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STEM Ed (and Teacher Prep) for a New...

For years, the United States has experienced a shift from a national, analog, industrial economy to a global, digital, information economy. All of our social institutions—education, finance, government, media, and health—were created for the former. But we live in the latter, in a society that demands we transition from the models of the past to those needed today. Whether by repairing existing institutions or...

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Engaging Assignment: Have Students...

 

If you really want to challenge your gifted kids, have them come up with a truly original idea or new perspective. A solution, a new invention, a new argument. This is indeed a challenge.

That is the whole premise behind the popular TED talk videos (www.ted.com) featured on the Internet. TED, a non-profit organization, promotes the spreading of ideas by inviting...

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March is Women's History Month!

 

Women’s History Month

Celebrated each March, this year’s theme is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives"


Did You Know?

  • Hatshepsut (1550-1076 BC) became KING of Egypt and ruled for 22 years.
  • Artemisia (the Warrior queen) commanded several ships during the second Persian Wars!
  • Lucy Hobbs was the first woman to graduate from dental school, in...

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Recap of February Discussions on...

In February, I continued my conversations on global education with Lord Mayor of London Boris Johnson, Australia's Geoff Masters (CEO of Australian Council for Educational Research) and Susan Mann (CEO of Education Services Australia). I learned further about how technology is entering the classroom and how this is helping to broaden cross-cultural perspectives in education. Some of my...

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CCSS Awareness, Assessment Literacy

My family lives in a PARCC state. For months, we have heard from our school district about preparing for the upcoming PARCC assessment. This has been a particularly “interesting” time for our house, as it will be the first time one of the kiddos is slated to take a state exam.

In recent weeks, the talk shifted to my son and his need to take two rounds of PARCC tests this spring. The first will begin in just a few short weeks, and will run through much of March. The second round will...

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Learning about the Apple Distinguished...

On Sunday February 22, 2015, Apple Distinguished Educator Jon Corippo joined the TechEducator Podcast to discuss the process of becoming an ADE.  In this excerpt from the show, Jon talks about the...

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What will be the most significant...

(Left to right top row: Adam Steiner, Susan Bowles, Richard Wells, Todd Finley/Middle row: Vicki Davis, Lisa Currie, C. M. Rubin, Pauline Hawkins, Joe Bower/Bottom row: Craig Kemp, Silvia Tolisano, Tom Bennett, Karen Lirenman) 

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Celebrating World Book Day March 5th

World Book Day!


Did you know that March 5 is World Book Day?  The day was established 17 years ago and was...

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A Can't Miss Lesson for Gifted...

Want a full-proof lesson for gifted students?

Read on.

I learned this lesson from a colleague, and it works really well with a variety of subjects. First, I need to refer to Bloom’s taxonomy (revised version), which features six levels of thinking.  At the bottom, students simply memorize facts and regurgitate them. At the highest level of the pyramid, students synthesize information and create-the most complex thinking.

These higher-levels are what you want to aim...

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Teacher: The Dream Role in the Pursuit...

What are the differences between happy teachers and unhappy teachers? While I have no data, I can say after 44 years in this ever-changing, fast-paced, engaging and spirited profession, I am happy! I owe it to some of the following:

Love vs. Fear I address each student as I have been taught; teach each as if she/he was my own. I want their successes, happiness, and inquiry to be central to my daily work. Each...

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STEM Ed (and Teacher Prep) for a New...

For years, the United States has experienced a shift from a national, analog, industrial economy to a global, digital, information economy. All of our social institutions—education, finance, government, media, and health—were created for the former. But we live in the latter, in a society that demands we transition from the models of the past to those needed today. Whether by repairing existing institutions or...

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