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By Scott Kinkoph | Big topic but this magazine curates some of the best articles that can influence your practice.

7 Real-World Math Strategies

Math used to be all rote memorization and pencil-to-paper equations disconnected from the real world, but more and more teachers are realizing the …

Teaching

How to Reshape You Environment for Ultimate Clarity and Productivity

Willpower doesn’t work. People lose the battle against willpower every day. It could be the battle to quit smoking, to quit eating fast food or to …

Self-improvement

The Tiny, Essential Google Tricks for Way Better Search Results

Are you using Google effectively as possible? If you’re just entering words into the search field without using these totally basic but totally …

Image Search

“You can’t take the students on a journey you’re not on.” - @TimothyKight We all must strive to be above the line. Stop the BCD (blame, complain, defend). So true and so inspiring! #LEAD18. @KathyNolan20 @SuptMontgomery https://t.co/IJsONdizt7

The former education minister of one of the world’s smartest countries explains the role of AI in schools

South Korean students perform well on international tests. But like students all over the world, they are less and less engaged with school. They just don’t like it.<p>“You measure the activity of brain when they are in the the classroom and it’s not working at all, even compared to when they are …

Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is Brilliant

Narrative memos have replaced PowerPoint presentations at Amazon. Here are three reasons why.<p>In his 2018 annual letter, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos repeated his rule that PowerPoint is banned in executive meetings. What Bezos replaces it with provides even more valuable insight for …

Public Speaking

CK-12 and Google Classroom - great resources that are better together

Assign CK-12 Content Direct to Google Classroom Did you know you can assign content from CK-12 directly to Google Classroom ? CK-12 has some amazing …

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all …

Teaching

This Map Shows the Average Teacher Salary in Every State

36 states are below the national average<p>Teachers often say they never went into the profession for the pay.<p>They never expected to earn six figures or …

Washington Did A Lot This Week And America's Schools Will Feel It

Hello and welcome to another roundup of the top education stories. It has been a long week, and a lot has happened. Here is our recap.<p><b>The FCC votes to repeal net neutrality regulations</b><p>The Republican majority on the Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to repeal Obama-era rules that …

Education

Can you pass this SATs test for 11 year olds?

Every Year 6 pupil at two schools in the West Midlands hit the expected levels in Key Stage 2 assessments.<p>But, worryingly, more than 70 schools in …

Education

We’re expected to offer endless support to students unwilling to take responsibility for their own learning. It’s time to look beyond targets<p>It’s a Saturday morning in May, and while most schools are empty, mine is open for year 11 revision classes. Teachers are expected to attend, no questions …

Teaching

For Children With Autism, No More Being Hushed

For autistic children, Dorothy Siegel does not believe in paraprofessionals, the teaching assistants sometimes assigned to shadow students in class.<p>To show you why, Ms. Siegel, 70, a longtime special education advocate, grabs your arm, pokes you and forcibly turns your head toward the teacher, the …

Education

How Do You Know When A Teaching Strategy Is Most Effective? John Hattie Has An Idea

Untangling education research can often feel overwhelming, which may be why many research-based practices take a long time to show up in real …

The Histories of Personalized Learning

<i>I delivered this talk today at the OEB MidSummit conference in Reykjavik, Iceland</i>I recognize that the theme of this conference is “shaping the future …

From computer coding to toilet unblocking, we need well-rounded citizens, not rote-taught robots – and what you learn shouldn’t depend on where you live<p>It’s only after you have left school and, in adulthood, gained a bit of distance, that you can be fully aware of the gaps in your education. …

Education

16 Good Apps to Use with Google Classroom

March 24, 2017 Google announced yesterday that Google Classroom is now open for users without G Suite for Education accounts. With this new update …

Infographic – Virtual Reality Surging Into the Classroom

Virtual Reality is being used in classrooms now more than ever. One quarter of the schools are already using VR, and this number is continuing to …

Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation

Tool discovery is often a challenge for teachers interested in finding ways to use technology that will change the way they and their students work. …

Google Classroom Speed Grading

Time<p>A teacher's time is so valuable. Technology is intended to aid in the ability to save time. Google Classroom is a tool that can do just that. You …

5 Educational Concepts We Need To Eliminate In 2017

As we come to the end of another year, it is time once again to think about the changes we will make in the next 12 months. The world of education is …

New & Improved Voice Typing Commands in Google Docs

The Ultimate to Google Drive<p>You might have known that you can use your voice to type in Google Docs, but there are some new and improved features. …

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What Neuroscience Can Tell Us About Making Fractions Stick

Fractions are a notoriously tricky part of elementary math education for many children. Too often teachers struggle to ensure students are grasping …

Use The Simplest Tools

Google Docs are stupidly simple. That’s what makes them so smart.<p>Over the past two weeks, as Americans grappled with the reality of a new president whose platform would rescind the rights of many Americans, maybe you saw one of these widely circulated Google Docs. One listed legal advice and links …

Technology 101 Skills for Teachers

For the past three years I have been involved with Oklahoma A Plus Schools (@okaplus) as a teacher in their workshops and now as a “fellow” providing …

Those canny Finns!

Reading Time: 5 minutesWhy is Finnish education so good? Talk about international education and within 5 seconds Finland will have politely elbowed …