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Brain-Based Learning Techniques to Try in Your Classroom

Edudemic

Brain-Based Learning…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 31, 2014 at 10:34am — No Comments

One Boy, 17 Official Incident Reports and a Better Kind of Discipline By LOUISE SLOAN



One Boy, 17 Official Incident Reports and a Better Kind of Discipline

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Added by Michael Keany on October 30, 2014 at 8:39am — No Comments

STEM is Based Upon Progressive Thinking

Schools are struggling to become schools of this century, making sense of whether this important work is the result of mandates or whether they are really left to discover what lies beneath those surface fixes. Behaviors required for learning include attention, focus, interest, motivation and, yes, readiness. Those behaviors are difficult to engender, simultaneously, for all students in a classroom. To create that space requires the highest art and the science of teaching and the open…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz, Ed.D. on October 30, 2014 at 6:23am — No Comments

What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child?

What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 27, 2014 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Stop 20th Century Thinking

In the 21st Century our approach to education can and should be very different from previous centuries. The basic skills we teach are pretty much the same, but the tools we have to use require a different approach, as well as additional and very different literacies from centuries past. Information once difficult to find, maintain, and disseminate is now found by a voice command to a…

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Added by Tom Whitby on October 27, 2014 at 3:40pm — No Comments

The Best Websites For Learning About Halloween by Larry Ferlazzo



The Best Websites For Learning About Halloween

 



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Added by Michael Keany on October 26, 2014 at 10:44am — No Comments

Wisdom From a D.C. Cab Driver by W. Carozza

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Added by Michael Keany on October 26, 2014 at 10:01am — No Comments

Are We Spending Too Much Time Teaching Reading Comprehension?

Are We Spending Too Much Time Teaching Reading Comprehension?

In this Teachers College Record article, Daniel Willingham and Gail Lovette make a startling assertion: the most important reading comprehension skills can be learned quite quickly, and continuing to spend a lot of time teaching them is not a good use of precious classroom time. Here’s their argument.

After students learn to decode, there are three reasons they…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 25, 2014 at 10:56am — No Comments

Turn Your Princess-Obsessed Toddler Into a Feminist in Eight Easy Steps By DEVORAH BLACHOR

Turn Your Princess-Obsessed Toddler Into a Feminist in Eight Easy Steps



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Added by Michael Keany on October 25, 2014 at 10:53am — No Comments

12: The Maximum Number of Teachers That a Coach Should Coach By Elena Aguilar

12: The Maximum Number of Teachers That a Coach Should Coach

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Added by Michael Keany on October 25, 2014 at 10:13am — No Comments

School Leaders as Marathoners, not Sprinters* by Larry Cuban

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Added by Michael Keany on October 25, 2014 at 10:07am — No Comments

One More Really Big Reason to Read Stories to Children by Peter Gray

Freedom to Learn

The roles of play and curiosity as foundations for learning.

One More Really Big Reason to Read Stories to…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 25, 2014 at 10:03am — No Comments

Looking for a good education reformer?

What kind do you want? Many reformers deal with bureaucratic, financial, theoretical, and window-dressing stuff that  probably won’t change very much. Bill Gates thought that making all the schools small would save the system. It made no difference. See what I mean?

My theory is that we can improve the schools ONLY by dealing with the rot at the heart of the system. That would be the dysfunctional theories and methods that govern how all of…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on October 24, 2014 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Why Your Whole Staff Should Be on Twitter By Peter DeWitt

 

Why Your Whole Staff Should Be on Twitter

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Added by Michael Keany on October 24, 2014 at 9:10am — No Comments

5 Behaviors That Can Sink Leaders By Peter DeWitt

5 Behaviors That Can Sink Leaders

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Added by Michael Keany on October 23, 2014 at 11:24am — No Comments

Longer School Days and Years are Not the Answer Yet

The different use of the time has merit, and there are barriers that need to be addressed first.  There are required minutes of instruction in different areas from K through 12.  Those requirements vary from state to state. But often schedules are built based upon past practice without realizing that there may exist an opportunity for change that is not being used. And there are barriers because of state requirements.      …

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Added by Jill Berkowicz, Ed.D. on October 23, 2014 at 7:50am — No Comments

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