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The Future of Work: Adult Learning & The Illiterate of the 21st Century.

  October 2013 “The illiterate of the 21st Century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” -- Alvin Toffler Reading, writing, and 'rithmetic aren’t enough anymore.
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Powerful professional development post--and timeless quote! 

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Why games are good for learning?

Why games are good for learning? | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

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Aurore A.N Beaini's curator insight, November 20, 2013 2:45 AM

the psychological status of a student in a teaching and learning situation is definitely proven to be an essential criteria for the success and efficiency of the students outcome, therefore the more the student is working in a non-stress environment, the better his evolution will be in terms of learning quality.

The challenge from the teaching side will always be to come out with a balanced configuration between serious and game!

 

 

Francesco G. Lamacchia's curator insight, November 21, 2013 8:48 AM

Giocando....s'impara! 

Julio Cirnes's curator insight, November 25, 2013 12:46 PM

Please teacher, more games!

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Text to Text | 'The Book Thief' and 'Auschwitz Shifts From Memorializing to Teaching'

Text to Text | 'The Book Thief' and 'Auschwitz Shifts From Memorializing to Teaching' | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
A literary passage and a Times article, paired to raise questions for students about how the story of the Holocaust can and should be told to a new generation.
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NC Teachers of English: Formative Assessment That Truly Informs Instruction

NC Teachers of English: Formative Assessment That Truly Informs Instruction | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Formative Assessment That Truly Informs Instruction, NCTE October 2013
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"Formative assessment is the lived, daily embodiment of a teacher's desire to refine practice based on a keener understanding of current levels of student performance, undergirded by the teacher's knowledge of possible paths of student development within the discipline and of pedagogies that support such development".

 

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Teach With Movies - Lesson Plans in History, English, Science for High School, Middle School, Elementary, Home School

Teach With Movies - Lesson Plans in History, English, Science for High School, Middle School, Elementary, Home School | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Movie Lesson Plans Based on Films that will Inspire and Motivate Students; 350+ Movie Lesson Plans for High School, Middle School, Elementary and Home School

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This is a really wonderful depository of movies with descriptions and ideas!

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Deborah Fillman's curator insight, November 6, 2013 1:06 PM

Bookmark this!

Margarita Santana's curator insight, November 10, 2013 2:40 PM

Movies, great resources!

Pati Olton's curator insight, November 11, 2013 7:00 AM

waiting for additions like The Book Thief...and Ender's Game

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Sir Ken Robinson - Imagination and Empathy

At the Dalai Lama Center's Speakers Series event "Educating the Heart and Mind", Sir Ken Robinson shares the importance of imagination and empathy in education.

Via Lynnette Van Dyke
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Note: This clip is from 2011, but I have never posted it in the past.

 

I admit to being a long time Sir Ken Robinson fan.  So, better yet, please continue after this short clip and watch the complete 45 minute talk on YouTube here.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1A4OGiVK30&annotation_id=annotation_428829&feature=iv

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, November 8, 2013 10:38 PM

Very inspirational  talk that is well worth your time!

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Harvard Ed: Visible Thinking Portal/Research

Harvard Ed: Visible Thinking Portal/Research | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
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This portal of research, teacher classroom activities and explanations will get you really thinking about thinking...a critical 21st Century skill.

 

Overview: "Within a culture of thinking, students experience school as a place where thinking is valued and given time, rich opportunities for thinking abound in their day-to-day classroom experience, models of thinking are present in the form of seeing teachers and peers as fellow thinkers, and the environment is full with the documentation of thinking. Such environments not only provide for the practice of students’ thinking skills but also help them to foster an inclination toward thinking and to develop a greater awareness of thinking occasions."

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Welcome to 'Geography Education'

Welcome to 'Geography Education' | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

Finding Materials: This site is designed for geography students and teachers to find interesting, current supplemental materials.  To search for place-specific posts, browse this interactive map.  To search for thematic posts, see http://geographyeducation.org/thematic/ (organized by the APHG curriculum).  Also you can search for a keyword by clicking on the filter tab above.


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Congratulations on being featured as a curating "lord"! You're a rock star on Scoop.it and an inspiration to me!
Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, April 15, 6:38 AM

Overall great course resource

Helen Rowling's curator insight, April 17, 1:39 PM

Gr8 resource to enthuse students.

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The Science Behind Why Great Stories Spread

The Science Behind Why Great Stories Spread | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
In the second of a two-part series Jonathan Gottschall discusses the unique power stories have to change minds and the key to their effectiveness.

Via Karen Dietz, Ken Morrison, Lynnette Van Dyke
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This is important data for teachers to understand in terms of embedded learning and understanding.  

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, October 21, 2013 9:50 AM

And so the discussion continues. Jonathan Gottschall writes his second blog post in his series about why/how storytelling works so well for businesses (and in general).


He does a good job in laying that foundation.


I have two thoughts for readers as they check out this post:


1. Gottschalk talks about story structure. Of course you have to know story structures to craft a good story. But structure alone won't make you successful IMHO. There's a whole lot more going on in telling a compelling story and structure is only one piece. Ask any creative writer! There are many different formulas. Most biz folks in the US are completely unaware that different groups/cultures have different story structures than what we see broadcasted on the Internet. Which in a global marketplace has huge significance! I'm not anti-story structure -- I just want us to understand its role better.


2. Stories and manipulation. Yes we are being influenced by stories -- and have always been. Yes we are being manipulated all the time. Yes, at some level we know this. No, access to information via the Internet and social media does not innoculate against this. Which is one reason why consumers are getting much more savvy about purchasing from companies who are socially and environmentally conscious.


Gottschalk focuses mostly on ads in this post. Ads are only one type of business storytelling however. He asks questions at the end, "Is storytelling really locked into a master formula?" No. 


Another question he asks is, "Hasn't the digital revolution paved the way for a new kind of storytelling?" and "Is it time for story 2.0?" LOL -- both remain to be seen and I look forward to the next post!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for the Just Story It curation on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

John Michel's curator insight, October 22, 2013 2:36 AM

 When we enter into a story, we enter into an altered mental state--a state of high suggestibility.

Charlie Dare's curator insight, October 22, 2013 4:55 PM

Many songs in particular Country or blues ballards tell a story often of love lost like "Me and Bobby Magee "..."

And so the discussion continues. Jonathan Gottschall writes his second blog post in his series about why/how storytelling works so well for businesses (and in general).

 

He does a good job in laying that foundation.

 

I have two thoughts for readers as they check out this post:

 

1. Gottschalk talks about story structure. Of course you have to know story structures to craft a good story. But structure alone won't make you successful IMHO. There's a whole lot more going on in telling a compelling story and structure is only one piece. Ask any creative writer! There are many different formulas. Most biz folks in the US are completely unaware that different groups/cultures have different story structures than what we see broadcasted on the Internet. Which in a global marketplace has huge significance! I'm not anti-story structure -- I just want us to understand its role better.

 

2. Stories and manipulation. Yes we are being influenced by stories -- and have always been. Yes we are being manipulated all the time. Yes, at some level we know this. No, access to information via the Internet and social media does not innoculate against this. Which is one reason why consumers are getting much more savvy about purchasing from companies who are socially and environmentally conscious.

 

Gottschalk focuses mostly on ads in this post. Ads are only one type of business storytelling however. He asks questions at the end, "Is storytelling really locked into a master formula?" No. 

 

Another question he asks is, "Hasn't the digital revolution paved the way for a new kind of storytelling?" and "Is it time for story 2.0?" LOL -- both remain to be seen and I look forward to the next post!

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for the Just Story It curation on business storytelling"

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How you think matters: Deep learning

How you think matters: Deep learning | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
How we learn has a profound effect on the way we work and the results we produce. Researchers have found that there are three basic approaches to learning: Surface learning, strategic learning and ...

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An excellent explanation of why deep learning matters in today's world..

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Helen Teague's curator insight, October 19, 2013 5:40 PM

Surface learning, strategic learning and deep learning (Bain, 2012).

Gary Harwell's curator insight, October 19, 2013 10:57 PM

which stus do we want?

Gary Harwell's curator insight, October 19, 2013 10:58 PM

Which students do we want?

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Montana as 'blueprint' for sexual assault response | Inside Higher Ed

Montana as 'blueprint' for sexual assault response | Inside Higher Ed | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
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Streamlining and clarifying reporting procedures, and mandatory student training and awareness has increased reporting.  The majority of students have thanked the school for the training program.

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I'm Just a Bill: It's Not Easy in the US to become a Law (Explaining US Process to Students)

School House Rock! song "I'm Just a Bill"
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This little cartoon song helps explain the process from bill to law...

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Peer Pressure Starts in Childhood, Not with Teens: University of Maryland Research Study

Peer Pressure Starts in Childhood, Not with Teens: University of Maryland Research Study | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Peer group influences affect children much earlier than researchers have suspected, finds a new University of Maryland-led study.
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Linda Alexander's curator insight, October 14, 2013 6:06 AM

Interesting study that suggests many social and emotional programs should begin much earlier than the middle or high school years. Moreover, with the new National Standards/Common Core as well as other external pressures  to increase classroom collaboration and group problem solving/discovery, this study suggests that faculty professional development regarding group dynamics as well as the overall monitoring of groups should be robust and ongoing.

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How the Brain Creates Personality: A New Theory - The Atlantic

How the Brain Creates Personality: A New Theory - The Atlantic | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
How the Brain Creates Personality: A New Theory
The Atlantic
When considering large portions of the brain, we need to think about systems—not dichotomies.
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Great article---!

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Are Stereotypes Keeping Women Away From Science? (Infographic: Innovation Excellence)

Are Stereotypes Keeping Women Away From Science? (Infographic: Innovation Excellence) | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Across the board in the STEM related fields, there is a distinct shortage of females in relation to males. Many have their theories as to why this is, but we can assume stereotypes are to blame.
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iPads in Education: Superimpose App for Layering Images, Silhouettes & Art

iPads in Education: Superimpose App for Layering Images, Silhouettes & Art | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

"The Superimpose app (.99) was first brought to my attention from Abby Escobal via a twitter conversation over the summer. 
It does a few cool thing on an iPad that are very needed for layering images, creating overlays, and silhouettes. Photoshop-ish apps like ArtStudio do these things too, but it is 4.99 and a complicated interface. This app has some limiting features, but you can do so much still that it's a MUST for my elementary students. I spent a ton of time yesterday and today exploring possibilities and LOVE what I've discovered."

 


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iPad in Education: There are some really amazing images and creative ideas displayed on the Dryden Art Blog.  Plus,  this app is very low cost and easy to use, according to Dryden...

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Harvard Ed: Understanding Ecosystem via EcoMUVE

Harvard Ed: Understanding Ecosystem via EcoMUVE | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
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Please read about this exciting research project and lesson plans...

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Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org

Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Click above to view full image! Any book lover can tell you: diving into a great novel is an immersive experience that can make your brain come alive with imagery and emotions and even turn on your senses.

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sarah's curator insight, October 27, 2013 4:08 AM

intéressant

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, October 27, 2013 1:07 PM

Educators have long told us that reading expands our minds. Here are some of the specific ways in which they do so.

Carol Rine's curator insight, October 29, 2013 4:54 AM

This is a GREAT article that has lots of embedded cross-linked articles within it.  :O)

 

Carol

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20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning

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20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning

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For additional information on Inquiry-Based Learning, go directly to this link: http://www.teachthought.com/learning/4-phases-inquiry-based-learning-guide-teachers/

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David Hain's curator insight, October 28, 2013 12:13 AM

Good framework for research.

Anthea Willey 's curator insight, October 28, 2013 1:07 AM

Love this simplified diagram when you need to do some indepth research this could help

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, November 2, 2013 11:03 AM

Always useful to find visual learning frameworks that guide inquiry, including self-directed inquiry.    These questions could also be helpful with co-learning, group and individual coaching, and appreciative inquiry. ~  D

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URGENT! Facts every Parent / Teacher / Physician needs to know about The Choking Game

URGENT! Facts every Parent / Teacher / Physician needs to know about The Choking Game | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
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This really isn't a game at all.  Plus, the symptoms are something that teachers need to be aware of as well as parents...! We don't have enough professional development at schools related to at-risk youth behaviors...

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IQ Is Not A Fixed Number: 5 Ways to Train Your Brain

IQ Is Not A Fixed Number: 5 Ways to Train Your Brain | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
One should not pursue goals that are easily achieved. —Albert Einstein
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I've believed for a very long time that IQ is much more fluid and malleable than most educational institution's appear to believe.  IQ tests for gifted program are often awarded around the 2nd or 3rd grades with strict cut-offs for entry determine by total points: one number and two narrow sets of linguistic and logic intelligences are considered for program entry.  The entire gifted IQ score and process is clearly flawed given today's understanding of the brain and the many different types of intelligences that will be important in the 21st Century.  While there's time for this testing and scoring debate in another post, this article offers a few tips related to exercising the brain and improving one's intellectual curiosity and brain circuitry. 

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It's Not a 'Problem.' It's Called Being a Child.

It's Not a 'Problem.' It's Called Being a Child. | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
We live in a time when some anxious parents believe that the path to adult success must be unmarred by conflict, distress or boredom.
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Love, love this post from Dr. Lisa Damour...Cleveland, Ohio.  I am a huge fan (and friend). 

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Difference between Inference & Prediction/ Link to Best Reading/Literacy Apps

Difference between Inference & Prediction/ Link to Best Reading/Literacy Apps | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
The Difference Between Inference & Prediction

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It's Coming Soon! Make A Difference Day

It's Coming Soon! Make A Difference Day | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
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This is always a great event, but better yet to embed these practices into your classroom all year long!

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New Best Selling Book on Autism: "The Reason I Jump"

New Best Selling Book on Autism: "The Reason I Jump" | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
NPR coverage of The Reason I Jump.
The Reason I Jump The Inner Voice Of A Thirteen-Year-Old Boy With Autism
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I first learned about this book from Jon Stewart--he said it was the most amazing book he's read in a long time.  Well, now it is a best seller.  

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