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Journey into the world of contemporary online social interaction. A Pocket Jakes Film www.PocketJakes.com www.facebook.com/PocketJakes www.twitter.com/pocket...

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Nancie Atwell, winner of the Varkey Foundation's first Global Teacher Prize, speaks to CNN's New Day about the award.
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Helping Educators Overcome 'Initiative Fatigue'

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Charlotte Danielson explains what a study uncovered about the kind of support educators need to implement the standards.
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Teacher Effectiveness Ratings - Part 1

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In the following two posts, I ask teachers and administrators – especially in New York - to ponder this look at Teacher Effectiveness Ratings with an open mind. I think you will find the evidence a...
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Vocabulary: Wondrous Words or Busy Work?

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Common Core has created a whole new emphasis on the importance of vocabulary development. This makes me feel two things. This is the best thing that can happen to us! Thi


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Learning cursive writing: Is it worthwhile or a waste of time? - Today.com (blog)

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Learning cursive writing: Is it worthwhile or a waste of time?
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Last week, elementary school students returned to the classroom in Archdale, N.C., with a new subject on the mandatory agenda: cursive writing.

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Dean J. Fusto's curator insight, September 3, 2013 10:11 PM

An often controversial topic with folks taking some tough stances. In essence, all tools (including cursive) have a life cycle. I recall a colleague lamenting the demise of cursive at a recent faculty meeting and attributing this to the increase in technology use amongst students.  I wondered if he felt the same way about heiroglyphics. 

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Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn - Mind/Shift

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When students use their bodies in the learning process, it can have a big effect, even if it seems silly or unconnected to the learning goal at hand. Researchers have found that when students use their bodies while doing mathematical storytelling (like with word problems, for example), it changes the way they think about math. “We understand language in a richer, fuller way if we can connect it to the actions we perform,” said Sian Beilock, professor of psychology at the University of Chicago.

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Anita Vance's curator insight, March 28, 11:08 AM
Why movement is so important!
Terry Doherty's curator insight, March 28, 9:13 PM

Had not thought about movement in the context of word problems + math ... but it makes perfect sense after you read this.

Rachel Benoit's curator insight, March 30, 4:27 PM

Seems obvious to us. What do you think?