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25 Alternatives To What'd You Learn In School Today?

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Sandra Barnes

teachthought.com - 25 Alternatives To “What’d You Learn In School Today?” You try to fake it, but it limps right out of your mouth, barely alive. “What’d you learn in school today?” In a single sentence, all that is ...

Math Circle for kids who love math - The Orange County Register

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MindShift

ocregister.com - It’s 10 a.m. on a Saturday at Cal State Fullerton and students are revved up. Math Circle is a Saturday program for students in second through 12th grade, most of whom are studying the subject at a...

Life of an Educator: What happens when we ask the students?

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Dr. Justin Tarte

justintarte.com - In my district we've been seeking input and feedback from all of our stakeholders as we revisit and update our strategic plan. The more we talked about who our true stakeholders were, the more we r...

8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more

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Dr. Justin Tarte

thecornerstoneforteachers.com - On Twitter, I recently shared an excellent article by Justin Tarte called 5 Questions Every Teacher Should Ask Him/Herself. The first reflection question Justin recommends is: Who is doing a majori...

When Educators Understand Race and Racism

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Dawn Kilmer

tolerance.org - New teachers enter the classroom with many skills: planning, classroom management, differentiated learning, technology. But how many walk into their class on the first day with skills in their tool...

How I flipped my class without homework

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Sophia.org

sophia.org - How could I flip my classroom without giving homework? Well it wasn’t until I was prepping for a presentation on the flipped classroom that I saw a lecture from Dr. Lodge McCammon about how you can...

EdTechTeam: Why Schools Need to Teach Technology, Not Ban It!

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Erin Klein

blog.edtechteam.com - From: Tanya Avrith Twitter: @TanyaAvrith During my last seven years as a teacher and consultant, I have borne witness to the technological digital shift in education. When I began my education care...

Turning the Tables on the Vocational Ed Debate

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Fordham Institute

edexcellence.net - Halfway through my senior year of college, I quit. Why? Because I didn’t want to graduate. I had no idea what I was going to do next. I was one of those students who did everything she was supposed...

What Makes a Great Educator: Words of Thanks from the Edtech Community

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EdSurge

edsurge.com - It’s easy to get wrapped up in the typical Thanksgiving festivities--family reunions, attempting to not overcook the turkey, arguing over who gets the wishbone. But for a moment, we step back and r...

A Principal's Reflections: A Wake Up Call For School Leaders

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Dianne Holmes

esheninger.blogspot.com - So the other day I tweeted out this comment, “I am amazed each day to see so much educational progress in my Twitter feed. This should be the norm, not the exception.” Many people in education talk...

Learning In Burlington: How not to think about college - YouTube Video of the Week #3

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Vicki Davis

patrickmlarkin.com - As a parent of a high school junior, I have been involved in an increasing number of conversations about college options with my son. With all of this mounting anxiety regarding helping my son make...

Social Media Should Be A Part Of The Elementary School Curriculum 

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George Couros

huffingtonpost.ca - Social media has certainly become a part of all our lives. It is the communication tool that children have been brought up with, but it is still illegal for a child under the age of 13 to have a so...

Former ‘Tiger Mom’ Says She Was Wrong

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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...

I Can’t Do That | Evolving Educators

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Brad Currie

evolvingeducators.wordpress.com - If you have read my blog posts or heard me present, you will know right away that I am a huge proponent of using technology in our field of education. My philosophy on its use is simple and comes d...

Toxic Expectations - View From the Cheap Seats - Education Week Teacher

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EdWeek Teacher

blogs.edweek.org - "Expectations" seems to be having a moment, shouldering aside "grit" in the pantheon of reformster Orwellian obfuscatory baloney. To be clear, I am a big fan of educational expectations. I learned ...

Behind the Headline: U.S. Wants Teacher Training Programs to Track How Graduates’ Students Perform - Education Next : Education Next

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Education Next

educationnext.org - On Top of the News U.S. Wants Teacher Training Programs to Track How Graduates’ Students Perform 11/26/14 | New York Times Behind the Headline 21st Century Teacher Education Summer 2013| Education ...

5 Thanksgiving Activities to Keep Kids (and Adults) Entertained

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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...

President Obama Collects Pledges from Superintendents to Make Districts 'Future Ready'

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Eric Sheninger

edsurge.com - President Barack Obama opened his remarks at the “ConnectED to the Future” gathering with an offer to write any superintendent a note to excuse their absence from school since they were “playing ho...

Essay on preparing for an non-academic job search @insidehighered

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Inside Higher Ed

insidehighered.com - As part of my job, I mentor graduate students and early career faculty through the transition to non-academic jobs. These career-changers have usually thought long and hard about their decision to ...

White House Wants To Make Sure Schools Do A Much Better Job Of Preparing Future Teachers

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HuffPostEducation

huffingtonpost.com - Amid long-running concerns that it’s too easy to become a teacher, the White House on Tuesday evening announced new draft regulations that could overhaul the way teacher preparation programs are he...

More Student Protests on Lack of Indictment in Ferguson @insidehighered

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Inside Higher Ed

insidehighered.com - While some campuses saw protests Monday night over the lack of an indictment in the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, many more campuses saw protests on Tuesday. The following ...

Missouri Parent-Education Group Offers Trauma Resources for Young Children - Early Years - Education Week

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Education Week

blogs.edweek.org - Parents as Teachers, a St. Louis, Mo.-based organization that manages parent-education programs in all 50 states, is promoting resources to help young children work through trauma, such as the cont...

Education Department moves to regulate teacher preparation programs - The Washington Post

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drewpolly

washingtonpost.com - The Obama administration unveiled a proposal Thursday to regulate how the country prepares teachers, saying that too many new K-12 educators are not ready for the classroom and that training progra...

70,000 lights: West Middle School students program massive holiday display

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Mike Borrall

siouxcityjournal.com - Seventy-four West Middle School eighth-grade students have spent five months carefully programming thousands of twinkling lights to create a giant holiday display, 25 feet tall.  Their creation, du...

ISTE | If you can dream it, you can do it with ed tech

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ISTE

iste.org - Robert Pronovost is on a mission. His goals are to prepare students for high school’s digital culture, share tricks of the trade and persuade businesses to support education — all while improving h...

How Can Public Schools Thrive in Tough Economic Times? - Education Futures: Emerging Trends and Technologies in K-12 - Education Week

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Education Week

blogs.edweek.org - Free, public education in this country comes at a price. When the country hits turbulent financial times, like the recent recession years, it takes its toll on the quality of education available in...

@DavidGeurin Blog: Is 1:1 really worth the cost?

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EdTech Retweet

davidgeurin.blogspot.com - If your school starts down a path toward 1:1, it's likely you will encounter some negative response. At the very least, there will be lots of questions since a 1:1 program has inherent risks and a ...

Guest Speakers in Computer Science - Skype in the classroom

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Skype Classroom

education.skype.com - We have smart, passionate and engaging tech industry professionals who would love to talk to your class about their jobs. Whether it’s career education or just understanding the different roles ava...

Summer Melt: Supporting Low-Income Students Through the Transition to College

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Fordham Institute

edexcellence.net - Myriad obstacles stand between low-income students and a college education—even for those who beat the odds, graduate from high school, and gain acceptance into a post-secondary institution. Indeed...

Free PD, Thanks to The President

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EdSurge

edsurge.com - PD, FREE-D: At the Superintendent Summit in DC today, President Obama announced a new partnership with Coursera, in which the MOOC provider will offer free verified certificates for over three mill...

How principals can avoid ‘administrator-itis’ - The Washington Post

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Solution Tree

washingtonpost.com - (By Charles Rex Arbogast/ AP) How many times have you heard that an amazing teacher has been promoted to be an administrator and wondered if that was the best use of that educator’s time? Here’s a ...

Education | SmartBlogs SmartBlogs

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SmartBrief Education

smartblogs.com - On Wednesday, Nov. 19, 110 of the nation’s top superintendents, U.S. Department of Education officials and representatives from a myriad of organizations, convened at the White House for the Superi...

Innovative School Program Highlights PBL

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Russell Cox

reading.org - Glendale High School in Springfield, MO, is taking a different approach to learning. Quest@GHS is the first program in the state to partner with New Tech Network, a nonprofit based in California th...

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