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Roland Gesthuizen

Sudden interest in math -- how teachers can motivate pupils - 25 views

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    "The lack of interest in math or natural sciences is one of the most frequently voiced causes for concern in the debate surrounding education, at least in Germany. It has been seen time and again that pupils lose their enthusiasm for physics, chemistry and math once they reach eighth or ninth grade. But is this inevitable? And if not, how can teachers steer a different course?"
Roland Gesthuizen

How to Create Nonreaders - 58 views

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    "In fact, it's not really possible to motivate anyone, except perhaps yourself.  If you have enough power, sure, you can make people, including students, do things.  That's what rewards (e.g., grades) and punishments (e.g., grades) are for.  But you can't make them do those things well ... The more you rely on coercion and extrinsic inducements, as a matter of fact, the less interest students are likely to have in whatever they were induced to do."
Michele Rosen

Dash - 29 views

shared by Michele Rosen on 15 Oct 13 - No Cached
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    another online 'learn to code' platform, but with virtual assistance and code checkers (paid → good business model), and project based, so more engaging.
Roland Gesthuizen

12 Things You Should Never Do When You Teach Online - 159 views

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    "We all know there are a lot of great articles out there on the web that talk about what you should do when you teach online. But sometimes what a new online teacher really needs is a list of what NOT to do when teaching online. Here are 12 things I recommend that online teachers do not do:"
Roland Gesthuizen

The Transformational Potential of Flipped Classrooms : Education Next - 3 views

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    "the flipped classroom is a form of blended learning in which students learn online at least part of the time while attending a brick-and-mortar school. Either at home or during a homework period at school, students view lessons and lectures online. Time in the classroom, previously reserved for teacher instruction, is spent on what we used to call homework, with teacher assistance as needed. How can this improve student learning? "
Roland Gesthuizen

Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students | MindShift - 108 views

  • educators are sellers of ideas
  • Games have the potential to make math more relevant or engaging, Pink said, but if they lead to standardized thinking about getting to the one right answer, that can be problematic
  • If the only aim of a game is for points and badges, the game has little benefit for the player. For a game to be compelling and a good source of learning, it should be capable of providing rapid, robust, regular, and meaningful feedback.
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  • Students who are driven by external rewards (grades, trophies), will be fare worse than those who are self-directed, motivated by freedom, challenge, and purpose
  • When students assessed themselves, they held themselves to a higher standard. This changed the way he looked at the kids.
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    "Jobs in education, Pink said in a recent interview, are all about moving other people, changing their behavior, like getting kids to pay attention in class; getting teens to understand they need to look at their future and to therefore study harder. At the center of all this persuasion is selling: educators are sellers of ideas. "
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
carmelladoty

Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement | Edutopia - 35 views

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    What students think.... and they are correct.
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    What students say engages them in the classroom.
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    Students were asked "What engages you in school?" This article discusses the results.
Scott Hoshida

Brainology - 85 views

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      It's worth checking in with yourself to see what you believe about your brain.
Florence Dujardin

Assessing the effects of interactive blogging on student attitudes towards peer interac... - 2 views

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    Blogs have been increasingly used to supplement traditional classroom lectures in higher education. This paper explores the use of blogs, and how student attitudes towards online peer interaction and peer learning, as well as motivation to learn from peers, may differ when using the blog comments feature, and when students are encouraged to read and comment on each other's work. We contrast two ways blogs affect learning engagement: (1) solitary blogs as personal digital portfolios for writers; or (2) blogs used interactively to facilitate peer interaction by exposing blogging content and comments to peers. A quasi-experiment was conducted across two semesters, involving 154 graduate and undergraduate students. The result suggests that interactive blogs, compared with isolated blogs, are associated with positive attitudes towards academic achievement in course subjects and in online peer interaction. Students showed positive motivation to learn from peer work, regardless of whether blogs were interactive or solitary.
Josh Flores

Using Groups Effectively: 10 Principles « The Window - 172 views

  • Having students work in groups reaps a bounty of benefits, including boosting students’ social skills and upping the number of “happy campers” in the classroom.
  • As with every aspect of teaching, using groups effectively requires mindful planning and attention to more than who works with whom.
  • Putting people into groups isn’t a magical dust that makes everyone more creative. It has to be the right kind of group, and the group has to match the task
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      Really? This is something I'm guilty of. 
  • Do not appoint a group “leader.”
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      Also guilty
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  • Think threefold
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      This is why I like starting with a free write
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    "I recently attended a conference session featuring Keith .. an expert on the effectiveness of group efforts. His presentation focused on what has been and potentially can be accomplished through collaboration, but he hinted that just getting people into groups is not the answer. .. Though his focus is on creativity, I think Sawyer's insights apply to our use of groups to foster learning. Here are ten principles I've picked up:"
Nancy White

I-Search - Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching and Technology - 100 views

  • She introduces the concept of the I-Search to her students and has them select a topic they would like to explore
  • I-Search is the process of searching for answers to questions which have personal meaning to the writer combined with a metacognitive review of the search process.
  • In the I-Search process, students have ownership of their research
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      This is key to motivation!
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  • Through the I-Search process, students eventually develop their critical thinking skills
  • 6 C’s of motivation
  • Choice
  • Challenge
  • Control
  • Collaboration
  • Constructing meaning
  • Consequences
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    Great review and snapshot of what the iSearch process looks like, its benefits and challenges.
Keith Landa

Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching and Technology - 65 views

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    A good looking resource on learning theories, etc.
Steve C

WNYC - The Brian Lehrer Show: Making a List (January 05, 2010) - 19 views

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    Briah Lehrer show on WNYC. Daniel Pink, author of A Whole New Mind looks at what businesses can learn from science when it comes to motivation in his new book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
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