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10 Keys To Cognitive Flexibility – Education Article

How do we become more efficient at harnessing our experience, knowledge, and imagination to respond most effectively to the situation at hand? Originally coined by psychologists in the 1960s, cognitive flexibility has emerged from the literature and been rebranded as a popular concept in edpsych circles. It is traditionally defined in terms of how well an individual can adopt another perspective, change one’s thinking, or mentally adapt to one’s environment. Common strategies for enhancing cognitive flexibility resemble strategies for boosting…

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Power Lesson: Note-Taking Stations | Cult of Pedagogy – Education Article

Listen to the interview with Peg Grafwallner and Abby Felten (transcript): Sponsored by Peergrade and Microsoft Hacking STEM   In this power lesson shared by instructional coach Peg Grafwallner, students rotate between four stations to practice different note-taking styles.     In my work as an instructional coach and reading specialist at Ronald Reagan IB high school, a large, diverse urban school in Milwaukee, I support teachers in all content areas and help them to seamlessly embed literacy skills in their…

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Design Thinking, or What an English Teacher Learned From Working With Web Developers – Education Article

Where I’ve Been Often it’s not until you’re pulled out of your comfort zone that you see just how limiting that comfort zone can be. As a middle and high school English teacher, I worked in what I think were fairly typical ways–I’d gather periodically with other English teachers to plan vertically and then more regularly with teachers on my grade level team. I planned most of my daily lessons alone, with the occasional experience of teaching the same grade…

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Empathetic Syllabi Review Exercise | Faculty Focus – Education Article

“Do you know how much this exam is worth?”  “I can’t find any office hours listed for one of my classes—are there any?.”  “What if I get sick and miss a few classes—will my grade be hurt?”  My answer was the same for all three questions—“I don’t know.” Even though these were my first-year seminar students asking these questions, they were looking at syllabi from their other courses, part of a syllabus review exercise I do each fall with first-time…

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Powerful Curriculum Partnerships | Atlas – Education Article

By Sarah Sisco, Curriculum and Professional Development Director at the American International School of Jeddah “You can’t make me.” Maybe that’s a phrase you’ve heard before when implementing new processes and pioneering change in your school. This was the challenge I faced in my first month as the sole curriculum professional in a school with 120 faculty members. Ahead of me, I had the task of leading curriculum development and documentation when I had no evaluative authority over teachers. Far…

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10 Books About the Brain for 2019 – Education Article

Brain science is more prolific—and popular—than ever before, and with a deeper understanding of how the mind functions comes a coinciding movement surrounding self-growth and neuroeducation. It’s easier than ever before to self-educate and stay up-to-date with the latest trends when you have not only such a wealth of research coming out, but also popular literature making it more accessible and enjoyable to read. From Jonah Sachs’s thoughts on how “unsafe thinking” promotes creativity to Michael Pollan’s insights on the…

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6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2019 – Education Article

Listen to this post as a podcast: Sponsored by Listenwise and NewseumED   Every January, I launch a brand-new edition of my Teacher’s Guide to Tech. As challenging and time-consuming as it is to put this guide together every year, it’s also pretty magical. I find myself sitting at my keyboard with a million browser tabs open and it happens—that moment when I come across some idea that someone has brought into the world and I think Holy cow, this is good.…

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4 Good Chrome Apps for Science Teachers – Education Article

Today we spent sometime in Chrome web store sifting through the different educational extensions they have there and we ended up with the list below. These are some very good tools for Science teachers to use with their students to teach them about different scientific phenomena.We used user-reviews and download number  as selective criteria for out list. Have a look and share with us what you think of it. Enjoy 1- 3D Solar System This is a 3D solar system…

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Helpful Review Of Research On Using Highlighters To Learn – Education Article

moreharmony / Pixabay   Having students highlight text has gotten a “bad rap” from some past researchers who have missed the point of them being effective tools for student engagement (see The “Best Learning Techniques” Are Useless If Students Won’t Do Them — A Critical Take On A Well Done Study and It Doesn’t Matter If It’s “Effective” If Students Won’t Do It). Today, though, I learned through From Experience To Meaning about a review of studies showing when and…

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What a New College Board President Means for Students – Education Article

Change is afoot at the College Board. At first glance—and as of Thursday—the nonprofit is just reorganizing its leadership team: The president and chief executive, David Coleman, is now just CEO of the College Board, creating a vacancy so his chief operating officer, Jeremy Singer, can fill the position of president. But the shift at the top represents the first in a series of changes to come, Singer tells EdSurge. In his new position as president, Singer will have more…

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Here Is A Great Tool to Create Engaging Presentations and Animated Videos – Education Article

In a post we published a few months ago, we talked about WeVideo and how teachers  use it to create videos and short animations in Google Drive. Today, we are introducing you to PowToon Edu, another equally powerful tool to use to create engaging videos and animated presentations. Pontoon Edu allows you to animate difficult topics and engage your students using a wide variety of tools. You can easily drag and drop characters and props into your slides and assign…

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New Study Finds The “Trump Effect” On School Bullying Is Real – Education Article

  Virginia Study Finds Increased School Bullying In Areas That Voted For Trump is the headline of an NPR story today about a new study finding that the “Trump Effect” is real. Maybe some of those who dismissed teachers’ concerns about the impact Trump’s election had on schools should reconsider their attitudes…. I’m adding this info to A Very, Very Beginning List Of The Best Resources On Bullying — Please Suggest More. Related This is only a snippet of a Education…

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It’s Time to Rethink Career and Technical Education – Education Article

A recent state reported data set on CTE participation shows only 8 million of America’s 15 million high school students participate in a CTE course in a given year. Additionally, only 1 in 5 high school students chose to concentrate in a CTE program of study. At the same time, the numbers of transfer students at community colleges are outpacing those enrolled in CTE certificate or associates degree pathways. This results in an America where employers face a profound skills…

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How To Talk To Your Kids About Masturbation In A Healthy Way – Education Article

Talking to your child about masturbation may feel a little awkward, embarrassing or even deeply uncomfortable. But these are necessary conversations for parents who want to raise kids with a healthy understanding of sex and their bodies. “Masturbation is a really important part of human sexuality. It informs our individual conceptions of autonomy, pleasure, identity and intimacy,” sex education teacher Kim Cavill told HuffPost. “Trying to discourage, shame or eliminate it does young people a tremendous disservice. Instead of seeing…

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Heading on Virtual Field Trips – Education Article

by Stacy Zeiger 1,287 views When you teach in a small, rural school district or in a district with little funding, finding places to visit and money for fields trips can be a challenge.  At the same time, teachers know that leaving the walls of the school and providing students with opportunities to experience subject matter first-hand is a crucial component of the learning process.  Virtual field trips provide teachers with a way to give students those experiences without actually…

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