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The Role of Questioning in a World of Common Core

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Question-Asking: Intentional and Powerful When teachers carefully select and craft their questions, students respond with thinking, wondering, reflection and overall cognition – in other words, the...

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Mary Clark's curator insight, April 10, 2013 10:12 AM

"In critical Literacy students disrupt the commonplace; they question text, identify bias, evaluate and respond to information from multiple viewpoints."  The phrase "disrupt the commonplace" will frame my work with students from now on!

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Myth-Busting Differentiated Instruction: 3 Myths and 3 Truths

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With delivery of instruction, one size does not fit all. John McCarthy launches his differentiated instruction series by busting three common myths about DI.
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Free Fillable Comic eBooks for Students to Use in Class

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Advisory Period and the CCSS - CORElaborate

Last year our seventh grade teachers piloted an advisory period curriculum.
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Reading Standard One: Grade K-12 Shifts - CORElaborate

Reading Standard One: Grade K-12 Shifts - CORElaborate | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Recently, Tom blogged about Reading Standard 4.7, which got me thinking about how his emphasis and reading of the 4th grade standard compared to my understanding of the same standard at 9/10 and 11/12 grade levels.
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Love the illustration (with explanation) of the vertical articulation!
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Projects to Engage Middle School Readers

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Edutopia blogger Beth Holland turns to apps that can engage middle school readers in a deeper understanding of narrative elements, character study and author intent.
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Ten Tips for Becoming a Connected Educator

Ten Tips for Becoming a Connected Educator | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Elana Leoni, Edutopia's Social Media Marketing Manager, shares ten tips to become a connected educator -- including making the time to connect, following educators you respect, and being open to making mistakes.
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200 Prompts for Argumentative Writing - NYTimes.com

200 Prompts for Argumentative Writing - NYTimes.com | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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6th - 12th Grade ELA, History, & Science Teachers, check these out!
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Math Coach's Corner: Math Games with a Deck of Cards

Math Coach's Corner: Math Games with a Deck of Cards | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
A free booklet of easy math games that can be played with a standard deck of playing cards.
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Four Keys to an Impactful Teaching Career — Part 3 — The Student Level | Teaching the Core

Four Keys to an Impactful Teaching Career — Part 3 — The Student Level | Teaching the Core | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
In this post, I explain a three-tiered, two-pronged approach to transforming our classrooms into long-term flourishing producing machines.
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Defining an Impactful Teaching Career | Teaching the Core

Defining an Impactful Teaching Career | Teaching the Core | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
In this post, I explain that the point of schooling is to promote the long-term flourishing of students.
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Many, Many Examples Of Essential Questions

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Many, Many Examples Of Essential Questions
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10 Reasons Nonreaders Don't Read — And How to Change Their Minds | Scholastic.com

10 Reasons Nonreaders Don't Read — And How to Change Their Minds | Scholastic.com | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Children are not born with a natural aversion to reading. Learn how to help reluctant readers begin to love books.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 17, 10:07 PM

Point 2, they cannot read as fast as their peers, is also part of the diagnostic process. Does it make sense that the ability to read is based on speed? What happened to enjoying and whiling over the the worth of something worth reading?

 

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Dan Keldsen's curator insight, October 18, 12:25 AM

Stereotypes and generalizations are just plain lazy. Do the work to understand how people behave, what the want (in reality, not what they say they want), how they react, and stop playing to the stereotypes you may have fallen into.

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Alabama's cuts to K-12 education since 2008 are second highest in the nation, study finds

Alabama's cuts to K-12 education since 2008 are second highest in the nation, study finds | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
A new study reveals that, since 2008, Alabama has made the second deepest cuts to per-pupil funding for K-12 students in the nation.
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A Guide For Teaching With Analogies -

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A Guide For Teaching With Analogies by Terry Heick Analogies are one of the best kept secrets in education. Often used as multiple choice question items or as warm-ups to begin a lesson, analogies are...
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Reminds me of Metaphors & Analogies: Power Tools for Learning by @rickWormeli
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Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Kids Give Up

Kids with a fixed mindset believe that you are stuck with however much intelligence you're born with. When they fail, these kids feel trapped. They start thinking they must not be as talented or smart as everyone's been telling them.
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Carol Dweck's mindset findings make sense.
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Seven Powerful Ways to Enhance Your Power

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Power has a bad reputation because it’s abused. We despise and reject the selfish motivations and methods of managers and leaders who manipulate and coerce people into reluctant compliance. Power i...
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How to Refocus a Difficult Class

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Even the most seasoned teachers encounter a class they just can’t reign in. Here are five simple methods for taking back control of your classroom, while still maintaining your sanity and professionalism.
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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Timelines With the RWT Timeline Creator

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Timelines With the RWT Timeline Creator | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Timeline generator from Read-Write-Think
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Rockin Resources: Teaching Techniques for Writing

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Inquiry Learning Ideas for Math and Science With iPads

Inquiry Learning Ideas for Math and Science With iPads | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Giving children ample opportunities to develop sound investigative skills at an early age is essential to nurturing their ability to think critically and scientifically as they get older.
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Ready to Learn? The Key Is Listening With Intention

Ready to Learn? The Key Is Listening With Intention | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Listening and observing can be passive activities—in one ear and out the other, as our mothers used to say. Or they can be rich, active, intense experiences that lead to serious learning.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 18, 7:06 PM

Students need to be helped in learning how to listen. It is not something that comes without help.

 

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, October 18, 8:56 PM

I concur that good listening is a skill to be learned and practice. We need to model critical listening, too. It can easily be part of how we interact with our students.

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Jedi Mind Tricks for Avoiding Burnout | Teaching the Core

Jedi Mind Tricks for Avoiding Burnout | Teaching the Core | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
In this post, I explain that great teaching flows from who we are, and therefore we need to be careful to cultivate minds/hearts aimed at impacting students.
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25 Practices That Foster Lifelong Learning - InformED

25 Practices That Foster Lifelong Learning - InformED | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Is your capacity for learning is fixed or fluid? Can you improve your intelligence and talents through hard work and practice, or are you stuck with the brains you’ve got? Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck says most of us have either a “fixed” or “growth” mindset when it comes to learning. Most of us can get through sixteen years of schooling regardless of which mindset we have, but when it comes to lifelong learning–learning for the sake of learning, without outside pressure–only a growth mindset will cut it."


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 17, 10:19 PM

Learning is an essential aspect of living. I am not an advocate of the glib language that is fostered in 7 Habits thinking i.e. begin with the end in mine. It is great to have goals, but learning is often a non-linear, complex, chaotic process which defies that limited logic. The Dewey quote is echoed in the thinking of many others i.e. Whitehead, Montessori, Gadamer, etc. It is not just about learning. It is about forming and character which exceeds simple learning.

 

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Saberes Sin Fronteras Ong's curator insight, October 18, 12:15 PM

EDUCAR NO ES ENSEÑAR A VIVIR, LA COMUNICACION EDUCADOR-ALUMNO ES LA VIDA

Tony Guzman's curator insight, Today, 9:47 AM

I am a firm believer of lifelong learning and this

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Aha Moments on the Road to Better Teaching | MiddleWeb

Aha Moments on the Road to Better Teaching | MiddleWeb | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Teacher Myron Dueck, author of Grading Smarter, shares aha moments that helped him change the way he tests and assesses students and manages project learning.
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Scaffolding Towards AP Lit with Literary Analysis

Scaffolding Towards AP Lit with Literary Analysis | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Maybe your school has an undesirable course that all your department members try to avoid. Grammar for Writing? Ugh. Economics? Eek. Well, for some crazy reason, English 10 is the unwanted reject i...
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High school ELA teachers: Take note!
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