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Formative. Getting Started: Teachers - CloudLab. 16 Student Feedback Tools Tutorials. National FFA Organization. Non Member Content Panel The 2016 LTS: Environmental and Emergency Preparedness Grant application is now available!

National FFA Organization

Be sure to review informational documents under Application Resources to the right. Applications are due Wednesday, June 8, 2016. National Lab Network. Actively Learn. TIEnet - Blended STEM. EDpuzzle. Educators - WCS.org.

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Evolution videos. Work Smarter, Not Harder... a #sunchat reflection. For as long as I can remember, I’ve spent weekends and mornings and all day for that matter making sure I was/am prepared for teaching.

Work Smarter, Not Harder... a #sunchat reflection

I prepare, over prepare, change my mind and then re-prepare from scratch. I work a lot. Fortunately, I LOVE it. But I should never sweat more than the kids. These are, after all, their learning experiences. So what can teachers do to ensure that the kids are doing the heavy lifting? Here are some tips: If students can be empowered to do it, they should be doing it.

All of the above requires excellent relationships, so making sure our classrooms are safe havens for learning is important. What are your best strategies for working smarter and creating a more student centered learning space?

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Instructional Strategies. The Practical Ed Tech Handbook - Download It Today. Stw-replicatingpbl-21stcacad-reflection-questions.pdf. Youtube. How to Email Reminders from a Google Spreadsheet. How to Create a Jeopardy-style Game in Google Spreadsheets. Teachers Throwing Out Grades on Pinterest. Icebreakers that Rock. We’re coming up fast on the beginning of another school year.

Icebreakers that Rock

That means a new batch of students to get to know, students who need to be made comfortable in your classroom, and who need to get to know each other. It’s essential to start building relationships with your students right from the start. And how to accomplish this? Icebreakers. I planned to create a nice big post with dozens of icebreaker ideas you could choose from. They require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know.

So I have scrapped my plan to curate good icebreakers from the Internet. In my own classrooms, with middle school, high school, and college students, I have played all three of these games with great success. Each of these will likely sound familiar to you, although the names may not be exactly what you’ve known them as. Blobs and Lines Here are some sample prompts you can use for this game: Concentric Circles Do you play any sports? This or That. Travel the World With Grants Just for Educators. Join a science expedition, take an Arctic cruise or pick up a skill you’ve always wanted to learn.

Travel the World With Grants Just for Educators

These 10 scholarships for educators can pay your travel expenses and make you, and your students, richer for the experience. Travel is an enriching experience all on its own. But with a grant or scholarship, educators not only get to explore an interesting place or topic, they get to bring that valuable experience back to their own classrooms. That’s what Talyia Riemer, language arts teacher at Daniel Boone Elementary in Chicago, decided to do. Inspired by her students’ questions about Africans in Brazil, she applied for a Fund for Teachers grant.

“Salvador da Bahia is the most African city outside of Africa,” Talyia says, “a city that resonates with history.” “Now, instead of simply telling my students where slavery began in the New World, they can read my firsthand account of the place, illustrated with my photography. Cruise in the Name of GeographyThis is no ordinary boat ride. Apply for a Teacher Travel Grant This Summer. Summer is the perfect time to research and apply for a teacher travel grant.

Apply for a Teacher Travel Grant This Summer

The key is to look in the right places and write a compelling application. Then, once you win an award, you might find yourself kayaking the length of the Mississippi River while developing a river ecology unit. Home - Alfie Kohn. 177XZOF5I-p6cilfq9cx22zkt9-Blank_Calendar_Template_2015_16tn. Homework and Study Help - Free help with your algebra, biology, environmental science, American government, US history, physics and religion homework. Inquiry in the Classroom: 7 Simple Tools To Get You Started. We know certain characteristics can be encouraged, but not taught, like curiosity.

Inquiry in the Classroom: 7 Simple Tools To Get You Started

But teachers who use an inquiry based approach can provide techniques that help students learn the questions to ask that may spark a natural interest. Image from Flickr via David Woo Why Use the Inquiry Cycle? How to Email Reminders from a Google Spreadsheet. Educational Materials. National Association of Biology Teachers. Why the Best Teachers Don't Give Tests - Alfie Kohn. The-Digital-PIRATE-A-Ditch-That-Textbook-Guide.pdf. 101-Practical-Ways-to-Ditch-That-Textbook-2.

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LMS. TED. First Grade Addition and Subtraction Word Problems. NSTA/Other Teacher Resources. Science Programs/Opportunities for Students. More Progressive Ways to Measure Deeper Levels of Learning. How do we measure learning beyond knowledge of content?

More Progressive Ways to Measure Deeper Levels of Learning

Finding that winning combination of criteria can prove to be a complicated and sometimes difficult process. Schools that are pushing boundaries are learning that it takes time, a lot of conversation, and a willingness to let students participate in that evaluation. “Most schools and most of our learning stops at knowing and we need to move that and broaden it to the doing and the reflecting,” said Bob Lenz, co-founder & chief executive officer of Envision Schools while participating in a Deeper Learning MOOC panel. The charter network’s teachers follow three steps for assessment: know, do, reflect. Skills like critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration require practice, Lenz said. “The real power comes in the reflective process, both individually and with peers,” Lenz said.

Having a rubric doesn’t mean students aren’t engaged in the assessment process or that there’s no room for surprise or creativity. K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work.