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Help them be in awe before asking them to care

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Schools, and particularly PYP schools, are forever telling kids to care about and be responsible for everything.

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'Smarter schools' campaign diminishes hard work of great educators

'Smarter schools' campaign diminishes hard work of great educators | Reflective Practice | Scoop.it
This week I have been reading my favourite blogs and I am always inspired and encouraged by the work being done by great teachers in our schools. Not only are they doing innovative and engaging lea...
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Focused Formatives

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Researchers and educators alike have sounded the clarion call for teachers to implement more formative assessment in their classrooms because the research is overwhelmingly clear that the use of fo...
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Beyond Knowing Facts, How Do We Get to a Deeper Level of Learning?

Beyond Knowing Facts, How Do We Get to a Deeper Level of Learning? | Reflective Practice | Scoop.it
Every student has the capacity for rich, meaningful learning experiences. How can educators tap into the motivation that helps drive a love of learning in students? They key might be found in the "deeper learning" movement.
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Don't Box Me In: More Thoughts on Worksheets & Graphic Organizers

Don't Box Me In: More Thoughts on Worksheets & Graphic Organizers | Reflective Practice | Scoop.it
Several weeks ago I was in a 6th grade class that was reading Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief, a book that has brought the Greek gods back to life for a generation of readers. The sixth grade te...
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10 ways to differentiate learning...

10 ways to differentiate learning... | Reflective Practice | Scoop.it
Once upon a time in the olden days, the teacher stood out front and taught the whole class the same material in the same way. Everyone was expected to do the same tasks, some passed and some failed...
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The Leadership for Community Engagement Program funded by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Southern Metropolitan Region - My project reflection!

The Leadership for Community Engagement Program funded by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Southern Metropolitan Region - My project reflection! | Reflective Practice | Scoop.it
This year I've been part of the Southern Metropolitan Region Community Engagement Project. As a participant of this project I have been looking at different ways of engaging our school community. I...
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Pen Pals in the 21st Century

Pen Pals in the 21st Century | Reflective Practice | Scoop.it
As they enter the room, I wave the big yellow envelope in the air. They know what it is, and the room comes alive with excitement. They can barely wait until I open the envelope and pass out the cont
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How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space - Project Based Learning

How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space - Project Based Learning | Reflective Practice | Scoop.it
Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from Thinking Through Project-Based Learning: Guiding Deeper Inquiry by Jane Krauss and Suzie Boss. It was published this month by Corwin.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Christine
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Future Learning: How do we prepare our students for the unknown?

Future Learning: How do we prepare our students for the unknown? | Reflective Practice | Scoop.it
There are so many questions and beliefs in this presentation. While watching I've been making key notes and I've listed these below: Education - needs to be world class. We have an obligation to th...
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Sharing PYP practice | Sharing examples of what PYP implementation looks like in IB World schools

Sharing PYP practice | Sharing examples of what PYP implementation looks like in IB World schools | Reflective Practice | Scoop.it
Sharing examples of what PYP implementation looks like in IB World schools (RT @ibpyp: New IBPYP blog launched “Sharing PYP practice”.

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Are pigs more intelligent than humans?

Are pigs more intelligent than humans? | Reflective Practice | Scoop.it
I have to thank my esteemed colleague Professor Yong Zhao for the title of this post.  My original title was going to be “when will they ever learn’ but as Yong suggested humans often repeat the same mistakes, pigs, like all animals don’t.
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Who is driving the inquiry?

Who is driving the inquiry? | Reflective Practice | Scoop.it
Stay with me here. This is not just a story of what we did, but rather a look into how we inquire. I will need your feedback and ideas by the end of this!What we didWe started out investigation of ...
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What’s Your Learning Disposition? How to Foster Students’ Mindsets

What’s Your Learning Disposition? How to Foster Students’ Mindsets | Reflective Practice | 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. Here are a few other important mindsets to consider.
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The 5-Minute Teacher, a Reflection

The 5-Minute Teacher, a Reflection | Reflective Practice | Scoop.it
I was led to Mark Barnes' book The 5-Minute Teacher by Peter DeWitt in post in which he talks about letting go of control and trusting students in the classroom. Barnes' book outlines a way of teac...
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10 ways to encourage students to take responsibility for their learning…

10 ways to encourage students to take responsibility for their learning… | Reflective Practice | Scoop.it
1. Don't make all the decisions Allow choice. Encourage students to make decisions about how they learn best. Create opportunities for them to pursue their own interests and practise skills in a va...
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Alive in the Swamp

Alive in the Swamp | Reflective Practice | Scoop.it
For the past five years we have been working with our 'learning partner' Michael Fullan.  Michael has acted as a system coach/mentor, helping us to sharpen our focus and stay the course.  The benef...
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"Alive in the Swamp" Fullan and Donnelly 2013 helps to re focus the discussion on the impact (or lack thereof) on learning and the impetus for system change.

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This is another source to look at as I move deeper into my dissertation process.

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Teachers toolbox - Professor John Hattie's Table of Effect Sizes

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Curriculum, concepts and competencies- connect the dots!

Curriculum, concepts and competencies- connect the dots! | Reflective Practice | Scoop.it
Mark Treadwell (Whatever next? marktreadwell.com ) NZ educator, consultant, researcher, keynote speaker, businessman and author, has been working with a group of educators from Catholic Education S...
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Getting Started with Project-Based Learning (Hint: Don't Go Crazy)

Getting Started with Project-Based Learning (Hint: Don't Go Crazy) | Reflective Practice | Scoop.it
Before the start of the school year, many of us want to use the remaining weeks of summer to learn some new skills -- such as project-based learning (PBL). One of the things we stress for new PBL p
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Concept driven inquiry learning...

Concept driven inquiry learning... | Reflective Practice | Scoop.it
There's a buzz in the room as 11 year olds sit in groups around large sheets of butcher paper, talking animatedly. I like visiting this classroom, seeing how the two teachers collaborate and the ch...
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Help them be in awe before asking them to care

Help them be in awe before asking them to care | Reflective Practice | Scoop.it
Schools, and particularly PYP schools, are forever telling kids to care about and be responsible for everything.

Via KEpps
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