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1st-year teacher in Ga. seeks to inspire her history students

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:01pm
History teacher Lauren Beck recently welcomed students back to their Augusta, Ga., school with a pledge that they will enjoy  -More
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Teachers: Advice for reflecting on the practice

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:01pm
If it's not broken, don't fix it.  -More

Middle School Resources Help Diverse Students Succeed
Text pairs with matching content at two reading levels make grade-level social studies material accessible, while the new Famous People, Famous Words Reader's Theater scripts engage mixed-ability groups in active learning about historic documents, authors and events. Language-leveled social studies sets for ELs also improve content comprehension. FREE Sampler.

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Teacher collaboration effort to expand in Utah district

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:01pm
A school district in Utah is expanding an initiative that uses late start times for classes to give teachers more time to wor -More
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Iowa schools implement teacher-leader program to boost collaboration

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:01pm
A new teacher-leader program being used in 39 Iowa school districts will pair a veteran teacher with a new one to improve cla -More
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Why Khan Academy is more than just videos

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:01pm
Teachers should forget everything they've heard about the Khan Academy and visit the site with fresh eyes, according to Eric  -More
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N.J. teen raises awareness about gun violence

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:01pm
A 16-year-old student from Jersey City, N.J., recently shared her personal account of how her life has been affected by gun v -More
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Mass. students help plant, harvest produce for area food banks

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:01pm
Elementary-school students in Worcester, Mass., are volunteering with the Community Harvest Project, which distributes fresh  -More
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NCSS Annual Conference -- A Conversation with Ken Burns

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:01pm
Join us at the NCSS Annual Conference in Boston this November for a special session with director and producer Ken Burns.  -More
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Scholarships for first-time NCSS Annual Conference attendees

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:01pm
National Council for the Social Studies believes that high quality professional development is important to the professional  -More
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The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:01pm
Plutarch, Greek historian -More
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N.J. students learn about Vietnam War from veteran in summer course

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 2:04pm
Students at New Jersey's Verona High School who completed a college-credit summer course about the Vietnam War had the opport -More
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Ideas for teaching students to "close read" movies

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 2:04pm
Analyzing film techniques, such as positioning of actors in the scene and camera angles, helps students develop a deeper unde -More
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Education Department to release guidelines for standards, tests

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 2:04pm
States soon could have more guidance from the U.S.  -More
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Texas schools to implement mandatory financial literacy

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 2:04pm
Texas K-8 educators this year will begin implementing a new mandatory personal financial literacy curriculum.  -More
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Librarian reviews apps for educators

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 2:04pm
There are a number of mobile applications available to assist with students' learning and teachers' efficiency, according to  -More
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Ill. students help Easter Seals patients with public speaking

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 2:04pm
A group of Illinois high school students recently worked with Easter Seals participants to help them develop their public-spe -More
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