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Study reveals promising results from kindness curriculum

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 2:58pm
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ESL and Spanish Social Studies Resources
Social Studies big books in English or Spanish engage K-2 ELs in learning to comprehend and respond to grade-level content. Leveled texts in either language then help them build knowledge and make continued progress, while ELs in Grades 3-8+ use ESL texts and text pairs to develop the vocabulary and content understanding needed for Social Studies classes. FREE Sampler.

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Tips to personalize professional learning

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 2:58pm
Creating personalized professional learning starts with understanding "the whole teacher or leader," suggests Ben Wilkoff, di -More
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Using technology in Black History Month, Presidents Day lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 2:58pm
Three educators in this blog post share resources and tips on how they are integrating technology into their history lessons. -More
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N.D. high-schoolers learn about homelessness during simulation

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 2:58pm
Century High School juniors in North Dakota recently participated in a simulation about homelessness.  -More
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N.J. school raises money, awareness about heart disease, stroke

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 2:58pm
Students and teachers at a New Jersey elementary school participated recently in National Wear Red Day to raise awareness abo -More
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Webinar -- Using New-Old Tools: African-American Periodical and Literature in Social Studies

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 2:58pm
In this webinar on Feb. 24, we will address how 19th Century African American periodicals can inform literacy learning.  -More
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NCSS members connect through Tweet chat

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 2:58pm
Are you a Tweeter? Or want to become one? On Monday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m.  -More
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Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 2:58pm
Camille Pissarro, Danish-French painter -More
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Anatomy of a school closing: How Fairfax County officials make the call on snow days

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 1:54pm
Fairfax County schools cancelled classes for the second time this week Wednesday after a winter storm dropped about six inches of snow across the Washington area.It was the fifth time Fairfax officials closed schools this winter, and with more snowy weather in the forecast, it’s possible additional cancellations could occur this week. The 2014-2015 school year marks the first time a new calendar system took effect that added 13 extra snow days in case of inclement weather.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: ​Advice for Finding Your Groove

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 10:41am
Getting an email “obsession” under control, focusing on the task at hand, and finding time for gratitude and exercise.






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Oops! (x 800) Carnegie Mellon tells hundreds of applicants they’re in — by mistake

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 10:13am
About 800 applicants to Carnegie Mellon University got great news Monday — they were accepted to the prestigious school’s top-ranked master’s in computer science program, and even given helpful “bragging points.” But in a cruel computer glitch, those congratulatory e-mails were sent out by mistake. And another, much less happy and completely exclamation-point-free batch soon followed. As Gawker first reported, those students got a message that was pretty clear:Read full article >>






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