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Transforming Unused School Spaces Into Something Amazing

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With staff vision and student and community engagement, turn the unused or under-used areas of your school buildings or grounds into gardens, labs, and makerspaces.
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STEAM Movement Creates Opportunities for Creativity

STEAM Movement Creates Opportunities for Creativity | Thinking Common Core | Scoop.it
The additions of Art to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math education expands opportunities in schools for integrated programs with much more creativity.
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Literacy Through Photography for English-Language Learners

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By engaging ELLs with creating, identifying, and narrating through photographs, you can help them learn language by challenging their thinking in other media.
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Rethinking Data: How to Create a Holistic View of Students

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The excerpt below is from “Hacking Education: 10 Quick Fixes For Every School,” by Mark Barnes and Jennifer Gonzalez.
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What Great Teachers Know About Their Students

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Creating Student-Centered Learning Profiles: What Great Teachers Know About Their Students
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For Professional Development or consulting around this or other ideas you read about on TeachThought, contact us.
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Fear of learning, or 5 reasons why you should constantly learn

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Here are 5 reasons why you should never stop learning. Hope this will help you to fight your fears and allow you to discover the amazing world.

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Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus

Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus | Thinking Common Core | Scoop.it
Learning to focus on one task while tuning out the many distractions vying for attention is a crucial life skill that some students are missing.
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How to Crowdfund Your Classroom

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If you’re like most teachers, you spend a crazy amount of your own money on your classroom. In fact, this Forbes article explains that teachers spend an average of $513 each year on classroom supplies, books, and their own professional development.
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What Really Gets Kids Reading?

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Children are increasingly setting aside books to spend time with tablets and cell phones.
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31 Sources Of Royalty-Free Images

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31 Sources Of Royalty-Free Images
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In a digital world, images are everything–and that goes for the classroom, too.
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A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

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Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms,...
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Helping Students Fail: A Framework

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Helping Students Fail: A Framework
by Terry Heick
As teachers, allowing students to see failure as a negative experience is one of the worst things we can do.
Granted, this isn’t unique to education.
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50 Ways To Challenge Yourself As A Teacher

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50 Ways To Challenge Yourself As A Teacher
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25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

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25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area
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A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined

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A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined 
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Communication depends on a common language.
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Creating Space for Risk

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By redefining failure as part of learning, we give children choices to take risks, opportunities to excel, and the support to grow into their potential.
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A Checklist for Back-to-School Night

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Back-to-School Night is often the first interaction a teacher has with parents and guardians. Here's a helpful checklist for educators of five must-haves for this special night.
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Common Core State Standards: Math Instructional Shifts

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The fate of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics will depend on how we teach more so than what we teach. It's great, for example, that teachers will now have time to explore topics in greater depth.
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An Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015

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An Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015 by Class Central EDUCATION & TEACHING (29) Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Tools University of Houston System via Coursera Go To Class | Next Session : 3rd May, 2015  ...
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Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

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Consider using autonomy, competence, relatedness, and relevance as practical classroom strategies to reinforce the intrinsic motivation students need for making the most of their learning.
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The Matthew Effect: What Is It and How Can You Avoid It In Your Classroom? - InformED

The Matthew Effect: What Is It and How Can You Avoid It In Your Classroom? - InformED | Thinking Common Core | Scoop.it
The only reason not to reward the best and brightest for their achievements is to avoid punishing the rest for their shortcomings. I remember being pull
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How to Use The Now Habit to End Student Procrastination

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The Now Habit is a book written by Neil Fiore, Ph.D., who is a licensed psychologist, author, and former president of the Northern California Society of Clinical Hypnosis, which explores in depth a topic that teachers are far too familiar with:...
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Tennessee Teacher: Common Core Teaches Skills to Know for Years, Not Days - Education Post

Tennessee Teacher: Common Core Teaches Skills to Know for Years, Not Days - Education Post | Thinking Common Core | Scoop.it
For the past several years in Tennessee, we’ve been graduating students who weren’t truly prepared to succeed in college, despite adjusting the state standards multiple

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This article talks about how testing does not necessarily assess the students ability well. It also brings on a new perspective to the common core. Even though the grades were lower on testing, the students were learning more. It talks about how the standards are not irrelevant to the children and their learning. 

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Looming Teacher Observation? 7 Tips For A Better Outcome

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Looming Teacher Observation? 7 Tips For A Better Outcome
by Jason Lange
It’s nerve-racking to have someone watch you, especially while you work. So it’s no surprise that classroom observations cause anxiety for many teachers.
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