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Nigel Coutts

Playing with Habits of Mind - The Learner's Way - 0 views

    What are the mindful habits of successful learners and how can an understanding of these habits help us better achieve our learning goals? This is the question Art Costa Bena Kallick set out to answer with their study of the Habits of Mind. In 'Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind' Costa and Kallick identify sixteen habits which when utilised promote deeper understanding, unlock creativity, encourage reflective thinking and scaffold problem solving for individuals and groups. 
Tom McHale

Mind - Research Upends Traditional Thinking on Study Habits - - 15 views

    There are effective approaches to learning, at least for those who are motivated. In recent years, cognitive scientists have shown that a few simple techniques can reliably improve what matters most: how much a student learns from studying.
Dean Mantz

NZ Interface Magazine | Eight habits of highly effective 21st century teachers - 12 views

  • What are the characteristics we would expect to see in a successful 21st century educator? Well, we know they are student-centric, holistic, and they’re teaching about how to learn as much as teaching about the subject area. We know, too, that they must be 21st century learners as well. But highly effective teachers in today’s classrooms are more than this – much more.
Shari Sheppard

School Lunches: Trimming the Calories Not the Budget. Plus K-12 Teacher Contest! - 0 views

    With the newest USDA changes to school lunch menus across America, will students finally have a healthy lunch program? And if these changes are activated how will schools encourage students to change their poor eating habits?
Dean Mantz

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology | Flickr - Photo Sharing! - 29 views

    Well designed sketchnote by Sylvia Duckworth. If you are not following her drawings then you are missing out on some great material.
Nigel Coutts

Fuzzy Thinking for Long-Life Learning - 0 views

    Recently I have found a number of ideas on the web that were particularly interesting and together paint a compelling picture of education's future. Each fits into a model where the focus is on developing skills, dispositions and habits that will last into the future - long life skills.
Heather Sullivan

On Formspring, an E-Vite to Insults and Crude Queries - - 4 views

  • Comments and questions go into a private mailbox, where the user can ignore, delete or answer them. Only the answered ones are posted publicly — leading parents and guidance counselors to wonder why so many young people make public so many nasty comments about their looks, friends and sexual habits.
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