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Apr 12, 15

"Kegan (1994) says transformative learning happens when someone changes, “not just the way he behaves, not just the way he feels, but the way he knows—not just what he knows but the way he knows”  (p. 17)."

  • This can’t be done simply by adding these ‘new’ skills and dispositions to the existing curriculum. Doing this would just add more to the already impossible workload of teachers, and it would not work to build a 21st century system. A new mindset is required, one that can take account of the new meaning of knowledge and the new contexts and purposes for learning this knowledge.
Mar 20, 15

An interesting website.

A full paper on scaling personalized learning.

  • Curriculum must be aligned to the district’s vision for teaching and learning
  • Instructional practices must be aligned with the district’s vision for teaching and learning
  • direct instruction, mastery learning, blended and project-based learning, flipped models, etc.

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Feb 28, 15

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Feb 28, 15

[New Blog] 5 Classroom Strategies That Help Introverts & Extroverts Do Their Best Work: http://t.co/Q2dAJWyyPu http://t.co/Kg2E9cnMwV

Feb 26, 15

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Feb 20, 15

"It is crucial to recognize that inquiry-based teaching should not be viewed as a technique or instructional practice or method used to teach a subject. Rather, inquiry starts with teachers as engaged learners and researchers with the foundational belief that the topics they teach are rich, living and generous places for wonder and exploration. "

    • problem-based learning: learning that starts with an ill-structured problem or case-study

       
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      project-based learning: students create a project or presentation as a demonstration of their understanding

       
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      design-based learning: learning through the working design of a solution to a complex problem

  • Students come to the classroom with preconceptions about the world. This means teaching practices must draw out and work with students preexisting understandings and make student ‘thinking’ visible and central to the learning.
  • 2.Competence in an area of study requires factual knowledge organized around conceptual frameworks to facilitate knowledge retrieval and application. Classroom activities should be designed to develop understanding through in-depth study of curriculum topics.

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Feb 12, 15

"And although it is a bit much to expect someone to be both a great and inspirational coach and to be at the cutting edge of an academic field, the number of great athletic coaches and trainers at all levels indicates that, on its own, being an inspirational coach is not that rare. Being an inspirational coach in an academic setting is not quite the same thing, but I am willing to bet that it, too, is blessedly common. By having the cutting-edge knowledge from the best scientists and savants in the world built into software and delivered in online lectures, all a community college has to do to deliver a world-class education is to hire teachers who know how to motivate students."

  • And although it is a bit much to expect someone to be both a great and inspirational coach and to be at the cutting edge of an academic field, the number of great athletic coaches and trainers at all levels indicates that, on its own, being an inspirational coach is not that rare. Being an inspirational coach in an academic setting is not quite the same thing, but I am willing to bet that it, too, is blessedly common. By having the cutting-edge knowledge from the best scientists and savants in the world built into software and delivered in online lectures, all a community college has to do to deliver a world-class education is to hire teachers who know how to motivate students.
  • There is one other force that will propel the transformation of education: a shift from credentials to certification. In most of the current system, the emphasis is diplomas and degrees—credentials saying a student has been sitting in class so many hours, while paying enough attention and cramming enough not to do too much worse than the other students on the exams. More and more, employers are going to want to see some proof that a potential employee has actually gained particular skills. So certificates that can credibly attest to someone’s ability to write computer code, write a decent essay, use a spreadsheet, or give a persuasive speech are going to be worth more and more. And any training program that takes the need to maintain its own credibility seriously can help students gain those skills and certify them for employers in a way that bypasses the existing educational establishment. Just witness the current popularity of “coding bootcamps.” That model can work for many other skills as well. For many students, that kind of certification of specific skills is a very attractive alternative to a two-year degree. 
  • from credentials to certification

  • Making an enduring company, he said, was both far harder and more important than making a great product.
  • But by getting Apple to focus on making just four computers, he saved the company. “Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do,” he told me.
  • “It’s now all over the map. What are the five products you want to focus on? Get rid of the rest, because they’re dragging you down.

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  • Should schools be organized in such a way that student diversity of all kinds can be included as a resource ? Seeing individual differences not as a problem to be fixed but as opportunities for enriched learning.
  • So when Ms. Moon[a teacher] starts giving instruction on "life cycle of a tree"
  • Generic teaching methods will not contribute to all learner at all times

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