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A Simple Trick for Learning New Information

A Simple Trick for Learning New Information | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Students in an experiment appeared to do a better job learning when they thought they'd have to teach the material in question later on.
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excerpt: "Still, the results from the first experiment were pretty solid, and the researchers' explanation for why the learning-to-teach strategy might work is interesting:


"Why does expecting to teach enhance organization of output and encoding of the main points of a passage? The explanation we currently favor is that participants expecting to teach put themselves into the mindset of a teacher, leading them to adopt certain effective strategies used by teachers when preparing to teach—such as organizing and weighing the importance of difference concepts in the to-be-taught material, focusing on main points, and thinking about how information fits together."

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The Legal Ramifications of a Bomb Threat

The Legal Ramifications of a Bomb Threat | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Threats at work or school cause real panic -- hoax or not. As a result, perpetrators can face real legal consequences.

 

Criminal charges or not, any student playing such a prank will end up with a permanently tarnished academic record. And youngsters aren’t exempt: kids under 18 can still be tried as an adult in most states, depending on the seriousness of the crime and the judge’s discretion. Youngsters playing pranks could face juvenile detention or other penalties. Parents should make children aware of the ramifications of such pranks or actual threats.

 



Cited from: The Legal Ramifications of a Bomb Threat http://nakedlaw.avvo.com/safety-2/the-legal-ramifications-of-a-bomb-threat.html#ixzz2qHnEQVe3

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We should explore ways to instruct students regarding the consequences of hoaxes and pranks. Students often have few experiences interacting with local or federal law enforcement, so may not have a clear sense of the seriousness of some of their actions. Apparently, some adults do not have this clear sense as well. 


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In some states, a conviction under a state or federal charge for making a school bomb threat can also:

Get a student’s drivers license or learner’s permit revoked,Make parents liable for their child’s actions in civil court, andResult in an automatic suspension from public school.



Cited from: The Legal Ramifications of a Bomb Threat http://nakedlaw.avvo.com/safety-2/the-legal-ramifications-of-a-bomb-threat.html#ixzz2qHnQpwjS

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Seven Deadly Tricks, Seven Ways to Storytelling

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Sharrock's curator insight, July 12, 2013 11:11 AM

Attention, engagement, communication! these are 21st century goals to make an experience valuable.

Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, July 12, 2013 5:23 PM

This is well laid out.  Each story type is described and includes 2 supporting slides:  1) story outline and an example.

Sonja Blignaut's curator insight, August 6, 2013 5:25 AM

Great presentation on Booker's 7 Basic Plots

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Critical Thinking Is Best Taught Outside the Classroom: Scientific American

Critical Thinking Is Best Taught Outside the Classroom: Scientific American | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Critical thinking is a teachable skill best taught outside the K–12 classroom
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The Myth Of Learning Styles - Edudemic

The Myth Of Learning Styles - Edudemic | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
After several years of writing for Edudemic, I'd have to say that one of the most controversial topics we've ever written about is the concept of different learning styles.
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Does writing code boost math scores? - Boston Globe

Does writing code boost math scores? - Boston Globe | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
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Does writing code boost math scores?
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Does it matter? Coding is an important STEM skill. 

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Understanding How the Brain Thinks (Part 1 of 7)

Former neurologist and teacher Judy Willis will be presenting a 5-part series on how young brains develop neurologically; she'll also offer some research-based classroom strategies to teach critical
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from the article: "Students need to be explicitly taught and given opportunities to practice using executive functions to organize, prioritize, compare, contrast, connect to prior knowledge, give new examples of a concept, participate in open-ended discussions, synthesize new learning into concise summaries, and symbolize new learning into new mental constructs, such as through the arts or writing across the curriculum."

 

According to the above quote, explicit instruction is needed for higher level thinking. This quote also affirms that with expllicit instrution, practice of the skills is important as well. The author also allows for rote learning--rote has its place and its necessity. She gives examples of where and why this is necessary.

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Personalize Learning: Infographic: Personalization vs Individualization vs Differentiation

Personalize Learning: Infographic: Personalization vs Individualization vs Differentiation | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
personalization, learner-centered, assessment as learning...
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