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Bringing the Science of Learning Into Classrooms - Edutopia

Bringing the Science of Learning Into Classrooms - Edutopia | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Years of research prompt a group of scientists to ask whether we should rethink the way we do school.

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6 Strategies For Teaching With Bloom's Taxonomy

6 Strategies For Teaching With Bloom's Taxonomy | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Bloom’s Taxonomy can be a powerful tool to transform teaching and learning.

By design, it focuses attention away from content and instruction, and instead emphasizes the “cognitive events” in the mind of a child. And this is no small change.

For decades, education reform has been focused on curriculum, assessment, instruction, and more recently standards, and data, with these efforts only bleeding over into how students think briefly, and by chance. This means that the focus of finite teacher and school resources are not on promoting thinking and understanding, but rather what kinds of things students are going to be thinking about and how they’ll prove they understand them.

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Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers

Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Part of rethinking learning means rethinking the bits and pieces of the learning process–teaching strategies, writing pieces, etc.

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Todos los padres sabemos el problema que nos plantean los escolares con sus deberes o tareas que les ponen para hacer en casa. Pero hay alternativas a esa forma de aprendizaje

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10 Stress Management Tips for Students by Jiji Tharayil

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School life can often get hectic, as you juggle between classes, assignments, projects, good grades, all laced with extreme competition, constant up gradation, and race for perfection. It is therefore, not uncommon for students to go through phases of stress and anxiety, as they surf through their learning journeys. It’

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13 Brilliant Outcomes Of Project-Based Learning - by Terry Heick

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GwynethJones's curator insight, November 11, 2018 2:58 PM

I'm very passionate about #PBL, what do you think?

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5 Videos to Help Teachers Get Started with Project Based Learning - by  Ananya Debroy

5 Videos to Help Teachers Get Started with Project Based Learning - by  Ananya Debroy | Education Matters | Scoop.it
TRENDS Ananya Debroy

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50 Ways To Measure Understanding - TeachThought

50 Ways To Measure Understanding - TeachThought | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"How do you measure what a student understands?

Not give them an assessment, score it, then use that score to imply understanding. Rather, how do you truly ‘uncover’ what they ‘know’–and how ‘well’ they know it?"


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The 10 School Leadership Best Practices That Make a Difference

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If there’s one thing that anyone in any position of authority must be willing to provide in order to inspire action and achievement, it’s leadership. So what about our schools and the teachers and admins who guide their policies? What could we consider to be the most crucial school leadership best practices to follow for making any school successful?
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10 reasons Finland's school system is better 

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Many people are familiar with the stereotype of the hard-working, rote memorization, myopic tunnel vision of Eastern Asian study and work ethics. Many of these countries, like China, Singapore, and Japan amongst others routinely rank in the number one spots in both math and science.

Some pundits point towards this model of exhaustive brain draining as something Americans should aspire to become. Work more! Study harder! Live less. The facts and figures don’t lie – these countries are outperforming us, but there might be a better and healthier way to go about this.

Finland is the answer – a country rich in intellectual and educational reform has initiated over the years a number of novel and simple changes that have completely revolutionized their educational system. They outrank the United States and are gaining on Eastern Asian countries.

Are they cramming in dimly-lit rooms on robotic schedules?  Nope. Stressing over standardized tests enacted by the government? No way. Finland is leading the way because of common-sense practices and a holistic teaching environment that strives for equity over excellence. Here are 10 reasons why Finland’s education system is dominating America and the world stage


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David Hain's curator insight, September 11, 2018 10:59 AM

This article on the future of education is written from an American perspective - but it could just as easily be the UK that is the laggard when compared to Finland.

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10 reasons Finland's school system is better
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12 Myths About Project-Based Learning -

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 Simple premise: What are the most common myths about project-based learning? Put another way, what do we misunderstand about PBL that keeps it from realizing its full potential?  

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Project-based Learning Resources for Teachers via Educators' tech

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Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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20 Tips To Promote A Self-Directed Classroom Culture By TeachThought Staff

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20 Tips To Promote A Self-Directed Classroom Culture

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Reflecting on Personalized Learning - What research suggests?

Reflecting on Personalized Learning - What research suggests? | Education Matters | Scoop.it

The term personalized learning or personalization refers to a manifold variety of educational programs, learning experiences, instructional approaches and academic support strategies which if taken care of properly can help the distinct learning needs, interests, aspirations or cultural backgrounds of individual students.

 

 

Personalized learning refers to instruction where the pace of learning and the instructional approach are tailored to meet the needs of each learner. Please note here, that, learning objectives, instructional approaches and instructional content may vary based on learner’s needs. And with today’s technology at its best time, it makes personalized learning an achievable goal for the institutions.


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Tomorrow's Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future - TeachThought

Tomorrow's Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future - TeachThought | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Let’s take a look at this vague idea of the ‘classroom of the future.’ This is all subjective, but it’s worth talking about. So let’s talk.

Below are some ideas that are truly transformational–not that they haven’t been said before. It’s not this article that’s transformational, but the ideas themselves. These ideas aren’t just buzzwords or trendy edu-jargon but the kind of substance with the potential for lasting change.

And the best part? This is stuff that’s available not tomorrow with ten grand in classroom funding and 12 hours of summer PD, but today. Utopian visions of learning are tempting, if for no other reason than they absolve us of accountability to create it right now, leading to nebulous romanticizing about how powerful learning could be if we just did more of X and Y.

But therein lies the rub: Tomorrow’s learning is already available, and below are seven of the most compelling and powerful trends, concepts, and resources that represent its promise.

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249 Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking

249 Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking | Education Matters | Scoop.it

249 Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking

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20 Ways To Provide Effective Feedback For Learning - By TeachThought Staff

20 Ways To Provide Effective Feedback For Learning - By TeachThought Staff | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Feedback for learning is a matter of communication, consistency, and tone, all driven by and for assessment practice.

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The Best Ways of Becoming a More Empathetic Teacher - Global Digital Citizen

The Best Ways of Becoming a More Empathetic Teacher - Global Digital Citizen | Education Matters | Scoop.it
At one time or another, many an educator searches for ways of becoming a more empathetic teacher. It mostly comes from a strong desire to educate children by using genuine connection and understanding. Arguably, this is perhaps the most effective pathway to imparting a meaningful lifelong learning mindset.

A classic explanation of empathy is the ability to walk in another’s shoes and understand that person’s experience. Empathy is a common language across environments, contexts, and relationships. Everyone can benefit from practicing it, and it can certainly do no wrong in our classrooms.

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Using video effectively in the classroom

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"When we show videos in class, we want our students to watch actively rather than passively: to comprehend, not just consume. We want our students to be active viewers. But why stop at comprehension? Active viewing is great, but it isn’t enough."


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5 Common Misconceptions About Bloom's Taxonomy

5 Common Misconceptions About Bloom's Taxonomy | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Many educators have a mistaken view of the Taxonomy and the levels in it, as the following errors suggest. And arguably the greatest weakness of the Common Core Standards is to avoid being extra-careful in their use of cognitive-focused verbs, along the lines of the rationale for the Taxonomy.

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8 Strategies To Make Learning Visual In Your Classroom - via TeachThought

8 Strategies To Make Learning Visual In Your Classroom - via TeachThought | Education Matters | Scoop.it
8 Strategies To Make Learning Visual In Your Classroom by TeachThought Staff & Jackie Gerstein, TeachThought PD Facilitator How about some strategies for visual learning? Though the idea of ‘learning styles’ has fallen out of favor in education, the idea that there are different methods of ‘ingesting’ information and that differences between and across these methods …

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R- This site contains reliability because it talks about teaching skills and approaches to take on helping students learn better and help the information sink in so we (the students) can fully understand it. 
A- I do believe they know what they are talking about because I did look into their website and information and i personally agree with their website and i agree with these skills and tactics that are helping students learn. Maybe when they were once in school they did experience difficulties with learning so they are offering or suggesting things to help kids learn better and help the information be retained and able to be learned on a deeper level.
V- Their whole website is about teaching so yes they do have things at stake but at the same time it is a matter of how different students learn. 
E- They do have the expertise because they research and study about teaching as a whole not just this topic but everything that has to do with teaching that can help students and teachers even school districts. The website speaks for itself and gives tactics and evidence on how it's worked for students. 
N- I don't note any bias but i can see that they are big on education so anything that is happening to help education they talk about it and are for it. In this particular article there are no signs of bias opinions or information. 
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6 Websites for Teaching Students Coding via Educators' technology

6 Websites for Teaching Students Coding via Educators' technology | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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15 of the Best Reflective Questions Your Learners Can Use for Debriefing Learning by Lee Watanabe-Crockett

15 of the Best Reflective Questions Your Learners Can Use for Debriefing Learning by Lee Watanabe-Crockett | Education Matters | Scoop.it
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10 Reasons Every Teacher Needs A Professional Learning Network -

10 Reasons Every Teacher Needs A Professional Learning Network - | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"According to Marc-André Lalande,  “a Personal Learning Network is a way of describing the group of people that you connect with to learn their ideas, their questions, their reflections, and their references.

Your PLN is not limited to online interactions, but it is that online, global interactive part that really makes it special. It is personal because you choose who’s part of that group; you choose if you want to lurk–just check out what people are saying–or if you share; because you choose when to do so, and how to do so.”

As for this graphic? You can thank Sylvia Duckworth, who always does a great job sharing simple sketch notes to help teachers. (She also took our 12 Rules of Great Teaching and created a predictably wonderful graphic to supplement the text, among others.) We’ve taken her graphic and provided starting points for each ‘reason’ a teacher need a PLN."


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What Is Bloom's Taxonomy? A Definition For Teachers -

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In one sentence, Bloom’s Taxonomy is a hierarchical ordering of cognitive skills that can, among countless other uses, help teachers teach and students learn.

For example, Bloom’s Taxonomy can, for example, be used to create assessments, evaluate the complexity of assignments, design assessments, design curriculum, develop online courses. or plan project-based learning experiences for students.

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Tips for Teaching with Apps

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"Teaching with apps is not new. We have compiled lists of apps and tech resources that can be used in the classroom and for education outside the classroom. However, we haven’t necessarily offered any tips for successfully using apps for teaching. Finding, downloading, and having students use apps for learning is one thing. Teaching with apps effectively and making use of the data they track is another task entirely."


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