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How To Kill A Learner's Curiosity In 10 Easy Steps

How To Kill A Learner's Curiosity In 10 Easy Steps
How To Kill Learner Curiosity In 12 Easy Steps by Terry Heick Ed note: This has been updated from a 2012 post that you may or may not have already read. So, there’s that. Killing a learner’s natural curiosity doesn’t happen overnight. Learning environments focused on standards, assessment, and compliance allow for the implementation of research-based strategies in pursuit of streams of data to prove that learning is happening. And who ever qualified for a job by demonstrating how strong their curiosity is anyway? Below are twelve tips to help stifle learner curiosity and keep the learning nice and tidy in your classroom this school year. Step 1. Whether physical or digital, individual or group, you’re the teacher (or “district curriculum coordinator”). Step 2. Voice and choice sound great in theory, but who knows better what a learner needs than the teacher. Step 3. Right is right. Step 4. Again, see #3. Step 5. Step 6. Collaboration is the stuff of legend. Step 7. Step 8. Step 9. 12.

Kun je creativiteit meten? | vindingrijk Een vraag waar ik vorige week op één dag twee keer mee geconfronteerd werd. Een tweet van @AnoukMulder: “@davidvdkooij weet jij zo of er een betrouwbare test bestaat dat creatief denkvermogen meet bij kinderen? #dtv #hoogbegaafd” En in het zicht van het nieuwe schooljaar sprak ik diezelfde dag een aantal leerkrachten over creatief denken. Op scholen meten we veel. Moeten we creativiteit van kinderen meten? Creativeit is nature & nurture, we worden allemaal geboren met een bepaald potentieel voor creativiteit. Het meten van de ontwikkeling daarvan is verstandig. Kun je creativiteit meten? Er is veel onderzoek gedaan naar creatief denken, heel veel. Andere voorbeelden van dergelijke creativiteitstestjes, die nog steeds veel gebruikt worden, en met enige handigheid allemaal op internet te vinden zijn: UUT – Universal Uses Test (Guilford); “Op hoeveel manieren kun je een baksteen gebruiken?” Naast de testjes werden ook veel experimenten opgezet. Terug naar het beoordelen van creativiteit.

The Teacher’s Survival Kit for Lesson Planning! Tips & 1000s of Free Lesson Plans Posted by Shelly Terrell on Saturday, August 18th 2012 Goal 16: Plan An Engaging Lesson of The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think. – Socrates Lesson planning is stressful and time-consuming, but is important in giving us an action plan for the entire school year. The way we design our curriculums and the activities we use will determine how successful our learners will be in grasping new knowledge. Lesson design and planning is important. A Few Tips … When planning a lesson, I think we need to keep objectives in mind but there are other factors that make up a great lesson. G- group dynamic R- relevance to learners’ lives and needs E-emergent language and ideas focus A- attentiveness T- thoughtfulness To this list I would add flexibility. Templates Some of us will need a framework from which to build our lessons. Structured Templates: Another idea: Map our your lesson plan in a mindmap More Lesson Planning Tips: 1000s of Free Lesson Plans

Changing What We Teach Changing What We Teach: Shifting From A Curriculum Of Insecurity To A Curriculum Of Wisdom by Terry Heick Increasingly, the idea of computer coding is being pushed to the forefront of “things.” In movies, on the news, and other digital avatars of ourselves, coders are increasingly here. In Hollywood, computer coders are characterized as aloof and spectacle geniuses in green army jackets who solve (narrative) problems in a kind of deus ex machina fashion. Hack the mainframe, change the school grades, save prom, etc. So we should totally teach it in schools, right? Teaching Skills vs Teaching Content Too often bits and pieces are tacked onto curriculum as yet another perfectly-reasonable-sounding-thing to teach. Yet in the ecology of a school, they behave differently in the classroom where the rubber hits the road. There is nothing wrong with changes in priority. To try to address this problem, let’s consider a more macro question: What is school? When Standards Aren’t Standards Yes, yes, yes.

Pop Quiz! What Type Of Learner Are You? The Current State Of Technology In K-12 7.63K Views 0 Likes What is the next device most students will soon purchase? How many schools have a digital strategy? Find out in the current state of technology in K-12. 5 Reasons We Use Social Media 11.54K Views 0 Likes There are many reasons we use social media. Using @Evernoteschools for Lesson Planning Since I started this Experiment to use Evernote in every aspect of my classroom, I wasn't really sure what I was going to discover. I was sure there would be some way that Evernote was not going to meet my needs and I would be forced to add another tool to my chest while I continue the experiment for the school year. One way I was weary of was lesson planning. I have used the the traditional planner book for years and it has always been very good to me. I could easily flip back and see what I what I did the year before as I planned the upcoming school year. Here is a shot of my desktop version of Evernote. Within the notebooks for the specific classes, I have scanned and uploaded various assignments I had in paper form only and added them to new notes. Since all of my students will have Evernote accounts, I can easily share the assignments with the students in specially created notebooks. I have also created notebooks that contain notes on tech tips for using the various tools.

Grant Wiggins, Champion Of Understanding Grant Wiggins, Champion Of Understanding by Terry Heick Modern education icon Grant Wiggins, co-creator of Understanding by Design, has died, as announced on his twitter account by Grant’s wife, Denise. Our colleagues at ASCD have also verified Grant’s death, as has Grant’s professional development company, Authentic Education. His daughter Alexis has also confirmed the news on her account below. The First Time I Saw Grant Grant was tremendously influential on me as an educator. Sometime around 2005 I think, I was walking through the booths at a major conference. After hearing the cliche calls for alignment, data, and rigor as the tools of school improvement in my own district, in Grant I found a voice that–as far as my tiny mind could tell–knew what it was talking about. Authenticity. Understanding. Design. Transfer. This is the blueprint for a modern teacher. Champion Of Understanding The good news? Above all else, as I see it, his legacy is that of champion of understanding.

Meervoudige intelligentie indianen / Suzan Aussems | DigiFemke Het eerste lesidee van een vierdejaars PABO student, Suzan Aussems. Suzan volgt nu ook de minor Digicoach en is druk bezig met het ontwikkelen van een digi kleuter website. Neem hier gerust een kijkje op! Het lesidee van Suzan gaat over meervoudige intelligentie. Inleiding- Verhaal indianennamen vertellenVerkleed je als indiaan en vertel een verhaal. Kern- Uitleg indianennamen Kies nu 4 indianennamen om aan de kinderen uit te leggen. 1. Deze namen leg je uit d.m.v. plaatjes van deze indianen (zie bijlage). Vertel de kinderen dat mensen allerlei verschillende talenten hebben. Slot- Collage maken Nu kiezen de kinderen een definitieve indianennaam. De kinderen kiezen zelf welke naam ze willen. De kinderen met dezelfde indianennamen gaan bij elkaar zitten aan de tafels. Samen maken ze een collage met tekeningen over hun indianennaam op een wit a4-papier. Ze krijgen hiervoor kleurpotloden en wasco. Bedankt Suzan voor dit super leuke idee!

It's the Pedagogy, Stupid: Lessons from an iPad Lending Program Recently, we were tasked with developing policies and procedures for an equipment lending program initiated within the Faculty Technology Resources Center at the University of Cincinnati. The program was conceived as a method for encouraging the use of technology in the classroom. By loaning equipment to faculty for an academic term, we would encourage them to evaluate—and hopefully innovate—the utility of various "cutting edge" technologies with no financial risks to themselves or their departments. Some colleges and universities are already providing all incoming students with iPads. Generally, these tend to be smaller, private institutions or individual programs within larger ones. We're Here, Now What? Once we decided to implement the lending program we were excited, but also a little nervous. Load iPads with eBooks and then select and assign reading groups for certain books. How to Lend an iPad It's the Pedagogy, Stupid So, Just What Can You Do With an iPad in Class? References

`7 Tips For Getting Started With Mindfulness In The Classroom 7 Tips For Getting Started With Mindfulness In The Classroom by Kelly April Tyrrell and TeachThought Staff While the scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM) at the Waisman Center aren’t yet ready to issue evidence-based kindfulness curriculum practices, Flook and CIHM outreach specialists Lisa Thomas Prince and Lori Gustafson offer the following tips for families wishing to engage in mindfulness practices. 1. Find a time and/or place where you and your students can pause for a few moments and develop a sense of familiarity with quiet. This can work for you as a teacher as you design instruction or respond to student work, or the spaces students work themselves. 2. Have students try to notice sounds, textures, colors, shapes, and other characteristics of their environments. Being in the moment is both a cause and an effect of mindfulness. 3. 4. 5. 7. These ideas will take patience to develop as a capacity in students.

Leerstijlen & e-Learning Leerstijlen zijn niet onomstreden. Toch worden ze binnen het onderwijs en in mindere mate binnen het bedrijfsleven en overheid veelvuldig gebruikt. Ook binnen e-Learning. Wie heeft er niet gehoord van lerenden die vooral auditief zijn ingesteld, een dromer zijn of met name kinesthetisch leren? Maar wat is nu de waarde en betekenis van Kolb, meervoudige intelligentie, whole brain thinking en vele andere modellen voor e-Learning? Manier van inzetten leerstijlen Wikipedia geeft als definitie: Leerstijlen zijn redelijk eenvoudig in kaart te brengen. Leerstijlen(tests) kunnen op meerdere manieren worden ingezet. Om lerenden inzicht te geven in de eigen voorkeuren. Leerstijlen zijn in te delen in verschillende categorieën. Zintuiglijke leerstijlpreferentieDVC surveyLeerstijl gekoppeld aan motivatieApters’ MSPLeerpreferentiesKolb LSI (erg bekend en veelgebruikt)Honey & Mumford LSQ (erg bekend en veelgebruikt)Herrmann HBDIRiding CSALeerstrategieënVermunt ILS Onderzoek over leerstijlen Conclusie