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Still Seeing High Numbers for African American Male Student - Blogs

In the 2011-12 school year, African American students accounted for one-third of enrolled OUSD students and 63 percent of the students who were suspended. Of the male students, African Americans make up 16 percent of ...

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Brandi Spencer's curator insight, July 11, 2013 4:55 PM

I believe that until teachers and administrators take the time to truly learn the students that they serve these issues will continue to exist.  Many of today's African American Males are dealing with adult issues at home and then asked to behave as children at school.   The experiences that a child has outside of school has a profound impact on the student that comes into your classroom each day.  As educators we must indiviudalize our approach for each student, just as we do for adults. 

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First In the Family

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What does it take to get going and keep going, once in college? If you are the first in the family, it can take grit and support. In these six audio slideshows, first-generation college students talk about the money, cultural, family, and academic hurdles they face on the path to a four-year degree—and how colleges can help.


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Preparing Leaders In Urban Education - Michigan State University

Preparing Leaders In Urban Education - Michigan State University | Urban Education | Scoop.it

This fall, eight MSU freshmen are starting the journey toward becoming successful urban teachers as Patterson Scholars. They are the first recipients of a scholarship program created by the mega-selling author James ...


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40 Creative Ways Teachers Are Using Cell Phones in the Classroom

40 Creative Ways Teachers Are Using Cell Phones in the Classroom | Urban Education | Scoop.it

So many ruminations on what smartphone technologies offer the wired classroom begin with some permutation of how, at first, cell phones are often the bane of teachers’ existence because they cause disruptions. This isn’t one of those ruminations. Let’s just go straight to the suggestions, shall we?


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Nightline: 104

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Strawberry Mansion High, Whopper Holder

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PollSnack | Online survey software, web poll & questionnaire tool

PollSnack | Online survey software, web poll & questionnaire tool | Urban Education | Scoop.it

PollSnack is an easy to use online poll & survey software that allows you to create and publish questionnaires and then view the answers in real time.


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Fabiola Hermosilla Alegria's curator insight, August 14, 2013 8:42 PM

Excelente para mi tesis de magister!!

Casey Anley's curator insight, August 21, 2013 6:23 AM

 Now THIS is awesome: Introducing POLLSNACK - a funky format for polls and surveys that learners could use in their projects, or you could use in the classroom to gauge interest or collect information!

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, January 23, 2014 4:25 PM

Online survey tool used by teachers - would it work for you?

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Helping bridge a digital divide - Charlotte Observer

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Part of Project LIFT is helping families get internet access at home and know how to use it to help kids learn.

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If You Don't Know! Morning News & Politics: Philadelphia Schools May Not Open On Time Without Funding...AND MORE!

If You Don't Know! Morning News & Politics: Philadelphia Schools May Not Open On Time Without Funding...AND MORE! | Urban Education | Scoop.it
The school year is approaching fast, but for students in Philadelphia, summer may last longer...and that's not a good thing. Philadelphia's schools chief says the district may not be able to open i...
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How Educators Can Help Close the Achievement Gap With Simple ...

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A new study from Stanford shows that a simple teaching tactic may help close the achievement gap between Latino American students and their white peers. Geoffrey Cohen, a professor of education and psychology at ...

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Brandi Spencer's curator insight, July 11, 2013 5:17 PM

This article speaks specifically of Latino students, however, the strategies mentioned in this article can be effective for students that may identify with a minority subgroup such as girls, special education students, African American students, overweight students, etc. 

 

Cohen says, “Self-affirmation exercises provide adolescents from minority groups with a psychological time out. In an environment many minorities find hostile, such tasks provide reassurance about who they are and what’s really important at a critical time in their lives." - This is a powerful statement.  These exercises give the students time to center themselves and realize what is really important.

 

Working with middle school students was a wonderful experience for me.  I was amazed by the issues and situations that many of my students were dealing with at such a young age.  We all know how difficult it is as adults to focus when we are stressed out about personal issues.  Imagine a eleven year old attempting to learn fractions under the same conditions!

 

What can we take away from this article?  One thing that I can take away is that teachers must make time to build up the entire child.  In order to have students that are ready to learn, we must sometimes attend to their emotional needs first.

 

 

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Five Paths Toward Literacy Immersion

Five Paths Toward Literacy Immersion | Urban Education | Scoop.it

Are you a teacher of literacy? Whether it’s high school or middle school ELA or elementary school reading and writing workshop, I’ve got some great links to share with you today.


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My view: School districts need to stop losing 'irreplaceable' teachers ...

My view: School districts need to stop losing 'irreplaceable' teachers ... | Urban Education | Scoop.it

Facing an intimidating crowd, this student spoke with eloquence and insight about Dorsey High School, about parks and about the important people that set him on his trajectory to success. Then he embarrassed me.


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Why I Hate School But Love Education||Spoken Word

As the cyclical and seemingly never ending debate about education rages on, the topic - somewhat ironically, often poses more questions than it provides answ...

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Jonathan Jarc's curator insight, February 7, 2013 2:13 PM

A student shared this with me and it is hard to deny!

Susan Friedman Stack's curator insight, February 10, 2013 8:27 AM

This is exactly what I explore at: www.facebook.com/sstandardsmatter in not referring to common Core, I'm referring to COMMON SENSE

 

We need to teach our students about the common sense of success!

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Meek Mill To Donate $10,000 To Philadelphia's Strawberry Mansion High School | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX

Meek Mill To Donate $10,000 To Philadelphia's Strawberry Mansion High School | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX | Urban Education | Scoop.it
Meek Mill will drop a few stacks for his alma mater.

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How To Create A Paperless Classroom With Your iPad

How To Create A Paperless Classroom With Your iPad | Urban Education | Scoop.it

"The idea of a paperless classroom is not new.

 

In fact, there was recently one very good blog, TeachPaperless, dedicated to this very idea. In short, the idea promotes not just a reduction of paper and other physical resources, but rather a more efficient workflow, quicker communication, improved access to learning materials, seamless digital portfolios, and more naturally connected student-teacher-student networks."


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Luis Novoa's curator insight, August 13, 2013 10:46 AM

I do agree thats because i always said... think more, use less.

 

Stacy Young's curator insight, August 13, 2013 12:39 PM

It's interesting how the younger generation is all tech, yet many of my middle schoolers still want a paper copy and work with paper.

ReallyOrganizedNow(RON)'s comment, August 14, 2013 2:44 AM
It is still a wonder to me why in this day of technological advancement, that there isn't a laptop or tablet on every desk in every school across the nation. Technology, need to be integrated more with the teaching and learning of our students.
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Here's Why Competition Doesn't Work in Public Education

Here's Why Competition Doesn't Work in Public Education | Urban Education | Scoop.it
If you are (1). interested in public education and (2). living with an Internet connection, you are likely to already know that North Carolina's Republican-led legislature has passed a TON of new l...
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