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Motivating Struggling Learners in Summer School and in Class Everyday @coolcatteacher – Education Article

So many kids struggle, especially in summer school. Popular author, Dr. Barbara Blackburn, gives us some tips to start summer school or any school year in a way to help struggling learners set goals. This must-listen episode will give you ideas for having a great summer as well. Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’s 2019 Teacher’s Guide to Technology. It is a great teacher PD tool which includes videos and resources to help you learn new techniques and technologies for your classroom.…

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Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools on the State and City’s Floundering Charters – Education Article

Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools   June 5, 2019 For immediate release: Statement of APPS Re CREDO study   The CREDO study released today presents more evidence that the charter experiment foisted upon the state’s children has been a resounding failure, especially considering the enormous amount of taxpayer dollars that have been spent on charter schools.     For many reasons, comparing charters to district schools is not an apples-to-apples exercise. Charter schools receive outside funding from private donors, including significant amounts every…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #98 – Education Article

Welcome to my 98th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Area ActivityThanks to @MrNiksMathClass for sharing a nice activity in which students apply their knowledge of area formulae. Too often measurement problems become just an exercise in evaluating formulas. Make it more interesting by taking away all the numbers. In this example, students must find values (no repeats) for the dimensions so that all the shapes have…

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Dear Class of 2019, Thanks for Including My Son with Down Syndrome. – Education Article

Congratulations on your accomplishments to get where you are today as you walk across the stage to get your high school diplomas! My son recently graduated and it has been an emotional journey as we have looked through old photos, watched video montages at graduation parties, and even walked through the halls of our old elementary school in caps and gowns to hug teachers and inspire the future generation of students. What you all probably don’t know is that we…

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Daily Edventures | “My students and I make changes every day. I teach them; they teach me.“ – Dinara Onerkan, Kazakhstan – Education Article

Dinara OnerkanEnglish Teacher, Nazarbayev Intellectual School of Chemistry and BiologyUst-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan  With new technology and tools being introduced all the time, it can be tough for teachers to keep up. For MIE Expert Dinara Onerkan, it helps to have a plan. “I need to embrace innovations, technologies, and practices that can improve student performance,” she explains. “But finding the time for professional development is always difficult because there are always competing priorities and pressures. The thing that helps me are…

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Part 9 – Down to business – EDUWELLS – Education Article

We’re off to a good start in 2019. After a year of research, debate, concern and excitement, we’ve had two teacher-only days re-imagining school and looking at really shifting teachers’ understanding about what our rebirth is about and what it might look like. Over the two days, we ensured existing departments had hours to look at what the structural decisions meant to their dept, we had a full staff look at our schools official approach to learning and student agency…

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As an academic, should I worry about my conference carbon footprint? | Sophia Kier-Byfield | Education

The other day, as I boarded a budget airline plane to attend a conference in Spain, I was overcome with a feeling I’ve come to recognise: carbon-footprint guilt. As a PhD student, this would be my first international conference, an exciting chance to meet fellow researchers in my field – feminism and gender studies – and discuss topics we care about. But as I sat chatting casually with other academics headed the same way, I couldn’t help but worry about…

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New Generation Deserves Free Education to Save Planet – Education Article

If one considers all of the problems facing the environment and society in general, he or she knows that qualified, educated individuals are likely to be the ones who will find effective solutions. It is highly unlikely that the Baby Boomer Generation or Generation X will have resolved the issues of climate change, the economy, and international relations within the next twenty years. It is more likely that it will take humankind several generations to repair the damage done by…

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10 of the Absolute Best Podcasts for Teachers – Education Article

Most teachers find their motivation to work as hard as they do by using their summer wisely. Summer is a time to follow your curiosity and see where it leads. That’s why we scoped out some of the best, most inspirational podcasts for teachers to queue up in the coming months. Listen in! 1. For feeling empathy, validation, and just plain normal about your stressful teaching life … HMH Learning Moments: Teachers in America is a new podcast. You’ll hear…

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He’s Got a Big Grin, a Golf Cart, and a Whopping To-Do List – Education Article

You’re reading the latest issue of Campus Spaces, a montly newsletter on how colleges are using their buildings and grounds to advance their missions. Sign up here to get the newsletter delivered to your inbox. Welcome to the June 2019 edition of our newsletter about buildings, grounds, and more. Rudy Braydich told me he was supposed to become a dentist, like his dad, but he realized that wasn’t going to work out around the time he found himself using lab beakers…

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Google Search Tips- 2 Important Resources for Students – Education Article

Google is definitely one of the major entry ports for searching the net. Knowing how to conduct effective and smart search queries on Google has become an important skill for 21st century students. There is an over-abundance of information online and unfortunately a decent amount of the online knowledge is amateurish, unfiltered and at worse misinforming. This is why Googling the world wide web goes beyond randomly typing a bunch of words and waiting for the ‘feeling lucky’ button to…

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True Stories About What Anxiety Feels Like – Education Article

Anxiety Series: Part 2 of 3 We all have anxiety. “I’m not ready to take the test!” “I can’t give a speech!” “I have a stomachache!” Each of us can relate to feeling uneasy about getting on a plane, angst about going to a job interview, or queasy before giving a speech. The difference between “typical” or “healthy” anxiety and anxiety disorders is the disorders interfere with life and stop us from doing things we want, or need, to do. Instead…

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Navigating the Teacher Information Management System (TIMS) for New Education Graduates – Education Video

This helpful video from the Division of Certification Services at the Pennsylvania Department of Education takes new education graduates through a simple step-by-step process to complete certification in the Teacher Information Management System (TIMS). Links: TIMS – https://www.education.pa.gov/Educators/Certification/Pages/TIMS.aspx Help with TIMS – https://www.education.pa.gov/Educators/Certification/Application/Pages/default.aspx Certification – https://www.education.pa.gov/Educators/Certification/Pages/default.aspx PDE – https://www.education.pa.gov Certification Services – https://www.education.pa.gov/Educators/Certification/Pages/default.aspx View YouTube Channel

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West Virginia Lawmakers Out to Punish Educators for Taking a Stand – Education Article

(Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP) In October, the West Virginia Legislature promised to give educators a pay raise. It failed to deliver on that promise and so a special session was called to hash out the details. As many suspected, strings would be attached. “Not exactly an earth-shattering revelation,” wrote Dale Lee, president of the West Virginia Education Association, in an editorial in the Charleston Gazette-Mail, “but even we’re a little shocked at how far West Virginia’s [senate] has gone…

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Middle School Students Thrive on Place-Based Learning – Education Article

By Sarah K. Anderson As eleven-year-olds, my friend Tammy and I decided to follow the river behind my house downstream about a mile towards town. By the time we hauled ourselves up the riverbanks and into the general store to buy candy, we came to see ourselves as adventurers who understood the river in a way that no one else did. Around this time, my friend Kristen and I wrote and published a town newspaper, which we sold at the…

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