Sharing: Flexible Seating and Student-Centered Classroom Redesign

Flexible Seating and Student-Centered Classroom Redesign | Edutopia Everything I do in my classroom is based on research and best practices for kids. Redesigning my classroom was not any different. I’ve found that some of the immediate benefits of flexible seating include burning more calories, using up excess energy, improving metabolism, increased motivation and engagement, […]

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Sharing: The secret rules of the internet

The secret rules of the internet | The Verge Mora-Blanco sat next to Misty Ewing-Davis, who, having been on the job a few months, counted as an old hand. On the table before them was a single piece of paper, folded in half to show a bullet-point list of instructions: Remove videos of animal abuse. […]

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Sharing: When Teachers Want Professional Development Hours

When Teachers Want Professional Development Hours – Cooper on Curriculum A few weeks ago I was notified that a couple of teachers were looking to engage in a book study as part of their required yearly professional development hours. These teachers wanted a book recommendation… Yes, some argue there are several problems with an hours-based […]

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Sharing: Hacking, Innovating and Failing Well—How Tech Sector Principles Can Revolutionize Education Workplaces

Hacking, Innovating and Failing Well—How Tech Sector Principles Can Revolutionize Education Workplaces | EdSurge News Operating within archaic organizational structures, very few of our nation’s teachers have opportunities to incubate and execute ideas prompted by their deep knowledge of students, families, and communities. This includes ideas about how best to integrate technology. What if—along with […]

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Sharing: Do you have citizens of a learning community, or detainees in a training camp?

Do you have citizens of a learning community, or detainees in a training camp? — The Synapse — Medium Are there classrooms where students are told where and/or how to sit? Police interrogation rooms are like this, of course, but… Are students in any of your schools ever required to have letters of transit to move from one place to another. Yes, we use the more polite […]

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Sharing: Why Open Education Resources Matter #GoOpen

Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: Why Open Education Resources Matter #GoOpen Might not be the best example but that’s what happens to educators everyday. We rarely have anyone knocking on our doors but the fact is there is a lot of money in a closed system of education resources. Educators face, on a […]

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Sharing: Ashamed

Ashamed — Medium I despise the idea of reducing teachers to beggars. It’s a distraction from all the other important work teachers have to do It reduces their value and the perceived worth of public education with each round of fundraising. The conditions addressed by Donorschoose are not the result of a hurricane or epidemic, […]

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