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Ten Reform Claims That Teachers Should Know How to Challenge

<i>Reform bluster is as ubiquitous as it is shallow—something that frustrates teachers and scholars alike. Below are ten claims teachers should be ready</i> …

I'm a Teaching Veteran -- Not a Dinosaur

A flipped learning guru from the west coast recently visited my school for an afternoon professional development session. He started his presentation by remarking about how impressed he was during his walk around our school building because "the faculty is young and vibrant. It's such a breath of …

Annotation: A Year of Lessons Learned

A MiddleWeb Blog<p><b>by Aaron Brock & Jody Passanisi</b><p>We both teach history in the Los Angeles metro area – Aaron in Compton USD, a large public system, and …

To Remember a Lecture Better, Take Notes by Hand

Students do worse on quizzes when they use keyboards in class.<p>Psych 101 was about to start, and Pam Mueller had forgotten her laptop at home. This meant more than lost Facebook time. A psychology grad student at Princeton, Mueller was one of the class teaching assistants. It was important she have …

Social Studies close reading vs. ELA close reading. It’s both/and not either/or

Okay. I’m going to have to be careful here. But I’m gonna start with this:<p><i>“Social studies teachers should not worry about having kids do ELA close</i> …

8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

<b>Myth #1: Teachers Are the Most Important Influence on a Child’s Education</b><p>Of course teachers are extremely important. Good teachers make a significant …

Why good leaders make you feel safe

What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a …

Simon Sinek

Teacher's Visual Guide on Giving Audio Feedback to Students on Google Drive

May 28, 2014<br>One of the best tools teachers can use to give both audio and textual feedback on students Google documents is called Kaizena. I have …

‘Let’s stop measuring fish by how well they climb trees’

Joshua Katz is a high school math teacher in Orange County, Florida. He gave the following speech about what he calls “the toxic culture of education” today in a TEDx talk this month at the University of Akron.<p>TEDx Talks is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to …

What Students Really Think About Technology In The Classroom

The grownups who make and debate education policy disagree about a lot of things, but they often take it as a given that kids love technology. And tapping into that love of gadgetry and games is a way to make students “more engaged” in learning, or so many believe.<p>Interviews with students in the …

The Common Core FAQ

<i>The Common Core State Standards have vaulted into the national consciousness lately thanks to some high-profile dissenters, like Louis C.K. ("Kids teachers parents are vocally suffering.") and Stephen Colbert ("Common Core testing is preparing students for what they'll face as adults — pointless</i> …

Simulations Can Change the Course of History . . . Classes

After taking his workshop, I began to apply his approach to teaching AP European History and found it to be liberating and transformational as a …

6 Myths of Digital Technology – read this

I cannot take credit for these 6 myths of digital technology – I’m lifting them straight from what I thought was a well known and received …

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So what would a teacher-led school look like? Carrie Bakken, one of the founders of Avalon School, a grade 6-12 charter school in St. Paul, …