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How Messy Learning Helps Understanding

Here's a brief look at how messy learning can help understanding both in project-based learning and in life.
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Does Teaching Kids To Get 'Gritty' Help Them Get Ahead?

Education circles are abuzz with a new concept: that resilience and persistence are just as important as intelligence to predicting student success and achievement. But can "grit" actually be taught?
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Eight Tips for Fostering Flow in the Classroom

Eight Tips for Fostering Flow in the Classroom | developing learners | Scoop.it
Every teacher wants students to feel engaged and happy in the classroom. Here are research-based tips for making it happen.
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A practical guide for teachers who just got iPads [Clark]

A practical guide for teachers who just got iPads [Clark] | developing learners | Scoop.it
A practical guide for teachers who just got iPads [Clark] http://t.co/wYUCl4KUWn
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Beyond Leveled Readers: A Lesson from Candy Crush

Beyond Leveled Readers: A Lesson from Candy Crush | developing learners | Scoop.it
I have been on the same level for two weeks. I am frustrated and want to move on. I have the skills to attempt other levels, but I'm forced to stay where I am. I want to try new things and learn ne...
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10 ways to encourage students to take responsibility for their learning…

10 ways to encourage students to take responsibility for their learning… | developing learners | Scoop.it
1. Don't make all the decisions Allow choice. Encourage students to make decisions about how they learn best. Create opportunities for them to pursue their own interests and practise skills in a va...
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10 ways to create a culture of thinking…

10 ways to create a culture of thinking… | developing learners | Scoop.it
Ron Ritchhart, in his book Intellectual Character, as well as his work with Visible Thinking through Harvard's Project Zero, describes the forces that comprise a 'culture of thinking' in the classr...
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8 Things to Look for in Today’s Classroom

8 Things to Look for in Today’s Classroom | developing learners | Scoop.it

"As I think that leaders should be able to describe what they are looking for in schools I have thought of eight things that I really want to see in today’s classroom. I really believe that classrooms need to be learner focused. This is not simply that students are creating but that they are also having opportunities to follow their interests and explore passions.  The teacher should embody learning as well. So with that being said, here are some things that I believe will help the learner of today be successful in our world, both today and tomorrow." | by George Couros


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Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain

Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain | developing learners | Scoop.it
This article from Greater Good was written by Louis Cozolino, PhD. It features a list of 9 different brain characteristics that teachers must know about.
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Wonder, Prediction and Student Engagement

Wonder, Prediction and Student Engagement | developing learners | Scoop.it
A sense of wonder and the need to predict -- these are two of the qualities that enrich all of us. We wonder about big things (is there life on other planets?), smaller things (if I write to a friend
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FlipSnack | PDF to Flash page flip - flipping book software

FlipSnack | PDF to Flash page flip - flipping book software | developing learners | Scoop.it
FlipSnack is a flipping book software that lets you convert PDF documents into Flash page flip digital publications that you can embed into your website.
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WHAT’S GOING ON IN THIS PICTURE - The Learning Network Blog - NYTimes.com

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THIS PICTURE - The Learning Network Blog - NYTimes.com | developing learners | Scoop.it
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