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Teaching through the arts

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Students with arts education showed significant improvement on standardized tests.
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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

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"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

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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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Brain function 'boosted for days after reading a novel'

Brain function 'boosted for days after reading a novel' | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it
Being pulled into the world of a gripping novel can trigger actual, measurable changes in the brain that linger for at least five days after reading, scientists have said.

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Can Reading Change Your Brain? Fiction Alters Cognitive Function Even In Casual Readers

Can Reading Change Your Brain? Fiction Alters Cognitive Function Even In Casual Readers | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it
People who read may experience long-lasting changes in their brain, upholding reading's benefits of empathy and compassion.
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Critical Thinking and the need for 'Deep Practice'

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Why do some students embrace math with such enthusiasm when the subject intimidates so many children?

It begins with a concept known as Deep Practice. In sports, when we swing a bat and miss the ball, we receive instant feedback through our senses. Players learn easily and naturally through a practice loop where proficiency is attained through immediate awareness of success or failure (feedback).


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“I keep me safe.” Risk and resilience in children with messy lives


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Plagiarism and the link: How the web makes attribution easier -- and more complicated | paidContent

Plagiarism and the link: How the web makes attribution easier -- and more complicated | paidContent | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it

Nate Thayer, the writer who touched off a debate this week about how freelancers are compensated, found himself embroiled in another controversy on Friday when he was accused of plagiarizing large parts of the piece that The Atlantic wanted him to re-work for free. In his defence, Thayer and his editor said links weren’t included in the original version due to an editing error, a mistake they later corrected. This failed to satisfy some of the writer’s critics, however, including the author of the piece that Thayer based some of his reporting on.

 

If nothing else, the incident helps reinforce just how blurry the line is between plagiarism and sloppy attribution — and also how the the web makes it easier to provide attribution via hyperlinks, but at the same time makes it harder to define what is plagiarism or content theft and what isn’t.

 

To Jeremy Duns, who first blew the whistle on what he said was Thayer’s plagiarism, the case seemed open and shut: chunks of the article about North Korea and basketball, including a number of quotes, appeared to have been lifted straight from a piece by San Diego Union-Tribune writer Mark Zeigler on the same topic in 2006. And there was virtually no attribution of any kind in the original version of Thayer’s story, which appeared at the NKNews.com site, apart from one oblique reference to the Union-Tribune — and no links.

 

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Mary Clark's curator insight, March 16, 2013 6:00 PM

Great example for students, inclluding the comments in which mention is made of one commentor changing another's Wikipedia entry! 

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Amazon's Kindle Gets Exclusive Role In New PTA Family Reading Program

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Amazon's Kindle is the exclusive sponsor of the new Family Reading Experience program that the National PTA wants to roll out across the U.S. to boost kids' reading thanks to family participation.
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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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http://allwebsoft.com/2015/02/fl-studio-12-crack-for-mac.html
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The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology

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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

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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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"Readability measures do a great job of predicting reading comprehension, but they provide lousy writing guidance."

"Readability measures do a great job of predicting reading comprehension, but they provide lousy writing guidance." | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it

By Tim Shanahan

 

Everyone knows Grapes of Wrath is harder to read than predicted. But for every book with a hinky readability score many others are placed just right. These formulas certainly are not perfect, but they are easy to use and they make more accurate guesses than we can without them. 
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Carol Dweck on the power of "Yet"

It's just one little word, but says world-renowned Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, it has the power to inspire your child to do incredible things.

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Could illiteracy and the lack of effective reading strategies be the hidden cause of crime? | District Administration Magazine

News, Articles and Community for district-level decision makers in K-12 education. Magazine published monthly, with daily news and blogs and online content. Archives available.

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Lola Jennings- Edquist's curator insight, August 12, 2013 3:55 AM

Very cool article/study, highlighting just one of the issues surrounding a lack of education. 

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Google Docs and The Common Core

This presentation was shown at the ICE Conference in February of 2013.


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Mary Clark's curator insight, March 5, 2013 1:53 PM

Links in the presentation to useful forms for student research, graphic organizers, a close reading activity--all on Google Docs for you to use!

Lorena Swetnam's curator insight, March 9, 2013 1:49 PM

Google Docs and Common Core