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Library of Congress Launches New Online Poetry Archive, Featuring 75 Years of Classic Poetry Readings

Library of Congress Launches New Online Poetry Archive, Featuring 75 Years of Classic Poetry Readings | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

“Image by Fred Palumbo, made available by the Library of Congress. Put THIS in your pocket. The Library of Congress is celebrating National Poetry Month by launching its new Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature.”


Via Mark G Kirshner
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Structuring Discussions: Online and Face-to-Face

Structuring Discussions: Online and Face-to-Face | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
The list of discussion activities are by Laurel Warren Trufant, in the article “Move Over Socrates: Online Discussion is Here.” I’ve added some comments and elaborations (in italics) after the author’s suggestions.
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Where is reflection in the learning process?

Where is reflection in the learning process? | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
The critically reflective habit confers a deeper benefit than that of procedural utility. It grounds not only our actions, but also our sense of who we are as teachers in an examined reality. We know why we believe what we believe. A critically reflective teacher is much better placed to communicate to colleagues and students (as well as to herself) the rationale behind her practice. She works from a position of informed commitment. She knows why she does and thinks, what she does and thinks. Stephen Brookfield
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Resources for Connected Educator Month 2013

Resources for Connected Educator Month 2013 | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
A guide to websites, events, and other resources for Connected Educator Month.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Lynnette Van Dyke
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A humorous look at the 20 types of teacher

A humorous look at the 20 types of teacher | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

"A humorous look at the 20 types of teacher ..."


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Teacher wins $10000 for robotics program - Eagle-Tribune

Teacher wins $10000 for robotics program - Eagle-Tribune | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Teacher wins $10000 for robotics program
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Brosnan, who graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology, has not entirely left North Andover High's robotics program. He serves as a judge for competitions.
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"Why Do We Need to Learn This?"

"Why Do We Need to Learn This?" | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
"When are we going to ever use this stuff?" is a protesting lament heard by most teachers several times a year. It comes from students with little patience to put up with ideas or concepts too abstra
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How to Trust Your Students

How to Trust Your Students | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

When teachers trust their students, their pedagogy changes.

Progressive Instruction: Teachers are more willing to engage in constructivist practices, according to the dissertation research of Virginia Louise Durnford, because progressive practices require instructors to trust that "children are capable of creating their own knowledge" (Rainer, Guyton, & Bowen, 2000, p.10).Increased Differentiation: Classroom professionals are more likely to reshape old methods of instruction and try alternative strategies. They empower students who want to follow individual paths to content mastery.Democratization: They share more control of the class with students (Goddard, Tschannen-Moran, & Hoy, 2001).Improved Practice: Teachers seek out professional development (Tschannen-Moran, 2004) and grow their abilities.
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Making Homework Smarter

Making Homework Smarter | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
As the school year begins: a better way to handle homework.
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Design homework assignments using principles of spaced repetition  and “retrieval practice" for research-based effectiveness.

 

- See more at: http://www.creativitypost.com/education/making_homework_smarter#sthash.lrjSr3fN.dpuf

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