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  • Training Students Away From Plagiarism Michelle Navarre Cleary wrote an awesomely helpful article in the Phi Delta Kappan: Top 10 reasons students plagiarize & what teachers can do about it. It's lengthy, but worth the read. To entice you to read on, here are the ten reasons she addresses:They are lazyThey panicThey lack confidenceThey think they are supposed to reproduce what the experts have saidThey have difficulty integrating source material into their own exposition or argumentThey do not understand why people make such a fuss about sourcesThey are sloppyThey do not understand that they need to cite facts, figures, and ideas, not just quotationsThey are learningThey are used to a collaborative model of knowledge production ...
    Posted Feb 18, 2018, 5:44 AM by HSD Principal
  • Metacognition Isn't Intimidating Metacognition, as a big and misunderstood word, can prevent teachers from understanding the power behind the practice. In short, it is "thinking about thinking." In his article "How Metacognition Boosts Learning", Youki Terada gives teachers some simple tools to help the practice increase student learning and success. Much of it boils down to training students to ask themselves questions about their learning:During instruction, students should ask themselves:What are the main ideas of this lesson?Is anything confusing or difficult?If something isn’t making sense, what questions should I ask the teacher?Am I taking good notes?What can I do if I get stuck?Preparing for tests, students should ask themselves:What will be on the ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2018, 3:44 AM by HSD Principal
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