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Shifting from Persuasive Writing to Argumentative Writing: Where do you start?

By: Courtney Hanes. We are asking our students to do much more challenging and meaningful writing. There are many ways to start. In the Riverside Unified School District in California we began with purposeful argumentative essay writing.

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Teachers Taking Next Gen Learning to Scale

The path to next generation learning for every student is bottom up, top down and sideways in. With teachers and leaders sharing a vision, putting it on a timetable, and building a supported path that allows everyone to be part of the vision.

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Diving Into Project-Based Learning? Heed these 7 Warnings

You see, creativity is not immune to the challenges that bond forward thinkers and risk-takers to their authentic ideas and handiwork. Au contraire, my colleagues, the hazards of embarking on a journey with your students to demonstrate mastery of curricula and to showcase talent can be likened to skydiving from 13,000 ...

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STEM Ideas From GeekGirlCon ’14

Teacher Blogger Winifred Kehl reports back from Geek Girl Con '14, the annual celebration of women contributing to science and technology, with coding resources, scholarship information, and club opportunities.

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Changes in the Student Brain: A Review of Age of Opportunity

Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence is a game changer in understanding the developing brain of millennials.

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MIND Research Institute

The nonprofit MIND Research Institute is dedicated to solving math education in America. Its uniquely visually-based ST Math instructional software program is helping children across the country dramatically improve their math proficiency and become life-long learners for today’s innovation-driven workplace.

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The Literary Revolver: An Interactive Structure from Studio 113

Frankly speaking, interactive learning structures work. By merging standards-based prompts, random selectiveness, a backchannel, improvisational acting, and overall creativity, Studio 113’s fairly new “Literary Revolver” places students on an engaging, challenging, and fun path to lesson mastery.

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The Student Bill of Rights: Add Your Amendment

What are the inalienable rights that every educator should ensure for their students? Teacher Blogger Greg Garner explores five rights while asking for readers to contribute.

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