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The Learning Network: Text to Text: Plato’s Allegory of the Cave and ‘In the Cave: Philosophy and Addiction’

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:17pm
In this lesson, we pair Peg O’Connor’s essay “In the Cave: Philosophy and Addiction” with Plato’s well-known allegory of the cave from “The Republic.” Further down, we offer additional teaching ideas for exploring Plato’s allegory in more detail.






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Ill. high-school students to serve as election judges

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:34pm
Dozens of Illinois high-school students will serve as judges at polling places for the upcoming Nov.  -More
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Maine 7th-graders to use technology to track sailor's world travels

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:34pm
Lewiston Middle School's seventh-graders in Maine will spend the next two years connecting with sailor Zeke Holland and his c -More
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Ideas for using political campaign ads to teach media literacy

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:34pm
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Text-Dependent Comprehension of Social Studies Content
Social Studies books for grades K-8 each have an accompanying Text-Dependent Comprehension Card, which provides questions that prompt students to develop evidence-based answers. These unique resources help you improve the understanding of grade-level Social Studies content and engage students in creating effective written responses. FREE sampler.

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Educators: Good things can happen when teacher networks collaborate

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:34pm
Besides individual teachers connecting to support professional growth, teacher networks also should connect, educators Paul B -More
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Summer externships educate teachers about careers for students

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:34pm
Teachers in Bartow County, Ga., shared their experiences last week about completing summer externships at local manufacturing -More
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Schools seek to define mobile-device use on campus

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:34pm
Some school districts have dropped bans on the use of cellphones and other mobile devices on campus, according to this articl -More
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Miss. school draws attention to hunger for World Food Day

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:34pm
A Mississippi school recently marked United Nations' World Food Day with lessons about global hunger issues and a canned food -More
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Va. students urge peers to give homecoming flower funds to charity

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:34pm
Two students at Christianburg High School in Virginia are leading a student government campaign to urge students to donate th -More
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Teacher Practice Networks Annual Survey

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:34pm
NCSS needs your responses to the Teacher Practice Networks Annual Survey.  -More
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C3 Framework at 2014 NCSS Annual Conference

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:34pm
The 2014 NCSS Annual Conference will feature many sessions highlighting the exciting, on-the-ground work being done to implem -More
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Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:34pm
Thomas Dewar, Scottish businessman -More
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Motherlode Blog: Diwali, Once Hidden, Now Lit Large

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:20pm
When my family and I immigrated in 1977, to be an Indian-American meant replacing curry with bologna and saris with sweaters, and celebrating Diwali invisibly. My daughter’s life is very different.






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Strauss: ‘Be picky’ and 24 other great tips for teachers on how to manage a classroom

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:35pm

While an education reform policy debate becomes ever more furious around the country, teachers still have to teach every day. Here, from edutopia.org, are 25 great tips to help teachers keep their classrooms in control. The most brilliant teacher can’t help kids learn if he/she can’t manage the classroom. Edutopia is a nonpartisan organization created and operated by the George Lucas Educational Foundation. It is dedicated to improving the K-12 learning process through innovative and evidence-based strategies that help kids thrive in school and beyond.

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Motherlode Blog: Where Are the American Boy Dolls?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:58am
At the American Girl store, my 8-year-old son was enraptured by the historical dolls. Surely, there were boys in those times, boys who would have saved the day by using their wits or shown great courage in hard times. Where were they?






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