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63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World

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The 7 Most Important Personal Qualities That Can't Be Graded By a Test

The 7 Most Important Personal Qualities That Can't Be Graded By a Test | Serious Play | Scoop.it
What are the most important personal qualities for students to take into life beyond school, and what vital personality traits can no test measure?
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What Do We Mean When We Say ‘Social And Emotional Skills’?

What Do We Mean When We Say ‘Social And Emotional Skills’? | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Social-emotional learning. Grit. Resilience. Agency. Empathy. Executive function. Education experts agree these are all crucial for student success, but the
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Strategies to Build Intrinsic Motivation

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Encouraging student commitment ultimately brings better results than the external motivations of reward or punishment. These seven self-persuasion strategies will get you started.
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Creative Problem Solving Toolkit

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Sparkitivity helps individuals and teams find freedom, purpose, and
productivity through awareness and application of creative strengths.
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What the Heck Is Service Learning?

What the Heck Is Service Learning? | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Here's a simple definition for service learning with details and resources for planning a unit.
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3 End-of-Year Reflection Strategies for Students

3 End-of-Year Reflection Strategies for Students | Serious Play | Scoop.it
When students reflect on what they have learned, ownership of that new knowledge increases. Check out these three strategies to use with secondary students.
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How to Teach Critical Thinking

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Critical thinking skills are skills that children (and adults) need to learn to be able to solve problems. This includes analyzing and evaluating information that is provided, whether that information is through observation, experience or communication. The core of critical thinking is being responsive to information and not just accepting it. Questioning is the most important part of critical thinking. It is a part of scientific, mathematical, historical, economic and philosophical thinking, all of which are necessary for the future development of our society. Here are a few ways to teach critical thinking that can be used whether you are a teacher or a parent.
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How can we teach kids to question? ~ A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger

How can we teach kids to question? ~ A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger | Serious Play | Scoop.it
The Right Question Institute has found that it is indeed possible to teach kids to be better questioners—and, in the process, become better thinkers.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 6, 2016 9:27 AM
I used to focus on mining for questions with students.
Sarah E Kerr's curator insight, May 6, 2016 8:27 PM
This could be a great tool for showing students the range of elements involved in learning a new science topic
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How to Teach Your Children Mind-Mapping

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teaching your children mind mapping is not the same as teaching an adult. Learn how you can create a fun and educational experience learning mind mapping.
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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, April 16, 2016 9:58 AM
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Follow this guide to coaching kids or people who "think in pictures" how to create picture-based notes and outlines. Kid brains remember better by starting with the picture for a story. . ***Read the text while they create pictures to tell it. 
***They re-tell using their pictures. 
***Analyze the accuracy to improve the image words of the story (if possible) or the power of the images. 
Next time *** Divide the paper into number of topics 
*** Picture for each topic 
*** Re-tell & connect the pictures to create a branch from topic to topic 
*** Add smaller sub branches with new pictures if needed 
*** Re-tell 
Advanced*** Recreate the pictures from memory
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Teaching Good Study Habits, Minute by Minute

Teaching Good Study Habits, Minute by Minute | Serious Play | Scoop.it
With clear goals, timed exercises, and games, parents can help design home-study habits by tailoring them to their students' visual, kinesthetic, musical, or social strengths.
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Improve Students' Self-Concept

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These activities help students feel great about who they are.
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"A student enters school as a unique individual, molded by genes, environment, and a certain spark within himself. An increased awareness of how special that unique spark really makes him helps that student retain that quality when the pressure is on to follow the pack. Included: Ten simple projects to help preserve individuality and promote self-esteem! - See more at: http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson085.shtml#sthash.plvVcH3L.dpuf

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What Students Can Learn from Giving TEDx Talks

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The Critical 21st Century Skills Every Learner Needs and Why

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Preparing a child for the world that doesn’t yet exist is not an easy task for any teacher. Step back and look at that picture from a broad perspective. What are the critical 21st-century skills…
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21 Communicating Skills for Post-High School Success [Infographic]

21 Communicating Skills for Post-High School Success [Infographic] | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Here are 21 communicating skills every learner should have going into the workforces of the digital age, based on a book by educator Lisa Ann Johnson.
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5 Ways to Say Goodbye to Your Graduating Students

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Edutopia blogger Rebecca Alber offers five classroom end-of-the-year activities for engaging your graduating students.
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Oracy in the Classroom: Strategies for Effective Talk

Oracy in the Classroom: Strategies for Effective Talk | Serious Play | Scoop.it
School 21 develops confident students who can articulate their thoughts and learning with strategies like discussion guidelines and roles and structured talk tasks.
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What Students Can Learn from Giving TEDx Talks

What Students Can Learn from Giving TEDx Talks | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Creating a TED talk can be as educational as watching one. Students and teachers are taking up this activity to grow new skills and learn more about themselves.
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“What Is Your Hope?” Video – Idea For First Day Of School Activity? Via Larry Ferlazzo

“What Is Your Hope?” Video – Idea For First Day Of School Activity? Via Larry Ferlazzo | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Stephanie Harvey shared this neat video on Twitter today. I’m thinking asking students to write a one-sentence response to the question “What Is Your Hope?” and have them use it t…

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13 Very Different Tools To Help Students Find Their Voice

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How To Give Students Specific Feedback That Actually Helps Them Learn

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100 Questions That Help Students Think About Thinking -

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100 Questions That Help Students Think About Thinking by Terry Heick Last year I wrote a post on how to help students think for themselves
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Students Teach Students: Using Student Essays To Build Coping Skills and Self-Esteem

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