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Next Generation Science Standards

 

What are the Next Generation Science Standards?

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are new K-12 science standards created to provide students with foundational science education to prepare them for college and...

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Around the World in 30 Days – April 2018

C.M. Rubin’s Global Education Report

Nuclear weapons have been used twice in warfare: in the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.  As the threat of nuclear warfare drew closer last year, it was announced that Beatrice Fihn and her advocacy group, The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), had won the...

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Keep on Trying is the Message for...

I recently saw this story on the news and thought what an amazing young man!

Perhaps, you may find it of interest to use with your students as an Interactive Notebook Activity using the News.

 

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Riding the Waves of Educational Reform

If you’ve been in education for any length of time, you know you can count on one thing: things are going to change. The latest, greatest educational reform-whether if it comes from the federal, state or local level (or all of them) will surely impact your school and classroom. Reform, plainly speaking, is the nature of education. And if you’re going to survive for any amount of time in this profession, you must learn to ride these waves.

Just in the last decade, education has...

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The Global Search for Education: Meet...

What struck me most was the absurdity, that everyone agrees these weapons should never be used, but we need nuclear weapons so they won’t be used?”  — Beatrice Fihn

What can we learn about innovation from those who seek to abolish nuclear weapons?

The Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards (TDIA) has named Nobel...

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The Global Search for Education:...

“We should be changing the goals of education to focus on deeper learning: Relevance of what is taught, to build motivation, and personalization of the What and How; Versatility, to create ‘Renaissance humans’, which brings robustness to face whatever life throws at us; Transfer, insuring that what we learn in...

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Should I Host a Student Intern?

Mentor teachers play a significant role in helping to prepare new teachers for the profession. The rewards for hosting a student teacher in your classroom can be many: benefiting from their enthusiasm and energy, feelings of satisfaction as you see them grow and develop, picking up the latest teaching techniques, a chance to collaborate and co-teach.

However, deciding to mentor a student teacher is a major decision. The responsibility is great as you have agreed to serve as a role-...

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Fake News? Developing Digital Literacy...

Seems like almost every day, this term is being used. Just WHAT is Fake News? Can you tell the difference between fake and real news?   Use this activity to start the discussion on what is Real and Fake News.
 
1. A cyclist in England snapped a photograph of some very unusual pigs. They looked like sheep with their wooly coats.  Do YOU this is a real photograph or fake? Why? How would you go...

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The Global Search for Education: Meet...

I like to think that we’ll find ways to partner with our AI creations — to enhance life, bringing about more shared equity and prosperity, and to enable humans to connect more deeply with one another.”  — Chris Messina

Many know Chris Messina as the guy who invented the Twitter hashtag, but Chris Messina...

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Finding your Teacher Tribe Can Mean All...

We called it our “office.” I use quotation marks, because like most teachers, we didn’t actually have an office. My two colleagues and I would regularly meet between two classrooms, where the restrooms were. Whenever one of us got stressed, we called for a quick meeting in this tight space. Coffee in hand, we discussed how to best to work with certain students, lesson plans, but also shared jokes, personal stories and just connected. This make-shift office fueled us, emotionally, and while I...

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