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Why teachers aren’t buying what education reformers are selling

The Christensen Institute

So-called education reformers—myself included—constantly propose new plans, programs, and policies to fix whatever supposedly ails public education. These ideas often fall flat because teachers aren’t buying what the reformers are selling.

Design Parameters for Personalized Learning

Education Elements

As I meet with education leaders across the country, I am often asked questions about the best way to roll-out personalized learning within a district. I always struggle to answer this question since it entirely depends upon the unique needs and circumstances within each community.

5 Tips for Successfully Implementing Blended Learning

techlearning

In my work with Discovery Education, I help schools across the country create modern digital learning environments. Therefore, I often have the opportunity to sit with school administrators at all levels and hear first-hand their thoughts on education.

The Pivotal Role Movement Plays in Learning

A Principal's Reflections

“ More blood means more energy and oxygen, which makes our brain perform better.” – Justin Rhodes Spending time in schools as a leadership and learning coach has been some of the most gratifying work I have done.

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.

150+ Digital Activities for the K-2 Classroom Inside One Simple App

The CoolCatTeacher

For iPad and Google Play Tablet Devices of All Kinds From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The Really Good Stuff ? Digital Learning Collection has over 150 apps for kindergarten to second-grade classrooms. Recently, I took a tour of this amazing app.

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4 Strategies Designed to Drive Metacognitive Thinking

Catlin Tucker

Metacognition is defined as thinking about one’s thinking or learning.

Saying Yes to Student Ideas and Creativity

Digital Promise

“Voice, agency, and influence are ours to give and receive,” says Debora Collins, assistant superintendent for student learning at Albemarle County Public Schools in Virginia.

How to Make a Yearbook with Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Scott on episode 367 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Jennifer Scott saves her school tens of thousands as they make their yearbook with Google Slides.

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5 Aspects of digital citizenship students must be aware of

Neo LMS

We have spoken before about what defines a good digital citizen , and today we will extrapolate some more on that definition to include some new emerging trends.

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.

Education Galaxy–Personalized Learning That’s Fun

Ask a Tech Teacher

The start of a new school year is always busy. New students, new parents, new rules at school–but there’s one more piece that shakes up my education ecosystem: new webtools. I get so many recommendations from colleagues, trusted forums, and my Twitter feed.

Why Coaching Matters

Digital Promise

Quality of classroom instruction and the degree to which students are provided with powerful opportunities to learn determines the effectiveness of schools. Effective teachers make the question “Why?” a classroom mantra to support a culture of reasoning and justification.

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Flexible Seating: Before and After

The CoolCatTeacher

Justine MacKinnon on episode 368 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Fourth-grade teacher Justine MacKinnon helps us understand how flexible seating has changed her fourth-grade classroom.

How to Quickly Create, Send, & Translate a Parent Newsletter

Teacher Reboot Camp

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” ” – Jane D. Hull. A few weeks ago I sent my first parent newsletter to 400+ parents.

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Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

What Devices are Used in the K-12 Classroom?

Kajeet

Today’s classroom is filled with technology, from more common tools like interactive white boards to emerging tech like augmented reality, not to mention tablets and laptops. But just how widespread is device use? Digital Learning Technology Insight MDM

Strengthening EdClusters: Asset Mapping to Improve Our Networks

Digital Promise

The national network of Education Innovation Clusters (EdClusters) has grown substantially in the past few years. Today, the network includes 25 clusters in as many cities, stretching from New York to San Diego.

5 Habits of Healthy Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Jen Burdis on episode 370 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Jen Burdis, teacher and two-time American Ninja Warrior Competitor, shares her secrets for staying healthy as a teacher. Today’s Sponsor: Advancement Courses.

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How to Quickly Create, Send, & Translate a Parent Newsletter

Teacher Reboot Camp

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” ” – Jane D. Hull. A few weeks ago I sent my first parent newsletter to 400+ parents.

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Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

6 Ways Education CEOs Can Set Boundaries for Success at Every Level

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Within hectic lives education company leaders can avoid feeling stuck in a perpetual state of doing business and instead claim more time as their own. The post 6 Ways Education CEOs Can Set Boundaries for Success at Every Level appeared first on Market Brief.

The Power of Local and National Community Connections

Digital Promise

Education Innovation Clusters (EdClusters) are local communities of practice that bring together educators, entrepreneurs, funders, researchers, and other community stakeholders (families, local government, nonprofits) to support innovative teaching and learning in their region.

MasterMind Educator Groups: Build Safe Spaces for Innovation

The CoolCatTeacher

Rebecca Mieliwocki on episode 366 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Mastermind groups are innovative ways to create safe spaces for teachers to grow and learn together.

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Differentiating with Personalized Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Personalized learning is the latest buzzword in an education environment bursting with new ideas but this one is impressive. In a sentence, personalized learning: “tailors instruction, expression of learning, and assessment to each student’s unique needs and preferences.”

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

15 ways to gamify your class

Ditch That Textbook

A quick way to start a conversation is by asking someone about their favorite game. Whether it’s the latest video game craze (Fornite takes the cake there), a beloved childhood board game or the local sports team they never miss watching, games are an engaging topic. As adults we love games. And so do our […].

Social Network Analysis Toolkit: Building Stronger Networks for EdClusters

Digital Promise

Education Innovation Clusters (EdClusters) are rooted in the belief that partners who operate outside traditionally siloed sectors are uniquely poised to accelerate innovation.

One Way to Help Kids with the Trauma and Drama of Life

The CoolCatTeacher

Dianne Maroney on Episode 369 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The Imagine Project has free journals and lesson plans that help students cope with the drama and trauma of life.

The 101 of Research for Kids

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s difficult finding kid-safe research websites that really are. Even Google SafeSearch has issues at times. Here’s my list of safe spots to send your students for research.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

How Makerspaces in Schools Help Students Learn to Code

EdTech Magazine

How Makerspaces in Schools Help Students Learn to Code. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 09/28/2018 - 10:10. Computer science has taken a priority slot for K–12 teachers , as experts forecast a majority of jobs will incorporate some kind of coding skills or computational thinking by as early as 2020. .

Do Challenges Make School Seem Impossible or Worthwhile?

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Did you get where you intended to in life? Are you as healthy, wealthy and wise as you want to be? If not, perhaps the problem is a lack of motivation.

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Get Your Donors Choose Project sponsored by Advancement Courses

The CoolCatTeacher

A sponsored Post From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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