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Struggle Means Learning: Difference in Eastern and Western Cultures

Struggle Means Learning: Difference in Eastern and Western Cultures | Princess Margaret Collaboration | Scoop.it
In Japanese classrooms, teachers consciously design tasks that are slightly beyond the capabilities of the students they teach, so the students can actually experience struggling with something just outside their reach.
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Very interesting article highlighting that in our Western education system we often associate the need to struggle with weakness. In Eastern cultures it is assumed that "struggle is a predictable part of the learning process". This raises the question of: "how do help our students embrace the experience of intellectual struggle?" 

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Shifting the Classroom, One Step at a Time

Shifting the Classroom, One Step at a Time | Princess Margaret Collaboration | Scoop.it
Teachers who are interested in shifting their classrooms often don’t know where to start. It can be overwhelming, frightening, and even discouraging, especially when no one else around you seems to...
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Some clear and practical suggestions for creating opportunities for student inquiry in the classroom. 

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Day 98: STRIVE (Dan Burgess, Teacher, South Delta Secondary) |

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Exciting program in the Delta school district with many similarities to our proposed cross-curricular program for next year. Make sure to watch the video! 

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5 Ways To Use Apple TV In The Classroom - Edudemic

5 Ways To Use Apple TV In The Classroom - Edudemic | Princess Margaret Collaboration | Scoop.it
Figuring out how to use Apple's cheap but powerful tool has never been more important than right now. Here's how to use Apple TV in the classroom.
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Suggestions for using Apple TV in a school setting. Just in case we ever got it in our school!!

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Teachers as Technology Trailblazers: Personalizing PD: It's About Empowerment; Not Tools

Teachers as Technology Trailblazers: Personalizing PD: It's About Empowerment; Not Tools | Princess Margaret Collaboration | Scoop.it
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A brief article about giving teachers more control over their professional development and how to make it effective.

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What is Universal Design for Learning | National Center On Universal Design for Learning

What is Universal Design for Learning | National Center On Universal Design for Learning | Princess Margaret Collaboration | Scoop.it
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Simplified and straightforward breakdown of the basics of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) model. 

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