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5 ways to continue growing as a teacher

5 ways to continue growing as a teacher | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
One of the noblest jobs in the world is that of a teacher. We’re clearly not in the trade for the money. We’re there because we love teaching and we love t
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Ultimate Guide to Free Online Self-Learning for Teens and Adults

Ultimate Guide to Free Online Self-Learning for Teens and Adults | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Learning doesn’t have to take place in a traditional classroom setting. With the help of the Internet, teens and adults can gain a wealth of information and build new skills on their own.
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How to Bring ‘More Beautiful’ Questions Back to School

How to Bring ‘More Beautiful’ Questions Back to School | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Young children ask lots of questions, but around the time they enter school, those questions begin to fade. Author Warren Berger outlines five ways to help
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What My Parents Taught Me About Leadership by Eric Sheninger

What My Parents Taught Me About Leadership  by Eric Sheninger | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
by Eric Sheninger

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Nine Instructional Moves for Teaching Texts - Dave Stuart Jr.

Nine Instructional Moves for Teaching Texts - Dave Stuart Jr. | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
We are awesome at over-complicating things. (Teachers, I mean.) For example, take any lesson in which we need our students to read something. We have two objectives in any lesson where kids need to read. First, we need our kids to understand the text. Second, we need them to do something with that understanding (analyze, argue, compare, …
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In The Classroom, Common Ground Can Transform GPAs

In The Classroom, Common Ground Can Transform GPAs | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The Hidden Brain podcast explores the connections between students and teachers. It turns out finding things in common between pupils and instructors could be a tool for closing the achievement gap.
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Exciting Middle Graders about Research Papers

Exciting Middle Graders about Research Papers | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Kevin Hodgson's 6th graders are fresh off a research-based essay writing project. He describes the process followed to crack the challenging code of the genre.
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How to Fill Your Class with Joyful Learning

How to Fill Your Class with Joyful Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Students experience deep, joyful learning when there's an ongoing cycle of responsive teaching to support worthwhile student goals, says expert Regie Routman.
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Do We Really Have High Expectations for All?

Do We Really Have High Expectations for All? | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
When it comes to high expectations in the classroom, learning consultant Barbara Blackburn says daily teacher behaviors speak louder than professed beliefs.
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Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Tools for Hosting Online Brainstorming Sessions

Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Tools for Hosting Online Brainstorming Sessions | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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GwynethJones's curator insight, February 6, 12:34 PM

That's more like it! 7 tools for this!


from Richard: "After yesterday's post about Limnu there were a couple of similar tools suggested on the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page. I also received a couple of requests for suggestions for other similar tools. Here are some of the other tools that you and your students can use to host online brainstorming sessions."

Nancy Jones's curator insight, February 7, 11:25 AM

Really and virtually  learning together- online brainstorming options.

Jean Marrapodi's curator insight, February 7, 2:14 PM

Clever opportunities for leveraging collaboration.

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Phonological Awareness Interventions for Struggling Readers - Learning at the Primary Pond

Phonological Awareness Interventions for Struggling Readers - Learning at the Primary Pond | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
In today's post, I'll describe the different phonological awareness skills I teach, as well as provide free phonological awareness interventions to help your students improve in each area.
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Here Is An Excellent Web Tool for Creating Classroom Newspapers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Here Is An Excellent Web Tool for Creating Classroom Newspapers | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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My Biggest Regret as a Teacher - Cooper on Curriculum

My Biggest Regret as a Teacher - Cooper on Curriculum | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
In June 2014 I officially left my job as a fourth grade teacher, and the classroom, to become an administrator. Since joining the dark side, I continuously ask myself what I could have and should have done differently for my students.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 6, 8:22 PM

Do we want children to hear us making sarcastic and cutting comments?

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Multi-Sensory Activities for Teaching Reading

Multi-Sensory Activities for Teaching Reading | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
A 5-day series focused on multi-sensory activities for teaching reading to those who struggle {and those that don't}.
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WeAreTeachers: Online Activity: Presidential Facts Scavenger Hunt

WeAreTeachers: Online Activity: Presidential Facts Scavenger Hunt | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Which president signed the Declaration of Independence? What were George Washington's false teeth made from? Which president had a pet raccoon? Send your students on an online scavenger hunt to find out!
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Help Your Child Develop the "Crossing the Midline" Skill - North Shore Pediatric Therapy

Help Your Child Develop the "Crossing the Midline" Skill - North Shore Pediatric Therapy | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
By the age of 3 or 4 years old, a child should have mastered the bilateral skill (using both sides of the body together) called “crossing the midline”.
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Dave Stuart's Articles of the Week from 2012-Present

Dave Stuart's Articles of the Week from 2012-Present | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Dave Stuart Jr. has been using Kelly Gallagher's article of the week assignment for years. Here are Dave's resources.
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Dyslexia and Accommodations – New ADA Guidelines 2016 for School and Work

Dyslexia and Accommodations – New ADA Guidelines 2016 for School and Work | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Dyslexia | Dyslexic Advantage One of the world\'s largest dyslexia communities with resources for students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. Simple dyslexia test - Are You Dyslexic ?
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How Feedback Can Be More Kid-Friendly

How Feedback Can Be More Kid-Friendly | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Teachers need a whole-student approach to student feedback that attends to the need of middle schoolers for one-on-one communication, says author Elyse Scott.
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The Poisonous Mythology of Grittiness | CTQ

Yesterday, I had the chance to do some brainstorming about Design Thinking with John Spencer -- a thinker and a friend that I greatly admire. During the course of the conversation, I asked John why he thought that Design Thinking should play a role in modern classrooms.
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12 Ways to Get Students Speaking & Listening

12 Ways to Get Students Speaking & Listening | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Sarah Tantillo has 12 techniques teachers across the curriculum can use to help students develop habits of speaking and listening that contribute to learning.
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Educational Leadership:Helping ELLs Excel:Engaging Your Beginners

Educational Leadership:Helping ELLs Excel:Engaging Your Beginners | Cool School Ideas | 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.
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A Beautiful Poster Featuring Basic Digital Skills Every Teacher Should Have via @Mekh9

A Beautiful Poster Featuring Basic Digital Skills Every Teacher Should Have via @Mekh9 | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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SandraDella Giustina's curator insight, February 12, 8:46 AM

Nueve habilidades digitales básicas que todo docente debería desarrollar. 

ruthschapira's curator insight, February 12, 10:28 AM

This is worth saving! 

Andrew 's curator insight, February 12, 11:58 AM

This is an engaging info-graphic to help teachers find the right tools to use in the classroom.

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Digital storytelling on an iPad by Diana Benner

Give students the skills to narrate their own writing while creating engaging presentations and videos. Take a look at the process of creating and presenting d…

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"Homework in primary school has an effect of zero" (J. Hattie)

"Homework in primary school has an effect of zero" (J. Hattie) | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Homework in primary school has an effect of around zero. Which is why we need to get it right. Not why we need to get rid of it. John Hattie BBC interview.
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Is auditory processing disorder just another name for dyslexia?

Is auditory processing disorder just another name for dyslexia? | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Guest author Dr Kelli Sandman-Hurley explores the differences between auditory processing disorder and dyslexia in a way that parents can easily understand.
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