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Guest Post: Technology Transforms a Writing Workshop

Guest Post:  Technology Transforms a Writing Workshop | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
In response to this post I wrote about walking the talk in our content areas, another teacher has responded to my invitation to write. She says of herself:  "Karen Clancy-Cribby loves learning, esp...
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The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives

The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Goal-setting closed achievement gaps in a recent experiment. The key element? Students put their thoughts in writing.
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Tips for New Teachers

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So, you've always wanted to become a teacher, and finally it's here! Being a new teacher reminds me of the feeling I had when I brought my first baby home from the hospital. Of course I had read everything I could about babies, had decorated the nursery, and had dreamed...
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Summer Readings on Differentiation: 150+ Seedlings for Growing Stronger Learners

Summer Readings on Differentiation: 150+ Seedlings for Growing Stronger Learners | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Dig into this bountiful reading list as you plan your garden of differentiated instruction methods and strategies for the coming year.
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Making Student Data Part of the Conversation

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Humboldt Elementary, a school once on the verge of being labeled under-performing, turned to data to move the bar on student success.
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The Principal's Role in Supporting Educator Collaboration

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Quick Links Infographic of Findings (PDF 2.3 MB) Remodeling Literacy Learning Report Oct. 29 Event - Building Capacity for Literacy Learning: Principals and Teachers
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The Difference Between Speech-Language Disorders and Attention Issues

The Difference Between Speech-Language Disorders and Attention Issues | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Speech-language disorders make it hard for kids to process information and “get their words out.” Attention issues like ADHD can do this, too. Learn how they differ.
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Anchor Charts for Addition and Subtraction Strategies - Math Coach's Corner

Anchor Charts for Addition and Subtraction Strategies - Math Coach's Corner | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Sssssssh!  Keisha doesn’t know that I sneaked into her room and took pictures of a bunch of her anchor charts while she was at lunch yesterday.  But she owed me, right? Now, I just want to say that as pretty lovely stunning as Keisha’s anchor charts are, they also feature great math. Remember, it’s not just how …
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8 Transformational Characteristics All Leaders Share

8 Transformational Characteristics All Leaders Share | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
TJ Trent says leaders who transform lives share these characteristics.

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Top 25 Tech Tools for Teachers for 2015

Top 25 Tech Tools for Teachers for 2015 | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
All of the tech tools featured in this post are free, user friendly, and (likely)will be available on your school's network. These tools are best for students in grades 6-12 but the teacher creatio...
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WeAreTeachers: 22 Things We Found on Share My Lesson That We Just Love!

WeAreTeachers: 22 Things We Found on Share My Lesson That We Just Love! | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Check out some of our favorite teaching resources from Share My Lesson. They’ve got everything from lesson plans and printables to webinars and contests—created for teachers by teachers and educational partners—and they’re free!
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What Are Teachers Supposed to Be Doing in Our Classrooms?

What Are Teachers Supposed to Be Doing in Our Classrooms? | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

UPDATE:  Here is the most current EDUCATEAlabama document, including all standards and accompanying rubric. There were changes to the numbering of the indicators, and slight changes to wording.

Now is the time that many of Alabama’s children’s teachers are getting notices that they will not be rehired for the next school year.  As such, it might be a good time to talk about how teachers are evaluated in Alabama.

Rather than go through the history of how teachers used to be evaluated versus how they are evaluated now, I will focus simply on how Alabama’s teachers are now evaluated.  Much has changed about teacher evaluations in the past few years.

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Bradley Gomoluch's curator insight, July 22, 2015 5:10 PM

A comment the grabbed my attention was "what gets measured gets done" it comes back to accountability and monitoring. The same way teachers teach students... We provide students with a task to accomplish. We check on them to see if they understand and are completing it effectively.   

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Google Hangouts for Education

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Google Hangouts for Education is a place where you can connect, learn, share and grow together as a community of educators using Google Hangouts on Air. Our goals include Connecting educators for...

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Rod Murray, steve batchelder, Timo Ilomäki, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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MFaculty's curator insight, July 11, 2015 9:03 AM

GHO4EDU is a collection of GHO that anyone can replicate. The idea is to demonstrate what others have already successfully done, then incorporate the best parts into your own GHO.

 

Of particular interest to faculty is the professional development GHO, where you can envision taking HR mandatory training up a notch! Further, connecting peer to peer across the spectrum of your specific discipline is a great way to initiate and then foster collaboration and professional networking.

 

Well worth the read!

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Dr. Matthews

Tony Guzman's curator insight, July 13, 2015 3:08 PM

This article shares how to use Google Hangouts for Education. This can be a solid alternative for when virtual classroom spaces are not available.

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A Teacher Shares: 7 No-fail ways to help your struggling reader!

A Teacher Shares: 7 No-fail ways to help your struggling reader! | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
If you have a child who doesn't like to read because it is hard for them, here are 7 tips, written by a teacher, that will help your struggling reader.
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Google Classroom: Writing Assignment Directions

One thing I love about Google Classroom is its simplicity. Almost any teacher can be up and running with a blended classroom in 30 minutes. However, Google Classroom is not a learning management s...

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What’s Your Learning Disposition? How to Foster Students’ Mindsets

What’s Your Learning Disposition? How to Foster Students’ Mindsets | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck’s work on growth mindsets has dominated much of the attention around how students can influence their own learning. But there are other ways to help students tap into their own motivation, too.
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The Power of Iconic Images to Enlighten, Educate and Inform

The Power of Iconic Images to Enlighten, Educate and Inform | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Images from popular culture can raise consciousness about many issues, including health and gender awareness, writes media literacy consultant Frank W. Baker.
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Google Forms 101

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Learn how to use Google Forms to drive your classroom instruction with this step-by-step tutorial from "Sailing into Second!"

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22 Powerful Alternatives to "You're Smart!" - Brilliant or Insane @AngelaStockman

22 Powerful Alternatives to "You're Smart!" - Brilliant or Insane @AngelaStockman | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Much has been written about the detriments of praise in recent years, particularly the kind that focuses on inherent intelligence.

It was Carol Dweck who inspired me to consider the unintended consequences of over-celebrating my students’ smarts, and as this conversation continues within and beyond the field of education, everyone seems to be a bit more sensitive when it comes to reinforcing learners.

Wondering how you can motivate and inspire in ways that build confidence, stamina, and perseverance? Take a few of these statements for a test drive.

Via John Evans
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Helen Teague's curator insight, July 11, 2015 8:55 AM

this is a practical way to relate SuperResearcher Carol Dweck's advice against over-celebrating. (And it's great!! ... just kidding)

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TED-Ed's Summer Reading List: 31 great books for students, chosen by students

TED-Ed's Summer Reading List: 31 great books for students, chosen by students | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
During the school year, most of the books that students read have been assigned to them by their teachers and parents. We wanted to know: what are the books kids love to dig into on their own? We a...
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iClose Read

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Cindy Riley Klages's insight:
Janet Bavonese and Karen Carr share a plethora of resources from their presentation on close reading. Dig in!
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