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Create Culture First. Not Rules.

Create Culture First. Not Rules. | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Don't kill creativity on the first day of school! Let them think about the possibilities! Taking a lesson from advertising can teach us how to inspire them.
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Starting back to school: Create culture first. ... "Do not start off with the 'legal stuff.' Creativity and wonderment will go out of the window if you do. Hit them with your key concept, let them know we are here to experience the journey together! Let them know that you want them to be better people, and not just take a test."

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How to Make Your Own Stress Ball for Your Students - NEA Today

How to Make Your Own Stress Ball for Your Students - NEA Today | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Education is stressful work! Here are step-by-step instructions on making a stress ball for your students (or yourself)!
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Why Teachers Selling Lesson Plans Have Sparked Debate

Why Teachers Selling Lesson Plans Have Sparked Debate | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"To earn extra money, many teachers around the country are selling lesson plans via online marketplaces. But as such sites become more popular, there are also concerns, including who legally owns the educational materials a teacher creates, and what it means for the collaborative spirit of the profession. Special correspondent Kavitha Cardoza of Education Week reports from Alabama."

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Big Step Encourages Madison Students To Learn About Trade Careers

Big Step Encourages Madison Students To Learn About Trade Careers | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"The workforce development organization Big Step is teaming up with the Madison Metropolitan School District to expose middle and high school students to careers in construction and other trades." This article features WEAC and Madison Teachers Inc. member Miles Tokheim.

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Free Poster: 25 Things to Say Instead of Good Job

Free Poster: 25 Things to Say Instead of Good Job | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Instead of always giving the same praise to your students, here are 25 alternative ways to say good job. Try a few of them out in your classroom with this free teacher poster from weareteachers.com."

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Aiding Reading Comprehension With Post-Its

Aiding Reading Comprehension With Post-Its | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"A simple, low-stress strategy that helps students engage with, understand, and remember what they read."

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Building Schools Means Building Skills for Two Sun Prairie Students

Building Schools Means Building Skills for Two Sun Prairie Students | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"While the buildings are under construction, the school district has found a way they can be used for learning through a youth apprenticeship program."

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Held Back, But Not Helped

Held Back, But Not Helped | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Louisiana reverses course on its strict policy to hold back students who fail standardized tests. Instead, it will add supports to help them pass."

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A Teachable Moment: Teacher Shares Incredible Gift With Student's Mother

A Teachable Moment: Teacher Shares Incredible Gift With Student's Mother | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"When Donna Hoagland found out her student's mother was dealing with kidney failure, she stepped in to help in a way that no one could imagine." Thanks to Cheryl Martin for sharing this story on the NEA edCommunities Digital Tools and Learning 6-12 group. Not signed up for NEA edCommunities yet? Create an account now so you can participate in conversations and explore all the professional resources NEA edCommunities has to offer!

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Celebrate the 100th Day of School

Celebrate the 100th Day of School | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Whenever it happens in your school, here are 100 activities, resources, and suggestions to help your elementary students get excited about mathematics!" Thanks to NEA for sharing this resource. Find more resources like this on the NEA edCommunities Works4Me community.

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Classroom Resources for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Classroom Resources for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Help students in all grade levels put in perspective the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., his impact on the Civil Rights Movement, and his significance to American culture and history."

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PTA Purchasing Power Leaves Low-Income Schools Even Further Behind

PTA Purchasing Power Leaves Low-Income Schools Even Further Behind | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"The richest PTAs raise and spend more than $43 million a year for the country’s wealthiest schools. But schools serving low-income students, unable to match these dollars, are left without."

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2017 Education Research Highlights

2017 Education Research Highlights | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Twelve studies that educators should know about, on everything from the benefits of mentors to the most effective studying strategies."

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5 Risks Posed by the Increasing Misuse of Technology in Schools - Diane Ravitch

5 Risks Posed by the Increasing Misuse of Technology in Schools   - Diane Ravitch | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Personalized learning, or 'competency-based education,' are both euphemisms for computer adaptive instruction. Again, a parent rebellion is brewing, because parents want their children taught by a human being, not a computer. They fear that their children will be mechanized, standardized, subjected to depersonalized instruction, not 'personalized learning.' While many entrepreneurs are investing in software to capture this burgeoning industry, there is still no solid evidence that students learn more or better when taught by a computer."

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Some of The Best Academic Search Engines for Teachers and Student Researchers

Some of The Best Academic Search Engines for Teachers and Student Researchers | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Thanks to educatorstechnology.com for compiling this resource."

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Parent Engagement in the Digital Age

Parent Engagement in the Digital Age | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Communication apps are breaking down barriers that have limited parent engagement in the past."

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NEA's New 'School Me' Is Just What Early Educators Are Looking For

NEA's New 'School Me' Is Just What Early Educators Are Looking For | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Are you a new or early educator? Then we have resources for you! Our new School Me series features tips, tricks, and guidance from veteran educators to help you feel comfortable and confident in your first few years on the job: bddy.me/2mjjNwe"

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Should My Slightly Sick Child Stay Home? The Rules Often Conflict

Should My Slightly Sick Child Stay Home? The Rules Often Conflict | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Parents have to weigh a lot of factors in deciding whether their kid should get a sick day. But day care centers may make the decision for you — and their rules are not always evidence based."

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10 Tips for Teachers Using Twitter

10 Tips for Teachers Using Twitter | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Twitter is ideal for connecting with other educators, engaging in conversations about education, and being inspired by the steady stream of interesting ideas shared online."

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Investors to Apple: Fight iPhone Addiction Among Kids

Investors to Apple: Fight iPhone Addiction Among Kids | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"California State Teachers' Retirement System and Jana Partners -- two major funds that own about $2 billion in Apple (AAPL) stock between them -- are pressuring the tech giant to take a stronger stance on the mental health effects of excessive smartphone use by children and teenagers.

 

"The investors pointed to a number of studies highlighting the detrimental effects of smartphone addiction. They include being less attentive in class, insufficient sleep and a higher risk of depression and suicide."

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Facilitating a Class Twitter Chat

Facilitating a Class Twitter Chat | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Tips for hosting a Twitter chat with your students—a handy tool for enhancing digital literacy and engaging introverts." Thanks to Patricia Roach for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Work4Me group.

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High Schooler's "Sit With Us" App Tackles Lunchtime Bullying

High Schooler's "Sit With Us" App Tackles Lunchtime Bullying | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Inspired by her own experience being bullied, Natalie Hampton created an app to connect kids in need of company with welcoming students."

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Nominations Now Open for Henry Ford's Innovation Nation Teacher Innovator Awards

Nominations Now Open for Henry Ford's Innovation Nation Teacher Innovator Awards | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"The fourth year of The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation Teacher Innovator Awards has launched! The Henry Ford and Litton Entertainment are looking for teachers who demonstrate the habits of an innovator. Teachers who inspire their students to challenge the rules and take risks, who demonstrate how to be collaborative and empathetic, and teach the value of staying curious and learning from failure. Nominations are due February 28."

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No More Chairs: Dane County Teachers Turn to Bike Pedal Desks and Yoga Balls

No More Chairs: Dane County Teachers Turn to Bike Pedal Desks and Yoga Balls | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Dane County teachers raise funds for flexible seating options, like yoga ball chairs and bike pedal desks, for their classrooms."

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Nine Education Predictions for 2018 — Some of Them Heartbreaking

Nine Education Predictions for 2018 — Some of Them Heartbreaking | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"A veteran teacher looks into the future — and doesn't like everything he sees."

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Bringing Students Into Professional Development

Bringing Students Into Professional Development | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Instead of using PD workshop time making assumptions about students, we should get their input beforehand."

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