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The Power of Pause

This is a time to pause as the decisions that are made at this time will have a ripple effect on education, children & families for years to come. Every day is a PD day. #myPDtoday The dramatic pause is a hallmark of film, tv, stage, and radio drama. That moment when everyone knows that there […]

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#saskedchat Feb12th, 2015

Our last #saskedchat focused on mentorship and the role it plays for teachers especially in regards to new teachers and internship. The chat was very lively with many of the contributors willing to share ideas and insights about the importance of mentorship for new teachers and interns but also for themselves as veteran teachers. That […]

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84 (And Counting) Bloom’s Taxonomy Tools Worth Trying

See on Scoop.it – Educational Discourse We know y’all love a good list of Bloom’s Taxonomy tools. And the one we’re highlighting below isn’t only good – its growing, because it is crowdsourced by awesome teachers like you! Created by NJ Superintendent Scott Rocco, this list is chock-full of tons of different apps that can fill […]

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Minecraft Is Shaping A Generation, And That Is A Good Thing

See on Scoop.it – Educational Discourse These worlds children build in Minecraft aren’t just virtual. They are creating the very real culture of their time. Kelly Christopherson‘s insight: Yes, Minecraft is shaping a generation – just as PacMan, Atari and Star Wars did. As is pointed out, it is a global connection with people – […]

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Teacher Education: No Longer ‘Business as Usual’ – Education Week News

See on Scoop.it – Educational Discourse Education Week News Teacher Education: No Longer ‘Business as Usual’ Education Week News One of our colleagues provided us with an article by David Ruenzel, called “Business as Usual,” that appeared 20 years ago in Teacher Magazine (then a print… Kelly Christopherson‘s insight: I agree with Ivon Prefontaine’s comment […]

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Why Playful Learning Is The Key To Prosperity

See on Scoop.it – Educational Discourse In order for our global society to develop solutions to pressing problems in an increasingly technology-driven and constantly changing world, we need to re-train our workforce to do what machines can’t: to be enterprising, independent and strategic thinkers—to be purposeful creators. This starts with changing the way students, especially the […]

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No Courses, No Classrooms, No Grades — Just Learning

See on Scoop.it – Educational Discourse A Boston area innovation studio for middle and high school students is bucking the traditional school model for what students love best: hands-on learning.   NuVu is a full-time magnet innovation center for middle and high school students. NuVu’s pedagogy is based on the architectural Studio model and geared […]

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20 useful ways to use TodaysMeet in schools | Ditch That Textbook

See on Scoop.it – Educational Discourse TodaysMeet is an easy-to-use, versatile digital tool. It can enhance discussions, provide a place for ideas and more. Kelly Christopherson‘s insight: With 20 different examples, this is something that teachers can look to use in their classrooms or schools can use with parents/community. Another tool that can help with […]

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My Students Don’t Know How to Have a Conversation

See on Scoop.it – Educational Discourse Recently I stood in front of my class, observing an all-too-familiar scene, The Atlantic reports. Most of my students were covertly—or so they thought—pecking away at their smartphones under their desks, checking their Facebook feeds and texts. Kelly Christopherson‘s insight: The art of conversation is very important – maybe […]

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