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An Assortment of Educational Articles

Nov 19, 2013 jjamison
An Assortment of Educational Articles

Increasing Student Engagement By Grading Backwards Nov 19, 2013 01:36 pm | Ryan Schaaf   via TeachThought Good Morning. You All Have An F: Increasing Student Engagement Via An Additive Grading System  In a way, the current education system is already set up like a game–just not a very well designed one. Students earn … Continue reading → comments | read more        10 Educational Web Resources…

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How income inequality hurts every Canadian's chance of building a better life

Nov 18, 2013 jjamison

How income inequality hurts every Canadian's chance of building a better life Staff, Globe, Mail, November 15, 2013  Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper has run a series of articles focusing on the growing income gap (including a stunning full-page graphic I can't find online) and educators will find results like the following interetsing: "A Globe and Mail analysis, using standardized test scores…

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Axing the honour roll: Do rewards hinder learning? CBC, November 5, 2013

Nov 16, 2013 jjamison
Axing the honour roll: Do rewards hinder learning? CBC, November 5, 2013

A Calgary school’s decision to axe all certificates and ceremonies honouring academic and athletic achievement is garnering the support of a controversial author and education critic who says rewards aren't at all useful to students. St. Basil Elementary and Junior High School is doing away with all certificates and ceremonies honouring academic and athletic achievement, saying awards eventually lose…

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A New Pedagogy is Emerging...And Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor

Nov 16, 2013 jjamison
A New Pedagogy is Emerging...And Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor

A New Pedagogy is Emerging...And Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor Printer-friendly version In all the discussion about learning management systems, open educational resources (OERs), massive open online courses (MOOCs), and the benefits and challenges of online learning, perhaps the most important issues concern how technology is changing the way we teach, and - more importantly -…

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25 Things Successful Teachers Do Differently

Nov 16, 2013 jjamison
25 Things Successful Teachers Do Differently

25 Things Successful Teachers Do Differently 01/28/2013, TeachThought Staff, 22 Comments 27K+ Editor’s Note: We often look at the qualities and characteristics of good teaching and learning, including the recent following pieces: How A Good Teacher Becomes Great What You Owe Your Students Ten Secrets To Surviving As A Teacher The Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment How…

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