Education, Curiosity, and Happiness
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Education, Curiosity, and Happiness
What roles can curiosity and happiness play in learning?
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Great Educators Never Stop Learning

Great Educators Never Stop Learning | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness |

“If we believe the quality of educators is most significant in student success, then we must do what is necessary to support the growth, development and excellence of all our educators, throughout their careers,” says NEA Vice President Becky Pringle.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:
Who gets to decide what a teacher learns? I experienced a lot of barriers in my professional learning and had to fight tooth and nail to attend activities I felt enhanced my teaching and student learning.

When life-long learning is understood as something controled by someone other than the teacher, rather than a conversation, it is just another catch phrase in a neo-liberal agenda.
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“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.”

“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness |

IB teachers are moving beyond traditional approaches to homework to maximize student potential and increase engagement, as they share with IB World in the second article in the series

While evidence suggests homework has no impact on student performance when it comes to elementary-school-aged children, research shows that it leads to greater academic achievement for students aged 11 and up.

But the traditional ‘memorize and regurgitate facts’ approach to homework has had its day. Many educators are wising up to the idea that this can have the opposite and unintended effect of disengaging students. Workloads have also been brought into question – excessive homework is recognized as a contributor to student stress and a “thief” of valuable family time.

IB World Schools are making a stand, and scrapping traditional homework in favour of student-led learning and exploration.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:
Teaching is relational and involves dialogue. Part of the dialogue is for teachers and students to discover ways to make learning meaningful and students responsible for their learning and choices.
Beau Baez's curator insight, June 3, 2017 8:14 PM

Glad to see that k-12 education is finally coming to understand the need for higher level thinking skills.


Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, June 4, 2017 12:57 PM
Teach them how to think. With thinking strategies and a growth mindset, student will be able to master any content.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, June 5, 2017 5:40 AM
“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.”