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Nigel Coutts

When designing student learning, what questions guide us? - The Learner's Way - 22 views

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    We ask lots of questions as we plan for our student's learning. Some of the questions we ask are about where they are with their learning. But perhaps we miss one important question along the way. Maybe we should be asking questions about how our students will apply what they learn? 
spdrmn7

The LiederNet Archive: Texts and Translations to Lieder, mélodies, art songs,... - 3 views

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    In a crunch, this site is great for finding translations of popular vocal repertoire.
spdrmn7

IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music - 9 views

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    Sheet music domain. Most music is free to print and easily accessible. Scores range from printed to handwritten and for several different instruments.
spdrmn7

National Association for Music Education (NAfME) - 2 views

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    A major resource for students, teachers and the like regarding music in classrooms and life...geared towards advocacy and assistance.
spdrmn7

"Talking Up Music Education" Podcast | NAMM Foundation - 1 views

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    Great podcast for teachers looking for ideas and opportunities to share and utilize in the classroom or to build a sense of community regarding music in schools.
Nigel Coutts

What meal would your team be? - The Learner's Way - 4 views

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    What makes a team truly great? What are the qualities which allow some teams to perform at a high level while others seem trapped? One approach to this question is to consider a team as though they were a meal. Thinking metaphorically, we ask what are the ingredients that make a great team and how might we combine them to produce the best results?
Nigel Coutts

Lessons from Schrödinger's Cat - The Learner's Way - 27 views

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    There are some ideas which seem to translate nicely into fields of thought far from their point of origin. These are  ideas which shine a metaphorical light on concepts and allow us to develop a deeper understanding of that concept once we see it from a fresh perspective. Schrödinger's Cat is one such idea.
Nigel Coutts

Curiosity as the edge of knowledge phenomenon that drives learning - The Learner's Way - 12 views

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    We are driven by curiosity. It is an innately human quality that has driven us to explore, ask questions, investigate, wonder why and search for a deeper understanding. In a very fundamental way curiosity is the driver of all self-directed learning. It is our desire to find out more, unlock new knowledge and answer our questions (big ones and little ones) that compels us to learn. Sir Ken Robinson famously and provocatively asked "Do Schools Kill Creativity?". The same question might be asked about curiosity.
Jeff Andersen

Five Predictions for the Future of Education in 2019 | Emerging Education Technologies - 37 views

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    Online education and digital learning tools-whether as a supplement to an on-campus experience, or as a full distance-learning program-have transformed the practice of education in recent years. Even more significantly, it's become clear that this trend is accelerating. What's in store for this year? Here are 5 trends in Education Technology to watch in 2019.
Kim Loeffen

A Personalized Learning Backlash -- THE Journal - 9 views

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      Elementary school Summit backlash includes concerns on data usage and other issues
  • personalized instruction is getting renewed attention as schools in the northeast consider calling their experiments in the instructional model a failure.
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  • there's "little evidence for the effectiveness" of personalized instruction delivered through technology.
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      Student protest of an online Facebook driven learning "experience" causes the NY DOE to drop the program in grades 11-12
Nigel Coutts

The Eight Cultural Forces - The lens & the lever - The Learner's Way - 14 views

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    This unavoidable and irreducible complexity means that schools are challenging place to study, to understand and to manage change within. Even for the teacher who spends everyday inside the school there is so much going on that unguided observations and the plans based upon them come with no guarantee of success. - We need a lens and a lever to manage this complexity. -  Such a lens is offered by the 'cultural forces'.
Nigel Coutts

A pedagogy for Cultural Understanding & Human Empathy - The Learner's Way - 9 views

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    How we see ourselves, how we describe ourselves reveals a great deal about how we see 'others'. In May of this year, speaking to the audience of the International Conference on Thinking, Bruno Della Chiesa invited us to consider how we might approach the question of "who we are?". In responding to such a question, what list of affiliations do we invoke to define ourselves?
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Nigel Coutts

For those about to make a resolution - The Learner's Way - 4 views

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    With the year rushing to a close, this seems like the right time to set goals for the year ahead. To pause and consider what next and make some personal promises.  The trouble is that the history of setting New Year Resolutions is littered with failures. It is so easy at this point  in time to make commitments for change and then just a few weeks later to have forgotten what they were.
Martin Burrett

Run An Empire - 13 views

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    Looking to keep a fitness resolution this year? Find motivation to get moving and keep fit with this superb location-based strategy game for runners and walkers. Gain virtual coins for being active which you can use to advance your settlement. Locations are not precisely show nor in real time, so you can use it with pupils without safely concerns. If using it for yourself, it can link to Strava to keep you motivated to lace up your running shoes without extra hassle. But don't you come around here and fight me for MY castles!
Nigel Coutts

Holiday Reading - Christmas 2019 - The Learner's Way - 10 views

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    With the Christmas Holiday's finally here this is the perfect opportunity to catch up on some of that reading which has been delayed while more pressing matters are dealt with. Here are the top items on my holiday reading list. With a project underway that explores a conceptual based approach to teaching mathematics there is a bias in that direction. 
Nigel Coutts

Teaching mathematicians shouldn't be like programming a computer - The Learner's Way - 11 views

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    Traditional methods of teaching maths have more in common with how we programme a computer that what we might do if we wanted to engage our students in mathematical thinking. We shouldn't be overly surprised then when our students consider mathematics to be all about learning a set of rules that they need to apply in the right order so as to output the correct response. But is there a better way?
Nigel Coutts

Rethinking Time to see Education as a Lifelong Journey - Lessons from Blueback - The Le... - 8 views

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    Blueback is a beautiful metaphor for life and particularly of the life we live in schools. When looked at close up, with an eye on the details, the experience of school is one of passing and recurring cycles. When looked at from a distance, with an eye on the whole, there are elements of constancy, the throughlines which bring meaning to our experience and which have as their consequence the residuals of education. 
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