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Formative assessment - Dylan Wiliam - Video search - THE JOURNEY TO EXCELLENCE

Watch as Dylan Wiliam reviews the nature of formative assessment and how teachers can use it to gain better insights into student learning and achievement.
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Guided Comprehension: Monitoring Using the INSERT Technique - ReadWriteThink

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Based on the Guided Comprehension Model developed by Maureen McLaughlin and Mary Beth Allen, this lesson introduces students to the comprehension strategy of monitoring.
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This is a great strategy for promoting active reading. Vary the symbols to suit your instructional needs.

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Kid President's Pep Talk to Teachers and Students! - YouTube

We all need a little encouragement every now and then. Kid President, knowing this, has put together a video you can play each morning as you wake up or to s...
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I really, really love Kid President. 

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Golf Swing Eleonora Galletti (8) South Africa Advertising for HSBC.mp4 - YouTube

(Facebook: Eleonora Galletti - Twitter: eleonora.m.galletti. @ele12298 - Web site: www.eleonoragalletti.com) - Advertising for HSBC - Swing Coach Neville Sun...
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This TV ad celebrates diversity, complementing the idea that others with their differences can also be right.

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Visible Thinking

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3-2-1 Bridge routine - This is a great thinking routine to gauge changes in thinking over a period of time.

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Changing education paradigms

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In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools' dwindling stake in the arts, and ADHD. An important, timely talk for parents and teachers.
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Classroom Techniques: Formative Assessment Idea Number Ten

Classroom Techniques: Formative Assessment Idea Number Ten | Making the PYP Happen | Scoop.it
Learn about ten formative assessment strategies and ideas that can help elicit evidence of student learning for adjusting teaching and moving learners forward.
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Visible Thinking

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Supporting students in developing their thinking skills is an essential part of the PYP. The visible thinking routines are excellent strategies for teachers to use to support student thinking.

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Sample units of inquiry

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The PYP has shared sample units of inquiry with transdisciplinary and disciplinary foci. In addition to the planners, you'll find a variety of support material. You'll need your OCC password to log on.

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Start, Stop, Continue, More of, Less of Wheel - Agile Retrospective Resource Wiki

Start, Stop, Continue, More of, Less of Wheel - Agile Retrospective Resource Wiki | Making the PYP Happen | Scoop.it
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This is an effective strategy for analyzing current practices. 

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Support Material: Placemat Activity

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This is a great strategy to build consensus. An alternative to having all participants in a group choose the ideas to go in the middle is to have Person A choose the idea that Person B shared that most resonated with her/him, Person B to choose the idea that Person C shared etc.

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International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme Overview - YouTube


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Teaching for Understanding (Harvard GSE)

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SharingPYP blog

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In this blog, you'll find insights and information from PYP educators from around the world.

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Opening Classroom Doors | IB Teaching and Learning in Action

Opening Classroom Doors | IB Teaching and Learning in Action | Making the PYP Happen | Scoop.it
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'Yes, but what does it LOOK like?' If you've ever asked this question, this resource might help you.

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