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Common Core Reading Lessons

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Good site for CCSS reading lessons for grades K-12

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DIY Professional Development: Resource Roundup

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Why wait for formal environments, when there are so many opportunities to learn new skills on your own? We've compiled a list of the best resources for do-it-yourself PD to get you started.
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10 Creative Pre-assessment Ideas

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We've learned to pre-assess learners in far more creative ways in recent years. Use these ten approaches to launch great pre-assessment

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Trends | How Technology is Changing the Classroom

Trends | How Technology is Changing the Classroom | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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añada su visión ...

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, April 25, 2:32 PM

Amazing Infographic on Technology and the transformative effect on Education.

David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 25, 4:11 PM

My pick for Infographic of the Week. 

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Dyslexia: Learning Disorder or Genius?

We offer help to parents and teachers of children with Dyslexia, Autism, ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome. Workbooks, Games & Worksheets for reading & spelling.
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30 Years Earlier: What I Wish I Knew About Leadership

30 Years Earlier: What I Wish I Knew About Leadership | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. – William Shakespeare One of the benefits of aging (not that I am old) is attaining a certain amount of wisdom that can ...

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With experience comes wisdom. 

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The 4 Properties of Powerful Teachers

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Even if you weren’t born with some of these qualities, you can develop them.
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The Condition of Future Educators 2014: An ACT Publication

In 2014, a record 57% of the US graduating class took the ACT® test. The steady increase in ACT test takers in recent years has enhanced the breadth and depth of our data pool, providing a more comprehensive picture of the college readiness levels of the graduating class while giving us a deeper look into the data. Our data review from this year’s graduating class has offered a glimpse into new areas of study, including emerging educational pipelines. In this report, ACT looks specifically at students expressing an interest in education as a profession. ACT-defined education majors are categorized into four areas: Administration/Student Services—non-teaching education majors such as counseling, curriculum, and administration Teacher Education, General—a single major considered by individuals who have an interest in teaching but have not yet determined a student population and/or subject area focusTeacher Education—Specific Student Population— majors defined by the type of student being served, such as early childhood education and postsecondary education Teacher Education—Subject Specific—majors defined by the type of subject taught, such as art education, foreign languages, and mathematics educationKey FindingsThe number of students interested in becoming educators continues to drop significantlyStudents interested in education have lower-thanaverage achievement levels, particularly in STEM areas—Interest in pursuing an education career is low among males—In general, there is a lack of diversity among students interested in education
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Frankly, given the climate surrounding education as a profession, there is nothing surprising in this report; however, the mere fact that there are no surprises should cause us to rail over the effects the media and political pollution of our profession. The bad air is poisoning our kids and weakening the future quality of our profession--and that will play itself out on future learners and the quality of future workers, parents, professionals, and generally civic minded citizens.

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21 Components of Effective Feedback

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The 21 Components of Effective Feedback Infographic will help managers develop a comprehensive understanding of what constitutes effective feedback.

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Love, Teach: What I Wish I Could Tell Them About Teaching in a Title I School

Love, Teach: What I Wish I Could Tell Them About Teaching in a Title I School | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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It's a difficult job; our teachers, instructional coaches, administrators, and other faculty and staff in Title I schools in the Troy region do amazing jobs!
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An Introduction to Julius Caesar Using Multiple-Perspective Universal Theme Analysis - ReadWriteThink

An Introduction to Julius Caesar Using Multiple-Perspective Universal Theme Analysis - ReadWriteThink | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
This resource is an introduction to William Shakespeare’s tragic play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, through the study of universal themes using multiple-perspective investigations of betrayal scenarios.
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Build Your Own Utopia: A PBL Unit for The Giver

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Amber Chandler's PBL unit on The Giver takes students deep into the book's ideas by having them create their own utopias and explore unintended consequences.
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5 Great Web Tools to Enhance Collaboration in Class

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If anything, web technologies have redesigned the notion of collaboration and  rendered it an open construct independent of any conceivable spatio-temporal constraints. For instance, in our educational context,  possibilities for collaborative learning are bigger than ever before. Teachers and students have at their hands a variety of powerful softwares and web-based tools to help them engage in collaborative learning anytime, anywhere. From popular learning management  systems (LMS) such as Blackboard, Collaborate, and Moodle to social networking websites like Twitter and Google Plus, collaboration opportunities are limitless.

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Two Simple Ways to Create A Table of Content in Google Docs

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64 Positive Things to Say to Kids

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Encouraging Kids - Eighteen years after my dad died, I can still hear him, when I get too serious saying, "Lighten up, Lissy!
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Digital Tools

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In these short video tutorials from KQED learn the basics for how to use free online tools for teaching and learning. The following tools can be incorporated into the classroom to convey information visually, make persuasive arguments and allow for a variety of collaborative opportunities.
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Twenty good tutorials for these tools.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Good Inventory To Identify Students Learning Styles

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The Causes of Dyslexia - What the Latest Science Reveals

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What the latest science is telling us about the causes of dyslexia and the implications for effective intervention
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All Student Hand-Outs From Larry Ferlazzo's New Student Motivation Book Now Online For Free

All Student Hand-Outs From Larry Ferlazzo's New Student Motivation Book Now Online For Free | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

All of the many - and I mean many - student hand-outs in my new book on student motivation are now on the publisher's site and can be downloaded for free -- no registration is required. Just click ...

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Don't Quit: 5 Strategies for Recovering After Your Worst Day Teaching

Don't Quit: 5 Strategies for Recovering After Your Worst Day Teaching | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
To recover from your worst day of teaching, cry on a friendly shoulder, breathe, plan for community, prioritize, get perspective -- and please don't quit!
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5 Strategies for SPED Success with Common Core

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Handle tasks head-on to speed student success. By Christine Fax-Huckaby

"As the Common Core State Standards have been implemented this school year, with many states in the midst of using the new standardized tests, the transition has been mired in challenges. The Common Core is a critical step toward ensuring students have the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in life beyond graduation, but teachers and students alike have been apprehensive and overwhelmed. They need greater support, more empathy, and better communication from school and district leaders to help them overcome their anxiety.

This anxiety is even more prevalent in the special education community, and as a special education academic support teacher, it’s my job to make sure teachers and students in my district are as prepared for Common Core as possible. Here’s what’s working well in our district:"

 
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What I Learned From Teachers Who Inspired Me

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Inspired by his colleagues, one teacher learned to differentiate instruction, foster a flexible learning environment, avoid harshly penalizing failure, and encourage problem solving and innovation.
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Four awesome pieces of advice!

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In 1564, William Shakespeare was born on this day. - ReadWriteThink

In 1564, William Shakespeare was born on this day. - ReadWriteThink | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Based on grade level, students learn about rhyming structure, experiment with the Shakespearean Insult Kit, or study scenes from Othello and watch an adaptation of that scene from the movie O.
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HBD, Shakespeare!
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Writing Strategies for Students With ADHD

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Here are six challenges and solutions, based on task simplicity and clear instruction, for helping students with ADHD develop their essay-writing skills.
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