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Education Week: Spotlight on Instructional Coaching

Education Week: Spotlight on Instructional Coaching | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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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The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites

From websites to games, contests to summer camps, we've got a ton of sites to explore in science, technology, engineering and math for kids age 5 to 18.
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What is the best way to exploit authentic materials? (#ELTchat summary)

What is the best way to exploit authentic materials? (#ELTchat summary) | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
It's a very long time since I wrote one of these (nearly 3 years to be exact)! On Wednesday 14th January 2015 I took part in my first ELTchat for about a year, and since my topic was chosen, it's o...

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Search Twitter for Educational Content

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Search Twitter for Educational Content | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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Love the professional learning I get via Twitter! There are is many AUsome educators from all over the world that I learn from!
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Free Technology for Teachers: Zaption - Video Based Quizzes and More

Free Technology for Teachers: Zaption - Video Based Quizzes and More | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Create video-based quizzes and more with Zaption
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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Amazing! 74 Infographics for Teacher-Librarians

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Amazing! 74 Infographics for Teacher-Librarians | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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19 Word Walls That Will Blow Your Mind

19 Word Walls That Will Blow Your Mind | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
You post them to showcase sight words, alphabetized vocabulary, and content-area terms, but some teachers take word walls to the next level. Here are 19 word walls that will have you rethinking how...
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Strategies for Getting and Keeping the Brain’s Attention

Strategies for Getting and Keeping the Brain’s Attention | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Holding students' attention is about activating the right neural network. Strategies include recognizing how focus feels, giving incentives, and adjusting the pace of your teaching.
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The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment

The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
I've posted about The Other 21st Skills and Attributes.  This post provides links and resources about these skills as well as an educator self-assessment.  This assessment contains questions to ass...

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Teachers do need to self-reflect, but need support from others in doing this. It is not an individual process, but one that involves communities of teachers.

 

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This assessment contains questions to assist the educator in evaluating if and how s/he is facilitating 21st Century skills and attributes in the learning environment.

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KerryHawk02: Teaching HistoryTech: Students Connect to History with EdTech

KerryHawk02: Teaching HistoryTech: Students Connect to History with EdTech | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Grooming Assistant Principals to Take Schools' Top Jobs

Grooming Assistant Principals to Take Schools' Top Jobs | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
State leaders work to upgrade the principal ranks through training and coaching of talented administrators looking to move up.

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WeAreTeachers: 8 Creative Ways to Help Kids "Find the Evidence" in Nonfiction

WeAreTeachers: 8 Creative Ways to Help Kids "Find the Evidence" in Nonfiction | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Finding text evidence seems easy enough, right? If your kids are having trouble, here are eight tips to strengthen students' ability to find and use text evidence.
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Free Technology for Teachers: The Math and Science of Football

Free Technology for Teachers: The Math and Science of Football | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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One of the Many Factors that Lead to School Improvement

One of the Many Factors that Lead to School Improvement | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
By: Iris Jones, ASCD Member, Teacher Leader, Washington, D.C. Teachers must engage in leadership roles to positively affect their school’s culture of learning. It is often difficult, however, for teachers to get involved in leadership roles outside of their classroom environment. Without collaboration and support from principals, teacher leadership will not flourish and teachers will lose a valuable opportunity to further contribute to student growth and development. It is my belief that teachers have the ability to demonstrate informal or formal leadership because I have seen teachers display such abilities in their classrooms daily. With constant changes in their daily schedules, frequent district and schoolwide initiatives and deadlines to meet, and the interruption of yearlong testing, teachers must ensure that their students are meeting learning standards while promoting practices that result in measureable student learning outcomes. The ability to handle a miscellany of responsibilities and educate our learners at a steady pace is a definitive form of leadership. While principals exercise leadership schoolwide, teacher leaders also distribute their expertise and collaborate on a more personalized level with their fellow team members. Through team efforts, teacher leaders discuss diverse matters both within and outside of the classroom. They collaborate with their administrators and principal to develop and implement support systems for their team members. A connected educator is committed to team development and leadership, and they must have effective communication skills. When an effective continuous improvement system is in place schoolwide, teacher leaders must make sure that their team members are just as involved as they are. Student performance is connected to the collaborative effort of the entire team. Colleagues are resources and team accountability is vital to student development and improvement. As a former teacher/team leader, our team would engage in activities to learn more about one another as well as our teaching and learning styles. We created scenarios, engaged in role-play related to classroom situations, and built our relationships as we learned each other’s personalities, similarities, and differences of opinion. These activities were not always the easiest, but we worked through them and strengthened our relationships. This allowed us to examine the importance of instructional dialogue regarding our students. As a leader, you learn that the best response to intervention is being aware of a student’s performance. With the implementation of teaming, we were able to discuss student work, skills, strengths, weaknesses, and areas of development. We dedicated an ample amount of time to instructional foci, curriculum, and academically focused team building. Most importantly, these team meetings did not conflict with our professional learning communities. We were able to dedicate a common planning period, once a week, to meet about our students. These reasons, among many others, are why I suggest that principals need teacher leaders and vice versa. Without peer collaboration, teams will not thrive. Teachers tend to view delegation from leadership as added responsibility or even micromanagement. But when a principal actively engages in team development by supporting teacher leaders and teaming, the focus shifts to continuous professional development for teachers and adequate time beyond instruction for students.
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How to stop being overly critical of yourself as a teacher

How to stop being overly critical of yourself as a teacher | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Many teachers are far too hard on themselves and constantly feel guilty about things they’re not doing. You can make 3 small changes that will create a dramatic shift in how you think and feel about yourself.
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11 Free Reading Websites for Kids | Teacher's Lounge Blog | Really Good Stuff®

11 Free Reading Websites for Kids | Teacher's Lounge Blog | Really Good Stuff® | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
At Really Good Stuff, we know that teachers and parents have limited time when it comes to finding free, high-quality online resources for their children.
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Windows on Earth

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"Windows on Earth is an educational project that features photographs taken by astronauts on the International Space Station.  Astronauts take hundreds of photos each day, for science research, education and public outreach.  The photos are often dramatic, and help us all appreciate home planet Earth.  These images  help astronauts share their experience, and help you see Earth from a global perspective."


Tags: images, art, space, remote sensing, geospatial.


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7 Super Bowl Lesson Plans and Resources for the Classroom

7 Super Bowl Lesson Plans and Resources for the Classroom | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Explore a curated list of Super Bowl lesson plans and resources from around the web.
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Russ on Reading: Assessing Reading Comprehension: Probing Instead of Questioning

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The Best Teacher Tools for Taking Screenshots and Annotating Pictures ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best Teacher Tools for Taking Screenshots and Annotating Pictures ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Gene Wilhoit: Quality Curriculum is Key to Common Core Implementation

Gene Wilhoit: Quality Curriculum is Key to Common Core Implementation | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Gene Wilhoit, the former Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers who led the effort to create the Common Core, explains that until we have a more powerful curriculum design and more deep professional exchange about content, pedagogy, and student work going on in our schools the Common Core will not be implemented as it should be.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 24, 8:31 PM
Pedagogy and curriculum intertwine and help the student connect with their learning. It is an invitation into learning rather than a guarantee of learning. @ivon_ehd1
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Science in the Classroom

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"Science in the Classroom is an excellent resource for high school teachers and university professors who want to integrate the latest breaking research into their lesson plans. The project consists of a team of editors from the world-renowned journal Science, who work with an advisory board of scientists and science teachers to produce content designed for the classroom. On the site, readers may click on either High School or University to choose their target audience. Topics may be divided into Physical or Biological sciences (or choose "Any" to peruse all articles). Click on an article to read the editor's introduction and annotations. Discussion questions are listed throughout. In addition, each article is accompanied by Activities and Teaching Resources, which can be downloaded as PDF files." 


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