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When teachers are leaders, retention rates are higher

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:23pm
Fostering teacher leadership is an essential part of retaining top teachers, but it does not happen on its own, Pamela Roggem -More
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Group's leader disputes findings of report on teacher-training programs

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:23pm
A recent report from the National Council on Teaching Quality concluded that teacher-preparation programs lack rigor.  -More
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Do drills enhance learning?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:23pm
Digital technology makes it easier for teachers to "drill" students on all types of information, assert professors Cathie Nor -More
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High-school teacher's tech lesson, dance video goes viral

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:23pm
Students at a project-based high school in Texas recently learned about practical applications of technology.  -More
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Students in Canada learn about nutrition, environment in school gardens

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:23pm
More schools in Alberta, Canada, are launching learning gardens after other local schools conducted successful pilot programs -More
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The Library of Congress and C3: Teaching with Primary Sources and the Inquiry Arc

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:23pm
The Library of Congress and the National Council of Social Studies will collaborate on a series of four webinars in early 201 -More
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Present a session at the 2015 NCSS Annual Conference

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:23pm
NCSS is now accepting proposals for presentations at the 2015 NCSS Annual Conference.  -More
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Every artist was first an amateur.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:23pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson, American writer -More
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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Student Opinion Questions as E.L.L. Writing Prompts

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:15pm
We’re thrilled that our daily Student Opinion questions attract such a variety of kinds of students to engage with current events and ideas, but we hope that English Language Learners worldwide know that we are especially impressed by their contributions. This lesson plan shows how to tailor the feature to the challenges and rewards of expressing opinions in a non-native language.






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Motherlode Blog: Another Standardized Test, This Time of Citizenship

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:30pm
Is requiring high schoolers to take the same citizenship exam as immigrants who want to become United States citizen a good way to test a curriculum, or just another memorization requirement?






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Differentiated Instruction: A Primer

Education Week - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 9:57am
In the field of education, definitions vary for differentiated instruction, a popular approach for teaching children with a wide range of academic strengths and interests.
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The Learning Network: Do You Watch the Super Bowl?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 6:00am
How do you feel about the Super Bowl in general? Will you watch this year’s matchup? Which team do you think will win?






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Strauss: Mom: Common Core wants kids to develop reading skills at the same pace. My daughters didn’t.

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 6:00am
Early childhood experts have raised the alarm about some of the Common Core State Standards in the earliest grades, saying that they are not developmentally appropriate. The Core calls for kindergartners to develop reading skills, which some kindergartners are capable of accomplishing. But plenty of them are not ready to, and some can take into third grade (and beyond) to feel confident with reading. A recent report noted that forcing kids to read in kindergarten can wind up being harmful to some of them.  In the following post, the mother of two daughters developing reading skills at different rates explains why she believes the Core early education Foundational Standards in reading are developmentally inappropriate. (You can see the Common Core standards for kindergartners here.)Read full article >>






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