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Nonfiction as Mentor Text

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"Many people still hold to the belief that nonfiction writing is “just the facts,” often synonymous with formulaic, dull writing. Nothing could be further from the truth! For years, authors of all genres have honed their writing by reading literary nonfiction by the likes of David McCullough, Anna Quindlen, John McPhee, Susan Orlean, and so many others."


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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's comment, April 12, 2013 8:27 AM
Just did a booktalk for 8th grade with non-fiction titles that coincided with a fiction - they literally flew off the shelves. This is why libraries & librarians are SO important in Common Core.
Matt Weld's curator insight, April 14, 2013 8:30 PM

Great article that talks about how authors of nonfiction use the same skills in their craft that we are asking of students.  Links at the end to other good, related articles, too.

Gail Donahue's curator insight, April 17, 2013 11:11 AM

This could be excellent background reading for content area teachers when trying to implement writing across the curriculum.

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Making Students Partners in Data-Driven Approaches to Learning

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Increasingly educators are relying on student data to make instructional decisions, but how much more useful could that information be in the hands of students themselves?
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Swoodle- A Great App for Co-editing Documents ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Swoodle- A Great App for Co-editing Documents ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Choice Board

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We all have those students that raise their hand and say, “I’m done, now what do I do?” We also have those who finish with their work and decide its time to play and distract others. Does this so...
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A World of Project Ideas (You Can Steal)

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To get off to a flying start planning this summer, borrow good project ideas from other teachers and adapt them to fit your context.
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The Toughest Job In Education? Maybe Not

The Toughest Job In Education? Maybe Not | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The assistant principal has a lot on her plate. But that job is where future school leaders come from. Some districts are trying to make sure APs get the training they need.
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10 Tough Truths about Your First Year of Teaching - Brilliant or Insane

10 Tough Truths about Your First Year of Teaching - Brilliant or Insane | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Before you begin your first year of teaching, consider these ten tough truths.

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Dr. Seuss A to Z: A Gleeful Guide to All Things Seuss | Brightly

From Brown Bar-ba-loots to Wockets in pockets, enjoy this delightful A to Z guide to the wonderful world of Dr. Seuss.
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A MUST READ! What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years

A MUST READ!  What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
A survey of schools around the world reveals what schools could look like, trends in personalized learning, the role of teachers and challenges to exciting techniques.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/privacy-in-the-digital-world-shouldnt-we-talk-about-it/

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A survey of schools around the world reveals what schools could look like, trends in personalized learning, the role of teachers and challenges to exciting techniques.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/privacy-in-the-digital-world-shouldnt-we-talk-about-it/

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The First Question This Teacher Asks Her Students Every Day

The First Question This Teacher Asks Her Students Every Day | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
In my neighborhood, keeping school fields in good shape is a high priority. At Sonya Romero-Smith's school, kids are just grateful for food and clean socks.
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Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
New research shows that teenagers' brains aren't fully insulated, so the signals travel slowly when they need to make decisions. Neuroscientist Frances Jensen, who wrote The Teenage Brain, explains.
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Expanding Our Approach to Reading Strategies

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A reading strategy should include actionable steps that students can follow as they learn to master and apply a skill. Beginning with tying shoes, literacy expert Jennifer Serravallo offers several...
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Five-Minute Film Festival: Inspirational Teachers

Five-Minute Film Festival: Inspirational Teachers | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
What inspired you to become an educator? For many people, an exceptional teacher can inspired a lifelong interest in education. This video playlist collects stories of inspiring educators across the country.
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Class Games For Secondary Students - Fun Class Games

Class Games For Secondary Students - Fun Class Games | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Sometimes High School classes can be mundane and boring. However, if you play these games in class your students will love you!
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Career Readiness: Starting Early With Young Learners

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A key career readiness skill is to get kids talking, encouraging them to talk with each other, reach out to others not in the classroom, and to engage in deeper conversations.
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Taking aim at the ‘middle school plunge’ with a positive culture

Taking aim at the ‘middle school plunge’ with a positive culture | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Moving from elementary to middle school causes a substantial drop in test scores.
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Do We Really Have High Expectations for All?

When it comes to high expectations, learning consultant Barbara Blackburn says actions speak louder than beliefs. Using her own classroom mistakes as a backdrop, she points out the teacher behavior...
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Insight and Outsight: 8 Strategies to Catalyze District-Wide Learning

Insight and Outsight: 8 Strategies to Catalyze District-Wide Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
To prepare for an unpredictable future, look beyond educations' familiar rhythms to encourage staff and student voice and agency, rule challengers, design thinkers, and leaders.
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Transformational Leadership: Engineering Creative Solutions

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By rising to the challenge of school transformation with passion and vision, Walter Bracken STEAM Academy turned their culture and climate into a national model.
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Essential Habits of an Excellent Educator

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As an educator, you are what you do, so establish a good workflow, make assessment a routine, and develop personal habits to sustain your excellence.
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School Leadership: Resource Roundup

School Leadership: Resource Roundup | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
For principals and other school administrators, this list of videos, blogs, and articles includes advice and tips on effective leadership strategies, partnering with teachers, and cultivating and retaining strong leaders.
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Developing Dyslexia Empathy

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Imagine for a moment you cannot swim, or maybe you don’t have to imagine it because you really can’t swim. Or perhaps you can swim just well enough for a few minutes not to drown. Or maybe your swimming is adequate, but it requires every cell in your body, and when you are done, you can barely move. Now imagine that every single morning someone takes you to a pool and pushes you in.
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Teaching Students the Skills of Expert Readers

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The seven strategies of highly skilled readers include activating, summarizing, monitoring and clarifying, visualizing and organizing, searching and selecting, questioning, and inferring.
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