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20 books by teachers, for teachers to inspire your teaching

20 books by teachers, for teachers to inspire your teaching | College and Career Readiness | Scoop.it
When teachers share their life's work with other teachers, students and schools flourish. Here are 20 books for teachers, by teachers.

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8 Simple Tips For Great Teaching

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What do great teachers do differently? Here are 8 Simple Tips For Great Teaching.

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Evolving Leadership in the Digital Age

Evolving Leadership in the Digital Age | College and Career Readiness | Scoop.it

Today leaders face added complications of rapidly changing technology, virtual working teams separated by cultural and geographical boundaries, and the difficulties of making decisions when faced with an overload of information.

 


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People Power's curator insight, May 19, 11:32 AM
It's not just leaders .. all of us - wake up - and don’t wait for the 'leaders' - they will follow
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Growth/Fixed Mindset, Math Practices, Standards Based Grading Visuals

Growth/Fixed Mindset, Math Practices, Standards Based Grading Visuals | College and Career Readiness | Scoop.it
Instead of writing a syllabus or creating assessments or working on lessons plans, I have procrastinated and scoured some images from the web to make these. I have uploaded .png's of these into thi...

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If your learners are fans of Star Wars, then these posters may find a place in your classroom. You will find not only the image above (which is on Growth Mindset), but also an image of The Dark Side, otherwise knows as a Fixed Mindset.

In addition, there is a poster 8 Mathematical Processes of Jedi Masters, as well as one on Standards Based Gradings (an assessment tool). To go directly to a page that allows you to download the images click here.

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Katie Catania's curator insight, August 5, 2015 9:06 AM

If your learners are fans of Star Wars, then these posters may find a place in your classroom. You will find not only the image above (which is on Growth Mindset), but also an image of The Dark Side, otherwise knows as a Fixed Mindset.

In addition, there is a poster 8 Mathematical Processes of Jedi Masters, as well as one on Standards Based Gradings (an assessment tool). To go directly to a page that allows you to download the images click here.

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, December 11, 2015 5:20 AM

Just because you/we might not for what ever reason might have the abIlity to learn like others does still give us the opportunity and information with others ! Share if you  agree! 

Cathy Coghlan's curator insight, March 21, 12:30 AM

If your learners are fans of Star Wars, then these posters may find a place in your classroom. You will find not only the image above (which is on Growth Mindset), but also an image of The Dark Side, otherwise knows as a Fixed Mindset.

In addition, there is a poster 8 Mathematical Processes of Jedi Masters, as well as one on Standards Based Gradings (an assessment tool). To go directly to a page that allows you to download the images click here.

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A Visual on Learning Progression

A Visual on Learning Progression | College and Career Readiness | Scoop.it

Great learning progression visual.


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 15, 2015 10:23 PM

Take a look at this visual that describes the learning progression. It looks at three questions as the starting point:

* What's the learning outcome for the lesson?

* How will I know if students have achieved it?

* How will I check if students have achieved it?

A variety of ideas are shared for each of these questions...short and sweet, and great for visual learners.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 16, 2015 6:11 PM

Thx Beth Dichter

Ra's curator insight, June 18, 2015 6:16 AM

Great graphic for teachers to identify the strength of their learning intentions and outcomes.

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A New Visual Search Engine - Athenir

A New Visual Search Engine - Athenir | College and Career Readiness | Scoop.it
Research better. Feel better

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Karen E. Belter's comment, June 29, 10:56 AM
The Athenir sire is closed.
Chris Carter's curator insight, July 1, 8:43 PM
Visual is always good. Well, usually.
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Site is no longer in operation - but the concept insight lends itself to further entrepreneurship
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Project Search | Project Based Learning | BIE

Project Search | Project Based Learning | BIE | College and Career Readiness | Scoop.it

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 11, 2015 3:05 PM

This is a link to project based learning ideas. Enjoy!

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19 Tips, Tricks and Apps for Classroom Management - Class Tech Tips

19 Tips, Tricks and Apps for Classroom Management - Class Tech Tips | College and Career Readiness | Scoop.it

"If anyone tells you that an iPad is just for playing Angry Birds, this list of teacher tools is sure to change their mind.  Check out these tips, tricks and apps for classroom management!"


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My Jaw Dropped To The Floor When I Realized What This Image Really Was, NO WAY

My Jaw Dropped To The Floor When I Realized What This Image Really Was, NO WAY | College and Career Readiness | Scoop.it
I am completely speechless by this, so glad I found out about it.

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Wonder - A New Search Engine by Experts in the Field

Wonder - A New Search Engine by Experts in the Field | College and Career Readiness | Scoop.it

"Wonder is a research engine fueled by experts. Explore results contributed by real people, and let our research network filter for you. It's like scanning the bookshelves of people you admire, and having a librarian help you."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 22, 2015 4:46 PM

Check out this new search engine called Wonder. Wonder is a 'human-centric' search engine. People who are knowledgeable in the field recommend resources. In fact, if you have a special area you need researched you may enter a 'ticket' explaining what you are looking for and researchers will "email you back high quality resources ASAP."

The search engine is free to use, but you must create a log-in (three choices available).

Once you enter your search terms items will appear with a small visual and some text. You may choose to save any item (and like or share an item). You may also request additional information (see note above) and the list of contributors is viewable allowing you to filter results by reviewer.

There are so many websites that students find that are not the best. This search engine would be great for students still learning how to search, or as a way to potentially see if the sites they find are also listed by Wonder. Take some time to explore and consider sharing this with students (I would suggest high school, and possibly middle school).

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8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions

8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions | College and Career Readiness | Scoop.it

"Questions can be extraordinary learning tools.

A good question can open minds, shift paradigms, and force the uncomfortable but transformational cognitive dissonance that can help create thinkers. In education, we tend to value a student’s ability to answer our questions. But what might be more important is their ability to ask their own great questions–and more critically, their willingness to do so."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 15, 2015 11:05 PM

How do you teach your learners to ask good questions? This post shares many resources to help you learn new skills that will assist you in teaching others.

The post begins with a visual, the Teach Thought Learning Taxonomy, which is a template for critical thinking that looks at cognition across six categories. This is described in depth.

Additional tools shared include:

* Socratic Discussion which includes a video from Tch (the Teaching Channel)

* Paideia Seminar - "an integrated literacy event built around formal whole class dialogue. The purpose for doing Paideia Seminar is to support students’ ability to think conceptually and communicate collaboratively." There is also a video.

* The Question Game (which was shared previously on this Scoop.it)

* Bloom's Taxonomy

* Question Formation Technique - See the visual at the top, or check out their website at The Right Question Institute. If this is of interest to you they are presenting a workshop in Boston in July. Information on this is available at their website.

* Universal Question Stems and Basic Question Stem Examples

This is actually part 2 of a two part post. The first post is A Guide to Questioning in the Classroom.

Mike Clare's curator insight, April 16, 2015 5:16 PM

Great starting point.  

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, April 17, 2015 7:31 AM

SOME TIMES KNOWING THE RIGHT QUESTION TO ASK WILL GET THE RIGHT ANSWER FOR THE PROBLEM YOU ARE TRYING TO SOLVE!!  IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO ASK YOU MAY NOT GET THE RIGHT ANSWER FOR YEARS BUT THE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION THAT WAS ASKED!?!

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Instruction That Sticks: The Right Questions

Instruction That Sticks: The Right Questions | College and Career Readiness | Scoop.it

"Julie Grimm, a teacher at Salem Avenue Elementary School in Hagerstown, Maryland, was concerned that many of her 2nd grade students failed to become engaged in their research projects. She found herself spending lots of time trying to provide the right research framework...

Then Julie made one simple shift that disrupted her typical classroom practice and led to a more dynamic learning environment."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 29, 2015 10:41 PM

Learn about the power of question formulation in this post. The information comes from the Right Question Institute, and provides a great overview of how to teach your students to ask good questions. The post is split into the following sections:

* The Power of Question Formulation

* Question Formulation in Practice (which includes)

   - Step 1: The teacher designs a question focus

   - Step 2: Students produce questions

   - Step 3: Students work with open-ended and close-ended questions

   - Step 4: Students prioritize questions

   - Step 5: Teacher and students discuss next steps for using the questions

   - Step 6: Students reflect

* A Catalyst for Deeper Learning

* A Small but Significant Shift

There are also some examples of the question formulation technique from classroom teachers.

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How to Write a Perfect Cover Letter in 3 Basic Steps

How to Write a Perfect Cover Letter in 3 Basic Steps | College and Career Readiness | Scoop.it

View the free cover letter template to make best one for you. It covers the main purpose, how to create and what to put in an ideal cover letter.


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JobCluster's curator insight, March 24, 2015 12:17 AM

Watch a video for writing an Ideal Cover Letter and free template for it.

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14 Tips for Your First Job- Infographic

14 Tips for Your First Job- Infographic | College and Career Readiness | Scoop.it

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10 Reasons Why Failure is Important - Thanks to the #Awesome @SylviaDuckworth

10 Reasons Why Failure is Important - Thanks to the #Awesome @SylviaDuckworth | College and Career Readiness | Scoop.it
TRUTH!! 


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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, May 23, 9:47 AM
According to Thomas Edison, "I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won't work." Excellent graphic explaining why failure is an important part of the learning process.
Ferran Viñas Jurado's curator insight, May 30, 3:25 AM
Per què el fracàs es important?
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Not Business As Usual

Not Business As Usual is a provocative look at capitalism and its unintended price of success. The film tracks the changing landscape of business with the rising tide of conscious capitalism through the stories of local entrepreneurs who have found innovative ways to bring humanity back into business.

 


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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, March 1, 11:28 AM

What do you think on this topic?  Are we really seeing change or just a flash in the pan?

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Research planner and question compass toolkit - navigating online information

Research planner and question compass toolkit - navigating online information | College and Career Readiness | Scoop.it
During your time at school you will have many projects and research assignments that require you to find and use information online. 

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An Update to the Upgraded KWL for the 21st Century

An Update to the Upgraded KWL for the 21st Century | College and Career Readiness | Scoop.it
In 2011, I wrote a blog post, titled Upgrade your KWL Chart to the 21st Century. It described how I learned about a new version of the traditional KWL (What do I Know, What do I Want to know and wh...

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Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, June 13, 2015 1:14 AM

What other tools and activities would you include and organise according to the KWHLAQ chart? !

Tony Guzman's curator insight, June 15, 2015 2:44 PM

This article shares an updated version of KWL (What do I Know, What do I Want to know and what have I Learned). How many use this in their classrooms?

Ellen Dougherty's curator insight, August 1, 2015 11:49 AM

Check out this new version of the KWL chart by Silvia Rosenthal Tomlison. What we once called KWL is now the KWHLAQ.

* K stands for  'What do you KNOW?'

* W stands for 'What do you WANT to know?'

* H stands for 'HOW will you find out?'

* L stands for 'What have your LEARNED?'

* A stands for 'What ACTION will you take?'

* Q stands for 'What further QUESTIONS do you have?'

This new visual also includes suggestions under each category to help students make their "thinking and learning visible." For more information click through to the post.

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100 Awesome STEM Resources - Milk and Cookies

100 Awesome STEM Resources - Milk and Cookies | College and Career Readiness | Scoop.it
Why is STEM important? In short, the future job market will revolve around science. This includes all forms of technology, engineering and math. 80% of jobs in the future will require technology skills. Statistics today show that there will be a drastic shortage of job applicants in the next decade with the skills and knowledge to fill these new positions. While only 4% of the nation’s workforce is composed of scientists and engineers, this group creates jobs for the other 96% of the workforce (source). The average professional with a STEM-related degree earns more than double the average national wage. About 3 million jobs are currently unfilled because Americans lack the basic STEM skills needed for the positions (source).

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Fastest Growing and Falling Jobs of the Future- Infographic

Fastest Growing and Falling Jobs of the Future- Infographic | College and Career Readiness | Scoop.it
Here in this infographic we have defined some fastest growing and falling industries that everybody should know before deciding career path.

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Alex Delfosse's curator insight, May 12, 2015 11:32 PM

This info graph clearly incorporates elements of data visualization as portrayed in the size of buildings and stacks of money relative to the amounts specified. I thought this was a decent info graph that incorporated numerous of the suggested elements. I like the way that they bring attention to numerous numbers through visualization. The only downside I see lies in that it is seemingly too complex to draw attention in comparison to other examples. 

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30 Tips to Cultivate Soft Skills in Your Students

30 Tips to Cultivate Soft Skills in Your Students | College and Career Readiness | Scoop.it

"Preparing students for successful careers is a major part of every educator's job, but most preservice and professional development programmes don't cover the skills employers are currently seeking - things like 'emergent' leadership, adaptability, humility and ownership."

Illustration above by Linda Tieu.


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 2, 2015 5:29 PM

We so often hear of the 21st century skills our learners need? Common Core tells us that learners need to be critical thinkers/problem solvers, communicators, collaborators and creators. What skills are employers looking for? More than just the four Cs.

This post by InformEd provides background based on what employers say they need as well as 30 tips to teach soft skills. Four tips (quoted) are below.

* Demonstrate alternate paths to content mastery.

* Start grading students on how well they listen to their peers.

* Assign group exercises that give people the opportunity to speak, listen, write, organize and lead.

* Design opportunities for students to build and demonstrate resilience.

There are many more tips in this post. Click through to learn more.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 24, 2015 11:14 AM

Thx Beth Dichter

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"Most Likely To Succeed" Shows How Classrooms Modeled On Real Life Can Help Kids Succeed In Real Life - Fast Company

"Most Likely To Succeed" Shows How Classrooms Modeled On Real Life Can Help Kids Succeed In Real Life - Fast Company | College and Career Readiness | Scoop.it

"Education-bashing has become something of a national sport in the United States. From hurling criticism about slipping test scores, socio-economic disparity, dropout rates, to raising concerns about poor teaching standards and school resources, the popular narrative is that U.S. schools are failing children. There’s good reason for the pile-on: in many cases, the problems are real.

While most of the conversation around education reform centers on how to address these existing issues, another point of view has been gaining momentum over the last several years. It’s a point of view that is less focused on fine-tuning the current system for high performance—since the system was built in 1893 with the goal of churning out "good workers"—and more about rethinking education entirely and how it meets the world’s rapidly changing economy in the information age.

This topic is explored in depth in the feature-length documentary, Most Likely to Succeed, which premiered at Sundance and will appear at the Tribeca Film Festival April 24. In the film, director, writer and producer Greg Whiteley casts a light on the shortcomings of established education methods by focusing on one school that’s defying convention, San Diego’s High Tech High. While following two ninth-grade classes for a year, with classroom instruction unlike anything you’ve ever seen, the doc offers some inspirational ideas for how to help students rise to the occasion of an innovation economy that requires critical thinking."


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Mark Monsen's curator insight, May 12, 2015 1:40 AM

link to problem based learning

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Wonder - A New Search Engine by Experts in the Field

Wonder - A New Search Engine by Experts in the Field | College and Career Readiness | Scoop.it

"Wonder is a research engine fueled by experts. Explore results contributed by real people, and let our research network filter for you. It's like scanning the bookshelves of people you admire, and having a librarian help you."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 22, 2015 4:46 PM

Check out this new search engine called Wonder. Wonder is a 'human-centric' search engine. People who are knowledgeable in the field recommend resources. In fact, if you have a special area you need researched you may enter a 'ticket' explaining what you are looking for and researchers will "email you back high quality resources ASAP."

The search engine is free to use, but you must create a log-in (three choices available).

Once you enter your search terms items will appear with a small visual and some text. You may choose to save any item (and like or share an item). You may also request additional information (see note above) and the list of contributors is viewable allowing you to filter results by reviewer.

There are so many websites that students find that are not the best. This search engine would be great for students still learning how to search, or as a way to potentially see if the sites they find are also listed by Wonder. Take some time to explore and consider sharing this with students (I would suggest high school, and possibly middle school).

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Resume Pitfalls: What you should ideally avoid doing

Resume Pitfalls: What you should ideally avoid doing | College and Career Readiness | Scoop.it
Here in this post we have focused on why common or ordinary looking resumes fail to score. Check them and make changes in your resumes.

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Get Smart by Texting w/ @Text_Engine

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Get Smart by Texting w/ @Text_Engine | College and Career Readiness | Scoop.it
Text Engine was developed to offer cell phone users a means to search the web using their text messaging service. This is great news for educators and students in low-income and rural communities.  

And that's a good thing, because while smartphones are popular, there is still a great need for text-only services in low-income and rural districts. There is also a need in districts like NYC that empower students to bring their own devices to school, but don't have the means to enable students to connect to the internet.  

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 16, 2015 12:06 PM

Think of the text capabilities of your phone as a search engine in your pocket?   Great tool and concept.  

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 24, 2015 12:01 PM

Think of the text capabilities of your phone as a search engine in your pocket?   Great tool and concept.  

Tony Guzman's curator insight, March 30, 2015 9:44 AM

In this short article and video advertisement learn how you can leverage a texting free tool to obtain Internet info. This is a great tool for anyone with limited data plan, or no data plan.