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Cultivating the Habits of Self-Knowledge and Reflection

Cultivating the Habits of Self-Knowledge and Reflection | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
Once it’s begun, you can’t fully separate the person from the task. When the artist is painting, the painter and the act of painting become a single "thing." The emerging artwork becomes a part of it
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The importance of developing self reflection and the capacity to think about how we think. So important for educators to develop.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 8, 2014 8:40 PM

Pedagogy should be invitational and liberating in an effort to reach students.

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Phenomenon Based Education in Finland

Phenomenon Based Education in Finland | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Pippa Davies @PippaDavies
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As the world changes educators need to be creative and realise that 21 century capacities are not being developed through existing curriculum and learning structures. Here, the Transverse approach sees Finland leading the charge, preparing students with the interdisciplinary skills and understanding for the world around them. Well worth the read.
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 17, 2016 1:18 AM

Finland leads the way with #21stedu and innovation.

Ginger Jewell's curator insight, October 31, 2016 8:47 AM
The concept of transverse education is cross curricular classes for the 21st century.  Teaching integrated subjects happens easily at elementary, how do we break the barriers at high school which is ruled by discipline silos?  Space and scheduling can make it happen if we have the leaders to do it...

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Leadership and The Art of Effective Listening

Leadership and The Art of Effective Listening | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it

There is no leadership, personal or organizational, without listening. In fact, ability to truly listen (and not just hear) is the foundation of having a conversation, building trust, influencing others, resolving conflicts, driving your vision, building relationships, implementing change and...

 

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

 


Via Gust MEES, Les Howard
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Being able to listen with focus and empathy is key, whereby those in our care feel supported and heard. In a world where everyone is so busy and time often seems to be the commodity that we have the least of, this diagram really serves to remind us that we need to listen constructively, suggest skilfully and try to understand the emotion of those we are engaging with in all that we do. Purposeful listening rather than just hearing is key.
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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 31, 2016 2:22 AM
Leadership and The Art of Effective Listening
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, October 31, 2016 7:45 AM

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Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, November 1, 2016 8:44 AM
Leading starts with listening. Key idea, specially for the younger...
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Design thinking as a strategy: How understanding innovation creates innovation

Design thinking as a strategy: How understanding innovation creates innovation | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
Business strategies – especially in the tradition sense – are rather pushy. If you have a product, your strategy is to explain why a customer should use it.

Design thinking as a strategy flips this. Instead of forcing a product on customers, instead, it sees things from the customer’s perspective. A design mindset is not problem-focused, it is solution focused and action-oriented towards creating a preferred future. Design Thinking draws upon logic, imagination, intuition, and systemic reasoning – exploring the possibilities of what could be. This train of thought creates desired outcomes benefiting the end user.

When design principles are applied to strategy and innovation the success rate for innovation dramatically improves.

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So important to allow ideation and creativity to permeate the learning process. So import to have this design thinking process which inherently connects the designer much more closely with the work and task being undertaken. 
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Helen Teague's curator insight, November 2, 2016 12:09 PM
Clay Shirky's ideas in application here. Teachers are designers of learning experiences.
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Sir Ken Robinson: How to Create a Culture For Valuable Learning

Sir Ken Robinson: How to Create a Culture For Valuable Learning | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it

"Sir Ken Robinson said the current education system is designed to create conformist and compliant students, but this approach doesn't honor the diversity."


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Time to remember that education delivery needs to mirror the changes in thinking and societal expectations. Pillars that were created years ago won't always support the innovation if the future.
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, August 15, 2016 1:26 PM

Sir Ken shares again on the reform of education with creativity being at the forefront and a movement away from production line mentality.  He shares the need to move away from standardized testing to allow for divergent thinking.  

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What will be the most significant classroom innovation in the next 10 years?

What will be the most significant classroom innovation in the next 10 years? | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
What a catching blog post title. It might have caught your attention because of the keywords “the most significant” and “innovations” and a promise of a prediction to guide you into the future. Tak...
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In a world that is constantly changing and where education faces the continued development of new pedagogy and technology, combined with the need to interpret and create knowledge in new and different ways, learning how we learn is a key strategy that needs to be harnessed by teachers. A well positioned discussion with some valuable suggestions.
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Carol Dweck: The power of believing that you can improve - YouTube

"The power of yet! Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain's capacity to learn and to solve problems.


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Carol Dweck's work has been seminal in enhancing our understanding of an individual's capacity to develop and grow their ability. This video is an excellent resource to use in exploring this aspect of psychology.

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, January 15, 2015 11:44 PM

This is a wonderful little synopsis of Carol Dweck's 'growth mindset' work. Well worth showing to those who believe academic destiny is ordained by IQ or those who are lazy!

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Top Ten Tips for developing a Growth Mindset in your Classroom

Top Ten Tips for developing a Growth Mindset in your Classroom | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
Imagine if every classroom, every teacher instilled this culture within your school. Every day, every hour, every minute. It would be transformational. Look to see how it affects the learning culture within your classroom and be prepared to share it with others. Teachers can be the very antithesis of a growth mindset. Having routines and expectations of ‘that bottom set’, which haven’t changed in the last 20 years. This is your biggest challenge. Embrace it!
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So important to acknowledge effort when it's deserved! Make sure the task is clear as are the expectations. Great graphic for the classroom as a reminder. We want to develop a growth mindset in all of our students.
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Examining Knowledge Beliefs to Motivate Student Learning

Examining Knowledge Beliefs to Motivate Student Learning | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
“I just cram for the exam and then forget everything.”

“If I can just get this last paper done I am in the clear.”

Comments like these make us cringe, but we all know the external factors that motivate students: grades, grades, grades.
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So important to consider how students' level of belief in the value of knowledge influences the way they learn. This has important ramifications for educators in a world where students are driven by product and attaining marks. The need to develop intrinsic motivation is critical to learning success, and this article challenges us to think about the value and belief that accompanies the knowledge we hope they will acquire. Worth the read.
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The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
Neuroimaging and EEG studies provide a scientific basis for the sometimes controversial belief that children become better learners when they actually enjoy learning.
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Amazing differences in brain function when students are engaged and motivated rather than being stressed out and anxious about their learning. A lot to consider here. Excellent article.
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Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing

Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
To engage your students with their own development as writers, motivate them to care by showing your own interest and engagement with their process.
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Really interesting article about the need to have the right kind of feedback as we encourage students to write! Love the reference to Growth Mindset and Daniel Pink's work.... A must read. Applicable to all areas of our teaching.
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Perspective: A Game Changer in the Classroom and in Our Lives

Perspective: A Game Changer in the Classroom and in Our Lives | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
“Teachers must recognize (and teach) that our perspective shapes our expectations and outcomes. Lori Desautels shares three practices for tuning into and altering perspective.”
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So important to realise that our internalised beliefs are the catalyst in shaping our own perspectives, which subsequently are transmitted through our actions and behaviour as teachers. So Important to consider the impact that we (as educators), have on those in our care. Highlights the importance of ongoing self reflection.
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for the love of learning: The education question we should be asking

for the love of learning: The education question we should be asking | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it

Via Ivon Prefontaine, PhD
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We should aspire to develop in our students, the intrinsic desire to learn and investigate their world. Questions should be driven by curiosity and interest, whereby their love of learning is evident in all that they engage in.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 14, 2014 10:24 AM

When we consider outside influences as only distractions, we miss the critical point of education which is diminished into Schooling which is measurable and sorts our children. Education is about distractions, curiosity, and exploring. School is about a preplanned method which only seeks to teach what is measurable. School can be subsumed into education, but can education be distilled into School? One hopes not.

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Why Academic Tenacity Matters

Why Academic Tenacity Matters | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
“For academic achievement, ability is not enough. What’s also needed are mindsets and strategies for overcoming obstacles, staying on task, and learning and growing over the long-term.”
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Self-regulation, mindset and strategy. Key comments about the repertoire of behaviours required to achieve well academically. I'd challenge teachers to focus on these rather than just measuring success by a mark. Gaining the understanding of the type of strategy and effort required in attaining these goals can significantly influences an individual's mindset for life.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 16, 2014 12:27 PM

This applies to teachers, as well.

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We’re designing schools of the future with tools of the past—and it’s hurting our education

We’re designing schools of the future with tools of the past—and it’s hurting our education | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
The way we learn has changed dramatically over the past few decades—so it makes sense that the places where we learn should change dramatically as well.
Via Simon Ensor
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So,important to change structures and the environment to align with contemporary practice and thought. It's very hard to fit new ideas into existing frames of reference. That will be our challenge and ultimately our legacy as educators and leaders in the years ahead. The key will be placing the needs of our students at the centre of the learning process.
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Simon Sinek: Understanding The Game We're Playing

Simon talks about technology, millennials, and the importance of practicing empathy. Simon Sinek at CreativeMornings San Diego, October 2016. Free event

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In a world where relationships and social and emotional intelligences are becoming so important in our daily transactions with others, it's critical to show empathy and really understand those around us and ravelling alongside us in our journey.
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How One School Changed Its Math Culture, Starting With Teachers - Mind/Shift

How One School Changed Its Math Culture, Starting With Teachers - Mind/Shift | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
Many educators are aware of Carol Dweck’s research on growth mindset. The Stanford psychologist has found that the way students think about and approach challenge makes a big impact on their learning. Students who believe that they were born with a certain amount of intelligence that cannot be changed — a condition Dweck calls a fixed mindset — are often afraid to seek out challenging tasks and are resigned to one’s perceived set of abilities. Students who see intelligence as something that can grow and change with effort — known as a growth mindset — tend to persist at difficult tasks, trying new strategies and ultimately performing better in school. Many schools have begun to focus on building growth mindsets in students because of this research.

Helping students develop growth mindsets is made even trickier because mindsets about learning can change depending on context. And unfortunately math class is a time when many students have preconceived notions about their abilities. Many adults, including teachers, grew up receiving negative messages about their math ability and can unintentionally pass on unhelpful messages to students through casual words or actions.

That’s why it’s impressive that educators at Two Rivers Charter School in Washington, D.C. recognized a culture of math fear among the staff and worked hard to change teachers’ relationships to math as part of their broader strategy to improve math achievement. The school’s Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Jeff Heyck-Williams, described their efforts in an Education Week article:

Via John Evans
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Changing thinking is essential amongst our teachers if we expect to see this flow into the classroom practice and learning process. Maths is the perfect space to really unpack this aspect of 'growth' mindset, setting a pathway for learners to grow their capacity along their learning jouney. 
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The Coaching Model

The Coaching Model | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
Schools can learn a lesson from sports coaches about the value of personalized instruction for identifying areas of growth and optimizing student performance.
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Coaching is a key, yet individual means through which to refine and improve performance, whether with students or colleagues. Sometimes the small 'Ci meant' or 'tweak' guides practice. Like all good sports men and women, it's often just a little adjustment that brings things back on track. Often that little bit of reflection and monitoring provides a catalyst and purpose for future endeavours.
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What will be the most significant classroom innovation in the next 10 years?

What will be the most significant classroom innovation in the next 10 years? | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
What a catching blog post title. It might have caught your attention because of the keywords “the most significant” and “innovations” and a promise of a prediction to guide you into the future. Tak...
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In a world that is constantly changing and where education faces the continued development of new pedagogy and technology, combined with the need to interpret and creat knowledge in new and different ways, learning how we learn is a key strategy that needs to be harnessed by teachers. A well positioned discussion with some valuable suggestions.
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Working On One's Self Efficacy

Working On One's Self Efficacy | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
“Working on one's self efficacy from core self evaluation improved through self talk. (Working On One's Self Efficacy http://t.co/qAiveGoctH)”
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Self efficacy is such a wonderful predictor of our ability to complete tasks, and even generalise across domains of functioning. The greater our confidence, the more likely we are to engage. Self efficacy perpetuates further success. Quite different from other forms of 'self', self efficacy has the capacity to underlying our level of success in all faces of our lives. Great read, take this advice on board.
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Examining Knowledge Beliefs to Motivate Student Learning

Examining Knowledge Beliefs to Motivate Student Learning | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
“I just cram for the exam and then forget everything.”

“If I can just get this last paper done I am in the clear.”

Comments like these make us cringe, but we all know the external factors that motivate students: grades, grades, grades.
Brad Merrick's insight:
So important to consider how students' level of belief in the value of knowledge influences the way they learn. This has important ramifications for educators in a world where students are driven by product and attaining marks. The need to develop intrinsic motivation is critical to learning success, and this article challenges us to think about the value and belief that accompanies the knowledge we hope they will acquire. Worth the read.
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Examining Knowledge Beliefs to Motivate Student Learning

Examining Knowledge Beliefs to Motivate Student Learning | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
“I just cram for the exam and then forget everything.”

“If I can just get this last paper done I am in the clear.”

Comments like these make us cringe, but we all know the external factors that motivate students: grades, grades, grades.
Brad Merrick's insight:
So important to consider how students' level of belief in the value of knowledge influences the way they learn. This has important ramifications for educators in a world where students are driven by product and attaining marks. The need to develop intrinsic motivation is critical to learning success, and this article challenges us to think about the value and belief that accompanies the knowledge we hope they will acquire. Worth the read.
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The Science Of Brainstorming

The Science Of Brainstorming | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
Our hunt for the eureka moment may be in vain. New research suggests analogies can help your team come up with great new ideas.

Via Annie Talvé
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Interesting view on creative thinkIng! Worth the read.

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Annie Talvé's curator insight, July 6, 2014 5:52 PM

Good to have science behind what some of us have known for decades.

Tania Tytherleigh's curator insight, July 7, 2014 4:54 PM

Creativity is a series of small steps and not one eureka moment. My add to the 4 steps to successful brainstorming is to challenge the group to generate at least 3 possible final solutions. The first answer we come to is not always the best one!

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Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing

Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
To engage your students with their own development as writers, motivate them to care by showing your own interest and engagement with their process.
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Really interesting article about the need to have the right kind of feedback as we encourage students to write! Love the reference to Growth Mindset and Daniel Pink's work.... A must read. Applicable to all areas of our teaching.
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Why It's Time To Rethink (And Question) Homework - Edudemic

Why It's Time To Rethink (And Question) Homework - Edudemic | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
The concept of homework as we have known it in the past is changing rapidly, since it often distorts the overall picture of learning. Flipped classrooms, the ability to use the same technology and tools both in and out of the classroom, and personalized learning are making ripples in the education world. And while most …

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Where is homework positioned and what does it mean in a 24/7, technology driven world? The challenge has, and still is to rethink the paradigm, albeit an ever changing one. In a content free world , the notion of learnIng influences how we confirm understanding, and possibly redefines homework in tone trading all sense.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 12, 2014 12:14 PM

Should homework be assigned? Is it part of extending the hidden curriculum to include 24/7 learning without awareness that is what is happening?

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What Great Leaders Know That Good Leaders Don’t about Self-Regulation

What Great Leaders Know That Good Leaders Don’t about Self-Regulation | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
“The Silent Power Behind Emotional Intelligence “The emotional brain responds to an event more quickly than the thinking brain.” Daniel Goleman If our skills, competencies and judgment get us our le...”
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So important to understand our EQ and how important our interpersonal skills are as we work with and negotiate with others.
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