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Teaching Smarter, Not Harder: 7 Strategies For Performance Teaching

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"Good teaching is a major undertaking.

Make no mistake–teaching has never been easy. But as we come upon 2014, as a profession teaching is increasingly characterized by its possibility, accountability, and persistent mutation. Which makes it a challenge to do at all, much do well. 

The response to these challenges is a mix of building-level professional development, self-directed teacher improvement, and a troubling amount of teacher burnout. So how can you teacher smarter rather than simply grunting harder?"


Via Beth Dichter
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How about asking the student to teach you?  They nearly always come up with something different, which you can add to your own notes.

Students are also great at acting out scenes, particularly when they are organising other students.  Give them a mark for it.  Then test their knowledge a few days later with  a 30 minute test.  

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 29, 2013 9:34 PM

Here are seven strategies you might choose to use to make your teacher smarter. They are explained in the post (and listed in the image above). For those whom may see this without the image:

* Place the big rocks first

* Use technology to automate (with suggestions on what you might do)

* Know yourself

* Teach in the moment

* Advocate for yourself

* Find new measures of success

* Open your classroom doors wide

You may find some new ideas to try out in your classroom!

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Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age

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Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age


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Connectivism is about how the brain processes information by linking ideas stored in our memory and then being able to retrieve the information..  We can learn anything through using any of our senses.  Using technology does not change learning.

 

We have learned to read books.  We can also learn to use technology in order to access information that we get from books.

 

Because there are so many different technologies being developed, it is complicating and confusing the fact that it is the technologies that are difficult to learn, NOT the actual information.

 

All the theories of learning that are mentioned are already being used. The question is: How many different technologies are these developers expecting people to use?  Whether we are teachers and or learners, there is a limit to how much technology we  have time to learn to use. Learning is supposed to be pleasurable not about suffering.   

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Hannah Kramer's curator insight, March 23, 3:58 AM

Put this to the test. Attend one of our one hour online, live and interactive courses, and see if you don't learn better. Visit weteach-it.net for details.

Laura Rosillo's curator insight, March 30, 2:07 AM

Conectivismo: Un nuevo tipo de aprendizaje para la era digital

Clarice Bagrichevsky's curator insight, April 2, 7:30 AM

Interesting.

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Online Learning Must Be Collaborative and Social

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"An annual report by The Open University said the current key challenge for education specialists is to engage thousands of learners in productive discussions while learning in a collaborative, online environment."


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This means that  learning online will open up the skype network.  People will  see each other and exchange views in real time. Learning materials can be easily downloaded.  If people from all parts of the country and world are able interact surely this will lead to less prejudice and stereotyping and an understanding of each other as human beings.

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Carla Kessler's curator insight, November 23, 1:55 PM

Although this is about higher level coursework than middle school, the social and collaborative importance of online learning is even more paramount at the middle grade level. When you choose a computer-based curriculum, look for ways that it allows students to work together or interact with their knowledge. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 27, 1:22 PM

All learning is a social event. Teaching is teaching someone.

 

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Linda Kaiser, PhD's curator insight, December 1, 9:37 AM

Interesting listing of MOOC-related articles from current sources.  There seem to be some interesting ideas floating around addressing the luke-warm presentation of MOOC courses.  Maybe getting the socialization piece nailed down will help MOOCs to become a better-accepted piece of distance education and professional development.

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Delivering Differentiated Instruction in Your Classroom

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Carol Ann Tomlinson, author of “The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners,” is the country’s preeminent scholar on differentiated instruction. Tomlinson defines differentiated learning as “ensuring that what a student learns, how he/she learns it, and how the student demonstrates what he/she has learned is a match for that student’s readiness level, interests, and preferred mode of learning.” She likens the reluctance to integrate modern knowledge of the learning process into the classroom to settling for a Model T instead of embracing 21st-century engineering.


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Differentiation works when students take responsibility for their own learning.  Students in particular those doing A levels are given booklets, notes, presentations and textbooks with lesson plans and schemes of work.  When a teacher walks into the classroom students should not be sitting waiting for the teacher to tell them what to do.  They should already be engaged in looking over their own notes and ready to ask the teacher questions about aspects of the course that they are not certain of. Or ready to ask where they can get more information.

 

Most students have I-pads, mobile phones that can access the whole web.  They can look for information on youtube for most subjects which can add to their learning.  Differentiation has never been easier.  The teacher's job is to give out the resources, point students to where to find information, give overviews of the lessons based on the syllabus, which he students also have.  During class, time should be spent  understanding the information, discussions,  showing how to answer exam questions, followed by essays.  This is 21st Century learning and it works!

 

Have a look at http://www.hotmoodle.com  a website for psychology .

 

 

 

 

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nicolaperry's curator insight, November 7, 3:06 AM

This is a look at what differentiated learning is really all about. Quite a challenge! 

Dennis Swender's curator insight, November 8, 6:10 AM

Tomlinson is one of the contributors to ED 262 content

tom cockburn's curator insight, December 24, 6:23 AM

Sounds ideal in theory

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Buy Experiences, Not Things

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Live in anticipation, gathering stories and memories. New research builds on the vogue mantra of behavioral economics


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Experiences aids continuous learning for everyone.  Starting children from an early age  is key to skill acquisition.  

 

Reading one aspect of a subject is not enough.  By the time young people reach the age of A  levels they should be well equipped with knowledge of how to acquire information - not just from what is written on a powerpoint, blackboard or whiteboard, but from their own research.:  e.g. Youtube, searching the web, chapters in books and so many other ways......

 

Have a look at different websites which point the way.  Two examples:

 

http://www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

http://www.hotmoodle.com

 

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Anita's curator insight, October 25, 12:48 PM

There are many similar "things" to buy out there. It's the experience - from looking to buy to buying to service after the fact is way more important. The science backs this up.

Viren Lall's curator insight, October 27, 6:05 AM

a wandering mind is an unhappy mind, says leading researcher Dan Gilbert. If you can't live in the moment, at least live in the anticipation of the experience

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10 Reasons Why Students Aren't Using eTextbooks

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Here are several reasons why students aren't yet warming up to the idea of e-textbooks today.


Via Nik Peachey
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It is  much easier to access paper material or material that you can create yourself without the complications of machine equipment, which can be inaccessible. 

 

An important part of learning and using your brain is the ability to be flexible. It will take time to make e text books flexible enough for young people to use them creatively.

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Edgar Mata's curator insight, October 18, 3:29 PM

¿Por qué lo estudiantes no utilizan libros de texto electrónicos?

Randy Nichols's curator insight, October 23, 5:08 PM

Ah.

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How To Fix the 7 Mistakes Your Brain Makes Every Day

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Basically you need to calm down, close your eyes, take deep breaths and practice mind control by meditating.  Just  see some beautiful ,mountains, skies or any natural part of the environment and just enjoy.........

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, October 13, 6:24 PM


Are you aware that your brain is not perfect and it makes mistakes everyday that hold you back from achieving all you want out of life?


Do you know that you can train your brain not to make these kind of mistakes?


What differences do you think will be made to your life and what you are capable of achieving if you could change the way your brain thinks at crucial times?


Would you entertain adopting the great suggestions contained in this excellent article that help overcome the seven common mistakes that your brain makes everyday?

trần hường's curator insight, October 14, 7:57 AM

Làm đẹp đôi bài tay không còn nhăn nheo:

http://phongcachchamsocda.blogspot.com/2014/10/mot-so-loi-khuyen-lam-nep-nhan-khong.html

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Report Finds ‘Deeper Learning’ Model Improves Outcomes for All Students

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The conversation about what kids need to know and to be able to do by the end of high school has gradually shifted over the past several years to emphasize not just rigorous content goals, but also...

Via Yashy Tohsaku
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Creative thinking, analytical thinking, learning styles for different types of information, active rather than passive learning.  All of these start from a young age. 

 

All parents can encourage their children to use their brain - home learning is for every child, even those who go to school.

 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 3, 11:32 AM

When we rely on outcomes as the measure, we miss the relational aspects of learning which entails the complex conversations around curricula. Deep learning could draw some of its philosophy from deep ecology which thinks not in terms of just outcomes, but about the context and conversations.

 

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, October 6, 1:19 AM

Creative thinking, problem-solving and collaboration

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Study smarter, learn better: 8 tips from memory researchers

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Here's why re-reading is a total waste of time.

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Some of the tips:

*Ask yourself lots of question

*Connect new information to something you already know

*Make information visual, eg. flowcharts, mindmaps

*Space out learning - a little at a time

*Mix up your lessons - eg cross curricular: link economics with history or psychology with with everything!

 

Psychologists should go to www.hotmoodle.com

 

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Tom Perran's curator insight, June 29, 9:14 AM

8 things that students (and teachers) can do to enhance learning. Good basic strategies that should be a part of everyday instruction.

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Flipped Classroom Resources | RIT Teaching & Learning Services

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This model is excellent when used with topics created for A level learning  on www.hotmoodle.com.   

 

 

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Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez's curator insight, September 13, 7:31 PM

Blended y Flipped en educación

Rosa Saló Sagué's curator insight, September 18, 4:42 AM

Blended and Flipped learning ... The are both great but they mean a lot of work to do!!!! Nice infography though.

Andrea Comarata's curator insight, September 26, 9:29 PM

An interesting perspective

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Future Business Education: Centered on Contextual Learning

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In the past people went to university, studied until they had a degree, then went to work and applied that knowledge. In the future learning will be modular, contextual and just in time.


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I agree.   This is in line with Thomas Friedman's idea that the "world is flat".

 

Teaching is now about learning skills, e.g. to be evaluative or compare one theory with another; produce evidence to add to your comments, etc.

A site connected with homeschoolsource is 

www.hotmoodle.com

 

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Play Doh Spongebob Squarepants Nickelodeon Toys Playdough Builder Playset By Disney Cars Toy Club

Spongebob Squarepants Play-Doh Builder Playset !! Let's make some different colored Spongebobs, including a Poo-Dough Squarepants !! To create a Play Doh Spongebob you have to purchase the...
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Fantastic toys ideal for learning at home

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Using a Question Building Chart to Provoke Student Thought

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One of the most effective ways to provoke student thought is through the building of “rich” questions. By asking meaningful questions - and interacting with textual information – students can come to an understanding that builds upon on their own personal experiences and opinions. Through the use of a template, questions can be created in any way that you want and provide you with a specific platform to begin your questioning focus.



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The questions can be based on exam questions, or directly from past exam questions.  The students can be asked about their own experiences and say whether the textual information has any application to the society in which they live, e.g. How does the information help us?

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Naomi W's curator insight, March 6, 5:28 PM

How to get students to create their own questions which hopefully lead to better comprehension. 

ANA's curator insight, March 7, 5:45 AM

Important from the very beginning to create critical thinking

smadar yona's curator insight, March 8, 10:12 AM

ללמד איך ללמוד, חשוב מאוד בים המידע.

מעניין

סמדר

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Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves

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Curating is about finding and selecting information in order to learn about a subject. Youngsters can be encouraged to do this  pre-school.  This motivational 21st century skill can be encouraged at home. with educational games toys and and books which stimulates interest.  For example children can learn about  science by interacting with Chemistry Lab; Horrible Science - explosive experiments; Newton's Cradle and Science Museum.  By the time they get to school they are already full of curiosity and ready to increase their knowledge.  Audrey curating for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

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Maria Persson's curator insight, March 21, 12:11 AM

If you are considering being a teacher for this and the next generation - take a few tips from this scoop!

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 30, 9:27 AM

By Robin Good,

Here's a short first-hand report highlighting how an 8th grade social studies class teacher (Terri Inloes) has fully leveraged the content curation potential to let her students dive, discover and make sense of topics (in this case social reform movements) that they had not studied before. All by themselves.


Here the steps taken to make this happen:


a) By using the Question Formulation Technique, the teacher prepared pairs of photographs representing each of the reform movements, one picture dating back to the late 19th century, and another representing where that social reform movement stands in today’s society. 


b) After checking out all of the photos, students settled on the pair of pictures that most caught their interest.


c) They brainstormed and refined a set of specific questions, and then shared their thinking with the class. 

d) With the feedback received they selected the topic which they would curate. 

e) At this point students planned their research strategies. By using 5 different graphic organizers from the book Q Tasks, by Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan, students were allowed to choose the one that they thought would help them the most in planning their keyword search strategies. 


f) Students were assigned WordPress blogs and provided basic instructions on how to use them to 

curate and publish their research work.


g) Discovery and real learning kicked in as students proceeded in collaborative groups to research and document their chosen topic. 


You can see some of the outcomes that this assignment produced right here:


General Conclusions

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/2014/02/24/conclusion-3/


Voting Rights Inequality

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/


Mental Health Treatment
http://tmsorangementalhealthcaretreatments.d20blogs.org/


Prohibition Acts

http://tmsorangeprohibitionacts.d20blogs.org/ 

 



A very inspiring example of content curation can be effectively applied in the classroom with impressive results. 


Highly recommended. 9/10


Thanks to Nancy White of Innovations in Education for participating, writing and reporting about it.

 Thanks to Robin Good for the fine summary in this insight.
The ideas here offer a great classroom challenge to students.{Monica}
Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 2:57 PM

Important 21st century skills

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Prompts to Help Students Reflect on How They Approach Learning

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By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD in Teaching Professor Blog

 

"One of the best gifts teachers can give students are the experiences that open their eyes to themselves as learners. Most students don’t think much about how they learn. Mine used to struggle to write a paragraph describing the study approaches they planned to use in my communication courses. However, to be fair, I’m not sure I had a lot of insights about my learning when I was a student. Did you?
As fall courses start to wind down, it’s an apt time for reflection. Here are some pithy (I hope) prompts that might motivate students to consider their beliefs about learning."


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Questions such as the two below are very helpful in getting students to think about their own learning and to take responsibility rather than waiting for the teacher to always direct them: Say, for example, you don’t think you’re any good at math, or that you can’t write or draw, what happens when you have to do these things? Does what you believe about yourself as a learner have any effect on how you perform?Have you ever learned something you didn’t think you could learn? What? How did you feel once you had learned it?

 

 I recently asked students to do work they had not been asked previously to do.  The result was:  all 13 students performed very well. They had to write and think in different ways. I asked them to write an essay in 25 minutes on a topic they had not previously studied.  

 

The other topic was: to make sentences using homonyns.   A  homonyn is a word that is spelt the same or sounds the same as another word but is different in meaning, e.g. ate and eight; berry and bury; red and read.  

 

Although the majority of the students were foreign and were learning English as a second language, they were able to complete the task exceptionally well.  They were allowed to work in twos but none of them consulted a dictionary.  All of them completed 10 sentences using homonyns such as:   bore/boar; birth/berth; bald/bawled; pray/prey; principle/principal; missed/mist, etc ....without asking me the meanings.

 

What this demonstrates is that in the right environment / atmosphere a person will  use their brain processes.  What educators should always be doing is encouraging the intake of knowledge in a variety of contexts, situations: students should visit museums,  banks to learn real mathematics; House of Parliament to question politicians, etc....

 

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Claire Brooks's curator insight, November 24, 5:01 PM

good prompts for developing reflective practice about self as learner. Might work in with some aspects of Learning Analytics too.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 27, 1:18 PM

Teachers and students require time to reflect. We should be creating classrooms which reflect a phenomenological experiencing of teaching and learning.

 

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Jose Pietri's curator insight, December 5, 5:39 AM

Usable in LEC and other self-learning based approaches. 

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Infographic -- The Science of Storytelling Visually Explained

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Storytelling is very helpful in education.  Students can make up their own stories in most subjects  to enhance learning.  Why? It involves emotions, critical thinking and evaluation.  

 

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Carol Sherriff's curator insight, November 15, 1:19 PM

Great infographic making the point about the power of stories and of visuals.

Art Jones's curator insight, November 16, 10:13 AM

Finding this information in infographic format makes lots of good info available to us in one place.

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Using Moodle Has Never Been Easier

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Use WalkMe to Make Moodle Easier to Use with Onscreen Guidance

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Moodle is a great resource to help learning.  Have a look at http://www.hotmoodle.com where students of psychology are able to download AQA A  lesson "bibles" written for students to gain top grades.

 

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Anna-Liisa Hayward's curator insight, November 1, 7:00 AM

Anything that can help with Moodle is appreciated! 

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, November 1, 2:42 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

Jimun Gimm's curator insight, December 16, 8:20 AM

당신의 통찰력을 추가 ...

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The Psychology of Getting Unstuck: How to Overcome the “OK Plateau” of Performance & Personal Growth

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Something experts in all fields tend to do when they’re practicing is to operate outside of their comfort zone and study themselves failing. The best figure skaters in the world spend more of their practice time practicing jumps that they don’t land than lesser figure skaters do. The same is true of musicians. When most musicians sit down to practice, they play the parts of pieces that they’re good at. Of course they do: it’s fun to succeed. But expert musicians tend to focus on the parts that are hard, the parts they haven’t yet mastered. The way to get better at a skill is to force yourself to practice just beyond your limits.

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Sounds like good advice.  Effective tutors always push learners.  

Audrey curating for http:/www./homeschoolsource.co.uk

 

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Write on Sports's curator insight, October 20, 2:53 PM

This article falls right in line with our methodology for our program.  Revision! Revision! Revision!  which in essence is practice! practice! practice!  

Chris Carter's curator insight, October 20, 8:04 PM

This is growth mindset. Failure as iteration. Wonderful!

Miguel Herrera E.'s curator insight, October 21, 10:55 AM

El secreto es practicar hasta superar los propios limites, auto impuestos  muy frecuentemente.

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What is 21st century education? - YouTube

"Our world is changing at an unprecedented pace. To prepare our students, lessons must go beyond the "3 R's" and foster 21st century skills. Skills like critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity will be essential for students to take on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead."


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All this is true  so where do we start?  Children do not start learning when they go to school.  They start learning the moment their eyes open.  Parents can help their children activate their brains and create fantastic neural networks.  All children can encompass all the different styles of learning; Visual:; Auditory; Verbal; Kinaesthetic: -Using touch and taste to explore the information; Logical: a  mathematical approach to concepts; Interpersonal -Learning in groups; Intrapersonal - Learning  alone. Try some of the early learning from home school resources.

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, October 12, 7:12 PM

Well worth 2 minutes of your time to get an inkling of where education is going. -Lon

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 13, 6:24 AM

Entièrement d'accord. Entre autre pour la pensée critque par rapport aux informations reçues. 

Tony Guzman's curator insight, October 13, 11:52 AM

This short video presentation challenges educators with the question: What is 21st century education?

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Why Does Sitting Still Equal Learning? - Huffington Post

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Whether we're talking about preschool, elementary through secondary school, college, or even adult learners, I have serious objections to the idea that learning supposedly only comes via the eyes, the ears, and the seat of the pants. Schools -- and policymakers -- have for too long accepted the belief that learning best occurs while students are seated (and quiet, of course). The theory may have been understandable back when they didn't have the research to prove otherwise. But today we do.

Via John Evans, Miloš Bajčetić, Mark E. Deschaine Ph.D.
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If you observe crawling babies, youngsters, pre-school children you will notice how they learn by movement, touch, smell, taste.  They very rarely sit still - their brains are constantly on the move. Everything they do is repeated in different formats  and they are rarely if ever quiet:  They repeat what they hear even though it may not make sense to older children or adults. They are increasing their neuronal networks.  

 

One way to help youngsters learn which means increase their brains is to give them a variety of tools, toys and watch what they do.  Parents can also guide their children to use objects in a variety of ways......

Have a look at hundreds of  objects to assist your child use his or her brains: http://www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

Audrey curating for homeschoolsource.co.uk.

 

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Michail Darley's curator insight, October 8, 11:45 PM

This is really fascinating. No simple answers here, but it reinforces the view that sitting quietly alone at a desk is not a prerequisite for the best learning.

Bethan Greenhalgh's curator insight, October 9, 2:20 PM

I know that PE and the Dramanauts will have something to say! Churchill's standing desk is still in the PM's office - should we consider it? As someone with U6 lessons 10 & 11 on a Friday I say yes!

Marianne's Musings 's curator insight, October 14, 10:38 PM

Another great advantage we have as home educating families. Our children are not required to be seated all day. They learn in different places and in different positions, moving, observing, walking and on the trampoline! 

Love this quote from the article, " we have research demonstrating that sitting in a chair increases fatigue and reduces concentration (our bodies are designed to move, not sit). "

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10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning)

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"Even more than other types of education, eLearning must struggle to attract learners' attention: the Internet is full of distractions, and adult learners are both busier and more free to indulge in distractions. Helping students to pay attention is a primary concern of training professionals, so here are some optimal methods to win the attention game in eLearning."


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These are certainly true.  Have a look at www.hotmoodle.com

 

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Clare Treloar's curator insight, July 24, 8:08 PM

a great summary about ways to target our learners in the digital space. 

Mark Treadwell's curator insight, July 27, 3:47 PM

A great list of elements that contribute to a good prompt. Prompts initiate curiosity via the stimulation of the release of hormones that trigger astrocytic cells (75% of all brain cells) in the brain to trigger neurons to map and automate complex neural patterns we call ideas and concepts. MT

Bernard VULLIERME's curator insight, October 20, 5:30 AM

Rien de nouveau sous le soleil du bon e:enseignant, mais plus d'exigences …

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8 Critical Skills For A Modern Education

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"Pearson sent us this report recently–Exploring the Learning Curve. The big idea here is the changing skill needs for students globally. It is based on this idea of an index–a Global Index of Cognitive Skills and Education Attainment. The report explains:
'The Global Index of Cognitive Skills and Educational Attainment compares the performance of 39 countries and one region (Hong Kong) on two categories of education: Cognitive Skills and Educational Attainment. The Index provides a snapshot of the relative performance of countries based on their education outputs.'”


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These would seem to correlate with Thomas Friedman's    "The world is flat" idea.  Basically we need to value and  respect all human beings as those  people at the bottom of the tree last century wont always be there:  

 

Emotional intelligence (feel things from others point of view).  Communication (learn to speak  another person's language). Problem-solving (Listen to and understand someone else's pain and joy); Team-working (the ability to liaise with others as humans who feel pain, cry, hurt just as you do).  

 

Basically the emphasis seems to be on humanity as one rather group rather than the superficial differences.  The idea is for human beings to leave the savannah.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 25, 9:12 PM

As this post states, the image shown above has been in the media quite a bit over the last few weeks. It shares the eight cognitive skills that students need (based on the research). As you review them you will notice that these are inline with the skills recommended for 21st century learning.

In addition to these skills the report also shared six lessons. Three are listed below.

* Lesson 1: The OECD estimates that half of the economic growth in developed countries in the last decade came from improved skills.

* Lesson 2: In recent years it has become increasingly clear that basic reading, writing and arithmetic are not enough. The importance of 21st century non-cognitive skills – broadly defined as abilities important for social interaction – is pronounced.

* Lesson 3: Making sure people are taught the right skills early in their childhood is much more effective than trying to improve skills in adulthood for people who were let down by their school system. But even when primary education is of a high quality, skills decline in adulthood if they are not used regularly.

Click through to the post and read the other three lessons. Consider your students. Do you think your school is meeting the lessons and the skills? Do you think the US is meeting these lessons and skills? If you click through to the actual report you can see a table that shows the Overall Index Rank and Score of the 39 countries involved (plus Hong Kong) as well as the Cognitive Skills Rank and Score, and the Educational Attainment Rank and Score for the years 2012 and 2014.

David Hain's curator insight, June 26, 3:35 AM

Critical skills that will secure a positive future, for you or your kids!

WEAC's curator insight, June 26, 11:39 AM

Short and to the point, this list provides great food for thought. DId you expect to see digital literacy as one of the top skills for a modern education?

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How Flipped Classrooms Are Growing and Changing

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The teaching method is approaching “mainstream” status, according to the report.

 

"A new survey shows the flipped classroom model is expanding and changing in K–12 classrooms, with 30 percent more teachers adopting the teaching method since 2012."


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Also look at www.hotmoodle.com

 

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Federal education official says technology, early learning can unlock a child's potential

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"A child's preschool years are critical for learning, a federal education official said Tuesday, and, while missed opportunities can be made up later, it takes twice the effort and the cost."


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Start children's learning early at home.  Give them fantastic learning tools.  Select geology and earth sciences, astronomy, educational science, physics, astronomy, mathematics play resources.

 

Children can learn to summarise arguments; abstract nouns; persuasive letter writing; role-play and movement; identifying grammar structures; Comprehension.  Hundreds of  teaching resources to inspire and motivate. Inquiry based learning lets your child take a lead role in his or her own education, increasing their desire to learn and retain information.


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Piet Kommers's curator insight, April 2, 8:15 PM

As long as youngsters feel they can learn from earlier failure its double effort may be even more productive i think

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What Are The Ingredients For Self-Directed Learning?

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What Are The Ingredients For Self-Directed Learning?

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This is what was found:  "The students in the Independent Project are remarkable but not because they are exceptionally motivated or unusually talented. They are remarkable because they demonstrate the kinds of learning and personal growth that are possible when teenagers feel ownership of their high school experience, when they learn things that matter to them and when they learn together. In such a setting, school capitalizes on rather than thwarts the intensity and engagement that teenagers usually reserve for sports, protest or friendship..."


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35 Psychology-Based Learning Strategies For Deeper Learning

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"Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with Power Point presentations during your lectures? Urged your students to memorize more in order to remember more? If the answer is no, you may want to rethink your notions of psychology and its place in the learning environment. Here are 35 critical thinking strategies, straight from the mind of Sigmund Freud." | by Sara Briggs


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Some of these are excellent memory methods, which people learn automatically from a very young age. One way to help older learners is to try to get them back to that exciting trial and error style that they had as young children.  

 

Watch babies aged a year plus and see how they are fascinated by simple activities such as picking up a pencil and walking backwards and forwards to drop it at a certain spot, then walking around a table and carrying out the same action again and again. But watch carefully, the spot the pencil has been placed is usually near something else, sometimes a larger object.  

 

One of the things we stop doing as we get older is to enjoy repeating things from different perspectives:  that is learning with stress.  If students looked at what they were learning as something that enhanced their understanding rather than just for passing exams, learning would be memorable and more enjoyable.  You do not need a teacher to' teach' you this.  Most of the psychology-based strategies are inherent.


So parents start children as soon as they start crawling;  leave books, small toys and a variety of different toys around and watch how they learn. NOT EVERYTHING GOES INTO THEIR MOUTHS!!

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Tom Perran's curator insight, March 4, 10:25 PM
Good strategies to incorporate when planning instruction. (some we already use!)