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What is Performance-Based Learning and Assessment, and Why is it Important?

What is Performance-Based Learning and Assessment, and Why is it Important? | teaching | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, January 6, 2014 6:50 PM

PARCC is Performance-Based Assessment based on Evidence Centered Design. The standards drive the item or test question writing and the performance is in the students' response: multiple choice, what PARCC calls selected response, and essay, what PARCC calls constructed response.

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How to Teach Kids to Be Grateful: Give Them Less - The Atlantic

How to Teach Kids to Be Grateful: Give Them Less - The Atlantic | teaching | Scoop.it

How to Teach Kids to Be Grateful: Give Them Less The Atlantic My first instinct was to swear off Lego, but I have always resolved to be fair and honest with my kids.


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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | teaching | Scoop.it
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens

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Sharon Bakar's curator insight, October 16, 2013 5:14 AM

"Well-meaning adults can easily destroy a child's love of reading: stop them reading what they enjoy, or give them worthy-but-dull books that you like, the 21st-century equivalents of Victorian "improving" literature. You'll wind up with a generation convinced that reading is uncool and worse, unpleasant. ... We need our children to get onto the reading ladder: anything that they enjoy reading will move them up, rung by rung, into literacy."

Gaiman on why reading is important and the role of libraries.

biblioteca cln's curator insight, October 16, 2013 1:41 PM

An incredible author and a library believer!

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In Search of Leadership Excellence: Self-Reflection

In Search of Leadership Excellence: Self-Reflection | teaching | Scoop.it
We all know that leadership skills are soft skills. And that they are harder to acquire and master for most people when compared to mastering technical or hard skills.  And to make this matter even...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 6, 2014 8:04 AM

 

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

 

Lynne Nemeth's curator insight, January 7, 2014 10:58 AM

Reflection requires time, that we should invest for excellence

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Books on Bullying: Best Novels & Non-Fiction on Bullies | Kids Ages 8-14

Books on Bullying: Best Novels & Non-Fiction on Bullies | Kids Ages 8-14 | teaching | Scoop.it

The following books offer children great insight into the harmful effects of bullying and the importance of kindness, empathy, compassion, and acceptance.


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21st Century Learning/Teaching: Learning Commons Transformation - Ten Steps

21st Century Learning/Teaching: Learning Commons Transformation - Ten Steps | teaching | Scoop.it
RT @cashjim: #Learning #Commons Transformation - Ten Steps http://t.co/MVs92iSTb4 Concise, informative, useful blog post by @TDOttawa. #pee…

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, October 17, 2013 9:39 AM

Check out our website too for lots of implementation ideas www.togetherforlearning.ca