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Graphic organisers.

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‘Today was the first day I was ever ashamed to be a teacher’

‘Today was the first day I was ever ashamed to be a teacher’ | Teaching ideas. | Scoop.it
The reaction of a teacher who helped administer Common Core-aligned tests.
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A reaction to standardised common core testing in the US.

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The Classroom Experiment (Ep.1) - YouTube

Part two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iD6Zadhg4M In this two-part series, theory and practice meet head on as education expert Professor Dylan Wiliam set...
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Seven things kids need to read better (and raising standards isn’t one of them)

Seven things kids need to read better (and raising standards isn’t one of them) | Teaching ideas. | Scoop.it
Instead of just raising reading standards, can we ask first what our students need in order to meet those standards?
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Tough Young Teachers UK Season 1 Episode 1 - YouTube

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Tough Young Teachers, episode one.

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Beyond Fingers: Place Value & the Numbers 11-19

Beyond Fingers: Place Value & the Numbers 11-19 | Teaching ideas. | Scoop.it
In depth look at Kindergarten Math lesson covering counting and cardinality. Using discussion, manipulatives, journals and more, this lesson helps kindergartens to understand the numbers 11-19. Covers Common Core Math Standards.
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Counting with a ten frame and beyond.  Understanding the importance of counting in early numeracy.  

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Changing education paradigms

Changing education paradigms | Teaching ideas. | Scoop.it
In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools' dwindling stake in the arts, and ADHD. An important, timely talk for parents and teachers.
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What do we want from our teachers, what do we want from our students?  What kind of system are we putting the children in to and what result do we expect?

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Math class needs a makeover

Math class needs a makeover | Teaching ideas. | Scoop.it
Today's math curriculum is teaching students to expect -- and excel at -- paint-by-numbers classwork, robbing kids of a skill more important than solving problems: formulating them. In his talk, Dan Meyer shows classroom-tested math exercises that prompt students to stop and think.
(Filmed at TEDxNYED.)
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Why we need to provide scaffolding but remove the padding from maths questions.  Making math more simple, more applicable to every day life and therefore more accessible.  

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For Dyslexics, A Font And A Dictionary That Are Meant To Help

For Dyslexics, A Font And A Dictionary That Are Meant To Help | Teaching ideas. | Scoop.it
A designer who has dyslexia has created a font to avoid confusion and add clarity. And two English researchers are making a dictionary that favors meaning over the alphabet.
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Curriculum Materials - Cool Australia

Teachers will find complete curriculum units and additional learning activities on sustainability themed topics. Each year level has its own unique curriculum package for each topic. We have combined: Australian Curriculum – Science, Maths, English and Geography The curriculum needs of Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI) A model of inquiry learning Developed a progressively more …
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Course: Functional Grammar for Teachers - Part 1

Course: Functional Grammar for Teachers - Part 1 | Teaching ideas. | Scoop.it
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Teaching Functional Grammar, a bridge to traditional latin grammar.  

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In Defense of the Wild Child

In Defense of the Wild Child | Teaching ideas. | Scoop.it
Self-regulation is the new ideal for American school children. It does away with traditional discipline and encourages students to control their own impulses. But it turns out kids may be better off when they're allowed to act their age.
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Skip Counting With Counting Collections

Skip Counting With Counting Collections | Teaching ideas. | Scoop.it
Ms. Latimore uses a variety of strategies, tools and conferences to help kindergarteners with skip counting. Her strategies allow her to differentiate learner levels. Covers Common Core for Math.
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Counting groups of objects.

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Why haven’t we embraced indigenous foods? : A guest post from Sustainable Table

Why haven’t we embraced indigenous foods? : A guest post from Sustainable Table | Teaching ideas. | Scoop.it
The following is a guest post from our friends at Sustainable Table

If you ate as many jelly beans as the number of Italian and Chinese restaurants you’ve come across in your time, you’d probabl
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Sustainable indigenous food ideas, sourcing, cooking and eating. 

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What teachers make

What teachers make | Teaching ideas. | Scoop.it
Ever heard the phrase "Those who can't do, teach"? At the Bowery Poetry Club, slam poet Taylor Mali begs to differ, and delivers a powerful, 3-minute response on behalf of educators everywhere.
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Those who can't do, teach.

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Teachers TV- Making Maths Real - YouTube

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Making maths fun through integrated curriculum.  Making key learning areas more accessible through play and fun lessons.

-Playing number 'fetch'

-Making a number rap

-Having a pizza restaurant with waiters and menus

 

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