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A World of Knowledge: 50 Different Views of Education

A World of Knowledge: 50 Different Views of Education | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

"Education sprouts in many forms depending on how you look at it. Our views of what it should look like and how it should materialize depend on our value of it and our experience with it...

Take a tour of 50 different views of education that somehow find a similar note:  Education must change."


Via Beth Dichter, R.Conrath, Ed.D., Lynnette Van Dyke
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Quite of few of the examples are famliar, but the point being that depending on the culture, the values, the worldview, etc. what it means to be educated, and how one goes about learning, can be vastly different.  

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 19, 2013 10:28 PM

The views of education are diverse and this post presents 50 views. So what are they? Below are five of the fifty. You may find it necessary to head over to the post to learn just what the name means.

* From the Ground Up (think Sir Ken Robinson)

* Talking Education (think TedEd and YouTube)

* School in the Clouds

* Competency Based Education

* Disrupting Innovation

Click through to learn more about these five plus 45 more. Each entry provides a link for additional information.

Donald Herrera's curator insight, November 19, 2013 10:56 PM

50 Perspectivas Diferentes de la Educación

Max Arias's curator insight, November 20, 2013 1:26 PM

very interesting article to read.

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Best EdTech of 2014

Best EdTech of 2014 | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Common Sense Graphite editors and reviewers rated and reviewed hundreds of learning tools in 2014, using our research-backed rubric and rigorous evaluative process.
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I love that Teaching Tolerance made the list!

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Why Math Might Be The Secret To School Success

Why Math Might Be The Secret To School Success | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
A new study is focusing on what works best to prepare kids for school. Math may be what really counts, say researchers; one of them describes it as "a lever to improve outcomes for kids longer term."
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Math earlier & everywhere....

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For docs, more biology info means less empathy for mental health patients

For docs, more biology info means less empathy for mental health patients | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Give therapists and psychiatrists information about the biology of a mental disorder, and they have less — not more — empathy for the patient, a new Yale study shows.

The findings, released Dec. 1 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, challenge the notion that biological explanations for mental illness boost compassion for the tens of millions of Americans who suffer from mental-health problems.  

Conventional wisdom suggests that biological explanations for psychiatric symptoms should reduce the blame patients receive for their behavior by making genes and brain cells the culprits. This, in turn, should increase feelings of compassion.

In a series of studies, U.S. clinicians read descriptions of patients whose symptoms were explained using information that focused on either genetics and neurobiology or on childhood experiences and stressful life circumstances. Among other questions, the clinicians were asked how much compassion they felt for the individual, an essential element of therapy.

The clinicians consistently expressed less empathy and compassion for the patient when his or her symptoms were explained using biological factors, the researchers found.

 

By Bill Hathaway


Via Edwin Rutsch, Lon Woodbury
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Surprising results...

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, December 4, 3:53 PM

This won't be good news for Psychiatrists who emphasize treatment by medication. -Lon

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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.

 

Learn more:

 

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.


Learn more:


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


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Why U.S. Women Are Leaving Jobs Behind

Why U.S. Women Are Leaving Jobs Behind | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
The work force participation of American women has declined, as it has for men. But their situation is often quite different.
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A brilliant comparison of European workforce norms given their maternity leave policies versus the situation in the U.S. 

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Children love everyone if given a chance. Facebook

Kids taught to love one another despite race .... Lovely
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This quick video is heart-warming!

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What Every School Can Learn From Preschools

What Every School Can Learn From Preschools | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
A new report argues that non-academic "skills for success" can and should be cultivated and assessed in older students.
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Linda Alexander's curator insight, November 30, 8:49 PM

Life skills are as important, if not more, as academic skills....too bad they don't test all that easily. 

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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 Storybooks
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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

Armando's curator insight, October 22, 6:20 AM
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

Movement and Learning | 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. 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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