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The Key To Innovation: Making Smart Analogies

If we know that X does Y when Z, is it possible that A does Y when Z, too? That’s often how innovations get their start, in the lab and elsewhere: by taking a familiar starting point and using it as...

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MindShift’s Big Ideas of 2013: Focus on Learning

A look through the most popular MindShift posts this year reveals a strong interest in student-directed learning, inquiry-based approaches to teaching and the desire to help students learn how to...

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3 Factors For Balanced Accountability In An Innovation Economy

3 Factors For Balanced Accountability In An Innovation Economy  by Matthew Weyers In a recent staff meeting, we were given a task: “If you had to come up with some kind of a scale for...The post 3 Factors For Balanced Accountability In An Innovation Economy appeared first on TeachThought.

27 Ways to Inspire Students to Innovate

Educator Mia MacMeekin made this infographic about ways to inspire students to think more deeply about how innovation applies to them. It's a helpful way to begin a conversation about what it means...

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Getting Students To Stop Learning

Getting Students To Stop Learning And Start Thinking Jacob Barnett, a 12 year-old that’s been diagnosed with Autism, has some simple advice for you: Instead of being a student of that field, be the field....The post Getting Students To Stop Learning appeared first on TeachThought.

The Troublesome Contradiction Between Transparency & Learning Innovation

The Troublesome Contradiction Between Transparency & Learning Innovation by Jane Healey, Ph.D. A troublesome contradiction exists between innovative trends in education and the need to sell outcomes to prospective parents. Experts encourage teachers to implement learning...The post The Troublesome Contradiction Between Transparency & Learning Innovation appeared first on TeachThought.

Teacher Planning Doesn’t Have To Stifle Creativity In Schools

by Grant Wiggins, Ph. D, Authenticeducation A recent query via Twitter asked a question we often hear: isn’t UbD (or any planning process) antithetical to such approaches as project-based learning and inquiry-based learning, since you...The post Teacher Planning Doesn’t Have To Stifle Creativity In Schools appeared first on TeachThought.

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How Standardized Curriculum Short-Circuits Innovation In Education

Sir Ken Robinson: Building a Culture of Innovation from AERO – Education Revolution on Vimeo Innovation is a spark–a catalyst for change. Education, I think we all can agree, is badly in need of innovation....The post How Standardized Curriculum Short-Circuits Innovation In Education appeared first on TeachThought.

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