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Exam focus damaging pupils' mental health, says NUT - BBC News

bbc.co.uk - Too much focus on exams is damaging pupils' mental health and self-esteem in England's schools, a report says. The National Union of Teachers' report says pupils are developing stress-related condi...

Self-Directed Learning: One of My Educational Moonshots

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etale.org - In the United States we celebrate Independence Day, the 4th of July. We commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, which includes these famous words: We hold these truths to be se...

Thousands move in and out of schools during the year, creating disruptions

washingtonpost.com - More than 10,000 students transferred into or out of the District’s public schools during the 2013-2014 school year, a massive ebb and flow that experts say is linked to lower achievement and falte...

A Choosy Mom on Choosing Schools

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huffingtonpost.com - After spending many wonderful years in our church preschool, it was time for my daughter to transfer to public school. As any mom can attest to, this can be an emotional time. When you have a child...

The 4 biggest mistakes that teachers make when integrating technology

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mrkempnz.com - In classrooms all around the globe, educators are introducing new and exciting technological tools to engage their students in learning. Many educators are successful when integrating these technol...

What Innovation Is and Isn’t

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georgecouros.ca - To simplify the notion of innovation, it is something that is both new (either invention or iteration) and better. Innovation is not about the “stuff”, but about a way of thinking. For example, it ...

Studyo, Cloud Based Schedule Management for Teachers and Students

teachercast.net - Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 16:06 — 7.4MB) | Embed Jeff sits down with Renaud Boisjoly to discuss how Studyo is being used worldwide by teachers and students to organize and m...

What Should the Next Version of Accountability Look Like?

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blogs.edweek.org - The No Child Left Behind Act is way past its expiration date, and the Obama administration's temporary stop-gap solution—giving states waivers from the law's mandates in exchange for taking steps l...

Classroom Setup: Arranging the Physical Space | Scholastic.com

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scholastic.com - It won’t be long until summer is behind us and we are back at school. I’ve spent hours imagining the perfect classroom setup, and in about three weeks, it will be time to transform my thoughts into...

Common Core For An Uncommon Nation

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vigornotrigor.wordpress.com - Expecting students to spend countless hours trying to solve Common Core math word problems is not the same as helping them to become more effective problem solvers. Insisting students think critica...

4 YouTube Channels to Use in Class

globalteacherprize.org - Every day, YouTube receives billions of views and has about 300 hours of video uploaded per minute. Many schools don’t allow students access to the video sharing platform as there’s quite a bit of ...

Singapore Invests in Teachers, Rises to the Top - The Global Teacher Prize

globalteacherprize.org - “Over a 40-year period, Singapore has raised its educational level from one similar to that of most developing countries to one of the best in world.” When Charlie Wilson, president of the Ohio Sch...

Children 'in complete meltdown' over exams

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theguardian.com - Teachers in England are seeing unprecedented levels of school-related anxiety, stress and mental health problems among pupils of all age groups and abilities, particularly around test or exam time,...

Your Teen is Coming to the Westside of Cleveland! -

yourteenmag.com - Here’s how. Your organization can join us on Sept. 21 at Your Teen Magazine’s inaugural College Event Cleveland-Westside. Sponsored and hosted by Lake Ridge Academy. This sponsorship level gives yo...

Middle School Mayhem: Are You A Hero?

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mindfulinthemiddle.blogspot.com - Friday, July 3, 2015 Are You A Hero? While researching and planning for a curriculum unit about social justice, I came across  The Six Attributes of Courage and it occurred to me that during this t...

Learn Like a Pirate

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praipads.wordpress.com - I’m an annotator when I read. I always have a slew of colored pens in hand to underline and write notes in my books, especially non-fiction and even more especially teaching books. When I began dig...

5 Professional Development Holiday Reads for Teachers

Shared by Craig Kemp

mrkempnz.com - Today’s blog is a guest post from Julie Ellis, who blogs at premieressay.com. Her experience in the field of education, self-improvement and psychology gives her the opportunity to help all people ...

Get To Know The New SAT

forbes.com - For many students, taking the SAT® is a rite of passage. It has been an important part of the college admission process for millions of students since its introduction in 1926, and it remains an im...

Path to innovation: Two teacherpreneurs reflect on the journey @alicrowley & @JJCuthy

smartblogs.com - Welcome to SmartBrief Education’s original content series about the unique stories of teacherpreneurs. These are the innovative individuals confronting challenges, creating solutions and challengin...

Why Schools Need Tech Specialists

teachercast.net - Click and wait, is that on the standards?  There is something going on with the router, or the wireless access point.  It is bad.  This is the opposite of the work I love to post.  This is me prepp...

Learning by Making is More Humane | Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers

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makezine.com - Human beings learn in lots of different ways. They can learn by reading a book or by sitting in a classroom or by taking an online class. Some ways of learning are more tedious and stressful than o...

Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects'

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independent.co.uk - Only far eastern countries such as Singapore and China outperform the Nordic nation in the influential Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) rankings. Politicians and education expe...

Everyone Learns when Blogging Changes Classrooms

teachercast.net - Blogging in the classroom was a watershed discovery for me.  I had such an acute need for a better way to manage my student’s writing, but I was wary of blogging.  There are challenges to helping s...

Nick Gibb: the social justice case for an academic curriculum - Speeches - GOV.UK

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gov.uk - When introducing the second reading of his great Education Act in January 1944, Rab Butler addressed a common objection of the time to the expansion of secondary education which he was about to ove...

Harvard, MIT Presidents Share Lessons From Online Learning Experiment

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blogs.wgbh.org - Drew Gilpin Faust, the president of Harvard and L. Rafael Reif, the president of MIT. (Dominick Reuter.) Three years ago, Harvard University and MIT embarked on a unique experiment when they launch...

Take it with a PISA salt? | Great Maths Teaching Ideas

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greatmathsteachingideas.com - I’ve recently been exploring the story behind the headlines when it comes to the PISA tests. It’s a story that needs telling as it places some pretty large caveats on any interpretation of the inte...

MotivatED - Stories of Teaching and Learning: Lead Learners - At All Levels

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christinamluce.blogspot.com - Lead Learners - At All Levels This post is actually the basis of a talk that I will be giving as part of a course requirement in the CNY Leadership Development Program later in June.  I'm posting p...

28 Must-Follow Educators To Follow at ISTE

teachercast.net - From June 28-July 1, 2015, more than 20,000 educators will be learning, networking, and partying at the ISTE conference in Philadelphia Pa.  With all of the great events happening this weekend, the...

Highly trained, respected and free: why Finland's teachers are different

theguardian.com - In a quiet classroom adorned with the joyful creations of small children, Ville Sallinen is learning what makes Finland’s schools the envy of the world. Sallinen, 22, is teaching a handful of eight...

Growing Apples: Power of Twitter

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grwoingapples.blogspot.com - Power of Twitter I started using Twitter (@lekadegroot) to form a professional learning network (PLN) about five years ago. I learned so much from my PLN and have grown as an educator. I met many i...

CGP Maths Buster- a superb new learning and revision resource for GCSE maths

Shared by William Emeny

greatmathsteachingideas.com - CGP are well-known for their excellent GCSE revision guides. Now they’ve taken their offering to a whole new level with GCSE Maths Buster. The £6 DVD ROM for PC & Mac is a comprehensive, interactiv...

From Legos to Maker Labs: Fun and Learning After School

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graphite.org - For more than six hours each day, we aim to seize every teachable moment. Our schedules, carefully crafted and refined, often resemble a flight schedule at a busy airport: whole-class math lessons ...

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