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The Reading Rules We Would Never Follow as Adult Readers

The Reading Rules We Would Never Follow as Adult Readers | Professional Learning | Scoop.it
Choice. The number one thing all the students I have polled through the years want the most when it comes to reading.  No matter how I phrase the question, this answer in all of its versions is always at the top.  Sometimes pleading, sometimes demanding, sometimes just stated as a matter of fact; please let…
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Where's the Magic in Family Dinner?

Where's the Magic in Family Dinner? | Professional Learning | Scoop.it
Regular meals serve as an easily measured proxy for one of longest-standing and sturdiest determinants of adolescent well-being: authoritative parenting.
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A Year of Reading: Still Learning to Read: Setting Up the Digital Classroom Library

A Year of Reading: Still Learning to Read: Setting Up the Digital Classroom Library | Professional Learning | Scoop.it
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Naming Students in Positive Ways | Responsive Classroom

Naming Students in Positive Ways | Responsive Classroom | Professional Learning | Scoop.it
You can help students see themselves as capable learners every time you speak to them. How? By using envisioning language that names and describes them in positive ways.
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What Happened When Our School Stopped Assigning Nightly Homework? More Learning! | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC

What Happened When Our School Stopped Assigning Nightly Homework? More Learning! | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC | Professional Learning | Scoop.it
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Why kids still need ‘real books’ to read — and time in school to enjoy them

Why kids still need ‘real books’ to read — and time in school to enjoy them | Professional Learning | Scoop.it
An award-winning educator explains why kids should be allowed to choose their books and be given time to read in class.
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AnswerGarden »

AnswerGarden - Plant a Question, Grow Answers
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Opening Day Idea - could use padlet too
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Leading Motivated Learners: Reading Levels Are For Books... Not Kids

Leading Motivated Learners: Reading Levels Are For Books... Not Kids | Professional Learning | Scoop.it
After the F&P Assessment, is the only thing the child walks away remembering his or her level??
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Coding In The Classroom: 10 Tools Students Can Use To Design Apps & Video Games -

Coding In The Classroom: 10 Tools Students Can Use To Design Apps & Video Games - | Professional Learning | Scoop.it
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A Parent’s Role in Protecting the Love of Reading

A Parent’s Role in Protecting the Love of Reading | Professional Learning | Scoop.it
I have not hidden the fact that my oldest daughter has been a developing reader for the past 2 years.  That something that came so easy for me, has been a fight for her, where the words stammered and stuttered and her frustration grew.  But.  We just received word from her teacher that she is…
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These 18 practices are proven effective for teaching reading — Medium

These 18 practices are proven effective for teaching reading — Medium | Professional Learning | Scoop.it
What works when you teach reading? These 18 teaching practices have been shown effective by reading researchers. Some are for beginning…
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Want to sound like a leader? Start by saying your name right | Laura Sicola | TEDxPenn

Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB How do we sound credible? Dr. Sicola (http://vocalimpactproductions.com/about/) shows...
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How to Get a Job at Google

How to Get a Job at Google | Professional Learning | Scoop.it
Hint: Getting hired is not about your G.P.A. It’s about what you can do and what you know.
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Every Opportunity

Want to learn how to make your school or classroom one that gives every child the opportunity to find their voice? We believe language is the key t
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Distracted From School or Learning?

Distracted From School or Learning? | Professional Learning | Scoop.it
In my last post, I shared an article regarding a Michigan High School that recently banned mobile devices from their classrooms. Here was one of my comments: These articles used to really bother me…
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The Reading Rules We Would Never Follow as Adult Readers

The Reading Rules We Would Never Follow as Adult Readers | Professional Learning | Scoop.it
Choice. The number one thing all the students I have polled through the years want the most when it comes to reading.  No matter how I phrase the question, this answer in all of its versions is always at the top.  Sometimes pleading, sometimes demanding, sometimes just stated as a matter of fact; please let…
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Why kids still need ‘real books’ to read — and time in school to enjoy them

Why kids still need ‘real books’ to read — and time in school to enjoy them | Professional Learning | Scoop.it
An award-winning educator explains why kids should be allowed to choose their books and be given time to read in class.
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Powerful article about the lure of the right book at the right time. Must share!

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A Principal's Reflections: Ideas and Tools to Give Everyone a Voice

A Principal's Reflections: Ideas and Tools to Give Everyone a Voice | Professional Learning | Scoop.it
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Before You Hang Up That Public Behavior Chart

Before You Hang Up That Public Behavior Chart | Professional Learning | Scoop.it
I have written before about public behavior charts, how I feel about them, what they do to students in my opinion.  And while some seem to have found a way to make them work within their environments, I wonder; what if we assumed that all students would have a great day, a great year, and…
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In the Classroom: The Problem with Reading Logs and What I Did About It

In the Classroom: The Problem with Reading Logs and What I Did About It | Professional Learning | Scoop.it
Long ago I was delighted when there was a strong movement to have students select and read their own books rather than teachers using those tomes known as basal readers. I happily jumped onto this band wagon. Wanting to be sure that all appreciated that reading at home was as important as the other homework…
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Do Reading Logs Ruin Reading?

Do Reading Logs Ruin Reading? | Professional Learning | Scoop.it
Rather than creating a new generation of pleasure-readers, forcing kids to keep track of their reading time can turn it into a chore.
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Green Eggs, Ham And Metaphysics: Teaching Hard Ideas With Children's Books

Green Eggs, Ham And Metaphysics: Teaching Hard Ideas With Children's Books | Professional Learning | Scoop.it
Stories that are great for learning to read can teach all kinds of things — from philosophy to financial literacy.
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BE MORE DOG ! - A Truly Inspiring Cat Story

A cat that got enough of his monotonous life and decided to act like a dog.
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