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11 Habits of an Effective Teacher

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An Instructional Coach's First Week

An Instructional Coach's First Week | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Carmen, who is beginning her first year as a coach, wrote me asking, "What does the first week for a coach look like? And how does a schedule play an important role for the coach and her principal in terms of what they're expecting?
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Coaches (New & Veteran): Great advice from the author of The Art of Coaching
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Small Group Reading: Listening - DillyDabbles

Small Group Reading: Listening - DillyDabbles | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
... My school has invested in a a few sets of listening book sets that contain an audio cd of the book and 8 copies of the text. We listen to novels and I assign a section each week, usually dividing the book into 8 sections so we are finished at the same time as genre activities....
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Ideas for organizing a listening center in K-1
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A "Must Have" Questioning Toolkit for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A "Must Have" Questioning Toolkit for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Here is a great resource I have recently stumbled upon and never had the chance to share it here till this evening. A Questioning Toolkit is a comprehensive guide to help teachers, educators, and curriculum designers better integrate the power of questions in learning and instruction. This resource contains a plethora of question types with explanations on each of these types together with examples and tips on how to use each of them. I have gone through the materials presented in this guide and I must say that it is really a treasure trove of educational insights for immediate application in classrooms."


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Digital Instructional Practice Guide: Coaching (from Achieve)

Digital Instructional Practice Guide: Coaching (from Achieve) | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
This is a tool for teachers, and those who support teachers, to build understanding and experience with CCSS aligned instruction.

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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, July 15, 10:24 AM

This link takes you directly to the digital practice guide. More than a preparation tool, this is an observation tool for coaches and I daresay, administrators as they visit classrooms. After logging in, the user records the teacher's name or pseudonym, adds the lesson texts and standards taught, then continues into the three areas of foucus:

1. Text quality and lesson focus

2. Relationship of questions & tasks to standards

3. Opportunities for students to engage with text & standards

 

I've tried the tool out...and it appears you only need log-in one time; thereafter, you can easily move in and out of the tool to either revisit previous observation notes or start a new guide.

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The importance of literacy - Innovate My School

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With so much emphasis today on tablets, 3D printing, coding and other amazing technologies, it can be easy to be distracted from the basics of education. Teacher, author and LendMeYourLiteracy consultant Charlie Carroll discusses the importance of pupils ‘knowing the words’, and gives examples of how their literary learning can be strengthened.

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How To Use Socrative In The Classroom Even If You're A Brand New Teacher - PikeMall Tech

How To Use Socrative In The Classroom Even If You're A Brand New Teacher - PikeMall Tech | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
I love hearing real-world stories of how people are implementing technology in the classroom.
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Learned more about this at #MEGA2014.
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PD Is Not a Four-Letter Word - Education Week Blog

PD Is Not a Four-Letter Word - Education Week Blog | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Hello! My name is Jennie Magiera, and I'm here to talk about PD - how it's supposed to mean "professional development" but often people think it stands for something more like "plain dull" or "pedagogy death". But PD could be and should be so much more
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Text Sets across Content Areas and Genres | MiddleWeb

Text Sets across Content Areas and Genres | MiddleWeb | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Amanda Wall shows how to use "text sets" - collections of book and other media with a common theme - to help students make genre and subject connections.
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21st Century Assignment Planning

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What types of things do you consider when creating an assignment for your students? As a 21st century teacher there are things you may want to expressly consider when doing your assignment planning...
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How to Avoid Collaboration Fatigue

How to Avoid Collaboration Fatigue | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Define the purpose and designate the final decision maker before a project starts.

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Mark Treadwell's curator insight, July 12, 3:21 PM

Yes we know we should be encouraging learners to collaborate but what are the pitfalls and how do we develop their collaborative ability? Some good points here. 

Gust MEES's curator insight, July 13, 2:32 AM

To be sure, some collaboration fatigue just comes with the territory. The reason you pursue collaborative ventures in the first place is because you need to address an ambiguous, highly visible, boundary-crossing issue for which responsibility and control is spread evenly across many people. Decades of research show that these high demand/low control situations are a veritable petri dish for job stress and burnout.


Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 14, 12:16 AM

Something else we should take into account.

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Online Resource: LIFE Photo Archive - Class Tech Tips

Online Resource: LIFE Photo Archive - Class Tech Tips | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Primary source documents, especially photographs, are powerful tools for grabbing the attention of students.  Sometimes it's challenging to find the right picture to connect to a historical fiction...

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, July 13, 11:43 AM

Archivos de fotos.

Jan MacWatters's curator insight, July 14, 10:17 AM

Another great resource

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How To Prepare Yourself To Give Negative Feedback - Lead From Where You Are Now

How To Prepare Yourself To Give Negative Feedback - Lead From Where You Are Now | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The move for most people from player to coach is not always an easy transition. Let’s face it. Leadership is work. It’s work to...

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Motivation: Reflecting On What To Do When It's Not There

Motivation: Reflecting On What To Do When It's Not There | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Reflecting on our own lack of motivation can provide insights as to why students also struggle at times to feel inspired.
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Motivated? Learn how to push through!
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14 ways to think about good teaching: A useful PD exercise

Much of my educational career has been spent in teaching or observing teachers.
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New Approaches to Writing with Dr. Doug Fisher - YouTube

Dr. Doug Fisher discusses new approaches to writing.
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3-12 ELA / Literacy Instructional Practice Guide: Coaching (Hard Copy from Achieve)

3-12 ELA / Literacy Instructional Practice Guide: Coaching (Hard Copy from Achieve) | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

The Instructional Practice Guide: Coaching tool is for teachers, and those who support teachers, to build understanding and experience with Common Core State Standards (CCSS)-aligned instruction

 

What is it?  

Designed as a developmental tool, the coaching tool can be used for collaboration, coaching, and reflection. It is intended for use in non-evaluative observation to facilitate instructional coaching conversations. The Shifts in instructional practice required by the CCSS provide the framing for the coaching tool."


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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, July 15, 10:13 AM

A quick checklist for teacher planning of #CCSS lessons as well as for observations by coaches, colleagues (and I imagine, administrators). This document has been available in the past, but was recently updated and also offered in a digital form, no doubt for the vast number of teachers now using iPads.

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Using games to teach vocabulary? 4 reasons to think again | Teach them English

Using games to teach vocabulary? 4 reasons to think again | Teach them English | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Going through the process of acquiring new vocabulary is long, time consuming, and can therefore become boring for many learners, but developing knowledge through word games can make the task fun for both learners and teachers. Word and language games not only make class time go faster, they improve learners’ rates of learning and retention. Nevertheless, effective vocabulary teaching isn’t all fun and games. When considering language games as part of your lesson plan, we need to be careful and really think things through. - See more at: http://www.teachthemenglish.com/2014/07/using-games-to-teach-vocabulary-4-reasons-to-think-again/#sthash.oJXBnoOR.dpuf


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One of Marzano's effective vocabulary instruction steps :-)

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FREE Tools and Apps - App Swapalooza July 2014 - LiveBinder

A compilation of all tools, apps and resources shared during the live presentation at the Reform Symposium virtual conference (RSCON5). July 12, 2014
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Tons of gr8 free tools & apps shared by teachers RT @pgeorge  #RSCON5 Swapalooza Livebinder  @ShellTerrell

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WeAreTeachers — Love this chart of wonderful words.  ...

WeAreTeachers — Love this chart of wonderful words.  ... | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Love this chart of wonderful words.
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/2251868538785458/
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Great resource for writing.

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Educational Leadership:Getting Students to Mastery:Differentiation: It Starts with Pre-Assessment

Educational Leadership:Getting Students to Mastery:Differentiation: It Starts with Pre-Assessment | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

If teachers want to create flexible groups that address students' needs, they need to pre-assess.  A year or so ago, I had the pleasure of working alongside a colleague who by all accounts was a fantastic teacher, Lily Rhodes. As a teacher-researcher from a local university, I was curious to see how this teacher differentiated instruction for her 7th grade science students. To satisfy this curiosity, I observed her teaching and interacting with her students. In addition, we had in-depth discussions about her approach.

 

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A Unit of Study Approach for Teaching Common Core State Standards for Writing

A Unit of Study Approach for Teaching Common Core State Standards for Writing | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Middle grades students write—daily. They text, pass notes, send e-mails, blog, and post updates on Facebook.
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A 1:1 Teacher's Take On How Students Really Act Online - Edudemic

A 1:1 Teacher's Take On How Students Really Act Online - Edudemic | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
If the Game is Hide-and-Seek, Innovative Educators are the Clear Winners A Curated View Is social media the “big fake?
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9 Things You Probably Don't Know About Chromebooks

9 Things You Probably Don't Know About Chromebooks | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Laptops that run Google’s own Chrome operating system (which looks just like the Chrome browser you might be using on your PC or Mac) are cheap, easy to use, and growing in popularity. Here are nine things you probably didn’t know about machines running the Chrome OS. Last year, Chromebooks outsold MacBooks by a ratio of five to one. The fact that Chrome OS machines tend to cost less than a third of what their OS X cousins do probably has a lot to do with that.

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Kids Will Be Kids: 8 Easy Strategies for Engaging Students

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As an educator, speaker and blogger, people send me articles on a wide range of education topics.


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