Lighting a Fire
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"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." William Butler Yeats
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Why It's Time To Take Ownership Of Your PLN - Edudemic

Why It's Time To Take Ownership Of Your PLN - Edudemic | Lighting a Fire | Scoop.it
I know the old saying can be true, teachers make the worst students. But it's time to take ownership of your PLN and here's why.
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Don't just sit back - SHARE!

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Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley | Video on TED.com

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them.
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On genuine vs. bogus inquiry - using EQs properly

On genuine vs. bogus inquiry - using EQs properly | Lighting a Fire | Scoop.it
We had a delightful visit to The School of the Future in New York City the other day. Lots of engaged kids, a great blend of instruction and constructivist work, and an obvious intellectual culture...
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Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! | Video on TED.com

TED Talks In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning -- creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish.
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Dan Meyer: Math class needs a makeover | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Today's math curriculum is teaching students to expect -- and excel at -- paint-by-numbers classwork, robbing kids of a skill more important than solving problems: formulating them.
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Everything you know about curriculum may be wrong. Really.

Everything you know about curriculum may be wrong. Really. | Lighting a Fire | Scoop.it
UPDATE: Cool. This post was nominated and made the shortlist for Most Influential Post of 2012 by edublog.
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A clarification of the goal of transfer and how it relates to testing

A clarification of the goal of transfer and how it relates to testing | Lighting a Fire | Scoop.it
  There is some understandable confusion about the goal of transfer.
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Another Novel Idea

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TeachersPayTeachers.com -- 500,000+ free and priced teaching resources created by teachers for download including lesson plans, unit plans, novel studies,
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Visit my store on www.teacherspayteachers.com for in-depth activities and novel studies.
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The break-things-into-bits mistake we have been making in education for centuries - happening today with standards

The break-things-into-bits mistake we have been making in education for centuries - happening today with standards | Lighting a Fire | Scoop.it
In the just-released Math Publisher’s Criteria document on the Common Core Standards, the authors say this about (bad) curricular decision-making: “’Fragmenting the Standards into individual standa...
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Would you teach a student how to drive by testing them on the car's parts in isolation?

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Creativity and imagination in the math classroom—reframing projects and project based learning

Creativity and imagination in the math classroom—reframing projects and project based learning | Lighting a Fire | Scoop.it
This week was our monthly curriculum writing committee meeting. We were sharing our successes and challenges regarding the Common Core and I mentioned, “I don’t want to sound dramatic, but I hunger...
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Quality curriculum, not more funding, is the key to a better education system

Quality curriculum, not more funding, is the key to a better education system | Lighting a Fire | Scoop.it
BY all rights education should be at the heart of political debate in Australia. Unfortunately, there appears to be a reluctance to discuss what is really going on in the classroom.
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Singapore schools 'cut the cramming'

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Singapore's schools have been been hailed as an international success - but they want to move towards a more creative style of learning.
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Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
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Understanding by Design with Grant Wiggins

http://www.avenues.org Title: Understanding by Design with Grant Wiggins Date: January 21st 2012 Subject: Designing classes so students reach a true understa...
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Good vs. great teachers: how do you wish to be remembered?

Good vs. great teachers: how do you wish to be remembered? | Lighting a Fire | Scoop.it
There are endless articles, blogs, essays on the difference between good and bad teachers.
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