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Texas Studies Suggest Test Design Flaw in TAKS

Texas Studies Suggest Test Design Flaw in TAKS | Ripples | Scoop.it
New studies suggest that TAKS, the state standardized tests in Texas, may contain a serious flaw that makes them virtually useless in measuring the effects of classroom instruction.
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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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The McDonaldization of Education

The McDonaldization of Education | Ripples | Scoop.it
Slow.  I love this word, and yet it tends to have many negative connotations  in education. Which is too bad because it's the very philosophy we need to save our education system, and give kids the...
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Leave Them Kids Alone

Leave Them Kids Alone | Ripples | Scoop.it
I was a highly motivated young teacher with a Masters degree in Elementary Education and I was in for a rude awakening. I'll explain way I am so against full day kindergarten.
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What will your verse be?

What will your verse be? | Ripples | Scoop.it
Yesterday morning, I had just woken up and was listening to the radio as I was getting ready to start the day, when I heard the bad news.  Robin Williams was dead.  After the initial shock, I looke...
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And What Do You Mean By…

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Have Students Practice Presentation Skills While Teaching About Technology

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Teachers: Five Ways to Ease Back into School

Teachers: Five Ways to Ease Back into School | Ripples | Scoop.it
Does the thought of returning to school result in a tense knot in your stomach or a joyful flutter in your heart? Strategies to manage those feelings, focus on the possibilities, and ease back into the rhythm of teaching.
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planning to see kids on my first day or two back to schoolFind a techy way to arrange this for my 5th grade teachers missing their students now in Middle School. - Marti PikePerhaps a lunchtime Skype! - Marti Pike

 

If you know that on that first day you will return to your classroom you'll have a friend to help and talk with it'll be much easier.For the kids too.  See if parents can let you know who they are then make arrangements for them to pass notes in the halls and meet at lunch.  - Marti Pike

 

fun back-to-school tasksRebuild my webpage.  Create my first 3 Committee webpages so I'll feel like I'm ahead. Watch video clips and TedEd flip them.
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Print, read, and mark up interesting articles that might be used in class or committees.   - Marti Pike

 

Our mindset is the key to how we experience our reality. If we can help our minds land on thoughts that are energizing, empowering, and affirming then we'll experience our return to school in an easier way.See also Carol Dweck's Mindset.   - Marti Pike

 

The key is learning to shift these stories into interpretations that offer possibilities and empowerment

 

a rut story. A different interpretation could beThis committee they've made me chair might turn out to be a powerful Think Tank on issuses that are important to me. I'm looking carefully for applications.  - Marti Pike

 

Our thoughts create our realities"Nothing is but what thinking makes it so."  Shakespear - Marti Pike

 

rejuvenatedI spent time at the Family History Center.  - Marti Pike

 

no more than three hours a day of work.It felt that way because I did the things I enjoyed about my job...and a few "must dos." - Marti Pike

 

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Every Teacher Needs from a Principal

Every Teacher Needs from a Principal | Ripples | Scoop.it
ASCD EDge -ASCD EDge
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Wicked Teacher Tricks

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Start the year out right.
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Humans Need Not Apply

Humans Need Not Apply | Ripples | Scoop.it
We need to start thinking now what do we do when large sections of the population are unemployable through no fault of their own.  What to do in a future where, for most jobs, humans need not apply? Please watch this 15 minute video. The quote, from the conclusion of the video you just watched, is a fascinating and profound question for humans to answer. What do societies do when employed work is no longer the centre of the day, week or even human lifecycle? Young people have a vested interest in wrestling with many societal issues that are unaddressed by …
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Does our current educational system prepare our students for the future?

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It's Time For Dumb Goals In Education

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Is It Time For Dumb Goals In Education?
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Self-Assessment Inspires Learning

Self-Assessment Inspires Learning | Ripples | Scoop.it
Read and download this self-assessment rubric and accompanying questions to help you assess your own or your students' social and emotional development this year.
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Teaching Champions

Teaching Champions | Ripples | Scoop.it
We had an amazing in-service in our district this week. The training was about Champs Classroom Management from Randy Sprick.
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What is Edshelf? and why should I care? we have only 5 days to #saveedshelf

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What is edshelf?

You can help #saveedshelf for as little as $10.00.

 

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I think you should care because this is the only peer-edited site of its kind.  We must save it for ourselves.

 

"There are over 90,000 iOS apps in the education category of the iTunes App Store, and over 90,000 Android apps in the education category of the Google Play marketplace. That’s 180,000 mobile apps between iOS and Android. If you throw in the hundreds of thousands of educational websites and desktop apps as well, that is a lot of edtech through which to wade.

How in the world is a busy educator, parent, or student to know what is worth their money and time?

Edshelf is a socially-curated directory of education technology. Educators can:

Add their favorite websites, mobile apps, desktop programs, and electronic products to our directorySearch for relevant tools by price, age, subject, platform, or categoryCurate collections of their favorite tools for their classrooms, departments, schools, colleagues, and studentsRate, review, and share usage suggestions of tools they have tried"

 

 

 

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Leading One-to-One

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It's More Than The Room, Start Over

It's More Than The Room,  Start Over | Ripples | Scoop.it
Lenny Gonzales By Therese Jilek As the school year begins, most classrooms across the country will mirror traditional class design: rows of desks wi
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"Educational Movements, Not Market Moments"

"Educational Movements, Not Market Moments" | Ripples | Scoop.it
Educational Movements, Not Market Moments is an important post by Mike Rose. Here's an excerpt: I'm adding it to I Am Tired Of “School Reformers” Using The Civil Rights Movement Legacy To Support T...
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The Research Behind Social and Emotional Learning

The Research Behind Social and Emotional Learning | Ripples | Scoop.it
Social and emotional learning gives kids a variety of tools to help them succeed, including a boost in motivation to learn, more time spent on homework, and increased test scores.
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Self-Assessment Inspires Learning

Self-Assessment Inspires Learning | Ripples | Scoop.it
Read and download this self-assessment rubric and accompanying questions to help you assess your own or your students' social and emotional development this year.
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Fun for the Sake of Fun

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Questions to Consider, Again

Questions to Consider, Again | Ripples | Scoop.it
August 12, 2014 by John Hardison. Check out these 50 "Back-to-School" questions for the effective and efficient educator.
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PresentationTube

PresentationTube | Ripples | Scoop.it
A free network for recording, uploading & sharing online PowerPoint video presentations
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Record & Share Online Video Presentations

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The difference between instrumental and relational understanding

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Who/What Drives Your Instructional Decisions? Why?

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Using Exhibits as Assessment

Using Exhibits as Assessment | Ripples | Scoop.it
Students at Normal Park Museum Magnet School create various types of museum-style exhibits to demonstrate their understanding of academic topics.
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