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Top 5 Strategies for Your Coaching Toolkit. I love the beginning of the school year!

Top 5 Strategies for Your Coaching Toolkit

The enthusiasm about what’s to come, the lingering remnants of summer holidays, and the potential of another year makes a school zing with energy! After spending two fantastic weeks in Seattle working with teachers and admin in Marysville, I came back to NIST last week excited about the possibilities for my new role as Consultant in Residence. I’m not entirely sure what this role will look like as the year goes on, but I am so excited about the opportunity to work with the entire NIST community – teachers, coaches, administrators, parents and students!

Also last week, our Eduro Learning, Coaching: From Theory To Practice, course started and I’ve been jumping back into the book Crossing The Chasm (thanks to Tico and some exciting conversations at #beyondlaptops last year). Coaching is a difficult job, even though it often appears easy. Here are a few strategies that I have found successful in different settings. 1. Why try this strategy? 2. LeadingintheDigitalAge_11.14.pdf. For the last year, Marketplace's LearningCurve team has been looking at the impact of technology on education.

We've talked to students, teachers and ed-tech companies about the digital revolution taking hold in classrooms across the country. We've explored the promise of individualized learning and the peril of student data-mining. We've delved into the economics of the corporate arms race to outfit the nation’s classrooms, and student interactions with devices and software in lockup. Now we turn our attention to parents, many of whom have spent the last year exploring the ins-and-outs of educational technology themselves, alongside their children. We wanted to get parents' views of the shift, as their children do more school work on laptops and tablets, and become accustomed to emailing teachers and checking grades online.

Share the survey results using our infographic Parents also think tech can be especially effective for courses in STEM — subjects like math and science. Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Is In Everything, Especially Teaching. From Creative Schools by Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica, published April 21, 2015, by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Is In Everything, Especially Teaching

Copyright by Ken Robinson, 2015. Creative Teaching Let me say a few words about creativity. 6 Questions Educators Should Ask IT Directors. Contributed by Rita Oates If you’re like many classroom teachers, sometimes it may seem like the only time you talk to your IT staff is when something is going wrong.

6 Questions Educators Should Ask IT Directors

The projector isn’t working, the Internet is down, your kids are locked out of their tablets. ... While most IT professionals are at the top of their game in crisis mode, it can be helpful to talk to your IT folks before there’s an issue, not only so you can anticipate and prevent potential problems but also to get to know their friendly faces—and deep expertise. Here are six questions we think all teachers should ask their IT staff. 1. Even if BYOD (bring your own device) is not the district strategy, the IT director needs to plan for increased bandwidth and ensure that user-provided equipment has the security software and updates needed before being allowed access to the school network. 2. 3. 4. 5.

If you are chair of the math department, you may have access to some resources that other math teachers don’t. 15 Tools To Help Students Get Organized. ACTE Career Readiness Series. Home > ACTE Career Readiness Series Ensuring students are “college- and career-ready” has become a critical issue as concerns rise about the success of the U.S. education system and, ultimately, the country’s economic competitiveness.

ACTE Career Readiness Series

The discussion surrounding college readiness is generally limited to academic skills, but actual career readiness requires an even more rigorous blend of academic, technical and employability skills, and the ability to apply these skills in authentic environments. The series below outlines these skill requirements and explores how elements of the CTE system can contribute to students' overall career readiness. What Is "Career Ready"?

April 2010Download (color) Listen to a teleconference that highlights the key areas of the paper and includes speakers from business and postsecondary education. Expanding Career Readiness Through Career and Technical Student OrganizationsJune 2011Download.

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Google. PBL. Games in School. iPads. Why Women Should Learn STEM Skills Right Now. Yep, we’re still pushing to get girls more involved in studying STEM subjects and going on to STEM based careers.

Why Women Should Learn STEM Skills Right Now

We’re like broken records, right? But we have a good reason, we promise! The world needs STEM workers – badly – and many women are discouraged from STEM careers because culturally, we’ve somehow made that into ‘guy stuff’. Well no more! There are tons of reasons why more girls should head towards STEM careers, and this handy infographic below showcases a whole lot of them!