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Colleges need to better align education, jobs - Appleton Post Crescent

Colleges need to better align education, jobs - Appleton Post Crescent | thoughts | Scoop.it
Colleges need to better align education, jobs
Appleton Post Crescent
They claimed bachelor's-degree holders lacked basic workplace proficiencies such as adaptability, communication skills and problem-solving capabilities.
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10 Communication Secrets of Great Leaders

10 Communication Secrets of Great Leaders | thoughts | Scoop.it
It is simply impossible to become a great leader without being a great communicator. I hope you noticed the previous sentence didn't refer to being a great talker - big difference.
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How do you learn best: by listening, watching, reading or doing? | ask.fm/OhhTayy286

How do you learn best: by listening, watching, reading or doing? | ask.fm/OhhTayy286 | thoughts | Scoop.it
watching & doing (How do you learn best: by listening, watching, reading or doing?... — watching & doing http://t.co/gBAFSXlsqT)
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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Edmodo & ThingLink: Extend the Walls of Your Classroom

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Edmodo & ThingLink: Extend the Walls of Your Classroom | thoughts | Scoop.it
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The Other 21st Century Skills

The Other 21st Century Skills | thoughts | Scoop.it
Many have attempted to identify the skills important for a learner today in this era of the 21st century (I know it is an overused phrase).  I have an affinity towards the skills identified by Tony...
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5 Tips for Teaching Close Reading (and 5 Things to Watch Out For!)

5 Tips for Teaching Close Reading (and 5 Things to Watch Out For!) | thoughts | Scoop.it

Close reading means starting up close and then pulling back to the larger meaning (words to sentences to full text). Tim Shanahan summarizes it well; he says that close reading “is an intensive analysis of a text in order to come to terms with what it says, how it says it, and what it means.”


Via Andrea Zeitz, On K. Joo
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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, May 15, 2013 5:08 PM

Solid advice.

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, May 16, 2013 9:59 AM

Information about Close Reading

On K. Joo's curator insight, June 8, 2013 5:15 PM

It's a quick reminder for teachers to remember when they teach close reading.

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The 7 Essential Life Skills | Big Think Mentor | Big Think

The 7 Essential Life Skills | Big Think Mentor | Big Think | thoughts | Scoop.it
What we have now is a picture of human development built on the idea that humans are learning creatures, and that what we are depends on what we learn, from cradle to grave.
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A Tech Veteran Takes on the Skills Gap - NYTimes.com

A Tech Veteran Takes on the Skills Gap - NYTimes.com | thoughts | Scoop.it
Gary Beach, a technology industry veteran, takes on the much-debated subject of the skills gap in a new book. The skills gap, he argues, is really an education gap that has been building for decades.
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Anyone Still Listening? Educators Consider Killing the Lecture

Anyone Still Listening? Educators Consider Killing the Lecture | thoughts | Scoop.it
Though some teachers are still adamantly holding onto traditional formal lectures, many others are considering whether this is an ineffective and outdated model that no longer works in the information age.

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Eme Ric's comment, July 26, 2013 5:24 PM
There are others ways. It's not lecture or online, hopefully
Eme Ric's comment, July 26, 2013 5:24 PM
There are others ways. It's not lecture or online, hopefully.
Heather Thompson's comment, July 26, 2013 5:40 PM
agreed engaged learning can happen in a range of ways. Face to face engages differently
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The SAMR Ladder Through the Lens of 21st Century Skills

The SAMR Ladder Through the Lens of 21st Century Skills | thoughts | Scoop.it
SAMR is a truly useful tool for helping teachers identify their current comfort zone in order to build expertise in designing efficient and effective student learning experiences. To reach higher l...
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Interactive Teaching and Learning

Interactive Teaching and Learning | thoughts | Scoop.it
Exploration of engaging learning spaces and technologies that support them
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