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The Colorful Principal: Should school be fun?

The Colorful Principal: Should school be fun? | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, November 9, 2013 3:13 PM

Great questions~!  Great responses!  Indeed..........the more you enjoy something, the more deeply engaged you are.  

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 9, 2013 7:56 PM

What excites students? Why not ask them?

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Seven Ways Principals Can Support Instructional Coaches - edu Pulse

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Higher Expectations Means More Responsibility...on the leader and teacher

Higher Expectations Means More Responsibility...on the leader and teacher | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

On the suggestion of Ariel Price, I decided to read the book, "The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools", and it talks extensively about bringing the best out in people."

 

 


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Little Story Creator - A Free App for Creating Multimedia Stories - iPad Apps for School

Little Story Creator - A Free App for Creating Multimedia Stories - iPad Apps for School | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Little Story Creator (not to be confused with the similar sounding Little Story Maker) is a free iPad app that students can use to create multimedia stories on their iPads. The app was designed with students in mind and is therefore rather easy to use. On the app students can create multiple page stories. On each page of their stories students can add images and videos, type text, draw, and apply digital stickers. Students can also record audio on each page to narrate their stories.

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Coaching Techniques That Get Results | Dr Jason Jones

Coaching Techniques That Get Results | Dr Jason Jones | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

The top 5 coaching techniques to help people move toward their goals:

1- Reframe

2- Feed-forward

3- Self-Talk

4- Sound board

5- Six Thinking Hats


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Trude Burnett's curator insight, May 9, 2014 3:12 PM

The five techniques outlined will be good reminders for me as I coach new SpEd teachers.

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The Matthew Effect

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By Steve Figurelli

The Matthew effect refers to the notion that “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.” Research has identified (and any teacher can attest) that some children enter school “wealthier” than their classmates when it comes to literacy foundational skills. Children who start out with advantages, in terms of early reading skills and vocabulary, tend to thrive and grow academically, while “less wealthy” children tend to fall progressively further behind. With alarming studies l


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Each time I see or hear this, I am alarmed!  Birth through age three is such an important time span.... Parents, please read to and talk with your children each day~

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6 Skills Even the Strongest Leaders Need to Practice

6 Skills Even the Strongest Leaders Need to Practice | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Strong, effective leadership results from continuously learning, regularly accepting feedback, and consistently practicing what you learn. Here are 6 skills that

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An Overview of the Principles of Adult Learning - Infographic from Flirting with eLearning

An Overview of the Principles of Adult Learning - Infographic from Flirting with eLearning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
After humming and hawing I decided that my third instructional design/learning themed infographic would be the Principles of Adult Learning. Now, I will be honest and say that while I knew a few pr...
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Designed for eLearning, these principles are also good to keep in mind for face-to-face professional learning opportunities.

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10 Simple Ways To Engage In Lifelong Learning - TeachThought

10 Simple Ways To Engage In Lifelong Learning - TeachThought | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Learning is about reaching your full potential and can help you achieve self-actualization, the highest need identified by Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. However, traditional education generally has a beginning and an end which culminates in taking tests.

Lifelong learning preserves an individual’s desire to obtain new knowledge outside of the formal education system. Developing an attitude where you constantly learn is the only way to succeed in the dynamic environment which we live in today. There is so much technology at your fingertips which you can take advantage of to help you learn throughout your life. This means you can follow your passion for languages, improve your craft skills and even develop a mobile app using resources you can find online.

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Engaging Parents: Resources, Tools and Messaging Tactics from the Parent Engagement Initiative

Engaging Parents: Resources, Tools and Messaging Tactics from the Parent Engagement Initiative | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The Parent Engagement Initiative (PEI), a branch of the Collaborative for Student Success, has embarked on a messaging and information campaign to reach parents in target states about the assessments and what they mean for students. In an effort to share the messaging research we have conducted and the state outreach, I hope you will join us for a webinar on Thursday May 28, 2015 from 3-4 ET. We will provide information on the materials developed and explain how you can brand, use and share thes

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100 Awesome STEM Resources - Milk and Cookies

100 Awesome STEM Resources - Milk and Cookies | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Why is STEM important? In short, the future job market will revolve around science. This includes all forms of technology, engineering and math. 80% of jobs in the future will require technology skills. Statistics today show that there will be a drastic shortage of job applicants in the next decade with the skills and knowledge to fill these new positions. While only 4% of the nation’s workforce is composed of scientists and engineers, this group creates jobs for the other 96% of the workforce (source). The average professional with a STEM-related degree earns more than double the average national wage. About 3 million jobs are currently unfilled because Americans lack the basic STEM skills needed for the positions (source).

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Conquering the Hundred Chart - Math Coach's Corner

Conquering the Hundred Chart - Math Coach's Corner | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Mathematics is all about patterns. Some describe mathematics as the science of patterns, and the ability to understand patterns is described as a key concept in NCTM‘s algebra standard. I didn’t like math growing up.  Now, it fascinates me almost to the point of obsession, and I attribute that to two things: (1) I now …
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How to Get Free Classroom Supplies and Teaching Materials

How to Get Free Classroom Supplies and Teaching Materials | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Increasingly, Lilliputian budgets force teachers to reach into their own pockets to buy school supplies and teaching materials.

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21st Century Activities for Any Text

21st Century Activities for Any Text | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Engage your students by using social media platforms for assessment. Let them show you what they know using Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Blogger.

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10 Tips for Lesson Observations

10 Tips for Lesson Observations | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
My previous post, 10 recommended books for the CELTA course, was somewhat well received and I have been thinking about a suitable follow-up for this post. Anyhow, after observing teachers during th...

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30 essential iPad Apps for the paperless classroom (infographic)

30 essential iPad Apps for the paperless classroom (infographic) | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
I make no apologies for making this an iPad focused post. So many of the schools that I work with have iPads both for students and for educators. The majority of the 30 Apps I've chosen are ones I ...

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64 Varied And Essential iPad Apps For Teachers

64 Varied And Essential iPad Apps For Teachers | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
64 Varied And Essential iPad Apps For Teachers

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Dorian Love's curator insight, January 29, 1:46 AM

Comprehensive!

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, January 29, 9:47 AM

Plenty of free apps mixed with those you have to pay for..it is a very extensive list of iPad Apps for teaching and learning!

Trude Burnett's curator insight, February 16, 5:17 PM
Technology is an amazing way to differentiate. I would caution us to be thoughtful about what and how we use it. There is no magic pill - use your head and heart when when making decisions.
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Important Google Lit Trip UPDATE

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35 Google Lit Trips updated in May of 2015. If you use older versions of these Lit Trips please update now.


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26 May 2015

 

35 Google Lit Trips updated in May of 2015. If you use older versions of these Lit Trips please update now.

 

Yesterday we uploaded newly refreshed and updated Google Lit Trips for Candide | Frankenstein | Are We There Yet? | Hana's Suitcase | The Odyssey (a Greece-Centric Interpretation | The Odyssey (a Mediterranean-Wide Interpretation

 

If you use any versions of the following titles please update them now  at http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com :

 

A Family Apart 

A Small Dog’s Life 

A Walk in London 

Abuela 

Amy’s Travels 

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl 

Big Anthony: His Story 

Brothers in Hope

By the Great Hornspoon

Esperanza Rising 

Fever 1793 

Flotsam

Going Home

Journey to Topaz 

Make Way for Ducklings 

Marching for Freedom

Night

Number the Stars 

Pedro’s Journal 

Riding Freedom 

Sam Patch: Daredevil Jumper 

The Slave Dancer 

The Armadillo From Amarillo 

The Grapes of Wrath 

The Kite Runner

Lost! 

The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 

Walk Two Moons 

We All Went on Safari

 

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Google Lit Trips is brought to you by GLT Global ED, a 501c3 educational nonprofit

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26 May 2015

 

35 Google Lit Trips updated in May of 2015. If you use older versions of these Lit Trips please update now.

 

Yesterday we uploaded newly refreshed and updated Google Lit Trips for Candide | Frankenstein | Are We There Yet? | Hana's Suitcase | The Odyssey (a Greece-Centric Interpretation | The Odyssey (a Mediterranean-Wide Interpretation

 

If you use any versions of the following titles please update them now  at http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com :

 

A Family Apart 

A Small Dog’s Life 

A Walk in London 

Abuela 

Amy’s Travels 

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl 

Big Anthony: His Story 

Brothers in Hope

By the Great Hornspoon

Esperanza Rising 

Fever 1793 

Flotsam

Going Home

Journey to Topaz 

Make Way for Ducklings 

Marching for Freedom

Night

Number the Stars 

Pedro’s Journal 

Riding Freedom 

Sam Patch: Daredevil Jumper 

The Slave Dancer 

The Armadillo From Amarillo 

The Grapes of Wrath 

The Kite Runner

Lost! 

The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 

Walk Two Moons 

We All Went on Safari

 

 ~ GoogleLitTrips.org ~

Google Lit Trips is brought to you by GLT Global ED, a 501c3 educational nonprofit

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How Grades 6-12 get robbed in federal education funding

How Grades 6-12 get robbed in federal education funding | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The statistics are stunning, showing a gaping "missing middle," while the early years and college get far more.
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Core of the Matter: What Does an Equitable Classroom Look Like? (#CoreMatters)

Core of the Matter: What Does an Equitable Classroom Look Like? (#CoreMatters) | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The following blog post is another in the Alliance’s “Core of the Matter” blog series focusing on the...
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15 Rules Of Great Teaching - TeachThought

15 Rules Of Great Teaching - TeachThought | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
12 Rules Of Great Teaching by Terry Heick Recently, I’ve been thinking of the universal truths in teaching. Students should be first. Don’t always start planning with a standard. Questions matter more than answers. Trust...

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A guide every teacher should have :-)

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25 Resources For Teaching With Movies And Film - TeachThought

25 Resources For Teaching With Movies And Film - TeachThought | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Whether you’re a student looking to get into the film industry or a teacher looking for reference points to help your pupils, you’ll need all the online resources you can find.

To make things a little easier for you, the film section of Tuppence Magazine has put together a list of the 25 best learning resources for film studies available online. It covers everything from film theory and study points to filmmaking, behind the scenes advice and useful inspiration, providing a wide range of options for teachers and students alike.

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4 Easy Tips and Tricks for Creating Visually Engaging Rubrics

4 Easy Tips and Tricks for Creating Visually Engaging Rubrics | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Cait Camarata, Edutopia’s visual designer, provides a few straightforward rubric-design tips and a customizable rubric template for educators who are short on time.

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Career technical education provides alternate path to success

Career technical education provides alternate path to success | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
In today’s education landscape, it’s common for teachers, school counselors and administrators to encourage students to graduate high school and earn a four-year college degree.

For years, we have
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Games That Increase Attention and Focus in ADHD Children

Games That Increase Attention and Focus in ADHD Children | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Five ways to reduce the symptoms of childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) through fun and games.
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Ofslides — Convert PPT to Video Presentation

Ofslides — Convert PPT to Video Presentation | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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