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Critical Thinking Lessons

Critical Thinking Lessons
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Teaching Grit Cultivates Resilience and Perseverance (Research Made Relevant Series) Amy: Kenny is a student that participated in my grit program last year. Kenny: This is my evaporator. Amy: He's a perfect example of a ten year old with grit. In New Hampshire, we do a lot of sugaring, which is the term for making maple sugar and it's a whole ton of work. Kenny: This one's actually kind of-- got some in it. Amy: And he does it all on his own. Kenny: Easy. Amy: He will be able to accomplish anything that he sets his mind to. Angela: Grit is a disposition to pursue very long term goals with passion and perseverance. My goal is to pitch more strikes. To become a better short stop. To lift a slap shot. To get a ninety in math. To hit the bull's eye. To find diamonds in Minecraft. My goal's to draw better dinosaurs. My goal's working on division. Amy: I was introduced to grit through an article called "The Secret to Success is Failure." I want three examples of goals that you could think about for yourself that are years out from now. Amy: Okay. Student: That it can be--

Math 101: A reading list for lifelong learners Ready to level up your working knowledge of math? Here’s what to read now — and next. Math 101, with Jennifer Ouellette First, start with these 5 books… 1. “First published in 1930, this classic text traces the evolution of the concept of a number in clear, accessible prose. 2. “This bestselling book originally published in 1988 remains one of the best introductions to the basics of large numbers, statistics and probabilities with illustrations drawn from everyday life: sports, the stock market, the lottery and dubious medical claims, to name a few.” 3. “Pair Paulos with the just-released How Not to Be Wrong. 4. “Most of us take zero for granted, but there was a time when it simply didn’t exist, until some enterprising Babylonian soul inserted it as a placeholder in Eastern counting methods. 5. “The prose gets a bit turgid at times, and some readers might be deterred by the proofs and equations scattered throughout, but Berlinski has some lovely descriptions and turns of phrases. 1. 2. 3.

Strumenti per classi capovolte: MoocNote - Prendere appunti su video MoocNote è uno strumento online particolarmente indicato per le classi capovolte. Permette infatti di creare e condividere collezioni di video didattici con possibilità di inserimento di note. È possibile importare in pochi secondi video da YouTube o da servizi come come Dropbox o Google Drive. MoocNote offre un player completo per guardare il video, ma anche strumenti per inserire note. Tutte le note di ogni video vengono memorizzate in MoocNote e possono essere consultate in qualsiasi momento. Un'altra opzione interessante MoocNote è la possibilità di condividere video o una collezione di video con una persona o con un gruppo. Dulcis in fundo, MoocNote è completamente gratuito e non contiene pubblicità. Ecco un esempio Vai a MoocNote Articoli correlati

Simple & Effective Speaking Rubric For Class Presentations Talented student teacher Kevin Inlay created this simple and effective speaking rubric that we used with class presentations in our ELL World History class. Reviewing it ahead of time and then using it made a tremendous difference in the how students spoke. He gave me permission to share it here, so feel free to download and modify. Let me know if you have other very simple rubrics you’ve successfully used for different classroom lessons and that you’d like to share! I’m adding it to The Best Sources Of Advice For Making Good Presentations. Related The Best Rubric Sites (And A Beginning Discussion About Their Use) This is sort of a strange "The Best..." list. September 18, 2010 In "best of the year" Most Popular Posts Of The Month As regular readers know, at the end of each week I share the five most popular posts from the previous seven days. February 24, 2017 In "most popular posts" Here's The Evaluation Form I Created For TOK Oral Presentations April 7, 2015 In "TOK"

Visual Thinking What is Visual Thinking? Visual thinking is a way to organize your thoughts and improve your ability to think and communicate. It’s a great way to convey complex or potentially confusing information. It’s also about using tools — like pen and paper, index cards and software tools — to externalize your internal thinking processes, making them more clear, explicit and actionable. Why is Visual Thinking important? There’s more information at your fingertips than ever before, and yet people are overwhelmed by it. But can I do this? Drawing is a natural process for thinking, exploring ideas and learning. “I’m no artist” “I can’t draw a straight line” “I can’t draw a stick figure” This is a fallacy. Don’t believe me? Visual Thinking basics In this 20-minute video I share some basics of visual thinking that will get you up and running in about 20 minutes. How to know what to draw Visual thinking reading list.

Alternatives for Innovative Math Study | Comenius-eTwinning project 2013-2015 Guamodì Scuola: Creare lezioni multimediali, o usare quelle altrui, in pochi minuti: è possibile, grazie a Rai Scuola La risorsa è molto semplice ed intuitiva e può essere davvero utile ad insegnanti che vogliano realizzare lezioni con audiovisivi. Si tratta di un tool messo a disposizione da RAI scuola, che permette di creare videolezioni utilizzando i filmati e i file presenti sui principali supporti web, assemblarli e condividerli. Le lezioni che ne scaturiscono possono essere utilizzate in classe, anche per chi usa la metodologia della classe capovolta, attraverso cui gli alunni studiano nel pomeriggio a casa e si esercitano la mattina a scuola. Il primo step è quello solito: accedere e registrarsi sul portale RAI Scuola: Successivamente si creano le lezioni selezionando i contenuti e, in ultimo, si pubblica e condivide la lezione. Cliccando sul link in basso si è ricondotti alla pagina dove sono raccolte tutte le videolezioni già realizzate da colleghi docenti: Da questa pagina si possono cercare le videolezioni attraverso parole chiave, materie e ordini scolastici. Come funziona?

Comparing Texts to Aid Noticing QuickDiff is an interesting tool that analyses differences in two very similar texts. It was actually developed for examining programming code, but could be a really useful tool to use with students to get them to look more closely at the texts they write and notice the mistakes and corrections and differences in the text. You simply copy and paste your text into the two fields. Then make any changes in the left hand field. Then you click on the compare button and the differences will be highlighted below. You could use this as a simple marking tool to show students where their errors are, just by printing up the results, or you could try to get students spotting their own errors. This is an interesting tool to get students looking more closely at their work and finding their own errors rather than just looking at their marks and moving on, and will help train them to 'notice' more about written text. I hope you find it useful. Related links: Best Nik Peachey

31+ Mobile Learning Tips for Instructional Designers | SweetRush There’s a shift happening in the world of instructional design, and the new kid in town is mobile learning. Well, he’s hardly the new kid anymore—he’s set up shop and customers are pretty excited about what he’s got to offer. Learning anywhere, anytime? As the instructional designer next door, you are in a great position to work with this new guy, but are you ready? We’re well beyond early adoption and initial buzz, and we’re beginning to see mobile as a fundamental part of blended learning solutions. I’m constantly looking at articles, blog posts, and commentary on learning solutions, and here are four articles I think are worthy of your time. Top 5 Design Considerations for Creating Mobile Learning addresses guidelines as you are getting started. One of the major “mistakes” in designing mLearning is that too much content is inappropriately used for smartphones and tablets, resulting in a poor user experience. Bonus Tip: Mobile Learning Analysis

Libri che fanno innamorare della matematica La matematica va capita, ma può anche essere diverrtente e ce ne si può addirittura innamorare come è capitato a Chiara Burberi, autrice con Luisa Pronzato di Le ragazze con il pallino per la matematica. Tra le cento storie raccolte nel libro, pubblichiamo in anteprima la lista dei libri che gliel'hanno fatto scoprire e l'hanno fatta appassionare , quelle letture che immancabilmente consiglia a chi le chiede cosa leggere per capire la matematica o far avvicinare i propri figli al mondo dei numeri e della logica. Se un’amica mi chiede “cosa mi consigli di leggere per capire la matematica?” Chiara Burberi Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón: Math is forever | TED Talk Subtitles and Transcript TELT Icebreakers Archive | Classroom Icebreaker Activities | Ice Breakers | Back to School | First Day of School Check out these articles on everything from preparing for the first day to dealing with homework woes, coping as a new teacher and ensuring smooth sailing for substitute teachers. Be sure to explore our 12 volumes of icebreakers and first day of school activities that help students and teachers get to know each other. Icebreakers Archive | Classroom Icebreaker Activities Best of the IcebreakersVolume 1: Tell Me About You ActivitiesVolume 2: 14 Activities for the First Days of SchoolVolume 3: Engaging Activities for the First Days of SchoolVolume 4: Activities for the First Day of SchoolVolume 5: All-About-You Activities for the First Days of SchoolVolume 6: Get to Know Your Classmates ActivitiesVolume 7: Getting to Know One AnotherVolume 8: Who's in the Classroom?Volume 9: My Classmates and MeVolume 10: Back-to-School ActivitiesVolume 11: More Fresh Ideas for Opening DayVolume 12: Excellent Activities for Getting Students Warmed Up Fun Activities Get the School Year Off to a Good Start!

MATEMATICAcittadino Questo volume, Matematica 2004, prosegue e completa il curricolo di matematica dei primi quattro anni del ciclo secondario, presentato nel volume Matematica 2003. Esso è rivolto agli studenti della quinta classe. Per questa classe abbiamo previsto due itinerari, finalizzati entrambi a completare il ciclo di studi precedente: • uno di approfondimento per gli studenti dei licei in cui la matematica è materia caratterizzante ed anche per gli studenti degli altri indirizzi che intendono proseguire in curricoli universitari o di formazione tecnico-superiore, nei quali la matematica riveste un ruolo fondamentale; consolidamento delle conoscenze e delle abilità acquisite negli anni precedenti (La matematica per il cittadino) per tutti gli altri.