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My 11 Objectives for the First Month of School - Dave Stuart Jr.

In the first month of school, my aim is to establish a beachhead from which to launch a successful year with students in which we accomplish more together than any prior year of my career. I go into the year expecting that bad or insane or tragic or frustrating things are liable to happen at …
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How Historical Fiction Does What History Textbooks Do Not

How Historical Fiction Does What History Textbooks Do Not | BEST STUFF | Scoop.it
How historical fiction can tell the stories of marginalized people who are ignored by history books.
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The Feynman Technique: The Most Efficient Way to Learn Anything

The Feynman Technique: The Most Efficient Way to Learn Anything | BEST STUFF | Scoop.it
The Feynman Technique, helps you can learn anything faster by quickly identifying gaps in your understanding. It's also a versatile thinking tool.
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Conversation Challenge: an Efficient, Simple Small-Group Discussion Strategy - Dave Stuart Jr.

Conversation Challenge: an Efficient, Simple Small-Group Discussion Strategy - Dave Stuart Jr. | BEST STUFF | Scoop.it
I use Conversation Challenge to efficiently scaffold small-group discussions. Here's how it works.
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Educational Leadership:Looking at Student Work:The Secret of Effective Feedback

Educational Leadership:Looking at Student Work:The Secret of Effective Feedback | BEST STUFF | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Our 175,000 members in 119 countries are professional educators from all levels and subject areas––superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.
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Literary Analysis Through Interactive Stations

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Interactive Stations are a great way to increase overall student understanding and engagement. Here we see Interactive Stations used in a High School English class. Watch as ELA Teacher Daniel Wallace describes the elements involved in the Interactive Stations in his classroom.
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Building Autonomy via the 'Literary Analysis Protocol' - Teach Like a Champion

Building Autonomy via the 'Literary Analysis Protocol' - Teach Like a Champion | BEST STUFF | Scoop.it
Chapter 8 of Reading Reconsidered describes tools teachers can use to build Intellectual Autonomy… students’ ability to ask and answer their own questions of a text.  One of the tools we describe in the book is the literary analysis protocol, an exercise where a teacher regularly gives students a short passage from a book an
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2015-2016 TED-Ed Flipped Lesson Library

2015-2016 TED-Ed Flipped Lesson Library | BEST STUFF | Scoop.it
The TED-Ed video lessons on this website are your homework assignments for the 2015-2016 school year. Your job is to choose one video lesson to complete for each of the due dates listed. You may not complete a lesson more than one time. For example, your first homework assignment is due on October 13th. Please choose one of the TED-Ed lessons below by October 13th (you will need your TED-Ed login information). The second assignment is due on October 23rd. Choose a different TED-Ed lesson to complete for October 23rd. Please let me know if you have any questions! Good luck--Mrs. Hesseltine.
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Learn a language for free

Learn a language for free | BEST STUFF | Scoop.it
Duolingo is the world's most popular way to learn a language. It's 100% free, fun and science-based. Practice online on duolingo.com or on the apps!
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This Video Game Teaches You To Design Patterns With Math

This Video Game Teaches You To Design Patterns With Math | BEST STUFF | Scoop.it
Iranian game maker Mahdi Bahrami's Engare allows users to create their own intricate patterns found in Islamic art and architecture.
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Answers To “What Do You Do On The First Day Of School?”

Answers To “What Do You Do On The First Day Of School?” | BEST STUFF | Scoop.it
Also, check out: Classroom Rules – Ways to Create, Introduce & Enforce Them Best Ways To Begin & End The School Year Important Advice On Classroom Rules From The New Yorker In this pi…
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MindSet: A Book written by Carol Dweck. Teaching a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity in the worlds of business, education, and sports.

The Power (and Peril) of Praising Your Kids
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A One Page Argument For Using T.A.C.O.S. In Your Teaching

A One Page Argument For Using T.A.C.O.S. In Your Teaching | BEST STUFF | Scoop.it
We didn’t have a lot of money growing up, so my parents got pretty creative with the food we ate. If you ate a meal at our crowded family table you were treated to: Powdered milk. Just add water to the powder and stir. Don’t forget to smush the lumps. Lettuce Rolls: Spread Miracle Whip…
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Owl Eyes - Owl Eyes

Owl Eyes - Owl Eyes | BEST STUFF | Scoop.it
Owl Eyes is an improved reading and learning experience for students, teachers, and everyday readers. Incorporate expert annotations, quizzes, and insights into your classroom or personal reading experience.
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Research Trends: Why Homework Should Be Balanced

Research Trends: Why Homework Should Be Balanced | BEST STUFF | Scoop.it
Research suggests that while homework can be an effective learning tool, assigning too much can lower student performance and interfere with other important activities.
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Native American Slaves: Historians Uncover an Overlooked, Chilling Chapter in U.S. History

Native American Slaves: Historians Uncover an Overlooked, Chilling Chapter in U.S. History | BEST STUFF | Scoop.it
Here are three scenes from the history of slavery in North America. In 1637, a group of Pequot Indians, men and boys, having risen up against English
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25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers

25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers | BEST STUFF | Scoop.it
What are the best apps for teachers? We asked TED-Ed Innovative Educators and the TED-Ed community. Below, 25 awesome apps recommended for teachers, by teachers. For teaching students how to presen…
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How A Strengths-Based Approach to Math Redefines Who Is ‘Smart’

How A Strengths-Based Approach to Math Redefines Who Is ‘Smart’ | BEST STUFF | Scoop.it
Math teachers in San Francisco are using Complex Instruction to see the brilliance in all their students and help them to see it too.
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Share (and track!) student video projects with QR codes

Share (and track!) student video projects with QR codes | BEST STUFF | Scoop.it
In terms of homework projects I am very much a convert to allowing students whenever possible to choose their own outcomes, with my role being merely to specify what knowledge and understanding nee…
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