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When Students Are Inspired, They and Their Teachers Are Happier

When Students Are Inspired, They and Their Teachers Are Happier | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

Happiness interview: Andrew Mangino. By Gretchen Rubin...

 

How can we usher in a new era of happiness (and inspiration) in America's schools?


I had to include this question because it's the one I think about every day!

 

Our team at The Future Project believes that just as there is an achievement gap, there is also an inspiration deficit in our schools. When students (and teachers, administrators, custodians, coaches, and parents) are not inspired, they are not happy -- at least not as happy as they could be! Nor do they learn well; reform, we believe, must be built on a foundation of inspiration. So, we're aiming to bring about the world in which all students have found something that inspires and truly excites them, whether civil engineering, French food, botany, or the Roaring Twenties, and channeled it to improve the world around them. All before finishing high school!

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-happiness-project/201107/when-students-are-inspired-they-and-their-teachers-are-happier

 


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Konstantinos Kalemis's comment, July 5, 2012 4:51 AM
1. Explain. Some recent research shows that many students do poorly on assignments or in participation because they do not understand what to do or why they should do it. Teachers should spend more time explaining why we teach what we do, and why the topic or approach or activity is important and interesting and worthwhile.
2. Reward. Students who do not yet have powerful intrinsic motivation to learn can be helped by extrinsic motivators in the form of rewards. Rather than criticizing unwanted behaviour or answers, reward correct behaviour and answers.
3. Care. Students respond with interest and motivation to teachers who appear to be human and caring.
4. Have students participate. One of the major keys to motivation is the active involvement of students in their own learning.
5. Teach Inductively.
6. Satisfy students' needs. Attending to need satisfaction is a primary method of keeping students interested and happy.
7. Make learning visual. Use drawings, diagrams, pictures, charts, graphs, bulleted lists, even three-dimensional objects you can bring to class to help students anchor the idea to an image.
8. Use positive emotions to enhance learning and motivation. Strong and lasting memory is connected with the emotional state and experience of the learner.

Konstantinos Kalemis's comment, July 5, 2012 4:52 AM
Also, we have a large number of WEB 2.0 tools for free use in our class.
Gust MEES's comment, July 5, 2012 5:08 AM
@Konstantinos Kalemis,

Hi,
Thanks for your comment, much appreciated...

have a nice day :-)
Gust
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Digital Citizenship Poster

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Go way beyond Internet safety. Turn students into great digital citizens.


Get all the tools you need with our FREE Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum and Parent Media Education Program. The relevant, ready-to-use instruction helps you guide students to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions in the digital world where they live, study and play.

 

Every day, your students are tested with each post, search, chat, text message, file download, and profile update. Will they connect with like minds or spill TMI to the wrong people?

 

Will they behave creatively or borrow ideas recklessly? Will they do the right thing or take shortcuts?

 

Read more...

 


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Re-envisioning Modern Pedagogy: Educators as Curators

Robin Good: A great presentation by Corinne Weisberger and Shannan Butler on the emerging role of educators as curators and about the steps involved in creating valuable curated learning pathways.

Curator: Someone who plans and oversees the arrangement, cataloguing, and exhibition of collections. S/he describes and analyzes valuable objects for the benefit of researchers and the public.


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SF vs. SF [Strategic Foresight vs. Science Fiction]

SF vs. SF [Strategic Foresight vs. Science Fiction] | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

Here's how I've worked in the past. The methods outlined here are by no means complete, but they do relate to the work I've done in foresight and how I think as a science fiction writer.


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17-Year-Old Girl Creates Nanoparticle That Kills Cancer, Wins $100,000

17-Year-Old Girl Creates Nanoparticle That Kills Cancer, Wins $100,000 | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

The $100,000 Zhang earned comes with first prize in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology.

Her project, “Design of Image-guided, Photo-thermal Controlled Drug Releasing Multifunctional Nanosystem for the Treatment of Cancer Stem Cells,” was apparently as complex, thorough, and revolutionary as it sounds.

 

The nanoparticle Zhang created is already being referred to as something of a “swiss army knife” in the area of cancer treatment. That’s not to say it’s dull and rusty because I you didn’t take care of it when I was you were out camping, but rather that it has a whole bunch of useful applications.

 

The nanoparticle is delivered to tumors via the drug salinomycin where it kills cancer cells and deposits gold and iron-oxide materials to help with MRI imaging.


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10 vital questions to ask before investing in classroom technology | Informed Education

10 vital questions to ask before investing in classroom technology | Informed Education | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
There are so many new technologies and devices appearing on the education market every day now that it can become very difficult to determine where to spend your money, if indeed you should spend it at all. Before you make your next investment, ask yourself the following questions: RT @briankotts: 10 vital questions to ask before investing in classroom technology http://t.co/BrPWm7HZ /via @jdthomas7 #edchat #edtech #mlearning...

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Bring Your Own Device - Questions to Consider

Bring Your Own Device - Questions to Consider | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

The buzz in 1-to-1 right now is about BYOD - Bring Your Own Device - and it's not a fad and it's not going away. There's a convergence of factors causing it including:


- Hardware is diverse and at price points that are more affordable


- Schools are hyper budget conscious


- The "cloud" (previously called The Internet, the Web and the Information Superhighway) is ideal for core apps which are free or inexpensive with such as Google (although be sure to use GAFE), and Zoho


- Parents are realizing that a digital device is necessary for learning


- Schools want to be sure students possess 21st Century skills

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/2012/06/bring-your-own-device-questions-to.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheInnovativeEducator+%28The+Innovative+Educator%29

 


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The 5 big mistakes in virtual education | #eLearning #edutech #learning

 

Gust MEES: A MUST READ ===> I love it as it reflects reality!

Jim Lerman: Also an excellent example of how to use PowerPoint effectively, even over the web.


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10 vital questions to ask before investing in classroom technology | Informed Education

10 vital questions to ask before investing in classroom technology | Informed Education | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
There are so many new technologies and devices appearing on the education market every day now that it can become very difficult to determine where to spend your money, if indeed you should spend it at all. Before you make your next investment, ask yourself the following questions: RT @briankotts: 10 vital questions to ask before investing in classroom technology http://t.co/BrPWm7HZ /via @jdthomas7 #edchat #edtech #mlearning...

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The Top 10 Science Stories of 2011: Scientific American

The Top 10 Science Stories of 2011: Scientific American | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Tsunami-damaged nuclear reactors, Twitter -fueled political uprisings, a possible violation of Einsteinian physics--these and other highlights defined this year in science and technology...

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10 Internet Technologies Educators Should Be Informed About – 2011 Update | Emerging Education Technology

10 Internet Technologies Educators Should Be Informed About – 2011 Update | Emerging Education Technology | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

Below you will find updated information for 5 of the technologies from the original posting, and 5 new technologies that have earned their rightful place in the list (displacing 5 other types of tech, that while still worthy, are not quite as relevant today, IMHO). This is not intended to be a definitive listing, but rather an informed resource that provides insights and raises awareness. Lots of links to example apps and articles have been provided, so readers can learn more about each application category.


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