"When [co-teaching] is really, really strong, it is clear that there are two different teachers with two types of expertise," said Marilyn Friend, a co-teaching guru who has studied collaboration for decades and provided professional development to schools and districts around the country. Co-Teaching Models Professional development for co-teaching has focused on a handful of models that general and special educators can use to meet the needs of diverse learners in one classroom. Each model offers benefits and drawbacks.
Source: Co-teaching: Concepts, Practices, and Logistics, by Marilyn Friend And when it's not strong? "You might as well keep pulling kids out [of the classroom]," said Ms. Friend, a professor emerita of education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. "Because they're not going to get what they need."
In a series of experiments, participants who searched for information on the Internet believed they were more knowledgeable than a control group about topics unrelated to the online searches. In a result that surprised the researchers, participants had an inflated sense of their own knowledge after searching the Internet even when they couldn’t find the information they were looking for. After conducting Internet searches, participants also believed their brains were more active than the control group did. The research was published online in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General®.
From The Library of Congress: Pages from the scrapbooks of the activists who fought for women’s suffrage. A political cartoon from the pen of Benjamin Franklin. Photos by Ansel Adams of Japanese Americans living in World War II relocation camps.
I would like to propose an alternative approach to the summer: Embrace downtime by going on a retreat. A retreat is designed to renew and replenish a person’s heart and mind. Educators can retreat alone or together; they can do it formally or informally. A retreat is an affirmation of the concept that true change comes from people not programs and that the best use of an educator’s time might be taking time off.
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Research and Education
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Library Thirty Meter Telescope Jet Propulsion Lab: Infographics Rich Schools, Poor Students: Tapping Large University Endowments to
Improve Student Outcomes (PDF) Essential Science for Teachers: Earth & Space Science STEMblog The Woodman Diary
Columbia Journalism Review: Innovations An American Family Grows in Brooklyn San Francisco Art Enthusiast BBC Radio 4: The World at One PEN/Faulkner Foundation White House Live Urban Natural Resources Stewardship Artsy
In the News
Library of Congress Appoints Juan Felipe Herrera as 21st U.S. Poet Laureate
We were saddened after reading “Teacher: What I Wish Everyone Knew About Working In Some High-Needs Schools.” All four of us taught at schools exactly like the one written about in that column at the earliest stages of our careers, and we know that there are many Title 1 schools like the one described. But not all Title 1 schools are alike.
Last summer the folks at Canva were kind enough to create a great infographic for me based on a set of search tips that I sent to them. The infographic makes a great poster to display in your classroom, but it is a little light on the details of how and why to use some of the search strategies.
When I first began teaching, I viewed research as something separate from the rest of learning. We did research projects or we kept the research as a phase within a project. Since then, I've had some shifts in how we do research
The Library of Congress is to announce on Wednesday that Juan Felipe Herrera, a son of migrant farmworkers whose writing fuses wide-ranging experimentalism with reflections on Mexican-American identity, will be the next poet laureate.
As schools and school districts across the country continue the progression into a digital age of learning, the importance of having useful and adequate digital tools for the classroom grows. When it comes to making sure these technologies support students in the classroom – ‘Teachers Know Best.’
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