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Why competition should not be all about winning

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:38pm
Children begin to flex their competitive muscle around age five, according to some researchers.  -More
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How are iPads being used for professional development?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:38pm
As many school districts nationwide roll out one-to-one iPad programs for students, some are recognizing the benefits of tabl -More
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Teacher reflects on importance of coaching, mentoring

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:38pm
Both coaching and mentoring play important roles in the teaching profession, according to Andrew Jones, head of religious stu -More
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How mobile technology is taking off in schools worldwide

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:38pm
Mobile technology increasingly is making an impact on education worldwide, according to blogger Saga Briggs, who in this post -More
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Parts of students' bill of rights adopted by Pa. district's board

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:38pm
The Pittsburgh Public Schools Board has adopted portions of a student-drafted bill of rights for its revised student code.  -More
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Md. 6th-grade student advocates for healthy schools, communities

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:38pm
Jodi Evans, a sixth-grade student in Maryland, has been named a youth ambassador on the Alliance for a Healthier Generation's -More
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Scholarships for first-time NCSS Annual Conference attendees

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:38pm
National Council for the Social Studies believes that high quality professional development is important to the professional  -More
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Volunteer opportunities

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:38pm
NCSS has opportunities for member volunteers to serve on NCSS Operations Committees and Award and Grant Selection Committee.  -More

$125,000 Salary for Master Social Studies Middle School Teachers!
The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School

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You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:38pm
Henry Ford, American industrialist -More
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Motherlode Blog: ‘Would You Like Us to Arrest Him?’

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 9:17am
After my 15-year-old was flashed on the street, my instinct was to shelter her. She had a stronger response in mind.






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Subway Acrobats

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 7:03am
We have dropped a verb in each paragraph, and it’s your job to choose the best one for each blank.






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Strauss: A lesson from South Korea: Student resistance to high-stakes testing

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:02am

Education Secretary Arne Duncan has said repeatedly that the United States isn’t as serious about educating its young people as the South Koreans. It’s just one of the many things he has said in comparing the U.S. public education system with that of other countries. But is South Korea really the country we should be emulating when it comes to schools? Kathy Schultz, a professor and dean of the School of Education at Mills College in Oakland,  is the author of  “Rethinking Classroom Participation: Listening to Silent Voices.” Young Whan Choi and Kathy Schultz answer that question in the following post. Young Whan Choi has taught in public schools in New York City, Providence, RI, and Oakland, CA, and has consulted on work-based learning and advisory models with schools in the United States and South Korea.  He has led the development of a national online Ethnic Studies curriculum.   Currently, as the Civic Engagement Coordinator in Oakland Unified School District, he is directing an initiative to ensure that all high schools students graduate with the knowledge, skills, and habits to be active members of their community.

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