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Let the Students Set the Rules

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Is this a crazy idea? I have found it very effective. I usually spend a substantial amount of time the first class creating rules with the class. It starts the students thinking , bonding, and taki...

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Nit just the why, but the HOW. Thx Beth

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 23, 2013 9:53 PM

What happens when you ask the students to help set the rules for the year? More buy-in, ownership, asking students to think the first day, bonding of the class, responsibility...I am sure you will come up with more. Are you concerned about asking your students to do this? This infographic will provide many suggestions (a total of 27) that will walk you through the process, beginning with "The Why" and then moving to "The How."

Sue Alexander's curator insight, August 24, 2013 9:53 AM

Mia's infographics are amazing resources. This classroom management tool is especially useful for those new to student voice. Here you find a flow-chart of steps to make the rule setting process efficient and the outcome a set of classroom expectations created and owned by the kids.

KB...Konnected's curator insight, September 16, 2013 3:36 AM

I have found that students will reinforce the rules with each other when they have actively participated in creating them. Just have to make sure that they do it respectfully. This is a win-win for everyone.

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Why Students Should Be Taking Notes

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Giving students teacher-prepared PowerPoints does not improve their performance. Students need to take notes in ways that are meaningful to them.
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I have used fill in notes and completed notes and found that they were not valued by my students and rarely read thoroughly. Having come to similar conclusions, I have often wondered why students are not taught to do this earlier. I hate to use a lot of precious science time but feel I must.
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Hacking Design Thinking For Education Part 1: What Is Design Thinking?

Hacking Design Thinking For Education Part 1: What Is Design Thinking? | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
Inspiration. Ideation. Implementation.

There are many ways of looking at the stages of the design thinking process. Many experts believe there are 5 stages to design thinking. Some cite 4 or 6. Others 7 or more.

And guess what? They are all probably correct!

And guess what else? I bet that all of them use Inspiration, Ideation, and Implementation in some way, shape, or form for they are the bare bones basic spaces all innovations go through.

Today, I give you the first Infographic in the Hacking Design Thinking For Education Series I am creating. This is Part 1: What Is design Thinking?

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3 Things Experts Say Make A Perfect Study Session

3 Things Experts Say Make A Perfect Study Session | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
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Making your study time worth it with 3 easy steps
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14 Books That Connect Students With Valuable Scientists’ Struggles

14 Books That Connect Students With Valuable Scientists’ Struggles | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
A study found that students who read about famous scientists' personal and intellectual struggles do better in their science classes. Librarians helped us put
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Inspiring stories of scientists and their struggles as they explored science. Great to connect the emotional aspects of scientists to adolescents and make science and scientists more relatable.
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Visible Learning visualized in a beautiful infographic - VISIBLE LEARNING

Visible Learning visualized in a beautiful infographic - VISIBLE LEARNING | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
Terry Burr designed that beautiful educational infographic for Osiris Educational and Visible Learning Plus. The infographic is based on data from John Hattie’s research and the work of the Visible Learning Plus team. (c) www.osiriseducational.co.uk / www.visiblelearningplus.co.uk   Visible Learning Infografik Visible…Read more ›
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A great reference tool to "unlearn" the false truths that are constantly assumed.
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Converting Presentations into Videos in PowerPoint 2013

Converting Presentations into Videos in PowerPoint 2013 | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
Converting PowerPoint presentations into video format is a great way to give your speech extra engaging power. Here’s a quick tutorial to get you started.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 4, 10:47 AM

Dozens of valuable PowerPoint tips like these on converting PPT to video. Thanks to Baiba Svenca for sharing.

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, August 5, 5:07 AM
Move over Power Points, and static pages, enter VLogging and Youtube! The world has come a long way since the times of power point presentations, and why not when you can have the advantage of video! Videos make for better engagement of the audience, they appear to be more human, and yes there is less of print matter! 
Mary Jo Davies's curator insight, August 5, 10:10 AM
You don't always need to use a video editor for professional presentations. 
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Sokobond: Teaching Chemistry Through Games - Gamification Co

Sokobond: Teaching Chemistry Through Games - Gamification Co | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
Discover how Sokobond , a minimalist puzzle game for Chemistry teaches basic molecular structure and critical thinking.

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Thanks Pink Salmon! Looks interesting for chemistry...Investigate
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How Peer Teaching Improves Student Learning and 10 Ways To Encourage It - InformED

How Peer Teaching Improves Student Learning and 10 Ways To Encourage It - InformED | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
Peer teaching is not a new concept. It can be traced back to Aristotle’s use of archons, or student leaders, and to the letters of Seneca the Younger. It was first organized as a theory by Scotsman Andrew Bell in 1795, and later implemented into French and English schools in the 19th century. Over the... Read More
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11 Ways to Make Ice Cream Without an Ice-Cream Maker

11 Ways to Make Ice Cream Without an Ice-Cream Maker | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
Discover how to make your own ice cream without any fancy equipment. Here, 11 easy no-churn recipes that don't require an ice cream maker.
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Are Teachers Being Taught Bad Science?

Are Teachers Being Taught Bad Science? | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
Too often education schools fail to provide future teachers with a robust knowledge of the science of how students learn, and in some cases even teach them inaccurate information, scholars said at a recent conference.
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The Teacher Curse No One Wants to Talk About

The Teacher Curse No One Wants to Talk About | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
By incorporating facts, novelty, examples, analogies, and emotion; and cycling content, telling content-related stories, and making lessons multisensory, we can make learning easier for our students.
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Attention, Students: Put Your Laptops Away

Attention, Students: Put Your Laptops Away | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
Researchers Pam Mueller and Daniel M. Oppenheimer found that students remember more via taking notes longhand rather than on a laptop. It has to do with what happens when you're forced to slow down.
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A Few Strategies to Help Slow-Working Students

A Few Strategies to Help Slow-Working Students | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
We want students to work at their own pace, but when one student is significantly slower than his peers, it can cause problems for him and for his teachers.
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Great idea!!! Take this good list of strategies and shift the responsibility to them to choose and self-monitor with check-ins with you! Put them in charge of their own learning
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3 Ways to Become a More Effective Learner | #EffectiveLEARNing #LEARNing2LEARN #ModernEDU

3 Ways to Become a More Effective Learner | #EffectiveLEARNing #LEARNing2LEARN #ModernEDU | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it

We may graduate from school, but we never stop learning. New jobs, new roles, new relationships: all require the acquisition of new knowledge. To stop learning is to stop improving.


Despite its importance, so many of us develop bad habits and faulty techniques that undermine our ability learn effectively, says Nate Kornell, an associate professor of cognitive psychology at Williams College who studies learning strategies.

Below, Kornell outlines three fundamental principles to learn by. 

 

1. Embrace discomfort

2. Stop cramming

3. Make connections

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Effective+Learning

 


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Thx Gust Mees! 3 Common mistakes we all make in Learning. My students often get caught at #1, Embrace discomfort, because they do not appreciate the key fact that "Effective Learning feels difficult". Cramming (#2) has never worked to help us retain learning; we must space and layer our practice. Finally, connect the learning to our lives and current knowledge.
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We may graduate from school, but we never stop learning. New jobs, new roles, new relationships: all require the acquisition of new knowledge. To stop learning is to stop improving.


Despite its importance, so many of us develop bad habits and faulty techniques that undermine our ability learn effectively, says Nate Kornell, an associate professor of cognitive psychology at Williams College who studies learning strategies.

Below, Kornell outlines three fundamental principles to learn by. 

 

1. Embrace discomfort

2. Stop cramming

3. Make connections

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Effective+Learning

 

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14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers

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14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers
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Great reference and new visual ways to think about planning for teaching & learning
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Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Use It In Your Classroom

Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Use It In Your Classroom | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Use It In Your Classroom
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Yes! I have always struggled with hard and fast grading systems. Turns out, I was making room for failure. The rationale is articulated nicely here.
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12 Rules Of Great Teaching -

12 Rules Of Great Teaching - | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it

"Recently, I’ve been thinking of the universal truths in teaching. Students should be first. Don’t always start planning with a standard. Questions matter more than answers."


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LibrarianLand's curator insight, May 15, 2015 9:07 AM

Speaking as someone new to teaching, there's an awful lot to consider. In a nutshell, be knowledgeable about your subject, be flexible, be up on technology, learning styles, and put students first.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 24, 2015 11:15 AM

Thx Beth Dichter

Ellen Dougherty's curator insight, August 1, 2015 11:52 AM

If you were to put together 12 rules that make a teacher a great teacher what would they include? Sit back and think about that, and then look at this post by Terry Heick, where he shares the rules he has come up with as well as the reasons for the rule. A few are listed above, and three more are below.

* Start small.

* In learning, curiosity is everything.

* Help students ask great questions.

Click through to the post to read through all his rules and find a bonus of three additional rules that you may want to add. You will also find links for resources for three of the rules.

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The 7 questions every new teacher should be able to answer

The 7 questions every new teacher should be able to answer | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
self-assessment ranks third on his list
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No! These are 7 of the questions every teacher should ask themselves...frequently.
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Student Self-Assessment Practices That Work

Student Self-Assessment Practices That Work | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
Self-assessment is a valuable tool as it gives students the ability to really consider their learning and equally as importanly, share that understanding with the teacher. Once we understand what students know and can do, both demonstrated in the work and their ideas about the work, we can adjust instruction and/or class pacing as needed. The more adept students become with this tool, the better tailored class time and assessments can be.
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4 Ways Self-Belief Can Transform Learning - InformED

4 Ways Self-Belief Can Transform Learning - InformED | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
Today’s best and brightest students can only be described as such because they believe in their own abilities; if they didn’t, they’d have fallen behind their peers long ago. In the same breath, struggling students rarely have as much confidence as their higher-achieving peers, which results in a vicious cycle of self-limitation. As educators, we... Read More
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Help them believe that can and they will be able to
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How To Teach Your Classroom Management Plan | Smart Classroom Management

How To Teach Your Classroom Management Plan | Smart Classroom Management | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
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No one ever shows you step by step what they mean by teach your rules... except here
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Identify the Essential in Classroom Management

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values cloud worksheet
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A good values list to begin with
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What does research really say about iPads in the classroom?

What does research really say about iPads in the classroom? | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
Two educators put the research to the test. When (and how) are iPads in the classroom most effective?
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This paper confirms many thoughts I have had on technology integration (takes a lot of strategic thought, professional development and a reliable and limited stable of applications ready for different applications for teachers) and teachers must be ready to teach students how to use technology correctly beyond their phones or to use their phone technology well to serve educational needs. Young does NOT (necessarily) = tech savvy!
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How to Teach Your Children Mind-Mapping

How to Teach Your Children Mind-Mapping | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
teaching your children mind mapping is not the same as teaching an adult. Learn how you can create a fun and educational experience learning mind mapping.

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Follow this guide to coaching kids or people who "think in pictures" how to create picture-based notes and outlines. Kid brains remember better by starting with the picture for a story. . ***Read the text while they create pictures to tell it. 
***They re-tell using their pictures. 
***Analyze the accuracy to improve the image words of the story (if possible) or the power of the images. 
Next time *** Divide the paper into number of topics 
*** Picture for each topic 
*** Re-tell & connect the pictures to create a branch from topic to topic 
*** Add smaller sub branches with new pictures if needed 
*** Re-tell 
Advanced*** Recreate the pictures from memory
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