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Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs

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MindShift

edutopia.org - Are kids actually reading? It's a worthwhile question. In an age when distractions seem to make readers more reluctant, one must wonder how many students actually do it. There's evidence to support...

Remind | Remind101 is now Remind

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remind.com - All remind classes have a unique code. Don’t know your classes code? Ask your teacher!

Every Classroom Matters

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bamradionetwork.com - Teaching Strategies  A Very Special Story About Special Education and Technology Vicki Davis with Lori Roy Our guest today shares a heart warming story about how a special ed student was helped by ...

NEA - Take the Pledge: Stand Up For Bullied Students

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nea.org - One caring adult can make all the difference. NEA’s Bully Free: It Starts With Me campaign asks you to fill out this pledge form so that you can be that one caring adult.    I would like to receive...

How the Heck Do You Implement “Student Empowerment”?

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Jessica Mae

blogs.kqed.org - Surely there were parts of the learning process where the control could be shifted to the students – where I could hand them responsibility and freedom and give them a voice in what they would lear...

for the love of learning: 3 reasons to stop rewarding and punishing children

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Monique Bowes

joebower.org - Should schools use rewards and punishments on their students? Here are 3 reasons why schools and teachers need to stop using rewards and punishments: 1. We want children to do the right things for ...

16 educators new teachers should follow on Twitter | eSchool News | eSchool News

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Todd

eschoolnews.com - PLNs–informal learning networks through which people learn via the connections they make–are popular because they let the learner control who they associate with and how much or how little they par...

What I Know About Kids…

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George Couros

connectedprincipals.com - So I was speaking with a young, prospective teacher the other day about his future in education, and at the end of our conversation he asked me a really good question…a question that I had to stop ...

ASCD Express Call For Content: The Second Chance Student

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inservice.ascd.org - Many students who are capable of doing well in school get tripped up by behavior or a series of bad choices. How do you help these students push the reset button on their school performance? This i...

10 Alternatives to the Traditional 4-Year College Degree

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Yong Zhao

etale.org - Is college worth the money? There is no shortage of opinions about that question. The blogosphere and corporate media outlets provide a long list of posts and columns about the subject. In the end,...

What I Wish I'd Known as a New Teacher

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George Couros

edutopia.org - The end of October can be a difficult time for new teachers. I know this from personal experience, and also because there's a graph out there that shows the dip that new teachers take in the fall a...

Students Stand Up For Teens Who Say They Were Sent Home For Cross-Dressing

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huffingtonpost.com - Teens at a Washington state high school are standing up for students who say they were sent home from school for dressing up like the opposite sex. White Pass High School students Chandler Krueger ...

Response: Engaging With Class & Race In The Classroom - Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo - Education Week Teacher

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blogs.edweek.org - What are constructive ways teachers can deal with issues of race and class in the classroom? Issues of race and class are always present in our classrooms, whether we acknowledge them or not. They ...

Homework: A necessary evil?

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community.ed.ted.com - Tristine Baccam (Official Rep) October 16, 2014 18:33 A recent article from the Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2012/11/26/homework-an-unnecessary-evil-surprisi...

Why Learn Another Language Poster - Middlebury Interactive - WeAreTeachers

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weareteachers.com - Sponsor Middlebury Interactive Languages, the recognized leader in digital world language instruction, offers a full suite of K-12 courses in five languages with flexible implementation options. Al...

Are Mom and Dad Responsible for Kids’ Facebook Posts?

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Education Nation

parenttoolkit.com - The essential tool for parents: Sign in or sign up and create a profile to customize the toolkit based on grade level, access helpful tips on parent-teacher conferences, and take notes on any of th...

A Seriously Experienced Educator: Brooklyn Math Teacher Turns 100 - Teaching Now - Education Week Teacher

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blogs.edweek.org - Here's some inspiration to round out your week: Madeline Scotto, a math bee coach and former teacher at St. Ephrem School in Brooklyn, celebrated her 100th birthday this Thursday. Scotto was a memb...

Behind the Headline: Teachers Unions Are Putting Themselves On November’s Ballot - Education Next : Education Next

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educationnext.org - On Top of the News Teachers Unions Are Putting Themselves On November’s Ballot 10/14/14 | Time Behind the Headline The Long Reach of Teachers Unions Fall 2010 | Education Next Teachers unions are s...

Grizzly bear entered Claudia Huber’s house before fatal attack - North - CBC News

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cbc.ca - The grizzly bear that killed Claudia Huber on the weekend came into her house through a window, then pursued Huber and her husband when they ran outside, says ​Yukon’s coroner. In a news release, K...

Breaking free from assumptions: 5 Sigma Edu Con

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Shelly S Terrell

dreamsofeducation.wordpress.com - At Anastasis Academy, we are continually considering the assumptions made in education. We regularly seek to step away from those assumptions about how education must look, and dream together. Many...

EdTechSandyK: ThingLink for Video Adds Interactivity

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Kelly Christopherson

edtechsandyk.blogspot.com - ThingLink for Video Adds Interactivity I'm taking a MOOC through Coursera and UC Irvine called Advanced Instructional Strategies in the Virtual Classroom. This week, we had to turn in an assignment...

Cortines Flunks Retirement, Returns to LAUSD for Third Time - On California - Education Week

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blogs.edweek.org - Probably no one has flunked retirement worse than Ray Cortines.  At 82, he's signed on to steer the Los Angeles Unified School District for the third time.  Twice before he served as an interim sup...

Tips for Parent-Teacher Conferencing

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Marzano Research Lab

edutopia.org - Last week I spent an afternoon coaching teachers on preparing for parent conferences. That same day, after work, I attended my son's fall parent-teacher conference. Given these different perspectiv...

11 Tips for Teaching About Theme in Language Arts | WeAreTeachers

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Dea Conrad-Curry

weareteachers.com - When fourth-grade students in Becca Morris’s class start listening to R.J. Palacio’s Wonder, she looks forward to the discussion it will inspire, with questions like “What does it mean to be a true...

Which Washington-area system does best at funding its neediest schools?

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Fordham Institute

edexcellence.net - In the era of No Child Left Behind—and at a time of growing concern about income inequality—virtually every school system in the country claims to be working to narrow its student achievement gaps....

Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup

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edutopia.org - Strategies from K-12 schools, districts, and programs that are dramatically improving the learning process. We share evidence- and practitioner-based learning strategies that empower you to improve...

4th Grade American Revolution - Skype in the classroom

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Skype Classroom

education.skype.com - We are fourth grade students in North Carolina and we would like to know more about the American Revolution! If you have a class that would like to take part in a conversation about this period in ...

HBCU News Review: National Education Association leader urges HBCU faculty to fight for more resources

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hbcunewsreview.com - One of the leaders of the nation's largest professional employee organizations representing education-related professionals urged faculty at HBCUs to mobilize and fight for more resources for their...

Attend | Pasi Sahlberg

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Pasi Sahlberg

bostonbookfest.org - Pasi Sahlberg is an award-winning Finnish educator and scholar who is currently a visiting professor of practice at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. He is also an international sp...

The Enlightenment Edition - October 15, 2014

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edexcellence.net - Civil rights, Christopher Columbus, D.C. school spending, and teacher prep. "Teacher Preparation Policies and Their Effects on Student Achievement," by Gary T. Henry, et al., The Association for Ed...

Bulldog Bytes: Part I: Stop Robbing Students of Tomorrow

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Todd Nesloney

geringbulldogbytes.blogspot.com - Sunday, October 19, 2014 Part I: Stop Robbing Students of Tomorrow There are some common myths surrounding *technology that we need to addressed because they are often used as excuses for why we ar...

The twenty-five richest elementary schools in the richest region of the country

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Fordham Institute

edexcellence.net - There are many fascinating pieces of information you can gleam from the Fordham Institute’s new Metro D.C. School Spending Explorer website, most especially estimates of per-pupil expenditures at e...

U.S. High School Dropout Rates Fall, Especially Among Latinos

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fivethirtyeight.com - Five years ago, educators at Elkhart Community Schools realized they had a problem. Their dropout rate was too high. More than one third of the northern Indiana school district’s students weren’t g...

Make Dreams of College a Reality

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Deborah Howard

edworkspartners.org - I just recently learned about a program, Juma Ventures, that’s focused on ensuring first generation students complete college. They share a large collection of Juma success stories. My hat’s off to...

Teacher PD for the Digital Classroom: 6 Bold Ideas to Empower Educators

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graphite.org - Training and support for teachers on the effective use of educational technology is the key to enhancing learning in the connected classroom. That was the clear message from a recent one-day workin...

What My Connected Students Taught Me about Motivation

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Shelly S Terrell

plpnetwork.com - After eight years of teaching in a technology driven high school and after attending workshops, seminars and conferences worldwide, I thought it was about time I challenged both my students and mys...

When Saint Louis Goes Marching in to an EdSurge Summit

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edsurge.com - “Considering my Saturdays are one of the very few downtime I have each week, I’d come to this event if it were held once a month,” extolled Patrick Blake, a science teacher of 18 years at Ritenour ...

5 Ways to Create an Engaging BYOD Classroom

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blog.remind.com - Sometimes a BYOD (bring your own device) classroom can be challenging with students on a variety of different devices. It’s always important to provide classroom resources that can be accessible to...

Common core doesn't have to be scary for special educators SmartBlogs

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smartblogs.com - I can hear the fear in my colleagues’ voices when they talk about the Common Core State Standards. There is so much uncertainty surrounding the new standards and how to teach to them. The fear is e...

A Retrospective on Favorite Teachers

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edutopia

edutopia.org - I used to think that my favorite professor in college was a brilliant man whose words reoriented my understanding of the world around me.  Sitting in his class, whether it was a seminar or a lectur...

The Connected Learners- A Book by Students for Teachers

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Shelly S Terrell

langwitches.org - We have heard plenty from teachers. We have heard plenty from educational “gurus” and theorists what students should/shouldn’t be learning and how we should/shouldn’t be teaching. I have written an...

Standardized tests must measure up - The Washington Post

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Kenneth Durham

washingtonpost.com - Arne Duncan is U.S. secretary of education. As a parent, I want to know how my children are progressing in school each year. The more I know, the more I can help them build upon their strengths and...

Free Technology for Teachers: Tips for Shooting and Editing Videos

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Richard Byrne

freetech4teachers.com - Tips for Shooting and Editing Videos Thanks to mobile devices and wealth of video editing tools we can all be video producers today. But creating a good video requires more than just having access ...

Which team are we on? | The Principal of Change

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George Couros

georgecouros.ca - Through a Twitter conversation, someone brought up an interesting analogy on how administrators should be the “offensive line for their staff”, blocking distractions and unnecessary “stuff” that ta...

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husband, father, principal, technology enthusiast, working towards being a master learner.