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What is Mastery Learning and How Do You Implement It Effectively?

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Mastery learning (also called competency-based learning) is being used in some classes and schools.

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‘Press Play’ Isn’t a Teaching Strategy: Why Educators Need New Methods for Video


My first foray into using video in my teaching involved a TV cart wheeled into my classroom, replete with a connected VHS player—and no remote. As a teacher or a student, you may remember a holiday-week screening of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, or a school-wide showing of a “ Stranger Danger ” PSA?

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Dell Deals Today through November 27, 2022

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Click Here to Look at the Deals. This is where I'm shopping for my husband a laptop right now. Don't tell him! They have the best deals, for sure, in my opinion. But I think you should tell all of the educators you know that you can get special student and educator Black Friday discounts at my special link: [link] now through November 27, 2022.

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As enrollment falls and public skepticism grows, some colleges are cutting their prices

The Hechinger Report

NEW LONDON, N.H. Bright fall hues and neatly manicured lawns frame redbrick buildings and a white wooden church steeple on a peaceful New England main street with a view of the White Mountains in the distance. This story also appeared in The Washington Post.

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How to Apply the Concepts of Neuroscience to Create a Thriving Learning Culture

Speaker: Margie Meacham, Founder and Chief Freedom Officer at LearningToGo

In this webinar, Margie Meacham, CEO of Learningtogo and a neuroscience expert, will show you how to create a training program that promotes psychological safety and uses neuroscience to create a workplace culture where people flourish, connect, and perform at their best.

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Direction Instruction Versus Project-Based Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

Direct instruction is the explicit teaching of objectives while project-based learning is more passive, ongoing, and self-directed. The post Direction Instruction Versus Project-Based Learning appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching

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The ups and downs of girls in STEM

eSchool News

Are girls really underrepresented in STEM? In the US, the workforce is pretty evenly split between men and women, but in STEM fields men make up 73 percent of the workforce to women’s 27 percent.

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5 tips to help students master foundational skills

eSchool News

English language arts (ELA) standards identify a set of foundational skills students must master in their progression to becoming skilled readers. These skills include alphabet recognition, concepts of print, phonological awareness, phonics , high-frequency words, and fluency.

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