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About the Journal. Latest Blogs on K-12 Education Reform. "The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious.

Latest Blogs on K-12 Education Reform

" -- John Scully "Looking up gives light, although at first it makes you dizzy. " -- Rumi Can you teach students to be visionary? Can visionary thinking even be taught? Most of us might believe that being able to imagine possibility in the way that moves and inspires people is a mystical or unknowable human quality. Yet, by helping our students see themselves as agents of imagination and members of communities larger than themselves, teachers can create a foundation for a visionary curriculum. Get Your Webtools Resource Bundle – Vol. 1.

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“ 10 Step-by-Step Webtool Videos That Make You Feel Like You Can Do It Too! ” Watch these fun videos and YOU will learn 10 webtools that can improve your classroom Forever… and we have the Teacher Feedback to prove it! With ten easy-to-follow videos, you’ll be using these tools in no time. Just ONE of these helpful secrets is worth the investment for you and your students! Tch This Week: Quick Classroom Tips & Tricks for 2012. Hi Ayuana, Happy Holidays from all of us at Teaching Channel!

Tch This Week: Quick Classroom Tips & Tricks for 2012

We know you've got a lot going on this time of year, so here's our Tch gift to you: three quick Tips & Tricks (90 seconds or less) you can try with your students when you head back to the classroom. Use a deck of cards to encourage class participation. Try creating word clouds to trigger curiosity in the classroom. Learn a simple way to give feedback that helps build confidence.. And, this is the last chance for you and your fellow educators to win a Flip video camera. Marie P.S.

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January 18, 2012. 5th Annual New York Times Found Poetry Contest In honor of National Poetry Month, students between the ages of 13-19 are invited to create poetry using two New York Times articles.

January 18, 2012

Poems should be 14 lines or less, and only one poem can be submitted per student. Online, teachers will find related teaching resources, links to past winners, and further information about the contest. Deadline: April 29, 2014, 2:00 p.m. PDT / 5:00 p.m. EDT. 3rd Grade's a Hoot. Teaching With Soul - Inspiring, Mentoring, Equipping Teachers. How to Creatively Integrate Science and Math. Why is the sky blue? I remember in my physical science class, our teacher showed us a possible reason why the sky is blue. He took a canister of liquid oxygen and poured it out on the table. I saw the blueness of the liquid as it flowed out and then disappeared. Then we talked about color, frequencies, and absorption, reflected and radiated light. I wondered how scientist ever figured these things out? In science, geometric principles such as symmetry, reflection, shape, and structure reach down to the atomic levels.

In math class one of the biggest needs is relevance. Being able to teach math better and being able to teach science better are powerful reasons for the math and science teacher collaborate with each other. Unfortunately, knowing that increased teacher collaboration in math and science will benefit students and teachers is not enough.

What are ways you work with your companion subject teacher (math or science) to help students understand math and science better? Schools That Work: Search Model Schools, Education Videos, and Teaching Resources. Skip to main content Sign InRegister Facebook Edutopia on Facebook Twitter Edutopia on Twitter Google+

Schools That Work: Search Model Schools, Education Videos, and Teaching Resources

Education Week: 2011 Year-in-Review Blog Posts. The 10 Most Viewed <i>EdWeek</i> Commentaries of 2011. Published Online: December 30, 2011 By The Editors In 2011, Education Week published in print and online well over 100 thoughtful Commentaries on education issues.

The 10 Most Viewed <i>EdWeek</i> Commentaries of 2011

To give a sense of which opinion essays our readers found most compelling, the editors at Education Week have compiled a list of our 10 most-viewed Commentaries. Below, they are ordered by the number of online page views they generated. Revisit these Commentaries and examine perspectives you may have missed in 2011. 2. Formative assessment can work wonders when teachers realize it's a process of using assessment results to adjust how they work with their students, W. 5. Angela Beeley responds to those who would strip teachers of their collective-bargaining rights and calls attacks on teachers and unions cynical and calculated. 7.

Prescriptive curricula make it harder for students to learn to write well, Paula Stacey writes. 8. 9. 10. Vol. 30, Issue 15. 2011: The Year in Review. Most Memorable Stories The editors at Education Week have handpicked memorable articles from 2011.

2011: The Year in Review

Below are collections of the most significant stories from our coverage of education over the past year: Ten of the most significant stories from our 2011 coverage of education's role in state and national politics, selected by the Education Week editors. December 27, 2011 - Education Week Ten of the most significant stories from our 2011 coverage of teacher issues, selected by the Education Week editors.