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Using Football Science to Tackle STEM Education

Using Football Science to Tackle STEM Education | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
More people watch the Super Bowl than vote in a Presidential election.
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7 Ways to Hack Your Classroom to Include Student Choice | Edudemic

7 Ways to Hack Your Classroom to Include Student Choice | Edudemic | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
For awhile, when educators discussed differentiating instruction & meeting students’ individual needs, they did so through the framework of Learning Styles.
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Why Texting Should Be Part of Teaching

Why Texting Should Be Part of Teaching | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Research into texting between teachers and students shows that it can drive engagement and deliver results.
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Do you find that helping kids to succeed on an emotional level is harder than helping them to succeed in academic areas? | LinkedIn

Do you find that helping kids to succeed on an emotional level is harder than helping them to succeed in academic areas? | LinkedIn | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
This article talks about the success factors that are important for kids to succeed on an emotional level. All of them are important for all people,...
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Evaluating Art Through Different Lenses

Evaluating Art Through Different Lenses | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Here's a great Science lesson that teaches students how to evaluate art through different lenses. This teaches students about subjective vs objective, as well as artistic vs scientific.
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Great leaders are great teachers

Great leaders are great teachers | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it

Bernie Bulkin compares the life of a leader to the environment of the classroom. What can we learn? Read on to find out.


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Building Culture: Strategies for Starting

Building Culture: Strategies for Starting | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Build a culture of learning in your classroom by using the right process. By giving students the right experiences, setting expectations and living them, and learning together, a culture of learning can blossom.
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3 Ways to Create a Positive Classroom Learning Community

3 Ways to Create a Positive Classroom Learning Community | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
By Jasper Fox Sr. Educating all children, regardless of their ethnicity and socioeconomic standing, is a noble goal. How it is accomplished, though? Recent downward trends in high school dropout rates are encouraging, but what about those students who do decide that the educational system isn’t for them? According to the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09), just 2.7 percent of 2009 9th grade students had dropped out by 11th grade, although the percentage of dropouts within that 2.7 percent was higher for certain ethnicities and socioeconomic status levels. The question remains then: how can educators create a positive classroom environment where all students feel welcome and engage in meaningful learning so that percentage drops to zero? The following are three concepts that could be helpful in involving more students in classroom learning communities. Communication: It makes sense that students want to know where they stand in terms of their school experience. From attendance to graduation requirements, there should be no surprises. (This goes for assignments and resources as well.) Tools like Google Apps for Education and add-ons like Autocrat can create personalized updates or reports that can be e-mailed to all stakeholders to help keep the focus on what’s important: where students are in their learning. Collaboration: Ranking students according to grades demoralizes and divides the classroom. Even for higher-achieving students, obsession with grades can foster unhealthy, compulsive behaviors related to their class ranking. Instead, provide opportunities for students to collaborate regularly. Discussion, both in class and online, allows students to learn and practice discourse. Extending the time available for learning by creating blended learning environments or taking advantage of social media gives students the opportunity to develop their understanding together, outside of school, using flexible pacing. This more fluid structure allows students to further their knowledge when it is convenient for them and allows their learning to occur more naturally. Quality Feedback: Students want to feel like more than a number. By utilizing formative assessment regularly and analyzing the results together, either individually or in small groups, students will fully understand where gaps in their understanding exist. By using a low pressure, nongraded approach, students can focus on the descriptive nature of feedback. Building in time to relearn and reassess forms an atmosphere where understanding is emphasized. Reiterating content until students show mastery of the topic builds confidence and, if done properly, will lead to success for all students once a summative test or quiz is given. Creating an inclusive atmosphere that is both comforting and honest builds a positive community within the classroom. Transitioning away from the mind-set of difficulties being the students fault toward the mind-set of developing strategies to build consensus and understanding will help all students meet their goals. There is still much work to be done to ensure that all students, regardless of their place in society, reach their full academic potential, but focusing on classroom interactions is an important place to start. As a thoughtful practitioner, the teacher can help students become successful lifelong learners. It is of the utmost importance to implement supportive practices, especially for lower socioeconomic students. Practices such as those outlined above will sustain young people’s interest in their schooling to ensure they see graduation day. *** Jasper Fox Sr. teaches science at Copper Beech Middle School in the Lakeland Central School District in Shrub Oak, N.Y., where he is currently in his twelfth year of teaching. He was recently named the Educators Voice Honoree for Middle School Teacher of the Year at the 2014 Bammy Awards and was a semifinalist in the 2015 New York State Teacher of the Year program. An avid writer and connected educator, Fox maintains an active Twitter presence as @jasperfoxsr  and writes for a variety of sites and publications.  
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Practice Exchanges: Making Our Professional Learning Visible

Practice Exchanges: Making Our Professional Learning Visible | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Browse the Practice Exchange collections below. Each collection includes video excerpts from the actual event, sample agendas, tools and protocols used, as well as other resources that may be adapted
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7 Ways to Hack Your Classroom to Include Student Choice | Edudemic

7 Ways to Hack Your Classroom to Include Student Choice | Edudemic | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
For awhile, when educators discussed differentiating instruction & meeting students’ individual needs, they did so through the framework of Learning Styles.
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What Does Math Look Like in Today's Classroom?

What Does Math Look Like in Today's Classroom? | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
What does math look like in classrooms today? How are teachers making shifts in the way they teach math? We asked educators from our Teaching Channel community and here's what they said.
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15 Reasons Why Educators Should Be Connected

15 Reasons Why Educators Should Be Connected | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Connected educators understand and value the idea that students and staff have voices that should be shared and that can be shared through social media.
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Kid President and Steve Martin: Together At Last! - YouTube

Comedy legend Steve Martin stops by to talk about his new movie (Dreamworks’ ‘Home’) and to help Kid President with some advice on how to be a good uncle. Se...
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How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies

How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
A practical and engaging guide to smart studying tips.
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Secret wants to remind you that Mean Stinks! So... Mean Stinks

Secret wants to remind you that Mean Stinks! So... Mean Stinks | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Secret wants to remind you that Mean Stinks! So when you see something happening, find the courage to band together and say something.
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Preparing a Classroom Culture for Deeper Learning

Preparing a Classroom Culture for Deeper Learning | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
The art of thinking flourishes within an emotionally, intellectually and physically safe learning environment that is carefully constructed by the classroom teacher.
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Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens

Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Despite cautionary tales of teens and social networks, students have a lot to gain from incorporating what they learn in their personal digital space to the classroom.
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Three cheers for failure! Wait, what? - The Hechinger Report

Three cheers for failure! Wait, what? - The Hechinger Report | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
ATLANTA, Ga. – A faux evergreen tree set up inside a convention center hotel here last week was festooned with hand-written confessions from school leaders. “Inadequate WiFi density caused classroom technology to crash during Open House!” “Teacher technology stipends: All pain, no gain.” “Did not check references.” “Poor construction management destroys existing network.” Of course, …
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Difficult Conversations

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While we don't necessarily like them, difficult conversations have to happen if we are working in the best interests of students. Follow these three principles to make them productive.
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Tapping Into the Potential of Games and Uninhibited Play for Learning

Tapping Into the Potential of Games and Uninhibited Play for Learning | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
In the classroom, fiero -- excitement that gamers experience when they overcome challenges -- makes students see that they're empowered players in their own education. They're released into the exciting adventure that learning can be. Without the intrinsic motivating power of fiero, however, gamification becomes nothing more than semantic spin: a language game in which a letter-based grade system is replaced by a points-based reward system. In these cases, gamification does little to address the shortcomings of a system that relies on high-stakes testing.
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Principals and Focused Instructional Leadership: Fish Don't Rot From the Tail First

Principals and Focused Instructional Leadership: Fish Don't Rot From the Tail First | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Building administrators and school leaders across the nation are challenged to find strategies that will generate continual increased levels of student achievement. But what is the best way?

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NASSP Center for New Principals's curator insight, March 22, 9:45 PM

The author says "Fish don't rot from the tail first......" Read on!

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Sustaining Strong Classroom Culture

Sustaining Strong Classroom Culture | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Creating culture doesn’t require a new semester or year, it only requires a fresh state of mind. See how Sarah Brown Wessling has created a classroom culture that empowers learners.
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Making Connections: Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain

Making Connections: Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Cultural values and learning practices transmitted from parents and from community guide how the brain wires itself to process information and handle relationships.
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Transforming Silence: Poetry and Performance

Transforming Silence: Poetry and Performance | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Teaching poetry becomes a powerful group activity through individual and communal observation and explanation, creative response to poems read aloud, and celebrating student work.
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Blunt Educator on Twitter

Blunt Educator on Twitter | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
We can't teach students the way we learned if we expect them to go places we've never been.

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