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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:39pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More
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SmartBrief will not publish Monday

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:39pm
In observance of the Labor Day holiday, NCSS SmartBrief will not publish Monday, Sept. 1.  -More
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A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer.

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:39pm
Novalis, German poet -More
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Ky. students to research history, future of community

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:49pm
About 200 high-school students in Morehead, Ky., will start project-based learning work on "My Heritage, My Future" projects  -More
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NBCT: Incorporate educational games in classroom lessons

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:49pm
National Board Certified Teacher Michele Huppert challenges educators in this blog post to incorporate educational games in t -More
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Educators compare middle- and high-school teaching experiences

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:49pm
Middle-grades teacher Ariel Sacks in this blog post shares thoughts from several educators about working in middle and high s -More
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How teachers at one school get more done in less time

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:49pm
Third-grade teacher Genia Connell says her school adopted the mantra "Work Smarter, Not Harder" to help educators save time a -More
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Flipped instruction takes off in U.S. classrooms

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:49pm
Teachers in Utah and nationwide are embracing the flipped instructional method with varied amounts of success.  -More
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La. students help develop plans to improve coastline, water quality

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:49pm
A group of high-school students in Louisiana recently attended a summit to develop action plans for restoring the coastline a -More
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Civil War soldier who died at Gettysburg to receive Medal of Honor

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:49pm
President Barack Obama in September will award the Medal of Honor to a Union Army officer, 1st Lt.  -More
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Sparking curiosity -- Geography, the C3 Framework and the Inquiry Arc

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:49pm
Join a panel of classroom and content experts as they share how to spark your students' curiosity about the world through geo -More
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Social studies for the next generation: The C3 Framework

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:49pm
One of the recent milestones in social studies education was the release in 2013 of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3)  -More
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Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:49pm
Peter Drucker, Austrian-American writer and management consultant -More
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Mo. educators to examine lessons of Ferguson as school reopens

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:44am
As school starts in Ferguson, Mo., today, some educators plan to use the civil unrest that unfolded there as an opportunity t -More
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N.J. teachers learn student-engagement techniques

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:44am
Nearly 2,000 New Jersey teachers have attended Department of Education-sponsored workshops to learn techniques to engage thei -More
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Tenn. mandates cursive handwriting instruction in schools

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:44am
While the trend nationwide has been to reduce the focus on cursive handwriting instruction, schools in Tennessee will work du -More
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Colo. high school launches program to teach work ethics

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:44am
A Colorado high school has added work-ethics lessons to its curriculum.  -More
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