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32 Characteristics Of High-Performing Classrooms

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32 Characteristics Of High-Performing Classrooms

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Margarita Parra's curator insight, July 30, 2013 12:55 PM

Tomen en cuesta estas características. Particularmente, el 1.1 pareciera haber desaparecido de las aulas, por razones de mercadotecnia (pásele por su 10 de calificación) con lamentables resultados.

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Why The Brain Benefits From Reflection In Learning

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Why The Brain Benefits From Reflection In Learning

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Margarita Parra's curator insight, August 3, 2013 6:32 PM

Y por eso funciona ponerlos a hacer mapas mentales, cuadros sinópticos, diagramas de flujo, líneas del tiempo, etc. :)

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How analogies shape our thoughts

Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21829150.400 We take for granted our ability to reason using analogies, but the skill is at the core of huma...

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Margarita Parra's curator insight, August 6, 2013 1:23 PM

Analogías en la construcción de conceptos.

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Do we really have high expectations of our students? Or is it just talk? Part One: Behaviour.

Do we really have high expectations of our students? Or is it just talk? Part One:  Behaviour. | Hands on Math | Scoop.it
“We have very high expectations of our students at Galaxy High.” The more cynical faculty members at my school would call our Head an automaton. He continually repeats these stock phrases like a pu...

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William Emeny's curator insight, April 26, 2013 2:51 PM

A very interesting read about high expectations focussing on behaviour in our schools. What are your thoughts?

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Types of number practice colouring fun | Great Maths Teaching Ideas

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William Emeny's curator insight, April 26, 2013 2:57 PM

An activity for consolidating different types of number

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How to Deal With Kids’ Math Anxiety | MindShift

How to Deal With Kids’ Math Anxiety | MindShift | Hands on Math | Scoop.it
In children with math anxiety, seeing numbers on a page stimulates the same part of the brain that would respond if they spotted a slithering snake or a creeping spider—math is that scary. Brain scans of these children also show that when they’re in the grip of math anxiety, activity is reduced in the information-processing and reasoning areas of their brains—exactly the regions that should be working hard to figure out the problems in front of them. These new findings, published this month in the journal Psychological Science, demonstrate that math anxiety is real and can’t simply be wished away. But there are specific exercises that have been shown to reduce students’ nervousness and allow them to focus on their work without the powerful distraction of fear.

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William Emeny's curator insight, April 26, 2013 3:06 PM

Research finds getting kids with maths anxiety to journal about their feelings before a maths test helps reduce their stress and leads to better performance...

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Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion | Video on TED.com

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don’t like.’” A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect...

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William Emeny's curator insight, May 5, 2013 5:38 AM

She's totally right :-)

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Decimal line zooming | Great Maths Teaching Ideas

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William Emeny's curator insight, May 9, 2013 5:01 PM

Zooming in on a numberline to understand decimal place value

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Integration of Math and Life

Math in everyday life. First place winner of the Math-o-Vision 2013 competition. By Austin Eng and Katherine Lin.

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William Emeny's curator insight, May 17, 2013 2:20 PM

Superb video that shows maths is all around us!

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The Simple Things I Do To Promote Brain-Based Learning In My Classroom

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You don't have to be a neuroscientist to promote brain-based learning in your classroom. In fact, it's really quite simple.

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William Emeny's curator insight, June 1, 2013 5:05 PM

Brain-based learning? I'd love to know what non-brain-based learning looks like!!!

 

Despite the slightly odd title, this is an absolutely brilliant article about making kids aware of what is going on in their brains when they learn. I really like the booklet that is linked to that explains in layman's terms about the 'filters' the brain uses to decide whether information gets to the learning centre in the brain. It reinforces the work of people like Shaun Achor who says learning won't happen if the kids aren't happy...

 

A must-read...

PeteandJennyD's curator insight, June 6, 2013 12:13 AM

How wonderfully interesting, simple and useful.  Thank you.

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Expanding single brackets- ask ask trade activity | Great Maths Teaching Ideas

Expanding single brackets- ask ask trade activity | Great Maths Teaching Ideas | Hands on Math | Scoop.it

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William Emeny's curator insight, June 20, 2013 3:08 PM

A fantastic active learning strategy for a lesson on expanding single brackets

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The magic of QR codes in the classroom - Karen Mensing

Teaching is both a science and an art, and many teachers around the world spend endless hours perfecting their professional practice. At TEDActive 2013, a fe...

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William Emeny's curator insight, June 20, 2013 5:40 PM

Interesting talk about using QR codes in the classroom

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Geoboard Activities

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I have always found the above task, suggested in the National Strategies exemplification examples (click on the above image for the pdf) an excellent one when looking at types of triangles and thei...

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William Emeny's curator insight, July 10, 2013 2:46 AM

A brilliant tool for a shape properties computer room lesson

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Why Brain-Based Learning Means Always Connecting Old Knowledge With New

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Why Brain-Based Learning Means Always Connecting Old Knowledge With New

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Margarita Parra's curator insight, July 31, 2013 8:13 PM

"When you help students understand the terms and concepts being discussed throughout the lesson, they can devote more working memory to processing and analyzing ideas, making connections, and actively processing the new information and less working memory will be needed to simply decode new terms."

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39 Recommended Reading Comprehension Tools for Young Students

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A collection of teacher-approved, teacher-recommended reading comprehension websites and mobile apps for K-2 students.

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Margarita Parra's curator insight, August 4, 2013 9:39 PM

Porque la lectura de comprensión es una de las habilidades centrales a lo largo de la vida. 

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What To Do When Students Turn In Incomplete Work

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What To Do When Students Turn In Incomplete Work

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William Emeny's curator insight, April 26, 2013 2:45 PM

Good advice that I agree with. You've got to set your stall out...

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Do we really have high expectations of our students? Or is it just talk? Part Two: Curriculum.

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“Miss Matthews, these texts aren’t exactly very inspiring!”- Year 10 pupil, Galaxy High. Last week, I blogged about the low expectations Galaxy High has of the behaviour of its students; this week,...

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William Emeny's curator insight, April 26, 2013 2:53 PM

Part 2 of the high expectations article, this time relating to curriculum. Do you agree with the author's premise that seeking relevance in lesson planning is misguided?

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MyScript Calculator: A Free “Handwriting Calculator” for iOS and Android

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MyScript Calculator, a free app for any device, that can level the playing field in math!

 


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, April 22, 2013 3:13 PM

Paul Hamilton has shared another great app that can take your handwriting of numbers and equations into digital text. Here is just a few comments that Paul made when testing it out: "I’ve only tested it with my finger, not a stylus, but the app has no difficulty understanding my rather large and somewhat messy scrawl. The calculator works just as well for basic computation as it does for more complex mathematics."

 

A video is including that shows how it is used on an Android.

 

Thank you Paul for introducing this great app that can level the playing field!

William Emeny's curator insight, April 26, 2013 3:00 PM

I saw this today and was completely blown away. I'll write a blog post about it sometime soon. Definitely check this out...

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Collaborative Learning Builds Deeper Understanding

By working together on problem sets in math and sharing their perspectives in roundtable discussions in English, students at The College Preparatory School a...

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William Emeny's curator insight, April 27, 2013 2:41 AM

An interesting video about strategies for managing collaborative learning and discussion lead learning in your class. I particularly like the 'discussion diagram' they draw to monitor who is speaking. Visually very powerful. 

 

Here is a link to some of the resources shown in the video: http://www.edutopia.org/stw-collaborative-learning-tips

 

Also, what a beautiful setting!

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Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories?

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This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory, zone of proximal development The area of capabilities that learners can exhibit with support from a teacher., Montessori constructivism, Lave & Wenger...

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William Emeny's curator insight, May 9, 2013 12:55 PM

A stunning infographic summarising different theories of learning. This is amazing!

ELdEverdE's comment, May 10, 2013 5:21 AM
Excelent map to lead within the connected educational system. Thanks!
Joaquin J. Martínez's curator insight, May 10, 2013 9:41 AM

Excelente mapa para no perderse entre las teorías sobre el aprendizaje.

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Flipped Classroom - Byron High School Mathematics Department

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William Emeny's curator insight, May 9, 2013 5:40 PM

Excellent site explaining how to approach Flipped Learning. Lots of the practicalities are discussed. A must-read guide if you're going to make the flip

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Math Teachers at Play #62

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Do you enjoy math? I hope so! If not, browsing this post just may change your mind. Welcome to the Math Teachers At Play blog carnival --- a smorgasbord of ideas for learning, teaching, and playing...

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William Emeny's curator insight, May 15, 2013 1:52 PM

Another collection of superb maths teaching articles from the Let's Play Math blog

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William Emeny's curator insight, June 3, 2013 2:11 PM

A brilliant little assessment for transformations...

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Fractions, decimals and percentages conversion notes and grid exercise | Great Maths Teaching Ideas


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William Emeny's curator insight, June 20, 2013 5:03 PM

Notes for pupils on how to convert between fractions, decimals and percentages. Also a grid exercise to practice on...

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Interventions That Work- Sutton Trust EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit | Great Maths Teaching Ideas

Interventions That Work- Sutton Trust EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit | Great Maths Teaching Ideas | Hands on Math | Scoop.it

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William Emeny's curator insight, June 24, 2013 5:28 PM

Summary of which intervention strategies for improving pupil progress actually work

Will Morony's curator insight, June 25, 2013 2:00 AM

From the UK, but many of the strategies are in use/promoted here in AU. And the strategies are not specific to mathematics, of course