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The Motivation Equation - Designing Lessons that Set Kids' Minds on Fire

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Via Kathleen McClaskey
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A wonderful ebook. A FREE ebook. A very cleverly designed ebook. A great ebook.

 

Many insights on motivation and learning, compellingly presented in a media-enriched format. Definitely worth spending time on this one!

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, July 31, 2013 10:24 AM

From the author of "Fires in the Mind", Kathleen Cushman presents "The Motivation Equation" in an ebook format that illustrates the eight conditions related to motivation. This ebook is packed with ideas on how to bring motivation to daily practice.

 

Set your learners minds on fire this year! 

Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 31, 2013 3:29 PM

Fascinating example of a very rich way to publish material. Great idea for student work as an alternative to powerpoints and prezis.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, September 2, 2013 12:49 AM

We have great  motiavions that impact oiur behavior,

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Personalising Learning Does More Than get Results - How to Begin

Personalising Learning Does More Than get Results - How to Begin | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

Kevin McLaughlin shares how he has personalized learning for every learner and how this experience has surpassed any aspirations he had.  He offers a few pointers on how to begin.

 

"Personalising Learning is not something you can pick up and start in your own class tomorrow. You need to take into account most if not all of the following.

 

> It takes a lot of thought and effort

> It takes time to build up a clear picture of every learner in your class and where they are in their own learning

> It takes courage to stand back as a teacher and let the learning happen of its own accord

> It requires a vision and belief that it will work

> It needs careful planning but still allow for change at a moments notice

> It needs the voice of the learner to be listened to to steer the direction of the learning

> It needs you to rethink your classroom layout

> It needs you to rethink your approach to teaching and learning

 

In the last 8 weeks I have witnessed learners blossoming, growing, developing skills that would have otherwise been kept contained due to an over adherence to the 3-step teaching model (Introduction, Main Activity, Plenary)."


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Video: Student-centered learning in action - WOW Factor!

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Massabesic Middle School, Waterboro

"For so many years, students would receive grades and not know where they came from, what assignments led up to them, how they would be assessed. Now they're involved in not only creating the units and deciding how they will assess themselves, but also how they will assess each other."

 

Ms. Downing-Ford:

 

So when a student walks into my classroom, I think what their struck with is that I'm not the one that's talking the most in the classroom. There's a lot of voice and choice in the classroom.

 

For so many years, they would receive grades and not know where they came from, what assignments led up to them, how they would be assessed. Now they're involved in not only creating the units and deciding how they will assess themselves, but also how they will self-assess their work and assess each other.


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, December 20, 2012 11:35 AM

At Massabesic Middle School, learners are unpacking the standards and are given "voice and choice" in how they learn and how they will express what they know and understand.  This is an excellent example of what student-centered learning is and how teachers and learners roles change. Above all, the ownership to learning takes place where the learners are driving their own learning.

 

A thank you to the Maine DOE and Ms. Downing-Ford in sharing this video and illustrating the power behind student-centered learning!

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, December 21, 2012 12:39 PM

Worth a watch. I'm struck with the fact that these students are using education jargon, like: "unpacking the standards." Not sure how I feel about that. 

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Roundtable on Personalised Learning (through the BCASCD)

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"On Thursday, November 3rd, 2011, members of the Metro Vancouver education community from a range of perspectives met to address the big questions around Personalised Learning. As an organization, BCASCD promotes the exemplary practices in curriculum and develops leadership and professional capacity for the success of all learners. As such, a roundtable on Personalised Learning was held. The executive invited educators from a range of districts and on various pathways of their careers in education, including student-teachers, classroom teachers, district support teachers, vice-principals, principals, district principals, post-secondary teacher-educators, and senior administrators.

 

Four areas around Personalised Learning were discussed, with the intent of creating a working document demonstrating what Personalised Learning may look like at a class, school, district and provincial level."

 

These areas were:

> Stakeholders:  Who are they?  What are their needs?

> Competencies/skills/knowledge: What are the ‘must-haves’? What are the ‘would-like-to-haves’?

> Assessment/Reporting: How does Personalised Learning change reporting schedules, assessments (AFL) and student engagement;

> Structures: What are the environmental/space/time requirements.

 

Read about what ideas emerged from this roundtable discussion as British Columbia embarks on implementing personalised learning in their province.


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