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5 reasons homework destroys learning - Brilliant or Insane?

5 reasons homework destroys learning - Brilliant or Insane? | Results-only learning | Scoop.it
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There's not room for homework in a results-only classroom. This article on the Brilliant or Insane website outlines five reasons why "homework destroys learning." Chief among these, I believe, is that homework is not fun. When something is not fun, it inhibits learning, which should be fun.

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Collaboration Across Disciplines Driving Progress in Breast Cancer: A Conversation With Debu Tripathy, MD

Collaboration Across Disciplines Driving Progress in Breast Cancer: A Conversation With Debu Tripathy, MD | Results-only learning | Scoop.it
Debu Tripathy, MD, from the University of Southern California Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, was one of four co-chairs of the 2012 Miami Breast Cancer Conference.
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Burlington Team EdCamp Boston#edcampbos http://t.co/77z7jE3r (Burlington Team EdCamp Boston#edcampbos http://t.co/bHZiUhYp How many other districts had similar representation?
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The changing face of teaching!

The changing face of teaching! | Results-only learning | Scoop.it
This year I teach ICT to years 4 and 5 students for one lesson per week. Lorraine Leo, a long term colleague,  also teaches this age group at Jackson School in USA. Hoping that we could work toget...
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Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom

Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom | Results-only learning | Scoop.it

Curating Content

I do a whole lot of research. Whether I am preparing a workshop or writing a keynote I am constantly looking up information and trying to figure out the best ways to organize it all so I can not only recall what I am saving but to make sure I have it, no matter where I am working.

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‘I teach to empower kids’ — Joanne Jacobs

‘I teach to empower kids’ — Joanne Jacobs | Results-only learning | Scoop.it

(Teenagers) tend to be energetic, creative and humorous, and their drive for independence empowers them to think outside the box. I love to see what far-out ideas they dream up. Some of them have turned out to be real winners. Kids are amazing — if you encourage them.

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Amidst a Mobile Revolution in Schools, Will Old Teaching Tactics Prevail?

Amidst a Mobile Revolution in Schools, Will Old Teaching Tactics Prevail? | Results-only learning | Scoop.it
Related posts: Should Schools Subsidize Mobile Phones for Kids? Points & Praise: Video Game Tactics in Teaching Parents Weigh In On Paying for Mobile Access in Schools What Exactly Can You Learn on a Mobile Phone?
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Five Reasons I Don't Give Grades

Five Reasons I Don't Give Grades | Results-only learning | Scoop.it
One of the focuses of a Results Only Learning Environment is the elimination of grades. Like homework, there are many reasons that grading is detrimental to learning.
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Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, April 17, 2014 11:20 PM

Rick Barnes, innovative leader of the Results Only Learning Environment concept, shares his philosophy on grades... or lack of.

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Teachers are less satisfied — Joanne Jacobs

Teachers are less satisfied — Joanne Jacobs | Results-only learning | Scoop.it

Teachers are less satisfied with their jobs, but parents are more engaged with their children’s schools, according to the new MetLife Survey of the American Teacher.

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ROLE Reversal: Top 5 reasons you need project-based learning

ROLE Reversal: Top 5 reasons you need project-based learning | Results-only learning | Scoop.it

Here are the top 5 reasons you need to convert to a project-based class, if you haven't done so already.

5 - Project-based learning eliminates rows of desks.

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Is This The Strategy We Really Want To Use To Change Student Behavior? | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

Is This The Strategy We Really Want To Use To Change Student Behavior? | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Results-only learning | Scoop.it

An interesting and humorous look at using rewards and punishments. Pretty strong message, though.

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ROLE Reversal: President Obama: you just lost my vote

ROLE Reversal: President Obama: you just lost my vote | Results-only learning | Scoop.it

One day after New York teacher rankings were published, those educators and hundreds of thousands more nationwide are outraged, and we're not just mad at the idiots in New York who allowed this useless data to go public.

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3D Immersive Collaboration Inside Facebook with Altadyn | Online Collaboration Tools

3D Immersive Collaboration Inside Facebook with Altadyn | Online Collaboration Tools | Results-only learning | Scoop.it
Robin Good: Altadyn is a new Facebook prototype app and API which allows you to create, edit, personalize and publish three-dimensional spaces in which to meet, talk and share content with your other people.
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ROLE Reversal: Put away that electronic device, or else!

ROLE Reversal: Put away that electronic device, or else! | Results-only learning | Scoop.it

Should we tell students to put their devices away, or teach them how to use them correctly?

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New Paradigms For Collaboration & Knowledge Sharing

The world of social interaction, fuelled by the plethora of social media tools, has opened up new opportunities to learn and share.
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What Happened to Our Dreams and Expectations?

What Happened to Our Dreams and Expectations? | Results-only learning | Scoop.it

What happened to having the same dream that ALL students can achieve, even those that face special disabilities, crippling poverty or lack of parental support? We, as teachers, are supposed to be the last bastion, those that choose to believe in all of our students, no matter their race, their background, their belief in themselves.

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The Best Resources For Learning About Attacks On Teachers & Other Public Sector Workers In Wisconsin | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Resources For Learning About Attacks On Teachers & Other Public Sector Workers In Wisconsin | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Results-only learning | Scoop.it

The attacks on teachers and other public sector workers in Wisconsin by Governor Scott Walker and his allies could be a dangerous sign of things to come throughout the United States. Fortunately, the courageous and well-organized opposition could be an even more powerful indicator for the future.

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How number and letter grades punish students

How number and letter grades punish students | Results-only learning | Scoop.it
During our nine-week grading periods, I never put a  number, percentage or letter grade on any activity or project that my students complete.
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A Principal's Reflections: Children Stressed to the Breaking Point Due to Standardized Testing

A Principal's Reflections: Children Stressed to the Breaking Point Due to Standardized Testing | Results-only learning | Scoop.it

Recently New York City made public teacher evaluations based on student standardized test scores. This proceeded the state of New York's decision to change how educators are evaluated, in part by connecting the standardized test scores of students into final ratings. The following letter was shared with me by a friend whose daughter is in the New York City Public School System. She plans

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4 Awesome Journal Apps To Write About Your Day [iPhone]

4 Awesome Journal Apps To Write About Your Day [iPhone] | Results-only learning | Scoop.it
Journal and diary writing have a long rich history, and now thanks to very crafty software developers, there are digital shelves of seductively rich apps that inspire you to write down your memories and daily activities, and preserve them like...
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ROLE Reversal: Learn to learn theory

ROLE Reversal: Learn to learn theory | Results-only learning | Scoop.it

The theory Nicholas Negroponte espouses in this video makes a lot of sense. Can he be right, though, that this is the only way to learn to learn?

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Social Media: Inspiration, Collaboration & Contribution

Social Media: Inspiration, Collaboration & Contribution | Results-only learning | Scoop.it
I was talking with a friend the other day who doesn't use any type of social media. She doesn't blog, tweet, Facebook or use Pinterest. I asked her why and her comment was, "all of those things are...
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ROLE Reversal: Top 5 reasons I don't give grades

ROLE Reversal: Top 5 reasons I don't give grades | Results-only learning | Scoop.it

One of the focuses of the ROLE Reversal blog is the elimination of grades. Like homework, there are many reasons that grading is detrimental to learning. Here are the top 5 reasons I don't give grades.

5 -- Grades are always subjective. Since the teacher decides how material is taught and assessed, it's subjective.

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