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What Do We Do When Kids Don't Like Math?

What Do We Do When Kids Don't Like Math? | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"After looking at some of the reasons young people may not like math, Michelle Russell shares strategies she will use to try to reach more of her students."

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Understanding a Teacher’s Long-Term Impact

Understanding a Teacher’s Long-Term Impact | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Fostering skills like self-regulation does more to improve students’ long-term outcomes than helping them raise their test scores."

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Waupun Teacher Kathy Calder Inspires Young Entrepreneurs

Waupun Teacher Kathy Calder Inspires Young Entrepreneurs | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

Waupun fifth-grade teacher Kathy Calder, a WEAC Region 5 member, believes business education should not be reserved just for older students. “An introduction to entrepreneurship at a young age will help students understand how to start a business and possibly spark an interest in future business ownership,” she says in an article in the Beaver Dam Daily Citizen and WISC News.

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The Biggest Lesson of My First Year Teaching

The Biggest Lesson of My First Year Teaching | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"A veteran teacher shares how she learned the value of prioritizing relationships when she was just starting out in the classroom." Thanks to Laura Wilberding (Wisconsin NBCT and WEAC member) for sharing this resource (written by NBCT Cindy Bourdo) on the NEA edCommunities Educational Leadership community.

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10 TED Ed Videos for Students

10 TED Ed Videos for Students | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"TED Ed allows teachers to build a lesson around any of these videos. They can also add questions to the videos that students can answer and get instant feedback on their answers." Thanks to Arielle Gleicher for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Digital Tools & Learning communities.

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Schools Can Fight Fake News by Teaching Kids to Think Like Fact-Checkers

Schools Can Fight Fake News by Teaching Kids to Think Like Fact-Checkers | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"After an initial pilot round, the researchers realized that most students lacked the basic ability to recognize credible information or partisan junk online, or to tell sponsored content apart from real articles." As the team later wrote in their report, “many assume that because young people are fluent in social media they are equally savvy about what they find there. Our work shows the opposite.”

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Luis Felipe López's curator insight, February 18, 4:37 AM
Personally, this is an interesting article since this is an issue that is not new, as mentioned in the article, but today seems to be part of the daily life thanks to the fact that technology has facilitated the way in which news and especially fake news can be spread. In this article, there is mentioned an experiment that consisted of 56 different assessments for students (from middle schools, high schools, and colleges) with the aim of measuring their ability to judge the credibility of the information they find online. The results were even surprising for the researcher since the participants were unable to recognize the most evident fake news. According, to some researchers mentioned in the article, this can happen due to the fact that for human beings, fake news promotes reactions and touches the feelings of the people. In order to deal with this issue, one interesting approach is to teach kids to verify information before sharing and believing in it. This sounds very interesting to me since as a teacher in development, I know that I will contribute in the community in order to think critically and not believing on everything that can be found on the internet since fake news has an incredible power that can even destroy a nation if not the world.    
 
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For Today’s Kids, Playing Nintendo in the Classroom Isn’t Just a Dream

For Today’s Kids, Playing Nintendo in the Classroom Isn’t Just a Dream | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"A new classroom program pairs Nintendo technology with a curriculum designed by the Institute of Play to create a STEM-focused, hands-on learning experience that combines digital and physical elements." Thanks to Jada Jackson for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Early Career Educators community.

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STEM Remains Strong Contender for DonorsChoose Dollars

STEM Remains Strong Contender for DonorsChoose Dollars | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"STEM projects are continuing to make the top 10 as a category on teacher funding site DonorsChoose. According to the organization, over the past four years, computer science and coding projects grew two and a half times faster than other project types."

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The International Space Station as a Teaching Tool

The International Space Station as a Teaching Tool | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"More than two million students have taken part in the Space Station Explorers program."

 

"Our students are not simply observers but participants in the effort to extend the foundation of Earth-based science to the region of space we call low Earth orbit. In the process, the ISS literally becomes an extension of school science labs, as astronauts demonstrate core science principles,and even read science-themed books to younger students to connect them with life in space."

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Learning and Teaching Math with Confidence

Learning and Teaching Math with Confidence | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Lack of confidence in our ability to understand math can affect both students and teachers. Jerry Burkhart looks at some of the reasons why and what we can do."

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3 Steps for Building a 'Culture of Yes' in Your School

3 Steps for Building a 'Culture of Yes' in Your School | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Fall Creek, Wisconsin, School District Superintendent Joe Sanfelippo told a packed session at the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) that every interaction is a chance to open doors and tell stories that matter."

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Five Ways to Start Your Lessons

Five Ways to Start Your Lessons | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"This short Teaching Channel video offers ways to engage students from the very beginning of your lessons." Thanks to Patricia Roach for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Works4Me community.

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How Schools Are Encouraging More Mindful Screen Time

How Schools Are Encouraging More Mindful Screen Time | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"From tracking time online to phone-free Fridays, how schools are encouraging students to practice more mindful screen time." Thanks to Laura H. Castillo for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Empowered  Educators community.

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A Milwaukee Teacher Reflects on Class Size and Why It Matters to Learning

A Milwaukee Teacher Reflects on Class Size and Why It Matters to Learning | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

Milwaukee kindergarten teacher Rebecca Segal, a member of the Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association and WEAC, recently had the pleasure of experiencing a classroom of just 12 kids rather than her usual 30.

 

"I got to look every student in the eye as they talked to me and show them through my focused attention how much they mattered and are loved," she writes in a column in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

 

"It was such a beautiful day. I was in a great mood all day because of how special it was.

 

"And then it hit me: This is how it could be every day for each of these kids. And I thought about how the next day, we would go back to same, stressful, 30-kids-clamoring-for-attention noise.

 

"And my heart sank."

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Inclusion Increasingly The Norm For Students With Disabilities

Inclusion Increasingly The Norm For Students With Disabilities | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"More students with disabilities are being educated alongside their typically-developing peers, according to new federal data. Nearly 95 percent of kids with disabilities spent at least part of their day in a regular education classroom in 2016. Over half — 63 percent — were in such classes at least 80 percent of the time. That’s up roughly 6 percent from a decade prior."

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21 Simple Ideas To Improve Student Motivation

21 Simple Ideas To Improve Student Motivation | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Even the most well-intentioned and educated teachers sometimes lack the skills to keep kids on track, so whether you’re a new teacher or an experienced one, try using these methods to motivate your students and to encourage them to live up to their true potential." Thanks to Patricia Roach for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Works4Me community. Not yet a member of NEA edCommunities? It's easy to join. Sign up now!.

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The Lies Teachers Tell Themselves (and How to Uncover the Truth)

The Lies Teachers Tell Themselves (and How to Uncover the Truth) | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Here’s the good news: you can re‐write those stories about how you are helpless and powerless, and start telling yourself that you can change things that are not working in your life. You can write an empowering story that you will enjoy living. Your new story will be grounded in the same reality and facts as the original story. It’s just interpreted differently. It’s written in a way to produce feelings of empowerment rather than discouragement. It’s designed to let go of old, unproductive ideas about teaching and replace them with the mindset that you are completely capable of thriving in any situation." Thanks to Ebony Gardner for sharing this resource (written by education blogger Angela Watson) on the NEA edCommunities Empowered Educators community.

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Giving Students More Music, Theater, and Dance Boosts Writing Scores (and Compassion), Big New Study Finds

Giving Students More Music, Theater, and Dance Boosts Writing Scores (and Compassion), Big New Study Finds | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"One of the largest gold-standard studies on arts education ever conducted finds measurable benefits to giving students more music, theater, and dance."

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'Excited to Come to Work Every Day'

'Excited to Come to Work Every Day' | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

California NBCT Laura Bradley says being an educator today offers far more opportunities for growth:

 

"For me, the classroom still offers the challenges, creativity and fulfillment that keep me excited to come to work every day. Just when I think I have discovered the latest and greatest ways to engage my students in meaningful work, something new appears on the horizon. From National Board Certification in 2005 to Google Certified Innovator in 2012 to working with PBS this year as a Digital Innovator All-Star, taking charge of my own professional development has kept my classroom an exciting and innovative place for me (and my students)." Thanks to Annette Christiansen for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Educational Leadership community.

 

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Digital Play for Serious Learning

Digital Play for Serious Learning | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

Jordan Shapiro, author of The New Childhood, discusses the roles of parents and schools in teaching children to use technology through play. ...

 

"When you look at the benefits of digital play, the resistance schools have doesn’t really make any sense. While schools have very little resistance to coding, there is resistance to game-based learning. There is also very little resistance to 3D printing or maker labs, which are digital play. That doesn’t make sense to me—if you think it’s great for kids to develop skills in a digital world, then that is true for games and for digital creation."

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Exploring Ways to Say So Long to Traditional Letter Grades

Exploring Ways to Say So Long to Traditional Letter Grades | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Some teachers are ditching grades or using standards-based grades and 'no zero' grading policies to keep students more focused on learning and less intent on grade-grubbing."

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How Schools Can Create Flexible Seating and Student-Centered Classrooms

How Schools Can Create Flexible Seating and Student-Centered Classrooms | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Flexible seating allows students to choose where they work and with whom. Learn how schools can create flexible seating in the classroom."

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Simple Tips for Boosting Teacher Resilience

Simple Tips for Boosting Teacher Resilience | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Try these quick and easy ways to build resilience and relieve stress."

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Transition Academy Helps Teach Life Skills to Special Needs Students in Waupun

Transition Academy Helps Teach Life Skills to Special Needs Students in Waupun | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Waubun Transition Academy is ready to prepare intellectually disabled students for life after they graduate."

 

 

“Part of what we wanted to do here was make it seem like a home,” said Waupun special needs teacher Jen Schramm (who is the Waupun Area Education Association Co-President and a member of WEAC Region 5). “If we want to teach life skills, we want the environment to be as real-looking and feeling as possible. This reflects how our students can live if they get an apartment of their own and a job in the community. We want it to feel like real life.”

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Why So Many Gifted Yet Struggling Students Are Hidden In Plain Sight : NPR Ed

Why So Many Gifted Yet Struggling Students Are Hidden In Plain Sight : NPR Ed | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Twice-Exceptional, or 2E students, find that one of their sides sometimes masks the other. Psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman says there are a lot more of them than you might think." Thanks to Ciara Wheatley for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Empowered Educators community.

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A New Kind of Student: Learning Attributes of the Digital Generations

A New Kind of Student: Learning Attributes of the Digital Generations | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Digital games, YouTube videos, texts, tweets, Instagram messages, SnapChats, and all of the other elements of the always-on generation’s digital diet have created a landscape of experiences that are constantly wiring and rewiring their neural structure. This constant bombardment of information in the new digital landscape has become the catalyst for the emergence of a new kind of student." Thanks to Latosha R. Guy for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Culturally Responsive Teaching community..

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