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Dogs as Role Models: A Lesson in Classroom Management

Dogs as Role Models: A Lesson in Classroom Management | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
One of the questions I am most frequently asked is, "What do I do when several students act out at the same time?" Without resorting to S.W.A.T.
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Project-Based Learning: Success Start to Finish

Visit http://www.edutopia.org/manor. Go inside Manor New Technology High School, where an unwavering commitment to an effective schoolwide PBL model keeps bo...

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Teaching Teamwork Through Video Game Development (Tech2Learn Series)

High school computer science teacher Ben Chun's students gain programming literacy and collaboration skills as they work in teams to build video games for yo...

So cool!  I wonder if my students could pair up with older students in a similar fashion...

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Six Affirmations for PBL Teachers

Six Affirmations for PBL Teachers | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Andrew Miller (@betamiller on Twitter) is a National Faculty member for the Buck Institute for Education, an organization specializing in 21st century project-based learning, as well as for ASCD,...

Go PBL!

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Educators Grow Green Schools

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Credit: Allison Kendall
Green schools are emerging around the country, and they are nothing short of spectacular.

"Good ventilation, daylight, cleanliness, reduced noise -- all attributes of green design -- are not merely aesthetic improvements; they can actually promote better educational outcomes."
I wonder how many there are in this area... 

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Engaging Students with Social and Emotional Learning

Engaging Students with Social and Emotional Learning | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Rutgers University professor Maurice Elias serves as director of the Social-Emotional Learning Lab and coordinator of the Expert Advisory Group to the NJ Coalition for Bullying Awareness and Pre...

"Educators have identified six themes for students to explore that tend to kindle a sense of engagement in school: perseverance, change, greatness, following hopes and dreams, opposition, and optimism."

Good ideas for creating a community of learners.

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Using Technology to Discover Geography and Geology Outside the Classroom

Third graders become historians, writers, and videographers as they explore the geography and geology of their community. If you liked this video, consider s...

Great idea to partner with high school students and retired teachers.  And of course, go project-based learning!

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Reteach and Enrich: How to Make Time for Every Student

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Reteach and Enrich: How to Make Time for Every Student...

"Reteach and Enrich" is a very interesting idea.  Students get taught a topic one week, they are given a formative assessment at the end of the week to determine whether they go to reteach or enrich, teachers select either r or e and students go to that class the following week.

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Financial Literacy Makes School Relevant

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Ariel Community Academy, Chicago, IL WHY FINANCIALLITERACY WORKS VIDEO: KIDS INVEST IN FUNDS RESOURCES ANDLESSON PLANS (@CharlesSchwab Thanks for the #FinEd resource.)...

One of the 5 21st Century themes!

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A Parent's Guide to Twitter and Education

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Joe Mazza (@Joe_Mazza on Twitter) is principal of Knapp Elementary in Lansdale, PA, a school where 20 languages are spoken at home.

Good guide

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Seven Tips for Building Positive Relationships with English-Language Learners

Seven Tips for Building Positive Relationships with English-Language Learners | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Larry Ferlazzo (@LarryFerlazzo on Twitter) and Katie Hull Sypnieski teach at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California.

Great tips for ELL education!

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Getting Started with Project-Based Learning (Hint: Don't Go Crazy)

Getting Started with Project-Based Learning (Hint: Don't Go Crazy) | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Before the start of the school year, many of us want to use the remaining weeks of summer to learn some new skills -- such as project-based learning (PBL).

Great advice!  I plan on following it soon!!

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Free Online Resources Engage Elementary Kids (Tech2Learn Series)

Fifth-grade teacher Nicole Dalesio keeps her class motivated to learn by encouraging them to create multimedia presentations and projects using technology to...
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Parents and Teachers: The Possibility of a Dream Team

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Dr.Richard Curwin is the director of the Master's program in Behavior Disorder at David Yellin College in Jerusalem and the author of 20 books related to motivation and behavior, including Disc...

"The second call is to tell the parent something good the child has done. Stay away from superficials like dress and focus on behavior, improvement and quality of work. Only after these calls have been made should the teacher call about a problem; not before. In this way, parents and teachers have already established a trusting, workable relationship that significantly diminishes blaming."

Good parent communication advice.

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How Project-Based Learning Builds 21st-Century Skills

How Project-Based Learning Builds 21st-Century Skills | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Suzie Boss (@suzieboss on Twitter) is a journalist and author of Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age.

Project-based learning + 21st century skills = awesome

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How to Engage Underperforming Students

By focusing tightly on instructional strategies and PD, educators at Cochrane Collegiate Academy saved their school from closure. In just three years, they h...

AMAZING.  I love their "non-negotiables."  These will certainly be in my classroom.

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Beyond the Teachers' Lounge: The Emerging Connection Gap

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Mary Beth Hertz (@mbteach on Twitter) is an elementary computer teacher in Philadelphia, PA and a regular blogger on Edutopia. You can read more of her work on her own blog at Philly-teacher.

"We are part of a community of learners that knows no walls, that our learning has no boundaries."

Since my 397 class, I have become committed to being one of these learners/teachers who is connected and informed.  This Scoop.it! is my first step, and I hope to conquer Twitter soon!

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An Introduction to Project-Based Learning

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I am very interested in project-based learning for my future classroom, and this video provides a good intro.

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Combining SEL and Social Studies

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Blogger Maurice Elias presents a social studies lesson that challenges students to think with their heads and their hearts.

Good idea for project-based learning to combine SEL and Social Studies.

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Financial Literacy Makes School Relevant

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Teaching about finance (left) begins in the early grades at Ariel; Principal Lenette Coleman (right) explains that the school’s point-of-view curriculum aims to help students feel confident in...

Go financial literacy!

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Project-Based Learning: An Overview

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Speaking of project-based learning!

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Community Begins with the Morning Meeting

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For sure doing morning meetings!

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