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Engaging Students (and Families) in a New School Year

Engaging Students (and Families) in a New School Year | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
It’s back-to-school time for many students and their families this month. My turn came this morning, in fact, when my niece left for her first day of her junior year of high school.
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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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Rabbi Avi Bossewitch's curator insight, March 3, 2015 8:16 PM

Excellent review of 20th century ed thought leaders and how they inform 21st century learning

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 20, 2015 7:20 PM

A short biography of a number of leading thinkers contributors work in education i.e. Dewey, Montessori, Freire, etc.

 

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Don’t Leave Learning Up to Chance: Framing and Reflection

Don’t Leave Learning Up to Chance: Framing and Reflection | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
When educators take the time to explicitly frame the maker activities and build meaningful reflection in at the end, they're helping to ensure kids are reaching

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5 Ways to Incorporate Movement in the Classroom via #4OCF

5 Ways to Incorporate Movement in the Classroom via #4OCF | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

Consider Christian Meditation as alternative to Yoga


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What Parents Need to Know About the ‘Eraser Challenge’

What Parents Need to Know About the ‘Eraser Challenge’ | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
One version of the dare involves children reciting the alphabet while rubbing the skin on their arm with an eraser.

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How teacher - librarian collaboration can lead to 'higher order thinking' and 'growth mindset' in students.

How teacher - librarian collaboration can lead to 'higher order thinking' and 'growth mindset' in students. | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
A blog about school libraries and the role of the librarian in teaching and learning. Why information literacy is important.

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Safe teaching is risky teaching

Safe teaching is risky teaching | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
We teachers can be pretty risk averse. We don't like to take chances. But by trying to be safe, often we're engaging in risky teaching.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, March 19, 2:31 AM
We fail our students when we continue to prepare them for a world that doesn't exist anymore. Solving unstructured problems and handling new information are the realms of mankind moving forward; the realms of synthetic thinking. Computers own routine cognitive and manual tasks. 
Ines Bieler's curator insight, March 19, 2:57 AM
We fail our students when we continue to prepare them for a world that doesn't exist anymore. Solving unstructured problems and handling new information are the realms of mankind moving forward; the realms of synthetic thinking. Computers own routine cognitive and manual tasks. 
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 20, 6:13 PM
The beautiful risk of education is the title of a Gert Biesta book. He points out that teaching is relational in nature. It is always someone teaching someone and that means we take a risk. A good resource might be the Bill Pinar's method of currere.
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Integrating literacy into STEAM lessons -- THE Journal

Integrating literacy into STEAM lessons -- THE Journal | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

"Both Common Core and NGSS emphasize the importance of speaking, listening and communicating about mathematical and scientific concepts. Integrating literacy tools into STEAM subjects does more than help students and teachers fulfill objectives. Better literacy helps students identify and more thoroughly understand key concepts ..."


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Why It Is Imperative to Assess Social Emotional Learning Infographic

Why It Is Imperative to Assess Social Emotional Learning Infographic | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Why It Is Imperative to Assess Social Emotional Learning Noncognitive Skills Helping students develop noncognitive strengths is something nearly every teacher addresses daily. Increasingly schools, districts, networks and states are upping the ante for social emotional learning (SEL), investing... http://elearninginfographics.com/assess-social-emotional-learning-infographic/
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Ten Tips for Creating a Culture of Innovation

Ten Tips for Creating a Culture of Innovation | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Keara Duggan, Director of Education Elements' Design & Implementation team, provides 10 essential tips for creating a culture of innovation.

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Interview with Alan November: The key to deep learning? Listen more, risk more, learn more via Stacey Roshan

Interview with Alan November: The key to deep learning? Listen more, risk more, learn more via Stacey Roshan | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
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Jeevan Rahi's curator insight, March 17, 3:49 AM
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7 Myths About Differentiated Instruction |Organized Classroom

The classroom is on fire!   Literally!   And your only way to put out the flame is to use differentiated instruction strategies.  Could you do it?

I bet many teachers would say no.  Or they would say that they have tried DI in the past, but it was too confusing, took too long to prep, or was not needed.  But guess what?   I bet you are already doing it on a regular basis and didn’t even know!  Being aware though is an important component of a successful DI classroom.  You can’t improve on what you are doing, if you don’t know what you have in place already.

Let’s talk about 7 common myths of differentiation – and see if you can relate to any of them.

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, March 16, 10:39 AM
Differentiated instruction is the way to go if you are engaging every learner in your classroom. This article helps dispel some common myths about differentiation to help teachers understand the process better.
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'I don’t want to be teased' – why bullied children are reluctant to seek help from teachers

'I don’t want to be teased' – why bullied children are reluctant to seek help from teachers | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Fear of repercussions and the feeling of not being taken seriously are two reasons why children who are bullied don't seek help from teachers.

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How Bullying Looks to Teens

How Bullying Looks to Teens | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
We asked teenagers from around the country to share their thoughts on why bullying happens, what it takes to be an ally, and how schools can promote kindness. Drawing on their daily experiences at middle and high school, teenagers Sophie Bernstein from Missouri, Lily Horton from California, Nadya Khan from New Jersey, Katie Wong from California, and Ricky Yoo from Georgia provided firsthand insight for the adults working to end bullying and create welcoming schools.

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Maritza Paz's curator insight, March 13, 3:13 AM
I have decided to choose this topic because I believe bullying is a huge problem facing the world yet people tend to forget about it. In this article written by Harvard student Leah Shafter it shares insight from students on bullying that occurs in school. This article was written in a question and answer form. Having five students from different states share their perspectives on bullying. All five students seemed to have the same answers through all question. Summing up that bullying is a huge problem. Yet the victims and bystanders do nothing to stop it because they're afraid it will cause more trouble or cause them to get involved. They also discussed the importance of an ally. And how it takes courage to be one. And how one is needed for all. They finished the questions with asking the teens what can their school do to “ create an environment without bullying, teasing, and exclusion…”. All students asked to make it more aware to students. By making posters forming clubs. So that one can feel safe in their environment. Overall I believe Shafter wrote this article to show the importance of bullying. Many people tend to forget that bullying is and continues to be a huge problem around the world. Yet with everything happening today people tend to forget about the “little” problems in the world. By using students themselves as the main point. This targets reader into being more sympathetic as well as more aware of what these students experience and how they feel about this topic. Thus grabbing reader's attention. I believe this made the source more credible as well as attention worthy because it based on true opinions. Rather than lies.
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Teaching - The Most Important Profession in the World | Mareike Hachemer | TEDxHeidelberg

"Why would you sit here and listen to a teacher?" - simply because Mareike flips the coin and beautifully shows us why we should rethink our perspective o

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9 Common Negative Thoughts Students Think & How to Fix Them [Infographic]

9 Common Negative Thoughts Students Think & How to Fix Them [Infographic] | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Students, like all of us, sometimes think debilitating negative thoughts that can harm their progress. Help turn them around with these suggestions.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, March 22, 8:00 PM
Growth Mindset requires inoculations against negative self-talk.
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10  Good Strategies to Foster A Growth Mindset Culture in Your Class

10  Good Strategies to Foster A Growth Mindset Culture in Your Class | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
In her celebrated book ‘Mindset: The New Psychology of Success’, Stanford university psychologist Carol S. Dweck makes a strong case backed up with  scientific evidence for the power of mindset in shaping one’s success or failure in almost every facet of our life.Those with a fixed mindset mentality tend to be limited in their learning scope believing that their inner traits and abilities are biologically determined. On the other hand, people with a growth mindset embrace change and tend to learn more from life experiences because for them concepts such as skills, abilities and competencies are not fixated  and can be developed through a process of error and trial.

In today’s post, we are sharing with you this handy infographic we created based on Marcus Guido’s post ’10 Ways Teachers Can Instill a Growth Mindset in Students’. Guido walks you through the different strategies you can use with your students to cultivate a growth mindset in your class and ultimately enhance students learning.  Read his post to learn more about each of the strategies featured here.

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Tina Jameson's curator insight, March 23, 6:01 PM
Nice visual to support concept of developing a 'Growth Mindset' in the classroom.
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6 Ways to Incorporate Poetry All Year Long - WeAreTeachers

6 Ways to Incorporate Poetry All Year Long - WeAreTeachers | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Don't wait for National Poetry Month to get your students excited about poetry. Try these ideas any time of year.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, March 20, 9:55 PM

Spend time with words

weaving them wonderfully

giving students the sparkle

spin

and whirl that can be found

with the cadence of the canny phrase!

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Making Feedback Meaningful

Making Feedback Meaningful | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
In depth look at ways to provide individualized feedback to all students. Strategies introduced allow teachers to connect with high achievers as well as students who need more instruction.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, March 18, 9:50 PM
Personalized, growth-mindset oriented, actionable feedback that allows students to apply improvements to their work is the only feedback worth giving.
Ines Bieler's curator insight, March 19, 2:58 AM
Personalized, growth-mindset oriented, actionable feedback that allows students to apply improvements to their work is the only feedback worth giving.
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#TeachingEmpathy - Education World: Teaching Empathy in a Post-Empathetic World

#TeachingEmpathy - Education World: Teaching Empathy in a Post-Empathetic World | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

How do we teach "empathy"? It’s a fair question, followed up with, “How do we have the time to teach something like ‘empathy’ in our academically rigorous classes?” Often bundled up and pushed aside as non-compulsory “character education”, this sort of work can sometimes seem arbitrary and time-consuming. However, the science shows there is nothing further from the truth. In fact, an empathic school is a smarter school.

Multiple studies have now shown a strong correlation between student empathy and academic achievement....

 

 

1. Teaching Point of View...

2. Argument vs. Persuasion: Civil Discourse...

3. Teaching Listening...

4. Empathic Civilization: Jeremy Rifkin...

 

by Keith Lambert,


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15 Ideas to Ensure That Project Based Learning is Grounded in Content and Standards | Tech Learning

15 Ideas to Ensure That Project Based Learning is Grounded in Content and Standards | Tech Learning | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
The acquisition of content knowledge that has been deemed important by society, and is one of the key functions of education. Project Based Learning honors this by immersing students in the important content standards while providing needed pedagogical foundation. PBL also allows for content to be more then acquired, but also understood and applied. In a world that is seeing content multiply at an exponential rate, it is also important to help students become seekers of knowledge and lifetime self-learners. Along with those necessary 21st century skills, PBL provides the avenue to both build the content foundation while activating the natural passion and ability to learn.

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53 ways to check for understanding via Edutopia - Assessment for Learning

Infographic by Edutopia featuring 53 ways to check for understanding ... beyond pen/pencil written tests


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What Do Students Really Think About Teaching and Learning? | Getting Smart

What Do Students Really Think About Teaching and Learning? | Getting Smart | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
By Dr. Mary Ann Wolf - This year, students and teachers shared their perspectives on teaching and learning at the Personalized Learning Summit.

 


A mere taste of the wisdom imparted:


● Relationships matter. Students want to know their teachers better, and they want teachers to understand their passions. Teachers want time to get to know students beyond their academic achievement.


● Context and relevance matter. Students, especially high school students, want authentic learning experiences. They want to solve problems, but they want them to be grounded in their world.


● Students want agency and voice. They want to be active drivers in their own learning. They want to have choices, various ways to learn and opportunities to explore their passions within formal learning environments.


● Students learn in many different ways. Students and teachers emphasized that they each learn differently. Students want opportunities that address these learning differences, and teachers would like to be able to personalize learning more for kids.


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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, March 17, 9:55 AM
Similar results to my own research study. Students want to connect with their teachers and have relevance in order to engage. This is a very affirming article.
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Be Human When Providing Accommodations For Your Students - by Dan Henderson

Be Human When Providing Accommodations For Your Students - by Dan Henderson | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 15, 11:01 PM

This is interesting. Thanks to Tom D'Amico.

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Overcoming the Fear of Being Wrong: 20 Ways To Help Your Students - InformED

Overcoming the Fear of Being Wrong: 20 Ways To Help Your Students - InformED | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Like cheating on a test, ignoring a friend’s phone call, wallowing in self-pity, or eating a pint of ice cream in one sitting, being wrong feels the worst when someone else is around to witness it. Unlike these things, being wrong is unjustly stigmatized as unacceptable. Everyone answers a question incorrectly now and then, but... Read More

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Chris Carter's curator insight, March 15, 8:45 PM
"Learning has two definitions, and one of them is "failure.""
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14 Must-Read Anti-Bullying Books for Kids - WeAreTeachers

14 Must-Read Anti-Bullying Books for Kids - WeAreTeachers | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Bullying and cyberbullying is a difficult topic for everyone–students, parents and teachers, and it’s an increasing issue in classrooms statewide. In fact, 1 out of 4 teens are bullied and 1 out of 5 kids admit to being a bully. What’s even more startling is that 282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools…each month. 

With these statistics, it’s more important than ever to teach students about the negative effects of bullying, early-on. With the help of our awesome teacher community, we compiled these anti-bullying books (organized from youngest to oldest) that address teasing, friendship, self-esteem and more. 

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Young Adult Novels That Teach a Growth Mindset

Young Adult Novels That Teach a Growth Mindset | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Heroes in books and movies captivate kids, many of whom could teach a master class on these characters. The fresh perspective teachers can offer is how students themselves can and should be heroes.

As advocates of growth mindset, we can teach children that heroism does not require obsession with perfection or product. We should show students that we also value process and progress. Heroic stories can help: They teach students about mitigating mistakes, learning from loss, and overcoming adversity, all of which are key elements of growth mindset.

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