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A Principal's Reflections

Superintendent Scott Rocco provided me with a great opportunity to not only work with teachers in his district, but to also push me outside my comfort zone, which has always been secondary education. Image credit: [link] The other day I had the unique challenge and opportunity of working with elementary teachers in the Spotswood School District. As a practitioner I am always looking to learn how to better assist educators at all grade levels.

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4 actions to drive an elementary school turnaround

eSchool News

The opportunity had come up to serve as principal at Lake Park Elementary, a Title 1 school where just one quarter of students were proficient in literacy and the school was on the state’s list of the 300 lowest-performing schools—the need for an elementary school turnaround was clear. My hiring supervisor was quick to point out that I was already doing the same type of work over the past 19 years, primarily at the secondary level. Driving an elementary school turnaround.

Will new standards improve elementary science education?

The Hechinger Report

Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. Most elementary school teachers have little scientific background and many say they feel unprepared to teach the subject well, according to a national survey of science and mathematics education conducted by a North Carolina research firm in 2012. It’s one of three elementary school science curriculums Callahan is helping to pilot now that her district decided to re-commit to elementary science education.

What I Wish I’d Known about Co-Teaching ELs

MiddleWeb

Veteran co-teachers may also find helpful tips if they move among elementary and secondary grades. Elements of Co-teaching The Unstoppable EL Teacher co-planning co-teachers elementary language specialist orientation scheduling secondary Tan Huynh Unstoppable EL TeacherLanguage specialist Tan Huynh offers co-teachers an orientation he never had, sharing what being a language specialist looks like at different levels and with various tasks.

How to Assess with Respect with Starr Sackstein

The CoolCatTeacher

She has made the Bammy Awards finals for Secondary High School Educator in 2014 and for blogging in 2015. Administrators All Subjects Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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Will New Standards Improve Elementary Science Education?

MindShift

Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. Most elementary school teachers have little scientific background and many say they feel unprepared to teach the subject well, according to a national survey of science and mathematics education conducted by a North Carolina research firm in 2012. It’s one of three elementary school science curriculums Callahan is helping to pilot now that her district decided to re-commit to elementary science education.

Some Inclusion Tips for the General Ed Teacher

MiddleWeb

Inclusion It's Not Easy Being Tween acceptance accommodation Cheryl Mizerny collaboration differentiation elementary general education teachers inclusion secondary special education teachersVeteran special and general education teacher Cheryl Mizerny describes ways that general educators can be most effective teaching all students within inclusion classrooms. She highlights necessary underlying beliefs, key assumptions, and hallmarks of inclusive teaching.

10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices – Free Webinar

The CoolCatTeacher

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Morningside College and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of South Dakota. She is also a former teacher and principal, leading one of the first elementary STEM schools in the state of Iowa.

Save Time with The 5 Minute Lesson Plan with Ross McGill

The CoolCatTeacher

A former deputy headteacher, he has been teaching for 27 years working in some of the most challenging secondary schools in London. All Subjects Classroom Design Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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How to Know You Make a Difference #LoveTeaching

The CoolCatTeacher

Christie Thompson – Bio as Submitted Christie Thompson, School Counselor A native Arkansan, I relocated to Sherman, Texas, to begin my 20-year teaching career and was awarded New Secondary Teacher of the Year for the district.

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Channeling the anti-testing fervor

The Christensen Institute

Federally mandated testing has been one of the major points of discussion in Congress’s efforts this year to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Education Blog accountability assessment California Congress education policy Elementary and Secondary Education Act ESEA ESEA reauthorization federal policy Innovation standardized testingYou don’t have to look far to find controversy regarding standardized testing.

5 Ways to Create a Culture of Inquiry in Your Classroom Now

The CoolCatTeacher

has 25 years in education as teacher, instructional coach, elementary/secondary principal and K-12 district administrator. Whether you want to […] 5 Idea Friday All Subjects College (aged 18+) Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides. Connie Hamilton on Episode 495 To create a classroom culture of inquiry, we can follow these five techniques.

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5 Ways to Find Project Based Learning Ideas

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Jennifer Pieratt, author of “Keep it Real with PBL” for both elementary and secondary students, shares how she finds many of the project ideas that she creates and shares at crafted curriculum.

Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

There’s videos out there so that you can see what this actually looks like in a classroom, whether it’s early childhood, middle childhood, if it’s secondary. Karen Vogelsang has taught elementary school in Memphis, Tennessee for fourteen years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s in Elementary Education. All Subjects Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gifted Teachers How to Guides.

Improve Student Behavior Now!

The CoolCatTeacher

This school year will mark ten years of teaching secondary ed ELA. She also published her first ebook Finally Some Answers: 50 Classroom Solutions for the Secondary Ed Teacher in 2016. ” All Subjects Classroom Management Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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Music Teachers of Excellence with the CMA Foundation

The CoolCatTeacher

Some of the benefits of music education include higher graduation rates, a greater chance of post-secondary success, social and emotional development, and shaping the next generation to be collaborative, creative and forward-thinking leaders. Art and Music Teachers Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Social Emotional Learning Teachers Thought Leader Thursday

BombBomb is hands down the best way to upgrade your email game

iLearn Technology

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GeoGuessr- Build critical thinking skills with this map-based game

iLearn Technology

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Initial Findings After Implementing Digital Student Portfolios in Elementary Classrooms

Reading By Example

One final thing to note before I close: Technology was important in this process, but my hypothesis is the digital piece was secondary to the portfolio process itself. On Saturday, I shared why I was not at ISTE 2016. That post included our school’s limited progress in embedding technology into instruction that made an impact on student learning. In this post, I share how digital student portfolios did make a possible difference.

Initial Findings After Implementing Digital Student Portfolios in Elementary Classrooms

Reading By Example

One final thing to note before I close: Technology was important in this process, but my hypothesis is the digital piece was secondary to the portfolio process itself. On Saturday, I shared why I was not at ISTE 2016. That post included our school’s limited progress in embedding technology into instruction that made an impact on student learning. In this post, I share how digital student portfolios did make a possible difference.

Class Pad: Free digital scratch paper for the math classroom

iLearn Technology

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Photomath: Scan math problems for immediate step-by-step instructions

iLearn Technology

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How We Express Ourselves: Making a Museum in a Box

iLearn Technology

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Free Download: Learner Profile Survey

iLearn Technology

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YouCubed: Think like a Mathematician

iLearn Technology

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Be Internet Awesome: Tools to teach online safety

iLearn Technology

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We’ll provide the environment, your job is to flourish… Join us in February!

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10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Morningside College and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of South Dakota. She is also a former teacher and principal, leading one of the first elementary STEM schools in the state of Iowa.

Health and Wellness Choice Boards for Teachers and Students

Catlin Tucker

One board for teachers, one for secondary students, and another for elementary students and their parents. Well-being Board for Elementary Students & Their Parents. Well-being Board for Secondary Students.

Swift Playground: Apple’s free app that teaches kids to code!

iLearn Technology

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My Simple Show: Create your own explainer videos for free!

iLearn Technology

What it is: My Simple Show Video Creator lets students easily create professional level “explainer” videos. The finished product looks just like a Common Craft video, so cool! The step-by-step tool helps students think about storyline and the flow of explaining a concept. How to integrate My Simple Show into the classroom: My Simple Show is a fantastic option for digital storytelling. Students begin by choosing to write their own script, or by uploading a Power Point presentation.

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DOGO News: current events and non-fiction for your classroom

iLearn Technology

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A conference about what is sacred in education: 5Sigma Edu Con

iLearn Technology

5Sigma Anastasis Academy Inquiry inspiration Maker Space Middle/High School Primary Elementary professional development Secondary Elementary Teacher Resources 5sigma inquiry pd student agencyThere are a lot of options for professional development. Hundreds of conferences, workshops, MOOCS, edcamps, professional journals, blogs, the list seriously goes on and on. If you’re like me, your inbox and mailbox have a pretty consistent stream of offerings.

Wednesday Inspiration

iLearn Technology

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