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Laughter and Learning: Humor Boosts Retention

Laughter and Learning: Humor Boosts Retention | Common Core State Standards -  Montana | Scoop.it
Humor activates the brain's dopamine reward system, stimulating goal-oriented motivation and long-term memory, which means that humor can improve retention in students of all ages.
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U.S. Kids Not Drinking Enough Water Each Day

U.S. Kids Not Drinking Enough Water Each Day | Common Core State Standards -  Montana | Scoop.it
Under-hydration can pose real health risks for children, study authors say
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Study: Feedback doesn't always help students

Study: Feedback doesn't always help students | Common Core State Standards -  Montana | Scoop.it
A new Vanderbilt University study challenges the assumption that feedback is always a good thing, at least for student learning.
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Make: electronics, crafts, DIY projects and how-tos for makers

Make: electronics, crafts, DIY projects and how-tos for makers | Common Core State Standards -  Montana | Scoop.it
DIY PROJECTS = ULTIMATE SUMMER

Have you heard of Make? If not, now is the perfect time to explore their website. Make creates countless DIY projects designed for kids. Our three favorites are:

3D print your head (difficulty: easy)High-speed splash photography (difficulty: moderate)Minecraft activated Arduino alarm (difficulty: moderate)
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‘It is harder for us to be nice to kids’ — departing veteran principal

‘It is harder for us to be nice to kids’ — departing veteran principal | Common Core State Standards -  Montana | Scoop.it
After 21 years, a high school principal sends his final staff letter and looks back on his career.
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Five-Minute Film Festival: Summer Reading for Students

Five-Minute Film Festival: Summer Reading for Students | Common Core State Standards -  Montana | Scoop.it
Summer is the perfect time to catch up on reading, but where to start? There are so many great books out there. This video playlist provides some inspiration to get kids reading over the break.
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Advanced learning developed by Stanford University - Games

Advanced learning developed by Stanford University - Games | Common Core State Standards -  Montana | Scoop.it
advanced learning developed by Stanford University – GiftedandTalented.com: Discover the premier online resource for helping students unleash their inner genius!
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How to Turn Your School Into a Maker Haven

How to Turn Your School Into a Maker Haven | Common Core State Standards -  Montana | Scoop.it
Bringing making into school classrooms is as simple as taking the first step, no matter how small.
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Does The Grit Narrative Blame Students For School’s Shortcomings?

Does The Grit Narrative Blame Students For School’s Shortcomings? | Common Core State Standards -  Montana | Scoop.it
Educators are pushing back against the notion that kids need to develop perseverance to get through school they find boring. Part of the responsibility is on the school.
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Five-Minute Film Festival: Learning and the Brain

Five-Minute Film Festival: Learning and the Brain | Common Core State Standards -  Montana | Scoop.it
As new findings in neuroscience imply applications in the classroom and beyond, it's important for educators to have a basic understanding of how our brains work. VideoAmy has gathered a collection of videos about the brain to get you thinking.
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Teachers' Thoughts on Testing: The only test-prep that works is high-quality instruction & high-level teaching

Teachers' Thoughts on Testing:  The only test-prep that works is high-quality instruction & high-level teaching | Common Core State Standards -  Montana | Scoop.it
Two Arizona teachers share their thoughts on testing with new aligned assessments.
 
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200 colleges agree to let students skip remedial coursework if they reach the college-readiness on SBAC

200 colleges agree to let students skip remedial coursework if they reach the college-readiness on SBAC | Common Core State Standards -  Montana | Scoop.it
Nearly 200 colleges and universities in six states have agreed to let students skip remedial coursework if they reach the college-readiness score on the 2015 Smarter Balanced assessment

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Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving

Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving | Common Core State Standards -  Montana | Scoop.it
By teaching students to "drive their own brain" through metacognition, we provide a concrete way to guide them think about how they can best learn.
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The Role of Adult Mentorship in Helping Children Deal With Trauma

The Role of Adult Mentorship in Helping Children Deal With Trauma | Common Core State Standards -  Montana | Scoop.it
“We can’t pick who will achieve and who will not. If these kids in front of us are the kids we need to educate, we have to figure out how to unwrap their gifts.”
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Projects Archive | Make: electronics, crafts, DIY projects and how-tos for makers

Projects Archive | Make: electronics, crafts, DIY projects and how-tos for makers | Common Core State Standards -  Montana | Scoop.it
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UnBoxed: online [ Current Issue ]

UnBoxed: online [ Current Issue ] | Common Core State Standards -  Montana | Scoop.it
Welcome to another issue of UnBoxed! We hope you will enjoy this collection of essays, reflections and reports about passion, purpose and practice in education.
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In A Digital Chapter, Paper Notebooks Are As Relevant As Ever

In A Digital Chapter, Paper Notebooks Are As Relevant As Ever | Common Core State Standards -  Montana | Scoop.it
Is paper just a curiosity of the nostalgic? It turns out that digital natives think paper works in tandem with our devices. Research agrees that old-school note taking offers benefits a screen can't.
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7 Simple Steps to Maintain Classroom Culture

7 Simple Steps to Maintain Classroom Culture | Common Core State Standards -  Montana | Scoop.it
Many schools across the country just completed their last major break of the year, which means it is one mad dash to the finish line. It is a time when teachers and students alike begin to look forward to beach chairs, backyard bbqs, and hitting snooze on the alarm. As much promise as all this forward thinking holds, it can take one’s eye off the ball and wreak havoc on a classroom culture.
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The Poverty Trap: Slack, Not Grit, Creates Achievement

The Poverty Trap: Slack, Not Grit, Creates Achievement | Common Core State Standards -  Montana | Scoop.it
Poverty is a trap children are born into: No child has ever chosen to be poor. Children have never caused the poverty that defines their lives, and their education. Yet, the adults with political, ...
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Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves | Common Core State Standards -  Montana | Scoop.it
Consider using autonomy, competence, relatedness, and relevance as practical classroom strategies to reinforce the intrinsic motivation students need for making the most of their learning.
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Jump into STREAM and navigate the Standards! - STREAM

Jump into STREAM and navigate the Standards! - STREAM | Common Core State Standards -  Montana | Scoop.it
The STREAM project provides statewide, systemic, and sustainable professional learning to K-8 teachers implementing Montana’s Common Core Standards for Mathematics (MCCSM). STREAM offers a variety of learning opportunities built around a set of interactive, on-demand, high-quality learning modules. Whether online … Continued
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Response: Ways To Build 'Authentic Engagement' & Not 'Strategic Compliance'

Response: Ways To Build 'Authentic Engagement' & Not 'Strategic Compliance' | Common Core State Standards -  Montana | Scoop.it
Educators Vicki Davis, Rusul Alrubail, Laura Cabrera and Dana Dusbiber contribute their suggestions on how to promote student engagement.
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Montana Allows Districts to Make SBAC Tests Optional (Technical Problems)

Montana Allows Districts to Make SBAC Tests Optional (Technical Problems) | Common Core State Standards -  Montana | Scoop.it
Montana Superintendent Denise Juneau said it would be "in the best interest of our students" to let districts cancel Smarter Balanced testing if necessary.

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