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

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+ Edutopia on Google+ Pinterest Edutopia on Pinterest WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation Edutopia's Schools That Work series highlights practices and case studies from K-12 schools and districts that are improving the way students learn. Share712 Share Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom At P. About Schools That Work Dive into case studies of successful schools, programs, and learning strategies with helpful how-to videos, downloads, and in-depth articles. Advertisement Features Travel Journals: Student-Created Textbooks What Makes Project-Based Learning a Success? Learning Expeditions: Rethinking Field Trips Nine Strategies for Reaching All Learners in English Language Arts Resources and Downloads for Differentiated Instruction 10 Takeaway Tips for a College-Bound School Culture Integrate the Arts, Deepen the Learning Preparing Students for Career Success prev next P.K. Related:  kefferson

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking One of education’s primary goals is to groom the next generation of little humans to succeed in the “real world.” Yes, there are mounds of curricula they must master in a wide breadth of subjects, but education does not begin and end with a textbook or test. Other skills must be honed, too, not the least of which is how to get along with their peers and work well with others. This is not something that can be cultivated through rote memorization or with strategically placed posters. Students must be engaged and cooperation must be practiced, and often. 10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking 1. This team-building game is flexible. You can recycle this activity throughout the year by adapting the challenge or materials to specific content areas. Skills: Communication; problem-solving 2. This activity can get messy and may be suitable for older children who can follow safety guidelines when working with raw eggs. Skills: Problem-solving, creative collaboration 3.

Divulgación y Cultura Científica Hace ya dos años que la Conferencia Iberoamericana de Educación aprobó el proyecto «Metas Educativas 2021: la educación que queremos para la generación de los Bicentenarios», que sería posteriormente refrendado por la Cumbre de Jefes de Estado y de Gobierno celebrada a comienzos de diciembre de 2010 en Mar del Plata (Argentina). Se ha reiterado muchas veces que se trata de un proyecto ambicioso, que aspira a mejorar la calidad y la equidad en la educación para hacer frente a la pobreza y a la desigualdad y así contribuir a lograr la inclusión social. Como se ha insistido en diversas ocasiones, su propósito consiste en superar los desafíos educativos que Iberoamérica tiene aún pendientes del siglo XX al tiempo que se afrontan los nuevos retos que plantea el siglo XXI. Más información [+] Este informe inicia el compromiso asumido de acompañar y comunicar el desarrollo del proyecto Metas Educativas 2021. Asunción, 25 de septiembre de 2011 {*style:<b>Colección Metas Educativas 2021 o

Keep Students Motivated with This Goal-Setting Activity - Ferndale, MI When I was a student, often the last week of school was spent watching videos and goofing around. My peers and I loved every minute of it, but looking back, it’s easy to see that this was not a productive use of our time. To keep students motivated and self-reflective, I like to have them complete goal-setting worksheets throughout the year—but you can certainly implement them at any point in the semester, even if you only have a few weeks left of school. This activity comes from Larry Ferlazzo, but over the years, I’ve made a few tweaks to the original lesson. Here’s what I do: Start by having students read an excerpt from Michael Jordan’s book, I Can’t Accept Not Trying. Next, students get together with another pair of students to compare their summaries and work together to develop the best one-sentence thesis/summary they possibly can. Following this, each student completes this goal-setting worksheet.

World’s Best B-School Professors: Sheena Iyengar Columbia’s Sheena Iyengar is one of the world’s best business school professors Age: 41 Claim to Fame: Expert, the art of choosing Discipline: Management Education: Stanford University, PhD, Psychology University of Pennsylvania, BS, Economics University of Pennsylvania, BA, Psychology At Columbia Since: 1998 Before Columbia: Sloan School of Management at MIT Fun Fact: I like my coffee with four sugars If I wasn’t teaching, my dream job would be: No idea, this is my dream job Best part of the job: Getting to talk about and create new ideas Worst part of the job: Not enough hours in the day for everything With her research that explores the factors of good and bad decision making, Sheena Iyengar is considered one of the leading experts on choice. Iyengar dissects the beauty and ugly truths about decision making. Although these accomplishments are impressive, what’s more inspiring is how this 41-year-old professor was drawn to the art of choosing in the first place. Students Say:

30 Incredible Nature Documentaries for Kids My kids love animals and enjoy watching nature documentaries– especially when they feature animals! I started making a list of favorites, and gathering suggested titles of nature documentaries from my friends. Although these titles have all been recommended for kids, remember that with nature documentaries, it’s real life: children (or their parents) may be disturbed by some images of predators hunting, catching, and eating their prey, the occasional mating scene, or birth scene. Here are 29 nature documentaries for kids that are educational and inspiring, and will teach you about life on Earth with phenomenal cinematography and fascinating . This post contains affiliate links. 1. Planet Earth is our #1, absolute favorite of the nature documentaries perhaps because it came out in 2007 when my daughter was 2 and I was pregnant. 2. This is a Disneynature documentary that is narrated by Samuel L Jackson. 3. 4. 5. Another of the Disneynature documentaries, this time all about brown bears!

8 Pathways to Every Student's Success Teachers who transform lives understand not only how to teach curriculum, but also how children develop into capable, caring, and engaged adults. They see beyond quantitative measurements of success to the core abilities that help students live healthy, productive lives. Famous educator Maria Montessori wisely remarked, "The greatest sign of success for a teacher. . . is to be able to say, 'The children are now working as if I did not exist.'" The world has changed dramatically since the early 1900s when Montessori made her mark in education. Yet the same goal remains: scaffolding children toward self-sufficiency. In a nutshell, it happens when we understand how children and teens successfully mature to adulthood and how we impact their growth in key developmental areas. I created The Compass Advantage™ model as a visual, research-based, engaging way for families, schools, and communities to apply the principles of positive youth development. Image credit: Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD

Origins Natural Medicine: Dr. Alicia McCubbins - Port Townsend - Santé The Educators' Spin On It: 101+ Easter Crafts and Easter Activities for Kids and if you have the GIANT eggs, this activity is a MUST DO!!! He Took A Beer Can, Bacon, And Hamburger Meat. The Result? I'm Drooling! Summer is officially here! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and your barbecue has been anxiously awaiting for you to use it since last fall. What are some of your favorite summer time foods? To make the Beer Can Bacon Burgers, you will first need a few pound of ground chuck, full beer cans (you can drink it later), and bacon. To start off, you'll want ground chuck that is 80-85% lean meat. Next, take your full beer can and mold the chuck balls around the can. After you have formed the meat around the cans, take two slices of bacon and wrap it around the meat and can. Using a washcloth, pull the can out carefully. Some of the items you can use for the stuffing is beef hash, mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, chili, bacon, or roast beef. Once your stuffing items are grilled to perfection, you can start stuffing your burgers. When the burgers have been stuffed, you'll want to take some cheese. Once the burgers are done, you will remove them from the grill. source: YouTube