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Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

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Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 6, 2014 10:32 AM

Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.


Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 6, 2014 11:04 AM

When I completed my Master's in Education, I used something similar to the 60 second paper and had students reflect on what was important to them in their learning. The most insightful times were when someone said the learning was of little value. That caused me to question what I was doing and rethink the way I taught. Sometimes it worked and other times it did not.

 

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3 Myths of Flipped Learning

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Flipped Learning is a philosophy, not a method of teaching. It provides an approach where “students can learn information without the presence of a teacher”

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Explainer: what is the mastery model of teaching maths?

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Ever-envious of Singapore's much-heralded success in teaching maths, politicians are keen to see its methodology arriving in UK classrooms.
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Subtracting from our future - The Australian Financial Review

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But even well-staffed, well-equipped private schools now produce fewer maths teachers. As we have neglected our skills, we have also been embellishing the frills.
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Why Asian Nations Dominate Global Education Rankings | Forbes.com

Why Asian Nations Dominate Global Education Rankings | Forbes.com | mathematics | Scoop.it

Last week, Pearson Education released its annual global educational performance report. Once again, their findings provide a roadmap for teaching students in the 21st century and for why Asian nations are racing ahead.

 

Building on their last report, which I covered here, one of Pearson's key findings is that increased financial investments in education do not inexorably lead to concomitant academic returns. That news is particularly troubling for the United States, which leads the developed world in per pupil education spending and where increased education investment is often pitched as the antidote to the country’s mediocre standing in global measures of college and career readiness. While the US moved up slightly in the new rankings, the number of college degrees conferred has kept the US from advancing further. Moreover, how we utilize our college-educated workforce could lead to future problems.

 

The Learning Curve 2014 uses data gathered by The Economist Intelligence Unit to determine which countries are doing the best job in preparing students for the 21st century workforce. The report uses statistics on such indicators as spending, school attendance, teacher salary, test scores (including PISA, TIMSS, and PIRLS), employment rates and salaries to rank the countries. You could spend hours reviewing all of the metrics Pearson and the Economist use to evaluate educational systems across the globe.

 

While the sheer volume of metrics indicates that one bad score won’t kill you, you can still identify plenty of trends from the data. For instance, Indonesia (No. 40), Brazil (No. 38), Thailand (No. 35) and Chile (No. 32) were among the lowest educational performers of the 39 countries and one region (Hong Kong) ranked, yet they rank among the world’s top spenders on public education as a percentage of their total governments’ expenditures.

 

What did affect achievement, Pearson found, was when educational systems placed a priority on basic skill development. Not surprisingly, the top four countries overall – South Korea (No. 1), Japan (No. 2), Singapore (No. 3) and Hong Kong (No. 4) – all put an emphasis on their students developing basic skills, such as numeracy and literacy.

 

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London to receive six 'maths hubs' - BBC News

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Six 'maths hubs' are to be created in London as part of a government scheme to improve maths skills among young people and adults.
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Self and Peer Assessment scaffolding sheets | Great Maths Teaching Ideas

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William Emeny's curator insight, November 17, 2013 1:22 PM

Idea to improve the quality of feedback given during self and peer assessment

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This article helped me think about a new perspecitive. Not just thinking how I can directly help the student but also how they can help themselves. Or get help from other peers. It was good for me to realize that they can get help from many places. And sometimes working with their peers can be effective for them build confidence and learn. I thought the charts were an effective way of also making the students think about themselves. And although exploring my own thoughts have always been difficult for me Ive realized that is can be an effective way to grow and find new understanding. This article gave me some good ideas. And especially allowed me to think of a few of my own. And hopefully when I can become a teacher I will be able to expand my horizons about skills and activities to help my students. 

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6. How do I know what Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills are required on the job?

Ideas That Work, http://www.ideasthatwork.com.au, is building the What Works for LLN online library, http://www.ideasthatwork.com.au/what-works-for-lln, of f...
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Outstanding in Your Field: What It Takes to Be a Great Teacher | Part one

Outstanding in Your Field: What It Takes to Be a Great Teacher | Part one | mathematics | Scoop.it
What does greatness mean in education? Administrator, author, and educator Ben Johnson ponders the quality of excellence.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Great+Teachers

 


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Provides some interesting ideas to consider.

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Here are some ideas on how to be a teaching star in your content field.

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WA schools trialling Singapore maths lessons to boost results - Perth Now

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Dianella Heights Primary School principal Greg Sullivan said his school was looking at new ways to improve numeracy standards after finding maths results were stagnating.
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Allan's Blog about Padagogy! Another new word for me! | Learning ...

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Each new day humans should learn a new thing piece of information to store in our filing system. Well today's piece of learning has blown me away. I have.
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What is Maths4Us? Improving #Maths Skills

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One in four people in England struggle with maths.  That’s why, from now until the end of March, a partnership of national organisations will work together to raise awareness of the importance of m...

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Carmen Arias 's curator insight, March 31, 2013 12:59 PM

Only in England ?? I bet this can be said for mor than this country...

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So true Carmen!!!
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Maths reforms 'may turn pupils off' - Aol Money

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Universities could do more to endorse maths, as well as highlighting the mathematical requirements of degree courses and the benefits for youngsters with decent maths skills.
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Women Invent: 100 top women in science, technology, engineering and maths ... - Siliconrepublic.com

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Want to make children happier and wealthier? Teach them more maths - Telegraph.co.uk

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Australia's maths crisis - The Australian Financial Review

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The Australian Financial Review Australia's maths crisis The Australian Financial Review “Australia is quite possibly the only developed nation on the planet that does not make it compulsory to study maths in order to graduate from high school,”...
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