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4 Things to Know About Montessori Schools Today


Developed in the early 1900s the Montessori method is gaining popularity today yet continues to be misunderstood.

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Trends in K–12 Esports Arenas

EdTech Magazine

School esports arenas are popping up across the country as competitive gaming teams grow in K–12 districts. Schools, administrators and communities have begun to see the value esports provides to students and districts. As a result, district personnel who wish to start esports clubs are facing less pushback in making the case for these programs. For schools that face problems with limited budgets, it can help to start with a smaller setup.

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Want to Shape the Future? Support Emerging Scholars!

Digital Promise

The post Want to Shape the Future? Support Emerging Scholars! appeared first on Digital Promise.

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The Gmail survival guide for busy teachers

Ditch That Textbook

Email can consume our lives. With some strategies, though, we can minimize the impact it has. Here are some tips to help with email overwhelm. Does it feel like email consumes your life — or too much of your time at school or at home?I once heard someone describe email as “requests for your time […]. The post The Gmail survival guide for busy teachers appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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Reimagining Chickering & Gamson's Principles Post-Pandemic: Technology's Central Role in Modern Edu

This white paper examines and proposes revisions to the "Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education" introduced by Arthur Chickering and Zelda Gamson in 1987 for today's technology-driven world.

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With No Federal Solution in Sight, States Step Up to Improve Pay for Child Care Workers


In the last few years, bipartisanship has come to seem more like a practice from folklore than any political reality that would pass through legislative buildings today. So it means something when a body of elected officials in the U.S. votes unanimously to approve a bill. And it meant something earlier this month when Maine’s state legislature voted 130 to 0 on a proposal to supplement the wages of child care workers.

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STEM careers are among students’ top choices

eSchool News

Students’ interests in various career fields had an overwhelming STEM and digital focus, according to a survey from the nonprofit American Student Assistance (ASA). ASA, which aims to change the way middle and high schoolers learn about careers and navigate education-to-career opportunities, used its free immersive digital Futurescape platform to survey more than 2,000 students as they explored real-world careers beyond the classroom.

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2 years after COVID, remote learning lessons are clear

eSchool News

While many American parents and students say they are now ready to move on from the COVID-19 pandemic – 77 percent of the U.S. population has received at least one dose of the vaccine, a number that has not changed much in recent months – the coronavirus seems likely to remain with us in some form for the time being. The number of infections is once again rising in the U.K. and Europe, which may presage another wave of cases here in the U.S.

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Inheritance Boxes Help Kids Share Knowledge


In Katie Durkin’s ELA classroom, seventh graders pass along what they’ve learned to future classes via this Inheritance Box project, part of a literacy plus history unit that also teaches collaboration and promotes student choice. Katie takes us through it step by step. The post Inheritance Boxes Help Kids Share Knowledge first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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How To Make Kinetic Sand

Fractus Learning

Table of Contents What Do You Need to Make Basic Kinetic Sand? Equipment Materials How To Make Kinetic Sand At Home Homemade Kinetic Sand Recipe For Kids Basic Kinetic Sand Recipe Edible DIY Kinetic Sand Recipe for Kids Ingredients Equipment Method DIY Kinetic Sand Recipe With Liquid Starch Ingredients Equipment Method Recipe for Homemade Kinetic Sand Using Cornstarch And Oil Ingredients Method DIY Kinetic Sand Recipe With Slime Ingredients Method DIY Kinetic Sand Recipe With Baby Oil Ingredien

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Join Google Meet from Docs, Sheets, or Slides

Shake Up Learning

The post Join Google Meet from Docs, Sheets, or Slides appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Now, you can easily join a Google Meet from Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides. In addition to the present to Meet option, you can select “Join the call” from the comfort of your favorite Google apps! To quickly join and present a document, spreadsheet, or presentation to all attendees, click on the “present to a meeting” on the top right.

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Behind the Bell: The Underlying Impact of Tardiness in K-12 Schools

Managing a K-12 campus with constant pressure to meet performance metrics is challenging. And tardiness can significantly limit a school from reaching these goals. Learn more about why chronic lateness matters, and key strategies to address the following impacts: Data errors caused by manual processes Low attendance and graduation rates that affect a school’s reputation Classroom disruption, which leads to poor academic performance High staff attrition and “The Teacher Exodus” Unmet LCAP goals t

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3 Easy Tips for Meeting Your Students’ Sensory Needs


Most kindergartners can recite the common human senses -- touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing. But did you know there are actually EIGHT sensory systems in the human body ? Did you also know that up to 16% of children struggle with sensory processing disorder (SPD)? Within that number, 95% are individuals with autism, 40% have ADHD, and 33% are gifted and talented.

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Creating Problems to Improve Student Engagement


KEY STRATEGIES: IMPROVE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT. Guest Blogger | Jessica Allen, Teacher of Mathematics in Puebla, Mexico. Last week I explained to a parent that his son was apt in mathematics because of his visual and artistic nature. This parent was just one among the many that believe math is for the conventional and therefore only a small elect population will ever be successful in the subject.

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Science Uninteresting? Not if It’s Project Based!

Watch the Recording Listen to the Podcast. Traditional science education in a nutshell: Students get lots of often-disconnected teacher-fed facts in a classroom, memorize procedures, read dull textbooks, and take a test to gauge recall. BORING. Not the ideal way to immerse students in the excitement and possibilities STEM learning offers. A better approach to STEM education is project-based learning (PBL), emphasized by veteran teachers in the edLeader Panel, “ Impacting Student Achievemen

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MTSS for Educators


Providing an MTSS for educators and students helps schools grow academically and emotionally.

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Enhancing HyFlex Education through the PowerTeaching Framework

This whitepaper explores integrating the PowerTeaching pedagogical approach within a HyFlex (Hybrid Flexible) educational model, focusing on employing cooperative learning strategies and efficient classroom management techniques.

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The Annual All-Access Pass Programs (Individual and Institutional) for the Library 2.0 Webinar Series

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Library 2.0 has a collection of 31 recorded webinars and four "bonus" videos from Dr. Steve Albrecht in our Service, Safety, and Security collection. These are available for unlimited viewing as part of an individual or organizational annual all-access pass, as well as any webinars held during the year after purchase (one or two a month). Individual all-access annual passes are $495 and can be purchased by credit card directly here.

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What do classroom conversations about race, identity and history really look like? 

The Hechinger Report

Parents, politicians and activists flooded school board meetings across the country in recent months, desperate to be heard. This story also appeared in and The Dallas Morning News and The Seattle Times. In 60-second soundbites, they exploded over masks, books and so-called critical race theory. Their voices often echoed across social media and fueled viral news segments.