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John Hattie Clips ~ Visible Learning

Australian professor John Hattie’s research is aimed entirely at what actually works in improving student learning. Below are two clips that capture the essence of his findings.

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Mindshift: Favorite Tech Tools for Social Studies Teachers

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Great new post from Mindshift aimed especially at social science teachers.

“Rachel Langenhorst helps teachers in her district find solutions for those issues. 184 more words

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Technology in a Classroom

SmartBoards are slowly becoming more common in classrooms, and they are replacing most white boards. Last week, while visiting a middle school, I saw a Promethean board for the first time, and it was so neat! 94 more words

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Finish the year strong! Celebrate your students' growth

When I was a special education teacher, the last few weeks of school felt like being in a tornado. I was pulled in so many different directions that it felt somebody else was in charge of my life! 506 more words


School vs. Learning

The ideas in this great sketchnote are by educator and blogger George Couros. You can read his original post with this title here. You can check out sketchnote artist Sylvia Duckworth here.

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Great Tips for Teaching Vocabulary

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Many teachers find it challenging to create strong lessons for vocabulary development. This… 239 more words

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