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A Surprising Benefit of the Common Core: Really Cool Video Games

A Surprising Benefit of the Common Core: Really Cool Video Games | college and career ready | Scoop.it

Can new learning tools get World of Warcraft fans excited about math? Education technology companies are banking on it.


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16 Common Core Technology Tools--With Examples -

16 Common Core Technology Tools--With Examples - | college and career ready | Scoop.it
16 Common Core Technology Tools For Speaking & Listening by Dr. Melissa Comer and Dr. Leslie Suters, Presenters at the 2014 Teaching and Learning with the iPad Conference The Speaking and Listening strand of the Common...

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Becoming a Teacher: Great expectations in a real world: Where does PD take place?

Becoming a Teacher: Great expectations in a real world: Where does PD take place? | college and career ready | Scoop.it
Professional development is an ongoing and endless process and we teachers will never stop being learners

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, September 13, 12:38 PM

That statement says it all: "PD is an ongoing and endless process."

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Parent-friendly video explanation of Common Core from NBC

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An explanation of Common Core | Video

An explanation of Common Core | Video | college and career ready | Scoop.it

A brief explanation of the Common Core Standards accompanied by several examples.


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Top Picks for Back-to-School 2014 by @betterlesson

Top Picks for Back-to-School 2014 by @betterlesson | college and career ready | Scoop.it
Back-to-school is always challenging -- from students still in summer mode to planning and organization to wrestling with curriculum tweaks and tech access. It's a lot.
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Students Aren't Getting Enough Sleep—School Starts Too Early

Students Aren't Getting Enough Sleep—School Starts Too Early | college and career ready | Scoop.it

A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says delaying the day may help teens get more rest.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 25, 8:01 PM

This is something that the supposed movers and shakers involved in "School reform" should focus and change.

 

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Will at Work Learning: Recent Research Review -- Reviewed (and Lamented)

Will at Work Learning: Recent Research Review -- Reviewed (and Lamented) | college and career ready | Scoop.it
About two years ago, four enterprising learning researchers reviewed the research on training and development and published their findings in a top-tier refereed scientific journal. They did a really nice job! Unfortunately, a vast majority of professionals in the workplace...

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Parents: How to identify a good school - #1 is 'good principal'

Parents: How to identify a good school - #1 is 'good principal' | college and career ready | Scoop.it
I wrote this list 14 years ago and have some changes, particularly on test scores.

 

1. A Good Principal. Spend at least 30 minutes with the principal. Five or more years experience at the school is a good sign. If the school has had more than two principals in the past five years, that’s a bad sign. Be particularly cautious if the principal doesn’t have 30 minutes to see you. I stand by this, and never had principals complain they couldn’t handle it.

 


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Gary Colley's curator insight, August 25, 2:27 PM

12 good points with a brief emphasis on a couple:

1. A Good Principal. Spend at least 30 minutes with the principal. Five or more years experience at the school is a good sign. If the school has had more than two principals in the past five years, that’s a bad sign.  (TROUBLING POINT FOR DCSD)

3. Active Parents. Never put your child in a school without speaking to at least two parents already there, including at least one PTA officer. If you can’t find such a person, or if there’s no active PTA or equivalent organization, beware (AGAIN, BEWARE!)

5. Long-Term Superintendent If the principal impresses you, don’t worry about the superintendent.

(special concern for cac4dcsd) Too many high quality Principals have recently left DCSD.  If a principal merely serves the will of the Superintendent, kids and parents will suffer.

12. Listen to Your Heart. How is your child going to be comfortable with the school if you’re not?


 

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After initial adjustment, Common Core "made it more fun to learn."

After initial adjustment, Common Core "made it more fun to learn." | college and career ready | Scoop.it

"Classroom discussions lasted days, homework questions were challenging and reading analyses were time consuming.

However, Nick Carlson, a 17-year-old Hamilton High School senior, said he is thankful for the Common Core State Standards, even though they initially left a bad taste in his mouth.

“It was just hard to understand and hard to grasp at first, but then as you kept learning, it was easier to understand and made it more fun to learn.”



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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, August 26, 10:19 PM

Another take on Common Core. 

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The later high school classes start in the morning, the more academic performance improves.

The later high school classes start in the morning, the more academic performance improves. | college and career ready | Scoop.it
The later high school classes start in the morning, the more academic performance improves

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, August 25, 11:08 AM

“insufficient sleep in adolescents [is] an important public health issue that significantly affects the health and safety, as well as the academic success, of our nation’s middle and high school students.”

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Persuasion Map - ReadWriteThink

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The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate.
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16 Clues That the Future of Work Is Already Here - Workshifting

16 Clues That the Future of Work Is Already Here - Workshifting | college and career ready | Scoop.it
How we work, when we work and even whom we work with are changing. Here are 16 clues that prove that the future of work is already here.

Via John Lasschuit ®™, ronald scherpenisse, Fred Zimny, David Hain, Roger Francis
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Carol Rine's curator insight, August 24, 9:35 PM

Powerful article...I see it happening already.

Rebecca Renck's curator insight, August 25, 9:43 AM

This is a wake-up call to something we already know.  Our world is changing drastically and this means in ever increasing relation to how we make a living and how our children will make a living in the not so distant future.  There are two points that need addressed now to support these changes and provide the best way to prepare our chidren.  Point one: we need to continue to modify education so that children get not only a basic skill set but also some specialized education as they become closer to the working age. 

Second,and maybe most important to us as parents, is that without the traditional office where most of us learned our work ethics and personal responsibility, along with many social skills as we came of age and entered the workforce, these things will need to be taught at a younger age.  Whether it be at home, school, church or organizations, a concentrated effort and / or instruction on integrity, self confidence, social skills, personal responsibility and time managament are needed.  Value based personal awareness curriculum need to be as important as math and writing skills. Even more important is the need to integrate more specialized skill and creative arts into their lives. Otherwise a young adult entering the workforce will not only have a difficult time being able to integrate socially and responsibly from a home office but will not have a skill set that he can market as a contractor.

Tracey Vickery's curator insight, September 5, 11:21 PM

The pace is faster than we have the ability to adapt.  Accelerated, self-directed learning will become the new norm.

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One Lesson at a Time: 10 Rhetorical Questions to Stop Using in the Classroom

One Lesson at a Time: 10 Rhetorical Questions to Stop Using in the Classroom | college and career ready | Scoop.it

A little over a year ago, I got caught in my own question.

"So, you're going to stay here while the rest of us go to lunch?" I asked a little nugget who was parked underneath a table, refusing to move.

"YES."

Well. Shoot.

My question set both of us up for failure in that moment. To me, it meant "get up". To that student, it meant that staying under the table while we go to lunch was an option - and it wasn't. It backed both of us into a corner (or under a table?). That moment stuck with me. I became far more aware of just how often I was using rhetorical questioning in my classroom. I started to notice other teachers using rhetorical questioning.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 13, 11:21 AM

I tell people that if they do not like the answer they should have considered the question they were asking.

 

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Talk To Parents About The Common Core

Talk To Parents About The Common Core | college and career ready | Scoop.it

ouWith back-to-school nights on the horizon we want to fill your backpocket with resources you can turn to when parents ask questions about the Common Core.


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Teachers are Learners Too - A Reflection on Professional Development, Being a Mentor and Teacher Inquiry

Teachers are Learners Too - A Reflection on Professional Development, Being a Mentor and Teacher Inquiry | college and career ready | Scoop.it
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It is so easy as educators to fall into the trap of: do as I say, not as I do.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 13, 11:23 AM

We are not mentors. We are teachers. Teaching is still at the heart of what we do. We may mentor at times, instruct at other times, facilitate at other times, etc. These are subsumed in teaching. Teaching and learning are entangled to use a word from quantum physics. They are one thing that is not one thing.

 

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Suvi Salo's curator insight, September 13, 10:40 PM

"In addition to learners needing to "unlearn", I have found that instructors sometimes need to unlearn certain habits too."

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Common Core Implementation: Two factors eroding support

Common Core Implementation: Two factors eroding support | college and career ready | Scoop.it
Conflating testing and evaluation with education standards threatens Common Core.

 

assessing students’ knowledge of CCSS material before full implementationevaluating educators based on CCSS test scores


These two factors "have caused movement away from the very standards that could benefit students across the country."


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New Study: Engage Kids with 7x the Effect

New Study: Engage Kids with 7x the Effect | college and career ready | Scoop.it
The way to engage students is to make sure that they care about the material and that they know how much you care about them.

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