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How to Keep Classroom Sleepers Awake

Education (Spigot Aggregator) - Sat, 12/05/2015 - 18:00
If students regularly fall asleep in class, keep them awake and engaged with physical movement and mentally stimulating activities in a well-lit classroom.
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Sometimes Misbehavior Is Not What It Seems

Education (Spigot Aggregator) - Sat, 12/05/2015 - 14:00
Misbehaving students might like you too much or be physically attracted. Maybe they want attention or want you to prove yourself. Be sensitive to underlying reasons.
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Thriving in the Homestretch

Education (Spigot Aggregator) - Thu, 11/05/2015 - 20:00
As the year winds down, teachers might consider holding class outdoors, treating themselves kindly, reflecting on what worked, assigning fun projects, and checking in with peers.
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Avoiding "Learned Helplessness"

Education (Spigot Aggregator) - Thu, 11/05/2015 - 14:00
Take responsibility for empowering students, and avoid the schooling habits that train them to seek a single right answer instead of exploring the learning process.
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Resources Toolkit for New Teachers

Education (Spigot Aggregator) - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 18:49
From classroom management to working with parents, lesson planning to learning environments, this compilation of blogs, videos, and other resources provides an array of tips and advice for teachers just starting out.
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Five-Minute Film Festival: Restoring Hope and Faith in Humanity

Education (Spigot Aggregator) - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 17:00
It's that time of year when many teachers need a little pick-me-up. Here's a playlist of videos to give you an uplifting, inspiring, end-of-the-year push.
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Weaving SEL Skills Into Book Talks

Education (Spigot Aggregator) - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 13:00
Book Talks provide an ideal way to build students' problem-solving skills by deepening their insights into written materials.
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PBL and Standardized Tests? It Can Work!

Education (Spigot Aggregator) - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 19:00
Blogger Andrew Miller acknowledges the tension between project-based learning and standardized testing prep, yet he also finds a wide swathe of common ground between both teaching methods.
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A New Definition of Rigor

Education (Spigot Aggregator) - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 17:00
Rigor doesn't simply mean giving students more or harder work. Instead, it's the result of work that challenges students' thinking in new and interesting ways.
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Myth vs. Reality in a 1:1 Classroom

Education (Spigot Aggregator) - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 13:00
Three myths about the 1:1 classroom: it's a paperless environment; all student work happens on devices; and all teachers need to adopt the technology.
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Weekly Update: Educational Webinars, Unconferences, and Conferences

Education (Spigot Aggregator) - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 12:58
Get a roundup of educational webinars, conferences, edcamps, and unconferences aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!
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New Teachers: Preparing, Planning, and Building Support Systems

Education (Spigot Aggregator) - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 12:57
To set the stage for a successful first year of teaching, it’s important to do some advance planning and preparation. We’ve collected a variety of resources to help new teachers start the year off right.
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New Teachers: Lesson and Curriculum Planning

Education (Spigot Aggregator) - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 12:57
Explore a diverse collection of curriculum-planning tips, guidance, and other resources meant to help new teachers plan effective activities, lessons, and units.
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New Teachers: Technology-Integration Basics

Education (Spigot Aggregator) - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 12:57
Find tips, strategies, tools, and other resources to help new teachers successfully integrate technology to facilitate educational objectives in the classroom.
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New Teachers: A Primer on Assessment

Education (Spigot Aggregator) - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 12:57
n this guide for new teachers, learn about different types of assessment and how they can be used to provide feedback to learners and inform instruction.
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New Teachers: Working With Parents

Education (Spigot Aggregator) - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 12:57
Engaging and building trust with parents and creating supportive home-to-school connections is critical to new-teacher success; find resources to get started here.
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New Teachers: Designing Learning Environments

Education (Spigot Aggregator) - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 12:57
For new teachers, this resource compilation includes tips and guides on classroom design and layout to help maximize the possibilities of the learning environment.
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New Teachers: Classroom-Management Fundamentals

Education (Spigot Aggregator) - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 12:57
Discover resources for new teachers about developing routines, fostering classroom community, managing disruptions, and building student relationships.
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Assessment: Lower Stakes, Raise Retention

Education (Spigot Aggregator) - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 17:00
Students learn better through retrieval-enhanced learning which can be practiced with smaller quizzes, daily questions, opportunities for reflection, and personalized oral quizzes.
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Math as a Social Justice Lever

Education (Spigot Aggregator) - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 13:00
Some suggest going easy on kids who'd rather drop out than study math, yet math remains an essential life tool across racial, gender, and class lines.
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