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A Philosophy Of Education: Energy, Inspiration, And Understanding

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If students were given a choice about which classes to attend each day, would they choose our classes? Is there something about the tone, the environment, the practice, or the design of information that makes our time seem worthwhile to learners?

 

 

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Information design rationale as a teaching strategy

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For me teaching is a challenging, dynamic but highly rewarding activity. Here in Europe, students come from and have different cultural and educational backgrounds, thus, have quite uneven levels o...
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13 Subversive Questions for the Classroom » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas

13 Subversive Questions for the Classroom » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Some reflective questions that will help you subvert the status quo in your classroom. Such as: If its Googleable, why spend time teaching it? "… as a teacher you get to reinvent yourselves every year … if you want to change the status quo at school, know that everything is conspiring against you … testing, parent expectations, curriculum mandates, etc … so perhaps you'll need to be a bit subversive."

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5 Things Students Expect From Their Teachers

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As the summer is winding down, we’ve begun mapping out the first few weeks of classes in September and also sketching out our goals for the new school year. This planning has inspired us to reflect on our personal aspirations as professionals and life-long learners. It occurs to us to ask if there’s a difference between a “student” and a “learner,” between a “teacher” and an “educator.”

Teachers want their students to be responsible and curious. They expect their students to follow class rules and do their homework. But what about the reverse? What do students want from their teachers?

 

 

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Allison Zmuda's curator insight, August 16, 2013 8:53 AM

Creating the conditions for learning.

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: The Axis Of Education - Changing The Teaching Matrix

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Is creativity an end, or a means to an end? In education, this question has no easy answer. At times, creativity serves as a vehicle for inspiration, while at other times, originality is the destination itself. For painters and poets, artistry is the conduit to new perspectives and phrases. For the basement tinkerer, innovation is the spark to invention. But schools do not produce inventions; they produce inventors. For this reason, to incubate the creative mind is a crucial role of the teacher. To foster imagination is a key pathway toward entrepreneurship and discovery. Ingenuity, therefore, resides in the upper quadrant of any educational schema.

 

 

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