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Homework vs. No Homework Is the Wrong Question

Homework vs. No Homework Is the Wrong Question | EdSpark | Scoop.it
Does your school have a homework policy? How does your school ensure that teachers don't overload students with busy work?
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Sustaining a Culture of Learning for Educators — Medium

Sustaining a Culture of Learning for Educators — Medium | EdSpark | Scoop.it
If we want our teachers to allow students the opportunity to personalize their learning experiences, then we should afford teachers those…
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Letting Go of Your Students on that Last Day - Education to the Core

Letting Go of Your Students on that Last Day - Education to the Core | EdSpark | Scoop.it
One of the worst things about being a teacher, is letting your students go on the very last day.  It is such a bittersweet thing.  Part of me can’t wait, but part of me knows saying goodbye can be very emotional.  It’s like there is an elephant in the room the entire day.  The kids ask if...Read More »
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You are a global educator. It’s time to start thinking like one

You are a global educator. It’s time to start thinking like one | EdSpark | Scoop.it
Global collaboration is a skill every student needs to build up. Educators, too.
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Student-run genius bar: The facilitator’s guide

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The Burlington High School Help Desk in Massachusetts is one of the first and most successful student-run genius bars in the nation. Facilitator Jenn Scheffer gives her step-by-step guide for starting a student tech team in your school.
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Digital: Divide & Conquer: Project Based Learning In Your Classroom

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In Defense of Absurdly Early Bedtimes for Kids

In Defense of Absurdly Early Bedtimes for Kids | EdSpark | Scoop.it
Summer is right around the corner, which means I’ll soon undergo my annual metamorphosis into the monster of a parent who drags her kids away from bar
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5 STEM tools you can use for any subject

5 STEM tools you can use for any subject | EdSpark | Scoop.it
Choosing the right STEM tools for your students can be intimidating. Here’s a short guide to the factors you should consider, from grade level and subject area to cost.
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Do as I Say, Not as I Do: Mindset Discerning in the Classroom - Institute for Entrepreneurship in Education

Do as I Say, Not as I Do: Mindset Discerning in the Classroom - Institute for Entrepreneurship in Education | EdSpark | Scoop.it
There is a great deal of buzz these days about academic mindsets, particularly with the proliferation in popularity of Dr. Carol Dweck’s research on the cultivation of a “growth mindset.”  It is common to see posters in schools and classrooms Continue reading →
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Fresh Starts for Hard-to-Like Students

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Improve trust and communication with difficult students by expressing gratitude, using encouraging statements, and treating them in the same way you treat your best students.
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Gotta "Maslow" Before You "Bloom" - The Educator's Room

Gotta "Maslow" Before You "Bloom" - The Educator's Room | EdSpark | Scoop.it
In sharing last week’s article on the Hidden Stories of the Average American Classroom, several teachers began discussing the need to “Maslow” before you “Bloom.” But what exactly does that mean? Past Writings on “Maslow Before You Bloom” Tomaz Lasic actually wrote about this topic with an article of his own in 2009, where he noted […
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Flipped dilemma: What to do when kids don’t have internet

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Todd Nesloney shares how to make your flipped classroom work for students who don't have internet access at home.
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Can Research Prove Ties Between Mindfulness and Achievement?

Can Research Prove Ties Between Mindfulness and Achievement? | EdSpark | Scoop.it
A large federally funded study aims to understand how mindfulness programs could impact young learners' achievement in high poverty Chicago schools.
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The right — and surprisingly wrong — ways to get kids to sit still in class

The right — and surprisingly wrong — ways to get kids to sit still in class | EdSpark | Scoop.it
A follow-up to the popular post titled 'Why so many kids can't sit still in school today.'
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5-Minute Film Festival: 10 Great Video Resources for Teaching Math

5-Minute Film Festival: 10 Great Video Resources for Teaching Math | EdSpark | Scoop.it
Spice up your math lessons with these engaging, interesting, and entertaining teaching videos.
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Stop, Drop, and Roll With It: Teacher Burnout Prevention

Stop, Drop, and Roll With It: Teacher Burnout Prevention | EdSpark | Scoop.it
Prevent teacher burnout by sustaining yourself with a non-education hobby, finding a teammate for shared venting, regular journaling or blogging, and finding reasons to laugh.
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5 resources for rethinking STEM education

5 resources for rethinking STEM education | EdSpark | Scoop.it
Solving the STEM problem starts with individual educators rethinking their approach — and incorporating STEM skills into other subjects.
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3 Things Students Desire to Hear From Teachers

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Students deeply desire to hear that their teachers believe in them, recognize and can explain their purpose, and want to know who they really are.
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Idea to retire: Technology alone can improve student learning

Idea to retire: Technology alone can improve student learning | EdSpark | Scoop.it
Ellen Lettvin, Joseph South, and Katrina Stevens emphasize the importance of pedagogy when using technology in the classroom to improve learning outcomes. Without proper instruction, technology can be an obstacle to learning even for students that grew up with it. This blog was first publish as an essay in TechTank's Ideas to Retire series.
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3 Things Students Desire to Hear From Teachers

3 Things Students Desire to Hear From Teachers | EdSpark | Scoop.it
Students deeply desire to hear that their teachers believe in them, recognize and can explain their purpose, and want to know who they really are.
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4 safe search engines for kids

4 safe search engines for kids | EdSpark | Scoop.it
Helping younger children stay safe while searching for valuable information on the internet can be challenging. Fortunately, there are search engines designed exclusively for kids that can remove the risks of online information gathering.
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5 resources to connect your students to real scientists

5 resources to connect your students to real scientists | EdSpark | Scoop.it
These five programs will give your students opportunities to meet real science experts and see how they apply what students have been learning, be it space exploration, weather, marine biology, anatomy and more.
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You Don't Need A Makerspace to Be a Maker - A.J. JULIANI

You Don't Need A Makerspace to Be a Maker - A.J. JULIANI | EdSpark | Scoop.it
When I was in 3rd grade my best friend Mark and I built a treehouse out of wood scraps we found in the forest behind his house. We were makers. In 5th gra
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