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My School--Clayton Ridge Community School District has a lazer focus for our Professional Development of increasing reading scores. We have an early out every Wednesday at 2:20 and we work in our Professional Learning Communities on how to increase reading proficiency until 4:00.
My Professional Learning Community is Teacher Driven Professional Learning!~~Awesome! Teachers decide what we need to learn and invite experts…
Added by Sharon Keehner on April 25, 2013 at 8:56am — No Comments
My New Year's wish is for our country to provide all of our kids with the financial concepts and tools they deserve to make wise and informed financial choices.
The average household income for the bottom 90% of American families is $29,840. Knowing this, it's not hard to understand why 85% of parents want a stand-alone course in personal finance to be a…Continue
Added by Brian Page on January 1, 2013 at 9:33pm — No Comments
James Joyce affirms that geniuses not only accept mistakes as part of the learning process, but willingly seek them out as doors to self-discovery. In education, our perception of mistakes is important. It challenges conceptions of what defines success and failure.
The greatest mistake I ever made in my education was failing a physics…
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Twitter is a funny animal. Many school districts block its use due to the serious risks that it poses. However, if your district is willing to give it a try, Twitter is really worth using. There are important skills students can learn from using Twitter in…Continue
Added by Benjamin Darr on April 10, 2012 at 4:14pm — No Comments
There are specific differences between traditional language arts and the reading/ writing that is done for the internet. Since the amount and variety of online materials is exploding, it's important to understand some of those differences.…
Added by Benjamin Darr on April 3, 2012 at 4:13pm — No Comments
Reading and writing used to be much simpler. We would get some sort of sharp stick (a pen or pencil) and scratch at paper until the marks we made could be interpreted by someone else. Well, our writing has evolved somewhat and along with it, so has our reading. Nowhere is this change more evident than in the home of reading, 'riting and 'rithmetic... academia.
Lets start by looking at our writing tools. Lets start off with PDF's. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, PDF's are…Continue
Added by Benjamin Darr on February 10, 2012 at 9:58pm — No Comments
Critical thinking has always been tied to the search for answers. In the past, this search involved speaking to respected leaders and reading authoritative books. Now of course, we type in a few key words into our favorite search engine and hope to find the answers. For students, this is often a haphazard affair. It is important, however that they understand how to critically search for good information. I developed a search guide for students to address this issue after I was inspired by…Continue
Added by Benjamin Darr on January 29, 2012 at 11:04pm — No Comments
Teachers - spend a little time this summer familiarizing yourself with VocabularySpellingCity and learn how it can make teaching spelling and vocabulary simple for you and fun for your students! Simply go to…Continue
Added by john edelson on June 7, 2011 at 10:51am — No Comments
I thought readers might be interested in my article about digital citizenship and character education, in the February, 2011 issue of Educational Leadership. It echoes a number of points from my book, Digital Community, Digital Citizen.
You can read “Character Education for the Digital Age- Should We Teach Our Kids to Have Two Lives or One?” in Ed Leadership at: http://ow.ly/3On3S.
In addition I maintain…Continue
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