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Five ed-tech trends to watch for the new school year

Five ed-tech trends to watch for the new school year | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
These trends have important implications for K-12 education this year—and beyond The “maker movement” makes waves in K-12 schools, and school leaders try to navigate a data privacy minefield while also bracing for online testing: These are among...
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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, 2014 8:45 AM

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


Rabbi Avi Bossewitch's curator insight, March 3, 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, 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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3-state study sheds light on math learning resource

3-state study sheds light on math learning resource | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Sixth and seventh graders saw improvements in math assessments after using LearnBop in classroom studies, company says Interactive math learning system LearnBop, a partner of Fuel Education, released results from a 3-state efficacy study showing...
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Start Your Classroom’s School Year with a Solutionary Lens

Start Your Classroom’s School Year with a Solutionary Lens | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Image via US Embassy/Flickr.
by Marsha Rakestraw
Infusing humane education into classrooms can happen year-round, but how teachers set the stage at the beginning of the year significantly influences the rest of the year.
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(Resource #Colchat) How to start a movement

(Resource #Colchat) How to start a movement | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

With help from some surprising footage, Derek Sivers explains how movements really get started. (Hint: it takes two.) (Discussing the authentic leadership of the first follower - @TEDTalks: How to start a movement.


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Calling All Students to the Front, Please

Calling All Students to the Front, Please | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
The front of the classroom is a power spot. Through empathy and recognizing student agency, you can make it a positive place for them to inhabit.
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Creating Space for Risk

Creating Space for Risk | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
By redefining failure as part of learning, we give children choices to take risks, opportunities to excel, and the support to grow into their potential.
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Need Reasons To Use Gamification? - Infographic

Need Reasons To Use Gamification? - Infographic | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

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Best Way to Take Notes In Class Isn't On Your Laptop, Research Finds - NBCNews.com

Best Way to Take Notes In Class Isn't On Your Laptop, Research Finds - NBCNews.com | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
The research is clear: Typing out your notes results in decreased comprehension of lecture material.

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Miloš Bajčetić's curator insight, August 31, 3:05 PM

""The act of typing effectively turns the note-taker into a transcription zombie.""

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Graphic Organizers for Any Subject

Graphic Organizers for Any Subject | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
No matter the topic you are studying, these sheets can help students organize their thoughts. They are perfect to use after watching a movie, taking a field trip, listening to a presenter, or even reading a chapter in their textbook.
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Positive Discipline Strategies Yield Quick Results

Positive Discipline Strategies Yield Quick Results | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Positive Discipline Strategies Yield Quick Results ([Video Break] Watch how positive discipline strategies yield quick results: http://t.co/jeOSNYgnd4 #classroom #behavior)...

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A4- Taxonomy of Reflection

A4- Taxonomy of Reflection | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

Over the last few years I've led many teachers and administrators on classroom walkthroughs designed to foster a collegial conversation about teaching and learning. The walkthroughs served as roving Socratic seminars and a catalyst for reflection. But reflection can be a challenging endeavor. It's not something that's fostered in school - typically someone else tells you how you're doing!


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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, August 31, 7:27 AM

I think these questions would be help practitioners in reflecting on their own practices as well as having kids answer these questions.  

Krystyna Gadd Founder How to Accelerate Learning's curator insight, Today, 4:29 AM

Fab!!

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The Importance of Goal-Setting

The Importance of Goal-Setting | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
success goals keynote - Telling the audience to think about ideas as discoveries as opposed to inventions, Leah Busque shares her five lessons to success in her success ...

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37 Insanely Smart School Teacher Hacks

37 Insanely Smart School Teacher Hacks | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Start the year out right.

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Esther Wojcicki on Kicking Butt in the Classroom and Being a 'Moonshot' Educator

Esther Wojcicki on Kicking Butt in the Classroom and Being a 'Moonshot' Educator | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Being a teacher superstar isn’t easy, especially when you’re driven by a vision to help out kids, but are a loner in your school in regards to the way you feel.
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How To Teach Empathy

How To Teach Empathy | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
 How To Teach Empathy
by Terry Heick
Right near the core of education, just past tolerance and just short of affectionate connectivity, is the idea of empathy.
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Literacy Through Photography for English-Language Learners

Literacy Through Photography for English-Language Learners | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
By engaging ELLs with creating, identifying, and narrating through photographs, you can help them learn language by challenging their thinking in other media.
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(RESOURCE) The Secrets to Creating a Positive School Culture

(RESOURCE) The Secrets to Creating a Positive School Culture | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
A Principal's Reflections: The Secrets to Creating a Positive School Culture http://t.co/3Jamvg95Vf

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, September 21, 2014 6:51 PM

Giving up the power; empowering the students= culture change and massive amounts of engagement.

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Digital Citizenship for Elementary Kids: 6 Awesome Activities

Digital Citizenship for Elementary Kids: 6 Awesome Activities | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
On one of our many walks to school, my 11-year-old son asked, “What are you blogging about these days, Dad?” I replied, “Digital Citizenship and elementary kids. So, what is it that kids do on computers most?
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2 Ground Rules for Collaboratively Taking Notes

2 Ground Rules for Collaboratively Taking Notes | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Earlier today I pushed a post about using MeetingWords as a collaborative note-taking tool. In that post I mentioned the need for setting some rules for students to follow during a collaborative note-taking session.
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The 8-Minute Lecture Keeps Students Engaged

The 8-Minute Lecture Keeps Students Engaged | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Mini-lectures, interspersed with activities, discussions, and time for reflection, helped ensure students received the content and remained engaged.

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Visible Learning and the Collaborative Impact Approach

Visible Learning and the Collaborative Impact Approach | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Contributed by Ainsley Rose Hattie’s Visible Learning research, despite years in the making, is still young in terms of implementation in schools here in North America.

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12 Ways to Get Students Speaking & Listening

12 Ways to Get Students Speaking & Listening | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Sarah Tantillo is back with 12 techniques that mid-grades teachers across the curriculum can use to help their students develop the habits of speaking and listening that most contribute to learning.
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10 Tips for Classroom Management | Edutopia.org

10 Tips for Classroom Management | Edutopia.org | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

Learn how to improve student engagement and build a positive climate for learning and discipline for grades K-12.


We've all heard this about students: "If they are engaged, they are managed." And this is absolutely the truth. But we still need rules, routines, trust, and student ownership to make a classroom run smoothly and effectively. This guide will address those practical aspects of managing a classroom, with suggestions and resources appropriate for grades K-12.


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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, February 12, 8:57 PM

I trust anything that comes from Edutopia.  The information comes from teachers.

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5 Magical Tips for Achieving Your Goals

5 Magical Tips for Achieving Your Goals | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Do you fail at achieving your most significant goals? Chances are, you are missing these vital strategies.

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Day Ashton's curator insight, April 1, 2014 10:32 AM

It is no good simply setting goals.  You need to set about achieving your goals.  Here are some valuable tips.

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Long Term Goals: How To Create And Achieve Your Long Term Goal

Long Term Goals: How To Create And Achieve Your Long Term Goal | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Long term goals may be more important to our sense of happiness and well-being than many people come to believe. They direct our actions.

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4-Day School Week May Boost Math Scores

4-Day School Week May Boost Math Scores | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Shortening the school week to only four days appears to boost elementary school students’ math performance, according to a new study by researchers at Georgia State University and Montana State University.
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