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Successful Planning for Authentic Learning | Scholastic.com

Successful Planning for Authentic Learning | Scholastic.com | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
In inquiry- and project-based learning, thoughtful topic selection and purposeful planning are very important to the success of a unit. Come along with me as I plan for success!
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Relevance and making connections cause true learning to occur.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Very Good Resource of Educational Posters for Chemistry Teachers

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Ten Reflective Questions to Ask at the End of Class - Brilliant or Insane

Ten Reflective Questions to Ask at the End of Class - Brilliant or Insane | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Use these ten reflective questions at the end of class to help learners deepen their understandings of themselves and their work.
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WeAreTeachers: Best of Teacher HELPLINE!: 6 Interactive Reading Strategies to Boost Student Engagement

WeAreTeachers: Best of Teacher HELPLINE!: 6 Interactive Reading Strategies to Boost Student Engagement | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Teachers share their recommendations for interactive reading strategies to use in the classroom. Videos are included to show the strategies in action.
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Plastic is made from crude oil, and production is a very energy-intensive process, so it has a high carbon footprint. In order to combat that, car manufacturers are increasingly using recycled plastics.

HelenREberhardt's curator insight, March 28, 2:10 AM

Plastic is made from crude oil, and production is a very energy-intensive process, so it has a high carbon footprint. In order to combat that, car manufacturers are increasingly using recycled plastics.

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Reading AND Engagement!

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ASCD Express 10.14 - Purpose and Control Gets Young Writers "Running to the Table"

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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Preparing a Classroom Culture for Deeper Learning

Preparing a Classroom Culture for Deeper Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The art of thinking flourishes within an emotionally, intellectually and physically safe learning environment that is carefully constructed by the classroom teacher.
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Quality Instruction + Differentiation: Beyond the Checklist

Quality Instruction + Differentiation: Beyond the Checklist | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Differentiate instruction through PBL or UBD by personalizing the driving question, having students design their own outcomes, and using the need to know process.
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How Dialogue Circles Promote Student Growth

How Dialogue Circles Promote Student Growth | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Dialogue circles promote brain function and help "increase generosity, trust, intrinsic motivation, social connection, and cooperation" among students.
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Films that Nourish the Educator's Spirit

Films that Nourish the Educator's Spirit | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Check out this list of inspiring films that speak directly to the educator-activist spirit.
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Life of an Educator: 10 questions every educator should always be thinking about...

Life of an Educator: 10 questions every educator should always be thinking about... | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Tips to Engage 21st Century Students

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ChemCrafter - Virtual Chemistry Experiments On Your iPad

ChemCrafter - Virtual Chemistry Experiments On Your iPad | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
ChemCrafter is a free iPad app that students can use to create a virtual chemistry lab to conduct virtual experiments. ChemCrafter is designed as a series of three interactive books. Each book cont...
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: An Indispensable Google Scholar Tip for Teachers and Academics

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: An Indispensable Google Scholar Tip for Teachers and Academics | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Handy tool in Google Scholar
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Vocabulary: Wondrous Words or Busy Work?

Vocabulary: Wondrous Words or Busy Work? | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Common Core has created a whole new emphasis on the importance of vocabulary development. This makes me feel two things. This is the best thing that can happen to us! Thi
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10 questions you should ask yourself while reading - Daily Genius

10 questions you should ask yourself while reading - Daily Genius | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
When you pick up a book to do some light reading, an assignment, or some quick pleasure reading, how much do you actually comprehend? Do you zoom through the book hoping for it to be over as soon as possible?
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What are the Keystone Habits for Success? | Teaching the Core

What are the Keystone Habits for Success? | Teaching the Core | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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In my [Dave Stuart's]  last post, I introduced the concept of keystone habits and invited you, dear Teaching the Core family, to weigh in on what you suspect are the answers to these questions:

What are the keystone habits for success in school? How about for specific areas of literacy skill, like reading, writing, speaking, and listening?Which habits are most likely to create a “waterfall” of further behavior shifts, thereby solidifying our students’ chances of long-term success?

There were so many great replies to those questions — please check out the comments from last post. So what are my answers to these questions? Let’s get into it.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Twisted Wave - Create Audio Recordings Online to Save in Google Drive

Free Technology for Teachers: Twisted Wave - Create Audio Recordings Online to Save in Google Drive | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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Your Brain Learns New Words as Pictures So You Can Read Faster - Newsweek

Your Brain Learns New Words as Pictures So You Can Read Faster - Newsweek | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

When literate adults pick up a book, they don’t start sounding out each word letter by letter or sound by sound, the way their kindergarten or first-grade teacher probably told them to do when they were first beginning to read. Instead, as a new study shows, their brains recognize whole words they’ve seen before, which facilitates quicker reading.

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Four Audiences That Add Meaning to Writing Assignments - ASCD Express

Four Audiences That Add Meaning to Writing Assignments - ASCD Express | 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. 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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6 Steps to Help Students Find Order in Their Thinking

6 Steps to Help Students Find Order in Their Thinking | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Ben Johnson compares M.C. Escher's repetitive art designs to the patterns in thinking we can encourage and develop in students.
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The 4 Properties of Powerful Teachers

The 4 Properties of Powerful Teachers | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Even if you weren’t born with some of these qualities, you can develop them.
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These qualities are needed in K-12 teachers, too: personality, presence, preparation, and passion.
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Well Excuuuuse Me!

Well Excuuuuse Me! | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Excuse-making is a failure pretending to succeed. No one gets it right all the time. The issue is response. Excuses are the skin of a reason stuffed with a lie. Temptation: A member of the team whe...
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A New Must-Read for All Educators

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Stories of hope sure to nurture the educator's spirit are offered up in this book by Tom Little.
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Life of an Educator: The crippling effects of homework in schools

Life of an Educator: The crippling effects of homework in schools | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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Caroline Messenger's curator insight, March 28, 8:48 AM

@RickWormeli Crippling seems like just the right word