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Janet Hale

Popsicle Math - Study Finds Playing Math Game Boosted Preschoolers Abilities - Early Ye... - 0 views

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    "Playing a math game designed to encourage practicing the basic "number sense" all children are born with improved the ability of young children in a study to do math, Johns Hopkins University researchers report. The study is due to be released in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology in July and is available online now. "
Janet Hale

Michael Fullan Affirms the Power of Collective Efficacy - Learning Forward's PD Watch -... - 0 views

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    "At a learning session I attended recently, Michael Fullan announced that, after reviewing John Hattie's research on practices with the most significant impact in schools, collective efficacy is the new winner. Once again, we have evidence that harnessing the power of the group rather than relying solely on the individual is key to unlocking the full potential of educators and students in schools.

    Collective efficacy -- educators' belief that in working together, they have the capability to improve significant challenges in schools -- doesn't just happen when systems or schools offer educators the opportunity to collaborate. According to Fullan, four conditions are essential to create collective efficacy."
Janet Hale

School Climate: Ed. Dept. Provides Free Surveys, Resources to Schools - Rules for Engag... - 0 views

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    "The U.S. Department of Education released a free, web-based survey Thursday that schools can use to track the effectiveness of school climate efforts and resources on how to best improve learning environments for students.

    The surveys, developed with input from researchers and the department's office of safe and healthy students, can be administered to middle and high school students, staff, parents, and guardians, providing real-time data about their perceptions of the school environment."
Janet Hale

What Artificial Intelligence Could Mean For Education : NPR Ed : NPR - 0 views

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    "The Pearson report predicts software that will bring helpful feedback in an instant about students' progress, their knowledge state and even their state of mind - eliminating the need to stop and give a standardized test.

    On a more futuristic, somewhat creepier note, Forcier and her co-authors also suggest the development of something called a "lifelong learning companion."
Janet Hale

Curriculum Definition - The Glossary of Education Reform - 0 views

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    "The term curriculum refers to the lessons and academic content taught in a school or in a specific course or program. In dictionaries, curriculum is often defined as the courses offered by a school, but it is rarely used in such a general sense in schools. Depending on how broadly educators define or employ the term, curriculum typically refers to the knowledge and skills students are expected to learn, which includes the learning standards or learning objectives they are expected to meet; the units and lessons that teachers teach; the assignments and projects given to students; the books, materials, videos, presentations, and readings used in a course; and the tests, assessments, and other methods used to evaluate student learning. An individual teacher's curriculum, for example, would be the specific learning standards, , lessons, assignments, and materials used to organize and teach a particular course."
Janet Hale

How Family Background Influences Student Achievement - Education Next : Education Next - 0 views

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    "In opening our eyes to the role of family background in the creation of inequality, Coleman wasn't suggesting that we shrug our shoulders and learn to live with it. But in attacking the achievement gap, as his research would imply, we need to mobilize not only our schools but also other institutions. Promise Neighborhoods offer cradle-to-career supports to help children successfully navigate the challenges of growing up. Early childhood programs provide intervention at a critical time, when children's brains take huge leaps in development. Finally, small schools of choice can help to build a strong sense of community, which could particularly benefit inner-city neighborhoods where traditional institutions have been disintegrating."
Janet Hale

High-Performance Teacher Education: An Essential Component of the New System - Top Perf... - 0 views

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    "This blog is another in the series devoted to proposing reforms in the American education system based on the strategies that the countries with the most successful education systems in the world have been using. In this blog, I address the reforms that are needed in the initial preparation of teachers. Almost two years ago, our Center for International Education Benchmarking gave Linda Darling-Hammond and a global team of researchers she assembled a large grant to do a multi-year international comparative study of teacher quality. The issue of initial teacher preparation is one of the topics addressed in that study. The research for the teacher quality study has been done, and the analysis is in progress. The results should be available in a few months. The conclusions and proposals in this blog draw on research we and other scholars have done, including other research done by Professor Darling-Hammond, but not in the forthcoming book. "
Janet Hale

Hattie Ranking: Curricula Effects - VISIBLE LEARNING - 0 views

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    Hattie Meta-Analysis - Influences and effect sizes related to student achievement - MOST EFFECTIVE - VOCABULARY PROGRAMS
Janet Hale

Hattie Ranking: Teaching Effects - VISIBLE LEARNING - 0 views

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    Hattie Meta-Analysis - Influences and effect sizes related to student achievement - MOST EFFECTIVE - PROVIDING FORMATIVE EVALUATION
Janet Hale

These 2 Magic Words Will Make You a Better Leader | Inc.com - 0 views

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    "For instance," Raskin reports Allen saying, "take a punt return. Every other coach would tell us, 'If you're about to be tackled, don't cut back, because you're probably going to lose yardage.'" This sounds like a straightforward and effective way to provide feedback, but Willsey used a different technique. He "never said the word don't. Instead, he always said make sure."
Janet Hale

Teacher Burnout Is More Likely Among Introverts - The Atlantic - 0 views

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    Jayson Jones was my favorite person to call when I needed a substitute for my high-school English classes. Jayson was an aspiring teacher who was extremely popular with the students and related especially well with many of the at-risk kids. One day, I walked into the classroom at lunchtime, and he was sitting alone in the dark, listening to music. "Oh, an introvert?" I said. "I had no idea." He smiled and responded, "Absolutely. I do this every day to recharge." Unfortunately for me and thousands of future students, Jayson has left the classroom for the workshop: He's refurbishing furniture instead of teaching and says that his "introversion definitely played a part."
Janet Hale

Top 14 Golden Rules of Content Marketing | Michael Spencer | LinkedIn - 0 views

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    I was talking today to a content strategist of a pretty amazing and growing Canadian company called Unbounce today, and it got me thinking about content marketing.

    It sort of took me back to the days of when I first read HubSpot's Inbound marketing primer. Those were the days, when quality content was enough to generate leads, when barely anyone had decent blogs.
Janet Hale

What Easter Island's colossal stone statues teach about the dangers of modern school re... - 0 views

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    "The stone statues on Easter Island (Diamond, 2005) have a lot to teach us about education. The hundreds of stone statues on Easter Island have been one of the greatest mysteries on earth."
Janet Hale

Compare Teacher Programs | Top Teaching Colleges | Best Teaching Programs | National Co... - 0 views

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    "Excellent tool to find out how higher ed colleges/universities are measuring up for undergrad and grad programs for education based on a rigorous standards framework.
Janet Hale

Will ESSA Offer New Leadership Opportunities for Educators? - Teacher-Leader Voices - E... - 0 views

    • 3) Teacher leadership is actually supported in ESSA.

      For the first time, there are numerous references made to teacher leadership in ESEA, offering an opportunity for school systems to channel federal funds into teacher leadership and to think about staffing schools differently:

      • P. 319, lines 17-21: "providing training and support for teacher leaders and principals or other school leaders who are recruited as part of instructional leadership teams."
      • P. 333, lines 11-17: "A description of the local educational agency's systems of professional growth and improvement, such as induction for teachers, principals, or other school leaders and opportunities for building the capacity of teachers and opportunities to develop meaningful teacher leadership."
      • P. 350, lines 15-18: "successful fulfillment of additional responsibilities or job functions, such as teacher leadership roles"
      • P. 356-357, lines 21-25 and 1-3: "authority to make staffing decisions that meet the needs of the school, such as building an instructional leadership team that includes teacher leaders or offering opportunities for teams or pairs of effective teachers or candidates to teach or to start teaching in high-need schools together."
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    "So how will the Every Student Succeeds Act be different?

    "History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme!" is a caution for us; we need to learn where we went wrong with NCLB and waivers. One key error was the development of well-intentioned policies without the benefit of practicing educators at the decision making table. National polling shows that only 2% of teachers feel their voices are heard at the national level. My colleague Justin Minkel calls it the "implementation gap" - the gulf between a policy's intended impact and its actual impact once it rolls out with real kids in real classrooms. When you don't have practicing educators assisting with the decision making, that gap is inevitable.

    ESSA provides new access points to teachers in three ways..."
Janet Hale

8 major challenges acting ed secretary John King will face in 2016 | Education Dive - 0 views

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    "John B. King Jr. takes over as acting secretary of education Jan. 1, assuming the position with barely more than one year left in President Barack Obama's second term. "
Janet Hale

News from The Associated Press - 0 views

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    "WASHINGTON (AP) -- Those federally mandated math and reading tests will continue, but a sweeping rewrite of the nation's education law will now give states - not the U.S. government - authority to decide how to use the results in evaluating teachers and schools."
Janet Hale

FAIR USE Five-Minute Film Festival: Copyright and Fair Use for Educators | Edutopia - 0 views

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    "I absolutely love it when teachers and students create, remix, and mash up media; it's a fantastic way to encourage deeper learning and media literacy. But one issue that complicates digital freedom of expression is copyright law. While many would argue that copyright law is outdated and badly in need of an overhaul, it's still critical that adults and kids alike have a basic understanding of what's legal and ethical while playing with other people's intellectual property. Here's a list of videos I collected to help you navigate the murky waters of copyright law in educational settings."
Janet Hale

Collaboration: A Necessity, Not an Option | ASCD Inservice - 0 views

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    "It took me more than a decade to understand the importance and true worth of collaboration. During my early years in teaching, I strived hard, but I always worked in isolation. My aim was always to excel; thus, I built my library and invested a good amount of money to fill my shelves with physics books. I was mistaken. I focused too much on content and not enough on delivery-until I learned how to collaborate."
Janet Hale

Growth mindset guru Carol Dweck says teachers and parents often use her research incorr... - 0 views

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    "Stanford psychology professor Carol Dweck has become something of a cult figure in education and parenting circles. Her research into boosting student motivation has spawned a mini industry of consultants, sold more than a million books and changed the way that many adults praise children."
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