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What Teachers Need to Know About the Middle East

What Teachers Need to Know About the Middle East | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Do you teach about global cultures or world events in your classroom? If so, Primary Source created this podcast for you. In every compact episode, What Teachers Need to Know offers vital insight for understanding world cultures and current events so that you can facilitate deeper learning about the world with your students." Thanks to Laura H. Castillo for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Digest for Empowered Educators.

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Surviving & Thriving the First Five Years

Surviving & Thriving the First Five Years | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"A veteran teacher shares seven strategies that helped her thrive at the beginning of her teaching career." Thanks to Mary Ellen Kanthack for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Early Career Educators and Educational Leadership communities.

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20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers

20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Collaborative learning teams are said to attain higher level thinking and preserve information for longer times than students working individually." Thanks to Laura H. Castillo for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Empowered Educators community.

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Lunchroom Leftovers Make for an 'Eye-Opening' Science Project

Lunchroom Leftovers Make for an 'Eye-Opening' Science Project | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"The 2018 Wisconsin Science Festival challenge is called 'Lunchroom Leftovers' and student teams are conducting detailed analyses of food waste in their school cafeterias. The data will be collected statewide and made available through the Field Day Lab program’s Siftr.org site that showcases results via a statewide map. The statewide data will be available to view at siftr.org/lunchroomWI/."

 

This Wisconsin State Journal article quotes WEAC Region 5 member Amy Workman, a science teacher at Reedsburg, who was involved in setting up the challenge as a fellow in the Field Day Lab Fellowship program that operates out of the Discovery Center at UW-Madison to improve citizen science education in K-12 schools.

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Teachers Say Modern Learning Spaces Are Critical for Student Achievement

Teachers Say Modern Learning Spaces Are Critical for Student Achievement | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"It’s been said for years: We can’t help our students become citizens in an evolving and global workplace if we’re teaching them in last century’s classrooms. And now, teachers are clamoring for modern learning spaces instead of rows of desks facing the front of the classroom, according to new research."

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Educator Resources for Safe Schools Week 2018

Educator Resources for Safe Schools Week 2018 | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Observe the 2018 event October 21-27 by helping students and parents learn about and advocate for school safety, including preventing bullying, reducing crime and violence, improving discipline, and increasing student attendance." Thanks to Patricia Roach for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Works4Me community.

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Keeping Your Passion for Teaching Alive

Keeping Your Passion for Teaching Alive | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"A veteran educator shares how he maintains his enthusiasm for teaching after more than two decades in the classroom."

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Risky Teen Drama Show 'SKAM Austin' - streamed on Facebook Watch - Further Blurs the Line Between Real and Fake

Risky Teen Drama Show 'SKAM Austin' - streamed on Facebook Watch - Further Blurs the Line Between Real and Fake | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

“SKAM Austin” unfolds in real time on social media, just like the lives of its teenage characters and fans.

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Singapore Abolishes School Exam Rankings, Says Learning Is Not Competition

Singapore Abolishes School Exam Rankings, Says Learning Is Not Competition | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Whether a child finishes first or last will no longer be indicated in primary and secondary school report books from next year in Singapore, – a move which Education Minister Ong Ye Kung hopes will show students that 'learning is not a competition'."

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Welcoming Students With a Smile

Welcoming Students With a Smile | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Greeting each student at the door with a positive message brings benefits for both students and teacher."

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Tips for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Tips for Parent-Teacher Conferences | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Parent-teacher conferences can be stressful, for you and the parents, but with proper planning and organization you can lay the groundwork for a productive relationship that will benefit the best interest of the child. Explore the following resources for advice on getting the most from your parent-teacher conferences." Thanks to Laura H. Castillo for sharing this NEA resource on the NEA edCommunities Empowered Educators community.

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15 Ways to Use Microphones in the Classroom

15 Ways to Use Microphones in the Classroom | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Looking to increase student engagement? Using microphones in the classroom is a sure bet to get kids involved. Here are loads of ideas to get you started." Thanks to Melanie Ruiz for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Digital Tools & Learning community.

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Tips and Resources To Prevent Cyberbullying

Tips and Resources To Prevent Cyberbullying | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Rather than simply focusing on the consequences after the fact, we must guide students to understand that they have a choice in all their online relationships."

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'Lumilo' Augmented Reality Glasses Give Teachers Super Powers

'Lumilo' Augmented Reality Glasses Give Teachers Super Powers | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"A pair of augmented reality glasses called Lumilo let teachers see real-time analytics based on the work their students do on computers."

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19 Big and Small Classroom Management Strategies

19 Big and Small Classroom Management Strategies | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"My classroom order improved when I learned that successful classroom management depends on conscientiously executing a few big strategies and a lot of little ones."

 

Thanks to Patricia Roach for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Classroom Management community.

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To Improve Teachers' Use of Technology, Schools Try Hiring Coaches

To Improve Teachers' Use of Technology, Schools Try Hiring Coaches | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Under a $6.5 million, Google-funded initiative, technology coaches and teachers work together to make classes more creative and collaborative."

 

Thanks to Melanie Ruiz for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Digital Tools & Learning community. 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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7 Digital Citizenship Resources for Educators and Parents

7 Digital Citizenship Resources for Educators and Parents | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Technology is a powerful tool for teaching and learning, but today’s students must learn that their online behavior stays with them forever and has the power to positively and negatively impact peers. With Digital Citizenship Week launching on October 15, here are some resources to help educators and students learns about the long-lasting impact of their online decisions."

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8 Awesome Educational Infographics for Teachers

8 Awesome Educational Infographics for Teachers | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Here are some great educational infographics created and shared by Mia MacMeekin, via educatorstechnology.com."

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The Best of Works4Me: Halloween Activities

The Best of Works4Me: Halloween Activities | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"NEA Works4Me showcases practical classroom tips written and submitted by the readers themselves. Here you’ll find our favorites on Halloween activities, lesson plans and resources."

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We Need to Do More for Teachers Who are Exhausted and Stressed

We Need to Do More for Teachers Who are Exhausted and Stressed | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Teacher mental health is a real concern. Get self-care ideas and solutions for common mental health challenges educators are facing."

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Keeping High School Journalism Class on the Cutting Edge

Keeping High School Journalism Class on the Cutting Edge | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Snapchat, Twitter, and livestreaming are a regular part of life for high school journalism programs these days, which means teachers have to keep up with both the new technology and ethical considerations."

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Keeping Kids Safe Online Month

Keeping Kids Safe Online Month | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"This October marks the second recognition of ‘Keeping Kids Safe Online Month’ in Wisconsin. The 2018 campaign highlights a connection to the new Wisconsin Social and Emotional Learning Competencies as a foundation for building empathy and compassion in the classroom."

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Making Name Pronunciation a Priority in K12 Education

Making Name Pronunciation a Priority in K12 Education | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Teachers will inevitably find some names hard to pronounce on the first day of school. But mastering the various methods of learning to say them correctly is not complicated, says Yee Wan, director of multilingual learning services at the Santa Clara County Office of Education. The California agency worked with the National Association for Bilingual Education to develop the My Name, My Identity campaign."

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5 Ways To Simplify Prep for Substitutes

5 Ways To Simplify Prep for Substitutes | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"In this 'Truth for Teachers' podcast, educator Angela Watson shares five ways to make life easier for your substitute and you during an absence, and lets you know where to find ready-to-use sub plans that are engaging and rigorous." Thanks to Patricia Roach for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Classroom Management community.

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Civics Education Helps Create Young Voters and Activists

Civics Education Helps Create Young Voters and Activists | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Youth voter turnout is notoriously low in the U.S., especially when social-studies classes are notably absent."

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Beginning Lessons with a Bang

Beginning Lessons with a Bang | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"How we start lessons makes a huge difference in learning during the rest of class. Consultant Barbara Blackburn shares 3 keys: focus, activation, and excitement."

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