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Brain Food: Nutritious Eats + Yummy Ingredients = Happy Students

Brain Food: Nutritious Eats + Yummy Ingredients = Happy Students | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it
Going Greens Chef Jorge, executive chef of SchoolFoodCredit: Photography by Klaus Schoenwiese

How do you make inroads into a culture that delivers a one-two obesity punch of fast food and sedentary
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It seems that everyone knows the importance of nutrition in relation to academic achievement, so why are programs like this not implimented all around the country? Is funding the issue or are there contracting issues with the french-fry type food suppliers?

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Remake Your Class Part 1: Planning for a Collaborative Learning Environment - YouTube

Visit http://www.edutopia.org/remake for more tips and resources! Edutopia's three-part series follows a determined teacher at Roosevelt Middle School in San...
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This video really helps make sense of how elements of a classroom affect the tone of the room and therefore the efficiency and tone of the class.

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The unintended consequences of the TERC Investigations Math Curriculum - YouTube

A 3rd grade student explains how to solve a "hard" addition problem using the TERC/Investigations method she learned in school. What can you do? Visit: www.m...
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Yes, the mother proves her point that stacking method is quicker and less confusing, but it lacks the fundamental understanding of place values and the conversion of 10 "1s" into 1 "10" which she shows while drawing the blocks!

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The introvert in the classroom

The introvert in the classroom | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it
“If you’re a teacher, enjoy your gregarious and participatory students. But don’t forget to cultivate the shy, the gentle, the autonomous, the ones with single-minded enthusiasms for chemistry sets...
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How do you engage and incorporate introverted kids in the class? 

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8-Step Game Plan for Standardized Test Prep | Scholastic.com

8-Step Game Plan for Standardized Test Prep | Scholastic.com | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it
For advice on how to find time for test prep, the New Teacher Survival Guide consulted teachers nationwide. Their resounding message is to incorporate test prep into the natural flow of your curriculum and day-to-day instruction. Here are some tips on how to do that in the next few months and as you plan ahead for your second year of teaching.
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Shouldn't being a good teacher be enough to prep students for standardized tests? Shouldn't these tests actually test what the teachers have been teaching all year?

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Classroom Behavior? There's an App for That

Classroom Behavior? There's an App for That | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it
The school year is over! Yeah!

But as you know, teachers' minds immediately turn to what we can do differently next year. Considering the fact that classroom management is one of the biggest challen
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Does technology have a place in classroom behavior management? Does it actually get to the inner problems of poor behavior?

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Teaching Students to Embrace Mistakes

Teaching Students to Embrace Mistakes | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it
For the last ten years, we've worked one-on-one with students from elementary school through graduate school. No matter their age, no matter the material, when you ask what they're struggling with, s
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Our goal in teaching should be preparing our students with the tools they need to fix their mistakes later on in life... to view their mistakes and life in the positive model listed: "i can fix it, so I find a way to fix it, it works!"

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Using Humor in the Classroom

Using Humor in the Classroom | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it
“But why do I have to go? School is not fun!” That quote is from a first-grade child, asking his mom why he has to go every single day to this place that he was told was going to be a lot of fun,
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I think humor can have a powerful effect on the mood/tone of a classroom and help create a sense of equality between teacher and student.

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5 Ways to Give Your Students More Voice and Choice

5 Ways to Give Your Students More Voice and Choice | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it
The idea of co-constructing knowledge with students can be a scary thing for many of us teachers. The age-old role of teacher as orator, director, sage has been handed down for centuries and most of u
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Interesting ways to engage kids- which often simultaneously helps classroom management.  I want to read more about the Likert scale.

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Social and Emotional Techniques That Help Students Focus on Academic Progress

Social and Emotional Techniques That Help Students Focus on Academic Progress | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it
SchoolMount Desert Elementary School
LocationNortheast Harbor, Maine
School TypeRural, public
Target AudienceGrades K-8






















Note: Demographic dat
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How can you include socio-economic learning if you don't have the time or class size to do morning yoga and morning meetings etc. Is it as effective in small doses because I feel like this amount of specialized techniques is unrealistic in most schools?

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Implictions_for_Patients_Providers_Clinical_Presentation_2013.pdf

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interesting to think about the possible bias towards overweight children... how can I as a teacher avoid the stereotype that overweight kids are lazy and therefore lower my expectations for overweight students?

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Storybird - About

Storybird - About | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it
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This app looks so cool! I would love to integrate this into my classroom... a way to get kids excited and eager to write instead of dreading it.

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The challenge of classroom discipline in elementary school

The challenge of classroom discipline in elementary school | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it
One of the most challenging tasks in any elementary classroom is to build a community where students respect one another and value learning. Too often, children use put-downs to communicate, resolve c
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I choose this article because a fear of mine regarding myself as a teacher is being able to control and properly discipline my students. This article emphasizes how to prevent the need to disciple by keeping students engaged.

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Cultivating Minds: Food-Related Curricula Take Root Nationwide

Cultivating Minds: Food-Related Curricula Take Root Nationwide | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it
Planting a Future:
Seamus plants seeds in the Intervale, an urban farm in Burlington, Vermont, as part of the Sustainable Schools Project.
Courtesy of Jennifer Cirillo



When a mysterious
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My classroom has an in class garden and I was there the day they planted it, but it wasn't really used to teach food related curriculum. Food knowledge being taught is a good way to emphasize healthy eating habits simultaneously.

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3 Tips on Integrating Technology in the Classroom - US News

3 Tips on Integrating Technology in the Classroom - US News | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it
Former Gov. Bob Wise discusses Digital Learning Day and how high school teachers can embrace technology.
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Can both technology use in the classroom and spontaneity happen together? Does technology use always have to be so planned out?

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What Do Your Rules Say About You?

Lori Cullen (@lorilynnecullen on Twitter) is Principal at Erin Woods Elementary in Calgary, Alberta. Read her blog at www.attheprincipalsoffice.com.




Rules, rules, rules. Everyone know
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How can you make your rules reflect the values you want to portray?

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The 5 Critical Categories of Rules

The 5 Critical Categories of Rules | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it

Do procedureIn the responses to several of my previous posts, many comments focused on the debate of whether children need rules, or whether children are better off with free choice and have the ability to make

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Do procedures that use expectations instead of rules really make classroom procedures go more smoothly?

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Top 12 Ways to Tackle Teacher Paperwork

Top 12 Ways to Tackle Teacher Paperwork | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it
With more students in each classroom, teachers are burdened with an overwhelming amount of paperwork. Here are 12 organization tips for managing paperwork in the classroom.
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definitely going to use the no name folder. great ways to help kids be accountable for their own organization and grades.

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Move Your Body, Grow Your Brain

Move Your Body, Grow Your Brain | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it
Editor's note: This post is co-authored by Marcus Conyers who, with Donna Wilson, is co-developer of the M.S. and Ed.S. Brain-Based Teaching degree programs at Nova Southeastern University. They have
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Kinesthetic activities are proven to help engage kids and enhance attention, but can this really make up for the lack of physical activity from lowered recess and P.E. times? 

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Multiple Intelligences Thrive in Smartville

Multiple Intelligences Thrive in Smartville | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it
Multiple Intelligences Thrive in Smartville
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Why can't all school be this individualized? I wonder if these kids will be at a disadvantage if they attend a non MI high school. 

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AnnKatherine Brito's curator insight, April 5, 2014 12:00 PM

I love this! I think a lot of kids would benefit from a MI school vs a non MI school.

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Classroom Management: The Intervention Two-Step

Classroom Management: The Intervention Two-Step | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it
All of us have had major classroom disruptions that try our patience and push our limits. These incidents can threaten our sense of control and generate fear of looking weak to other students. We fea
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Wow finally actual examples of how to apply these tactics to real classroom situations..... "stabilizing is not excusing" This could have helped with the incident that happened in my placement last week when a student said she hated me.

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Five Keys to Successful Social and Emotional Learning

Five Keys to Successful Social and Emotional Learning | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it
Studies show that sustained and well-integrated social and emotional learning (SEL) engages students and improves achievement. Explore classroom practices that make up the most effective SEL programs.
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I think this might be the most important thing I've learned about so far. Social emotional learning is so obviously necessary yet our systematic school structure has cut out all personal growth...

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How to Teach Math as a Social Activity

How to Teach Math as a Social Activity | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it
A master math teacher in Anchorage, Alaska, establishes a cooperative-learning environment in an upper-elementary classroom.
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If you are interested in teaching social interaction skills and math simultaneously watch this! I never would have thought that so many life skills could be taught with one math problem... though the process is lengthy, I want to use this is my future classroom.

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Seven Technology Tips for Younger Elementary

Seven Technology Tips for Younger Elementary | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it
In conversations with educators in the lower grades, I often find that there is a sense of frustration or even fear in bringing technology into the classroom. These emotions have nothing to do with a
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easy ways/tips for technology integration in younger aged classrooms.

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Teasing obese kids doesn't help them lose weight. It can backfire.

Teasing obese kids doesn't help them lose weight. It can backfire. | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it

 because For overweight and obese children, school can feel lonely, hostile and unsafe because of teasing, bias and unchecked bullying.

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I'm really interested in this topic because of my own personal experience as an overweight elementary school student.

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AnnKatherine Brito's curator insight, March 11, 2014 2:10 PM

I am very interested on educating myself on this issue because I was often teased about my weight as a child.