December 2019 Blog Posts (26)

Valentina Gonzalez: English Learners Need to Use Academic Language

Valentina Gonzalez: English Learners Need to Use Academic Language

For English learners, academic language is much more challenging to master than social language. Specialist Valentina Gonzalez says EL students…

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Added by Michael Keany on December 28, 2019 at 9:32am — No Comments

Jen Serravallo: Effective 5- to 7-Minute Reading Conferences

Jen Serravallo: Effective 5- to 7-Minute Reading Conferences

To ensure all your students benefit from frequent reading conferences, it’s important to keep them short, focused and effective. Author and…

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Added by Michael Keany on December 28, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments

Brent Gilson: Why I’ve Stopped Using Teachers Pay Teachers

Brent Gilson: Why I’ve Stopped Using Teachers Pay Teachers

Online teacher marketplaces may seem harmless, but when sellers offer materials that violate copyrights and ignore intellectual property rights of original…

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Added by Michael Keany on December 28, 2019 at 9:28am — No Comments

Dina Strasser: Creating Classrooms That Teach the Whole Kid

Dina Strasser: Creating Classrooms That Teach the Whole Kid

Respectful, fruitful collaboration among students is not “nice” for kids to master before they make their own way in the world – it is absolutely…

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Added by Michael Keany on December 28, 2019 at 9:26am — No Comments

What Separates Champions from ‘Almost Champions’?

What Separates Champions from ‘Almost Champions’?

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Brad Stulberg
getpocket.com
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Added by Michael Keany on December 19, 2019 at 10:11am — No Comments

3 ways to encourage prosocial behaviors at school

3 ways to encourage prosocial behaviors at school

Students tend to have better academic outcomes when they engage in prosocial behaviors, researchers say. Eighth-grade English teacher Cathleen Beachboard suggests that teachers have students make happiness boards to remind themselves of positive memories; journal regularly about gratitude; and perform random…
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Added by Michael Keany on December 19, 2019 at 10:07am — No Comments

7 experiences new teachers should seek out for a more satisfying career

7 experiences new teachers should seek out for a more satisfying career

Starting your teaching career is both exciting and daunting. To set yourself up for long term success, there are a number of things you can start doing now. David Cohen, NBCT, has some tips and tricks that are worth reading no matter where you are in your teaching career.…

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Added by Michael Keany on December 19, 2019 at 10:02am — No Comments

Hall Pass



Hall Pass

My classroom, my teaching, and the school environment — all of these projected daily lessons to students about who they…

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Added by Michael Keany on December 19, 2019 at 9:57am — No Comments

Using Oral History in Reporting



Using Oral History in Reporting

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MEERABELLE JESUTHASAN
pulitzercenter.org
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Added by Michael Keany on December 17, 2019 at 11:08am — No Comments

In Early Ed, Simple Nudges Make a Big Difference

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Added by Michael Keany on December 13, 2019 at 9:28am — No Comments

The Value of Digital Tools in Science Classes

Four digital activities that engage students in science

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Added by Michael Keany on December 12, 2019 at 9:00am — No Comments

Teaching Students to Give Peer Feedback

Ways to make peer feedback focused and meaningful

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Added by Michael Keany on December 12, 2019 at 8:58am — No Comments

Disrupting the Teacher Hero Narrative with This Story Instead

Disrupting the Teacher Hero Narrative with This Story Instead…

Beth Pandolpho
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Added by Michael Keany on December 11, 2019 at 8:53am — No Comments

Best SHORT Explanation of American Educational Failure

Churchill said Russia is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.” That’s hardly more of a puzzle than American K-12, which is sophistries wrapped in lies inside a thick fog.

The problem in understanding K-12 is that you have a surface at odds with dark secrets inside. Imagine a beautiful $10 million mansion full of glamorous people leading expensive lives. Lots of good times. Life…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on December 10, 2019 at 11:00pm — No Comments

What You Practice Is What You Value

What You Practice Is What You Value

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ascd.org
11 min


To foster a schoolwide culture of coaching, create a shared language around specific…

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Added by Michael Keany on December 10, 2019 at 12:47pm — No Comments

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