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Time2Wonder
What makes me wonder about life. And anything that fascinates.
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Colorado girl shaves head for pal with cancer, gets temporarily suspended

Colorado girl shaves head for pal with cancer, gets temporarily suspended | Time2Wonder | Scoop.it
School officials in Grand Junciton, Colo., voted to relent and allow the return of a 9-year-old who shaved her head in support of her friend in chemotherapy
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Does Your Classroom Reflect What You Believe About Learning?

Does Your Classroom Reflect What You Believe About Learning? | Time2Wonder | Scoop.it
As teachers we are so lucky. We know that when we come to school each day, each day will be different and interesting. We also know that to help students to learn, you need to be a learner yourself...
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Are Bilingual Children more Open-Minded? Study

Are Bilingual Children more Open-Minded? Study | Time2Wonder | Scoop.it
A recent study examines the benefits of raising a bilingual child, showing that learning two languages early on could help them be more open-minded.
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The 12 Things You Should Never, Ever Say To Teachers

The 12 Things You Should Never, Ever Say To Teachers | Time2Wonder | Scoop.it
A quick checklist to offer misguided souls who toss out off-handed comments to teachers they meet.
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Have A Plan

I was thrilled that I got to meet and spend the day today with Jonathan So: an amazing Grade 2 teacher from Peel, whom I've gotten to know through Twitter way before I got to meet him in person tod...
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21 Quotes That Will Change the Way You See Education | inspirationfeed.com

21 Quotes That Will Change the Way You See Education | inspirationfeed.com | Time2Wonder | Scoop.it
The moment you become aware of your existence, you start learning. In school, you are confined into a system that you trust will teach everything you should know. But, do you really know what education is or its role in your life? Find out what educators, writers, and philosophers have to say about it.
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Exhibition Part II: Digging Deeper with Parents

Exhibition Part II: Digging Deeper with Parents | Time2Wonder | Scoop.it
As we continue our journey into the PYP Exhibition, we are venturing into some bigger issues. As our central idea is all about how our passions inspire and sustain our learning, we've been wonderin...
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4 Steps to Making Rigorous Discussion a Routine

4 Steps to Making Rigorous Discussion a Routine | Time2Wonder | Scoop.it
For many of us who are intimidated by the idea of "rigor" and exactly what it means to make our lessons more rigorous, thinking about it as a routine can make it more real and doable for us. Because
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The Purpose of a Central Idea

The Purpose of a Central Idea | Time2Wonder | Scoop.it
After recent training courses with Kath Murdoch and Lynn Erickson, I have thought deeper about the purpose of Central Ideas. For years I have heard many PYP teachers arguing about what makes a good...
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We've been discussing the purpose of Central Ideas at my school as well. I am starting to agree that the way they are presented often means that they are more for teachers than for students but I think that they can be useful. Central ideas can be used as models for the younger years so students are exposed to them and when they are ready students can be scaffolded into writing their own.

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Authenticity in assessment, (re-)defined and explained

Authenticity in assessment, (re-)defined and explained | Time2Wonder | Scoop.it
What is “authentic assessment”? Almost 25 years ago, I wrote a widely-read and discussed paper that was entitled: “A True Test: Toward More Authentic and Equitable Assessment” that was in the Phi D...
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Why Teachers Are Migrating to Online Communities for PD

Why Teachers Are Migrating to Online Communities for PD | Time2Wonder | Scoop.it
Since joining online learning communities, the writing I jot down on discussion forums, blogs, and Twitter, for example, far extend my thinking beyond what's in my personal notebooks. My MiddleWeb blog, Two Teachers in the Room, keeps me connected with many educators like myself who are striving to strengthen their co-teaching practices in inclusion classrooms. I am taking charge of the kind of learning that can easily translate into best practices during my daily interactions with colleagues and students. I have learned to hear my voice, to share my voice, and to encourage others around me to share theirs. For me this professional development in the truest sense.
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Are Bilingual Children more Open-Minded? Study

Are Bilingual Children more Open-Minded? Study | Time2Wonder | Scoop.it
A recent study examines the benefits of raising a bilingual child, showing that learning two languages early on could help them be more open-minded.
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A Call to Action: Challenges Facing Global Youth

A Call to Action: Challenges Facing Global Youth | Time2Wonder | Scoop.it
Suzie Boss (@suzieboss on Twitter) is a journalist and author of Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age. She's also a regular blogger on
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10 Ways to Build Teacher Leaders

10 Ways to Build Teacher Leaders | Time2Wonder | Scoop.it
"You don't need to be in a leadership position, to be a leader." By Jill Thompson We need teacher leaders! Why? Teacher leaders are the ones that make change happen. They are the ones that understa...
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The Best Entrepreneurs Don't Start Companies, They Invent Categories

The Best Entrepreneurs Don't Start Companies, They Invent Categories | Time2Wonder | Scoop.it
Starting a new company is difficult. Inventing a new category, however, is downright herculean.
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Teachers are Learning Designers

Teachers are Learning Designers | Time2Wonder | Scoop.it
Late in 2012, I wrote a blog for the Huffington Post that articulated what I really feel should be and is a role of great teachers. Great teachers are "learning designers" who seek to create a space
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How do inquiry teachers….teach?

How do inquiry teachers….teach? | Time2Wonder | Scoop.it
When I first became fascinated in inquiry-based approaches (too many years ago to say!), the focus for many of my conversations and indeed, my early research, was on how to plan.  Back then, learni...
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Do You have the Personality To Be an Inquiry-Based Teacher?

Do You have the Personality To Be an Inquiry-Based Teacher? | Time2Wonder | Scoop.it
If an inquiry-based system is to succeed, we’ll need really good human beings in the classroom who know their field, but who also radiate the kind of positive, non-judgmental love that helps students open their minds and hearts.
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Life of an Educator by Justin Tarte: 5 ways to make your classroom more student-centered

Life of an Educator by Justin Tarte: 5 ways to make your classroom more student-centered | Time2Wonder | Scoop.it
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Ripped from the Headlines: How to Turn Current Events into Real-World Projects

When the Deepwater Horizon oil well exploded in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this year, teachers across the country recognized an opportunity to bring real-world applications of math and science into th
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What? Ditch the Central Idea?! Conference with Lynn Erickson | Chez Vivian

What? Ditch the Central Idea?! Conference with Lynn Erickson | Chez Vivian | Time2Wonder | Scoop.it
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Going deeper or going further: Where students advance in competency-based models | Christensen Institute

Going deeper or going further: Where students advance in competency-based models | Christensen Institute | Time2Wonder | Scoop.it
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