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Today's Education Should Be About Giving Learners Voice and Choice | Learning To Learn | Mature Learner

Today's Education Should Be About Giving Learners Voice and Choice | Learning To Learn | Mature Learner | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Some of the recurring themes of my conference presentations and blog posts include: Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning Education 3.0 We...

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 11, 1:17 PM
Some of the recurring themes of my conference presentations and blog posts include: Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning Education 3.0 We...


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/


Tony Guzman's curator insight, August 12, 10:56 AM

This article shares regards to learner choice and voice and their importance in effective student learning today.

Michael Karam's curator insight, August 12, 11:00 AM

Reading this article about giving learners voice and choice, and especially the quote from John Dewey, reminded me of former Georgetown School of Foreign Service Dean and legendary philosophy Professor Jesse Mann! And then I smiled! 

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Parents want kids to be responsible and hard working above all, according to new Pew report

Parents want kids to be responsible and hard working above all, according to new Pew report | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Parents want kids to be hard working more than they do kind.

 

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

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 20, 2014 7:47 AM
Parents want kids to be hard working more than they do kind.


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


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What's In and What's Out in Education

What's In and What's Out in Education | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

I really like what's in and what's out of current trends.  I created the following chart of what I hope and wish would be education ins and outs in the NEAR future.

 

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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

 


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Odile Dupont's curator insight, May 6, 2014 3:19 AM

Des idées évidentes mais sans doute pas encore pour tout le monde !

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 6, 2014 12:55 PM

Relationships are at the centre of education. It is no longer teacher-centred or learner-centred. In a sense, teachers and students are learning alongside each other. I am not sure it will always be the teacher leading the way although they have to be willing to know when to let go and when to take charge. Content is still incredibly important in that unless it connects to the lives of teachers and students it is not practical and meaningful. Technology is rarely seamlessly integrated.

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20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher

20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Other Data: 20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher

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Trish Harris's curator insight, March 3, 2014 6:22 PM

some worthy comments on what to reflect on when data overwhelms... 

Siti Noraisha Mohamed Senin's curator insight, March 4, 2014 8:52 AM

Researchers at the University of Leicester have proven that students assign the most authority to teachers who care about them. If this is true, then you are demonstrating a wonderful principle: that respect comes from kind behavior.

Filipe Cálix's curator insight, March 4, 2014 1:44 PM

Este post não se relaciona diretamente com  os temas habitualmente aqui tratados mas conduz-nos a um importante momento de reflexão profisssional. Questões simples. Sê-lo-ão as respostas?

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Excellent Poster Featuring The 7 Essentials of Project Based Learning

Excellent Poster Featuring The 7 Essentials of Project Based Learning | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

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Christy P.Novack's curator insight, November 18, 2013 3:38 PM

To help assist when working with PBL's. 

Ian Fairhurst's curator insight, November 18, 2013 5:11 PM

Project Based Learning 7s - 7-Phases & 7 Essentials

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 19, 2013 5:45 AM

Great one.

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50 Awesome Facts About Earth To Share With Your Class [Infographic]

50 Awesome Facts About Earth To Share With Your Class [Infographic] | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
I bet you don't know the vast majority of these facts about Earth. I sure didn't and thought I was on my game. Guess not!

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Diana Turner's curator insight, August 18, 2013 4:57 PM

Geography factoids to stimulate academic reading and conversation in an intermediate ESL class.

Jacqui Sharp's curator insight, August 18, 2013 5:13 PM

I like how the information in this infographic is broken up into parts Space, Atmosphere, Sea, underearth and ground. It has lots of statistics that are backed up by sources.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, August 19, 2013 4:13 PM

Love this! I will share this one with my class

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25 Ways Google Can Help You Become A Better Teacher

25 Ways Google Can Help You Become A Better Teacher | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
25 Ways Google Can Help You Become A Better Teacher

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Educational Leadership:Students Who Challenge Us:Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do

Educational Leadership:Students Who Challenge Us:Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

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Andrea Linkous's curator insight, February 21, 2013 12:40 PM

This is AMAZING!

Lucy Beaton's curator insight, February 21, 2013 4:52 PM
A good reminder.
Pamela Perry King's curator insight, November 14, 2014 11:12 AM

Be positive and have a flexible mind set!

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Why It's Time To Focus On Skills (Not Just Cool Tools)

Why It's Time To Focus On Skills (Not Just Cool Tools) | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
There is a laser-like focus on cool tools and apps these days. Eric Patnoudes encourages you to take a step back and take time to focus on skills.

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Honestly, all the countless cool tools,” “web 2.0 websites,” “educational apps are beginning to bore me.  It's often hard to know if they're true educational sites or simply someone trying to market a new product.  It is high time to return the essential questions each teacher should ask from the start...and this article really does the trick.  

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Linda Alexander's comment, February 1, 2013 8:22 AM
Great link...and I agree there is a lot of confusion these days. As far as future job skills, there was a recent study that showed we are very poor at predicting specific occupations. It is far better to focus on core competencies versus preparing students for specific jobs given we're not all sure what they will even be in the future..my view.
Gust MEES's comment, February 1, 2013 8:31 AM
@Linda: TRUE, there will be NEW jobs which nobody today could predict! Therefore it is very important to teach the students, learners, the BEST possible skills of ICT which WE know actually and to teach them "Learning 2 Learn", so that they will be BEST prepared for Self-Learning (autodidact) to master the "Life Long Learning" who is aa MUST for 21st Century!
Ness Crouch's curator insight, February 3, 2013 3:30 AM

I a big believer in teaching skills. Give learners skills to apply elsewhere and they can do so much more.

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20 Things To Know About The Current State Of Teaching [Infographic]

20 Things To Know About The Current State Of Teaching [Infographic] | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
If you've been wondering about some of the general statistics about the current state of teaching (like how many teachers work on Sundays), check this out.

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Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, January 16, 2013 4:30 PM

I guess that the stats would be very similar in the UK too¬

Philip Verghese 'Ariel's comment, January 17, 2013 1:52 AM
Hi Thanks Gust, I am re-scooping it. Have a Wonderful Time Ahead. Best Regds.
Philip Verghese 'Ariel's curator insight, January 17, 2013 1:55 AM

20 Things To Know About The Current State Of Teaching [Infographic] | @scoopit via @knolinfos http://sco.lt/...Great Info.

Thanks Gust for Sharing this.

Phil

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Top Twitter Abbreviations You Need to Know | Social Media Today

Top Twitter Abbreviations You Need to Know | Social Media Today | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

This list of twitter short forms includes the basics, but also some profanity that teachers are wise to know if they use twitter in their classrooms (they should).  Created by Bliss Hanlin, a Community Manager for eModeration, the Twitter abbreviations and acronyms are an odd mash-up of text slang, old school chat room phrases, common sense short forms and corporate buzzwords.  

 

Read more, a MUST when Tweeting:

http://socialmediatoday.com/node/512987

 


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Jodi Lynn's curator insight, December 13, 2012 1:54 PM

This is great not just for Twitter, but also Facebook and plain texting.

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How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different

How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
In an era dominated by constant information and the desire to be social, should the tone of thinking for students be different?

 

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http://www.teachthought.com/learning/how-21st-century-thinking-is-different/

 


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9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning

9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

 

9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning

 

1. Learner-centered

2. Media-driven (this doesn’t have to mean digital media)

3. Personalized

4. Transfer-by-Design

5. Visibly Relevant

6. Data-Rich

7. Adaptable

8. Interdependent

9. Diverse

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http://www.teachthought.com/learning/9-characteristics-of-21st-century-learning/

 


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Not an Introvert, Not an Extrovert? You May Be An Ambivert

Not an Introvert, Not an Extrovert? You May Be An Ambivert | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Ambiverts have introverted and extroverted traits, but neither trait is dominant. As a result, they have more balanced, or nuanced, personalities. They aren’t the folks yammering your ear off. Nor are they the totally silent ones happily ensconced in the corner.

Ambiverts move between being social or being solitary, speaking up or listening carefully with greater ease than either extroverts or introverts. “It is like they’re bilingual,” says Daniel Pink, a business book author and co-host of Crowd Control, a TV series on human behavior, who has studied ambiversion. “They have a wider range of skills and can connect with a wider range of people in the same way someone who speaks English and Spanish can.”

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Me me! This is who I really am....neither extreme.  I need the social contact, lots of friends and family nearby, but usually prefer to retreat after a good dose of interaction.  Indeed I can paint alone for hours or read a good book. My sense is that ambivert fits a lot of personalities...

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Connie Butcher's curator insight, August 3, 9:46 AM

Ambiverts have introverted and extroverted traits, but neither trait is dominant. As a result, they have more balanced, or nuanced, personalities. They aren’t the folks yammering your ear off. Nor are they the totally silent ones happily ensconced in the corner.

 

Ambiverts move between being social or being solitary, speaking up or listening carefully with greater ease than either extroverts or introverts. “It is like they’re bilingual,” saysDaniel Pink, a business book author and co-host of Crowd Control, a TV series on human behavior, who has studied ambiversion. “They have a wider range of skills and can connect with a wider range of people in the same way someone who speaks English and Spanish can.”

Franc Viktor Nekrep's curator insight, August 4, 7:13 AM

Ambiverts have introverted and extroverted traits, but neither trait is dominant. As a result, they have more balanced, or nuanced, personalities. They aren’t the folks yammering your ear off. Nor are they the totally silent ones happily ensconced in the corner.

 

Ambiverts move between being social or being solitary, speaking up or listening carefully with greater ease than either extroverts or introverts. “It is like they’re bilingual,” saysDaniel Pink, a business book author and co-host of Crowd Control, a TV series on human behavior, who has studied ambiversion. “They have a wider range of skills and can connect with a wider range of people in the same way someone who speaks English and Spanish can.”

Silvia Nascimento's curator insight, August 6, 9:22 PM

Ambiverts have introverted and extroverted traits, but neither trait is dominant. As a result, they have more balanced, or nuanced, personalities. They aren’t the folks yammering your ear off. Nor are they the totally silent ones happily ensconced in the corner.

 

Ambiverts move between being social or being solitary, speaking up or listening carefully with greater ease than either extroverts or introverts. “It is like they’re bilingual,” saysDaniel Pink, a business book author and co-host of Crowd Control, a TV series on human behavior, who has studied ambiversion. “They have a wider range of skills and can connect with a wider range of people in the same way someone who speaks English and Spanish can.”

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170 Ways To Use Word Clouds In Every Classroom

170 Ways To Use Word Clouds In Every Classroom | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Welcome to a post I always have  fun writing. Last year I attempted finding ways to use Word Clouds (Wordle) in education. When I concluded writing that post I was at 108 possible ways. More than a...

 

Gust MEES: I created the above "Wordle Logo" with "Word Clouds" as example. You may use it for non-commercial use by giving credit to my blog ===> http://gustmees.wordpress.com/ <===

 

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http://www.wordle.net/

 


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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, November 30, 2014 8:14 PM

Great ideas presented here! I have used Wordle before, but I had not thought of using it in the ways listed. Can't wait to try them.

Judy Doctoroff's curator insight, December 2, 2014 10:36 AM

Creating word clouds is always enjoyable  and engages students and teachers.

Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, August 10, 4:50 AM

Gust MEES: I created the above "Wordle Logo" with "Word Clouds" as example. You may use it for non-commercial use by giving credit to my blog ===> http://gustmees.wordpress.com/ <===

 

Check the free service here:

 

http://www.wordle.net/

 

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European word translator

European word translator | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Translate any word from English to more than 30 other European languages, on a map

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Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, November 5, 2014 8:19 PM

unit 3

Claire Law's curator insight, April 26, 2:30 AM

Lots of fun to visualise linguistic similarities and variability across a region.

Sally Spoon's curator insight, May 31, 7:33 PM

Amazing how many use hamburger as hamburger.

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A Visual Guide To Teaching Students Digital Citizenship Skills [Infographic]

A Visual Guide To Teaching Students Digital Citizenship Skills [Infographic] | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
While looking for a better way to start teaching students digital citizenship skills, one teacher decided to make a visual guide herself - and share it!

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This covers all the basics and more.  It is an excellent guide to this very essential knowledge base. 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 26, 2013 10:06 AM

 

Congratulations to EDUDEMIC ===> First time a see a ===> COMPLETE guide <=== where ALSO #CyberSecurity (SECURITY) is mentioned!!!

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?q=eCitizen

 

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For Teenage Brains, the Importance of Continuing to Learn Deeply

For Teenage Brains, the Importance of Continuing to Learn Deeply | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

From blogs.kqed.org - Today, 10:29 AM
 It used to be that neuroscientists thought smart people were all alike. But now they think that some very smart people retain the ability to learn rapidly, like a child, well into adolescence.

“Until adolescence there are lots of new connections being made between neurons to store patterns and information collected from the environment,” Brant says.

The brain adds many synapses in the cortex. This comes at a time when the brain is especially responsive to learning. This is typically followed by cortical pruning in adolescence, as the brain shifts from hyperlearning mode.

Hewitt agrees: “The developing brain is a much more flexible organ than the mature brain.”

Learning doesn’t stop at adolescence, of course, but the “sensitive period” — where the brain is hyperlearning mode — does appear to come to an end. Learning new things gets harder.

 


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There was an NPR discussion on this topic today---surely the interview is available if you're up to the SEARCH. 

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 24, 2013 11:44 AM
Thanks Linda. I appreciate the reference to the NPR discussion.
Aramis's curator insight, September 25, 2013 1:56 AM

brilliant

Sharla Shults's curator insight, October 2, 2013 5:40 PM

For some reason, as kids get older, they no longer 'think that thinking' is important! They don't want to think; instead, they simply just want the answer.

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Eight Ways of Looking at Intelligence

Eight Ways of Looking at Intelligence | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
The science of learning can offer some surprising and useful perspectives on how we guide and educate young people.

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Krysta Hammond's curator insight, June 11, 2013 12:22 PM

Very useful insight into how we guide and educate our youth. Interesting idea of "situation creator" as well, creating opportunities to belong, seeing that we are stronger being connected than on our own.

Tania Gammage's curator insight, June 11, 2013 11:02 PM

Very interesting the links to students ude of multi media are very informative

Magda Davila's curator insight, June 12, 2013 2:02 PM

Para continuar ampliando la mirada en temas de inteligencia...

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Empowering Students Through Empathy and Collaboration

Empowering Students Through Empathy and Collaboration | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Every year around this time, my students come together and collect all the monies donated within our school for Penny Harvest, a program by Common Cents, Inc. that serves to help schools create servi

 

 

We must realize that their view of the world, manifested variously in their action, reflects their situation in the world. Educational and political action which is not critically aware of this situation runs the risk either of "banking" or of ===> preaching in the desert. <===

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 23, 2013 12:55 PM

We must realize that their view of the world, manifested variously in their action, reflects their situation in the world. Educational and political action which is not critically aware of this situation runs the risk either of "banking" or of ===> preaching in the desert. <===

 

Check also:

 

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

 

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

 

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Early music lessons boost brain development | McGill University Health Centre

Early music lessons boost brain development | McGill University Health Centre | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

If you started piano lessons in grade one, or played the recorder in kindergarten, thank your parents and teachers. Those lessons you dreaded – or loved – helped develop your brain. The younger you started music lessons, the stronger the connections in your brain.

 


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What we always believe to be true in schools (and parents who forked over money for private lesson) is true! 

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Educational Twitter Chats

Educational Twitter Chats | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

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Great list for educators!

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EdTechSandyK's curator insight, February 18, 2013 9:09 AM

NOTE: Times are in U.S. Mountain Time Zone...

Venus Evans-Winters's comment, April 25, 2013 4:37 PM
I think it's interesting that #BlackEdu has been around for over 2 years, but not even recognized. #racism #exclusion
TeacherCoach's curator insight, July 14, 2013 10:05 AM

Awesome resource

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The Learning Cycle of A 21st Century Student [Infographic]

The Learning Cycle of A 21st Century Student [Infographic] | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

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PDDM's comment, January 8, 2013 5:19 PM
1% vinyl? Man we're old...
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Marco Bertolini's curator insight, January 20, 2013 2:22 AM
Comment les étudiants étudient-ils ? - 93 % utilisent des applications numériques pour étudier - 70 % étudient seuls - 59 % utilisent leur smartphone - 42 % étudient dans leur endroit favori : leur chambre - 30 % utilisent Google Drive Je suppose qu'il s'agit d'étudiants américains. Et vous ? Quelles méthodes utilisez-vous ?
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Confusing Words: 3,000 of the most commonly confused and misspelled words

Confusing Words: 3,000 of the most commonly confused and misspelled words | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

A great teaching tool with a massive list of words frequently confused in terms of meaning, spelling or understanding. Examples include: affect and efffect; their there, and they're, and capital and capitol....over 3,000 in the data base.


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Teaching the features of effective writing - The five features of effective writing

Teaching the features of effective writing - The five features of effective writing | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

By organizing your instruction around focus, organization, support and elaboration, style, and conventions, you can help students become more effective writers and make your own job easier.


We teach children how to read books but not how to read their own writing…Unless we show children how to read their own writing, their work will not improve.”
— Donald Graves, A Fresh Look at Writing

 

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http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/few/

 

Linda Alexander's p.s.: You are also able to review research on the effectiveness of the 6 + 1 Writing Style program through these links.... 


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