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40 Ways to Celebrate Teachers and Impact Teacher Retention

Education Elements

Do you ever have trouble falling asleep because you can’t stop thinking about what you need to accomplish the next day? Maybe you’re one of those people that has your best ideas for solving a problem while washing your hair?

Themes, teams, and side quests: A superhero’s guide to gamification

Ditch That Textbook

Gamification in education is not new, and thanks to Michael Matera and his book, Explore Like A Pirate, a thriving community has been formed that helps educators all over as they start their own journey. If you are already a part of that amazing community, then high fives and woot woot! If you are on […]. Guest Blog Teaching creative teaching game-based learning games gamification

Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

PBL Software Review From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Project Pals is a powerful new tool that lets students organize projects.

Insights for innovating in emerging markets: Identifying “Jobs” opens up innovation opportunities

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 three of the series, based on an earlier blog.

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.

Young Children are Terrible at Hiding – Psychologists Have a New Theory Why

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Young children across the globe enjoy playing games of hide and seek. There’s something highly exciting for children about escaping someone else’s glance and making oneself “invisible.”.

Google Slides sticky note brainstorming: Powerful planning

Ditch That Textbook

Have you ever felt like autumn has arrived and your desk is covered with sticky notes like leaves falling from the trees? You have sticky notes on your monitor, on your computer, on the filing cabinet, on your desk … There are stacks of sticky notes. There are stacks of stacks of sticky notes sometimes! […]. Ed Tech digital brainstorming google slides activities google slides in the classroom sticky note brainstorming

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There’s A War Going On Inside We Ain’t Safe From [A Conversation with Lorena Germán]

The Jose Vilson

Jose Vilson: Recently, there’s been some conversation as to whether or not our schools should be compared to war. Lots of folks, for example, say that teachers are the “people in the trenches.”

Why standards often disappoint

The Christensen Institute

In September, TNTP released a provocative report with a disheartening finding: many students’ expectations for life after high school are a myth. They assume their success in their K-12 schools will prepare them to pursue their ambitions in college.

Certiport Opens 2019 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship

techlearning

To enter the competition, students age 13 to 22 must take a qualifying Microsoft Office Specialist certification exam to demonstrate their mastery of Microsoft Office products

My New BAM! Radio Show Is On How To Differentiate Instruction for ELLs

Larry Ferlazzo

How Can We Best Differentiate Instruction for ELLs is the topic of my latest ten-minute BAM! Radio Show. Tonya Ward Singer, Valentina Gonzalez, and Jenny Vo join me in the conversation, and they have also all contributed written commentaries to my Education Week Teacher column. By the way, the BAM!

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.

4 Skills and Traits Great Schools Teach That Will Always be Essential

The Principal of Change

Studious friends and roommates might lead to higher grades in college

The Hechinger Report

A study found that studious friends influence study habits and boost college grades. Photo by Jeff Gritchen/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images). Choose your friends wisely may not only be good parental advice but also a way to do better in college, a research study finds.

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Tech & Learning Announces Finalists for Awards of Excellence Contest

techlearning

Annual contest selects education technology products that are improving teaching and learning in the classroom

How to Create a Class Template in Google Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Create a Class Template in Google Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. What if I told you that you could create a class template inside Google Classroom? You can!

Important New Video: “The Science of Racism”

Larry Ferlazzo

GDJ / Pixabay. The Science of Racism is a new video from YouTube’s “Creators for Change” program. I’m adding it to Revised & Updated: Useful Resources For Learning About Race & Racism. social studies video

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TEACHER VOICE: Why that chatty student driving you nuts could become president of the United States

The Hechinger Report

. As a middle school teacher, I often see my colleagues taking pains to keep students quiet during class. After all, the rhythm of the traditional classroom doesn’t leave much room for chatting among students, and socializing in class is often viewed as a proxy for poor behavior or inattentiveness.

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What Gartner’s Top Tech Trends for 2019 Mean for Education

EdTech Magazine

What Gartner’s Top Tech Trends for 2019 Mean for Education. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 11/12/2018 - 13:21.

5 Ways to Create a Doodling Culture in Your Classroom by @sylviaduckworth

Teacher Tech

Doodling as Visual Note-Taking A Guest Post by Sylvia Duckworth Sketchnoting, or visual note-taking, has so many benefits for students. Many studies have proven that images are considerably more effective than words when it comes to memory retention, comprehension and motivation. There are psychological benefits as well, because sketchnoting has a calming effect similar to […]. The post 5 Ways to Create a Doodling Culture in Your Classroom by @sylviaduckworth appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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“Fixed-Fights,” Self-Efficacy & Student Motivation

Larry Ferlazzo

geralt / Pixabay. In my nineteen year community organizing career prior to becoming a public school teacher, one tool we used to encourage people to do something they had never done before — participate in public life — was develop what we called “fixed-fights.”

Institutions for foster kids aren’t doing enough to educate them

The Hechinger Report

Residential campuses that serve foster youth are a mix of large for-profit and nonprofit providers, religiously affiliated organizations and smaller groups, like this one, run by Pathways Adolescent Center, in Oil City, Pennsylvania. Photo: Caroline Preston for The Hechinger Report/HuffPost.

3 Shifts to Make Learning Personal

A Principal's Reflections

In education, a lesson makes or breaks a learner’s experience in a classroom. Planning takes time.

Changing How Educators See Negative Experiences in the Classroom

MindShift

Excerpted from The Trauma-Sensitive Classroom: Building Resilience with Compassionate Teaching © 2018 by Patricia A. Jennings. The following is from Chapter 8: “Compassion.” ” Used with the permission of the publisher, W. Norton & Co. By Patricia A. Jennings.

A Look Back: How Much “Content” Knowledge Do You Really Need To Be An Effective Teacher?

Larry Ferlazzo

This blog has gained many new readers over the past year. Because of that, I thought it might be worth sharing a daily “A Look Back” where I share a best post from the past twelve years. You can also see all of my choices for “Best” posts here.

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The future includes good (human) teachers

The Hechinger Report

A man watches an artificial intelligence (AI) news anchor from a state-controlled news broadcaster, on his computer in Beijing on November 9, 2018.

Such a Hard Job

Reflections

It was the end of a long few days. Days that felt fuller of mistakes than accomplishments. Days that felt bumpier than they needed to be. I was saying good night to a colleague and caught myself almost commenting about how hard this job is.

Game Offers Serious Look at Ordinary People During WWII

techlearning

Attentat 1942 is a story-based game focused on uncovering a family's story of survival during World War II

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A Look Back: “Finding Dory,” Growth Mindset & Grit

Larry Ferlazzo

This blog has gained many new readers over the past year. Because of that, I thought it might be worth sharing a daily “A Look Back” where I share a best post from the past twelve years. You can also see all of my choices for “Best” posts here.

Two new documentaries showcase a long and winding road to college

The Hechinger Report

Enoch Jemmott, right, is a New York City public high school senior struggling with his own college applications while helping his peers in the film “Personal Statement.” Source: VIMEO. BROOKLYN, N.Y.

It’s Time to Plan for World Read Aloud Day 2019

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

It’s time for us all to start making plans and building excitement for World Read Aloud Day 2019 with Litworld. This year, World Read Aloud Day takes place on February 1, 2019, but many of us will celebrate the entire week of January 28-February 1, 2019.

Top Site Provides Standards-Aligned Practice and Assessment

techlearning

Freckle is a practice website (and app) that addresses skills and concepts for Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards

Depressing Statistic Of The Day: Hate Crimes In U.S. Increase By 17 Percent

Larry Ferlazzo

Hate crimes rose 17 percent last year, according to new FBI data is the headline of a depressing, but not surprising, Washington Post article today.

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Designing accessible ed tech can be costly, but demand is on the rise

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today!

Celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the NEO Blog

Neo LMS

The NEO Blog turns three the day after tomorrow! But since November 17 is a Saturday this year and we’re not talking about the celebration of a toddler’s birthday but about that of a blog, the NEO team decided to do something special about it today!

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Editing Videos for Involuntary Curiosity: 3 Chemistry Examples

Cycles of Learning

When reading the research on Curiosity , Involuntary Curiosity ​ is of particular interest to us teachers. Defined by Loewenstein (1994) as curiosity that ".arises

New World War I Teaching & Learning Resources

Larry Ferlazzo

bmewett / Pixabay. Here are new additions to The Best Resources For Learning About World War I : Breaking News English: Lesson on World War 1 is for ELLs. 100th anniversary of the end of WWI is a photo gallery from The Boston Globe. social studies