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Dave Truss

Will you take the Professional Learning challenge? | Inter.Connect.Ed - 24 views

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    How can we do Professional Learning Differently?
Dave Truss

Dean Shareski: How To Make Better Teachers - 13 views

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    ...one phrase I saw in those documents some 20 years ago stuck with me. Reflective Practitioner. I sort of understood the concept but other than simply thinking about what you did in the classroom, I wasn't at all sure what to do with this term. PS. The only people allowed to criticize or challenge this idea are people who have blogged for at least one year and written at least 50 posts. The rest of you can ask questions but you can't dismiss it.
Dave Truss

Creating a Blogging Scope and Sequence | always learning - 17 views

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    they were so quick to see the connection to literacy - not just using blogging as an opportunity to publish writing, but as an actual form of writing, and just as important as the others they already teach.
Dave Truss

FedEx Prep: Time for Innovation | Connected Principals - 2 views

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    # I will provide you with an extra prep per week ("A Fed Ex Prep") for 6 straight weeks. This would be prep-free for you as I would prep whichever subject the you would like. The time is also negotiable (ie. if you would rather have 2 periods a week for 3 weeks). # This time will be self-directed to ANYTHING you want with the only goal that you must DELIVER your ideas.
Dave Truss

Looking To Boost Achievement? …Try Some Non-Fiction Writing | Connected Princ... - 9 views

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    Douglas Reeves's consulting website (The Leadership and Learning Center), where he keeps full PDF text for many of his articles, past and present. SCORE! Check out this treasure trove of reading "when students improve the quaintly and quality of their writing, they improve in reading comprehension, math, science, and social studies."
Dave Truss

How To Motivate Your Students To Behave Better, Work Harder, Care For Each Ot... - 27 views

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    Lecturing individual students is a common classroom management practice-just another tool in a teacher's tool belt. But it's a colossal mistake, born of frustration, that does nothing to curb unwanted behavior beyond several minutes. The reason?
Dave Truss

English Teacher vs Educator « Sabrina's Weblog - 7 views

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    English is not the object of study in my classes. It is the MEANS to access a bunch of knowledge. It is the tool that will allow me and my students to access lots of information, to get to know new cultures, different ways of thinking, different points of views; that will allow us to reflect on important issues, defend our opinions and why not, also get to know each other more. That's what education is all about after all: developing CRITICAL THINKING and SOCIAL SKILLS.
Dave Truss

10 things teachers should unlearn… « What Ed Said - 36 views

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    ...In my opinion, all of the above are outdated ideas. I won't elaborate at the moment, as I'd rather have your input! Which ones do you agree with? Disagree? Challenge? Question?
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