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How Middle School Failures Lead to Medical School Success

How Middle School Failures Lead to Medical School Success | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
Parents who insulate their children from disappointment may rob them of the chance to develop self-esteem -- and a good bedside manner.
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Response: Close Reading Can Be 'Fun or Awful'

Response: Close Reading Can Be 'Fun or Awful' | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
Today's guest responses on the "what, why and how" of close reading come from Christopher Lehman, Cris Tovani, Pernille Ripp, Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris.

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Narrative Summary Mad Libs | On the Web with Roz Linder

Narrative Summary Mad Libs | On the Web with Roz Linder | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
I am always searching for a way to provide support for students who struggle. How can I build in scaffolds to help them feel successful and help them to gradually become more independent with their reading and writing?

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Seven Ways to Increase Student Engagement in the Classroom

Seven Ways to Increase Student Engagement in the Classroom | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, September 11, 11:33 AM

Seven Ways to Increase Student Engagement in the Classroom

Lee Hall's curator insight, September 12, 3:52 PM

I plan to use the 3-2-1 method in my very next class. Great ideas.

Mary Starry's curator insight, September 13, 9:38 PM

Great graphic that summarizes things we've all heard before, but helps keep them in mind so we really do utilize them with students.

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Explaining the Common Core for Parents and Teachers

Explaining the Common Core for Parents and Teachers | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it

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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, August 6, 11:25 AM

Helpful chart to guide your communication of Common Core standards. 

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Shifting the Mindset, a Conversation for the New School Year

Shifting the Mindset, a Conversation for the New School Year | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
What are you willing to do to shift the mindset in your classroom? What does learning mean to your students and how will you help them understand how to recognize achievement? Read on to learn one possible way to handle this discussion.

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Some really good advice about the changing landscape of our profession.

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20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills

20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
Widely understood to be essential to success in the workplace and modern life, digital literacy is beginning to emerge as a necessary component of curric

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Eeva Kurttila-Matero's curator insight, July 28, 4:46 AM

"Digitaalinen lukutaito ei ole tietotekniikkaa, se on teknologian käyttöä ajattelun kehittämiseen. Jos kriittisen ajattelun taidot eivät vielä ole olennainen osa oppilaittesi tietoyhteiskuntavalmiuksia, sinun on aika pohtia opetusstrategioitasi."

 

Anne-Maree Johnson's curator insight, July 29, 6:51 PM

What does the term "digitally literate" mean? This article gices some prompts about what digital literacy is- and what it isn't.

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, August 4, 11:15 AM

I really enjoyed this article on "do's" and "don'ts" for empowering students in digital literacy techniques.  I think we forget - this is where our students shine. The article points out that today's undergraduates have NEVER known life without the internet.  How do we use that to help our students learn more?

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How Homework Works In Finland (Hint: There Isn't Any) - Edudemic

How Homework Works In Finland (Hint: There Isn't Any) - Edudemic | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
When we talk about how our education system is failing our students, there are a lot of different options presented on how to ‘fix’ it. Everyone has an answer, a promising new way of thinking, a potential magic bullet. Inevitably, we also examine school systems that are working as a part of investigating what to do …

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 27, 10:25 PM

I rarely assigned homework. It seemed counter-productive and counter-intuitive. The exception, if can be called homework, were projects which engaged students and their parents at home. This provided an untapped resource, excited students and parents, and was highly successful. I always provided more time for these projects so they did not work against learning.

Mika Auramo's comment, July 28, 1:00 AM
Too much false information, including topic.
Debra Evans's curator insight, July 28, 5:54 PM

Good piece, but need to consider also; this country is not really catering to multi-cultural group.  But, we should learn from their examples - we in Australia definitely moving towards over-educating, with even prep losing its play-based approach.  Also worth noting - the teacher in the classroom has the biggest impact on whether or not the students will learn - effective teachers=effective learners.

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What A Common Core Lesson Sounds Like In A 10th-Grade English Class

What A Common Core Lesson Sounds Like In A 10th-Grade English Class | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
The Common Core State Standards in literacy and math have generated lots of attention and controversy, but what do they look and sound like in a classroom?
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Make with Me

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Make with Me "Make with Me" events are broadcast here, live, every Tuesday at 4 p.m. PDT/7 p.m. EDT with a related chat. See the Calendar for details. Jump here to see the Make with Me Event archiv...
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Teaching Ahead: A Roundtable - Student Voices: What Teachers Really Do Archives - Education Week Teacher

Teaching Ahead: A Roundtable - Student Voices: What Teachers Really Do Archives - Education Week Teacher | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
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Evidence? Read like a detective, write like an investigative reporter

Evidence? Read like a detective, write like an investigative reporter | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it

"David Liben, who was involved in the creation of the Common Core and is now Senior Content Specialist at Student Achievement Partners, provides this simple explanation of evidence under the new standards: “It means asking children two questions:

‘What is your evidence?''How did you figure that out?’


The point is to ask students to answer not just based on their thoughts or opinions, but on evidence in the text.”


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Does writing improve thinking? | Common Core St...

Does writing improve thinking? | Common Core St... | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
"writing may help students develop their critical-thinking skills, but writing does not necessarily teach critical thinking" "The best way to help students learn critical thinking may be to actually teach it."
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Close Reading Is A 'Life Skill'

Close Reading Is A 'Life Skill' | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
Part Two in my series on close reading includes responses from Sonja Cherry-Paul, Dana Johansen, Stephanie Harvey, Julie Goldman, Diana Sisson and Betsy Sisson.

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Interdisciplinary Curriculum: A Union of Disciplines | Oakland Schools Literacy

Interdisciplinary Curriculum: A Union of Disciplines | Oakland Schools Literacy | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
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Check out what my Social Studies colleague and I accomplished last year!

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Explicit or Inference? | On the Web with Roz Linder

Explicit or Inference? | On the Web with Roz Linder | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it

This is such a great visual for all grade levels to use. When students have book talks and really dig into a text, I like to eavesdrop on their conversations, interjecting to ask if they information they shared or discussed was explicit or the inferred. Students immediately look at the chart and I can also see their brains checking off the characteristics of each. This really takes something that feels abstract and makes it much more tangible and easy to quantify.

 


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Why You Need To Feed Your Brain Different Experiences

Why You Need To Feed Your Brain Different Experiences | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
You wouldn't eat one food all the time, so why do you spend all of your workday in front of a screen?

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, August 6, 10:48 PM

Encapsulated in the phrase - ''Variety is the spice of life".

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, August 7, 12:15 AM

Good ideas - cognitive diversity to keep  our brain in shape

54321ignition's curator insight, August 7, 7:39 AM

Yes, I'd recommend parachuting to everyone afraid of heights! It cured mine.

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Being Cool In Middle School Is Not Good For Your Future

Being Cool In Middle School Is Not Good For Your Future | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
For those who reign in middle school hallways, it does not get better, according to a recent study.

Researchers from the University of Virginia looked at the life outcomes for those who were considered popular in middle school -- those who were mo...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 2, 12:08 PM

I agree and would extend it to everything we do. Being cool is OK, but does not have lasting positive impacts. We have to show we can do the work at some point.

 

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The power of digital student portfolios

The power of digital student portfolios | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it

With the spreading use of computers and mobile technology in schools, going digital with student portfolios has become more popular. Simply put, digital portfolios are online collections of student work. They allow us to archive, curate and analyze samples of student learning from both the past and the present and keep that data — literally — at the tip of our finger.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 2, 12:12 PM

Good portfolios, whether digital or hard versions or hybrids, are important in teaching and learning.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 2, 10:21 PM

El uso de los portafolios Digitales

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, August 3, 3:28 PM

Interesting article around eportfolio's

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wwwatanabe: Core Tech for Learning with ELA Common Core #ISTE2014

wwwatanabe: Core Tech for Learning with ELA Common Core #ISTE2014 | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it

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Mary Clark's curator insight, July 29, 10:00 AM

Tracy Watanabe shares lots of great tools here!

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The Educator and the Growth Mindset | Infographic and Slides

The Educator and the Growth Mindset | Infographic and Slides | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
I am facilitating an in-service on Growth Mindsets for Educators.  I created an infographic, Thinglink, and Slide Presentation of resources that I am sharing below: Thinglink that contains links to...

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Interesting concept...#OPSWI14

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Tony Meehan's curator insight, July 27, 5:38 PM

Comprehensive and ready-to-use  presentation for Growth Mindsets aimed at educators. Gratefully received.

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Empathy: the Key to Social and Emotional Learning

Empathy: the Key to Social and Emotional Learning | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
Educators are aware that social problems like poverty, unsafe neighborhoods, violence, and family trauma can affect how students learn when they come to schoo
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Popular Books for Teens

Popular Books for Teens | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
Popular books for teens. Click for a list of all books.

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Tracee Orman's curator insight, April 20, 10:06 PM

The most popular books teens are currently requesting in my classroom. Which are your students favorites? (Links to books in article.)

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PVLEGS: A Public Speaking Acronym that's Transforming my Students into Speakers, not just Talkers | Teaching the Core

PVLEGS: A Public Speaking Acronym that's Transforming my Students into Speakers, not just Talkers | Teaching the Core | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it

Before I start lathering at the mouth about PVLEGS, let me just state plainly that this acronym for effective speaking was developed by Erik Palmer.


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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, April 16, 5:09 PM
My message: yes! Everyone should be supporting speaking & listening. Our culture has a slowly dying sense of civility. Improved communication practices would go far to turn this slow death around. Unfortunately, though I love technology, it does little to advance meaningful face-to-face discourse. Modeling responsible dialogue and providing opportunities for constructive discussion, debate, and consensus-making is an imperative placed upon teachers, parents, business, and yes, government.
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What Americans like best about their favorite teachers - The Washington Post

What Americans like best about their favorite teachers - The Washington Post | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
It may surprise you.
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