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Summer PD: How Project-Based Learning Can Fit (or Not) in an Elementary School Program

Summer PD: How Project-Based Learning Can Fit (or Not) in an Elementary School Program | Professional Development (Edutopia) | Scoop.it
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John Larmer is the Director of Product Development at the Buck Institute for Education.


In today's world of standards, testing, scripted literacy models, and the use of strictl
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Let’s Not "Fall" Behind: Three Tips to Help You Stay Organized

Let’s Not "Fall" Behind: Three Tips to Help You Stay Organized | Professional Development (Edutopia) | Scoop.it

Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs offers an inspiring strategy for teachers overwhelmed by the first two months of school's demands and details.

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Sustaining That Back-to-School Momentum

Sustaining That Back-to-School Momentum | Professional Development (Edutopia) | Scoop.it

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano offers four strategies for keeping teachers fresh during the Post Back-to-School Doldrums between September and Thanksgiving.

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In the News: Do Classroom Expectations Affect Student Performance?

In the News: Do Classroom Expectations Affect Student Performance? | Professional Development (Edutopia) | Scoop.it

Last week, several thought-provoking studies made the news. Here's a look at a few studies and other interesting stories -- including a school district that pays for college, a case for why Wikipedia should be used in the classroom, and a look at how high-stakes testing can encourage cheating.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Back-to-School Survival Guide

Five-Minute Film Festival: Back-to-School Survival Guide | Professional Development (Edutopia) | Scoop.it

The first few weeks of school can be challenging. VideoAmy has gathered a collection of video tips, tools, and diversions for busy teachers to help ease the transition back.

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Five Tips to Help You Soar This September

Five Tips to Help You Soar This September | Professional Development (Edutopia) | Scoop.it

Danielle Moss Lee shares five tips that will help you lay a solid foundation for the new year.

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EdNews: BYOD, STEM, Arts Integration (Weekly Roundup)

EdNews: BYOD, STEM, Arts Integration (Weekly Roundup) | Professional Development (Edutopia) | Scoop.it

Edutopia's weekly look at education news, education blogs, research, and interesting stories from around the Web.

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For the Sake of Student Learning: Putting Our Voices Aside

For the Sake of Student Learning: Putting Our Voices Aside | Professional Development (Edutopia) | Scoop.it

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron talks about those left field questions that come sometimes from students.

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Experienced Teachers Reflect on Their First Year

Experienced Teachers Reflect on Their First Year | Professional Development (Edutopia) | Scoop.it

Edutopia blogger Judy Willis reviews the comments of teachers reflecting on the lessons learned in their first year of service.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Design Thinking in Schools

Five-Minute Film Festival: Design Thinking in Schools | Professional Development (Edutopia) | Scoop.it
What is design thinking, and how is it useful in educational settings, for both students and teachers? VideoAmy's playlist of clips explores the topic.
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Join the Big Conversation of Learning 2.0

Join the Big Conversation of Learning 2.0 | Professional Development (Edutopia) | Scoop.it

What does it mean to rethink teaching and learning in the age of the Internet? That timely question will be examined from all angles this week by educators from around the globe.

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The NaNoWriMo Project: The Birth of Student Novelists

The NaNoWriMo Project: The Birth of Student Novelists | Professional Development (Edutopia) | Scoop.it
My 8th-graders do their best writing when it is part of a project that is meaningful to them and will be published in some way when they are finished.
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Connecting Educators Benefits Students

Connecting Educators Benefits Students | Professional Development (Edutopia) | Scoop.it
As part of Connected Educator Month, I wanted to share something about the value of being a connected educator -- the value for your students.
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How to Thank a Teacher

How to Thank a Teacher | Professional Development (Edutopia) | Scoop.it

New guide! Ideas and tips for thanking your favorite teachers, principals, coaches, librarians, and others helping to make your school shine.

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Three Dos and Don’ts of Transformative Teacher Leadership

Three Dos and Don’ts of Transformative Teacher Leadership | Professional Development (Edutopia) | Scoop.it

Edutopia blogger Jose Vilson looks at teacher leadership and some ideas for boosting your effectiveness as a liaison between teachers and administrators.

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Tools for Teaching: Managing a Large Class Size

Tools for Teaching: Managing a Large Class Size | Professional Development (Edutopia) | Scoop.it

With some class sizes close to 40 students, blogger Rebecca Alber offers strategies for keeping large numbers of kids engaged and managed.

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Powerful PD: Teachers Take the Learner's Seat

Powerful PD: Teachers Take the Learner's Seat | Professional Development (Edutopia) | Scoop.it

Blogger Bob Lenz proposes that schools give teachers opportunity firsthand to experience project learning.

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Tools for Teaching: The Amazing Sticky Note

Tools for Teaching: The Amazing Sticky Note | Professional Development (Edutopia) | Scoop.it

Blogger Ben Johnson shares multiple strategies for using sticky notes in the classroom.

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The Secret to Making It a Great School Year

The Secret to Making It a Great School Year | Professional Development (Edutopia) | Scoop.it
Blogger Elena Aguilar advocates for focusing and reflecting on three good things at the end of each school day.
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Helping New Teachers Beat the Back-to-School Jitters with Twitter

Helping New Teachers Beat the Back-to-School Jitters with Twitter | Professional Development (Edutopia) | Scoop.it

Edutopia blogger and education consultant Lisa Michelle Dabbs highlights some of the most helpful tweets from New Teacher Chat, an online discussion on Twitter between educators at different career levels.

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Improving Student Expository Writing

Improving Student Expository Writing | Professional Development (Edutopia) | Scoop.it

Blogger Ben Jonson proposes letting students use their imaginations with some expository writing.

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Tee Up the New School Year with Tips from Connected Educators

Tee Up the New School Year with Tips from Connected Educators | Professional Development (Edutopia) | Scoop.it
Educators who appreciate the value of professional networks have a keen understanding of the old adage, "The wisdom is in the room." For this growing community, "room" means any space.
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Dogs as Role Models: A Lesson in Classroom Management

Dogs as Role Models: A Lesson in Classroom Management | Professional Development (Edutopia) | Scoop.it

Edutopia blogger Richard Curwin explains the striking -- and highly useful -- similarity he found between the leadership structure of dogs and students.

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The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home

The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home | Professional Development (Edutopia) | Scoop.it

Try it -- just for a week -- try calling a few kid's parents and see what happens. The ripple effects for the kid, the class, and the teacher might be transformational.

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Economics, finances find place in the classroom

Economics, finances find place in the classroom | Professional Development (Edutopia) | Scoop.it
Schools turning to outside groups to add courses in financial literacy.
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deniseroberts's comment, August 24, 2012 12:34 PM
you're very welcome:)