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5 Things Teachers Want from PD, and How Coaching and Collaboration Can Deliver Them—If Implementation Improves (EdSurge News)

edsurge.com - We rarely accept “sit and get” instruction as ideal for our students. So why is it still the most common form of professional development for teachers across the country? Even though educators ackn...

Administrators: How to Get Out of the Office and Into Classrooms

edutopia.org - As an administrator, I think about the most enjoyable times I have had at school. Frankly, none of them include sitting in my office doing paperwork, disciplining, or attending meetings. The most e...

How to Manage the 4 Types of Teachers You Meet in Professional Development (EdSurge News)

Shared by EdSurge

edsurge.com - In my heart, I will always be a middle school English Language Arts teacher. As I continue this path as a district administrator, I want to hold close to my heart the plight of the teacher: what it...

Infusing the Basics With the Spirit of Innovation

Shared by Vicki Day

edutopia.org - In our opinion, one of the biggest misconceptions in education is the idea that "the basics" must precede innovation. While foundational skills such as literacy and numeracy will always be necessar...

“Do No Harm”

Shared by NCTE

blogs.ncte.org - The title of this blog is the title of an article in this summer’s ALAN Review in which NCTE members James Blasingame and E. Sybil Durand ask and answer the question “Who is harmed by book banning?...

Why better STEM programs are the key to creating global citizens

Shared by Ted Fujimoto

eschoolnews.com - Knowledge has become a commodity. We live in a society today were facts are at our fingertips through ready access to the internet and search engines. To keep pace, our educational system needs to ...

Reminder: Education Is Not a Damn Marketplace

Shared by John Cataldo

esquire.com - Here's a debate I'd like to see pursued vigorously within the Democratic Party. (Hey, everybody else gets to complain about this, why not me?) Resolved: No matter how noble the original motives, pu...

The @DavidGeurin Blog: 7 Reasons To Use Social Media In Your School (INFOGRAPHIC)

davidgeurin.com - One thing is for sure, social media is here to stay. Never before have people been able to connect, share, and learn from one another as we do now. I can only imagine what might be next! As a resul...

1 in 4 Teachers Miss 10 or More School Days, Analysis Finds

Shared by Rick Wormeli

edweek.org - More than 6.5 million students in 2013-14 attended a school where at least half of teachers missed 10 days of school or more, according to the most recent estimate from the U.S. Department of Educa...

Words to End the Year . . .

Shared by @ljeschke22

cultureofyes.ca - As the 2016-17 school year comes to a close I want to share the comments of my colleagues in West Vancouver who have been addressing their students moving on – both from elementary to high school a...

Fancy being a school leader? Our experts share their tips on how to make it

Shared by Hannah Wilson

theguardian.com - Read about leadership in teaching these days and you’re likely to be met with headlines about a recruitment crisis; long working hours; changing goalposts; and the pressures of balancing classroom ...

20 Tips to Help De-escalate Interactions With Anxious or Defiant Students

Shared by Shannon Moneo

ww2.kqed.org - Students’ behavior is a form of communication and when it’s negative it almost always stems from an underlying cause. There are many reasons kids might be acting out, which makes it difficult for a...

'Teachers must embrace new technology or risk becoming obsolete'

tes.com - One undeniable fact about teaching is that teachers not only need to be masters of content within their subject area, but they must also be masters of education as a subject. Another undeniable fac...

Michigan's shortchanging its kids. Why?

Shared by Dan Hickey

freep.com - Eight months ago, the State of Michigan set out to learn what it would cost per year to provide each school-age child in this state an adequate education. Now we know the answer: $8,667. At minimum...

What's New? Teaching Secondary Social Studies and English with Leah: Google Classroom Hack #2: Collaborative Review with Google Slides

whatsnewwithleah.blogspot.com - One more week and four days for us. I've been counting down to summer with Google Classroom Hacks that make our lives easier. There's so much to learn about Google Classroom--too much to decide som...

Two Guys and Some iPads: Analog Twitter Wall to Build Relationships and Digital Citizenship

Shared by Brad Waid

twoguysandsomeipads.com - My Analog Twitter Wall before the start of school. We live in a time where just "1 Click" can ruin someones life. Students in my 4th grade class are very aware of various social media websites and ...

Survey Says, It's the Dawn of a New Era in Professional Learning; Plus 6 Favorite PD Resources for Teachers (EdSurge News)

Shared by Mike Peck

edsurge.com - Ask school leaders what is needed to help teachers integrate technology into teaching and learning, and they’ll tell you that teachers need more professional learning and support. At a recent Conso...

Local Superintendent Named President of IASA

news.wsiu.org - A southern Illinois school administrator is the new leader of the statewide association for school superintendents and administrators. Crab Orchard Community Unit School District 3 superintendent D...

Technology Starts with Professional Development and Training

edtechmagazine.com - Calcasieu Parish Public Schools in Lake Charles, La., has been using technology in its classrooms for three decades. Two basic lessons have emerged from that long experience: support and training. ...

eduflections: Teaching Writing: What do you do with all the other students?

Shared by Rick Wormeli

juliedramsay.blogspot.com - Teaching Writing: What do you do with all the other students? In my last post, Teaching Writing: Is it a race against time?, I shared some ways that I have found to give my students the benefit of ...

My Problems with Letter Grades in School

Shared by NCTE

inservice.ascd.org - Letter grades have been the norm in schools for as long as anyone can remember. The first evidence of a formal A–F system was in 1897 when Mount Holyoke began using a scale whereby A represents 95–...

Episode 16: Bot for Teacher

flashforwardpod.com - Today a future without schools. Instead of gathering students into a room and teaching them, everybody learns on their own time, on tablets and guided by artificial intelligence. First, I talk to a...

Hacking Leadership: 10 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers, Students, and Parents Love (Hack Learning Series Book 5) eBook: Joe Sanfelippo, Tony Sinanis: Amazon.ca: Kindle Store

Shared by Sam Bruzzese

amazon.ca - "The authors do a beautiful job of helping leaders focus inward, instead of outward. This book by Joe and Tony, grounded in the importance of empowered relationships with the entire school communit...

A New Argument for More Diverse Classrooms

theatlantic.com - Perhaps no U.S. education secretary has had more personal experience with the power America’s public-school system has to lift up students who have the odds stacked against them than John King. At ...

A Primer on Edcamps

geiendorsed.com - Professional education conferences can be exciting and fun. They can also be hectic and stressful. But perhaps what makes many traditional confabs less than appealing for attendees boils down to tw...

Sometimes It's The Mark They Leave On You That Matters Most

tsschmidty.blogspot.com - I love being an educator. It's something I have wanted to be since I was a small child.  One of the reasons was that I saw the impact an educator had on a child.  Often, it was profound and long-la...

Best of Teacher HELPLINE: 9 Ways to Respond When a Student Shuts Down

weareteachers.com - It’s like the old saying goes: You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink. Teachers know all too well that even the best lesson plan will go awry if the students refuse to engage i...

It's the Last Week of School, But We Have ANOTHER Standardized Test

weareteachers.com - What I'd Like to Tell My Students About Benchmark Testing With the school year moving toward the blessed, blessed end, everything is winding down…except testing. Students all over the country will ...

6 Must Haves for Developing a Maker Mindset (EdSurge News)

Shared by Matt Arnold

edsurge.com - Flashy spaces and shiny toys in makerspaces are enticing, but it takes time and explicit scaffolding to develop a true Innovator. Building and providing the space for Making to happen is one thing;...

#101Educators to Follow on Twitter by @TeacherToolkit

Shared by Lesley Grant

teachertoolkit.me - This list of educators are people I draw inspiration from on Twitter. They are not teachers, but educators in various sectors and countries, curated from those whom I have been interacting with onl...

Life of an Educator: 10 questions every teacher should ask themselves: #edchat #ntchat

Shared by Anna-Marie

justintarte.com - 1). What percent of your students are going beyond just compliance and are actually cognitively engaged in deep self-driven and relevant learning? 2). How often are students in your class offered t...

Today is My Birthday! Guess What I Want?

dianeravitch.net - Today is my birthday. I am 78 years old. I was born at 12:05 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Houston, Texas, to Walter and Ann Silvers. I was their third child. Five more would follow. Eventually ...

5 Proven Benefits of Implementing BYOD in Schools

Shared by Megha nagpal

edtechreview.in - Do you remember the classrooms of your school days? The blackboards, chalks, copies and so on? If you go to a classroom of today to revisit those days and refuel your memories, well, dear reader, I...

Passionately Curious Educators: Connecting Lifelong Learners: Another Piece of the Puzzle: Documentation Panels

Shared by Cheryl Emrich

passionatelycuriousinkindergarten.blogspot.com - Documentation can be a very overwhelming topic and learning process for all educators...mostly because we are constantly searching for a "how to" or a formula to guide us towards perfecting our ski...

Give feedback faster with Quizzes in Google Forms

Shared by Kasey Bell

googleforeducation.blogspot.com - Posted by Tynia Yang, Software Engineer, Google Forms Editor's note: On Monday, we announced four new ways to help teachers engage their classes using Google tools. In this post, we’ll dive deeper ...

Get the Culture Right: The Most Important New School Factor

blogs.edweek.org - "Attend to your culture," said Jim May who supports about 25 new schools each year for New Tech Network. "From certificates of occupancy to emergency plans to hiring, the list of operational realit...

What Are Your Ideas For Incorporating the “Maker Movement” In Teaching English Language Learners?

larryferlazzo.edublogs.org - The Maker Movement is growing in popularity (see The Best Resources For Learning About The “Maker Movement” — Help Me Find More). Teachers of English Language Learners have certainly incorporated “...

6 powerful strategies to help worried, anxious students

thecornerstoneforteachers.com - Doesn’t your heart go out to those kids who are perpetually anxious? We all have students who have social anxieties or worry excessively about test pressure and their performance in school. Today, ...

Education secretary takes heat for pushing single rating of schools

edsource.org - On an issue of direct relevance for California, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., on Wednesday harshly criticized U.S. Secretary of Education John King, Jr. for proposing regulations that will require...

15 Incredible Tech Tools For Teachers To Use In 2016

lifehack.org - When education is combined with technology, wonderful things can happen. Students are happier, more curious, and they receive the educational support that they need. Teachers are empowered to creat...

Of Big 'R' and Little 'r' School Reform - Education Next

educationnext.org - If you’ve spent more than five minutes around schooling, you probably have a strong reaction to the term “school reformer.” The very phrase tends to spark cheers or catcalls. I’m sure you’ve seen e...

Campaign for elite university to ban students from bringing cars on campus - Schools Improvement Net

schoolsimprovement.net - The campaign has been triggered by residents raising the issue over “cluttered streets” – with some saying they have not been able to find spaces on their own street for weeks. They hope that a ban...

Liberal media botches charter school reporting twice in one week

Shared by Jason Russell

washingtonexaminer.com - In May 2016, a report found that only half of articles covering public charter schools in major outlets were neutral or balanced. Perhaps liberal reporters saw that report and thought they were bei...

How to Curb Academic Dishonesty

edutopia.org - I’m growing increasingly uneasy over and frightened by the escalating pervasiveness of academic dishonesty. Statistics fluctuate and are difficult to come by, but according to one 1998 study, condu...

Idea-ology - The Learning Ladder - Jamie Davies

Shared by Karen Whelan

jamiedavies.co - Recently I was involved in a discussion about when you should end an activity in class; when the first person finishes, the last person, about half? Lots of valuable points were given for all argum...

What to the Chicago Principal Is the Fourth of July? - Education Post

educationpost.org - It’s time for the Fourth of July! A time for cook outs, pool parties, and family but to me it’s more than coordinating a “red, white, and blue” outfit and watching fireworks. Every year I observe t...

English Teacher's Hip-Hop Curriculum Gets Students Writing

Shared by Horace Mann

edweek.org - With new academic standards ratcheting up literacy expectations, many teachers are looking for ways to engage students more deeply in writing and reading assignments. Lauren Leigh Kelly, an English...

Can electronic music revolutionise school music lessons? - Schools Improvement Net

schoolsimprovement.net - If students don’t have private lessons to learn a traditional instrument, the classical-based curriculum can be off-putting beyond year nine, so much so that between 2010 and 2015, the number of pu...

Choose Career Skills Certification over College Degrees

360training.com - Do you really need a degree from a brick and mortar university to make good money? It’s a familiar slogan, but some people are starting to question this received wisdom. And with the recent boom in...

Moving from Skill to Personal Practice | Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education

iskme.org - It's a philosophy of life. A practice. If you do this, something will change, what will change is that you will change, your life will change, and if you can change you, you can perhaps change the ...

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