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Fear of learning, or 5 reasons why you should constantly learn

Fear of learning, or 5 reasons why you should constantly learn | GRC HBC Professional Reading | Scoop.it

Here are 5 reasons why you should never stop learning. Hope this will help you to fight your fears and allow you to discover the amazing world.

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The case for project-based learning

The case for project-based learning | GRC HBC Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Far from an educational flash in the pan, project-based learning has been proven to engage and motivate learners, improve comprehension and retention, aid the transfer of knowledge to new contexts, lead to better collaboration, and help students master critical-thinking skills.

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, May 4, 2015 6:27 PM

A strong case for PBL made here.

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Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Is In Everything, Especially Teaching

Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Is In Everything, Especially Teaching | GRC HBC Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Creativity can seem like an abstract concept, but having a definition can give a learner the power to practice it on a regular basis.

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Great insight into this important skill that needs to be taught and practised.

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, July 6, 2015 8:10 AM

Great overview of creativity and creative teaching.

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To cultivate creativity is an extremely difficult goal to achieve at times- but when done, is the thing that drives teaching and learning.
Wayne Cox's curator insight, August 9, 2015 7:42 PM

Great overview of creativity and creative teaching.

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Insight for schools: Trends in university learning space design, big shift from lectures to collaborative learning

Insight for schools: Trends in university learning space design, big shift from lectures to collaborative learning | GRC HBC Professional Reading | Scoop.it
For many school-based educators, one of the justifications for maintaining a traditional teacher and content focused culture is the need to prepare students for university. But what if universities...

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Is Leanne onto something? Great for discussion prior to your QT round.

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, July 12, 2015 7:56 AM

Another reason for collaborative learning environments - preparing students for university!

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We Are Failing Our Boys

We Are Failing Our Boys | GRC HBC Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Recently, I had the opportunity to attend TED2014 and I was very excited about what psychologist Phillip Zimbardo had to say. He spoke about how men are failing socially, academically and with wome...

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Issues facing boys today and some suggestions. Article useful for QT Rounds discussions.

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, September 5, 2015 11:16 PM

Summary of the issues facing boys today and some recommendations.

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Sports Coach :: Listening to the voices in your head: identifying and adapting athletes' self-talk

Sports Coach :: Listening to the voices in your head: identifying and adapting athletes' self-talk | GRC HBC Professional Reading | Scoop.it

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, October 16, 2015 5:33 PM

Good strategies to turn the "negative" self-talk into positive or instructional. Useful for athletes... and students.

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Quality teaching: An elusive goal? - The Centre

Quality teaching: An elusive goal? - The Centre | GRC HBC Professional Reading | Scoop.it
No one can improve if they don’t receive feedback, and specifically feedback that is given in such a way as to encourage growth. I believe everyone can improve and grow. My expectation is that we are all getting better at our craft. The quality of teaching won’t improve unless people know how they are going and how they are going to be supported to grow to the next level

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, February 2, 2015 6:39 AM

Interesting insights for discussions here.

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A New Visual on Flipped Learning

A New Visual on Flipped Learning | GRC HBC Professional Reading | Scoop.it

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, April 19, 2015 5:46 PM

A good visual on flipped learning....

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The Death of Textbooks

The Death of Textbooks | GRC HBC Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Artificially intelligent software is reshaping traditional teaching materials—but it's unclear what the new technology will take away from the learning experience.

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, April 19, 2015 7:49 AM

A peak into the future?

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10 Essential Skills for The 21st Century Worker/ Learner

10 Essential Skills for The 21st Century Worker/ Learner | GRC HBC Professional Reading | Scoop.it

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, April 19, 2015 5:33 PM

No surprises here....

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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, 2014 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.

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, May 18, 2014 4:06 PM

Avoiding isolation. Benefits of collaboration and teamwork for teachers.

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7 Tenets of Creative Thinking

7 Tenets of Creative Thinking | GRC HBC Professional Reading | Scoop.it
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, 2014 4:08 PM

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

Sunflower Foundation's curator insight, May 18, 2014 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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The Key to School Change: Getting Comfortable With Discomfort

The Key to School Change: Getting Comfortable With Discomfort | GRC HBC Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Improvement requires change, which often means discomfort. Your school can edge out of its comfort zone by breaking down silos, taking risks, and shifting resources.

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, July 12, 2015 8:36 AM

How to make the uncomfortable nature of school change more comfortable.

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We're educating our youth into unemployment

We're educating our youth into unemployment | GRC HBC Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Despite long-term unemployment in Australia being at a 16-year high, little acknowledgement is given to fact that the school system isn't preparing these kids for the "real world".

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Are we preparing our students well enough today for the world of tomorrow?

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, June 11, 2015 2:03 AM

Outlines the imperative for schools today in preparing youth for tomorrow.

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The Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment

The Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment | GRC HBC Professional Reading | Scoop.it
10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment

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Check it against your classroom environment!

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, July 7, 2015 4:22 AM

Great checklist to return to....

Wayne Cox's curator insight, August 9, 2015 7:41 PM

Great checklist to return to....

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Personalization, Tailored Instruction Vital to Blended Learning, New Report Says

Personalization, Tailored Instruction Vital to Blended Learning, New Report Says | GRC HBC Professional Reading | Scoop.it
"Blended learning is not about the technology itself," the report says. "It is about the shift in the instructional model to personalized, student-centered learning to ensure each student's success."

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Thanks for all your articles Sean. So much to do to personalise learning for each student.

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, July 16, 2015 4:00 AM

Good discussion on how blended learning can lead to more personalised learning. Thanks for the article, Graeme!

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How Does Creativity Help Solve Problems?

How Does Creativity Help Solve Problems? | GRC HBC Professional Reading | Scoop.it
"If we aren't making leaps of the imagination, then all of our new ideas are just old ideas repackaged."

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, October 11, 2015 6:54 AM

Some good insights in video about importance of creativity in solving problems.

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Five Research-Driven Education Trends At Work in Classrooms

Five Research-Driven Education Trends At Work in Classrooms | GRC HBC Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Increasingly, educators are looking to research about how kids learn to influence teaching practices and tools. What seemed like on-the-fringe experiments, like

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Affirmation that we are on the right track.

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, January 3, 7:05 AM

Two years on and these practices are still gaining prevalence.

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Digital Exit Tickets: 6 Tools for Creating Powerful Formative Assessments

Digital Exit Tickets: 6 Tools for Creating Powerful Formative Assessments | GRC HBC Professional Reading | Scoop.it
After an instructional lesson is over, educators are left with a classroom
full of students looking at them. Did my students get the lesson? Are there
any ideas, concepts or skills they are still unsure of? Do my students have
any misconceptions about the lesson and its content? Do I have to review
anything tomorrow? These are just a few of the questions reflective
educators are left to contemplate after the bell has rung.  (...)

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, March 12, 2015 6:04 AM

Some effective ways to use technology for reflection and checking learning.

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Why do so many HS history teachers lecture so much?

Why do so many HS history teachers lecture so much? | GRC HBC Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Really, why do HS teachers lecture so much? Almost every HS I go to I see teachers talking and kids listening (or not) more in History than any other course. And you needn't take my anecdotal word ...

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, April 29, 2015 8:40 AM

Interesting data and questions.

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When School Leaders Empower Teachers, Better Ideas Emerge

When School Leaders Empower Teachers, Better Ideas Emerge | GRC HBC Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Distributed leadership is not about delegating tasks, but giving individuals ownership over outcomes and creating a culture of innovation.

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, April 19, 2015 8:09 AM

Insights into a distributed leadership model. 

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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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 4:23 PM

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