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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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The Power of Combining Coaching with a Framework for Teaching

The Power of Combining Coaching with a Framework for Teaching | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
Like many of us committed to public education, I'm constantly searching for what's working and what can be replicated. This year I've discovered two essential ingredients for any successful school sy
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A Great Poster on How to Use Blogs as A Teacher

A Great Poster on How to Use Blogs as A Teacher | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
I love the graphics that Langwitches makes, I always find them very professional and highly interesting. You might probably be already familiar with her work particularly those of you who...

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lovely bunch of details to ponder

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 9, 2013 4:22 PM

I'm glad to be able to use blogging as a tool with my students at the moment. It's something I'd like to build throughout the year. I'm encouraging my students to think carefully about what they post. I'm currently using only a classroom blog because the students are not experienced enough for their own blogs. I'll reevaluate that later in the year.

jillyfrees's curator insight, March 11, 2013 1:03 AM

I think this helps people appreciate the many functions / purposes of blogging in education.

diane gusa's curator insight, July 16, 2013 4:24 PM

"the ideas embedded in this poster are really interesting and can be of great help to you  in your daily endeavour to use technology with your students."

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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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Flipping Professional Learning: Our First Go

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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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Teachers Inspiring Teachers in a New Age of PD - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis -

Teachers Inspiring Teachers in a New Age of PD - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
A major shift in the force of education has emerged as teachers have become self-directed, independent designers of their own learning.
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A lovely entry about how teacher learning has become more self-directed thanks to social media and technology.  

 

'As I have often said, the teaching profession requires its practitioners to harness enormous reserves of physical and emotional energy. Looking to one another for inspiration is one way to refill those energy reserves.  More than that, we grow together as professionals and as human beings even as we design our professional learning in a way that is meaningful and personal. As a result, we pay it forward, creating more learning and inspiration for others. Isn’t that what teaching is all about?"

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 26, 2013 11:53 AM

THE "Self-Directed" (autodidact) is very important, learning at its own pace and by own design; curation plays a big role there and I recommend to any Learner!

 

Curation together with Social Media Twitter and a PLN (Personal Learning Network) are an unbeatable Trio!

 

Check also:

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence

 

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

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

 

Verena Roberts's curator insight, February 10, 2013 6:31 PM

Great read!!!!

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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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The Fallacy of Being a Facilitator

The Fallacy of Being a Facilitator | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
Reblogged from Dreaming Weaving Learning: End of semester blowing in the cold morning wind and time for truths. Time to … Continue reading »
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Teacher first. Facilitate the learning within that context; that relationship.  

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The Answer Sheet - Videotaping teachers the right way (not the Gates way)

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Nice article by Larry Ferlazzo regarding the use of videotaping for teachers. Good feedback from students is also essential.  Love the tips in this article!  

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Teach Children Well: Where Are You Going: Learning Design?

Teach Children Well: Where Are You Going: Learning Design? | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
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Wonderful entry by an #educoach peer who is really thinking about learning  design.  

 

 

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Why Our Edcamp Failed

Why Our Edcamp Failed | 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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Great reflection.  I am sure the insight will make things better next time!  

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Handout_TheLearningPyramid.pdf

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There is a place for lecture.  A SMALL place.  A VERY small place! : )  Even then, the lifespan of a single lecture should be short (15 min. or less) before we hike it down toward the base of this triangle.  

 

PL that includes all of these elements WILL include every learner and every preference.  It isn't EITHER /OR  .  Good teaching and learning involves ALL of this.  

 

Amen.

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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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[INFOGRAPHIC] An Overview of the Principles of Adult Learning

[INFOGRAPHIC] An Overview of the Principles of Adult Learning | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
After humming and hawing I decided that my third instructional design/learning themed infographic would be the Principles of Adult Learning. Now, I will be honest and say that while I knew a few pr...
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Not to different than educating kids of today.    I am working hard to design learning for adults that honors their needs.  Lots of conversation; immediate application.  Makes the designing part interesting, for sure!

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Gust MEES's comment, January 26, 2013 11:33 AM
I agree with that! ONLY point to mention is that an adult's brain needs first to get used again for Learning, as they are out of school since a long time, this needs preparation and advice How To "Learning To Learn" for most of them...
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Data Helps Us Avoid “The Curse Of Knowledge”

Data Helps Us Avoid “The Curse Of Knowledge” | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
A first-of-its-kind program offered at Carnegie Mellon University will help create the learning engineers of the future by using big data: “The new Learning Science and Engineering Professional Masters Program at CMU will teach students how to use...
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"We want to create learning engineers: people who not only understand their subject area, but the science behind learning.’"


Interesting:  masters can articulate about 30% of their knowledge.  That resonates with me.  When I have said to people:  "go into excel", there are usually one or two in the crowd who need me to begin at the start button and show HOW I found and "went into" excel.  McWOW!  

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Characteristics of Adult Learners

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A great resource for those designing professional learning for adults.  

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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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