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8 simple ways to move toward a zero-waste classroom

The Cornerstone for Teachers

I will give a bit of a disclaimer that this is more of an elementary-focused episode, but frankly, I think we have a bigger problem with waste, plastic, lamination, and so on at the elementary level than at the secondary level where it’s more common to find paperless and nearly paperless classrooms.

Innovation Study Tours Explore Equity in Diverse Settings

Digital Promise

Bessborough Drive Elementary and Middle School is a dynamic neighborhood school that uses technology predominately to redefine learning. Don’t make your equity work a trend. Don’t make your equity work a trend.

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Hacking project-based learning: tips for management, assessment, & more from Ross Cooper & Erin Murphy

The Cornerstone for Teachers

I’m assuming it’s very different for elementary than secondary. Erin: I’m going to let Ross jump in in a second, but I just want to address here the piece about the secondary versus the elementary. Classroom Management Education Trends Truth For Teachers Podcast

Top School & District Innovator Awardees 2019

EdNews Daily

As a result, performance has increased: standardized test scores, AP enrollment and achievement, graduation rates across all demographics, student attendance, and engagement, and post-secondary concurrent enrollment. Katy ISD/ Bear Creek Elementary, Katy, TX. By Doug Cauthen.

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With a teacher like me, ‘Would I have turned out better?’

The Hechinger Report

Fellows receive monthly stipends that start at $450 and rise each year, up to $700, in an attempt to combat steep post-secondary dropout rates — 33 percent of black college students drop out after one year of college, often because of financial shortfalls. “We’re

20 Texas Education Leaders to Follow on Twitter

MIND Research Institute

I've been a resident of the Lone Star State for over two years now, and I can definitely vouch for the saying: Everything is bigger in Texas! Another "big" for Texas is education, and when I'm looking to get a pulse on what the current trends and landscape are, I turn to social media!

High school should be more like preschool

The Hechinger Report

But several trends once relegated mainly to progressive schools or alternative schools for at-risk students are reaching the mainstream and have even been embraced by entire states. Preschools and elementary schools across the U.S

Market for Social-Emotional Learning Underdeveloped, Report Says

Marketplace K-12

The notion of social-emotional learning, which often overlaps with such ideas as “noncognitive skills” and character development, does not yet have a consensus definition, although many in the field follow the model outlined by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. Both the newly passed Every Student Succeeds Act and the recently issued National Education Technology Plan include acknowledgement of the trend.

How to use Genius Hour to transform student motivation and ignite creativity

The Cornerstone for Teachers

A lot of times at the elementary level, Genius Hour is once a week. I really think that even though Genius Hour is all about choice in terms of what they want to learn, teachers have to have a definite structure of what the process of learning looks like.

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Why six states still spend nothing on preschool

The Hechinger Report

Aaron Thompson and Peyton Stilwell, both 4, race a car around a track in their Head Start classroom, which is housed in a public elementary school in Caldwell, Idaho. They tell stories about kids like Catalina, who is definitely going to be ready to learn how to read in kindergarten.

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NCLB’s legacy: As the ESSA era begins, have policymakers, educators learned from the past?

The Hechinger Report

President Bush promotes his “No Child Left Behind” education agenda during a visit to Kirkpatrick Elementary School in Nashville, Tenn., Whether that’s an aberration or a trend is something that will require another year of test scores to determine.

How to use Genius Hour to transform student motivation and ignite creativity

The Cornerstone for Teachers

A lot of times at the elementary level, Genius Hour is once a week. And really, if you think about the steps in Genius Hour, you’re taking time to develop your interests, research your interests, and then make something based on that interest, and so you’re hitting all different types of standards, and it really fits into that literacy, that reading, that nonfiction piece at elementary level. What to expect from secondary students’ projects (and pitfalls to avoid).

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

But this year, I’m reorganizing my analysis of these “trends,” partly because I think they can all be subsumed under the larger theme of “the new economy.” These products – badges , microcredentials , micromasters , nanodegrees , and the like – have been packaged alongside (and by) MOOCs , coding bootcamps, and other popular ed-tech trends.

October 24 - Ed Tech News, Our Weekly Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The system is a little weird, since you can''t see all of the proposals in one area (they are categorized into primary, secondary, and tertiary blocks based on arbitrary ordering of session submissions by one individual), but here are direct links to panel proposals I made: "School 2.0: The Senate Education Committee began work this week sifting through the 800-some-odd-page reauthorization for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Definitely worth a listen.