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The Buffet Table #GAFESummit

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One of the great things about the buffet table is that it…

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Added by Jennie Snyder on February 3, 2014 at 12:14am — No Comments

Online Education; Bringing Options to Life

In a world, where demand for globalised knowledge, innovative research-work and requirement of tech-expert workers are increasing every day, it is obvious that students will be looking for different learning options to reach their goal. Online classes endeavour to facilitate the difficult and tedious practice of formal education. The mission is to help the learners benefit from a more flexible learning system that will inspire the job atmosphere, hence will bring a positive impact on the…

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Added by Regina Brown on November 23, 2013 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

New Teacher and (Seasoned) Teacher Development

I hate when people say "old teacher," and "senior teacher" is just a little better -- I definitely prefer "seasoned teacher," personally -- but also know that it can all be a matter of semantics to some. I like to look at myself as being reflective -- and also highly critical of the way that I've done things throughout the years. I was recently looking back at a list of my classroom rules from my first year of teaching -- wow is about all I can say!

I definitely went in with a do…

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Added by Jeremy Lenzi on April 18, 2013 at 8:20pm — No Comments

Missing the Context Misses the Purpose of Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address"

Here is an educational policy riddle: How much background knowledge does a student need to read a historical text?

According to New York Engage website: None.

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are being implemented state by state, and there is an emphasis from teaching students background knowledge to teaching students skills, specifically the skill of close…

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Added by Colette Marie Bennett on April 15, 2013 at 11:25am — No Comments

Education Trends: What to Expect in 2013

The education landscape has been witnessing a range of new developments that are likely to expand in 2013. Browse our interactive infographics to find out more about education trends this year: http://bit.ly/Sk5Uvr…

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Added by WISE Official on January 10, 2013 at 10:46am — No Comments

Celebrate Teachers Today and Every Day

Great teachers are invaluable, yet too often their tireless work goes unnoticed or worse, unappreciated. While teacher appreciation week is in May, why wait to recognize the incredible work of our educators? These individuals dedicate their lives to developing the next generation. They come in early to…

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Added by Rebecca Howard on September 19, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Middle School Advisory Program

Recently Readington Middle School implemented a school wide advisory program that focuses on the Six Pillars of Character. Every Tuesday afternoon for approximately thirty minutes, advisors (teachers) meet with their advisees (students) to engage in activities that promote a positive school culture. Topics covered in the activities include a wide variety, such as respect, responsibility, goal setting, bullying prevention, digital citizenship, trustworthiness, caring, current events and empathy.… Continue

Added by Brad Currie on March 4, 2012 at 6:24pm — No Comments

What's a Teacher to Do?

An article was referred to me via Twitter over the Thanksgiving break by Corey Haley titled "Caring+Intervention+Monitoring+Patience" bit.ly/rG7uOII I loved reading this because it reminded me of why I do my job and the best tool to use while doing my job: Caring and Patience. A good teacher always teaches with interventions already in place and we monitor those students.  However, we always have students that no matter how much we care,…

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Added by Anne Beck on November 26, 2011 at 11:41pm — No Comments

Supporting New Teachers: What have you done for them lately?

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Added by Bill Burkhead on October 19, 2011 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Website Resources

Links to supporting tools... the more efficient we can be in using tools for refining rather than creating, the better we can reach ALL students.

Try out http://www.toolsforeducators.com/ Please add your recommended websites :)

Added by Tovah Sheldon on May 17, 2011 at 11:56am — No Comments

My Favorite Wikis

My Favorites Wikis

We all need resources that are quick and easy to use. As a teacher finding connections is the hardest. Here are some of my favorite Wikis:



Skye in Schools Allows you to connect with other classrooms easily.…



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Added by Sharon Keehner on May 3, 2011 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Decisions

Within one day I make many decisions.  My decisions are at many different levels.  They range from what am I going to wear today, to what is the best instructional practice for a particular student.  Any way you look at it, “It’s Up 2 Me” to come up with a final decision.  As a good leader should, many decisions are made in collaboration with others.  Each of those decisions that are made with others is at different levels.  I must quickly determine what level of decision-making I will…

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Added by Steve Bollar on March 31, 2011 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Post It Notes

 

Anyone who knows me knows how much I enjoy and focus on motivation and recognition.  Knowing that, I suppose it is no surprise that I incorporated it into my formal observations of my teachers. 



Today I had three formal teacher observations.  Yes, three in one day.  That is a lot in one day.  Therefore, I thought I would make it a goal to provide immediate positive feedback for each of the teachers I visited.  I was trying to think of the best way to give that feedback. …

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Added by Steve Bollar on February 25, 2011 at 12:19am — No Comments

Want a Qwiki?

Before my hubby said hello to me, he said, "There's a new search engine that they say is going to knock Google out of the box." "It's caledl Qwiki." He heard about it on CNN Qwiki video.



"Really?" I replied, not really interested because I had spent the entire day at work, and then an hour reading to 3 and 4 year olds. (Who by the way are a joy to read to.) I trudged up the stairs behind him, and watched as he sat down and demonstrated…

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Added by Lisa Mims on January 25, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Filled with Good Intentions



I have a love/hate relationship with my former high school.

 

I love that I got a strong academic education that prepared me for college. I love that I received personal attention and was in an environment that allowed ‘free periods’ and opportunities to get off campus and explore career interests.…

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Added by Mary Rice-Boothe on January 24, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Revisiting Segregation

Most of the time, I read a news story about something in education, and I think about it for about five minutes before letting it go, chalking it up to just another new smudge on the complicated stained glass window that is public education.  The other day, though, I read the article “In N.C., a new battle on school integration," and I thought of little else during my…

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Added by Shakespeares Sister on January 23, 2011 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Productive Parent Teacher Conferences



Parent Teacher conferences. Twice a year,(or more), we sit down with our students’ parents and relay the good or bad news about their child. A parent teacher conference can go two ways, productive or non-productive. I recall many conferences, and many types of parents. The wonderful, supportive, parent, the hostile parent, the parent that won’t leave no matter how many times you stand up, the ones who just nod, the appreciative parents, the ones who share every aspect of their lives,…

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Added by Lisa Mims on January 16, 2011 at 10:50pm — No Comments

One educational reform I would like to see

this is crossposted from Daily Kos



is for America to move away from the entire cohort approach to education. The idea of children moving through subjects at the same pace because they happen to be approximately the same age

might be good for the convenience of adults, but has little to do with how our children…

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Added by Kenneth Bernstein on November 22, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Do you speak their language?

How often do you hear students complaining about a teacher who told them to put their cell phone away, or turn their iPod off? If your school is anything like my school, then I am sure you hear this on a daily basis. Integrating technology into the classroom has been a hot topic over the last several years, and as our society continues to embrace new technological advances, Education 2.0 will hopefully continue to gain traction.



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Added by Justin Tarte on July 28, 2010 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Do we have an achievement gap with teachers and administrators?

Education reform is a hot topic widely debated among educational leaders around the world. I think it is safe to say we are all interested in improving the educational process to ensure the proper mental and physical development of our students. As with every controversial topic there is definitely not a shortage of opinions by teachers, administrators, parents, students, community… Continue

Added by Justin Tarte on July 28, 2010 at 12:13pm — No Comments

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Teresa Conley commented on Thomas Whitby's blog post Eliminate Tech from the Education Discussion
"Interesting Tom. I agree. Computers, smart phones, tablets, notebooks, and the like should be used the same way that we used pens, paper, rulers, protractors,  encyclopedias, and dictionaries. Kids are growing up knowing technology so we should…"
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Getting the same technology for students in specialized classrooms as the gen. ed. classrooms

Hello everyone! I have been in Special Education for more than 34 years.I am currently a retiree who has returned to the classroom and am teaching a high school Autism class. In all my time I have seen many things change, both as a teacher and as an administrator. But the one thing that hasn't changed is equal access to technology and other materials that are given to the general education classrooms. When it comes to deciding what to spend the budget on, we may start out with a "wishlist" but…See More
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Special Education

A group based on Special Education needs. Where teachers, parents, and caregivers can share and distribute information for the classroom and beyond. See More
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Equity between schools in the same district

An interesting theme came up while I was interviewing a principal friend of mine. She was discussing how she has begun to feel defeated because  of the new requirement our state has that all students will take the state assessments on line. She was saying that this will simply murder their school performance. Her student population is close to being 100% poverty, there is no parental support at all at home, and they only get computer time in school  a couple times a week due to too few…See More
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Visual Arts Teachers

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Web 2.0 / Emerging Technology

With the emergence of social media and emerging technology how do know what type of technology to use in the classroom. This group will provide a discussion area for best practices when using this type of technology in education.See More
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Narelle Nadia Kliendanze commented on Jenny Gilbert's group Australian Educators
"Hi everyone, my name is Narelle Kliendanze.  I come from the North Coast of New South Wales and have been teaching in Inverell, north-west NSW for the past 13 years. My position is that of Visual Arts/Photography teacher at a Secondary…"
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