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Teaching the Teachers: Improving Ed Schools

In recent weeks, the topic of teacher education has been picking up steam. After spending years (or decades) focused on how to improve student achievement, many are now starting to see that real improvement can’t happen until we fundamentally address how prospective educators are prepared and supported for their roles as teachers of record. 260 more words


You’ve deconstructed the Common Core State Standards. Now what?

Dr. Vicky Tusken is a 26-year veteran of the classroom. She is Secondary Curriculum Coordinator for the Dekalb Community Unit School District, in DeKalb, Illinois, and serves as the… 689 more words

Teacher Education

Digital pencil sharpening

Whyte, S. (in press). Digital pencil sharpening: technology integration and language learning autonomy. EL.LE Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia.

This one has been in the works for some time; I’m glad to see it should be coming out soon.  466 more words


2nd Graders Use GIS to map their favorite green spaces

2nd Graders at Notre Dame Catholic Academy co-created this interactive GIS map after visiting their favorite local green spaces, parks, and playgrounds. Now they are working on questions/problems about these green spaces that they want to pursue through their social studies curriculum with the help of their teacher, Ms. 47 more words


Five Lessons Experience Taught Me

Have you ever wondered why you know something? You can’t particularly remember anyone teaching it to you or showing you how to do it, you just can. 801 more words


Teaching with a Sense of Humour

The What is Education?  blog for teachers states that having  a sense of humor is, 

 very useful in creating a classroom climate and the development of learning processes that are more healthy and enjoyable. 350 more words


UWS congratulates Dorothy Hoddinott, the winner of the 2014 Australian Human Rights Medal

from Margaret Vickers

On December 10, Dr Dorothy Hoddinott received the 2014 Australian Human Rights Medal in recognition of her extraordinary support for refugee and immigrant communities over many years. 641 more words

Secondary Education