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September 2013 Blog Posts (10)

Getting Started: Connected Educator Month #CE13

"Meaningful change ain’t gonna happen for our kids if we’re not willing to invest in it for ourselves first. At the heart, it’s not about schools…it’s about us." -- Will Richardson

Many educators see Twitter, in particular, and social media, in general, as frivolous wastes of time. I mean, who really cares what Honey Boo Boo is up to? Who cares what J.T. had for breakfast? Or any other…

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Added by Jennie Snyder on September 29, 2013 at 10:40pm — No Comments

Common Core Questions

The test scores that came out on August 7th revealed a dramatic plunge.  The proportion of New York students who were “proficient” in English/Language Arts fell from 55.1% to 31.1%.  The percentage of students “proficient” in math fell even more, from 64.8% to 31%, according to Education Week.  This decline mirrors the results from Kentucky in 2012 when they switched to tests more oriented towards the Common Core.

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Added by Jared Gellert on September 18, 2013 at 4:06pm — No Comments

The Poor have no Bootstraps to pull up

I just finished an #Edchat that I left me with a feeling of not being able to add any authority to the discussion. For those unfamiliar, #Edchat is a weekly Twitter discussion on Education topics. This week’s discussion was based on this statement:There is a strong belief among some educators that poverty is the biggest factor in a failing education system.…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on September 12, 2013 at 8:39pm — No Comments

Beyond Formulas: Making Math Relevant for Students

I found a great TED Talk video that detailed some of the biggest issues with classroom math instruction today and how we as teachers can work to solve these concerns. The speaker, Dan Meyeer, explained that the five biggest issues in math instruction now is that students lack initiative, lack perseverance, lack retention, have an aversion to word problems, and have an eagerness to simply know the formula.

One of my biggest takeaways from Dan's speech was accepting that…

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Added by Lacey Smith on September 10, 2013 at 9:01pm — 1 Comment

Back to School photo contest

9-3-13

At CITE (The Center for Integrated Teacher Education), we offer affordable, weekend classes in teaching, counseling and administration. Our back-to-school promotion is a photo contest for educators in and around NYC! Here are the details. 

Our back-to-school photo contest is under way, and the competition is strong.

But there’s STILL TIME to win an iPad! Show us your Best Back to School Photos!

 

YOUR ASSIGNMENT

Send us your…

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Added by Jared Gellert on September 3, 2013 at 10:04am — No Comments

Emails from Naomi Shemer

Each afternoon between 1 and 1:30 PM, I receive an email from "Naomi Shemer".   Not the Naomi Shemer.  From the iPad in our school named "Naomi Shemer".

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One of our founding 21st century learning teachers, …

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Added by Jon Mitzmacher on September 1, 2013 at 9:46am — No Comments

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