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What is Office 365?<p>It's the apps you know and love<p>Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, OneDrive—and on your PC, Publisher and Access. …

Strategies for Reaching Quiet, Disengaged, Struggling, and Troublemaking Students

To check my thinking, I spoke to Susan Cain, author of <i>Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking</i>. "I hear too many stories of …

Teaching

Can We Talk About Sustained Silent Reading?

ELA teacher Amber Chandler is in a quandary. She wants to give her students time each week to "read for enjoyment" but knows the research on …

Bridges

4 Tips for Writing in the Math Classroom

In science class, we explore the stories that our micro- and macro-reality, our nature, and our planet want us to know. Students write lab reports …

The 8 Minutes That Matter Most

John Irving, the author of The Cider House Rules, begins with his last sentence:<p>I write the last line, and then I write the line before that. I find …

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3 Strategies to Fire Up Hesitant Writers

The answer is to have them produce ideas without writing at all. That’s right, the way to get hesitant writers to produce as much writing as they do …

Pushing Beyond Co-Teaching Comfort Zones

A MiddleWeb Blog<p>With the launch of the new school year, I am always amazed at how quickly we fall into our grooves. It only takes a few days to ease …

Teaching

Classroom Management in the Tech-Equipped Classroom

What's Plan B?<p>When you're integrating technology and designing a classroom management strategy, it's always best to think about the kind of scene …

Education Technology

The Best Interactive Web Tools for Educators

Most of us are working at full capacity, and keeping up with technology can feel like one more chore on the to-do list. Still, learning your way …

Education Technology

How To Google Search By Reading Level

<b>How To Google Search By Reading Level</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p><i>Update: This feature has been (either temporarily or permanently) removed by Google. We will</i> …

Moby Dick

Discipline, not punishment: creating a personal improvement plan for a troubled kid

This is the time of year when we tend to be especially short-tempered with our “frequent fliers”, as a principal of mine used to call those kids who …

Is it time to stop doing 'common' assessments...?

Most have been using common assessments for quite some time now. The idea in theory is good because teachers can collaboratively develop an …

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Teachers: Staying Positive in Trying Times

The De-Evolution of Positivity<p>This woman spent years building up her own knowledge, pushing herself to learn more and more. She is brilliant in her …

Paperless Office

The 50 Best Education Apps For Android

Feb 11, 2014 by Marko Petkovic - play.google.com - 19529<p>Two can have fun at the same time! Math Duel: 2 Player Math Game is one of those fun …

Apps

Doing It Differently: Tips for Teaching Vocabulary

The truth is, and the research shows, students need multiple and various exposures to a word before they fully understand that word and can apply it. …

Teaching

The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home

Throughout that year, and the years that followed, I continued this practice -- I had an intuitive feeling that it was key: The positive phone call …

Middle School

Preparing for Cultural Diversity: Resources for Teachers

Resources for Multicultural Classrooms (Teaching Tolerance): Produced by The Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance’s classroom resources …

Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen

So how do we help kids become better listeners? Check out these tactics for encouraging a deeper level of listening that also include student …

Teaching

10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment

<b>10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p><i>For in-person professional development from TeachThought on how to create</i> …

New School: Two Apps That Let Teachers Remix Lessons Like DJs

OpenCurriculum and Activate Instruction offer free platforms for teachers to share digital “playlists.”<p>Teaching is changing for the better. Instead of one teacher delivering one lesson for one hour to one room full of students, the ideal is now for teachers to enable each student to discover the …

Education Technology

Leadership

She decided that the Berg crew would be best served standing in that freezing cold, ushering in a new year with lights shining into the windows of …

Inside a Flipped-Mastery Classroom

Blended Learning<br>August 15, 2013 | Volume <b>8</b> | Issue <b>23</b> <b><br>Table of Contents</b> <b></b><p>Share |<p>Inside a Flipped-Mastery Classroom<p>Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams<p>A …

The Basics of Blended Instruction - Educational Leadership

My school is going through the process of adopting the Common Core, and there is a tremendous push to create student-driven classrooms using …

Teaching

Teachers: Preparing for Your Best Year Ever

Here are some suggestions for how to address your own needs so that you and your students might have the best year ever.<p>Dive Deep into Your Own …

KQED

Flickr: Elizabeth Albert<p>The current structure of the school day is obsolete, most would agree. Created during the Industrial Age, the assembly line …

Education Week

We were cautioned our test scores would go down. We were told not to worry. We were told <i>not</i> to take these lower scores on our 2013 state …