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IWBs in the Classroom

Hopefully this will be of interest to some of you, as well. Equipping schools with interactive whiteboards is an increasingly popular trend…

Started by MatthiasHeil

1 Oct 30, 2009
Reply by Bill Lord

Barcamps for Students

I've just agreed to organize a "barcamp" for K-12 students to participate in as a parallel event during BarcampSWFL in Jan 2010. Have any…

Started by Deb Hanson

0 Oct 30, 2009

Year 12's in Australia celebrate their last day of school by making a film. Just wonderful.

http://jennylu.wordpress.com/2009/10/23/schools-out-friday-88/ visit Jenny Luca's blog. What and who inspired these kids? When I see this,…

Started by NinaD

0 Oct 25, 2009

One to One Laptop Initiatives

Looking for research on this topic and/or opinions for a paper my classmates and I are writing

Started by Jonathan Hopkins

3 Oct 23, 2009
Reply by David Wees

Soon To Be Teacher

Hey everyone I am a college pursuing Secondary English Education as a career. I am creating my own PLN and am trying to figure everything o…

Started by Jonathan Hopkins

2 Oct 21, 2009
Reply by Jonathan Hopkins

The Educator's PLN

I hope this Ning can meet the needs of those educators who need a connection with other educators for discussion, collaboration, and reflec…

Started by Thomas Whitby

11 Oct 20, 2009
Reply by Raman Job

Administrators Front & Center!

Over qualified, over worked, over weight?!@#, over hours, over educated, over others & over whelmed! The life of an administrator is no…

Started by Bill Swartz

0 Oct 19, 2009

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Teachers are busy people. They usually have enough time to go through the lectures and leave space fordiscussions at the end of the class. When it comes to teaching essay writing, however, they don’t have enough spacein their program.They will explain what the essay structure is supposed to look like. They will assign a topic. And that’s it. Thestudent is left under a huge pressure to figure out the essay writing process.As parents, we’re responsible to make this easier on our kids. This…See More
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Simple Ways To Be A More Compassionate Teacher

The lack of social and emotional skills can lead to burnout. Unfortunately, it’s not easy to develop theseskills. No one taught us these skills when we were kids. We also didn’t know that they’re vital in our adultlife and they can be developed.Schools are just starting to understand how emotions can affect students’ way of learning and overall well-being. Thus, students who were lucky enough to have compassionate teachers growing up have been trainedto develop gratitude and compassion. These…See More
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