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20 Tips for Creating a Professional Learning Network

20 Tips for Creating a Professional Learning Network | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Networking is a prime form of 21st century learning. The world is much smaller thanks to technology. Learning is transforming into a globally collaborative enterprise. Take for example scientist...
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More Progressive Ways to Measure Deeper Level of Learning

More Progressive Ways to Measure Deeper Level of Learning | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
How do we measure learning beyond knowledge of content? Finding that winning combination of criteria can prove to be a complicated and sometimes difficult process.
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Do Cumulative Exams Motivate Students?

Do Cumulative Exams Motivate Students? | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Students don’t like cumulative exams—that almost goes without saying. They prefer unit exams that include only material covered since the previous exam.
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Serious reading takes a hit from online scanning and skimming, researchers say - The Washington Post

Serious reading takes a hit from online scanning and skimming, researchers say - The Washington Post | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Our brains, neuroscientists warn, are developing new circuits with a big impact on non-digital reading
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24 Time Management Tips For, Well, Everyone - Edudemic

24 Time Management Tips For, Well, Everyone - Edudemic | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
At this point, most of you probably know that I am a huge procrastinator. And I’m easily distracted – staying focused is absolutely not my forte.
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Faith in Possibility: On Striving for Curiosity Instead of Success

Faith in Possibility: On Striving for Curiosity Instead of Success | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
A documentary about an intrepid and curious man inspires this reflection on failure, giving up too soon, and pursuing curiosity rather than success.
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On Thinking: Bertrand Russell's Third Commandment

On Thinking: Bertrand Russell's Third Commandment | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
The third of the great British philosopher's list of rules for living and learning. This time, on discouraging thinking.
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Taking a Look at the Effective Lifelong Learning Inventory

Taking a Look at the Effective Lifelong Learning Inventory | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
The Effective Lifelong Learning Inventory, developed by a research group at the University of Bristol in the UK, is a self-assessment tool that helps learners develop an awareness of how they learn and encourages them to take responsibility for...
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How Our Minds Mislead Us: The Marvels and Flaws of Our Intuition

How Our Minds Mislead Us: The Marvels and Flaws of Our Intuition | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
"The confidence people have in their beliefs is not a measure of the quality of evidence but of the coherence of the story that the mind has
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Keep It Short - NYTimes.com

Keep It Short - NYTimes.com | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
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Don’t Go Back to School: How to Fuel the Internal Engine of Learning

Don’t Go Back to School: How to Fuel the Internal Engine of Learning | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
"When you step away from the prepackaged structure of traditional education, you’ll discover that there are many more ways to learn outsid
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The Best New Google Docs Tools for Teachers and Students

The Best New Google Docs Tools for Teachers and Students | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Google’s web-based word-processing software just closed the gap with Microsoft Word. Here are a few new “add-ons” writers and researchers should try.
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Grace in Disagreement: Brené Brown's Ten Guidelines for Engaged Feedback:

Grace in Disagreement: Brené Brown's Ten Guidelines for Engaged Feedback: | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
How can we learn to offer feedback with grace and compassion at work and at home? Brené Brown offers a rubric for offering guidance and sitting on the same side of the table.
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In Defense of Teaching

In Defense of Teaching | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Mark Twain once remarked that “All generalizations are false, including this one.” It seems that we are in a time—an educational crossroads of sorts—when teaching is overgeneralized to the point where it can be difficult for professionals to have...
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4 Good Reminders When You’ve Had a Bad Day

4 Good Reminders When You’ve Had a Bad Day | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living
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Creating Learning Environments that Help Students Stretch and Grow as Learners

Creating Learning Environments that Help Students Stretch and Grow as Learners | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
The March 12, 2014 post raised issues about those students who really don’t want to work with others in groups … “lone wolves” as they’re called in the literature. Your responses raised a number of issues.
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Helping Students Overcome Their Fear of Writing

Helping Students Overcome Their Fear of Writing | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Most students in my developmental writing classes claim they “hate” writing. It’s a familiar refrain. But, it is less about “hate” and more about a lack of preparation in the subject area.
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How To Stick To Your Goals By Changing Your Beliefs

How To Stick To Your Goals By Changing Your Beliefs | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
By linking your goals with your identity and adjusting your beliefs accordingly, you can become happier and more productive.
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Lost sleep could mean lost neurons | Science News

Lost sleep could mean lost neurons | Science News | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
A new study shows we may not be able to make up for chronic sleep deprivation. The protein SirT3 might protect us against late nights, but all-nighters may produce neuron loss.
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Want to do better at exams? Take notes by hand - NOT on a laptop

Want to do better at exams? Take notes by hand - NOT on a laptop | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Students who write notes by hand during lectures perform better on exams than those who use laptops, according to a new study - even when the computers are disconnected from the Internet to avoid distractions.
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To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society

To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Why haven't education reform efforts amounted to much? Because they start with the wrong problem, says John Abbott, director of the 21st Century Learning Initiative.
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Education Week

Education Week | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
mobile first webpage developed by mobiletech
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We’ve Been Wrong About Multitasking All Along

We’ve Been Wrong About Multitasking All Along | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Multitasking saves time. Multitasking is more efficient. Wrong and wrong! Studies show we're wrong about multitasking, but its not all bad news. Here's why.
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Daydreaming or Deep in Thought? Using Formative Assessment to Evaluate Student Participation

Daydreaming or Deep in Thought? Using Formative Assessment to Evaluate Student Participation | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Many instructors will argue that student participation in class is important. But what’s the difference between participation and engagement? What does good participation or engagement look like? How can you recognize it? And how can you tell if a student is not engaged?
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Helen Keller on Optimism

Helen Keller on Optimism | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
"Doubt and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination, which the steadfast heart will conquer, and the large mind transcend." Decad
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Overcoming Procrastination by Letting Go of Perfectionism

Overcoming Procrastination by Letting Go of Perfectionism | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Do you procrastinate on even the simplest of tasks? This article gives advice on overcoming procrastination by simply letting go of perfection.
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