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Teacherpreneurs--Make Sure To Know What We're Selling

Teacherpreneurs--Make Sure To Know What We're Selling | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

This is a follow up on my previous post, which takes Nancy Flanagan up on her question of whether compromise with ed reformers whose methods we disagree with is possible, and whether teachers compromise their integrity.


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Useful Bloom’s Taxonomy Poster | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

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Ideas for English Language Learners | Recipes, Travel, Idioms and More

Ideas for English Language Learners | Recipes, Travel, Idioms and More | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
Our second installment of a new feature, in which an English Language Learning specialist suggests activities and Times articles to go with them.
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What Happens After Teacher Leaders Meet?

What Happens After Teacher Leaders Meet? | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
Patrick Ledesma is a National Board-certified teacher and School Based Technology Specialist in Fairfax, Virginia, where he focuses on instructional-technology integration and special education at the middle school level.
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Mapping Language: Limited English Proficiency in America

Mapping Language: Limited English Proficiency in America | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
Although English is America’s common tongue, immigrants’ efforts to learn it present challenges to institutions and individuals alike. These graphics compare regions, schools, and communities where newcomers have settled to learn and integrate.
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Dialogue With the Gates Foundation: How Do We Build the Teaching Profession?

Dialogue With the Gates Foundation: How Do We Build the Teaching Profession? | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
Anthony Cody spent 24 years working in Oakland schools, 18 of them as a science teacher at a high needs middle school. He is National Board certified, and now leads workshops with teachers focused on Project Based Learning.
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Questions Dog Common-Test Development

Questions Dog Common-Test Development | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
In the wake of announcing a new suite of tests, ACT Inc. pulls out of a contract with one of the groups crafting common assessments.
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Economists: Return Your Salaries for Producing Flawed Studies | transformED

Economists: Return Your Salaries for Producing Flawed Studies | transformED | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
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Become a connected learner and a tech-savvy educator | Powerful Learning Practice

Become a connected learner and a tech-savvy educator | Powerful Learning Practice | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
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Neuroscience and Moral Responsibility

Neuroscience and Moral Responsibility | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
A look at whether anomalies in the brain can let us off the hook for certain behavior.
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Ideas for English Language Learners | The Summer Olympics

Ideas for English Language Learners | The Summer Olympics | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
A new feature in which, each month, the teacher and author Larry Ferlazzo will choose Times content for English language learners across the globe, and suggest teaching ideas for each. Please come tell us what you think!
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Guess My Lexile

Guess My Lexile | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
Donalyn Miller is a 6th grade language arts teacher in Texas who is said to have a "gift": She can turn even the most reluctant (or, in her words, "dormant") readers into students who can't put their books down.
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App Shopper: iReadPhonics (Education)

App Shopper: iReadPhonics (Education) | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
Mac Apps, Mac App Store, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch app store listings, news, and price drops (Price Drop: iReadPhonics (Education): iReadPhonics 1.3Device: iOS UniversalCategory: EducationPrice: $.99 -> Fr...)...
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Creative Leadership and Sense Making

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Paying Attention, Personalizing, Imaging, Serious Play, Collaborative Inquiry and Crafting are described as the traits/attributes a leader needs in changing times.  Did you catch the Serious Play trait?  It's going to be an interesting read.


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Free Technology for Teachers: Szoter - Annotate Pictures and Take Screenshots

Free Technology for Teachers: Szoter - Annotate Pictures and Take Screenshots | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
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Neural development and early intervention: Q&A - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Neuroscientist and teacher Judy Willis, and development psychologist Kimberly Schonert-Reichl speak to News Online about the effects of stress on children's brains and the importance of early intervention.
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Connecting the Educational Dots

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With the first-ever Connected Educator Month, the DOE aims to bring teachers, districts, and educational organizations together online.  There are literally hundreds from which to pick.  Where will you find your niche and do you think this effort, regardless of how it turns out, is a worthy thing for the DOE to organize?


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A Neurologist Makes the Case for Teaching Teachers About the Brain

A Neurologist Makes the Case for Teaching Teachers About the Brain | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
"Neuroscience should be required for all students [of education] . . .
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New Teacher 911 » MiddleWeb

New Teacher 911 » MiddleWeb | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
A MiddleWeb Resource Roundup     Here’s our collection of New Teacher resources for 2012-13. We’re sure you’ll find some aid, some comfort...
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Interactive Data Wheel - Data Book 2012 - Data Book - KIDS COUNT Data Center

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What Eating At The Poverty Line Is Like Around The World

What Eating At The Poverty Line Is Like Around The World | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
Visualizing poverty in food....
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Teacher Voice: How Not to Be a Bobble-Head Doll

Teacher Voice: How Not to Be a Bobble-Head Doll | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

Truly engaging with "teacher voice" means taking seriously the collective and individual expression of teachers' professional opinions....this article crowdsourced ideas from dozens of teachers to develop ideas on how to be heard. See what you think!


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Stephen Krashen: How Much Testing?

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Stephen Krashen, professor of linguistics at the University of Southern California (emeritus), wrote this post to explain how the adoption of the Common Core will change testing in the nation&#8217...
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