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The Classroom Is Dead — Bright — Medium

The Classroom Is Dead - Bright - Medium

For generations, thinkers have attempted to reimagine the classroom, to improve the classroom, and, of course, to disrupt the classroom, and where has all that gotten us?


Via Nik Peachey
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True learning happens when we least expect it, when we aren’t even attempting it. What is the opposite of school? Recess, of course. We must use the bricks and boards of the deconstructed classroom to erect a playground in its place, a fantasia of slides and forts and swings.

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Frances's curator insight, February 1, 9:50 AM

Crazy? Brilliant? Off Base? Possible? How do you judge new ideas about learning?

Marinhos's curator insight, February 6, 5:38 AM

Mais uma vez anunciam a morte da sala de aula. Temo que ela permaneça viva - e por muito tempo - pois continuamos a formar professores que a alimentam. Se as licenciaturas mudarem, haverá uma chance de mudarmos a escola, ainda que ela tenha sala de aulas. Se as licenciaturas permanecerem no passado, não haverá um outro futuro para a escola.

Marta Sponsiello's curator insight, March 11, 6:37 AM

An interesting and light look at the future of education.

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Why Making Mistakes Is What Makes Us Human

Why Making Mistakes Is What Makes Us Human | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Could being wrong be the best way to recapture wonder?

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Joseph Pizzo's curator insight, September 7, 2015 9:33 AM

We learn from our errors.  They are the teachers that we often overlook.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, September 9, 2015 1:21 PM

This article and video share from a TED talk on why it is valuable to make mistakes.

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Learning - How it Works & How to Do it Better

Learning - How it Works & How to Do it Better | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Full Article: http://trainugly.com/portfolio/learning/ Our brains our designed to learn the best when we're operating at the edge of our abilities, stretched...

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especially good at about 6 minutes in...  see also the trainugly.com website

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 21, 2014 8:49 PM

Learn why it is important to stretch your brain, to try new things (and to fail) and to continue to try and improve. Learn about our "Lizard Brain"  (also known as the amygdala),an important component of our brain that impacts how we learn, but the learning is related to the time when humans hunted in the wild. This part of the brain holds us back in many ways, and although it once protected us now it tends to hold us back.

What can we do about this? The video explores this and discusses some of the ways we can "dance" with this "Lizard Brain" and move from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset. For more information take the time to watch this video.

miracletrain 夢想驛站's curator insight, December 22, 2014 6:00 AM
Learning sweet spots!!!
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A Message From Your Brain: I'm Not Good At Remembering What I Hear

A Message From Your Brain: I'm Not Good At Remembering What I Hear | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

"A new study shows that we are far better at remembering what we see and touch than what we hear."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 12, 2014 9:16 PM

How do we learn best? This is a critical question for educators to understand and to keep up-to-date with research, and this post from the National Geographic looks at new research that shows that our auditory memory is not as robust as our visual and tactile memory.

Much more information is available in the post but the shorthand is that having students engage as many senses as possible is the best way for us to reach our learners!

David Baker's curator insight, March 13, 2014 4:33 PM

Important to remember that we structure classrooms to support learning.

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The Effect of Affect

The Effect of Affect | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

David Ginsburg is a consultant specializing in instructional coaching, school leadership, math instruction, and new teacher training. In this post, he warns that similar methods will not be as effective for all teachers. He writes in this blog post that teaching techniques and curricula will rely heavily on teachers' classroom management and "a teacher's affect on student behavior and learning.

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The 10 Biggest Breakthroughs in the Science of Learning | Online PhD Programs

The 10 Biggest Breakthroughs in the Science of Learning | Online PhD Programs | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

interesting breakdown of the breakthroughs in learning. Not sure about learning as social exclusively...what do you think?

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July 16 - Teaching and Learning Weekly is out

July 16 - Teaching and Learning Weekly is out | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

An online newspaper that collects together the week's news relating to teaching and learning - particularly for those interested in finding resources and inspirational stories about education.  

Read and subscribe free of charge at:  http://paper.li/f-1328546324


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Learning as Weaving - Hybrid Pedagogy

Learning as Weaving - Hybrid Pedagogy | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
As educators, we want to teach in ways that support our students to be the best that they can be. We yearn for the lightbulb moment.
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"...in the contemporary, connected world the ability to stand out from the crowd is becoming more and more difficult. We want our students to stand on the shoulders of giants, but that model is pretty unsteady. Maybe the key is to teach them to collaborate — to weave a web, strong, networked, and expansive. Perfect for catching the elusive creature that is new knowledge."

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Research: 5 Ways Doodling Improves Learning And Creativity

Research: 5 Ways Doodling Improves Learning And Creativity | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Do you still think doodling is a waste of time? Does it mean someone isn’t paying attention?
Well, it’s time to change your mind. Doodling and drawing can actually help you process, retain, and share information.

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Doodling helps learning occur

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, May 16, 2015 7:13 AM

Many research studies have found numerous ways doodling helps us learn better. Check out the article for ideas for encouraging doodling!

Rona Lewis's curator insight, May 16, 2015 4:59 PM

I doodle while on the phone.  How about you?

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, May 17, 2015 7:57 PM

Yes! I new it. all that scrawling is helping.

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3 Ways to Use ThingLink for Video in the Classroom

3 Ways to Use ThingLink for Video in the Classroom | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Recently ThingLink introduced ThingLink for Video, an exciting new editor for annotating video content with rich media.

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This post also discusses the Flipped Classroom model.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 14, 2014 7:07 PM

With ThingLink for Video now available you might be wondering what you could do with it. Find examples of:

* How to Kick off a Unit and Target Instructional Goals

* Prepare a Flipped Lesson to Prepare Students for Work in Class

* Using ThingLink for Video for Professional Development

* 12 Examples Created by Teachers

* plus a How To Video to help you create your own

ThingLink has developed a resource that may become a staple in your classroom. If you do not yet have an account, go create one at the ThingLink website and you should be up and running pretty quickly.

Recep's curator insight, August 21, 2014 10:30 AM

worth trying..

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Kick Start Your Classroom with K-TECH: Three Tips for Building Trust | Expect Success

Kick Start Your Classroom with K-TECH: Three Tips for Building Trust | Expect Success | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

The second in this five-part series on Implementing K-TECH in the classroom focuses on strategies to strengthen trust between teachers and students. by Michele Timmons

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Great Teachers Are Great Learners This animation...

Great Teachers Are Great Learners This animation... | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Great Teachers Are Great Learners This animation was produced on behalf of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, and aims at encouraging education leaders to develop a framework...
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10 Free iPad Creativity Apps for Young Learners

10 Free iPad Creativity Apps for Young Learners | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

"Teaching our kids to be creative is just as important as teaching them critical thinking skills.Creativity open up students mind to new learning horizons and makes them capable of tackling new and novel situations way better than any explicit instruction would do."


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Curation as a 21st Century Skill | Barbara Bray - Rethinking Learning

Curation as a 21st Century Skill | Barbara Bray - Rethinking Learning | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Curation skills are the new 21s century skill. Barbara Bray lists the skills needed for curating and asks questions on how this can work with kids.

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