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Matt Renwick

Cultivating Passionate Learners in Common Core Classrooms | MiddleWeb - 21 views

  • we have to find our own freedom and creativity within them.
  • look at the unit’s end goal and work backwards from there
  • asked the students how they would like to reach these goals
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  • create a crayfish documentary
  • told me better than any test
Daniel Spielmann

Excellence Gateway - 27 views

    Support for: - continuing professional development - teaching and learning - leadership and management - literacy, language and numeracy - preparing for inspection
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Barry Sanders, Matt Biondi, and the Tiger Mom - James Fallows - Culture - The Atlantic - 36 views

  • What Chinese parents understand is that nothing is fun until you're good at it.'"An interesting idea, but is it true? Are activities only fun when we get good at them? And, conversely, does that mean that if we're good at something, it must also be fun--at least at some level?
  • research by Mihaily Csikszentmihalyi (of "Flow" fame) regarding what makes an activity fun. "The place where people are most engaged in an activity," McCann says, "and where they're having the most optimal experience, is where the challenge is about equal to your ability." 
  • "People are motivated by different things," explains Dr. David B. Coppel, a clinical and sport psychologist at the University of Washington. "There are some individuals who are process oriented, and some who are outcome-oriented. Individuals who are absorbed in the experience of being active or competing can have a great experience even if they don't win. But for those who derive their success and pleasure from successful outcomes, winning is more important."
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  • The best results, McCann says, have to come from an internally motivated sense of fun and love of what you're doing.
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