Overcoming STEM hurdles

Wayne D'Orio  October 31st, 2014 

In theory, doesn’t everyone support boosting investment in science, technology, engineering and math education in schools? Districts are trying to make sure students leave...

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Our ultimate list of links and resources on family engagement (and a giveaway!)

Alexandra Wladich  October 30th, 2014  Comments • 2

Family and Community Engagement is on my mind this week as we get close to the kickoff of the fourth annual National Family and Community...

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The seven pillars of effective digital leadership

Eric Sheninger  October 29th, 2014 

This post is adapted from one that was originally published on the TeachThought blog.

The brain: Your built-in storytelling app

Tyler Reed  October 27th, 2014 

Research on how the brain functions and how it operates while a person reads shows that the organ is constantly telling stories.

To tackle blended learning, start by visiting other classrooms and schools

Tyler Reed  October 24th, 2014 

It being Connected Educators Month and all, it seemed fitting last night when Eric Sheninger and Tom Vander Ark encouraged educators to take time to get out of their own...

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What's the future of blended learning?

Tyler Reed  October 22nd, 2014 

We need your help. In the next installment of our "Mini-PD" series of Google+ Hangouts, we'll be joined by Eric Sheninger and Tom Vander Ark for a conversation about the...

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Why today’s school leaders must become digital leaders

Eric Sheninger  October 17th, 2014 

This post is adapted from one that was originally published on the TeachThought blog.

Shaping chaos: The National Book Award finalists

Suzanne McCabe  October 15th, 2014 

The selection of National Book Award finalists brings good news for "a young marine who served in Iraq, a cartoonist at The New Yorker, the co-founder of a small...

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The read-aloud: Paper or pixels?

Lois Bridges  October 14th, 2014 

Paper or pixels? What’s best for the read-aloud? Increasingly, that’s the question both parents and teachers are asking as beloved picture books navigate to the screen....

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8 tips for the smoothest field trip ever

Hope Crocker  October 13th, 2014 

I heard the other day that October is National Field Trip Month. (It seems like they have a month dedicated to almost everything these days, doesn't it?) I thought it...

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School librarians helping to facilitate global connections

Colleen Graves  October 9th, 2014 

A couple of months ago, I was scanning my Twitter feed and came across International Dot Day. I become curious: What is Dot Day? Will my middle school students want to...

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Are we doing enough to create a climate of kindness in schools?

Judy Goldberg  October 8th, 2014  Comments • 2

Here’s a question for all of you who are reading this (as well as for myself!): Are we really doing enough to...

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Checking in with teachers on the Common Core

Anne Sparkman  October 3rd, 2014 

One year after we shared the views of teachers through the comprehensive research report, Primary Sources: America’s Teachers on Teaching in an Era of Change...

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Resources for National Diversity Day

Alexandra Wladich  October 2nd, 2014 

We know that today's classrooms are more diverse than ever. We also know how critically important it is for children to have books and resources they can connect to on a...

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One school librarian's goal for the year: Empower student voice

Andy Plemmons  October 1st, 2014 

Empowering student voice. These words are so important to me that they have become a designated goal for the current school year. Each moment that students are able to...

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