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Change from the Inside

Change from the Inside | The Mine | Scoop.it
(This blog picks up some threads from my Dear Students piece ) What do we teachers do while we wait for politicians to agree with us that 19th century school structures are obsolete in the 21st cen...
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The change will come from the teachers!

 

"There is nothing that a teacher can do about the way a school day is divided, but there is a lot that a teacher can do when shaping each day in her classroom"

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Teachers: What's Your Motto in the Classroom?

Teachers: What's Your Motto in the Classroom? | The Mine | Scoop.it
A motto is a powerful way for teachers to encapsulate the principles, values, and ideals which guide them in their daily decisions.
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100 Schools Worth Visiting

100 Schools Worth Visiting | The Mine | Scoop.it
By Tom Vander Ark - Based on a couple thousand school visits and with help from colleagues and readers, we’ve compiled a list of 100 schools worth visiting.
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Homework, Sleep, and the Student Brain

Homework, Sleep, and the Student Brain | The Mine | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Glenn Whitman, Director of the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning, suggests a scientific approach to manageable homework: students should do it without interruption, and schools shouldn't assign too much of it.
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The death of the classroom as we know it

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The classroom of today has changed little since the Industrial Revolution. The time for a new approach, experts say, is now.
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Passion-Based Learning Week 4: How to Do One Thing Really Well

Passion-Based Learning Week 4: How to Do One Thing Really Well | The Mine | Scoop.it
In an afterschool enrichment club, Gr. 3-5 students learn screencasting by creating short presentations with the general theme 'How to Do One Thing Really Well.'
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Cool Flowchart to Teach Students How to Cite and Credit Images

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Cool Flowchart to Teach Students How to Cite and Credit Images | The Mine | Scoop.it
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6 Mind Mapping Tools to Increase Design Efficiency

6 Mind Mapping Tools to Increase Design Efficiency | The Mine | Scoop.it
The technique of mind mapping has actually been around for centuries, but Tony Buzan, a psychology author from the '70s, was the most recent advocate of mind mapping, explaining that jotting down ideas in a branch-like fashion is much more...
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Free Technology for Teachers: AirPano - Gorgeous 360 Degree Virtual Tours of the World

Free Technology for Teachers: AirPano - Gorgeous 360 Degree Virtual Tours of the World | The Mine | Scoop.it
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MacBook, Chromebook, iPads: Why Schools Should Think Beyond Platforms

MacBook, Chromebook, iPads: Why Schools Should Think Beyond Platforms | The Mine | Scoop.it
If educational technology and 1:1 education are going to thrive, school leaders must be focused on constantly employing the best practices and tools in relation to the most pressing needs of their students.
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Teachers: How Slowing Down Can Lead to Great Change

Teachers: How Slowing Down Can Lead to Great Change | The Mine | Scoop.it
Sometimes, in order to gain perspective on a situation, I imagine myself zooming into outer space and looking down on whatever is going on. From a distance of thousands of feet above whatever cr
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106K free teacher-created digital textbooks hit the web | eSchool News | eSchool News

106K free teacher-created digital textbooks hit the web | eSchool News | eSchool News | The Mine | Scoop.it
A new partnership places more than 100,000 free digital texbooks and resources online.
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Are You a Positive or Negative Thinker?

Are You a Positive or Negative Thinker? | The Mine | Scoop.it
Use our interactive test to find out how you perceive things, and get advice on how to think more positively.
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A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit

A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit | The Mine | Scoop.it

Via Beth Dichter
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Tony Parkin's curator insight, January 31, 4:20 AM

From Australia but useful elsewhere...

Therese deChamplain-Good's curator insight, February 8, 10:44 PM

A must read.

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With Tech Taking Over in Schools, Worries Rise

With Tech Taking Over in Schools, Worries Rise | The Mine | Scoop.it
Parent groups and privacy advocates are challenging the practices of an industry built on data collection, and California has passed wide-ranging legislation protecting students’ personal information.
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Are you the kind of teacher, you would want your own children to have?
30 simple questions by @TeacherToolkit

Are you the kind of teacher, you would want your own children to have?<br/>30 simple questions by @TeacherToolkit | The Mine | Scoop.it
Are you the kind of teacher, you would want your own children to have? I am in a reflective mood, after being involved in a coaching and mentoring training session this week. I promise to blog abou...
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20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher

20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher | The Mine | Scoop.it
Other Data: 20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher

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some worthy comments on what to reflect on when data overwhelms... 

Siti Noraisha Mohamed Senin's curator insight, March 4, 2014 8:52 AM

Researchers at the University of Leicester have proven that students assign the most authority to teachers who care about them. If this is true, then you are demonstrating a wonderful principle: that respect comes from kind behavior.

Filipe Cálix's curator insight, March 4, 2014 1:44 PM

Este post não se relaciona diretamente com  os temas habitualmente aqui tratados mas conduz-nos a um importante momento de reflexão profisssional. Questões simples. Sê-lo-ão as respostas?

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Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process

Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process | The Mine | Scoop.it
"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." - Albert Einstein We do not need to teac
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Inventor to Schools: ‘Let Kids Fail!’

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We've heard the importance of failure and experimentation in learning. In this excellent interview on Science Friday, inventor James Dyson speaks about his dire
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What You Should Know About Education In Finland - Edudemic

What You Should Know About Education In Finland - Edudemic | The Mine | Scoop.it
This takes an in-depth look at some of the details behind the success of education in Finland, and what makes it work so well.
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The Most Focused Kids in the World?

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Author Amanda Ripley makes a convincing case for institutional change, especially for revamping teacher training in a way that validates the hard work of teaching kids.
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Teachers Are Heroes Infographic

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Teachers change the world by spreading knowledge and making impact on their students. Learn more about how teachers are heroes and how they shape not only our
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