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Education Week: Spotlight on Instructional Coaching

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Instructional coaches can play a key role in schools, helping teachers in the classroom while planning and strategizing with school leaders.
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5 Ways to Help Students Affected by Generational Poverty

5 Ways to Help Students Affected by Generational Poverty | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

I work with students who are affected by generational poverty on a daily basis. I see many things. I see students who's shoes are held together by electrical tape. I see students who have perfect attendance because the only meals they receive are through the public school's cafeteria. I see pictures that students draw of their "pet rats" that live in their house. One thing I do not see a lot of is help for the educators trying to make a difference in these students' lives.

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What do you want leaders to do with technology?

What do you want leaders to do with technology? | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Recently in a workshop, I asked the group how many people thought Twitter was "stupid", to which had seen several hands raised.  I followed up with the question, "How many of you think it is benefi...
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Mathematical Fiction: A Novel Look at Numbers

Mathematical Fiction: A Novel Look at Numbers | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Children's writer and engineer Robert Black has written 3 math novels for middle schoolers. He offers tips for students and teachers interested in the new genre
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How to "Make" Our Classrooms More Playful and Fun

How to "Make" Our Classrooms More Playful and Fun | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
School technology coach Burker offers eight convincing reasons why classroom making projects are not only playful but effective ways to build important skills.
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The Vital Role of Content Teachers in Developing Disciplinary Literacy in Grades 6-12

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Beyond Words

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Redefining literacy for Alabama families - What does a warm coat have to do with reading and writing? Maryann Manning, Ed.D., saw the connection. The internationally renowned author and scholar on literacy issues, a distinguished professor emerita at UAB’s School of Education, “provided eyeglasses, coats, and shoes to children in the area because she understood that kids can’t do the things they need to do in school when they’re cold on the way to school,” says her daughter, Marilee Ransom, Ph.D.

 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Google Classroom Gets a Share Button and More New Features

Free Technology for Teachers: Google Classroom Gets a Share Button and More New Features | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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Adventures in Literacy Land: Guiding Reading: 3 Things I Did Wrong

Adventures in Literacy Land: Guiding Reading: 3 Things I Did Wrong | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

... As I read Beverly Tyner's book on a differentiated teaching model for small group, I started thinking how different my current reading groups are to the ones I conducted when I first started teaching.  This reflection led me to realize that there were quite a number of things I did THEN that I would not do NOW.

 

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When parenting styles clash | GreatKids

When parenting styles clash | GreatKids | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Whether you're right or wrong, call a cease-fire and find a way to build a united front for the kids’ sake.


Via Sharrock, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Free Education: Hundred Places To Learn

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“Free Education: Hundred Places To Learn”


Via Sharrock, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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The New Enhanced ACT Writing Test (2015): Complete Guide

The New Enhanced ACT Writing Test (2015): Complete Guide | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
A new enhanced ACT Writing test is starting in 2015. Read our complete guide to learn what it tests and how to get a high score.
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ACT Writing changes ahead!

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Global Teacher Prize Winner Nancie Atwell Takes the Mic

Global Teacher Prize Winner Nancie Atwell Takes the Mic | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Founder of the Center for Teaching Nancie Atwell is using her platform to advocate for educational practices and policies that put children at the center.
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 7 iPad Accessories Every Teacher Should Know about

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 7 iPad Accessories Every Teacher Should Know about | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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9 life lessons from Scout Finch: What the 'To Kill a Mockingbird' character taught us

9 life lessons from Scout Finch: What the 'To Kill a Mockingbird' character taught us | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
With the upcoming release of "Go Set a Watchman," people in book clubs and stores across the nation are rereading "To Kill a Mockingbird."
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Literacy Strong All Year Long: Motivating K–2 Students to Read

Literacy Strong All Year Long: Motivating K–2 Students to Read | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Keeping your students motivated and engaged in reading all year long ensures that they’ll grow “literacy strong.” Just like staying in physical shape, students need to participate actively in “workouts” by reading every day and they need to increase the level of intensity of their routines! Whether you are trying to start the year off fresh with gusto, working hard to beat the mid-year blahs, scrambling to finish the year on top, or sending students off into the lazy days of summer with books to read, each season of the year presents its own set of reading challenges. - See more at: http://www.reading.org/literacy-daily/classroom/post/engage/2015/07/01/literacy-strong-all-year-long-motivating-k-2-students-to-read#sthash.tviuY1Ei.dpuf
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New Teachers: A Primer on Assessment

New Teachers: A Primer on Assessment | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
In this guide for new teachers, learn about different types of assessment and how they can be used to provide feedback to learners and inform instruction.
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5 Characteristics of an Effective School Team

5 Characteristics of an Effective School Team | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Check out these tips for growing powerful leadership teams that can transform schools.
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WeAreTeachers: Light a Fire! 10 Unconventional Ways to Motivate Students

WeAreTeachers: Light a Fire! 10 Unconventional Ways to Motivate Students | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Motivating students to learn isn't always easy. Here are 10 unconventional ways to build a rapport with your students and encourage them to be more engaged in class.
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Education standards may be vital to retaining Fort Rucker

Education standards may be vital to retaining Fort Rucker | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Military basing decisions may take educational matters – including compatibility of standards – into consideration, according to a new report.
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Autism at school: seven questions for parents

Autism at school: seven questions for parents | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Many children with autism find aspects of everyday life difficult, and school is no exception.

Via Nicole Flamer, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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