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Resisting our way to irrelevance? | Teaching Your Way Around the World

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Brilliant article from Bambi Betts about the impending irrelevance of schools. We can and should be doing more, and doing it better.

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3 Things You Can Do This Summer to Be a Better Teacher in the Fall

3 Things You Can Do This Summer to Be a Better Teacher in the Fall | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
The journey of becoming a better version of your teacher self is all about finding balance, joy, and opportunities to learn and collaborate, says special education teacher Elizabeth Stein.
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Becoming more mindful opens new perspectives on everything in your world, and can only improve your performance as a teacher or carer...

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Tips for Making Decisions - Hey Sigmund

Tips for Making Decisions - Hey Sigmund | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
When it comes to making decisions, most aren’t black and white and leave us with strong, powerful and at times uncomfortable emotions.
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Exam Anxiety: Here's How to Shake It (And Put In A Stellar Performance) - Hey Sigmund - Karen Young

Exam Anxiety: Here's How to Shake It (And Put In A Stellar Performance) - Hey Sigmund - Karen Young | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Researchers have found that a simple writing exercise can ease exam anxiety and greatly improve exam performance.
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How Minecraft and Duct Tape Wallets Prepare Our Kids for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet (EdSurge News)

How Minecraft and Duct Tape Wallets Prepare Our Kids for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet (EdSurge News) | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
When I was 11 I loved designing web pages and playing Sim City. Adults in my life didn’t recognize these skills as valuable, so neither did I. Actually, I began to feel guilty for using my computer so much. In high school I stopped making web pages altogether to focus on sports. It wasn’t until c
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Mindfulness and Health: This is Why it Works

Mindfulness and Health: This is Why it Works | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
We’re still learning what there is to know about mindfulness. One thing we know with absolute certainty is that it’s stellar for mental health. What we have
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Never forget: Can anyone improve a poor memory?

Never forget: Can anyone improve a poor memory? | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
The One Show's Alex Jones presents a guide about memory, and a number of techniques on how to improve it.
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[Infographic] Using Solution Fluency in Design Thinking

[Infographic] Using Solution Fluency in Design Thinking | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
This infographic from Nueva School serves as inspiration for our own “design process” infographic. It’s called “Solution Thinking”, and it’s about using Solution Fluency in design projects.

Solution Fluency is bound by the tenets of Global Digital Citizenship and encompasses the other 21st Century Fluencies. We’ve put together an infographic to keep track of it all. Hope it proves helpful!

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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 25, 5:56 PM

This infographic from Nueva School serves as inspiration for our own “design process” infographic. It’s called “Solution Thinking”, and it’s about using Solution Fluency in design projects. 

Solution Fluency is bound by the tenets of Global Digital Citizenship and encompasses the other 21st Century Fluencies. We’ve put together an infographic to keep track of it all. Hope it proves helpful!


Eunice Sari's curator insight, May 25, 9:03 PM

21st century kids - must be able not only to accept the information, but use the info creatively to solve problems, discover new things, dream and design for better solutions.

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The Global Digital Citizen website also has a solution fluency quickstart guide for free download.

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The psychology of simple

The psychology of simple | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
For a concept that we all understand, ‘simple’ is deceivingly difficult to pin down. We may ‘know it when we see it’, but there’s more to what makes a product or website feel simple than just gut reaction.  In the words […]

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 21, 9:12 PM

The Einstein quote says it all. The complexity of simplicity.

 

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For a concept that we all understand, ‘simple’ is deceivingly difficult to pin down. We may ‘know it when we see it’, but there’s more to what makes a product or website feel simple than just gut reaction.  In the words […]


Learn from it when creating courses and/or Social Media posts ;)

Ian Berry's curator insight, May 22, 6:56 PM

Good article. Here's to everything being as simple as possible without losing the profound

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▶ Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Standardized Testing (HBO) - YouTube

American students face a ridiculous amount of testing. John Oliver explains how standardized tests impact school funding, the achievement gap, how often kids...
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Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students

Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
As education grows and changes educators have the opportunity to change the way they envision their roles and their classrooms.
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The world's carbon dioxide levels just hit a staggering new milestone

The world's carbon dioxide levels just hit a staggering new milestone | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
The kind of record we don't want to break.
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CriticalThinking.org - Critical Thinking Model 1

CriticalThinking.org - Critical Thinking Model 1 | Learning to learn | Scoop.it

Interactive illustrating the critical thinking model of Paul and Elder ("elements of thought")


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Modelo de pensamiento crítico...CriticalThinking.org - Critical Thinking Model 1 | @scoopit via @DebJArnold http://sco.lt/...

Miles McGeehan's curator insight, May 9, 12:20 AM

Nice interactive effect with the mouse over.

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 23, 6:25 PM

Great tool for teachers.  We must make students aware of their thinking processes so they can use them strategically and develop them fully

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Toddlers prepare for their first big interview - BBC News

Toddlers prepare for their first big interview - BBC News | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Getting into good schools and universities is tough in many parts of the world, but in Hong Kong parents are enrolling toddlers in classes to prepare for nursery interviews.
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Insane...

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The 10 Most Popular TED Ed Videos for Students

The 10 Most Popular TED Ed Videos for Students | Learning to learn | Scoop.it

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Teaching Kids How To Set & Protect Their Boundaries (And Keep Toxic People Out) - Hey Sigmund - Karen Young

Teaching Kids How To Set & Protect Their Boundaries (And Keep Toxic People Out) - Hey Sigmund - Karen Young | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Teaching kids how to set boundaries is an important life skill. Here's how to to protect your kids from the people who might shrink them.
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COMMENTARY Q & A from Education Week - Sir Ken Robinson - Teachers With Apps

COMMENTARY Q & A from Education Week - Sir Ken Robinson - Teachers With Apps | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
COMMENTARY Q & A from Education Week - Sir Ken Robinson, has been discussing the lack of creativity and that standardized testing does not fit all childrenstudents
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Mindfulness: What. How. And The Difference 5 Minutes a Day Will Make

Mindfulness: What. How. And The Difference 5 Minutes a Day Will Make | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
What mindfulness can do is remarkable. Remarkable. Once the domain of Buddhist monks or the 'alternative', mindfulness has made its way into modern medicine and
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The Homework I Wish My Child Brought Home From School

The Homework I Wish My Child Brought Home From School | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
If I could wave my magic mama-wand, I'd abolish homework in the lower grades.
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Lovely addition to the homework debate....

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Homework vs. No Homework Is the Wrong Question

Homework vs. No Homework Is the Wrong Question | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Does your school have a homework policy? How does your school ensure that teachers don't overload students with busy work?
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Is Homework Worthwhile? | Edudemic

Is Homework Worthwhile? | Edudemic | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
If you’re confused about homework you’re forgiven. In a single day you might hear a story about how education lacks rigor or how students are overburdened.

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▶ The Backwards Brain Bicycle - Smarter Every Day 133 - YouTube

Patreon Support Link: http://www.patreon.com/smartereveryday Free Audio Book ⇒ http://bit.ly/AudibleSED ⇐ (I really do love the Commander's book!) Tweet ⇒ ht...
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Ban mobile phones to help underperforming students: study

Ban mobile phones to help underperforming students: study | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
New research in the UK suggests mobile phone use in the classroom can have a negative impact on test results for under-performing students.
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Should we be banning phones after all?

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You Asked: Are My Devices Messing With My Brain?

You Asked: Are My Devices Messing With My Brain? | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Yes—and you're probably suffering from phantom text syndrome, too.
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Avoiding "Just Google it!" with your students

Avoiding "Just Google it!" with your students | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
In a recent staff meeting we kicked off our first professional development season, which focuses on learning engagements. One aim of the plenary was to begin to get teachers thinking about how they...
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Turning off technology is about mental wellbeing – not becoming a digital hermit

Turning off technology is about mental wellbeing – not becoming a digital hermit | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Technological advances have put the world at our fingertips, but is being connected all of the time really good for us?
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