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Learning on the move - The Spokesman-Review

Learning on the move - The Spokesman-Review | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Lidgerwood Elementary School kindergartners are moving to learn and learning to move through a program developed by two Spokane Public Schools teachers.
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Common Curriculum Helps You Create Common Core Lesson Plans

Common Curriculum Helps You Create Common Core Lesson Plans | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Common Curriculum is a new online lesson planning resource that aims to help you align your lessons to Common Core standards. In Common Curriculum you can enter your courses and write your lesson plans.
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Stop Telling Your Students To "Pay attention!"

Stop Telling Your Students To "Pay attention!" | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it

First, stop expecting kids to pay attention. They don’t owe you anything. They’re only in school because it’s the law and their friends are there. There are two solution types. The first is a workaround. Here are some examples of short-term solutions for attention-building…

 

In my opinion, it's the teacher's job to hook 'em and keep 'em.  


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10 EdTech Incubators Aiming To Change Education Forever

10 EdTech Incubators Aiming To Change Education Forever | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
While there are more than 7,000 business incubators around the world, very few focus specifically on education technology.
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5 Simple Ideas That Can Transform Your Teaching

5 Simple Ideas That Can Transform Your Teaching | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Teaching is impossibly complex. There is no way to be the teacher so many begin their career striving to be. You will simply never be able to fulfill everything that each learner needs, no matter how...The post 5 Simple Ideas That Can Transform...
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WISE GUYS TEACHING RESOURCES: Common Core ...

WISE GUYS TEACHING RESOURCES: Common Core ... | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Common Core Multiplication Intervetion Activities. Common Core Multiplication Intervention Activities One of the most difficult concepts for intermediate students (grades 3-5) to master is their multiplication facts.
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What Is A PLN? « Educational Technology | Technology Integrationist

What Is A PLN? « Educational Technology | Technology Integrationist | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
This entry was posted on Monday, October 8th, 2012 at 12:35 am and is filed under Educational Technology. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.
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20 Things Educators Need To Know About Learning Spaces

20 Things Educators Need To Know About Learning Spaces | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
The 21st century is challenging old notions of learning spaces. The idea that students must be seated at desks working in rows is quickly becoming archaic.
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A Powerful Way To Demystify The Writing Process With Technology

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Writing as a Process Writing is arduous, difficult work.

 

Many teachers struggle to teach writing. If they're anything like me, it's because they were never really taught either. I learned by reading books - lots of books. It wasn't until much later that I learned about grammar, sentence structure, and the like. So, without a model, I found that teaching writing was tough.

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Google Announces 100 Live Hangouts For Teachers Around The World

Google Announces 100 Live Hangouts For Teachers Around The World | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Google is celebrating World Teachers' Day with a couple big announcements.
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ASCD Webinars - Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Curriculum 21: Essential Education in a Changing World

ASCD Webinars - Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Curriculum 21: Essential Education in a Changing World | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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'How Can I Encourage Teachers To Use Me as a Resource?'

'How Can I Encourage Teachers To Use Me as a Resource?' | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Elena Aguilar, an experienced K-12 educator, is a transformational leadership coach in the Oakland, Calif., school district.

 

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"As a coach, I want to pull teachers back to the place from which many of them entered teaching: a deep desire to support children's academic, social, and emotional growth and cultivate life long learners. Once they reconnect with that desire, I help teachers think through how their classroom practices align to that vision--for example, are there any practices which aren't leading towards this end? But I need to get permission to join them on this journey and I'll only get that if teachers are driving their own learning."

 

Yay!  We need you!

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New Teacher Academy: Delivery of Instruction

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Lisa M. Dabbs M.Ed. (@teachingwthsoul on Twitter) is the facilitator of Edutopia's New Teacher Connections group.
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Viewpoints: Teaching children to read

Viewpoints: Teaching children to read | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Literacy experts offer their thoughts on the best ways to teach children how to read.
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Don't Evaluate Teachers, Coach Them

Don't Evaluate Teachers, Coach Them | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
David Ginsburg helps schools improve teaching and learning. Learn more about David's work, and connect with him through email and LinkedIn.

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The Long-Term Impact Of Great Teachers

The Long-Term Impact Of Great Teachers | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
The impact of great teachers is impossible to measure, but that doesn’t keep some folks from trying.
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Moving From Institutional Learning To Entrepreneurial Learning

Moving From Institutional Learning To Entrepreneurial Learning | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Outside of a handful of textbook conglomerates, entrepreneurship was not a concept connected to education until recently. In late 2012, start-ups are populating the educational landscape, and changing its tone completely.
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Collaborative Writing and Common Core Standards in the Classroom - MERGE.pptx - Google Documents

ISTE12 project presentation from Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher and a panel of others.  


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Teaching My 3: The Cure For The Common Core

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is the latest solution. But it is the solution or is it our next problem? In other words will we be looking for its cure in ten years? Or is it another dose of poison?
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20 Fundamentals: What Every Teacher Should Know About Learning

20 Fundamentals: What Every Teacher Should Know About Learning | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
What makes a teacher successful? Having an expertise in reading, writing, math or science is necessary, but the ability to transfer that knowledge into another person is what makes an excellent instructor stand out.
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11 Priorities For The Modern Public School Teacher

11 Priorities For The Modern Public School Teacher | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note: The modern learning environment can be defined by its possibility.
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Flipping Blooms Taxonomy | Powerful Learning Practice

Flipping Blooms Taxonomy | Powerful Learning Practice | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it

Flipping Blooms Taxonomy: http://t.co/x5g9qJUY #education #elearning #blearning #edu...


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Paula King, Ph.D.'s comment, October 6, 2012 4:15 PM
This makes infinite sense to me.\
Anica Petkoska's curator insight, January 12, 2013 9:25 AM

Start with what you want your students to create when designing your lesson plan.

Cori Davis's curator insight, August 20, 2014 2:58 PM

For higher level thinking.

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The Clearness Committee

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The Center for Courage & Renewal helps foster personal and professional renewal through retreats that offer the time and space to reflect on life and work.
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Communicating with parents, colleagues, and administrators

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"Effective communication is often about avoiding problems rather than solving them" and "The key to communicating effectively with parents is to communicate continually - not just hen there's a problem."  How true!

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My View: Education is useless

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CNN’s Schools of Thought blog covers education from a variety of perspectives that include policies, practices and people.

 

Before you freak out, you must read the article.  :) 

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