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The Shift From Teaching Content To Teaching Learning

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The Shift From Teaching Content To Teaching Learning


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Give a man a fish...

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Wasn't learning the goal all along?

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Eight Real-Life Ways Teachers Feel Appreciated

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May 5 at 5:00 AM Tuesday is National Teacher Day, part of Teacher Appreciation Week, which has taken on special resonance in recent years as many teachers feel increasingly dishonored by policymakers who have put them at the center of controversial reforms.  So what do teachers get during this commemoration?  ...

 

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Language has Power... - Connected Principal

So I had two experiences this past week that made me really think about how much power there is in the language that we use with others. These experiences have made me reflect deeply on how I have ...
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Building productive coaching relationships: The role of school leaders

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In order to support teacher growth, math coaches must develop trusting relationships. School and district administrative leaders who want to use instructional coaching as a strategy for improving instruction would do well to collaborate with coaches so that the their leadership choices support the development of a productive relationship between the coach and the teachers. Relationships are strongly influenced by the expectations that coaches and teachers bring to the table. Carefully introducing the coach and communicating the coach’s role and responsibilities to all stakeholders is a first, critical step.

 


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The Difference Between Decodable Words and Sight Words

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What's the difference between reading sight words and sounding out words? Learn about decodable words and non-decodable words and how beginning readers use them.
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First Grade Findings: Adapting Lessons to Support Students

First Grade Findings: Adapting Lessons to Support Students | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
In a class of 30, students will fall in a unique place somewhere along the developmental continuum. How can we plan and adapt lessons to fit the needs of all students?
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4 Excellent News Resources for Young Kids

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The ‘most powerful’ classroom innovation — by the $1 million teaching prize winner

The ‘most powerful’ classroom innovation — by the $1 million teaching prize winner | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
'When reformers discuss how to improve U.S. education, innovation is a word they use a lot, preceded by the modifier technological: innovation gets defined as devices and apps. But as a growing body of research has begun to question whether tablets, e-readers, and assorted digital platforms are doing children more harm than good, I’d like to reclaim the term.'
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Authentic reading and writing are the keys....

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Metaphorical Thinking: Using Comparisons to Express Ideas and Solve Problems

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A direct comparison between two indirectly linked, or unrelated, things is called a metaphor. It can create strong images that can be used to great effect in everyday communications and thinking.
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Love Rick Wormeli's Metaphors & Analogies @rickwormeli

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The only way you will ever need to teach theme - YouTube

more on my blog: http://guidingontheside.blogspot.com/ Broken down into the cognitive steps, students can determine theme with the support of modelling and c...

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Topic vs. theme & textual evidence, too, in this seven-minute video

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7 Ways to Go From a Boss to a Leader

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Many people view the terms “boss” and “leader” as interchangeable -- but they are vastly different. To determine which one you are, I encourage you to honestly answer this question: Do you: a) see your team members as an aggravating necessity that you have to put up with in order to accomplish day-to-day activities and achieve goals? Or, do you: b) truly enjoy working with people on your team to meet your goals and deliverables?

If you chose a), you’re probably more of a boss; if you chose b), you’re probably more of a leader.


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Free Images: Free Stock Photo Websites to Find High Resolution Images

Free Images: Free Stock Photo Websites to Find High Resolution Images | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Where can I find free images online?” is often the widely asked question by new bloggers (or seasoned bloggers). If you are one among them, this post is exclusively for you where I’m going to share few free stock photo websites to find HIGH quality images.

 

And the best part is, you don’t have to give any attribution or credit to the images you use. You can pretty much do anything you want with the images using these free stock photo websites.So are you interested in finding free images? Let’s get started....


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Here are some great sites to find FREE Photos ~ Check them out!

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I'm not going to encourage anyone not to give attribution or credit for the images - however always useful to have good sources of free to use images.  Important that students learn that the pictures they find and want to include in presentations have to be sourced and cited appropriately.

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Student-Driven Differentiated Instruction with "I Choose"

Student-Driven Differentiated Instruction with "I Choose" | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
When teachers began asking for time to differentiate instruction by working with students in small groups, Humboldt Elementary found the time for them.
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#TEACHHappy - YouTube

Join the TEACH campaign at www.TakePart.com/TEACH and Take The TEACH Pledge at http://bit.ly/TEACHPledge2. Support great teaching and encourage the next gene...
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Ten Ways to Stay Motivated at School - Cool Cat Teacher

Ten Ways to Stay Motivated at School - Cool Cat Teacher | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Why can’t we all just skip the last two months of the year? It is easy to see why so many people jump at the chance to leave the classroom when they can. It is sooooooo hard to stay here. It isn’t your students that drive you to despair; it is the other stuff – or “schtuff” as my husband calls it. Printing the certificates and updating the databases and doing everything else.

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A Journey to Define Myself as a Coach by Lara Ostrander

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As a third year instructional coach, I was elated to hear that the Madison Metropolitan School District would hire Diane Sweeney, to support us..........
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A Principal's Reflections: A Title Doesn't Make You a Leader

A Principal's Reflections: A Title Doesn't Make You a Leader | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

I pondered just sending out the title of this post as a tweet – short, sweet (well not so much), and to the point.  Instead of just throwing out a sound bite into the social media abyss a detailed explanation is in order.  Now here’s why.  As of late I have been working with a greater number of teachers across the country on digital leadership and learning.  During the many conversations that ensue over the course of the workshop a common theme has developed and that is real change can only come from the adults that have a specific title such as Board of Education member, superintendent, other central office administrators, principals, supervisors, etc. Immediately upon hearing this I share stories of many “leaders” by title that I have come in contact with over the years, or observed from afar, that did anything but lead.  I would also bet that I am not the only one who feels this way either. 


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Place Value--Building Meaning Behind the Numbers

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Place value is such a fundamental concept, and it's very difficult for kiddos to understand. Let's think about the typical place value progression: Kindergarten--Understanding the meaning of numbe...
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How To Get Smarter

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Bestselling author and accelerated learning expert Tim Ferriss explains how to get smarter in a hurry and master any skill.

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A Letter to My Children: What It Means to Be a Teacher - Sarah Brown Wessling | Tchers' Voice

A Letter to My Children: What It Means to Be a Teacher - Sarah Brown Wessling | Tchers' Voice | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Sarah Brown Wessling is a high school English teacher in Johnston, Iowa. She is the 2010 National Teacher of the Year and is the Teacher Laureate for Teaching
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I think that this will resonate with all teachers, instructional coaches, athletic coaches, and administrators.

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Fuel Creativity in the Classroom With Divergent Thinking

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Edutopia blogger suggests teacher inspire out-of-box thinking for students by using problem-based learning, art, music, and inquiry-based feedback.
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Text Set: Perseverance - Building a Growth Mindset - Pinterest Board

Text Set: Perseverance - Building a Growth Mindset - Pinterest Board | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Here are some of our favorite books about perseverance. In each of these fictional stories, the characters learn to overcome obstacles.

 

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Clare Landrigan and Tammy Mulligan have collected many texts for teaching perseverance on a Pinterest board. This is a popular topic now for schools and classrooms promoting a growth mindset.

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Two Lessons for Teaching Theme - Choice Literacy

Two Lessons for Teaching Theme - Choice Literacy | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

I want students to know how to find theme in any fiction they are reading, and to be aware of the critical devices authors use to tell their story and to give their message. I have found that if I break this down for students, they can begin to formulate a list of several things to look for after a short lesson cycle on theme. My goal is for them to be able to transfer each of these things to any text they read in the future, as they are all very universal.

Readers can think about theme by....

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"What Jazz Taught Me About Leadership" - New at TanveerNaseer.com

"What Jazz Taught Me About Leadership" - New at TanveerNaseer.com | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

... I got to thinking about the connections that exist between leadership and Jazz. In particular, how each of these pursuits is often represented by this notion of having to take seemingly incongruent elements and helping to transform them into this cohesive, collective effort defined by a shared vision.

Indeed, the key to understanding Jazz is not to focus on the individual musicians and what they alone are playing. Rather, the beauty of Jazz is found in listening to how these musicians can create this sense of harmony and connectedness, even while playing what at times might sound more like a competing mixture of contradictions....


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Trying for inspiration so I can blog about how running teaches key leadership skills. #toomuchtimeonmyhands #Ireallyshouldbeasleep

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All that jazz ....

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Autism: Maybe It's Not What We've Been Told - Huffington Post

Autism: Maybe It's Not What We've Been Told - Huffington Post | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
I believe we are on the verge of a paradigm shift in autism where the new view is that, while some genetic factors may be important, the underlying condition is more of an acquired syndrome that arises from externally-induced changes in metabolism,...

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