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Empower Students to Take Ownership of Learning

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Empowering students is not the same as abdicating control of your classroom. The ASCD’s journal Educational Leadership defines student empowerment as “student ownership of learning.” That is a good way to look at it – helping students take control of their own education. But how do you do that?


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True:  "Learning is not a spectator sport."

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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, February 4, 2014 10:45 AM

Excellent post about using student empowerment techniques for your assessments and for your classroom.

Lia Goren's curator insight, February 9, 2014 8:37 AM

"Empoderar a los estudiantes no es lo mismo que abdicar el control de su clase." El empoderamiento de los estudiantes alude a la apropiación de la tarea de aprendizaje. "Esta es una buena manera de verlo - ayudar a los estudiantes a tomar control de su propia educación. ¿Cómo lo hacemos?"

Lia Goren's curator insight, February 9, 2014 8:39 AM

"Empoderar a los estudiantes no es lo mismo que abdicar el control de su clase." El empoderamiento de los estudiantes alude a la apropiación de la tarea de aprendizaje. "Esta es una buena manera de verlo - ayudar a los estudiantes a tomar control de su propia educación. ¿Cómo lo hacemos?"

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WeAreTeachers: Learning with Candy Conversation Hearts: 15 Awesome Ideas

WeAreTeachers: Learning with Candy Conversation Hearts: 15 Awesome Ideas | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Invite students to explore different content areas with candy conversation hearts!
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How Playing Music Benefits Your Brain More than Any Other Activity

How Playing Music Benefits Your Brain More than Any Other Activity | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
"Playing music is the brain's equivalent of a full-body workout." "Each note rubs the others just right, and the instrument shivers with
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5 facts about charter schools you won’t hear in the ‘National School Choice Week’ propaganda

5 facts about charter schools you won’t hear in the ‘National School Choice Week’ propaganda | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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Your Face Scares Me: Understanding the Hyperrational Adolescent Brain

Your Face Scares Me: Understanding the Hyperrational Adolescent Brain | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Todd Finley explores the power and purpose of the teenage brain, discovering surprises such as low dopamine levels, abundant of hyperrationality, and how adults can enable teen impulse by subtly redirecting it.
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Breathing Life Into Content Area Word Walls | Burkins & Yaris

Breathing Life Into Content Area Word Walls | Burkins & Yaris | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
In this post, we explore how to better utilize content area word walls in the classroom.
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Free Technology for Teachers: 60 Second Civics Offers Great Civics Lessons Starters

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Less Is More: The Value of a Teacher's Time

Less Is More: The Value of a Teacher's Time | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Teachers could become more effective with their students if they had more time outside of class for planning instruction and grading student work.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Read and Download 250+ Art Books from the Getty Museum

Free Technology for Teachers: Read and Download 250+ Art Books from the Getty Museum | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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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

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One of the Many Factors that Lead to School Improvement

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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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How Engaged Are Students and Teachers in American Schools?

How Engaged Are Students and Teachers in American Schools? | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
A recent Gallup poll indicates that students' emotional engagement and well-being at school is powerfully tied to academic achievement.
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Teach Media Literacy with Super Bowl Ads | MiddleWeb

Teach Media Literacy with Super Bowl Ads | MiddleWeb | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Super Bowl commercials occupy the top slot on the TV advertising power chain. Media literacy consultant Frank Baker explains how to use them in the classroom.
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Signal Words - Lesson Ideas

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I first start thinking about developing a lesson on “signals and signal words” (a few years ago) after reading a short Nonfiction text with some 5th grade English Language Learning students. When ...
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10 Steps To Effective Listening

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by Dianne Schilling Also see this post by Dianne Schilling: Simple Secrets of Happiness In today's high-tech, high-speed, high-stress world, communication is more important then ever, yet we seem to devote less and less time to really listening to...
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Are digital textbooks worth it? | eSchool News | eSchool News

Are digital textbooks worth it? | eSchool News | eSchool News | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
It has been nearly three years since the FCC and Education Secretary Arne Duncan rolled out the Digital Textbook Playbook and challenged schools to go digital within five years. It’s safe to say schools are not there yet.
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Great Overview of The Flipped Classroom

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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

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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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