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Craig Dwyer sur Twitter : "Purpose. Reflection. #inquiry... Stories: Behind the News. MRsalakas : Here is an @edutopia quote ... Introducing 20 Time to Your Class - 20-Time In Education Inspire. Create. Innovate. Use this page for reference when you announce the project and during the first week of implementation.

Introducing 20 Time to Your Class - 20-Time In Education Inspire. Create. Innovate.

Announcement Day: Get students more comfortable with inquiry-based lessons by requiring that they figure out what 20 Time is. Give them about 10-15 minutes to Google "20% Project" and only tell them that you'll be doing it in class.After 10-15 minutes, answer a few questions and then put the following "rules" up for them to discuss with you. Please feel free to change/adapt as necessary. Why Do Things Have To Die? Why do things have to die?

Why Do Things Have To Die?

What a great question that has been asked by many of our Wonder Friends. In fact, it’s a question that every human being has surely thought about at one time or another. At some point in time, every single person comes face-to-face with the reality of his or her mortality. All things that live will eventually die. Www.nbexcellence.org/cms_files/resources/Research Template Grades 4-6 Seperate Rubrics.pdf. Genius Hour - Where Passions Come Alive. To Foster Productivity and Creativity in Class, Ditch the Desks! By Leslie Harris O’Hanlon When elementary school teacher Erin Klein sat in one of her students’ desks last year, she noticed a few things about her classroom space.

To Foster Productivity and Creativity in Class, Ditch the Desks!

For one, the room itself was long and narrow, and the space was awkward. Large, clunky student desks crowded the classroom. And the desks themselves got in the way of students being able to comfortably work together. Even though Klein had the desks in groups of four, her second-grade students were far from each other because the compartments in the desks for student supplies were large, forcing the kids to communicate and work together over a vast span of desk space.

CyberGuide for Content - FINAL.PDF. Abc2013. Internet Catalogue.

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Passion Projects / Genius Hour. Formative Assessments Are Easier Than You Think! When I was teaching science one of the best lessons I learned was about formative assessment.

Formative Assessments Are Easier Than You Think!

In my first year of teaching I taught the way I was told to teach. Deliver content to my students, assess at the end, remediate if necessary. With that cycle, I always had kids who were behind, who never seemed like they could catch up. I was talking with a teacher friend the summer after my first year and she suggested something simple. Put a large piece of paper next to the door. 5 Learning Strategies That Make Students Curious.

5 Learning Strategies That Make Students Curious by Terry Heick Note this post has been updated from original publishing in February of 2013 Understanding where curiosity comes from is the holy grail of education.

5 Learning Strategies That Make Students Curious

Elementary Research Rubric. Should I teach problem-, project-, or inquiry-based learning? SmartBlogs. Questioning Toolkit. Essential Questions.

Questioning Toolkit

Home. How Children Learn: A World Tour of Class Portraits - Maria Popova. Progression in Creativity: developing new forms of assessment. Posted on 24 Apr, 2012 Authors: Ellen Spencer, Bill Lucas and Guy Claxton Institution: Centre for Real World Learning, University of Winchester Full reference: Spencer, E., Lucas, B. and Claxton, G. (2012).

Progression in Creativity: developing new forms of assessment

Progression in Creativity: developing new forms of assessment – Final Research Report. Newcastle: CCE Summary of key findings In Spring 2011, Creativity, Culture and Education (CCE) commissioned the Centre for Real-World Learning (CRL) at The University of Winchester to undertake research to establish the viability of creating an assessment framework for tracking the development of young people’s creativity in schools. After reviewing the literature on creativity and its assessment, and consulting expert practitioners, CRL created a framework for developing creativity in schools, and derived an assessment tool to trial in schools.

Authentic Inquiry Maths. Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking. Suggestions from educators at KIPP King Collegiate High School on how to help develop and assess critical-thinking skills in your students.

Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking

Ideally, teaching kids how to think critically becomes an integral part of your approach, no matter what subject you teach. But if you're just getting started, here are some concrete ways you can begin leveraging your students' critical-thinking skills in the classroom and beyond. Enhancing Education: The 5 E's. The 5 E's is an instructional model based on the constructivist approach to learning, which says that learners build or construct new ideas on top of their old ideas.

Enhancing Education: The 5 E's

The 5 E's can be used with students of all ages, including adults. Each of the 5 E's describes a phase of learning, and each phase begins with the letter "E": Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate. The 5 E's allows students and teachers to experience common activities, to use and build on prior knowledge and experience, to construct meaning, and to continually assess their understanding of a concept. Infoprocesscycle. NSW Government Education and Communities Sites2See - Web 2.0 tools in the information skills process.