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Is It Time to Rethink Our Exams?

Is It Time to Rethink Our Exams? | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Like students, we can get too focused on the grade-generating function of exams. We forget that exams also can be powerful learning events.
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Why Teachers Say Practicing Mindfulness Is Transforming The Work

Why Teachers Say Practicing Mindfulness Is Transforming The Work | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
An evidence-based program teaches mindfulness to educators. Research suggests it can reduce their stress and improve their teaching.
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Listening Isn’t Cheating: How Audio Books Can Help Us Learn

Listening Isn’t Cheating: How Audio Books Can Help Us Learn | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Audio book listeners can find themselves having to explain to book readers why listening isn't cheating. Professor Daniel Willingham explains the differences.
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Sir Ken Robinson: How to Create a Culture For Valuable Learning

Sir Ken Robinson: How to Create a Culture For Valuable Learning | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Sir Ken Robinson said the current education system is designed to create conformist and compliant students, but this approach doesn't honor the diversity and
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The Role of Metacognition in Learning and Achievement

The Role of Metacognition in Learning and Achievement | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Learning how to think about thinking can help students develop strategies for solving problems and understand tasks at hand.
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Testing What You’re Teaching Without Teaching to the Test

Testing What You’re Teaching Without Teaching to the Test | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
If learning objectives drive the assessments and learning opportunities that we create for students, then they must be meaningful, specific and measurable.
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Myths About Teenagers and Risk-Taking

Myths About Teenagers and Risk-Taking | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Yes, trouble heats up in the summer, but a quick spin around the research gives parents reason to feel hopeful, not helpless.
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How Listening and Sharing Help Shape Collaborative Learning Experiences

How Listening and Sharing Help Shape Collaborative Learning Experiences | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
In order for collaborative work to be effective, students need to be mindful about listening, joint attention, sharing, coordinating and perspective taking.
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How to Make Math More Emotionally Engaging For Students

How to Make Math More Emotionally Engaging For Students | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Math is a subject that brings out anxiety in kids and adults. Talking through math's usefulness and being clear about why a math concept matters could help
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How Robots in English Class Can Spark Empathy and Improve Writing

How Robots in English Class Can Spark Empathy and Improve Writing | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
English teachers are finding hands-on interdisciplinary approaches for teaching literature that get kids empathizing with characters and excited to show off
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Five Fundamentals of Faculty Development

Five Fundamentals of Faculty Development | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
What does faculty development look and feel like on your campus? Here are five fundamentals for designing and delivering effective faculty development.
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How Can Schools Prioritize For The Best Ways Kids Learn?

How Can Schools Prioritize For The Best Ways Kids Learn? | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Educator and consultant Will Richardson says it's time to change our internal working models about what education should be and focus around the question: "How
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Chilcot: Why we cover our ears to the facts - BBC News

Chilcot: Why we cover our ears to the facts - BBC News | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Do people moderate their views when presented with overwhelming evidence to the contrary? Not necessarily, writes Matthew Syed.
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When Innovation Goes Wrong (SSIR)

When Innovation Goes Wrong (SSIR) | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Organizations often stumble when it comes to turning innovation into impact. Here’s a guide to diagnosing and preventing several “pathologies” that underlie this failure.
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Is Listening to an Audio book "Cheating?"

Is Listening to an Audio book "Cheating?" | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
I've been asked this question a lot and I hate it.  I’ll describe why in a bit, but for now I’ll just change it to “does your mind do more or less the same thing when you listening to a
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Teaching Quantitative Problem-Solving Skills

Teaching Quantitative Problem-Solving Skills | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Teach problem-solving by guiding STEM students through complete or partially worked-out problems and derivations using the TAPPS active-learning structure.
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4 Resolutions for the New Semester

I want to be a better teacher this year than I was last year. Here’s what I plan to do differently.
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The Reliability and Validity of Peer Review of Writing in High School AP English Classes - Schunn - 2016 - Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy - Wiley Online Library

The Reliability and Validity of Peer Review of Writing in High School AP English Classes - Schunn - 2016 - Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy - Wiley Online Library | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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Classroom Spaces Where Great and Magical Things Can Happen

Classroom Spaces Where Great and Magical Things Can Happen | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Great and magical things don’t happen every day in a course, but as we return to our classrooms, let's work to create spaces where they occur more often.
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A Practical Approach for Increasing Students’ In-Class Questions

A Practical Approach for Increasing Students’ In-Class Questions | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Why don't students ask questions in class? Is it shyness, lack of preparedness, or something else? Perhaps they simple don't know where to begin.
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Does your classroom make learning visible?

Does your classroom make learning visible? | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
I had a fantastic planning day with the leaders in my school yesterday where we evaluated how conscious and engaged our students were in their own learning. The consensus was that our overall system was still very teacher driven and much work had to be done to encourage teachers to involve the students in, and…
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Prior Knowledge as an Unexpected Obstacle to Learning

Prior Knowledge as an Unexpected Obstacle to Learning | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Prior knowledge helps us make sense of new ideas and information. But when that prior is incomplete, confused or flawed, it can create barriers to learning.
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Why the Shift Away From the Traditional College Lecture Hurts Students

Why the Shift Away From the Traditional College Lecture Hurts Students | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
As schools incentivize innovative research, quality in-class experiences can fall by the wayside.
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