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Teacher resources. Theory and practice for classroom #management, #assessment, #curriculum design and planning, and educational policy.
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Very interesting exit slips (free download)
4 Easy Tips and Tricks for Creating Visually Engaging Rubrics
Formative Assessment and Standards-Based Grading: Classroom Strategies That Work (The Classroom Strategies Series) by Robert J. Marzano http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982259220/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_CUfQub1WJMG4C


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Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty by Ja...
About the Book "This insider's guide from a seasoned technology coach provides classroom teachers with ideas and strategies to help students develop real-world projects to support authentic learning. Not every teacher has a dedicated coach who can support them in the classroom. Even those who do can benefit from additional ideas and support from a seasoned coach. Written by an experienced instructional technologist, this book is designed to help fill this role, showing teachers how to empo


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Teacher Soul - To feed you when you are hurting, drained, lost, or just in need of a pick-me-up. [board cover]
Once you learn how to recognize decision fatigue, you can find ways to simplify your teaching life, take back your energy, and do your job better. | Cult of Pedagogy
If you don't understand how truly amazing peer observation can be, opening your doors to other teachers can be a fantastic source of professional development.

Care for Yourself First

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the person doing the talking is the person doing the learning
How to do a Socratic Seminar FREE Instructions. Directions for a Fishbowl Socratic Seminar, Philosophical Charis, Whole Class Discussion and Socratic Circles using the Socratic method! Perfect for the Secondary English Language Arts Classroom! Click to find out more.


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Want better differentiation? Learn how to use this simple method for providing students with customized plans for working through a unit of study. #CultofPedagogy #differentiation #teachwithtech #techintheclassroom #flippedclassroom #gifted #podcast


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The Language-Rich Classroom: A Research-Based Framework for Teaching English Language Learners
Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners, 2nd Edition
Literacy Through Photography for English-Language Learners


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The Art of Learning
Resources and ideas for embedding reflection in the secondary classroom!

Effective Strategies

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The first day of school is tricky, but with the tips and strategies in this post you can get your year off to a great start with engaged, active students. Whatever you do, don't read the syllabus out loud!
All Hands In display in a 5th grade classroom.  Kids told all about themselves using their hand shape and we hung it around the room.  This really was a fun and easy project for the first week of school.
I wish high schools showed this on the first day of school instead of two hours of going over the student handbook. :)

First Week/Last Week

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What we sound like when there's a big pile of papers to grade...
I'm The Teacher That The Kids From Last Year Warned You About
Teachers be like...

For the Fun of It

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Over 600 Icebreakers & Games: Hundreds of ice breaker questions, team building games and warm-up activities for your small group or team:Amazon:Books

Games & Icebreakers

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Module A. The Big Ideas of UbD
Teaching from the top-down: flipping Bloom’s taxonomy – amyklipp

Instructional Design

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"Understanding the basics of the Cognitive Load Theory and applying them to your instructional design is an absolute must..." We agree!

Learning Theories/Models

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BRAIN BREAKS! 40 fun & creative brain breaks to help students refocus their energy & efforts.


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5 must-haves for Back to School Night. #fall #teaching #education
Strengthen your parent-teacher partnerships by having these 11 essential tools in your parent communication toolbox.

Parent Communication

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Restoring the Soul and Skill of Educators Through Engaged Teaching - In the aftermath of the testing regimen, or just the headlong rush to the end of school, educators are loosening their collars, breathing heavy sighs of relief (or resignation), and contemplating whether there is a little time in the remaining weeks to return to their first love: being an educator of young people.
Comprehensive study of schools utilizing deeper learning strategies and structures.
15 inspiring quotes chosen by teachers, for teachers. These are worth a read if you need some inspiration.


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Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff | Edutopia
School Improvement Tool

Professional Development

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Science Notebooking. This teacher has a blog about using notebooking for science, lots of pictures and examples! I'm going to try this with my fourth graders this year.
If you're students are getting bored with every day note taking, you HAVE to try visual note-taking! This is a great way to allow your 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade classroom students to use the full benefits of Google Classroom OR Microsoft Classroom. Plus the integration of apps (such as Notability and OneNote) makes it easy to use both SketchNotes & Doodle Notes in your upper elementary, middle school, or high school classroom easily! Click through now to learn how!
Mike Rohde's Sketchnote handbook. I used this my first year teaching Sketchnoting so much!


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Role Reversal: Achieving Uncommonly Excellent Results in the Student-Centered Classroom
What You Need To Know About Self-Directed Learning

Student-Centered Learning

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Help your students with testing and college and career readiness, and equip them with confidence in reading, writing, and speaking.
A practical way to help students master academic vocabulary - Building Academic Vocabulary: Teacher's Manual.

Vocabulary Instruction

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Homework! I used to hate it, but now I love it. Read about how I made homework more effective for my students. Get homework ideas and homework help for your classroom. (love the way this homework is organized!)
Homework vs. No Homework Is the Wrong Question
homework hack


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OPEN: How we'll work, live and learn in the future by Dav...
Amazon.com: Anti-Intellectualism in American Life (Vintage) eBook: Richard Hofstadter: Kindle Store
Building School 2.0: How to Create the Schools We Need: Chris Lehmann, Zac Chase: 9781118076828: Amazon.com: Books


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All over the U.S., teachers, students, and parents are organizing to fight the policies that are wreaking havoc on education. And slowly but surely, they are succeeding. How are they doing it?
Why I'll Always Be a Political Teacher at Heart - WeAreTeachers
ASCD's Nominations Committee is seeking individuals to apply to run for a position on the ASCD Board of Directors in 2016. The application process opens on September 1, 2015, and completed applications are due by November 15, 2015.

EDUCATION REFORM - Action and Advocacy

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Finland's school system
School Days Around the World Infographic

EDUCATION REFORM - International Comparison

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8 Ways to Build Trust in the Workplace  Infographic
The graphic is meant to help you conduct a quick assessment of your organization’s leadership gaps. Simply take your observations and actions.


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Doug Lemov believes great teachers are made, not born – and his ideas are transforming education.
7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future
Student Centered Learning: How ‘Something So Simple’ Can Transform Education (EdSurge News)

EDUCATION REFORM - Reform Models and Concepts

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