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Sir Ken Robinson: Fostering Creativity in Education is Not an Option ...

Sir Ken Robinson: Fostering Creativity in Education is Not an Option ... | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Innovative ideas - projects, processes, curricula, and more - that are transforming how we teach and learn. ... require a transformation in the way schools work. In his words, “Creativity is not an option, it's an absolute necessity.

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Powerful message that challenges traditional instructional mindset and process for measuring.  Why are we testing one way but employers looking for students that are more collaborative and creative??

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Justine Hughes's curator insight, January 15, 2013 2:12 AM

It would be a wise thing for anyone involved in education to take on board Sir Ken's thinking - it is sound and makes sense and may just help us to re-engage our students - and ourselves, perhaps.

eduPLEX's comment, January 25, 2013 9:10 PM
Totally agree with Ken, in every way. Students can put their own personal branding when they complete challenges using their creativity, and collaborating with their peers. www.eduplex.com.au
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New in iOS 8 for Teachers & Students

New in iOS 8 for Teachers & Students | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Learning in Hand Show #28 is about some of what's new in Apple's iOS 8.
Instead of showing you the major features you might already know about, I
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Rhode Island Schools Embark on a Blended Learning Odyssey

Rhode Island Schools Embark on a Blended Learning Odyssey | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
A dramatic blended learning transformation is underway at Rhode Island’s K–12 schools.
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All of Derek Jeter's greatness in one ultimate infographic

All of Derek Jeter's greatness in one ultimate infographic | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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Hope, Meaning, and Challenge: The Building Blocks of Motivation

Hope, Meaning, and Challenge: The Building Blocks of Motivation | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Teachers know that engaging and inspiring students initially requires building positive relationships and creating relevant learning experiences. Yet other key actions also matter: setting realistic expectations, creating a needs-satisfying classroom, and teaching students to self-evaluate and self-moderate. Students who are motivated and see meaning in what they learn progress faster and to higher levels, even when they start with knowledge or skill gaps. In fact, focusing on motivation and meaning is a classroom strategy that is often underutilized. On this episode of the Whole Child Podcast, we’ll take a look at how teachers can spark inner motivation in all students—from those who are disengaged from school to those who strive to succeed—and create meaningful connections that get students excited about learning. Listen to the episode below or download it here. Panelists Richard Curwin is an author, trainer, speaker, and experienced education practitioner who is known internationally for providing thousands of educators and parents with practical, proven ideas to effectively manage children’s behavior in a manner that respects the dignity of each individual. Curwin is cocreator of the internationally recognized Discipline with Dignity program and coauthor of the book with the same title. Curwin’s recent publications include Meeting Students Where They Live: Motivation in Urban Schools, Affirmative Classroom Management: How do I develop effective rules and consequences in my school?, and the article “Can Assessments Motivate?” in this month’s issue of Educational Leadership. He is currently the director of the master’s program in behavior disorder at David Yellin College in Israel. Ashanti Foster is the academic dean at Oxon Hill Middle School in Ft. Washington, Maryland. She has been a national staff developer for 13 years, providing teaching and learning experiences to students and teachers of Prince George’s County Public Schools and beyond, and is also a National Board–certified teacher and an ASCD Emerging Leader. In addition to her roles in the education field, she is also a Girl Scout troop leader, blogger, dancer, wife, and mother of six. Connect with Foster on Twitter @NBCTeacherMommy. John Hines is a world history and AVID teacher at Todd Beamer High School in Federal Way, Washington. He is the vice president of the Washington State Council for the Social Studies, an ASCD Emerging Leader, and a proud, lifelong resident of Tacoma, Washington. Connect with Hines on Twitter @jhhines57. How do you encourage effort and spark motivation for learning with your students? *** The Whole Child Podcast: Changing the Conversation about Education seeks to inform and engage educators, parents, and community members about what works in today’s schools. Guests include educational leaders, practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and students from around the globe who share their insights about sound education policies and practices that ensure that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.
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Sean McComb: Profile in Practice

Sean McComb: Profile in Practice | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Sean McComb cares about his students, pushes them to be their best and so much more. Get a glimpse as to why Mr. McComb is a 2014 National Teacher of the Year Finalist. Includes a peek at a neat teacher learning strategy, the Learn and Walk.
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Inspirational!!!

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How to Turn Your School Into a Maker Haven

How to Turn Your School Into a Maker Haven | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Bringing making into school classrooms is as simple as taking the first step, no matter how small.
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Getting the Most Out of Classroom Observations

Getting the Most Out of Classroom Observations | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
By following these suggestions, principals can set a more positive, focused and goal-oriented tone to the observation process. The result will be happier teachers and genuine sense of fulfillment, knowing that you are satisfying one of the most impor...
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8 TED Talks from Inspiring Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 TED Talks from Inspiring Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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5 Empowering Questions to Help You Thrive in Life | Maria Shriver

5 Empowering Questions to Help You Thrive in Life | Maria Shriver | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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So absolutely true regardless of profession and position in life.

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4 Big Things Transformational Teachers Do

4 Big Things Transformational Teachers Do | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Transformational teachers create experiences in their classrooms, melding the art and science of any subject and making their students care about learning.
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Twitter Guide For Teachers: Ideas, Resources and More

Twitter Guide For Teachers: Ideas, Resources and More | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Many teachers are using Twitter as a classroom tool. But a lot of schools still view the communication tool as a "toy" students use in their free time, not a se
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How to live an exceptional life, even when life doesn’t feel exceptional | The Art of Simple

How to live an exceptional life, even when life doesn’t feel exceptional | The Art of Simple | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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Are You Ready to Join the Slow Education Movement?

Are You Ready to Join the Slow Education Movement? | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Teacher and PBL consultant Shelley Wright offers her first draft of a Slow Education manifesto and urges other educators to join in the effort.
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A powerful article that causes all educators to reflect on the standardization of education and the need for personalized, authentic instruction.  

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Growth Mindset: A Driving Philosophy, Not Just a Tool

Growth Mindset: A Driving Philosophy, Not Just a Tool | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
It's important to recognize that a growth mindset is an overall paradigm for personal development rather than a pedagogical tool for measuring academic accomplishment.

 

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

 


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It's important to recognize that a growth mindset is an overall paradigm for personal development rather than a pedagogical tool for measuring academic accomplishment.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 19, 5:12 PM

Growth mindset should be a philosophy in teaching and learning. Does it replace pedagogy? I don't think so, but I think they work together. Max van Manen's work in the area of thoughtful pedagogy fits well with growth mindset.

 

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Tony Meehan's curator insight, September 20, 1:57 PM

Working with learners of low SES and whose environment more often than not ensures they have a fixed mindset, it is important that we help them to redefine what success is. Too often it is fixed around being rich, having a big car, house, jewellery etc. These learners then become preoccupied with looking for the short-cut to success, to the riches they believe will make them happy. It doesn't work out like that of course. How then to help the alter their thinking? 


Dweck's work is essential in this. But as this article states it cannot be seen as "a task to complete".  It requires a shift in thinking of all in an organisation, a movement for a whole-school way of thinking, involving also parents or carers.  This article by Costa, Garmston and Zimmerman provides a solid basis for promoting growth mindsets in educators. 

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Gatorade | Made in New York ft. Derek Jeter - YouTube

Ahead of his final playing days, Derek Jeter soaks in the atmosphere on a walk in the Bronx.
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Blended Learning: Resource Roundup

Blended Learning: Resource Roundup | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
We've collected resources from Edutopia and the Web to help you navigate the possibilities of blended learning, an approach that combines face-to-face and technology-mediated learning, with some student control over time, path, place, or pace.
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The death of the classroom as we know it

The death of the classroom as we know it | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
The classroom of today has changed little since the Industrial Revolution. The time for a new approach, experts say, is now.
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The Truth about Thom Tillis and North Carolina's "Historic" Teacher Raises

The Truth about Thom Tillis and North Carolina's "Historic" Teacher Raises | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
In what is likely to be a race that decides the composition of the US Senate, North Carolina's Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan is currently running neck-and-neck with Thom Tillis, the Republican Spe...
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Bill does a masterful job of compiling the real truth about teacher raises.  The story sounds much like the Real Story About the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka.  I think we all know who plays the part of the Big Bad Wolf.

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There's no app for good teaching

There's no app for good teaching | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
8 solid, actionable tips for using tech in ways that actually improve the classroom.
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10 Memorable Teachers That Taught Beyond the Lesson Plan

10 Memorable Teachers That Taught Beyond the Lesson Plan | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Our fondest memories from the teachers who helped shape students' lives.
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Great Leaders Never Stop Trying to Learn

Great Leaders Never Stop Trying to Learn | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
As you gain experience, you may start to feel like you've seen it all. But as former Cabinet secretary John W. Gardner said in his most famous speech, to stay motivated, ambitious, and effective, you need to continue learning.
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Changing the Conversation: Grades vs. Learning

Changing the Conversation: Grades vs. Learning | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Ever wonder if the grading was the best way to handle communication about student achievement? Consider the system we currently use and ask yourself, is this the best we can do? Read on for another option that my just work better.
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The Dos and Don'ts of Classroom Management: Your 25 Best Tips

The Dos and Don'ts of Classroom Management: Your 25 Best Tips | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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Well planned, engaging instruction dramatically reduces classroom management situations.

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24 Questions to Enhance Students Reflective and Critical Thinking Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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PBL Ideas

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BIE Tools – PBL Project Search  – Here you will find a collection of 450 proven lesson plans to set any PBL desire into action. Look at the database found on the right hand side of the page. ...
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Super assortment of websites, projects, lesson plans, rubrics and more to jumpstart PBL in your school.

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