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Why Do Americans Stink at Math?

Why Do Americans Stink at Math? | PD 2014-2015 | Scoop.it
The Common Core should finally improve math education. The problem is that no one has taught the teachers how to teach it.
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Transforming Education Starts In Your Classroom

Transforming Education Starts In Your Classroom | PD 2014-2015 | Scoop.it
Transforming Education Starts In Your Classroom
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Maybe we should have a discussion about this blog.  

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STEM to STEAM: Art in K-12 is Key to Building a Strong Economy

STEM to STEAM: Art in K-12 is Key to Building a Strong Economy | PD 2014-2015 | Scoop.it
As the nation embarks on a new school year, education leaders from President Obama on down are facing a renewed commitment to the STEM subjects -- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics --
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I wish we had more funding to hire teachers to teach the arts.  Unfortunately, we don't, but we can build the capacity of teachers to use art in the classroom to encourage creative thinking and innovation. 

 

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7 Ideas for Going Digital Without Devices

7 Ideas for Going Digital Without Devices | PD 2014-2015 | Scoop.it
Hopefully last week's digital learning day brought more awareness to how technology can transform teaching and learning. In our network, we had dozens of new and veteran teachers realizing how they could harness the power of tech to create new opportunities for their students. However, no matter your level of buy-in or awareness, if you don't have devices it doesn't matter since you can't "go digital", right? Not necessarily! Here are seven ideas for how you can go digital - even without devices.
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Great ideas on how to use technology in our classrooms!

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Educational Leadership:Getting Students to Mastery:Five Musts for Mastery

Educational Leadership:Getting Students to Mastery:Five Musts for Mastery | PD 2014-2015 | 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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A must-read for those who want to meaningfully engage students through the use of technology in the classroom.  Although this is written by a high school teacher, the tools she use can be easily applied to elementary classrooms.

 

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If tech is the answer, what's the question? - comment - TES

Schools can hurl money at the latest gadgets, but there is a huge difference between buying them and using them effectively
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Thank you, Rachel Armstrong, for posting this blog.  This is spot-on when it comes to buying devices.  The big question is, "how will these devices positively impact teaching and learning at our school?"

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TRICK in Education = Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness

TRICK in Education = Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness | PD 2014-2015 | Scoop.it
In my thirty years as a teacher, one thing I learned is that everyone -- policymakers, administrators, parents, philanthropists -- are looking for the magic key to improving education.
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From the voices of students:  Education should be empowering, not passive .  Powerful article and youtube video!

 

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How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Business | Wired.com

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Business | Wired.com | PD 2014-2015 | Scoop.it
Students in Matamoros, Mexico weren't getting much out of school -- until a radical new teaching method unlocked their potential.
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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | PD 2014-2015 | Scoop.it
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens
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A little lengthy but powerful! 

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A Tip for Teaching Tenacity and Teamwork

A Tip for Teaching Tenacity and Teamwork | PD 2014-2015 | Scoop.it
A clever idea for improving classroom efficiency and students' self-determination.
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11 Teaching Strategies For Spotting The Blind Spots In Your Classroom

11 Teaching Strategies For Spotting The Blind Spots In Your Classroom | PD 2014-2015 | Scoop.it
11 Teaching Strategies For Spotting The Blind Spots In Your Classroom
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A great article about what Agnes and I should/will be looking for as we do our observations.

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Elementary Matters: How NOT to Read Fluently

Elementary Matters: How NOT to Read Fluently | PD 2014-2015 | Scoop.it
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We all need to give our students time to practice their fluency -- and it's not about how many words they can read.  We measure WPM because they can't read fluently if they have to sound out every word.  Great blog!

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A Depth Of Knowledge Rubric For Reading, Writing, And Math

A Depth Of Knowledge Rubric For Reading, Writing, And Math | PD 2014-2015 | Scoop.it
A Depth Of Knowledge Rubric For Reading, Writing, And Math
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This can be helpful as teachers work on their Student Learning Objectives.

 

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Learn, Grow, Change: A 5th Grade Perspective

Learn, Grow, Change: A 5th Grade Perspective | PD 2014-2015 | Scoop.it
Today's guest blog is written by 5th grade teacher Barry Saide and his students. They want readers to know what they learned from failure.
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What can we learn from these students?  How can we apply this to our own classrooms as we move forward to implement a more focused Educator Effectiveness System?

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How a Dyslexic Neuroscientist’s iPad App Will Boost Your Kid’s Math Scores

How a Dyslexic Neuroscientist’s iPad App Will Boost Your Kid’s Math Scores | PD 2014-2015 | Scoop.it
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Need to read this more closely . . . rather long but intriguing.  I've always believed that logic and puzzles are really good for students (and adults).  

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Creating Great Students

Creating Great Students | PD 2014-2015 | Scoop.it
The more I think about how we have been looking at education, I think we have it all
wrong.
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Great ideas for creating great students (and isn't that what we all want)?

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In(ABBLE) XXI Century Instruction

In(ABBLE) XXI Century Instruction | PD 2014-2015 | Scoop.it
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Thank you, +Ronda Gillam, for sharing this graphic.  I believe we can apply this to literacy in general (not just language arts).

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Finding the Beauty in Math

Finding the Beauty in Math | PD 2014-2015 | Scoop.it
How does a person fall in love with math? For too many, math class conjures up anxious worksheets filled with rows of unanswered problems.
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My geneticist brother always says that science is all around us if we look closely.  I agree.  I love the phrase, "fall in love with math."  Maybe instead of sharing the relevance of math in real life, we need to hook students on the "beauty of math."  

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Yong Zhao.World Class Learners

Yong Zhao.World Class Learners - Free download as Text file (.txt), PDF File (.pdf) or read online for free.
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How to Create Effective Homework

How to Create Effective Homework | PD 2014-2015 | Scoop.it
Strategies on how to make time spent on homework as effective and helpful as possible.
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Math Coach's Corner: Powerful Formative Assessment Routine

Math Coach's Corner: Powerful Formative Assessment Routine | PD 2014-2015 | Scoop.it
Formative assessments are assessments that inform instruction (for learning), while summative assessments are assessments of learning. Only by knowing where each student is on their learning path can we truly differentiate their instruction.
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Talk to your math coach if you'd like more information about math misconceptions.

 

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Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement

Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement | PD 2014-2015 | Scoop.it
A twelve-year teaching veteran and a California regional Teacher of the Year, Heather Wolpert-Gawron's musings on educational policy, curriculum design, and daily school life can also be read at www
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