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Why Don’t We Differentiate Professional Development?

Why Don’t We Differentiate Professional Development? | Primary School Ideas | Scoop.it
PD could be more effective if we differentiated it by gauging teachers' readiness, utilizing their interests, involving them in the process, and providing continual assessment opportunities.
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11 Ways Finland's Education System Shows Us that "Less is More".

11 Ways Finland's Education System Shows Us that "Less is More". | Primary School Ideas | Scoop.it
When I left my 7th grade math classroom for my Fulbright research assignment in Finland I thought I would come back from this experience with more inspiring, engaging, innovative lessons.  I expect...
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Quick & Easy Formative Assessments Updated

Quick & Easy Formative Assessments Updated | Primary School Ideas | Scoop.it
Sometimes it feels crazy overwhelming to keep assessing students and know exactly what they do/don't understand. That's where these quick and easy formative assessment ideas comes in! My school dis...

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Denver Leigh Watson, M.Ed, LDTC's curator insight, October 31, 2014 1:28 AM

We often think of assessment in a formal, summative sense; however, the art of formative evaluation is critical to master in order to assess how well students are grasping concepts.  Jumping past basic recall and simple predictions, formative assessments are great tools for establishing where  personal connections have been made in a child's learning process. While we are reaching for the application and synthesis of knowledge, we need to break free from multiple choice bubbles and encourage students to travel deeper into their learning. 

LibrarianLand's curator insight, November 2, 2014 9:18 AM

Some good ideas here.

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Six Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students

Six Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students | Primary School Ideas | Scoop.it
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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Web 2.0 Integration Ideas: Looking for a New Book?

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Academic Sponge Activities

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A "sponge activity" is a lesson soaking up precious time that would otherwise be lost. Hint: it should be fun as well as educational.
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