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Can I just repeat this to anyone who is planning on being a teacher/student teaching/beginning to teach?

You are not your favorite teacher.

Most of us, if we were sitting around a living room, would be able to talk a lot about our absolute favorite teachers. We’d hear all kinds of stories that…

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I like the term “extreme learner”. I like that it is diferent from “gifted”.

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Repeated Practice May Not Make You an Expert

With apologies to Malcolm Gladwell, new research finds that deliberate practice may not have nearly as much influence in building expertise as once thought.
In the new study, psychological scientist Brooke Macnamara, Ph.D., of Princeton University, and colleagues offer a dissenting view, suggesting that the amount of practice accumulated over time does not seem to play a huge role in accounting for individual differences in skill or performance.

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gjmueller:

Repeated Practice May Not Make You an Expert

With apologies to Malcolm Gladwell, new research finds that deliberate practice may not have nearly as much influence in building expertise as once thought.

In the new study, psychological scientist Brooke Macnamara, Ph.D., of Princeton University, and colleagues offer a dissenting view, suggesting that the amount of practice accumulated over time does not seem to play a huge role in accounting for individual differences in skill or performance.

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Creating an Emotionally Healthy Classroom Environment

Teachers are not supposed to be psychological counselors. When a student has significant emotional problems, teachers should make sure they don’t try to play that role and should instead refer the student to a school counselor or a licensed therapist. But what teachers can do is create an environment that helps alleviate the normal problems many students wrestle with and, at the very least, not add to them.

gjmueller:

Creating an Emotionally Healthy Classroom Environment

Teachers are not supposed to be psychological counselors. When a student has significant emotional problems, teachers should make sure they don’t try to play that role and should instead refer the student to a school counselor or a licensed therapist. But what teachers can do is create an environment that helps alleviate the normal problems many students wrestle with and, at the very least, not add to them.

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I love this idea for Tabletop Twitter in elementary classrooms or any classroom, really. Any teacher could do so much with this! Worth reading the blog post from Lori at Conversations in Literacy! (via Conversations in Literacy: Twitter, Tweets, & Graffiti- Bright Ideas)

Oh, I have got to do something like this for next year.

mixedupdays:

coolcatteacher:

I love this idea for Tabletop Twitter in elementary classrooms or any classroom, really. Any teacher could do so much with this! Worth reading the blog post from Lori at Conversations in Literacy! (via Conversations in Literacy: Twitter, Tweets, & Graffiti- Bright Ideas)

Oh, I have got to do something like this for next year.

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pablophonic:

Tomorrow’s Lesson: Why It’s Important to Pay Attention

We have 1.5 days of school left. I’m preparing an activity called “You Can’t Make an Omelette” to show my kids how important paying attention is.  See, I have 47 eggs in my refrigerator. 23 of them are hardboiled.  Do you see where this is going? I’m going to make my kids break eggs over their teammates heads after they watch this video to see if they can find the ones that won’t cover their friends in goopy grossness.

It is going to be glorious.

Now before anyone goes, “That seems cruel to cover kids in raw egg in South Carolina May heat,” you should know that I have a bunch of leftover ponchos in my room from robotics this year… So they’ll be fine… And it will be hilarious.

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itsssnix:

Muffins for my co-workers and notes for the desks of my students while they take their exams.

Let’s finish well, shall we?

Love it!

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itsssnix:

Just to use over the summer for planning…

itsssnix:

Just to use over the summer for planning…

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Plenaries

Definitely going to make use of this: http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Plenaries-on-a-Plate-6126781/

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I’m interested in this from the point of view of using ‘success criteria’. If success is important to students from a motivation point of view, what is ‘success’ for this activity/lesson? How will students know they’ve been successful?

I’m interested in this from the point of view of using ‘success criteria’. If success is important to students from a motivation point of view, what is ‘success’ for this activity/lesson? How will students know they’ve been successful?

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gjmueller:

Is Rereading the Material a Good Study Strategy?

Cognitive scientists say that rereading isn’t a particularly good study strategy if it doesn’t involve retrieval, what they call the testing effect. “We’ve long known that the act of retrieving knowledge from memory has the effect of making that knowledge easier to call up again in the future.” (p. 28) Scores of studies document that if students read material and then take a test on it, they recall way more on the second test than students who prepare by simply rereading the material.

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tl;dr NO!

gjmueller:

Is Rereading the Material a Good Study Strategy?

Cognitive scientists say that rereading isn’t a particularly good study strategy if it doesn’t involve retrieval, what they call the testing effect. “We’ve long known that the act of retrieving knowledge from memory has the effect of making that knowledge easier to call up again in the future.” (p. 28) Scores of studies document that if students read material and then take a test on it, they recall way more on the second test than students who prepare by simply rereading the material.

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tl;dr NO!