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Projects By Jen -- Projects

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Welcome to ProjectsByJen.com where teachers can come and join in fun, educational online projects several times a year...
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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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"Each little thing we do goes out like a ripple into the world"- Woodson

 

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The Best Slideshares of 2014

The Best Slideshares of 2014 | Ripples | Scoop.it
Slideshare has silently become  another one of my go to sites for research, design inspiration, and ideas on a particular subject over the last few years. Since 2006, I have almost uploaded 100 sli...
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Scalability Brings Sanity To Your Practice

Scalability Brings Sanity To Your Practice | Ripples | Scoop.it
Instead of committing to New Year's resolutions this year, try for scalability with these strategy suggestions for the next five days, five weeks, and five months.
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A Thousand Rivers

A Thousand Rivers | Ripples | Scoop.it
What the modern world has forgotten about children and learning. photo by Wade Davis   by Carol Black  The following statement somehow showed up on my Twitter feed the other day: “Spontaneous ...
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Getting students to engage — not just comply

Getting students to engage — not just comply | Ripples | Scoop.it
A teacher explains why he prefers student engagement than student compliance, even if the former is less than the latter.
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Something old, something new...

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'I don't believe education is about centralising instruction any more.... it's the process of establishing oneself as a node in a broad network of distributed creativity.' said MIT Media Lab's Joi Ito

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My Favorite Posts In 2014 -- Part Two

My Favorite Posts In 2014 -- Part Two | Ripples | Scoop.it
Every year I identify my personal favorite posts, and it's time for my end-of-year selection. You can see my choices for each of the past seven years here, which includes Part One for 2014. Here ar...
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The Best Education-Related Books Visitors To This Blog Read In 2014

The Best Education-Related Books Visitors To This Blog Read In 2014 | Ripples | Scoop.it
It’s that time of year again — time to share the choices from readers of this blog for the best education-related book they read in the this past year. You might also be interested in: The Best Edu...
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The Myth of Learning Styles

The Myth of Learning Styles | Ripples | Scoop.it
There are a growing number of educators and cognitive psychologists that are beginning to call out those “said so often it must be a fact” topics in learning. I like that. For instance, this article...
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Also the oft heard, "I'm a visual learner", when in fact one of the beauties of our human brain is the ability to synthesize our five senses.  In the quest for understanding our humanity it seems we are drawn to simplify the wonder of our dynamic, complex selves.

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Put Your Name on the Board - A Tale of Why I Gave Up Classroom Discipline Systems

Put Your Name on the Board - A Tale of Why I Gave Up Classroom Discipline Systems | Ripples | Scoop.it
When I moved my blog from Blogger to WordPress last summer I mistakenly assumed that all posts would seamlessly transfer.  I have since found the error in my thinking and have decided to re-post so...
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3 Reasons Why You Should Share and 3 Things You can Do to Start Sharing

3 Reasons Why You Should Share and 3 Things You can Do to Start Sharing | Ripples | Scoop.it
I am back on my soapbox... ...because I continue to see great things happening in classrooms, but get blank stares, when I ask, if these things are being shared beyond the school building. ...becau...
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Cracking the "Ice-Breaker Project" Jinx

Cracking the "Ice-Breaker Project" Jinx | Ripples | Scoop.it
Through teaching their classmates, reflecting on the experience, and refining their presentations, students learn how to create authentic, meaningful work.
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Perspective

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How to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions is a useful article over at Bloomberg View about research related to New Year's resolutions. Here's an excerpt: Obviously, this can be connected to quarters ...
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Yes? No? Use Test Scores to Measure Teacher-Prep Program Effectiveness

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DONE! All 28 Annual "Best" Lists For 2014 In One Place

DONE! All 28 Annual "Best" Lists For 2014 In One Place | Ripples | Scoop.it
This is it -- all of my 28 annual "Best" lists in one place! The only one I wasn't able to get to was choosing the best infographics. However, I did compile The Best Collections Of Infographics, Ch...
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So I Gave Up Punishment and My Students Still Behaved

So I Gave Up Punishment and My Students Still Behaved | Ripples | Scoop.it
When I moved my blog from Blogger to WordPress last summer I mistakenly assumed that all posts would seamlessly transfer.  I have since found the error in my thinking and have decided to re-post so...
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Take One and Pass It On

Take One and Pass It On | Ripples | Scoop.it
In the staff bathroom at my school something like this hung on the wall.  I should have taken a picture but I was too caught up in it to think that far ahead.  It kind of looked like this except a ...
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