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The Flipped Classroom

Peer into Aaron Sams' classroom as he explains why he flipped his classroom. Aaron Sams, along with Jonathan Bergmann were the first to flip their classes. T...
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This video is great for classroom climate because it shows a different type of classroom routine that allows for a quality learning and a different way to approach learning that creatively helps learning. Learning can get boring by doing it the basic way and by flipping the classroom kids can be very enthused and excited to learn since its used in a different way and gets them thinking in a different way. these strategies help with all learning and everything that can create a strong classroom climate. This flipped classroom changes the norms, routines, and spaces of the classroom. The norms are changed because it shows the classroom as a place for activities and to learn the lesson by doing rather than being talked at, or discussing, and is class generated and is communicated based off of the students listening to the lesson at home and then doing activities in the classroom. The routines are changed because it creates the routine listening to the lecture at home and doing a brief quiz that the video supports and then doing activities to further the learning in the classroom the next day. As well, it changes the spaces of the classroom because since lecture is not needed as much it allows for more open space and group learning space by pushing desks into groups and allowing for space in the front of the classroom for classwide activities on the lesson. As well, the flipped classroom creates more chances at project based learning because it allows more classroom time for projects. As well the whole child and global competency is seen because it teaches the students through doing and can bring in activities across the world.

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10 classroom routines that get kids talking (and writing) about math strategies -

10 classroom routines that get kids talking (and writing) about math strategies - | Education | Scoop.it
Most kids find it challenging to explain how they solve math problems and to put what they know about math into words.
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This is a great article for classroom climate because it shows how to create norms and routines in a classroom over climate. The math strategies in this article showed ways and strategies that can help improve children's math skills. A norm used in the article is by bringing creativity into the math problem and this is both generated and can be communicated by giving the students problems and give the students freedom to figure out their own way to solve the problem. This helps the students because it strengthens students problem solving abilities. A routine given in the article is to give the students a problem and have them work with partner in how to solve it without getting an answer just the process. The steps to creating this routine is to always have a problem on the board that the students are going to have to hand in their processes after 5 minutes. This ritual will allow the students to understand how an answer can occur rather than it just occurring as well, it allows for different problems and games where the students have to figure out the process to solve a problem, and not just the final answer, and can end in a big project mystery of how something occurred. As well, these math strategies create routines and good norms in classrooms for higher learning, a more fun environment and create a welcoming classroom climate with routines that are good procedures and behaviors toward learning. 

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Changing Classroom Climate - Royce Levi

Classroom Climate Change. Hello. Royce Levi again. When I was studying in the seventies, academics referred to the atmosphere in classrooms as “classroom climate.” So many years later, I am moved to speak about ...
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This article is a good representation of the norms and routines that can help a classroom. Classroom climate is necessary for helping student's learning because it creates better environments for learning. One way this article is good for the norms of the classroom climate is how they treat weaker students in the classroom. A norm that can be used is to keep struggling students involved by making sure they have jobs and tasks to do to keep them apart of every lesson. This will establish a behavior of greater learning for all students, and will be teacher generated for the students. The expectations will be communicated by making sure these students know their roles in the classroom and making sure they do these tasks. As well, there is the norm of silence and keeping the class quieter and this is a teacher generated task that involves whispering and staying quieter. The students will then become quieter then when a teacher just yells. This norm establishes the class to be quieter because they will want to hear their teacher. As well, a routine they article establishes is the routine of having the students do assignments when they enter. It involves giving the students an exercise and making it a routine everyday when they come in from recess to do it so they can quickly start the learning day. As well, the routines and norms establish project based learning, global competency and the whole child because it gives exercises that can be used as Pre PBL exercises for the day or gives the students and safe and helpful environment for learning which helps the whole child.

 

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Game-Based Learning Brings the History of Civilization to Life - YouTube

Middle school students learn social studies through Historia, a paper-based simulation game that incorporates a world cultures curriculum aligned to state standards. More resources at: 
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Game based learning is just like project based learning but helps kids learn with the factor of the project being a game. the game Historia is a way for the kids to learn about history through the ages while playing a competitive game that they are motivated to be successful at since its incredibly fun.

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Danielle Howard's comment, February 20, 2014 7:12 PM
am a BIG fan of games in the classroom. After long day of lectures and research and writing, games help to ease everyone's mind and offer them a chance to take a break. One of the teachers in the video was explaining how he wants his students to understand that he is not their only source of information; somebody else has the answer. I want my students to know the same thing; instead of asking me, look for someone else that can help you find out what you want to know. <br>
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What is PBL? | Project Based Learning | BIE

What is PBL? | Project Based Learning | BIE | Education | Scoop.it
Project Based Learning for the 21st Century...

Via JackieGerstein Ed.D.
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This article by BIE shows the basics to project based learning. The article shows the major important factors that make project based learning possible and how to do them. Like we covered in class, PBL's need to be significant and relate-able so they are interesting as well as have a driving question that works as the thesis statement for the project.

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jessica slater's curator insight, February 17, 2014 6:25 PM

PBL is a method to helping our students become globally competent and resilient. Through PBL, we are able to teach our students how to understand and participate in a rapidly changing world as well as allows our students the ability to change or maintain their place in our world.  #EDCI397 mission

Lauren Jackson's curator insight, February 19, 2014 3:50 PM

Another article that provides explicitly the essentials for Project Based Learning. The Buck Institute focuses on PBL to produce 21st Century Skills. Incorporating technology is fundamental in PBL. What worries me, as a future educator, is the unknown. I want to fully prepare my students with the skills they need, but we are preparing them for an unknown future. For example, in elementary school my computer class focused on "words typed per minute." But now students need to know much more than that when it comes to technology. How can we prepare globally competent students when we don't know what the global sphere will look like in 2020 and beyond?

Robin Kinney's curator insight, February 19, 2014 5:12 PM

This picture truly says 1000 words, which is why I like it.  While reading an article, this one or another, is necessary to understanding what PBL is, this graphic is an excellent at-a-glance reminder.  I'd actually like to take this image, transform it into a trumpet flower, then slide the graphic into the front of my planning binder to act as a beautiful reminder of what I should imbed into my lessons.

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An Introduction to Project-Based Learning

In this hands-on approach to teaching, students create schoolwork that demonstrates core subject knowledge. For more information and resources on project-bas...
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This video was a video by edutopia that showed about project based learning. It really showed the definitiveness of what project based learning does. Education in a project based learning classroom. The students were able to use their creativity, and problem solving ability as well as organizing everything to complete their wing design project. Our class works on project based learning talks about these things, and this classes work shows how well it can work and how much it helps kids.

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Fuel Creativity in the Classroom with Divergent Thinking | Edutopia

Fuel Creativity in the Classroom with Divergent Thinking | Edutopia | Education | Scoop.it
Fuel Creativity in the Classroom with Divergent Thinking. March 18, 2014 | Stacey Goodman. Image credit: Thinkstock. Recently, I showed a group of students in my high school art class a film called Ma Vie En Rose (My Life in Pink), about a ...
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This is a great article for classroom climate because of how good it is for the routines and norms in classrooms.the norms the article features is to encourage play and manage failure which can be done to give fun activities to children and make sure that they can bounce back from issues and keep them from failing more. It would be teacher generated and can be communicated by giving the students fun exercises and activities. As well, the article features routines that can help like art projects or project learning rather than question/answer learning. This type of learning creates more fun exercises and can be used in steps for a big fun project for the students. It is a basis of project based learning which is always helpful for child learning. 

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Reduce Bullying by Improving Classroom Climate

Reduce Bullying by Improving Classroom Climate | Education | Scoop.it
Rutgers University professor Maurice Elias serves as director of the Social-Emotional Learning Lab and principal investigator for its Developing Safe and Civil Schools initiative.
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This article is great for why classroom climate is important because how it shows how classroom climate helps toward stopping bullying. Bullying is an incredibly problematic factor in schools today and eliminating bullying is drastically important. As a result, this article can help with the norms and spaces that can create a better environment. It brings the norm of a safe environment as well as communication and helping others. This norm is generated by the whole class and can be communicated by  having an open classroom  that promotes speaking and doing activities that involves the whole class working together which establishes a safer and more inclusive environment which helps the whole student. As well, the spaces of a classroom are affected by the bullying and aspect of this article because it features activities to create a safer environment which affects my classroom because it makes me want to set up the classroom to create open communication and make the teacher easily accessible at all times. As a result, the purpose of the space is to allow for communication and to possibly keep the class open and facing the teacher and open to discussion by having the desks and space all facing the front and continually sit within the students to help. By creating a better classroom climate and a happier learning environment, it will create a  safer community by making school a better and happier place by eliminating bullying.

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Cooperative Learning: Making Groupwork Work

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The Department of Foundations of Education's Scholar in Residence Dr. Robert A. Slavin presented "Cooperative Learning: Making Groupwork Work" April 26th at ...
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The speaker Robert Slavin talks about how cooperative learning can help strengthen a classroom. He believes that groupwork can work by having students work together and share ideas in order to do a project or accomplish a task while learning. As a result, it helps the spaces and norms within the classroom. The cooperative learning that Robert Slavin helps me think of ways to organize the spaces in my classroom to help the climate of the classroom. One way to organize the spaces for cooperative learning is to set up students' desks into a half circle around the front of the classroom while staying in  groups. The purpose of the space set up is to create a way of promoting discussion within the classroom, while also allowing them have people around them to be able to work together within a group. The spaces will need the desks to be setup where every student can work with their neighbors while also working with everyone in the classroom. As well, it helps the norms of the classroom climate because it establishes the attitude of group learning and cooperative learning. This is teacher generated and can be communicated by giving many exercises and activities that promote group work and class discussion. As well, it promotes Project based learning through working on projects in the group learning as well the whole child by letting all students interact.

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Top teacher finalists welcome challenges of modern education - Tbo.com

Top teacher finalists welcome challenges of modern education - Tbo.com | Education | Scoop.it
Top teacher finalists welcome challenges of modern education Tbo.com In a time when the education landscape is rapidly changing, six teachers identified as Hillsborough County's best — one of who will be named teacher of the year Thursday — share...
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This article was about 6 top teachers in their profession who were changing how teaching is done . They were bringing in project based learning and different types of projects to teach their students. one teacher even did a full year project where the class was separated into 6 different empires and each empire ran themselves and figured out how to run as a empire while the teacher brought in different challenges for them.

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School District Uses Project Based Learning Over Testing

A public school district in Danville, Ky., has turned its emphasis away from traditional testing in order to encourage creativity and let students learn by d...
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In Danville, Kentucky the high school started using project based learning in their classrooms. It showed its ability to teach kids the core curriculum they need through projects. With the parents on board project based learning is very possible and easy to do. The lessons they learn with project based learning teaches the same lessons as normal classrooms but does it in amore interesting manner. As well, the video shows that it had some positivce effects on test scores since they improved since the school started using PBL.

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