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I Teach Kindergarten and I Don't Like Teachers Pay Teachers

I Teach Kindergarten and I Don't Like Teachers Pay Teachers | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
EDIT: To better represent my purpose of this post I have changed the image (meaning I admit the first one was a mistake.) This post it truly meant to be about a conversation so please take a minute...
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This blog entry and the comments that follow are a great catalyst for thought. Especially as many teachers are heading back to the classroom, setting up for the new year and considering the content they will use for instruction.
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Jerry Johnson's curator insight, July 22, 2013 5:59 AM

Some really good point here! 

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Teach teachers how to create magic

Teach teachers how to create magic | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
What do rap shows, barbershop banter and Sunday services have in common? As Christopher Emdin says, they all hold the secret magic to enthrall and teach at the same time — and it’s a skill we often don't teach to educators. The science advocate (and cofounder of Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. with the GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan) offers a vision to make the classroom come alive.
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We are looking for ways to engage learners and breathe passion into instruction.  This TEDtalk offers insight and pushes educators to examine their delivery.  This along with the tenets of #tlap (Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess) continue to help those of us called as instructional engineers to improve our craft.

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Thinking Critically | Learning Commons

Thinking Critically | Learning Commons | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it

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Thinking Critically | Learning Commons

Melf's curator insight, April 7, 3:34 AM

Unevirsity thinking explained. Its quite intresting how they think. Even if this information isn't true its still intresting. You may recognize some traits about yourself in the video

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Features of school cultures that embrace creativity - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

Features of school cultures that embrace creativity - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
Does your school’s culture inhibit or encourage creativity in its students and employ...

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Describes components that facilitate a campus culture that facilitates creative environment for learning. Excellent for reflection on practices and standards for moving forward.

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Overcoming the Fear of Being Wrong: 20 Ways To Help Your Students

Overcoming the Fear of Being Wrong: 20 Ways To Help Your Students | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it

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Great ideas and creates an opportunity for the reflective educator to evaluate instructional practices.

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Brad Merrick's curator insight, March 25, 4:09 AM

Great ways to turn student responses into positive experiences, even if they are not always correct. Reinforces the importance of context for effective learning to take place and the value of guiding them to understand the error and learn from it.

 

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, March 25, 11:30 AM

Some good tips. 

Teresa Barclay's curator insight, March 26, 2:37 PM

Has insights that could help anyone, especially me as I go through my own education journey

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Edcamps: Remixing Professional Development

Edcamps: Remixing Professional Development | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
The term professional development (PD) has taken on many incarnations during the time I've been involved in education. When I first starting teaching, professional development was constructed in a ve

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Thoughts to ponder from a seasoned edCamp veteran.

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How To Give Students Individual Attention In A Busy Classroom

How To Give Students Individual Attention In A Busy Classroom | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
How To Give Students Individual Attention In A Busy Classroom
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Excellent article that discusses the ways which integration of best practices yields the the greatest results for student success.
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Gamify and Flip Your Professional Development

Gamify and Flip Your Professional Development | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
Workshop Description Flipping the classroom is becoming more and more popular today. Students and their teachers appear to greatly benefit from the flipped classroom model. But what about flipping ...
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Taking the approach of gamification to PD.

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Curation As An Emerging Skillset | A 5 Step Guide

Curation As An Emerging Skillset | A 5 Step Guide | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
How to become a curation king / queen. Traditionally, a curator researches and puts together a collection which speaks to a narrative and / or serves a larger idea in art galleries and / or museums...

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This is a great resource that explains the "why" of curation and the importance of why Teachers should curate as well as develop the skill of curation with their students, the managers of future digital content.

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Lisa Jones's curator insight, March 8, 2:30 AM

Great tips on duration..a resource that I'm finding to be valuable.

ozziegontang's curator insight, March 14, 3:39 PM

Helping Chairs help their members gather what they need to know.

Lauren Anstey's curator insight, March 31, 10:06 AM

A 5-step guide to digital curation.

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You know who’s in charge of your development? YOU.

You know who’s in charge of your development? YOU. | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
This is the second of forty mantras that I have developed and used over the last two decades in managing high performing teams. Let’s imagine I walk into a gym. I pay for three years up front - bec...
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Love the post and how PD when taken seriously depends not on the district, campus or leadership but on the teacher. Learning is a personal professional responsibility that those who have a growth mindset take seriously.
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5 EdTech Podcasts That Will Keep You Ahead Of The Curve - Edudemic

5 EdTech Podcasts That Will Keep You Ahead Of The Curve - Edudemic | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it

"Educators facilitate others’ learning experiences, but their own learning experiences are far from over. Through podcasts, educators can learn even more about their field and the forces impacting it — especially education technology.

 

Apple’s iTunes store has an entire page devoted to edtech podcasts. Sorting out the best listens can be a daunting task, so to make things easier, we’ve compiled a list of our favorites you should check out today."

 


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Another great resource for personal PD.

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Matt Miller's curator insight, February 28, 6:41 AM
Podcasts are a great source of inspiration and information for me (http://ditchthattextbook.com/2013/12/19/learn-while-you-sweat-try-treadmill-pd/). These are some good ones. I haven't heard Wesley Fryer's, but I'm looking forward to it!
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12 Barriers To Innovation In Education

12 Barriers To Innovation In Education | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it

"Innovation is not something that just happens. Or, rather it does given the right chemistry. Oftentimes this chemistry is referred to locally in schools as “climate,” but climate is only a small part of the formula. Where innovation comes from is an increasingly popular topic recently as new projects are increasingly visible, and due to digital reach, impactful across fields and industries. Right now, let’s stick to innovation in public education."


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Food for thought... good article to reflect and assess the barriers that may exist in a district.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, February 18, 9:58 AM

This article focuses on challenges of K-12, but there are some parallels. 

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Dr. Marzano Explains the Power of a Common Language of Instruction

Dr. Robert Marzano explains why a common language/model of instruction is the foundation for improving teaching and learning.
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Godby High School Tracking Student Progress: Marzano The Art And Science of Teaching

This brief video gives teachers a snapshot of what tracking student progress looks like in the classroom. The purpose of these videos is to help teachers bet...
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Instructionism, Constructionism and Connectivism: Epistomologies and Their Implied Pedagogies

Instructionism, Constructionism and Connectivism: Epistomologies and Their Implied Pedagogies | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it

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This covers a lot of things in education including maker-spaces.  A great read as we move forward as progressive educators.

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Teachers need real feedback

Teachers need real feedback | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
Until recently, many teachers only got one word of feedback a year: “satisfactory.” And with no feedback, no coaching, there’s just no way to improve. Bill Gates suggests that even great teachers can get better with smart feedback -- and lays out a program from his foundation to bring it to every classroom.

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Lisa Simmons's curator insight, April 3, 1:41 PM

Powerful TED talk about teacher feedback.

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Connected Learning: Harnessing the Information Age to Make Learning More Powerful

Connected Learning: Harnessing the Information Age to Make Learning More Powerful | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it

This report introduces connected learning, a promising educational approach that uses digital media to engage students’ interests and instill deeper learning skills, such as communication, collaboration, and critical thinking. The report lists four elements constituting connected learning’s emphasis on bridging school, popular culture, home, and the community to create an environment in which students engage in and take responsibility for their learning.


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Good report for that provides data for the "why" of digital learning and its benefits.

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eLearningTV's curator insight, March 28, 1:50 AM

Due to invention of new devices and internet access, it should the future and open learning.

Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, April 1, 4:40 AM

The emphasis on developing deeper learning skills in this is helpful. 

dawsonloane's curator insight, April 7, 3:35 AM

This report focuses on school-age learners, but the emphasis on deeper learning skills, such as communication, collaboration, and critical thinking is definitely applicable to professional development.

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What’s Your Learning Disposition? How to Foster Students’ Mindsets

What’s Your Learning Disposition? How to Foster Students’ Mindsets | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck’s work on growth mindsets has dominated much of the attention around how students can influence their own learning. But there are other ways to help students tap into their own motivation, too.
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Great post on #mindset both for teachers and the students they facilitate learning. via @justintarte
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Failure’s inevitable; so use your grit and choose your mindset.

Failure’s inevitable; so use your grit and choose your mindset. | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
In our current system of education, the attribute largely associated with success has been cognitive ability, specifically in reading, math and science. Students are assessed to determine these ab...
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Examines the fallacy of testing data that lends itself to a fixed mindset versus a growth mindset.
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Visual Storytelling: Why Data Visualization is a Content Marketing Fairytale - Search Engine Journal

Visual Storytelling: Why Data Visualization is a Content Marketing Fairytale - Search Engine Journal | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it

r To make your Content Marketing work stand out you need to combine visual elements through storytelling. Read to learn more on data visualization.

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Great application for Professional Development, Instructional Design and coaching students as they craft stories.

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media literacy in the classroom

media literacy in the classroom | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
Media Literacy Classroom Resources
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Great article that really causes both Teachers and Students (in secondary and college circles) to reflect on how we and those around us utilize/ingest media.

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Life of an Educator by Justin Tarte: 10 ways to avoid becoming obsolete...

Life of an Educator by Justin Tarte: 10 ways to avoid becoming obsolete... | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
Blog post about how educators can remain relevant in today's digital age.
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Great article to promote SM as a means for PD with staff and administration.
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Make Room for Innovation and Creativity in PBL | Blog | Project Based Learning | BIE

Make Room for Innovation and Creativity in PBL | Blog | Project Based Learning | BIE | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
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This is on the verge of Genius Hour.  Insight is exceptional... what is still to be understood is that content and skills can still be taught with even greater depth if components of traditional PBLs such as authentic audience, solving of problems realistically, and giving back are done not from a teacher giving a certain criteria w/in a PBL but giving no parameters and letting students' passions find the problem to resolve.  Now Problem Based Learning becomes Passion Based Learning... content, skills and scope are still there but now it is truly student-driven.

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Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, February 25, 9:34 PM

This is on the verge of Genius Hour.  Insight is exceptional... what is still to be understood is that content and skills can still be taught with even greater depth if components of traditional PBLs such as authentic audience, solving of problems realistically, and giving back are done not from a teacher giving a certain criteria w/in a PBL but giving no parameters and letting students' passions find the problem to resolve.  Now Problem Based Learning becomes Passion Based Learning... content, skills and scope are still there but now it is truly student-driven.

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What Happens When Students Use Technology Better Than Teachers?

What Happens When Students Use Technology Better Than Teachers? | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
What Happens When Students Use Technology Better Than Teachers?
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The classroom behind the Super Bowl commercial

The classroom behind the Super Bowl commercial | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
Microsoft's Super Bowl ad featured Scott Bedley's fifth-graders, but there's a lot of innovation in the classroom behind the commercial.

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Dr. Marzano Expresses Concerns About the Misuse of His Research with Walkthroughs

Dr. Robert Marzano expresses concerns about the inaccurate association of his name with other classroom walkthrough and teacher observation systems.
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