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What is the experience our students tell others about their time in school?

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The following is an excerpt from Jeff Bezos (CEO and founder of Amazon) and the annual letter to his shareholders: “Jeff, what does Day 2 look like?” That’s a question I just got at our most r…

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10 Essential Characteristics of a 21st Century Educator

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This is a first draft and I am trying to learn through reflection.  Would love your thoughts on the ideas below. People have come to loathe the term “21st Century Education”, or “…

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John Zuluaga's curator insight, April 23, 2017 1:56 PM
Innovation is not only related to technology and the use of it, but also with the professional skills and how we take advantage of them. The fact of becoming a 21st century teacher is pretty challenging but not difficult. Mixing professional skills and tools that we have in this trendy century can bring amazing results in education. 
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Standards-Based Learning: Why Do Educators Make It So Complex?

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Educators have the odd habit of taking simple ideas and making them inexplicably complex. Standards based learning is one of them.
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Celeste Osgood's curator insight, January 31, 8:04 PM
Standards based learning 
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Diving Into Project-based Learning: Designing the Rubric |Philip Cummings

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Perhaps the most difficult aspect of project-based learning for me was figuring out how I was going to assess it.

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Mack James's curator insight, April 19, 2013 6:39 AM

Standard based assessment is great for teachers to see specific skills students need help on, specific concepts, provides clarity and guided instruction that is focused on student learning

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Classroom Changes You Can Make Now

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1. Begin introducing more informational text, preferably from primary sources.

2. Increase text complexity and provide scaffolding via model texts. 


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"Writing is the mode on which the assessments are being built."

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Writing is the mode on which the assessments are being built. The CCSS's impetus to integrate reading and writing across all subject areas drives the dismissal of classes only using textbook-driven instruction...and their mirrored counterparts in current state testing. Textbook instruction often presents one type of question and one mode of learning--the CCSS assessments want to encourage a social component to learning that is integrated with ample opportunities for students to read and write.
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Diving Into Project-based Learning: Designing the Rubric |Philip Cummings

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Perhaps the most difficult aspect of project-based learning for me was figuring out how I was going to assess it.

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Mack James's curator insight, April 19, 2013 6:39 AM

Standard based assessment is great for teachers to see specific skills students need help on, specific concepts, provides clarity and guided instruction that is focused on student learning

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Southern Education Desk

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Great overview of the promises and challenges of Common Core in the South.

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Terrible Times Lie Ahead for Bad Teachers

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by Felix Jacomino

 

As I prepare a presentation on 21st Century Skills, I find myself dealing with having to first be clear on what they are NOT. Only because for many, the term "21st Century" is synonymous with technology. In this post, I won't get into the details of why it's not.

 

What I would like to share is my realization that terrible times lie ahead for bad teachers. Conversely, there has never been a more exciting time for a good educator than today and the near future!

 

In order to make a statement like that, I owe it to my readers to give my definition of each type of teacher.

 

Bad teachers:

Do not want to learn new things.

Have "the book" lead instruction and feel the need to always stick to it.

Are comfortable doing the same lessons (the same way) year after year.

Never step out of their comfort zone.

Live in their own bubble and do not see the need to live outside of it.

Only teach facts and assess the ability to memorize those facts ("Any teacher that can be replaced by a computer, deserves to be." -David Thornburg). 

Design tests to be easily gradeable.

Think that all progress in education are "fads."

Do not learn new things... oops, I already wrote that! It bears repeating because SOOOO much can be learned from other colleagues!

 

Good teachers:

Care whether their students find the learning relative.

Are ALWAYS looking for new ways to engage their students.

Embrace quality professional development as often as they can.

Learn from and share with other educators.

Have gotten this far into this post and are nodding their heads ;-)

 

My hopes are that we QUICKLY get to the point where teachers who do not inspire and engage will be seen as employees who are simply not doing their jobs and be let go. Or, they may move to schools that don't "get it" (yet) and find a safe haven there for now. Either way, it's time for ALL teachers to pick a side. And yes, there's plenty of room on the "good side" for bad teachers to make the change. Here's hoping!


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Casey Anley's curator insight, July 6, 2013 1:32 PM

Interesting good vs. bad

John Rudkin's curator insight, February 8, 2014 3:07 AM

Interesting take, and of course true, i.e. "technology" is not 21st Century.  It is almost a constant - technology facilitates (or can, used correctly) good teaching, and offers opportunities to add variety, flexibility and relevance.  Used badly it can be irrelevant.

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, February 8, 2014 10:30 PM

Diferencias entre Buenos y Malos Profesores

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Close Reading: Dissecting The Text

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A close reading of text is a rereading of a small slice of a story (or something that is short to begin with, like a poem or an essay)—perhaps rereading it many times.Then, through careful inspection of words, sentences, paragraphs, and the way they work as parts and together as a whole, the teacher leads the students to discern the author’s meaning. Students are guided to provide “textual evidence” that the author’s meaning is what it is. They can’t guess, based only their prior knowledge and a cursory look at the words on the page, what the author intends.  This means, practically, that a Cliff Note’s acquaintanceship with the text won’t cut it.
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Alabama College and Career Ready Initiative (Alabama Common Core Standards): ALSDE

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Alabama State Department of Education

 

The documents below provide accurate information pertaining to the Alabama College and Career Ready Initiative (Alabama Common Core Standards), including Frequently Asked Questions, Background Information, and Key Facts on how Alabama’s educational standards are preparing students for college and career readiness.

Alabama College and Career Ready Initiative ALEX PageThe Facts About Alabama College and Career Ready InitiativeFrequently Asked QuestionsKey FactsACCRI FlyerACCRI BrochureAlabama Education News (AEN) article on Common Core StandardsAlabama Mathematics Course of StudyAlabama English Language Arts Course of Study
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Comparing Common Core to the old methods of teaching: Evidence

New federal standards a hit at Santa Ana schools

 

"Instead of just memorizing the material they learn, students must be able to demonstrate they understand that material.

 

This means all U.S. classrooms should be buzzing with student collaboration and teachers should be pulling together all types of reading material to make their lessons more universal.


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JamieSkaggs's curator insight, March 2, 2013 5:53 PM

I really like the first quote.  This truly shows common core.

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What is the experience our students tell others about their time in school?

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The following is an excerpt from Jeff Bezos (CEO and founder of Amazon) and the annual letter to his shareholders: “Jeff, what does Day 2 look like?” That’s a question I just got at our most r…

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Neuroscience on what schools should stop doing

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Adolescent-brain science findings suggest four things that middle and high school teachers should stop doing, writes psychologist Thomas Armstrong. Findings from adolescent-brain research also suggest a number of things that educators should stop doing so much of at the middle school and high school levels. For example:• Classroom teaching that focuses largely on delivering content through lectures and textbooks fails to engage the emotional brain and leaves unchanged those prefrontal regions that are important in metacognition.• Public posting of grades and test scores (a practice which in this data-driven world appears to be increasing) humiliates and shames students in front of their highly valued peers.• Locking students into a set academic college-bound program of courses takes away their ability to make decisions about what most interests them (a process that integrates the limbic system's motivational verve with the prefrontal cortex's decisionmaking capacity).
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BYOD School Tells Students, "Buy a Calculator Because You Can Cheat with Your iPads!"

BYOD School Tells Students, "Buy a Calculator Because You Can Cheat with Your iPads!" | Collaborate 2 Innovate | Scoop.it

Can you believe this? 

 

My daughter goes to a 20th century school that mistakingly thinks it embraces 21st century learning simply because it allows students to bring their own device. This is particularly frustrating to me since I speak on this very subject at schools and conferences around the country. 

 

"Daddy, I need to buy a scientific calculator for math class!" I respond, "Oh sweetie, you're so cute. No one with a brand new iPad mini needs to buy a physical calculator any more. Just tell me what functions you need it to do and I'll help you find the right app." To which she says, "No. We're not allowed to use our iPads or phones. The teacher says we can cheat that way by texting, IMing, or emailing answers to each other." *facepalm*

 

I would like to crowdsource here and ask for comments as to how to best deliver my email to this school's academic director.

 

Thanks in advance!


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Jo Blannin - The Know Tech Teacher's comment, May 7, 2013 10:56 PM
totally disagree! teach them to source information from wherever - where does 'cheating' actually fit these days? Isn't crowd sourcing your answer a good strategy - just like you're doing?!?!?
Leslie Kelsey's comment, May 10, 2013 11:01 AM
The teacher could think about creating an assignment that involves much more than crunching numbers, and requires analysis, hypothesis proposal and other key scientific research skills that make using a Sci Calculator out of date - the whole notion of cheating is outdated.
Casey Anley's curator insight, July 6, 2013 1:32 PM

Bizarre rationality after adopting a poilcy!

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Don’t plan for technology; plan for learning | eSchool News

You never know how someone will react when you suggest that they junk their title and replace it with a new one that leads to a different focus of work—not to mention the confusion this could cause across the faculty, or the possible political...

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With Tougher Standardized Tests, a Reminder to Breathe

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New York City public school students are undergoing rigorous preparation for the redesigned exams, which are likely to cover some material that is not yet in the curriculum.

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Jenny Sloane's curator insight, November 17, 2013 9:56 PM

What stood out to me the most in this article was the first sentence when parents begged a principal to postpone a lower school science fair because their child was too stressed and anxious about upcoming tests. I understand that standardized tests are part of almost every curriculum in public schools; however, curriculum should not revolve solely around the tests. Education is more than just taking tests. I think critical thinking, learning to write research papers, and working in groups are just as important as doing well on tests. Everything I just mentioned are crucial elements of education in my opinion and the amount of emphasis and stress that is put on standardized tests only detracts from the other elements. Furthermore, I was appalled to read that this request was made by parents of a lower school student. Children that young should not be exposed to that much pressure or stress that comes along with standardized tests. I do not think it is healthy or fair. The fact that 10 and 11 year olds have to be reminded to just relax and to take a moment to breathe is very concerning to me. If students feel this amount of pressure in elementary school, I do not want to imagine how overwhelmed and stressed they will be in high school and higher education. I think something needs to be done to address these issues and find a way to use testing, but adjust it in a way to make it less stressful. 

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Busting Up Misconceptions About Formative 'Assessment'

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A group of researchers makes a plea for understanding formative "assessment" as a suite of teaching practices.

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National Twitter Rally Against Common Core | Choice Media | education reform homepage

National Twitter Rally Against Common Core | Choice Media | education reform homepage | Collaborate 2 Innovate | Scoop.it
RT @aampatriot: #StopCommonCore Panel: @approject @joypullmann @ediswatching @shulsie @shanevanderhart @TruthinAmEd http://t.co/Y0VCJHtgN1 #stopcommoncore
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iPad as the Teacher's Pet [Infographic]

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Hey, teacher! Got an iPad? Then you've got a toolbox that you can fill to help you be an even better teacher! Spend some time with this infographic to discover how your iPad can be your handy assistant.

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Felix Jacomino's curator insight, April 8, 2013 8:06 AM

Tony does it again! EXCELLENT Infographic all iPad-toting teachers are going to LOVE!

Brittany Leach's curator insight, August 6, 2013 1:55 AM

How I can use my iPad in class

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Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning Education 3.0

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Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning and implementing Education 3.0. This post seeks to compare the developments of the Internet-Web to t...

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Mack James's curator insight, April 4, 2013 5:20 PM
The educational system need to speed up its pace with technology. This would enable the system to better connect its curriculum with the speed of new technology being developed
Marie-Chantal SCHMITZ's curator insight, April 5, 2013 9:22 AM

a méditer et à partager pour nourri notre réflexion sur l'école de demain

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, June 24, 2013 3:54 AM

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reat revison of the 3 types of educations throug time and technology

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Writing: Citing Textual Evidence

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Teaching students to use textual evidence is a key component of the Common Core. Learn how to teach students to cite textual evidence, engage in collaborative discussions and draw evidence from literary text in preparation for writing.

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Connie Wise's curator insight, March 11, 2013 1:14 PM

 Teach Channel video--about 6 min

David Timbs's curator insight, March 11, 2013 10:46 PM

It's time to get into the text Sullivan County!  

Ali Lamb Brown's curator insight, April 30, 2013 4:16 PM

Middle school reading

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Short-term growing pains under the Common Core but "outlook looks bright for teachers"

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While the Common Core may cause short term growing pains, the outlook looks bright for teachers seeking to implement creative classroom instruction and the students who will benefit from the changes in their curriculum.


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Thesis Builder - The Original Persuasive Essay Maker

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Peg Gillard's curator insight, February 23, 2013 7:20 PM

Great way to set foundational skills!

Principal dd's curator insight, February 25, 2013 12:23 AM

A great way to get students who struggle with getting 'pen / pencil' onto their paper ... let them get a start on their HHDD (hand held digital device). 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, February 25, 2013 12:22 PM

Another brilliant idea by Tom March