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Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom: An Interview with Marcia B. Imbeau

Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom: An Interview with Marcia B. Imbeau | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
By Erin Klein
There has been a great deal of conversation focused on personalized learning and differentiated instruction within the classroom.
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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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Anita Vance's curator insight, November 3, 8:45 AM

A great reference of the educational theories and practices of our times.


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How ‘Deprogramming’ Kids From How to ‘Do School’ Could Improve Learning

How ‘Deprogramming’ Kids From How to ‘Do School’ Could Improve Learning | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

One day, Adam Holman decided he was fed up with trying to cram knowledge into the brains of the high school students he taught.


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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, December 25, 8:33 PM

Instead, the teacher gave students time to really learn physics, without the pressure of tests and grades...and they did learn physics, not just the answers to test questions.  

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Authentic Learning in the Classroom: A Student’s Perspective

Authentic Learning in the Classroom: A Student’s Perspective | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Michael Dea is a former student of the Science Leadership Academy, a leading school in Philadelphia that offers a rigorous college-prep curriculum and boasts a 99 percent graduation rate.
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Great Resources and Lessons for Teaching Physics for Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Resources and Lessons for Teaching Physics for Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

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Study Shows Video Games' Impact On Face-to-face Teaching

Study Shows Video Games' Impact On Face-to-face Teaching | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
In the past, I have covered many studies that look at the efficacy of game based learning.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, December 24, 2:00 PM

Lots of teachers are using games in the classroom, and according to the study discussed in this article, over one-third of teachers use games for formative assessments, too.

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Anyone Still Listening? Educators Consider Killing the Lecture

Anyone Still Listening? Educators Consider Killing the Lecture | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Though some teachers are still adamantly holding onto traditional formal lectures, many others are considering whether this is an ineffective and outdated model that no longer works in the information age.

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Best Education-Related Videos of 2014 - User Generated Education

Best Education-Related Videos of 2014 - User Generated Education | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

by Jackie Gerstein


"I love end of year “best of” lists.  My own list is what I found to be the most powerful education related videos of 2014. They all, in some way, address the mind, heart, and spirit of education.  Each touched me in some way to help illuminate the purpose and core of education. Let me know of any others that you found of value during 2014!"


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Can character be taught at school? - Telegraph

Can character be taught at school? - Telegraph | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Our definitions of educational success vary. So too do our definitions of "character". Can you really teach something that is so individual, asks Eleanor Doughty

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 22, 7:48 PM

I think it can be learned. Teachers provide powerful role models and their behaviour is important in this learning.

 

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, December 23, 12:41 AM

In a day public school its difficult,  and my experience is mostly with therapeutic boarding schools, created specifically for character education, emotional growth and therapy along with academics.  The following links to a discussion with a head of school, Maryann Campbell of Glenholm School in Connecticut, who described several things they do that could be applied even in a public school.  http://ow.ly/Gk6qJ 

  -Lon

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Questions Before Answers: What Drives a Great Lesson?

Questions Before Answers: What Drives a Great Lesson? | Purposeful Pedagogy | 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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Enhance Your Critical Thinking Skills with These Socratic Questions

Enhance Your Critical Thinking Skills with These Socratic Questions | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Critical thinking is crucial for making better decisions and effective communication. You can consistently think more critically about a topic or opinion, and explore new perspectives, by using Socratic questions.

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Learning Resources That Won’t Feel Like Work

Learning Resources That Won’t Feel Like Work | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Welcome to this year’s “just-in-time PD.” We are finding classroom inspiration in unlikely places. Whether you have one hour or ten, we've got resources for you.

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More Class Time with Flipped Learning ~ Edutopia News

More Class Time with Flipped Learning ~ Edutopia News | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

3 arrticles by Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams, the teachers most responsible for popularizing the Flipped Classroom


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Tips on the Effective Use of Graphics for Learning

Tips on the Effective Use of Graphics for Learning | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Graphics, whether photos, icons, illustrations or cartoons, are readily available and pretty simple to create with today’s available technology and the Internet.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, December 17, 7:52 PM

Great tips, especially making sure you avoid presenting a "wall of words" to your learners and avoiding adding lots of fluff images that could overwhelm your students, to the point they don't know what to focus on..

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Blended Learning Innovations: 10 Major Trends

Blended Learning Innovations: 10 Major Trends | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

"Blended learning is constantly evolving. And most of the innovations and refinements have been developed to support student-centered learning. That means leveraging technology into learning activities, in and out of the classroom.

There is mounting evidence that complementing or replacing lectures with student-centric, technology-enabled active learning strategies and learning guidance—rather than memorization and repetition—improves learning, supports knowledge retention, and raises achievement. These new student-centered blended learning methods inspire engagement, and are a way to connect with every student right where they are while supporting progress toward grade level standards."


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Mika Auramo's curator insight, April 28, 12:04 AM

Erinomainen infografiikka sulautuvasta opetuksesta, vertailun vuoksi myös arkaaisesta menetelmästä.

Nicholas Bowskill's curator insight, October 28, 6:06 PM

Links to an interesting set of infographics showing how learning can be made more active. The outcome of doing this has benefits for teachers and students. It is also noted to be an influence on student retention.

Anthippi Harou's curator insight, Today, 1:36 AM

Very interesting article on 'blended learning'.

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Idea: Teach Students To Think Irrationally

Idea: Teach Students To Think Irrationally | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
TEST Idea: Teach Students To Think Irrationally
by Terry Heick
The folly of formal learning is a humbling, melancholy thing.
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9 Ideas Education Is Having Trouble Responding To

9 Ideas Education Is Having Trouble Responding To | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
TEST 9 Ideas Education Is Having Trouble Responding To
by Terry Heick
Ed note: This post has been updated from a post we published this summer.
As education changes, it depends primarily on internal catalysts for that change.
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Sensitive Parenting May Boost Kids' Social Skills, School Performance - U.S. News & World Report

Sensitive Parenting May Boost Kids' Social Skills, School Performance - U.S. News & World Report | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Researchers found the positive effect lingered into adulthood

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A Mindful Minute: 3 Fun Mindfulness Exercises For Kids (Illustrated)

A Mindful Minute: 3 Fun Mindfulness Exercises For Kids (Illustrated) | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

Inspired by questions from my last article, How Mindful Children React Different to Challenges, about how to actually teach mindfulness to kids, I’m putting out a new weekly post with FUN mindfulness exercises for the family.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 24, 9:18 PM

These are excellent for adults as well. Imagine sounding like a bee in the middle of a staff meeting?

 

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How to Achieve True Learner Engagement: Tap Into These Core Motivators

How to Achieve True Learner Engagement: Tap Into These Core Motivators | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Do you know what your learners want and what makes them actually complete your eLearning course? Understand the science behind what motivates people and there you'll find the answers.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 23, 9:25 PM

Teaching is an invitation into learning. Teaching is about relating and piquing curiousity.

 

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A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future

A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
To educate students for 21st-century careers, educators should be using real-world case studies, embracing complexity, practicing empathy, integrating technology, and encouraging reflection.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, December 23, 12:23 PM

adicionar a sua visão ...

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6 Design Principles Of Connected Learning

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6 Design Principles Of Connected Learning

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What Believing in the Possibilities Can Do For Learning and Teaching - Mind/Shift

What Believing in the Possibilities Can Do For Learning and Teaching - Mind/Shift | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

d/ShiftBy Thom Markham
In medicine, the placebo effect is well known, but still mysterious. Through some unknown connection between mind and body, placebos produce changes in brain states, immune systems, blood pressure and hormone levels. Although most of us think of a placebo as a sugar pill, in fact it’s any intervention in which beliefs produce measurable changes in physiology, and thus performance.

Here’s a typical example: When adults enter a flight simulator and take on the role of Air Force pilots flying a plane, their eyesight improves 40 percent more than adults who just “pretend” to fly a plane in a broken simulator. Something in the belief system shifts the body.

Results from research into the growth mindset tell us that placebos have finally hit the classroom. When students are informed that it’s possible to improve their IQ, they respond by improving their IQ. A simple message of possibility opens the door to an improvement in brain function. When distance-learning students in west Texas used an avatar from Second Life to attend virtual meetings, their new personas gave them permission to change their behavior. They turned into noticeably different and more attentive students than in person.


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Five-Minute Film Festival: The Best Education Parodies of 2014

Five-Minute Film Festival: The Best Education Parodies of 2014 | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
January is quickly approaching, and you know what that means: year-end lists and retrospectives galore! We'd be shirking our responsibilities as bloggers if we didn't join in, so in keeping with our December tradition, take a look at this list of the best education parodies of 2014! We've scoured the web to find videos by teachers, about teachers, parodies breaking down historical inaccuracies, humorous tunes by parents, and so much more. For even more viral video fun, YouTube's Rewind team has

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5 Strategies For Better Teacher Professional Development

5 Strategies For Better Teacher Professional Development | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
TEST 5 Strategies For Better Teacher Professional Development
by Joel Zarrow
Just as a teacher has to create conditions that support and encourage student success, school districts have to support teachers’ professional development.
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13 Resources To Help You Teach Digital Citizenship -- THE Journal

13 Resources To Help You Teach Digital Citizenship -- THE Journal | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
These Web sites and books can guide districts in developing a comprehensive acceptable use policy that will give students the tools they need to succeed in school and beyond.

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Chris Carter's comment, December 18, 1:20 AM
Thank you for rescooping, Dean! I participated in a Skype call into a conference of learning professionals looking into how to integrate digital citizenship and digital literacy into the classroom. this post would have been in my toolbox has I known it at the time.
Chris Carter's comment, December 18, 1:20 AM
Thank you for rescooping, Dean! I participated in a Skype call into a conference of learning professionals looking into how to integrate digital citizenship and digital literacy into the classroom. this post would have been in my toolbox has I known it at the time.
Chris Carter's comment, December 24, 11:03 PM
Thank you for sharing, Bonnie. This issue of digital literacy and citizenship is vital. Too often we make the mistake of believing that kids know how to use digital resources effectively because of their exposure t tech at a young age. I believe kids are digital naives, not natives. These resources help address the issue. Again, thank yo for sharing.
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Why Curiosity Enhances Learning

Why Curiosity Enhances Learning | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

A neurological study has shown that curiosity makes our brains more receptive for learning, and that as we learn, we enjoy the sensation of learning.





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



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Christine Macia Carter's curator insight, December 18, 1:41 PM

Curiosity!!!  Key to everything.

maria taveras's curator insight, December 18, 1:57 PM

It's a natural human phenomenon that occurs when our curiosity is activate and engaged learning and assimilation takes place. It's a creative dynamic that is essential to foster for our well being.

Lon Woodbury's curator insight, December 18, 3:45 PM

When a child drives you crazy with "Why?", I guess that is a good thing. :)  -Lon