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Wait For the AP US History Test Scores

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J. L. Bell

cwmemory.com - It is unclear where this latest round of anti-intellectualism will end in connection to the new AP US History curriculum. As many of you know more than one state is considering legislation that wou...

History Resources for Teachers

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S t e p h

instructorslitz.wordpress.com - History Resources for Teachers American Experience Teachers’ Area (PBS) America in Class – Interactive Classroom Lessons American History TV (C-SPAN3) Annenberg Learner: Teacher resources & profess...

Zahner History Lessons: Closing the Frontier: Railroads in Canada and the United States

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Kevin Zahner

lessons.zahnerhistory.com - Railroad development was similar and different in Canada and the United States. Reasons for traversing the vast unsettled frontier in both countries were influenced by a combination of political an...

“Say What you See” – Talkers and Listeners

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HRW

classtools.net - This is an effective way of encouraging close examination of image sources, or close reading of text extracts. Provide one student (the ‘talker’) with a source, then another student or small group ...

Heavy emphasis on “hard skills” leaves children unprepared for the real “tests” in life.

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John Chase

vigornotrigor.wordpress.com - The appropriate and skillful application of hard skills is soft skills dependent. Working with grade 7-12 students for more than two decades, and as a summer youth employment counselor for 10 years...

segregation | Stuff You Missed in History Class: The Podcast

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Missed In History

missedinhistory.com - It would be next to impossible to have ever had a class on American history or the American Civil Rights Movement and not heard about Brown v. Board. But the case is much more complicated than just...

Former Prep School Student Gets Nearly $42M in Tick Bite Case

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Meredith Stewart

nbcconnecticut.com - A jury awarded $41.7 million to a former prep school student after a tick bite on a school trip to China left her with brain damage, according to reports. The Bridgeport, Conn., jury deliberated fo...

SHEG’s Cultural Revolution Lesson

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SHEG

kristiannemckenzie.wordpress.com - Before moving on to teaching about human rights from the Choices Curriculum, I want to pause and address how well the Cultural Revolution lesson from the Stanford History Education Group worked in ...

Kids as Tour Guides: Integrating Student Created Media into History Class

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Amanda Dykes

edsurge.com - Why do we travel? How do we choose a place to put down roots? What draws us there? Today, when we plan to travel or relocate, we do research. We find out about the climate, people, culture, and eco...

Some colleges see growth amid overall declines

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Rob Townsend

ccdaily.com - ​While community college enrollment has generally declined by about 2 or 3 percent annually in recent years – due to some extent to the improving economy – some colleges have bucked the trend. Coll...

Education Secretary Arne Duncan to honor 3 Philly school principals

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Jamie Gravell

philly.com - The principal of Science Leadership Academy is skipping school on Monday and Tuesday. So is the principal of the Workshop School, and the leader of Science Leadership Academy at Beeber. The trio of...

solidaridad: The Network for Public Education Endorses Bennett Kayser for LAUSD District 5

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Martha Infante

rdsathene.blogspot.com - Dear Robert D., NPE Board President, Diane Ravitch says, “Bennett Kayser has been a strong advocate for public education, for class size reduction, and for careful oversight of the LAUSD budget. As...

Underappreciated Qualities of Good Superintendents

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Kerry Gallagher

blunteducator.com - Underappreciated Qualities of Good Superintendents 1. They sign our paychecks and we should probably remember that. 2. They are responsible for running business organizations that are responsible f...

Video Chats Break Down Classroom Walls

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Kerry Gallagher

smarterschoolsproject.com - Sometimes a field trip isn’t possible, but meeting the experts face-to-face is a worthwhile experience.  Over the past year face-to-face video chats have provided my students with multiple opportun...

Observations about the Questions Teachings and Students Ask

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F.C. Tymrak

facultyfocus.com - By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD in Teaching and Learning I was looking at one of my old teaching and learning books, Kenneth Eble’s 1988 book The Craft of Teaching. Some parts are now a bit dated, but ma...

Bullis School: Technology Blog

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Sara Romeyn

bullis.org - When moving our courses to an online or blended environment, you may think that we would sacrifice the teacher voice and coaching, two critical components of face-to-face classroom teaching. Yet, t...

Celebrate Piktochart's 3rd Anniversary with an education giveaway! - Piktochart Infographics

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Amanda Dykes

piktochart.com - Three years ago we embarked on the entrepreneurial journey of building a tool that unlocks people’s potential and empowers them to become professional storytellers. What an incredible ride it has b...

Obama Goes From Interviewee to Interviewer for StoryCorps - ABC News

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Eric Langhorst

abcnews.go.com - President Barack Obama is making the switch from interviewee to interviewer. The president questioned a Maryland high school senior in the My Brother's Keeper program. The interview for the StoryCo...

5 Reasons You Should Be Teaching Digital Citizenship

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Kay Conners

teachthought.com - 5 Reasons You Should Be Teaching Digital Citizenship by Paul Barnwell, Teacher of English & Digital Media Students buzzed about the latest uproar on Instagram. Anonymous sources had posted a “quest...

Teacher Leadership Makes Inroads, But Strives for Permanency - Education Week Teacher

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Kevin Cullen

edweek.org - While the concept of teacher leadership isn't necessarily new, it has undeniably gained currency in recent months, with even the U.S. Department of Education launching a major initiative to support...

AP US History Course Banned in Oklahoma - The Bullis Bulldog

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Sara Romeyn

thebullisbulldog.com - The Committee, spearheaded by state representative Dan Fisher, argues that the course fails to teach American exceptionalism and focuses too heavily on our negative history of repression.          ...

Use Instagram to Impress College Admission Officers (Video) - Safe Smart Social

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Christina Roy

safesmartsocial.com - Instagram is an extremely popular photo and video sharing app. At least 75% US teens and 30% of adults 18+ have Instagram accounts ( CBS News & WhaTech). It allows you to explore millions of pictur...

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Matthew Easley

view.mstaemail.org - SB1 (Pearce) contains much broader language that goes far beyond addressing the transfer issue. For the most part, SB1 contains similar provisions to HB42 but also has proposals that would expand c...

Big Education Ape: Breaking News: Court Rules Smarter Balanced Assessment Violates The U.S. Constitution

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John Chase

bigeducationape.blogspot.com - The Education Bloggers Network is an informal confederation of more than 200 education reporters, advocacy journalists, investigative bloggers, and commentators. Members of the Education Bloggers N...

Big Education Ape: This so-called “Student Success” Act should be named the “Student Regress” Act #NOonHR5

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John Chase

bigeducationape.blogspot.com - The Education Bloggers Network is an informal confederation of more than 200 education reporters, advocacy journalists, investigative bloggers, and commentators. Members of the Education Bloggers N...

Posters

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Evan Clapsaddle

nga.gov - Art in the Classroom posters include activities that encourage careful looking, creative writing, and other curriculum connections. Educators may request a free, full-size color print poster by com...

‘The good teachers are starting to leave’ - The Washington Post

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Ed Darrell

washingtonpost.com - In this April 18, 2013, file photo, Burgess-Peterson Elementary School principal Robin Robbins, center, meets with students during an after-school study program in Atlanta, in preparation for state...

Family of A.J. Slye starts online tribute #SelflessSelfie - Fredericksburg.com: FLS Varsity

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penny anderson

fredericksburg.com - Friday is the one-year anniversary of the passing of former North Stafford student/football star A.J. Slye, who died after a 14-month battle with cancer. Slye’s family has started a campaign called...

5 Things to Do to Recover From a Bad Fall Semester (Before Midterms Hit)

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Terry Parent

theprospect.net - So, you failed a class, or multiple classes, and got put on academic probation. Perhaps you were not as involved in campus activities as expected, or you became over-involved and had anxiety as you...

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