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Emphasize Flexibility and Adaptability When Grouping Students

edWeb.net

While not calling for a return to those rigid structures, in the edWebinar “ Flexible Grouping and Collaborative Learning: Making It Work,” Dina Brulles, Ph.D., both education consultants, advocated for using groups to assist student learning. They discussed how adjusting student combinations, adapting teaching methods, and preparing students for group learning can lead to successful outcomes. This helps students avoid labels and learn to work with all of their peers.

Why We Still Need to Know Things in the Age of Google

The CoolCatTeacher

We hope that kids will learn critical thinking skills in one class and then apply it to another. Today we discuss current research that is shaking up how people think about learning. Shift #1 is that Students are collaborators. It’s hard to learn “domain independent problem-solving skills”. Let me give you an amazing example from a research team led by Sam Weinberg at Stanford. They don’t learn some domain independent sort of strategic thinking skill.

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Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

My previous two posts have described how schools can improve access for students of color and students living in poverty to follow their passions and have more voice in choice in their learning. Promoting risk-taking is beyond a leader simply stating “Try it out” to a teacher curious about exploring a new approach to teaching and learning. Mistakes were and still are seen as part of the teaching and learning process. Assess whether students are learning more.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

My previous two posts have described how schools can improve access for students of color and students living in poverty to follow their passions and have more voice in choice in their learning. Promoting risk-taking is beyond a leader simply stating “Try it out” to a teacher curious about exploring a new approach to teaching and learning. Mistakes were and still are seen as part of the teaching and learning process. Assess whether students are learning more.

4 Tips for Facilitating Powerful Student Collaboration

Digital Promise

In HP Teaching Fellow Melissa Wrenchey’s class, students collaborate to design prototypes that address real-world challenges. Students model how professional product teams work together to create prototypes for authentic users. Below, Melissa shares advice for how teachers can facilitate these kinds of powerful collaborative learning experiences with their students. Along the way, I lead small scrum sessions so that they have more time for their collaborations.

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

Teaching quality has been defined as “instruction that enables a wide range of students to learn” ( Darling-Hammond, 2012 ), and it is the strongest school-related factor that can improve student learning and achievement ( Hanushek, 2011 ; Nye, Konstantopoulos, and Hedges, 2004 ; Rivkin, Hanushek, and Kain, 2005 ). Job Embedded Professional Development. Professional Learning Communities. A safe and cooperative climate for learning.

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Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 1

Reading By Example

She believes that if students do not have a voice and choice in their learning, then all of the focus on the core academics will not amount to much. I have found that the happiest students learn best in classrooms with the happiest teachers. Build in ongoing support and collaboration. No amount of optimism will sustain a school culture throughout the year without regular support from a collaborative professional community.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 1

Reading By Example

She believes that if students do not have a voice and choice in their learning, then all of the focus on the core academics will not amount to much. I have found that the happiest students learn best in classrooms with the happiest teachers. Build in ongoing support and collaboration. No amount of optimism will sustain a school culture throughout the year without regular support from a collaborative professional community.

20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

The post 20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. This opens so many doors for teachers, students, and parents to connect, collaborate and learn. Students and teachers are involved in many after school programs that could utilize Google Classroom to share resources and improve communication and collaboration. Co-Teach and Collaborate Across the Globe. Create a Class for Learning Challenges.

2013 Global Education Conference Kicks Off Today - List of Sessions

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

From the 2012 GlobalEdCon attendees: "This conference is a great example on what global means. Catalina Valenzuela "Loved the chance to learn, share and grow both as an educator and as a person who wants to stay abreast of changes and innovation." A fantastic demonstration of a global learning event." Jessie Voigts "Thanks for providing this global forum that truly flattens the world of learning." Assessing Quality, Academic Rigor, and Innovation.