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Inquiry Learning Ideas for Math and Science With iPads

More than any other academic disciplines, science and math draw their meaning by relating to life in the “real” world outside the classroom. They …

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• Skilled learners go into a listening session with a sense of what they want to get out of it. They set a goal for their listening, and they …

How Can Students Have More Say in School Decisions?

Using students’ answers, Quaglia and his researchers created an odds analysis to try to predict school behaviors. “Here’s what the students told us: …

What Is 'Personalized Learning'? Educators Seek Clarity

Complete Coverage<p>A number of education and technology organizations are seeking to forge a clearer understanding of what this concept really means<p>In …

Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs

Even though the books are classics, they are very uninteresting. Almost every one of my classmates admits to never reading the books because they are …

Secrets of teachers who love their jobs: always be a learner

A few weeks ago, I published an article called 7 ways for teachers to beat the Sunday blues. It was shared over 12,000 times on Facebook, which gives …

Summarization in Any Subject: 50 Techniques to Improve Student Learning

Summarization in Any Subject: 50 Techniques to Improve Student Learning<p><i>Rick Wormeli</i><p>About This Book<p>Educators agree that the ability to summarize—to …

The Principal's Role in New Teacher Induction

Public concern over alarming new teacher attrition and retention rates has helped fuel widespread interest in formal induction programs. Policymakers …

Pedagogy

Literacy Strategies for Improving Mathematics Instruction

Literacy Strategies for Improving Mathematics Instruction<p><i>Joan M. Kenney, Euthecia Hancewicz, Loretta Heuer, Diana Metsisto, and Cynthia L. …

Teaching

A Handy Interactive Chemistry Periodic Table for iPad

Chemisode for Chemistry is a wonderful free periodic table that you can install on your iPad and use in your classroom with your students. Chemisode …

Who Am I Projects? Getting Students Started with Project-Based Learning

<b>Giving students starter projects at the beginning of the school year is vital to make sure they learn the mechanics of project-based learning,</b> …

5 Obsolete Practices and Ways of Doing School We Need to Abandon

<b>“The nation has become obsessed with ‘seat time,’ assuming that this ‘hunkering down’ at desks and tables will result in higher test scores.”</b> Ron …

Chalk Talk: Low-Tech Solution to Engage Students in Substantive Discussions

<b>How can we engage students in high, quality substantive discussions on profound topics?</b> One potential way to do this might be to adopt a tradition …

7 Hats Principals Must Be Prepared to Wear

Recently, I was asked to speak to a group of teachers who are interested in becoming school principals. <br>My task was to summarize some of the …

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5 Ideas To Bring Parents Into The Learning Process

<b>“The role of parents in the education of their children cannot be overestimated.” ~Unknown</b><p>When you ask parents from any country in the world, what …

What Do Parents Want in Their Child’s School?

What do parents want in their schools? A new national study of K-12 parents reveals some interesting clusters of opinion.<p>The Fordham Institute …

Education

Washing Hands in Hot Water Wastes Energy, Study Says

It doesn’t kill germs better than cooler water, but turning tap temperatures high, the U.S. burns carbon equal to the emissions of Barbados.<p><b>It's cold and flu season, when many people are concerned about avoiding germs. But forget what you think you know about hand washing, say researchers at</b> …

Eight Questions for Emerging Leader John HinesASCD Inservice

<i>We’re always looking for new ways to insert ASCD voices into our conversations on</i> Inservice<i>. With this in mind, we’ve developed a question and answer</i> …

How to Motivate Reluctant Learners (Mastering the Principles of Great Teaching series)

How to Motivate Reluctant Learners (Mastering the Principles of Great Teaching series)<p><i>Robyn R. Jackson</i><p>About This Book<p><i>What we call “motivation” in</i> …

Teaching

In Minnesota, race drives school labels, discipline

The little yellow buses line up every morning outside Harrison Education Center in north Minneapolis, discharging dozens of teenagers to a high …

Every Student All The Time: 100% Graduation Rates

<i>Originally posted (February 2011) by Johnny Bevacqua on Figuring It Out</i><p>For the past 15 years our school has had a 100% graduation rate. I am …

Teaching

Do kids have a voice? The power of choice

As I continue to connect, learn, and grow, I have met some amazing educators. I attended EdCamp Chicago this past October and had a career changing …

Kids

Are You a Leader or Manager?

Most school districts claim to want to move from good to great, become world class, become a 21st century district, or fill in the slogan blank. …

So You Hate Your Students ...

<i>Mr. Liggett: "Alright, Lightman. Maybe you could tell us who first suggested the idea of reproduction without sex."<br>David Lightman: "Umm ... Your</i> …

5 Guiding Principles for Effective School-Wide Discipline

freedigitalphotos.netSomething I have come to <i>know</i> is that effective schools take a thoughtful approach to student discipline. Admittedly, there are …

How curious are your students?

Courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.netIn her recent article <i>The Case for Curiosity</i> (Educational Leadership, February 2013), <b>Susan Engel</b> asserts that …

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I am fortunate to be finishing my second year at Giant’s Head Elementary – it’s an amazing school where teachers are passionate and work incredibly …

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As educators we often talk about differentiating instruction for our students – we know for them to have the best chance at success we need to meet …

In Digital Age, Schools That Succeed are Schools That Connect

By Shelly Blake-Plock<p>Michelle Rhee is back in town.<p>This time it is as a "grass-roots" activist who only wants to put children first. Surely many of …

Sir Ken Robinson: Fostering Creativity in Education is Not an Option

Esteemed education advocate Sir Ken Robinson explains in this short but compelling video why creativity is crucial for learning, and why it will …