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Top Ten Tuesday: Middle Grade Releases (June – December 2017)

The Perfect Score by Rob Buyea (October 3) From the beloved author of Because of Mr. Terupt and its sequels comes The Perfect Score, a new …

Fidel Castro

Performance Assessments: A More Meaningful Approach? - BAM! Radio Network

Join us as we explore the fundamentals of performance assessments. What are they? Are they more effective?

Doug Casey - In Pursuit of School Equity

Levels of Understanding: Learning That Fits All

Have you ever tried on a "one-size-fits-all" article of clothing? If you happen to be of average height and average weight, then perhaps this size …

Think Like A Fitbit: Measuring What We Value - TeachThought PD

by Chase Orton, Guest Author<p>*this blog was originally published at Undercover Calculus<p>Welcome back math geeks! Dusting off the old blog to share some …

Teaching

Choices Reading Lists | International Literacy Association

Each year, thousands of children, young adults, and educators around the United States select their favorite recently published books for the Choices …

Teaching

How to Get Started With Genius Hour for Elementary Classrooms?

I believe that every single child is gifted and that every kid has a talent which we as educators should help uncover. This is not easy when you have …

Designing a New ELA Curriculum

<i>In this series, Linda Bevilacqua, President of the Core Knowledge Foundation, will share an instructional materials developer’s perspective on the</i> …

Rejecting Stereotypes: Students describe I AM Wall project

<i>This article, written by 8th graders at Liberty Middle School in Madison, Alabama, first appeared at the Alabama Best Practices Center blog.</i><p><i>NOTE:</i> …

Rumer Willis Accuses Photographers of 'Bullying' Her With Photoshopped Picture

Rumer Willis loves the way she looks and would like people to leave her face the way it is.<p>The 27-year-old actress took to her Instagram on Tuesday …

The 24 Best Books to Read This Summer

Get ready for the beach.<p>Swimsuit? Check. Sunglasses? Check. Three books, because you couldn't choose just one? Check. From juicy novels about "rich people problems" to frankly human meditations on everything from life to death, ELLE.com's summer books preview will help you narrow it down. Gotta …

10 epic long-distance walks around the world

From the Highlands to the Himalayas, these hikes take in some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. They’re not for the faint-hearted, but keen trekkers will love the challenges posed by each More great walks: Europe | UK | best kit<p>Makalu Base Camp, Nepal<p>The trek to the base of the fifth …

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A Look Inside the Frameworks: Schools and Schooling

<i>ILA developed</i> Frameworks for Literacy Education Reform <i>in response to today’s complex and evolving education landscape. With an increase in English</i> …

Pedagogy

Teach Students to Write Strong Paragraphs

When students struggle to write coherent essays or can't explain their evidence well enough, it often boils down to this: they need help learning to …

Learning

The 7 Habits of Highly Impactful Librarians

During my 15-year tenure at both <i>Library Journal</i> and <i>School Library Journal</i>, I had the good fortune to meet the most dynamic and successful librarians …

Education Technology

Seventh Annual Found Poem Student Contest

Found poems are composed from words and phrases found in another text and are the subject for The New York Times Learning Network’s contest running …

Let’s Move from Word Study to Word Play!

<i>By Timothy Rasinski, Ph. D, Reading and Writing Center, Kent State University</i>Dr. Rasinski will be speaking at the 2016 Literacy for All Conference on …

Teaching

Emma Watson Interviews Malala Yousafzai: 'Believe in the Power of Education,' Nobel Peace Prize Winner Says

Not only does Malala Yousafzai want to change the world, but she wants your help.<p>The inspiring 18-year-old spoke to Emma Watson on Wednesday about …

Feminism

Watch Emma Watson’s Emotional, Engaging Interview with Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai

The inspiring young activists bonded on Wednesday over feminism, their favorite book, and the color pink.<p>Throughout her 15-year acting career, <b>Emma Watson</b> has probably been interviewed thousands of times. But on Wednesday, the Ivy League–educated actress and U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador had the …

Teacher Interview Questions that Work

Dr. Todd Whitaker says, “The best thing a principal can do to build parent relations is to ensure every student has a phenomenal teacher.” To do …

Teaching

16 Punctuation Mistakes That Can Make You Look Really Bad

Words and grammar are important. But punctuation--that's where the nitpickers are gathered and ready to ambush you.<p>Your words are your most powerful weapons, and yet it's easy to undermine yourself in written communication by violating some very simple rules of punctuation.<p>Before I dive deeper into …

Linguistics

The Secret of Better Meetings: Fun

In today's competitive global economy where corporate success hinges on productivity and innovation, many companies are toying with alternative means …

31 Leadership Experts Reveal Top Leadership Skills & Traits

Posted at h in Leadership by Brian Downard 9 Comments<p>“What are the 3 most important leadership skills and/or traits?”<p>Do you want to be a more …

A Tuesday Ten: Sick and Tired

I’ve been butt-kicked by a rather nasty cold this past week and it made me consider that an interesting theme for this Tuesday might be illness in SF …

Guinness World Records: Real Heroes

<i>This is a transcript of a talk I gave in Spanish on the Guinness World Records book at TEDx ROSARIO to an audience of around 5,000 people in Rosario, Argentina on October 18, 2014. The video can be viewed at the end of the text</i>.<p>In 2008 the athletic community around the world had come to the …

World Records

How to Get Kids Reading

You’ve heard it before, but we’ll say it again: Reading makes kids smart. Engaging with books helps them soar in school; it strengthens vocabulary …

INFOGRAPHIC: The World’s Most Translated Books

There are a lot of books in the world, but not all of them catch on with readers and even fewer get translated around the world. This infographic …