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Jeff Johnson

The Bamboo Project Blog: Professional Development Practice: The One Sentence Journal - 0 views

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    Regular readers know that I'm a big fan of reflective practice--one of the greatest values of blogging for me has been that it's created a forum for me to regularly think about what I do and how I do it. But most people aren't ready to make that kind of time commitment so here's something that I think might be a perfect way to encourage reflection in the shortest time possible: the one sentence journal, a great idea from blogger Gretchen Rubin...
Duane Sharrock

Scaffolding for Deeper Understanding - 0 views

  • Schoenfeld has said that, ‘Groups are not just a convenient way to accumulate the individual knowledge of their members. They give rise synergistically to insights and solutions that would not come about without them.’
  • Encourage the philosophy in the classroom that “deep thinking is a highly valued activity.”
  • collaborative journal writing environments
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  • have found that (in addition to the familiar strategies associated with student-driven, authentic inquiry-based projects) scaffolded, collaborative journal writing is helpful to move kids beyond the social comments.
  • The elaboration triggers are connecting words or phrases that can be used to help kids extend their thinking beyond what they might otherwise attempt. So once they write something, they are encouraged to check the list of ‘elaboration triggers’ to think more deeply.
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    "Posted by Peter Skillen on Nov 30, 2012 in The How of 21st Century Teaching, Peter Skillen writes, How CAN we help our students be the kind of thinkers we want? Several years ago, my friend and colleague, @brendasherry, wrote a thoughtful post called "What is Deep Understanding?" She asked several excellent questions: what kind of thinkers do we want our students to be? what is deep understanding? can schools really provide the learning environment to nurture and develop it? In thinking about these questions, I would like to also ask: "How can we help novice learners become more expert learners?"
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    Peter Skillen explores ideas about developing deep understading in students.
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