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Want Student Engagement? Stage It and Set the Hook

When I was a young adolescent, bass fishing excursions with my father were either the longest and most boring six hours of pointless casting or a crank-tastic time tied together by a lure, line, and learned lessons.

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The Battle For Room 314: Walking the Walk

Lots of people have ideas about education reform, but too often they are not walking the walk like Boland does in The Battle for Room 314. In this educator’s opinion, I’m willing to accept his experienced outsider status and listen to what he suggests.

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“Moneyballing” Grades: Using Sabermetrics to Improve Feedback

If Sabermetrics sheds any light on grades and a grade average won’t be substantially different whether we measure it with 10 or 40 assessments, why do we put ourselves through all this work of grading? How many graded assignments do we need to give students, before we can be reasonably sure that the grade produced by...

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#FETC | Incorporating STEM and Tinkering Across the Primary Grades

Getting Smart Teacher Blogger Lindsey Own shares four projects from Finalists for the FETC STEM Excellence Awards. The four projects will be presented at FETC. They represents a range of subject areas and levels of student independence.

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EdCamp Voxer: Personalized Professional Development

400 teachers, from more than 20 states, participated in EdCamp Voxer Personalized PD. The virtual collaboration proved the best teacher professional growth does not exclusively occur between the walls of the school at a designated time.

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Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) is a national community of educators providing a teacher-designed and research-proven framework, online tools, and resources for creating literacy-rich assignments and courses across content areas.

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Undoing EduSpeak and Why Words Matter

A joint effort between boots-on-the-ground educators that are utilizing and implementing learning pedagogies with their students, in coordination with researchers and policy-makers is required to unpack and undo EduSpeak.

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Situated Learning: What Good EdTech Leaders Never Stop Studying

By: Jason Ribeiro. Situated learning is the practice of learning knowledge and skills in contexts that mirror the way the knowledge will be used in ‘real life.’ And vital to situated learning opportunities is a social element that relies on communities of support.

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