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A Key to Education Reform.

Key & keyhole with light coming from it The flipped classroom, maker movement, project-based learning, blended learning, student centered learning, hour of code, collaboration, direct instruction, and lecture, there are passionate teacher advocates supporting each of these methods as the best way for kids to learn. I am sure that there are some additional methods or movements that I have not mentioned.

Each of these methods to teach can be effective with many groups…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on December 7, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

How do you stay motivated?

I am better off when I'm self-motivated. I don't need to tell other people about my goals, I hold myself accountable. But the minute I tell someone else about a plan, I will crawl over broken glass to fulfill my plan. I can disappoint myself, but I'd rather die than disappoint someone else.

I also love earning gold stars. I keep track when I go to the gym, so I can…

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Added by Eileen Lennon on November 17, 2016 at 9:32pm — 3 Comments

How to Create Argumentative Essay Outline Properly?

Argumentative essay is defined as a genre of writing that requires the student to investigate the given topic, collect information, generate and evaluate evidence, in a bid to establish a position on the subject in a concise fashion. It’s the type of work where you have to develop an…

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Added by Jennifer Broflowski on November 17, 2016 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Ten simple steps to write a great movie review

Movie reviews are a way to tell others what your opinion of a movie is. There are no set ground rules to do this, but there are a few simple steps that can be followed to make the review great. In this article, we will have a brief look at what ten simple steps to…

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Added by Jennifer Broflowski on November 13, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Improving outcomes for all pupils through independent learning.

Giving pupils the green light!

 

Improving outcomes for all pupils through independent learning.

 

As we returned to school this September and undertook the latest exciting chapter on our journey into pupil focused independent learning, I was left wondering why more schools aren’t engaging with this agenda.

 

At a time when Government and OFSTED are telling…

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Added by andy mellor on November 8, 2016 at 6:03pm — No Comments

Why most students can’t understand plagiarism?

Plagiarism, the dirty word we all hate to associate with our work, yet very few of us actually understand.

With the commodity of internet available to us 24/7, it is relatively very easy to get information than it was before. While this…

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Added by Jennifer Broflowski on November 8, 2016 at 2:38am — No Comments

Can Turnitin detect paraphrasing?

Plagiarism or paraphrasing has always been a threat to the safety of intellectual property and development of one's knowledge and writing skills.

While plagiarism in most cases refers to blind copying someone else's article, paraphrasing usually…

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Added by Jennifer Broflowski on November 2, 2016 at 3:30am — No Comments

Step By Step Guide On How to Write Footnotes

In academic papers, systematic flow of everything drafted is very important. One of the every important aspect in case of academic papers is including footnotes. After a particular paragraph ends, footnotes are mentioned in form of a required number. Conclusively, in reference to the numbering, a cross reference is mentioned at the bottom of every page that describes what the reference is about.

As per top writer…

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Added by Adela Belin on October 28, 2016 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

5 Common Problems Every has With First Job

There is an art how to solve the problems at work without creating more problems in the field of the work. There are few things you can do so consider your decision. You can ignore it or you live with it, or the other option is that you can start looking for the another job, or the other option is that you can talk to your boss and someone at work who can help you

Despite the issues you're having, if you really like your occupation, it's certainly worth a shot at attempting to…

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Added by William Morris on October 24, 2016 at 1:52am — 1 Comment

Online Diploma In Information Technology To Shape The Destiny Of Existing Traditional Education

The prelude to online education, as a new method of learning, has become quite an excitement among to the learners and working professionals who seek to take their career to a new horizon. No matter what part of the world a learner exists in or what academic backdrop he possesses as long a the student has the desire to enhance himself online education is the route which he can always find available.…

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Added by Mark William on October 21, 2016 at 5:52am — No Comments

A PD Perspective

profesionnaldevelopment2-785x428 Recently, as I was tweeting about the need for teachers to be more aware of what was going on within their profession an unexpected tweet response came from a connected educator who I greatly respect and hold in high regard. He tweeted that he was tired of the teacher bashing. I was upset for that was the furthest thing from my mind as I tweeted my opinions out.

I have always supported teachers and have a record of doing so during my very public run in social media for the…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on October 11, 2016 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Maths Tutors UK - Private Maths Tutors - Maths Revision

Select My Tutor is a UK based website where students find Maths tutors for all levels, including A-level, GCSE and 11+. If you or your child are studying elementary level Math, then they can attend math classes online, where experts will learn you simple math tricks. Students find expert tutors at the nearest location, in a single click. If you want to become a tutor then you can simply register your profile on the website with all academic details. 

Find math tutors- …

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Added by Leesa Johnson on October 7, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments

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Added by Eileen Lennon on October 5, 2016 at 7:46am — 1 Comment

MakeBeliefsComix.com Publishes Free Printables on Presidential Election 2016 for Students

Dear colleagues, 

MakeBeliefsComix has published a series of new printables to encourage students to express their views of the 2016 Presidential Election. The free printables can be downloaded and printed at:

 http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Printables/PrintablesThumbs.php?category=Elections_and_Political

As an example of a printable:  Imagine that Hillary…

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Added by Bill Zimmerman on September 30, 2016 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Essay Writing Made Easy with These Online Tools

If you’re studying a foreign language, one of the best ways to master it is to write essays in that language. Because your essay requires flawless grammar, punctuation and spelling, it makes complete sense that creating a paper in a foreign language will help you get the hang of the nuances of it. Also helpful is the use of phrases and terms you don’t necessarily use in everyday conversations. To get the job done…

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Added by Brenda Savoie on September 29, 2016 at 8:10am — 1 Comment

The best of times and the worst of times.teaching over 33 years the best of times giving yourself time to plan lessons

I had come to the belief a few years ago that, I would never retire from teachings unless I was forced to because of my health.A stroke changed my plans. mentally Ihave not retired .I realize that I had33years of experiences that could be useful. For some teachers as I watch negotiations for  I still  get fired up when I hear people trash talking teachers and teaching I have met several awesome people' in teaching in all disciplines .I hope to share some of that in my training and…

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Added by Orlando Falvo on September 24, 2016 at 8:58pm — No Comments

The best of times and the worst of times.teaching over 33 years the best of times giving yourself time lto plan lessons

I had come to the belief a few years ago that, I would never retire from teachings unless I was forced to because of my health.A stroke changed my plans. mentally I have not retiredinmy heart .I realize sitting in the hospital that I had33years of experiences that could be useful. For some teachers as I watch negotiations for  I still  get fired up when I hear people trash talking teachers and teaching I have met several awesome people' in teaching in all disciplines .I hope to share some of…

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Added by Orlando Falvo on September 24, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments

What College Essay Writing Service You Must Look for

Many college students send the entrance essay to help college essay writing service as well as get approved to the program associated with their choice. The article must differentiate everyone from the other candidates. Dream, design yourself, moreover start taking guidelines to experience progress together to achieve success!

 

Writing the…

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Added by Alisia Watson on September 21, 2016 at 3:39am — No Comments

A Fresh Start

I've moved to a new middle school this year. I tell my sixth grade students that I'm just like them; I have no idea where the bathrooms are either. It's a fresh start for me, so I need to step back and really reflect. 

With technology constantly changing, I always need to look at my curriculum and decide if what I'm teaching is still relevant for today's students. Some lessons I've taught for years, like how to format paragraphs and create tabs, but most lessons have…

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Added by Eileen Lennon on September 20, 2016 at 1:23pm — 1 Comment

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