The benefits of active learning

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But in this twisted time, young children starting public pre-K at the age of 4 are expected to learn through “rigorous instruction.”. Of course the benefits of active learning are apparent beyond the kindergarten sector. The question isn’t whether active learning techniques work.

Learning to Learn at Work

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Most of the skills we need to do our jobs — the ability to complete tasks, collaborate with colleagues, circumvent obstacles, and plan for future assignments — are skills we learn at work, not before. But when employees learn by doing, they don’t always recognize when and how the learning is happening — and likewise do not consider the best ways to optimize their learning as they carry out tasks. The only learning that happens in this mindset is accidental learning.

Freedom to Learn

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One of those bright spots was being asked to read Carl Rogers, Freedom to Learn , which was published 1969 in an upper level Educational Psychology course. Its essence is meaning – “When such learning takes place, the element of meaning to the learner is built into the whole experience” (p.

Learning to Read to Learn

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Lessons have shifted from “learning to read” to “reading to learn,” with students using texts to make sense of unknown concepts. This variety of sources can leave middle and high school students confused about which techniques to use to comprehend, analyze, and synthesize what’s in front of them, as well as which reading to use for higher learning. The post Learning to Read to Learn appeared first on Digital Promise.

Introducing the Maker Learning Leadership Framework

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Maker learning first entered schools with the support of a grassroots coalition of teachers, students, and community advocates who wanted learning to be more hands-on, personalized, and relevant. Blog Maker Learning

Lecturing v. active learning

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The partiality of the lecture format has been made visible by studies that compare it with a different style of instruction, called active learning. Where new learning models will thrive. Higher Education Learning and Teaching Mind Dump learning lectures teaching

Less Work, Deeper Learning

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Consider how much deeper learning could be if “creation” was a non-negotiable in the learning for both us and our students. I believe that you will not only lessen the amount of work that you are doing, but it will create opportunities for deeper learning for your students.

5 Useful Accelerated Learning Techniques.

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Learning something new can be both exciting and excruciating. Be it learning a new language or a new craft, acquiring new skills need not always be a complicated affair. Such techniques largely contribute towards making learning a productive process. 2) Multisensory Learning.

Learnings from Implementing Personalized Learning in Denver Public Schools

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In the three-plus years since introducing Personalized Learning (PL) in individual schools within a large public school system, the Imaginarium, Denver Public Schools’ (DPS) innovation lab, has been studying the conditions that help and hinder the implementation of PL at scale. Personalized Learning

Leadership in Personalized Learning

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“You can’t buy personalized learning…” I read this statement by Richard Culatta recently and it really resonated with me because personalizing learning is about skilled teachers, not students working on computers for a large part of a day. Good teachers are a crucial element of personalized learning. Personalized Learning

Universal Design for Learning: Meeting the needs of all students

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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that aides educators in designing lessons that meet the needs of diverse learners. DitchBook Twitter chat choice innovation learning styles student engagement student learning udl universal design for learning

4 Principles Of Student-Centered Learning

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4 Principles Of Student-Centered Learning by TeachThought Staff A Definition of Student-Centered Learning In our view, student-centered learning is a process of learning that puts the needs of the students over the conveniences of planning, policy, and procedure.

Learning Science Through Authentic Investigation

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Legends of Learning has amazing game based science experiences for students in 3-8 aligning with Next Generation Science and select state standards. And thanks to Legends of Learning for sponsoring science week this week on the 10-Minute Teacher.

Personalized Learning Vs Personalization of Learning

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Every time I work with a school district, I hope that they learn from me because I learn from them. Recently, in Del Mar Schools, Laura Spencer shared their idea of “personalization” of learning.

Bethany Petty: Using Edtech to Enhance Learning

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Education technology must enhance learning. Using Edtech to Enhance Learning. Vicki: Using technology to enhance learning. Today we’re talking to Bethany Petty, the author of [link] and her upcoming book, Illuminate: Technology Enhanced Learning.

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Game Based Learning in Action

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Game-based learning might not be what you think. On today’s show Matthew Farber, author of Game-Based Learning In Action: How an Expert Affinity Group Teaches with Games , talks about how to use games in the classroom effectively. Game-Based Learning in Action.

Scaffolding Maker Education Learning Experiences

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I also believe one of the roles of an educator, in the context of maker education, is to scaffold learning experiences so the end result is students becoming self-determined learning. pI often read via social media about the importance of student centered, student-driven instruction.

Learning How to Learn

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This is great series to help students learn various techniques to help them be successful in school. Through their series of amusing and informative videos, students learn how to effectively take notes, retain information, active reading, and more.

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Creating Learning Centers in a Blended Literacy Classroom

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The most effective blended learning model that literacy classrooms can utilize to meet the needs of all readers is the “Rotation Model” in which online engagement is embedded within a range of face-to-face forms of instruction. It is a time for students to take ownership in their own learning.

8 E-Learning Trends Changing The Learning Landscape

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The post 8 E-Learning Trends Changing The Learning Landscape appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. As technology advances and the disadvantages are dealt with, elearning is becoming ever more competitive.

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Incorporating Imagination into Learning

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Brilliant ideas often come out of creative thoughts, so incorporating imagination into learning is a great way to spark ideas and make learning fun. The post Incorporating Imagination into Learning appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Active Learning in the Science Classroom

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Thirty-three-year Presidential Award Winning science teacher Glen Westbroek believes in creating active learning experiences in his science classroom. And thanks to Legends of Learning for sponsoring science week this week on the 10-Minute Teacher. Why is active learning so important?

Let’s Focus on the Learning

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We need to spend most of our time talking about what kinds of learning we would like to make happen with the technology. How are you prepared to help make our educational technology conversations focus more on learning?

7 Dimensions Of Learning To Learn

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E-learning Engagement: Persuasive Design Strategies

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Elearning design needs to engage and persuade the learner to know how to engage with the content and learning. Dr. Laurie Korte talks about e-learning design that engages learners and common mistakes of e-learning and blended learning classrooms.

Feelings During FLOW-Related Learning

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Watch children, youth, and even adults when they are immersed in learning something of interest of them, and you will see often complete engagement and personal joy. It can be as simple as replicating real life learning in more formal schools. In real life, learners learn through.

Are Students Doing Projects Or Learning Through Project-Based Learning?

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Are You Doing Projects Or Learning Through Project-Based Learning? by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD Project-based learning is not just doing projects, it’s students learning through the work of a project. Project-Based Learning PBL

Awesome Teacher Summer: 12 ways to grow and learn

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Teaching summer professional learning for teachers teacher summer learning ideas teacher summer readingOur lives as educators totally change in the summer, don’t they? During the school year: hustle and bustle. Teach. Grade. Answer emails. Go to meetings. Collapse into bed. Repeat. In the summer, though, the pace changes. Many of us are still busy. (I’ve I’ve been to SO many baseball and softball games already!) But it’s […].

What is Project Based Learning?

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Project Based Learning (PBL) is a teaching strategy in which students acquire knowledge by working over a longer period of time on a project. Assigning learning goals. Pupils are engaged and motivated in their learning because they are self-driven.

3 Ways To Combat Recipe Learning

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The way I learned how to assign these projects what was from my teacher preparation program. Through trial and error I learned how to give these projects and grade them effectively for understanding. And, I thought it would easily show me what they had learned.

Get Started with Project-Based Learning

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More than 200 of you responded to our survey and listed project-based learning (PBL) as a top interest. Pedagogical approaches related to PBL — such as challenge-based learning, problem-based learning, and inquiry-based learning — share common features.

8 New Books to Jump-Start Your Summer Learning

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School leaders begin to make their plans for the summer months; from professional learning days to administrative PLCs. Each book – although very different in nature – supports dynamic teaching and learning practices. Book: Hacking Project Based Learning.

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31 Surprising Facts About Learning

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31 Surprising Facts About Learning (That Challenge The Academic Approach) Have you checked your assumptions about student learning at the door? The post 31 Surprising Facts About Learning appeared first on TeachThought. Learning

Research Webinar: Equity and Maker Learning

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Since the fall 2016 meeting of the League of Innovative Schools , superintendents from around the country have connected with leading researchers in the field of maker learning. Investigating the social values and purposes that maker learning programs promote.

Me Learning: A Student-Centered Learning Model

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The post Me Learning: A Student-Centered Learning Model appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Models terry heick

Inquiry-Based Learning in the History Classroom

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Josh Eby shares how he uses inquiry-based learning in his history classroom. Happy Wonderful Classroom Wednesday — teachers of all subjects will learn some ideas from this one. Inquiry-Based Learning in the History Classroom.

Should learning be hard?

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In the midst of surviving swimming practices, working part-time at Burger King and trying to navigate all of my other classes, I was required to learn the Calvin Cycle, start to finish. (It Teaching brain research cognitive science effortful learning learning strategies make it stick

Maker Learning Research Webinar: Creative Learning in Makerspaces

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As maker-centered learning gains traction in schools around the country, district leaders in the League of Innovative Schools are pioneering best practices for implementing new programs. What does research have to say about maker learning?

Learning by Design: How Design Tech High School Uses Research

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To meet this goal, Montgomery and his team created a design thinking curriculum, where students learn how to first understand a problem and end-user, then brainstorm solutions, create prototypes, analyze data, and finally, engage in multiple design iterations to solve a problem.

Maine Announces Learning Technology Framework

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The true value of laptops and tablets in schools is not learning to use the technology, but rather using the technology to learn. The Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI ) have been in place since 2002 and has certainly helped close the Digital Access Divide in Maine.