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The Wisdom Of Patient Teaching

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The Wisdom Of Patient Teaching

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The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

The highest-level executive thinking, making connections, and "aha" moments of insight and creative innovation are more likely to occur in an atmosphere of what Alfie Kohn calls exuberant discovery, where students of all ages retain that kindergarten enthusiasm of embracing each day with the joy of learning.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, Today, 6:14 AM

Well worth thinking about regardless of what you teach.

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5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

To inspire more inquiry in the classroom, blogger Rebecca Alber offers up five questions to routinely ask students.


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Treat a Student ... Score One for Goethe

Treat a Student ... Score One for Goethe | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

“Treat a man as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat a man
as he can and should be, and he will become as he can and
should be.”  When he wrote those words, could Goethe have
foreseen a modern-day teacher’s reality: student defiance,
lack of academic effort, scattered attention, inappropriate
language, cavalier attitudes, bullying, and exclamations
of “Why me?”


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Mastering the Teaching Game

Mastering the Teaching Game | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
After listening to an interview with top tennis coach Sven Groeneveld, Carol Tomlinson clarifies eight essential principles that teaching shares with high-level sports coaching.

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Two Great Classroom Posters on The Six Thinking Hats

Two Great Classroom Posters on The Six Thinking Hats | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

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Charmaine Thaner's curator insight, July 18, 9:49 PM

I think IEP meetings could be more productive if the 6 Thinking Hats approach was used.  What do you think?

Jan MacWatters's curator insight, July 20, 10:50 AM

Interesting to use a different perspective for things.  I hadn't heard of the 6 hats but will be looking fir more info...

Julie Lindsay's curator insight, July 20, 3:47 PM

A fresh take on the Thinking Hats - a great tool for writing blog reflections and other individual as well as collaborative work.

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» Cultivating Gratitude: Beyond Narcissism and Toward Connection - World of Psychology

» Cultivating Gratitude: Beyond Narcissism and Toward Connection - World of Psychology | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
No doubt, our parents worked tirelessly to get us to say “thank you” when someone offered a gift or did us a favor.

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Brother David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk and interfaith scholar, offered an inspiring TED presentation on gratitude.  His message was simple yet profound, encouraging all to live gratefully by recognizing that every given moment is a gift.  Brother echoed a familiar sentiment in his talk, “happiness is born from gratitude.”

 

Parents and teachers need to model gratitude. We know that gratitude is a predictor of feeling happy and content. Children learn early that gratitude is an attitude that contributes to their personal happiness and to the happiness of others.  We all share a common desire to be happy, and gratitude shows us the way.

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New Research: Students Benefit from Learning Intelligence Is Not Fixed

New Research: Students Benefit from Learning Intelligence Is Not Fixed | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

"Teaching students that intelligence can grow and blossom with effort – rather than being a fixed trait they’re just born with – is gaining traction in progressive education circles. And new research from Stanford is helping to build the case that nurturing a “growth mindset” can help many kids understand their true potential."


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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, July 17, 1:34 PM

New research on mindset. Definitely worth a read! 

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, July 17, 2:05 PM

Thx Beth Dichter!

niftyjock's curator insight, July 17, 3:04 PM

You can learn to be smarter, 

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Howard Gardner Quotes at BrainyQuote

Howard Gardner Quotes at BrainyQuote | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

Enjoy the best Howard Gardner Quotes at BrainyQuote. Quotations by Howard Gardner, American Psychologist, Born July 11, 1943. 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 15, 2:49 PM

Enjoy the best Howard Gardner Quotes at BrainyQuote. Quotations by Howard Gardner, American Psychologist, Born July 11, 1943. 


Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 15, 6:51 PM

Gardner's work is underutilized. Many of the quotes point to how important teaching really is in learning.

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How Much Multitasking Should Be Done In The Classroom? - Edudemic

How Much Multitasking Should Be Done In The Classroom? - Edudemic | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
“Ability to multitask”. That phrase is seen on nearly every job description that I’ve ever read. It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in or what job you’re applying for – everyone expects everyone to be able to multitask. But what does that mean, exactly? Does it mean being able to work on three things at …

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 14, 1:17 PM

This research shows the negative side of multitasking.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 14, 4:38 PM

Multi-tasking stands in the way of creativity, learning, and getting the job done well.

Marian Royal Vigil's curator insight, July 15, 12:49 PM

Some of the findings here are alarming.  I know that technology has made it much harder for me to focus make the most efficient and effective use of my time.  We don't really "multitask", weflit between things sequentially and usually don't do any of them as well as we would if we did only one thing at a time. 

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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, 2:00 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, 1:02 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, 3:31 PM

voeg uw inzicht ...

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6 Tips To Use Colors When Designing eLearning Courses Infographic

6 Tips To Use Colors When Designing eLearning Courses Infographic | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

Color Psychology for eLearning Design Use Color to Direct Attention  Color can help reduce boredom and passivity, thus improving attention spans. When learners pay more attention while learning, recall rates and reaction times increases. Use Strong Colors Strategically Developers should use ... http://elearninginfographics.com/6-tips-to-use-colors-when-designing-elearning-courses-infographic/


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These marketing principles apply easily to the classroom.  The teacher is charged with motivating, exciting and encouraging their audience to ‘buy into’ a lesson or activity.  Using effective marketing strategies promote lesson concepts, project ideas, and themes in exciting and appealing ways.

  Classroom environments, bulletin boards, learning centers and other items can be inviting to students through the use of selective colors.

 

Traditionally, the primary colors--red, yellow, green, and blue--provide the appropriate background for sensory and emotional appeal.  Consider using the colors in unique and intentional ways to evoke a particular emotion or response.  For example: A unit on the environment, geography, engineering, math, and literature can easily use colors in the following ways:

Use colors to name working teamsAssign colors to historical or literary figures studied in a unitIncorporate colors into a legend or keyDesign learning centers

 

The color red conveys strength, passion, and excitement.  Red triggers confidence and courage.

 

The color yellow suggests joy and energy. Yellow draws attention.

 

The color blues evokes trust.  Blue is associated with intelligence.

 

The color green sends a warm and safe message. Green invites growth and freedom.

 

Incorporating specific colors into projects, learning centers, and other learning elements impact students’ responses.  Colors provide multiple ways to be creative and imaginative in the physical, emotional, and intellectual learning environment.

 

 

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Myth-Busting Differentiated Instruction: 3 Myths and 3 Truths

Myth-Busting Differentiated Instruction: 3 Myths and 3 Truths | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

With delivery of instruction, one size does not fit all. John McCarthy launches his differentiated instruction series by busting three common myths about DI.


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Excellent Web Tools for The 21st Century Learner

Excellent Web Tools for The 21st Century Learner | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

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Training in Business's curator insight, July 11, 2:15 AM

Excellent Web Tools for The 21st Century Learner

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Tools for Ambitious Science Teaching -toolsforteachingscience.org

Tools for Ambitious Science Teaching -toolsforteachingscience.org | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

"Great teaching can be learned. This web site provides tools and resources that support ambitious science instruction at the middle school and high school levels. Ambitious teaching deliberately aims to get students of all racial, ethnic, and class backgrounds to understand science ideas, participate in the discourses of the discipline, and solve authentic problems. We describe 4 core instructional strategies that support this kind of teaching. These “high-leverage” practices make up the Science Learning Framework (below), and have been selected based on extensive research of how young people learn science, on authentic forms of science activity, and how teachers learn to appropriate new practices."

 


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Handy Visual: Differentiation Is Vs Differentiation Is Not

Handy Visual: Differentiation Is Vs Differentiation Is Not | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

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Arlene Nucero's curator insight, July 22, 7:32 AM

differentiation poster

Scott Holcomb's curator insight, July 22, 9:17 AM

Great infographic!!!

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What is Learning Analytics? – Infographic

What is Learning Analytics? – Infographic | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

"Learning Analytics is the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data about learners and their contexts, for purposes of understanding and optimizing learning and the environments in which it occurs."


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Jan MacWatters's curator insight, July 20, 10:51 AM

This is definitely something that has piqued my interest to read more. about this topic..

Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, July 20, 4:47 PM

a simple but useful infographic!

John Lemos Forman's curator insight, July 20, 7:55 PM

Muita expectativa mas ainda poucos resultados concretos ... De qualquer modo, esta se formando uma percepção de que o modelo educacional vai ser fortemente impactado nos próximos anos

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Actually, It Is About the Technology

Actually, It Is About the Technology | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
Why “It’s not about the tech” is actually a potentially dangerous perspective

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10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning)

10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning) | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

"Even more than other types of education, eLearning must struggle to attract learners' attention: the Internet is full of distractions, and adult learners are both busier and more free to indulge in distractions. Helping students to pay attention is a primary concern of training professionals, so here are some optimal methods to win the attention game in eLearning."


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 19, 9:26 AM

What is it that help students pay attention?

* Problem solving

* Comparisons

* Visuals

* Questions

* Emotions

* Stories

* Contrast

* Controversy

* Brevity

* Lists

Jon Altuna's curator insight, July 19, 1:30 PM

Thank you!!

DPG plc's curator insight, Today, 3:02 AM

Time to move away from the 'read, click next, read. click next

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Rote learning is bad... and other myths about education

Rote learning is bad... and other myths about education | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
The education system needs to produce 21st century learners, but what if we are going about achieving that in entirely the wrong way?

Via Sharrock, Ivon Prefontaine, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Gina Paschalidou
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 16, 6:44 PM

I found two key points jumped out. First, myths are not always fictional. There is some truth, sometimes a lot, in a myth. With each succeeded generation, we have to figure out is what still makes sense in the story and what needs replacing. This leads to the second point which is that the present state of School is one of binaries and polarities. We are focused on either/or rather than the relational nature of what still works and what does not. Tradition is discarded in total and replaced with whatever the latest fad is.

 

We need more articles which make us think like heretics. The word heretic comes from the ancient Greek meaning "to be able to choose." Do we have choice to be able to choose?

Gina Paschalidou's curator insight, July 16, 10:58 PM

D. Christodoulou's '7 myths about education' book debunks common 21st century ideas about education.

The 7 myths are:

Facts prevent understanding.

Teacher-led instruction is passive.

The 21st century fundamentally changes everything.

You can always just look it up.

You should teach transferable skills.

Projects and activities are the best way to learn. 

Teaching knowledge is indoctrination. 

 

 

 

Mike Clare's curator insight, July 17, 6:07 AM

This article is thought provoking,  what should we keep from the past and what new approaches should we embrace?  Makes for an interesting discussion.

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Teaching Kids about Love and Empathy

Teaching Kids about Love and Empathy | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

Teaching children about love and empathy is important to raise them as good human beings. Here is how you can teach your kids about love and empathy and enhance their emotional intelligence.

Love and empathy are prewired to humans from their birth to some extent. It is when you try to understand someone’s feelings from his or her eyes, and then wish to give him or her helping hand. Young babies are found to cry when other babies cry, that is a sign of natural empathy, but they need to learn to be loving and empathetic while they grow up to be a better human being.Every parent wants his or her child to be kind, generous, and empathetic. 


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Repetition Doesn’t Work: Better Ways to Train Your Memory

Repetition Doesn’t Work: Better Ways to Train Your Memory | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

A team of scientists recently discovered that repetition is a terrible way to memorize information—and their findings highlight much better strategies.


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How To Take Notes: Strategies That Set Straight-A Students Apart

How To Take Notes:  Strategies That Set Straight-A Students Apart | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
Most students take notes without thinking twice about it. It's what a good student does, what the professor expects, what everyone around them is doing.

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Jan MacWatters's curator insight, July 14, 7:03 AM

It's always a good idea to review not taking skills periodically...  Many students just highlight everything....without actually creating anything useful 

Laura Saavedra's curator insight, July 14, 1:54 PM

Good for students and even teachers!

LibrarianLand's curator insight, July 15, 9:27 AM

Long hand note taking appears to beat typed note taking in many instances.

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Educational Leadership:Getting Students to Mastery:Differentiation: It Starts with Pre-Assessment

Educational Leadership:Getting Students to Mastery:Differentiation: It Starts with Pre-Assessment | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 13, 5:33 PM

Notice that the teacher clearly told the students what was expected. We are focused on what the curricula wants and forgetting that curricula is a series of complex conversations which need to happen between students and teachers.

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Perspective: A Game Changer in the Classroom and in Our Lives

Perspective: A Game Changer in the Classroom and in Our Lives | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

Teachers must recognize (and teach) that our perspective shapes our expectations and outcomes. Lori Desautels shares three practices for tuning into and altering perspective. 


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Free Web Tools to Engage Students in Creative Learning

Free Web Tools to Engage Students in Creative Learning | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, July 11, 4:19 AM

Free web tools for engaging students in creativity!

Marie-France Fourrier's comment, July 18, 3:22 PM
Merci !