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How To Be a Kind Teacher: An Educator's Perspective

Swami Vivekananda said, "If you can give them positive ideas, men/women will grow up and learn to stand on their own legs."<p>Very recently I took the Instructional Skills Workshop as an educator, and learned a great deal about myself as a teacher. The four-day process was quite reflective, and made …

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How To Get More Twitter Followers Without Breaking a Sweat

Share<p>Twitter is an absolutely essential business tool and should be a pivotal point of your overall social media strategy. If you’re new to it, it …

Sophia for Teachers

Group On!<p>Start by creating a group. Gathering your students in private groups settings is a great way to keep everyone connected while letting them …

Our Educational Leaders Must Get Aggressive With Technology

Technology and social media continue to dramatically change the way we live and work. Social media in particular can be a great equalizer by enabling job seekers to connect with influencers outside of traditional offline social networks. Given its importance, why isn't this technology playing a …

6 BYOD Discussions Every School Should Have

Why? You may have noticed that most manufacturers have their natural focus just because of who they are. Microsoft Apps will be more robust on …

Learning disabilities: top tips for family holidays

As the summer draws to a close, some of us will still be planning that last-minute getaway. If a member of your family has a learning disability, the chances are you've been planning it for some time. As any parent of a child with special needs will tell you, "spontaneous" and "carefree" are not …

Learning-disabled students pursue degrees at Beacon

79% of learning-disabled students do not pursue a four-year degree. But at Beacon College, a school exclusively for the learning-disabled, being different is embraced.<p>When Chelsea Eubank was a toddler, her mother knew something was not quite right.<p>It was only four years later that Eubank would be …

Elementary to Middle School Transition

A Letter To Parents Of Digital Age Children

<b>A Letter To Parents Of Digital Age Children</b><p>First, let me thank you for entrusting me with teaching your children, honoring the amazing individuals …

Transitioning Students with Disabilities to Higher Education: Attitude and Self-Advocacy

By: U.S. Department of Education<p>The attitude and self-advocacy skills of students with disabilities may be two of the most important factors in …

Five Things Most People Don't Know About Poverty Student Achievement

Five Things Most People Don't Know About Poverty & Student Achievement<p><b>Today's guest post is written by Eric Jensen, the author of just-released</b> …

Will Technology Save Public Education?

There's no doubt that technology is the new "panacea du jour" for public education in America today. Hundreds of millions of dollars (and much more on the way) are being spent on getting iPads and other tablets into the hands of teachers and students all over the country in classes as early as …

Can Twitter Replace Traditional Professional Development?

Traditional forms of on-the-job training for teachers have been much-maligned in recent years by experts and by teachers themselves. “Many times …

Twitter Guide For Teachers: Ideas, Resources and More

Guide to Using Twitter in Your Teaching PracticeAre you interested in using Twitter or other social media as a teaching tool? Our culture has …

Simple Ways to Create Videos to Engage Your Students

Increasingly, educators are searching for video resources online by sifting through YouTube, searching on Google, and visiting various topical sites. …

5 Google Calendar Secrets You Need to Know!

36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads

<b>36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads</b><p>The interest in <b>inquiry-based learning</b> seems to ebb and flow based on–well, it’s not clear why it …

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Teaching Vocabulary Across the Content Areas

Teaching Vocabulary Across the Content Areas: ASCD Action Tool<p><i>Camille Blachowicz and Charlene Cobb</i><p>About This Book<p>If you ever have students who …

Why We Collaborate

Mass collaboration is the theme of this excellent TED Radio Hour. [See play button below.]<p>"The Internet as a tool allows for really brilliant people …

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“It has to be about a shared interest and it has to be about making, producing and creating,” she said. “The places that we’ve seen it happen most …

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School field trips are on the decline in American education for many reasons. Schools are making tough choices about how to spend scarce resources, …

Fewer, Better Tests Can Boost Student Achievement

Commentary<p>Both Democrats and Republicans have submitted proposals to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the federal law …

A School With No Teachers, Where Students Teach Themselves

Living here for the next month are some of the 4,000 potential students who already made the first cut by passing cognitive skill tests online.<p>Now …