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The Station Rotation Model: Must-Do vs. May-Do Stations

Catlin Tucker

A teacher recently asked me whether students always need to attend every station in a rotation. The short answer is “no.” Our classrooms are composed of diverse groups of students with different skills, abilities, preferences, language proficiencies, and academic needs. Given that variability, it makes sense that not all students would need to spend time engaged in the same learning tasks or activities.

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OPINION: Algebra success isn’t about a ‘perfect’ curriculum — schools need to invest in math teacher training and coaching

The Hechinger Report

There has been much talk and concern in recent months about making higher-level math more accessible to high schoolers, particularly low-income students from Black and Hispanic communities. Much of this discussion dwells on what is the best curriculum to use to teach Algebra I and other higher-level math courses. The right curriculum is important, of course.

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Unveiling Edcamp’s Essence: A Deep Dive into the Five Core Tenets

Digital Promise

Edcamps offer educator-designed and -led professional learning that offers educators voice and choice in their own development.

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Always on duty: Taming email and our need to respond

Becoming a History Teacher

Photo by Torsten Dettlaff on Pexels.com I began my career in education just after the dawning of the new millennium, when reading and responding to emails involved deliberately logging on at a PC and waiting for the dial-up internet to connect. Consequently, emails might languish in my inbox unread for days – perhaps even a week. In school, communications would mostly happen in-person – general whole school announcements were collected and delivered via morning briefing, colleagues would d

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How These Teachers Build Curriculum 'Beyond Black History'

Education Week - Social Studies

A pilot to infuse Black history and culture in social studies is gaining ground in New York.

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The Election of FDR and the Immediate Response to the Great Depression

ACRE

Franklin D. Roosevelt campaigning while sitting in a car, 1932 As the election of 1932 approached, Americans were seeking a response to the impacts of the Great Depression around the country. The election would mark the first of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms as President of the United States. This one-day lesson plan was developed in Spring 2024 by Dr.

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Placing your Zoom calls somewhere interesting

Living Geography

A reminder of the Zoom backgrounds that the BBC has shared which include sets from sitcoms and other locations, to add a cultural sense of place to your Zoom calls. Anyone recognise this hotel bar?

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The Enigma of Neolithic Sacrifice: Insights into the Ancient Rituals of Incaprettamento

Anthropology.net

The cryptic burial customs of Neolithic Europe have long intrigued scholars, but a recent breakthrough study unveils a disturbing revelation: the prevalence of ritualistic sacrifices employing the method known as "incaprettamento." Diving into this macabre discovery offers a fascinating glimpse into the complex tapestry of ancient civilizations and their enigmatic relationship with death.

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The life of Pi

Living Geography

Pi is an AI tool. Visit here. Give it a go and see what you think. Paul Berry is currently part way through a series of posts on AI over on his Devon Geography blog.

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The Realignment of Political Tolerance in the United States

Political Science Now

The Realignment of Political Tolerance in the United States By Dennis Chong , University of Southern California , Jack Citrin , UC Berkeley Political Science , and Morris Levy , University of Southern California Studies conducted between the 1950s and 1970s found that the principles embodied in the First Amendment constituted a “clear norm” endorsed by large majorities of community leaders and virtually all legal practitioners and scholars.

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Climate Change Tracker

Living Geography

Worth a look at this website for visualisations of climate change data.

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PROOF POINTS: Four things a mountain of school discipline records taught us

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: Substituting for Jill Barshay is Sarah Butrymowicz, The Hechinger Report’s investigations editor. Jill will return next week. Every school day, thousands of students are suspended for vague, subjective reasons, such as defiance and disorderly conduct. Our investigative team recently took a deep dive into these punishments, based on 20 states for which we were able to obtain data.

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For Families Needing the Most Help, Child Care Costs Are About to Drop

ED Surge

This story was originally published by The 19th. For more than a decade, Erin Farias has watched the low-income families who send children to the day cares she runs navigate America’s broken child care system. Many of those parents had government assistance for school tuition, but half the time, Farias couldn’t count on them to make their co-payments.

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Human Ancestors and Sacred Stone Quarries

Anthropology.net

For eons, ancient human ancestors frequented specific stone quarries, leaving behind a legacy of stone tools and offerings. But why did they choose these particular sites? Professor Ran Barkai and his team from Tel Aviv University have uncovered 1 the long-hidden secret behind this ancient practice. Deciphering Ancient Riddles Professor Barkai poses the fundamental question: "Why do we find rock outcrops surrounded by thousands of stone tools, while adjacent sites remain untouched?

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The Intersection of Inquiry-Based Learning and High-Quality Instructional Materials in Social Studies

ED Surge

High-quality instructional materials (HQIMs) are educational resources designed to effectively support student learning. They can include textbooks, lesson plans, digital resources and other materials carefully crafted to meet the needs of diverse learners and facilitate meaningful learning experiences. By using HQIMs, educators can enhance the quality of instruction , support differentiated learning and improve overall learning outcomes.