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Why It’s Imperative to Teach Students How to Question as the Ultimate Survival Skill

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Neerja

blogs.kqed.org - Friday March 14 is the 135th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s birthday, a good time to think about the importance of asking questions. This was a big theme for Einstein, who told us, “The important...

How to Grow a Classroom Culture That Supports Blended Learning

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FPU Prof Development

blogs.kqed.org - The excerpt below is from the book “Moonshots in Education: Launching Blended Learning in the Classroom,” by Esther Wojcicki, Lance Izumi and Alicia Chang. This excerpt is from the chapter entitled...

For Students, the Importance of Doing Work That Matters

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Tom Whitby

blogs.kqed.org - We’re halfway to school when my 14-year-old son remembers a homework assignment he forgot to do for biology class. “Something big?” I ask, fearing the worst. “Nah,” he says with a shrug. “Just a ha...

How Engaging Student Resistance Works Better Than Punishment - NEA Today

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David Sornberger

neatoday.org - For many new teachers, success or failure in those crucial first few years often hinges on their classroom management strategies. Those strategies, however, tend to consist of little more than “tir...

Lack of Diversity Persists in Admissions to Selective New York City High Schools

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Larry Ferlazzo

nytimes.com - Amid calls for new admissions procedures to increase diversity in New York City’s elite public high schools, the number of black and Hispanic students winning seats remained virtually unchanged thi...

Inside AltSchool, a Network of "Micro" Schools

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EdSurge

nbcbayarea.com - AltSchool is a network of small schools with a big idea - bring the innovation of Silicon Valley into the classroom. A “micro” school model of opening small campuses and centralizing administration...

Domains! Howard Greenstein and Jeffrey Sass - Ep 42 with Chris Brogan

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Chris Brogan

directory.libsyn.com - We talk about domains today, those new long name ones. Howard Greenstein is co-founder of DomainSkate, which helps protect your brand in this age of new domains. Jeff Sass is Chief Marketing Office...

What Skype in the Classroom Really Means to Kids

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Mark W. Carbone

blogs.skype.com - Shannon McClintock Miller is a teacher, librarian, mother of three and most recently Skype’s Education Ambassador. She is also an avid blogger and technology integration specialist who uses Skype t...

The Declining Value of Value-Added Models, and Why They Persist Anyway

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Education Week

blogs.edweek.org - I've been riding the conservatives a little hard lately with my criticism of their crazy obsession with making laws to codify various forms of curriculum-oriented government overreach, so it's time...

SXSWedu Schedule

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Shelly Sanchez

schedule.sxswedu.com - Wednesday, March 11 9:00AM - 12:00PM JW Marriott Salon A August Merz Center for Teaching Quality - Teacher Leader Shelly Sanchez Terrell 30 Challenge for Teachers - Teacher Trainer & Founder NPR Ed...

N.Y. Elementary School Eliminates Homework, But Parents Protest

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EdWeek Teacher

blogs.edweek.org - A Manhattan elementary school has decided to stop giving students homework assignments, instead telling them to have fun, read books, and enjoy their family's company—and parents are not happy abou...

From the Desk of a New Elementary Principal – DEN Blog Network

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Discovery Education

blog.discoveryeducation.com - Marcie Wilson took a jump last year.  After 18 years of middle school experience, with six of those years as a principal, she made the decision to take an elementary principal position.  Here’s a f...

Summit Locations / St. Louis, Missouri

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Tom Murray

futureready.schoolwires.net - TRAVEL INFORMATION Please Note: There are opportunities for scholarships granted to district teams who apply and demonstrate need. Travel and lodging expenses will be reimbursed when district teams...

NSBA NAMES ‘20 TO WATCH’ EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY LEADERS

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Todd Nesloney

nsba.org - Alexandria, Va. (March 6, 2015) – The National School Boards Association's (NSBA) Technology Leadership Network (TLN) announces its “20 to Watch” honorees for 2014-15. These distinctive education l...

Why It's Time To Rethink (And Question) Homework

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Edudemic

edudemic.com - The concept of homework as we have known it in the past is changing rapidly, since it often distorts the overall picture of learning. Flipped classrooms, the ability to use the same technology and ...

Reflections and Learnings from the 2015 AASA Conference – DEN Blog Network

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Discovery Education

blog.discoveryeducation.com - Posted on behalf of Dwight Jones, Discovery Education Superintendent in Residence One of the best parts of my role as Discovery Education’s Superintendent in Residence is that I am able to travel a...

Seven Ways to Survive Testing Season

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EdWeek Teacher

edweek.org - There's no getting around it—when you’re a teacher, stress is a daily part of the job. And when you’re a teacher during testing season, that pressure is multiplied. Your classroom schedule is throw...

The half-naked Neal edition

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Fordham Institute

edexcellence.net - ESEA reauthorization, the op-out movement, Indiana vouchers, and college access. Featuring a guest appearance by the Cato Institute’s Neal McCluskey. SOURCE: Joshua Goodman, Michael Hurwitz, Jonath...

The New Gender Divide in Education

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HuffPostEducation

huffingtonpost.com - Measured in the most common metric -- average years of schooling -- the industrialized world essentially closed the gender gap in education in the 1960s. And that has made a huge difference: about ...

Elementary School Dumps Homework and Tells Kids to Play Instead - Kips Bay - DNAinfo.com New York

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Janene Palumbo

dnainfo.com - KIPS BAY — A public elementary school is abolishing traditional homework assignments and telling kids to play instead — outraging parents who say they may pull their kids out of the school. Teacher...

Chicago Public Schools announces Latino and Latin American Studies curriculum

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Ray Salazar

chicagonow.com - Yesterday, Chicago Public Schools and the district’s Latino Advisory Committee announced the Interdisciplinary Latino and Latin American Studies Curriculum.  The district describes it as a “compreh...

Can Schools Be Held Accountable Without Standardized Tests?

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John Martin

blogs.kqed.org - The focus on scoring well on standardized tests has wedged educators into a difficult spot. Teachers are concerned that a poor showing on the tests will jeopardize school funding, or even their job...

10 Facts About Top 10 Awesome Finalists - The Global Teacher Prize

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Global Teacher Prize

globalteacherprize.org - There are only 10 days left until the winner of the Global Teacher Prize is announced in Dubai! To celebrate, we took a look at 10 fantastic facts from our top 10 finalists. 1. Guy Etienne’s studen...

5 Ways to Encourage Reading: National Reading Week | The Remind Blog

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Remind

blog.remind.com - If I have learned anything from my students, it’s that their lives revolve around technology. From their smart phones, to their tablets, and beyond, my students seem to constantly have something in...

Become a Part of <i>O'</i>s Just Say Hello Ambassador Project

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Skype Classroom

oprah.com - Last year we kicked off our campaign to combat the growing epidemic of loneliness and encouraged you to connect face-to-face with more people—your neighbor, a stranger in the grocery store, your fa...

Just a Little Louisiana Gumbo - Part 1

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Education Week

blogs.edweek.org - We are wrapping up the most exciting time of year for most Louisianans, Mardi Gras.  Parades are hosted all over the state and yes, we get out of school for the holiday.  (We're just different in L...

This 28-Year-Old Snuck Into the Ivy League Without Paying a Thing

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The Atlantic

theatlantic.com - If you want to start taking classes at an Ivy League university unenrolled and undetected, says Guillaume Dumas, a 28-year-old Canadian, start with big lecture courses. If you must sit in on a smal...

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Tools for Adding Questions and Notes to Videos

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FPU Prof Development

freetech4teachers.com - 5 Tools for Adding Questions and Notes to Videos A teacher recently emailed me because she was searching for some tools that she could use to add questions and clarifying notes to videos that she s...

Why Some Parents Are Sitting Kids Out Of Tests

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Todd

npr.org - Meet Jenni Hofschulte, the 35-year-old mom who's one of the parents leading the charge against testing in Milwaukee. "I have two children in Milwaukee Public Schools," Hofschulte says over coffee a...

Big Question Challenge

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Skype Classroom

education.skype.com - "WAS BUILDING THE THREE GORGES DAM IN CHINA A GOOD IDEA?" - SCROLL DOWN TO SEE TODAY'S BIG QUESTION, BY JORGE MANES RUBIO. As part of our Skype Inspires Literacy program, we're challenging students...

Teachers as Leaders of Professional Learning

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Louise Robitaille

cea-ace.ca - IF EXPERIENCED TEACHERS were supported to become leaders of learning – their own learning, the professional learning of other teachers and partners, and their students’ learning – what would these ...

New Program Covers Undocumented Chicago Students' College Costs

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Education Week

blogs.edweek.org - It's hard enough for low-income students to figure out how to pay for college, but add to that being undocumented and shut out of federal aid, and the challenge is even greater. A new program in Ch...

Wired to Learn: K – 12 Students in the Digital Classroom

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P21

eventbrite.com - In conjunction with the release of the report, please join us on March 11 to hear from the researchers on the key findings for how districts and schools have successfully implemented digital learni...

Just One Principal's Thoughts: Shhh!!! Don't Tell Them That They Might Be Pirates

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Dave Burgess

principalbilly.blogspot.com - Shhh!!! Don't Tell Them That They Might Be Pirates I am writing this on a Friday afternoon when we had a delayed opening and everything we needed to get done got pushed into a 4 hour window. I am w...

Career corner: A March roundup of Scholastic jobs

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Scholastic

oomscholasticblog.com - Are you passionate about books, literacy, and education? You might be a great fit for Scholastic! While you can always search our careers site and our LinkedIn Career page to see available jobs, we...

Text Talk: Julius, the Baby of the World - ReadWriteThink

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ReadWriteThink.org

readwritethink.org - The importance of reading aloud to children is an established tenet of reading instruction. This lesson supports the language development and reading comprehension of kindergarten through second gr...

Most Popular Parent Engagement Posts In January/February

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Larry Ferlazzo

engagingparentsinschool.edublogs.org - I’m going to start publishing a bi-monthly post sharing the most popular posts on parent engagement that I’ve published here. Some may have been published in other months, but still remained popula...

The Death of Texbooks

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Larry Ferlazzo

theatlantic.com - At a recent sit-down with executives representing one of the biggest players in the textbook industry, my colleague and I felt surprisingly out of touch. The executives spent most of the meeting to...

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