Michael Keany's Blog – November 2014 Archive (41)

Story starter websites

Story starter websites – In this School Library Journal feature, Richard Byrne suggests apps to help students get started with their writing. Here are three that are free:

• Write About This http://ow.ly/CwmbT 

• WordWriter http://www.boomwriter.com/wordwriter 

• StoryToolz…

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Added by Michael Keany on November 28, 2014 at 11:55am — No Comments

Habits of Heart: Helping Students Reflect and Act on Gratitude by MAURICE ELIAS



Habits of Heart: Helping Students Reflect and Act on Gratitude


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Added by Michael Keany on November 28, 2014 at 11:44am — No Comments

Fostering Literacy In One Fell Stroke... by Lisa Dolan

Fostering Literacy In One Fell Stroke...

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Added by Michael Keany on November 28, 2014 at 10:02am — No Comments

How Libraries are Advancing and Inspiring Schools and Communities by Holly Korbey

How Libraries are Advancing and Inspiring Schools and…

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Added by Michael Keany on November 24, 2014 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Engaged vs. Just on Task by Jay Billy

By Jay Billy
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Added by Michael Keany on November 24, 2014 at 1:13pm — No Comments

A New Era for Student Assessment by Bob Lenz



A New Era for Student Assessment

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Added by Michael Keany on November 20, 2014 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Malala’s Nobel Prize and the Question of Children’s Rights by Peter Gray in Freedom to Learn

Freedom to Learn

The roles of play and curiosity as foundations for learning.

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Added by Michael Keany on November 20, 2014 at 9:59am — No Comments

Implementing Best Practice Overnight Is Not Best Practice By Peter DeWitt (Ross Cooper)

Implementing Best Practice Overnight Is Not Best Practice

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Added by Michael Keany on November 20, 2014 at 9:55am — No Comments

Getting better at getting better by Dennis Sparks

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Added by Michael Keany on November 20, 2014 at 9:51am — No Comments

Nonfiction That’s Good for the Learning Environment by Steve Peha

Nonfiction That’s Good for the Learning Environment

by Steve Peha

As many of us adjust to the Common Core and new standards in other states which mimic the Core in all but name, we know we’re going to be teaching a lot more nonfiction. In particular, we’re going to be teaching issue-oriented, analytic, short-form nonfiction of the kind we often find in newspapers, magazines, and on the Internet. I recently came across an incredible set of materials that seem…

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Added by Michael Keany on November 20, 2014 at 9:36am — No Comments

Countering 'churn and burn'

Countering 'churn and burn'

Since the no-excuses movement began in the 1990s, its schools have had a reputation for teachers who are young, idealistic, white, and available to families around the clock -- until they leave, writes Sara Neufeld for The Atlantic. Some are ready to have children of their own or more lucrative careers; others are just fried. The dynamic has been criticized for depriving students of stable adult relationships and creating mistrust…

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Added by Michael Keany on November 19, 2014 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Genetically Modified Teaching by Dr. Arnold Dodge



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Added by Michael Keany on November 19, 2014 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Rather Stand by Victoria A Davis

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Added by Michael Keany on November 17, 2014 at 9:04am — No Comments

Separate, equal-ish

Separate, equal-ish

If wealthy Malibu can convince less-affluent Santa Monica, Calif. that two districts would work better than the one they now share, it could offer a template for others around the country that have sought independence from their less-well-off partners, writes Kyle Spencer for The Hechinger Report. "Separatist movements" are increasingly common as parents in mostly white, mostly middle-class communities in and around such places as Memphis, Salt…

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Added by Michael Keany on November 14, 2014 at 10:03am — No Comments

The Place to Be by Eric Sheninger

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Added by Michael Keany on November 13, 2014 at 1:42pm — No Comments

5 tips for reading middle grade novels with your own kids

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Added by Michael Keany on November 13, 2014 at 1:40pm — No Comments

To the New Congress by Robert Slavin



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Added by Michael Keany on November 13, 2014 at 12:47pm — No Comments

The Perfect Classroom Gift: A Gift of Words by JANE HANCOCK



The Perfect Classroom Gift: A Gift of Words
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Added by Michael Keany on November 13, 2014 at 9:17am — No Comments

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