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Assessment of Learning with a Competency-Based System: How to Start | Connected Principals

This past spring, two members of my administrative team at Sanborn Regional High School in Kingston, New Hampshire had the opportunity to present our schoo...
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8 Characteristics of the Innovator's Mindset (Updated)

8 Characteristics of the Innovator's Mindset (Updated) | education now | Scoop.it
(This is an updated version of a previous post simply sharing the graphic created by Sylvia Duckworth.) Recently I explored the notion of the “Innovator’s Mindset”, and have thought a lot about thi...
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This innovative district lets students choose how to learn | eSchool News | eSchool News

This innovative district lets students choose how to learn | eSchool News | eSchool News | education now | Scoop.it
To hear Taylor County Schools Assistant Superintendent Charles Higdon tell it, students shouldn’t be allowed to drop out of school—at least not without a fight. “We have implemented a ‘zero dropout’ policy that does not allow students to drop out of our district,” he said. But rather than imprisoning students in front-facing classrooms, the rural Kentucky district is instead trying to entice at-risk, and even low-risk, st
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Engagement: Just because they're busy, doesn't mean they're learning anything.

Engagement: Just because they're busy, doesn't mean they're learning anything. | education now | Scoop.it
I’ve long thought that one of the weakest proxy indicators of effective learning is engagement, and yet it’s a term persistently used by school leaders (and some researchers) as one of the most imp...
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Why Students Should Take the Lead in Parent-Teacher Conferences

Why Students Should Take the Lead in Parent-Teacher Conferences | education now | Scoop.it
Students own their struggles and strengths when they lead parent-teacher conferences.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Top 10 Skills We Wish Were Taught in School, But Usually Aren't

Top 10 Skills We Wish Were Taught in School, But Usually Aren't | education now | Scoop.it
Even though we learn a great deal in school, some of the most essential skills we need as adults aren't universally, formally taught. Here are some of the subjects and skills we wish we'd learned in school early on (and which you can still learn now. It's never too late!).
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Could there actually be one "C" to rule them all?!

Could there actually be one "C" to rule them all?! | education now | Scoop.it
Some describe four "Cs" of essential skills for this 21st century - traits such as: Critical thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity. Some list five or six "Cs." Five: Creativity, Co...
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Two Words That Will Immediately Change You As A Leader | Leadership, Sales & Life

Two Words That Will Immediately Change You As A Leader | Leadership, Sales & Life | education now | Scoop.it
These two words will change the way a leader leads. The words thank you will create a culture of generosity and gratitude. Listed are five simple ways to say thank you.
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8 Things to Look For in Today’s Classroom

8 Things to Look For in Today’s Classroom | education now | Scoop.it
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by chrisbb@prodigy.net As I think that leaders should be able to describe what they are looking for in schools I have thought of eight things that I really wa...
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Where Expectations and Relationships Intersect | Connected Principals

Where Expectations and Relationships Intersect | Connected Principals | education now | Scoop.it
The post was originally posted on Figuring It Out  @jvbevacqua In my role as Principal, I have the distinct privilege of overseeing the supervi...
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Assessment of Learning with a Competency-Based System: How to Start | Connected Principals

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Ten Tips for Classroom Management

Ten Tips for Classroom Management | education now | Scoop.it
Learn how to improve student engagement and build a positive climate for learning and discipline for grades K-12.
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Teacher Interview Questions that Work

Teacher Interview Questions that Work | education now | Scoop.it
Dr. Todd Whitaker says, “The best thing a principal can do to build parent relations is to ensure every student has a phenomenal teacher.” To do this, we can start by hiring the right people. Even ...
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Ten Reflective Questions to Ask at the End of Class - Brilliant or Insane

Ten Reflective Questions to Ask at the End of Class - Brilliant or Insane | education now | Scoop.it
Use these ten reflective questions at the end of class to help learners deepen their understandings of themselves and their work.
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Student Engagement’s Three Variables: Emotion, Behavior, Cognition

Student Engagement’s Three Variables: Emotion, Behavior, Cognition | education now | Scoop.it
By Ace Parsi - For true student engagement, a student has to be invested in learning in three distinct ways: emotionally, behaviorally and cognitively.

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Study: Math Fluency Linked to Changes in Brain

Study: Math Fluency Linked to Changes in Brain | education now | Scoop.it
As children make the transition from finger-counting to retrieving math facts from memory, their brains begin to change, according to a new study from Stanford University.
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5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners

5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners | education now | Scoop.it
Asking a question can be a scary step into the void. How do you create a culture of using questioning in the classroom?

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Educational Leadership:Technology-Rich Learning:Principal as Mirror

Educational Leadership:Technology-Rich Learning:Principal as Mirror | education now | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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ASCD Express 8.11 - Student-Led Conferences

ASCD Express 8.11 - Student-Led Conferences | education now | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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10 Great Guides for Better Professional Learning Network ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Great Guides for Better Professional Learning Network ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | education now | Scoop.it
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A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic

A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic | education now | Scoop.it
Do you know the actual theories of learning? A learning theory is an attempt to describe how people learn, helping us understand this inherently complex process.
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Coding Is 21st Century Literacy

Coding Is 21st Century Literacy | education now | Scoop.it
You may be sitting on the app concept of the century, but don't know the programming basics to create it. Codecademy teaches you how to get started.
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Why Teachers Worry About Students’ Online Research Skills

Why Teachers Worry About Students’ Online Research Skills | education now | Scoop.it
Survey shows teachers are concerned about students’ ability to find credible information online.
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