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5 Teaching Practices I Would Never Do Again

As an educator for almost fifteen years, I think about what I used to do and shake my head at some of my thinking. Many of the practices that I had adopted were things that I had learned as a teach...
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Leaving a Legacy: 7 Ways This Year’s Students Can Serve Next Year’s Students

Leaving a Legacy: 7 Ways This Year’s Students Can Serve Next Year’s Students | Ripples | Scoop.it
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It's that time of year: kids are tidying their desktops, cleaning out their lockers, and deciding which pieces of their work are worth h[..]
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It's not always about the decision, but often about how the decision was made.

It's not always about the decision, but often about how the decision was made. | Ripples | Scoop.it
If you have read this blog before, you have known that I am repetitive on the notion that innovation starts with the question, "what is best for kids?"  We have to do our best to make this a focal ...
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What It Means to Be a 'Proficient' Teacher?

What It Means to Be a 'Proficient' Teacher? | Ripples | Scoop.it
Imagine if instead of introducing ourselves by the number of years we have taught, we introduced ourselves as the number of students we have helped educate and prepare for life? How would the discourse surrounding public education change if we focused on these outcomes as opposed to simply a matter of attrition or number of years in the classroom?
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The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A "Growth Mindset"

The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A "Growth Mindset" | Ripples | Scoop.it
Photo Credit: Antoine Gady via Compfight The "question of the week" at my Education Week Teacher column this week is "How Can We Help Our Students Develop a Growth Mindset?" (NOTE: You can now read...
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Defining "Best Practice" in Teaching

Defining "Best Practice" in Teaching | Ripples | Scoop.it
Teachers stand on the shoulders of giants who developed tried-and-true strategies by testing them out, reflecting on the outcomes, and honing those strategies over decades or longer.
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Does Google Help Students Learn (or Just Think They Do?)

Does Google Help Students Learn (or Just Think They Do?) | Ripples | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Association for Psychological Science find online searches may affect the way students remember and think about what they learn.
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Fitting Into the Same Standardized Hole

Fitting Into the Same Standardized Hole | Ripples | Scoop.it
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Albert Einstein I was having a really interesting conversat...
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Radical Learners - Three New Articles About Instructional Coaching

In the past few months, I’ve published three articles that you might find valuable, if you are interested in coaching. First, for the February JSD, I published an article on the Instructional Coaching Cycle.
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Teaching and Learning Toolkit | Evidence and Data

The Comprehensive list of approaches in the Teaching & Learning Toolkit
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FluentU for Language Learning

FluentU for Language Learning | Ripples | Scoop.it
If you are a language teacher you'll want to check out FluentU. FluentU helps you teach a language with music videos, movie trailers, news, and inspiring talks. It’s a fast and effective way to inc...
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Can self-regulation be taught?

Can self-regulation be taught? | Ripples | Scoop.it
In this, the seventh in a series of posts examining a report on the Top 20 Principles From Psychology for Teaching and Learning, I take a closer look at Principle 7: “Students’ self-regulation assists learning, and self-regulatory skills can be taught.” Before getting into the thorny matter of whether self-regulation can be taught, we need to be
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Soar Like Eagles

Soar Like Eagles | Ripples | Scoop.it
I learned this poem, The Eagle, in second grade. I can remember it like it was yesterday. The poem. The feathers we had to explore. The bird feeders we crafted with cardboard, suet, seeds, and peanut butter.
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