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Teaching Students to Fail

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Teaching students to fail gives essential character while it changes a classroom to a more participatory, less fear-driven culture. Optimism can be taught.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 12, 2014 6:09 PM

An important consideration is that "grit" is not just for learning, but for life in its broader context. Grit as a tool for succeeding in school is healthy when connected more broadly to life.

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Mikko Hakala's curator insight, April 13, 2014 3:22 PM

The article discusses failures and how students can learn resilience and optimism. Three dimensions:

 

1) Teachers should pay attention to character education (non-cognitive skills). Optimism can be learned, for example by enouraging flexible thinking. In short, input from positive psychology should be implemented.

 

2) Gamification, if successfully integrated, can produce failure-resilence. 

 

3) Teachers sharing personal stories of failures and joys of overcoming them. Role playing.  

 

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In My Shoes: Second-graders get lessons in empathy for children with disabilities

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Lining up the zipper was complicated. Fastening the buttons was even tougher, especially while wearing thick work gloves.


But that's how 8-year-old Kylie Vincent and her classmates at New Hope Elementary School in Columbus got a glimpse of challenges people with Down syndrome face each day. The hands-on exercise was part of In My Shoes, a Junior Auxiliary of Columbus service project for more than a decade.


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The disability awareness program helps

children better understand classmates,
friends and relatives who may
seem different. 

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by Jan Swoope


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Edwin Rutsch's curator insight, March 2, 2014 1:15 PM

Teaching empathy through role playing.

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Wow. This simple but profound video is so relatable. Incredible.

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Primary Resources - Free teaching resources, lesson plans, teaching ideas & worksheets for primary and elementary teachers

Primary Resources - Free teaching resources, lesson plans, teaching ideas & worksheets for primary and elementary teachers | Thoughts about Teaching | Scoop.it
Primary Resources - free worksheets, lesson plans and teaching ideas for primary and elementary teachers.
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The Role Of Play In Learning

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 6, 2014 12:08 AM

There is no shortage of educators who wrote and continue to write about play as critical to education. Examples include John Dewey, Elliot Eisner, and Franklin Bobbit. What is interesting is that Dewey and Bobbit would be on opposite sides of curriculum thinking.

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Learning and play should go hand in hand in kindergarten.

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The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer

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The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer
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""This approach to assessment outlines the systematic approach to measuring understanding, including self-assessment and peer-assessment, feedback for learning, and clear communication of performance criteria. These strategies hint at the organic, dynamic, and iterative feel any modern system of assessment should realize.""

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10 insights into the global literacy crisis

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With one in four young people in developing countries illiterate, how can we address an international 'learning crisis'? Our panel of experts had plenty of ideas

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 5, 2014 1:26 PM

I think the first concern will continue to grow. Will education attract teachers?

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How Can Teachers Assess Students’ Understanding Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

How Can Teachers Assess Students’ Understanding Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | Thoughts about Teaching | Scoop.it
The How Can Teachers Assess Students' Understanding Infographic refers to Gagne’s 8th event of instruction and suggests 27 ways that will help teachers to a

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 11, 2014 2:58 PM

It would be interesting to test these in on-line settings. How different would that be from traditional.

Aiko Maargret's curator insight, April 11, 2014 5:58 PM

Wow..this is crayz...how are teachers going to Students understanding ???

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The Profession of Teaching Worldwide Infographic

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The Global Teacher Status index is the world’s first comprehensive attempt to compare the status of teachers across the world. It is based on in-depth opinion by Populus in 21 countries that explores the attitudes on issues ranging from what is a fair salary for teachers to whether they... http://elearninginfographics.com/the-profession-of-teaching-worldwide-infographic/


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 9, 2014 11:52 PM

The last point is interesting. Paying teachers more correlates to better student outcomes.

Keaton Toscano's curator insight, April 10, 2014 10:39 AM

I think It's interesting that most people don't grasp just how much some teacher's are compensated, especially when that information is public. I can access the salary data to every public school teacher that I've had, as well as my community college professors. Because teacher salary is largely dependent on experience, and level of education, teachers who have been in the game longer get paid accordingly. My eigth grade science teacher makes almost $100k a year, that's insane!

 

I find it unsettling that such a low percentage of Israeli parents would encourage their children to be teachers. Hopefully world attitudes will change over time to embrace such an important profession.

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A Better Way to Say Sorry

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"Say sorry to your brother." "But he's the one who--" "Say it!" you insist, an edge of warning in your voice. He huffs, rolls his eyes to the side and says flatly, "Sorry." "Say it like you mean it...
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What a powerful new model to apologise which can be effectively implemented in the classroom. Can't wait to try this on prac!

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Homework – what's the point of it?

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A middle school student I know came home from school with the task to recreate a medieval fort out of cake. I expect the History teacher thought this was a creative and engaging activity. This particular…
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A very controversial issue!!

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Understanding The Value Of What Students Don't Know

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Understanding The Value Of What Students Don't Know
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""Teaching, then, is as much a matter of designing how students encounter and play around with ideas as much as it is delivering content. Helping them to see what they’re learning in the ecology of what they do and don’t know–using what they don’t know as an ever-present bridge to everything else. ... Because without that kind of self direction, students will always be following footsteps rather than possibility.""

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The Things That Linger After They've Forgotten Everything You Taught

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The Things That Linger After They've Forgotten Everything You Taught
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This is so true! Students probably won't remember what you said, but they will remember how you made them feel.

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