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What Makes a Master Teacher

georgecouros.ca - The term “master teacher” seems to get thrown around a lot, but is something that many educators aspire to be. In my ten years in the field of education, I would say that the definition of “master ...

Skipping School Hurts Early Learners Years Down the Road

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theatlantic.com - While too many students at all grade levels are regularly skipping school, many preschoolers and kindergarteners are missing nearly as much seat time as teenagers, according to a new report. The lo...

Aurora’s school board will decide whether teachers at one school can be paid more than others

co.chalkbeat.org - AURORA — Aurora Public Schools Superintendent Rico Munn wants to give teachers at an academically struggling elementary school more money for sticking around. Paris Elementary School, which is just...

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Teachers Share Strategies to Engage Parents and Families

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inservice.ascd.org - Decades of research have shown that family involvement in education is a powerful influence on learning. In fact, a 2002 research review on the effects of school, family, and community connections ...

Missouri: Don’t shoot the messenger : News

stltoday.com - Five long years ago, Missouri and more than 40 other states adopted the Common Core standards in reading and math, setting dramatically higher expectations for students in our elementary and second...

A new casualty of high-stakes testing: student teachers

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washingtonpost.com - (iStock) And now, a new casualty of high-stakes standardized testing has been identified: student teachers. This post, by Jennifer Wallace Jacoby, explains why and how some college and university t...

Public schools, Pittsburgh step up efforts to work together to help students

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wtae.com - Pittsburgh Public Schools staged a citywide parent resource fair and back-to-school event on Friday in anticipation the first day of classes for the new school year on Monday, Aug. 31. Beyond the e...

Why Teacher Leaders Are Critical to Advancing Global Education

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blogs.edweek.org - Some education systems around the world have developed structured opportunities for teachers to move into leadership positions. In places like Ontario, Canada and Singapore where teacher retention ...

LeadLearner: Every Kid's Hope for the 1st Day of School

Shared by John Wink

leadlearner2012.blogspot.com - Will we recognize it? On the first day of school every kid, every parent, every teacher and every administrator is anxious and excited.  The first day of school is the first paragraph of a new chap...

Creating Demand for Change: Smart Parents

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blogs.edweek.org - Contributors to this blog have included students, teachers, school leaders, state officials, policy analysts, and researchers, and they have all suggested ways that each of these groups can help en...

New Online Therapy Startup Targets Rural Kids with Autism

blogs.edweek.org -  A new Utah-based program is attempting to bring more support to rural children with autism by providing online therapy courses for families, according to a story by Deseret News.  The program, whi...

ClassDojo’s Life Advice to a Teenager (EdSurge News)

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edsurge.com - Editor's Note: Paul Perilla is a recent high school graduate who spent four weeks at EdSurge reviewing popular edtech products and interviewing the executives who built them. Below is a conversatio...

U of S welcomes international students back to school

ckom.com - Thousands of international students at the University of Saskatchewan join those making their way back-to-school this week. The school is hosting about 2,500 students from abroad this year.  Derek ...

Jeb Bush Touts K-12 Scholarships, Readies College-Affordability Plan

blogs.edweek.org - GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush talked school vouchers, college affordability, and immigration Tuesday morning at a town hall meeting with high school students at La Progresiva Presbyterian Schoo...

Major school curriculum changes coming to B.C.

Shared by Valerie Lees

vancouversun.com - With students able to instantly search an infinite amount of information online on any topic and the average five-year-old able to navigate an iPad or YouTube with ease, it is clear that schools wi...

Time to reclaim the classroom

spiked-online.com - Forget celebrities in the jungle or random wannabes in the Big Brother house. In 2015 reality TV does schools. From the Channel 4 series Educating Essex, Educating Yorkshire and now Educating Cardi...

7 Steps I Took to Become an Advocate for Students

Shared by Derek McCoy

teachingquality.org - I have been working beyond my classroom to help create the educational system students deserve for some time. I sort of consider it my side job. It began when I was in teacher preparation and I acc...

Not so different: Educators excited, nervous about first day | Video

leaderpost.com - REGINA — Students aren’t the only ones who get jitters for the first day of school. New teachers and principals in the city’s public and Catholic school divisions were feeling mixes of excitement a...

LIVE: An Interview with ISTE Board Chair-Elect Matt Harris

teachercast.net - Over the last few months, I have had the privilege of getting to know the new Chair-Elect of the ISTE Board of Directors, Matt Harris.  Matt is a very hard working educator who primarily lives in S...

Bellevue Public Schools Twitter Educators 2014-2015 - Google Sheets

Shared by Don Goble

docs.google.com - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T s Last Name Building Twitter Name Subject / Area Sarah Dickey AV @sdickey29 4th grade Erin Draft AV @edraft3 5th Grade Elizabeth Gilbert AV @ergil19 Nichole ...

How broken does it have to get before it's fixed?

Shared by Greg Curran

pyppewithandy.com - First off I’d like to thank you Andy for all your hard work and dedication to building such an educational and fun website-blog. It has been my “crutch” this year as it’s my first year teaching the...

Subscribers: Your Special is Available

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jacquimurray.net - Subscribers to Ask a Tech Teacher get a free/discounted resource every month to help their tech teaching. How to Achieve Common Core with Tech is a five-book series that focuses on using technology...

Remind Launches New Teacher Chat Features

teachercast.net - For the last 4 years, I have witnessed Remind transform from a startup into a mega power player in the edtech world.  Used by more than 25 MILLION educators, students and parents, Remind is “a safe...

More Oregon students racking up college credits while still in high school

oregonlive.com - Oregon high school students are on track to complete a record number of college classes this school year, racking up free or low-cost undergraduate credits before they are even admitted to college....

Create a Syllabus for High School Students

Shared by Deanna Mascle

blogs.edweek.org - The day you stepped foot in the door you were handed a syllabus that described the focus and objectives of that class, as well as a clear calendar of topics to be learned and project due dates. You...

Kansas math, reading scores likely to drop

cjonline.com - Remember a time when four in five Kansas students was considered proficient in math and reading? That may have sounded pretty good, but it all depended on the definition of “proficient.” Next week ...

Millennials are annoyed when your grammar's not on fleek

latimes.com - Millennials can't even with your bad grammar and spelling. That's according to a poll conducted by Harris for Dictionary.com, which found that 74% of Americans ages 18 to 34 are annoyed by grammar ...

LIVE: Learning about Gaming and @Games4Ed For Your Classroom

teachercast.net - For the last few months, I have been asked by several teachers one common question: “How Do I Survive ISTE?”  My advice for these teachers has always been the same.  Spend less time at sessions and...

Back to school: 5 open source programs for students and teachers

Shared by Phil Shapiro

opensource.com - August and September signal the end of summer vacation and a return to school day routines. Teachers and students across the country are preparing for another great academic year. But a new school ...

Bethel School Board, teachers approve new 3-year contract | Local | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon

registerguard.com - The Bethel School District and its teachers are starting off the new school year with one task already behind them: a new, three-year contract. The new pact, approved unanimously by the Bethel Scho...

Social Media & Students' Communication Skills

edutopia.org - With social media taking up such a large space in our lives, many of us question whether it’s impacting our communication skills, more importantly, our students’ communication skills. As an English...

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