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Classroom design can boost primary pupils' progress by 16%

Classroom design can boost primary pupils' progress by 16% | Engaging Boys in Learning | Scoop.it
Natural light, temperature and good air quality all help create a 'clever classroom'.

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 25, 2015 4:00 PM

"Results of a three year research project have shown that the design of a classroom at primary school level can boost learning progress by up to 16% in a single year." Well worth a read! The results seem to make good sense but checking to see if classrooms are optimised is important.

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7 Tenets of Creative Thinking

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Guest blogger Michael Michalko explains that everyone is an artist and that it takes belief and persistence to nurture this quality. He offers seven principles about creative thinking that he wishes he'd known as a student.

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, July 10, 2014 8:31 PM

These seven points are excellent. If you read the detail associated with each you'll see that they can be at odds with much of the cultural understanding of the purposes of schooling and modes of thinking we teach in schools.

1. You Are Creative

2. Creative Thinking is Work

3. You Must Go Through the Motions

4. Your Brain is Not a Computer

5. There is No Right Answer

6. There is No Such Thing as Failure

7. You Don't See Things as They Are - You See Them as You Are

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Curiosity Is as Important as Intelligence

 

You need curiousity, intellectual and emotional intelligence to manage complexity. The best leaders are incurably curious?


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You need curiousity, intellectual and emotional intelligence to manage complexity. The best leaders are incurably curious?

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International Boys' Schools Coalition: Great Programs

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Great Programs - International Boys' Schools Coalition...
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Top 12 Suggestions for Teaching Boys | Jumping Aboard

Top 12 Suggestions for Teaching Boys | Jumping Aboard | Engaging Boys in Learning | Scoop.it

Michael Thompson, psychologist, consultant and author of the book Raising Cain expressed there is a concerning downward trend with boys not performing as well as girls in most of first world nations.

 


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Dr Ian Lillico - Boys Forward Institute

Dr Ian Lillico - Boys Forward Institute | Engaging Boys in Learning | Scoop.it
Boys Education Support, Resources, Studies and Aids for Teachers, Parents, Educators and Families...
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Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Design

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Are you planning and communicating your feedback criteria? Here is our Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Design, an infographic to help you plan better assessments.

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, April 26, 2015 6:16 PM

'In the infographic, Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy, we have organized types of activities that suit various levels of assessments (2001) starting with remember, understand, and apply in the first row. The second row of our infographic includes higher levels of active learning including analyze, evaluate, and create. Engaging curriculum whether face-to-face, blended, or online push student performances to these levels of learning; however, these assessments are less conducive to automated feedback systems as rubrics typically require intelligent judgment. The appropriate level of learning for any assessment should be determined by the learning objective(s).' - This is worthy of your time and reflection.

Allan Shaw's curator insight, April 26, 2015 6:18 PM

'In the infographic, Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy, we have organized types of activities that suit various levels of assessments (2001) starting with remember, understand, and apply in the first row. The second row of our infographic includes higher levels of active learning including analyze, evaluate, and create. Engaging curriculum whether face-to-face, blended, or online push student performances to these levels of learning; however, these assessments are less conducive to automated feedback systems as rubrics typically require intelligent judgment. The appropriate level of learning for any assessment should be determined by the learning objective(s).' - This is worthy of your time and reflection.

Georgia Heffernan's curator insight, April 26, 2015 7:43 PM

To enable our students to become assessment literate, teachers need to align their assessment feedback practices with the purpose of the learning. This info graphic provides an easy to use guide based on Bloom's taxonomy of developmental learning - a good reminder to be deliberate!

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The Five Habits of Creative Teachers

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Five educators and innovation experts discuss their efforts to help teachers cultivate greater creativity in the classroom (and their lives).

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, September 1, 2014 7:53 AM

These five habits should be the 'bread and butter' of all teachers and indeed all humans as they live thier lives. Curiousity, remix:- copy, transform and combine, finding your tribe, failing and thriving and reflection are all smart things to see occur in a life as much as a classroom.

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Dr. A. Lynn Scoresby » Blog Archive » Motivating Unmotivated Boys in School

Dr. A. Lynn Scoresby » Blog Archive » Motivating Unmotivated Boys in School | Engaging Boys in Learning | Scoop.it
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Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think.
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View Article | EduGuide

View Article | EduGuide | Engaging Boys in Learning | Scoop.it

Presents a summary of an argument of how boys and girls learn differently.


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Kids' Reading List - Oprah.com

Kids' Reading List - Oprah.com | Engaging Boys in Learning | Scoop.it
Teach your kids that reading is fun with these great selections for any age group on this Kids' Reading List from the American Library Association and Oprah's Book Club.
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Boys and Girls Learn Differently

Boys and Girls Learn Differently | Engaging Boys in Learning | Scoop.it
To understand how boys and girls learn differently, you need to know how physiological, social and brain differences affect how children learn.
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Ali Carr-Chellman: Gaming to re-engage boys in learning | Video on TED.com

TED Talks In her talk, Ali Carr-Chellman pinpoints three reasons boys are tuning out of school in droves, and lays out her bold plan to re-engage them: bringing their culture into the classroom, with new rules that let boys be boys, and video games...
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