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Law Seeks to Have All Students Literate by Third Grade - Patch.com

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Law Seeks to Have All Students Literate by Third GradePatch.comA new law seeks to aid students' success in Massachusetts by making sure a critical benchmark is met by third grade. Gov.
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Nearly four in ten qualifying teachers quit after one year

Nearly four in ten qualifying teachers quit after one year | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it
Almost four out of ten teachers are no longer in the classroom a year after qualifying, a teachers' conference heard yesterday.
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What is Dialogue Education? | Global Learning Partners

At Global Learning Partners, we are energized by our work with a diverse range of clients worldwide, and are driven by a desire to effect lasting global change towards peace and justice.
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Thie reinforces the idea that students learn best by talking. I would agree that my students enjoy talking to each other, but talking about ideas does not translate into their ability to recognize these words in printed text or to comprehend their contextual meaning, so I caution educators not to abandon the old fashion practices of reading text and writing their thoughts!

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Who Taught These Kids to Think by: Teresa Littrell McDaniel

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“Who Taught These Kids to Think?” By Dr. Teresa Littrell McDaniel As a secondary school assistant principal I frequently ponder the origination of and motivation behind many student behaviors. Recently a retired educator described how many in this generation of students, including his 5 year old
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Developing the art of the sentence

Developing the art of the sentence | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it
The Goldfish Bowl - Reflections on teaching and learning.

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Clever girls, stupid boys?

Clever girls, stupid boys? | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it
An international study challenges stereotypes about the differences between boys and girls at school.
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  • "being male could soon be seen as a new form of social disadvantage"
  • the gender gap between men and women entering university has never been wider. In a remarkable statistic from the Ucas admissions service, the gap is more than 50%
  • Teacher bias: teachers give greater rewards to girls rather than boys, even when pupils are of similar ability.
  • Women are much more likely to go to university than men.
  • Girls are more likely to be better behaved, more likely to get homework finished, less negative about going to school. And even when boys' work is just as good, the higher grade is more likely to go to a girl.
  • The biggest gender gap in school is usually associated with literacy, with girls runaway leaders in exams and international reading tests.
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High Schools Are a Disaster?

High Schools Are a Disaster? | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it

On the measure of academic engagement, the U.S. scored only at the international average, and far lower than our chief economic rivals: China, Korea, Japan, and Germany. In these countries, students show up for school and attend their classes more reliably than almost anywhere else in the world. But on the measure of social engagement, the United States topped China, Korea, and Japan.

In America, high school is for socializing. It’s a convenient gathering place, where the really important activities are interrupted by all those annoying classes. For all but the very best American students—the ones in AP classes bound for the nation’s most selective colleges and universities—high school is tedious and unchallenging. Studies that have tracked American adolescents’ moods over the course of the dayfind that levels of boredom are highest during their time in school.


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Push our students beyond their intellectual comfort zones!

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We must push our students beyond their intellectual comfort zone!

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Today's classroom may be "the quiet kid's worst nightmare."

Today's classroom may be "the quiet kid's worst nightmare." | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it
"Whoever designed the context of the modern classroom was certainly not thinking of the shy or quiet kids," said Robert J. Coplan, a psychology professor and shyness expert at Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada. With often-crowded, high-stimulation rooms and a focus on oral performance for class participation, he said, "in many ways, the modern classroom is the quiet kid's worst nightmare."
Susan Cain, the author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, published by Random House this year, argues that such children often stop learning when they feel emotionally threatened in a class environment in which being an extrovert is considered the norm.
"There is too often a tendency to see it as inferior or even pathological," Ms. Cain said, "so teachers feel they have to turn the introvert into an extrovert."

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Up to one-half of students have a preference for introversion (not to be confused with shyness), and teachers are not addressing their needs.

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Amazing how JOJ teachers have the most current conversations and have recently discussed the definition of engagement as it relates to shy students.

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Today's classroom may be "the quiet kid's worst nightmare."

Today's classroom may be "the quiet kid's worst nightmare." | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it
"Whoever designed the context of the modern classroom was certainly not thinking of the shy or quiet kids," said Robert J. Coplan, a psychology professor and shyness expert at Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada. With often-crowded, high-stimulation rooms and a focus on oral performance for class participation, he said, "in many ways, the modern classroom is the quiet kid's worst nightmare."
Susan Cain, the author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, published by Random House this year, argues that such children often stop learning when they feel emotionally threatened in a class environment in which being an extrovert is considered the norm.
"There is too often a tendency to see it as inferior or even pathological," Ms. Cain said, "so teachers feel they have to turn the introvert into an extrovert."

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Amazing how JOJ teachers have the most current conversations and have recently discussed the definition of engagement as it relates to shy students.

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, February 15, 10:59 AM

Up to one-half of students have a preference for introversion (not to be confused with shyness), and teachers are not addressing their needs.

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The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology

The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it
The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology (RT @dmrmlindsay: The metaphor for technology and its users. Worth a read again! Excellent read!
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To Close the Achievement Gap, We Need to Close the Teaching Gap

To Close the Achievement Gap, We Need to Close the Teaching Gap | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it
Ignored by our current education policies are the facts that one in four American children lives below the poverty line and a growing number are homeless, without regular access to food or health care, and stressed by violence and drug abuse around t...

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District leaders must analyze budgets to find the funding to give teachers collaboration and professional learning time. Thank you to Huntsville City Schools for providing this time for my teachers this upcoming year!

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3 Awesome Grammar Visuals

3 Awesome Grammar Visuals | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it

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good reminder for all!
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Paige: Digital classrooms are reshaping education - Houston Chronicle

Paige: Digital classrooms are reshaping education - Houston Chronicle | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it
MiamiHerald.com Paige: Digital classrooms are reshaping education Houston Chronicle I recently visited A& Unlimited Potential, a tuition-free middle school piloted this fall by Houston A& Challenge, a longtime promoter of education innovation on...
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UNC halts athlete literacy researcher's work

UNC halts athlete literacy researcher's work | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it
North Carolina has halted the research of reading specialist Mary Willingham until she receives approval from a review board and is investigating statements she made questioning the literacy level of Tar Heels athletes.
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2015 Gates Annual Letter

2015 Gates Annual Letter | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it
See how the lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than they have in any other time in history. And join us!
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12 Myths About Student Engagement - InformED

12 Myths About Student Engagement - InformED | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it
Student engagement is one of the most reliable predictors of gains in learning. We can all agree that students who actively participate in learning are m
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Forget it: the secret of remembering words - The Polyglot Dream

Forget it: the secret of remembering words - The Polyglot Dream | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it
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Informative article to jumpstart our thinking about how our students learn words, and how we could more effectively teach words.

 

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Teresa McDaniel's curator insight, March 16, 11:07 AM

This informative article provides insight to how our students learn words and, consequently, how we should facilitate word acquisition.  

Teresa McDaniel's curator insight, March 16, 11:07 AM

This informative article provides insight to how our students learn words and, consequently, how we should facilitate word acquisition.  

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High Schools Are a Disaster?

High Schools Are a Disaster? | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it

On the measure of academic engagement, the U.S. scored only at the international average, and far lower than our chief economic rivals: China, Korea, Japan, and Germany. In these countries, students show up for school and attend their classes more reliably than almost anywhere else in the world. But on the measure of social engagement, the United States topped China, Korea, and Japan.

In America, high school is for socializing. It’s a convenient gathering place, where the really important activities are interrupted by all those annoying classes. For all but the very best American students—the ones in AP classes bound for the nation’s most selective colleges and universities—high school is tedious and unchallenging. Studies that have tracked American adolescents’ moods over the course of the dayfind that levels of boredom are highest during their time in school.


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We must push our students beyond their intellectual comfort zone!

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Push our students beyond their intellectual comfort zones!

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Teachers 'give higher marks to girls'

Teachers 'give higher marks to girls' | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it
Teachers are more lenient in their marking of girls' schoolwork, according to an international study.
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Mel Riddile's curator insight, March 10, 11:23 AM

Not only are teachers unintentionally excluding introverts, but now we learn that boys are less likely to participate in class discussions. Counting most boys and introverted girls, it is no wonder that most student engagement levels fall below 20 percent.

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Why teachers should ask more questions and "cold call" kids

Why teachers should ask more questions and "cold call" kids | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it
Doug Lemov’s first book sold 800,000 copies, a teaching phenomenon. His new book has even more.

 

A teacher could also be “cold calling,” which means asking questions of students who don’t raise their hands and are less likely to have paid attention. “Be aware, though,” Lemov says, “that it’s important not to limit your cold call only to when you check for understanding. You want to cold call before — and frequently — so that you normalize it, and students aren’t surprised when you use cold call as part of your targeted questions.”


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Breaking Bad Habits, With Neuroplasticity

Breaking Bad Habits, With Neuroplasticity | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it
"You can't teach an old dog new tricks." "Bad habits are hard to break." "A leopard can't change its spots." Seems as though hundreds of years' worth of sayings, adages and conventional wisdom tell...
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Our J.O. Johnson faculty is currently reading the book 'The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business' by Charles Duhigg to help us understand what habits we need to change for our students and for ourselves. This short video explains what our miracle working teachers must do daily to help our students overcome their bad academic habits of thought, the thoughts that tell them they can't learn as much as other students or they will never be smart enough to make good grades or they 'hate reading' simply because they haven't been good readers in the past.

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Our J.O. Johnson faculty is currently reading the book 'The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business' by Charles Duhigg to help us understand what habits we need to change for our students and for ourselves. This short video explains what our miracle working teachers must do daily to help our students overcome their bad academic habits of thought, the thoughts that tell them they can't learn as much as other students or they will never be smart enough to make good grades or they 'hate reading' simply because they haven't been good readers in the past.

Nibal Petro Henderson's curator insight, February 21, 5:47 PM

Take charge of your thoughts and change your habits. That's the power of self-talk. 

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A Free Poster on The Learning and Thinking Skills of The 21st Century Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Free Poster on The Learning and Thinking Skills of The 21st Century Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it

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How to Teach Procedures that Your Students Will Actually Follow

How to Teach Procedures that Your Students Will Actually Follow | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it
Procedures are perhaps one of the most important aspect of a classroom as they help it run efficiently, give the students a sense of confidence and security, and help to prevent discipline issues.  But whether it's the first week of school or the middle of the year, how you teach your students your procedures will…

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Surviving High School - yuck!

Hello loves! I filmed a video recently called 'Different... But Important' and it was a massive success so I thought I would film another advice video! This one is all about high school - self...
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Daniel Pink on Six Steps for Leading Change

Daniel Pink on Six Steps for Leading Change | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it
Sparking change in an organization -- classroom, school, school district, state or nation -- sometimes can feel like a Sisyphean task, rolling a heavy ston

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Ali Anani's curator insight, March 20, 2014 4:17 AM

If change is a process, here is the details

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Who is really 'worst' in education? - Las Vegas Sun

Who is really 'worst' in education? - Las Vegas Sun | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it
Who is really 'worst' in education? Las Vegas Sun This is the conclusion of “Quality Counts,” a national study conducted by Education Week and released recently.
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