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Learning takes place in productive gaps - between teacher/learner, book/reader, speaker, listener
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Watch now: 180 Days : A Year Inside an American High School Episode 2 | 180 Days | PBS Video

Teachers and school leaders dealing with teenagers and pressures on the administration.
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Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning | MindShift

Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning | MindShift | The Productive Gap | Scoop.it
If kids can access information from sources other than school, and if school is no longer the only place where information lives, what, then happens to the
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Don't Confuse Technology With Teaching - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Don't Confuse Technology With Teaching - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Productive Gap | Scoop.it
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Assessment that Matters

Assessment that Matters | The Productive Gap | Scoop.it
I recently wrote about how we make kids stupid by focusing more on content rather than the thinking skills students will actually need to learn to be successful.   At no time is this more evident in...
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Teach the Books, Touch the Heart

Teach the Books, Touch the Heart | The Productive Gap | Scoop.it
Teaching English simply for test preparation rather than to develop a love of literature is a mistake.
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Are We Putting the (Knowledge) Cart Before the (Emotional) Horse?

Are We Putting the (Knowledge) Cart Before the (Emotional) Horse? | The Productive Gap | Scoop.it
What would you say if I told you that all of our efforts to improve public education were insensitive to the actual way people interacted with the world?

Depressing, right? But it's true.
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How every student can get the best teacher in the world

How every student can get the best teacher in the world | The Productive Gap | Scoop.it
What if every classroom had access to the world’s best teachers?
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If students designed their own schools...

The best small town in America experiments with self-directed learning at its public high school. A group of students gets to create their own school-within-...
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The Luminous Page: I Ruined Everything (& Why It Was More Work Than You Thought) @INTERNETTAXTROLLS

The Luminous Page: I Ruined Everything (& Why It Was More Work Than You Thought) @INTERNETTAXTROLLS | The Productive Gap | Scoop.it
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A Significant Error That Policymakers Commit

A Significant Error That Policymakers Commit | The Productive Gap | Scoop.it
As a result of inhabiting a different world than teachers, policymakers make a consequential error. They and a cadre of influentials confuse teacher quality with teaching quality, that is, the pers...
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What Exactly Is "Understanding?" And How Do We Assess It?

What Exactly Is "Understanding?" And How Do We Assess It? | The Productive Gap | Scoop.it
Terry Heick is interested in learning innovation in pursuit of increased social capacity.
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Designing curriculum for people doing stuff, not people passing tests - Boing Boing

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Everything you know about curriculum may be wrong. Really.

Everything you know about curriculum may be wrong. Really. | The Productive Gap | Scoop.it
What if the earth moves and the sun is at rest? What if gravity is just a special case of …
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Everything You Thought You Knew About Learning Is Wrong

Everything You Thought You Knew About Learning Is Wrong | The Productive Gap | Scoop.it
Taking notes during class? Topic-focused study? A consistent learning environment? All are exactly opposite of the best strategies for learn...
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