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You can't intention your way to extraordinary!: Bruce Sullivan at TEDxUQ. Principals: Are you brave enough to ask for staff feedback? “Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary.

Principals: Are you brave enough to ask for staff feedback?

It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. Making Failure Harder Work Than Passing. Chemistry seems to inspire a "D" mentality.

Making Failure Harder Work Than Passing

What's the best, most effective way to take notes? If it feels like you forget new information almost as quickly as you hear it, even if you write it down, that’s because we tend to lose almost 40% of new information within the first 24 hours of first reading or hearing it.

What's the best, most effective way to take notes?

If we take notes effectively, however, we can retain and retrieve almost 100% of the information we receive. Learning how to retain information The most effective note-taking skills involve active rather than passive learning. Active learning places the responsibility for learning on the learner. Research has found that, for learning to be effective, students need to be doing things with the material they are engaging with (reading, writing, discussing, solving problems).

They must also be thinking about the thinking (metacognition) involved in engaging with the material. Making Connections. My son has a certain joie de vivre.

Making Connections

He can transform any collection of items into a drum kit and may break out in Z100 Hot Hits should he feel the urge. One afternoon in early September his teacher sidled up to his table and said to him, "I don’t know for sure if you're going to win a Grammy, but I know that you will certainly be nominated. 38 Question Starters based on Bloom’s Taxonomy - Curriculet. Curriculet is free for teachers and students.

38 Question Starters based on Bloom’s Taxonomy - Curriculet

Get started here. 6 Steps to Help Students Find Order in Their Thinking. Like magic, the fish turn into birds and then back into fish.

6 Steps to Help Students Find Order in Their Thinking

M.C. Escher's tessellations have a way of grabbing your attention and forcing your mind to make sense of the impossible figures on the paper. The Merriam dictionary describes tessellations as, "a covering of an infinite geometric plane without gaps or overlaps by congruent plane figures of one type or a few types. " How To Teach All Students To Think Critically. All first year students at the University of Technology Sydney could soon be required to take a compulsory maths course in an attempt to give them some numerical thinking skills.

How To Teach All Students To Think Critically

The new course would be an elective next year and mandatory in 2016 with the university’s deputy vice-chancellor for education and students Shirley Alexander saying the aim is to give students some maths “critical thinking” skills. This is a worthwhile goal, but what about critical thinking in general?

Most tertiary institutions have listed among their graduate attributes the ability to think critically. Main text.php. By Anne Buchanan Introduction "WHAT IS CRITICAL THINKING?

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" The term "Critical Thinking" is intimidating! It is often perceived as an esoteric exercise of the mind, an intangible pursuit, reserved for the likes of Socrates, Aristotle and Einstein. However, for me, critical thinking is best defined simply as "what you generate, you know. " Critical thinking*** is not just one more thing you tack on to your Science curriculum. The traits*** of a good scientist ARE the traits of a well-cultivated critical thinker. Getting started in Critical Thinking Early in my teaching career, I happened upon a magazine in the teachers lounge entitled "Critical Thinking: Shaping the Mind of the 21st Century". The workshop also taught me how to: Critical Thinking in the Classroom. Critical and Creative Thinking - Bloom's Taxonomy. What are critical thinking and creative thinking?

Critical and Creative Thinking - Bloom's Taxonomy

What's Bloom's taxonomy and how is it helpful in project planning? How are the domains of learning reflected in technology-rich projects? Benjamin Bloom (1956) developed a classification of levels of intellectual behavior in learning. This taxonomy contained three overlapping domains: the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective. PDHPE Curriculum, NSW Department of Education and Communities. Physical literacy is defined as “the motivation, confidence, physical competence, understanding and knowledge to maintain physical activity at an individually appropriate level, throughout life” (Whitehead, 2006).

PDHPE Curriculum, NSW Department of Education and Communities

Health Literacy. Obtaining, interpreting and understanding basic health information and services and using such information and services in ways that are health enhancingUnderstanding preventive physical and mental health measures, including proper diet, nutrition, exercise, risk avoidance and stress reductionUsing available information to make appropriate health-related decisionsEstablishing and monitoring personal and family health goalsUnderstanding national and international public health and safety issues Additional resources: 1.

HEAP Health Literacy HEAP Health, formerly the Health Education Assessment Project (HEAP), has developed a variety of health literacy materials that are appropriate for use by teachers at the classroom level, and for use in district and large-scale assessments of health education. 2. These standards for Virginia public schools delineate the concepts, processes, and skills for health education in kindergarten through grade 10 for Virginia's public schools. 3. 5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students. How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses. You can read a version of this story in Spanish here. Pueden leer una versión de esta historia en español aquí. José Urbina López Primary School sits next to a dump just across the US border in Mexico.

The school serves residents of Matamoros, a dusty, sunbaked city of 489,000 that is a flash point in the war on drugs.