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Problems and Possibilities for Education in the 21st Century.
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How to Create a Boy-Friendly School

How to Create a Boy-Friendly School | Possibilities in Education | Scoop.it
Elementary school Principal Peter DeWitt writes about students' social and emotional health, and how educators can help young people find common ground. He can be found at www.petermdewitt.com.
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What are we doing as educators to ensure that boys feel motivated to learn?

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Keep recess in play, pediatricians urge

Keep recess in play, pediatricians urge | Possibilities in Education | Scoop.it

Recess is good for a kid's body and mind, and withholding these regular breaks in the school day may be counterproductive to healthy child development, says a new policy statement from a pediatricians' group.

 

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"Recess is good for a kid's body and mind, and withholding these regular breaks in the school day may be counterproductive to healthy child development, says a new policy statement from a pediatricians' group."

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3 investments good leaders make in creating other leaders

3 investments good leaders make in creating other leaders | Possibilities in Education | Scoop.it
I was extremely fortunate to be hired as a third-grade teacher fresh out of Penn State University in 2000 by principal Maureen Cheever at Hubbard Woods Sc (RT @LeadAndLearn: 3 investments good leaders make in creating other leaders
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It is more important to create leaders than to manage followers.  Good article about helping teachers to be leaders.  The same logic can be applied to assisting students to become leaders.

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Prairie Park students become published authors / LJWorld.com

Prairie Park students become published authors / LJWorld.com | Possibilities in Education | Scoop.it
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What a neat idea.  Students are able to publish their own books and get a free copy.

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The Best of TED for Teachers

The Best of TED for Teachers | Possibilities in Education | Scoop.it
The Best of TED for Teachers: TED ( Technology, Entertainment, Design ) is one of the most... http://t.co/HsiZ4jOM #TEDresources #education
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"Given this huge importance of TED as  an educational resource we deemed it important to share with our fellow teachers and educators the best of TED . These are mainly lists of TED talks we have watched and published during this year. Enjoy."

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Gazette » 12 Surefire Ways to Remember Vocabulary

Gazette » 12 Surefire Ways to Remember Vocabulary | Possibilities in Education | Scoop.it
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12 Surefire Ways to Remember Vocabulary

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Gazette » 12 Tips to Manage Time and Increase Efficiency in the Classroom!

Gazette » 12 Tips to Manage Time and Increase Efficiency in the Classroom! | Possibilities in Education | Scoop.it

Are you struggling with how to fit all the teaching and testing into a small window of classroom time? Read this article for some practical solutions that increase student motivation and teacher efficiciency.

 

1. Keep students on task during activities: Use visual timers during class activities such as think-pair-shares, group work, timed individual assignments, etc. A visual timer is one that enables students to “see” time. ... Read on for more.


Via Susan Gingras Fitzell
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Are you struggling with how to fit all the teaching and testing into a small window of classroom time? Read this article for some practical solutions that increase student motivation and teacher efficiciency.

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Middle Schoolers build underwater robots

Middle Schoolers build underwater robots

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Oasis middle schoolers build underwater robots funded by U.S. Navy...

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Can Public Education as We Know it Survive?

Can Public Education as We Know it Survive? | Possibilities in Education | Scoop.it
Americans are now confronted with two radically different visions of public education. Which vision ultimately prevails will go a long way toward determining the quality of the education available to future generations of children.
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"Third, the private education vision leaves little room for principles of social justice and the commitment to equal educational opportunity for all children. By emphasizing privatization and competition rather than community and cooperation, it trivializes the whole notion of "public" education. Nor does it take responsibility for addressing the special challenges that disadvantaged children bring with them when they walk through the schoolhouse door."

 

Where are we headed and what can we do to drive the direction properly?

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