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The High Cost of Failed [Education/EdTech] Innovation 

The High Cost of Failed [Education/EdTech] Innovation  | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Two examples of ill-conceived attempts at "transformation."
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Very funny (tongue firmly-in-cheek) article describing the huge costs of "innovating" education..with little to no results... 

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Research: How To Teach Children That Failure Is The Secret To Success

Research: How To Teach Children That Failure Is The Secret To Success | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

When children view their abilities as something they can change over time, they're more apt to deal well with challenges, researchers say. And what parents say can help or hurt.

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Key quote: "The challenge for parents is to support children without setting them up for failure."

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How to Ensure that Making Leads to Learning

How to Ensure that Making Leads to Learning | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Making is clearly an engaging activity for students. But are they actually learning anything? Annie Murphy Paul presents a compelling case based on cognitive research.
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The article discusses  how to deal with  cognitive load, failure and creating a maker environment where learning occurs...

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Making Failure Harder Work Than Passing

Making Failure Harder Work Than Passing | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
A rigorous intervention pushes students who might be satisfied with a D to aim higher.
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Excellent results using differentiation and incentive.

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Ways to help students learn through mistakes (essay)

Ways to help students learn through mistakes (essay) | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Colleges can not only help students past their immediate crises, writes Joseph Holtgreive, but also encourage them to unlock capacity that they didn't know existed and ways of tapping into it.
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How fear of failure can cripple us all...

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Math and Inquiry: The Importance of Letting Students Stumble

Math and Inquiry: The Importance of Letting Students Stumble | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
For subjects like math and foreign language, which are traditionally taught in a linear and highly structured context, using more open-ended inquiry-based models can be challenging.
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Parents and teachers may not be used to students stumbling, but they seem to be learning more deeply..using inquiry-based learning.

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