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5 Common Misconceptions About Bloom's Taxonomy

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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
by Lee Watanabe-Crockett

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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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6 Key Principles That Make Finnish Education a Success  By Maria Muuri

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32 Tips For Building Better Relationships With Students - TeachThought

32 Tips For Building Better Relationships With Students - TeachThought | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Building relationships with students isn’t always simple, but it’s crucial to the well-being and academic growth of all students.

Part of the reason it’s not, in fact, ’simple’ is because every student is different and there are few universal rules for engaging students. In the same way connecting with colleagues and people in your personal life can be complicated because of different contexts, interests, personalities, and communication patterns, connecting and building relationships with students in the classroom can be equally challenging.

And a distinction should be made here between building a ‘working relationship’ and authentic relationship with students. Because of your position of authority in the classroom, a ‘working relationship’ with a students is a matter of ‘classroom management’ in pursuit of ‘student engagement.’ This approach can be efficient, but the clinical tone leaves a lot on the table for the growth of students.

If you are able to authenticate that ‘working relationship’ with genuine interest and personalization, more human and affectionate terms for that relationship can grow, resulting in the often-elusive ‘student engagement’ while also making your job—and life—easier, and your classroom a more enjoyable place for everyone to be.

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Trust between a teacher and student can sometimes mean engagement and disengagement in the class.
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20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers

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here is an age old adage that says “two heads are better than one.”

Consider collaboration in recent history: Watson and Crick or Page and Brin (Founders of Google). But did you know it was a collaborative Computer Club about basic programming at a middle school that brought together two minds that would change the future of computing?


Yes, those two were, of course, Bill Gates and Paul Allen, the founders of Microsoft.

Collaborative learning teams are said to attain higher level thinking and preserve information for longer times than students working individually.  Why is this so?

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The strategies can be used not necessarily in order, but they might give insights/ideas on the whole process of a collaboration.
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Child Development and Emotions: How to Teach Emotional Intelligence in the Classroom

Child Development and Emotions: How to Teach Emotional Intelligence in the Classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Teaching emotional intelligence in the classroom is essential, and our guide strives to tell you more about why you need to teach it and the tools that you can use for it.

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What Great Teachers Know About Their Students by Terry Heick

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By Terry Heick

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10 of The Best Educational Apps for Learning Grammar via Educators' technology

10 of The Best Educational Apps for Learning Grammar 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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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 

10 reasons Finland's school system is better  | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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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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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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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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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5 Tips for Improving Students’ Success in Math - Edutopia

5 Tips for Improving Students’ Success in Math - Edutopia | Education Matters | Scoop.it
What does it take to improve student success and interest in math? The Philadelphia-based Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) asked more than 400 U.S. high school math teachers for their advice related to teaching and learning mathematics.

“The good news is that students can have success in math class with the right effort, attitude, and behavior, regardless of a natural affinity or being ‘good at math,’” said Michelle Montgomery, project director of the MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge at SIAM. “Using quantitative skills to solve real, open-ended problems by employing the mathematical modeling process is a great way to get started.” 

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How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher By David Cutler

How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher By David Cutler | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Transformational teachers share best practices, build mentoring relationships, observe their peers, keep things fresh, model their subject's usefulness, and demonstrate caring beyond what they teach.

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50 Resources For Teaching With Bloom's Taxonomy -

50 Resources For Teaching With Bloom's Taxonomy - | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Bloom’s Taxonomy was a remarkable attempt to create a system of learning that focuses on how people learn and organize content around those natural aptitudes.

Created by Benjamin Bloom in 1956, he created a method to differentiate questions in the education system. Here you will find an enriched list of blog posts, apps, tools, videos and strategies to help educators become more proficient with the system.

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20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers

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Collaborative learning teams are said to attain higher level thinking and preserve information for longer times than students working individually.  Why is this so?

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Using De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats Model to Teach Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills Essential for Success in the 21st Century Economy

Using De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats Model to Teach Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills Essential for Success in the 21st Century Economy | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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"It is understood that although critical thinking and problem solving are recognized as skills that are essential for success, particularly in the 21st century Digital Economy, they are not explicitly taught as part of the curriculum in many educational institutions. To make a contribution to an understanding of how critical thinking and problem solving can be taught effectively, the present paper draws upon the work of one of the leaders in critical thinking and problem solving to illustrate how these skills could be taught using De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats Model. Following an exposition of the key tenets of De Bono’s Model, the paper discusses how each of the Six Thinking Hats could be used in an effective pedagogy."

 

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Thorough explanation of the De Bono model and how it can be used in K-12 schools.


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