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Build Background Knowledge with TourWrist for iPad

Build Background Knowledge with TourWrist for iPad | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it

There is another way more excellent option to transport you and your students to another place: Tourwrist for iPad. If you haven’t played around with this app, you’re missing out.

 

Furthermore, if your students haven’t played around with this app, then they’re missing out. The function of the app is just what the name implies – taking tours of far-off places with a flick of your wrist. There are some fairly well put together web-based virtual tours out there, but the quality of the 360 degree tours on Tourwrist take the concept of virtual exploration to a whole new level.

 

Opening a tour in this app is the closest thing to actually being there.


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The Blueberry Story: The teacher gives the businessman a lesson.

The Blueberry Story:  The teacher gives the businessman a lesson. | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
The story of a teacher exercising her power: Shows a businessman the light!
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New Research Shows Nearly Half of American Parents Underestimate the Harm of School Absences | U.S. Department of Education

New Research Shows Nearly Half of American Parents Underestimate the Harm of School Absences | U.S. Department of Education | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
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Gazette opinion: What worries Montana school bus drivers most?

Gazette opinion: What worries Montana school bus drivers most? | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
Those bright yellow-gold buses and the drivers entrusted with transporting students usually do a great job of getting the kids to school and back home again safely.
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Report: 6 million students miss too much school

Report: 6 million students miss too much school | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
More than 6 million students—representing 13 percent of the K12 population—missed at least 15 days of school in 2013-14. These chronically absent students were more likely to struggle academically and less likely to graduate.
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The Politics of the Common Core Assessments: Why states are quitting the PARCC and Smarter Balanced testing consortia

The Politics of the Common Core Assessments: Why states are quitting the PARCC and Smarter Balanced testing consortia | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
Why states are quitting the PARCC and Smarter Balanced testing consortia
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20 Things All Teachers Should Know About Principals

20 Things All Teachers Should Know About Principals | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
Many teachers have a limited idea of what their principal does or wants. These 20 facts about principals will help you understand what they want.
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Should High-Poverty Schools Offer All Kids Free Lunch?

Should High-Poverty Schools Offer All Kids Free Lunch? | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
Congress is considering a rule change to the school-nutrition law that would bar thousands of schools from offering complimentary lunch to all students.
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Why America's Schools Have A Money Problem

Why America's Schools Have A Money Problem | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
How much money a school can spend on its students still depends, in large part, on local property taxes. And many states aren't doing much to level the field for poor kids.
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Great article on the disparity of school funding at both the state and national level.

Lockwood: $7,813 per student
Montana: $13,322
National: $11,841
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Community and academics driving push for Lockwood school

Community and academics driving push for Lockwood school | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
Folks in eastern Montana usually aren’t in a hurry to give the government more money.
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The offerings in each high school should reflect the priorities of the local community.  Miles City offers many things that SD2 doesn't including a Vo. Ag. program.  These priorities should be determined by a locally elected school board that reflects that community's values!
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Lockwood teen named local Boys and Girls Clubs' Youth of the Year

Lockwood teen named local Boys and Girls Clubs' Youth of the Year | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
For 16-year-old Bethany Taylor, a simple orange crayon made all the difference.
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Great kid, great program!  Be Great!
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Bozeman votes to create state’s first charter school

Bozeman votes to create state’s first charter school | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
Charter schools have been controversial in many states, but there was no controversy this week when the Bozeman School Board agreed to seek state approval for making Bozeman High’s Bridger
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Lack of state funding leaves many Montana schools in disrepair

Lack of state funding leaves many Montana schools in disrepair | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
Montana ranks near the bottom nationally for the state’s share of funding for school construction and repair — and education leaders say that has caused differences in the quality of
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We are one of the districts that have been affected by this grant program.  In 2013, our project was skipped over and lower ranked projects funded due to the cost of our roofing project.  Last biennium, there was no funding allocated.  Our roofs have just gotten older as we have tried to use building reserve funds to keep them functional.

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Mindsets: Why Do Some People Learn Faster?

Mindsets: Why Do Some People Learn Faster? | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
Do we ignore mistakes, brushing them aside for the sake of our self-confidence? Or do we investigate the errors, seeking to learn from the snafus? The latter approach, suggests a series of studies, could make you learn faster.

 

Jonah Lehrer writes:

 

One of the essential lessons of learning, which is that people learn how to get it right by getting it wrong again and again."

 

"Education isn’t magic. Education is the wisdom wrung from failure."

 

"A new study, forthcoming in Psychological Science, and led by Jason Moser at Michigan State University, expands on this important concept. The question at the heart of the paper is simple: Why are some people so much more effective at learning from their mistakes? After all, everybody screws up. The important part is what happens next. Do we ignore the mistake, brushing it aside for the sake of our self-confidence? Or do we investigate the error, seeking to learn from the snafu?"

 

Growth Mindset 

 

"It turned out that those subjects with a growth mindset were significantly better at learning from their mistakes. Because the subjects were thinking about what they got wrong, they learned how to get it right."

 

"Fear of failure (fixed mindset) can actually inhibit learning."

 

Praise: How Matters

 

Students praised for their intelligence almost always chose to bolster their self-esteem by comparing themselves with students who had performed worse on the test.

 

In contrast, kids praised for their hard work were more interested in the higher-scoring exams. They wanted to understand their mistakes, to learn from their errors, to figure out how to do better.

 

The experience of failure had been so discouraging for the “smart” kids that they actually regressed.

 

The problem with praising kids for their innate intelligence — the “smart” compliment — is that it misrepresents the psychological reality of education. It encourages kids to avoid the most useful kind of learning activities, which is when we learn from our mistakes.

 

Foresaking Self-Improvement for the Sake of Self-Confidence

 

Unless we experience the unpleasant symptoms of being wrong the mind will never revise its models.

 

We’ll keep on making the same mistakes, forsaking self-improvement for the sake of self-confidence. Samuel Beckett had the right attitude: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”

 

 


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My Cheetah Chat two weeks ago was about the importance of a GROWTH mindset.

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What Kids Wish Their Teachers Knew

What Kids Wish Their Teachers Knew | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
A teacher’s insights from asking students to finish the sentence, “I wish my teacher knew…”
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Lockwood school bond refinancing saves almost $1 million

Lockwood school bond refinancing saves almost $1 million | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
Lockwood taxpayers will get a break after school trustees refinanced 2007 bonds that paid for Eileen Johnson Middle School and renovations to existing schools, saving about $950,000 over the life
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Montana school district expansion debate coming back in 2017

Montana school district expansion debate coming back in 2017 | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
The bill died in 2015, but the debate around allowing Montana K-8 school districts to expand to K-12 is still alive – although it could look different in 2017.
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East Helena and Helena school boards put some creative solutions on the table

East Helena and Helena school boards put some creative solutions on the table | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
Some familiar and some out-of-the-box solutions were on the table Monday night, when the East Helena and Helena Public Schools board of trustees met in a joint work session at
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Refreshing to see that both districts are working together to benefit the students.
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Since 1980, spending on prisons has grown three times as much as spending on public education

Since 1980, spending on prisons has grown three times as much as spending on public education | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
State and local budgets reflect misplaced priorities, Obama administration says.
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It costs twice as much to house an inmate in Deer Lodge for a year as it does to send a student to MSU for that same year - including books, meals and lodging.
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The best school violence prevention program may start with raising test scores, study shows - The Hechinger Report

The best school violence prevention program may start with raising test scores, study shows - The Hechinger Report | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
No doubt, it’s hard for students to learn in a school where classmates are constantly getting into fights and where bullying or disruptive, threatening behavior is common. Teachers who have to spend classroom time breaking up altercations can’t do as much teaching.  Academic researchers back that up. A 2013 study in Chicago found that violent crime on …
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We don't have behavior issues, we don't have attendance issues, we don't have drop out issues; we have an ENGAGEMENT issue!
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Building school connectedness to foster resiliency in children

Building school connectedness to foster resiliency in children | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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Janine Pease: In school, on time, every day

An urgent conversation with one of our county school’s superintendents prompted this column today. The topic — early chronic absences.
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A Lockwood high school faces several hurdles — but what if it could happen?

A Lockwood high school faces several hurdles — but what if it could happen? | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
It’s easy to imagine a Lockwood high school while sitting around a lunch table at the Eileen Johnson Middle School.
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Little impact on Billing's taxes.  Our taxpayers should be able to determine if they are "willing to foot the bill" per Mr. Bouck!
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OPI deputy superintendent to join rural schools group

OPI deputy superintendent to join rural schools group | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
Dennis Parman, the state's second in command at the Department of Public Instruction, will become the executive director of the Montana Rural Education Association in July.
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Very excited to have Dennis join our team!
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Bozeman School Board to vote on Bridger charter

Bozeman School Board to vote on Bridger charter | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
The Bozeman School Board will vote Monday night on applying to the state to turn the Bridger Alternative Program at Bozeman High School into the state’s first charter school.
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In Bridger, students help other students

BRIDGER — When the 205 students attending Bridger Public Schools lean into a service project, the entire community — even people as far away as Billings — benefit.
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