Online test prep company Grockit has launched a new social learning site, Learnist, which it likens to "the Pinterest for educators and students." With it, users can collect and pin content from around the web, like YouTube videos and websites,...
Definitely a resource to check out. Looks promising!
If you've ever dreamed of owning your own tabletop biosphere, or looking for a fun project either to display in your home or give as a gift, look no further. Here are some resources to creating your own living biosphere ...
It'd be so cool to do this with my students! So many learning opportunities!
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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."
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."
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.
ASCD's ELL Research page, definitely a good resource.
By Sarah Edwards, CNN (CNN) -- Butterfly in the sky I can go twice as high. . . Remember those lyrics from the once popular children’s show “Reading Rainbow”? Well, it’s back, but this time not on TV - on iPad.
Have you ever heard of flip teaching ? The idea is so simple it’s brilliant.
"Have you ever heard of flip teaching? The idea is so simple it’s brilliant. In a flipped classroom, students watch videos, listen to podcasts, and do background reading outside of class so that the actual time with the teacher can be spent in meaningful discussion, doing collaborative work, and trying hands-on projects instead of listening to lectures."
"The point is, that it does take preparation and planning to effectively teach in an inclusive classroom. And, as I have also learned over time, that the preparation not only rests in the hands of the teachers but the parents as well."
Bill Nye, the Magic School Bus and an Orion spacecraft come together at the USA Science & Engineering Festival this weekend.
"More than 3,000 hands-on activities and about 150 performances and demonstrations will be offered throughout the weekend, including several geared toward getting younger girls interested in science and math." Definitely would be cool for my future students! And me!
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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