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The Shift Toward Personalized PD - LeadUpNow

Shared by Ben Dickson

leadupnow.com - I go to a lot of conferences, I show up at a lot of twitter chats, and I talk to a lot of people. I have to tell you that people everywhere are talking about how to make professional development mo...

The Nerdy Teacher: Yes, All Children Should Try Coding #EdChat

thenerdyteacher.com - I read another wonderful post from the amazing Pernille Ripp the other day and that had me thinking. That is not unusual because all of her posts have me thinking at the end, but this one had me pu...

Money, Race and Success: How Your School District Compares

Shared by Selma

nytimes.com - We’ve long known of the persistent and troublesome academic gap between white students and their black and Hispanic peers in public schools. We’ve long understood the primary reason, too: A higher ...

Building Staff Rapport With Flash Lessons

Shared by Laoise

edutopia.org - During my first year as Chief Academic Officer of Collingswood (New Jersey) Public Schools, I visited just about every classroom in our eight-building district at least once. I thought it was imper...

iWonder – UKEdChat.com

Shared by Kendal Reilly

ukedchat.com - iWonder Superb BBC site with interesting questions & video answers to inspire awe Website: bbc.co.uk/iwonder Description: This is a superb site from the BBC with interesting questions to inspire aw...

9 Qualities The Most Admired School Leaders Share

Shared by WeAreTeachers

weareteachers.com - We asked teachers to share what they believe to be the most important qualities in a school leader. Here is the best advice any school leader is ever going to get. 1.  Trust and protect your teache...

How Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects Makes Learning Come Alive

ww2.kqed.org - Art has long been recognized as an important part of a well-rounded education — but when it comes down to setting budget priorities, the arts rarely rise to the top. Many public schools saw their v...

Overparenting: 5 Recovery Steps From a Former Stanford Dean

Shared by shawn Kim

ww2.kqed.org - Doing too much for one’s children is mainly a middle-to-upper-middle-class affliction; children growing up in less privileged communities tend not to suffer from parental overinvolvement. Neverthel...

Teachers, Ideas and Mark Cuban: Adapting 'Shark Tanks' In Your School (EdSurge News)

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edsurge.com - Shark Tanks are making their way from the television screen to conferences and….schools? At the CUE National Conference in Palm Springs, Calif. on March 17-19, six teachers pitched their big lesson...

The Myth of Walkthroughs: 8 Unobserved Practices in Classrooms

Shared by Barbara Bray

blogs.edweek.org - Walkthroughs are pretty popular these days. A principal, or a team of administrators and teacher leaders, walk through a group of classrooms and look for certain instructional practices. After they...

Ditching the Desk

edutopia.org - I decided to focus on learning spaces this year in the classroom and around my school. It led me to create a makerspace in my school's library, but it also led me to take a hard look at the classro...

What Can Stop Kids From Dropping Out

nytimes.com - A decade ago, Georgia State University — racially segregated until the 1960s and a stone’s throw from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthplace — was a poor-performing, big urban institution...

Why teachers should tweet

ictevangelist.com - Originally written for @InnovateMySchl, and definitely not a new idea, but again I thought it was worth reiterating. With that in mind and with a bit of an update, here’s my post on why I think tea...

What is Student-Centred Learning?

Shared by Silvana Hoxha

eduwells.com - A recent job vacancy for a leading position in a New Zealand school asked for a focus on genuine student-centred learning. What fascinated me was their use of the word ‘genuine’. My experience show...

4 ways I sabotaged my success as a teacher (and how my thinking changed)

Shared by Karen Kilbane

thecornerstoneforteachers.com - There’s no question that being a new teacher is tremendously stressful. But when I reflect on my teaching practice and how it evolved over the years, I realize that I created a lot of my own stress...

The 5Ds framework for integrating technology in the classroom - Book Creator app | Blog

Shared by Jen Hegna

redjumper.net - Francis Jim Tuscano is a Grade 6 teacher and technology integrator advocate at Xavier School, San Juan City, Philippines. He teaches Religious Education in the Catholic school, while co-heading the...

School counselor evaluation framework approved; local policies due Sept. 30

Shared by Justin Firks

education.ohio.gov - The State Board of Education has approved a standards-based state framework for the evaluation of school counselors, as required by state law. By Sept. 30, 2016, each school district board of educa...

Join Now: Why Teachers Need Professional Organizations | Scholastic.com

scholastic.com - If you have read my previous posts on professional development, Twitter chats, and grant writing, it shouldn’t be any big surprise that I believe in the power of teacher networks. Powerful teacher ...

Using a Rubric Does NOT Ensure Student Learning

Shared by cbeyerle

blogs.edweek.org - *Disclaimer: Not all rubrics are bad and when written and used effectively with proper feedback can be a useful to help students know what they have learned. Ten years ago in my career, rubrics wer...

Headteachers at six Oxford schools warn exam results will not be accurate

oxfordmail.co.uk - PARENTS of children at six city schools have been told their children's exam results this year will not reflect their ability. Headteachers from the Headington Partnership – made up of Cheney Schoo...

Top 10 Reasons School Choice is No Choice

Shared by Lori Lalama

gadflyonthewallblog.wordpress.com - On the surface of it, school choice sounds like a great idea. Parents will get to shop for schools and pick the one that best suits their children. Oh! Look, Honey! This one has an exceptional musi...

Using Technology Better Show: An Interview with Quim Sabria from Edpuzzle - Using Technology Better

usingtechnologybetter.com - In this UsingTechnologyBetter show, Quim Sabria will take you through the world of EdPuzzle, starting from how EdPuzzle works to where EdPuzzle is best used in the classroom. 0:00:03.6 Welcome rema...

Formulaic Freedom: Get Students to Abandon Writing Formulas

Shared by Sheri Oberman

blogs.edweek.org - As a writing teacher, I'm bewildered by challenges facing both students with the writing process and teachers desperately trying to impart tips in an effort to make it easier. From writing prompts ...

Here Are The Corporations And Right-Wing Funders Backing The Education Reform Movement

Shared by Vicki Day

mediamatters.org - Education policy has long been recognized as a contentious, complicated political third rail that transcends a typically partisan divide, but this complexity hasn’t kept staunchly conservative fund...

Happier Students, Higher Scores: The Role of Arts Integration

theedadvocate.org - The arts have always had a secondary place in K-12 learning. If you doubt that statement, think of the first programs to go whenever budget cuts are implemented – music, fine arts and even physical...

VCU Undergraduate Admissions Accepted Students – FAQs and forms

Shared by Tressie Mc

ugradaccepted.vcu.edu - You may have some questions about what to do now that you have received your acceptance to Virginia Commonwealth University. Here you will find some answers to the most frequently asked questions a...

House Republicans Want To Cut Free School Lunch Programs

Shared by JosieHolford

thinkprogress.org - House lawmakers are quietly fighting to roll back a section of a 2010 school nutrition bill that provides students in high-poverty schools with free lunches. If successful, their proposed cuts woul...

Teaching and Learning Strategies, Resources, Tips,

todd-finley.com - Maybe there is a faster way to turn novice into experts–to bypass the distance between two far away things like Mrs. Whatsit folds the universe in Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time. At the end ...

Union threatens sickout over DPS no-pay possibility

Shared by Todd Bloch

detroitnews.com - Detroit teachers are threatening a district-wide sickout Monday to protest what they say is a broken promise to ensure they would be paid through the summer, union officials said Sunday. That means...

My Thoughts...My Reflections...A Principal's View: Elements Teachers Possess

Shared by LaVonnaRoth

matthewarend.blogspot.com - I entered the school this morning with hope and optimism that today was going to be an amazing day. I entered the school this morning with two elements I would hope each of my teachers entered with...

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap

Shared by Matt Renwick

readingbyexample.com - We hear about the achievement gap, or the word gap, and then we expect public schools to fix these situations. Solutions in the past have included extending the school day, increasing expectations ...

Why Are Teachers and Kids Working in Buildings That Are Falling Apart?

Shared by Stacy Hinds

weareteachers.com - Conditions of school buildings are so bad in Detroit that teachers recently staged a walkout to call attention to health and safety problems ranging from mold and leaky ceilings to rodents and lack...

The Student Cellphone Addiction Is No Joke

edweek.org - Addiction is a strong word, but it accurately describes the dysfunctional behavior exhibited by teenagers in my high school English classroom when I ask them to put away their cellphones. In a care...

Danielson Framework criticized by Charlotte Danielson

Shared by Adam Provost

tedmorrissey.wordpress.com - I’ve been writing about the Danielson Framework for Teacher Evaluation for a couple of years, and in fact my “Fatal Flaws of the Danielson Framework” has been my most read and most commented on pos...

If Teachers Made Way More Money

weareteachers.com - Teaching is a great profession, and the pay is OK in many places, but overall, champions of education have noticed that average teacher salaries don't quite reflect the job's importance in children...

15 Online Educational Resources for Professional Development

Shared by FleurUni

globaldigitalcitizen.org - With a stream of technological advancement and innovation in the educational environment, keeping in touch with recent trends becomes crucial in learning success. Here are 15 online educational res...

8 ways this middle school innovates for its students

Shared by Glen Hill

ditchthattextbook.com - Some schools are really ditching that “textbook” view of education and finding creative ways to reach their students and meet their needs. I was fortunate to visit one of those recently. I got to c...

A framework for creating wildly engaging lessons

Shared by @MrsDeHaan

ditchthattextbook.com - As a teacher, I’ve always been looking for that secret sauce for creating lessons that students love. You know, those lessons that they’ll think of and talk about long after the bell rings. Those s...

When Celebrating Learning Differences Is At the Heart of School Culture

ww2.kqed.org - Teachers and parents have long known that every child learns differently, excelling in some areas and struggling in others. And yet many schools still struggle to help students learn a set of stand...

Educational Leadership:Informative Assessment:What Is Instructional Leadership?

ascd.org - But scads of other responsibilities also fall to the principal: These include student discipline, building security and cleanliness, athletics, relationships with parents, personnel supervision, te...

​How PISA Is Changing to Reflect 21st Century Workforce Needs and Skills (EdSurge News)

edsurge.com - First administered in the 2000 to assess the quality of education systems across the world, the PISA (short for Program for International Student Assessment) is currently undergoing significant cha...

A New Must-Read for All Educators

Shared by Amy Sharp

edutopia.org - My theme for this year is best articulated in the words of the great singer/songwriter and activist, Pete Seeger, who said, "The key to the future of the world is finding the hopeful stories and le...

How Parents and Teachers Can Work Together For Powerful Learning Outcomes

ww2.kqed.org - MindShift readers are often intrigued by new ideas and strategies being tried around the country, but many educators are also parents and know the huge role parents play in education. This year som...

What do all those funny words mean? A primer on English educational jargon for Americans

Shared by David Weston

learningscientists.org - Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills) - National high-stakes school inspection service League tables - government published rankings of school results, based on...

ASCD EDge - Leadership Truths for Curriculum Leaders

Shared by Steven Weber

edge.ascd.org - What is a curriculum leader?  A second grade teacher can serve as a curriculum leader. Principals and Assistant principals should  also be viewed as curriculum leaders.  A central office staff memb...

Introducing the Teacher’s Guide to Tech

cultofpedagogy.com - The Teacher’s Guide to Tech: A Cult of Pedagogy Digital Binder by Jennifer Gonzalez, 210 pages, Cult of Pedagogy, March 2015 Buy Now In a reader survey last year, I asked you to share your biggest ...

To reduce student suspensions, teachers should try being more empathetic

Shared by Jannah Bertin

sciencemag.org - School suspension rates have nearly tripled in the United States since the 1970s, rising from just 3.7% of all students in 1974 to nearly 11% in 2011. That’s a big deal because missed class means m...

5 Positive Hallway Conversations - Leading, Learning, Questioning

afhogan.com - At the very least, I’m there before school, during every passing period, in the cafeteria at lunch, and at parent pickup after school. (Ok, I’m expanding to include some of our common areas, but wo...

Modifying the Flipped Classroom: The "In-Class" Version

edutopia.org - So. You've tried flipping your class, and it didn't go well. Or you've heard about flipping and want to try the approach, but you're pretty sure it won't work in your school. Don't give up yet -- w...

6 risks to avoid when implementing personalized learning: Part 1

edelements.com - We’ll talk about the first three risks here, then move on to the second three risks in our next blog post. Risk #1: Lack of Clear Vision, Narrative, and Rationale Many districts struggle to paint a...

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

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