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UKEdMag: The Outdoor Classroom - Let's get Growing Schools - 5 views

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    Get pupils outdoors
Martin Burrett

Exploring the Blue Sky - 7 views

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    Blog post exploring the opportunities for professional development
Vicki Davis

What new research on extended school day says - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post - 5 views

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    Extending the school day may not have the benefits that some claim, especially since we're just giving kids more same-old same-old instruction time. This article from the Washington Post is worth a read.

    "But the extended day approach being implemented in many schools as a result of the department's push to increase instructional time  falls short.  It largely ignores the deep body of research on what makes effective expanded learning.   Instead, too many schools are merely adding another hour or so of regular class time onto the school day.  Not surprisingly, two very recent studies suggest we might not accomplish much with this approach to improving schools. "
Suzie Nestico

Organizational Climate Index Tool - 6 views

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    Survey tool and formula to analyze school climate amongst faculty
Suzie Nestico

Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it - 27 views

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    Judy O'Connell's curated tweets, blogs, etc. on digital citizenship. Excellent, constantly updated resources.
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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. 
Suzie Nestico

Google Plus: Is This the Social Tool Schools Have Been Waiting For? - 15 views

  • Will schools block Google+? Or will the finely-tuned privacy controls it offers trump schools', parents', and politicians' concerns?
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    To use or not to use in schools? The +'s and -'s of Google+ integration into Google Apps for EDU
Dean Mantz

Are Magnet Schools Perpetuating Segregation? - 7 views

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    Interesting read and twist on the influence of magnet schools and public education. 
Suzie Nestico

http://www.nais.org/files/PDFs/NAISCOASchools.pdf - 3 views

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    How to move toward being a school of the future
David Wetzel

What is the Value of Vocational or Technical Education? - 10 views

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    A shortage of skilled workers in today's workforce is attributed by many employers to the lack of satisfactory education beyond high school.

Brendan Murphy

How to fix our schools - 4 views

  • Listen, I love basketball. But the smartest kid in the school…should be getting as much attention as the basketball star. That’s a change that we’ve got to initiate in our community.”
  • school systems will have to develop better ways of identifying good and bad teachers.
  • In addition to teacher quality, they should pay attention to school leadership, curriculum improvement, and school organization.
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