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What makes a brilliant teacher? | Teacher Network Blog | Guardian Professional - 2 views

  • Emotional intelligence and empathy are two huge features of a T factor teacher's practice. Knowing how, when, and what to say in order to bring about conditions in which educational attachment flourishes, is an incredibly subtle yet powerful tool.
Jodie Riek

Teacher Excellence Narrows the Achievement Gap | Edutopia - 4 views

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    By embracing research-backed instructional design, consistent PD, and strong, caring relationships, all boats are rising and teachers have gone from surviving to thriving at this once-failing middle school.
Suzie Nestico

Using Diigo in the Classroom - Student Learning with Diigo - 42 views

  • Save important websites and access them on any computer. Categorize websites by titles, notes, keyword tags, lists and groups. Search through bookmarks to quickly find desired information. Save a screenshot of a website and see how it has changed over time. Annotate websites with highlighting or virtual "sticky notes." View any annotations made by others on any website visited. Share websites with groups or the entire Diigo social network. Comment on the bookmarks of others or solicit comments to your shared bookmarks.
  • Professional Development Beyond extended student learning, Diigo can be used as a form of professional development. Diigo has several educator groups that are active in sharing and collaborating on bookmarks relevant to education. This group has almost 10,000 members. You can find over 200 other Diigo K-12 education groups here.
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Replicating Success: Project-Based Learning | Edutopia - 19 views

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    In this Schools that Work story, we profiled a rural school district in Northwest Georgia using their resources carefully to replicated successful Project-Based Learning. 
edutopia .org

Reflect on Your Social, Emotional, and Character Development Work this Past School Year... - 2 views

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    A great checklist to reflect on your social, emotional, and character development work during the past teaching year.
Suzie Nestico

Teacher suspended over alleged Facebook comment - NorthJersey.com - 1 views

  • A first-grade teacher was suspended Thursday following alleged comments on her Facebook page in which she said she felt like a "warden" overseeing "future criminals," according to a district official.
  • "This is not first time I've heard something like this from a teacher," Best said. "Overall, I think we have really good teachers. But there's also a significant population of teachers here to collect the paycheck and don't have the best interests of the students in mind."
  • "There might be others (who share the sentiments of the online remarks) but all I've dealt with have shown no signs like that," said the Rev. Barry Graham, assistant pastor at Canaan Baptist Church
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  • Graham, whose congregation works closely with the school and recently awarded 130 honor roll students there, recognized that "any one of us on a bad day could lash out."
    • Suzie Nestico
       
      Yes, any one of us can have a bad day and lash out.  But, if you are a teacher, you are held to higher principles and practices.  Don't do it!  Find something good and post online about that.  The good can be contagious, too!
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    Why teachers should not ever publicly talk like this online.  Period.  Find the good and talk about that.
Suzie Nestico

Teachers and Facebook - List | Diigo - 2 views

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    List of resources for teachers on Facebook.  Students could benefit from some of these, as well, as lessons in digital citizenship.
Joseph Alvarado

b9667271ee6c154195_t9m6iij8k.pdf (application/pdf Object) - 1 views

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    Great research paper on why student test scores should not be used to evaluate teachers.
Brendan Murphy

Building a Better Teacher - NYTimes.com - 18 views

  • Is good classroom management enough to ensure good instruction?
    • Brendan Murphy
       
      Finally, and yes the answer is no.
  • One of those researchers was Deborah Loewenberg Ball, an assistant professor who also taught math part time at an East Lansing elementary school and whose classroom was a model for teachers in training.
    • Brendan Murphy
       
      Now these videos seem to be more about allowing students to think and discuss concepts and very little about classroom management. It's all about letting students use their brains.
  • Teaching, even teaching third-grade math, is extraordinarily specialized, requiring both intricate skills and complex knowledge about math.
    • Brendan Murphy
       
      What teaching is specialized and requires intricate skills and complex knowledge?
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