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How To Integrate Blogging Into Math Classes - Edudemic

How To Integrate Blogging Into Math Classes - Edudemic | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
Math classes don't typically conjure up images of students blogging. But here's a look at how to integrate blogging into math-based classes.
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Many of today’s classrooms are designed and practiced as teaching classrooms, where the actions and learning are focused on and driven by the teacher. Teaching classrooms however, do not match the needs and expectations for 21st Century learning. To be successful in the 21st Century students need to be engaged in learning classrooms, where the actions and learning are focused on student outcomes and classroom practices that strengthen and deepen not only students’ content knowledge but their overall ability to think deeply, communicate, analyze, problem solve, and take responsibility for their learning. - <a href="http://www.TeachnKidsLearn.com" rel="nofollow">www.TeachnKidsLearn.com</a>
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3 Easy Ways for Creating Community in the Classroom

3 Easy Ways for Creating Community in the Classroom | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
Below are three easy ways you can create community in your classroom, ensuring your students feel at ease and are excited to participate in th
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Can Micro-credentials Create More Meaningful Professional Development For Teachers?

Can Micro-credentials Create More Meaningful Professional Development For Teachers? | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
Districts around the country are experimenting with micro-credentials as a way to allow teachers to personalize their professional learning so they can focus on
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5 Common Uses Of Technology In The Classroom & How We Screw Them Up

5 Common Uses Of Technology In The Classroom & How We Screw Them Up | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it

Using technology to enhance learning is an incredibly exciting idea, and as an area of education is growing fast. Blended learning, mobile learning, connectivism, and other increasingly popular ideas all owe their existence to technology. But the reality in the majority of public schools in the United States is less than cutting edge. While there is little data available to pinpoint exactly what is being done where, five of the more common applications of technology in the classroom appear below.

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Why Teachers Need A Career Development Plan - Teach n' Kids Learn (TKL)

Why Teachers Need A Career Development Plan - Teach n' Kids Learn (TKL) | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
As teachers, we prepare for our careers through a four-year college or university program of study that includes periods of active classroom participation as student teachers. After graduation and certification, we are employed as classroom teachers.
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Can Personalized Learning Flourish Within A Traditional System?

Can Personalized Learning Flourish Within A Traditional System? | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
The rigidity of the current standards-based system could present a problem as personalized learning tries to grow – although some hope advocates on both sides
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Helping Students With Understanding Mathematics - Teach n' Kids Learn

Helping Students With Understanding Mathematics - Teach n' Kids Learn | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
The question asked every day by all teachers of mathematics, no matter the grade level or geographic location is, “How can I effectively teach mathematics concepts and skills so that students are able to successfully understand and remember it?” This is a difficult question to answer for many reasons.
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Creative Ways To Manage Paperwork Load For Special Education Teachers

Creative Ways To Manage Paperwork Load For Special Education Teachers | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
Ask any special ed teacher and they will probably tell you that paperwork is the bane of their jobs. These three teachers at Renaissance Academy in Utah have
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How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By ‘Individual Choices’

How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By ‘Individual Choices’ | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones says school segregation will continue to exist in America "as long as individual parents continue to make choices that only
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How Technology Can Address Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs -

How Technology Can Address Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs - | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
How Thoughtful Technology Integration Can Address Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs by Jackie Gerstein For specific training and professional developmen
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Developing A Culture of Metacognition - The Art of Teaching How to Think

Developing A Culture of Metacognition - The Art of Teaching How to Think | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
A number of conditions support the development of a metacognitive classroom environment. Learning environments that are knowledge-centered and learner-centered, and that take into account the role of assessment in learning, lay the foundation for a reflective classroom. “Knowledge-centered” classrooms focus on meaningful, powerful, nontrivial activities.
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So Are Students Born Gifted or Made to be Gifted?

So Are Students Born Gifted or Made to be Gifted? | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
This is a question that continues to be debated by many. It’s the old nature vs. nurture conversation. In my view, I would have to say I think that it is a little of both. I believe that we can all agree that both are equally important in raising a child regardless of whether the child is classified as gifted or bright.
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Educational forecast for 2017 | SmartBrief

Educational forecast for 2017 | SmartBrief | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it

We recently revisited the findings of a now 20-year old policy report on teacher quality, What Matters Most, published by the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future in the fall of 1996. At that time, one of us -- Jessica -- was a public high-school student, and the other -- Barnett -- a former teacher and then education researcher, helped develop the report.

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The Places You’ll Go: K 12 Edtech Conferences to Check Out in 2017 (EdSurge News)

The Places You’ll Go: K 12 Edtech Conferences to Check Out in 2017 (EdSurge News) | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
Last week, we pulled together our picks for what higher-ed conferences, expos and events you should know about in 2017. Now we’re back, and this time it’s all about K-12.This free downloadable calendar has all the dates, locations and details you need to begin planning which events and conferences t
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Supporting Learner Differences in the Classroom - Teach n' Kids Learn

Supporting Learner Differences in the Classroom - Teach n' Kids Learn | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
Within any given classroom at any particular grade level, a teacher will understand that their students come from diverse backgrounds and will have unique, personal and individual differences.
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Presence, Not Praise: How To Cultivate a Healthy Relationship with Achievement

Presence, Not Praise: How To Cultivate a Healthy Relationship with Achievement | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
Why instilling admiration for hard work rather than raw talent is the key to fostering a well-adjusted mind.
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A History Teaching Toolbox

A History Teaching Toolbox | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it

A History Teaching Toolbox is the perfect handbook for busy classroom teachers eager to try out some new strategies with their students. More than 60 tried and tested activities and approaches are organized into helpful categories and explained with step-by-step instructions and topic-specific examples to illustrate how they can be immediately employed. A History Teaching Toolbox is written for both new and experienced classroom practitioners keen to bring history alive for their students and is written by award-winning history teacher Russel Tarr.

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The Benefits of Peer Learning

The Benefits of Peer Learning | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
One of the concerns about peer learning is when students are teaching each other, there's always the chance they'll share incorrect information.
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The Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning

The Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
Technology has made creating lessons that are custom-fit to each child easier, but that doesn't mean kids' learning needs are always met.
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5 Questions to Help People Embrace Meaningful Change

5 Questions to Help People Embrace Meaningful Change | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
One of the biggest errors in leadership is when people aren’t moving forward and leaders look outward first, and not inward.  If you are wondering why people aren’t moving forward, ask how y…
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Stress Management For Teachers – Redefining Comfort Foods - Teach n' Kids Learn

Stress Management For Teachers – Redefining Comfort Foods - Teach n' Kids Learn | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
Stress management can be a powerful tool for wellness since too much stress is bad for you. There are many strategies, and one of them includes what you eat. As teachers, we often find ourselves busy and stressed.
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Brain Training Breakthroughs: Improving Student Growth and Behavior

Brain Training Breakthroughs: Improving Student Growth and Behavior | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
By Scott Miller - Here, I examine a number of brain training strategies that our school has used to improve student outcomes for our special needs kids.
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The Social Media Revolution? Does it belong in the Classroom? - Teach n' Kids Learn

The Social Media Revolution? Does it belong in the Classroom? - Teach n' Kids Learn | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
In this massive information age of today, we can now talk to each other in ways we never imagined. Teachers and administrators have struggled with how they might try to find a way to safely incorporate this social media technology in the classroom.
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What’s Happening In The Brain When Your Imagination Is Active?

What’s Happening In The Brain When Your Imagination Is Active? | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
Conjuring images one has never seen before is a complex mental process for which the foundation is likely laid in childhood.
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Introducing the “Flipped Educator Spotlight” from FlippedLearning.org — Emerging Education Technologies

Introducing the “Flipped Educator Spotlight” from FlippedLearning.org — Emerging Education Technologies | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
The Original, Non-Profit Hub for the Flipped Learning Community Introduces a new Video Series Spotlighting the work of Flipped Educators. As I announced here, over this last summer I assumed the role of Community Administrator for the Flipped Learning Network. This
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Lesson Planning Tips from a Super Procrastinator | Think Inclusive

Lesson Planning Tips from a Super Procrastinator | Think Inclusive | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
Do you procrastinate completing your lesson planning? Read these tips on how to stop putting it off and get the most out of your time.
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