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Three Ways to Motivate Teachers to Participate in Education Reforms

Three Ways to Motivate Teachers to Participate in Education Reforms | 21st Century Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
During a recent training session on standards-based education, this question came up: With all the education reforms going on, how can the reform leaders motivate the teachers?  How do they get buy...
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How Standards Can Help Teachers Communicate with Parents

How Standards Can Help Teachers Communicate with Parents | 21st Century Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
Every parent is also a teacher and has at least one student: a child. During the first formidable first years, the parent is the primary educator. The child looks to the parent first for guidance, ...
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Read Online | Methods of Discovery: A Guide to Research Writing

Read Online | Methods of Discovery: A Guide to Research Writing | 21st Century Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
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I wonder how good this online text book is.  It looks great to me.

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Four Ways to Discover Why Students Can't Do Fifth Grade Math

Four Ways to Discover Why Students Can't Do Fifth Grade Math | 21st Century Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
Did I get your attention with that headline? I hope so, but at the same time, I am dismayed. For a long time, I have tried to stay away from the "[Enter a number here]" headline that pervades educa...
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Tweets Related to the Common Core State Standards

Tweets Related to the Common Core State Standards | 21st Century Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
Tweets about "#CommonCore" // Related articles Is Common Core facing death by a thousand cuts? The Insanity of Common Core Math Revealed in Under Two Minutes Preserving the classics as schools adap...
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Teachers’ Instructional Strategies Infographic

Teachers’ Instructional Strategies Infographic | 21st Century Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
Instructional methods are used by teachers to create learning environments and to specify the nature of the activity in which the teacher and learner will be
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Love this infographic from eLearning Infographics!  

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{12 Days: 12 Tools} Infographic: Recap of 12 Tools | Learning Unlimited | Research-based Literacy Strategies

{12 Days: 12 Tools} Infographic: Recap of 12 Tools | Learning Unlimited | Research-based Literacy Strategies | 21st Century Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
{12 Days: 12 Tools} has been fun to share with you. Hopefully I’ve shared tools that will be of benefit to you and your colleagues. I trust as well that many of these strategies will contribute to student literacy learning.
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5 ways you can help:

5 ways you can help: | 21st Century Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
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This sounds absolutely terrific.  I am going to see if my son and I can work on this together.  

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English Grammar Pill: How to use Who or Whom correctly.

English Grammar Pill: How to use Who or Whom correctly. | 21st Century Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
This is a wonderful visual way of explaining this tricky grammar point. Do try these exercises and let me know how you get on. [Infographic provided by Grammar.net] Ciao for now. Shanthi

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The Real Number Of Hours Teachers Work In One Eye-Opening Graphic

The Real Number Of Hours Teachers Work In One Eye-Opening Graphic | 21st Century Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
Job title: Parent/Nurse/Comforter/Protector/SafetyNet/Counselor.
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7 Myths and Facts About Online Learning Infographic

7 Myths and Facts About Online Learning Infographic | 21st Century Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
Now that the number of students taking at least one online course has surpassed 6.7 million it's high time we dispel the myth and discover the truth about
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For anyone who thinks that online degrees are easy, try staying motivated and on track to finish classes with demanding reading, writing, and conversational demands. Online classes require a lot of self-motivation and discipline. I can also attest that posting online in a discussion is not always as "safe" as it is presented to be. If you are in a classroom and you have nothing to say, or you haven't completed the assignment, you can often just "lay low" and no one will notice. When you are required to contribute to conversations on line each week, lack of preparation or critical thinking becomes obvious very quickly. Certainly not all online classes are good...but then, neither are all face-to-face classes. I'm glad to see that online education is finally being acknowledged as at least as effective as face-to-face classrooms.

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This article is a "must-read" for teachers and administrators, in my opinion.  

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Six Facets of Understanding and the All Souls Trilogy

Six Facets of Understanding and the All Souls Trilogy | 21st Century Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
I would like to thank Deborah Harkness, Jennifer Ikeda, Grant Wiggins, and Jay McTighe for making this post possible.
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What about Walt?

What about Walt? | 21st Century Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
Meet Walt.  Walt is going into his sophomore year of high school.  He is facing all the things a typical teen faces: teenage ennui, peer-pressure, awkwardness, hormonal imbalance, and pressure at s...
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The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People | Podio

The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People | Podio | 21st Century Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
Discover how some of the world’s greatest minds organized their daily routines. We delved into their diaries and other documents to see how they worked, slept and exercised their way to success.
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Tweeted: The Five Paragraph Essay: http://t.co/8kLdfdhADN v...

Tweeted: The Five Paragraph Essay: http://t.co/8kLdfdhADN v... | 21st Century Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
I created this video using VideoScribe after thinking about the Common Core State Standards and teaching writing.      
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I hope this makes you smile.

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10 Qualities of the Ideal Instructional Designer

10 Qualities of the Ideal Instructional Designer | 21st Century Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
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I hope I qualify based on these characteristics!  :) 

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A butterfly goes to a coach

A butterfly goes to a coach | 21st Century Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
Telling someone exactly what the difference is between coaching and the other four helping professions (consulting, mentoring, counseling and therapy) is one of the many challenges I face as a coac...
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Are you a coach in your classroom?  It's an interesting question, isn't it?

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Teacher slams scripted Common Core lessons that must be taught ‘word for word’

Teacher slams scripted Common Core lessons that must be taught ‘word for word’ | 21st Century Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
'It doesn’t matter how my students learn best.'
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The comments on this article are actually more interesting than the article itself. There are a couple of things I would like to add to what I have already seen.

 

First, I think that we are doing a disservice to our children by not implementing standards-based education correctly. Too many people are not focusing on the days lost by children who are "learning" from fear-filled teachers that the only way to succeed is to pass a standardized test.

 

Second, that scripted curricula is becoming more common is indicative of a collective lack of confidence in teachers to be professionals in their approach to teaching. After all the training and experience in the classroom, teachers are still not considered professionals and we must investigate why that is the prevailing opinion and correct the misconception.

 

Third, relying on test scores and data-analysis is the quick-and-dirty solution to a complex problem that ultimately comes down to an obvious fact: kids (and humans in general) cannot be standardized. Get over it, administrators. The only way to truly gauge a teacher's effectiveness is to examine the results child-by-child. The data on the screen might be an indication, but it's only the very first step. High level administrators have to trust their subordinates to know how to evaluate a teacher, evaluate a situation with a student, and report the facts. Train administrators to do that part of their job better. Stop relying on quick fixes to a problem. There is no quick fix.

 

And by the way - how bad is the "problem," really? And is the "problem" teacher effectiveness OR the lack of parity among districts? Why are we still not offering the same quality materials, quality infrastructure, and quality education to ALL students, regardless of their socioeconomic status? Why, in this country, are we still spending in all the wrong places? Why is education funding among the first to be cut by fiscal conservatives who then lament the state of our education system?

 

Address the real problems and I believe that kids will be happier in school, will learn deeply and take those lessons to their adult lives, and teachers will discover their vocation again.

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A Look At Creating Online Collaborative Spaces For Students - Edudemic

A Look At Creating Online Collaborative Spaces For Students - Edudemic | 21st Century Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
Students expect it at this point. Let's take a look at how to create some online collaborative spaces for students ready to learn.
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20 Reflective Questions To Help Students Respond To Common Core Texts

20 Reflective Questions To Help Students Respond To Common Core Texts | 21st Century Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
20 Reflective Questions To Help Students Respond To Common Core Texts
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Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen

Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen | 21st Century Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
Ah, listening, the neglected literacy skill. I know when I was a high school English teacher this was not necessarily a primary focus; I was too busy honing the more measurable literacy skills -- r
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INFOGRAPHIC: Ms. Bullen's Data-Rich Year | Data Quality Campaign

INFOGRAPHIC: Ms. Bullen's Data-Rich Year | Data Quality Campaign | 21st Century Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
The DQC is a national, collaborative effort to improve the availability and use of high-quality education data to improve student achievement.
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Stop Penalizing Boys for Not Being Able to Sit Still at School

Stop Penalizing Boys for Not Being Able to Sit Still at School | 21st Century Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
Instead, help them channel their energy into productive tasks.
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This article provided many insights about the nature of being a boy during those formative years.  Teachers might want to read the books cited in the article - especially Reaching Boys, Teaching Boys, which provides sample lessons for teachers to try.  The education of the boys in our life is very important, obviously; here are some ways to make it meaningful and productive. 

 

This was a good list from the article: 

 

The most effective lessons included more than one of these elements:

Lessons that result in an end product--a booklet, a catapult, a poem, or a comic strip, for example.Lessons that are structured as competitive games.Lessons requiring motor activity.Lessons requiring boys to assume responsibility for the learning of others.Lessons that require boys to address open questions or unsolved problems.Lessons that require a combination of competition and teamwork.Lessons that focus on independent, personal discovery and realization.Lessons that introduce drama in the form of novelty or surprise.

 

 

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