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A Lesson on the Common Core - NYTimes.com

A Lesson on the Common Core - NYTimes.com | Education News Portrfolio | Scoop.it

The Common Core does not dictate which books students read or how teachers should approach the instruction of algebra; it simply outlines specific skills to be mastered during a given school year. ...


Via DT Hernandez, Cindy Riley Klages
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This article discusses the common core adgenda and how benificial it is for students to learn the same information throughout states and the country as a whole. 

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, March 3, 2014 10:06 PM

Do you have questions?  Please take time to read this informative article.

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The Myth Of The Bell Curve: Look For The Hyper-Performers

The Myth Of The Bell Curve: Look For The Hyper-Performers | Education News Portrfolio | Scoop.it
There is a long standing belief in business that people performance follows the Bell Curve (also called the Normal Distribution). This belief has been embedded in many business practices: performance appraisals, compensation models, and even how we get graded in school. (Remember "grading by the curve?") Research shows that this statistical model, while easy to [...]

Via Bobby Dillard, Ivon Prefontaine, PhD
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While this article discuses the use of the bell curve in the business environment, it can easily be transfered over to education. It discuses the misrepresentation of performance using the curve and how the curve engourages average performances. 

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 3, 2014 7:57 PM
What is interesting about the power law curve is that it is the Bell curve on its side. We had to tilt our heads to get there and have a different perspective.
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Crafty ways of learning English

Crafty ways of learning English | Education News Portrfolio | Scoop.it
Gabby Pritchard, co-author of the new kindergarten series, Show and Tell, offers some practical tips for making the most of creative craft activities in the very young learner English classroom.

Via Dean J. Fusto
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This article is very creative and helpful for teachers everywhere. It is filled with ideas to help students learn english by making it more natural and building the necessary skills to speak it.

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6 Good Educational Web Tools to Teach Writing Through Comics

6 Good Educational Web Tools to Teach Writing Through Comics | Education News Portrfolio | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Angela Kerr, Lynnette Van Dyke
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This article gives several different examples of how to make writing and learning about how to write stories more interesting for student by making it feel less tedious and bringing new energy to the topic.

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The Hidden Benefits Of A 'Productive Failure'

The Hidden Benefits Of A 'Productive Failure' | Education News Portrfolio | Scoop.it
We might learn more from failing than succeeding.

Via David Ednie, Ivon Prefontaine, PhD
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This article shows the benifits of letting students struggle with problems before receiving any help. Discusses how this allows students to connect on a different level with what they are learning and understand it better in the long run. 

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David Ednie's curator insight, March 3, 2014 4:16 PM

"When you are ready, the teacher shall appear." the old proverb states. Taking that idea one level further: "When you are struggling with a challenge, a master, a teacher, a mentor, or a productive failure will appear. The key to success then lies in the struggle not in possessing the answer. Seek opportunities to learn from Productive Failure.   

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 3, 2014 7:59 PM
Teachers have to be there and ask the right questions to guide students. It is a subtle and active process which creates a space for the learner to work towards their learning.
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Immune System Strongly Tied to Children’s Brain Development

Immune System Strongly Tied to Children’s Brain Development | Education News Portrfolio | Scoop.it
A young child’s immune system appears to have a significant effect on his or her brain development, according to a new study from the University of Virginia School of Medicine (UVA).

Via Dean J. Fusto
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This article is imortant for the feild of education, even though the study pertains to infants, because everyone knows how easily students get sick in the school environment. When children are constantly sick they are not focusing so much on school. This article displays why this is and how it can affect the children's futures. 

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