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What's Hot, What's Not Classroom Activity for any Content Area

What's Hot, What's Not Classroom Activity for any Content Area | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it

by Tracee Orman

 

Common Core Aligned "What's Hot?" and "What's Not?" Alternative Reading Assessment

Use this "What's Hot? What's Not?" activity after reading a chapter, studying a unit, learning a concept, reading a short story, watching a video, etc.


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24 Examples of Using Hashtags for Teaching and Learning

24 Examples of Using Hashtags for Teaching and Learning | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
So Many Hashtag Ideas and so Little Time! The “hashtag” ( “#”) has become the go-to hot key for trending topics and Twitter discussions. They’re prevalent on
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Beyond Student Engagement: Achieving a State of Flow

Beyond Student Engagement: Achieving a State of Flow | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it

Think about a time when you were really engaged in something, the kind of engagement where you lose track of time and experience feelings of joy and satisfaction. You may have felt acutely focused, physically, mentally, and emotionally absorbed in a task. I've felt this most often while writing, reading, teaching, and coaching -- always signaled by the moment when I notice the clock and, feeling dazed, wonder where the hours have gone.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 8, 2014 12:02 PM

The goals are clear but in Csikszentmihalyi's work the goals are often those of the students. William Doll suggests this is negotiated between teacher and students.

 

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Five Rules to Help End Student Boredom & Increase Engagement

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It's time to end classroom boredom, says educator Barbara Blackburn, who offers 5 rules for student engagement with examples from her own teaching & consulting.

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How to Increase Student Learning and Engagement

Through a community of students, educators, and librarians focusing on the future of higher education,  Cengage Learning has developed  integrated learning and research solutions that can increase student engagement, learning outcomes, and promote academic and professional development.

              


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Charles Tiayon's curator insight, November 13, 2013 5:04 PM

Through a community of students, educators, and librarians focusing on the future of higher education,  Cengage Learning has developed  integrated learning and research solutions that can increase student engagement, learning outcomes, and promote academic and professional development.

              
Maria Persson's curator insight, October 13, 2014 5:04 AM

Without student voice those of us in the tertiary sector might as well move on, retire or find a different career. Student voice will only become stronger and the value it holds will steer the future of teaching and learning.  Let's listen, learn and move into action...

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Ramping up engagement to boost student success

Ramping up engagement to boost student success | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it

For student engagement strategies to yield student success, they need to be well designed, implemented at scale and integrated into clear, coherent pathways.


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4 Ways to Reawaken Student Engagement

4 Ways to Reawaken Student Engagement | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it

Students want to be engaged in class. They really do -- but sometimes other things get in the way of their natural instincts.


A few changes to how a teacher runs a classroom can make a huge impact on how engaged students will be in that classroom. It's an issue that every teacher has to face, but it can be addressed in some very simple ways.


Here are just a few of my strategies for dealing with low levels of student engagement. They've made a major difference in my classes over the years.


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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, December 18, 2013 11:11 AM

Students need far more interesting ways to motivate them then the fear of failing a high stake test. They need strategies that allow them ownership of the learning experience. Learning after all is really not an outsider activity and can only be embraced by the individual.

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Leadership Framework: Developing the Organization #ONTEdLeaders

Leadership Framework: Developing the Organization #ONTEdLeaders | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
This is part three in a series of looking deeper into the Ontario Leadership Framework.  Please feel free to look at the previous posts on this page on "Setting Directions" and "Building Relationsh...

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Leadership and management need to go hand in hand. Read this article and series to see how that can work. 

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Literacy Coaching Thoughts...: Teaching Light + Coaching Prism ...

Literacy Coaching Thoughts...: Teaching Light + Coaching Prism ... | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
I noticed that her first concern was to honor those who arrived on time by starting on time. She noted physical arrangements, including the temperature of the room, locations of restrooms, and arrangements for breaks and ...

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How we're using sport and journalism to change students' attitudes to reading

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Principal Claire Smith has harnessed the power of football, speedway racing and journalism to improve literacy in her school...

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Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know

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Getty The Internet has made researching subjects deceptively effortless for students -- or so it may seem to them at first. Truth is, students who ha

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Note Taking Skills for 21st Century Students @coolcatteacher

Note Taking Skills for 21st Century Students @coolcatteacher | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
Note taking skills aren’t just automatic. We tell students “take notes” but they have no idea what that means. What makes “good notes.” What do they write down? What should notes look like? Every since I went through the Writing Across the Curriculum Course at my school I realized the tremendous gap between “writing” as …

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Report: Teachers Better at Using Tech than Digital Native Students

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It's time to give up the notion that "digital natives" are more tech savvy than their teachers. According to a recent study of middle school science students and teachers, the teachers tended to have greater technology use.

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Quality and quantity were examined in this report. Students do, in fact, have a lot to learn  from their teachers regarding tech use beyond entertainment purposes. 

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What is Literacy? | Literacy Center

What is Literacy? | Literacy Center | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
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Definitions of literacy from birth through adulthood.

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Student Engagement: Behavioral, Emotional, and Cognitive

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Student Engagement: Resource Roundup

Student Engagement: Resource Roundup | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it

Keeping students captivated and ready to learn throughout the year is no small task. Here's a list of articles, videos, links, and other resources that offer strategies and advice for retaining their attention. Great list...


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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, January 23, 2013 10:49 PM

Articles, videos, links and resources on student engagement

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Articles, videos, links and resources on student engagement

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25 Tricks To Improve A Boring Lesson For Improved Student Engagement

25 Tricks To Improve A Boring Lesson For Improved Student Engagement | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it

"Over the years, I’ve noticed how one question can change the dynamics of any situation. Everything might be moving along quite nicely at the dinner table, everyone’s happy and laughing but one question can send those same smiling faces into a frenzy of shouts and upset. This also holds true in a classroom. Students may be working quietly and the teacher might be content but one question or comment from a student or the teacher can turn that quiet into bubbling sea of chatter."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 30, 2013 10:50 PM

As teachers we know that there are days when a lesson is just not hitting the spot. This post provides a range of ideas across the curriculum that you might try if this happens..."just quick tricks to step up the beat so that students stay interested."

Five lesson ideas are presented for math, reading, writing, science and social studies, each providing an idea that you may want to incorporate. One example for social studies is below (quoted from the post).

Lesson:  Civil Rights

One of the most important lessons taught to students, this gives them a deeper understanding of right and wrong and why laws exist and need to be enforced. Sometimes students see it as ancient history though. So keep it current as well.

Add Students.

Ask the important question: How have things changed? Have them list it or journal it then expand on that as the lesson continues. They need to understand their relationship to it.

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27 Ways To Respond When Students Don't Pay Attention

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27 Ways To Respond When Students Don't Pay Attention

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Linda Salna's curator insight, January 28, 2014 6:54 AM

 engage students in these gentle ways

Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, January 28, 2014 11:16 AM

Some nice suggestions to make on observations for new or struggling teachers. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 28, 2014 1:25 PM

Most of these are external directives. The one about rules moves us in the direction of students taking personal responsibility for behaviour.

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The Five Levels of Student Engagement (Infographic)

The Five Levels of Student Engagement (Infographic) | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 24, 2013 1:08 PM

Phillip Schechty is an educator whom has looked at "five ways that students respond or adapt to school-related tasks and activities." This infographic looks provides an overview of the five stages. If you want more information about this please visit the website The Schlechty Center located at http://www.schlechtycenter.org/

malek's curator insight, November 27, 2013 5:40 PM

Any marketer dream!

If only customers behave like students....

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 27, 2013 5:57 PM

This is an interesting way to look at and evaluate your child's engaement with school as well as your parenting. Are you encouraging "ritual compliance" or real engagement? And, for those of with kids with special needs, the behavior labels in the green boxes might be more helpful in terms of both describing what we see as well as considering in motivating our childen.

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Curriculum & Leadership Journal | Case studies of student engagement

Curriculum & Leadership Journal | Case studies of student engagement | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it

In a recent article, Curriculum and Leadership Journal reported on research into the nature of student engagement and how to foster it, and introduced the work being done in the area of student engagement by AITSL's Learning Frontiers unit. As part of this work, Learning Frontiers has looked at a range of innovative, highly engaging learning environments for young people. The current article describes some of these learning contexts.



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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, April 29, 2014 7:58 PM

Some great examples of different learning environments whose focus is student engagement

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Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom

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At P. K. Yonge Developmental Research School, integrating digital content with face-to-face learning has led to impressive gains in student achievement.
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NSF Fuels Project to Connect Science and Literacy Education ...

NSF Fuels Project to Connect Science and Literacy Education ... | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
The common-core standards articulate a vision of promoting literacy across the curriculum, indicating that "instruction in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language be a shared responsibility within the school." In fact ...

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Six Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students

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What’s the opposite of scaffolding a lesson? It would be saying to students something like, “Read this nine-page science article, write a detailed essay on the topic it explores, and turn it in by Wed

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Close Reading + Visual Literacy=Pathways for Understanding

Close Reading + Visual Literacy=Pathways for Understanding | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Katie Cunningham, from Manhattanville College, discusses how to incorporate visual close reading in a curriculum.

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Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org

Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
Click above to view full image! Any book lover can tell you: diving into a great novel is an immersive experience that can make your brain come alive with imagery and emotions and even turn on your senses.

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Anita Vance's curator insight, October 12, 2013 1:02 PM

Looking for ways to increase learning pathways in the brain?  Read!!!