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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 5:12 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 26, 2013 12:10 AM
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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Free Technology for Teachers: Create a Word Cloud Within Your Google Documents

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3 Ways to Make Meaningful Connections With Your Students

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Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano believes there's more to teaching than dispensing curriculum, and he shares three practices that lead students and their families to trust him on a personal level.
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Five-Minute Film Festival: Future Ready Schools

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Editor's Note: James Sanders is the Director of Innovation for EdTechTeam and an Entrepreneur in Residence at KIPP Bay Area Schools. Prior to joining EdTechTeam, James was a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow and oversaw innovation for the KIPP schools in the Bay Area. This August, James helped the U.S. Department of Education launch the Future Ready Schools pledge, calling upon school district leaders around the country to commit to having Future Ready Schools. Education needs a new “no
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Using Google Classroom to Differentiate Assignments

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What is nice about a digital environment is the ability to differentiate. Google Classroom allows you to build a set of resources for a single assignment. This makes it possible to offer students c...
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New in iOS 8 for Teachers & Students

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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
demonstrate the lesser known additions that teachers, students, and parents
will be interested in.
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Rhode Island Schools Embark on a Blended Learning Odyssey

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A dramatic blended learning transformation is underway at Rhode Island’s K–12 schools.
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Hope, Meaning, and Challenge: The Building Blocks of Motivation

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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

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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

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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

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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

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This School Has Bikes Instead Of Desks--And It Turns Out That's A Better Way To Learn

This School Has Bikes Instead Of Desks--And It Turns Out That's A Better Way To Learn | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Some schools are canceling recess. But this North Carolina grade school is going in the opposite direction: Kids ride bikes as they read.
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This article it certainly causes you to reflect on the level of activity or inactivity in classrooms.  Are your students staying on the move?

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Here's What to Expect from Thursday's Apple Event

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It's been way too long...
At least that's what Apple states (maybe in jest) on its website, in anticipation of another product event slated for tomorrow. The event is expected to reveal a new...
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Christian's Buddy Bench - The Official Site

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The buddy bench is a simple idea to eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground. Let's spread the message of inclusion and kindness!
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Multiple artists, multiple venues: Alamance Studio Tour expands to two weekends this year - Lifestyles Home - The Times News

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Multiple artists, multiple venues: Alamance Studio Tour expands to two weekends this year
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Homework: An unnecessary evil? … Surprising findings from new research

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A new study on the academic effects of homework offers not only some intriguing results but also a lesson on how to read a study -- and a reminder of the importance of doing just that: reading studies (carefully) rather than relying on summaries by journalists or even by the researchers themselves. Alfie Kohn explains.
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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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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 19, 8:12 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, 4:57 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. 

Anna-Liisa Hayward's curator insight, September 25, 3:08 AM

This article is not specifically related to ICT but it makes some points that all teachers need to consider: how to deal with change, how to grow as a professional, how to collaborate. 

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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