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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 #5MinWorkloadPlan

The #5MinWorkloadPlan | Ripples | Scoop.it
This is a blog about managing teacher workload. The #5MinWorkloadPlan has been devised to help teachers and leaders take back control of their workload and well-being. The best schools, teachers an...
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Leadership for Equity in Washington State

Leadership for Equity in Washington State | Ripples | Scoop.it
By Jeff Petty - A new module that aims replace the canon of misguided accountability with leadership that positively transforms the student experience.
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"Socratic Smackdown" Looks Fun & Interesting - If You've Tried Using It, What Do You Think?

"Socratic Smackdown" Looks Fun & Interesting - If You've Tried Using It, What Do You Think? | Ripples | Scoop.it
I've had limited success with using Socratic Seminars, though I know others have had far more positive experiences (see The Best Resources Sharing The Best Practices For Fruitful Classroom Discussi...
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Myths About Student Engagement

Myths About Student Engagement | Ripples | Scoop.it
Student engagement is one of the most reliable predictors of gains in learning. We can all agree that students who actively participate in learning are m
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How Inquiry Can Enable Students to Become Modern Day de Tocquevilles

How Inquiry Can Enable Students to Become Modern Day de Tocquevilles | Ripples | Scoop.it
Observations of early America by Alexis de Tocqueville helped articulate the nation's values. With the guidance of an inquiry based teacher, students create their own interpretations of democracy in America.
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Building Rapport with Students: Reasons to Greet Them at the Door

Building Rapport with Students: Reasons to Greet Them at the Door | Ripples | Scoop.it
Building rapport with students is critical. One of 10 reasons to greet students at the door.
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`7 Tips For Getting Started With Mindfulness In The Classroom

`7 Tips For Getting Started With Mindfulness In The Classroom | Ripples | Scoop.it
7 Tips For Getting Started With Mindfulness In The Classroom
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Quote Of The Day: "There Was A Misunderstanding" About CCSS & Non-Fiction Texts

Lead writer responds to common Common Core English gripes is an important new Hechinger Report interview with the lead writer of the English Common Core Standards. I'd encourage you to read the ent...
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Standardized Testing - 12 Ways To Brighten Testing Time - Teach Junkie

Standardized Testing - 12 Ways To Brighten Testing Time - Teach Junkie | Ripples | Scoop.it
Standardized testing can feel like a cloud looming in the distance for many elementary teachers. Here are 12 ways to brighten up your teaching world during testing!
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Want More Student Understanding? Try This.

Want More Student Understanding?  Try This. | Ripples | Scoop.it
I don't know when my classroom first got so quiet, but I remember the moment when I realized that it shouldn't always be.  I remember looking around at the students, some working through the task a...
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The Koch Brothers Sneak Into School

The Koch Brothers Sneak Into School | Ripples | Scoop.it
This month in Boston, thousands of teachers will gather for the annual National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) conference. Two non-teachers will be there, too: Charles and David Koch, the notorious right-wing billionaires....
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How to Use Reduce Procrastination: Reverse Engineering

How to Use Reduce Procrastination: Reverse Engineering | Ripples | Scoop.it
In the real world, there are complex projects & not as simple student assignments. Many projects have deadlines that are weeks, if not months, away.
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What Personalized Learning Means in My Family

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By Marie Bjerede - The tools, lessons learned, and best practices used for personalized learning with my children.
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Doctor, Lawyer, Camel Rancher? Helping Your Kids Discover Careers They Love

Doctor, Lawyer, Camel Rancher? Helping Your Kids Discover Careers They Love | Ripples | Scoop.it
By Alyssa Frank & Katrina Waidelich - Helping your kids to be happy with working by following their interests, not an occupation.
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Quote Of The Day: Great Metaphor On Standardized Tests

Anya Kamenetz has written a really excellent article titled We’re Testing Children on the Wrong Things. Here's an excerpt: I'm adding it to The Best Posts On How To Prepare For Standardized Tests (...
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How Playing Music Benefits Your Brain More than Any Other Activity

How Playing Music Benefits Your Brain More than Any Other Activity | Ripples | Scoop.it
"Playing music is the brain's equivalent of a full-body workout."

"Each note rubs the others just right, and the instrument shivers with
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Dozens of EQs from a vital source

An excerpt from an important book: "We have framed some questions which, in our judgment, are responsive to the actual and immediate as against the fancied and future needs of learners in the world...
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The achievement gap v. the relevance gap 

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Here’s the problem: the achievement gap is much more concerned with mastering content than with providing lifeworthy content.

The achievement gap is all about doing the same thing better. . .  the relevance gap asks us to reconsider deeply what schools teach in the first place."

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One Day: Imagine If You Could Teach But A Single Day

One Day: Imagine If You Could Teach But A Single Day | Ripples | Scoop.it
Imagine if you only had one day with your students: what would you say? What would you teach?
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Need help making quizzes?

Need help making quizzes? | Ripples | Scoop.it
Live from the sweetest place on earth---Hershey, PA, host of the Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference. Check out my latest finds: A super cool list of free and easy quiz generato...
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Formative Assessment Practices to Support Student Learning

Formative Assessment Practices to Support Student Learning | Ripples | Scoop.it

See how teachers are strengthening their use of formative assessments by making them part of their daily practice.


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