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What Is Genius Hour? -

What Is Genius Hour? - | TeachThought | Scoop.it
From the outside looking in, it is less organized, less formal, and less standardized than traditional learning. Genius hour is truly “open-ended” learning characterized by student self-direction, passion-based learning, inquiry, and autonomy.
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Education 3.0--Where Students Create Their Own Learning Experiences

Education 3.0--Where Students Create Their Own Learning Experiences | TeachThought | Scoop.it
It’s often the awkward attempt to bridge new learning pathways with existing means of assessment, accountability, training, and other moving parts of public education that consistently defuse the potential in each. We “schoolify” all the best ideas and thinking until their magic and efficacy are gone.

So what would happen if our “common and viable curriculum” was, rather than content, instead a set of networks, tools, self-directed thinking habits, and accessible learning models?
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Volunteering In My Wife's Classroom Opened My Eyes -

Volunteering In My Wife's Classroom Opened My Eyes - | TeachThought | Scoop.it
About two decades ago, my wife began teaching second grade in a small school in the same low-income area she grew up in. She unknowingly walked into a classroom with several dark secrets she would keep from me.
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How To Give Students Specific Feedback That Actually Helps Them Learn

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How To Give Students Specific Feedback That Actually Helps Them Learn
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The Perfect Assessment -

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The Perfect Assessment by Terry Heick Nothing is perfect, but we can dream. So let’s dream about assessment. First, what is an assessment? A measurement? A snapshot? A kind of bar for students to clear? In...
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13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years

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13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years by TeachThought Staff Ed note: 2 Pieces for Context--30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education by…
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10 Ways To Naturally Support Teacher Collaboration

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Teacher collaboration is a catalyst for teacher happiness and teacher improvement. So how can you support it?
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EdTech Doesn’t Hold All The Answers For Struggling Students

EdTech Doesn’t Hold All The Answers For Struggling Students | TeachThought | Scoop.it
They took a less high-tech approach: getting to know the mostly African-American students and their families well during meetings and home visits, taking seriously their hopes and concerns about their own education (even letting students give input on punishments for peers who misbehave), and taking into account their culture and experiences outside school, including incorporating hip hop and dance into the curriculum and providing sessions on self-esteem for girls worried about their body image.
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25 Tricks To Improve A Boring Lesson

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Beyond textbooks and worksheets, at the core of every basic lesson lies the key to teaching students anything and everything–student engagement.
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Teaching Is Not Content Distribution – TeachThought

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Historically, teaching could be reduced to two simple questions: What’s worth understanding, and how can I package it so that they (whoever they are) may understand?
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The Time I Went To Israel In Search Of Innovation -

The Time I Went To Israel In Search Of Innovation - | TeachThought | Scoop.it
In this arid Mediterranean country, you see what you want. At this point in its life, for all of the headlines you see, it’s pleasingly ambiguous. You can create whatever kind of narrative you’d like because it’s all actually here somewhere. Nothing is made up in Israel.
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Why Your Students Don't Remember What You Teach -

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Production apart from a place is industry. Production within a place is craft.
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Dated Thinking: 3 Crucial Ideas That Schools Continue To Struggle With -

Dated Thinking: 3 Crucial Ideas That Schools Continue To Struggle With - | TeachThought | Scoop.it
Dated Thinking: 3 Crucial Ideas That Schools Continue To Struggle With by Terry Heick If one goal of education is to prepare a “workforce,” the more parallel the educational system...
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Nano-Professional Development: 20 Quick Courses For Teachers -

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Nano-Professional Development: 20 Quick Courses For Teachers by TeachThought Staff Professional development can come from a variety of sources–conversation, books, blogs, social media, YouTube, and more–courses, for example. Nanocourses, more...
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Reaching Students: 18 Simple Ways To Make A Lasting Impact On Your Students

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Knowing what to “pretend not to notice” is an important part of any relationship. Not everything is a teaching point.
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How To Design A 21st Century Assessment -

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How To Design A 21st Century Assessment by Mike Fisher Contemporary curriculum design involves multiple facets: engaging 21st Century skills, using digital tools, collaborating with…
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13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years

13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years | TeachThought | Scoop.it
Math, science, social studies, and literacy have been the pillars of modern education for over a century. But in the face an uber-connected and technologically-driven world, new perspectives naturally emerge.
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Is 2016 The Year That Progressive Education Returns? -

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Is 2016 The Year That Progressive Education Returns? by Robert Sun The 1920’s were a high point in the Progressive Education movement. Developed in response to the rigid pedagogy of 19th Century industrial society—methods that...
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4 Tips For Smarter Collaboration With Resource Teachers

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