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Are introverted children hurt by classroom focus on participation and group ... - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Are introverted children hurt by classroom focus on participation and group ...Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)A 2011 study found teachers from across K-12 rated hypothetical quiet children as having the lowest academic abilities and the least...
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10 things Teachers Want in Professional Development

10 things Teachers Want in Professional Development | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
I began to think about the kinds of professional learning we offer at Powerful Learning Practice and asked myself if we were honoring what teachers want. We are a small, intimate group here at PLP, but we have huge hearts and an extensive amount of combined experience both in and out of the classroom when it comes to pedagogy and future ready learning.
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You don't even have to read the article. You can stop at the illustration because it is clear, relevant, and as true today as it ever has been.


I hope administrators will pay attention, especially to 10. The most productive workshops I've done were attended by administrators. As soon as an administrator leaves a workshop, he or she signals it's not all that important and he or she doesn't really intend to partner with the teachers to make sure this PD accomplishes the teachers' purposes.

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Three Techniques for Teaching Digital Literacy - EdSurge

Three Techniques for Teaching Digital Literacy - EdSurge | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
Twenty-five years ago, the term “literacy” was synonymous with the printed word. Today, that definition has evolved and being literate necessitates more than simply interacting with text. We must be digitally literate, too.
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We assume kids know how to "read" images and they seem to do better with individual still images than they do video. There is evidence kids need to be taught how to "read" the combination of words, images, and music in a video; that is part of digital literacy. Digital literacy is not really an option.

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3 Ways Mobile Technology Is Transforming Learning Spaces - T.H.E. Journal

3 Ways Mobile Technology Is Transforming Learning Spaces - T.H.E. Journal | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
To support creativity and collaborative learning with digital tools, schools are creating flexible environments that give students ownership of the space and their learning.
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Inspiring students to learn. That's empowering for students and for teachers. Recognizing that the space can be transformed by the selection and use of furnishing choices and that one of the most important factors is the tech infrastructure--having enough bandwidth and tech resources (laptops, notebooks, tablets, interactive white boards, TVs or whatever makes sense). The space itself can be old(er) and not appear to be tech-friendly, but, as we know, looks aren't everything.

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Digital Storytelling: What it is… And… What it is NOT | Tech Learning

Digital Storytelling: What it is… And… What it is NOT | Tech Learning | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.

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Study: There Are Instructions for Teaching Critical Thinking - Big Think (blog)

Study: There Are Instructions for Teaching Critical Thinking - Big Think (blog) | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
A new study says critical thinking is a teachable skill, but who is going to teach it?
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It's been my suspicion that we used to do this better in schools, though I know it still takes place in many classrooms around the country. There are teachers who challenge their students to know why they think what they think, who ask students for proof or support for their positions, who encourage students to engage in debate, etc. Even so, perhaps we need to be more diligent and purposeful in ensuring our students--at all grade levels--are learning to think critically and creatively.

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Digital Learning Technology: How Will Technology Transform Digital Learning In The Next Decades?

Digital Learning Technology: How Will Technology Transform Digital Learning In The Next Decades? | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
Wondering how technology will transform digital learning in the future? Check how Digital Learning Technology will change in the next decades.
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Hmmm. Yes, perhaps some of this will be true but "decades" is a long time. As for the future concerns, I believe all of those are here now. There are far too many students without access and far too many of us who struggle with culturally responsive teaching. Education will continue to evolve. Of that we can be sure.

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MzTeachuh: I Love The Smell Of Crayons In The Morning (Getting To Know You Art)

MzTeachuh: I Love The Smell Of Crayons In The Morning (Getting To Know You Art) | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
I Love The Smell Of Crayons In The Morning (Getting To Know You Art)

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Fun start-of-the-school-year activities.

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Can Crowdfunding Pay for Teacher Professional Development? - Education Week (subscription) (blog)

Can Crowdfunding Pay for Teacher Professional Development? - Education Week (subscription) (blog) | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
A Philadelphia principal tries to use crowdfunding to pay for teacher professional development that the district budget won't cover. Will it work?
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I kinda dig this idea. Mostly, but I have reservations. Yes, crowdfunding is so yesterday, but people are still using it to great advantage. So even though research indicates PD is a waste of money (http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/study-billions-of-dollars-in-annual-teacher-training-is-largely-a-waste/2015/08/03/c4e1f322-39ff-11e5-9c2d-ed991d848c48_story.html, and more on that later), crowdfunding could be a way to get parents and the community really involved in teacher learning. And accountability. And I do mean really involved, so even if the crowdfunding works, some of what attends that could be less, um, welcome.
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Why Ninth Grade is the Pivotal Year for Dropping Out of High School

Why Ninth Grade is the Pivotal Year for Dropping Out of High School | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
There are programs to keep kids from dropping out, but the causes run more deeply, down to the design of school, according to researchers.
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What Farrington suggests in this article won't help today's 9th graders. Probably won't help next year's 9th graders either. But educators being aware of the import of these changes and doing something to help 9th graders make adjustments just might make a difference.

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Advice For Teachers? 10 Things To Not Lose Sight Of This Year

Advice For Teachers? 10 Things To Not Lose Sight Of This Year | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it

Advice For Teachers? 10 Things To Not Lose Sight Of This Year

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Print this out. Put it where you will see often. Share it with your colleagues. Make a review of it a part of your standing agenda for your grade-level, staff, faculty, and/or PLC meetings. To paraphrase, you can be your students' best chance to be and become something they might not be able to imagine is possible.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, August 10, 6:28 PM

Print this out. Put it where you will see often. Share it with your colleagues. Make a review of it a part of your standing agenda for your grade-level, staff, faculty, and/or PLC meetings. To paraphrase, you can be your students' best chance to be and become something they might not be able to imagine is possible.

Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, August 10, 6:45 PM

Print this out. Put it where you will see often. Share it with your colleagues. Make a review of it a part of your standing agenda for your grade-level, staff, faculty, and/or PLC meetings. To paraphrase, you can be your students' best chance to be and become something they might not be able to imagine is possible.

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STEM Study Starts With Liberal Arts - Forbes

STEM Study Starts With Liberal Arts - Forbes | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
Much has been made, especially by the Return on Investment crowd, of the value of undergraduate study in the so-called STEM fields: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
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Yes.

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The Key to Digital Learning? Bring It Into the Real World

The Key to Digital Learning? Bring It Into the Real World | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
Connected Worlds aims to teach youngsters about environmental science by immersing them in it.

Via Rosemary Tyrrell
Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s insight:

Check out this article in Wired on this amazing new exhibit at the New York Hall of Science. This is so cool.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, August 5, 10:16 AM

Confira este artigo na Wired sobre esta exposição nova e surpreendente no New York Hall of Science. Isso é tão legal.

Stephania Savva's curator insight, August 5, 10:18 AM

Check out this article in Wired on this amazing new exhibit at the New York Hall of Science. This is so cool.

david low's curator insight, August 6, 7:29 AM

Check out this article in Wired on this amazing new exhibit at the New York Hall of Science. This is so cool.

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'Growth mindset' is not just for school students, teachers can grow their minds too

'Growth mindset' is not just for school students, teachers can grow their minds too | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
Most educators would be aware of the term ‘growth mindset’ by now. The idea is you can work on being smarter. Whatever abilities and talents you have are just a starting point, if you work hard, make mistakes and keep trying, you can achieve. Teachers are using it to encourage and motivate children in their classrooms.

But there is another application for this idea; it can be used as an underlying ethos for the professional learning of teachers.

Via John Evans
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We used to complain about "drill and kill" activities in school. Now we have "test to be the best" even though we know standardized test results are not the best proof of student learning.


I think that growth mindset for federal, state, district, and building education leaders as well as teachers could be an amazing thing. @arneduncan @forrestclaypool

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Zijn we of worden we? Welke insteek kies jij?

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21st Century Learning with Explain Everything - Daily Genius

21st Century Learning with Explain Everything - Daily Genius | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it

"Explain Everything is a unique, interactive screencasting whiteboard app that can be used as a tool for ongoing assessment. It is an effective application with both general education students and special education students and can be used in a variety of content areas. It creates opportunities for dynamic assessment by incorporating audio, drawing, and video functionality."


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Not just for K-12. This could be used for HE as well. Very cool app.

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Technology reshapes education, 'making thinking visible' - Chicago Tribune

Technology reshapes education, 'making thinking visible' - Chicago Tribune | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
Jeanette Jones sat in on a class as part of her job as a college administrator and saw an example of how technology is reshaping education.
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Tech is reshaping education everywhere and can continue to make positive and powerful refinements for how our kids learn, learn to learn, and engage with each other.

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The Largest EdTech Opportunity No One is Tackling - Huffington Post

The Largest EdTech Opportunity No One is Tackling - Huffington Post | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it

There are 36 million adults in the United States -- nearly 15% of the adult population -- who read at what are called "basic" and "below-basic" levels.

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Adult literacy is a real thing, and an important thing. A recent story about adult literacy in Philadelphia noted "nearly half of all adults in the city - more than half a million men and women - lack the basic skills necessary to qualify for postsecondary training or hold jobs that permit them to support a family. Many function below eighth-grade levels." It's not just in Philly but all over the world. So not only is this an opportunity, but finding solutions is a real necessity.

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Inquiry-Based Learning: The Power of Asking the Right Questions

Inquiry-Based Learning: The Power of Asking the Right Questions | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
An inquiry-based curriculum requires both planning and flexibility, as well as a teacher knowing the students well enough to anticipate their interests and limits.

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The 4 X 4 of Personalized Learning - Part 1

The 4 X 4 of Personalized Learning - Part 1 | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
The 4 x 4 of Personalized Learning : 4 promises, 4 approaches, 4 facts and 4 districts.
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For those of you interested in learning and understanding more about personalized learning, this could be a good place to start.

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What if K-12 Education Were More Like Preschool?

What if K-12 Education Were More Like Preschool? | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it

By Chris Thinnes

"Wouldn’t it be wonderful, after all, if high school students were as deeply absorbed in their ‘work’ as five-year-olds are in their play?"


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Wouldn't it?

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Report: Experienced Teachers Soar in Tech-Enabled Classrooms

Report: Experienced Teachers Soar in Tech-Enabled Classrooms | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
One finding from the SIIA Vision K-12 Survey could turn the tables on the perception of digital natives’ technological expertise.
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Love this, but then I always disliked Prensky's binary of digital native or digital immigrant. A lot of us old folks are digital pioneers. And, in my opinion, savvy teachers are savvy teachers and they know how to embrace and figure out whatever new stuff gets tossed their ways. And, also in my opinion, savvy teachers know their kids aren't tech-savvy, but tech-fearless, which is a very different thing.

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Top Education Trends in 2015

Top Education Trends in 2015 | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
Education News - it is worth noting that the education sector is trying to match the knowledge with the industrial demands through online learning.
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This probably won't surprise anyone and may confirm a few suspicions/inclinations.
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Helping Students Start the Year with a Positive Mindset

Helping Students Start the Year with a Positive Mindset | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
Three activities teachers can use to help students -- especially those who had a rough summer or struggle academically -- get the school year off to a fresh start.
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In this age of growth mindset and the impact teachers have on their students' self-perceptions, this is important. Not only do students need to have a more positive view of themselves, but teachers need to watch for their own biases based on subtle signals and indicators or, in some cases, what prior teachers have said about these students. Students need a positive mindset about themselves; teachers need to have a positive potential mindset about their students.

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In this age of growth mindset and the impact teachers have on their students' self-perceptions, this is important. Not only do students need to have a more positive view of themselves, but teachers need to watch for their own biases based on subtle signals and indicators or, in some cases, what prior teachers have said about these students. Students need a positive mindset about themselves; teachers need to have a positive potential mindset about their students.

A.Frater's curator insight, August 11, 1:31 AM

In this age of growth mindset and the impact teachers have on their students' self-perceptions, this is important. Not only do students need to have a more positive view of themselves, but teachers need to watch for their own biases based on subtle signals and indicators or, in some cases, what prior teachers have said about these students. Students need a positive mindset about themselves; teachers need to have a positive potential mindset about their students.

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, August 13, 9:28 PM
I like this article for two reasons. The first is that the suggestions in this article build community and allow teachers to connect with their students. I also like the grammar structure in the second and third activities-"used to/but now."
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10 Core Competencies To Focus On

10 Core Competencies To Focus On | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
Teachers and employers across the globe have at least one belief in common when it comes to educating our society: 21st century skills are no longer a luxury but a necessity.

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Some of these you will recognize as part of your current practice and some you will have to consider how best to add to your repertoire.

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Imagine that you wanted to slowly kill public education | Dangerously Irrelevant

Imagine that you wanted to slowly kill public education | Dangerously Irrelevant | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
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Scott begins this post this way: "Imagine that you are a policymaker who is generally anti-government, anti-union, and pro-privatization. Public schools conflict with all of those, don’t they?" Now I would say that even if the policymaker is not all of the above, many of the items on his list are applicable to far too many policymakers who may sincerely believe they are trying to "fix" education or others who are toying with education policy because it can play well in a news cycle.

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John Hattie & His High Impact Strategies | Evidence Based Teaching

John Hattie & His High Impact Strategies | Evidence Based Teaching | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it

John Hattie's review of research revealed that teachers make a difference to how well kids do at school despite other hurdles they may face. Discover why."





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And have a growth mindset.



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Наталия Вяткина's curator insight, August 6, 11:00 AM
John Hattie's review of research revealed that teachers make a difference to how well kids do at school despite other hurdles they may face. Discover why

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Evidence-Based+Practices+and+Programs

 

Tom Whitford's curator insight, August 9, 8:25 PM
John Hattie's review of research revealed that teachers make a difference to how well kids do at school despite other hurdles they may face. Discover why

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Evidence-Based+Practices+and+Programs

 

Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, August 10, 4:51 AM
John Hattie's review of research revealed that teachers make a difference to how well kids do at school despite other hurdles they may face. Discover why

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Evidence-Based+Practices+and+Programs