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Want Reform? Principals Matter, Too

Want Reform? Principals Matter, Too | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Teachers can’t do it all. The question of who leads a school is crucial.
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High School Grades: High Stakes and High Costs for Families - Brilliant or Insane

The grades that high school students earn can significantly influence their earnings over time. Let's rethink things.
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Chrome Apps for Education

Chrome Apps for Education | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Chrome Web Apps are interactive webpages that run from within the Chrome Browser. Once added from the Web Store a shortcut is accessible from the New Tab Page and App Launcher. Many Apps link direc...
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How the Strategic Teacher Plans for Concept Attainment - ASCD Express 4.20

How the Strategic Teacher Plans for Concept Attainment - ASCD Express 4.20 | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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Study provides new insight into what occurs in the brain during the learning process - PsyPost

Study provides new insight into what occurs in the brain during the learning process - PsyPost | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Why are some people able to master a new skill quickly while others require extra time or practice? That was the question posed by UC Santa Barbara's Scott ...
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How Memory, Focus and Good Teaching Can Work Together to Help Kids Learn

How Memory, Focus and Good Teaching Can Work Together to Help Kids Learn | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Technology enables students with nearly infinite information. But kids need help in learning how to learn in order to be creative and knowledgable.
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Don't blame kids if they do not enjoy school, study suggests - PsyPost

Don't blame kids if they do not enjoy school, study suggests - PsyPost | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
When children are unmotivated at school, new research suggests their genes may be part of the equation. A study of more than 13,000 twins from six countrie ...
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Babies Learn Better When Surprised | Big Think

Babies Learn Better When Surprised | Big Think | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
New research out of Johns Hopkins University suggests babies whose expectations are challenged by surprise tend to learn more efficiently.
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Why America’s obsession with STEM education is dangerous

Why America’s obsession with STEM education is dangerous | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Alongside technical skills, America needs the creativity that a liberal arts education provides.
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Three Miles | This American Life

Three Miles | This American Life | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
There’s a program that brings together kids from two schools. One school is public and in the country’s poorest congressional district. The other is private and costs $43,000/year. They are three miles apart. The hope is that kids connect, but some of the public school kids just can’t get over the divide.
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The real stuff of schooling: How to teach students to apply knowledge

The real stuff of schooling: How to teach students to apply knowledge | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
An excerpt from a new book on teaching and learning by a veteran teacher.
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Five Ways to Make Your Bad Tests Even Worse - Brilliant or Insane

Five Ways to Make Your Bad Tests Even Worse - Brilliant or Insane | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
How do you know that the tests you're giving aren't making a bad reality even worse? Check your practices by considering these five factors.
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What Teens are Learning From ‘Serial’ and Other Podcasts

What Teens are Learning From ‘Serial’ and Other Podcasts | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The wildly popular podcast "Serial" has found relevance in high school classrooms as a way to improve listening and critical thinking skills.
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Why a Sleeping Brain Isn’t Exactly Resting

Why a Sleeping Brain Isn’t Exactly Resting | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
No wonder the brain needs so much energy. The same coordinated activity that allows you to retrieve a specific memory, like what you had for breakfast, continues at rest and even during sleep.
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When the Internet Delivers Its Own Content, What’s Left for the Teacher?

When the Internet Delivers Its Own Content, What’s Left for the Teacher? | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
When kids can get their lessons from the Internet, what's left for classroom instructors to do?
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Neuroscience, Joyful Learning and the SCARF Model

Neuroscience, Joyful Learning and the SCARF Model | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
What conditions best support learning and personal growth? 1. Judy Willis on "The Neuroscience of Joyful Education" Stephanie West Allen points to a thought-provoking and compelling answer to the question above in the work of Judy Willis, a former neurologist...
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Collaboration: Connected vs. Unconnected

Collaboration: Connected vs. Unconnected | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Over the years I have been an advocate for connected collaboration. I believe that collaboration using technology to connect people for the purpose of collaboration is different from connecting peo...
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3 Reasons Why Faculty Meetings Are a Waste of Time

3 Reasons Why Faculty Meetings Are a Waste of Time | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
There are at least two areas where school leaders waste the time of teachers. The faculty meeting is one of them and here are 3 reasons why.
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Why Students Don't Always Transfer What They Understand

Why Students Don't Always Transfer What They Understand | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Why Students Don't Always Transfer What They Seem To Understand
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Survival Guide for the 30-Year Teacher - Brilliant or Insane

Survival Guide for the 30-Year Teacher - Brilliant or Insane | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
You've taught for 30 years or you will. Don't miss this survival guide for the 30-year teacher
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The Problem With Math Problems: We're Solving Them Wrong

The Problem With Math Problems: We're Solving Them Wrong | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Taking math from memorization to problem solving, and getting stuck along the way.
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Using Student-Generated Reading Questions to Uncover Knowledge Gaps

Using Student-Generated Reading Questions to Uncover Knowledge Gaps | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Student-Generated Reading Questions: Diagnosing Student Thinking with Diverse Formative Assessments, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 42 (1), 29-38. The Teaching Professor Blog recently named it to its list of top pedagogical articles.

As instructors, we make a myriad of assumptions about the knowledge students bring to our courses. These assumptions influence how we plan for courses, what information we decide to cover, and how we e
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Sorry but You're Not a Connected Educator Unless - Brilliant or Insane

Sorry but You're Not a Connected Educator Unless - Brilliant or Insane | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
So, you think you're a connected educator? Maybe. Maybe not.
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12 Google Search Tricks You Probably Didn't Know | The Gooru

12 Google Search Tricks You Probably Didn't Know | The Gooru | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Search is Google’s main business and they take it seriously. Features are constantly released that enable it to better display the information that is most relevant to you so you (…) Read more
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Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn

Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Students can better understand math and physics problems by acting them out. This type of embodied learning can help open up the mind to abstract concepts.
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