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The Real World: Using Math in Daily Life - WeAreTeachers

The Real World: Using Math in Daily Life - WeAreTeachers | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

By guest blogger Joann Wasik, originally posted on TheGateway.org  
"I’m not good at math."
Good tips for making math relevant!

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Tips for Planning Interdisciplinary Units in Middle School

Tips for Planning Interdisciplinary Units in Middle School | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Cross-curricular teaching requires forethought and communication but pays off in student engagement and knowledge retention, says one middle school teacher.

Great tips!

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One is the Loneliest Number: Autism and Social Ski... - WeAreTeachers

One is the Loneliest Number: Autism and Social Ski... - WeAreTeachers | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Our guest blogger, Joann Wasik, is a Metadata Cataloger for The Gateway to 21st Century Skills . 
 
Social relationships can be difficult for any child.
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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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Study Weighs Benefits of Organizing Recess

Study Weighs Benefits of Organizing Recess | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Researchers found that a structured approach to managing recess led to less bullying and more time for learning.

Interesting idea.  Maybe structure recess myself if no school program.

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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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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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Girls’ Attitudes About STEM Careers: Similarities and Differences Among Race/Ethnic Groups | Teaching Tolerance

Girls’ Attitudes About STEM Careers: Similarities and Differences Among Race/Ethnic Groups | Teaching Tolerance | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

Great lesson plan!

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Community Begins with the Morning Meeting

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Community Begins with the Morning Meeting...

For sure doing morning meetings!

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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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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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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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