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Being a Growth Mindset Facilitator

Being a Growth Mindset Facilitator | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
I was asked recently why I have a strong interest and innate understanding of the growth mindset. I believe it comes from a background of being an adventure educator, and even though it was not lab...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 13, 8:10 AM

Jackie GERSTEIN: I was asked recently why I have a strong interest and innate understanding of the growth mindset. I believe it comes from a background of being an adventure educator, and even though it was not labeled as such, the adventure educator embraces a growth mindset when working with participants. The underlying tenet of adventure education is “You are capable of so much more than you can even imagine. I believe in you and your capabilities; and I will set up the conditions for you to develop and amplify that same belief in yourself.

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/learning-to-learn-for-my-professional-development-i-did-it-my-way/

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/


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Curiosity: The Force Within a Hungry Mind

Curiosity: The Force Within a Hungry Mind | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
Stimulate your students' curiosity by encouraging valuable questions and tinkering, looking for teachable moments, and building lessons around current events and critical thinking.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 18, 7:43 PM
Stimulate your students' curiosity by encouraging valuable questions and tinkering, looking for teachable moments, and building lessons around current events and critical thinking.


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


Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, March 15, 11:35 AM

Sure, it's an ad for the Compass Advantage, but scroll on down to the 10 ways to stimulate curiosity. See how many of those you use in your classroom and/or your home, and think about how you might add to stoke learner curiosity.

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Tapping into Your Students’ Individual Intelligences in the Classroom

Tapping into Your Students’ Individual Intelligences in the Classroom | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
Howard Gardner s theory of multiple intelligences changed the world of education. Before Gardner proposed that a student could have an affinity towards more than one intelligence, a student was usually put into one category that would define him for the rest of his life.

 

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

 


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Effective teachers make instructional decisions based on needs of the students.  Students learn best when teachers incorporate meaningful materials with engaging activities.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 31, 2014 11:54 AM
Howard Gardner s theory of multiple intelligences changed the world of education. Before Gardner proposed that a student could have an affinity towards more than one intelligence, a student was usually put into one category that would define him for the rest of his life.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 31, 2014 12:04 PM

I am sure that Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences has changed some practices, but I don't think it has taken root across the board.

 

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Culture Of Courage: Creating A Culture That Breeds Bravery [Infographic]

Culture Of Courage: Creating A Culture That Breeds Bravery [Infographic] | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
People are innately wired to avoid risk. During times of times of change and uncertainty, our risk aversion is amplified. Yet the number one way to gaining competitive edge is by creating a culture where people feel safe and emboldened to innovate and challenge the status quo thinking. The first key to creating a 'culture of courage' is leading from possibility, not probability.

 

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

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 1, 2014 8:02 AM

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, September 1, 2014 11:37 AM

This is a great visual representation of the power and learning opportunities of mistakes. The parent population needs to realize that greater and deeper understanding comes from making and correcting mistakes than memorizing merely to get the reward of a grade.

Ian Berry's curator insight, September 1, 2014 6:34 PM

All good insights I particularly like Lead from possibility, not probability.

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Student Autonomy

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Empowering Students In the Classroom

 

When I think of change that needs to happen in Education, my immediate thought goes toward student autonomy. To be autonomous as a student is to be able to independently manage the freedom one has in the classroom, while maintaining a harmonious relationship with the teacher.

 

For a student to be autonomous, a student must realize:

They have a voiceTheir voice mattersIt will be heardIt will make a difference

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 30, 2014 9:00 PM

This fits by 100% my meaning also!

When I think of change that needs to happen in Education, my immediate thought goes toward student autonomy. To be autonomous as a student is to be able to independently manage the freedom one has in the classroom, while maintaining a harmonious relationship with the teacher.

For a student to be autonomous, a student must realize:

  • They have a voice
  • Their voice matters
  • It will be heard
  • It will make a difference


Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 1, 2014 12:54 PM

Student autonomy happens with teacher autonomy. Gert Biesta proposes democracy happens in classrooms where it is lived and modeled. It is not a distant process. The word is not autonomy but emancipation which is responsible for the Other and the world we live in.

Stevi Quate's curator insight, July 2, 2014 9:28 AM

When John McDermott and I wrote Clock Watchers and The Just Right Challenge, we wrote about empowering students and captured similar ideas to this posting. Since these ideas aren't new and seem to be shared widely, I wonder why these ideas aren't the norm in classrooms that we watch.

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7 Tenets of Creative Thinking

7 Tenets of Creative Thinking | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

In school, we learn about geniuses and their ideas, but how did they get those ideas? What are the mental processes, attitudes, work habits, behaviors, and beliefs that enable creative geniuses to view the same things as the rest of us, yet see something different?


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Ness Crouch's curator insight, June 6, 2014 11:25 PM

Creativity is something that can be nourished but can it be learned? I'm not able to decide on that yet.

Josie Gibson's curator insight, June 8, 2014 9:24 PM

Some excellent reminders - 'All experiences are neutral...you don't see things are THEY are, you see them as YOU are'.

Sharla Shults's curator insight, June 16, 2014 1:27 PM

Don't let your creative juices run dry! We are all students of life!

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Mentoring Instead of Teaching: A Paradigm Shift

Mentoring Instead of Teaching: A Paradigm Shift | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
By: Dawn Casey-Rowe Teachers give homework. Mentors change lives. If schools replaced teachers with mentors, classrooms would be revolutionized forever. This isn’t semantics – it’s a paradigm shift...

 

As we redesign schools, we have a unique opportunity to find practices that work and use them. Mentoring is one of those practices. I don’t want to be a teacher anymore. Teachers give tests and assign homework.


I want to be a mentor. I want to support students as they create the masterpieces that will be their lives.


I can only do this if we make school less about the test and more about the mission–treating students like the unique individuals they are with gifts that will change the world.



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Excellent insights! The mentor/student relationship is a significant part of the learning process for all students at all stages of their education. A mentor is more than a teacher or advisor. A mentor accompanies the student on their personal journey, advising and giving feedback along the way. Many students--either consciously or unconsciously--crave additional guidance from educators, but may not know how to seek out that guidance.  Mentoring programs--in which students can talk to teachers or other educational mentors in a setting that is less formal than the classroom--provide a structured opportunity for students to do this. A well-planned and executed mentoring program could help define goals and means for students to stay on track, learn and grow. 

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ғelιх c ѕeyғarтн's curator insight, May 26, 2014 4:14 AM

This ties in nicely with @leuphanadigital focusing on a mentored #MOOC model with limited seating and personal feedback.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 30, 2014 11:33 PM

I must agree completely with this article. There must be a clear shift within classrooms to allow students to access their learning in more efficient was. Sadly however most parents do not have an understanding of this idea and therefore may have opposition to their children learning from their own experiences with the teacher supporting them along the way.

AnnC's curator insight, June 3, 2014 7:01 PM

Help support students as they create the masterpieces that will be their lives!

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The Phenomenology of Participation: Derrida and the Future of Pedagogy

The Phenomenology of Participation: Derrida and the Future of Pedagogy | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
Hospitality in the classroom and digital pedagogical practices encourage participatory pedagogy and collective action. This model of learning and teaching emphasizes the shared responsibility between all members to contribute to...

 

Critical digital pedagogues and hospitality-based classrooms reject hierarchical power structures that privilege a binary relationship between teachers and students and academia and a wider public; they reject logocentric knowledge-making that insists on single medium composition practices, single meaning interpretations, and single, academic-only audiences. Indeed, as Sean Michael Morris has argued, digital writing is a rebellion embodied by différance.

 

Critical digital pedagogues and hospitality-based classrooms reject hierarchical power structures that privilege a binary relationship between teachers and students and academia and a wider public; they reject logocentric knowledge-making that insists on single medium composition practices, single meaning interpretations, and single, academic-only audiences. Indeed, as Sean Michael Morris has argued, digital writing is a rebellion embodied by différance.

 

Like Derrida’s theory of language, critical digital pedagogy encourages the freeplay of intellectual rigor; it acknowledges discourse as communal, the multiplicity of decentered learning environments, and collaborative construction; it rethinks the materials of communication and the mutability of meaning; it celebrates the networked nature of the critical work of learning, teaching, and being.

 


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"Hospitality in the classroom radically rethinks the “territory” of the learning space because it alters the rights and obligations of both students and teachers". The notion of hospitality speaks the host's  openness, welcoming, inviting, and .caring nature. Hospitality elevates the learning space. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 14, 2014 1:03 PM

I am reading Derrida and Levinas along with Gadamer for my dissertation. Hospitality as part of pedagogical work is foundational. Instead of distance between the self and the Other, there is an intimacy.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 14, 2014 5:42 PM

Like Derrida’s theory of language, critical digital pedagogy encourages the freeplay of intellectual rigor; it acknowledges discourse as communal, the multiplicity of decentered learning environments, and collaborative construction; it rethinks the materials of communication and the mutability of meaning; it celebrates the networked nature of the critical work of learning, teaching, and being.


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What's In and What's Out in Education

What's In and What's Out in Education | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

I really like what's in and what's out of current trends.  I created the following chart of what I hope and wish would be education ins and outs in the NEAR future.


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Odile Dupont's curator insight, May 6, 2014 3:19 AM

Des idées évidentes mais sans doute pas encore pour tout le monde !

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 6, 2014 12:55 PM

Relationships are at the centre of education. It is no longer teacher-centred or learner-centred. In a sense, teachers and students are learning alongside each other. I am not sure it will always be the teacher leading the way although they have to be willing to know when to let go and when to take charge. Content is still incredibly important in that unless it connects to the lives of teachers and students it is not practical and meaningful. Technology is rarely seamlessly integrated.

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Teachers as talent scouts

Teachers as talent scouts | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

Every student has a talent that we can uncover if we keep our eyes and mind open.


If we teachers were able to harness a fraction of the talents our students possess, we’d find enough creative energy to power our classroom for the entire school year.





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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 27, 2014 2:17 PM


If we teachers were able to harness a fraction of the talents our students possess, we’d find enough creative energy to power our classroom for the entire school year.


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Teaching Ethics in the Age of Technology

Teaching Ethics in the Age of Technology | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
Ethical decision-making should be included as a 21st century skill (overused term but don't know of an alternative).  Some would profess that ethical decision-making has always been a needed skill....

 

Society is a dynamic system. It must, by nature, evolve in order to survive. As we develop the new definitions of appropriate behavior in the online environment it is imperative that many members of society be engaged in this ongoing dialogue.

 

An informed community and active discussion of ethical issues will enable society to determine civil and just manners to deal with the nuances of technological advancement (Rezmierski, 1992).

 

By opening this dialogue within the K-12 environment, teachers will be able to prepare students to understand the proper use of technology and explore the issues that will continue to unfold (Using Moral Development Theory to Teach K-12 Cyber Ethics).

 

 

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

 


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ANA's curator insight, March 21, 2014 3:24 PM

Very good reflection

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 22, 2014 6:54 PM

Teaching ethics is the digital age is essential! Here are some ideas.

Natalia López's curator insight, March 27, 2014 5:57 PM

very importan theme, please read this page...

 

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Promoting a Culture of Learning

Promoting a Culture of Learning | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
Learning is a culture.

It starts as a culture with the students as human beings needing to understand their environment. And it ends as a culture with students taking what we give them and using it

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Siti Noraisha Mohamed Senin's curator insight, February 18, 2014 11:02 PM

Create the culture of learning by giving room for students to apply what they have learnt without the fear of failing. Even when they do fail, instill in them the motivation to rise up once again. 

Kelly Craig's curator insight, February 20, 2014 10:11 AM

"Show them - Help them - Let them"

smadar yona's curator insight, February 25, 2014 3:37 PM

על זה בדיוק דברתי בשבוע שעבר,

זה מתחיל ביצירת תרבות למידה בין מורה לתלמיד פנים אל פנים מתוך אינטראקציה בינאישית וזה ממשיך לתהליכי למידה הוראה בשילוב דיגיטליות

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The Global Teacher

The Global Teacher | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

Global teachers (should) care about education as a whole, as well as their school and their classroom.  I just want to iterate that if the person only looks at sharing and learning globally, but cannot connect with those in their classroom or school, I would not consider them a “global teacher”.  

They just know that we are better when we work together, not just taking, but contributing.  They know what they share makes a difference for others, as well as knowing what they learn from others makes a difference for their school and students.

So where are you on the spectrum, and what type of teacher would you want in your school?

 
 
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 8, 2014 5:55 PM

This does not require a comment. I just want to curate it for future reference.

ANA's curator insight, February 9, 2014 7:00 AM

We live in a global world, so we need global teachers

James Jandebeur's curator insight, February 9, 2014 12:57 PM

With an interconnected world, we need to take people outside our immediate circles into account. Hence, this is a good discussion to have for pretty much anyone with Internet access, not just teachers, but teachers are a good place to start.

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How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies

How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
A practical and engaging guide to smart studying tips.

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Kent Kessler's curator insight, April 2, 8:16 AM

i always like learning about learning

Steve Bavister's curator insight, April 3, 5:33 AM
Nice set of tips here for studying more effectively
Jake Goulet's curator insight, April 15, 11:35 AM

Figure out what strategies will help you expand your language knowledge!

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The six common components of good-quality teaching

The six common components of good-quality teaching | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

Six good practices

The research we reviewed suggests there are six common components that are signatures of good-quality teaching:

- Content knowledge 


- Quality of instruction


- Teaching climate 


- Classroom management


- Teacher beliefs 


- Professional behaviours 


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


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


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/so-whats-the-change-for-teachers-in-21st-century-education/


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


 



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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 10, 2014 11:57 AM

Good teaching and pedagogy is all about relating to the students and curricula. It is invitational work that allows teachers and students to meet in spaces between each other.

 

@ivon_ehd1

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, November 12, 2014 1:00 PM

I like the list but would prefer that Content not be the first thing to show up.  There are a great many people who know content, but could not teach their way out of a paper bag. 

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Report Finds ‘Deeper Learning’ Model Improves Outcomes for All Students

Report Finds ‘Deeper Learning’ Model Improves Outcomes for All Students | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

The conversation about what kids need to know and to be able to do by the end of high school has gradually shifted over the past several years to emphasize not just rigorous content goals, but also less tangible skills, such as creative thinking, problem-solving and collaboration.

 

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


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Laura Saavedra's curator insight, October 8, 2014 5:24 PM

Interesting news, don't you think so?

WE's curator insight, October 10, 2014 9:45 AM

Lesson design is important for this to take place. 

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Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning

Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

We are now in the age of visual information where visual content plays a role in every part of life. As 65 percent of the population is visual learners, images are clearly key to engaging people in eLearning courses. 

 

Moving and still images have been included in learning materials for decades, but only now has faster broadband, cellular networks, and high-resolution screens made it possible for high-quality images to be a part of eLearning visual design. Graphic interfaces made up of photos, illustrations, charts, maps, diagrams, and videos are gradually replacing text-based courses.

 

In this post, we will dig deep into some statistics and facts to further convince of why eLearning developers should embrace visuals when creating their courses. 

 

 

 


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DTLLS tutor's curator insight, July 15, 2014 5:00 PM

Not just in e-learning, but as part of any learning. I have seen excellent  use of visuals as back grounds to talks as part of an e-learning course, so definitely something to remember...

Julia Echeverría's curator insight, July 16, 2014 4:02 PM

No estaba tan descaminada cuando defendía la tremenda importancia de incorporar imágenes, vídeos y todo tipo de medios visuales en la educación, he aquí un interesante artículo

Michiel van den Anker's curator insight, July 19, 2014 6:31 PM

voeg uw inzicht ...

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Critical Thinking Takes Courage

Critical Thinking Takes Courage | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
Critical thinking isn't an entirely natural process; it's one that requires courage.

 

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

 


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Chris Carter's curator insight, June 24, 2014 7:33 PM

Yes, and YES!!! Critical thinking really takes risk, because someone is likely to disagree with you. How much better it is, however, to have a well thought opinion and stand alone, than to be a lemming. 

Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, June 25, 2014 8:21 AM

A really excellent article on something that can be hard to define and practice, and yet is such an essential skill for life.   I really like the distinction Terry Heick makes between thought and knowledge and the interplay between them.

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, June 25, 2014 11:38 AM

El pensamiento crítico requiere coraje, actitud y valor que no se fomenta en los sistemas educativos en general debido a los riesgos que conlleva.

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Can We Create a Culture That Values Good Teaching?

Can We Create a Culture That Values Good Teaching? | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
We like to talk about the value of pedagogy, but we never seem to get around to rewarding it.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 27, 2014 11:55 AM

Good teaching is probably happening without us realizing it. I read an article that suggested good teaching is about raising the standards for learning. It is a mindful experience.

Bob Irving's curator insight, May 28, 2014 8:07 AM

Addresses mostly higher ed. A welcome approach from uninformed teacher bashing. Truly great teachers are the most influential people on the planet.

Michel J. Boustani's curator insight, May 28, 2014 8:15 AM

The title says all!

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Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students

Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
As education grows and changes educators have the opportunity to change the way they envision their roles and their classrooms.

 

Jobs in education, Pink said in a recent interview, are all about moving other people, changing their behavior, like getting kids to pay attention in class; getting teens to understand they need to look at their future and to therefore study harder.

 

At the center of all this persuasion is selling: educators are sellers of ideas.


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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, May 21, 2014 2:37 PM

The author of Drive talks about how to use these theories in education! 

Allan Shaw's curator insight, May 21, 2014 6:04 PM

'One of the big topics Pink tackles in his current book is the idea of moving from transactions to transcendence — to making something personal. That’s the best way to “sell” students on what they’re learning, Pink maintains. This has been a recurring theme in education: connecting what’s taught in classrooms to students’ personal lives. But, as evidenced by current school dynamics, that’s not the way the tide is moving.

“Most of our education is heavily, heavily, heavily standardized,” Pink said. ... The idea that you treat everybody the same way is foolish, and yet the headwinds in education are very much toward routines, right answer, standardization.”

Why is it moving this way? One of the reasons, Pink said, is the “appalling” absence of leadership on this issue. “One of the things that I see as an outsider is that so much of education policy seems designed for the convenience of adults rather than the education of children,” he said.... "Why do we have standardized testing? Because it’s unbelievably cheap. If you want to give real evaluations to kids, they have to be personalized, tailored to the kids, at the unit of one. Standardized testing: totally easy, totally cheap, and scales. Convenient for politicians and taxpayers.”

cioccas's curator insight, May 21, 2014 6:07 PM

Think a lot of this is relevant to teaching language to adults too - supporting autonomy, etc.

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Why Professional Development Matters [Infographic]

Why Professional Development Matters [Infographic] | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
Professional development requires more than just heading into work every day and checking the necessary boxes on daily activities. Teachers need to have background information and professional support, and access to industry news, standards, and trends to make the most out of their time in the classroom. Can you imagine arriving at school to teach …

 

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

 


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Rise of the Professional Educator

Rise of the Professional Educator | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
Are you a teacher? Why did you become a principal? Why would you want to be a superintendent? The above questions are asked of educators every single day by people outside of the educational field....

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/07/28/how-to-prepare-for-giving-a-good-course/https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=quality

 


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cioccas's curator insight, May 23, 2014 6:31 PM

So true, so necessary for all to read and follow!

Mónica Silakowicz's curator insight, May 25, 2014 2:48 PM

El artículo lista 5 aspectos que los docentes deben afianzar para ser vistos como profesionales: estar actualizados, ser activos participantes, aspirar a altos standards y ser apasionados de la educación.

mindy kim's curator insight, July 11, 2014 6:08 PM

... Change and innovation start with the individuals... development, growth, leaders==> building the future.

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TEACHING: This is What I Am

TEACHING: This is What I Am | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

Despite the many changes taking places in education and their attendant stresses and challenges on teachers and schools, teachers are poised to uplift and transform the profession. 


To do so, a deeper appreciation for the multifarious dynamics of teachers’ lived experiences is vital.  In the summer of 2013, I had the opportunity to interview many of my fellow Teachers of the Year from the 2012 cohort for my doctoral dissertation. 


The work concentrated on teacher morale, motivation, and professional identity in the context of education reform.  I asked questions such as, “Why did you become a teacher?” “What motivates you as a teacher?” “When you retired, how do you want to be remembered?” 


The answers were insightful and inspiring on many levels, and a thorough analysis of the 24 interviews reveals several compelling and common themes. 


These themes, reflective of teachers’ views of themselves, their interactions with students, the status of the teaching profession, and the state of education, offer an intriguing glance into the perspectives and experiences of teachers.




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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 20, 2014 9:20 PM


A MUST read!!!


Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 21, 2014 1:51 PM

There are some interesting insights in the article. The one about moral purpose was not evident in longitudinal research comparing three historical cohorts. The first two which were the from the 1940's to the 1970's inclusive saw considerable evidence of moral purpose. There was not as much in the most recent cohort. It might mean it exists in pockets and amongst certain individuals. It would be interesting to see how those teachers retain moral purpose.

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Ten Tips for Engaging Underperforming Students - Edutopia

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"Guided by research, educators at Cochrane Collegiate have homed in on ten top teaching methods, and teachers receive weekly PD to help them implement the practices."

 


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Jeanne Munoz's curator insight, March 11, 2014 11:37 AM

Research-based pedagogy for instruction.

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Giving: The Most Important Lesson in Life

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One of the most important lessons is that people who care about the needs of others and give of themselves go much further in life. Giving is a winning game

 

Some people may look at you cross-eyed after you make a kind gesture. “C’mon,” they’ll think, “why are you really doing this? No one does something for nothing.” Then, when they realize there’s no catch, something magical will happen. You’ll be viewed in an entirely new light.

 

Just think how far your kindness will go toward building trust, strengthening your relationships, developing teamwork and camaraderie, enhancing your reputation and sense of self-worth — not to mention, adding to your karma.

 

Giving is a winning game. As Patti Thor says, “It’s not that successful people are givers; it is that givers are successful people.” So remember, it IS better to give than receive. Go ahead; give it a try.

 

 
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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 9, 2014 10:18 AM


A MUST READ!!!


ANA's curator insight, February 10, 2014 5:46 AM

Very good lesson

Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 10, 2014 4:14 PM

I am a 'slow learner' but have gradually come to this conclusion over time and experience. We are making, thus far a successful attempt to have young people learn this at a younger age. This is a useful read.