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Course Kit. The Do Now: A Primer. Today a section from a technique you might describe as a ‘fundamental’: The Do Now.

The Do Now: A Primer

The best part of it, to me, is the examples (see below).


2015 MAP Normative Data AUG15. How to Spot a Rapport Killer. Fresh Starts for Hard-to-Like Students. A Visit From Kendrick Lamar — Best Day Of School Ever? : NPR Ed. At around midday Monday at High Tech High School in North Bergen, N.J., about 40 students are crammed into a small classroom, anxiously waiting for Kendrick Lamar to walk into the room.

A Visit From Kendrick Lamar — Best Day Of School Ever? : NPR Ed

He glides in with crisp white kicks, a grey long-sleeve shirt, and hair twisting every which way. The 27-year-old rapper has a broad smile on his face. He seems almost as excited as the students, who just might be having their best day of school ... ever. Lamar is on top of the rap game at the moment. Resources for Teaching in These Times. We stand with and support all who are grieving and all who are working to heal in Orlando and throughout our country and world.

Resources for Teaching in These Times

Many of you have been directly and indirectly affected by this tragedy, including in the work you are now doing to address student questions and concerns. NCTE will focus on helping all of its members ensure English classrooms and environments provide opportunities for students to express themselves and learn about others safely and true to who they know themselves to be. Our nation’s students and teachers need us more than ever. — Emily Kirkpatrick, NCTE Executive Director Read the full response NCTE sent to all members on June 14. Where-does-hate-come-from-an-educator. Commentary Mourners attend a candlelight vigil in downtown Orlando, Fla., on Monday, the day after an attack on a gay nightclub left 49 people dead.


—Loren Elliott/The Tampa Bay Times/AP By Peter DeWitt Another mass shooting in America. This one was at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., which left 49 people dead in what many are calling the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. 7 Playful Tactics To Get Kids Writing Poetry. I’m eager to liberate poetry from that stuffy good-for-you closet where it’s so often kept.

7 Playful Tactics To Get Kids Writing Poetry

That is, as long as I can do so playfully. Each time I lead poetry-writing workshops I learn from students as young as eight years old. I see them write in a direct line from experience to meaning, use metaphor intuitively, and fiercely adore their own work. Our time together often looks like crafts or games, but it’s much more. We draw faces on peanut shells, glue them to cardboard, and write poems around them. The following poetry writing hacks are fun to do with kids. Stack Up Spine Poetry Ever noticed a stack of books with titles that, together, form unintentional wordplay? Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving. Editor's note: This post is co-authored by Marcus Conyers who, with Donna Wilson, is co-developer of the M.S. and Ed.S.

Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving

Brain-Based Teaching degree programs at Nova Southeastern University. They have written several books, including Five Big Ideas for Effective Teaching: Connecting Mind, Brain, and Education Research to Classroom Practice.

Teacher Observations

6 Ideas for Reflecting on This Year and Improving Next Year. How Do I Get a PLN? Question 3 is now posted E V O V L E Orient #Satchat. Rubrics for Assessment. Teachers who integrate technology into student activities and projects often ask us this question - “How do I grade it?”

Rubrics for Assessment

Fundamentally, assessing multimedia activities and projects is no different than evaluating traditional assignments, such as written essays. The primary distinctions between them are the unique features and divergent possibilities associated with their respective medium. For instance, a blog has a unique set of possibilities (such as hypertext, embedded video, interactive imagery, etc) vastly different than those of a notebook (paper and pen notes and drawings within a contained document). The first thing to realize is that you cannot separate the user from the device. iPads, Chromebooks, and tech tools themselves don’t demonstrate great learning; it’s about what students do with the technology that matters. The technology itself is simply neutral.

Digital Citizenship

21st Century Teaching. ISTE - International Society for Technology in Education - Home. 3 Ways to Be a Future Ready Leader. The recent release of Future Ready Learning: Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education, the U.S.

3 Ways to Be a Future Ready Leader

Department of Education’s (USDoE) 2016 National Education Technology Plan (NETP), provides educators across the United States with an opportunity to identify where the USDoE feels we need to go with the implementation and use of educational technology, and evaluate our own abilities and role in this technological evolution. One thing is obvious in the NETP, for education to be Future Ready, we need leaders at all levels of our field, of all different titles, who are formal and informal leaders, if we are to truly become Future Ready. Here are 3 ways to be a Future Ready leader: Create a shared vision – It’s essential for the infusion of educational technology to be successful there needs to be a shared vision.