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Fun Failure: How to Make Learning Irresistible | MindShift

Fun Failure: How to Make Learning Irresistible | MindShift | Primary Years | Scoop.it
Bao Tri Photography By Anne Collier Failure is a positive act of creativity,” Katie Salen said. Scientists, artists, engineers, and even entrepren
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**** The challenge is (1) keeping their spirits up, (2) encouraging them to think through their failure, and (3) equipping them with the skills to improve and work on what they did wrong. 

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Increase Student Engagement

Increase Student Engagement | Primary Years | Scoop.it
Photo credit: Christiano Betta via Flickr, CCL 2013 The next time you are up in front of your class, teaching your heart out, stop and take a 5 second scan. Are your students really engaged? (And w...
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I admit I have difficulty balancing the fun/enjoyment and keeping them focused on the task. Sometimes, they are having too good of a time that they loose track of the purpose and lesson. 

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Why Learning Should Be Messy | MindShift

Why Learning Should Be Messy | MindShift | Primary Years | Scoop.it
The following is an excerpt of One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student’s Assessment of School, by 17-year-old Nikhil Goyal, a senior at Syosset High School i
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Focused, responsible, involved. Key words to LEARNING!

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Why Fathers Really Matter

Why Fathers Really Matter | Primary Years | Scoop.it
Modern biology is making it clearer by the day that a man’s health and well-being have a measurable impact on his future children’s health and happiness.
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10 Things To Do Instead of Grounding Your Kid

10 Things To Do Instead of Grounding Your Kid | Primary Years | Scoop.it
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The problem is being TOO loose or TOO rigid.
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3rd Grade Sprinkles: Behavior in the Classroom

3rd Grade Sprinkles: Behavior in the Classroom | Primary Years | Scoop.it
My school is an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme school. Learn more about that here. An essential part of the program talks about how the attitudes and the learner profiles shape learners to become ...
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Sugata Mitra: The child-driven education | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education -- the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most.

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Learning never stops: 5 essential elements of PYP and formative tasks

Learning never stops: 5 essential elements of PYP and formative tasks | Primary Years | Scoop.it
While preparing a unit of inquiry, the PYP programme requires one to constantly keep the 5 essential elements (Knowledge, Concepts, Attitudes, Skills, Action) in mind. These elements have to be assessed at the end of the ...

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PYP: What is Inquiry?

PYP: What is Inquiry? | Primary Years | Scoop.it
What is inquiry-based learning? "Inquiry" is defined as "a seeking for truth, information, or knowledge -- seeking information by questioning." Individuals carry on the process of inquiry from the time they are born until they die.

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PYP: Intro to Inquiry Learning

PYP: Intro to Inquiry Learning | Primary Years | Scoop.it
Asking questions is at the heart of inquiry-based learning. The goal is not to ask just any questions, of course, but ones that kids honestly care about. Your role is to guide the kids in finding the answers themselves and ...

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Assessment, Choice, and the Learning Brain

Assessment, Choice, and the Learning Brain | Primary Years | Scoop.it
Is there a difference between performance goals and mastery goals? Yes -- and that difference can affect student outcome on assessments.
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Response: "Ten Elements Of Effective Instruction"

Response: "Ten Elements Of Effective Instruction" | Primary Years | Scoop.it
An award-winning English and Social Studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., Larry Ferlazzo is the author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Challenges, The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival...
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Something teachers need to keep in mind and be conscious about. 

It is about setting the standards, making sure everybody is on the same boat, and encouraging thinking. :)

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Raising Successful Children

Raising Successful Children | Primary Years | Scoop.it
Unnecessary intervention makes your child feel bad about himself (if he’s young) or angry at you (if he’s a teenager.)...
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10 Great Ways to Teach Kids Compassion for Others

10 Great Ways to Teach Kids Compassion for Others | Primary Years | Scoop.it
One of the many challenges that parents face is teaching their children the concept of compassion and how important helping others simply for the sake of doing...
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Perspectives on early years' education - Sally Goddard Blythe

Perspectives on early years' education - Sally Goddard Blythe | Primary Years | Scoop.it
The majority of brain growth - the time when synapses and connections are formed - occurs in the first three years of life and parents are the primary teachers during this time. Many parents are uncertain as to how exactly they ...
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LanguageCorps Asia - TEFL / TESOL Teaching English: Whole Class Management Ideas

LanguageCorps Asia - TEFL / TESOL Teaching English: Whole Class Management Ideas | Primary Years | Scoop.it
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Education News For the Rock Hill Community: Old Teacher Training Film on Classroom Management

Education News For the Rock Hill Community: Old Teacher Training Film on Classroom Management | Primary Years | Scoop.it
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The Changing Face of Literacy

The Changing Face of Literacy | Primary Years | Scoop.it
As an Early Years teacher I have always capitalised on opportunities for literacy in everyday life. Making children aware and involving them in these things is often key to children viewing reading...

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IB learner profile

IB learner profile | Primary Years | Scoop.it
The IB learner profile is the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century. (Todays #edquestion: Can IB/PYP LearnerProfiles also be Tchr Profiles, 2 describe the tchrs we aim to be?

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PYP: Concept Driven Curriculum

PYP: Concept Driven Curriculum | Primary Years | Scoop.it
Many bright children are global thinkers - they need to see the whole picture before analyzing the details. They usually have a heightened awareness of the interconnectedness among people, ideas, and environments.

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