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According to DCSD's speaker for next week, teachers may not even need to teach reading anymore!

<b>Information on the Professional Development Day Keynote speaker, Mark Prensky</b><p>For those of you who remember Liz’s presentations about Digital Natives, …

Udio: A Technology-Rich Literacy Experience for Students with Reading Disabilities

Reading Challenges Students with Disabilitites<p>With each new grade level, literacy demands increase substantially -- texts become longer, sentence …

Teaching

Why It's OK to Let Kids Fail: A Guide to Not Overparenting

Two years ago, Kristina Sauerwein, a mom of two in St. Louis, Missouri, attended a family fun night at her the new school her 7-year-old daughter Zoe attended.<p>One of the games, which involved putting a golf ball into a hole, gave kids the chance to win a stuffed snake. Zoe tried -- and failed -- to …

Documents

Articles<p>The case for PBL, good for non-educator audiences.<p>How new terminology is reflected in BIE's book<p>Rubrics<p>Articles, blogs, PBL resources April …

KQED

What’s the key to effective learning? One intriguing body of research suggests a rather riddle-like answer: It’s not just what you know. It’s what …

Pedagogy

9-12 High School

Social and Emotional Learning<p>A Nashville high school focuses on using social and emotional learning to build strong relationships and a positive …

Pedagogy

10 Apps for Documenting Learning

One of the things that really excites me about the iPad is the ability of the students to show their learning. I am not talking about the end product …

10 Dos & Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping

<b>10 Dos And Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping</b>By <b>Jennifer Rita Nichols</b>Educators have learned much about the benefits of using projects for …

Pedagogy

What's Your Best Advice On Doing Project-Based Learning?

« Response: Writing Instruction & the Common Core - Part Three | Main | "Classroom Q & As" Now In Book Form! »<p>The new "question of the week"</i> …

5-Minute Film Festival: Building a Better School Lunch

This short video by "Renegade Lunch Lady" Ann Cooper's organization, Food Family Farming Foundation, challenges us to re-think the way kids eat. …

Nonprofits

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Literature

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

Romeo and Juliet

25 Movies From The ’80s That Every Kid Should See

Many of your favorite movies from childhood aren't quite the same when you try to share them with the wired kids of 2013. These classics are the timeless exceptions that hold up nicely.

Why Do We Have to Write Today?

To flirt. • To be understood. • To understand. • To forward social justice, suppress tyranny and save the world. • To critique. • To see faces in …

Nelson Mandela

Maths Experts are “Made, Not Born”

<b>A new study of the brain of a maths supremo supports Darwin’s belief that intellectual excellence is largely due to “zeal and hard work” rather than</b> …

Neuroscience

KQED

<b>By Shankar Vedantam, NPR</b><p>John Hewitt is a neuroscientist who studies the biology of intelligence. He’s also a parent. Over the years, Hewitt has …

The Brain

Mind Wandering: A New Personal Intelligence Perspective

Once accused of being absent-minded, the founder of American Psychology, William James, quipped that he was really just present-minded to his own …

KQED

Helping students learn how to learn: That’s what most educators strive for, and that’s the goal of inquiry learning. That skill transfers to other …

Teaching

25 Question Stems Framed Around Bloom's Taxonomy

<b>25 Question Stems Framed Around Bloom’s Taxonomy</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>While <b>critical thinking</b> is a foundation rather than a brick, how you build that …

10+ Game-Based Learning Resources: From Practical Applications To Academic Theory

Educade is a massive site with endless resources focused on games and education. Lesson plans, games and a vast array of resources for bringing …

Education Technology

How to use Greek Yogurt in Baking

Over one third of the yogurts sold in most grocery stores are Greek or Greek-style yogurt, taking over shelf space where “traditional” yogurts once …

Breakfast

No Boring Turkey Burgers: Healthy Recipes for Ground Turkey

The authors of the new cookbook Keepers explain how to make outrageously good meat sauce, tacos and more with this staple ingredient.<p>Photo: …

Cooking

This Chocolate Banana Cake Got Mugged

Not only is this chocolate banana cake by <b>SAorganics.com</b> reported to be a healthy alternative to the regular kind of chocolate cake I eat by the …