Promoting Student Literacy and Thinking
343 views | +0 today
Follow
Promoting Student Literacy and Thinking
How do we help students gain the skills and disposition required to become informed, inform other, and make informed decisions? How do we create the types of learning experiences students need to think critically and creatively?
Curated by NHS iCoaches
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by NHS iCoaches
Scoop.it!

The Myth of 'Practice Makes Perfect'

The Myth of 'Practice Makes Perfect' | Promoting Student Literacy and Thinking | Scoop.it
It's not how much you practice but whether you're quick to fix your errors that leads to mastery
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NHS iCoaches
Scoop.it!

Why Floundering Is Good | TIME.com

Why Floundering Is Good | TIME.com | Promoting Student Literacy and Thinking | Scoop.it
Trying to figure something out on your own before getting help actually produces better results than having guidance from the beginning
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NHS iCoaches
Scoop.it!

Four Ways to Give Good Feedback | TIME.com

Four Ways to Give Good Feedback | TIME.com | Promoting Student Literacy and Thinking | Scoop.it
Too often the feedback we give (and get) is ineffectual or even counterproductive. Here's how to do it right
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NHS iCoaches
Scoop.it!

Reading Literature Makes Us Smarter and Nicer

Reading Literature Makes Us Smarter and Nicer | Promoting Student Literacy and Thinking | Scoop.it
"Deep reading" is vigorous exercise from the brain and increases our real-life capacity for empathy
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NHS iCoaches
Scoop.it!

Learning From Mistakes Is Harder Than We Think | TIME.com

Learning From Mistakes Is Harder Than We Think | TIME.com | Promoting Student Literacy and Thinking | Scoop.it
We cling to our misconceptions more than we'd like to admit
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NHS iCoaches
Scoop.it!

The Key To Learning: Knowing How Learning Works | TIME.com

The Key To Learning: Knowing How Learning Works | TIME.com | Promoting Student Literacy and Thinking | Scoop.it

"What's the key to effective learning?. . .It's not just what you know.  It's what you know about what you know."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NHS iCoaches
Scoop.it!

Everything you know about curriculum may be wrong. Really.

Everything you know about curriculum may be wrong. Really. | Promoting Student Literacy and Thinking | Scoop.it

"What if the earth moves and the sun is at rest? What if gravity is just a special case of space-time?  Following both coutner-intuitive premises revolutionized science and ushered in the modern world.  Could a similar counter-intuitive thought experiment advance education from where I believe we are currently stuck?  I believe so."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NHS iCoaches
Scoop.it!

Educational Leadership:Reading, Writing, Thinking:Task, Text, and Talk: Literacy for All Subjects

Educational Leadership:Reading, Writing, Thinking:Task, Text, and Talk: Literacy for All Subjects | Promoting Student Literacy and Thinking | Scoop.it
Disciplinary literacy builds secondary students' academic content knowledge and their reading, writing, and thinking skills at the same time.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NHS iCoaches
Scoop.it!

Reading Like a Historian: Overview

Reading Like a Historian: Overview | Promoting Student Literacy and Thinking | Scoop.it

Reading Like A Historian curriculum is a unique way to teach High School History. By turning students into history investigators, teachers help them develop critical thinking skills and increase student engagement.

NHS iCoaches's insight:

The video posted here is an overview of the process. . .supplement your viewing by exploring some (or all) of the Reading Like a Historian series.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NHS iCoaches
Scoop.it!

Pinwheel Discussions: Texts in Conversation

Pinwheel Discussions: Texts in Conversation | Promoting Student Literacy and Thinking | Scoop.it

Pinwheel Discussions lesson plan puts students in roles that will ask them to be engaged and effectively discuss the readings.

NHS iCoaches's insight:

This video is an overview of a process. . .supplement your viewing by exploring some of the related videos.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NHS iCoaches
Scoop.it!

Dan Meyer: Teaching For Perplexity

Dan Meyers Keynote at the Jan 2013 21st Century Learning Conference.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NHS iCoaches
Scoop.it!

TEDxOrangeCoast - Matthew Peterson - Teaching Without Words

In school, the dominant way of conveying ideas is through words. Words can be great barriers to learning. Matthew Petersen shows and explains how we can learn without words.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NHS iCoaches
Scoop.it!

The Bigger Ball Drops Faster — and Other Myths of Physics

The Bigger Ball Drops Faster — and Other Myths of Physics | Promoting Student Literacy and Thinking | Scoop.it
Our minds are filled with folk science — and it gets in the way of real learning
NHS iCoaches's insight:

This article is not just for science teachers!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NHS iCoaches
Scoop.it!

The New Way Doctors Learn | TIME.com

The New Way Doctors Learn | TIME.com | Promoting Student Literacy and Thinking | Scoop.it
A simple technique dramatically improved the memory recall of Harvard Medical School students. Try it for yourself
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NHS iCoaches
Scoop.it!

In Defense of School Testing

In Defense of School Testing | Promoting Student Literacy and Thinking | Scoop.it
While the anti-testing movement gains steam, let's not deprive our children of a valuable tool for learning
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NHS iCoaches
Scoop.it!

Talk With Your Hands: Gestures Are Important

Talk With Your Hands: Gestures Are Important | Promoting Student Literacy and Thinking | Scoop.it
Our body language can reveal more about what we know than our verbal language
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NHS iCoaches
Scoop.it!

We Still Need Information Stored in Our Heads Not ‘in the Cloud’ | TIME.com

We Still Need Information Stored in Our Heads Not ‘in the Cloud’ | TIME.com | Promoting Student Literacy and Thinking | Scoop.it
Computer are great for information that won't change, but a brain is better at connecting facts with other facts and acquiring layers of meaning
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NHS iCoaches
Scoop.it!

When Homework is a Waste of Time | TIME.com

When Homework is a Waste of Time | TIME.com | Promoting Student Literacy and Thinking | Scoop.it
Most after-school assignments are based on out-of-date and often ineffective methods
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NHS iCoaches
Scoop.it!

The Pain of Piano Lessons: Can You Force Kids to Develop Interests? | TIME.com

The Pain of Piano Lessons: Can You Force Kids to Develop Interests? | TIME.com | Promoting Student Literacy and Thinking | Scoop.it
Personal interests don't have to arise "naturally" but are often triggered by external events
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NHS iCoaches
Scoop.it!

The Flipped Classroom Model: A Full Picture

The Flipped Classroom Model: A Full Picture | Promoting Student Literacy and Thinking | Scoop.it

"What follows is an explanation of the Flipped Classroom Model, a model where the video lecture and vodcasts fall within a larger framework of learning activities. . .based on the learning theories and instructional models of Experiential Learning Cycles and Bernie McCarthy's 4MAT Cycle of Instruction."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NHS iCoaches
Scoop.it!

Flow - A Measure of Student Engagement

Flow - A Measure of Student Engagement | Promoting Student Literacy and Thinking | Scoop.it

"When I first heard about Czikszentmihalyi's "Flow" concept and research, I became quite intrigued with this research.  Its face validity immediately resonated with me.  I always cherished those times in my own life when I was so fully engaged that I had no other thoughts than the task at hand, with joy coming purely from the engagement.  I never had a name for it. . ."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NHS iCoaches
Scoop.it!

Pinwheel Discussions: Large Group Conversations

Pinwheel Discussions: Large Group Conversations | Promoting Student Literacy and Thinking | Scoop.it

A complete video of an English literature lesson plan. The Pinwheel Discussion gets students heavily involved in the discussion of literature they read throughout the year.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NHS iCoaches
Scoop.it!

Ramsey Musallam: 3 rules to spark learning

It took a life-threatening condition to jolt chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam out of ten years of "pseudo-teaching" to understand the true role of the educator:  to cultivate curiosity.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NHS iCoaches
Scoop.it!

Dan Meyer: Math class needs a makeover

Today's math curriculum is teaching students to expect -- and excel at -- paint-by-numbers classwork, robbing kids of a skill more important than solving problems:  formulating them.

more...
No comment yet.