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Good news, everybody, alligators are eating the sharks

As apex predators — and ferocious and snappy ones at that — alligators basically live their lives doing what they want and going where they please. Now and again they’ll get suspicious about doorbells or time-travel here from the Jurassic period, but mostly they do their own primal, intimidating …


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Science: This Super-Simple Learning Hack Can Help You Master Any Subject

A new Columbia University study suggests an easy trick to help you master any subject.<p>We all spend well over a decade in school, and while you might quickly forget the date of the battle of Gettysburg or the formula for the area of a trapezoid, you'd hope that you'd at least graduate with a good …


“Legends Of Learning” Is New Game-Based Site That Lets Teachers Create Free (For Awhile) Virtual Classrooms

<b> <br>Note: After a closer look, it appears the site is free for a month or so after registration (longer if you have fewer students) and then you have to</b> …

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Using Google Keep for Grading Comments in Docs

One of the great features of Google Docs is the ability to <b>leave comments in the margin</b>. This is a useful way to provide helpful feedback to students …

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Using the Rule of Three for Learning

In math, the <b>Rule of Three</b> is a method of finding a ratio. In English essay writing, the Rule of Three states that things are more interesting to read …

Reducing Teacher Workload By Re-Thinking Marking–The Michaela Files, Part 1

<i>Last week i visited London’s faintly notorious Michaela School. A few days ago I wrote an overview framing the visit in the ‘big picture’ sense. Now</i> …


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Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit

The Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit is a nine-day, FREE virtual event. It brings together some of the brightest minds in education to discuss …

3 Reasons to Embrace (Some) Worksheets - Cooper on Curriculum

Shares 24<p>As I began my student teaching about ten years ago, I attended the first-day-back faculty meeting, during which the building principal …

Venturing into the World of Hyperdocs

Recently, in a Twitter chat, I was introduced to hyperdocs: cool, interactive Google documents or slides that teachers can use to organize their …

Hattie Ranking: Interactive Visualization - VISIBLE LEARNING

Just <b>click on the legend</b> to show/hide/compare effect sizes from different Visible Learning publications. The chart will be updated automatically.

12 Educators Worth Following on Twitter #KidsDeserveIt

Every so often I love to use the platform I have to recognize other educators in our field. I have learned so much through tools like Twitter. But …

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Dot Day! | Mitchell Middle School

Today we celebrated Dot Day! It was great to see so many students and staff get in the spirit of the day by dressing up with dots!<p>Students were …

Mental Health In Schools: A Hidden Crisis Affecting Millions Of Students

<i>Part One in an NPR Ed series on mental health in schools.</i><p>You might call it a silent epidemic.<p>Up to one in five kids living in the U.S. shows signs or symptoms of a mental health disorder in a given year.<p>So in a school classroom of 25 students, five of them may be struggling with the same issues …

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10 Seconds At A Time, A Teacher Tries Snapchat To Engage Students

What's the first step of learning?<p>Paying attention.<p>Which may be hard for students to do when they're constantly peeking at their phones. So, as the adage goes: If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.<p>One app that teachers are embracing is Snapchat. That's the one where you send a video or picture, and then …


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