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5 Steps to Prepare a Classroom Culture for Deeper Learning

5 Steps to Prepare a Classroom Culture for Deeper Learning | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
The art of thinking flourishes within an emotionally, intellectually and physically safe learning environment that is carefully constructed by the classroom teacher.
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First get professional development to be able to model deep thinking and connections yourself. Then start small...

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Redesigning School to Graduate Capable, Confident Learners

Redesigning School to Graduate Capable, Confident Learners | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Educators at schools that focus on deeper learning are nurturing confident, self-sufficient learners who are ready for the rigors of college regardless of their backgrounds.
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Wow, amazing programs-for example, high school students prepare for both sophomore and senior year Portfolio Defenses, where they present their portfolio/thesis to  a committee. 

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New Evidence: Deeper Learning Improves Student Outcomes

New Evidence: Deeper Learning Improves Student Outcomes | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
A new study by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) provides a comprehensive look at schools utilizing deeper learning strategies and structures to educate their students.
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What is Deeper Learning? Ten schools are implementing innovative teaching and learning; check out how they describe themselves here:  http://deeperlearning4all.org/deeper-learning-in-schools

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Deeper Learning: What Is It and Why Is It So Effective?

Deeper Learning: What Is It and Why Is It So Effective? | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
You can’t search for something you’ve already found, can you? In the case of deeper learning, it appears we’ve been doing just that: aiming in the dark at a concept that’s right under our noses.
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Article includes lots of research and suggestions for how to change your teaching style and class. Important: these techiques resulted in much higher scores on standardized tests as well.

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6 Rules to Break for Better, Deeper Learning Outcomes

6 Rules to Break for Better, Deeper Learning Outcomes | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Incorporate deeper learning as you empower students to seek knowledge from many sources, use tools relevant to their lives, and embrace the lessons of failure.
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Sometimes you need to break the rules to get results...

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