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By Peter Cohen | Content from the tweets of educators of the Cyrus Peirce School and #ACKedchat

Does a Shorter Week Help Kids With Their Learning?

<i>Lower Columbia College (LCC), CC BY-NC-ND</i><p>Mary Beth Walker, <i>Georgia State University</i><p>How would you react if you were told that your local public school planned to change the schedule from the traditional Monday-through-Friday model to a schedule that contained four longer school days? Would you worry …

Education

Viral Note Gives Fantastic Excuse For Not Finishing Homework

Excuses for incomplete homework assignments are rarely great, but one little girl’s ‘dog at my homework’ note was so good, it’s been shared over a …

5 Websites That Will Revolutionize Your Math Teaching

There are so many resources out there for teachers, but it can be hard to pick and choose which websites are worth spending time on.<p>If you want to …

Mathematics

5 Movement Strategies for Middle and High School Students.

October 19, 2015<p>Research continues to confirm what many of us already know: Too much sitting comes with a barrage of negative health consequences. A …

Teaching

Google Classroom: Assigning to Small Groups

When assigning work to small groups of students instead of the whole class the trick is to include the audience in the description or document title. …

Google Drive

Transform Your Staff Meetings, Engage Your Faculty

Time for another staff meeting. Need an idea for something that engages teachers? Shakes things up a bit? Starts the year off right?<p>Lessee. Maybe you …

Education

Understanding the Minds of Boys: Strategies for Student Engagement

<i>By Dakota Hoyt</i>By almost every benchmark, boys across the nation and in every demographic group are falling behind.—Peg Tyre, “Education: Boys Falling …

Education

10 Must Read Books for Every Teacher

October , 2015<br>As life-long learners, teachers are continuously learning to improve their teaching practice and expand their knowledge base. …

Teaching

3 Reasons Why You Should Attend an EdCamp

<i>Thanks to Nik Chatzopoulos for his expertise on this topic and contributions to this piece!</i><p>Chances are, you’ve heard of EdCamp before, even if you’ve …

Professional Development

As a Parent, I Wish You Knew.... #iWishParent

Welcome to the 3rd part (in a 4 part series) of "I Wish You Knew....". Part 1 was all about what Administrators wished you knew, part 2 was all about …

Professional Learning for Teachers – go find the balance

It is heartening to see the number of articles and discussions that center on providing the best possible professional learning for teachers. …

Professional Development

The Joyful, Illiterate Kindergartners of Finland

Forget the Common Core, Finland’s youngsters are in charge of determining what happens in the classroom.<p>“The changes to kindergarten make me sick,” a veteran teacher in Arkansas recently admitted to me. “Think about what you did in first grade—that’s what my 5-year-old babies are expected to …

Education

The 30 Second Assessment

Brilliant or InsaneI know a few teachers this year who are committed to assessing students without testing them. That’s right: they’re not only …

Pedagogy

10 Most Engaging Uses of Tech Integration

Educators know that “tech” is not synonymous with engagement. But how do we recognise an engaging use of edtech when we see it? Most of us hardly …

Australian Universities

As A Student, I Wish You Knew.... #iWishStudent

Well, the conclusion of my "I Wish You Knew..." series is here. This has been such a learning journey for me to hear from administrators, then …

Is this a problem with technology or leadership?

Image shared with me via Tina P. MonteleoneThere was a conversation on Twitter between two educators sharing their frustration regarding the process …

Leadership

10 Google Apps tips EVERY teacher should know

Most of us have worked for years with Microsoft Office before Google Apps was unveiled. That means we’re pretty familiar with some basic tips that …

Google Apps

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