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#45: How to Use MS Word to Teach Geography

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Time: About 30 minutes Steps: Open MS Word. Add a title–Where We Are (or your choice)–centered, bold and font 14. Use this to teach students about the tool bar’s alignment tools, bold, fonts and font size Insert a graphic organizer ( insert-diagram or one you have pushed out to students). Have this as part of a series of lessons that use graphic organizers and never use the same one.

Geography 382
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The IEP Journey: The Heart of Special Education Planning

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In today's episode, we sit down with Stephanie DeLussey, a dual-certified veteran special education teacher, IEP coach, and author of the upcoming book “The Intentional IEP.” Stephanie shares her unique insights into the often daunting process of writing Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).

Education 236

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What to Know About the Relationship Between Teacher Turnover and Housing

ED Surge

Today, a 20-acre stretch of green space known as the “ Coy facility ” remains an active school campus in East Austin. But soon, Austin Independent School District will convert it into an apartment complex to house teachers and staff who are increasingly getting priced out of the urban Texas district. The goal is to create at least 500 new rental units on the site, alleviating — if not solving — the housing burden that so many of the district’s 10,000 staff members say they face.

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talkSTEM High School Interns’ Perspectives


talkSTEM refers to STEM as a “real-world, inquiry-based exploration of the world around us, to break down artificial barriers between disciplines” In a Women in Tech panel hosted by the University of Dallas at Texas in collaboration with talkSTEM, a STEM mindset was defined as learning how to continuously educate oneself, explore, and become brave enough to make mistakes.

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Harnessing The Power Of Math Manipulatives

Mathematics, a subject steeped in abstract concepts, often poses challenges to students, especially those in grades 5-10. But imagine a bridge that transformed this intricate maze into an interactive adventure.

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Helping Students Think With Their Whole Bodies

ED Surge

When people think about thinking, they typically conceive of the brain as a kind of machine or muscle that is strictly confined to our skulls. As Rodin’s famous sculpture of the thinking man propping his chin on his hand, we imagine the mind as all in our heads. But what if those typical metaphors for our brains are limiting our capacities to think and learn?

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Empowering Education: Interactive Assessments and Innovative Tools

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Educators worldwide face the challenge of assessing students effectively. The shift to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for interactive assessments to keep students engaged, whether in-person or online. For instance, interactive displays became valuable tools for remote learning and adhering to social distancing guidelines when students returned to in-class instruction.

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A three-headed monster

Robert Talbert, Ph.D.

The more I look around higher education, the more clearly it seems to me that there are three practices which we carry out every day – which seemed baked right into the very DNA of our current system of higher education – that are inimical to the actual purpose of higher education. Those practices are: Lecturing , Traditional grading , and Student evaluations of teaching.

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Routines Can Help Grow Student Literacy Skills

Middle Web

This year Katie Durkin’s 7th grade ELA students are involved in a weekly routine of G.R.O.W. work (Grammar, Reading, Open Write, and Word Work). Each 15-minute lesson aims to ‘grow’ stamina and literacy skills they can apply in her class and across the academic disciplines. The post Routines Can Help Grow Student Literacy Skills first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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CTeLearning Course Updates for the 23-24 School Year

CTE Learning

We are so proud to be working with a great lineup of schools from all over the country in the 2023-2024 school year. Whether we are working with a school for the first year or the 15th year, we appreciate all the teachers, administrators, parents and students who have chosen to work with us. We spent the summer hard at work improving our curricula and are pleased to announce changes that will enhance the learning experience for students and teaching experience for teachers.

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Downloadable Design Briefs for an Integrative STEM Curriculum

These easy-to-use design briefs outline student objectives, challenges, and materials needed to complete each 30-minute to 4-hour lesson. ITEEA’s Integrative STEM curriculum, Engineering byDesign, includes many more standards driven hands-on activities just like these!