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Teaching about Emmett Till

Teaching about Emmett Till | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

"In memory, Emmett Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955). Lynched this day in history. Till was crucified by the mainstream press. Headlines from newspapers such as the Washington Post referred to him as the 'Wolf-Whistler.' (A 9/19/1955 article in the Post begins: 'Two white men, accused of killing a wolf-whistling Negro boy, went on trial in a steamy Mississippi Delta courtroom today, their two-year-old boys in their laps.' Till's mother's courageous decision, to have an open casket funeral and share photos of his mutilated body with the world, helped inspire the modern civil rights movement."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 29, 2014 9:18 AM

Revisionist history would have us imagine that the Civil Rights movement was not triggered by moments of horrific miscarriages of justice; this was one of those galvinizing events.  Here are classroom resources about Emmett Till (A key primary document is the Look Magazine interview with the murderers).

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, August 30, 2014 1:12 AM

This is a part of my personal history remembrance. At the time there was no press that reported on this. Just JET Magazine and the black newspapers the Journal and Guide. The pictures were so unusual that we all gasped. The body was repulsively mutilated. I can still see the images in my mind.

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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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These Videos Could Change How You Think About Teaching

These Videos Could Change How You Think About Teaching | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Michael Wesch believes that college teaching should transform the learner. He’s sharing that philosophy through short videos on his new website, My Teaching Notebook.

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Cross-curricular news program targets grades K-5

Cross-curricular news program targets grades K-5 | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Newly-launched news program connects younger students with age-appropriate news Flocabulary, creator of educational hip-hop videos, activities and assessments, is launching The Week in Rap Junior, a weekly program that engages elementary students...
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Classroom Management: 3 Important Big-Picture Questions

Classroom Management: 3 Important Big-Picture Questions | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Before getting into the minutiae of classroom management, consider how you organize your space, what learning looks like, and how you're building relationships with families.
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Can you learn empathy?

Can you learn empathy? | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

Some easy empathy exercises include:


  • Really listening to a friend. Keep your mouth shut and your ears open. When you want to say something, nod your head instead. Just hear what the person is telling you, believe that what he is telling you about his emotions is true for him, and then listen some more. Don't judge. Then, listen some more
  • Talk to strangers: This might be tough for introverts, so if you aren't always comfortable chatting about random stuff, remember that a conversation can happen anywhere, including online. The point is to communicate with someone who is different from you. If you're older, talk to a kid; if you're online all day for your job, talk to someone who works with their hands. If you don't know what to talk about, ask about the person's work or what their last vacation was like.
  • Think about who made your clothes or your car, or your meal. At the grocery store, imagine whose hands may have picked your oranges, or who made the pre-packaged sushi plate you've picked up.
  • Read novels or short stories, or go to a play about people whose lives are different from yours.


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(Tech Tips) Minimizing Digital Classroom Distractions

(Tech Tips) Minimizing Digital Classroom Distractions | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Classroom technologies such as smartphones, tablets, computers, and wireless internet access offer exciting opportunities to enhance and deepen the learning process. However, using technology in the classroom can also bring multiple distractions to students. Without your proactive supervision, students might access games, web pages, and social networking sites as you deliver instruction.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 26, 5:53 AM

Some good basic tips.

Fiona Leigh's curator insight, August 26, 6:46 PM

students need to be able to regulate their own use of technology and as a teacher it is our place to teach them the correct behaviours.

Daniela Poggi's curator insight, Today, 7:52 AM

Come evitare che i telefonini siano una distrazione

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Kleinspiration: Take the "Guess Work" Out of "Group Work" to Encourage PBL

Kleinspiration: Take the "Guess Work" Out of "Group Work" to Encourage PBL | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
This year, I'm excited to start using Ignite Teaching with my class.  This is one tool I know we can use throughout the year, across all subjects, in a variety of creative ways.  Any tool that allows students to create, collaborate, and share is always a favorite in our class.  One of my favorite parts is that I will also be able to see their work in progress as they collaborate with one another, and I'll be able to offer feedback along the way.  

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Classroom Culture vs. Classroom Management

Classroom Culture vs. Classroom Management | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
As a new teacher, I remember my greatest fears: students would run wild, it would be impossible to get their attention, and my class would be out of control.

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The world is your classroom: top tips for inspiring learning in the great outdoors

The world is your classroom: top tips for inspiring learning in the great outdoors | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Outdoor learning is a great way to take advantage of the last weeks of summer – and make sure your children’s brains are ready for the new school year
The summer slide is not as much fun as it sounds.
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What's Most Important When It Comes To Learning?

What's Most Important When It Comes To Learning? | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
What's most important when it comes to learning? 
A good teacher?
A motivated student?
Class size? 
Of course each of those are important factors, but today there is something equally, if not more important.
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6 Resources For Building Parental Engagement

6 Resources For Building Parental Engagement | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
6 Resources For Building Parental Engagement: Helping Parents Trust Your School

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When Educators Make Space For Play and Passion, Students Develop Purpose

When Educators Make Space For Play and Passion, Students Develop Purpose | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Harvard education specialist Tony Wagner has been advocating that we reinvent the education system to promote innovation for years. He’s clear that content should no longer be at the center of school.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 25, 11:33 AM

One of the skills Wagner points to is the ability to formulate good quality questions. Interesting that this is one the hallmarks of a quality library media program at a time when library media specialists are on the endangered list all over the country. Libraries represent the ORIGINAL personalized learning classroom yet the idea of innovation, questioning, self-direction are all hailed as earth-shattering and brand new. One need only look to their media centers staffed with highly qualified, dynamic media specialists to solve at least part of this problem.

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7 WAYS TO MOTIVATE MILLENNIALS

7 WAYS TO MOTIVATE MILLENNIALS | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
I have had the good fortune of sharing the stage with some really smart, accomplished and impressive people over the last 3-4 weeks. I’ve spoken at conferences, colleges, churches and corporations sharing messages on leadership, inclusion and millennial insights.

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Digital Storytelling: What it is... And... What it is NOT

Digital Storytelling: What it is... And... What it is NOT | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
I was lucky to have shared my childhood bedroom for a few years with my grandmother, when she had come to live with us after an illness. At bedtime, she would tell me stories of her parents and thr...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, Today, 2:39 PM

I love that this article talks about how it isn't the tools but a skill. Isn't that what we're trying to teach?  Worth a read!

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Less Tech, More Talk: Moving To A Discussion-Based Classroom

Less Tech, More Talk: Moving To A Discussion-Based Classroom | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Less Tech, More Talk: Moving To A Discussion-Based Classroom
by Emily Long
Sometimes I feel like the integration of new technology in the classroom is being pushed on me from all sides.
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The Real Life of the Middle-Grade Reader

The Real Life of the Middle-Grade Reader | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
I love writing for the middle-grade reader. There’s something very appealing about this audience.
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The Student-Centered Classroom: Communicating What Matters

The Student-Centered Classroom: Communicating What Matters | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Students' ownership of the classroom and learning begins when you communicate that you're listening, that you respect them, and that they can trust you.
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10 Wishes for Kids Starting Kindergarten

10 Wishes for Kids Starting Kindergarten | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
As another grandson begins this journey, I continue to worry about our current educational climate and the demands it makes on these little ones. So here are my 10 wishes for my grandson and all other kids starting kindergarten.

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Connecting Students and Teachers for Better Learning

Connecting Students and Teachers for Better Learning | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Research demonstrates that a sense of social connection can improve learning. In fact, activities that bring students together — like peer tutoring and cooperative learning — have shown a marked increase of up to 75% greater performance on assessments. Teachers who support student-centered learning in this way often make a bigger impact on students’ lives and education than teachers who remain aloof or apart from their students.

A sense of separation from a teacher (and other students) can happen pretty easily in an online environment. It can take a special effort on the part of online teachers to become a “favorite teacher”. David Wiley noted that the impersonal nature of the web is not only easy to slip into, it is sometimes designed into the way LMSs direct pedagogy:

“With the pile of philosophical, conceptual, and empirical evidence showing the social nature of learning and the importance of human relationships (particularly the relationship between teacher and student) in learning and wellbeing, why are we working so hard to automate away any opportunity for these relationships to exist?”

But the truth is that there are a myriad of ways that teachers and students can create digital connections in online classes. A new paper from the Research and Education Department — “Increased Social Connectedness through Digital Peer Learning” — explores several ways that Canvas supports social learning, including:

Peer Tutoring
Reciprocal Teaching
Cooperative Learning

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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 26, 6:24 AM

Research demonstrates that a sense of social connection can improve learning. In fact, activities that bring students together — like peer tutoring and cooperative learning — have shown a marked increase of up to 75% greater performance on assessments. Teachers who support student-centered learning in this way often make a bigger impact on students’ lives and education than teachers who remain aloof or apart from their students.

A sense of separation from a teacher (and other students) can happen pretty easily in an online environment. It can take a special effort on the part of online teachers to become a “favorite teacher”. David Wiley noted that the impersonal nature of the web is not only easy to slip into, it is sometimes designed into the way LMSs direct pedagogy:

“With the pile of philosophical, conceptual, and empirical evidence showing the social nature of learning and the importance of human relationships (particularly the relationship between teacher and student) in learning and wellbeing, why are we working so hard to automate away any opportunity for these relationships to exist?”

But the truth is that there are a myriad of ways that teachers and students can create digital connections in online classes. A new paper from the Research and Education Department — “Increased Social Connectedness through Digital Peer Learning” — explores several ways that Canvas supports social learning, including:

Peer Tutoring
Reciprocal Teaching
Cooperative Learning



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What We Really Mean by "Personalized Learning"

What We Really Mean by "Personalized Learning" | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
“We often say we want creativity and innovation – personalization – but every mechanism we use to measure it is through control and compliance,” Laufenberg said. “Those things never come together as long as that is the overriding moment.” She cautions educators who may be excited about the progressive educational implications for “personalized learning” to make sure everyone they work with is on the same page about what that phrase means.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/andragogy-adult-teaching-how-to-teach-ict/



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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 26, 8:20 AM
We often say we want creativity and innovation – personalization – but every mechanism we use to measure it is through control and compliance,” Laufenberg said. “Those things never come together as long as that is the overriding moment.” She cautions educators who may be excited about the progressive educational implications for “personalized learning” to make sure everyone they work with is on the same page about what that phrase means.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/andragogy-adult-teaching-how-to-teach-ict/


Mario Montemor Netto's curator insight, Today, 9:05 AM

Aprendizado personalizado ... um sonho ainda!!!!

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A Quick Overview Of Four Instructional Design Models

A Quick Overview Of Four Instructional Design Models | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
If you’re new to eLearning, then understanding and following instructional design best practices from the beginning is crucial to your success.

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The best grade you can give is a conversation...

The best grade you can give is a conversation... | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
The discourse surrounding grades and grading practices has been intensifying of late.
Grade reform has taken a seat next to some of the other big topics being discussed at the education table.
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Using ‘Shark Tank’ to teach research and presentation skills

Using ‘Shark Tank’ to teach research and presentation skills | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
TV game show format comes to the classroom
Teachers at Holly Pond Middle School are turning to a popular reality TV show as inspiration to get students interested in flexing their research and presentation skills.
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The Unique Power of Afterschool Learning

The Unique Power of Afterschool Learning | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Education in this country is often the subject of loud and rancorous debate. It is one, however, that most frequently concerns what happens during school hours.
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Building Relationships in the New School Year: How EdTech Can Help

Building Relationships in the New School Year: How EdTech Can Help | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Contributed by Kerry Gallagher The beginning of school year has always been the reason for both excitement and—yes, I’ll admit it—a bit of dread for me.

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Fill Your Child's Digital Backpack

Fill Your Child's Digital Backpack | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

Today's kids need digital skills to be successful in school and beyond. Help them to develop a healthy relationship with technology by teaching them to use it wisely and appropriately for both schoolwork and fun.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 25, 4:56 AM

Good place to find age appropriate digital tools.

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, August 26, 1:01 AM

Some great resources in this post. Good site as well.