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Phil Taylor

Educational Leadership:Teaching Screenagers:Screenagers: Making the Connections - 2 views

  • Screenagers: Making the Connections
  • Effectively teaching the digital generation, or screenagers as we call them in this issue of Educational Leadership, seems to involve two basics: embracing the tools that kids are immersed in and using these tools to engage students in core curriculum topics.
Phil Taylor

Educational Leadership:Giving Students Meaningful Work:Seven Essentials for Project-Bas... - 0 views

  • launching a project with an "entry event" that engages interest and initiates questioning
  • Students created a driving question
  • product of students' choice created by teams
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  • each team regularly paused to review how well they were collaborating and communicating, using rubrics they had developed with the teacher's guidance
  • generated a list of more detailed questions
  • more meaningful if they conduct real inquiry
  • student teams critiqued one another's work
  • emphasizes that creating high-quality products and performances
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      High Tech High uses this as a great motivational tool
Phil Taylor

Educational Leadership:Giving Students Meaningful Work:Even Geniuses Work Hard - 1 views

  • I believe that meaningful work can also teach students to love challenges, to enjoy effort, to be resilient, and to value their own improvement. In other words, we can design and present learning tasks in a way that helps students develop a growth mindset, which leads to not just short-term achievement but also long-term success.
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