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Jason Finley

CTE Research Fact Sheets - 0 views

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    "The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is your resource for quick, to-the-point fact sheets that will help you make the case for CTE with policymakers, businesses and the public. Check out our general, sector-specific and issue-specific fact sheets..."
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    Resource for Work-based Learning...relevant to those thinking about VTed Act 77.
Ellen Berrings

Learning From Teaching Blog - 2 views

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    Sponsored by the Great Schools Partnership
    This blog has posting valuable to all educators in considering their practice. Samples of posts include: Brain Research, Differentiation, Collaborative Group Work and Student Feedback
Rowland Foundation

TED Talk: The key to success? Grit - 0 views

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    Angela Lee Duckworth's now famous TED talk explaining her theory of "grit" as a predictor of success.
Rowland Foundation

Facebook or homework? How to resist distractions - 0 views

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    Video: Psychologist Angela Duckworth and high school seniors Anita Rao and Damani Eubanks speak about the importance of changing your surroundings to help prioritize schoolwork - even your bed can be a comfy distraction!
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MacArthur Foundation: 2013 MacArthur Fellow Angela Duckworth - 0 views

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    Interview about winning a MacArthur Genius Award in 2013 and Other Articles
Rowland Foundation

Is Having Grit The Key To Success? - 0 views

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    NPR story: Angela Duckworth explains her theory of "grit" as a predictor of success.
Rowland Foundation

Duckworth Lab Website at UPENN - 0 views

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    "The Duckworth Lab focuses on two traits that predict success in life: grit and self-control. Grit is the tendency to sustain interest in and effort toward very long-term goals. Self-control is the voluntary regulation of behavioral, emotional, and attentional impulses in the presence of momentarily gratifying temptations or diversions."
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Can Perseverance Be Taught? - 0 views

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    "This question is motivated by two everyday intuitions, both of which have been confirmed in empirical research: First, some people are, in general, more persistent and passionate about long-term goals. Compared to their less gritty peers, these individuals are more resilient in the face of adversity, bouncing back after failure and disappointment and otherwise staying the course even when progress is not obvious. Second, grit predicts success. Grit is not the only determinant of success - opportunity and talent matter, too. But on average, grittier individuals are more successful than others, particularly in very challenging situations."
Rowland Foundation

The nitty-gritty of success - 0 views

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    Facebook, Angry Birds, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, and other pursuits which bring pleasure in the moment but are immediately regretted.
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What sets high achievers apart? - 0 views

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    MacArthur Fellowship grantee Angela Lee Duckworth talks about why success takes "grit," and whether it's possible to teach people to be "grittier."
Rowland Foundation

Blog: Building Perseverance into School Culture - 1 views

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    Mike McRaith's blog summary of Angela's Psychology of Achievement Presentation
Shaun Noonan

Making Mastery Work - 3 views

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    Nellie Mae has put together a nice piece of work.
Jason Finley

Do Rigid College Admissions Leave Room for Creative Thinkers? | MindShift - 3 views

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    "'The tests we rely on so heavily really don't measure creative thinking and they don't measure common sense thinking, wisdom, ethics, work ethic - they don't measure your character,' Sternberg said. In his view, students go to college to develop into active and engaged citizens. If colleges kept that ultimate goal in mind in their admissions process, it would send a message to high schools about the skills that universities value and want to see in prospective students."
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    "Science Leadership Academy (SLA), a public magnet high school in Philadelphia is a fairly young school, just eight years old. But in that short time, it's developed a reputation around the country as a shining example of the merits of inquiry-based learning approach. Colleges sometimes have a difficult time understanding the school's approach to developing autonomous, critical thinkers. For example, SLA doesn't offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses, because making students take a summative test at the end of the year is antithetical to the concept of allowing students to guide their own learning based on interest and collaborative work - and just as importantly, the value of the incremental learning process."
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    On the Minerva Project...

    "In fact, in the first year the students will take four courses: Multi-modal Communication, Complex Systems, Empirical Systems, and Computational Sciences. The intention is for traditionally separate subjects to be integrated if they involve complimentary skills.

    COMPETENCY-BASED UNIVERSITIES

    As the Minerva experiment develops, some existing universities are taking steps to award college credit based on skills learned, not the amount of time they've been enrolled."
Jason Finley

My Education Report : Pearson UK - 2 views

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    Students taking part in the My Education debate groups often said it was difficult for them to connect the relevance of school and learning to their future work aims.

    There appear to be three causes of the disconnection:

    1) Little association between lesson content and career preferences;
    2) Teachers not knowing their pupils' hopes and dreams;
    3) Inadequate opportunities to gain foundation 'life' skills.

    Students expressed the need for learning that relates to their goals. They are hungry for that connection, and speak easily and specifically about what they want to do with their lives. Many aspire to go to university, and understand that means doing well in core subjects. But they also enjoy lessons that link clearly to their career ambitions.
Jason Finley

Peer Assessment and Metaphorical Fish | Reflections of a Learning Geek - 6 views

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    Succinct and useful advice on giving feedback which is "kind, specific, and helpful."  With the point being that you need all three to help students progress and learn from their work.

    Has implications for administration as well.
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    Pulling this back out. One of my favorite blog posts about what I feel makes for the best teachers...giving great feedback. "Learning" should not be a one-off event, it should be a process of feedback and improvement.
Erika Lowe

7 Things You Should Know About Flipped Classrooms - 6 views

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    Succinct summary explaining the flipped classroom, advantages, challenges and future implications for education.
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    Sometimes I wonder if the flipped classroom model could be supplemented by a third piece...maybe a "backflip" of sorts to help them stick the landing?

    Online lecture then face-to-face instruction followed by one-on-one time.
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    Used the flipped model a bit back at OVUHS with students in Internships. Gave students readings in an online platform (Moodle) to be read and reflectively journaled using an assigned text-based protocol. Students were asked to connect readings to field experiences.

    Found that there was a Huge benefit to both students and myself with the time this model gave us to thoughtfully reflect and prepare for our face-to-face time. Instead of students coming to me for gaining knowledge, they came to me to share knowledge gained.
colinpmckaig

TED talk with social scientist Amy Cuddy - 3 views

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    Social scientist Amy Cuddy discusses body language, a little neuroscience, and how these can change who we are. Interesting educational implications (and applications) here.
Jill Prado

Schools' Maker Spaces Program Gets National Attention - 3 views

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    ...about transforming the traditional library into "make spaces"
Jason Finley

They're Watching You at Work - 3 views

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    They're Watching You at Work: What happens when Big Data meets human resources? The emerging practice of "people analytics" is already transforming how employers hire, fire, and promote.
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    Article needs to be read completely through. Many fascinating points...and many pieces that can be linked to how / what / why we assess students. JF
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    Is the future of assessment not grades or of meeting a relative few arbitrarily determined standards, but one where student analytics use thousands of data points? JF
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    "Academic environments are artificial environments," Laszlo Bock, Google's senior vice president of people operations, told The New York Times in June. "People who succeed there are sort of finely trained, they're conditioned to succeed in that environment," which is often quite different from the workplace.
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    "...administered a battery of tests to a group of corporate presidents, he found that not one of them scored in the "acceptable" range for hiring. Such assessments, he concluded, measured not potential but simply conformity."

    I would build on this with the statement that current assessment and graduation requirements are great at measuring a student's ability to excel at conformity and irrelevant knowledge sets while doing little to encourage that student's individuality and personal skill sets.

    Current assessment and graduation requirements are great at measuring a student's ability to memorize what others think important, but not in assessing and fostering the important act of thinking for themselves.

    Current assessment and graduation requirements are great at measuring who a student is according to an antiquated framework defined within the walls of a school. But, scripted versions of success and knowledge don't allow for assessing and promoting student potential for a world where there are no boundaries or false constraints of whom he/she might become. JF
Jason Finley

Fishman Prize | TNTP - 1 views

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    TNTP's Fishman Prize honors amazing teachers with $25,000 and the chance to share their knowledge with educators nationwide.
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