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5 Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids

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Every teacher remembers his or her first "tough kid" experience. Maybe the student ignored your directions or laughed at your attempts to utilize the classroom discipline steps. We all have at least
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Good thoughts on teaching all kids.

 

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How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Examples

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How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Examples
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Are we changing as teaching is changing?

 

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6 Useful Math Glossaries for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Useful Math Glossaries for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Sweetwater Alt Ed PLN | Scoop.it
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Some useful math resources for our students.

 

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Teacher's Ultimate Guide to Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher's Ultimate Guide to Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Sweetwater Alt Ed PLN | Scoop.it
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Great post for all about Google Drive.

 

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20 Ways To Use Edmodo In The Classroom

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20 Ways To Use Edmodo In The Classroom
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How many of these could we use in Alt Ed?

 

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Connecting with Students on the Fringes

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Recognizing the Disconnect

Anyone who has worked with young people knows the student I am thinking of right now. When greeted, he (or she) keeps his eyes on the floor while mumbling a response. He ma
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Sounds like many of our students.

 

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8 Tips To Remember What You Read | SharpBrains

8 Tips To Remember What You Read | SharpBrains | Sweetwater Alt Ed PLN | Scoop.it
Reading improves cognitive ability. Here are eight tips which will enhance your reading ability.
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Great reading tips for both us and our students.

 

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Know when to keep it simple | Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Know when to keep it simple | Technology Enhanced Learning Blog | Sweetwater Alt Ed PLN | Scoop.it
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This article has some good tips in course design.

 

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63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World

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The 8 Steps of A Great Digital Storytelling Process ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 8 Steps of A Great Digital Storytelling Process ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Sweetwater Alt Ed PLN | Scoop.it
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Really like this process.

 

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Teaching Smarter, Not Harder: 6 Strategies For Performance Teaching

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Teaching Smarter, Not Harder: 6 Strategies For Performance Teaching
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It is actually 7 strategies. I really like the big rocks analogy. What are our big rocks?

 

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10 Steps for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

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"Why did I want to be a teacher?" We all face burnout, sometimes on a daily basis, and in my case, especially after fourth period. Most of the time, we can pick ourselves up, brush ourselves off, an
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We all have had those days when we wonder why we got into this work. We can take steps to make sure those days don't become weeks and months.

 

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The Difference Between Updating And Rebooting Your Classroom

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The Difference Between Updating And Rebooting Your Classroom
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Is it time for us to reboot Alt. Ed? How do we do this? Bob
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A Treasure Trove of Digital Citizenship Resources for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Treasure Trove of Digital Citizenship Resources for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Sweetwater Alt Ed PLN | Scoop.it
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Great stuff for digital citizenship. 

 

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Training the Brain to Listen: A Practical Strategy for Student Learning and Classroom Management

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Editor's note: This post is co-authored by Marcus Conyers who, with Donna Wilson, is co-developer of the M.S. and Ed.S. Brain-Based Teaching degree programs at Nova Southeastern University. They have
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Just thought this was a cool article.

 

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Share Docs and Assignments with Students Using Google Drive Shared Folders ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Share Docs and Assignments with Students Using Google Drive Shared Folders ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Sweetwater Alt Ed PLN | Scoop.it
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This is a clear explanation of sharing folders in Google Drive.

 

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The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects

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The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects
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This is a great graphic on project based learning.

 

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Aiming Higher: Bloom and Vygotsky In the Classroom - YouTube

My friend and colleague Judith Cantin and I were working on this idea that Bloom's Taxonomy and Vygotsky's Zone of Proximal Development could be put to concr...
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This is a cool video which has implications for us in using web 2.0 tools with students.

 

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Brain Plasticity - How Learning Changes Your Brain | SharpBrains

Brain Plasticity - How Learning Changes Your Brain | SharpBrains | Sweetwater Alt Ed PLN | Scoop.it
Neuroplasticity or brain plasticity refers to the brain’s ability to CHANGE throughout life. The brain has the amazing ability to reorganize itself by forming new connections between brain cells.
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Just think, we are helping shape our students brains. Also, remember that we are often overcoming things that have already influenced our students.

 

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How To Add Rigor To Anything

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How To Add Rigor To Any Lesson, Unit, or Assessment.
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This has me curious about how we can add rigor to our curriculum.

 

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9 Things Every Student Should Be Able to Do with Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

9 Things Every Student Should Be Able to Do with Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Sweetwater Alt Ed PLN | Scoop.it
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We need to make sure we can do these things as well.

 

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Making Learning A Process

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Making Learning A Process That Honors Change
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Some interesting thoughts on the learning process. How can we focus more on the process and growth and less on the product, test scores? Bob
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Educational Leadership:Expecting Excellence:Seven Reasons for Standards-Based Grading

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Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Our 175,000 members in 119 countries are professional educators from all levels and subject areas––superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.
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