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Martin Burrett

Cooperative Learning for Engagement by @smwordlaw - 23 views

    "What is the biggest cause of behaviour disruptions in classrooms? Engagement. In general, when children are 100% engaged, there's no room for disruptions, because they want to learn. Easier said than done. We all know that as teachers we are faced with problems on a daily basis that are out of our control; children coming to school with no breakfast, very little sleep, or consumed by anxiety or stress. So how do we combat these issues and engage all children?"
Joe Hirsch

Teaching Empathy: Turning your lesson plan into a life skill - 57 views

    Cooperative learning techniques like jigsaw can become "empathy builders" - without sacrificing instructional time or learning goals.
Leslie Grahn

Power in Numbers - 2 views

    New blog about all things teaching and learning.
A Gardner

10 Reasons the Tests Are Lowering Our Standards « Cooperative Catalyst - 94 views

  • Kids will work hard to learn, because they are naturally curious.
  • extrinsic motivation
  • extrinsic motivation, it moves to economic norms, where they learn to do the least possible work for the highest results
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  • The test is longer than the Bar Exam or the MCATs. It’s insane
  • Students should be able to have instant feedback regarding how well they did.
  • two things vying for a student’s attention: the grade and the learning
  • Risk Aversion: Learning involves taking risks.
  • same myopic view of success
A Gardner

Teachers Have It Good « Cooperative Catalyst - 67 views

    "Teachers Have it Good"
Siri Anderson

Using Sophia as a Student Assessment Tool - 82 views

    Here is a great idea for using student learning activities for a public good by having students create web based lessons for others to be able to learn what they've learned about a topic.
Jay Swan

Cooperative Group Problem Solving - 56 views

    Downloadable manual for creating and using cooperative group problem solving problems and laboratories.
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