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5 Writing Instruction Fundamentals for Success on Next-Generation Assessments

Get ready to say goodbye to standardized bubble tests completed with a #2 pencil. Computer-based next-generation assessments, which measure students’ …

Teaching

The Myth of Student EngagementASCD Inservice

Each day that you enter your classroom, are you educating students?<p>Or are you teaching at them?<p>Do your lessons only improve their academic …

Teaching

Do-It-Yourself Virtual Professional Development: Taking Ownership of Your Learning

Try using these strategies to make your PLN work for you, and take control of your own professional development!<p>Follow Along on Twitter<p>Twitter is one …

Education Technology

Ideas to Strengthen Your Readers Workshop

October is connected educator month and while I find it amusing that we get a specific month to point out what we do all year, I thought rather than …

Online Assessments

Grading & Common Core

For this post, I've got my teacher hat and parent hat on. It looks silly, but whatever. Teacher Hat Here in the United States it is prett...

Educator Professional Development -- Redefined!!

@craigmertler<p>http://www.craigmertler.com/mec<p>The other day, as I was reading this week’s edition of <i>Education Week</i>, I came across what I think is a …

Education Technology

Smart Teenage Brains May Get Some Extra Learning Time

John Hewitt is a neuroscientist who studies the biology of intelligence. He's also a parent. Over the years, Hewitt has periodically drawn upon his scientific knowledge in making parenting decisions.<p>"I'm a father of four children myself and I never worried too much about the environments that I was …

Student Voice and Resilience in Learning

<i>Post written by Kristine Fox, Megan Bedford, and Brian Connelly</i><p>Although research has a lot to say about how to foster academic resilience, …

Pedagogy

5 Tips for Explaining Common Core to Parents

Common Core | Feature<p>In many schools and districts, October and November are filled with parent-teacher conferences. Teachers across the nation meet …

Instructional Design: Who and What Is It For?

It is natural to think about teaching in terms of performance in front of the class. As children, we absorbed an understanding of what teachers do …

Teaching

Toward a More Productive Conversation About Homework

Questions for teachers, parents and students, from an educational psychologist<p>Karl Taro Greenfeld’s essay "My Daughter's Homework Is Killing Me" provides an interesting insight into the amount of homework middle school students at an elite, competitive school are required to complete during the …

29 Apps For Teachers: The Educator's Essential iPad Toolkit

The search service that has become a verb. Go ahead and Google it.<p>Upvote<p>The ad free version of Dictionary.com Dictionary & Thesaurus for the …

Lessons From Finland: What Educators Can Learn About Leadership

Similarly, principals are expected to care about all children in their municipality. What is more, principals and teachers are expected to work …

Common Core Month with Teaching Channel

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From Post Its to Theories in the Reader's Notebook

Cynthia SatterleeHere in Florida, we have been talking a lot about how important it will be for our students to learn to write in response to their …

Climate Change: Creating an Integrated Framework for Improving School Climate

This report from the Alliance finds that schools that struggle most with providing a positive school climate more often disproportionately serve …

Improving Motivation and Achievement Through a Growth Mindset

What turns kids off to learning? Carol Dweck, Stanford researcher and author of the book <i>Mindset: The New Psychology of Success</i>, says how students …

Pedagogy

Positive school climate boosts test scores, study says

It’s the million-dollar question or, given the size of the California education budget, the $50-billion-dollar question: What makes extraordinarily …

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Why All Students Should Write: A Neurological Explanation For Literacy

<b>Why All Students Should Write: A Neurological Explanation</b><p>by <b>Judy Willis</b> M.D., M.Ed., radteach.com<p>In terms of writing and the brain, there are multiple …

Teaching

Making Staff Development a Worthwhile Endeavor

<b>Operating Principles</b><p>For staff development to be effective, it must be an integral part of a deliberately developed continuous improvement effort.<br>• In a …

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The Curriculum Map: How to Find Your Way Through Lesson Planning

One of the greatest challenges for new teachers and veterans alike can be lesson planning. For new teachers, getting to know the curriculum and …