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Laura Hill @candylandcaper: #whatisschool

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candylandcaper.blogspot.com - 1) Is it more important for students to excel at their passions or excel on tests? 2) What learning styles can you employ to help students develop personal talents while maintaining high grades? 3)...

What is School? Opportunities

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mrkempnz.com - Join the conversation on #whatisschool this Thursday October 23 at 7PM EDT (Friday 10am AEST, 12pm NZT, 7am Singapore) as we examine the goals behind the goals of learning and how to help students ...

5 Halloween Ideas for Your Classroom

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Remind

blog.remind.com - That day is almost here — one of the most energetic, chaotic, and fun days of the school year! Halloween is a great time to bring creative projects into your classroom to help students focus their ...

Tough Talks: How to Talk to Your Child About Mental Health

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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...

Connected Educators: Building Communities in Schools

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Kyle Pace

blog.remind.com - As we near the end of Connected Educator 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 t...

Q essay: Staying united in the Ottawa attack aftermath | Q with Jian Ghomeshi

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cbc.ca - Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. Note: The CBC does not necessarily ...

Don’t Miss: Communicating Reform, Bridging the Access Gap and Building Trust in the Classroom at #EIE14 - Foundation for Excellence in Education

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excelined.org - Don’t Miss: Communicating Reform, Bridging the Access Gap and Building Trust in the Classroom at #EIE14 Register Today for 2014 National Summit on Education Reform TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Former Florid...

An Honest Thank-You Letter to All Teachers 

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huffingtonpost.com - Many of the articles that I read about teachers, are often written by teachers. I want to clarify that I am by no means an educator, nor am I a student pursuing a degree in education. I am student,...

Education Update:Setting ELLs Up for Success:Setting ELLs Up for Success

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ascd.org - Head roughly 30 miles northwest of Chicago and you'll find a K–8 school district that shares a demographic reality with so many other districts across the United States. In Community Consolidated S...

TIME Magazine Attacks America’s Teachers: Write a Letter to TIME

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Walt Smith

dianeravitch.net - TIME Magazine has a cover story called “Rotten Apples,” in which it falsely asserts (on the cover) that “It’s Nearly Impossible to Fire a Bad Teacher. Some Tech Millionaires May Have Found a Way to...

Why Read? Here's the Answer

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Justine Stephanson

weareteachers.com - The last time you read, you had a purpose, even if you didn’t realize it. Maybe you were reading to figure out how to implement a teaching strategy, to learn how to cook a dish, or to find out what...

How Should Professional Development Change?

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Graham Newell

edutopia.org - Teachers in the United States have long known that there is a traditional “disconnect” between what teachers were expected to do and how the teachers were expected to learn how to do it. Teachers a...

Connected Educator Month: PLPress Author Webinar: Connected Format...

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connectededucatormonth2014.sched.org - Limited Capacity seats available Join Powerful Learning Press authors and practicing educators Kathy Cassidy (Connected From the Start), Marsha Ratzel (Teaching in High Gear), and Matt Renwick (Dig...

These Are The States Where Kids Have The Best Opportunities In Education

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huffingtonpost.com - While more students are graduating from high school and college, the number of young students enrolled in preschool in recent years has stagnated. A new index released Monday from the nonprofit gro...

Mindcraft Learning Blog: Teachers Don't Own Their Own Content!

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Krissy Venosdale

mindcraftlearning.blogspot.com - Friday, 24 October 2014 Teachers Don't Own Their Own Content! Last night I attended a presentation on Creative Commons in Education presented by Creative Commons NZ  and hosted by the Christchurch ...

The School Leader's 1 to 1 Implementation Checklist - EdTech Researcher - Education Week

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blogs.edweek.org - I gave a talk today at MassCUE on the School Leader's 1 to 1 Implementation Checklist, and I was quite grateful to learn after that a few folks had done a great job of live tweeting the session wit...

Why Do Americans Rate Their Local Public Schools So Favorably?

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gse.harvard.edu - The following paper from Professor Martin West appeared on The Brookings Institution website on October 23, 2014. Americans assign far higher grades to the public schools in their local community t...

10 Quick Ways to Give Students A Voice

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Derek Suttie

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...

ASCD Book: Read, Write, Lead: Breakthrough Strategies for Schoolwide Literacy Success

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ascd.org - REGIE ROUTMAN is a longtime teacher, author, and speaker who is committed to improving the literacy and learning lives of children, especially those in high-challenge schools. Her current work invo...

A Day in the Life | This is the ClassroomThis is the Classroom

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Jade Ballek

thisistheclassroom.ca - Things have changed since you last sat in one of these desks. Students’ needs are more diverse than ever before. And teaching has changed. Teachers are adapting and innovating, while making countle...

Education-Focused Campaign Spending Crosses Party Lines - Politics K-12 - Education Week

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blogs.edweek.org - The argument that teachers' unions support Democratic candidates and education advocacy organizations support Republican candidates is too easy (and maybe even lazy), especially during election sea...

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 ...

Argument – the Core of the Common Core – and a clarifying example

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Grant Wiggins

grantwiggins.wordpress.com - The Common Core Standards make crystal clear that college and professional workplace readiness demand student ability to read and write arguments. Indeed, while identifying the three genres of writ...

Rural Iowa students want to practice Spanish! - Skype in the classroom

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education.skype.com - We are a VERY unique school in rural Iowa who would love to work on our conversational Spanish speaking skills. Grade levels can range from 2nd-8th, age range from 7-14. We are in the CST time zone...

Regina's Cenotaph one day after the Parliament Hill shooting - Saskatchewan - CBC News

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cbc.ca - CBC News Canada Major StoriesIn The News LIVE | Ottawa shooting Parliament shooting Ottawa shooting videos Ebola outbreak CBC News Navigation Home World Canada Politics Business Health Arts & Enter...

Not Just a Dream: Jessie Woolley Wilson on the Future of Education

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edsurge.com - A DREAMBOX DREAM: "I would like to see tech doing less drill and kill," says DreamBox CEO, Jessie Woolley-Wilson, in an interview with GeekWire. "I don't want technologies to be so focused on curri...

What 10 Edtech Tools Will Educators Use This Fall?

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Justine Stephanson

edsurge.com - What tools are educators most excited to use this school year? Teachers, administrators and more tuned in to #edtechchat on Monday, August 11 to share their top edtech picks and strategies for the ...

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

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Education Week

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...

Keene State Students Are Helping Identify Rioters In Pumpkin Chaos Using Videos, Photos

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huffingtonpost.com - KEENE, N.H. (AP) — The president of Keene State College says students are turning over video and photos of the mayhem that broke out during a family-friendly pumpkin festival over the weekend. Mean...

- edu Pulse

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Brad Currie

blogs.scholastic.com - There comes a point when we have to acknowledge that one-size-fits-all professional development isn’t cutting it. Just as students need to be treated as individual learners, so do the teachers in y...

Teachers Shadowing Students: Doing What Students Do

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Jill Bromenschenkel

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 ...

How to talk to your kids about the events in Ottawa - National

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globalnews.ca - TORONTO — The extensive media coverage of Wednesday’s events in Ottawa and the flood of details and images on social media may cause some children to have feelings of fear or anxiety. According to ...

Clearing the Way for Teacher Leadership - Education Week

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edweek.org - America's public schools face a future of rapid change, intensifying complexity, and growing uncertainty. All high school graduates must be ready for college and careers, and to be successful in a ...

Five Keys to Successful Social and Emotional Learning

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edutopia.org - Pamela Randall: Social-emotional skills are the essential skills for success in school, work and life. Natalie Walchuk: Social-emotional learning centers their mind and body. It reduces their emoti...

The human cost of NSW's teacher oversupply

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Julie Walter

smh.com.au - Teaching Graduate Ashleigh Garven of Wallsend is one of thousands of people who can't get a full time job teaching. Photo: Dean Osland Most weeks, Ashleigh Garven asks herself whether she took the ...

the fifth estate - CBC News

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TeacherCast.net: Educational Blogs, Podcasts, App Reviews and more | The Great Flipped, Project Based, Paperless Classroom Experiment Begins!

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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...

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 ...

Kelly Christopherson

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