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Why Failure Is So Important To Success - Forbes

Why Failure Is So Important To Success - Forbes | Look Ahead | Scoop.it

Failure and more importantly studying others’ misfortunes is one of the most important educational tools we have.


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You Are the Historian: Investigating the First Thanksgiving

You Are the Historian: Investigating the First Thanksgiving | Look Ahead | Scoop.it

Plimoth Plantation has a new website that allows students to explore the first Thanksgiving that took place in 1621. According to the Teacher's Guide "We were surprised at what we learned!"

It also provides goals as well as historian skills such as "separating fact from fiction, identifying and analyzing primary resources, making educated guesses using cultural cues, and considering multiple points of view." 
The website is rich with resources.Check it out and see if you can separate the "fact from the fiction."


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Technology Is Changing How Students Learn, Teachers Say

Technology Is Changing How Students Learn, Teachers Say | Look Ahead | Scoop.it

Scholars who study the role of media in society say no long-term studies have been done that adequately show how and if student attention span has changed because of the use of digital technology. But there is mounting indirect evidence that constant use of technology can affect behavior, particularly in developing brains, because of heavy stimulation and rapid shifts in attention.


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Brad Robinson's curator insight, July 28, 2014 11:15 AM

NY Times perpetuating attention-apocalypse paranoia.

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For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer

For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer | Look Ahead | Scoop.it

In a traditional classroom, the teacher is the center of attention, the owner of knowledge and information. Teachers often ask questions of their students to gauge comprehension, but it’s a passive model that relies on students to absorb information they need to reproduce on tests.

What would happen if the roles were flipped and students asked the questions?


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Miloš Bajčetić's curator insight, July 30, 2013 3:34 AM

"The quest is for the question, not the answer."

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Voice Translate - Speak every language!

Voice Translate - Speak every language! | Look Ahead | Scoop.it

Voice Translate allows you to not only translate the text with your voice, but is also a portable interpreter. Thus, learning a new language is very simple! Talk in your phone in one language and hear it immeaditly in another language. 20+ languages available.


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Why Learning Should Be Messy - The View from a Student

Why Learning Should Be Messy - The View from a Student | Look Ahead | Scoop.it

This post is written by a student and begins:

Can creativity be taught? Absolutely. The real question is: “How do we teach it?” In school, instead of crossing subjects and classes, we teach them in a very rigid manner. Very rarely do you witness math and science teachers or English and history teachers collaborating with each other.

Nikhil Goyal, a senior at Syosset High School then provides a look from the student viewpoint about what is and is not working in schools. A great read!


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Who cares about English? Panel discussion

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The British Council and the Oxford English Dictionary sponsored a discussion with an expert panel on Thursday 27 September 2012. The event considered issues such as:

Does ‘standard English’ exist in today’s globalised society?Who regulates the language – lexicographers, the education system, the media – or the public?Is the language being dumbed down? And does this matter?Should we be worried about the state of English today?


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Irma Walter's comment, October 20, 2012 9:30 AM
How staid these Englishpeople are about their language! For the same topic you'd get a rousing exchange in Germany. I suppose our language is locally confined, so people get hot-headed about it.
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Who can we trust? The importance of teaching our students to interpret the news.

Who can we trust? The importance of teaching our students to interpret the news. | Look Ahead | Scoop.it

Where once we would do an occasional unit on disseminating fact and opinion and identifying bias in selected reading to satisfy the mandates of our English Curriculum, we now must make it the major focus of our non fiction reading programs. Students today spend hours on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and forums and these sites are often their first source of news. Many adults these day also have moved onto these sources as their first port of call and often fall for the first rumor they see online, treating it as fact and then posting it for others to read or view.


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Take FREE online courses from the TOP 40 colleges in the US — freewaregenius.com

Take FREE online courses from the TOP 40 colleges in the US — freewaregenius.com | Look Ahead | Scoop.it
Online education is ubiquitous, it seems, and has a lot to recommend it, such as the convenience of learning when and where you want, and the fact that there are so many free courses out there.

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20+ Tips From The Most Effective Online Teachers

20+ Tips From The Most Effective Online Teachers | Look Ahead | Scoop.it
The fundamentals that define a great teacher don’t differ much whether classes are taught in the online setting or off, but there are certain things that need greater emphasis and gain greater importance when a teacher is working with students who aren’t in a traditional classroom setting.

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Teachers' Expectations Can Influence How Students Perform : NPR

Teachers' expectations about their students' abilities affect classroom interactions in myriad ways that can impact student performance. Students expected to succeed, for example, get more time to answer questions and more specific feedback.

A fascinating look at what can happen when teachers expectations for their students change, looking at "how do we get teachers to have the right expections?"

Seven suggestions are provided for ways "teachers can change their expections."


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Xiaoxia Wang's curator insight, November 18, 2013 5:50 PM

Right expectation let students have clear understanding of what they are supposed to achieve and behave. Hence, a right expectation is a good start of classroom management.

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A Toolkit for Teachers on Digital Citizenship - Comply with E-rate Funding

A Toolkit for Teachers on Digital Citizenship - Comply with E-rate Funding | Look Ahead | Scoop.it

Are you looking for curriculum that will allow your school to meet the "requirements associated with receiving E-rate funding"? If so, check out these resources from Common Sense Media. They will help you "turn your students into safe, smart, responsible digital citizens and help your school keep valuable federal support for technology at the same time!"

Lessons are provided for students from Kindergarten through Grade 12 as are teacher verification documents. They provide an overview tutorial plus lessons with handouts, videos, assessments and parent tip sheets.


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14 Open Resources For High School plus some Additional Free Resources

14 Open Resources For High School plus some Additional Free Resources | Look Ahead | Scoop.it

Are you looking for open education resources geared to high school students? Check out this post. Links are provided for resources in science and math, comprehensive modular resources, grade-level collections, history, some higher education, as well as some free resources. Many of this have been mentioned at one point or another in this Scoop.it but there are some new ones!


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Famous Author Advice « The Cheeky Lit Teacher

Famous Author Advice « The Cheeky Lit Teacher | Look Ahead | Scoop.it
Five tips for improving your writing from famous authors useful to students and teachers.

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The Most Important Education Technology in 200 Years

The Most Important Education Technology in 200 Years | Look Ahead | Scoop.it

Technology will define where online education goes next. All those millions of students clicking online can have their progress tracked, logged, studied, and probably influenced, too. Talk to Khan or anyone behind the MOOCs (which largely sprang from university departments interested in computer intelligence) and they’ll all say their eventual goal isn’t to stream videos but to perfect education through the scientific use of data. Just imagine, they say, software that maps an individual’s knowledge and offers a lesson plan unique to him or her.


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Alejo Castillo's comment, November 4, 2012 11:23 AM
Awesome article. Tks!
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The Most Educated Nations in 2012 [Infographic]

The Most Educated Nations in 2012 [Infographic] | Look Ahead | Scoop.it

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How to Ignite Passion in Your Students: Passion-based Learning

How to Ignite Passion in Your Students: Passion-based Learning | Look Ahead | Scoop.it

A study in 1985 “On the Brain of a Scientist: Albert Einstein” found that Einstein’s brain was actually not significantly different from others. As an Organization Development blogger put it:

 

                     ===> what made Einstein different was his mind. <===


His thinking and passion for learning were the basis of his genius. His brain was the same, but his intellect was markedly different. He was often humble about his intellect, and instead said that learning relied on working hard and imagining the impossible. So what made his learning so different? What can we learn from Einstein?

 

Read more, very interesting, a MUST:

http://newsroom.opencolleges.edu.au/features/how-to-ignite-passion-in-your-students-8-ways-educators-can-foster-passion-based-learning/

 


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Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, November 14, 2012 2:44 PM
That is a beautiful quotation Ian; thank you for sharing!
Ian Giles's comment, November 14, 2012 3:10 PM
Hi Ana, Thank you. I must say I also prefer the original to the reworked version by WB Yeats at the head of this piece!
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, November 15, 2012 12:30 AM
Thank you ian Giles, totally agrees with you!
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80 Years Of Newsweek Covers That Explained The World

80 Years Of Newsweek Covers That Explained The World | Look Ahead | Scoop.it
The iconic weekly magazine announced Thursday it's killing its print edition.

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Stop Telling Your Students To "Pay attention!" | Brain Based Learning | Brain Based Teaching | Articles From Jensen Learning

What happens when you tell your students to "pay attention!" More than you may think. This post explores what goes on in the brain and ways the brain pays attention. Research is shared as well as what you can do in your classroom immediately as well what you can do in the long term.
Short term solutions include "using prediction; using the brief pause and chunk technique; priming the learning with small hints, appetizers and teasers" and more.

You may also choose to view a video of a session "Teaching with the Brain in Mind" at http://www.scilearn.com/company/webinars/ (you will need to scroll down the page to find the link).


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Debra Evans's curator insight, October 2, 2013 6:08 PM

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Ruth Virginia Barton's curator insight, February 13, 2015 10:37 AM

"Instead of saying to students, “Pay attention!” what you really want to say is, “Suppress interesting things!” Why? Students already DO pay attention."  The point being, prolonged attention paying is a learned skill, practiced.  Intersperse teaching with stand-up breaks, quick physical activity.  Create "hooks' for attention - previews - and offer rewards - like homework free pass this month - for students who get it right; helps them be invested in topic

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5 Ways to Get People to Actually Listen to You

5 Ways to Get People to Actually Listen to You | Look Ahead | Scoop.it
You may be a fact- and logic-driven leader, but others don't think like you do. Learn to get your point across through emotional connection.

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The Power of Negative Thinking

The Power of Negative Thinking | Look Ahead | Scoop.it
Pop psychology tells us we can't go wrong with positive thinking. But new studies show that taking account of our obstacles is essential to success.

 

Gust MEES: Bring negative things into postive ones...

 

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http://99u.com/articles/7232/The-Power-of-Negative-Thinking

 


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Arron Saini's comment, February 7, 5:33 AM
The power of negative thinking is that it makes the environment around you negative as well the fact that it takes your peace away. I have found from my own experience that positive thinking is way more effective and brings forth results rather than negative thinking. https://goo.gl/6vzDl6
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35 Ways To Build Your Personal Learning Network Online

35 Ways To Build Your Personal Learning Network Online | Look Ahead | Scoop.it
Personal learning networks are a great way for educators to get connected with learning opportunities, access professional development resources, and to build camaraderie with other education professionals.

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Ten Secrets To Surviving As A Teacher

Ten Secrets To Surviving As A Teacher | Look Ahead | Scoop.it

"Surviving as a teacher isn’t easy. Between the sheer work load, diversity of tasks, brutal pace, and seemingly divergent initiatives pulling you in a thousand directions, education can break even the most noble spirits. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Below are ten tips to keep you ticking when things get tough."

The post also suggests that as teachers we need to find the balance between the needs of our learners and content. For some great suggestions check out this post!


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Paul leslie large's curator insight, October 15, 2014 12:02 AM

...a couple more:

- know your students (passions/knowledge/relationships)

- be a part of the learning team; don't be afraid of "I don't know".

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The Teacher’s A-Z Guide To Important Education Resources

The Teacher’s A-Z Guide To Important Education Resources | Look Ahead | Scoop.it
While browsing some of the terrific resources at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, I happened across a fabulous list of useful links and resources that I wanted to pass on to Edudemic readers.

This list starts with Adult Literacy and ends with Testing and Standards. It is maintaned by the Gutman Library Research Services staff and Harvard, and may become one of your Go To lists when you need to find resources quickly (esp. if related to education).


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This Free Font May Actually Help Dyslexic Students Read Better

This Free Font May Actually Help Dyslexic Students Read Better | Look Ahead | Scoop.it
This is one of those developments that make you love technology and how it can truly benefit education. There's a free open font now available that may actually help dyslexic people read better. Whether it's true or not, this idea is incredible.

A font that may make more students successful...and it is free! In late June I posted an article that spoke about this font. If you search for the term dyslexic you will find additional information about this font and dyslexia.


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