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Contents contributed and discussions participated by Matt Renwick

Matt Renwick

When a Bookstore Closes, an Argument Ends - The New Yorker - 19 views

  • once a bookstore is gone we lose the particular opportunities for adjacency it offers,
  • Restaurants, bookstores, cafés—on a grander scale railway stations, on a lesser one chessboards near park benches—are the sinews of civil society.
  • Enlightenment happened more often in a café than a classroom.
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  • By atomizing our experience to the point of alienation—or, at best, by creating substitutes for common experience (“you might also like…” lists, Twitter exchanges instead of face-to-face conversations)—we lose the common thread of civil life.
  • Books are not just other luxury items to be shopped for. They are the levers of our consciousness.
Matt Renwick

Education Update:Approaching Race from the Inside Out:Why Glorify Failure to Enhance Su... - 10 views

  • When approaching any learning goal, experienced teachers typically know the misunderstandings students are likely to have and the kinds of errors they are likely to make. The key is not to wait for these problems to be verified through an assessment but to build lessons around them.
  • Regular formative assessments paired with structured, high-quality corrective activities can prevent minor errors from becoming major learning problems and failures.
  • Finally, we must help our students understand that the conditions for success are within their control and that we will help them remedy their learning errors when they occur. In other words, we, as teachers, must have a growth orientation to learning, and we must help our students develop the same orientation.
Matt Renwick

E-Portfolios Link Academic Achievements to Career Success -- Campus Technology - 32 views

  • Another area that's still hazy is the e-portfolio feedback system. As Pirie put it, "If I have no audience for what I'm doing, why should I care?" But the question is, who should do the reviewing and provide the feedback to the student — faculty members, the program adviser, somebody from the career services department or peers in the program?
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  • "We don't know what the right choice or mix of reviewers is," she conceded, "but we do know [e-portfolios] should be reviewed on a regular basis" to get specific feedback to the student around content, structure and overall usability.
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      Purpose
  • And there are questions around expanding the usage of e-portfolios within the online program. "Are we missing pieces?" asked Pirie. "What touchpoints are the most essential for the students throughout that three-year process?"
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  • the renewed focus on e-portfolios will help students reconnect with "their own purpose," Enders said. "That purpose is unique to them. It takes a lot of work and time to develop self-awareness about your strengths and passions and then understand why you're on this planet.
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    Access-Purpose-Audience all addressed in this IHE ePortfolio system plan.
Matt Renwick

Determining What is Lifeworthy Learning in School | Reading By Example - 32 views

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    ""You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there." -Yogi Berra"
Matt Renwick

The reason I am replacing my iPhone with an Android smartphone | Reading By Example - 96 views

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    Google, of course.
Matt Renwick

Still more questions than answers about how to treat ADHD - The Washington Post - 16 views

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    A change in diet helps some people; for others, solutions are hard to find and often incomplete.
Matt Renwick

Reading with Discernment - School in the Cloud - 35 views

  • It’s quite remarkable what children will achieve when adults have confidence in them.
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    "It's quite remarkable what children will achieve when adults have confidence in them."
Matt Renwick

"Five Shifts to Learner Roles in a Personalized Learning Environment" - 47 views

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    "Five Shifts to Learner Roles in a Personalized Learning Environment"
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