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August 2011 Blog Posts (38)

Curriculum Advising to Specific Levels

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In my career I worked with adults, teenagers, and kids (8-11). From my own observations I did some work upon the levels of the Ss I taught to, the results show that if it is taught in a fun way with extra materials free from text books, the more integration and success is achieved.

We, as educators, should plan and supply more materials relating to games,literature...etc for…

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Added by Elmas Onbasi on August 14, 2011 at 12:55pm — No Comments

7 Points about Change

As we start the new school year, it’s worth remembering some points from Robert Evans’ The Human Side of School Change.



1. American society has changed more quickly in the past two generations than ever before, and that change is accelerating. .

2. It’s natural for people to say they want to change, but then they have trouble actually implementing it because it’s so… Continue

Added by Mark White on August 14, 2011 at 11:36am — No Comments

Unmasking History

First it was the summer reading of Dust Tracks on a Road by Zora Neale Hurston. It was the first time I saw a book written by an African-American on a book list. I read it the summer before 11th grade in a few days. Once we returned to school everyone who read the book met together. This was the first time I met Mrs. McCreath. The room only had a few students but we sat and talked about the journey of young Zora and her… Continue

Added by Mary Rice-Boothe on August 12, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Level Up! SMEDU chats start today. Topic: the Social Media Global Education Connection Project

“Nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come” Victor Hugo

 

Such has been the case with social media. In less than a decade, social media has come to impact the planet’s population, businesses, groups and governments: how we work, learn, lead and live. It is not surprising that the industry’s trade association, The Social Media Club (SMC), has grown to over 200 chapters and 300,000 members in the past five years. Nor is it surprising that relationships between the…

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Added by Terry Eberhart on August 10, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Ideas, Ideas, Ideas Email Signature

Take a look at your outgoing email.  Most people have an automatic signature that places your name and basic contact information at the end of every email.  Some people get creative and add a motivational quote.  This space is actually very valuable real estate.  This space is an opportunity to let everyone you email know about something important.  Think of your signature space as a place to showcase who you are, what you are doing, and how others can join in.  Here are five ways to…

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Added by Steve Bollar on August 10, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Transforming your "To Do" List into a "To LEARN" List



Transforming your "To Do" list into a "To Learn" list

"I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught"  


Quotations by Winston Churchill
Winston…
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Added by Bill Burkhead on August 9, 2011 at 5:31am — 4 Comments

It takes a community to raise a school

We’re inspiring tomorrow’s change agents and empowering them with the skills and tools to effect positive change in their communities. It all starts by engaging the creative, physical, and technical skills that have been identified as necessary to both adapt and thrive in our ever changing world.

We also believe in diverse and dynamic groups. We see great benefit in…

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Added by Brendan O'Keefe on August 8, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Do You Think They Don't Know? Grouping Readers By Ability...

I don't care what you call your Reading group, they know. You can come up with the cutest, funniest, adorable names you'd like, they know. In my building, our students are divided into the Red, Blue, and Green groups, and they know. How could they not know? When the Red students have to leave the room every day to meet with the interventionist, what do you think the other kids are thinking? When the Green group's homework is different from the Blue and Red group, they know. When the Red…

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Added by Lisa Mims on August 7, 2011 at 9:06pm — No Comments

Does Social Media Offer PD Or Something More?

#Edchat, as well as about 50 other educational twitterchats, Digital Personal Learning Networks, Online Discussion Groups, Twitter, LinkedIn and a number of other Web 2.0 social media applications are often attributed by educators for offering professional development, or PD. Social Media is also credited with helping the emergence of Edcamps and Teachmeets, as well as online conferences like #140edu Conference and the Reform Symposium Conference. These are all considered by many to be…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on August 7, 2011 at 11:02am — No Comments

Back in the Saddle Again...

So, today marks the end of the first week of school (3 days, really)! How can I be so exhausted? I actually made the rounds today, visiting as many classrooms as I could. I know I said this in my last post, but I just can't get over how big some of the kids look! It's like I haven't seen them in a year.



It is really fun being able to pop in and fade into the… Continue

Added by Marci Murray on August 5, 2011 at 10:55pm — No Comments

Leadership Poetry: Leadership for the Heart

I've been reading Learning from Lincoln: Leadership Practices for School Success by Harvey Alvy and Pam Robbins. I highly recommend it because the authors do a masterful job of examinig Lincoln's leadership styles and applying modern leadership models to his practices. If you're a Lincoln fan, this book is a "must read."



Two of my favorite passages from the book are listed below in which the authors cite work by R. Ackerman and P. Maslin-Ostrowski, and by Jim Collins:…

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Added by Mark White on August 5, 2011 at 8:31am — No Comments

Delegated Leadership or "Superhead!"

For generations, the Great British public have become used to the stereotypical headteacher and have revered them as being strong, committed, principled and leading from the front often taking no prisoners. 

I can't help but think that headship must have been a lonely place in those days. It still can be remote but the days of heads…

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Added by andy mellor on August 4, 2011 at 4:21pm — No Comments

If You Thought I Was Perfect, You Weren't Paying Attention

I make it a habit each summer to try new things and to put myself in situations in which I will inevitably grow as an educator. This summer has been amazing!  I decided to create my first blog, Brain Vibe For Educators, and to enter the “twittersphere.” I believe I have personally grown more in two months than possibly in the last two years thanks to my PLN.…

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Added by Shawn Blankenship on August 3, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

2nd grade math worksheets and lessons

One of our site for 2nd grade math is ready to use. If you are a parent, elementary teacher or a home schooler; you can visit this site for 2nd grade math worksheets and lessons. We tried to subdivide the site into different sections according to the difficulty levels of the topics for 2nd grade math.

You can find printable charts for counting numbers, how to write numbers in…

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Added by Kuleep Kaur on August 3, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

KU Village 2011: Kermit was wrong!

 Originally published on the Innovations Lab Blog July 13, 2011 at http://innovationslab.wordpress.com/

 

It is easy being green!  This year’s online, paper-free conference, KUVillage…

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Added by Laurie Hansen on August 3, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Looking for ideas

I'm planning a technology bootcamp for students in grades 5-7..Just wondering if anyone has any good ideas or know of any online games / apps or programs that may tie in with an avionics theme?

Added by Tina on August 3, 2011 at 7:23am — 3 Comments

Finding Our Digital Native Leaders (DNL's)

I was taking part in a phone conference a while back, a rather dull one, when one of the elementary school principals in the room furtively motioned for me to take a look at one of her young teachers who was also participating in the phone conference. I casually looked over in the teacher’s direction (who I’ll call Jessica because there seem to be so many young Jessica’s out there!), and I saw that she was sitting in her chair, her brightly colored phone in her…

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Added by Mark White on August 2, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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