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Blooms Taxonomy Posters to Use in your Classroom Blooms Taxonomy has been the subject of one of my first articles in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. It turned out to be the second most popular post in this blog after The 21st Century Skills Teachers should Have. The principles of Blooms taxonomy have been into play in the field of education since the 50s of last century. The classfication of learning objectives within education proposed in 1956 by a committee of educators chaired by Benjamin Bloom , though received little attention when first published, Blooms taxonomy has since been translated into 22 languages and is one of the most widely applied and most often citered reference. There is even a 21st century version of this taxonomy that you can read about here. Anyway today's post is not about the theory underlying Bloom's Taxonomy but rather about two awesome posters that teachers can share with their students or pin on their classroom walls.All thanks and gratitude go to Learning Today for providing these posters.

WikiTrust leading and learning: Creative teaching readings - for teachers who want to fight back By Allan Alach I welcome suggested articles, so if you come across a gem, email it to me at What Parents Can Gain From Learning the Science of Talking to Kids “The widening education gap between the rich and the poor is not news to those who work in education, many of whom have been struggling to close the gap beginning the day poor children enter kindergarten or preschool. But one unlikely soldier has joined the fight: a pediatric surgeon who wants to get started way before kindergarten. What The Martian Teaches Us About Scientific Literacy “I see scientific literacy as a set of basic rules about how the world works, a student can apply to a novel situation in order to derive insights, make predictions and better decisions. ‘Martian’, although he had never grown potatoes before, now had to do so in an alien environment. An introduction to Mindful Teaching Is Anybody Listening? How People Learn: An Evidence-Based Approach Am I Failing the Introverts in My Classroom?

Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children The Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children pursues a three-fold mission: Educational Programming Publish systematic curriculum and teacher preparation materials in Philosophy for Children, inquiry-based teaching, classroom dialogue and multi-dimensional thinking and contract for the translation, cultural adaptation and publication of these materials by IAPC Affiliate Centers;Offer a number of forums of professional development in these areas;Partner with schools and other institutions to conduct courses and comprehensive programs in these areas for students of all ages;Consult with universities that offer Philosophy for Children courses and degree programs; andCoordinate this work with that of IAPC Affiliate Centers, universities with Philosophy for Children courses and degree programs, and regional and international Philosophy for Children organizations. Dissemination and Professional Affiliation Research Contact the IAPC

Nonviolent Peaceforce How Do We Help Kids Make Better Choices? Let Them Practice In her Wall Street Journal editorial, What's Wrong With the Teenage Mind?, University of California at Berkeley psychology professor Alison Gopnik highlights two key areas of the brain that dictate adolescent and human development: (1) emotion and motivation and (2) control. She cites Berkeley pediatrician and developmental psychologist Ronald Dahl who uses the perfect metaphor to describe adolescence: "Today's adolescents develop an accelerator a long time before they can steer and brake." It's not unlike the concept of "failing forward" that Peter Sims describes in Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries. Teenagers, according to Gopnik, "overestimate rewards [...] and find rewards more rewarding than adults do." How do we work with students to build in the "control system" that balances the "emotion" system? According to Gopnik, we help to create and enable experiences.

Google - Cached link When you click Cached, you'll see the webpage as it looked when Google last visited the page. About Cached Links Google crawls the web and takes snapshots of each page as a backup in case the current page is not available. These pages then become part of Google’s “cache.” If you click on a link that says Cached, you’ll see the previous version of the site that we have stored. Where to find Cached Links To see the cached link for a particular site on your search results page, click the button located below the search result and click Cached . About Quick Scroll To quickly find your search term on the cached page, Chrome users can use Quick Scroll. Quick Scroll troubleshooting To prevent Quick Scroll from getting in your way when it's not needed, the feature appears only when we detect a specific section of the page that's particularly relevant. Try some of these searches which should make Quick Scroll appear for at least some of their results: Quick Scroll does not currently work if:

Professional Development: Got a Twitter Minute? | Silvia Tolisano- Langwitches Blog Funny how a Learning Network trail can lead one to unexpected destinations Follow along the bread crumbs to see where the trail came from and what it led to… 1. 3. As a professional development provider, I enjoyed her suggestions of 1-minute activities with the objectives of: understandingreflectingreviewingfocusingarticulating one’s own thinkingmaking thinking visiblecreating connectionssharing Sharon used analog material, such as paper, pencil, index cards, sticky notes and face to face dialogue and conversation in her workshops. “shorter segments of instruction are better than long ones, and learners remember more when they are involved in the learning” 4. 5. 6. 7. Connections Share something you already know about the workshop topicuse the #workshop hashtagfollow someone who is also using the #workshop hashtag Pair Share share the most important fact or concept you just learning in the last 10 minutestweet it out and specifically @mention someone else Shout Out Doodles Signal Time Sponges 15.

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