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Create a successful classroom climate.

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Creating a positive classroom climate and a supportive environment will help your students become successful learners.

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This article discuses the importance of creating an environment that is engaging for students to learn in, and ways a teacher can create a positive classroom climate.

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Elisa A.'s curator insight, March 11, 2014 9:22 AM

The classroom climate is an important aspect in creating a supportive environment where students will thrive.  This article provides some strategies that teachers can implement in their classroom to create a climate where students feel safe, motivated and eager to succeed.  As a future teacher, it is important to be prepared with the right tools that will allow me to implement a classroom with a positive climate.  This article is providing me with ideas I can use in my class.  Reading about strategies is easy, but the difficult part of it is to successfully implement them.  It would some time to see the results, but at the end everyone would benefit form those strategies.

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Free Apps to Capture, Create and Connect to the Common Core

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There are many individual CCSS standards to address and there are also a ton of apps to try. Here is some helpful advice and a few suggested apps to help teachers embrace the changing classroom climate.


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Various apps that promote the common core, and interactive ways for students and teachers to use them in the classroom. 

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Janet Alvarez's curator insight, July 15, 2013 9:07 AM

Check this out!  I love it!

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From Worms to Wall Street: Projects Prompt Active, Authentic Learning - YouTube

You can't tear students at Newsome Park Elementary School away from their schoolwork when it involves in-depth investigations with real-world applications. S...

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Example of Project Based Learning in a first grade classroom. Really like how the teacher broke down each step/process. Students seem to be very interested  in subject they are studying. Very hands on approach to learning. 

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Emily Deak's curator insight, February 20, 2014 12:13 AM

I absolutely love this example of Project Based Learning at Newsome Park Elementary School in Virginia!  When I was first learning about PBL, I  connected to the philosophy behind it, but was having a difficult time imagining how I could apply this to the classroom beyond your typical unit long project. Upon seeing this video however, I was amazed at how attainable PBL became. 

Majors that I took away from this video:

1. Active learning and real world application of what the students are learning.

2. Inviting guest speakers. I think it is really important for students to understand that no one has all the answers (including their teachers). It opens the door for inquiry on the students behalf and that is setting up great habits for the future!

3. Not limiting our students. When I first watched this video, I was amazed at the topics that the students were researching; topics that I would have assumed would be far out of the range for a child their age. The beauty in what Newsome Park is doing, is presenting complex information in a way that is still applicable to their students. So learning about stocks by creating their own businesses and buying/ selling stocks in it. It was eye opening to me because as a future educator, it would be a huge detriment to put a cap on what I thought students were capable of learning. 

All in all, I found this video on PBL to be incredibly helpful and a valuable resource for applying Project Based Learning in my classroom in the future. 

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What is PBL? | Project Based Learning | BIE

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Project Based Learning for the 21st Century (What is Project Based Learning?

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Explanation of project based learning, and target areas that should be met when trying to incorporate PBL in the classroom. 

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Chris Carter's curator insight, April 16, 2013 1:17 AM

An excellent guide!

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K-12 Education & Learning Innovations with Proven Strategies that Work | Edutopia

K-12 Education & Learning Innovations with Proven Strategies that Work | Edutopia | EDCI 397 | Scoop.it
Empowering and connecting teachers, administrators, and parents with innovative solutions and resources to better education. Join the conversation today!

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Instructional video on teachers who are striving to implement project based learning in the core subjects. Good explanation of why project based learning is effective and can be implemented in all subjects. 

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The Power of the Morning Meeting: 5 Steps Toward Changing Your Classroom and School Culture

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Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs shares her own transformative experience with the Morning Meeting model and suggests five steps for integrating this practice into the classroom.

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This article talks about the importance of building a community of learners in the classroom, and how a morning meeting can help create this environment. 

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Elisa A.'s curator insight, March 11, 2014 9:11 AM

This article is very interesting because it shows the benefits of having morning meeting in the classroom.  Having an activity such as this one is great way to start the day and to engage students in different academic and social skills. It gives students the opportunity to interact with their classmates and teacher to create a feeling of belonging in a community and are empowered through activities.  Morning meeting is a for teachers and students to learn about each other.  Creating an environment where students have a sense of belonging is a giant step toward nurturing their intrinsic motivation and self-determination.  Morning meeting gets students ready to start learning as soon as they get in the classroom.  

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Project-Based Learning

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What is project-based learning?...
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Visual representation that explains the meaning behind Project based learning and its importance in the 21st century classroom

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Project-Based Learning in Math: 6 Examples

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Project-Based Learning in Math: 6 Examples

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Different ways to incorporate PBL with geometry. Fun real life examples that can make math meaningful. 

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Nicole Liebler's curator insight, February 19, 2014 12:37 AM

Because math is one of my two subject concentrations for my major, I found this article helpful and thought-provoking for how I can make meaning when teaching this subject. While reading this, it made me think back to when a few of my previous teachers incorporated real-life experiences into the content we were learning. I remember feeling more excited to go to these specific classes because I felt like I actually had a purpose for learning that material. I think this article does a great job of encouraging PBL in the given examples because students can use technology, present their work, and combat issues that matter to them. In particular, I think I would definitely implement projects similar to the "selling" a type  of math and designing ones (described here)  in my future classroom.

Jessica Guercio's curator insight, February 19, 2014 10:34 PM

One subject I personally find it more difficult to discover project-based learning tasks for is math. This article provides a few different examples of projects you could incorporate into your math curriculum!

Imon's comment, February 20, 2014 11:09 PM
I am an elementary education major with a specialization in math. So this article was especially interesting to me. Also when I was younger geometry was the hardest for me to understand. I can remember countless nights staying up studying with my father trying to not only memorize formulas but understand the meaning behind them. This article was helpful and gave me ideas for activities that I would use in my classroom. When I was in grade school I don't remember doing a lot of the activities that are now offered through project based learning. And these activities even helped me have a better understanding of concepts. I think that it is good that these activities are offered now. I think this will help improve the efficiency of learning for students.
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10 Practical Ideas For Better Project-Based Learning In Your Classroom

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10 Practical Ideas For Better Project-Based Learning In Your Classroom

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This article discusses way to incorporate project based learning into the classroom. Great ideas that could be used everyday in the classroom.  Ideas include allowing students to have a creative choice, give the project a purpose beyond the classroom, and allow students time to work in groups. 

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