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4 Paradigm Shifts That Can Improve How You Teach Reading

4 Paradigm Shifts That Can Improve How You Teach Reading | Effective classrooms and schools | Scoop.it
1. From Facilitating to Modeling

There’s a difference between facilitating and modeling reading practice

When I was teaching, DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) and SSR (Sustained Silent Reading) models were common teaching methods across the U.S. and my school was no exception. Everyone from principal and teachers to administrative staff spent the first 30 minutes of each school day reading in hopes to model to students how much fun reading was.

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Teacher Collaboration Is Key for Improved Student Learning

Teacher Collaboration Is Key for Improved Student Learning | Effective classrooms and schools | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Michigan and Vanderbilt University found in a study of teachers in Miami that collaboration is a significant factor in improving teachers’ ability to impact student learning.

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Teachers need time together in order to grow together and impact classrooms.

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Paige Paul's curator insight, September 15, 2015 8:21 PM

Topic 2: I thought this was an important read for future administrators.  Building in time for teachers to collaborate and help each other grow is crucial, and research shows that it can have a tremendous effect on student learning.

KaylaHeinlein's curator insight, October 25, 2015 10:28 AM

I am a huge fan of teacher collaboration.  As an aspiring administrator I am going to encourage my staff to collaborate and work with each other on numerous occasions. 

Jennifer Colin's curator insight, October 25, 2015 12:46 PM

Recent research is confirming the premise that teachers get better when they work together.  Almost 90 percent of the teachers surveyed said that the collaboration they find in working as instructional teams was helpful in improving student learning.  That is a staggering statistic and one that administrators can learn from. Professional learning committees and team teaching are two ways we are implementing these findings at our school.  Working collaboratively also provides opportunities for teachers to give each other feedback and acknowledge and use each other's strengths.  Too many teachers feel like they are alone on an island.  This article demonstrates the definite need for a team mentality and effort.

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27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding ~ TeachThought

27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding ~ TeachThought | Effective classrooms and schools | Scoop.it

"Checking for understanding is the foundation of teaching.Whether you’re using formative assessment for data to personalize learning within a unit, or more summative data to refine a curriculum map, the ability to quickly and easily check for understanding is a critical part of what you do. (Which was the idea behind our post last March, “10 Assessments You Can Perform In 90 Seconds Or Less.”)


"The following infographic Mia MacMeekin offers up 27 additional ways to check for understanding. Some aren’t necessarily quick–”Test what you learned in a new situation”–but there are a dozen or more other ideas that are worth adding to your teacher toolbox, many of which aren’t content-related, but rather cognitively-related (Locate 3 people who agree with your point of view.)"


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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, November 11, 2013 8:23 PM

Formative assessment to drive future instruction.  Love it!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, November 12, 2013 2:24 PM

Simple but useful.

Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, November 15, 2013 9:32 AM

Several of these would be easy to use with library lessons.

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The World of Massive Open Online Courses

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A visual representation- the world of Massive Open Online Courses


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How to Plan a Rigorous Unit Tutorial for Common Core

Learn how to plan an entire rigorous unit with common core standards in about 30 minutes. Download the unit planning template and other FREE rigor resources ...

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Matt Weld's curator insight, July 20, 2013 9:18 AM

15 minute video that explains how to use the templates available for free on their website.

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Countdown for Teachers - New Common Core Standards Planning Calendar

Countdown for Teachers - New Common Core Standards Planning Calendar | Effective classrooms and schools | Scoop.it

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Matt Weld's curator insight, August 14, 2013 10:35 AM

A website that allows teachers to plan for and track which standards need to (or have been) addressed.

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LearnZillion

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LearnZillion puts teacher power at your fingertips. Featuring 2,000+ high quality lessons by top teachers - all aligned with the Common Core State Standards.

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Matt Weld's curator insight, September 21, 2013 11:49 AM

Great place for Common Core lessons!

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Edutopia - Planning for Engagement: 6 Strategies for the Year

Edutopia - Planning for Engagement: 6 Strategies for the Year | Effective classrooms and schools | Scoop.it

"Sadly, moments of full immersion are not the memories that most of us have from our years as students. It is clear that schools -- and learning -- are more powerful and effective when students are deeply connected to their work. What would it take for students to regularly experience the kind of engagement where they are fully immersed and "lost" in their tasks?

 

Learning that leads to deep engagement should be thoughtfully and carefully structured to work for many different types of learners. One of the wonderful challenges of our craft is to structure learning so that it draws in young people with many different interests, abilities and skill levels."


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Our Future Depends On Putting Tech Education At The Core

Our Future Depends On Putting Tech Education At The Core | Effective classrooms and schools | Scoop.it
If we don't make technology education a priority, we will face a crisis of epic proportions. It is estimated that by 2020 there will be 4.2 million jobs in IT and computing.

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Karina Gonzalez's curator insight, November 6, 2013 8:32 PM

Technology is very important for now and the future because that's what the future is all about. Hands on experience for technology must start as soon as possible because as the years go by the technology will advance and technology waits for no one.

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12 Things Kids Want from Their Teachers | Angela Maiers, Speaker, Educator, Writer

12 Things Kids Want from Their Teachers | Angela Maiers, Speaker, Educator, Writer | Effective classrooms and schools | Scoop.it

"Whether you are a teacher, parent, relative, boss, or fellow community member, each of us has a chance to make a positive and impactful difference in a child’s life.

 

But in order to do this, we must carefully consider this question:

 

What do you think matters most to our children?"


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Giving Students Feedback With Kaizena (Voice Comments) Tutorial

Published on Sep 10, 2013

Use your voice to give students feedback about their papers in Google Docs. I've only played with this a little bit so far, but I'm really excited to be able to use Kaizena to give my students feedback this year. Being able to add links to resources and reuse those links for other students is so helpful. If you have questions I'm on twitter @JenRoberts1 and the guys who make kaizena are @kaizenaFB if you have feedback for them, or email founders@kaizena.com


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David Miles's curator insight, September 20, 2013 6:17 PM

I think this has the potential to be of great use with English Language Learners, especially since they tend to understand the spoken word better than the written.

Maryalice Leister's comment, September 20, 2013 6:29 PM
Very true, David. One more tool to meet the needs of individual learners.
harish magan's comment, September 20, 2013 10:57 PM
OK. it is indeed very good
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Is STEAM the Next Trend in Education?

Is STEAM the Next Trend in Education? | Effective classrooms and schools | Scoop.it
STEM has been at the forefront of education reform over the last decade, but will this oft-referenced acronym soon morph into STEAM? (RT @Outbrain: From Around the #Outbrain Network: Is STEAM the Next Trend in #Education?
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9 Videos to Inspire Teachers at the Start of the School Year

9 Videos to Inspire Teachers at the Start of the School Year | Effective classrooms and schools | Scoop.it
notes from the researchers at findingDulcinea

 

The first few weeks of school are bittersweet; they mark the end of summer and yet a return to what teachers love to do: make a profound impact in the lives of students.

Here are our favorite 9 videos to inspire teachers at the start of a school year:


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 9, 2013 11:47 AM

Fine videos to get your blood (and hopes) up for a new school year. 

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, September 11, 2013 11:46 PM

Here is inspiration for all my teacher friends :-)

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What are 'thinking skills' and can we teach them?

What are 'thinking skills' and can we teach them? | Effective classrooms and schools | Scoop.it
It’s tempting to believe that if we teach children how to think, then they’ll think better. After all, when we teach children to read, then they read better and when we teach them to juggle then they get better at juggling. Why should thinking be any different?

Well, first we have to identify what we mean by thinking. In What Every Teacher Needs To Know About Psychology we say this:

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OneydaAyala's curator insight, November 16, 10:14 PM
This article is different from the one previously scooped because of two prevalent reasons. One of these being it is written by a doctor in education and the other being what ideas are being presented. The doctor first begins by defining what 'thinking' is and then using these definitions he goes on to list the actions that come about when 'thinking'. These include: organizing information, linking ideas together, analyzing, deciding, and so on. The author then explains how these things are carried out based on the knowledge one has and we unconsciously do much of it without realizing it. So, in contrast to the previous article the author in this article discusses what thinking skills we already have and  can improve upon, while the other article addresses the lack of skill when thinking, learning, and acting upon uncertainty.
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The Listening Teacher: Getting Feedback From Your Students

The Listening Teacher: Getting Feedback From Your Students | Effective classrooms and schools | Scoop.it

"Mid-year or more frequently, I ask students to complete an evaluation form. I craft the questions carefully so simple answers are hard to write. Instead, I try to create specific, complex questions that cover the material, the classroom activities and the students—peers and the individual.

Many teachers shake their heads and avoid these exercises. They scoff that students would actually take the forms seriously or that the students will say anything useful. But I find the nature of the questions often elicits a straight answer—short, but helpful."


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Mary Cunningham's curator insight, January 5, 2014 7:35 PM

This is a great blog post on feedback and the importance of asking and listening to our students.

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, January 6, 2014 12:07 PM

Would you allow your students to evaluate you as a teacher? I think that you would learn a lot. 

macksayers's curator insight, January 6, 2014 1:07 PM

Listening to our students through asking thoughtful questions and providing descriptive feedback to their peer and self assessments. 

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LearnZillion

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LearnZillion puts teacher power at your fingertips. Featuring 2,000+ high quality lessons by top teachers - all aligned with the Common Core State Standards.

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Matt Weld's curator insight, September 21, 2013 11:49 AM

Great place for Common Core lessons!

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Infographic: Why Aren't Students Completing MOOCs?

Infographic: Why Aren't Students Completing MOOCs? | Effective classrooms and schools | Scoop.it

MOOCs (free online courses that are open to anyone) are more popular than Justin Bieber right now, but why aren't students finishing the courses they signed up for?


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Elaine Watkins's curator insight, October 24, 2013 10:29 PM

I was one of the 36% of students who completed the Equine Nutrition course. I can tell you why I was able to... It was because there was excellent support from the lecturers, easy to access video lectures, no hard deadlines until the end of the course, meaning there was much more flexibility for people, like me, who work full time and can't always complete quizzes by 6pm each Monday for example. I could do it in my own time, as long as I stayed within the course duration and I found that some weeks I had much more time and could complete 2 weeks worth of readings & quizzes. 

In contrast, I just attempted to complete an Animal Behaviour course, but unfortunately due to hard deadlines each Monday, I was unable to complete quizzes on time and therefore could not achieve the marks necessary to pass, so I gave up halfway through. I have still completed readings and watched lectures, but with no result as the quizzes did not count after the weekly hard deadlines. Obviously many people had the same issue as me, because out of 24950, only

1428 people completed the course.

I believe course designers need to revisit their courses and ensure they are flexible enough for full time workers to do in their own time. 

Christine Aizpurua's curator insight, October 31, 2013 11:57 AM

Me ! 

Patricia Christian's curator insight, February 8, 2014 5:45 AM

An integral part of any online learning environment is the social synergy created via communication and discussion.  This is where deep reflection and learning take place.  Are students not feeling connected.  Are they collaborating and creating something new with the knowledge they have gained and sharing it with others?  Learning must me meaningful and applicable.

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7 Apps for the Common Core


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Matt Weld's curator insight, August 7, 2013 3:38 PM

Nice list of Creativity-based apps for all aspects of the Common Core.

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Videos, Common Core Resources And Lesson Plans For Teachers: Teaching Channel

Videos, Common Core Resources And Lesson Plans For Teachers: Teaching Channel | Effective classrooms and schools | Scoop.it
For Common Core resources, teacher videos, strategies and lesson plans, go to Teaching Channel. Find great ideas and strategies in classroom teaching videos covering Math, Science, English, History and more.

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Chris Balogh's curator insight, August 13, 2013 11:10 PM

Some treasures in here with visual examples.

Matt Weld's curator insight, August 14, 2013 10:36 AM

Great for people wanting visual material!

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instaGrok | A new way to learn

instaGrok | A new way to learn | Effective classrooms and schools | Scoop.it

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Matt Weld's curator insight, September 21, 2013 11:47 AM

Great way to keep learning going.

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in3Dgallery - cloud based 3D presentation tool

in3Dgallery - cloud based 3D presentation tool | Effective classrooms and schools | Scoop.it
in3Dgallery is a cloud based presentation software for web and mobile that helps to add a professional touch to every presentation to engage the audience in a new fashion using cinematic 3D graphic.

You can use in3Dgallery to create presentations online and play them back from anywhere using a browser and an Internet connection.


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Brian Romero Smith's curator insight, October 6, 2013 5:12 PM

Possibly some competition for Prezi, but will it be a more of a distraction rather than a tool of engagement?

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, October 7, 2013 6:51 PM
I love "some" Baiba Svenca's suggestions The female teacher at the logo... it's a bit of a cartoon, but the tool works perfectly in your browser and produces animations in 3 modes:-classic, fly-through and walk-through.

 

Actually it's free... let's have a ride

Christine Bushong's curator insight, October 28, 2013 12:06 PM

Beta version.  Free, for now.

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6 Teaching Techniques You Should Know!

6 Teaching Techniques You Should Know! | Effective classrooms and schools | Scoop.it
If you think you know everything about different teaching techniques then think again! This blog will outline 6 teaching techniques you should know!

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Nick Westerberg's curator insight, March 4, 2014 1:29 PM

Much like the first article, it too gives smart techniques when it comes to teaching.  It explains ways that may keep or attract someone's attention.  They are ideas that you should would be useful or even beneficial to one when in the classroom.

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How Teachers Make A Difference - Edudemic

How Teachers Make A Difference - Edudemic | Effective classrooms and schools | Scoop.it
If you're a teacher, you already know the answer. But if you're a student, answer this: do you know how teachers make a difference?

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, September 15, 2013 9:56 PM

Does your teacher encourage you in the classroom?  I am thankful for the teachers I had growing up.  Without them I might never have entered the education system:)  

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A Way To Prevent Burnout?

A Way To Prevent Burnout? | Effective classrooms and schools | Scoop.it
It's hard to dispute that teachers are some of the hardest workers out there. They wake up at the crack of dawn and work long after their students have left for the day.
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Top 5 Classroom Management Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 5 Classroom Management Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Effective classrooms and schools | Scoop.it

"I got an email from one of my readers here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning asking me about some good tools for classroom management. I have already posted a list of some web tools teachers can use for this purpose but today I wanted to feature "the urgent" ones. By classroom management I mean anything that has to do with the unfolding of classroom instruction from behaviour controlling to lesson planning. Here are the top 5 you can use this school year."


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