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Models of Excellence: Ron Berger Explores What Standards Really Look Like | Models of Excellence

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Educators: Hold the line on voice, autonomy, and trust

Educators: Hold the line on voice, autonomy, and trust | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
This week I was thrilled to welcome Professor Pasi Sahlberg to my Western Australian school to talk to our leaders—from coaches and team leaders to Heads of Faculty, senior leadership and the Executive—about school leadership and what high performing education systems do. Pasi’s list covers things about which many of us leading in schools, and…
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Sarcasm Can Boost Creativity According to Research From Harvard & Columbia Business Schools

Sarcasm Can Boost Creativity According to Research From Harvard & Columbia Business Schools | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Underlying image by Gage Skidmore.
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RhymeZone rhyming dictionary and thesaurus

A language arts reference tool and comprehensive search engine for words. Includes the functions of a rhyming dictionary, thesaurus, and spelling checker, as well as an integrated full-text search engine for all of Shakespeare's works and thousands of quotations and poems.
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Create Custom Map - MapChart

Create Custom Map - MapChart | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Create your own free custom Map of World, Europe, United States and others in 3 easy steps. Download it for free and use it for a great visual representation.
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The Power of Narrative – Writing Project – Medium

The Power of Narrative – Writing Project – Medium | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
As a tenth-grade English teacher, I always began the year with personal narrative. My students and I created life maps, compiled writing inventories, discussed pivotal life moments, read mentor texts…
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Reflections on the Twist Fate Challenge

Reflections on the Twist Fate Challenge | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Educator Innovator and its partners share the goal of creating more powerful and connected learning for youth through bringing together learning and leadership opportunities for teachers, youth workers, mentors, librarians, and museum educators that are open, re-mixable, and typically free or low-cost. At Educator Innovator we do not see learning as the province of one institution or service, but rather see our learning institutions and organizations as parts of a larger ecosystem for learning, one that can be more powerful by being more connected.
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This I Believe – GMWP: Greater Madison Writing Project – Medium

This I Believe – GMWP: Greater Madison Writing Project – Medium | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The staff meeting starts and a collective breath is held; Griff, stoically sitting at the back table by himself has just raised his hand. We all know what is about to come next. The meeting leader…
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Educator Innovator - Powered by the National Writing Project

Educator Innovator - Powered by the National Writing Project | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Educator Innovator and its partners share the goal of creating more powerful and connected learning for youth through bringing together learning and leadership opportunities for teachers, youth workers, mentors, librarians, and museum educators that are open, re-mixable, and typically free or low-cost. At Educator Innovator we do not see learning as the province of one institution or service, but rather see our learning institutions and organizations as parts of a larger ecosystem for learning, one that can be more powerful by being more connected.
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The Limits of Community and the Future of Going Gradeless

The Limits of Community and the Future of Going Gradeless | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
This is the second in a series of posts exploring teaching and learning in the de-graded and de-tested language arts classroom. Read the first post here.  The Limits of Community and the Future of Going Gradeless Teaching can be a lonely profession. Even though I come into contact with 120 people every day, most of…
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A Year of Picture Prompts: Over 160 Images to Inspire Writing

A Year of Picture Prompts: Over 160 Images to Inspire Writing | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
These short, accessible, image-driven posts feature photographs and illustrations from The Times, and invite a variety of written or spoken responses.
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How the education system is making kids stressed and sick - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

How the education system is making kids stressed and sick - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The drive to achieve a number at the end of 12 years of schooling has become a kind of mania, says Beautiful Failures author Lucy Clark.
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Flip The System UK: A Teachers’ Manifesto (Paperback) - Routledge

Flip The System UK: A Teachers’ Manifesto (Paperback) - Routledge | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
How did we let teacher burn-out happen, and what can we do about it – before it's too late?

This brave and disruptive book accurately defines the problems of low teacher morale and offers systemic, future-proof and realistic solutions to…
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3 Techniques for Students Who Know What They Want to Say But Not How to Say it

3 Techniques for Students Who Know What They Want to Say But Not How to Say it | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Can you picture the student who has just said this in a writing conference? He smoothes the pages of his notebook to reveal countless scribbles and doodles that he has spent the past few days getting down. He has generated multiple ideas for his next writing project. He has done his homework. But he sits…
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Real Life Game Online,Farm Simulation Survival games free for PC,play 3rd World Farmer,no download for kids,girls

Real Life Game Online,Farm Simulation Survival games free for PC,play 3rd World Farmer,no download for kids,girls | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Real Life game online, farm simulation games, free survival game online for PC. Play 3rd World Farmer game, no download. Real Life games for kids, girls
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Making Student Feedback Work

Making Student Feedback Work | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
New advice on building a culture of feedback and making it meaningful for teachers
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National Day on Writing, NWP's 2016 Annual Report, 100 Reasons Why I Write & More

National Day on Writing, NWP's 2016 Annual Report, 100 Reasons Why I Write & More | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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Learning to Learn: You, Too, Can Rewire Your Brain

Learning to Learn: You, Too, Can Rewire Your Brain | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
How an engineering professor who “flunked my way” through high school math and science went on to create the world’s most popular online course.
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Mentor Texts: Writing Workshop Fundamentals

Mentor Texts: Writing Workshop Fundamentals | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Today, in writing workshop, we intentionally teach students how to write by using authors as our co-teachers.  As teachers, we write for and with our students, and our writing can show them the possibilities for their own pieces. We highlight student work too as a mentor text, creating a bridge from what students are currently…
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How to get power

How to get power | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
In a democracy, power resides with the people. Here’s some helpful advice on how you can get your share, from civics educator Eric Liu.
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To Change Everything While Changing Nothing: Going Gradeless

To Change Everything While Changing Nothing: Going Gradeless | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
This is the first in a series of posts exploring teaching and learning in the de-graded and de-tested language arts classroom. The first thing I tell teachers about removing grades is that it changes everything while simultaneously changing nothing. Students still come to class, complete assignments, and receive feedback. Hyper-students, kids who have successfully mastered…
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