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An Updated Guide To Questioning In The Classroom

TeachThought

Questioning in the Classroom: An Updated Guide by Terry Heick If the ultimate goal of education is for students to be able to answer questions effectively, then focusing on content and response strategies makes sense. If the ultimate goal of education is to teach students to think, then focusing on how we can help students ask better questions themselves might make sense, no?

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Internet Culture

Geography Education

I never thought that I would be so emotionally invested in people dancing to Germans rapping tongue-twisters, but that is the modern era of cultural production and the amazing impacts of cultural diffusion. Barbara’s Rhubarb Bar–it sounds silly, and it is, but that doesn’t mean it’s simple. In fact, the deeper you go, the more delightfully complex this cultural phenomenon becomes.

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Latest AI Announcements Mean Another Big Adjustment for Educators

ED Surge

Tech giants Google, Microsoft and OpenAI have unintentionally assigned educators around the world major homework for the summer: Adjusting their assignments and teaching methods to adapt to a fresh batch of AI features that students will enter classrooms with in the fall. Educators at both schools and colleges were already struggling to keep up with ChatGPT and other AI tools during this academic year, but a fresh round of announcements last month by major AI companies may require even greater a

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Preparing Students for the 2024 Election: Voter Education & Engagement Workshops for College Teachers

APSA Educate

Political Science Educator: volume 28, issue 1 The Teacher-Scholar By Elizabeth A. Bennion ( ebennion@iusb.edu ) In this edition of The Teacher-Scholar , I want to draw people’s attention to a range of voter education and engagement workshops designed to … The post Preparing Students for the 2024 Election: Voter Education & Engagement Workshops for College Teachers appeared first on APSA.

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When Schools And Parents Don’t Talk

TeachThought

by Terry Heick Having gone on for decades now, discussions around the idea of ed reform are a bit tired. They seem pointless. Exhausting. A waste of time and creative bandwidth. Bottom-up change is exhausting and top-down change is exhausting for entirely different reasons. Rather than state or federal policy, make schools and communities accountable to one another.

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The quest for ‘embodied equity’ on college campuses focuses on neurodivergent students

The Hechinger Report

Niki Elliot skipped the fifth grade. She was so smart that she could have skipped another, she said, but her mother didn’t want her in class with older boys. And so she was always bored in school. She had a “near photographic” memory and didn’t need to study, she said, so she never learned how to. She remembers finishing her assignments in five minutes and spending the next 30 waiting for her classmates to catch up.

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When Teaching Students Math, Concepts Matter More Than Process

ED Surge

As a mathematics education researcher, I study how math instruction impacts students' learning, from following standard math procedures to understanding mathematical concepts. Focusing on the latter, conceptual understanding often involves understanding the “why” of a mathematical concept ; it’s the reasoning behind the math rather than the how or the steps it takes to get to an answer.

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How Educators Are Fostering Courageous Dialogue Among Students

Digital Promise

A new project is supporting teachers in helping students engage in courageous dialogue. An instructional coach reflects on the progress so far.

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PROOF POINTS: Writing researcher finds AI feedback ‘better than I thought’

The Hechinger Report

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine, and Arizona State University found that human feedback was generally a bit better than AI feedback, but AI was surprisingly good. Credit: Getty Images This week I challenged my editor to face off against a machine. Barbara Kantrowitz gamely accepted, under one condition: “You have to file early.

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A Critical Review of the APSA Presidential Task Force on Rethinking Political Science Education

APSA Educate

Political Science Educator: volume 28, issue 1 Reflections By Matthew Stein ( Matthew.Stein@csn.edu ), Alexandra Macias ( alexandra.cole@csun.edu ), and Jennifer De Maio ( jennifer.demaio@csun.edu ) On the same day we presented our research at the 2023 American Political Science … The post A Critical Review of the APSA Presidential Task Force on Rethinking Political Science Education appeared first on APSA.

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Would You Rather: Making Meaning

Catlin Tucker

In this second installment of our “Would You Rather?” series , we will delve into strategies for facilitating meaning-making in the classroom. Once students have had an opportunity to acquire information, how can we support them in transforming that information into deep, personal understanding? How can we ensure that every student, regardless of their background or individual learning preferences, has the opportunity to connect with the material in a meaningful way?

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National Teach Truth Day of Action Press Call Highlights

Zinn Education Project

On June 4, the Zinn Education Project hosted a Press Call about the 4th Annual National Teach Truth Day of Action. The Day of Action is cosponsored by more than 65 prominent racial and social justice organizations. For the past three summers, educators, students, parents, and allies have joined across the country to speak out against politicians attempting to restrict the freedoms of educators and students.

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A Contest: What Should D.J. Trump’s Punishment Be?

Diane Ravitch

Former President Trump will be sentenced by Judge Juan Marchan on July 11. What should be his punishment for the 34 counts on which the jury found him guilty? Please offer your idea. Here are a few suggestions. My partner—a retired history teacher— thinks he should be required to spend 1,000 hours studying the Constitution, civics, and American history.

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How We’re Building Collective Ownership to Create a Shared Vision for Early STEM Innovations

Digital Promise

The post How We’re Building Collective Ownership to Create a Shared Vision for Early STEM Innovations appeared first on Digital Promise.

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OPINION: Letting teachers carry concealed weapons carries serious risks

The Hechinger Report

In a controversial move, Tennessee recently passed a bill allowing teachers to carry concealed weapons into classrooms. While intended to enhance school safety, this policy introduces serious risks. The current education system continues to struggle with a troubling disconnect: 84 percent of Tennessee’s teachers and 62 percent of its students are white.

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Call for Pitches: Praxis

Anthropology News

Issued: June 6, 2024 Pitches due: rolling until September 1 First drafts due: 3 weeks after pitch decision Submit Pitch Here As the 2024 American Anthropological Association (AAA) annual meeting approaches, Anthropology News invites submissions that delve into the dynamic realm of anthropological praxis. We are seeking stories that bring to life the processes by which anthropological theories, skills, methods, and solutions are enacted, embodied, and put into practice across diverse contexts.

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Revisiting Horse Domestication: New Findings Push Date 1,000 Years Later

Anthropology.net

The New Timeline of Horse Domestication Recent research 1 has upended previous assumptions about the domestication of horses, revealing that humans first domesticated these animals around 2200 B.C., a full millennium later than traditionally believed. This finding emerges from a comprehensive study of ancient horse DNA, which sheds new light on the timeline and motivations behind horse domestication.

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Can Young Mental Health Navigators Ease the Crisis Facing Today's Students?

ED Surge

Young people are struggling with mental health, and for many, the challenges have worsened over the last decade. About one in three high schoolers report persistent feelings of hopelessness and an alarming number say they’ve had thoughts of suicide. Blame it on the pandemic, or climate change. Blame it on hyperpartisan politics, or the ubiquity of social media and smartphones.

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A checklist no one wants: 8 steps to take after a school shooting

The Hechinger Report

Heather Martin was a 17-year-old senior at Columbine High School when a school shooting took the lives of 12 classmates and one teacher. More than two decades later, in 2021, she was an English teacher at Aurora Central High School in Colorado when six of the school’s students were shot at a park across the street from the campus. Martin was one of several experts and survivors of school shootings who spoke about recovering from gun violence during a recent webinar hosted by the Department of E

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Teaching During Wartime: Institutional Adjustments with a Flexible Classroom Teaching Approach

APSA Educate

Political Science Educator: volume 28, issue 1 Reflections By Niva Golan-Nadir ( niva.golan@post.runi.ac.il ) During troublesome events, academia must adjust itself to new realities to be able to follow through the academic year, despite the challenges it faces. Yet, change … The post Teaching During Wartime: Institutional Adjustments with a Flexible Classroom Teaching Approach appeared first on APSA.

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Empowering Educators: Inside the AI Coaching Model at Honors Academy

Edthena

The Big Ideas in Education podcast recently welcomed Dr. Andi Morency, the Executive Director and Principal of the Honors Academy of Literature charter school in Reno, Nevada. They discuss the school’s AI-driven professional development model, which leverages Edthena’s AI Coach and Video Coaching platforms to enhance teacher growth and student outcomes.

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Cambridge GA GeogMeet is now live

Living Geography

The latest running of the Cambridge and District GA's GeogMeet is now ready, and you can join in and hear some excellent presentations from students as in previous years. This is a model which could hopefully be adopted by other branches and local networks, giving 'A' level students agency. Our sixth @The_GA @CambGA GeogMeet here in Cambridge is now live.

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3 Ways to Keep Students Engaged When Summer Is Calling

Studies Weekly

3 Ways to Keep Students Engaged When Summer Is Calling Mar. 22, 2021 • By Studies Weekly As the school year comes to a close, students are eager to leave classwork behind and spend more time with friends. Because of the desire for the freedom of summer break, many administrators see increased behavioral incidents with students in the final months of the school year.

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Read Aloud Podcast: Anchoring Lessons with Essential Questions

Heinemann Blog

How can we rely on our human capacity to love, to engage in teaching for social justice even in the presence of fear?

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Using AI for Self-Reflection and Professional Growth (Via Digital Learning Today Podcast)

Edthena

In the news The Digital Learning Today podcast recently welcomed founder and CEO of Edthena, Adam Geller to discuss how AI can be used for self-evaluation by staff members in the classroom. They discuss: The emergence of AI in education How AI can support teacher professional learning How the AI Coach platform works/supports teachers and coaches Should AI Coach replace in-person coaching?

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Announcements (Summer/Fall 2024)

APSA Educate

Political Science Educator: volume 28, issue 1 Member Announcements Lauren Bell, Allison Rank, and Carah Ong Whaley will publish an edited volume in July 2024, Civic Pedagogies: Teaching Civic Engagement in an era of Divisive Politics with Palgrave Macmillan. Several … The post Announcements (Summer/Fall 2024) appeared first on APSA.

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Migration is here to stay

Living Geography

One for units on migration. Gaia Vince's Opinion piece in The Guardian makes essential reading. I presume it will be in tomorrow's print edition. Leaders should finally tell us the truth about migration: it’s here for good [link] — Gaia Vince (@WanderingGaia) June 7, 2024 The opening paragraph is a useful summary for students of any age on human nature and the artifice of the border.

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10 Summer Tips to Prepare a Great Classroom

Studies Weekly

10 Summer Tips to Prepare a Great Classroom Jun. 6, 2024 • By Studies Weekly Creating a great classroom involves thoughtful planning and preparation to ensure the space is welcoming, engaging, and conducive to learning. Here are some steps you can take during this summer to set up the perfect classroom: 1. First and Foremost: Self Care Rest and Recharge You just finished a marathon school year.

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When Radio Ruled

Life and Landscapes

WHEN RADIO RULED When I came of age, television had invaded our lives. Ed Sullivan showed us the Beatles, and the nightly news showed us the daily body counts of the dead in Vietnam. Civil Rights, and the Women’s Movement. Revolution in our culture. Rebellion in our generation. But change had had preceded us. In music, as it often does.

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Message from the Section President (Summer/Fall 2024)

APSA Educate

Political Science Educator: volume 28, issue 1 As another spring semester comes to close, I want to reflect on our accomplishments and our future as a section. Work on updating the mission statement for the section is ongoing. I am … The post Message from the Section President (Summer/Fall 2024) appeared first on APSA.

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Can South Carolina Schools Teach AP African American Studies? It's Complicated

Education Week - Social Studies

South Carolina state education officials did not add AP African American Studies nor AP Precalculus to the 2024-25 roster of courses.

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Cath White Memorial Lecture

Living Geography

I am honoured to have been asked to give the Cath White Memorial Lecture for the GA Tyne and Wear Branch, which is based at Northumbria University or a local school at Tynemouth for most of its lectures - a place that Cath invited me to speak at several times when I was a little more mobile and active speaking at GA Branches. Cath was involved with the University and active in so many ways and spheres.

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All my books will be at the Capitol Expo (and me too!)

Life and Landscapes

Frankfortians! I am coming to town with all 33 of my book titles to sell at the Capital Expo Festival in Frankfort, Kentucky this Friday and Saturday, June 7th and 8th, 2024. Come Downtown to 2nd Street between Shelby and Capital Avenue, say hi and take a look! I am booth 7A! www.vanstockum.

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Reflections on Developing Wicked Problem Solvers

APSA Educate

Political Science Educator: volume 28, issue 1 Reflections By Paige Tan ( etan3@radford.edu ), Heather Keith ( hkeith1@radford.edu ), and Tay Keong Tan ( ttan2@radford.edu ) In response to a book group on Paul Hanstedt’s Creating Wicked Students (2018) , … The post Reflections on Developing Wicked Problem Solvers appeared first on APSA.

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Sayers in the 21st Century

Women's History Network

CALL FOR PAPERS Sayers in the 21st Century 11 October, 2024 Proposals are invited for this one-day seminar to be held at the Institute of Advanced Studies (UCL) London, on the above date.

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Africa mired with debt it can never repay

Perspectives in Anthropology

Written by Jehron Muhammad After slavery, African descendants were forced into sharecropping.

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Sources Talking to Other Sources

C3 Teachers

This is the second in my series on sources and the Building Blocks of Inquiry. See my first post on The Building Blocks of Inquiry here If you made a list of the top 10 challenges social studies teachers would say they face in the classroom, you may get the list of usual suspects: lack of time, political squabbles over standards, trying to cover all of human history in a semester.