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Three Keys to Implementing the Common Core Standards

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In this post, we share three qualities that we think are paramount to good teaching, particularly good Common Core aligned instruction.


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Critcal thinking, communication, and collaboration are the critical components.

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21 of MiddleWeb’s Best New Teacher Resources

21 of MiddleWeb’s Best New Teacher Resources | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
We've selected 21 MiddleWeb articles that might be especially helpful to new teachers before they greet their students at the classroom door for the first time.
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Flip the Script

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Every year, without fail, the power play begins. In the first week of school, there’s always at least one class with That Kid. You know, the one who’s testing you. Rolling his eyes. Not-so-covertly texting on her phone.
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72 Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation In Boston

72 Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation In Boston | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Teach history?
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Love this to use when teaching history or current events.
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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create a Book Trailer Video

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create a Book Trailer Video | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Creating a book trailer video can be a great alternative to writing a book report. To create a good book trailer video students will have to make a list of highlights of a book and arrange them into proper sequence. Students should also include commentary on why they liked a book and why someone else should read it. In the video embedded below I demonstrate how to create a book trailer video using a small collection of free web tools.
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Educational Leadership:Creativity Now!:Learning from Creative Teachers

Educational Leadership:Creativity Now!:Learning from Creative Teachers | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Outstanding teachers share how they teach creatively in an age of scripted lessons and accountability.
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Cultivating Literacy: Why You Should Read Aloud to Your Kids

Cultivating Literacy: Why You Should Read Aloud to Your Kids | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Reading aloud to your children could lead to a lifetime of linguistic success!
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Student Surveys: Using Student Voice to Improve Teaching and Learning

Student Surveys: Using Student Voice to Improve Teaching and Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

When teachers survey their high school classes, students see how their opinions matter and have a direct impact on instruction.


Via Ron Wolford, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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How teachers can help students improve learning and remembering

How teachers can help students improve learning and remembering | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
These research-backed tips can help you learn more, faster, and with less effort.

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, June 22, 4:01 PM

Remember more with retrieval.
"When class ends, I tell students, ten minutes after class get a blank piece of paper and just write down everything that was going on in class today. And then, at night, again get another blank piece of paper, write down everything you remember from class. That will have a way bigger impact than most of the stuff students do," says Garcia.

Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, June 23, 9:15 AM
Try some of these research-backed suggestions to help your students remember what they learn.
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Having Other Teachers' Eyes Means Also Having Their Ideas

Having Other Teachers' Eyes Means Also Having Their Ideas | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Being a teacher sometimes means shutting the door to your classroom and cutting yourself off from colleagues all day. So, these teachers are opening the doors again to learn from one another.
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Teaching the teachers

Teaching the teachers | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Great teaching has long been seen as an innate skill. But reformers are showing that the best teachers are made, not born
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5 Questions That Promote Student Success in High-Poverty Schools

5 Questions That Promote Student Success in High-Poverty Schools | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
High-poverty schools can meet student, professional, and system learning agendas by strengthening instructional framework, targeted interventions, reading proficiency, reflective practice, and data-based inquiry.
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Math and English Language Arts Student Data Tracking Binders and a Freebie

Math and English Language Arts Student Data Tracking Binders and a Freebie | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Note: For those of you who are familiar with Robert Marzano, you can see I am following his fabulous book, The Art and Science of Teaching. For those of you who have not had the opportunity to read…
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Metaphor as a Game of Chance - Literacy & NCTE

Metaphor as a Game of Chance - Literacy & NCTE | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Taylor Mali shares a game he created to help students write metaphors in poetry. This post includes links to download the templates for the game.
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Teach “Sight Words” As You Would Other Words

Teach “Sight Words” As You Would Other Words | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
In many classrooms we visit, “sight words” receive a very different kind of instruction than other words, taught primarily as an exercise in visual memorization. In this post, we explain why sight words should be taught much as you would teach any other words.
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The Teach Like a Pirate Corollary

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I’m sure you’ve all heard the following phrase many times in the educational world…and it must be said in an earnest tone with a completely serious face: “Literacy isn’t the English teacher’s job; …
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8 things you can do this summer to make back-to-school less stressful

8 things you can do this summer to make back-to-school less stressful | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Some teachers have no problem disconnecting from work over the summer and truly giving themselves a break. (Enjoy! Your time off is incredibly short, and you've
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ASCD Express 11.20 - A Road Map for Creative Instruction

ASCD Express 11.20 - A Road Map for Creative Instruction | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Students who learn in a creative environment, are exposed to creative activities and assignments, and observe their teacher modeling creative thinking will become more creative thinkers (Sternberg & Williams, 1996). A creative learning environment that embraces students and engagement along with critical thinking and creative thinking skills is essential to student achievement (Boykin & Noguera, 2011, 2012; Marks, 2000, as cited in Jensen, 2013). To plan the instruction that matches your creativity nurturing classroom enviornment, first identify the nonnegotiables. The nonnegotiables consist of the curricular standards, the required content, and the skills that are the target of a lesson (Drapeau, 2004). Then, choose one of four roads on the Creativity Road Map or combine roads to intentionally integrate creative instruction with content.
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ASCD Express 11.20 - Four Fundamentals for Taking Creative Risks

Taking risks in a competitive environment can be daunting. In light of international results that rank the United States in the bottom half of developed countries in math achievement among 15-year-olds (PISA, 2012), the prospect of trying new instructional methods is tempered by risk-averse concerns of slipping further in rank. But risk taking in teaching is essential for our nation's students to remain competitive internationally. How can we make room for teacher creativity within the demands of our competitive education culture? Here are four ways to encourage teachers to take creative risks, even in today's education climate.
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A Very Good Tool to Convert Classroom Papers to Google Drive Friendly Documents ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Very Good Tool to Convert Classroom Papers to Google Drive Friendly Documents ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Via WebTeachers, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Tech Tools by Subject and Skills via EdTechTeacher

Tech Tools by Subject and Skills via EdTechTeacher | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Resources by Academic Subject Math Science History English Resources by Topics Research and Writing Multimedia Presentations Discussion and Collaboration Google Apps for Education Resources by Lear…

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Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation

Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
A group of tech-savvy librarians offer up a list of their favorite education apps this year.
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How to Break into Smaller Groups in the Classroom to Focus on Writing

How to Break into Smaller Groups in the Classroom to Focus on Writing | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
South Bronx teacher demonstrates how she broke down a key part of writing with evidence to support students who needed more help with the concept.
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Two Extremes We Must Help Students Avoid - Tim Elmore

Two Extremes We Must Help Students Avoid - Tim Elmore | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Decision-making. It is one of the most paralyzing acts humans must perform. What with all the information available to us today—we can become overwhelmed with the knowledge we accumulate and the options we must wade through.
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Want Your Kids to Grow Up Successful? Here's What You Need at Home

Want Your Kids to Grow Up Successful? Here's What You Need at Home | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
What's more important than how much money you make or where you live.
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