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What excuses do you accept from your students? from yourself?

What excuses do you accept from your students?  from yourself? | Ripples | Scoop.it
Whenever I think of a teacher, I also think of a scholar. It has always been apparent to me that if one is to be an effective teacher, one must continually learn. Of course that is not always a pat...
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Best Practice Fits All

Best Practice Fits All | Ripples | Scoop.it
When you hear professional development described as "one size fits all", what do you imagine? Heads resting on hands? Glazed eyes? Sidebar conversations running rampant? I can relate-- I have sat i...
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10 strategies for lightning-quick feedback students can REALLY use

10 strategies for lightning-quick feedback students can REALLY use | Ripples | Scoop.it
Students crave feedback, but it has to be timely to matter. Here are some strategies for feedback students will WANT to read.
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Visualizing Our Understanding: Graphic Organizers

Visualizing Our Understanding: Graphic Organizers | Ripples | Scoop.it
“The use of graphic organizers,” says the  El Campo ISD’s Intervention Warehouse website , “is a powerful tool that is easy to integrat
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How I Get My Students to Own Their Learning - Flipped Learning Network Hub

How I Get My Students to Own Their Learning - Flipped Learning Network Hub | Ripples | Scoop.it
Jon had a great chance to visit with Illinois Math teacher Kirk Humpries. Kirk is a master at getting his students to take their ownership of their learning.
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AllSides for Schools

AllSides for Schools | Ripples | Scoop.it
Preparing students to participate thoughtfully in democracy - and in life. Our program teaches students how to read news and social media without being manipulated, respect others even when they are different, and think critically and collaboratively. This develops skills that schools want while applying it to current topics, making the lessons more powerful.
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The Adolescent Brain

The Adolescent Brain | Ripples | Scoop.it
Being an adolescent can be a difficult time. The brain is doing a lot of growing. The hormones are running rapid in the body. They are wanting to be independent and yet want to still be helped alon…
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The Students are Paying Attention

The Students are Paying Attention | Ripples | Scoop.it
It is always a blessing when students are able to attend professional learning opportunities for their teachers. There is a different accountability to everyone in the room when the students are wa…
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Replacing Filler in Special Education Documents

Replacing Filler in Special Education Documents | Ripples | Scoop.it
Special education teachers can better serve their students by recording challenges and progress with accurate data, measurable goals, and explicit anecdotes.
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Watching Yourself Teach is Transformational by @TeacherToolkit

Watching Yourself Teach is Transformational by @TeacherToolkit | Ripples | Scoop.it
Have you ever watched yourself teach a lesson? This is a blog about observing yourself teach; and why and how video recordings of yourself teaching can be transformational in your own classroom pra...
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Keep Your Children Learning Over Summer!

Keep Your Children Learning Over Summer! | Ripples | Scoop.it
We have created printable goal setting calendars for students to use over the summer. Also included are reward certificates to recognize children.
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Today I Chose Not to Share - When Is It Our Right to Share the Work of Our Students?

Today I Chose Not to Share - When Is It Our Right to Share the Work of Our Students? | Ripples | Scoop.it
I am spent. Exhausted and drained as I type this. My mind is swirling with thoughts that I cannot quite get a grasp on and yet, I feel compelled to share some words with the world. My students ...
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10 Classroom Systems You Need to Be Using Right Now | Organized Classroom

10 Classroom Systems You Need to Be Using Right Now | Organized Classroom | Ripples | Scoop.it
What are some of your most used classroom systems? I share 10 you need to be using right now in your room which will pay you back in time! Come on over!
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Who Makes the Biggest Difference?

Who Makes the Biggest Difference? | Ripples | Scoop.it
A few years ago I had the opportunity to listen to Damian Cooper (expert on assessment and evaluation here in Ontario) give a talk at OAME.  He shared an analogy with us that I found particularly interesting.  He talked about the Olympic athletes that had just competed in Sochi, specifically ice skaters. He asked us,…
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How many times have you heard, Oh, I have to do a bunch of assessments so I can do my report cards?
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A New Formula for Assessment, Accountability, and Learning — Emerging Education Technologies

A New Formula for Assessment, Accountability, and Learning — Emerging Education Technologies | Ripples | Scoop.it
Curriculum Embedded Performance Assessment Should Lie at the Center of Teaching, Learning, and Accountability Yesterday we began exploring the white paper, “Re-Balancing Assessment: Placing Formative and Performance Assessment at the Heart of Learning ad Accountability”, published in January 2015 by Stuart Kahl
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What Is A Brochure???? - Teacher Tech

What Is A Brochure???? - Teacher Tech | Ripples | Scoop.it
Is that assignment still relevant? Does it have marginal applicability in 2017 and little to none in 2037? Prepare students for their future.
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Flipboard on Flipboard

Flipboard on Flipboard | Ripples | Scoop.it
20,902 Added | 15 Magazines | 23 Likes | 22 Following | 179.7M Followers | @flipboard | Official Flipboard account
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Curiosity Is the Cat - Will Richardson

Curiosity Is the Cat - Will Richardson | Ripples | Scoop.it
I’m becoming more curious about curiosity. I’m beginning to think it’s the only “C” that truly matters, and that it’s been badly disrespected in all the conversation around the 4Cs or 7Cs or howevermanyCs that people have been throwing around. I mean really, when it comes to learning, what comes before curiosity? Critical thinking doesn’t, …
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5 Outside of the Box Assessments Ideas

5 Outside of the Box Assessments Ideas | Ripples | Scoop.it
As another school year comes to a close, many of us are designing our end of the year assessments or knee deep grading them.
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The 10 Most Popular TED Ed Videos for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 10 Most Popular TED Ed Videos for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Ripples | Scoop.it
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A Quiver of Teaching Strategies (Not Just One Silver Bullet)

A Quiver of Teaching Strategies (Not Just One Silver Bullet) | Ripples | Scoop.it
To develop a class of risk takers, administrators need to encourage faculty to try new teaching strategies so they model for their students risk taking, flexibility, and resilience when failure happens.
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Malachy Scullion's curator insight, October 14, 2015 10:43 AM

This is so important - "teachers are trained in a variety of methodologies."

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A quiver may not be enough.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 3, 7:16 PM
As we gain experience and mature (in an Aristotlean way), we learn which arrow to draw from the quiver. The challenge is, without strong support (something I found lacking), from adminstrators it is hard to grow (in a Deweyan way).
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Student Engagement with Blended Learning: 9 Unique Ideas

Student Engagement with Blended Learning: 9 Unique Ideas | Ripples | Scoop.it
These 9 strategies for blended learning are certain to help you engage students quickly and consistently.
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Why "Content Coverage" is Over: A Manifesto!

Why "Content Coverage" is Over: A Manifesto! | Ripples | Scoop.it
Should content coverage requirements supersede delivering high-quality instruction? Andrew Miller doesn't think so! And he invites you to read and sign his rousing manifesto.
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