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Why was King John forced to accept the Magna Carta visual activity

Shared by Pam Hook

jivespin.wordpress.com - This visual resource – ideal for a plenary – asks students to consider how each of the images relate to the reasons why King John accepted the Magna Carta. To extend the activity, students could – ...

Teach students to care about others instead of measuring how they compare to each other

vigornotrigor.wordpress.com - If you just learn a single trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…Until you climb...

Kelly Fitzgerald ~ EdTech Nut: Student Led Help Desk: Non-negotiable in a Technology Enriched Environment

Shared by Jerry Swiatek

edtechnut.blogspot.com - I had the honor of spending last Thursday and Friday in Burlington, MA learning from the amazing tech team at Burlington Public Schools. I was accompanied by the Randi Harris, Campus Technologist, ...

Report: 175,000-plus N.Y. students opt out of Common Core test, more expected

Shared by Jerry Swiatek

washingtonpost.com - A school bus passes a sign encouraging parents to refuse that their children take state tests on April 13 in Rotterdam, N.Y.  (Mike Groll/AP) An education advocacy group says that more than 175,000...

155,000 New York kids boycott standardized tests

usatoday.com - Derek Rudley, a 10-year-old Ossining student, talks about the number of his classmates that opted out from taking the state test Tuesday. Video by Joe Larese/The Journal News. MAHOPAC, N.Y. — Tens ...

Withholding Recess as a Punishment Declines

Shared by Amanda Dykes

edweek.org - It's not uncommon for elementary school teachers to take away recess time to discipline students. Withholding cherished playtime clearly communicates to children that their misbehavior is unaccepta...

Privacy, Trust and Voice

Shared by Jamie Gravell

rafranzdavis.com - For the past few hours, I’ve thought, rethought, written and erased…over and over again. In between going back and forth, I got to experience the vile realities of twitter trolls…people creating ac...

Schools Improvement Net - ‘I wish my teacher knew…': Young students share their ‘heartbreaking’ worries in notes

schoolsimprovement.net - Had my students write "I wish my teacher knew___" It's a reality check. #edchat #fellowschat pic.twitter.com/8vFUZqQnu0 #iwishmyteacherknew I don't have a friend to play with me. Honest answers fro...

Mother Crusader: Annual Testing Is For Taxpayers, Not For Students Or Teachers

mothercrusader.blogspot.com - I've noticed a new and interesting kind of honesty in recent debates about testing and accountability. As lawmakers and education leaders try to sell the merits of the current testing regime and re...

By Not Challenging Gifted Kids, What Do We Risk Losing?

ww2.kqed.org - It’s easy to assume that for extremely bright young pupils, life in the classroom is a snap. But when conventional school curricula fail to stimulate their hungry young brains, leaving them bored a...

A Problem-Solving Game For Teachers and Administrators

ww2.kqed.org - Earlier, I wrote about four activities teachers and school leaders can use to jump-start creative problem-solving in teams. Given the increased pressure on educators to innovate, the goals for each...

The 25 Most Expensive Private High Schools in America

Shared by Todd Beach

thestreet.com - NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- George Washington Carver said that "education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom." But as anyone who has attended a four year college in the last decade can att...

Props: More than just objects

edbean.com - I am a big believe in using props with lessons. Props can be extremely powerful in creating an experience and bringing the lesson to life. Think about what you are teaching about. Think about what ...

SHAPE America Webinars

Shared by ngajewski

shapeamerica.org - SHAPE America offers live and recorded webinars for physical educators, health educators sport coaches, PETE and HETE professionals and students, and others with a vested interest in physical educa...

OPINION: Time for a moratorium on charter schools | Al Jazeera America

Shared by Dave Zirkle

america.aljazeera.com - There are recent precedents for a moratorium on charter schools. Philadelphia, which issued dozens of charter licenses before 2008, did not allow any new ones from 2008 to 2015. The Chicago School ...

50 Great EdTech Tools for Teachers and Educator...

Shared by AJ Bianco

scoop.it - Looking for some powerful EdTech tools to try out in your class or probably use for your professional development? This Symbaloo web mix created by Amy has you covered. The collection has around 50...

Journalism 2015

Shared by Janice Liedl

andrewkurjata.ca - So yesterday, 241 people at CBC stations across the country, including a few I know, were told their jobs are “redundant”. That brings the total for this year alone to 1,400 cut jobs. I remember wh...

Perth Amboy Federation of Teachers- AFT

Shared by Dave Zirkle

pafaft.nj.aft.org - The Perth Amboy Federation/American Federation of Teachers is committed to protecting the rights of teachers and making sure our schools safeguard students’ safety, health and welfare. There is cur...

FETC Highlight: Technology Tools for Project-Based Learning and Student Collaboration

sungardk12.com - During a poster presentation titled “Technology Tools for Project-Based Learning and Student Collaboration” at FETC 2015, Kristin Harrington, instructional technology program specialist at St. John...

NJ high schools see higher PARCC refusals

Shared by Kevin Cullen

mycentraljersey.com - TRENTON – More than 14 percent of parents of New Jersey's 11th-graders refused to take the PARCC test for their children, according to state figures released Wednesday. More parents of high schoole...

Resource: To Kill a Mockingbird Excerpt | Facing History

info.facinghistory.org - Teaching Mockingbird: A Facing History and Ourselves Study Guide offers a fresh approach to teaching Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Teaching Mockingbird engages students in issue...

Early Reports on Pearson Common Core Tests

Shared by smccarville

dianeravitch.net - A parent reported in an email to me that questions from the ELA tests are plastered on Facebook and other social media, despite Pearson’s efforts to monitor students’ comments on FB or Twitter. Whi...

Arlington, Texas, School Board Takes a Stand Against High-Stakes Testing

dianeravitch.net - Texas is the home of high-stakes testing, and it is also home to some independent school boards who are sick of high-stakes testing. After 20 years or more of using testing to reward, punish, and s...

#IWishMyTeacherKnew offers insight into minds of students

Shared by Kyle Engdahl

pbs.org - Had my students write "I wish my teacher knew___" It's a reality check. #edchat #fellowschat pic.twitter.com/8vFUZqQnu0 In an effort to learn more about her third grade students, Colorado-based tea...

Children in Charge: Self-Directed Learning Programs

Shared by John Chase

edutopia.org - In the ever-changing demands of today's economy, even children with a solid knowledge base in reading, writing, math, and science are not guaranteed a stable career for the rest of their lives. In ...

When School Leaders Empower Teachers, Better Ideas Emerge

ww2.kqed.org - Teachers are increasingly being pushed into new roles as their ability to connect online opens up new opportunities. Educators are finding their own professional development, sharing lesson plans a...

Summer Spark Schedule

summerspark2015.sched.org - Middle School World History & International Relations Teacher

A Report on the Assessments

Shared by John Chase

dianeravitch.net - “Two of the students that I tutor called me up to give me feedback about the tests. One student is an honors student in the 6th grade in a middle school. He is a high achiever from a professional f...

Thousands of Kids Opt Out of Standardized Common Core Tests Across U.S.

Shared by Adam Nemeroff

time.com - (ATLANTA)—Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance. This “opt-out” m...

The All-Work, No-Play Culture Of South Korean Education

Shared by John Chase

npr.org - In South Korea, grim stories of teen suicide come at a regular clip. Recently, two 16-year-old girls in the city of Daejeon jumped to their deaths, leaving a note saying, "We hate school." It's jus...

Real Crisis in Education: "Reformers" Refuse to Learn - Living in Dialogue

Shared by John Chase

livingindialogue.com - The Education Post is a school reform site that claims to seek a “better conversation, better education.”  It supposedly wants to elevate the voices of teachers and others as an antidote to the “po...

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I teach High School Social Studies in Western New York. History nerd and tech geek. This is me, not my employer.

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