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What makes great teaching? – expert views | Teacher Network

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theguardian.com - Popular teaching methods, such as lavishing praise on pupils and grouping students by ability, are not based on evidence and can harm student development, a report has found. The Sutton Trust exami...

Don't Even Say It!: 15 Questions That No Teacher Wants To Hear

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buzzfeed.com - You are happy to see students’ hands raised, until you hear one of these questions come out of their mouths. Followed by “You never said we were going to need a pencil.” The assignment I just spent...

Daily Northwestern column: Technology in the classroom isn’t a panacea.

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slate.com - There are wonderful scholars (such as digital humanists) who incorporate technology seamlessly. But pity the rest of us, who are also forced to embrace “teaching technology” for its own sake, just ...

6 Changes Toward Personalized Learning

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Michelle Ament

pernillesripp.com - Say personalized learning to most people and it conjures up classrooms where every child is doing their own thing and the teacher is furiously trying to maintain order and overview in an otherwise ...

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!

Comfortable Learning Environment: Soften the Blow of Accountability? - Finding Common Ground - Education Week

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Erin Klein

blogs.edweek.org - Today's guest post is co-written by Glenn Robbins, Principal at Northfield Community Middle School (Northfield, NJ), and Barry Saide, a 5th grade teacher in Bernards Township (NJ). In this day of a...

CBC memo provides detail on Jian Gomeshi timeline - Canada - CBC News

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cbc.ca - A top CBC executive has sent a memo to staff sharing some details of what senior staff knew about the conduct of former radio host Jian Ghomeshi, who is facing multiple allegations that he committe...

Database maps college readiness policies

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SmartBrief Education

edsource.org - A new report and online database released Wednesday provide a national snapshot of how states are working to prepare students for college, showing how California’s “college readiness” policies stac...

5 College Tuition Hacks That Could Save You Thousands 

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huffingtonpost.com - November is National College Application Month and the admissions process, now in full swing, is a time of high anxiety for students and parents. There are essays to write, test scores to report an...

5 Tips For Keeping Students On Task While Using Technology

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Edudemic

edudemic.com - One of the things I hear most often from teachers who are reluctant to put technology into the hands of their students is that they have visions of students goofing off constantly behind their scre...

Pennsylvania Bill Would Eliminate Superintendent Review of Home Schooling - K-12 Parents and the Public - Education Week

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blogs.edweek.org - Pennsylvania lawmakers approved a bill in October that would remove local superintendents from the home-schooling evaluation process.  Proponents of the bill said the change eliminates a duplicatio...

Student Choice Leads to Student Voice

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Melvina Kurashige

edutopia.org - The way I understood school learning shifted the first time I was given an opportunity to design a project of my own. This high school senior project, an environmental audit of my school district, ...

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gainesvilletimes.com - Local Students grab items to use during genius hour Tuesday at Centennial Arts Academy in Gainesville as they construct pompom launchers to test. Students record the results of their launches using...

First lady launches 2 graduation video contests - Education Week

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Education Nation

edweek.org - WASHINGTON (AP) — High school and college students are competing for Michelle Obama to come to their schools to share her wisdom as they move on to higher education and adulthood. The first lady an...

SPARK! | weaver teaches

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Nathan Weaver

weaverteaches.wordpress.com - A bit more than a month ago I was privileged to co-host a TEDed twitter chat which focused on John Ratey’s TED talk: Run, Jump Learn – The importance of exercise in learning. You can review this ch...

Ontario to consult parents on new sex ed curriculum

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Canada.com

o.canada.com - Ontario students will finally have an updated sex ed curriculum in September 2015, but not before parents have their say. Education Minister Liz Sandals announced Thursday province-wide consultatio...

No, It's Not "Nearly Impossible" to Fire Bad Teachers - Teacher in a Strange Land - Education Week Teacher

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NEA

blogs.edweek.org - My TIME magazine (as yet, not cancelled) arrived earlier this week. And yes, I'm in full agreement with those who believe the cover is a hail-Mary attempt to keep a wheezing magazine relevant for a...

National Novel Writing Month Heads Into 16th Year - Teaching Now - Education Week Teacher

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blogs.edweek.org - For some teachers, Halloween means candy, costumes, and the countdown to Thanksgiving break. For others, it means it's almost time to start 30 days of furious writing as part of National Novel Writ...

Rethinking the 
High School Diploma: An Education Next Forum : Education Next

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educationnext.org - As states move to implement the Common Core State Standards, key challenges remain. One is how to make sure a high school diploma acknowledges what students have achieved. Should states adopt a two...

Students Tell All: What It’s Like to Be Trusted Partners in Learning

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Eric Sheninger

blogs.kqed.org - Inquiry-based learning is not a new pedagogy, but it has come back into fashion in progressive education circles recently because of new emphasis on the power of students’ innate curiosity to drive...

Exit exams don't work | The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

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edexcellence.net - Countries with high school exit exams appear to have higher levels of student achievement, as indicated by PISA and some positive evidence from other countries that have used graduation exams. But ...

$4.6 M reallocated to help Saskatchewan teachers, government says - Saskatoon - CBC News

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cbc.ca - The Government of Saskatchewan has announced plans to reallocate $4.6 million to support students and teachers in the classroom.   “Student enrolment in Saskatchewan continues to grow and we know t...

To Teach Facts, Start with Feelings

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edutopia

edutopia.org - Recently, we heard from a teacher who decided to create a more dynamic approach to his history class . . . by teaching it backward, starting with the present day. "Here's the world around you and h...

On Campus: Third grade a turning point for reading

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SmartBrief Education

modbee.com - Not every child has someone around who knows how to read a bedtime story, who answers when they speak, or uses complete sentences – in any language. Those are the real have-nots. Children without a...

The Fischbowl: Data-Driven Schools: Homework

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Eric Sheninger

thefischbowl.blogspot.com - Data-Driven Schools: Homework In my school's student handbook we state, Homework is an expectation . . . Achieving students do homework at least 5 out of every 7 days . . . Do homework Sunday throu...

2014 College Board Program Results

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Fordham Institute

edexcellence.net - For the first time this year, the College Board released the annual test results of its three programs—AP, SAT, and PSAT/NMSQT—in one report. The news is mixed. On the upside, an unprecedented numb...

Anger, support for teacher who spent two days as a student - The Washington Post

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washingtonpost.com - (Bigstock) Last week I published a post titled “Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns” that went viral. The post, written by Alexis Wiggins, a 15-year teaching vete...

ASCD Book: Effective Teacher Interviews: How do I hire good teachers? (ASCD Arias)

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ascd.org - Engage in professional learning that deepens and strengthens your practice with these one- and two-day institutes taking place across the nation. Various dates December to February Atlanta, Ga. | S...

You shall not pass! Air Canada's carry-on crackdown draining for passengers and crew - Your Community

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cbc.ca - Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any p...

BBC News - Lavish praise from teachers 'does not help pupils'

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bbc.co.uk - Teachers who give struggling pupils "lavish praise" could make them even less likely to succeed, research into classroom tactics has suggested. The Sutton Trust education charity has warned that ma...

SAT Cheating Inquiry Delays Scores for South Korea and China - NYTimes.com

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nytimes.com - Responding to cheating allegations, the company that administers the SAT tests around the world is withholding scores, at least temporarily, for thousands of Chinese and South Korean students just ...

'The next generation of tech talent needs to be educated in history, classics and languages' - Telegraph

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Donal O' Mahony

telegraph.co.uk - We risk becoming the digital serfs to people better educated than us. Revisions to the National Curriculum throughout the 1990s and early 2000s – fixated on skills, employability and relevance – ha...

Taking Stock of Personalized Learning - Education Week

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Education Week

edweek.org - What Is 'Personalized Learning'? Educators Seek Clarity Education technology advocates, philanthropies, and others are trying to create a clearer definition of what qualifies as "personalized learn...

Hack Education Weekly News: "Gainful Employment" Rules and More

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hackeducation.com - The US Department of Education released the latest version of its “gainful employment” rules this week, pleasing nobody. No longer will career training programs be held accountable for their studen...

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Quickly Create a Video on Magisto

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freetech4teachers.com - Earlier this week I published a post about three good video creation tools. Magisto was one of the tools that I included in that post. The other two tools were WeVideo and Wideo. Of the three Magis...

Bills could make Michigan the first state with STEM education certifications on high school diplomas

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mlive.com - Michigan could become the first state in the country to give graduating high school students a certification for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics on their diplomas if bills introduc...

How Can States Use College Entrance Tests for NCLB Accountability? - Politics K-12 - Education Week

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blogs.edweek.org - As states and school districts begin to revisit the number of standardized tests students must take, some states—particularly Connecticut—are contemplating replacing Common Core aligned assessments...

The Nerdy Teacher: Yes! @GoSwivl is out of Beta with new features. #edchat

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Sam Patterson

thenerdyteacher.com - my biggest issue with this device is the potential for reinforcing teacher-centered learning via lectures. This transmission model is still too alive in schools Kindly, I ask, Is it "not" or is it ...

Celebrate National Family Literacy Day! - ReadWriteThink

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readwritethink.org - Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson Creating Family Timelines: Graphing Family Memories and Significant Events Students interview family members, and then create graphic family timel...

Free Technology for Teachers: Halloween-themed Writing Lessons from BoomWriter

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Richard Byrne

freetech4teachers.com - While doing my grocery shopping last night I noticed Halloween candy for the first time this fall. If you're starting to think about Halloween-themed lesson plans, BoomWriter has new offerings for ...

Eddata Privacy Update 10/31/2014

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Tom Murray

dataqualitycampaign.org - Now more than ever, teachers are using digital tools to help students learn. But how do we ensure that educators don’t end up in the hot seat in student privacy debates? In a Project 24 webinar thi...

The Wejr Board - Creating Time for Teachers to Tinker With Ideas #RSCON4

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Chris Wejr

chriswejr.com - We often hear criticisms about the lack of innovation and creativity from administrators and staff in schools.  I understand these concerns; however, my response is, “if innovation and creativity a...

2014 Keynotes & Distinguished Speakers - The Global Education Conference Network

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Lucy Gray

globaleducationconference.com -     Simon Breakspear Director, Nextgen Learning Pty Ltd Simon has worked with and spoken to leaders across Australia, New Zealand, the USA, the UK, Europe, Canada, Israel, Hong Kong and India. As a...

Four free courses - Powered by Infusionsoft

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mt130.infusionsoft.com - We know that transitioning to the Common Core standards can be confusing and stressful.  We want to help by offering you 4 free classes from Dr. Mabel Franks.  Dr. Franks has 25 years of experience...

6 Lessons for Aspiring Edtech Entrepreneurs

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edsurge.com - At the end of 2013, General Assembly, a leader in 21st century education, and Pearson, one of the largest educational publishers in the world, approached each other about ways to collaborate in the...

Metro Schools launches campaign to recruit 100 turnaround teachers

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Dr. Price-Mitchell

mnpschildrenfirst.com - Today Metro Schools officially launched a campaign to recruit 100 of America’s top teachers to the MNPS Turnaround Corps. Corps members will join the district’s mission for rapid improvement at pri...

Time Magazine Cover Has Teachers Furious

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huffingtonpost.com - Some teachers think that Time Magazine owes them an apology. The magazine's latest cover story details the efforts of certain Silicon Valley investors to derail teacher tenure practices. Teachers u...

Education Week

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pammoran

blogs.edweek.org - My TIME magazine (as yet, not cancelled) arrived earlier this week. And yes, I'm in full agreement with those who believe the cover is a hail-Mary attempt to keep a wheezing magazine relevant for a...

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