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An online library of effective teaching techniques and methodologies which inspire enduring and meaningful learning.
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Get Them Learning with Digital Icebreakers

My books- Learning to Go https://gumroad.com/l/learn2go & The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers http://amazon.com/The-Goals-Challenge-Teachers-Transform/dp/0415…;

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Personalize Learning: Focus on the Learner Not Technology

Personalize Learning: Focus on the Learner Not Technology | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
In a personalized learning environment, learners actively participate in their learning. They have a voice in what they are learning based on how they learn best. Learners have a choice in how they demonstrate what they know, what paths they take to learn, and provide evidence of their learning.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, June 22, 2015 2:55 PM
In a personalized learning environment, the teacher is the guide on the learner's personal journey. When learners have choices to interact with the content and discuss what they watched, read, and learned, they are actively participating in learning. Encouraging learner voice and choice is the key difference to the other terms: differentiation and individualization. When learners have a voice in how they learn and a choice in how they engage with content and express what they know, they are more motivated to want to learn and own their learning.

The system needs to change from focusing on performance and tests to rethinking the design of teaching and learning around how learners learn best.
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What To Tell Students You’ll Never See Again

What To Tell Students You’ll Never See Again | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
What To Tell Students You’ll Never See Again 
by Terry Heick
At the end of every school year, you lose dozens of relationships that changed you.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, June 22, 2015 4:44 PM

Get out the hanky...

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What are You Doing to Encourage Curiosity in Your TEACHERS?

What are You Doing to Encourage Curiosity in Your TEACHERS? | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

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Parent’s Beliefs About Children Influences School Performance

Parent’s Beliefs About Children Influences School Performance | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
A new study has found that parents’ beliefs about their children — and the comparisons they make — impact how children do in school — and beyond. “Parents’ beliefs about their children, not just their actual parenting,...

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Teacher-researchers in Action

Teacher-researchers in Action | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Edited by Kenan Dikilita ş , Richard Smith and Wayne Trotman Published by IATEFL Research SIG in June 2015 Click on the front cover image below to freely browse in or download a copy of the book...
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Blogging With Students In 5 Simple Steps

Blogging With Students In 5 Simple Steps | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

There are dozens of reasons why students should blog. There's increased engagement by sharing with an authentic audience. Blogging encourages reflection, collaboration, and communication. Publishin...


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6 Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens

6 Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

Despite cautionary tales of teens and social networks, students have a lot to gain from incorporating what they learn in their personal digital space to the classroom.


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Engineering Girls' Passion for STEM | Victoria Juarez - Huffington Post - Huffington Post

Engineering Girls' Passion for STEM | Victoria Juarez - Huffington Post - Huffington Post | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Nobel Peace Prize winner and education activist Malala Yousafzai is quoted with saying, "Every girl deserves to take part in creating the technology that will change our world and change who runs it."...

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Using Video to Make Classroom Observations More Fair, More Helpful, and Less Burdensome By Thomas J. Kane

Using Video to Make Classroom Observations More Fair, More Helpful, and Less Burdensome By Thomas J. Kane | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
The Best Foot Forward project at the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard has been investigating the use of digital video to make classroom observations more helpful and fair to teachers and less burdensome for supervisors.
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10+ Resources for Learning About the Math and Science of Sports

10+ Resources for Learning About the Math and Science of Sports | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
As regular readers of this blog know, I am a proponent of getting kids involved in physical activities like bicycling, skiing, and playing team sports.
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Roles of Readers in Close Reading

Roles of Readers in Close Reading | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Teaching the process of close reading involves coming to understand it ourselves and then supporting students through purposeful instruction. These are the roles of readers in the close reading process.
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Turn Traditional Units of Study into Deeper Learning Experiences

Turn Traditional Units of Study into Deeper Learning Experiences | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
A third grade class asked why their state, Rhode Island, had no official state insect when 46 other states did. Read what happened next.
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Highly trained, respected and free: Finland's teachers

Highly trained, respected and free: Finland's teachers | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Welcome to a country where teaching is a highly prized profession. Finland’s teachers have kept the nation near the top of the influential Pisa performance rankings since they were first published in 2001, leading to an influx of educational tourists as other teachers have endeavoured to learn from the Finnish experience.


The high-level training is the basis for giving young teachers a great deal of autonomy to choose what methods they use in the classroom – in contrast to England, Krokfors says, where she feels teaching is “somewhere between administration and giving tests to students”. In Finland, teachers are largely free from external requirements such as inspection, standardised testing and government control; school inspections were scrapped in the 1990s.


“Teachers need to have this high-quality education so they really do know how to use the freedom they are given, and learn to solve problems in a research-based way,” Krokfors says. “The most important thing we teach them is to take pedagogical decisions and judgments for themselves.”


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Finland



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Teachers' basic training is very qualified. To make sure that the quality of teaching stays on high level we should invest on in-service training of all teachers. The world and society is developing faster and faster every day...

Iva Golec's curator insight, August 3, 2015 9:43 AM
Welcome to a country where teaching is a highly prized profession. Finland’s teachers have kept the nation near the top of the influential Pisa performance rankings since they were first published in 2001, leading to an influx of educational tourists as other teachers have endeavoured to learn from the Finnish experience.

 

The high-level training is the basis for giving young teachers a great deal of autonomy to choose what methods they use in the classroom – in contrast to England, Krokfors says, where she feels teaching is “somewhere between administration and giving tests to students”. In Finland, teachers are largely free from external requirements such as inspection, standardised testing and government control; school inspections were scrapped in the 1990s.

 

“Teachers need to have this high-quality education so they really do know how to use the freedom they are given, and learn to solve problems in a research-based way,” Krokfors says. “The most important thing we teach them is to take pedagogical decisions and judgments for themselves.”

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Finland

 

Boutara Nour Eddine's curator insight, August 10, 2015 12:55 PM
Welcome to a country where teaching is a highly prized profession. Finland’s teachers have kept the nation near the top of the influential Pisa performance rankings since they were first published in 2001, leading to an influx of educational tourists as other teachers have endeavoured to learn from the Finnish experience.

 

The high-level training is the basis for giving young teachers a great deal of autonomy to choose what methods they use in the classroom – in contrast to England, Krokfors says, where she feels teaching is “somewhere between administration and giving tests to students”. In Finland, teachers are largely free from external requirements such as inspection, standardised testing and government control; school inspections were scrapped in the 1990s.

 

“Teachers need to have this high-quality education so they really do know how to use the freedom they are given, and learn to solve problems in a research-based way,” Krokfors says. “The most important thing we teach them is to take pedagogical decisions and judgments for themselves.”

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Finland

 

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3 quick tips for igniting creativity through making - ISTE

3 quick tips for igniting creativity through making - ISTE | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
If you want to be a maker, you have to learn to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. Allowing students to play, collaborate, build and make freely gives them powerful learning opportunities. So how can you support students through making and spark a maker movement at your school? Here are three tips from ISTE 2015 maker movement session presenters:

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6 Amazing TED Ed Talks On Language

6 Amazing TED Ed Talks On Language | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

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How Opening Up Classroom Doors Can Push Education Forward

How Opening Up Classroom Doors Can Push Education Forward | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

“ What if teachers embraced the idea of transparency as a form of activism, a way of shining light on what works in the classroom?”


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Vincent Delpont's curator insight, June 22, 2015 8:32 AM

Ouvrir sa classe aux parents.(article en anglais)

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15 Ways to Deepen Your Formative Assessment Practice - Brilliant or Insane

15 Ways to Deepen Your Formative Assessment Practice - Brilliant or Insane | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Once you've put basic formative assessment practices in place, it's time to deepen your practice. Consider these fifteen strategies.

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How to Build Stronger Bonds with Fellow Teachers

How to Build Stronger Bonds with Fellow Teachers | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
According to a recent study by the Conference Board, less than half of American workers are happy in their jobs.
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9 Maker Projects for Beginner Maker Ed Teachers | Teach.com

9 Maker Projects for Beginner Maker Ed Teachers | Teach.com | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

Interested in bringing maker ed into your classroom? Patrick Waters, teacher and Maker Ed professional, shares 9 creative (and easy) starter projects


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What are the Best Ways a Teacher can Demonstrate Leadership in the Classroom?

What are the Best Ways a Teacher can Demonstrate Leadership in the Classroom? | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

How does leadership look like in the classroom? What are the best ways a teacher can demonstrate leadership in the classroom?

Read more at: http://langwitches.org/blog/2015/06/16/what-are-the-best-ways-a-teacher-can-demonstrate-leadership-in-the-classroom/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 20, 2015 10:38 AM

How does leadership look like in the classroom? What are the best ways a teacher can demonstrate leadership in the classroom?

Read more at: http://langwitches.org/blog/2015/06/16/what-are-the-best-ways-a-teacher-can-demonstrate-leadership-in-the-classroom/


cioccas's curator insight, June 20, 2015 7:33 PM

Another fabulous blog post and illustration from @langwitches

Patricia Thomson's curator insight, June 24, 2015 3:54 AM

Discusses four essential components to good teaching.

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Project/Challenge Based Learning

Project/Challenge Based Learning | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
What is PBL/CBL? Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended...

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12 Unexpected Ways to Use LEGO in the Classroom

12 Unexpected Ways to Use LEGO in the Classroom | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
LEGO Bricks are toys. They’re items that students willingly seek out to play with and get excited to receive as gifts under the Christmas tree. That’s one of the things that make them so useful to teachers.
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Teacher Guides for Technology And Learning

Teacher Guides for Technology And Learning | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
via Edudemic Welcome to the official guide to technology and learning by Edudemic! This part of Edudemic is meant to offer you, the teacher, some of the best and most popular resources available today.
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Teacher Feature: Water Restrictions with PBS LearningMedia

Teacher Feature: Water Restrictions with PBS LearningMedia | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Jamie Marantz (@jamiemarantz) serves the Alameda County Office of Education as the Executive Director of CORE Learning, a division of ACOE dedicated to the professional development and support of Common Core Implementation for Alameda County...
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