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The President and his Secretary of Education Arne Duncan have backed up this declaration by launching their TEACH campaign. The program was launched in the fall of 2010 to persuade more minorities - particularly males - to enter education. The federal government has launched…Continue
Added by Mary Rice-Boothe on February 11, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
Save one bookmark dealing with one biome to Diigo for 7th grade -> http://ning.it/dlrUPJ
The biomes are:
* temperate deciduous forest
* scrub forest (called chaparral in California)
* tropical rain forest
* temperate rain forest
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Newark has become my second home this year. Amongst the fanfare of FaceBook money and the Booker/Christie coalition, I began working with a small school in its second year. The state-controlled district has a 22% graduation rate. This has led to an enormous amount bureaucracy. I leave every visit learning more about the immediate school community as well as what it means to be a teacher in the Newark Public Schools.
The school has a total of eight teachers--art, English,…Continue
Added by Mary Rice-Boothe on February 7, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments
I had the opportunity to attend the eTech Ohio Conference (#oetch11) on Monday, January 31, 2011. It’s a three day event, but with budget and time constraints, I was only able to attend one day. I am excited to attend each year, hoping to take away at least one new idea I can share with my staff. This year, I heard two presentations that were inspiring, encouraging, and practical. However, I will only reflect one the first one in this post.
The keynote presenter was Peter…
Added by Elford Rawls-Dill on February 7, 2011 at 9:04am — No Comments
Here are 10 videos that will get you thinking and reflecting on your educational practices and beliefs. I did a post a few months ago with 7 different videos, and the response was quite positive. Leave a comment and let me know what other videos you would add to the list. Thank you and enjoy!
Added by Justin Tarte on February 6, 2011 at 10:05am — No Comments
One of the biggest reasons I enjoy using Twitter is it enables me to connect with educators from all around the world. Additionally, Twitter has proven to be an efficient and effective platform to discuss pressing educational issues. Unfortunately, most…Continue
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Remember the time your best friend calling your name from the front yard saying: “Hey! Let’s go out and play!”. Wouldn’t you immediately leave everything, no matter what it was, and run out to join your friends?… Those were the days! Sadly, this is something we don’t hear very often these days. Instead, children are busy with their iPhones and computers.
What about in class? Do we really give the importance to playing games? Research indicates that “play is crucial to physical,…Continue
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Kelly Shafsky shares how to use TCI's powerful (click to watch) Visual Discovery strategy inside a class. Whether you teach social studies or another area, we all use visuals. This short five-minute video taps the important features to think about when using visuals with your students. You can learn other instructional strategies at…Continue
Added by Justin Tarte on February 2, 2011 at 12:31pm — No Comments
We have often criticized the National Curriculum and the Government for not allowing the freedom to teach children skills for life, or for allowing teachers to create space for children to direct their own learning in a way which is so successful at Foundation Stage. (By the way, children directing their own learning doesn't mean the children do what they like).…Continue
Added by andy mellor on February 1, 2011 at 9:10am — No Comments