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Parent and Family Resources

Looking for...<p>information about the state tests?<br>• information about a school or school district?<br>• achievement results or homework help?<br>• information about …

Forget Everything You Know About The Classroom: 2015 In Education

Flipped courses, collaborative learning, credit hours, and everything else shaking up how our children learn.<p>Education used to be straightforward. Students sat in rooms facing a board and tried to keep up with whatever the teacher was saying. These days, education is far more varied in its …

5 Important Tips on How to Better Annotate YouTube Videos to Use with Your Students

November 5, 2015<br>YouTube video editor is absolutely a powerful video editing platform to use in your instruction to create and edit videos. It …

Education Technology

4 Powerful Twitter Apps for Teachers Professional Development

October 28, 2015<br>Twitter is absolutely one of the best social media platforms where you can access, curate and share educational content with others. …

Social Media

How Flipped Classrooms Are Growing and Changing

A new survey shows the flipped classroom model is expanding and changing in K–12 classrooms, with 30 percent more teachers adopting the teaching …

How To Weave Growth Mindset Into School Culture

Adilene Rodriguez admits she has always struggled with academics. Especially in middle school she hated getting up early, found her classes boring …

Teaching

When Educators Make Space For Play and Passion, Students Develop Purpose

Harvard education specialist Tony Wagner has been advocating that we reinvent the education system to promote innovation for years. He’s clear that …

Teaching

Creating a Culture of Trust and Safety in Every Class

Developed as a part of the Responsive Classroom (RC) model, morning meetings have four key components:<p><b>Greeting:</b> Students and teachers greet and …

Teaching

100 Writing Practice Lessons & Exercises

by Joe BuntingWant to become a better writer? Perhaps you want to write novels, or maybe you just want to get better grades in your essay writing …

Creative Writing

A TPACK-based Approach for An Effective Integration of Technology in Your Teaching

August 11, 2015<br>Technology is definitely a game changer in today’s classroom. Its pervasive widespread in educational settings speaks volumes about …

When Success Leads to Failure

The pressure to achieve academically is a crime against learning.<p>I’ve known the mother sitting in front of me at this parent-teacher conference for years, and we have been through a lot together. I have taught three of her children, and I like to think we’ve even become friends during our time …

Self Control

5 Challenges We Overcame Moving To A Flipped Staff Meeting

<b>How–And Why–We Flipped Our Teacher Staff Meetings</b>by <b>Amy Arbogash</b><i>Staff Meeting.</i>There are often no more dreaded words in a teacher’s vocabulary than …

Education Technology

Six Eclectic Debut Novels | Adult Books 4 Teens

In this column, we look at six debut novels for adults with teen appeal—with an emphasis on “novels,” since all of these first-time novelists have …

The Teacher’s Guide To Open Educational Resources

You’ve probably heard about Open Educational Resources and maybe even used some in your classroom. But the world of OERs is growing constantly, with …

Education Technology

The nerd's guide to learning everything online

Some of us learn best in the classroom, and some of us ... well, we don't. But we still love to learn -- we just need to find the way that works for …

Five Clever Ideas to Spark Independent Reading by Kids

There are so many concepts, skills and standards to be covered in any given school day, week or year that it can be easy to forget about one simple …

Teaching

Which Reading Skills are Critical to Learn in the Ninth Grade?

Many freshmen coming into one of Nashville’s top public high schools are competent and fluent readers, but have a hard time reading deeply, making …

Teaching

3 Must Watch TED Talks on The Power of Life Long Learning

June 19, 2015<br>Learning is , as educational philosopher Maxin Green argues, the hope that lights up the other end of the tunnel. Through learning, we …

Tim Ferriss

Sixth Mass Extinction Really Started Thousands of Years Ago

Changing Planet<p>When you hear the term “sixth mass extinction,” what images come to mind? Elephants and lions being hunted down for the traditional medicine market? Sea turtle eggs being poached from the beaches of Costa Rica? Overfishing and reef destruction? The rainforest? With all of the recent …

Two More Tools for Creating Educational Timelines in Class

June 9, 2015<br>After yesterday’s post we received a couple of requests from our followers on social media suggesting the inclusion of Hstry and MyHistro …

Education Technology

Exploding Myths About Learning Through Gaming

<i>Part of our series of conversations with leading teachers, writers and activists on education issues.</i><p>If you had to pick the most promising — and possibly most overhyped — education trends of the last few years, right up there with the online college courses known as MOOCs would almost certainly …

Teaching

Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them?

More and more people in education agree on the importance of learning stuff other than academics.<p>But no one agrees on what to call that "stuff".<p>There are least seven major overlapping terms in play. New ones are being coined all the time. This bagginess bugs me, as a member of the education media. …

Education

7 Good Android Apps to Virtually Explore World Museums

May 29, 2015<br>This collection of Android apps will provide you with a chance to virtually explore some of the most reputed museums in all around the …

Gone Home: A Video Game as a Tool for Teaching Critical Thinking Skills

The mind veers to the obvious. Were they harmed? Are they still alive? There are notes from parents, tidbits of information about “psycho” relatives, …

Teaching

How Can Your Librarian Help Bolster Brain-Based Teaching Practices?

Flickr/Kevin HarberInquiry-based learning has been around in education circles for a long time, but many teachers and schools gradually moved away …

Teaching

We Surveyed the 2015 State Teachers of the Year

How would teachers prioritize education funding? What aspects of their jobs give them the most satisfaction? What qualities do they believe great …

“Level Up Learning” Captures State of Digital Games in Classroom

• Introduction<br>• Gamers in the Classroom<br>• Mixed Messages<br>• Teacher Profiles<br>• Recommendations<p>Introduction<p>Amid a boom in investment and experimentation with …

Top 5 Android Apps for Teaching Kids Coding Skills

May 27, 2015<br>This post is a response to the repeated requests we keep receiving from teachers asking for suggestions on the best Android coding apps …

7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future

<b>Tomorrow’s Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future</b>by <b>Terry Heick</b><i>(Ed note: This post has been updated from a 2013 post)</i>So we’re …

Education Technology