The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!

Kleinspiration

Autographed Books : (per Amazon): In The Book Whisperer , Miller takes us inside her sixth grade classroom to reveal the secrets of her powerful but unusual instructional approach. per Heinemann website): Troy Hicks holds sight on good writing workshop instruction.

Why Technology in Classrooms Doesn’t Always Boost Education Results

The CoolCatTeacher

Here’s why: “The report suggested that “we have not yet become good enough at the kind of pedagogues that make the most of technology; that adding 21st century technologies to 20th century teaching practices will just dilute the effectiveness of teaching.”. This report is no surprise.

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How to Differentiate Teaching for the advancement of student Thinking Skills: Simplifying Approaches to Teaching & Learning Series (Part 5)

100mentors

In the previous installments of our series, we have shared ideas on instructional strategies that allow the simultaneous implementation of Approaches to Teaching and Learning (ATLs). This fifth post addresses h ow differentiated teaching can advance students’ thinking skills. 2012).

STEAM Learning in Action

EdNews Daily

Educators support the use of STEAM in the classroom, according to Voices from the field: Teachers’ views on the relevance of arts integration , a 2012 study from Lesley University.

School district in Georgia creates significant learning gains for Title 1 students

eSchool News

Participating schools will receive Achieve3000’s 24/7 differentiated, blended instruction for students, teaching resources and blended professional development for educators, real-time data dashboard for administrators, and robust home support for parents and guardians.

Documenting Maine’s failure to implement proficiency-based education

The Hechinger Report

. Back in 2012, Maine was a trailblazer in something called proficiency-based education, in which students would be required to master specific skills and educational topics to progress and graduate from school. Their 118-page report, “ ‘In theory it’s a good idea’: Understanding implementation of proficiency-based education in Maine, ” published in October 2018, serves as an unintended post-mortem of how educational reforms can go wrong.

Million-Dollar Advice: The High Cost and Limited Return on Personalized Learning Consulting

Edsurge

Ron Ashkenas, partner emeritus of Schaffer Consulting School districts around the country are adopting personalized learning—a pedagogy often described as a way to encourage learning that is individualized, differentiated and student-driven through technology. But for others, the teacher is still central to the picture, using technology as a means to support differentiated instruction. Probably not because we're not there every day providing the instruction.”