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News and Best Practices for K-12 Schools
Dec 12, 2018
The Beginning of the End of Snow Days
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A flurry of recent articles brings home yet one more way that technology is changing education: In districts across the country, snow days—those giddily unexpected days off—are becoming relics of the past. Beginning on December 1, for example, the schools around Camden, Maine, will replace two snow days per year with so-called Remote School Days, when students will complete coursework at home ...
Edutopia
Retaining School District Leaders a Struggle in Rural Areas
While Colorado has long been working to solve its teacher shortage problem, in recent years the state has increased efforts to address an equally ...
Education DIVE
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Must-Use Questions to Encourage Student Reflection and Growth
Teaching our students the importance of reflecting upon their knowledge, work, effort, and learning is super important, but it’s not always that easy ...
We Are Teachers
A Game To Help Students Understand The Maker Learning Process
My background is in experiential education. One of the strategies used in experiential education is debriefing or reflecting on the experience. In ...
TeachThought
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The Power of Positive Connections
In her debut video column, Tara Brown - also known as "The Connection Coach" - leverages her experiences as a classroom teacher and coach and ...
edCircuit
How to Help Students Tackle Technology Overload (and Other Useful Skills)
For this week's #BloggerMondays share, I am highlighting the great blog of Jennifer Casa Todd. Casa Todd, a teacher-librarian, in Ontario, Canada, is ...
eSchool News
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Simple Speech May Slow Autistic Children
A new study, published in Cognition, suggests that because parents speak to their autistic children using fewer words and less complex sentences than ...
Language Magazine
Fewer Students Are Majoring in History, But We’re Asking the Wrong Questions About Why
From debates over Confederate monuments to battles over America's leadership in the world, understanding today's contemporary challenges requires ...
Time
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Elementary School Principal Put on Leave After Writing Memo that Banned Candy Canes and Gingerbread People
Jennifer Sinclair, the principal of Manchester Elementary School in Elkhorn, Nebraska, was put on leave this week after she circulated a letter ...
Business Insider
Help Your Students See Their Gifts: Create A Class Resume
Teachers don't get to set the culture of their school, but they do define the world inside the four walls of their classroom. With every word and ...
TeachThought
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What Teachers Need to Know About Dyspraxia and Apraxia of Speech
Lucas has always been a clumsy kid, bumping into walls and knocking things down. His parents worried when he didn’t start speaking until he was more ...
We Are Teachers
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"Why is it so difficult to think outside of the box? We have no trouble spending outside of the box!"
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
Trivia
What are the four houses at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry?
See the answer below.
What Year Was It?
Da Vinci Notebook Sells for Over $5 Million
What Year
American oil tycoon Armand Hammer pays $5,126,000 at auction for a notebook containing writings by the legendary artist Leonardo da Vinci.
The day was Dec 12. What year was it?
Quote of the Day
"A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad."
Theodore Roosevelt
Trivia Answer
What are the four houses at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry?
Answer: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, & Slytherin
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