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Confused Enough to Learn?

Confused Enough to Learn? | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
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Moving out of your comfort zone can be something people avoid at all costs. It seems all new learning requires that we do just that.  

 

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“We can’t be creative if we refuse to be confused. Change always starts with confusion.”

—Margaret Wheatley"

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Flipping Professional Learning: Our First Go

Flipping Professional Learning:  Our First Go | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
Well.  We did it!  We flipped our professional learning for educators!   Part of our master plan for professional learning includes FBA/BIP Using the Problem Solving Method.  This is an essential e...
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Great day!  I learned as much as they did!

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Rachelle Wooten's curator insight, February 3, 2013 11:58 PM

Thanks for sharing your experience and insights!

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Teachers or Facilitators? 10 Reasons Why Educators Should Step Out of the Way and Encourage Independent Learning

Teachers or Facilitators? 10 Reasons Why Educators Should Step Out of the Way and Encourage Independent Learning | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
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I read this today on twitter:  "What is our value if we are only experts at content? Instead, we should be experts of context. - dr. Hite"  


While I struggle with the terminology (teacher vs facilitator), as someone primarily responsible for learning with adults, the term facilitator makes more sense.  Honoring principles of adult learning...........you design to facilitate as much of what they do with new information is apply it immediately to what they know.  How you design the context will facilitate or impede that process.  

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How Twitter is Changing Professional Development for Educators

How Twitter is Changing Professional Development for Educators | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
Elementary school Principal Peter DeWitt writes about students' social and emotional health, and how educators can help young people find common ground. He can be found at www.petermdewitt.com.
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It's changed my life!

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 19, 2013 9:22 AM

By using a PLN (Personal Learning Network) through Twitter connections YOU will find the BEST way for Learning and Teaching at the same time, and this on your own pace!

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

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

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, January 19, 2013 9:25 AM

By using a PLN (Personal Learning Network) through Twitter connections YOU will find the BEST way for Learning and Teaching at the same time, and this on your own pace!

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

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

 

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Adult learning: Tips on effective slide design - by Dr Pandula Siribaddana - Helium

Adult learning: Tips on effective slide design - by Dr Pandula Siribaddana - Helium | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
When it comes to actual design of a slide using either ‘Microsoft Power Point’ or else printing on a transparent sheet for overhead pr..., Dr Pandula Siribaddana (Adult learning: Tips on effective slide design - http://t.co/UqS5eDGF)...
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if you have to go PPT, here are tips to do it well.  

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Learning “With” vs. Learning “About”

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cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Tawheed Manzoor “You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay ...
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One of the best articles I've read lately.  

 

"People have great intentions.  They just don't have vision."  Isn't this how people treat LIFE, as well?  They hop on the train and keep going.  No stopping.  No reflecting.  Lots of lemmings with empty smiles on the way to the end.  Expecting something big when in fact, the train just stops.  

 

What is our purpose?  As leaders, we should be the best problem solvers and finders there are.  This IS what we want our kids to be; our teachers to be.  Our schools to support.  We can't lead if we live in yesterday or hope for a better tomorrow without DOING something to make it happen.  

 

"The important thing is to not stop questioning", Einstein said.  When we stop questioning, we cease to grow.  Stagnation scares the heck out of me more than death does.  

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New Forms of Professional Development

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Tweet You have all been there… Professional Development days at your school… Administration usually choose a topic, design the activities and/or bring in a speaker. Most likely,  they w...
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Brilliant!

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6 Education Conferences To Check Out This Year

6 Education Conferences To Check Out This Year | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
With the New Year comes an entirely new season of education conferences. Educators have a lot to look forward to in 2013.
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"With the New Year comes an entirely new season of education conferences. Educators have a lot to look forward to in 2013. The variety of conferences scheduled to take place across the US and Canada offer so much for educators around the world to learn from.'

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User-Generated Learning: A Must-Do for School Leaders Today

User-Generated Learning: A Must-Do for School Leaders Today | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
School leaders must move beyond passive PD & take charge of their professional growth. A new book on user-generated learning can help, says principal Lyn Hilt.
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Great resource for those wanting to learn on their own!

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