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Student Voice as an Engagement Strategy

A Principal's Reflections

Imagine a classroom buzzing with curiosity, where questions fly like sparks and exploration thrives. Engaged learners are joyful learners. When students are genuinely invested, a sense of wonder takes hold. They delve into challenges with a smile, their eyes alight with the thrill of discovery. This joy of learning is contagious, fueling a classroom where knowledge isn't just absorbed; it's embraced.

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Learning Goals Examples for College Students

TeachThought

Learning Goals Examples for College Students Setting specific goals isn’t just about ticking off checkboxes; it’s about charting a path toward academic excellence and personal growth. As a college student, you juggle lectures, exams, and study sessions. That’s where learning goals come into play—they help you focus, measure your progress, and keep your eyes on the prize, whether acing your finals or mastering a complex concept.

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Demonstrating Success with Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

Digital Promise

We first met Nakia, a student at Chilhowee Middle School in rural Benton, Tennessee, in 2018. “Polk County is one of the counties you don’t think about very much,” she said of her town of fewer than 2,000 people. “We’d look at another school that has technology, and we’re like, ‘Wow, I wish we had those possibilities.’” Those possibilities became a reality for Nakia and her classmates when Chilhowee became a Verizon Innovative Learning School in 2017.

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AI Might Save Teachers Time. But What Is the Cost?

ED Surge

As an educator reading headline after headline about AI in education, it’s hard to not get lost in an existential tailspin to the tune of Billie Eilish’s “What was I made for?” (if AI can do all of this.) Integrating generative AI into education is complex. The field of AI is the Wild West right now — we’re working it out as we go. As an assistant professor of edtech, I often think about the implications of AI on teaching and learning, especially as I experiment with implementing various practic

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Teaching Third Parties

Passion for Social Studies

In the United States, two major parties dominate the political system: the Democrats and the Republicans. However, third parties also play a significant role in the electoral process. Third parties in the US election system offer alternative viewpoints, challenge the status quo, and provide voters with additional choices. So, it is crucial to include teaching third parties when students learn about the political system.

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Explore The Best Writing Tools For Students To Enhance Your Skills

TeachThought

Writing Tools for Students: Digital Writing Aids In the vast ocean of academic tasks, writing is a challenging and crucial skill for success at school and beyond. Whether drafting an essay, composing a research paper, or jotting down notes for class, having the right tools can make all the difference. With a wide array of digital writing aids, finding the most effective ones can be daunting.

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AI Literacy: A Framework to Understand, Evaluate, and Use Emerging Technology

Digital Promise

The post AI Literacy: A Framework to Understand, Evaluate, and Use Emerging Technology appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Navigating and Building Your Leadership Team: A Guide for New Superintendents

Education Elements

“Congratulations!” This is a common note sent via email and shared on LinkedIn as so many of my friends and colleagues transition into the first year of their superintendency on July 1 st. As I reflect on my 10+ years having the privilege of working alongside district leaders and observing what works and where some have experienced pitfalls, I want to share some thoughts on the importance of building your leadership bench.

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Explore Top Online Learning Tools For Students To Enhance Your Studies

TeachThought

Online Learning Tools For Students: From AI Tutors To Smart Notebooks Technology has transformed how you interact with your educational materials. From AI tutors that provide personalized learning experiences to digital platforms that organize notes efficiently, these innovative tools are transforming traditional learning methods. As a student, adapting to these technological advancements can significantly enhance your academic performance and make your study sessions more productive.

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Helping Teachers Connect Math and Science in Middle School Classrooms

Digital Promise

The post Helping Teachers Connect Math and Science in Middle School Classrooms appeared first on Digital Promise.

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What 40 Million Messages Tell Us About Parent-Teacher Communication

ED Surge

Something crucial was missing from classrooms over the past school year: millions of students who were part of the chronic absenteeism crisis that plagued districts large and small. Parsing education data into snack-sized servings. Could better communication between schools and parents alleviate the problem? That’s the theory one nonprofit has. It partnered with Google for a massive, AI-powered analysis of 40 million messages in its app to find how parents and teachers are exchanging information

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Sign up for our next seminar featuring Dr Emily Rees Koerner, 3rd July 4pm BST

Women's History Network

Wednesday, 3 July 2024, at 4pm BST Sign-up now for our online-only zoom webinar here.

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“I Don’t Want to Be Taught and Graded by a Robot”: Student-Teacher Relations in the Age of Generative AI

Anthropology News

Generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) is reshaping student-teacher relations in higher education in both exciting and worrying ways. Proponents point to its potential to personalize learning and foster innovative teaching approaches. But others view GenAI as a liability, casting the technology as a new and improved way to cheat, giving into a stereotype of students as natural-born plagiarists.

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The Power and Purpose of Assessment

Heinemann Blog

Assessment is a fundamental aspect of education, essential for understanding students' progress and informing effective teaching practices. However, the process of assessment entails significant preparation and organization. From printing materials to tracking student data, it can be easy to get lost in the logistics and lose sight of its true purpose.

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What Parents and Child Care Providers Want Their Elected Leaders to Know

ED Surge

Child care concerns have reached a boiling point for parents and providers, and it’s become increasingly difficult for families to afford essentials like health care and housing. Those are among the top findings outlined in a special anniversary report from the RAPID Survey Project at the Stanford Center on Early Childhood, which highlights data from a survey that asked caregivers of young children what they want their policymakers to know about how they are doing and what they need.

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Confused About Math? How One Expert Teacher Used Questions to Support Learning

Digital Promise

The post Confused About Math? How One Expert Teacher Used Questions to Support Learning appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Teach Truth Campaign Display

Zinn Education Project

In this election year, the Zinn Education Project developed an interactive Teach Truth pop-up display to raise awareness about the growing threat of anti-history education laws and book bans. The box includes three picture books and one high school text that have been banned or challenged in recent years: When Wilma Rudolph Played Basketball, When Aidan Became a Brother, Fry Bread, and The Bluest Eye.

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Ancient Neanderthal DNA Found to Influence Autism Susceptibility

Anthropology.net

Genetic Legacy: Neanderthal DNA and Autism A recent study published in Molecular Psychiatry 1 reveals that certain genetic traits inherited from Neanderthals may significantly contribute to the development of autism. This groundbreaking research shows that specific Neanderthal genetic variants can influence autism susceptibility, suggesting a link between our ancient relatives and modern neurodevelopmental conditions.

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Finding the Right Technology for Early Elementary Classrooms

ED Surge

I can still vividly recall the chaotic scene of introducing iPads into Kindergarten classrooms. Picture it: a room bustling with eager five-year-olds unaccustomed to center procedures and five iPads as the hottest commodity amidst blocks, dolls and traditional learning stations. What’s the Kindergarten version of the Hunger Games? Imagine that. Managing a technology rollout for littles felt tough, but the real challenge didn’t hit me until I had to engage with some of the apps intended for our s

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Decoding the Math Myth: Four Strategies to Support Autistic Students

Digital Promise

The post Decoding the Math Myth: Four Strategies to Support Autistic Students appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Teach Truth Day of Action 2024 Event Highlights

Zinn Education Project

Children’s future depends on what they learn today. However, across the country, legislatures have passed laws to criminalize teaching honestly about U.S. history and to restrict students’ ability to ask questions and think critically. The laws’ chilling effect reaches classrooms nationwide. Textbooks and high-stakes testing have also long distorted curricula.

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OPINION: There’s a promising path to get students back on track to graduation

The Hechinger Report

Rates of chronic absenteeism are at record-high levels. More than 1 in 4 students missed 10 percent or more of the 2021-22 school year. That means millions of students missed out on regular instruction, not to mention the social and emotional benefits of interacting with peers and trusted adults. Moreover, two-thirds of the nation’s students attended a school where chronic absence rates reached at least 20 percent.

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Nameless Woman

Sapiens

Archives often render marginalized people’s histories invisible. In response to such erasure, a poet writes a letter to explore the experience of historically enslaved African and Creole women in Tanzania and Mauritius—and the ways in which they may have navigated their lives. Nameless Woman – Listen this letter is not addressed to anyone but receiver, whoever you are, i am dying my body has folded into itself sprouted brown mold, like rotting fruit dropped almond, fermented sugarcane moth

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Digital Promise Announces Nationwide Cohort to Address Chronic Absenteeism, Partnering With Communities on Innovative Solutions

Digital Promise

The post Digital Promise Announces Nationwide Cohort to Address Chronic Absenteeism, Partnering With Communities on Innovative Solutions appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Bob Digby's Blogpost for Pride month

Living Geography

This is billed as a '3 minute read' but well worth longer than that. And certainly needs to be thought about and reflected on for a lot longer. On the GA Blog. Bob Digby describes his experiences in his early years as a teacher, and the changes that have happened since then.

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What teachers want from AI

The Hechinger Report

An AI chatbot that walks students through how to solve math problems. An AI instructional coach designed to help English teachers create lesson plans and project ideas. An AI tutor that helps middle and high schoolers become better writers. These aren’t tools created by education technology companies. They were designed by teachers tasked with using AI to solve a problem their students were experiencing.

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Vocal Robots

Anthropology News

Language work defines the globalized new economy and, with it, strategies for managing how we do language. Emerging voice technologies in contexts like call centers represent the latest attempt to create the perfect language worker. Who Am I Speaking With? Grace is, by all accounts, the perfect call center operator. She picks up calls without hesitation and, not one to interrupt, listens patiently to the customer’s every need.

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Gemma Bailey: Supporting your Sustainability and Climate Action Engagement in Southeast England

Geogramblings

Gemma Bailey, the Climate Ambassadors Regional Hub Manager for Southeast England, is a passionate advocate for sustainability and community engagement. Based in Kent and working at the University of Reading, Gemma’s journey has been shaped by her deep-rooted love for wildlife and the environment. From Zoology to Sustainable Development Gemma’s academic pursuits began with studying zoology, followed by a fulfilling role at the Big Cat Sanctuary , where she initially worked as a zookee

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Reading Beyond the Words: The Importance of Comprehension

Heinemann Blog

What is a Reading Salad, and how can you use this tangible comprehension strategy to help your students understand complex concepts?

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OPINION: The answer to the righteous anger that roils college campuses is purposeful change

The Hechinger Report

Over the last year I have spent a considerable amount of time talking with college presidents and inquiring journalists. What each asked is essentially the same — What lies ahead for American higher education? For each, I have had the same answer. The funk that now engulfs us could be never-ending. Most of those who ask are, like me, steady consumers of higher education’s morning news reports, which feature failed presidencies, campus closures, campus disruptions and political intrusions.

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Breaking Barriers: Video Inquiry Bridges Distance for Alaska’s Teachers (Via The Learning Professional)

Edthena

In the news In a recent article published in The Learning Professional , authors Lisa Richardson and Cathy Coulter describe their innovative use of video technology for teacher collaboration in Alaska. Lisa is the coordinator of the Reading Specialist Program at the University of Alaska Southeast , and Cathy coordinates the Language and Literacy Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

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Calling All Climate Champions: Meet Cormac, Northwest Climate Ambassador Regional Manager

Geogramblings

In a recent episode of the Coffee & Geography Podcast, I sat down with Cormac Lawler, the dynamic new Regional Hub Manager for the Climate Ambassadors scheme in the Northwest of England. A self-proclaimed “sociable introvert” with a passion for community and the environment, Cormac is the perfect person to lead this important initiative.

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The Boston ‘busing crisis’ was never about busing

Zinn Education Project

By Jeanne Theoharis Reprinted from The Emancipator In marking the 40th anniversary of Boston’s court-ordered school desegregation in 2014, most articles and events revolved around the Boston busing “crisis” and not the Black struggle that compelled the city to face its own entrenched racial inequity. As they had done 40 years earlier, many city officials, citizens and journalists ignored the three decades of Black organizing against segregation and educational inequality that led to Judge W.

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Spare a Penny (or a few pounds) for David's Pen y Fan effort.

Living Geography

David Rogers is going to spend the 15th of July on a special fund raising effort. Here's the inspiration for his charity effort. How many times can I get up and down Pen y Fan in 24 hours? David said: "Pen y Fan and Bannau Brycheiniog as well as the Preseli Hills are where I learnt how to navigate and explore the mountains. I became comfortable being uncomfortable in all sorts of weather.

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Melinda Mathis Hardin’s Response

Life and Landscapes

I recently posted a video of Melinda Mathis Hardin singing at the Shelby County Community Theatre. It was a special evening and the responses were very positive. After my blog, Melinda wrote about how important that evening was for her. Here is what she said: (“Reginald Bareham” is my Facebook handle…at the end of this post, I include a Video link to her performance.

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Psychology Film Club

ShortCutsTV

Designed to enhance the teaching of A-level and AP Psychology, the Film Club is a subscription-only site that gives you unlimited access to all of our Psychology films. Membership costs just £25+VAT per year and our free 30-day trial gives you complete access to all the films in the library.

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MAHG Qualifying Exam Tips

Teaching American History

Summer has arrived! And that means the pinnacle of TAH’s professional development for teachers has arrived as well: our Master of Arts in American History and Government (MAHG) program at Ashland University in Ashland, OH. Every summer, hundreds of teachers from around the country join us for week-long classes on topics ranging from early American history to modern political institutions.