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An education in US immigration policy - Baltimore Sun

An education in US immigration policy - Baltimore Sun | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
An education in US immigration policyBaltimore SunMost Marylanders who oppose the Dream Act, which grants undocumented immigrants the resident tuition discount on a state college education, probably never met the likes of Onan Marroquin.

Indeed.

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Prince George’s parent upset by school’s handling of disabled child

Prince George’s parent upset by school’s handling of disabled child | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Tracy Thompson says Heather Hills Elementary School did not help her daughter, who has ADHD, secure her homework materials daily, as many schools do with such children.

So sad.

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12 Great iPad Apps for Elementary School Kids | Education.com

12 Great iPad Apps for Elementary School Kids | Education.com | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
The iPad isn't only the latest craze in technology, but it's also a great teaching tool. Here are our top iPad app picks for Elementary school kids by grade.

Good list of apps!

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Study Asks: Is There an Ideal Amount of Recess?

Study Asks: Is There an Ideal Amount of Recess? | 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.

"more recess does not decrease reading scores—and may lead to social, cognitive, and other benefits. 'It allows a child to be a child.'"

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The Teacher Report: 5 Excuses Kids Give for Not Re... - WeAreTeachers

The Teacher Report: 5 Excuses Kids Give for Not Re... - WeAreTeachers | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
When it’s time for reading, some students eagerly turn to their chapter books or novels, diving to the last place they left their bookmarks. Others drag their feet, offering some pretty creative reasons why they should be doing anything else.

Great strategies!  #3 using graphics novels is a good idea

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Using Musical Notes to Teach Fractions

Using Musical Notes to Teach Fractions | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Continue reading → (Via @MindShiftKQED: Using Musical Notes to Teach Fractions | http://t.co/V99tMY6F...)...

I made a whole poster for a lesson on this in MUED155!!  No one understood except for our professor though...

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5 Strategies for Decorating Your Library or Classr... - WeAreTeachers

5 Strategies for Decorating Your Library or Classr... - WeAreTeachers | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
It's a proven fact* that kids retain only about 20% of what they hear and 30% of what they see.

For future reference, good decoration ideas

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National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
A digital library containing Java applets and activities for K-12 mathematics...

Great math resource!

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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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Save Great Teachers

A grassroots movement to reform America's public education and keep our best teachers in the classroom.

So THIS is what Michelle Rhee's been up to.  How are teachers fired in your state??

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Video: Save Great Teachers

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With almost every state facing cuts in education spending, we must look seriously at what can be done to improve our schools and save great teachers from layoffs.
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Five Reasons I don't Assign Homework

Five Reasons I don't Assign Homework | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
The homework debate is one that has permeated education for many decades, and it shows no signs of slowing. Homework proponents perplex me, because the research is so overwhelmingly against homework's… (You know I had to tweet this!

Very interesting arguments

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What Makes Finnish Kids So Smart?

What Makes Finnish Kids So Smart? | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
The academic prowess of Finland's students has lured educators to learn the country's secret. What they find is simple but not easy: well-trained teachers and responsible children.

Older article, but it still holds true.

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Education Week Teacher: Lisa Delpit on Pervasive Inequities

Lisa Delpit makes the case that African-American students do not achieve to their potential because they're hindered by "society's deeply ingrained bias of equating blackness with inferiority," stereotype threat, and curriculum that is not...

"Teachers must be "warm demanders," meaning that they need to communicate clear, high expectations and hold students accountable for their performance, but also show care and concern"  Awesome quote!

"She recounts an instance in which an African-American student asked a tutor: "Why you trying to teach me to multiply, Ms. L.? Black people don't multiply; black people just add and subtract. White people multiply."  Sad quote.

 

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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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Should Teachers Be Disciplined For Online Lives? : NPR

Several teachers have been disciplined, and even fired, for their online activities.

As student teachers and future teachers, "you need to understand the scope and impact of what you post online"

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5 Ways Teachers Can Use Data in Unexpected Ways to... - WeAreTeachers

5 Ways Teachers Can Use Data in Unexpected Ways to... - WeAreTeachers | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

Student assessment data gives you a glimpse into your students' minds—it helps you to see where they struggle, where they excel and what you need to focus on as a teacher.  And while student data is essential in grouping students and in formul (Five...

Yay for formative assessment!

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Caine's Arcade

A 9 year old boy - who built an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad's used auto part store - is about to have the best day of his life.

Cutest. Thing. In. The. World.

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The Dreaded F Word: Fractions

The Dreaded F Word: Fractions | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
David Ginsburg is a consultant specializing in instructional coaching, school leadership, math instruction, and new teacher training.

"teachers need to develop students' understanding of fractions using manipulatives--actual and/or virtual"  So true!!

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The Trouble With Pay for Performance

The Trouble With Pay for Performance | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Teacher pay should reflect a multidimensional evaluation system, write Gerald Tirozzi, Marian Hermie, and Wayne Schmidt.

Interesting twist on pay for performance.  I especially like #2: as a new student teacher, I am going to reallyyy want a good mentor!

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LIFO - “Last In, First Out” Hurts Students, Teachers, and Communities

LIFO - “Last In, First Out” Hurts Students, Teachers, and Communities | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
A grassroots movement to reform America's public education and keep our best teachers in the classroom.
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