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Middle School ELA Curriculum Video: Close Reading of a Text: MLK “Letter from Birmingham Jail” | EngageNY

@rpickett77 How so?"Socratic seminars are based on close textual analysis" Common Core in NYS vid http://t.co/MDNls6kD...

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Text Analysis: Questions & Symbols

Text Analysis: Questions & Symbols | college and career ready | Scoop.it
A great 12th grade English lesson that is inline with the ELA Common Core. This text analysis lesson incorporates student questions and textual symbols across a few activities to bolster understanding, engagement and learning.

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English Language Arts Standards » Language » Grade 8 » 3 » a | Common Core State Standards Initiative

English Language Arts Standards » Language » Grade 8 » 3 » a | Common Core State Standards Initiative | college and career ready | Scoop.it
RT @tbfurman: this one is critical. CRITICAL for our economy and our nation. http://t.co/fhf8D3fWTE If 8th graders can't do this, we're jus…

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Real-Life Math and Teacher Training: Cures for 'Innumeracy'?

Real-Life Math and Teacher Training: Cures for 'Innumeracy'? | college and career ready | Scoop.it
Americans are no good at math, but the common core will help only if teachers receive better professional development, according to a recent piece published in The New York Times.

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5 Ways to Improve Reading Comprehension

5 Ways to Improve Reading Comprehension | college and career ready | Scoop.it
I received a free online access from SNAP! Learning and was compensated for my time. All opinions expressed are my own.  What is reading comprehension? Why is it important? I know I’ve said it before, but it’s my favorite way to put it. Reading equals thinking. In order to truly read, a reader must also be thinking about the …

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7 Tips for Re-doing the Student Re-do Process

7 Tips for Re-doing the Student Re-do Process | college and career ready | Scoop.it
In grading a recent test, I noticed that the scores were lower than usual.  I questioned if we had spent enough time on the material.  I wondered if I had failed to address the challenging content…

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, July 28, 4:42 PM

Fabulous article about the strategies to facilitate the process of re-dos and how to encourage student buy-in

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Common Core: What it is, what it isn't and why it's political

Common Core: What it is, what it isn't and why it's political | college and career ready | Scoop.it

What a week for adversaries of the Common Core State Standards CCSS http //www corestandards org/about the standards/frequently asked questions/ ! On Wednesday Glenn Beck famous radio and TV


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Mathematics teachers not trained for Common Core?

Mathematics teachers not trained for Common Core? | college and career ready | Scoop.it

'teachers are poorly prepared and not good enough at math themselves."

 

"The goal is to help children understand how numbers work, rather than having them memorize individual algorithms they then cannot apply to new situations. "


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, July 28, 8:17 AM

All math teachers must teach the way master math teachers teach. Instead of simply working math problems--memorizing individual algorithms--students must develop an understanding of math concepts so that they can apply what they have learned to unique situations.


Old Math = Work Problems

College and Career-Ready Math = Work Problems + Apply Concepts + Explain Thinking

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Life of an Educator: 10 things I want all new teachers to know...

Life of an Educator: 10 things I want all new teachers to know... | college and career ready | Scoop.it

So here is my list of what I want all new teachers to know:

 

1) - It's Ok to look and feel like this. If being scared wasn't supposed to happen from time to time, then we wouldn't be human. Don't be afraid of what you don't know and aren't sure about. Take everything in stride and accept that you are going to make mistakes. The key is making sure you learn from those mistakes.

2) - Find time during your off period to go observe other classrooms in your building. Even if the content and/or age group are different, there is still a lot you can learn via simple observation. If possible, see if that teacher would be willing to sit and talk with you about what you saw in their classroom. Even better, invite them to observe your classroom and get feedback/input on what they saw in your classroom.

3) - Focus on building relationships with your students from day one. Don't worry about your content at first, you most likely just spent the last four years of your life learning about it. Spend the first few weeks learning about the lives of the students you have in front of you. The more you learn about your students the more they will learn about your content.

4) - Don't worry about discipline and punishing kids; worry about how to provide strong instruction and an engaging classroom environment. This is basically being proactive rather than reactive. A classroom that is engaging with strong instructional practices is a classroom with few discipline problems.

5) - Learn the names and show the utmost respect to every administrative assistant, custodial/maintenance and food service employee in your building. They will help you more than you could ever imagine... trust me on this.

6) - Don't be afraid to speak up and share an idea. You most likely weren't hired because you were the worst candidate, so at some point in time somebody saw something great about you. You bring a new perspective and a fresh set of lenses to the table, so be sure to share your thoughts and insights in a collaborative and collegial manner.

7) - Don't try to do everything on your own. Don't simply shut your door and teach. Work with those who have more experience and know the system. Find a few people whom you can trust, and lean on them.

8) - Be careful of the teacher's lounge and watch out for 'that group.' The teacher's lounge can be the type of environment that just beats you down and makes you feel like the world is a terrible place. This is not always the case, but be aware that these black holes do exist from time to time. Also, every school has 'the group.' You might not notice the group at first because they are always looking for new members (specifically new teachers). Try to avoid this group at all costs.

9) - Having fun on the weekends is all good and is frankly healthy, but be sure to keep your image clean and professional. More employees get in trouble for the silly and not so smart things they do online than for most other reasons. Be safe and have a healthy career/life balance, but don't feel the need to take a picture of every second and then share those pictures with the world.

10) - Get connected and follow the #ntchat hashtag. There is whole world full of resources and information out there, so don't feel limited to just the colleagues in your hallway, in your school and in your district. Reach out and take control of your own learning and development.

What would you add to this list?


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Sharrock's curator insight, July 27, 5:06 PM

Much of this is the same advice I had received many years ago preparing to become a new teacher (in an education program).

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 27, 7:22 PM

It is not just new teachers who benefit from building relationships with students, colleagues, and people outside their work.

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A clarification of the goal of transfer and how it relates to testing

A clarification of the goal of transfer and how it relates to testing | college and career ready | Scoop.it

What does it mean when we say students need to be able to "tranfer" their learning? Grant Wiggins explores this in the post with a look at what it means to "know" something as opposed to "understand" and/or "apply" a specific piece of knowledge. Using the Pythagoreum Theorum as the example he walks us through these concepts and how they require students "to realize which specific prior learning is called for and apply it."

He also states "If you can only recall and state something you don't really understand it...(you need) a Meaning Goal...and...(a) Transfer..." 
A great read. 


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Close Readers Make Big Money

Close Readers Make Big Money | college and career ready | Scoop.it

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Tracee Orman's curator insight, March 17, 6:32 PM

Close readers make big money...

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Close Reading: Students Mine Texts For 'Evidence' in #CommonCore Classes

Close Reading: Students Mine Texts For 'Evidence' in #CommonCore Classes | college and career ready | Scoop.it

"She likes the Core because it pushes students to use factual evidence to support their ideas — a practice she’s promoted for years in Vermont schools through the Vermont Writing Collaborative."


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Close reading: A revolution delayed

Close reading: A revolution delayed | college and career ready | Scoop.it
For all of the talk about how different reading instruction is meant to be in the Common Core era, and for all of the hand wringing over the critical “instructional shifts” embedded in the new literacy standards, a glimpse at the world of classroom implementation reveals that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

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Side by Side: The SAT Changes and the Common Core

Side by Side: The SAT Changes and the Common Core | college and career ready | Scoop.it

Below is a College Board summary of the current and redesigned exam, and an Education Week analysis providing relevant material in the Common Core State Standards.


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Jacqueline Hanlon's curator insight, July 4, 10:43 AM

Times They Are a Changing

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Celebrating Active Thinking | Burkins & Yaris

Celebrating Active Thinking | Burkins & Yaris | college and career ready | Scoop.it
In this post, we share some thoughts about how to strike a balance between common Core aligned Instruction and happy readers we need to focus on cognitively challenging work.

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Frances's curator insight, May 20, 6:25 AM

Balance support and independence via collaborative assessment

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3 Ways to Build Trust for Professional Learning | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights

3 Ways to Build Trust for Professional Learning | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights | college and career ready | Scoop.it
National education reports often have difficulty getting attention, but that was not the case when the Gallup polling organization released State of America's Schools. Rather than prescribing technocratic approaches for improving education, the report focused on the "human elements" that drive student achievement. - See more at: http://www.learningfirst.org/3-ways-build-trust-professional-learning#sthash.j3UpTVR6.dpuf
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 28, 3:54 PM

One other thing is allow teachers an authentic voice which questions what is done in our schools. After all, they are the closest to the action.

 

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Not Teacher Quality, but Quality Teaching - Education Next

Not Teacher Quality, but Quality Teaching - Education Next | college and career ready | Scoop.it
Any pedagogy, curriculum, approach, or technology has to be within the skills of ordinary teachers to implement well and effectively. If it takes a superstar teacher it's a nonstarter.

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Self-directed learning

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Stephen D. Brookfield explores the notion of self-directed learning. He takes Knowles' (1975) influential definition as a starting point and then explores some of the problems surrounding the idea....

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 28, 4:00 PM

Self-directed learning has a social quality to it. I like the idea that teaching is about lis