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A Brain-Based Solution to Student Note-Taking

Middle Web

Allison Paludi’s search for student note-taking that makes learning sticky led her to the brain-based concepts of Zaretta Hammond and Harvard’s Project Zero. Applying Hammond’s "ignite, chunk, chew and review" she fashioned a new notes strategy that’s “truly deepened learning.” The post A Brain-Based Solution to Student Note-Taking first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Exploring National Parks with a STEM Challenge!

Vivify Stem

Exploring National Parks with a STEM Challenge! Post by Julie Lyons August 27, 2023 My most vivid family memories involved both travel and education. Not in a boring fashion, but super fun, “this will stick with me for the rest of my life” kind of way. Where did my traveling education occur? National Parks! And now, as an educator, I share my love for nature with a National Park project and STEM challenge.

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Lesson Plan #32: Color my Grammar

Ask a Tech Teacher

In this lesson plan, students type several sentences in a word processing program like MS Word. Use the font color palette to label parts of speech, i.e., blue for subject, red for verb. Use sentences from a book they’re reading in class, spelling words they’re working on, or a teacher hand-out. This makes grammar fun. Click on lessons for a full size alternative.

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Young Kids in Low-Income Families Get Less Exposure to Math. Can the Right Apps Help?

ED Surge

Recent public debates have focused a spotlight on K-12 math pathways. But there’s been less attention paid to what math skills students need early in life, to set them up for elementary school in the first place. For early learners, exposure to math concepts can be at the mercy of their family’s economic status or related factors like whether their parents are college-educated.

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Can Brain Science Actually Help Make Your Training & Teaching Stick?

Speaker: Andrew Cohen, Founder & CEO of Brainscape

The instructor’s PPT slides are brilliant. You’ve splurged on the expensive interactive courseware. Student engagement is stellar. So… why are half of your students still forgetting everything they learned in just a matter of weeks? It's likely a matter of cognitive science! With so much material to "teach" these days, we often forget to incorporate key proven principles into our curricula — namely active recall, metacognition, spaced repetition, and interleaving practice.

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Seats of the Soul: Why Empty Chairs Matter

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Every day, I go around the classroom and greet every child by name, and I inquire about the empty chairs. If a child is out, I want the other kids to know that child is important to me. Sometimes, I'll send an email, or I might need to ask the front office where they are.

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4 Highly Important Study Skills to Develop During College and Beyond

Ask a Tech Teacher

I am a lifelong learner. I find great joy in discovering something new and connecting it to what I know. This is made easier because I received a good foundation in my school years in how to learn. The Ask a Tech Teacher crew has ideas on those skills that will not only serve you well in your academics but beyond: 4 Highly Important Study Skills to Develop During College and Beyond We spend a lifetime learning, so it makes sense to develop a few study skills that will make our lives easier.

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Experienced Teachers Can Bring Big Value to Schools. Here’s Why They Still Need Support.

ED Surge

When Gorgette Green-Hodnett wrapped up her 21-year career in high school education a couple years ago, her family members celebrated. Not only with well wishes for her new job as a college professor in Maryland, but also with relief that she would no longer be working around the clock. Her family had been glad each time she’d had a non-teaching role throughout her career, but this time her husband was excited at the prospect of finally taking a vacation outside the summer months.

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Act Now to Tackle Chronic Absenteeism: Classroom Resources

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Chronic absenteeism from school is a staggering problem. We can't teach students who aren't there. This week on the newsletter , I shared resources about tackling chronic absenteeism and thought I'd put some out there for you since this is such a pervasive problem. Also, it seems that September is a key month.

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Schools: Join Your Local Careers Hub!

All About STEM

“Careers Hubs bring together schools, colleges, employers, and apprenticeship providers in local areas across England. The goal is to make it easier for schools and colleges to improve how they prepare young people for their next steps.” Careers Hubs are organised as partnerships between The Careers & Enterprise Company and institutions with a stake in local economic growth.

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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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Getting Started with Ask a Tech Teacher–Here’s How

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you’re new to Ask a Tech Teacher, be sure to click Getting Started first. I t includes a free weekly newsletter: [link] Read our columns Tech tips How-to’s–how to use web tools, software, hardware, more Dear Otto –questions from educators on tech questions Pedagogy that impacts tech in ed Reviews of books, apps, web tools, websites, tech ed products used in your classroom Subscriber Specials –monthly discounts (or FREE) on tech ed products Humorous life of a tech teacher Find tech ed r

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Group Project Horror Stories — and How to Avoid Them

ED Surge

If you’ve ever been a student, then you’ve probably done a group project at some point. And you most likely also have a horror story about a group project that went terribly wrong. That trend was clear when EdSurge recently took a microphone to one campus and asked several students to share their group project horror stories. Every student we talked to had one.

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Focus On Your Noble Calling, Teacher. You Matter!

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In an old book from England entitled The Wonderful Window , we see an incredible principle: A London clerk worked in a drab office in the rundown part of the city in an office overlooking the slums. As he observed the surroundings, he determined he would not let his outlook on life be dictated by the dreariness and hopelessness that surrounded him.

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STEM Ambassadors: Got Time To Give Webinar

All About STEM

STEM Learning is hosting a Got Time To Give information session on Monday 4th September from 12:30 – 13:00 for you to find out about virtual tutoring for disadvantaged students with The Access Project. The Access Project has been enabling young people from underrepresented backgrounds to realise their potential for the last 15 years and they encourage STEM ambassadors to volunteer as academic.

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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!

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What You Might Have Missed in August–What’s up in September

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of September: Tech Ed Resources–K-12 Tech Curriculum Unconventional Research Sites to Inspire Students 21st Century Lesson Plan Updated 5 Tips to Bring Joy to Education ech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Keyboard Curriculum 9 Mistakes Teachers Make Using Tech in the Classroom Online Sites to Teach Mouse Skills ech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship 8 Great Websites and Apps to Help Kids With Fractions Tech Ed Resources–Lesson Plans Here

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Kids Aren’t the Only Ones Who Benefit From Social-Emotional Learning

ED Surge

How would you react if you learned that one of your students felt that you don’t treat them like a full person, with a life and responsibilities beyond the classroom? This is a real scenario we encountered during a focus group last school year with a group of high school students in Florida who were asked to provide feedback on their teachers. My colleagues at the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning ( CASEL ) were there to gather data on how teachers can help students thriv

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How to Use Data Driven Instruction in the Classroom

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today we'll dive deep into the transformative power of data analytics for your classroom! Think data is just for statisticians or administrators? Think again! Today, we're joined by Victoria Setaro, an expert in making data analytics approachable and actionable for everyday teachers like you.

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Teacher Guides: CREST for the New School Year!

All About STEM

CREST can bring a new sense of curiosity and discovery to learners! The CREST Awards scheme is a programme for young people, providing a flexible STEM project framework that engages and inspires 5 to 19 year olds. If you’re a teacher, you can discover how simple it is to run CREST in school via their ‘Getting Started’ guides or you can visit the British Science Association CREST Webinar Centre for.

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6 Tips for Teaching Kids Coding

Ask a Tech Teacher

Learning to code is akin to receiving the key to a world of opportunities. It’s not about zeros and ones, or math and science. It’s about solving problems kids didn’t think they could, in creative ways that feel good. It gives students the power to shape a world they’re becoming part of, for many the key to a brighter future than their current one.

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How My School Turned Tragedy Into an Opportunity for Student and Family Engagement

ED Surge

Imagine not only waking up to a pandemic, forced into an isolated space without the physical and emotional support you need for learning, but also discovering that the place you call home has been deemed unlivable. This was the reality for many of the students and their families at Luther J. Price Middle School (LJPMS) families after the city of Atlanta condemned property in the Forest Cove neighborhood in 2021.

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The Best, Free Financial Literacy Courses for Middle and High School

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Picture a classroom full of students excited to learn about money. Welcome to the world of free financial literacy courses! These financial literacy courses from EVERFI are a must-have for any middle or high school. It's perfect for kids of all ages and has won top awards.

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T Levels Week Resources: Amazing Apprenticeships

All About STEM

National T Levels Week takes place from the 2nd to the 8th of October to celebrate the success of the programme and raise awareness of T Level subjects. Amazing Apprenticeships has produced a comprehensive bundle of resources for schools and colleges to utilise during the week including films, webinars and a student activity pack. T Levels are 2-year qualifications created by the government to.

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Inspiring Student Leadership and Learning 

STEM Discovery Education

In school, students learn academic content, build critical thinking skills, and grow as people! To create learning experiences that accomplish this, two educators in the Verona Area School District decided to join forces. They found an innovative way to bring high school and elementary school students together through Discovery Education’s Virtual Field Trips.

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Welcome Back to Afterschool 2023: Five Big STEM Ideas to Supercharge Young Minds

STEM Next

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) can spark curiosity in children that can inspire a lasting love of learning. Interest may start with a project to restore a local watershed ; a role model who shares her passion for electrical engineering, Star Wars, and her pets ; words of encouragement from a teacher; or a shout out by a peer.

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Free OECD Webinar: Back to School Issues Around the World

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter I'm excited about participating as a panelist in this OECD webinar next Thursday at 14:00 Paris time / 8 a.m. Eastern and look forward to participating and joining in the conversation. The OECD Education and Skills Today webinars share global perspectives on education and skills.

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ESERO Primary: ESA Astronaut Logbook

All About STEM

Primary learners can discover what life is like for astronauts aboard the International Space Station with the ESA Astronaut Logbook! The astronaut logbook introduces pupils to a typical week on the ISS as they compare an astronaut’s diet, exercise, hobbies and clothing with their own. “The logbook takes the form of a workbook which pupils complete whilst learning about the International Space.

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Classroom Audio Tools: Superheroes of the Classroom

Box Light

When it comes to diverse classrooms, effective communication reigns supreme. Enter classroom audio tools – the superheroes ensuring every student hears and engages. Especially important for students with hearing challenges, they redefine learning environments. Delve into the significance of classroom audio and uncover five actionable strategies to utilize audio tech for inclusivity.

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Co-Create a Learning Culture with Students

Middle Web

What teachers do the first weeks of school has a dramatic effect on student engagement and achievement the rest of the year. Building a classroom culture of learning and questioning – co-created with students – paves the road to success. Jackie Walsh and colleagues show us how. The post Co-Create a Learning Culture with Students first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Leader Panel Challenges How Teachers Ask Students to Think in the K-8 Classroom

Know Adam's Blog

Changing the "what" and "how" in science education doesn't have nearly as much impact as looking at the "why. " SALEM, Mass., August 1, 2023 (Newswire.com) - Typical conversations about education reform revolve around things like how we teach (education policy) or what we teach (the curriculum). But today, according to Dr. Ron Ritchhart, world-renowned educator, researcher, and author, and Francis Vigeant, KnowAtom's Founder and CEO, changing the "what" and "how" in K-8 science education under N