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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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From Visible Thinking Routines to 5 Modern Learning Routines

From Visible Thinking Routines to 5 Modern Learning Routines | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
I have been a fan of Visible Thinking Routines which were developed by Project Zero from Havard, for a while now. I have used these routines with students, as  blogging routines and in professional...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 25, 7:14 PM

Silvia Tolisano shares updated visual thinking routines for:

1. Read > Write> Comment
2. Learn > Reflect > Share
3. Contribute > Feedback > Grow
4. Watch > Do > Teach
5. Document > Present > Disseminate
Along with a visual for each of these routines she also explains each step. She also shares three additional routines that she uses with students, as blogging routines and in professional development.

Elizabeth Karvonen's curator insight, Today, 12:40 AM

I  have also found that the Visible Thinking techniques really work in class. The  ' I See - I think - I wonder' technique is particularly successful in an oral proficiency class I give. Thanks to the British Council for first introducing me to this! 

Vanessa Camilleri's curator insight, Today, 6:09 AM

A really wonderful representation of what being digital in this era is all about - learning in the digital era, is more of a contribution rather than a passive absorption of online information. 

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8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

"Certain widely-shared myths and lies about education are destructive for all of us as educators, and destructive for our educational institutions. This is the subject of 50 Myths & Lies That Threaten America’s Public Schools: The Real Crisis in Education, a new book by David Berliner and Gene Glass, two of the country’s most highly respected educational researchers. Although the book deserves to be read in its entirety, I want to focus on eight of the myths that I think are relevant to most teachers, administrators, and parents." | by Mark Phillips

 


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The Past, Present, And Future of High-Stakes Testing

The Past, Present, And Future of High-Stakes Testing | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
Steve Inskeep talks with NPR Ed's Anya Kamenetz about her book, The Test: Why are Schools are Obsessed with Standardized Testing — But You Don't Have to Be.

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5 Movement Strategies That Get Students Thinking

5 Movement Strategies That Get Students Thinking | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
Too Much Sitting? 5 Movement Strategies That Get Students Thinking

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O Captain! My Captain! Where Has Teaching Gone?

O Captain! My Captain! Where Has Teaching Gone? | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
To understand the changing nature of 21st-century teaching, consider how these elements define your school culture: scheduling, budget, programming, and student POV.

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Second Half Survival: 4 Tips to Get You from January to June

Second Half Survival: 4 Tips to Get You from January to June | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano is back with more suggestions for avoiding teacher burnout, this time focusing on four simple but critical strategies to keep you feeling good about what you do from January to June.

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Duolingo For Schools Opened Today - Here's How It Works

Duolingo For Schools Opened Today - Here's How It Works | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
As I posted earlier this week (see Duolingo Takes Next Step To Conquer Language Learning World & Lets Teachers Create Virtual Classrooms), the super-popular Duolingo language-learning app unvei...

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Marco Favero's curator insight, January 10, 5:40 AM

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Front Page History: Teaching About Selma Using Original Times Reporting - New York Times (blog)

Front Page History: Teaching About Selma Using Original Times Reporting - New York Times (blog) | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
In this lesson we encourage students to become historians — to read original Times reporting on the Selma marches and uncover important distinctions between primary and secondary sources.
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STEAM, not just STEM Education Infographic

STEAM, not just STEM Education Infographic | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

STEAM, not just STEM Education Infographic Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are the center of attention in most US public schools today. The focus on STEM fields was initiated to increase global competitiveness and the project does have its merits. However, it has left the... http://elearninginfographics.com/steam-not-just-stem-education-infographic/


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Growth vs Fixed Mindset For Elementary Students

Growth vs Fixed Mindset For Elementary Students | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 2, 7:09 AM

The infographic above is geared to elementary students. Research shows that if we teach students about their brain, and about growth mindset and fixed mindset it makes a difference. Consider sharing this with your students and have them answer the questions. Some may find that they are holding themselves back based on their mindset. Students could share strategies that they use when they find themselves falling into areas of a fixed mindset.

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Questions Before Answers: What Drives a Great Lesson?

Questions Before Answers: What Drives a Great Lesson? | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
Students engage more passionately when trying to answer a question that interests them. Here are ten opening questions that have inspired this kind of learning.

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, December 27, 2014 10:16 AM

A few of the questions collected here are laugh-out-loud funny!

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The Top Habits of Healthy, Happy, Productive People

The Top Habits of Healthy, Happy, Productive People | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
The key to health happiness & productivity is positive thoughts & selfless giving. Learn more about the top habits that separate good people from great ones

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Have You Seen Yourself Teach Lately?

Have You Seen Yourself Teach Lately? | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
Teach Reflection: Have You Seen Yourself Teach Lately?

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What speaking two languages does to the brain - Agenda - The World Economic Forum

What speaking two languages does to the brain - Agenda - The World Economic Forum | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
Keeping actively bilingual makes our brains more efficient at relaying information, writes Christos Pliatsikas.

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Why Map Projections Matter


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Kristin Mandsager San Bento's curator insight, January 22, 6:38 PM

Watched this a couple of times.  This was funny and bizarre at the same time. 

Kendra King's curator insight, January 22, 6:46 PM

Testing

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Capture the Learning: Crafting the Maker Mindset - Edutopia

Capture the Learning: Crafting the Maker Mindset - Edutopia | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
You've heard some good stuff about the maker movement such as how making helps students learn through embodied cognition, creates a mindset that's empowering, and builds creative confidence. You're interested in crafting some maker lessons but don't know where to start or how to do something that works in your classroom. Or perhaps you're worried that you don't have time to do a long, involved project. How do you still teach the Common Core or cover the required curriculum? These simple steps will get you started.

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Lego and maths: building blocks for an education?

Lego and maths: building blocks for an education? | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
The use of new product MoreToMaths in primary schools divides opinion among teachers but is a hit with pupils

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Why We Celebrate Martin Luther King Day

Why We Celebrate Martin Luther King Day | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 13, 10:39 AM

Last year, Julie and I wrote this article for Maps 101 (which was also created into a podcast) about the historical and geographic significance of Dr. Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights movement.  Martin Luther King fought racial segregation, which, if you think about it, is a geographic system of oppression that uses space and place to control populations. Derek Alderman and Jerry Mitchell, excellent educators and researchers, produced lesson plans to help students investigate the politics behind place naming, specifically using the case study of the many streets named after Martin Luther King.  


Questions to Ponder: Why are streets named after Martin Luther King found in certain places and not in others? What forces and decisions likely drive these patterns? What is the historical legacy of Martin Luther King and how is it a part of certain cultural landscapes? 


Tags: seasonal, race, historical, the South, political, toponyms, landscape.

Kendra King's curator insight, January 22, 7:01 PM

Interesting and different way to view MLK.

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3 Tips for Teaching Great Question Writing | Teach.com

3 Tips for Teaching Great Question Writing | Teach.com | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

"What if you could design questions that engage students at this level in your classroom? What if you could do so without the burden of having to make the subject matter relevant or relatable to every single student?

The secret to writing good questions or problems may surprise you. The key, according to Willingham, is to pose questions or problems that can be solved. That means questions or problems that are not too hard and not too easy, but just right. Think Goldilocks."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 10, 9:06 AM

How do you teach students to write good questions (or how to ask good questions)? This post suggests that good questions have to be at the right level of difficulty and provides three tips that will help you and your students learn how to write good questions (and I suspect how to ask them as well).

What are the three tips?

1. Shore up the students' prior knowledge

2. Lighten students' cognitive load

3. Un-situate students' learning

Each of these tips is described in more detail int he post and some additional links are also provided.

Teaching students how to question, either in writing or verbally, is a critical skill and this post provides some great ideas on ways to help students with the cognitive load so they are supported in the process. You might also want to check out the post Socrative Smackdown which has students learn discussion strategies, some of which are helpful with questions (and that is geared to students in grades 6 - 12).

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The Importance of Giving Positive Recognition

The Importance of Giving Positive Recognition | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
Get out of your own way and start offering more atta boys to your staff. If you don't because you think it's not your style, you're hurting yourself, your team and your company.

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Using Bloom's Taxonomy In The 21st Century: 4 Strategies For Teaching

Using Bloom's Taxonomy In The 21st Century: 4 Strategies For Teaching | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
Using Bloom's Taxonomy In The 21st Century: 4 Strategies For Teaching

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, January 7, 1:21 AM
Useful post that covers stages of Blooms Taxonomy and reasons for application
Vanessa Camilleri's curator insight, January 7, 4:14 AM

Quite an interesting insight which has made me ponder on some questions. In Malta we are trying to achieve much with a new learning outcomes framework that we are implementing in schools. My worries would be - are we trying to be quite ambitious in that? As a country I feel that we are too preoccupied with curricula, assessment, instructions, and standards and data. How can we hope to achieve a 'real' 21st century education that is focused more on continuous connectivity, communication, and active role taking if we don't focus enough on changing mentalities and our perception of the 'culture of learning'? 

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11 Habits of an Effective Teacher

11 Habits of an Effective Teacher | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 4, 9:51 PM

Edutopia has been sharing some of their top posts for 2014 and this one caught my eye. What are 11 habits of effective teachers? Five of the habits are listed above  (in the image). The rest may be found in the post. Each is also explained.

Do you have other habits that you think should be considered? If so, share them below.

(The image comes from Edutopia's Facebook page and is in the photo area.)

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 5, 5:23 PM

The list provides some food for thought.

 

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Words to live by as a teacher
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School vs. Learning: Divergent or Convergent

School vs. Learning: Divergent or Convergent | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
I have been thinking a lot about the "traditional" model of school and how people actually learn. If done the wrong way, school can actually go against what is needed for learning.  There are a lot...

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, December 30, 2014 8:42 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

Lyne Leblanc's curator insight, December 30, 2014 9:06 AM

Est-ce que l'école n'a pas l'obligation de favoriser l'apprentissage de tous?

Lon Woodbury's curator insight, December 30, 2014 5:32 PM

This idea has been around a long time.  When I was an undergraduate, I had some friends state to me something along the lines of: "Now that I've finished my assignments, I can start pursuing my education."  The network of schools and programs for struggling teens started in the 1980s were based on many of these ideas, and so far as emotional growth along with academics, the emphasis was on helping the struggling students learn who they are and what they can do with it.  The motivation at that time was very much along the line of what the author calls learning.  Many of them are still doing that. -Lon

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A Principal's Reflections: Making Time vs Finding Time

A Principal's Reflections: Making Time vs Finding Time | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 22, 2014 7:42 PM

We have always been able to learn anywhere and anytime. When we pay attention we come to realize this.

 

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The Untold History of Women in Science and Technology

The Untold History of Women in Science and Technology | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
Listen to women from across the Administration tell the stories of their personal heroes across the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 16, 2014 9:43 PM

If you are looking for a website that looks at women who have made a difference in STEM check out this site from the White House. Women who work in the White House "tell their stories of their personal heroes across the fields of science, technology, engineering and math."

The site also suggest that we honor those women who have come before in the "best possible way: By committing to encourage a young woman to pursue a career in science."

Currently the stories of 12 women are shared. You may also write about your "untold STEM history" and share how you will inspire young women to pursue science careers.

You can listen to the stories, and they range from just under one minute to about six minutes in length.

If you would like additional short talks on women in science you consider checking out some of the programs that WAMC offered in 2009 called Women in Science on the Air. A number of these tell the stories of women who were instrumental in making changes but are not know. You can access them at this site:

http://wamc.org/term/women-science-air-0

Prof. Hankell's curator insight, December 18, 2014 9:14 PM

Lydia Villa-Komaroff is considered to be a trailblazer in the field of molecular biology...