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Meaningful Learning Begins and Ends with the Opportunities We Create

A Principal's Reflections

Learning hasn’t really changed, but the conditions that impact and influence it has.

TEACHER VOICE: When the nation closes its doors to refugees, schools can open them

The Hechinger Report

14, 2018 — Rohingya children play inside a refugee camp in the city of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: © Zakir Hossain Chowdhury/NurPhoto via ZUMA Press. It’s easy during the current heated U.S.

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Learn Anything: 50 Of The Most Popular Online Courses Of All-Time

TeachThought - Learn better.

Learn Anything: 50 Of The Most Popular Online Courses Of All-Time contributed by Class Central Class Central has thousands of reviews written by our users, and we were able to sort these courses by the Bayesian average of their ratings.

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To Jeff Bezos: 7 Suggestions for Enhancing Preschool Education, From a Former Montessori Teacher

Edsurge

Dear Jeff Bezos, Some people might find your commitment to open low-income, Montessori-inspired preschools strange. Why would arguably one of the most innovative (and definitely the richest) technology tycoon of the 21st century support a low-tech pedagogy that has barely changed in more than a hundred years? I think I get it. Maria Montessori created a curriculum for individualized, competency-based learning a century before any of these terms became buzzwords.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

10 Tips to Maintain Positive Student Behavior

MiddleWeb

With the "let's be nice" novelty of the first weeks of school fading, you're tired and the kids are restless. It may be time to refresh your systems for maintaining positive behavior. Discover ways to overcome the challenges of DEVOLSON in Rita Platt's resource-rich post.

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Podcast Playlist for Innovative Educators

The Innovative Educator

The learning never stops for Innovative educators. When you’re jogging, cleaning, driving, or out walking your dog, a podcast provides a great way to keep the learning going while you’re doing something else. Here is my current podcast list.

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Open Middle: Equivalent Fractions Activity

Teacher Tech

Kids Do Love Fractions I’m a troublemaker and have started giving busting out math problems at dinner when I’m over at someone’s house or if my kids bring friends over for dinner. Whoa to you if you say to me “I’m not good at math” or “I don’t like fractions.” ” OF COURSE YOU ARE GOOD […]. The post Open Middle: Equivalent Fractions Activity appeared first on Teacher Tech.

5 Important Google Scholar Features Teachers Should Know About

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Scholar is absolutely one of the best academic search engines out there. It allows you to easily search for and access academic papers and journal articles related to your topic of interest.read more

The Value of “Not Having a Choice”

The Principal of Change

“Learning to choose is hard. Learning to choose well is harder. And learning to choose well in a world of unlimited possibilities is harder still, perhaps too hard.” Barry Schwartz.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

4 Educational Apps to Help Kids Learn Tracing Alphabet Letters and Numbers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is a collection of some helpful iPad apps to use with your kids to help them learn how to form letters and enhance their spelling skills. The apps feature a wide vareity of engaging (and.read more

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Navigating teacher anxiety when you’re drowning in work

The Cornerstone Blog

This episode of the Truth for Teachers podcast is for educators who struggle with anxiety and feel like you’re just drowning in work. You’ll find an encouraging audio message you can replay anytime you are feeling anxious.

Biteable

Technology Tidbits

Biteable is an excellent site for creating stunning presentations/slideshows. All a user has to do is select a template (or create one from scratch), select a color scheme, and add audio to create a beautiful product. Best of all, a educator can publish/share a presentation via unique URL or embed it into a site or blog. Also, a user can set their presentation to public or private to help abide by CIPA/COPPA compliance.