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John Killeen

The Testing Effect | Revunote - 19 views

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    Act of answering test questions improves likelihood of remembering material later
Matt Renwick

Choice Literacy - Articles & Videos - Full Article - 33 views

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    New methods of instruction will continue to evolve in direct proportion to who we are, and how much of that we are willing to bring to our teaching.
Roland Gesthuizen

Cloudy with a Chance of Swedish Meatballs | EduShyster - 31 views

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    "The totally true, tragicomic and almost-certain-to be-ignored cautionary tale of Sweden's 30 year experiment with privatizing education…"
C CC

Why teachers chose teaching - 1 views

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    Having a sense of 'wanting to make a difference' is one of the main reasons teachers want to go into the profession, according to a UKEdChat Survey.
Leslie Grahn

It's all about choices - 2 views

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    Blog about the power of choice in the classroom and the differentiation strategy of choice boards
Steve Ransom

Education Rethink: Kids Don't Actually Hate That - 6 views

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    A great post to get one thinking about what it is that kids actually hate...
Randy Schultz

The False Promises of "School Choice" | Common Dreams - 22 views

  • State test results showed that students in private voucher schools performed significantly worse in math and about the same in reading as their public school counterparts.
  • or has Milwaukee’s voucher program met the promise of increased parental satisfaction. A longitudinal study on achievement, in its final report, noted that only17.5 percent of the voucher students remained in a voucher school after five years. The comparable figure for the public schools was 43.5 percent.
  • Vouchers are a vehicle to funnel tax dollars into private schools. Using the false promise of “choice,” they are an unabashed abandonment of public education and of our hopes for a vibrant democracy.
BalancEd Tech

Not Just A Teacher: Teachers As Learners - 55 views

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    My very own little star learns best just like me-when she's interested, motivated, under no pressure of expectation and not afraid to fail. How do we as teachers transfer this type of learning to the classroom?
BalancEd Tech

Not Just A Teacher: Stuff and Junk - 7 views

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    Reminds me of the point about Steve Jobs saying no to 1,000 things:

    The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs:
    5. Say no to 1,000 things. 
    http://www.slideshare.net/cvgallo/7-innovation-secrets-of-steve-jobs
    http://itc.conversationsnetwork.org/audio/download/ITC.TM-CarmineGallo-2010.11.22.mp3
Steve Ransom

Why School Choice Fails - NYTimes.com - 113 views

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    This makes me so, so sad. Public school for the rich v. public school for the poor. No equity.
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    Agreed!
Roland Gesthuizen

Barry Schwartz on the paradox of choice | Video on TED.com - 60 views

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    Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz's estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.

Duncan Innes

Sheena Iyengar on the art of choosing | Video on TED.com - 50 views

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    Choice is it always a good thing. Are choices always helpful? Would students be less stressed if they had to make fewer choices? Excellent video lecture by a an insightful lady who is blind!
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