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Lights, Cameras, Teach! Movie Making as a Lesson Planning Strategy

Lights, Cameras, Teach! Movie Making as a Lesson Planning Strategy | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Check out these seven ideas for bringing the creative juices of movie making into your teaching practice.
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16 Qualities of the Modern Teacher - Simplek12

What are the 16 qualities of the modern teacher? See the infographic that lists all 16 and how they break down into bigger ideas here.
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Texting and Driving?  This Web Game shows the dangers (via Ben Stegner)

Texting and Driving?  This Web Game shows the dangers (via Ben Stegner) | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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Visual Learning Strategies that Support Really Terrific Instruction (RTI)

Visual Learning Strategies that Support Really Terrific Instruction (RTI) | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
When teachers add visual learning strategies to what they are teaching, student recall improves.
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One little change in how you talk to your kids can help them be more successful.

One little change in how you talk to your kids can help them be more successful. | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
It's so simple, but a lot of people have no idea it's even a thing.
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Going Gradeless: Student Self-Assessment in PBL

Going Gradeless: Student Self-Assessment in PBL | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
By replacing student grades with an end-of-quarter conference, you can change that persistent question of "Will I be graded on this?" to "What can I do better?"
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"I Love You and I'm Proud of You" - What Dean L. Stuart Taught Me About Teaching - Dave Stuart Jr.

"I Love You and I'm Proud of You" - What Dean L. Stuart Taught Me About Teaching - Dave Stuart Jr. | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
My grandpa used to have this thing where, even when I was in high school, at the end of a visit with him he would grab me by the shoulders and kiss me on the lips, and he’d look me in the eyes and say, “David, I love you and I’m proud of you.” He ...
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ASCD Express 11.11 - Seven Classroom Structures That Support Student Relationships

ASCD Express 11.11 - Seven Classroom Structures That Support Student Relationships | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
How do we go beyond rapport and establish good teacher-student relationships? How can teachers build relationships on empathy, trust, expectation, support, and understanding with students? Although these questions have no easy answers, thoughtful classroom structure can increase the likelihood of effective teacher-student relationships.
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36 Questions Which Lead Leaders - General Leadership

36 Questions Which Lead Leaders - General Leadership | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
"Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers." Voltaire     Leadership is not about having the right answers, it is the ability to ask t
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The 5 Essential Qualities of a Great Leader

The best leaders exhibit certain traits that make them hugely successful. Embrace these qualities and be a great leader, too.

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Sharing Settings in Google Docs - Via @AliceKeeler 

Sharing Settings in Google Docs - Via @AliceKeeler  | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Set your sharing settings in Google Docs ,Sheets, Slides and Drawings by clicking on the blue share button. Share specifically or more universally.

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Fair Grades, Dropping Grades, Grading Versus Knowledge via @coolcatteacher

Fair Grades, Dropping Grades, Grading Versus Knowledge via @coolcatteacher | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
With almost 9,000 downloads and counting, this show is the most popular episode on Every Classroom Matters in 2016 so far. Dr. Thomas Guskey shares the current research on “fair” grading and what teachers should be doing instead. This show came from the “averaging grades” graphic (shown at the bottom) that he posted on Twitter […]

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I attended several of Thomas Guskey's presentations when I still taught. He makes one think about how we understand learning, teaching, and grading. As well, I began to wonder about educational reform as a dead end. We want to transform (or in Dewey's language reconstruct) school. Conserve what is of value and replace what is not. It is both conservative and progressive, but we need to have a sense of what we value in our schools. Do we?
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 26, 2016 12:09 PM
I attended several of Thomas Guskey's presentations when I still taught. He makes one think about how we understand learning, teaching, and grading. As well, I began to wonder about educational reform as a dead end. We want to transform (or in Dewey's language reconstruct) school. Conserve what is of value and replace what is not. It is both conservative and progressive, but we need to have a sense of what we value in our schools. Do we?
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This App Records How Often You Check Your Phone Every Day via MakeUseOf

This App Records How Often You Check Your Phone Every Day via MakeUseOf | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Do you check your phone all day, every day? Here's how to put a number on how many times you wake your phone daily.

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13 apps that promote higher-order thinking standards

13 apps that promote higher-order thinking standards | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Mobile apps can also be used to promote the development of higher level skills and knowledge included in ISTE's NETS*S standards for students.
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10 Great Critical Thinking Activities That Engage Your Students

10 Great Critical Thinking Activities That Engage Your Students | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Check out these 10 great ideas for critical thinking activities and see how you can use them with your own modern learners.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Critical-Thinking

 


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Check out these 10 great ideas for critical thinking activities and see how you can use them with your own modern learners.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Critical-Thinking

 

 

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Check out these 10 great ideas for critical thinking activities and see how you can use them with your own modern learners.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Critical-Thinking

 

 

Melissa Vee Rentchler 's curator insight, April 4, 2016 4:14 PM
Check out these 10 great ideas for critical thinking activities and see how you can use them with your own modern learners.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Critical-Thinking

 

 

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, April 12, 2016 8:34 AM
These critical thinking activities are rich in language opportunities. Those listed at the end of the article will look familiar to many teachers who teach content information through English.
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"…And The Truth Behind “We’re All Reading Teachers”" from EricaLeeBeaton.com

... So when school leaders say “We’re all reading teachers,” they’re not say secondary teachers need to teach kids how to decode high-frequency words, nor are they asking teachers to simply add more traditional reading or writing assignments into their curriculum just for the sake of more literacy. Rather, mindful school administrators recognize that those “reading teachers” actually need support revealing the dynamic cognitive processes that make each subject unique and compelling. “Huh?” ...
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THE PRINCIPAL CENTER

THE PRINCIPAL CENTER | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
We want our feedback to make a difference, but we also want to soften the emotional blow, so we use the instructional leader’s most common feedback tool: the “feedback sandwich.”
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I experienced feedback as promoting a particualr administrator's agenda and ideology. When I asked questions, I was treated as resistant to feedback.
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What Is Cognitive Rigor?

What Is Cognitive Rigor? | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Rigor has become the educational "buzzword" of the 21st Century.  Cognitive rigor is marked and measured by the depth and extent students are challenged and engaged to demonstrate and communicate

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Alfie Kohn suggested the word rigor/rigour has to do with rigidity. What about the word vigor/vigour which has to do with life and being life-giving, suggesting flexiblity? Or. would that be too much for those who want to control and manage?
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Alfie Kohn suggested the word rigor/rigour has to do with rigidity. What about the word vigor/vigour which has to do with life and being life-giving, suggesting flexiblity? Or. would that be too much for those who want to control and manage?
Vivián Castellanos.'s curator insight, April 1, 2016 4:28 PM

This article show us that many people have different skills, some of them have "thinking" but they don't have "knowledge" or vice versa. This is something that we must correct. 

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8 Things Teachers Do To Encourage Misbehavior | Smart Classroom Management

8 Things Teachers Do To Encourage Misbehavior | Smart Classroom Management | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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The Time for Reform Is Now - ILA White Paper

To adequately support literacy learning, we must resist a one-size-fits-all approach. Here, ILA's latest white paper offers four frameworks for literacy education reform.
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72 Creative Ways for Students to Show What They Know - Minds in Bloom

72 Creative Ways for Students to Show What They Know - Minds in Bloom | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
There are more ways to demonstrate understanding than just taking a test. Read this list of 72 ways for students to show what they know and get ideas!
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Rewordify.com | Understand what you read

Rewordify.com | Understand what you read | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Rewordify.com is powerful, free, online software that improves reading, learning, and teaching. This site can:
 - Intelligently simplify difficult English, for faster comprehension
 - Effectively teach words, for building a better vocabulary
-  Help teachers save time and produce engaging lessons
 - Help improve learning outcomes


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This is a really nice tool to help lower level readers access authentic content.

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Teaching, Learning & Developing with Technology's curator insight, April 1, 2016 5:30 PM

This is a really nice tool to help lower level readers access authentic content.

Clairelouise's curator insight, April 1, 2016 6:54 PM

This is a really nice tool to help lower level readers access authentic content.

Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, April 2, 2016 2:02 PM

This is a really nice tool to help lower level readers access authentic content.

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Great Leaders Stand Out

Great Leaders Stand Out | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
"Great leaders don't succeed because they are great. They succeed because they bring out greatness in others." - Jon Gordon

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Jerry Busone's curator insight, March 30, 2016 7:39 AM

Good shot read and list of being a great leader... one missing ingredient in all the great ones ... they have very high expectations..hold people to higher standards. All the grreat coaches I know do that... the best in business i know do that...they walk with the bar raised higher than most.

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ASCD Express 11.12 - Field Notes: Inspect Your Ideology

How would you complete this statement? An English language learner's (ELL's) first language is like a __ because __. What ideas come to mind?
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How to Convert Twitter Lists Into RSS Feeds  by by Nancy Messieh

How to Convert Twitter Lists Into RSS Feeds  by by Nancy Messieh | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
by Nancy Messieh

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