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The Building Blocks of a Good Pre-K - NYTimes.com

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Shary Lyssy Marshall

nytimes.com - By SHAEL POLAKOW-SURANSKY and NANCY NAGEROCT. 21, 2014 WITH the introduction of universal pre-K in New York City, we have created a new entry point into our public school system. This raises a key ...

Classroom technology can make learning more dangerous, and that’s a good thing

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MindShift

hechingerreport.org - Steve Jobs once called the personal computer “a bicycle for our minds,” a tool that helps us go farther with the same amount of energy. But for many teachers, it has been a bumpy ride. Educators ha...

Teachers Shadowing Students: Doing What Students Do

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MindShift

teachthought.com - Teachers Shadowing Students: What I Learned By Doing What I Ask Students To Do The following account comes from a veteran HS teacher who just became a Coach in her building. Because her experience ...

Classroom Q and A

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Education Radio

bamradionetwork.com - Episode #26 How Can We Make Math More Engaging and Accessible to Students? Larry Ferlazzo with Dr. Anne M. Collins, Sue O'Connell Math is a subject that even many teachers don't enjoy.  In this seg...

Steep Drops Seen in Teacher-Prep Enrollment Numbers - Education Week

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Scott Herrmann

edweek.org - Fresh from the United States Air Force, Zachary Branson, 33, wanted a career with a structured day and hours that would allow him to be home in time to watch his kids in the evening. But just a mon...

New York City Council to Look at School Segregation - NYTimes.com

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Larry Ferlazzo

nytimes.com - Members of the New York City Council will introduce a package of legislation on Wednesday to draw attention to what they described as a lack of racial and socioeconomic diversity in the city’s publ...

Upcoming Web Events - EdchatInteractive

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Erin Klein

edchatinteractive.org - Being A Relevant Educator Moderators: Tom Whitby and Steven Anderson Join Tom and Steven as they will examine how connectedness empowers educators to be better professionals. Taking cues from their...

10 Quick Ways to Give Students A Voice

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Drew Minock

pernillesripp.com - My students continue to astound me.  Not just because they are opening up more and more.  Not just because they are working so hard.  Not just because they are pushing themselves.  While all of tho...

Infusing Technology To Empower All Learners...written by Martha Lackey: Classroom Crib Continues To Evolve

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Todd Nesloney

martha-lackey.blogspot.com - Change Is Necessary Again Back in August of this year, I introduced my newly redesigned "classroom crib" on a blog post discussing a few of the benefits of designing your classroom with a purpose i...

Chicago Schools Chief Asks to Delay PARCC Assessment - Curriculum Matters - Education Week

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Education Week

blogs.edweek.org - Barbara Byrd-Bennett, the CEO of Chicago public schools, announced this morning at a school board meeting that she plans to ask both the Illinois board of education and the U.S. Department of Educa...

Personalize Learning: CBAM: Stages of Concern about Personalized Learning

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Kathleen McClaskey

personalizelearning.com - Change is not easy. If you are considering transforming to personalized learning environments, you may have concerns about the changes you have to do to make this work for you and your learners. If...

TED-Ed Blog» Blog Archive » Calling all teachers! Want to attend a TED Conference?

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blog.ed.ted.com - Are you a teacher? Do you want to attend a TED Conference? TED-Ed is thrilled to announce a limited number of discounted tickets for teachers wanting to attend TEDActive 2015 in Whistler, BC, Canad...

Pardon My Ignorance But ... Is High School Really This Crazy? - Charting My Own Course - Education Week Teacher

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Education Week

blogs.edweek.org - I kissed lesson planning and grading papers goodbye this year.  After having my third child, I stepped out of my middle school writing classroom and took a part-time position as the alumni relation...

What We're Listening To: This American Life on School Discipline - Education Next : Education Next

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Education Next

educationnext.org - This week’s episode of This American Life tells stories of how schools handle misbehaving kids. An article by Richard Epstein in the Fall 2014 issue of Education Next, “Civil Rights Gone Haywire,” ...

Ed. Dept. Expands Guidance on Bullying and '504' Students With Disabilities - On Special Education - Education Week

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Education Week

blogs.edweek.org - « Teacher Complaints Follow N.Y.C. Special Education Overhaul | Main Bullying of students with disabilities such as diabetes, depression, or food allergies could result in a denial of those student...

TeacherCast.net: Educational Blogs, Podcasts, App Reviews and more | Learn how to create Authentic Learning Environments in your Classrooms

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Jeffrey Bradbury

teachercast.net - Jeffrey Bradbury, the creator of TeacherCast.net and TeacherCast University is a highly respected educational consultant. He has presented at ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education...

Remind | Remind101 is now Remind

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Remind

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

D.C. opens center to help drop-outs get back to school - The Washington Post

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SmartBrief Education

washingtonpost.com - District officials announced Monday the opening of a new centralized office dedicated to helping young high school dropouts get back on track to earn a diploma or GED. The Youth Reengagement Center...

Things Are Improving For LGBT Students, But They're Still Really Bad

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Education Nation

huffingtonpost.com - Schools are getting better at fostering a friendly environment for LGBT students, but they still have a long way to go. A survey released Wednesday by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network,...

ClassFlow Review and Tips for Math Teachers

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WeAreTeachers

weareteachers.com - Have you ever felt a little bit old-school as your students whiz around the latest technology with ease while you … well, it takes you a bit more time to figure things out? Kids these days have a k...

Ed Chat Radio

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Education Radio

bamradionetwork.com - Next Practices  Conversations from the Leading Edge of Connected Education Tom Whitby, Nancy Blair, Mark Weston In recognition of Connected  Educator Month, the weekly #edchat was dedicated to the ...

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Education Week

online.getfueled.com - In this white paper, three prominent educators—Mary Fluharty, Bryan Wood, and Heather Hiebsch—share some of what they’ve learned during their years of experience with blended learning education. Th...

Chaos for Dual Language Learners and The Learning for English Academic Proficiency and Success Act

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Fordham Institute

edexcellence.net - 2014 marks the first year that minority students are projected to surpass their white counterparts in public school enrollment. And nearly one in four students in American schools speak a language ...

Maryland

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edreform.com - Running for the open governor’s seat, Republican candidate Larry Hogan calls for more charter schools, saying that many have “done tremendous things,” and have “given kids an opportunity for the fi...

5 reasons the entire ballot matters for students and schools « Education Votes

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NEA

educationvotes.nea.org - Tags: Election 2014, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, Koch Brothers, U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Pledge to stand up for students on November 4. CLICK HERE. › The midterm elections...

Caretakers of a disputed land - The Week

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theweek.com - In East Africa, in a nook at the northern tip of Kenya between South Sudan and Uganda, there lies a disputed region called the Ilemi Triangle. South Sudan and Kenya both claim it, but so do the peo...

ISTE | 3 ways to weave digital citizenship into your curriculum

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ISTE

iste.org - In the famous words of Spider-Man writer Stan Lee: With great power comes great responsibility. Actually, Voltaire might have said it first. Or possibly Jesus. The point is, if we're going to empow...

Why I Promote Teaching As a Career

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Eric Sheninger

teachingquality.org - We were finishing up a team meeting. Actually the meeting, as a meeting, was long over, and we were discussing the state of the profession. The conversation turned to whether we recommend teaching ...

If You Want Empowered Students, Empower Teachers #Book Recommendation

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Vicki Davis

starrsackstein.com - Corwin Press has done it again with Pernille Ripp‘s Empowered Schools, Empowered Students. As connected educators, we find ourselves in a web of interconnectivity that leads to us to soul searching...

Illinois

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edreform

edreform.com - Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn made sure the public knew of the limits of his support for charter schools when he said he would not “charterize” Illinois. Indeed, the pro-charter school measures enacted b...

Is this what we mean by ‘close reading?’ 

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Dr. Justin Tarte

dangerouslyirrelevant.org - 85 questions assigned by a high school teacher to start off To Kill A Mockingbird… Is this what we mean by ‘close reading?’

Harvard Education Publishing Group - Home

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Eric Sheninger

hepg.org - Tech Is Changing Teaching, Finally The news comes fast, and breathless, with each passing week: a major school district will spend tens of millions of dollars to buy computing devices for every sch...

Connected Educators: Building Communities in Schools

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FPU Prof Development

blog.remind.com - As we near the end of Connected Educators month, it’s time to focus on connecting with not only our colleagues to share teaching strategies, but also with our entire school communities. It is only ...

Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: Connecting Students To The World

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Todd Nesloney

blog.web20classroom.org - I was in sixth grade and sitting at a desk in my language arts classroom. We had been doing an integrated unit in all our classes about cultures around the world. We’d been looking at all sorts of ...

Grooming Students for A Lifetime of Surveillance by Jessy Irwin

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Scott McLeod

modelviewculture.com - Since 2011, billions of dollars of venture capital investment have poured into public education through private, for-profit technologies that promise to revolutionize education. Designed for the “2...

Teachers as Technology Trailblazers: Exploratory Learning in Physical Spaces - The Sequel

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Dr. Justin Tarte

kristenswanson.org - A few weeks ago, I shared my experience touring the Q?rius area of the Natural History Museum. Well, I'm back at it again with some insights on the new media creation center at Ritenour High School...

In defense of annual testing | The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

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edexcellence.net - I’m writing this now in hopes I won’t have to write a future piece that starts: “Alas, a bad idea whose time has come…” The bad idea is ending annual testing in grades 3–8, which may emerge as a co...

Education Gadfly Weekly | The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

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Fordham Institute

edexcellence.net - In this era of results-based academic accountability, teachers and their students spend class time taking—and preparing for—standardized tests. But just how much time? An inordinate amount? Does it...

To Collaborate and Lead, Teachers Need District Help - Teaching Ahead: A Roundtable - Education Week Teacher

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Tim Walker

blogs.edweek.org - I have worked in a few different districts, both public and charter, and in my professional experience, time is something that teachers have struggled to ask for and districts have struggled to see...

We’ve got no time, no time… [SLIDE] 

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Myla Lee

dangerouslyirrelevant.org - We’ve got no time, no time… [note: this is more the fault of our systems than our teachers] Image credit: Classroom scene with teacher Ida Adams, City of Boston Archives See also my other slides, m...

To Parents & Educators: From an Attorney with LD/ADHD

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Dr. Price-Mitchell

wafamilyengagement.org - "You shouldn't be in college if you can't spell or write with correct grammar. How did you ever get accepted?" This is how one of my professors responded when I tried to explain why I had an offici...

Kelly Christopherson

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