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Food for thought about the challenging and changing world  of teaching  and learning  
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Why Finland's Unorthodox Education System Is The Best In The World - The Coming Depression

Why Finland's Unorthodox Education System Is The Best In The World - The Coming Depression | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
Why Finland’s Unorthodox Education System Is The Best In The World...But how do they do it?

It’s simple — by going against the evaluation-driven, centralized model that much of the Western world uses.
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The Flip: End of a Love Affair ???

The Flip: End of a Love Affair ??? | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
Most teachers who opt for the flipped classroom strategy are not pursuing a student-centered approach to learning. The traditional model is simply being reversed.

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18 Ways iPads Are Being Used In Classrooms Right Now - Edudemic

18 Ways iPads Are Being Used In Classrooms Right Now - Edudemic | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
iPads are quickly becoming a popular and powerful educational tool for classrooms. Beyond the immediate benefit of engaging students, iPads can improve education efficiency and standards.

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What I Learned from My TED Talk

What I Learned from My TED Talk | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it

Unlearning old assumptions is just as important as learning new skills.


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Why Are Finnish Kids So Smart?

Why Are Finnish Kids So Smart? | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it

For years, Finland has scored at the top of every category and has increasingly been held up as a model for educational reform. But, why? Producer Eric Bombicino explores Finland's unique education system.


Via Riikka Kuningas, Timo Ilomäki, Aki Puustinen
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What Are The Ingredients For Self-Directed Learning?

What Are The Ingredients For Self-Directed Learning? | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
What Are The Ingredients For Self-Directed Learning?

 

===> Perhaps children don’t need another reform imposed on them. Instead, they need to be the authors of their own education.” <===

 

A MUST read and watch also the video:

http://www.scoop.it/t/digital-delights/p/3112389094/what-are-the-ingredients-for-self-directed-learning

 


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Audrey's curator insight, April 2, 2014 4:55 AM

This is what was found:  "The students in the Independent Project are remarkable but not because they are exceptionally motivated or unusually talented. They are remarkable because they demonstrate the kinds of learning and personal growth that are possible when teenagers feel ownership of their high school experience, when they learn things that matter to them and when they learn together. In such a setting, school capitalizes on rather than thwarts the intensity and engagement that teenagers usually reserve for sports, protest or friendship..."


Much of this can be started from the home environment. Curated for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk


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The Ultimate Guide To Infographics

The Ultimate Guide To Infographics | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it

They allow students to comprehend, interpret, and analyze complex information in a quick and clear manner. This combined with the brain research to support why infographics are so effective gives teachers a powerful new tool to use for teaching and learning.


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Five Quick Classroom Management Tips for Novice Teachers | Edutopia

Five Quick Classroom Management Tips for Novice Teachers | Edutopia | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
Blogger Rebecca Alber presents five management strategies new teachers can begin using immediately in their classrooms.

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Chakib Bouayad's curator insight, February 1, 2013 7:28 PM

Useful for novice and veteran teachers, too.

 

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10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education

10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it

A challenge to the way teachers think about Twitter - a short list of ways to embrace, rather than reject, it as a tool for the classroom, for learning.


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Two Contrasting Views of Educational Technology

Two Contrasting Views of Educational Technology | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it

The final thing that strikes me about these two videos is how they reflect the kinds of societies that the system of education seeks to create. For me the first is a society of obedient unquestioning worker drones being spoon fed information that will enable them to fulfil their predefined roles. The second is a society in which individuals are encouraged to think, act and explore, to question and to create. I know which I would prefer to live in.


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COL Certificate for teachers’ ICT integration

COL Certificate for teachers’ ICT integration | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it

Certificate program for teachers’ ICT integration (CCTI) is a free eLearning course which helps teachers to acquire skills and competencies on information and communication technology (ICT) in teaching and management. The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) developed CCTI in collaboration with SchoolNet SA


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Gamini L Kumara's comment, June 21, 2013 9:26 PM
how do we apply for this?
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Creativity in Education - How is Technology Transforming Education? on Adobe TV

Creativity in Education - How is Technology Transforming Education? on Adobe TV | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
A conversation with Sir Ken Robinson, Author and Creativity Expert.
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One iPad in the Classroom? – Top 10 Apps

One iPad in the Classroom? – Top 10 Apps | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it

"As the iPad is currently the ‘class leader’ in education, there are many educators who have found themselves with an iPad to ‘see what it can do?’ The challenge is to demonstrate enhanced learning, so here are ten suggestions that may help:"


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CristinaSkyBox: Teaming (or Taming?) Teens

CristinaSkyBox: Teaming (or Taming?) Teens | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it

Learning to teach teens...


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Aren't Math Mistakes Beautiful? | Jane Kise

Aren't Math Mistakes Beautiful? | Jane Kise | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
Connects research on how students benefit from analyzing math mistakes with professional development to help teachers implement practice...
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How to Foster Accountability in Your ESL Students

How to Foster Accountability in Your ESL Students | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
In sports, the coach gets most of the credit when the team wins – but also most of the blame when the team loses. The same thing happens with ESL teachers.
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For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer

For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it

Thinkstock In a traditional classroom, the teacher is the center of attention, the owner of knowledge and information.


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The Rules that Guide Great Teachers

The Rules that Guide Great Teachers | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
These 10 considerations unite successful teachers...
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Kids and Technology

Let's ask kids and teens about technology and how to improve it to help them in their academic lives. It might surprise us what they tell us.


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Infographic: The Impact of Video in Education


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Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Online Teacher Development Works Best - 15 Reasons Why

Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Online Teacher Development Works Best - 15 Reasons Why | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it

I've started this article with quite a bold statement, but it's a conclusion that I have been coming too over the course of quite a few years now. I should really put this into context though, as most of the teacher training I do deals with pedagogical training for the use of technology and is most often delivered during intensive face to face sessions, usually with groups of teachers working in a computer lab. Though, having said that, I do still believe that many of the reasons I have listed below do also apply to other kinds of more 'mainstream' teacher development too, especially intensive courses.


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7 Things Your Quiet ESL Students Are Not Telling You

7 Things Your Quiet ESL Students Are Not Telling You | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
Isn't it great when we have ESL students who are very vocal about their needs?
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