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Leading Motivated Learners: ConnectED Reading BINGO Event

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Tony Sinanis

leadingmotivatedlearners.blogspot.com - Thursday, January 29, 2015 ConnectED Reading BINGO Event February is “I Love to Read” month and we’re inviting classrooms everywhere to join us in playing ConnectED Reading BINGO. We collaborated w...

How to teach a young introvert

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Wizard of Ed

ideas.ted.com - Susan Cain sticks up for the introverts of the world. In the U.S., where one third to one half the population identifies as introverts, that means sticking up for a lot of people. Some of them migh...

25 Most Creative Kindergartens Designs

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WeAreTeachers

1DesignPerDay.com - Here is our contribution for those returning back to school, if you like it PLEASE share 1. Most colorful kindergarten in Paris  2. Kindergarten on a Plane (Georgia), can’t get better than that -) ...

7 Tips for Creating a More Positive Mind-Set in Education

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WeAreTeachers

weareteachers.com - Want to take a test? Of course you do! It's the 21st century in education; testing is all the rage. The test is simple. As you read this post, make a note of every word you read that rhymes with "Y...

Remind | Teacher resources for using Remind (formerly Remind101)

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Remind

remind.com - Remind was founded on the principle of talking to teachers about communication obstacles and understanding how we can help to solve them. We believe that the future of Remind is reliant on continui...

Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning

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MindShift

blogs.kqed.org - If kids can access information from sources other than school, and if school is no longer the only place where information lives, what, then happens to the role of this institution? “Our whole reas...

Less Is More: The Value of a Teacher's Time

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Wizard of Ed

edutopia.org - This past weekend, I had the privilege of being part of a panel at the Maryland State Education Association's Education Policy Forum with 2014 National Teacher of the Year Sean McComb, Maryland Tea...

Mather Tutor Will Advise First-Generation Students | News

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The Harvard Crimson

thecrimson.com - Mather House has designated resident tutor Jason B. Munster ’07 to serve as the House’s inaugural first-generation tutor, formalizing an advisory role that other tutors across the College have also...

Cougar Communication: Feedback

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Michael Lubelfeld

cougarcomm.blogspot.com - I came across the following when reading John Hattie’s Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn. 1.     It is important to focus on how feedback is received rather than how it is given 2.  ...

Less is More for Teachers (and Better for Students!)

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Mark E. Weston Ph.D.

edtechdigest.wordpress.com - Stepping back from a load-weary model to glimpse a new paradigm’s potential. Conjure an image of a school. Visualize yourself entering a classroom. Students and a teacher are there. What do you see...

Sir Isaac Brock students make autism math app - Toronto - CBC News

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Phil Shapiro

cbc.ca - Students at a Brampton school are developing an app to help their classmates with autism learn math. The app, a project started by students at Sir Isaac Brock Public School, uses kinetic, auditory ...

On-the-Spot Scaffolding for Students

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Wizard of Ed

edutopia.org - Scrambling in the moment to figure out what students need when they just don't get it is one of the exciting challenges of teaching. Being able to respond to learners' needs on the spot is hands do...

Grammarly: A Fantastic Grammar Checking Tool

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Wizard of Ed

classtechtips.com - If you’re look for a way to support your students as writers or simply would like an extra tool to check your own work, you’ll want to check out Grammarly.  It is an automated grammar checker web a...

LEGO.com Elementary - Why Hands-On Learning Matters

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WeAreTeachers

education.lego.com - Creativity awaits your classroom when you incorporate hands-on learning. Not only does it engage your students in everyday learning, it also motivates them to keep trying. LEGO Education Elementary...

New-Teacher Academy 2015 on #ntchat: Lesson Delivery » Teaching With Soul

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Lisa Dabbs

lisadabbs.com - In January of 2012, as a resident blogger at Edutopia,  I had the privilege of running a five-part series on my Edutopia blog called the New Teacher Academy. It included key concepts that new and p...

Bill Would Allow Texas Teachers To Use Deadly Force Against Students

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Progressive phd

thinkprogress.org - by Carimah Townes Posted on January 29, 2015 at 12:45 pm "Bill Would Allow Texas Teachers To Use Deadly Force Against Students" People who are concerned about the use of excessive force by law enfo...

Why a Porta Potty Matters for School Attendance

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Kiva

medium.com - Jackline grew up an orphan in Nairobi, Kenya, but found refuge and hope through her education. A generous sponsor paid for her education when she was young, and as an adult she wanted to give other...

Dartmouth to Ban Hard Liquor - The Atlantic

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The Atlantic

theatlantic.com - On the one hand, you can't blame Dartmouth College President Philip Hanlon for trying. Alcohol has long been a problem at campuses around the country, and particularly at the secluded New Hampshire...

What's the Point of Assessment?

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Dr. Justin Tarte

edutopia.org - I remember sitting down for the PSATs in tenth grade. Having gone to a private school my whole life, I wasn't accustomed to taking standardized tests. I had taken a few, so I knew the drill about f...

11 Habits of an Effective Teacher

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Wizard of Ed

edutopia.org - I really appreciate teachers who are truly passionate about teaching. The teacher who wants to be an inspiration to others. The teacher who is happy with his/her job at all times. The teacher that ...

3 Strategies to Communicate with Your School Community

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Remind

blog.remind.com - As an educational technology specialist at my school in Monterrey, Mexico, I’m constantly on the search for ways to meaningfully integrate technology into instruction so that teachers and students ...

Most New Jersey Parents Say Testing Too Taxing, Poll Finds - K-12 Parents and the Public - Education Week

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Education Week

blogs.edweek.org - A poll released this week by the New Jersey Education Association found that most Garden State parents believe standardized tests are a detriment to their children's education. Echoing a common ref...

New Education Official Wants to Reform “No Child Left Behind” - The Dallas Weekly: Education

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Arne Duncan

dallasweekly.com - WASHINGTON (NNPA) – John King, Jr., a highly-respected educator from New York City, says that teachers saved his life and in his new post as the deputy secretary at the Department of Education, he ...

Getting Credit for What You Know - The Atlantic

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The Atlantic

theatlantic.com - College wasn’t right for Daniel Gamez when he first tried it as a recent high school graduate nearly two decades ago. The Texas economy was booming; he was in a hurry to start working. He couldn’t ...

Most major California school districts pledge to reduce suspensions - LA Times

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Arne Duncan

latimes.com - The state's landmark school finance law has prompted most major California school districts to pledge to reduce student suspensions, hire more counselors and use positive alternatives to deal with ...

Mississippi Lawmakers Tackle Special Education Woes Through Competing Bills - On Special Education - Education Week

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Education Week

blogs.edweek.org - Just 23 percent of Mississippi students with disabilities graduate in four years with a regular diploma, a dismal outcome that is driving two bills currently in the Mississippi legislature.  The "E...

How we create a culture of learning at Zaharis School

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Scholastic

edublog.scholastic.com - I have found in life that it is impossible to take others on a journey that we, ourselves, are not on. It is quite the challenge to inspire others to become something we are not. A friend of mine s...

Oklahoma PTA Encourages Parents to Opt Students Out of State Writing Tests - K-12 Parents and the Public - Education Week

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Education Week

blogs.edweek.org - The Oklahoma PTA is calling on the parents of 5th and 8th graders to skip upcoming state writing assessments to protest high-stakes testing. Earlier this month, the statewide parents organization, ...

On Designing K-12 Education Savings Accounts - Education Next : Education Next

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Education Next

educationnext.org - As we celebrate National School Choice Week, education-reform advocates would be wise to reflect on purpose of school choice as articulated by Milton Friedman, the father of the modern school choic...

This Little Light of Mine: What Community Means to Me – DEN Blog Network

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Discovery Education

blog.discoveryeducation.com - We’ve been talking a lot about community in our team planning calls and meetings. This is a good thing since our team is the Learning Communities Team at Discovery Education. One of the things we r...

“I Don’t Want To Go To School!”

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Aviva Dunsiger

adunsiger.com - My #oneword for 2015 is uncomfortable, and this blog post is a challenging one to write because it makes me feel very uncomfortable. I’m worried about how the comments might make me feel about my c...

The Other 'Super Bowl' - Walt Gardner's Reality Check - Education Week

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Education Week

blogs.edweek.org - Although the focus most recently is on the sprawling Los Angeles Unified School District, where Ramon Cortines is serving as interim superintendent, the question is whether anyone is capable of lea...

DEN Trend Report: 1/27/15 – DEN Blog Network

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Discovery Education

blog.discoveryeducation.com - Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education?!? Here’s a recap of this week’s news. *If you read this feed, all you’ll owe is a comment below. Let us know what captured your eye and why...

ConnectED BINGO | Adjusting Course

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Sharon LePage Plante

adjustingcourse.wordpress.com - February is “I Love to Read” month and we’re inviting classrooms everywhere to join us in playing ConnectED BINGO. We collaborated with authors and educators across North America to create an epic ...

Girls Get Good Grades But Still Need Help. As For Boys ... SOS! : Goats and Soda : NPR

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Larry Ferlazzo

npr.org - A new study shows that when it comes to the classroom, girls rule. They outperform boys in math, science and reading in 70 percent of the 70-plus countries and regions surveyed by the Organization ...

Edu Change & Advocacy: Size Matters And Small Is The Big Idea

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jcorippo 

changingislearning.blogspot.com - Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Size Matters And Small Is The Big Idea      In education, I have always loved BIG. I have embraced big ideas, big resources, big tech, big budgets, big plans, big dreams...

¡Bienvenidos a Remind en Español!

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Remind

blog.remind.com - Today, we are thrilled to announce that Remind is available in Spanish! Hispanohablantes can now use Remind to connect with students and parents in their native language on the web, mobile web, And...

Collaboration…who doesn’t have time?

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B Brazeau

technicallyteamann.com - There is clearly not enough time in the day. I have a never ending to do list that seems to grow more than it shrinks. Recognizing that I don’t have enough time to do all the things that I have to ...

Free Online Course for Teachers, Coaches to Focus on 'Learning Differences' - On Special Education - Education Week

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Education Week

blogs.edweek.org - « Mississippi Lawmakers Tackle Special Education Woes Through Competing Bills | Main A foundation that supports education of children with disabilities is teaming up with North Carolina State Unive...

My 10th-grade English teacher changed my life. I got to say “thank you” before he died.

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Larry Ferlazzo

slate.com - I wandered lonely as a cloud in 10th grade. I wrote computer programs and played computer games and sports. My report cards from that period show that I glided along with only the mildest interrupt...

Use Twitter to Create a Global Classroom 

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EdTech Retweet

huffingtonpost.com - Don't let @justinbieber ruin it for you. With 59.8 million Twitter followers as of this writing, the hype around J-Biebs is exactly what drives thoughtful people to run in the opposite direction of...

Bill Would Make Kindergarten Mandatory in Mississippi - Early Years - Education Week

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Education Week

blogs.edweek.org - Education Week staff writer Christina A. Samuels provides insight, news, and analysis on early-childhood education. Her co-blogger, Lillian Mongeau, covers news, trends, and policy in early educati...

Should the following Educational Buzzwords Stop Buzzing? - Using Technology Better

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Mike Reading

usingtechnologybetter.com - Education is a funny thing! For years nothing changed in education.  If you wanted to compare a slowly evolving idea or concept it would usually be compared to education.  Principals could develop ...

February’s Message

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Chris Smeaton

gregkostiuk.com - Wow!  I cannot believe it is February.  Many of our classrooms will be celebrating the 100th day of school on February 12th. This month promises to be go by quickly as it is a busy month.  We start...

Kelly Christopherson

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