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Teacher Agency vs The Collective Voice - The Learner's Way - 2 views

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    With good reason, much is made of learner agency but the concept of teacher agency is important too. If we hope to build a profession in which we are all self-navigating life-long learners, we must acknowledge the role that teacher agency plays. 
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The danger of teacher burnout - The Learner's Way - 9 views

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    Teaching is by nature a high energy profession that demands a lot and while their is much to celebrate there is arena danger of burnout. Taking some time to relax and de-stress is important as is noticing the signs that you are reaching your limit. For all teachers understanding that a break and a change of schedule benefits not just you but your students too can be the catalyst for granting yourself permission for a genuine break.
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Grammar-Quizzes: Practice on Points of English Grammar (ESL/ELL) - 32 views

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    "Grammar-Quizzes.com is an open educational resource for understanding, learning and practicing English grammar usage. These materials present simple grammar concepts and are most appropriate for non-native speakers, but also include practices that could be used for K-12 native speakers" (Mission, ¶1, 2012.01.05).
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    **** English grammar: exercises and theory
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    This Site helps teachers with grammar lessons and also lets the students study and absorb more vocabulary and grammar words.
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    Wow! Great resource. I will learn a lot with this site. Thanks, Shelby!
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Education Week Teacher: High-Tech Teaching in a Low-Tech Classroom - 1 views

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    Tips for the teacher w/out wealth of tech resources for the classroom.
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Facebook Friending 101 for Schools - 52 views

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    "Facebook has added an incredible complexity to our lives and relationships for one simple reason: it is in writing. The courts have always put things "in writing" in higher esteem above word of mouth. Now that we are inundated with video, text, and photographs and a set of complex relationships - we end up with things "in writing" that are distributed far beyond our true "friends" into places that get us in trouble."
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What School Administrators Absolutely Must Know - 43 views

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    As a school administrator, mentor teacher, school board member or educational leader you are responsible for providing a safe and secure environment within which students and faculty will work. In the past this has involved building details in the physical world; the brick and mortar. In schools today this now includes the online world. You must have, at least, a basic level of understanding in the areas of
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Which is easier to learn, Spanish or English? - 9 views

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    Non-native English speakers contend that English is harder to learn than other languages because it is not always phonetic, and has many words that look the same but with different meanings. Consider these examples:
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Building a Better Teacher - NYTimes.com - 20 views

  • There was no shortage of prescriptions at the time for how to cure the poor performance that plagued so many American schools. Proponents of No Child Left Behind saw standardized testing as a solution. President Bush also championed a billion-dollar program to encourage schools to adopt reading curriculums with an emphasis on phonics. Others argued for smaller classes or more parental involvement or more state financing.
  • This record encouraged a belief in some people that good teaching must be purely instinctive, a kind of magic performed by born superstars.
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USGS: Maps, Imagery, and Publications - 16 views

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    a wide variety of resources are available, including free and low cost. There is also an rss feed.
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Fossil Fieldtrip Guide: fossil, poster, practice | Glogster - 27 views

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    a web2.0 poster that will help you start your fieldtrip planning activities
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