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Are assessments the best predictors of students' abilities?

Are assessments the best predictors of students' abilities?

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Added by Michael Keany on February 15, 2019 at 11:39am — No Comments

Portfolios boost assessment relevancy for truly transformative learning

Portfolios boost assessment relevancy for truly transformative learning

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Added by Michael Keany on February 15, 2019 at 11:35am — No Comments

A Mathematical Mystery by Robert E. Slavin - Thoughts and Research on Teaching Elementary Math

A Mathematical Mystery
Robert E.…
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Added by Michael Keany on February 15, 2019 at 9:28am — No Comments

The Dangers of Distracted Parenting

The Dangers of Distracted Parenting

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Added by Michael Keany on February 13, 2019 at 9:42am — No Comments

10 Basketball Cuts Every Coach Must Know

10 Basketball Cuts Every Coach Must Know

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Added by Michael Keany on February 13, 2019 at 9:40am — No Comments

Why You Should Parent Like a Librarian

Why You Should Parent Like a Librarian

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Blended Instruction vs Blended Learning

Blended Instruction vs Blended Learning

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Added by Michael Keany on February 13, 2019 at 9:19am — No Comments

Why It's Crucial -- And Really Hard -- To Talk About More Equitable Grading

Why It's Crucial -- And Really Hard -- To Talk About More Equitable Grading

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Added by Michael Keany on February 11, 2019 at 1:33pm — No Comments

If girls are bad at math, should we blame their mothers?

If girls are bad at math, should we blame their mothers?

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Added by Michael Keany on February 11, 2019 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Is it time to remake middle school?

Is it time to remake middle school?

Educators and others will gather in Washington, D.C., this week to discuss ways to “reshape” the perception of early adolescence as a time of risk to one that focuses more on positive opportunities.…

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Added by Michael Keany on February 11, 2019 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Fred Smith: More Reasons for Parents in New York to Opt Out Again

Fred Smith: More Reasons for Parents in New York to Opt Out Again

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Added by Michael Keany on February 11, 2019 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Systems by Robert E. Slavin

Systems
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Added by Michael Keany on February 8, 2019 at 11:35am — No Comments

Teacher: Talk with students, not to them

Teacher: Talk with students, not to them

Teacher: Talk with students, not to them
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Talk with students -- not to them, suggests Alabama middle-school teacher Kathy Cote Rogers. In this…
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Added by Michael Keany on February 7, 2019 at 10:45am — No Comments

Start the Lesson Strong with Pre-Assessments

Start the Lesson Strong with Pre-Assessments

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Added by Michael Keany on February 7, 2019 at 10:32am — No Comments

Amazon details computer science education plan

Amazon details computer science education plan

Amazon details computer science education plan
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Amazon announced plans Tuesday to provide online computer science courses at more than…
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Added by Michael Keany on February 7, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

Study: Teacher input increases acceptance of reforms

Study: Teacher input increases acceptance of reforms

A study shows that educators are more likely to support an initiative if given a voice in how it is designed and introduced. Given this option, teachers may adjust the program to previous practices, which could "water down" efforts or prevent significant changes that…
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Added by Michael Keany on February 7, 2019 at 10:01am — No Comments

How one district reduced bad behavior on buses

How one district reduced bad behavior on buses

How one district reduced bad behavior on buses
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A middle school in New Jersey has reduced bus disciplinary referrals by 67% since adopting a positive behavior…
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Added by Michael Keany on February 5, 2019 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Ideas to rejuvenate co-teaching in 2019

Ideas to rejuvenate co-teaching in 2019

As the new year (and new semester) unfolds, instructional coach Elizabeth Stein suggests forgoing resolutions in favor of a set of reflective questions that can strengthen co-teaching effectiveness. Stein uses the story of co-teacher "Joan" to illustrate her process and suggests ways to solve common co-teaching dilemmas. …
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Added by Michael Keany on February 5, 2019 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Use paired "think times" to power up learning

Use paired "think times" to power up learning

During classroom discussion, paired Think Times provide a break in the action that helps teachers use student responses to shape effective feedback to learners. Expert Jackie Walsh offers one caveat: It's critical that "we explicitly instruct our students in the what, why, and how of these time-outs." …
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Added by Michael Keany on February 5, 2019 at 11:58am — No Comments

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