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25+ Favorite Quotes for Educators

25+ Favorite Quotes for Educators | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
There are so many great quotes related to education out there, and they can really be helpful when you (or your students) are looking for...

Great inspiration  :)

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Educating Through Service

Educating Through Service | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
This weekend, I along with 29 other young people will give away five million dollars. Our goal: to help solve our nation's education problem by integrating service into the school curriculum.

Just like my Philanthropy course at UMD!  Fully support this idea.

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5 Inspiring Education Books to Read This Summer

5 Inspiring Education Books to Read This Summer | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Books featuring inspiring parents, teachers and education heroes.

And the Summer of Professional Development continues!

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Teaching Ahead: A Roundtable - Is the Traditional School Schedule Outmoded? Archives - Education Week Teacher

Teaching Ahead: A Roundtable - Is the Traditional School Schedule Outmoded? Archives - Education Week Teacher | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

Sounds good to me!

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The Home Library Effect: Transforming At-Risk Readers

The Home Library Effect: Transforming At-Risk Readers | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

Teacher Justin Minkel says a project he launched to get more books into the homes of his students has had a profound effect on their academic progress and connection to reading.

"The ratio of books to children in middle-income neighborhoods is 13 books to one child, while in low-income neighborhoods the ratio is one book to 300 children.

This "book gap" is easier to erase than the more complex barriers involved in poverty. Richard Allington found that giving children 12 books to take home over the summer resulted in gains equal to summer school for lower-income children, and had twice the impact of summer school for the poorest of those children."

AMAZING

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Grade the Work, Not the Behavior

Grade the Work, Not the Behavior | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Cindi Rigsbee thinks her students' grades should reflect their knowledge rather than behavior, so she gives cheaters and those who are late with assignments a second chance.

"I realized that I really do want grades to reflect what my students know, not what behavioral choices they make. So I began to change my philosophy on assessment."

"I now respond by reassigning the work or re-administering the test by making it different and, if possible, more rigorous. For example, what was at first a multiple-choice quiz may become an essay when I retest the student. Yes, it's more time-consuming than ripping up the original work and giving a zero—but it's worth it to me to actually be able to assess whether or not my students have met my learning goals. I can't determine that if they never do the work."

LOVE her philosophy.

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Reinventing Education To Teach Creativity And Entrepreneurship

Reinventing Education To Teach Creativity And Entrepreneurship | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
As you read this, students all over the country are sitting for state standardized exams. Schools spend up to 40% of the year on test prep, so that, shall we say, no child is left behind.

"Imagine a world where the math textbook was replaced with open-ended, thought-provoking opportunities to question the world around us. In these classrooms, students would learn how to think, how to find problems, not just plug in numbers to solve them. What if quizzes measured kids’ ability to question, not answer?"

"Our schools should be producing kids who tinker, make, experiment, collaborate, question, and embrace failure as an opportunity to learn. Our schools must be staffed with passionate teachers who are not just prepared to foster creativity, perseverance, and empathy, but are responsible for ensuring kids develop these skills."

Inspiring.

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How Project-Based Learning Builds 21st-Century Skills

How Project-Based Learning Builds 21st-Century Skills | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Suzie Boss (@suzieboss on Twitter) is a journalist and author of Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age.

Project-based learning + 21st century skills = awesome

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The Teacher Report: 7 Crazy Things People Say to T... - WeAreTeachers

The Teacher Report: 7 Crazy Things People Say to T... - WeAreTeachers | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
If there’s one thing we know about teaching, it’s that very few people know what it’s like to work with 20 (okay, 35) students, day in and day out, in an attempt to meet a long list of individual and corporate educational goals.

Love it!  So funny!!

"The comeback: “I’m not opposed to being paid what I’m worth. The trouble is defining the value of a good teacher by test scores. Unless, of course, you think your SAT score was the ultimate predictor of your worth.”"

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Laptops replace lectures in some area schools - JSOnline

Laptops replace lectures in some area schools - JSOnline | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Waukesha - Last year, Kim Crosby spent about 80% of her class time teaching math concepts at Waukesha STEM Academy. For the other 20%, she helped students individually.

"Why is memorization and fact-regurgitation so heavily valued when school leaders and employers say they want greater problem-solving and critical thinking skills from graduates?"

"What is clear, at least to Miron, is that research suggests well-executed project-based learning builds higher-level thinking skills in students, and that an engaging teacher - technology or no technology - is essential."

Go project-based learning and technology in the classroom!

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How 1:1 Technology Is Making School More Real

How 1:1 Technology Is Making School More Real | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Back in 2007, I gave my students an end-of-year survey asking them how they felt their year with me had gone.

Wow I can't believe they are posting book reviews on Amazon!  That is so real, as his student put it.  Definitely something to consider for context...

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What Do Your Students Need? - Whole Child Education

What Do Your Students Need? - Whole Child Education | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
We call on educators, policymakers, business leaders, families, and community members to work together on a whole child approach to education.

My thoughts exactly.

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Getting Started with Project-Based Learning (Hint: Don't Go Crazy)

Getting Started with Project-Based Learning (Hint: Don't Go Crazy) | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Before the start of the school year, many of us want to use the remaining weeks of summer to learn some new skills -- such as project-based learning (PBL).

Great advice!  I plan on following it soon!!

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Project-Based Learning: Success Start to Finish

Visit http://www.edutopia.org/manor. Go inside Manor New Technology High School, where an unwavering commitment to an effective schoolwide PBL model keeps bo...

Great video!

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The Global Read Aloud

The Global Read Aloud | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

"Global collaboration is necessary to show students that they are part of something bigger than them. That the world needs to be protected and that we need to care for all people. You can show them pictures of kids in other countries but why not have them speak to each other? Then the caring can begin."

Sounds awesome!

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Math game adds up to win

Math game adds up to win | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

 

"The Fantasy Baseball Math Program was a great way to expand Pirates Charities educational programming; the program has a clear connection to baseball, but it also has proven academic outcomes for the kids who participate."

Isn't it amazing how well project based learning works!

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What is 21st century education?

Our world is changing at an unprecedented pace. To prepare our students, lessons must go beyond the "3 R's" and foster 21st century skills. Skills like criti...

Great video about 21st century education!

 

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Educational Technology Guy: Teachers are Heroes - infographic on what teachers do

Educational Technology Guy: Teachers are Heroes - infographic on what teachers do | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

Great inspiring infographic  :)

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Six Affirmations for PBL Teachers

Six Affirmations for PBL Teachers | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Andrew Miller (@betamiller on Twitter) is a National Faculty member for the Buck Institute for Education, an organization specializing in 21st century project-based learning, as well as for ASCD,...

Go PBL!

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Study: The Sharper Minds of Bilinguals

Study: The Sharper Minds of Bilinguals | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Veteran education reporter Lesli Maxwell has worked both inside and outside of major school systems. Join her now as she delves into the educational, policy, and social issues surrounding English-language learners in U.S.

Go bilinguilism!

"The bilingual juggles linguistic input and, it appears, automatically pays greater attention to relevant versus irrelevant sounds. Rather than promoting linguistic confusion, bilingualism promotes improved 'inhibitory control,' or the ability to pick out relevant speech sounds and ignore others."

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Using Technology to Discover Geography and Geology Outside the Classroom

Third graders become historians, writers, and videographers as they explore the geography and geology of their community. If you liked this video, consider s...

Great idea to partner with high school students and retired teachers.  And of course, go project-based learning!

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An Introduction to Project-Based Learning

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An Introduction to Project-Based Learning...

I am very interested in project-based learning for my future classroom, and this video provides a good intro.

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Financial Literacy Makes School Relevant

Financial Literacy Makes School Relevant | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Ariel Community Academy, Chicago, IL WHY FINANCIALLITERACY WORKS VIDEO: KIDS INVEST IN FUNDS RESOURCES ANDLESSON PLANS (@CharlesSchwab Thanks for the #FinEd resource.)...

One of the 5 21st Century themes!

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