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More Milwaukee-Area Students Learn About 3D Printers, And So Do Teachers

More Milwaukee-Area Students Learn About 3D Printers, And So Do Teachers | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"The Port Washington-Saukville School District played host to a summer instruction session for teachers to learn about new technology including 3D printers." This article features two WEAC Region 3 members - Maria Garbisch, who teaches 3rd grade at Dunwoody Elementary in Port Washington and Port Washington High School technology education teacher Ryan Volke.

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The difference equal and equitable education and how success plans help

The difference equal and equitable education and how success plans help | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Health care's example shows us the difference between equal and equitable education. Here's how 'Success Plans' can help educators."

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Making Drumming Accessible For Milwaukee Students With Special Needs

Making Drumming Accessible For Milwaukee Students With Special Needs | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"There’s been a new opportunity at two Milwaukee schools this year for students with special needs: the chance to learn drumming."

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Making Summer School More Like Summer Camp Can Boost Interest

Making Summer School More Like Summer Camp Can Boost Interest | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Rebranding summer school as summer camp could help them attract more students, according to a report. Some districts that did this saw boosts in engagement by adopting classic summer camp vibes, starting with the nomenclature. Thus, students became 'campers,' lessons became 'activities,' staff were 'counselors' and classrooms morphed into 'cabins.' A few went even further, redecorating classrooms and adding a faux campfire in the center of a classroom for read-alongs."

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Using Critical Literacy as a Teaching Tool in Early Elementary Grades

Using Critical Literacy as a Teaching Tool in Early Elementary Grades | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Using a form of literary criticism in tandem with drama activities helps young students think deeply about how stories are constructed."

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Racial and Gender Bias Starts as Early as Preschool, but Can Be Unlearned

Racial and Gender Bias Starts as Early as Preschool, but Can Be Unlearned | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"A new study finds that children show bias at a surprisingly young age. But teachers have ways to address this and create a welcoming classroom."

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The Powerful Effects of Drawing on Learning and Memory

The Powerful Effects of Drawing on Learning and Memory | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"The science is clear: Drawing beats out reading and writing to help students remember concepts."

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'Reflections on My First Year as the School Principal'

'Reflections on My First Year as the School Principal' | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

Former WEAC member Rita Platt reflects on takeaways from her first year as a principal at St. Croix Falls Elementary School:

 

"No one is more important than anyone else when it comes to serving the needs of our students," she writes. "The bus driver, teacher, secretary, custodian, superintendent, principal, cook, curriculum director, and paraprofessionals all have equally important roles to play. This year, I watched adults at every 'level' serve kids’ needs just when those kids needed it most."

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One-Fifth of Children Experience Cyberbullying, According to Their Parents

One-Fifth of Children Experience Cyberbullying, According to Their Parents | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"While many students still experience bullying in physical locations, almost 20 percent of children — some as young as 6-10 — report being cyberbullied via social media sites and apps, according to a new study.

 

"The survey of over 1,000 parents by Comparitech, a website that reviews products, found that 47.7 percent of 6-10 year-olds and over half of those over age 11 have experienced bullying in one form or another.

 

"Slightly more than 82.8 percent of the bullying occurs at school; the second most common location is the school bus, with 32.5 percent of parents reporting their children's harassment there.

 

"Online, students experience cyberbullying most frequently on Instagram (42 percent), followed by Facebook (37 percent), and Snapchat (31 percent)."

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10 Great Movies for the STEM Classroom

10 Great Movies for the STEM Classroom | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Use these powerful films to teach problem-solving and nurture students' curiosity." Thanks to Melanie Ruiz for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Digital Tools & Learning community.

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Momentum Is Building to Modernize Sex Education

Momentum Is Building to Modernize Sex Education | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Last year, for example, six states added language about consent or healthy relationships to their standards. Other states are taking additional steps to modernize their standards by making instruction LGBTQ-inclusive or adding information about the consequences of sharing explicit images online or through text message."

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Most Classroom Teachers Feel Unprepared to Support Students With Disabilities

Most Classroom Teachers Feel Unprepared to Support Students With Disabilities | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"A survey from the National Center for Learning Disabilities and Understood.org finds a teaching corps that lacks confidence in their ability to meet the needs of millions of children with disabilities in the nation's public K-12 schools, but wants the training, support, and guidance to improve."

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The Widening Mental Health Treatment Gap in Schools

The Widening Mental Health Treatment Gap in Schools | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"As educators, parents and students across the nation continue to advocate for more public school funding, the gaps in resources available to students continue to widen. One major area of concern getting more attention over the past few years is the scarcity of mental health resources in schools."

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Should dodgeball be removed from phy ed classes?

Should dodgeball be removed from phy ed classes? | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Canadian researchers interviewed students about gym class and compared their responses about dodgeball to political theorist Iris Marion Young’s Five Faces of Oppression. The researchers argue that dodgeball is a tool of oppression and used to dehumanize others."

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Teachers Push for Books With More Diversity, Fewer Stereotypes

Teachers Push for Books With More Diversity, Fewer Stereotypes | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"As schools add more books with main characters of color to their shelves, some teachers are going a step further and examining whether those narratives can reinforce biases."

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How to Demonstrate Confidence in Your Teaching

How to Demonstrate Confidence in Your Teaching | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"When we are perceived as unsure, we are held back from having the kind of impact we desire in our teaching."

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12 Ways to Build Strong Classroom Community With Students

12 Ways to Build Strong Classroom Community With Students | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Learn how to build strong classroom community among your students. These ideas will get students working together in new ways." Thanks to Patricia Roach for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Classroom Management community.

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A Strategy for Reducing Math Test Anxiety

A Strategy for Reducing Math Test Anxiety | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Letting students discuss a test with peers before they take it can reduce anxiety—and it creates an opportunity to ask deeper questions."

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Forty Percent of Elementary School Teachers' Work Could Be Automated By 2030, McKinsey Global Institute Predicts

Forty Percent of Elementary School Teachers' Work Could Be Automated By 2030, McKinsey Global Institute Predicts | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"New technological systems for sharing lessons, managing inventory, communicating with parents, and tracking student progress could all continue to change what the workday looks like. More customization of lessons, individual coaching, and personal professional development will be where it's at, McKinsey Global predicts."

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Who Plays Instruments Outside of School?

Who Plays Instruments Outside of School? | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"According to an analysis from a recent survey, fourth-graders are more likely than eighth-graders to play instruments outside of school (41 percent vs. 34 percent), girls are significantly more likely than boys to do so., and students who qualify for free or subsidized lunch are significantly less likely than their wealthier peers to play instruments outside of school."

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Why I Stay in Teaching

Why I Stay in Teaching | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"A veteran teacher shares the motivations that have driven his work with students for more than two decades."

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50 Crazy Ideas To Change Education

50 Crazy Ideas To Change Education | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

Genoa City teacher Mary Ellen Kanthack, Wisconsin's 2018 Elementary Teacher of the Year, shares this resource on the NEA edcommunities Educational Leadership community, along with this message; "I have to admit. This shakes me up a little...and some of the things shake me up a lot! What hits a nerve with you?"

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Having Just One Black Teacher Can Keep Black Kids In School

Having Just One Black Teacher Can Keep Black Kids In School | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"According to a recent study, having a role model at school who looks like you can have large and long-lasting effects." Thanks to Ashanti Rankin for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities ESP Hot Issues community.

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Madison West High School Students To Compete in International Rocketry Competition

Madison West High School Students To Compete in International Rocketry Competition | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"The school's rocket club is traveling to Paris next month to take on France, Japan and the United Kingdom in a model rocket contest." The club advisor is biology teacher Christine Hager, a member of Madison Teachers Inc. and WEAC.

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10 Reasons School Librarians Are More Important Than Ever

10 Reasons School Librarians Are More Important Than Ever | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Without question, some of the most important members of the school community are the school librarians. Also known as library media specialists, school librarians play a unique role in our schools. Often asked to take on a wide range of duties, these passionate and savvy educators deserve more than only a week of praise."

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