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In Assigning Group Work to Students, Designing the Group Comes First

In Assigning Group Work to Students, Designing the Group Comes First | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Recent research shows that if teams and assignments are structured carelessly, they can be counterproductive.

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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, Today, 11:53 AM

Once again, research proves what thoughtful practitioners had already observed. Professional power lies in researched validation.

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Why It’s Imperative to Teach Empathy to Boys

Why It’s Imperative to Teach Empathy to Boys | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
We need to cultivate empathy in all children, but gender stereotypes -- often reinforced in playrooms -- risk leaving boys, in particular, with a social deficit.
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20 Common Habits Successful People Consciously Reject

20 Common Habits Successful People Consciously Reject | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Find out the 20 common habits of failure all successful people make a point to consciously avoid.
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Classroom Tested Resources: 10 Literacy Websites that You'll Be Glad to Know *Before* School Starts

Classroom Tested Resources: 10 Literacy Websites that You'll Be Glad to Know *Before* School Starts | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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Learning to Ride: Supporting Rigor for All Students

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By Eric Russo Students who struggle. Everyone has them and, as a profession, we do an inconsistent job of helping them move forward.
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Is reading 'To Kill a Mockingbird' a requirement for understanding the human experience? Maybe.

Is reading 'To Kill a Mockingbird' a requirement for understanding the human experience? Maybe. | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
"Go Set a Watchman" is what book lovers are talking about right now, but I know someone who has not yet read "To Kill a Mockingbird." Yes, really, and I seriously don't know how this happened.
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37 Ways to Help Kids Learn to Love Reading

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"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

These are powerful words, and they speak to the power of reading to open doors to empathy, adventure, and learning. A love of reading doesn't happen automatically though. It needs to be nurtured and guided until it flourishes into a well-read, well-rounded human being.

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How to clear out a ton of space on your iPhone superfast

How to clear out a ton of space on your iPhone superfast | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
VIDEO: You have to delete your photos twice.

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Wordrobe

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 5, 10:48 AM

Interesting possibilities here. This is a game system focused on words. They have a section for 'Language Geeks'. There's a competitive social hook as well.  


Worth exploring as a word choice tool.

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Education Update:When Winging It Works:What Our Classroom Walls Communicate

Education Update:When Winging It Works:What Our Classroom Walls Communicate | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

To create a classroom where students feel that they belong and that their work is significant, consider the underlying message you send when students first enter the room and look at the walls.

If your room reflects the students in it, should there really be any premade, teacher-store posters on the walls? You know, the ones we take out of the storage box, dust off, and put up in the same spot each year?

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#TCRWP and Mentor Texts

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What is a Mentor Text? Are all books mentor texts? Should all books be in the pool of mentor texts? 1. All books that are read aloud to students are NOT, especially for this blog post, considered m...
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Citelighter- An Indispensable Tool for Academics and Student Researchers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Citelighter- An Indispensable Tool for Academics and Student Researchers | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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Five Tips to Help You Transition from Teacher to Coach

Lily Jones shares great ideas from instructional coaches around the country on how best to make the transition from teaching to coaching.
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Predicting Dyslexia — Even Before Children Learn to Read

Predicting Dyslexia — Even Before Children Learn to Read | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
New research shows it’s possible to pick up some of the signs of dyslexia in the brain even before kids learn to read. And this earlier identification may start to substantially influence how parents, educators and clinicians tackle the disorder.
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Replace Shushing with Effective Attention Getters | wonderteacher.com

Replace Shushing with Effective Attention Getters | wonderteacher.com | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Shushing is not an effective way to quiet a classroom full of children. This post shares effective attention getters to try in your classroom.
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Phonics Instruction in Our Classroom

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Teaching phonics has not always been a strength of mine. As a matter of fact, my first 3 years of teaching, my phonics instruction was rarely explicit and direct. There was never a rhyme or r...
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Advertising For Good: An Experiment in Activism & Love - CORElaborate

Advertising For Good: An Experiment in Activism & Love - CORElaborate | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
More than once last spring I spent my prep period wondering if I had lost my teacher mind. It was an exhilarating semester. It was also frequently overwhelming. It was like falling in love.   Last week concluded my fifth year teaching. More than half of all teachers leave the profession before the end of their fifth …
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WeAreTeachers: How to Start a Drama Program at Your School: 5 Steps to Getting Started With Theater

WeAreTeachers: How to Start a Drama Program at Your School: 5 Steps to Getting Started With Theater | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Improving academic performance, building confidence and instilling creativity are just a few of the ways theater matters for students. Here are five ways to build a school theater program.
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Why High Schools' biggest problem is Lessons

Why High Schools' biggest problem is Lessons | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
A major problem in High schools is their lessons. Those short 1 hour sessions that relate to a specific subject, where in most cases, the teacher stands and delivers 'learning'.from the front. I've...

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A Beginners Guide to Makerspaces Makerspaces Leah Mann on Piktochart

A Beginners Guide to Makerspaces Makerspaces Leah Mann on Piktochart | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Makerspaces, Year 1 Copy | Piktochart Infographic Editor

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Great example of transforming a library into a digital media Maker Space

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23 Tools For Students To Publish What They Learn

23 Tools For Students To Publish What They Learn | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

“It’s no surprise that’s no surprise that there are so many tools available for students to publish their ideas to in the year 2015.There was once a time when publishing thoughts to the web required considerable knowledge of HTML and CSS, however with the surge of online blogging and publication systems, the power of expression has never been easier. Students now have a well of opportunity to express their thoughts and ideas with the added chance of getting global feedback on those insights. Here is a list of some of the best online publication tools that students can post their creative impressions on.”


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Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick

Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Carol Dweck's research, which focuses on what makes people seek challenging tasks, persist through difficulty and do well over time, has shown that many girls believe their abilities are fixed, that individuals are born with gifts and can't change.
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