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Teachers Wish More People Would Listen to Them

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Teachers Wish More People Would Listen to Them
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Teachers Wish More People Would Listen to Them. A new survey asked 20,000 teachers for their views on everything from educational technology to teacher evaluations.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 1, 2014 9:44 AM

Yeah, Technology Integration Specialists wish this too. ;)

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 1, 2014 6:29 PM

This would apply to Canada. The further we get from the schools the less the teacher voice is heard, but, since I became a teacher, the listening is even less than before at the local level. Teacher voices are almost on mute.

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Organizational Culture - It's a Culture, Not a Cult | Switch and Shift

Organizational Culture - It's a Culture, Not a Cult | Switch and Shift | Montessori Education | Scoop.it
We want to drink the kool-aid, just without the poison. Please. “I started this company from nothing” “This is the way it’s always been done” “This is not up f

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Reform Math: The Symptoms And Prognosis

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Reform math has replaced traditional math teaching and curriculum in many school districts -- how can you spot it, and what is the impact?
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Gaming Pioneer Trip Hawkins' New Challenge: Teaching Kids How To Be Better ... - Forbes

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For Me, the Future of Teaching Is Already Here - Huffington Post

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For Me, the Future of Teaching Is Already Here
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Sparks & Honey, a New York City-based firm of futurists, predicts that one of the top-ten new jobs in 2025 will be unschooling counselor.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 26, 2014 7:59 PM

There are many more families seemingly lining up to leave 'school.' This is, in part, due to a lack of real change in schools. It is like we are lurching from one thing to another. Despite the message in the article, I think there will be schools in 2025. Hopefully, they will be different and more effective than what is happening now.

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Music in the classroom.

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Music has so many benefits in the classroom. It can set an atmosphere, gain attention and change attitudes towards learning. It affects feelings and energy levels. Without any effort music can create...

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Stanford research shows long-run benefit of English instruction

Stanford research shows long-run benefit of English instruction | Montessori Education | Scoop.it
"What surprised us," said Susanna Loeb, a professor at Stanford Graduate School of Education, "was how clear the distinction was between math and English language arts, with math teachers teaching almost exclusively ...
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Innovation of Education Infographic

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The Innovation of Education Infographic covers educational advances over the past hundred years.

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Helena Fonseca's curator insight, March 10, 2014 5:52 AM

A evolução na sala de aula

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Multimedia Assessments: Tools for making dynamic audio-and video-based tests

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Video, audio, and images can help students gain deeper understanding of a question. Previously, struggling readers might have had assessment questions read aloud to him or her. Now, multimedia tools allow these students to take tests independently.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 24, 2014 9:19 PM

Check out these five tools that will help students present their knowledge using different forms of multimedia.

* Metta

* ImageQuiz

* eduCanon

* Kahoot

* Google Forms

For many students these tools will help them create a more authentic product. Click through to the post to learn more about each tool and find short videos to help you with ImageQuiz, Kahoot and eduCanon..

Drora Arussy's curator insight, February 25, 2014 7:32 PM

Great ideas and tools - let the creative assessment begin!

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Resources and Downloads for Global Competence

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Educators from the John Stanford International School, in Seattle, Washington, have provided these resources and tools for teaching global competence.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 14, 2014 3:55 AM
Resources and Downloads for Global Competence
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10 Assessment Design Tips for Increasing Online Student Retention, Satisfaction and Learning

10 Assessment Design Tips for Increasing Online Student Retention, Satisfaction and Learning | Montessori Education | Scoop.it
How much time do we put into the design of the assessment plans in our online courses? Is most of that time focused upon summative graded assignments that factor into the course grade? Or, do they also include opportunity for practice and informal feedback?

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 24, 2014 4:43 PM

Assessment should reflect purpose. We require summative assessment in our society and yet we know learners thrive, grow and develop on a diet of formative assessment. The balance is the key! Feedback and the use of authentic assessment tasks are critical positive factors.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 24, 2014 5:46 PM

They make sense, but ask teachers about authentic assessment. It is still thought of as an isolated activity where the student does their project alone. That is not the way of the world and has not been forever. We work and learn together. Why not assess together?

Dr Pam Hill's curator insight, February 25, 2014 9:19 AM

Wonderful article that challenges us to think through the online assessments and their prep!

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The Key Differences Between Summative And Formative Assessments | Edudemic

The Key Differences Between Summative And Formative Assessments | Edudemic | Montessori Education | Scoop.it

Assessments are a part of every classroom, regardless of subject matter or grade level. Theycome in all shapes and sizes, and they can be used for a number of reasons.

 

Sometimes, the differences between the types of assessments can be subtle. Many teachers will find that some subjects lend themselves really well to certain types of question formats (like multiple choice vs. short answer vs. essay), but the style of question shouldn’t be confused with the type of assessment.

 

While there are many more, summative and formative assessments are probably two of the most widely used in education today. The handy infographic below takes a look at the main concepts of each type of assessment along with examples of each. 


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, February 22, 2014 8:30 PM

This is a good infographic on summative and formative assessments for your teaching and learning environments.

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10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation | TeachThought

10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation | TeachThought | Montessori Education | Scoop.it
10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation

 

For the Google Generation, information isn’t scarce, and knowing has the illusion of only being a search away.

 

I’ve written before about how Google impacts the way students think. This post is less about students, and more about how planning resources like standards and curriculum maps might respond accordingly.

 

Curriculum maps are helpful little documents that standardize learning. That is, they clarify the content to be learned, and offer a shared pathway and schedule to deliver that content to students. Curriculum maps function as a kind of overview of learning content, and can also provide a common ground for the reform of planned learning activities based on assessment data (O’Malley, 1982).


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, February 21, 2014 8:44 PM

I do wish in Google Education, that Google would bring back the Google Wonder Wheel and Time line.  This was very useful in teaching with English Language Learners.

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10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation & The Age Of Information

1. Make the work Google-proof

2. Force them to grapple with big questions without answers

3. Actually make social networks and media channels part of curriculum

4. Focus on learning strategies 

5. Create curriculum and lessons that absorb data seamlessly

6. Anticipate student needs

7. Focus less on “understanding”

8. Use spiraling by design

9. Discourage use of traditional units

10. Illuminate the nuance of the world

and bonus!

11. Promote discovery and curiosity and self-direction over coverage and compliance

 

The Age of Information is characterized by discovery, curiosity, whimsy, and connectivity–all which necessitate self-monitoring and self-direction.

Christy P.Novack's curator insight, February 23, 2014 11:36 AM

A nicely written article with strong points on what is beneficial for students. However, the reality of implementing some of the tips is beyond just the teacher in the classroom and exposes other challenges. #edtech #instructionaldesign

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How Do We Create Rich Learning Opportunities for All Students?

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Every student has the capacity for rich, meaningful learning experiences. How can educators tap into the motivation that helps drive a love of learning in students? They key might be found in the "deeper learning" movement.

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Betty Skeet's curator insight, March 3, 2014 5:43 AM

How can we tap on the motivation to learn?

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10 Music Idioms for you to enjoy | English with a Twist

10 Music Idioms for you to enjoy | English with a Twist | Montessori Education | Scoop.it

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Charlotte Lovie's curator insight, February 28, 2014 11:23 AM

Student always love to learn idioms! A good way to learn them is to group them by theme so this looks useful.

BiblioBeiriz's curator insight, March 1, 2014 1:48 PM

Expressões idiomáticas em inglês- Música (para os meus ouvidos...)


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Are You Teaching Content Or Teaching Thought? -

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Are You Teaching Content, Or Teaching Thought? by Terry Heick Thinking is troublesome. For one, it is an intimate act splicing time and space. It is done right here, but it spans moments in the pasts...

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Why Teaching Entrepreneurship Keeps Kids in School - Bloomberg

Why Teaching Entrepreneurship Keeps Kids in School - Bloomberg | Montessori Education | Scoop.it
Why Teaching Entrepreneurship Keeps Kids in School Bloomberg 26 (Bloomberg) -- Founder and CEO of Build Suzanne McKechnie Klahr discusses teaching entrepreneurship to disadvantaged students on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West." (Source:...
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Authentic Audiences Lead To More Effective Learning

Authentic Audiences Lead To More Effective Learning | Montessori Education | Scoop.it

"At the end of a project-based learning (PBL) experience, students typically share what they have learned or discovered with an audience. Depending on the project, students might publish their work online, make presentations at a public event, or pitch their ideas to a panel of judges. For veteran PBL teacher Don Wettrick, 'nothing is better than a project that gets community buy-in.' Connecting students with an authentic audience is key, he says, to driving engagement and helping students relate what they are learning to the real world. 'My top two goals are to help students find great opportunities [for real-world problem solving], and then cheerlead them to a great audience.'" | by Suzie Boss


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Why Defining Distance Education Is an Important Task - EdTech Magazine: Focus on Higher Education

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Why Defining Distance Education Is an Important Task EdTech Magazine: Focus on Higher Education He states, “Greenberg (1998) defines contemporary distance learning as planned teaching/learning experiences that used a wide spectrum of technologies...
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Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies

Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies | Montessori Education | Scoop.it
Do you wish your students could better understand and critique the images that saturate their waking life? That's the purpose of visual literacy (VL), to explicitly teach a collection of competencies

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Ann Francis's curator insight, July 5, 2014 9:42 PM

#commoncore

Ann Francis's curator insight, July 21, 2014 1:14 PM

#commoncore

Crystal Delatorre's curator insight, October 29, 2014 1:37 AM

A helpful tool to use in helping teach the common core standards.

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10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation | TeachThought

10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation | TeachThought | Montessori Education | Scoop.it
10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation

 

For the Google Generation, information isn’t scarce, and knowing has the illusion of only being a search away.

 

I’ve written before about how Google impacts the way students think. This post is less about students, and more about how planning resources like standards and curriculum maps might respond accordingly.

 

Curriculum maps are helpful little documents that standardize learning. That is, they clarify the content to be learned, and offer a shared pathway and schedule to deliver that content to students. Curriculum maps function as a kind of overview of learning content, and can also provide a common ground for the reform of planned learning activities based on assessment data (O’Malley, 1982).


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, February 21, 2014 8:44 PM

I do wish in Google Education, that Google would bring back the Google Wonder Wheel and Time line.  This was very useful in teaching with English Language Learners.

Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, February 21, 2014 11:43 PM

10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation & The Age Of Information

1. Make the work Google-proof

2. Force them to grapple with big questions without answers

3. Actually make social networks and media channels part of curriculum

4. Focus on learning strategies 

5. Create curriculum and lessons that absorb data seamlessly

6. Anticipate student needs

7. Focus less on “understanding”

8. Use spiraling by design

9. Discourage use of traditional units

10. Illuminate the nuance of the world

and bonus!

11. Promote discovery and curiosity and self-direction over coverage and compliance

 

The Age of Information is characterized by discovery, curiosity, whimsy, and connectivity–all which necessitate self-monitoring and self-direction.

Christy P.Novack's curator insight, February 23, 2014 11:36 AM

A nicely written article with strong points on what is beneficial for students. However, the reality of implementing some of the tips is beyond just the teacher in the classroom and exposes other challenges. #edtech #instructionaldesign

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The Shift From Surviving To Thriving As A Teacher

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The Shift From Surviving To Thriving As A Teacher

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, February 25, 2014 5:33 AM

Teacher....Very nice sharing. Thanks¡

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We Should Let Learners Struggle

We Should Let Learners Struggle | Montessori Education | Scoop.it

"Allowing learners to struggle will actually help them learn better, according to research on “productive failure” conducted by Manu Kapur, a researcher at the Learning Sciences Lab at the National Institute of Education of Singapore. Kapur’s investigations find that while the model adopted by many teachers and employers when introducing others to new knowledge—providing lots of structure and guidance early on, until the students or workers show that they can do it on their own—makes intuitive sense, it’s not the best way to promote learning. Rather, it’s better to let neophytes wrestle with the material on their own for a while, refraining from giving them any assistance at the start." | by Annie Murphy Paul


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Meaningful learning is achieved through engagement, unpacking one's thinking, sharing and evaluating.  The notion of learning is considered a process, so many different mental activities should be happening.  A better word choice for "struggle" is to work hard. Students on't need to work to a level of frustration.  Work produces its own rewards.

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Social Media Policy Teaches Digital Citizenship

Social Media Policy Teaches Digital Citizenship | Montessori Education | Scoop.it

"This motion graphic speaks volumes about using good digital citizenship in social media. Educators did not design it. Instead, Curated Content created it for the Australian based company Origin. Instead of opting for the traditional “white paper” policy guidelines for social media, Origin chose to inform its employees about its usage with an entertaining approach involving a motion graphic."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 23, 2014 9:22 PM

What if we had our students design a motion graphic that explained how our school views digital citizenship? Would more students understand why we consider digital citizenship important and how it may impact them in future years?

This post provides a motion graphic that discusses the policy of Origin, an Australian based company. In 3 plus minutes you are shown what you should do, and what you should not do.

As always you will find links to other articles that also discuss social media at the end of the post.

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You think you know what teachers do. Right? Wrong. - Washington Post (blog)

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