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Long Beach District Sets Course to Personalize Teacher PD

Complete Coverage<p>—David Walter Banks for Education Week<p>The closely watched California district launches 'myPD' platform to help teachers …

Education Technology

Think It Up Telecast Features a Teacher and her Students Finding Success with the Literacy Design Collaborative

<b>Think It Up: Student Powered. Teacher Led. Crowd Funded</b><p>Being a part of the audience at last week’s live Think It Up telecast was electric. Think It …

5 Common Teaching Practices I’m Kicking to the Curb

<b>Listen to an Extended Version of this Post in a Podcast:</b><p><b>So many of us teach the way we were taught.</b> We may not even realize we’re doing it. And that …

Teaching

The perils of “Growth Mindset” education: Why we’re trying to fix our kids when we should be fixing the system

<b>(AP/Jose F. Moreno)</b><p>How a promising but oversimplified idea caught fire, then got coopted by conservative ideology<p>Alfie Kohn<p>August 16, 2015 9:59am (UTC)<p>One of the most popular ideas in education these days can be summarized in a single sentence (a fact that may help to account for its …

Education

100 Writing Practice Lessons & Exercises

by Joe BuntingWant to become a better writer? Perhaps you want to write novels, or maybe you just want to get better grades in your essay writing …

Creating Classroom Environments: Are You Ready for Technology?

One question I am often asked is, “How do you get started?” The answer is actually a simple one – humbly. I use my planning time (in school and …

Reimagining Classroom Walkthroughs

While there are many ways for a school or district to enhance its walkthrough procedures, reimagining the form used for collecting and sharing the …

Pedagogy

What Do Schools Need? Collaboration and Principals Who Lead It

John Hattie is back -- and once again he is marshaling the evidence needed to improve schools.<p>Keep in mind that Hattie took the education world by storm a few years ago with his book <i>Visible Learning: What Works Best for Learning</i>.<p><i>Visible Learning</i> and its sister book, <i>Visible Learning for Teachers</i>, …