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Why I Love Teachers

Why I Love Teachers | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
There are teachers, and there are Teachers. I respect anyone who steps into a classroom, but I adore educators for whom teaching is as much a vocation as a job. Why? Because when Teachers go on vac...

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Purposeful Pedagogy
An online library of effective teaching techniques and methodologies which inspire enduring and meaningful learning.
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How We Learn What We Learn

From the big thinkers of the previous century that have influenced our own understanding of learning, to the strategic implementation of those pricnciples in designing pedagogy, this text sheds light on the great heritage that we draw upon in our...

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What I Wish I'd Known as a New Teacher

What I Wish I'd Known as a New Teacher | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Now, almost two decades after my first year in the classroom, here's a few things I wish I'd known about myself, about teaching, and about my students.

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The Bare Walls Theory: Do Too Many Classroom Decorations Harm Learning? - Masters and PhDs

The Bare Walls Theory: Do Too Many Classroom Decorations Harm Learning? - Masters and PhDs | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

A recent study has found that for young children, adopting a subdued approach to classroom decoration is better. The study, published May 2014 in Psychological Science, was one of the first to examine how decorations impact learning. It found that when kindergartners were taught in a highly decorated classroom, they were more distracted and scored lower on tests than when they were taught in a room with bare walls.

 


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Attending Live Theater Boosts Empathy, Tolerance in Students

Attending Live Theater Boosts Empathy, Tolerance in Students | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

Student field trips to live theater productions can lead to greater tolerance and empathy as well as increased vocabulary and enhanced knowledge of the plot, according to new research by the University of Arkansas Department of Education Reform...


Two years ago, they found significant benefits in the form of knowledge, future cultural consumption, tolerance, historical empathy and critical thinking for students who had been assigned to visit Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas...


To determine whether live theater increases students’ ability to empathize, researchers administered the youth version of the Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test, which was initially developed for research on autism...


By TRACI PEDERSEN 


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How Tests Make Us Smarter

How Tests Make Us Smarter | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Low-stakes quizzing helps people retain more of what they learn.


"When students are tested, they are required to retrieve knowledge from memory. Much educational activity, such as lectures and textbook readings, is aimed at helping students acquire and store knowledge. Various kinds of testing, though, when used appropriately, encourage students to practice the valuable skill of retrieving and using knowledge. The fact of improved retention after a quiz — called the testing effect or the retrieval practice effect — makes the learning stronger and embeds it more securely in memory."


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How can teachers get to grips with computer programming?

How can teachers get to grips with computer programming? | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Many teachers have been utterly dismayed by the seemingly impossible demands of the new Programmes...

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, October 19, 7:48 AM

Success story from UK based on using Scratch as a story-telling vehicle for students in K-3.

David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 19, 11:21 AM

Check this out! Thanks to Norton Gusky.

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25 Practices That Foster Lifelong Learning - InformED

25 Practices That Foster Lifelong Learning - InformED | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

"Is your capacity for learning is fixed or fluid? Can you improve your intelligence and talents through hard work and practice, or are you stuck with the brains you’ve got? Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck says most of us have either a “fixed” or “growth” mindset when it comes to learning. Most of us can get through sixteen years of schooling regardless of which mindset we have, but when it comes to lifelong learning–learning for the sake of learning, without outside pressure–only a growth mindset will cut it."


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Saberes Sin Fronteras Ong's curator insight, October 18, 12:15 PM

EDUCAR NO ES ENSEÑAR A VIVIR, LA COMUNICACION EDUCADOR-ALUMNO ES LA VIDA

Tony Guzman's curator insight, October 20, 9:47 AM

I am a firm believer of lifelong learning and this

Li Banban's curator insight, October 20, 8:23 PM

keep a growth mindset! its never too late to  learn.

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Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs

Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
By adding blogs to a flipped ELA class, teachers present literacy as a design challenge where words, images, and format serve to express students' ideas.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, October 18, 12:05 AM

And students could pick a book they wanted to read...

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WeAreTeachers: 5 Simple Tricks to Invigorate Digital Learning in Your Classroom Today

WeAreTeachers: 5 Simple Tricks to Invigorate Digital Learning in Your Classroom Today | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Find education news, teaching strategies, lesson plans, activity ideas and more on the WeAreTeachers blog. Featuring posts by guest bloggers and teachers.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 16, 10:40 PM

Thanks to Jamie Forshey.

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The Power of Homework as a Formative Tool

The Power of Homework as a Formative Tool | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
If homework is to serve as formative data, then it needs to be instructionally sensitive for both student and teacher alike. Ideally, then, what happened with homework the night before should infor...

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Chris Carter's curator insight, October 15, 8:57 PM

A thoughtful, reflective post

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The Evolving Classroom: Creating Experiential Learning Spaces (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

The Evolving Classroom: Creating Experiential Learning Spaces (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

Research shows that experiential learning enhances student engagement and success. For example, a meta-analysis of 225 previously published studies on the effects of active learning in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses revealed active learning's benefits.1 The analysis showed that students in traditional lecture sections are 1.5 times more likely to fail than students in active learning settings. Moreover, course grades were six percent higher when instructors used an active learning pedagogy. Students scoring in the 50th percentile in traditional lecture sections moved to the 68th percentile in active learning sections. Overall, the analysis projected that 3,516 fewer students would have failed STEM courses had instructors employed active learning approaches.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 15, 6:54 PM

We have known about experiential learning for some time. It is an important component of outdoor education's pedagogy.

 

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Awesome Algebra Apps and Websites

Awesome Algebra Apps and Websites | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

Spanning K-12, and introducing advanced topics like matrices, polynomials, and linear equations, these great apps and sites offer lessons, reference resources, games, and tutorials that'll help teachers teach and students learn.


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3 constructs to “getting” our students

3 constructs to “getting” our students | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Picture a classroom full of students and a lone teacher, who is riffing on some personal opinion she or he has. Now picture the look on the students’ faces as they listen to their teacher. Do you see faces of engagement or detachment?
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Personalised Learning Environments - Video

A brief look into PLE's. For a more in depth description please read my blog at: studentteacherplymouth.blogspot.co.uk

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Manuela Ruiz Romero's curator insight, October 20, 2:28 PM

Explicando el concepto de PLE (Entorno Personal de Aprendizaje)

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5 Tech Savvy Teaching Tools That Your Students Will Love and Your Peers Will Envy

5 Tech Savvy Teaching Tools That Your Students Will Love and Your Peers Will Envy | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

These Fun, Free Web Applications Make it Quick and Easy to Create Cool Learning Content (Watch out Though, Other Teachers Will be Banging Down Your Door Looking)


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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, October 20, 3:49 PM

See descriptions and examples of lessons created using: LessonPaths, Blendspace, Geddit, Ed.Ted.com, and Powtoon

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Maintaining Your Sanity In The Pressure Game Of Teaching

Maintaining Your Sanity In The Pressure Game Of Teaching | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
TEST Maintaining Your Sanity In The Pressure Game Of Teaching
by Kay Bisaillon 
Editor’s Note: You may have noticed we’ve taken a slightly different approach to connected educator’s month.

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Tony Meehan's curator insight, October 19, 9:13 AM

Powerful, heartfelt and thoroughly relevant to all educators trying to maintain a clear focus on the learning of our young people.


"Use the question, “What does this do for student learning?” often."

What Can Educators Do?

1. Keep talking


2. Champion student learning


3. Keep listening


4. Keep trying


5. Be brave



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Map Skills for Elementary Students

Map Skills for Elementary Students | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Find activities that develop map skills in students from preK to Grade 6.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, October 19, 1:19 PM

Excellent resources.

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A New Era for Educational Assessment | Students at the Center

A New Era for Educational Assessment | Students at the Center | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, October 19, 2:37 PM

Don't miss this key paper on educational assessment! 


There is a growing consensus that college and career readiness depends on not just academic knowledge and skills but on a wide range of social and developmental competencies, as well—such as the ability to monitor one’s own learning, persist at challenging tasks, solve complex problems, set realistic goals, and communicate effectively in many kinds of settings.


This is the first in Students at the Center’s new Deeper Learning Research Series—David T. Conley, well-known for his influential research on college readiness, argues that the time is ripe for a major shift in educational assessment.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, October 20, 2:23 PM

I thought passing this along to my fellow Kansas educators.  After all, we are facing the College and Career Pathways framework. 

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Getting Students' Hands DIRTy

Getting Students' Hands DIRTy | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Making feedback work. A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to take part in a professional development programme linking several schools in Yorkshire from both the state and independent sectors....

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Amy Burns's curator insight, October 19, 6:49 PM

Directed Improvement Reflection Time: DIRT....making feedback relevant.

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22 Ways to Add Rigor to Your Classroom

Rigor provides positive experiences, is an emotional high, and engenders a pervasive sense of accomplishment students will carry for years--and use as a template for future events.

Rigor is NOT lots of homework, projects, resources, or rules. When those four nouns are used to define rigor, the teacher is flailing, thinking quantity is quality. Rigor is not about adding a column of data or remembering the main characters in a Shakespeare play. It's seeing how knowledge connects to life, to circumstances, and to daily problems.

 


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3 iPad Apps You May Not Know About for Demonstrating Learning

3 iPad Apps You May Not Know About for Demonstrating Learning | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
While there are so many iPad apps that deliver content, I think the one of
the best uses for technology in education is to make something with what
you're learning. This might include producing a video, authoring a digital
book, recording a puppet show, creating a college, narrating a slideshow,
designing a comic book, or somehow making your own media and study aids.

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Cheryl Frose's curator insight, October 1, 8:26 AM

Videolicious, ThingLink, Stick Around. Awesome tools!

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Many, Many Examples Of Essential Questions

Many, Many Examples Of Essential Questions | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Many, Many Examples Of Essential Questions

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Tony Meehan's curator insight, October 17, 3:40 AM

Something in here for everyone I should think....

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So You Think You Can't Flip Your Classroom?

So You Think You Can't Flip Your Classroom? | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

"The idea of flipping your classroom can be both appealing and intimidating. It gets you, the teacher, out of your comfort zone, but in return enables you to spend more time coaching your students as they engage in meaningful tasks and interactions in class."

 


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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 16, 9:25 AM

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4 Keys to Designing the Classroom of the Future -- THE Journal

4 Keys to Designing the Classroom of the Future -- THE Journal | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Forget about rows of desks pointed at a whiteboard. Here's how mobile technology is reshaping teaching and learning.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, October 15, 8:20 PM

"interactive whiteboards are a prime example of how tricky it can be to plan a classroom around any one technology. "I refuse to write a technology plan that goes beyond five years," said Ferries-Rowe. "Anything beyond five years is Star Trek.""

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Using Participatory Journals to Connect Students

Using Participatory Journals to Connect Students | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
In schools and at home, journaling is often a solo experience. See what happens when students in a middle school art class start collaboratively working in each other's sketch journals.
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Robotics enters K-12 classrooms

Robotics enters K-12 classrooms | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
These six robotics resources can help educators introduce the subject into their classrooms
The lesser-known elements of STEM are enjoying the limelight right now, with computer science and coding moving to the top of educators’ priority lists.
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