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What Does a Whole Child-Centered School Look Like? - Education - GOOD

What Does a Whole Child-Centered School Look Like? - Education - GOOD | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
A Canadian High School enables students and families to learn and connect in a culturally rich environment. (Check out @GOOD's article on our 2012 Vision in Action award winner, @ByrneCreekSS!

Go whole child ed!

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Does Congress know reading is fundamental?

Does Congress know reading is fundamental? | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
We are in the midst of a reading crisis in America, and the head of Reading Is Fundamental explains a new approach the organization is taking to ignite a love of reading across the United States.

"in low-income neighborhoods, there is only one book for every 300 children"  WHAT?!?!

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Can Banning Hand-Raising Promote a Calmer Classroom? | NewsFeed | TIME.com

Can Banning Hand-Raising Promote a Calmer Classroom? | NewsFeed | TIME.com | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Another school in the U.K. is jumping on the 'banned'-wagon, eliminating a very basic classroom tradition: raising your hand.

Ummm interesting?

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How zoning policies affect student achievement

How zoning policies affect student achievement | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Communities pursuing inclusionary housing policies and socioeconomic school integration programs are demonstrating that we don’t have to accept rising economic segregation as inevitable.

"This finding comports with a wide body of research indicating that low-income students perform better in middle-class (and higher-achieving) schools than in high-poverty (and lower-achieving) schools."

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What new research on extended school day says

What new research on extended school day says | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Two new studies are flashing warning signs about the move to extend the school day and the consequences of doing it the wrong way.

Interesting idea: push afterschool and summer programs where kids learn differently, instead of longer school days!

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Is Television the New Secondhand Smoke?

Is Television the New Secondhand Smoke? | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Reporter Sarah D. Sparks spent the last five years writing about federal and state education regulations. Now covering education research, she can most often be found with a double-shot mocha in one hand and the latest academic journal in the other.

"Prior research suggests background television can have a "chronic disruptive impact on very young children's behavior." Studies have linked background television to less focused play among toddlers, poorer parent-child interaction, and interference with older students' ability to do homework," BUT "Anything that limits or distracts from that active interaction can be a problem, but not an insurmountable one."

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Why I No Longer Use Groups in the Classroom

Why I No Longer Use Groups in the Classroom | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
A writing teacher says research on the limits of collaborative brainstorming confirms his instinctual distrust of small-group work in the classroom.

Wow, so apparently group work isn't as great as we thought!  Students apparently come up with more ideas when they work alone first.  Revolutionizing.

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Maslow's Hierarchy Hits Home

Maslow's Hierarchy Hits Home | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
David Ginsburg is a consultant specializing in instructional coaching, school leadership, math instruction, and new teacher training.

GREAT article

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Big Study Links Good Teachers to Lasting Gain

Big Study Links Good Teachers to Lasting Gain | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Effects on students’ lives beyond academics, in areas as varied as teenage-pregnancy and adult earnings, are cited.

Go good teachers!

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Education Week Teacher: Flattening the School Walls

Education Week Teacher: Flattening the School Walls | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Principal Tom Horn has transformed a troubled alternative high school in Oregon—along with teachers' job descriptions—by introducing a radical project-based-learning model.

GENIUS.

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‘Talking pineapple’ question on standardized test baffles students

‘Talking pineapple’ question on standardized test baffles students | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
A question about a “talking pineapple” on a standardized test given to eighth-grade students in New York has baffled not only students but adults who have seen it, too.

Ridiculous.

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Man vs. Computer: Who Wins the Essay-Scoring Challenge?

Man vs. Computer: Who Wins the Essay-Scoring Challenge? | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Veteran Education Week reporters Catherine Gewertz and Erik Robelen bring you news and analysis of issues at the core of classroom learning.

"A new study suggests there is little, if any, difference in the reliability and accuracy of the computer approach."  WOW

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Indian Engineers Build A Stronger Society With School Lunch Program - NPR (blog)

Indian Engineers Build A Stronger Society With School Lunch Program - NPR (blog) | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Indian Engineers Build A Stronger Society With School Lunch ProgramNPR (blog)At a government-run public middle school in Bangalore, the blackboard's cracking, the textbooks are tattered and most of the students are barefoot.
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