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Big Shifts Ahead for Math Instruction

Big Shifts Ahead for Math Instruction | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
The standards will change the grade levels at which some content is introduced, push aside other topics, and ask students to show their understanding.

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10 Quick Ways To Become A Better Reader

10 Quick Ways To Become A Better Reader | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Reading is the basis for any type of education. It is an important skill that a person needs to master in order to grow and develop in life. Reading not only helps with gaining knowledge, but also strengthens your command over the language.

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- 9 Ways to Assess without Standardized Tests

- 9 Ways to Assess without Standardized Tests | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.

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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!

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Initiative Taps Arts, Celebrities to Help Turn Around Schools

Initiative Taps Arts, Celebrities to Help Turn Around Schools | 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.

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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.

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ASCD Express 7.14 - Colleges, Careers, Citizenship

ASCD Express 7.14 - Colleges, Careers, Citizenship | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
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.

Civic literacy!

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writing prompts

writing prompts | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
These are some of the daily writing prompts that I use in class. If you have questions, comments, or...

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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.

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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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The Innovative Educator: Inform Others of the Harm of Standardized Tests with This Flyer

The Innovative Educator: Inform Others of the Harm of Standardized Tests with This Flyer | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

Interesting arguments

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How 12 Schools Are Using Khan Academy Right Now

How 12 Schools Are Using Khan Academy Right Now | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Whether you want to use it as a study tool for your own education or bring it in as an alternative way for students in your classes to learn a subject, it’s simple and free to get started with Khan Academy.

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2012 Teacher of the Year laments education cuts - CBS News

2012 Teacher of the Year laments education cuts - CBS News | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
2012 Teacher of the Year laments education cutsCBS News"We don't necessarily have the funding to keep up with all the things we need to do to give children a 21st century education," Mieliwocki said Monday on "CBS This Morning." "In my state of California,...

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Financial Literacy Makes School Relevant

Financial Literacy Makes School Relevant | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
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...

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Pineapplegate Raises Fresh Questions about the Obama Administration's Expansion of Testing

Pineapplegate Raises Fresh Questions about the Obama Administration's Expansion of Testing | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Anthony Cody spent 24 years working in Oakland schools, 18 of them as a science teacher at a high needs middle school. He is National Board certified, and now leads workshops with teachers focused on Project Based Learning.

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Ed Dept seeks to bring test-based assessment to teacher prep programs

Ed Dept seeks to bring test-based assessment to teacher prep programs | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
The Education Department wants colleges of education to be evaluated on how students in K-12 classrooms being taught by their graduates perform on standardized test scores — and it wants to link financial aid to students at these colleges with test...

"Specifically department officials are proposing regulations that would rate teacher prep programs into four tiers through a number of measures — though heavily weighted — on standardized test scores. Only programs in the top two tiers would be allowed to offer federally funded teaching grants for students who agree to teach in high-poverty schools."  

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Chicago Wants Longer School Day; Foes Want Details : NPR

Chicago Wants Longer School Day; Foes Want Details : NPR | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Most Chicago public schools have less-than-six-hour school days — some of the shortest in the country. And many have no recess. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pushing to lengthen the day to at least seven hours.

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Finding an End to the Parent-Teacher Wars

Finding an End to the Parent-Teacher Wars | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
One teacher's rules for a successful parent-teacher relationship: stay calm, never press "send" in the heat of the moment and please, no conferences in the parking lot.

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A Parent's Guide to Twitter and Education

A Parent's Guide to Twitter and Education | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Joe Mazza (@Joe_Mazza on Twitter) is principal of Knapp Elementary in Lansdale, PA, a school where 20 languages are spoken at home.

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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.

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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."
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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.

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