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CommentarySchool tech specialist Patrick Ledesma and a high school blogger share ideas on the next big thing in education technology—and how it could work for both teachers and students. (Leading from the Classroom)
Just published! Debbie Diller's, Math Work Stations
shows K-2 teachers how to introduce stations through whole-group & mini-lessons and details over 70 specific stations on beginning number concepts, addition & subtraction, place value, geometry, and measurement. With 300+ full-color photos. Preview the entire book!
|Do you think texting and social networking between teachers and students should be forbidden or restricted? What are the benefits and risks of electronic communication with students? How, if at all, have you used texting and/or social networking as an educational tool?|
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CommentaryFloyd D. Beachum argues that hip-hop allows teachers to build relationships in the classroom and to further student learning. (Education Week)
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Teacher's editorial blog, Teaching Now
, provides the latest news, ideas, and resources for teacher leaders. Comments welcome.
|TEACHER BLOGS |
The Book WhispererReading teachers need to experience the magic of children's literature, too, says Donalyn Miller.
Teacher in a Strange LandReducing teaching to a technical job says something distasteful and shallow about our social values, writes Nancy Flanagan.
A Place at the TableThe failure of the U.S. education system to prepare students for careers may be news to policymakers, but not to most teachers.
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|Fires in the Mind|
Last week, author Kathleen Cushman joined us for a lively discussion on how schools can better engage and inspire today’s students. She touched on the affects of the "compliance culture," ways to spark student creativity, why knitting can improve student’s academic performance, and much more. Read the conversation and feel free to keep it going with other readers.
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|Connecting Math Instruction to the Real World|
Thursday, Feb. 24, 4 p.m. Eastern time
In this webinar, math teacher and ed-tech expert Dan Meyer will demonstrate how educators can do away with "pseudocontext" and "pseudo-problem solving" by implementing a multimedia-based math curriculum. He'll show how to use pictures, videos, and websites to bring classroom math problems to life.
Click here to register now.
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