the Student Brain

Homework, Sleep, and the Student Brain | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
At some point, every parent wishes their high school aged student would go to bed earlier as well as find time to pursue their own passions -- or maybe even choose to relax. This thought reemerged as
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Sleep is like a bank. You need to invest in order to get the most out of it.

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Craig Kemp's Professional Reflection Blog: Our 1:1 journey, 18 months on ...

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Learning and Teaching with iPads: Reflecting on our iLearn journey so far

Learning and Teaching with iPads: Reflecting on our iLearn journey so far | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
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Disrupting Education: 8 Ideas That Will Break It Once And For All

Disrupting Education: 8 Ideas That Will Break It Once And For All | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Disrupting Education: 8 Ideas That Will Break It Once And For All by Terry Heick As education changes, it depends primarily on internal catalysts for…
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We get nervous when we talk of disruption. (Isn't there enough of that already????) Some excellent points from Terry Heick.

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The future of search ... made simple - an animated guide

How will new mobile phones and technology such as Google Glass influence our searches? Find out with our animation, narrated by Jemima Kiss
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Prof Erica McWilliam Presentation @ IB

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What's In and What's Out in Education

What's In and What's Out in Education | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

I really like what's in and what's out of current trends.  I created the following chart of what I hope and wish would be education ins and outs in the NEAR future.

 

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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

 


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Odile Dupont's curator insight, May 6, 3:19 AM

Des idées évidentes mais sans doute pas encore pour tout le monde !

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 6, 12:55 PM

Relationships are at the centre of education. It is no longer teacher-centred or learner-centred. In a sense, teachers and students are learning alongside each other. I am not sure it will always be the teacher leading the way although they have to be willing to know when to let go and when to take charge. Content is still incredibly important in that unless it connects to the lives of teachers and students it is not practical and meaningful. Technology is rarely seamlessly integrated.

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Teacher's Guide to Twitter Lingo ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher's Guide to Twitter Lingo ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

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Some I've never heard of! 

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3 Ways of Getting Student Feedback to Improve Your Teaching

3 Ways of Getting Student Feedback to Improve Your Teaching | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
During the summer, you'll want to improve your teaching and lessons, but how do you decide where to start? Your students! I use these three ways to get feedback from my students on my lessons, activi
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50 Ways To Empower Students In A Connected World

50 Ways To Empower Students In A Connected World | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
50 Ways To Empower Students In A Connected World
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Letting go control and giving students time - and a voice. I'm a convert to blogging. You can't listen to all your students at the same time in a class, but they can all have a voice in a blog, or in digital storytelling, or Edmodo, or any way they choose.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, June 3, 1:51 AM

Some great ideas. 

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Building Content Knowledge: Collaborate and Curate

Building Content Knowledge: Collaborate and Curate | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Mark Engstrom. 8th grade Geography teacher and Assistant Principal at Graded- The American School of São Paulo, has redesigned his entire course. Students move through the modules of this blended l...

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Practical example of blended learning. 

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5 tips for teaching 'grit' in the classroom

5 tips for teaching 'grit' in the classroom | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

“Despite debate over whether perseverance can actually be taught, these tactics can help foster an atmosphere of critical thinking in the classroom.”


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Allan Shaw's curator insight, May 22, 6:03 PM

Like others for whom I have much respect, I prefer the term 'resilience' to 'grit' but that is a minor matter.

 

There is much to reflect upon and use in this post that is positive and while the debate on whether resilience  can be taught explicitly will continue, there is no doubt that the school culture and climate can contribute much towards acknowledging and cultivating resilience.

 

Schools are places where the quality of relationships is critical and thus resilience can be cultivated, but I do not agree with the statement "..when students do demonstrate perseverance, do not tell them good job." That is a simplistic comment. Children and young adults, like older adults, need positive reinforcement and encouragement. All humans need acknowledgement of a good well done and we all wish to develop a positive student culture and climate in a school. We do not want students doing something just for the acknowledgement, but being relational creatures, communication and positive acknowledgement assist in our development.

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The key to success? Grit

The key to success? Grit | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success.
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5 Skills to Help You Start Your Online Personal Teaching Network

5 Skills to Help You Start Your Online Personal Teaching Network | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

April 23, 2014 Over the last decade the educational landscape has witnessed some landsliding changes thanks to the massive uptake of digital technology and broadband access. 


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Some good suggestions here - even adopting just a few new practices builds content curation credibility.

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Brad Merrick's curator insight, April 24, 9:00 AM
Really clearly outlined graphic that allows you to cross reference the way you engage online to develop networks. Worth a look. Some great ideas for teachers to use in their classes here.
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A Great New Technology Integration Matrix for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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A Visual Guide To Slowing Down The Distracted Generation - Edudemic

A Visual Guide To Slowing Down The Distracted Generation - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
I’m guilty. And I’m definitely too old to be considered part of the ‘distracted generation’. I didn’t grow up with a device in hand at all times, hopping from shiny thing to shiny thing on the internet. I use tools to help keep me from being distracted online. Distractions are all around with technology, and connecting …

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They're not the only ones distracted...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 9, 2:30 PM

I think teachers and parents have to work at finding ways to integrate various modes of learning i.e. digital and cursive into children's learning.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, May 15, 4:32 AM

Innovative as we want to be, we can't escape this real fact: Our kids tend to be more 'unfocused'. Let's have a look at how we could solve it..  or at least try it!

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Change Agents are Leaders: The four transitions toward culture change in your school

Change Agents are Leaders: The four transitions toward culture change in your school | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Change, culture and leadership are concepts that are inseparable. Achieving the desired culture for your team or school requires a process of change, and leadership is essential to make this happen...
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Changing culture is one of the most difficult transformations in an institution. Teachers are often resistant to change, clinging on to the past in desperation. Research provides the first step and visionary leaders drive the process. 

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Useful Tips and Channels for Using YouTube to Teach History ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Useful Tips and Channels for Using YouTube to Teach History ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
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You should know these - A List of Useful Educational Websites

You should know these - A List of Useful Educational Websites | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Imgur is home to the web's most popular image content, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.

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I love lists! Now to the shopping...

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Martin Karlsson's curator insight, May 14, 6:36 AM

So much fun. 

God Is.'s curator insight, May 14, 10:55 AM

I have been to a couple or three of these websites. Great to know there are some others...

Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, May 27, 1:45 AM

Nice list to have