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5 Free Tools to Collect Student Feedback

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Five tools!  I've used and love todaysmeet and polleverywhere.  Will check out the others.  


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Permission to Screw Up « Radical Learners

How can you motivate yourself to approach new responsibilities with confidence and energy?
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Please stay engaged! "You may be walking wounded, but Teacher, stay in the game!"

Please stay engaged!  "You may be walking wounded, but Teacher, stay in the game!" | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it

Teaching is one of the most difficult professions for so many reasons.  The climate today, especially, causes educators to take swift kicks often.  As the writer here says, this work is vital.  Please stay engaged and keep going back.  The children need you!


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Six Habits of Falling Readers

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The following is a guest blog post from Dr. Connie Hebert.  Click here to watch Literacy Webinars presented by Dr.
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One of the BEST Motivational Videos I've ever seen!

http://www.wecell4u.com We can do this recession..we don't have to let it do us! Check out our products and services...feel free to contact me for more infor...
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How to use Prezi, an exciting presentation tool

Award-winning teacher David Miller explains how to create stunning multimedia presentations using Prezi.
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Upcycled Education: Googleable Questions

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A Simple Way To Improve Listening — Smart Classroom Management

A Simple Way To Improve Listening — Smart Classroom Management | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it
It’s a common complaint. You give a direction and . . . nothing happens. Your students just sit there—like they didn’t hear a word you said. A few begin moving, perhaps, but slowly, even grudgingly.
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Parents Wonder: Why So Much Homework?

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As the movement against excessive homework continues to grow, some parents say they're drawing a line in the sand between home and school.
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Empowering Students | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership

Empowering Students | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it
Empowering Students   Focus on Positive Relationships When surveyed, students say that the most important aspect of a positive school experience is having teachers who care about them.
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Education Quotes at BrainyQuote

Education Quotes at BrainyQuote | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it
Share our great education quotes collection with wise, inspirational and funny quotes by famous authors on education, being educated, learned, smart.
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Thank a Student

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It is the month of Thanksgiving, and everyone is getting excited about turkey and pumpkin pie. People are also considering the things they should be thankful for.
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Teacher Leaders: "Leadership is a Choice. Not a Position". - George Ambler On Leadership

Teacher Leaders:  "Leadership is a Choice. Not a Position". - George Ambler On Leadership | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it
Leadership is not about position, leadership is not about authority, leadership is not about hierarchy, at it’s core leadership is a choice.

 

Within each district, there are teacher leaders who push into the future.  Are you one of them?


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Are You Really Engaging Your Students?

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I’ve been pushing a lot of people’s button lately because they keep throwing around this buzz word “engagement”.  For example, we need to increase student engagement!  We ne...
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Math Engagement: Why the Problem Solving Process Doesn’t Work:

Math Engagement:  Why the Problem Solving Process Doesn’t Work: | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it
You have good materials. Students have unpacked the question and know what they are looking for. Students freeze. Now what? Most problem-solving materials will tell you to use the four steps: Find ...

 

How does this apply to science?  Social Studies?  Flat tires?  Lost keys?  


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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it
How do you make students better online researchers? By understanding how they can and should use Google, of course!
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Homework: It fails our students and undermines American education

Homework: It fails our students and undermines American education | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it
Students often ask me why I don’t assign homework. “I don’t believe in it,” I quickly respond. “It doesn’t tell me what you’re learning.” T (Have you commented on this hot topic?
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: How Teachers Can Use Google Docs as A Writing Tool | E-Learning Suggestions, Ideas, and Tips

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: How Teachers Can Use Google Docs as A Writing Tool | E-Learning Suggestions, Ideas, and Tips | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it
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Vertically Align your Interventions & Instruction Simultaneously

Vertically Align your Interventions & Instruction Simultaneously | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it

Great idea for whole school alignment!  


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Why A Simple Pause Is A Powerful Classroom Management Strategy — Smart Classroom Management

Why A Simple Pause Is A Powerful Classroom Management Strategy — Smart Classroom Management | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it
One of the most common errors teachers make when presenting lessons, providing directions, or otherwise addressing students is to string sentences together with very little gap between them.
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Singapore's 21st-Century Teaching Strategies (Education Everywhere Series) - YouTube

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Empowering Students

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Empowering Students

 

Focus on Positive Relationships

When surveyed, students say that the most important aspect of a positive school experience is having teachers who care about them.

 

Work Should be Real and Authentic

Are classroom activities of interest to students? Are there tools available to students to access current content? When the Arab Spring erupted, students in the Yarmouth Schools had many questions. Teachers were able to help them find valid and real information online. Class discussions were held using Google Docs and face to face. An opportunity to work with a class in Egypt was available later so that students could ask questions.

 

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Alice Barr, Instructional Technology Integrator, Yarmouth High School, Yarmouth ME


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A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it

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From Discipline Problems to Problem-Based Teaching and Learning ... | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports: Oakland County

From Discipline Problems to Problem-Based Teaching and Learning ... | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it
From Discipline Problems to Problem-Based Teaching and Learning. Home → JB's ... All our ideas come down to capitalizing on her students' musical interests and immersing them in authentic problem-based-learning.
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