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Minishant - Involving learners in creating their own success criteria - Video search - THE JOURNEY TO EXCELLENCE

Children from Minishant Primary School talk about the benefits of creating their own success criteria to improve their understanding. Watch them collaborate effectively as they peer and self-assess in small groups.
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When students of any age are empowered as they are here, investment follows.

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Should teachers own their learning? | Ideas and Thoughts

Should teachers own their learning? | Ideas and Thoughts | Powerful Learning | Scoop.it

In the same way schools have a hard time empowering students to own their learning, districts struggle with letting teachers own theirs. I'm not aware of any district that truly embraces the notion of personalized learning. Districts all seem to feel the need or push to set goals for schools and teachers. They tend to standardized professional development and in many ways replicate the industrial models of school. The underlying desire for accountability is largely the barrier to trust.


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When we unleash teachers and empower them to guide their own learning, we give them first-hand experience with what we hope they will then do with their students.

 

 

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Trust: The Key to Leading a Learning School

Trust: The Key to Leading a Learning School | Powerful Learning | Scoop.it
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Daniel Pink notes that autonomy among other things promotes innovation and productivity. I want to add "trust" to his list. I wrote this piece but believe we need this message more now than ever.

 

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Why Do Americans Stink at Math?

Why Do Americans Stink at Math? | Powerful Learning | Scoop.it
The Common Core should finally improve math education. The problem is that no one has taught the teachers how to teach it.
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When students engage in collaborative discourse, learning happens.

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Peggy McIntosh: Beyond the Knapsack | Teaching Tolerance

Peggy McIntosh: Beyond the Knapsack | Teaching Tolerance | Powerful Learning | Scoop.it
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Face to face time for students is all too rare. Here in this piece we find one wonderful way to help students develop social awareness and sensitivity-"Serial Testimony".

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