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Matt Renwick

Autism Issues Complicate Anti-Bullying Task - Education Week - 15 views

  • examine the entire school environment
  • Positive Behavioral Supports
  • target students' conversational ability and social skills
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  • increase the empathy and social skills
  • paraprofessionals were taught to initiate games and age-appropriate activities
  • understanding the 'hidden' curriculum
  • Those types of interventions can work if they're embedded in a systematic framework for addressing a school's climate
  • One-shot approaches—such as a school rally or asking students to sign pledges promising not to engage in bullying—"have relatively little impact
  • teach bullies different ways to behave
  • supports schoolwide approaches that spell out clear behavior expectations and schoolwide monitoring, such as the models of positive behavioral supports
Peter Beens

Intentionally unvaccinated students putting other children at risk - 8 views

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    Parents nervous about the safety of vaccinations for their children may be causing a new problem: the comeback of their grandparents' childhood diseases, reports a new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
Peter Beens

Making Homework Meaningful | Edutopia - 132 views

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    One thing that teaches the lessons of accountability, responsibility, diligence and an appreciation for knowledge is homework. Every student has to do it, and for most kids, it is a necessity in order to do well in school. But its usefulness and whether it's taken seriously are always topics of conversation among students.
Peter Beens

Why Daydreaming Isn't a Waste of Time | MindShift - 0 views

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    Parents and teachers expend a lot of energy getting kids to pay attention, concentrate, and focus on the task in front of them. What adults don't do, according to University of Southern California education professor Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, is teach children the value of the more diffuse mental activity that characterizes our inner lives: daydreaming, remembering, reflecting.
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Why Teachers Need Social Media Training, Not Just Rules | Spotlight on Digital Media an... - 6 views

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    Under a new set of social media guidelines (pdf) issued by the New York City Department of Education, teachers are required to obtain a supervisor's approval before creating a "professional social media presence," which is broadly defined as "any form of online publication or presence that allows interactive communication, including, but not limited to, social networks, blogs,  internet websites,  internet forums, and wikis." 
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    Great insight into educating teachers about the use of social media within their schools so that they can help students navigate these waters as well.
Randy Rodgers

BYOT/BYOD Pearltree - 61 views

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    Pearltree I am putting together with resources covering variety of BYOD-related topics, including issues, implementation, classroom strategies, more.
Peter Beens

Learning with 'e's: Content as curriculum? - 79 views

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    I love the line "Education is not life and death. It's much more important than that." Great article.
Peter Beens

Digital Life - Report: More kids 'cyberbaiting' teachers - 141 views

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    This report seems short on research and long on guesses that seems to be trying to link sensational but unrelated facts. I see little attempt made to define the terms. The teachers I know who use facebook to communicate with students do so to keep students thinking about their classwork and deadlines. The "cyberbaiting" which the reporter tries to link to facebook friending with a "perhaps"...would rarely be related. From what I've seen, kids cyberbait the teachers who are least likely to use or understand social media at all. I would imagine that a teacher who is online with students would be least likely to be a target. All this is unoffical guess, but the article does little to provide me with facts or information to contradict this.
Peter Beens

If Education Was Really About Learning…. - 50 views

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    Great essay about what learning should really be like.
Peter Beens

Students give e-learning a grade of incomplete | News | National Post - 59 views

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    They're addicted to Facebook and slaves to their smartphones - "digital natives" trying to navigate the post-secondary world. But as universities spend millions on e-learning tools to help cater to this tech-savvy generation, current students say they're learning more in classes that don't have all the technological bells and whistles.
Peter Beens

Stump The Teacher: My Issues With Homework - 46 views

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    Homework is one of those issues we see come up in educational debates on a fairly regular basis. There seems to be two camps where you either love it or hate it...
Peter Beens

Matt Damon's clear-headed speech to teachers rally - The Answer Sheet - The Washington ... - 185 views

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    Wonderful speech by Matt Damon @ Save Our Schools March in DC
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    Empowerment! Teachers helping students find their own abilities. Great speech by Matt Damon who really appreciates his education experience that helped him. e was an emerging learner and through the fostering of teachers his life has grown.
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    Here is the speech that actor Matt Damon gave today to thousands of teachers, parents and others who attended the Save Our Schools march on the Ellipse near the White House to protest the Obama administration's education policies that are centered on standardized tests.
Peter Beens

Two-thirds of new teachers can't find full-time work - - Macleans OnCampus - 26 views

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    Few other graduates in Canada have as much reason for pessimism as those who finished teacher's college this spring. A study from the Ontario College of Teachers shows that two-thirds (67 per cent) of education graduates from Ontario's class of 2009 found themselves unemployed or underemployed in the following year. And, the unemployment rate among new teachers has exploded to a staggering 24 per cent - up from just three per cent in 2006.
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