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Mindsets and Learning

Mindsets are such a tricky thing.  Dr. Carol Dweck has done amazing research on the two different mindsets that all people can have.  When children are in their fixed mindset, they want to succeed, for the sake of being the

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Significant Learning Environments

Just like my previous post, this week I was looking at creating my learning environment using Understanding By Design (UBD). Using both the Understanding by Design template and Fink’s template have allowed me to focus in on what do I

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Designing a course

Using environment and situational factors when planning lessons and outcomes for our students in a course can be a challenging task. The first hurdle in creating an outcome for students is creating a “big, hairy, audacious goal”. For me, this

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Learning

As an early childhood educator, most of my experiences in college regarding how children learn were based in the teachings of Piaget and Montessori. I came out of college with a cognitive theory view, along with a Gardener-like multiple intelligences

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Constructing Meaningful Connections

“Too few Americans are aware of the radical changes in kindergarten practice in the last ten to twenty years. Children now spend far more time being instructed and tested in literacy and math than they do learning through play and

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