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Walking the Walk: An Educator's Perspective from All Views. As an education professor, I recently decided it was time to walk the walk of my graduate and undergraduate students.

Walking the Walk: An Educator's Perspective from All Views

I was ready to experience what happens when the educational neuroscience and the social and emotional disciplines meet head-on with real-life challenges and opportunities. So, while continuing with my courses at the University, I became a fifth grade co-teacher, joining an incredible group of educators from Washington Township, a large public school district in Indianapolis. Joining a Courageous Pilot Program. A Step-by-Step Guide to the Best Projects. Manor New Technology High School in Manor, Texas, is a 100 percent project-based learning school.

A Step-by-Step Guide to the Best Projects

They are part of the New Tech Network of schools and their approach has yielded remarkable results, including a 98 percent graduation rate, with all of their graduates accepted to college. The success of their PBL approach is largely attributable to the fact that their process is designed to stimulate student inquiry. Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking. Tips for downloading: PDF files can be viewed on a wide variety of platforms -- both as a browser plug-in or a stand-alone application -- with Adobe's free Acrobat Reader program.

Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking

Click here to download the latest version of Adobe Reader. Click on any title link below to view or download that file. Resources On This Page: Lesson Plans & Rubrics. Resources and Downloads for Differentiated Instruction. Tips for downloading: PDF files can be viewed on a wide variety of platforms -- both as a browser plug-in or a stand-alone application -- with Adobe's free Acrobat Reader program.

Resources and Downloads for Differentiated Instruction

Click here to download the latest version of Adobe Reader. Click on any title link below to view or download that file. Resources On This Page: Brand New Science Passages. In Education. Gratitude Can Fuel School Transformation. One of the most common complaints I hear from teachers, administrators, and staff working in public schools is something along the lines of, "I don't feel appreciated.

Gratitude Can Fuel School Transformation

" I'd like to propose that by simply incorporating a range of practices that allow ourselves and others to express gratitude, we might transform our schools. We'd certainly retain more effective educators, build stronger relational trust, and develop a culture that focuses on the positive -- in all adults and all children. Teaching Your Students How to Have a Conversation. Believing in Students: The Power to Make a Difference. After a morning Discipline With Dignity training, the high school principal and I walked to the cafeteria to eat lunch.

Believing in Students: The Power to Make a Difference

He said, "I love your session, but it's not practical. " I responded with my view that it was practical because it works -- but it’s just not easy. Lesson Planning. Lesson Plans and Resources for Arts Integration. Tips for downloading: PDF files can be viewed on a wide variety of platforms -- both as a browser plug-in or a stand-alone application -- with Adobe's free Acrobat Reader program.

Lesson Plans and Resources for Arts Integration

Click here to download the latest version of Adobe Reader. Lesson Plans Sample arts-integration presentations, lesson plans, quizzes, and other documents from various teachers and classes at Bates Middle School. Believing in Students: The Power to Make a Difference. Free Resources and Tools for Replicating Project-Based Learning. Educators from High Tech High in San Diego, California, and the Whitfield Career Academy's 21st Century Learning Academy in Dalton, Georgia, have provided these resources for you to use in your own school.

Free Resources and Tools for Replicating Project-Based Learning

Students in Whitfield County take on a range of multidisciplinary projects. A middle school science student (left) identifies the parts of a fish before painting it to make a Japanese-style gyotaku print, and students (right) learn math and physics while building an outdoor classroom. Credit: Grace Rubenstein (left); David Markus (right) Click on any title link below to view or download that file. Storyboarding. The Reading Lady. Brains, Brains, Brains! How the Mind of a Middle Schooler Works.

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Why Disruptive Leadership? I remember walking into my former primary school in the mid 1980′s for a second year teacher education practicum and noticing that nothing had changed.

Why Disruptive Leadership?

This is despite leaving the school almost 8 years ago. Censorship and Selectivity. Five Alternatives to Traditional Book Reports. On Tuesday evening I gave a presentation in Second Life for school librarians and media specialists.

Five Alternatives to Traditional Book Reports

One of the topics that I talked about was alternatives to traditional book report assignments. Using Prezi in Education. Using Prezi in education is taking the classroom by storm, rapidly gaining popularity over other programs as the presentation tool of choice for educators and students. Christina Hoff Sommers: 3 Things Schools Can Do to Help Boys Succeed. Being a boy can be a serious liability in today’s classroom. As a group, boys are noisy, rowdy and hard to manage. Many are messy, disorganized and won’t sit still. Young male rambunctiousness, according to a recent study, leads teachers to underestimate their intellectual and academic abilities. “Girl behavior is the gold standard in schools,” says psychologist Michael Thompson. “Boys are treated like defective girls.” The Seven Verbs of Teacher Leadership. Published Online: October 15, 2013 By Wendi Pillars The phrase "teacher leader" is an intriguing mental Rorschach test, since the interpretation depends on one's perspective and experience.

I always prefer to think and talk about what teacher leaders do (or would do, given the chance) than about their official or prospective titles. After all, a lack of title or recognition doesn't stop us from leading. Do You Write with Your Students? Image credit: iStockphoto "Books will soon be obsolete in the schools. Prezi for iPad.

Differentiated instruction. Reading: Informational Text. Key Ideas and Details: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.1Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Who Lives in America: Teaching Immigration History With Data. The Great "Respect" Deception. ASCD SmartBrief. Passion-Based Learning. There is lots of talk about the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) pipeline and all of its leaks.

My personal mission is to fill the STEM pipeline with so many children that it bursts. To do this, STEM must be taught in an inspiring way. To keep children engaged, we need to bring passion for learning back into the classroom. Most Famous Book Set In Every State [MAP] How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School. Helping Teachers Navigate the Path of Accountability. Published Online: October 15, 2013 Published in Print: October 16, 2013, as Easing Social Studies Through Turbulent Times Commentary By Andre Benito Mountain District-level coordinators who oversee social studies curriculum find themselves in the midst of waters that have become increasingly turbulent, given the growing focus on accountability.

Not only are new effectiveness measures being implemented in states to evaluate schools and leaders, but social studies teachers find their long-neglected courses finally reaching the radar of accountability. For far too long, a rich understanding of historical perspectives and the knowledge of events leading up to significant historical moments have been undervalued in the educational landscape. K-5 iPad Apps for Remembering: Part One of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy. (Updated 10/2013) Podcasts: The Nuts and Bolts of Creating Podcasts. To view our printable materials, you must download the latest version of the free Adobe Acrobat software. News and Information for Teacher Leaders. Advanced Search April 23, 2014. 60 Educational Apps in 60 Minutes by Clint Stephens on Prezi.

Ten Websites for Science Teachers. We all know that the web is full of excellent web resources for science teachers and students. However, unless you live on the web, finding the best websites can become quite a challenge. Teacher Education. Preparing for Diversity: Resources for Teachers. How can teachers effectively engage with students from diverse backgrounds? ISB21Team.jpg (JPEG Image, 627 × 573 pixels)