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Why we’re getting the homework question wrong

Why we’re getting the homework question wrong | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Are American students spending too much of their lives at their desks? And is putting in that grueling second shift of homework paying off in the long-term?

"At my kitchen table, putting in a second shift of homework after seven hours in school does not help my son become a more inquisitive, confident, life-long learner with an intrinsic sense of curiosity and joy in discovery."

I've been wrestling over the pros and cons of assigning homework a lot.  Having been raised with lots of homework, it's hard for me to imagine school without it, but I'm slowly starting to reconsider...

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Educational Technology Guy: Advice to New College Graduates about to enter the Teaching profession

Educational Technology Guy: Advice to New College Graduates about to enter the Teaching profession | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

Great list of tips for future teachers!  Will definitely be using this as a reference.

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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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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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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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Bad at Math? | Change the Equation

Bad at Math? | Change the Equation | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Change the Equation aligns corporate efforts in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education to ensure that they add up to real, measurable growth in the achievement and STEM fluency of U.S.
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The Inclusive Class: What You Need to Know: Preparing Students with Special Needs for the Inclusive Classroom

The Inclusive Class: What You Need to Know: Preparing Students with Special Needs for the Inclusive Classroom | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

"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."

GREAT advice and GREAT resources!

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Students, Teachers Get First Look at New Math Garden

Students, Teachers Get First Look at New Math Garden | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Dacusville Middle and Clemson’s landscape architecture department have partnered to create a unique learning landscape at the middle school.

Love project-based learning!

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writing prompts

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These are some of the daily writing prompts that I use in class. If you have questions, comments, or...

Cool prompts

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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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