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Resarchers: Math needs a more visual approach | eSchool News - 1 views

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    Taking a more visual approach to math instruction at the K-12 and higher-ed levels could dramatically change brain development as it relates to math success.
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How Can White Teachers Do Better by Urban Kids of Color? | Colorlines - 0 views

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    Education professor-and maverick-Christopher Emdin is famous for incorporating hip-hop (and The GZA!) into science education. In this exclusive excerpt of his new book, "For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood…and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education," he explains how White teachers at urban schools can overcome their class and race privilege and truly connect with their students. 
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What Changes When a School Embraces Mindfulness? | MindShift | KQED News - 0 views

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    Taking the time to practice mindfulness, every day, several times a day, has made a big difference at a school trying to overcome trauma.
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Tips on reducing teacher stress from the 'happiest school on earth' | Education | The G... - 1 views

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    With news that half of England's teachers plan to leave in the next five years, what can be done to keep them?
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Welcome to Formative! - 0 views

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    Similar to Kahoot or Socrative in that you can ask multiple choice, T/F, or short answer questions (Socrative) except students can use the drawing tools to visualize their solutions to questions.
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How To Marry The Right Girl: A Mathematical Solution - Radiolab - 0 views

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Focus on Formative Feedback - Review of Research - 0 views

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    by Valerie J. Shute
    American Educational Research Association
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3 Steps to Implement Data-Driven Instruction (Part 3/3) | Blended Learners - 0 views

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    In parts 1 and 2, we looked how to get started collecting data for DDI and then how to use that data to plan for whole and small group lessons. In this third and final section, we’ll consider…
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3 Steps To Implement Data-Driven Instruction (2/3): Whole Group and Small Group Plannin... - 0 views

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    In my last post, I described how to get a data-driven program off the ground by encouraging and enticing students to answer questions on an online platform that stores and organizes their responses…
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3 Steps to Implement Data-Driven Instruction (Part 1/3) | Blended Learners - 0 views

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    I delivered my most “brilliant” lecture early in my teaching career. My junior English class was reading Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson, and both the concepts and the language proved cha…
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Is Student-Centered Learning Like Opening Pandora’s Box? | Blended Learners - 0 views

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    I recently met with a group of veteran teachers from “traditional” schools to discuss student-centered learning. Perhaps because most of the educators in my Personal Learning Network al…
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Professional Development is Broken, but Be Careful How We Fix It | teaching/math/culture - 0 views

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    This morning, Jal Mehta tagged me on a tweet to linking to his recent Education Week blog post, entitled “Let’s End Professional Development as We Know It.” The following exchange…
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The real reason why the US is falling behind in math - Opinion - The Boston Globe - 0 views

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    If my seatmate on an airplane asks me what I do for a living, I tell the truth: I'm a mathematician. This generally triggers one of two responses. Either I'm told that I must be brilliant . . . or I hear about the person's inability to balance a checkbook. The truth is, I'm not brilliant, just persistent, and I hate balancing my checkbook. Both responses, however, point to a fundamental misunderstanding about what mathematics is supposed to do and its current - and unfortunate - trajectory in American education.
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Slowing Down to Learn: Mindful Pauses That Can Help Student Engagement | MindShift - 0 views

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    Inserting longer pauses throughout classroom instruction time can help students and educators open up to greater possibilities.
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    Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) capture the knowledge, skills, and experience from many teachers to improve student learning and to enhance teacher and organizational effectiveness. Here are five keys to setting up a PLC to be successful.
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