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Learning in the Making: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator

User Generated Education

I have been working with ASCD for the past few years to publish my book, Learning in the Making: How to Plan, Execute, and Assess Powerful Makerspace Lessons. It has finally been released for sale! Below is an except – Chapter 5: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator.

Bringing Out the Best in Others

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It’s no secret that great cultures bring out the best in people and in turn, this leads to systemwide success. Success is a fickle thing, though.

Black Teachers as Reparations: My Remarks at the Congressional Black Caucus

The Jose Vilson

The Center for American Progress in collaboration with Education Reform Now invited me and a host of other citizens with opinions on education to speak about education and racial equity.

OPINION: From a former teacher, four ways to take the drama out of math class

The Hechinger Report

You could almost call it math class drama. Or you could just call it sad: “I’m not good at math.” ” “Math is my worst subject.” ” “It’s okay if you don’t understand. I wasn’t good at math either.”. Does this sound familiar?

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.

The Definition Of Bullying

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Definition Of Bullying: A Timeless Behavior With New Tools & Technology by Terry Heick Preventing bullying is just as likely as preventing poverty, racism, or violence. If we can start from this kind of humility, we may be able to improve our efficiency in dealing with and responding to it as a problem. Of […]. The post The Definition Of Bullying appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Definitions Digital Citizenship Parents Social Media In The Classroom Terry Heick

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Online Learning was a Game-Changer for Me


To celebrate National Online Learning Day , Innovation Associate Policy Director Erin Lockett , shares her story of how supplemental online learning helped her win a longtime academic battle with statistics. . Third (Well, Fourth) Time’s the Charm .

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.

What is Engagement?

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8 ways to move out of overwhelm when everything feels exhausting

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You know those moments when you look at your to-do list, and feel like you can’t do anything on there because you’re so exhausted? When just basic adulting feels like too much?