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25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

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25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

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Looking for things you can share with your teachers to help with learning in every subject? Here are 25 ideas.

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, December 27, 2013 10:53 AM

I will add ...for every grade level.

Sheri Coder's curator insight, January 2, 2014 8:39 AM

Great article.

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Blended Learning (Pt. 1): Changing the Face of Education

Blended Learning (Pt. 1): Changing the Face of Education | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
A new way of teaching and learning is making its way into some public schools that, if it gains enough traction, could turn the traditional education system on its head. "Blended learning" is not about credits or grades; it's about mastery ...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 17, 4:44 PM

Are we changing the face of education, better known as School, or are we simply rearranging the deck chairs?

 

 

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7 Tips to get started with Mindfulness in your classroom

7 Tips to get started with Mindfulness in your classroom | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
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Applying Mindfulness to Mundane Classroom Tasks

Applying Mindfulness to Mundane Classroom Tasks | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
By adding a fun, creative element of focus and stillness to a classroom routine, you can help your students learn to appreciate and practice self-regulation.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 5, 9:59 PM

One role mindfulness can play in daily work, is finding the extraordinary in the ordinary. Thich Nhat Hanh provides wonderful insights into this work.

 

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Using Bloom's Digital Taxonomy to Maximize Student Engagement

Presenter: Marcie Newton, College of Saint Rose Today's learners have a wide variety of communication tools at their fingertips, including blogs, wikis, and ...

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What’s the Difference Between a PLC, a Collaborative Team, and a Task Force?

What’s the Difference Between a PLC, a Collaborative Team, and a Task Force? | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
Find the latest research, articles, tools and other education resources for building a PLC � professional learning community. Collaborate with teachers and administrators on our frequently updated blog, written by PLC and education professionals.

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5 More Cool Tools to Take Classroom Collaboration to a New Level

5 More Cool Tools to Take Classroom Collaboration to a New Level | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
More Fun Free Tools for Collaborative Classroom Assignments In May, we published the post, 20 Fun Free Tools for Interactive Classroom Collaboration. Given the

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12 Principles Of Collaboration In Learning

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"Collaboration is among the most-often promoted fluencies of 21st century learning (along with creativity and communication). However, there are very few frameworks or models that exist to support the development of better collaboration forms. As it is, in many K-12 learning environments, collaboration is limited to teacher-created grouping, or more scattered project-based learning groups that converge on a single project and thus a single goal."


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Teaching Empathy in the PreK-20 Classroom

Teaching Empathy in the PreK-20 Classroom | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it

So one night I was up late, popping almonds like popcorn and watching the latest Netflix series, contemplating this teaching challenge. How do we “teach” empathy? I decided to turn to the pros: many of the amazing teacher experts that I know across the US (State Teachers of the Year, National Board Certified Teachers, and teachers from the Center for Teaching Quality Collaboratory).


Below is a list of some of the great texts suggested by these experts for teaching and building empathy with our students, focusing on our English Language Learners. 

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, suggested by Jane Fung. Faye Cook, and Bill IveyWonder by R.J. Palacio, suggested by Jessica CuthbertsonOut of My Mind by Sharon Draper, suggested by Faye CookBlood on the River by Elisa Carbone, suggested by Cheryl Suliteanu

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 by Megan Allen  


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Teaching Empathy to the 'Me' Generation

Teaching Empathy to the 'Me' Generation | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
Capital University’s non-credit Empathy Experiment immerses students in the plight of the working poor to promote understanding.

 

The banner on the side of the Capital University music conservatory has an outline of a sneaker and asks, “They walked a mile in someone else’s shoes. How much did they learn?”

 

Inside the hall in Columbus, Ohio, a few hundred people wait to find out. They are here this evening late in April for the concluding event of the Empathy Experiment — an experiment not in an empirical sense, but in teaching empathy.

 

By Eric Leake 


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Ruth Obadia's curator insight, November 20, 2013 1:21 AM


The general hope is that teaching empathy might lead to greater social harmony, altruistic action, social justice, and interpersonal and intercultural understanding.

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5 Strategies For Better Teacher Professional Development

5 Strategies For Better Teacher Professional Development | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it

Today, professional development runs the gamut from one-shot workshops to more intensive job-embedded professional development, which has teachers learn in the day-to-day environment in which they work rather than getting pulled out to attend an outside training. However, the National School Boards Association’s Center for Public Education report, “Teaching the Teachers,” notes that most professional development today is ineffective because it neither changes teaching practices nor improves student learning.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 15, 2014 10:29 PM

I wonder if teachers working together and cooperatively might not work. The best professional learning is in the classroom with both students and peers.

 

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Andrew Hockley's curator insight, December 16, 2014 7:49 AM

This is not from an ELT context, but there's a lot of valuable stuff in this article.  Recommended

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Don't Weigh the Elephant -- Feed the Elephant: Feedback Is Key in Assessment

Don't Weigh the Elephant -- Feed the Elephant: Feedback Is Key in Assessment | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
Focus on giving kids what they need -- information about their own brains.

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NASSP Center for New Principals's curator insight, December 14, 2014 8:46 PM

This should be an easy reminder to remember!  

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Implementing RTI in a High School: A Case Study

Implementing RTI in a high school: A case study

Fisher and Frey


This case study chronicles the efforts of a high school over a two-year period as it examined two major questions: (a) As Response to Intervention (RTI) is implemented in one high school, what happens to student achievement? And (b) How are interventions organized and delivered in a high school that focuses on RTI as a school improvement process? Major themes of the systemic implementation of RTI included shared agreements and adoption of a schoolwide focus on core literacy practices, development of curriculum-based assessments that made the intervention meaningful, and the need for dedicated resources.

 

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Reading Fluency Rubrics and Assessments for RtI Grades 9-12

Reading Fluency Rubrics and Assessments for RtI Grades 9-12 | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
Reading Fluency Rubrics and Assessments for Response to Intervention (RtI) Grades 9-12 This pack includes the following documents that can be used to assess

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4 Technologies to Help Students Find Their Voice In Your Classroom

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Students need a voice. By voice, I mean the ability to recognize their own beliefs, practice articulating them in a variety of forms, and then find the confidence -- and the platform -- to express t (New!


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Knoco stories: Knowledge Transfer requires dual accountability.

Knoco stories: Knowledge Transfer requires dual accountability. | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
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How does this translate to professional develop for teachers and learning for students? 

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3 things great teachers do with technology

3 things great teachers do with technology | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
Too often, we see teachers putting the proverbial cart before the horse. They find an app or tool they like, so they introduce it in their classroom. The students might find it cool and
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Critical connections: personal learning environments and information literacy

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Critical connections: personal learning environments and information literacy

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 15, 7:16 PM

It is interesting how the literature related to personal learning networks and the like is rarely grounded in literature that is more than 10 - 15 years old. For example, what would Dewey, Whitehead, and Montessori have to say about them?

 

 

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10 of the Best Tools for Collaborative Learning

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Collaborative learning can help to stimulate interesting debate and allow learners to discover a new perspective on material. Many educators are now turning to collaborative learning strategies to help their students to learn. Here are 10 of the best collaborative learning tools available on the web today:

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Resources and Downloads for Collaborative Learning

Resources and Downloads for Collaborative Learning | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
Students work collaboratively in many ways to reinforce learning at The College Preparatory School (right), such as working together outside (above) on geometry concepts they learned the previous d

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What teachers need to do, Noam Chomsky on assessment

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Passing tests doesn’t begin to compare with searching and inquiring and into pursuing topics that engages and excite us. That’s far more significant than passing tests. In fact, if that’s the kind ...
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What does teaching empathy look like?

What does teaching empathy look like? | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it

One of the most essential aspects of critical thinking is empathy, the ability to see things through another person’s point of view.


Authors of The Whole Brain Child provide guidance on how to teach children about considering other people’s feelings. They advocate teaching young people about “mindsight”, the ability to look inside your own mind and the mind of others to see what’s going on in there. The book has excellent illustrated examples that can be used directly with kids.


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Here’s a sample dialogue for 

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Four Steps to Cultivating Compassion in Boys

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Kozo Hattori interviewed researchers and spiritual leaders about how to raise compassionate boys. This is what he discovered.


Searching for an answer, I read widely and sought out public figures who have dedicated their lives to exploring and advocating for the alleviation of suffering—Dr. Rick Hanson, Dr. Dacher Keltner, Dr. Dan Siegel, Thich Nhat Hanh, Father Richard Rohr, and others.


From this research, I concluded that cultivating compassion really is the best way to protect our boys from violence—or, as Hanh says, “Compassion protects you more than guns, bombs, and money.” From their combined scientific and spiritual perspectives, a four-fold process for cultivating this resource in boys emerged.


  • Touch: When UC Berkeley professor and GGSC co-founder Dacher Keltner researched the power of touch for human development and relationships, he discovered a surprising gender difference: 
  • Push Gender Boundaries: In the trailer for the film, The Mask You Live In, former NFL player Joe Ehrman claims that “the three most destructive words that every man receives when he is a boy is when he is told to ‘Be A Man.’” 
  • Be a role model  -  Almost all the compassionate men I interviewed had a compassionate role model...
  • Cultivate stillnessrecent paper from Timothy D. Wilson and colleagues at the University of Virginia and Harvard University revealed incredibly strong resistance in men to silence and stillness...






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SMARTER Balanced Assessment: Observations and Recommendations

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This week I was able to observe a 4th grade classroom pilot the English Language Arts (ELA) portion of the SMARTER Balanced Assessment that will be in place in 2014 for most of our nation’s public schools.Below are some observations that I witnessed first about the test.


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20 Simple Assessment Strategies You Can Use Every Day

20 Simple Assessment Strategies You Can Use Every Day | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
20 Simple Assessment Strategies You Can Use Every Day

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NASSP Center for New Principals's curator insight, December 14, 2014 8:26 PM

Thanks to #apchat for this great resource!

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RTI Assessment Tools

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Preview and download the podcast RTI Assessment Tools on iTunes. Read episode descriptions and customer reviews.

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