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A five-step guide to not being stupid

A five-step guide to not being stupid | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
The problem, says Robert Sternberg at Cornell University, is that our education system is not designed to teach us to think in a way that is useful for the rest of life. “The tests we use – the SATs or A-levels in England – are very modest predictors of anything besides school grades,” he says. “You see people who get very good grades, and then they suck at leadership. They are good technicians with no common sense, and no ethics. They get to be the president or vice-president of corporations and societies and they are massively incompetent.”
What can be done? Sternberg and others are now campaigning for a new kind of education that teaches people how to think more effectively, alongside more traditional academic tasks. Their insights could help all of us – whatever our intelligence – to be a little less stupid:
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Self-Check Behavior Checklist Maker | Intervention Central

Self-Check Behavior Checklist Maker | Intervention Central | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Students who track their own behaviors gain greater control over those behaviors. Self-Check Behavior Checklist Maker is a free application that allows teachers to quickly create checklists that students can use to monitor their behavior in the classroom.  Behavior checklists can be used to help both general-education and special-needs students to manage their behaviors in academically demanding and least-restrictive settings. (For suggestions on how to use behavior checklists, download How To: Improve Classroom Behaviors Using Self-Monitoring Checklists.)
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What Sort of Checklist Should You Be Using?

What Sort of Checklist Should You Be Using? | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Like zillions (or at least tens and tens of thousands) of other non-surgeons, I’ve been reading Atul Gawande’s The Checklist Manifesto. It’s a wonderfully entertaining and thought-provoking book. (If you want the short version, you can listen to HBR’s Katherine Bell interviewing Gawande here.) Gawande convincingly makes the case that medicine — in particular surgery […]
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Wondering if Gawande's description of two types of checklists was complete, I found this article. 

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Checklists for Teachers

Checklists for Teachers | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Dr. Todd Finley's compilation of checklists for the classroom is a tool extraordinaire. Here he provides the pedagogy of lists as well as a compendium of educationally-sound lists for every grade level and academic purpose under the sun.
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Checklists that can help teachers help students.

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