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How do you know if effective teaching is occurring in your school?

This is a question which all school leaders should be asking themselves. We all think that the approach we are taking is translating into classroom practice but how do we really know? Apart from just observation, which is very important, what rigorous processes can we implement to reflect upon and use to answer this question?

 


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The Rice Process's curator insight, April 21, 2014 5:57 AM

An excellent process of sharing responsibility and empowering individuals allowing for institutional and individual growth & improvement.

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What you might not understand about Unschooling – | Petra School

What you might not understand about Unschooling – | Petra School | Non-Traditional Schooling | Scoop.it
"Pebblekeeper" has a cool perspective on unschooling and how it differs from "school at home." I like what she says about not being a slave to the tools - I know that I was often a slave to the curriculum I was using and missed opportunities to make learning fun instead of only an objective to be met. While it is probably true that there are unschoolers who are so undisciplined that they probably shouldn't even say that any kind of "schooling" is going on, I think a lot of people just don't understand how unschooling works and wrongly paint all unschoolers as lazy do-nothings when that just is not true.
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Sarah Molina's curator insight, May 1, 2014 11:39 AM

 I scooped an article about Un-schooling after our class discussed nontraditional schooling types. I wanted to learn more about the concept because I had never heard of it before until EDCI280. The article really helped me to better understand this concept. At first, it seemed weird. The author states "Our day is full of schedules, topics, ideas activities. It will just never ever look like “school”. When we need to learn something – we will use a tool. We will not be a slave to that tool – or obedient to the letter – and we may use the tool outside it’s intended use." This type of learning seems efficient and sounds like it would be successful for a certain type of student.

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'Unschooling': Home learning the future of US education?

There's class warfare in the U.S., but it's nothing to do with social status. Teachers there are walking out in their thousands, demanding better pay and con...
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School is a prison — and damaging our kids

School is a prison — and damaging our kids | Non-Traditional Schooling | Scoop.it
Longer school years aren't the answer. The problem is school itself. Compulsory teach-and-test simply doesn't work
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Rachael Grant's curator insight, April 22, 2014 1:06 PM

Traditional schools a prison? That sounds a little harsh to me, but it is true that schools today are still based off of history and tradition rather than new research. We try to incorporate new technology and techniques into our classrooms, but should we consider transforming the entire structure of the school day/year altogether? How could this help to benefit children with ADHD and other learning disabilities?

Sarah Molina's curator insight, May 1, 2014 11:39 AM

My scoop that is titled "School is a prison," has a lot of interesting topics that we have touched in class. In discussion circles my table has talked about traditional schooling compared to nontraditional, and how we feel about them. This article talked about school restricting freedom. The author states that the "natural drives and abilities of young people to learn are fully sufficient to motivate their entire education." I do agree with this but I also believe that school is not a prison. I want to learn ways in which I can make my classroom inviting and successful in driving the abilities of my students to achieve and learn to their best ability.

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Region students benefitting from online schooling - nwitimes.com

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Senior Seth Shirey of Kouts and his mother Staci Kociara talk about their experience with Indiana Cyber Charter School. Seth attends the online school.

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BBC News - Where home schooling is illegal

BBC News - Where home schooling is illegal | Non-Traditional Schooling | Scoop.it
The BBC's Michael Steininger visits a German family who are home schooling their family, despite a ban on the practice.
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