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How to Ignite Passion in Your Students: Passion-based Learning

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A study in 1985 “On the Brain of a Scientist: Albert Einstein” found that Einstein’s brain was actually not significantly different from others. As an Organization Development blogger put it:

 

                     ===> what made Einstein different was his mind. <===


His thinking and passion for learning were the basis of his genius. His brain was the same, but his intellect was markedly different. He was often humble about his intellect, and instead said that learning relied on working hard and imagining the impossible. So what made his learning so different? What can we learn from Einstein?

 

Read more, very interesting, a MUST:

http://newsroom.opencolleges.edu.au/features/how-to-ignite-passion-in-your-students-8-ways-educators-can-foster-passion-based-learning/

 


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Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, November 14, 2012 2:44 PM
That is a beautiful quotation Ian; thank you for sharing!
Ian Giles's comment, November 14, 2012 3:10 PM
Hi Ana, Thank you. I must say I also prefer the original to the reworked version by WB Yeats at the head of this piece!
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, November 15, 2012 12:30 AM
Thank you ian Giles, totally agrees with you!
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5 Instructional Shifts to Promote Deep Learning

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Technology is a powerful tool for learning that can be used effectively to help students develop the skills necessary to succeed in school and beyond.

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://gettingsmart.com/cms/blog/2012/10/5-instructional-shifts-to-promote-deep-learning/

 


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Critical Thinking Works | Smart Resources for Forward-Thinking Schools

Critical Thinking Works | Smart Resources for Forward-Thinking Schools | The thinking educator | Scoop.it
The Common Core emphasizes...Implementation of the Common...text in the early...text (K-5): Beginning in...Core, indicates that there...Text Dependent...

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Bena Kallick Discusses Common Core, Social Media, And The Social Learning Approach

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Perhaps best known for her work with Art Costa developing the Habits of Mind resources for educators, Dr. Bena Kallick is a respected education leader with diverse experience at the highest levels of learning.

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The 30 Best Web 2.0 Tools For Teachers (2012 Edition) - Edudemic

The 30 Best Web 2.0 Tools For Teachers (2012 Edition) - Edudemic | The thinking educator | Scoop.it

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Why Great Teachers Are Also Learners

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You can inspire students to learn with simple demonstrations of your own curiosity...

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