Publication: Edutopia

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To Teach Facts, Start with Feelings

Recently, we heard from a teacher who decided to create a more dynamic approach to his history class . . . by teaching it backward, starting with the present day. "Here's the world around you and how it feels to live in it. What happened over the last ... [Published Edutopia - 5 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

Student Choice Leads to Student Voice

The way I understood school learning shifted the first time I was given an opportunity to design a project of my own. This high school senior project, an environmental audit of my school district, became my passion. I stayed awake at night researching, ... [Published Edutopia - 20 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Social-Emotional Learning and Spirituality

What is the connection of SEL and spirituality? For many, there is an often unacknowledged depth to SEL work that amounts to more than "skill building." It is a side of SEL and related approaches well worth exploring. Jeffrey Kress, Ph.D., is an associate ... [Published Edutopia - 23 hours ago]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated Oct 30 2014 - 1 reports

STEM and Writing: A Super Combination

I brought a superhero into my classroom the other day. He wasn't wearing a cape. He didn't have an alias. But he had the greatest superpower of all: inspiration.When you teach using project-based learning (PBL), one brings outside expertise into the classroom. ... [Published Edutopia - Oct 30 2014]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 30 2014 - 1 reports

Teacher Leadership and the Common Core State Standards?

Teacher leadership has officially come into vogue in the education sphere. Everyone from central districts and federal offices to teachers unions and universities is either partnering with teacher-centered groups or creating their own. Among many of the ... [Published Edutopia - Oct 29 2014]
First reported Oct 28 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 1 reports

It’s a Mistake Not to Use Mistakes as Part of the Learning Process

I recently heard a TED talk from Brian Goldman , a doctor who admits to having made mistakes. In very emotional language, he describes some costly emergency room mistakes, and then makes a strong case for changing the way that the medical profession addresses ... [Published Edutopia - Oct 28 2014]
First reported Oct 28 2014 - Updated Oct 28 2014 - 1 reports

3 Ways to Take Your Students Deeper With Flipped Learning

Editor's Note: This post was co-authored by Aaron Sams , CEO of Sams Learning Designs, LLC and founding member of the Flipped Learning Network.Flipped learning is more than just an efficient way to teach. It is also an opportunity to take students to ... [Published Edutopia - Oct 28 2014]
First reported Oct 27 2014 - Updated Oct 27 2014 - 1 reports

How Teachers Can Help Girls Lead

The women's leadership gap is well documented. Despite making up nearly 51 percent of the U.S. population, in 2014 women make up just 18.5 percent of Congress and 24.2 percent of state legislatures. They are only 14.6 percent of executive officers and ... [Published Edutopia - Oct 27 2014]
First reported Oct 25 2014 - Updated Oct 25 2014 - 1 reports

What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship

The greatest software invented for human safety is the human brain. It's time that we start using those brains. We must mix head knowledge with action. In my classroom, I use two essential approaches in the digital citizenship curriculum that I teach: ... [Published Edutopia - Oct 25 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

What Bullying Looks Like in the Digital Age and How to Prevent It

Some recent studies show that an astonishing half of workplace bullying and 40 percent of school bullying will go unreported. Whether this is because of insensitivity toward the issue, a normalization of the practice in our culture, or simply an inability ... [Published Edutopia - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

Dyslexia in the General Education Classroom

The following passage is about dyslexia. I want you to assume that I will be asking you a comprehension question or two when you are done. You have one minute. Go!The bottob line it thit it doet exitt, no bitter whit nibe teotle give it (i.e. ttecific ... [Published Edutopia - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

New Evidence: Deeper Learning Improves Student Outcomes

When educators learn about the work of Envision Schools and the work of our partner schools in the Deeper Learning Network , they almost always ask for evidence or data to show that this approach is better than traditional approaches to learning.We can ... [Published Edutopia - Oct 23 2014]

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...by teaching it backward, starting with the present day. "Here's the world around you and how it feels to live in it. What happened over the last 20 years to get where we are? What happened in the decade before that?" Unsurprisingly, he met resistance from parents, who thought his approach was crazy
...Education works when people have opportunities to find and develop unaccessed or unknown voices and skills. Audre Lorde poignantly describes this "transformation of silence into language and action [as] an act of self-revelation." Opportunities for flexibility and choice assist learners in finding passion, voice, and revelation through their work
As Ron Berger of Expeditionary Learning says: "There's a model here that's working and it's one we can rally around." Teachers around the country already know that deeper learning practices are how real, transformative learning happens...
...friendship and you could practice some of your friendship making strategies with these two friends?" Often they then bring two friends to lunch. "They're receiving Tier 2 support and they don't even know it. They just think that they're getting to have lunch with the guidance counselor, talking with their friends."

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To Teach Facts, Start with Feelings [Published Edutopia - 5 hours ago]
Student Choice Leads to Student Voice [Published Edutopia - 20 hours ago]
Social-Emotional Learning and Spirituality [Published Edutopia - 23 hours ago]
STEM and Writing: A Super Combination [Published Edutopia - Oct 30 2014]
Teacher Leadership and the Common Core State St... [Published Edutopia - Oct 29 2014]
3 Ways to Take Your Students Deeper With Flippe... [Published Edutopia - Oct 28 2014]
It’s a Mistake Not to Use Mistakes as Part of t... [Published Edutopia - Oct 28 2014]
How Teachers Can Help Girls Lead [Published Edutopia - Oct 27 2014]
What Your Students Really Need to Know About Di... [Published Edutopia - Oct 25 2014]
What Bullying Looks Like in the Digital Age and... [Published Edutopia - Oct 23 2014]
Dyslexia in the General Education Classroom [Published Edutopia - Oct 23 2014]
New Evidence: Deeper Learning Improves Student ... [Published Edutopia - Oct 23 2014]
Reflecting for Change, From Journaling to Blogging [Published Edutopia - Oct 23 2014]
Makerspaces for Students With Special Needs [Published Edutopia - Oct 22 2014]
Digital Citizenship: Developing a Culture of Tr... [Published Edutopia - Oct 22 2014]
Understanding the Causes of Dyslexia for Effect... [Published Edutopia - Oct 22 2014]
Supporting Behavioral Needs: A Multi-Tiered App... [Published Edutopia - Oct 22 2014]
30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class [Published Edutopia - Oct 21 2014]
Learning STEM Through Agriculture on a Nebraska... [Published Edutopia - Oct 21 2014]
“Fliperentiated” Instruction: How to Create the... [Published Edutopia - Oct 21 2014]
Field Trip Partnerships: Student-to-Student Men... [Published Edutopia - Oct 20 2014]
What I Wish I'd Known as a New Teacher [Published Edutopia - Oct 20 2014]
The Science of Fear [Published Edutopia - Oct 17 2014]
Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class Wit... [Published Edutopia - Oct 17 2014]
Time to Debunk Those PBL Myths [Published Edutopia - Oct 17 2014]
Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential t... [Published Edutopia - Oct 17 2014]
8 Play-Based Strategies to Engage Youth in Lear... [Published Edutopia - Oct 17 2014]
The Challenges of Adolescence (and How Parents ... [Published Edutopia - Oct 16 2014]
Using Multimedia Technology for Teaching Social... [Published Edutopia - Oct 16 2014]
How Should Professional Development Change? [Published Edutopia - Oct 16 2014]
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