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The Art of Annotation: Teaching Readers To Process Texts

Cult of Pedagogy

Listen to the interview with Andrea Castellano and Irene Yannascoli: Sponsored by Listenwise and Studyo “Make your paper dirty.” I get some funny looks when I say it at first, but it gets the point across. What I mean is I’m looking for annotations. I teach third grade, when young readers typically transition from developing readers to fluent ones, and it’s at this stage that they’re ready to begin to analyze texts on a deeper level.

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How Students Can Transform Their Study Sessions

TeachThought

How to Transform Your Study Sessions: Notes, Help, and Hacks for the Modern Student by TeachThought Staff Transforming your study sessions from tedious to productive doesn’t just happen; it requires a mix of the right strategies, tools, and mindset. Your approach to studying can make the difference between feeling overwhelmed and confidently tackling your academic goals.

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Civics Decor and Posters

Passion for Social Studies

When students think about history, they often talk about the past. While the past does allow us to shape the future, history is more than this. It also includes civics lessons, which show students their rights and duties as citizens. One day, they will not be attending school each day. Instead, they will interact, work, and assist in various aspects of a community.

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Kindergarten math is often too basic. Here’s why that’s a problem

The Hechinger Report

ASTON, Pa.— In Jodie Murphy’s kindergarten class, math lessons go beyond the basics of counting and recognizing numbers. On a recent morning, the children used plastic red and yellow dots for a counting exercise: One student tossed the coin-sized dots onto a cookie sheet while another hid her eyes. The second student then opened her eyes, counted up the dots and picked the corresponding number from a stack of cards.

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Attention Contagion

The Effortful Educator

As a teacher, you know about this phenomenon, but you probably didn’t know its name. Attention contagion. You’ve seen it in your classroom: one student is off task and that inattention seems to spread throughout the room. One student with their head down leads to three or four doing the same. One student off task on their laptop leads to a handful all doing the same.

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50 Of The Best Quotes About Reading

TeachThought

50 Of The Best Quotes About Reading by TeachThought Staff Literacy—the ability to read and write—is the foundation of formal, academic learning. But beyond reading and writing skills, literacy is a gateway to critical thinking, effective communication, and holistic learning experiences. Literacy is crucial to any learning environment, from promoting comprehension to nurturing empathy and cultural understanding both inside the classroom and beyond.

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Commemorate International Workers’ Day

Zinn Education Project

By Ricardo Levins Morales. Click image to order poster. Do not reprint without permission of artist. This International Workers’ Day — May 1st — comes in the midst of union victories — and ever ongoing challenges for workers, including teachers. What could be more important for our students than to learn that progress toward greater justice in the world has occurred only when people have organized together and fought for it?

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Los Angeles School District Launched a Splashy AI Chatbot. What Exactly Does It Do?

ED Surge

Balloon archways surrounded the stage as the superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, Alberto Carvalho, last month announced what he hailed as a pioneering use of artificial intelligence in education. It’s a chatbot called “Ed” — an animated talking sun — which he described as: “our nation’s very first AI-powered learning-acceleration platform.

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Based on the Incredible True Story: Colonial Minds, Late Capitalist Hearts, and Deception in Hollywood 

Anthropology News

“Based on the Incredible True Story.” So begins the trailer for the film Arthur the King , starring Mark Wahlberg, Simu Liu, Nathalie Immanuel, and Ali Suliman: a heartwarming story about a stray, scruffy dog and an endurance athlete who find each other during an epic adventure race across the Dominican Republic. The tale—told in three different books in dozens of languages—has already captured the hearts of millions.

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Teach Truth Day of Action at Bookstores and Libraries

Zinn Education Project

For this 4th annual Teach Truth Day of Action, we are offering a pop-up display so event hosts can set up an information table at a public space such as a bookstore, library, or farmers’ market. The display includes banned books with information sheets, postcards, buttons, stickers, and signs. D.C. event host Vanessa Williams is all smiles because she found this makes site coordination easier than in prior years.

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Universities and colleges search for ways to reverse the decline in the ranks of male students

The Hechinger Report

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Hopeful young entrepreneurs in business schools routinely pitch ideas for startup companies as part of their classroom assignments. But the ones who were doing it at the University of Vermont were still in high school. It was the inaugural Vermont Pitch Challenge, to which nearly 150 teams from 27 states and seven countries had submitted their entrepreneurial brainstorms.

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3 Things Educators and Edtech Suppliers Need to Talk About

ED Surge

The advancements in technology are reshaping how we teach and learn, bringing new opportunities and challenges. To address such challenges, a concerted effort must be made to ensure that newer technologies are implemented thoughtfully and responsibly, with a focus on enhancing the educational experience for all students. Collaboration and open dialogue are key as we navigate this terrain, ensuring innovation meets the needs of today's educational institutions.

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The Enlightenment had its own internet: The Republic of Letters

Strange Maps

There was no internet during the Enlightenment, but something surprisingly similar did exist in the 17th and 18th centuries. This was the Republic of Letters: a virtual, global community of scientists and intellectuals who exchanged information using the fastest technology available at the time — the postal service. 15,000 letters The clue is in the name: letters tied this self-proclaimed, transnational society together.

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15 Ways to Recognize Teachers: Teacher Appreciation Week & Beyond

Education Elements

Teachers have a tremendous impact on the learning and lives of their students and communities, and planning a unique and powerful teacher appreciation week is one way to celebrate their incredible contributions. School and district leaders can use the strategies below as a starting point to plan meaningful ways to recognize all that they do, every day.

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 Amid clampdown on DEI, some on campuses push back

The Hechinger Report

BOCA RATON, Fla. – It doesn’t take much searching to spot the fallout from the newest Florida law seeking to erase DEI, or diversity, equity and inclusion, from public campuses. Several weeks ago, for example, staff offices at Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Inclusion, Diversity Education and Advocacy in Boca Raton were vacant, with name plates blank and abandoned desks, plus LGBTQ+ flags, posters and pamphlets left behind.

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A Teacher’s Guide to Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Studies Weekly

A Teacher’s Guide to Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month May 2, 2024 • Studies Weekly Diverse perspectives strengthen education, according to Heather Singmaster’s EdWeek article from November 2018. They broaden students’ view of history and teach them to respect people from different cultures. This month, you have the opportunity to foster students’ appreciation for Asian/Pacific Americans by celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month History of Asian Ameri

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Deception as Investment: How to Make Digital Ponzi Schemes in China

Anthropology News

In the dim light of a Monday morning in August 2018, Meng, a 33-year-old woman living near Beijing, began her day with a sense of urgency. Rising at 5:40 a.m., she navigated her morning routine with haste, quietly brushing her teeth, washing her face, and skillfully applying makeup, careful not to disturb her still-sleeping family. Her mission: to reach her neighborhood in time for the 6:15 a.m. company bus that awaited her, marking the start of another workweek.

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Outside Agitators

Zinn Education Project

When students begin to defy established authority it often appears to besieged administrators that “someone must be behind this,” the implication being that young people are incapable of thinking or acting on their own. — Howard Zinn, 1971 University presidents are using “outside agitators” as their rationale for calling the police against student encampments.

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What convinces voters to raise taxes: child care

The Hechinger Report

NEW ORLEANS — Last summer, Derrika Richard felt stuck. She didn’t have enough money to afford child care for her three youngest children, ages 1, 2 and 3. Yet the demands of caring for them on a daily basis made it impossible for Richard, who cuts and styles hair from her home, to work. One child care assistance program rejected her because she wasn’t working enough.

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Leading Change in Education: How Responsive Leadership and Teamwork Transform Schools

Education Elements

In a time where there is a heightened focus on education, it is essential that leadership development not be forgotten. Educational leaders serve as the guiding force behind school communities, shaping the vision, culture, and direction of the schools they serve. Providing educational leaders with resources and support empowers them to inspire positive change, implement effective teaching practices, and cultivate a culture of continuous improvement.

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Putting People First as Higher Ed Grapples With AI

ED Surge

The urgency for higher education institutions to integrate and create policies for using AI technology in the classroom is rapidly increasing. Colleges also must adequately account for its impact on their current and future workforce. I believe that placing people, not technology, at the center of these decisions is how educators should embrace AI, discover new ways of incorporating its capabilities, and use its power to promote equitable student success.

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7 Math Workshop Characteristics

Heinemann Blog

The following is an adapted excerpt from Jennifer Lempp’s Math Workshop, Grades 6-12 , coming Fall 2024. Jennifer recently presented an event on engaging all students using a math workshop model. You can view the recording here.

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OPINION: Immigrant students need trained advisers to navigate the problematic college admissions process

The Hechinger Report

The new Free Application for Federal Student Aid promised to be an easy process for all students, especially those from immigrant families. For the first time, students with undocumented parents were told, they would be able to complete this form online. We should have known better. Students with undocumented parents are constantly getting error messages from the FAFSA portal and are struggling to create FAFSA IDs for their parents who don’t have Social Security numbers.

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An exciting new role at the RGS-IBG

Living Geography

I've been connected with the RGS-IBG for quite a number of years in various ways. In 2007 I became a Fellow of the RGS and Chartered Geographer (Teacher) and have been ever since. In 2008, I was awarded their Ordnance Survey Award for excellence in Secondary Geography Teaching. This was a proud moment and came at the culmination (I thought) of my teaching career as I was joining the Geographical Association and stepping out of the classroom.

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Social-Emotional Learning Strategies Don't Work for Every Student. Here's What Does.

ED Surge

Throughout this academic year, I facilitated a training session on social-emotional learning (SEL) strategies for educators at a high-needs elementary school. During one of the sessions, a seasoned teacher's candid remarks struck a chord. He explicitly stated, “I know that that is what the book says we should do, but these kids are from Brownsville.

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ON THE PODCAST: Writing as Healing with Shamari Reid

Heinemann Blog

Welcome to Writing as Healing, a Heinemann-podcast series focused on writing as a tool, to increase healing in students and teachers. We know that academic learning doesn't happen without social and emotional support, and writing as a key literacy, is uniquely positioned in every classroom to do both. How can writing lead to vulnerability, bravery, and freedom for students?

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As more youth struggle with behavior and traditional supports fall short, clinicians are partnering with lawyers to help

The Hechinger Report

Every night before going to bed, Antonio would tuck in his three younger siblings. After school, he’d tinker with toy cars, or help his dad, a mechanic, fix things around the house. “He’s quiet, but he’s caring in his own way,” said his mother, Yanelie Marquez. The Hechinger Report is using her son’s middle name to protect his privacy. But four years ago, the then-12-year-old Antonio suddenly lost interest in everything and everyone.

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How 4 Educational Leaders are Guiding their Districts in the Age of AI

Digital Promise

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The Pandemic Fueled Gains in Digital Equity. But for Native Tribes, It’s Complicated.

ED Surge

When pueblos in New Mexico looked into running fiber into Jemez Day School, a K-6 school run by the Bureau of Indian Education, they were launching a complicated process. Upgrading the school’s connection meant jumping through hoops, even though there was fiber across the street. Early on, the U.S. federal government’s E-Rate program, which provides “universal service” funding to schools and libraries for telecommunications and internet, also said it wouldn’t pay for another project.

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Audiobook: Every Kid a Writer

Heinemann Blog

Heinemann Audiobooks proudly presents Every Kid a Writer: Strategies That Get Everyone Writing, r ead by the author Kelly Boswell.

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College Uncovered, Season 2, Episode 5

The Hechinger Report

To boost enrollment and meet workforce needs, many states are offering free community college programs. It’s a well-intentioned (and bipartisan) idea to help people get the credentials they need, and states build their supply of college-educated workers. But does free really mean free? Do these programs effectively bring students back to college? And does saying something’s free diminish its value?

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From President Alison Keith: Executive Director Announcement

Society for Classical Studies

From President Alison Keith: Executive Director Announcement kskordal Thu, 05/02/2024 - 11:13 Image Dear SCS members, On behalf of the SCS Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Zachary Slates as the new Executive Director of the Society for Classical Studies, effective 6 May 2024. Zachary holds a Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law, a Master of Accounting from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Civilization from the University

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A Scholar Hopes to Diversify the Narrative Around Undocumented Students

ED Surge

When Felecia Russell was a high school student growing up near Los Angeles, she was getting good grades and plenty of encouragement to go to college. But when it came time to do the paperwork of applying to a campus and financial aid, Russell asked her mom for her social security number. “My mom was like, ‘yeah, you don’t have one,’” she remembers. Russell didn’t have a social security number because she didn’t have permanent legal status in the U.S.

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Paris 2024: Olympics Activity

Living Geography

The Year 8 students at my school have a week on an adventure trip this week. A small group is not going along - many of them came along on the recent trip to Iceland that we ran instead. I was asked to put together a geography activity for them, which would take three lessons to complete. I have connected it to the work we have been doing with Year 8 already this year, and drawn out a few themes: - sustainability - circular economy - globalisation and the importance of global communities - toget

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States spending more overall on pre-K, but there are still many haves and have nots

The Hechinger Report

A record share of children – about 35 percent of 4-year-olds and 7 percent of 3-year-olds – were enrolled in a state-funded preschool program last academic year , according to the 2023 State of Preschool report published last month by the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University. Notably, though, the actual number of 4-year-olds enrolled in state-funded pre-K is lower than pre-pandemic levels due to declining birth rates.

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New map reveals the Milky Way’s magnetic heart

Strange Maps

Look toward Sagittarius. Beyond lies the Central Molecular Zone (CMZ): the cold, dusty heart of our Milky Way. The CMZ contains 60 million solar masses’ worth of particles at -432 degrees Fahrenheit (-258°C). This dust is the stuff from which planets and stars are built — a process that depends on the interaction between the dust and the CMZ’s magnetic fields.

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3 Ways We’re Engaging Educators in Learning Sciences Research

Digital Promise

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