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What Are the 7 Mind Frames of Learning?

What Are the 7 Mind Frames of Learning? | The teaching professional | Scoop.it
We need to move away from discussing teaching and focus our efforts on learning. In today's guest blog, Professor John Hattie provides the 7 mind frames that will help us do that.

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The key to the success of students is in addressing how they learn. 

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Powerful frames of mind.

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Who am I?

The choice of sites

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The pages I am curating here are all tied to the concept of the professional teacher -a teacher who knows the craft, and works constantly towards improving it. The sites I choose help me develop that professionalism through their sharing of ideas and resources.

 

The choice of sites are also coloured by who I am as a teaching professional. I qualified as an English and Literature teacher and went on to be a library head and then English head of department while in a Singapore secondary school. In Australia, I taught English and SOSE and currently work in ESL, in the intensive language department where I teach teenagers who have had between 3 to 8 months of exposure to the language and prepare them to enter middle school. In the ILC, I teach all subjects. Its a challenging but rewarding job. My success hinges on my professionalism as I constantly strive to meet my students' needs.

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The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking

The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking | The teaching professional | Scoop.it

A four-year-old asks on average about 400 questions per day, and an adult hardly asks any. Our school system is structured around rewards for regurgitating the right answer, and not asking smart questions – in fact, it discourages asking questions. With the result that as we grow older, we stop asking questions. Yet asking good questions is essential to find and develop solutions, and an important skill in innovation, strategy, and leadership.


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This activity develops questioning skills that will fit in nicely with my focus on developing reciprocal reading strategies.  

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Carey Leahy's curator insight, January 15, 6:00 AM

To extend, reflect and consider - the concept is great.

Crystal Steele Joyce's curator insight, January 15, 9:22 PM

I absolutely love how simple this is and yet can be so effective!

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Problem Based Learning in Social Studies/History/Geography

Problem Based Learning in Social Studies/History/Geography | The teaching professional | Scoop.it

This blog is designed to support the development of inquiry skills, concepts of disciplinary thinking and the implementation of problem based learning approaches.


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This is a good site that triggered more ideas on how I could incorporate pbl

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The Importance of Teaching Content

The Importance of Teaching Content | The teaching professional | Scoop.it
Quite some years ago I visited a school in Baltimore City that had raised its third-grade reading scores dramatically. I wanted to see what they were doing to be so successful -- and I was curious about why its fifth-grade scores had not improved eve...

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This article looks at one possible reason why students learning plateaus at some point. 

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Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, July 26, 2014 3:18 AM
This is about learning in general. Please read it, it is crucial.

Just take one consequence: 21-first-century skills should be about something (skills and content can not be separated). 

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Why Do Americans Stink at Math?

Why Do Americans Stink at Math? | The teaching professional | Scoop.it
The Common Core should finally improve math education. The problem is that no one has taught the teachers how to teach it.
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Read this excellent article to discover nuggets of insight into how to teach right. I am not a maths teacher. I am an English teacher now placed in a situation in which teaching maths is part of my portfolio as I teach in the intensive language centre. How do I do it (successfully, my students point out)? By doing much of what this article suggests for the teaching of math. But the relevance of this article goes beyond just math. What  I take away from this is the need to see the equation from the point of view of the learner. All effective teachers, I believe, identify the needs of their students and find the best way to meet those needs. This passion is what keeps me so enthralled with the career I have chosen. 

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21st Century Fluencies

21st Century Fluencies | The teaching professional | Scoop.it
The 21st Century Fluencies are not about hardware, they are about headware and heartware. We need to move our thinking beyond our primary focus on traditional literacy to an additional set of 21st-...
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Food for thought here as I work on my unit plans for next term. I'm always looking for new ways to stretch my students to reach their potential, and what better way than to prepare them for their future.

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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | The teaching professional | Scoop.it
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age.

 

Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from the constructivist theory of knowledge development by Jean Piaget. To Piaget’s concept, Papert added another type of construction, arguing that people construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in constructing personally meaningful products.

Imagine my surprise and joy when I realized that I had arrived at constructionism prior to knowing that such a theory even existed. I believe that thousands of other educators are unknowingly working within the constructionist paradigm as well. Although many within the Maker movement are aware that it has it’s roots in constructionism, the movement is gaining impressive momentum without the majority of Makers realizing that there is a strong theoretical foundation behind their work.

 

After I came to understand this connection between my practices and the supporting theoretical framework I was better able to focus and refine my practice. Even more importantly, I felt more confident and powerful in forging ahead with further experiments in the learning situations I design for my learners.

 


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Once in awhile I come across a blog that I find valuable enough to follow. This is one of them. The exploration of pedagogy presented here is well worth mulling over. 

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Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, February 28, 2014 2:20 AM

Yes, I agree !

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Includes a great podcast

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, February 28, 6:58 PM

We learn by doing, so teaching should ask us to do.

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What Are the 7 Mind Frames of Learning?

What Are the 7 Mind Frames of Learning? | The teaching professional | Scoop.it
We need to move away from discussing teaching and focus our efforts on learning. In today's guest blog, Professor John Hattie provides the 7 mind frames that will help us do that.

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Judith Morais's insight:

The key to the success of students is in addressing how they learn. 

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 16, 2014 3:37 PM

Powerful frames of mind.

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The iPad as the Teacher's Pet | Visual.ly

The iPad as the Teacher's Pet | Visual.ly | The teaching professional | Scoop.it
The infographic is all about verbs, that is, the things you can do with an iPad.
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This infographic offers teachers a detailed breakdown of how the iPad can be used to address a range of students learning needs. As a teacher just exploring the possibility of incorporating the iPad in the classroom, the suggestions here are inspiring. 

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What makes good primary history? - The Historical Association

What makes good primary history? - The Historical Association | The teaching professional | Scoop.it
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I'm currently preparing my history unit and find sites such as this useful to remind me of the principles behind the teaching of history. There are some interesting resources and valuable tips provided here. Well worth a look and as a refresher.

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Good at gardening, hopeless at engineering | Inside Story

Good at gardening, hopeless at engineering | Inside Story | The teaching professional | Scoop.it
Restless innovation saved Australian schools from their structural problems, writes Dean Ashenden. But now the strains are well and truly showing
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A comprehension review of the evolution of the Australian school system by Dean Ashenden, a former ministerial consultant in the the 1980s.

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Deeper Learning: Why Cross-Curricular Teaching is Essential

Deeper Learning: Why Cross-Curricular Teaching is Essential | The teaching professional | Scoop.it

It is time that teachers and administrators realize that public education has reached a dam in the river. We have gone about as far as we can go with isolated instruction and learning.

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This blog advocates the development of deeper thinking. Perhaps this will also develop students ability to transfer acquired learning across all their subjects.

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Would You Know Deeper Learning If You Saw It?

Would You Know Deeper Learning If You Saw It? | The teaching professional | Scoop.it
The director of publications for Expeditionary Learning identifies the characteristics of classrooms in which deeper learning is happening.

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Tanyam's curator insight, February 5, 5:50 PM

While this is set in a school environment, the concepts discussed are still applicable to us.  Just a shame we don't have the rich texts of shakespeare to encourage engagement

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UNESCO World Heritage Centre - World Heritage List

UNESCO World Heritage Centre - World Heritage List | The teaching professional | Scoop.it
UNESCO World Heritage Centre
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This well organised and informative website would be a great resource for classroom research and reading. 

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Skills for the 21st Century: teaching higher-order thinking

Skills for the 21st Century: teaching higher-order thinking | The teaching professional | Scoop.it

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It's Us Not Them: How Student Failure May Reflect You | CTQ

It's Us Not Them: How Student Failure May Reflect You | CTQ | The teaching professional | Scoop.it
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While there are many factors that will influence the success of learners, we cannot run from the fact that the teacher is the most important influence in the equation. As I read this article, I recalled how important it is to know our students and their prior knowledge.  Activities such as KWL help here. We must also provide effective means for feedback to reach us. Simply asking "any questions" does not address the learners needs. 

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What an Effective Teacher's Classroom Looks Like

What an Effective Teacher's Classroom Looks Like | The teaching professional | Scoop.it

Teaching experts Annette Breaux & Todd Whitaker contrast the characteristics of effective and ineffective classrooms with two simple but compelling lists. 


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Malachy Scullion's curator insight, July 16, 2014 2:06 AM

If only I had this as a beginner teacher!!

Jane Milne's curator insight, July 16, 2014 7:52 AM

Great for back to basics here. Like a teacher MOT

Emma Stear's curator insight, July 16, 2014 8:46 AM

This is great- I like the 7 tips - its going up in our faculty office!

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27 Ways To Inspire Innovative Thinking In Students

27 Ways To Inspire Innovative Thinking In Students | The teaching professional | Scoop.it

Innovative thinking in students will flower when we design classrooms that absolutely can’t survive without it. Same with critical thinking, self-direction, creativity, and so on. Until we reach that point, it’s on the shoulders of the classroom teacher to tease it out of students through a combination of inspiration, modeling, scaffolding, and creating persistent opportunity.


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Gilles Le Page's curator insight, June 30, 2014 2:41 AM

Bon, un peu "yakafokeu", mais l'infographie est belle !

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The Future of E-Ducation Report

The Future of E-Ducation Report | The teaching professional | Scoop.it

We invite you to read our latest SVC2UK White Paper, “The Future of E-ducation“, written in collaboration with Gold Mercury International, the Corporate Vision® Strategy Think Tank. The Paper draws on many of the case studies from SVC2UK 2013 and explores what the future is likely to look like for teachers and students.


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A must read To get inspired about new trends and directions. 

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Designing for Learning's curator insight, February 4, 2014 10:57 PM

One to add to your reading list. The report covers the main players in education and technology, providing case studies that explore the future of learning and teaching.

Laura Rosillo's curator insight, June 14, 2014 7:17 AM

Buena selección de artículos sobre el futuro de la educación

A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, June 16, 2014 6:28 PM

Where is technology taking us in Higher Ed? Here's one vision, from the UK

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Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’

Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’ | The teaching professional | Scoop.it
The famed psychologist explains why one is not the other though they are often confused.
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Howard Gardner clarifies in this article how multiple intelligences must not be confused by learning styles.

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Allan's Blog

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The pedagogy wheel groups tools we use with the ipad according to Bloom's taxonomy.  A really user-friendly, attractive image that should be referred to when unit plans are being put together to ensure students learning needs are addressed.

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Examining Current Teaching Practices

Examining Current Teaching Practices | The teaching professional | Scoop.it
  Here are a couple of interesting YouTube videos from the ITCPublications user channel that show two different approaches to teaching, learning, and assessment. The first video shows a tradit...
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It is unfortunate that the two videos on this site do not discuss the same issue - the weather. The first video shows a deliberately bad lesson on a "dry" topic like the weather. The second lesson demonstrates a highly engaged class using Bloom's taxonomy to discuss - not the weather - but a school camp. The videos are certainly interesting to watch but it would be valuable I think for teachers more inclined to "traditional" teaching to see how their "dry" topics can be addressed more effectively.

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How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space

How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space | The teaching professional | Scoop.it
Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from Thinking Through Project-Based Learning: Guiding Deeper Inquiry by Jane Krauss and Suzie Boss. It was published this month by Corwin.
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This article presents some vivid images of how a classroom space can be organised to allow for various learning opportunities as it caters to our students varied needs. It presents an ideal given that the infrastructure and instilling of the discipline of such work is more than what a single teacher can achieve in a single classroom. But it presents many good ideas that we can all pick from and use.

 

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Don't Miss This Critical Thinking Poster for your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Don't Miss This Critical Thinking Poster for your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | The teaching professional | Scoop.it
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The critical thinking continuum is explored here again but I love the poster - its simple, direct and the questions get teacher and student right into the midst of using the ways of thinking.

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Why Don't They Apply What They've Learned, Part I - Do Your Job Better - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Why Don't They Apply What They've Learned, Part I - Do Your Job Better - The Chronicle of Higher Education | The teaching professional | Scoop.it
Getting students to transfer knowledge from one context to another is a much more complicated process than many of us expect.
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The article offers two possible reasons for this problem. Firstly, the learning may be too closely associated to the context it was learnt in. Secondly, the learning may be too shallow. The writer promises to look at stategies that can be used to develop the necessary habit of mind for transfering learning. Will have to look at the next installment for that.

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