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10 Ways Twitter Has Made Better Teachers. We've been using Twitter for about five months.

10 Ways Twitter Has Made Better Teachers

We can't tell whether we are embarrassingly late to this near-universal social medium, or whether we are still ahead of the slow-to-change teacher curve. We're probably somewhere in the middle, and for us, that's a good thing. We are eager but judicious in latching on to new tools and trends (as anyone who has visited our straightforward Facebook page knows). On Twitter, we have benefited enormously from the innovative thinkers and generous sharers who have introduced us to eye-opening concepts, articles, and resources. Cramlington Learning Village « Reflective Teacher And Learner. Supported file types: .doc/.docx, .xls/.xlsx, .ppt/.pptx, .pdf, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, .bmp Max file size: 25 MB Supported thumbnail types: .jpg/.jpeg, .png, .gif, .bmpMax upload size: 500 kB You completed:SOLO Taxonomy Explained Next up: Continue » Color Preview (not actual size)

Cramlington Learning Village « Reflective Teacher And Learner

The RRRRRvengers! Resilience. I was extremely privileged to be asked to record a short video for #TMClevedon last week by the rather wonderful Mark Anderson @ICTEvangelist.


I decided to talk about Resilience: Our journey to become Independent Learners – this is the story so far of how at Temple Moor High School we are trying to develop our students to become resilient and independent learners. The presentation was also recorded on the night. Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset: Which One Are You? « Michael Graham Richard. Here is an excerpt from an article about Carol Dweck, a professor of psychology at Stanford University: Through more than three decades of systematic research, [Carol Dweck] has been figuring out answers to why some people achieve their potential while equally talented others don’t—why some become Muhammad Ali and others Mike Tyson. The key, she found, isn’t ability; it’s whether you look at ability as something inherent that needs to be demonstrated or as something that can be developed.

To anyone who is into personal growth and self-improvement, this seems obvious. But clearly, it is not obvious to everybody: look at this diagram by Nigel Holmes representing the two types of mindsets and I’ll sure you’ll recognize the attitudes of many people you know. Fixed Mindset Let’s have a look, starting with the Fixed Mindset side: People who hold these beliefs think that “they are the way they are”, but that doesn’t mean that they have less of a desire for a positive self-image than anyone else. E2F - Independent Learning - Independent learning. Developing Independent Learners. A group of staff met this week to discuss key skills and attributes to develop our students as independent learners:

Developing Independent Learners

Four Strategies to Spark Curiosity via Student Questioning. British archaeologist Mary Leakey described her own learning as being "compelled by curiosity.

Four Strategies to Spark Curiosity via Student Questioning

" Curiosity is the name we give to the state of having unanswered questions. Videos to help you rethink education, learning, & school. Having children causes one to (re)think seriously about education and the role of school.

Videos to help you rethink education, learning, & school

Education obviously is the most powerful thing in the world. And yet the old Mark Twain chestnut — "I never let school get in the way of my education" — speaks to the core of my own thinking regarding education. I am not an expert in education by any means, but like almost everyone, I have strong ideas based on my personal experiences going through formal, mass schooling. 25 TED Talks Perfect For Classrooms.

The 50 Best Sources of Free STEM Education Online 12.05K Views 0 Likes. 9 Essential Skills Kids Should Learn, by Leo Babauta. Kids in today’s school system are not being prepared well for tomorrow’s world.

9 Essential Skills Kids Should Learn, by Leo Babauta

As someone who went from the corporate world and then the government world to the ever-changing online world, I know how the world of yesterday is rapidly becoming irrelevant. I was trained in the newspaper industry, where we all believed we would be relevant forever — and I now believe will go the way of the horse and buggy. 20 Essential TED Talks for Future Leaders.

Digital Differentiation. Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate learning experiences that address the diverse learning needs of all students and help them develop 21st Century Skills.

Digital Differentiation

At it's most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand and use information. When combined with student-driven learning experiences fueled by Essential Questions offering flexible learning paths, it can be the ticket to success. Developing Independent Learners « Reflective Teacher and Learner. What Teens Learn by Overcoming Challenges. Today's research in adolescent development validates a statement made over 100 years ago by the great African American educator, Booker T.

What Teens Learn by Overcoming Challenges

Washington. Discovering How to Learn Smarter. Big Ideas.

Discovering How to Learn Smarter

Alistair smith learning. I work with Associates, Partner Schools and Organisations whom I trust and who share the same values. Associates In the field of education, individuals who are flexible enough to operate with and alongside classroom practitioners whilst having the whole school perspective are rare. Where they do exist, they are already in schools! For Each to Excel:Preparing Students to Learn Without Us. International Society for Technology in Education - Learning & Leading > Feature: Teach Your Students to Fail Better. What should we be teaching? 10 Important Skills Students need for the Future. The future. The Power of Feedback. 5 Basic Elements of Cooperative Learning - Cooperative Learning. Today's Teachers Must Become Connected Educators. OMG: Engaging Students on Their Own Terms. Reflective Teacher and Learner. A View from the Middle Pedagogy and People over Places and Spaces. The impact of flexible learning spaces on student learning and achievement in a school-based setting;

Thoughts and Crosses - Solving Equations Differentiation - reflectivemathsteacher's posterous. Where does the time go!? 3 Tips on Flipping Your Classroom with #iPads #flippedclassroom. Edudemic's How a Flipped Classroom WorksMy thinking was, if I flipped the classroom, and provided the instructional/demonstration part of the course material as a series of video tutorials, that students could then work at their own pace, on their own time, to learn the software, rewinding, fast forwarding and repeating the lessons as needed – and apply what they’d learned as their homework during class time instead. Think For Yourself - Before It's Too Late... Alistair smith learning. The Future Belongs to the Curious.