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5 Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids

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Guest blogger Josh Work shares five techniques for dealing with middle school students who present ongoing discipline issues. His underlying theme is recognizing these kids as adolescents seeking ways to cope with stress or complicated lives.
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Four Questions You Should Ask to Help You Think Like a Learner

Four Questions You Should Ask to Help You Think Like a Learner | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Here’s a quick list of questions your learners will be asking, ask them yourself when designing your eLearning course.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 14, 2015 10:38 PM

Many schools are asking teachers to consider using online learning management systems, providing students with access to course material online. Creating an online course requires teachers to learn new skills. This post from SH!FT suggests that you think like the learner when you design a course and provides four questions you should consider in this process. The four questions are below. Additional information is found in the post.

1. Why would they want to see and read through a screen?

2. Does the course look good?

3. Can they control the course and find their way around it?

4. Was the learning experience worthwhile?

Additional resources are also provided in the post.

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21st Century Icebreakers: 11 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology

21st Century Icebreakers: 11 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
On Monday I will begin my new job. As I've mentioned before, I will be working as a Technology Resource Specialist as well as teaching a couple of classes.

 

In an effort to bring my own classroom to the present, I’ve put together a list of 10 icebreakers that use technology and fit with 21st century students:


Via Dennis T OConnor, Naomi Monson, Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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Naomi Monson's curator insight, June 7, 2013 10:08 AM

Ways to interact and reate community with your leaners.

Monica Goddard's comment, June 12, 2013 4:38 PM
Congratulations on your new position! Thanks for the great icebreakers ideas and all of the fantastic comments.
Naomi Monson's comment, June 13, 2013 3:17 PM
Thanks and good luck with your endeavors
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What Kids Should Know About Their Own Brains

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Getty Neuroscience may seem like an advanced subject of study, perhaps best reserved for college or even graduate school. Two researchers from Temple
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Differentiation Is Just Too Difficult: Myth-Busting DI Part 3

Differentiation Is Just Too Difficult: Myth-Busting DI Part 3 | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Most teachers differentiate their instruction intuitively because not all students are the same. For those willing to commit to DI, the next step is intentional differentiation.
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Why I #LoveTeaching | Teaching the Core

Why I #LoveTeaching | Teaching the Core | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
What do you love about this [teaching] job?Let's focus on that for a bit.
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Five-Minute Film Festival: Videos on Kindness, Empathy, and Connection

Five-Minute Film Festival: Videos on Kindness, Empathy, and Connection | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
VideoAmy compiled this moving playlist of videos to explore the importance of human relationships and the power of being kind, generous, and compassionate.
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ASCD EDge - 8 Steps to Teaching Tier 2 Academic Vocabulary Words in Your Classroom

ASCD EDge - 8 Steps to Teaching Tier 2 Academic Vocabulary Words in Your Classroom | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's curator insight, August 27, 2015 10:36 PM

Great ideas to get started on increasing the use of academic vocabulary in your classroom.

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Thesis Statement Throwdown!

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Every English teacher has experienced the frustration of introducing a writing skill, like how to write a thesis statement, over and over again without it "sticking." Three years ago, I began "flipping" my writing instruction, so students watch videos...
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Problem solvers: Teacher leader teams with content specialist to strengthen math instruction

A district math content specialist and a teacher leader use classroom observations to pinpoint strengths and challenges in math instruction, followed by common planning time that focuses learning around the results.
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CrashCourse - YouTube

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Tons of awesome courses in one awesome channel: John Green teaches you World History 2; Hank Green teaches you Anatomy & Physiology; Phil Plait teaches you A...
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If you teach 5th grade or up, you might want yo check this YouTube channel out: Crash Course
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Creative Ways to Teach about US Presidents

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While President’s Day is typically associated with Washington and Lincoln, the holiday lends itself well to lessons and projects on our Founding Fathers.
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Training Volunteers

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Recently I’ve been working with some volunteers who wanted to read with students in a first-grade classroom. Though the volunteers had some past educational experiences, they were not familiar with...
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Revealed: the science behind teenage laziness - Telegraph

Revealed: the science behind teenage laziness - Telegraph | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Teenagers really get a bad time,’ says Sarah-Jayne Blakemore. ‘It is amazing how it seems to be totally acceptable – even institutionalised – to parody and demonise them. We laugh at things that mock teenagers, but if you applied those sorts of jokes to any other sector of society, it just wouldn’t be acceptable.’ Blakemore is a professor of cognitive neuroscience and deputy director of the University College London Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. She is sitting in her office behind Russell Square, the heartland of London academia, mounting a strong defence for every teenager in Britain who has slammed a bedroom door, smoked a cigarette, driven a car too fast and even – though she certainly doesn’t condone this – given in to the peer pressure that surrounds drugs such as Ecstasy.
Society’s response to the teenage conviction that ‘nobody understands’ is often lack of patience. Teenagers, we think, are moody, self-absorbed, reckless, defiant creatures who reject our wisdom in favour of a path of personal sabotage. But the rallying cry from Blakemore – an increasingly powerful voice in the world of international neuroscience, who has given policy advice to the British government – is that teenagers are right. Beyond the world of neuroscientific research, for the most part society does not understand them.

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40 Apps for the Classroom | Teacher's Lounge Blog | Really Good Stuff®

40 Apps for the Classroom | Teacher's Lounge Blog | Really Good Stuff® | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Make the most of the iPads and iPods in your classroom with educational apps that enhance learning and make life in the classroom easier. The following 40
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Free Technology for Teachers: Save Kahoot Quiz Results In Your Google Drive Account

Free Technology for Teachers: Save Kahoot Quiz Results In Your Google Drive Account | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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Assessment and Rubrics

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A collection of rubrics for assessing portfolios, cooperative learning, research process/report, PowerPoint, oral presentation, web page, blog, wiki, and other social media projects.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 12, 2015 6:32 AM
A collection of rubrics for assessing portfolios, cooperative learning, research process/report, PowerPoint, oral presentation, web page, blog, wiki, and other social media projects.


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


Mike Clare's curator insight, February 12, 2015 3:40 PM

As with any assessment modify to your students needs

Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, February 12, 2015 4:24 PM

Good websites

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Symbaloo - Collection of Resources for the CCSS Compiled by INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox

Symbaloo - Collection of Resources for the CCSS Compiled by INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
I really like Symbaloo! A place where you can organize and share your favorite websites. How do you like Symbaloo?

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INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's curator insight, July 15, 2014 10:45 PM

Check out this great collection of resources for the Common Core created by INFOhio.

INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's curator insight, July 15, 2014 10:46 PM

Check out this great collection of resources for the Common Core created by INFOhio.

Margaret Brown's curator insight, March 16, 2015 5:46 PM

Our grade is in brown!

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The 9 essentials of crowdfunding for the classroom | eSchool News | eSchool News

The 9 essentials of crowdfunding for the classroom | eSchool News | eSchool News | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding might sound like a lot of work, but it’s actually quite easy to implement. Here is what you need to know to get started and successfully fund your own projects.
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Are We Teaching Content or Are We Teaching Students?

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Teaching empathy is about teaching students, not content -- how they feel about the incoming knowledge will ultimately determine how useful it is to them.

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Using Film to Teach Analysis Skills

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Bring real-world authenticity to literacy analysis by including movie criticism in your lessons.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Connect Fours - A Fun, New Review Game from @RusselTarr

Free Technology for Teachers: Connect Fours - A Fun, New Review Game from @RusselTarr | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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5 Simple Questions To Encourage Student Voice

5 Simple Questions To Encourage Student Voice | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
This is a recent resource I have shared on Twitter that has proven really useful and very popular with educators. Thanks to Rebecca Alber and Edutopia for

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Carmen Ramos's curator insight, February 9, 2015 2:24 PM

Wie stelle ich durch Fragen sicher, dass Studierende dabei sind?

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, February 10, 2015 9:10 AM

Such simple questions!  Think of ways to use this at team/department meetings also.