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5 Levels Of Student Engagement: A Continuum For Teaching

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5 Levels Of Student Engagement: A Continuum For Teaching by Terry Heick Years ago, I worked with a school in Kentucky that had adopted Phil Shlechty’s “Working on the Work” framework.

Designing Inclusive Learning Spaces

Tom Murray

“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” ” – Jonathan Swift Over the past few years, learning space redesign has become one of the trendiest topics in education. Yet, it’s imperative to remember that redesigning learning spaces is about how design impacts the brain and learning; NOT about being pretty for Pinterest.

5 Handy Tools that Combat Fake News and Create Informed Citizens

techlearning

Civic engagement is one of the latest education buzzwords. But for many of you, prepping kids to be engaged, informed, and knowledgeable citizens has always been job one. So it’s good to see the rest of the Ed world climbing on board

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Coaching For Innovation: 10 Competencies to Maximize the Impact of a Coach

Education Elements

“I don’t think I would have made it through that year without her.” “His His support and confidence in me helped me grow and achieve in ways I never had before.” “She She pushed me to change the way I think about my work and my life, and I am a better person for it.”.

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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.

Beyond the Hour of Code: 20+ free lessons for teaching computer science

Ditch That Textbook

Computer Science Education Week is the first week of December. Have you heard of, participated in, or seen images of the Hour of Code on social media? If so, you probably know how engaged students are and how creatively they solve problems when learning computer science. If you have wondered how to harness that excitement […]. Guest Blog Uncategorized code coding computer science computer science education csedweek hour of code

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Games and Play Based Learning in Middle and High School

The CoolCatTeacher

Ross Flatt in Episode 399 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Play can be used to teach. Ross Flatt from the Institute of Play, talks about exemplars and best practices for play in the middle and high school classrooms.

Why I Became A Teacher

EdNews Daily

Guest article by Jill Drum. A few years ago, I began planning my retirement for when I reached the end of 31 years of teaching. This June will be it, and as the date rapidly approaches, panic is setting in. My whole identity is that of a teacher.

25 ways to get kids coding across the curriculum

Ditch That Textbook

Computer science is much more than just programming. It includes the study of computers, how they work, and how we can use them to solve problems. However, when we talk about computer science one piece of it comes to mind. Coding. We can use the excitement and engagement from events like the Hour of Code […]. DitchBook Twitter chat coding coding across the curriculum computer science computer science education week hour of code

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Leadership challenges for Tony Sinanis

Dangerously Irrelevant

Tony Sinanis asked a few of us to send him some (relatively quick) leadership challenges for his district’s school administrators. Here are the three I came up with today: What three would you submit? No related posts. Leadership and Vision leadership

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Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

5 Ways to Help Kids of All Ages Code #HourofCode

The CoolCatTeacher

Brian Aspinall on Episode 396 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Happy Hour of Code Week. Here are your ideas to get started.

Insights for innovating in emerging markets: Integrate, or outsource?

The Christensen Institute

In this five-part series, Five insights for innovating in emerging markets , I explore several insights, one by one, that my research has uncovered for innovators interested in emerging markets. This is part four of the series, based on an earlier blog.

College Major Myths

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Anyone studying the humanities probably has a story of someone raising a skeptical eyebrow and asking: “What do you plan to do with that?”

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Are You In Your Own Way?

Tom Murray

I often wonder how many times it’s been me. The roadblock. The great idea diverter. The dream killer. The innovation crusher. How many times has it been my own lens that has gotten in the way? …and I never even realized it?

Join Me in the Personalized Learning EdWeek Summit with Texthelp

The CoolCatTeacher

We'll be in Room 8: Texthelp: Enabling Students to Personalize Their Own Learning From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We can enable students to personalize their own learning.

20 Ways To Provide Effective Feedback For Learning

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20 Ways To Provide Effective Feedback For Learning contributed by Laura Reynolds While assessment gets all the press, it is feedback for learning that can transform a student’s learning.

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Launching the Kansas Moonshot: How Kansas Schools are Redesigning K-12 Education: Part 2, The Wellington School District

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The seven Mercury schools that have taken on the redesign challenge are creating schools based on the needs of their specific students and families, instead of the agrarian calendar that has determined school schedules in the past

The big jobs of small-town principals

The Hechinger Report

Matthew Snyder applied for the job of superintendent in Cheraw, Colorado. The school board liked him (and the idea of saving money) so much that it asked if he’d serve as principal too. Photo: Caroline Preston/The Hechinger Report. CHERAW, Colo.

5 Ways to Help a Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

Debbie Scott on episode 400 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Debbie Scott has started the “Help a Teacher” Facebook page. Learn how it works and join in supporting teachers. Listen to the Show.

Innovative programs need innovative funding models. What could they look like?

The Christensen Institute

This piece is from a larger discussion on higher education regulation that originally appeared on EducationNext. Check out Part 1 here , Part 2 here , as well as the full piece and a corresponding perspective by Kevin Carey, Director of the Education Policy Program at New America.

A Game To Help Students Understand The Maker Learning Process

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A Game To Help Students Understand The Maker Learning Process by Dr. Jackie Gerstein My background is in experiential education. One of the strategies used in experiential education is debriefing or reflecting on the experience. In other words, learning from direct experience is not left to chance.

How Coding Supports the Mathematical Practices

MIND Research Institute

Many educators across the world will be inspired to engage their students in a coding lesson this week, as December 3-9 is Code.org’s annual Hour of Code event.

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Innovative Science Teaching in Grades 6-12

The CoolCatTeacher

Isabella Liu from Hong Kong on Episode 397 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Isabella Liu is a science teacher in Hong Kong who is using technology with her grade 6-12 classrooms.

District Leaders Take on the New Reality of Cyber Security in Schools

techlearning

This cyber security incident shut down Columbia Falls SD 6’s 25 schools for three days and impacted 1600 students, staff, and local sheriff and police departments

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For safer schools, we need more hugs, not more guns

The Hechinger Report

“In less than 18 years, we have already seen more deaths related to school shootings than in the whole 20th century,” said Antonis Katsiyannis, Clemson University researcher and the lead author of a 2018 study on school shootings.

How the Internet of Things May Change K–12 Culture

EdTech Magazine

How the Internet of Things May Change K–12 Culture. jena.passut_7651. Wed, 12/05/2018 - 21:12. The Internet of Things is making a big splash in K–12 school districts. Connected IoT devices provide school IT pros with helpful real-time data to share with educators and students.

Formative Assessment in Kindergarten

The CoolCatTeacher

Becky Holden in episode 398 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Becky Holden talks about formative assessment in kindergarten.

Collaborating Beyond the Classroom

techlearning

When the Humble Independent School District built a new STEAM-focused middle school, they decided that student collaboration didn’t have to end at the classrooms’ walls

OPINION: To fight online trolls, we must teach teenagers how to think like them

The Hechinger Report

A display at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., dedicated to information, the press and journalism. Photo: © Maxppp via ZUMA Press. High school students often combat social media trolling by leaping before they look, jumping into heated arguments online.

Help Your Students See Their Gifts: Create A Class Resume

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Help Your Students See Their Gifts: Create A Class Resume contributed by Laurel Schmidt, myedexpert.com Teachers don’t get to set the culture of their school, but they do define the world inside the four walls of their classroom.

Increase Student Engagement with Pear Deck

Teacher Tech

Getting Started with Pear Deck A Guest Post by Stacey Roshan Pear Deck is one of the easiest ways to ensure all students in the classroom are actively engaged and participating in classroom presentations created in Google Slides.

Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning, Part 2

techlearning

 Welcome to number two in a series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources for STEM education.  This  This post is dedicated to Technology  

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From foster care to college

The Hechinger Report

Western Michigan sophomore Kayla Mayes has been in foster care for as long as she can remember. The Seita Scholars Program gives her academic, financial and emotional support. Photo: Sean Proctor for Hechinger/HuffPost.