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3 keys to a flipped classroom

If you are planning to use the ‘flipped classroom’, then you might want to think about a few key ideas. Background: Here, on Connected Principals, Jonathan Martin has written a couple p...

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Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley - YouTube

In the beginning, we saw a glimpse of the future. That future has arrived. We're connecting the physical world to the Internet. Now, everyday objects become ...

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, June 15, 8:57 AM

Here is the complete 2013 TED Talk from Ken Robinson. Powerful.

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Rubik's Cube: A question, waiting to be answered - YouTube

Rubik's cube is more than a puzzle- it's a question waiting to be answered. And when the right person finds the right question, it can set them on a journey ...

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, June 15, 9:01 AM

Great Google ad on the power of questions, not answers. Shown at 2014 EduTECH Conference.

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Main Course Not Dessert (by BIE) | Project Based Learning | BIE

Main Course Not Dessert (by BIE) | Project Based Learning | BIE | GRC HBC Professional Reading | Scoop.it

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, May 19, 4:23 PM

Good overview of PBL and how it is more than just "doing a project".

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Key Elements of Project-Based Learning

Want to design a great PBL activity? Follow these step-by-step tips.

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, May 19, 4:34 PM

Another useful overview and tips for successful PBL.

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What is a teacher?

What is a teacher? | GRC HBC Professional Reading | Scoop.it
What Is A Teacher by Allan Glatthorn pic.twitter.com/xPoAQQIJBB

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, June 15, 9:04 AM

Good take aways here.

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curriculumRESEARCH: HOLISTIC ASSESSMENT - an outline

Good practice occurs when the self-reflective teacher assesses his or her own teaching and its results for the children and shares their evaluation with colleagues on a regular basis. Thus individual insights are tested ...
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Emphasises that what we are doing is based in research and works!

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The Key to Empowering Educators? True Collaboration

The Key to Empowering Educators? True Collaboration | GRC HBC Professional Reading | Scoop.it
For Connected Educators Month, a key theme this year is how to move from merely connecting with other educators into collaborations that push pedagogy and the education conversation forward. A panel of educators who’ve made this kind of connection and collaboration the center of their work discussed the challenges posed by the current American education system and helped present a dream for what truly collaborative learning could look like.

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, February 23, 7:22 AM

The benefits of moving to authentic and empowering collaborations.

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How do you get The Smartest Kids in the World?

How do you get The Smartest Kids in the World? | GRC HBC Professional Reading | Scoop.it
A handful of countries have quickly transformed themselves into education 'superpowers' so journalist Amanda Ripley thought she would find out how they did it.

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I see that what we need to further develop at GRC is academic rigour- "work worth doing". Teaching our boys to "learn how to fail, pick themselves up again and try again". That's when learning happens.

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, January 27, 6:52 AM

Excellent interview on findings from research on the education systems from some of the most successful countries around the world. 

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7 Key Characteristics Of Better Learning Feedback

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7 Key Characteristics Of Better Learning Feedback

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A good overview of the importance of effective feedback to improve student learning.

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, July 21, 2013 7:24 AM

Great overview of characteristics of effective learning feedback. 

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Visible Thinking Routines: What Makes You Say That?- Take 2

Visible Thinking Routines: What Makes You Say That?- Take 2 | GRC HBC Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Visible Thinking Routines. This is a support resource for Bill Roberts teachers to share successes / challenges and have a critical discussion about the implementation of thinking routines from Ron Ritchhart's book.

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The Difference Between Projects And Project-Based Learning

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The Difference Between Projects And Project-Based Learning...

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his makes the difference very clear.

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15 Tools For Better Project-Based Learning

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Project-Based Learning is a 21st century approach to learning that acts both as a curriculum and instruction tool, as well as a new way for students to think about school. Rather than strictly academic lessons and units, real-world problems can be solved, and students gain experience with long-term management of the learning process, and the possibility of self-direction.

Project-Based Learning allows naturally embedding of “school” in authentic environments whether those are digital or physical. It is a way of learning that is as much about the process as the project, allowing for the seamless integration of technology, and the inclusion of digital and social media to solve relevant personal and social challenges.

A Simple Project-Based Learning Process

The following apps and digital tools are built around a vastly over-simplified-but-you’ll-still-get-the-picture 4-step process"


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This article give you a comprehensive understanding of Project based learning. Well worth a read.

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Blake Turnbull's curator insight, April 19, 2013 12:36 AM

Although not specifically technology-based, I am a huge fan of Project-based learning in that students are actually using their language for specific, real-world problem solving purposes (PBL is an area I hope to research more in to in the future). This article outlines the four basic steps ((1) brainstorm, (2) plan, (3) collaborate, (4) publish.) in great detail- a useful article for a future classroom aid.

Maria Palaska's comment, April 27, 2013 10:58 AM
it's really very useful! Thanks a lot!
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You´re welcome.
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Visible Thinking Routines: See/Think/Wonder

Visible Thinking Routines: See/Think/Wonder | GRC HBC Professional Reading | Scoop.it
What I Did: I showed my classes a picture of the indoor tropical exhibit at the gardens without comment. I asked them to share first what they see, then what they think, and finally what they wonder. With my morning class, I then ...

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Here's To Humanity - YouTube

In the beginning, we saw a glimpse of the future. That future has arrived. We're connecting the physical world to the Internet. Now, everyday objects become ...

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, June 14, 9:57 PM

Great video from EduTech Conference (Cisco) on technology in the past present and future.

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For Effective Schools, Teamwork is Not Optional

For Effective Schools, Teamwork is Not Optional | GRC HBC Professional Reading | Scoop.it
The greatest resource that teachers have is other teachers. But sadly, teamwork and collaboration are not commonly found in schools. Having taught for 20 years myself, I know how it works.

Teachers

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, May 18, 4:06 PM

Avoiding isolation. Benefits of collaboration and teamwork for teachers.

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7 Tenets of Creative Thinking

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In school, we learn about geniuses and their ideas, but how did they get those ideas? What are the mental processes, attitudes, work habits, behaviors, and beliefs that enable creative geniuses to vi

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, May 18, 4:08 PM

Good tenets for students and (and teachers) for creative thinking.

Sunflower Foundation's curator insight, May 18, 10:02 PM

Parents as well as teachers could implement these tenets to help their children approach problem solving in new ways. And failure will be an option. It's the only way to learn what will work.

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when there is a correct answer Exercise in creative thinking - YouTube

A correct answer kills the creativity. See what happens when third grade students think there is a correct answer. http://www.segevelad.com/english

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, June 15, 8:59 AM

Great video on the power of creative thinking. Shown by Ken Robinson at 2014 EduTECH Conference.

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What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades | GRC HBC Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Even as the emphasis shifts to the keyboard, experts say that learning to write by hand improves motor skills, memory and creativity.

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, June 15, 3:59 PM

Cognitive benefits of handwriting.

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What Happens When Instructional Rounds Go District-Wide?

What Happens When Instructional Rounds Go District-Wide? | GRC HBC Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Instructional Rounds are a process for school improvement that are based on the Medical Rounds model. It brings groups of educators together to look at what is happening in their schools, develop

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Our reciprocal observations I hope are the start to this instructional rounds model.

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, March 2, 4:53 AM

Instructional rounds- great way to implement shared understanding, whole school development and positive learning experiences for all.

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The Inquiry Process, Step By Step

The Inquiry Process, Step By Step | GRC HBC Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Created by educators in Australia, this diagram can be a helpful resource for students, as they embark on the inquiry learning process.

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This is a great tool to use when handing out inquiry based homework or assessment tasks.

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, October 27, 2013 7:37 AM

A good diagram with useful questions.

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Why It's Time To Start Teaching Students How To Think - Edudemic

Why It's Time To Start Teaching Students How To Think - Edudemic | GRC HBC Professional Reading | Scoop.it
As an elementary teacher, I can’t help but notice that children today want quick answers and do not take the time to think things through.

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The research around learnable intellegence is changing education.
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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, August 19, 2013 3:38 PM

Good strategies to develop deep thinking.

Sunflower Foundation's curator insight, August 19, 2013 6:12 PM

Right on the money. Teaching a student to think is equivalent to teaching a hungry girl to fish. It gives them the ability to problem solve. This whole site is a gem for teachers and students.

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10 ways to think about your learning space…

10 ways to think about your learning space… | GRC HBC Professional Reading | Scoop.it
We're moving into a brand new school building in 2011, which will mean exciting opportunities for change. (More about that later). Meanwhile I have started to think about what to take. Here's my cu...

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Think about the set up of our spaces!!!

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, July 9, 2013 9:30 PM

Good questions all of us should ask about our learning spaces and the set up of those spaces.

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Visible Thinking Routines: What Makes You Say That?

Visible Thinking Routines: What Makes You Say That? | GRC HBC Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Visible Thinking Routines. This is a support resource for Bill Roberts teachers to share successes / challenges and have a critical discussion about the implementation of thinking routines from Ron Ritchhart's book.

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I'm loving this Question to ellicit deep thinking.

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The Teacher's Guide To Project-Based Learning

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The Teacher's Guide To Project-Based Learning: how-to guide, pbl, 21st century learning...

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Visible Thinking Routines

Visible Thinking Routines | GRC HBC Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Connect: Headlines is a thinking routine that can be used to help students focus on the big ideas or important themes in what you have been learning. Headline routines call for synthesis of all the learning that took place.

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