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  1. Jul 2016
    1. Because adults learn by doing, effective instruction focuses on tasksthat adults can perform, rather than on memorization of content. Be-cause adults are problem-solvers and learn best when the subject is of immediate use, effective instruction involves the learner in solving real-life problems.

      When we conduct PDs, these are good points to know to make our teaching more effective

    2. Is motivated to learn byinternal, rather than ex-ternal, factors

      I'm not too sure that this is always true. A raise, a degree, or a career choice are technically external factors.

    1. These authors argue that schooling needs to be fundamentally reconfigured to emphasize higher-order cognitive processes, such as critical thinking, creative problem solving, curiosity, and adaptability

      Challenge: How do we change the mindsets of the stakeholders that push back and say we need to focus more on content than critical thinking?

    2. Playing is something that we do just "for the fun of it." When innovative people play with things, or concepts, or processes, they may open doors to new ways of thinking via unexpected breakthroughs.

      Extend: This sounds a lot like Game Based Learning, but this quote extends my thinking to combine game based learning and the maker project. How can I get my students to have more time in class to just explore, make, and play?

    3. Thus, given the changing world we live it, it becomes critical for us to ask our-selves what it is that today's students need to know in order to succeed

      I connected this statement with another article we read in class. It reminded me of the article, “Create Circulate Connect Collaborate”, by Henry Jenkins. In this article, Jenkins talks about New Digital Literacies as new literacies we need to teach students in order to help them prepare for the digital world. What students need to be learning is changing, and we as teachers need to keep reevaluating our TPACK frameworks.