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Guest Post: Integrating Writing Into Math Classes

<b>Editor’s note: I did a series on writing in math classes over at my Education Week Teacher column but, due to my disorganizational skills, I</b> …

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Technology is changing the world 'and schools must change too'

Governments and schools need to change the way children are taught as technology creates more learning opportunities outside the classroom, the …

Education Technology

Want to Increase Your Presence? Start by Telling One of These Stories

Here's how to grow your influence, boost your impression and make a powerful impact.<p>Leading business schools, from Stanford to Wharton, teach storytelling as a business communication strategy. The ability to tell an engaging, compelling, and persuasive story is a hallmark of effective leadership …

Leadership

The Essential To-Do List for New Leaders

<b>By Karen Cates, Adjunct Professor at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University</b>If stepping into a new leadership role has you feeling a little nervous, multiply that feeling by ten to estimate the apprehension rippling through your new team. While you may be wondering whether you are …

How to Make Raising Difficult Issues Everyone’s Job

The CEO of a large real estate development company recently complained to me about a frustrating executive team meeting he’d just finished. One of the company’s historically high-performing businesses was struggling. Its leader had been in the job only six months and had made some changes to their …

Management

It’s Time for Leaders to Stop Dragging Everyone to So Many Meetings

<i>The Fortune 500 Insiders Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …

15 Ways to Use Play-Doh in the Junior High or High School Classroom

Also, it’s important to note that Create is at the top of Bloom’s Taxonomy. When students are forced to synthesize what they’ve learned and make a …

Creating a Writers' Workshop in a Secondary Classroom

Suggestions for Implementing a Writers' Workshop in Your Classroom<p>1. Station Rotation Model<p>When I conduct writers' workshops in my own classroom, I …

Teaching

The perils of “Growth Mindset” education: Why we’re trying to fix our kids when we should be fixing the system

<b>(AP/Jose F. Moreno)</b><p>How a promising but oversimplified idea caught fire, then got coopted by conservative ideology<p>Alfie Kohn<p>August 16, 2015 9:59am (UTC)<p>One of the most popular ideas in education these days can be summarized in a single sentence (a fact that may help to account for its …

Education

Administrators: How to Get Out of the Office and Into Classrooms

The ultimate question of every administrator worth his or her salt is that, given all of the demands on an administrator's time, what can we do to …

Pedagogy

Why Social and Emotional Skills Are Vital to Keep At-Risk Students on Track

Academic learning is usually in the spotlight at school, but teaching elementary-age students “soft” skills like self-control and social skills might …

Jason Elsom on Twitter: "You can't do the Bloom stuff until you take care of the Maslow stuff... https://t.co/gmVFKKOkin"

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What Makes a Question Essential?

<b>Essential Questions</b><p><b>Not Essential Questions</b><p>• How do the arts shape, as well as reflect, a culture?<p>• What common artistic symbols were used by the …

Teaching

Bring on the Learning Revolution! | Ken Robinson | TED Talks

Metacognition: Nurturing Self-Awareness in the Classroom

Metacognition plays an important role in all learning and life experiences. Beyond academic learning, when students gain awareness of their own …

Pedagogy

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Student-Centered Learning: It Starts With the Teacher

Achieving this goal means understanding what the participants value, and engaging them in those areas. Effective professional development caters to …

5 Ways to Give Your Students More Voice and Choice

We all just sat there in the silence of those three words.<p>Then I said, "Who knows something about this that they can share?" A few students shared …

Pedagogy