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6 Possible Roles For Teachers In A Personalized Learning Environment

6 Possible Roles For Teachers In A Personalized Learning Environment | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
6 Possible Roles For Teachers In A Personalized Learning Environment (Via @AnneSturgess2 @teachthought: 6 Possible Roles For Teachers In A Personalized Learning Environment http://t.co/wybAtjN3 @myen)...
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Texas Education Panel OKs New History, Social Studies Textbooks

Texas Education Panel OKs New History, Social Studies Textbooks | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
The 10-5 vote in the Republican-controlled panel was along party lines. The outcome is significant because Texas with it 5 million students has a large impact on the national textbook market.
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Only in Texas would they "outlaw" the Common Core AND try and state that climate change is an unproven theory....add Moses to early constitutional influences & try and downplay slavery in the Civil War.  We are VERY fortunate that their textbook influence is waning given the "almost" national adoption of the Common Core on publishers.  

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Your Emotional IQ Predicts How Much You'll Make

Your Emotional IQ Predicts How Much You'll Make | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Social skills at work lead to a bigger paycheck
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This reinforces that importance of children being taught various social skills and the importance of empathy. 

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Why Kids Love Art - YouTube

Listen to what students say about why art is important to them. From pizza cats to Chinese dragons, to dogs made from the number nine anything is possible in...
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Linda Alexander's curator insight, November 4, 7:37 PM

If I could increase the time spent during the average school day in any area, I would infused the arts into as many core disciplines as possible.  STEAM rather than STEM....and art for art's sake.

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Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns

Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
'Teachers work hard, but I now think that conscientious students work harder. '
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Grant Wiggin's daughter, a teacher, provides a tell-tale recap of her experiences after being a student for a day...and what she would do differently in the future. 

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John Dewey's Experimental School -- "The Metaphysical Club"

John Dewey's Experimental School -- "The Metaphysical Club" | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
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Today's delanceyplace selection from "The Metaphysical Club" by Louis Menand (the link to this excerpt can be reviewed by joining Delanceyplace & thus receiving daily briefs...or, after today, it will be more easily accessible in their archives).  It recaps the evolution of tenure for college professors (Dewey was also involved).  If you've never read "The Metaphysical Club" it's excellent and highly recommended.   

 

Current Link: On the Experimental School:  "The Metaphysical Club by Louis Menand. In 1896, John Dewey, then chair of the Department of Philosophy of the University of Chicago, opened an experimental school to test his theory that children learn by doing rather than through lectures. . ."   Unfortunately, many college professors even today are stuck in the 1800s era of lecturing like a "sage on the stage."

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Understanding the Causes of Dyslexia for Effective Intervention

Understanding the Causes of Dyslexia for Effective Intervention | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
The perception and treatment of dyslexia is shifting from a symptom-based reaction to a neurological-based understanding of what is primarily an auditory disorder.

Via Chris Carter
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..."Reading interventions for dyslexia should be most effective if they combine auditory perceptual training and memory for speech sounds (phonological memory) with exercises that require relating speech sounds to the written letter (phonemic awareness and targeted decoding)."

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A Cure for Hyper-Parenting

A Cure for Hyper-Parenting | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
I used to think that only Americans and Brits did helicopter parenting. In fact, it's now a global trend.
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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, October 14, 11:43 AM

As a parent myself, I've always been amazed at the extraordinary demands some parents put on themselves for their kids.  Especially when they take responsibility for the outcomes. :( -Lon

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 14, 12:50 PM

This article would be helpful for teachers and other pedagogues as they communicate with parents.

 

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Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk (On Eating Disorders, LeBron James & Using Your Own Name, etc.)

Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk (On Eating Disorders, LeBron James & Using Your Own Name, etc.) | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Self-help videos tell women to learn to love their bodies by saying nice things to themselves in the mirror. Can shushing your harshest critic actually rewire the brain?
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The neuroscience behind using your own name and being kind to yourself while looking in the mirror. 

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Hawken School: The Woodstock Of K-12 Education (Lean Entrepreneurship)

Hawken School: The Woodstock Of K-12 Education (Lean Entrepreneurship) | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
VideoDescribing something as the “Woodstock of…” has taken to mean a one-of-a-kind historic gathering. It happened recently when a group of educators came to the ranch to learn how to teach Lean entrepreneurship to K-12 students. — We Can Do Better than Teaching Students How to Run a Lemonade Stand Over the last few years [...]
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Hawken School is a national leader in high school entrepreneurship studies.  They've taken the Lean Launchpad curriculum and applied it to a high school.  To find out more about their upcoming workshops, please view the link.  

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, September 23, 8:51 AM

Featured in Forbes Magazine as the national leader in entrepreneurship education. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 23, 12:23 PM

We have to be careful that economic agendas do not override the importance of what children need to be learning.

 

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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, 7:47 AM
Parents want kids to be hard working more than they do kind.


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10,000 American Toddlers now Taking Amphetamine Based ADHD Drugs

10,000 American Toddlers now Taking Amphetamine Based ADHD Drugs | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
We're talking about 2 and 3 year-olds here.

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Cali Estes's curator insight, September 17, 10:34 PM

Babies given scripts at such a young age, will we see a new breed of addict soon? Cali Estes The Addictions Academy and The Addictions Coach.

Lon Woodbury's curator insight, September 18, 1:50 AM

The old adage "First do no harm" seems to have been lost sight of regarding medicating young people. -Lon

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For Teachers, Many Paths Into The Classroom ... Some Say Too Many

For Teachers, Many Paths Into The Classroom ... Some Say Too Many | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
One in five newly hired teachers has skipped university preparation for teaching. Indiana is the latest state to make entering the classroom easier.
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There should be alternative paths to teaching for individuals with college degrees, especially in math, science & technical skill areas.  The caveat is that these job candidates must pass some sort of content area test, showcase their knowledge of the curriculum development & student assessment processes and demonstrate classroom management skills during the hiring process. Frankly, I don't believe classroom management skills are a given without hours upon hours of observation and practice. And I also agree that the for-profit model, as in charter school operations, doesn't fare very well.  However, the independent schools have used "content specialists" with college degrees for decades with enormous success.  If the higher education schools consistently provided top-shelf teacher candidates, the issue would dissolve all by itself. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 15, 10:06 PM

It is likely we need to rethink the way teachers are prepared for the classroom, but no preparation is not an option. We already are losing many teachers and the challenges are changing rapidly.

 

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Linda Alexander's comment, September 16, 11:00 PM
Ivon, I agree with you! Faculty retention is a growing problem.
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Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent

Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Apple’s leader limited his children’s screen time, and a surprising number of other technology executives do too.
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We've read about tech leaders strictly limiting access in their homes (and selecting the low-tech Waldorf Schools), yet another article with additional, helpful information.  Children under 10 are the most susceptible to becoming addicted.  Some parents limit text messaging to Snapchat (as it deletes your messages).   

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 13, 11:26 AM

This begs a question. Why the hard sell of digital technologies in public Schools? It contradicts what is happening in other settings i.e. Silicon Valley execs send children to Waldorf Schools.

 

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Yes, Ivon, I agree with you...
Teenage Sons's comment, November 20, 7:11 PM
It's great to have a perspective on parenting from someone like Steve Jobs. It's important to set boundaries with technology and kids. Great article and great food for thought!
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Teacher's New Pet: An App That Tracks Students

Teacher's New Pet: An App That Tracks Students | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

 apNatasha Singer takes us into the classroom where she did her reporting for an article on ClassDojo, a behavior-tracking app used by teachers, and into the controversy the app has created.

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An app that replaces the old yardstick and clothings clips, but each classroom must have a whiteboard and strong, wireless signal.   

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The Last PTA Meeting I Will Ever Attend

The Last PTA Meeting I Will Ever Attend | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Imagine my utter delight when I learned that at the next PTA meeting, someone would be speaking about the anti-bullying laws in place to protect LGBT and gender creative kids. Although I’m a card-c...
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Linda Alexander's curator insight, November 13, 5:37 PM

It would be my last meeting as well...

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 13, 7:11 PM

Several years ago, a parent commented to me that she was happy the new teacher was not gay. It caught me totally off guard. I always hope the new teacher is a kind, caring, and compassionate human and sexuality is a non-issue in that.

 

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Apple's Siri Helps Autistic Teen With Communication Skills

Apple's Siri Helps Autistic Teen With Communication Skills | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
We hear from author Judith Newman, a mother with an autistic son, who wrote in The New York Times about how Siri, the voice from her iPhone, touched her autistic son.
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Simply delightful!  Siri, will you marry me? 

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When Students Take Over the Classroom

When Students Take Over the Classroom | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
When a New Hampshire district found itself struggling with low test scores and high turnover, it made a radical decision: Flip the traditional model and let kids take over the classrooms.
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Feast Your Eyes on This Beautiful Linguistic Family Tree - Infographic

Feast Your Eyes on This Beautiful Linguistic Family Tree - Infographic | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Suvi Salo, Mike Busarello's Digital Textbooks
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If you're interested in linguistics and embedded language "roots," you'll love this infographic...

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niftyjock's curator insight, November 1, 7:18 PM

almost a frontispiece  for digital communication. 

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The World as 100 People | Visual.ly

The World as 100 People | Visual.ly | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
The World as 100 People. This idea has been around since 1990. This is my attempt at presenting the information.

Via Beth Dichter, Stewart-Marshall
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Fascinating infographic: Very few people out of 100 have college degrees, but 60 out of 100 people are from Asia.  

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Ryan Rejaei's curator insight, October 20, 8:41 PM

So interesting. And easy to understand the information

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The World as 100 People | Visual.ly
Becky Roehrs's curator insight, October 23, 3:54 PM

If you want to see a detailed breakdown and find out where the data came from, here you go: http://www.100people.org/statistics_detailed_statistics.php

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With Black Students, Some Schools Are More Ready to Punish Than Help

With Black Students, Some Schools Are More Ready to Punish Than Help | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
My son’s school seemed to see him as a bad child, not a child with needs the school could help to address.
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Movement and Learning

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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. Our 175,000 members in 119 countries are professional educators from all levels and subject areas––superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.
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We need to shift to an understanding of cognition, movement and emotions that is integrated within the classrooms.  

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Council of Great City Schools: NEW! Framework for Raising Expectations/Rigor for ELL Students

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Technology Myths: Reflections from the leader of NAIS

Technology Myths: Reflections from the leader of NAIS | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is a nonprofit membership association that provides services to more than 1,700 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including 1,400 independent private K-12 schools in the U.S.
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Terrific insights!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 19, 8:24 PM

Several months ago I scooped an article by George Couros who used the word myth in this title as well. Myths always have kernels of truth. Joseph Campbell and James Hillman wrote about myths and their role in our lives. There are parts of them that are pure fiction. For example, and the two articles contrast each other, this one suggests that digital technologies will not replace teachers. This is true in some settings, perhaps the independent school movement, but in public schools with neo-liberal agendas driving the supposed reform that is just not the case. Digital technologies are being trumpeted as making learning more efficient displacing the role of the teacher in many respects.

 

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10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Source: www.educatorstechnology.comSee on Scoop.it - Australian Curriculum Implementation

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katemreid's curator insight, September 19, 4:19 AM

I love the fact that this was inspired by Doug Johnson at the Blue Skunk Blog - I love his perspective on school libraries, teacher librarianship and our roles in an increasingly blended information universe

Ching Rem's curator insight, September 19, 4:30 AM

Faeta!

Elvis Sanfins's curator insight, September 21, 1:29 PM

Technology Skills

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Teacher tools for creating quizzes or polls | Listly List

Free tools or websites that teachers can create or share quizzes and polls. Please add your recommendations. | Interact | Create A Quiz, Learningpod, Socrative | Student Response System, ExamTime Quizzes, Google Forms + Flubaroo, Joomla Quiz Deluxe, Learning Management System (LMS), course management software for e-Learning, web-based online training platform, Moodle, Testmoz, and PollEverywhere

Via Константин, Rui Guimarães Lima, Juergen Wagner, juandoming
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Marie-Leet Bens's curator insight, September 19, 8:02 AM

I'm a fan of Kahoot! - game-based blended learning

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