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When Boomers Inherit Their Parents Possessions. Aunt May Dishcloth. Super Simple Slip Stitch Dishcloth. A Plea to Non-Brits Writing About the UK. Dear American authors, I understand that you want to put some Brits in your novels.

A Plea to Non-Brits Writing About the UK

I get that we’re fun to write about, with our plummy accents and our old-fashioned ways and our quaint notions of not saying exactly what we mean or understating everything and yet still expecting the other person to understand us – which, if they’re British, they usually do, because it’s basically secret code. 10 Amazing Facts About Trees. There's a lot in nature to love, but trees top my list for the many remarkable things they do for us.

10 Amazing Facts About Trees

But while those things are truly astounding, they're nothing compared to the arboreal shock scientists recently got when they decided to count just how many trees there are on Earth. The conventional wisdom had the number of trees on our planet at around 400 billion give or take a grove or two. Advanced Plagiarism Checker. Introduction to Plagiarism Checker Search Engine Report Plagiarism Checker is the best free anti-plagiarism checker that is available online today. Made with proper research on what the customers are looking for in a free plagiarism detection system, we have implemented all the strategies and tools required to make this the best anti-plagiarism checker for everyone.

We understand that students use plagiarism checkers to check for plagiarism in their papers, essays, and reports before submission. Hence, the Search Engine Report Plagiarism Checker has specifically designed a system to help the students go through their reports. Same goes for teachers, this tool is very helpful if they want to check uniqueness of the work submitted to them. Working with Millennials can be a challenge. TeacherQuotes-ebook. Why I Will & Won't Care if Michigan abandons the Common Core. If you’re in a Common Core state, chances are there is a raucous coalition of folks desperately seeking to abandon ship.

Why I Will & Won't Care if Michigan abandons the Common Core

I can’t even begin to fully explain this phenomenon (I’m hoping you, the awesome community of Teaching the Core, will help fill in my gaps), but I can tell you that the actors in this drama range from conspiracy theorists to edu-profiteers to homeschooling groups. In my mitten state of Michigan, legislators preceded their summer break with the approval of a budget to block funding for CCSS implementation. It’s not a done deal yet–a subcommittee has been formed to consider the issue over the summer–but it has gotten me thinking about why I will and won’t care if the Common Core becomes a thing of the past in MI. Recommended Resources for Lebanon, MO.

Less lecturing, more doing: New approach for A.P. classes. Originally published March 1, 2014 at 7:05 PM | Page modified March 6, 2014 at 2:36 PM In a new type of advanced government class at Seattle’s Garfield High, the students rarely sit quietly taking notes while their teacher stands and lectures.

Less lecturing, more doing: New approach for A.P. classes

'Strings Attached' Co-Author Offers Solutions for Education - WSJ. A Non-Freaked Out Approach to the Common Core - Apresentações do Google. Welcome to Polarity Partnerships, LLC. The corporate kabuki of performance reviews. Among the hundreds of reasons to hate performance reviews, here’s another: They dull certain parts of our brains.

The corporate kabuki of performance reviews

Temporarily, at least. Today’s Assignment - The New Yorker. Here is something you probably didn’t know about France: its President has the power to abolish homework.

Today’s Assignment - The New Yorker

In a recent speech at the Sorbonne, François Hollande announced his intention to do this for all primary- and middle-school students. He wants to reform French education in other ways, too: by shortening the school day and diverting more resources to schools in disadvantaged areas. France ranked twenty-fifth in a new evaluation of educational systems by the Economist Intelligence Unit (part of the company that publishes The Economist). To give you an idea how bad that is, the United States, whose citizens are accustomed to being told how poorly educated they are, ranked seventeenth. 'You Have to Know History to Actually Teach It' - David Cutler. An interview with Eric Foner, Pulitzer prize-winning author of The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery.

'You Have to Know History to Actually Teach It' - David Cutler

It’s tough for a historian to earn the adoration of both academia and popular culture, but Eric Foner has managed to do it. His books on American history are assigned reading at universities and colleges across the country. Collaboration in Schools. This is a cross post from my own blog.

Collaboration in Schools

I have been doing quite a bit of reading and reflecting lately about collaboration in schools. Circ21.pdf. Videos, Common Core Resources And Lesson Plans For Teachers: Teaching Channel. What Do Finnish Teachers Think of Teacher Rankings?  U.S. News Releases 2013 Best High Schools Rankings. Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 2:55pm Wednesday, April 24, 2013 The importance of a strong high school education cannot be overstated.

U.S. News Releases 2013 Best High Schools Rankings

Good schools challenge students academically, while giving them ample opportunity to explore their interests. THE Journal August 2013. Teachers: How Slowing Down Can Lead to Great Change. Sometimes, in order to gain perspective on a situation, I imagine myself zooming into outer space and looking down on whatever is going on.

Teachers: How Slowing Down Can Lead to Great Change

From a distance of thousands of feet above whatever craziness is happening I can see more clearly and determine the actions that are available for me to take. Over the last few years, I find myself frequently zooming out of education world I'm in attempting to gain perspective. From my vantage point somewhere in the stratosphere, here's the image that often comes to mind: I see whirling, spinning educators crashing into each other, spinning off the map, and creating all kinds of unintended destruction. I see these beings spinning into states of physical and emotional breakdown.

The Common Core’s fundamental trouble - The Washington Post. There’s a lot being said and written about the Common Core State Standards these days, not all of it accurate. Here’s a smart piece about the initiative by the editors of Rethinking Schools, a nonprofit organization that publishes a magazine of the same name that balances classroom practice and educational theory, while also addressing key policy issues. Writers include teachers, parents and researchers, You can see who is on the editorial board here. By the editors of Rethinking Schools It isn’t easy to find common ground on the Common Core.

Already hailed as the “next big thing” in education reform, the Common Core State Standards are being rushed into classrooms in nearly every district in the country. The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education. • Code of Best Practices • Fair Use in Media Literacy Education FAQ • Teaching Tools • Statement of the Fair Use of Images for Teaching, Research, and Study • The Cost of Copyright Confusion for Media Literacy • Videos Click here to view or download a PDF of this report. ‘I would love to teach but…’ (Clarification: An earlier version of this post noted that the teacher who wrote the e-mail I published used “a sample” from Kris Nielson but it did not give further explanation.

This version explains that the sample comes from a 2012 post that was a resignation letter from teacher Kris L. Nielsen of Monroe, N.C. and sent to Union County Public Schools, and this version makes clearer what came directly from Nielsen.) I recently published a post with various answers to the question: How hard is teaching? A Warning to Young People: Don't Become a Teacher  Nothing I have ever done has brought me as much joy as I have received from teaching children how to write the past 14 years. Which Country Reads the Most? Is it time to stop doing 'common' assessments...? (Re)making the grade - School and Community. 3 Things We Should Stop Doing in Professional Development. Teachers - Will We Ever Learn? Why It's Time to Eliminate Class Schedules. Opinion: Schools have become triage centers for civilized conduct, which should have been taught at home.

What’s In and What’s Out in Education. A Humorous Look at the Top 8 Myths About Teaching High School English. A Student Explains What's Wrong With Our School System And Why We Mistrust Teachers. Nails It. Time for School Leaders to See Teaching as 21st Century Profession, Not Assembly-Line Work. Why most people, including me, like homework. UGC FROM ARTICLE: {allow_comments=true, allow_photos=false, allow_videos=false, comments_period=14,, default_sort=, default_tab=, display_comments=true, is_ugc_gallery=false, max_items_to_display=15, max_items_to_display_top=3, moderation_required=false, stream_id=}!!! American Teachers Spend More Time In The Classroom Than World Peers, Says Report. American teachers work hard. Downside of Grit. April 6, 2014. ‘I would love to teach but…’

A Free Poster on The Learning and Thinking Skills of The 21st Century Students. Best, Worst Learning Tips: Flash Cards Are Good, Highlighting Is Bad. Is collaboration cheating? More Learning, Less Teaching. Why We Should Stop Teaching Novels to High School Students. CCSS. A Non-Freaked Out, Focused Approach to the Common Core. Complex Texts and a Non-Freaked Out Approach to the Common Core. 'Strings Attached' Co-Author Offers Solutions for Education. Every Student Speaks and a Non-Freaked Out Approach to the Common Core. A Non-Freaked Out Approach to Common Core Debate & Argument. A Non-Freaked Out Approach to Close Reading & the Common Core. If Common Core Standards become our straight jacket, we'll hate what education becomes #ccchat.