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17 Things You Should Never Say to Your Boss

17 Things You Should Never Say to Your Boss | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
"Leave me alone!"
I said it to my boss at Radio Disney many years ago. I was a young, very high-performing salesperson, and he was my sales manager. Even though I was generating huge sales
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This list isn't so different for education professions. The explanations are even more important. I like the reflections and responses at the end of the article, too. 

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Double Take 'Toons: Defundamentalists? : NPR

Double Take 'Toons: Defundamentalists?   : NPR | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
The Republican-led House has voted to defund the Affordable Care Act, raising the odds of a federal government shutdown and a default on America's debt. ((two catoons depicting humor from both "sides" of political positions. it could start an inquiry project which could culminate in a debate.))
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7 Reasons To Attend Culinary School

7 Reasons To Attend Culinary School | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
When you decide to learn cooking from a top culinary school, you can do so for a variety of reasons. You have to decide if you are doing it because you want cooking to be your profession, or you simply want to learn more about your passion.
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hunter christopher armstrong's curator insight, February 18, 2014 12:28 PM

Choosing wether or not youre interested in a career in the culinary field is a big decision. What you learn here cannot be applied in any other field of work. A career with culinary can earn you a great salary, shot to become a celebrity chef, being your own boss, traveling the world, trying new flavors, and above all else, teach you to cook.  

Christien Virdell's curator insight, May 15, 2014 2:14 PM

I learned that the better the school you attend then your access to better jobs in the area is higher than if your were to attend a lower end school. I also learned that going to a culinary school helps you establish wheather your interested in culinary just for the arts or the profession.

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MALCOLM GLADWELL: If You Want A Science Or Math Degree, Do Not Go To Harvard

MALCOLM GLADWELL: If You Want A Science Or Math Degree, Do Not Go To Harvard | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
You're just going to get frustrated, and not get your degree.
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What Works Clearinghouse / Reading Plus® - Program Information

Reading Plus® is a web-based reading intervention that uses technology to provide individualized scaffolded silent reading practice for students in grade 3 and higher.
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The effectiveness assessment of this program:

 

"Comprehension. Reading Plus (2008) found a statistically significant positive effect of Reading Plus® on the reading portion of the FCAT for low-achieving students. The WWC-calculated effect was small (0.06) but statistically significant. Thus, for the comprehension domain, one study showed statistically significant positive effects."

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Survey shows parent, educator support of Common Core

Survey shows parent, educator support of Common Core | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
A national survey conducted by Utah-based School Improvement Network shows a majority of parents and educators support the Common Core State Standards.
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from the article: "On the controversy the Common Core has generated, 70 percent of educators surveyed by School Improvement Network responded that they do not support political efforts to withdraw from the standards and 58 percent believe that common standards between states are necessary"

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The End Of The Scale Economy

The End Of The Scale Economy | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Bigger isn't really better anymore. To compete in the new economy, we need a new playbook.

 

from the article: "Clearly, digital technology has enabled a new semantic economy where access and scale have been decoupled.  When access is universal, or nearly so, size doesn’t really matter."

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For teachers of economics, business-related topics, and US government, this be interesting. What does this mean for economic empire building? How do you view simulations and new ways to organize an organization? With changes in education, there are also changes in how business organizations process information and decision making. But what does this mean in terms of skills that students need to develop? What does this mean for daily operations? What is work?

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Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 08/22/2013

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 08/22/2013 | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 08/22/2013 http://t.co/i1CfRYvD2b
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Media shield law moves forward - USA TODAY

Media shield law moves forward - USA TODAY | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Media shield law moves forward
USA TODAY
A bill that would allow journalists to protect the identity of confidential sources moved forward Thursday after lawmakers reached agreement on the tricky question of just who is a journalist.
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Interesting question: Who is a journalist?

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CEO Says To Ask Candidates This One Question During Job Interviews

what a question to ask your secondary school students! could lead to developing that awareness in students if not there already. projects to help people in community, reading buddy volunteering in libraries and in schools, skypes to soldiers who don't have contacts or regular contacts, etc. and what does it mean to make a difference? there are "big" and small differences.
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8 Questions Answered By Popular Social Networks - Edudemic

8 Questions Answered By Popular Social Networks - Edudemic | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
The number of popular social networks may seem overwhelming. We can share links, ideas, comments, jokes, pictures and everything else, and new social media options seem to pop-up everyday.
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from the resource: "One way to stay oriented in this seemingly chaotic jungle is to keep in mind what is the underlying communicating need that drives the usage of these media. Remembering what questions each of these media is asking to us as users, and in particular as learners, is a simple trick to stay oriented and capture the essence of these media."

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How to Mind Map Yourself

How to Mind Map Yourself | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Since the time of the Ancient Greeks, humans have been using methods to tap into the mind's ability to associate and imagine outcomes in order to find coherent solutions. Mind mapping is one modern day approach that draws on associations...
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The Hottest Place on Earth

Explores the question: The Hottest Place on Earth.

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This video explores the question of measuring heat, observing remote places on Earth, and satellites. It supports critical thinking, but also explores issues connected with answering simple questions.

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Taking Developmental Considerations Into Consideration

Taking Developmental Considerations Into Consideration | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Teachers need to have high expectations of students, but also reasonable expectations of students.
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Another mention of Yardsticks: Children in the Classroom Ages 4-14.

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Tvnima - You are the TV Show Director!

Tvnima - You are the TV Show Director! | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
TVnima is a machinima online application that allows anyone to create a TV news program using their personal media (photos, images, videos) in Real-time 3D. You can create your own 3D clone speaker using your webcam or personal pictures.

Via Manuel D.
Sharrock's insight:

This is so cool! Could be useful for training workshops, classroom instruction, reporting of school events and clubs. 

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Sharrock's curator insight, September 19, 2013 9:28 AM

This is so cool! Could be useful for training workshops, classroom instruction, reporting of school events and clubs. 

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How to Get the Most From Your Academic Advisor

How to Get the Most From Your Academic Advisor | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Your academic advisor is there to help you get the most possible from your academic experience.
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Professional Development Kits for Teacher Training| EngageNY

Professional Development Kits for Teacher Training| EngageNY | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
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Professional Development Kits for Teacher Training from EngageNY.

 

 

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17 free resources for lessons about jobs and careers | Teach them English

17 free resources for lessons about jobs and careers | Teach them English | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
At some point in your teaching you'll have to do a course book unit based on jobs and careers. Here are 16 resources for you to take a look at, all on the theme of jobs and careers

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, September 14, 2013 3:09 PM

Thank you Adam for such great resources!

Sharla Shults's curator insight, September 22, 2013 6:33 PM

GREAT resource! A never ending question from students is "When are we ever going to use this anyway?" Making instruction relevant is the key and what better way than through lessons/units related to jobs and careers.

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Improving your Writing Instruction with Kaizena

Improving your Writing Instruction with Kaizena | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Via Darren Burris, Lynnette Van Dyke
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Teaching Climate Change to Skeptics — HBS Working Knowledge

Teaching Climate Change to Skeptics — HBS Working Knowledge | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
The Business and Environment Initiative at Harvard Business School aims to shift the debate about climate change from a political discussion to a practical conversation about risk and reward.
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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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A Visual Guide To Every Single Learning Theory - Edudemic

A Visual Guide To Every Single Learning Theory - Edudemic | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
This detailed analysis and chart of every single learning theory is worth zooming in and studying.
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I love charts, especially when you can zoom in.

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