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    Brain Hacking 303: Cornell Notes On Steroids

    If you are an educator, the topic of note taking has come up in your PLN more than once. Perhaps you are encouraged to use a certain method in your school. My school is an AVID school and I taught at other AVID schools, so the Cornell Note-Taking Method is something I've been exposed to a lot, have much experience with, and use with my students. I believe that note-taking, regardless of how the notes are taken: on paper or digitally, is a tool that can allow students to become better, self-suff ...

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    by Oskar Cymerman | @focus2achieve
    Thursday, 28 April 2016
  • Organizations Really Can Change

    This June we will be releasing our Project RED III research.  The seventeen Signature Districts were identified as understanding and following a successful path for implementing their 1:1 programs.  They collected 3 years of data across several key factors including student achievement.  We are excited to see the results. Signature Districts These Signature Districts stood out through a competitive process across the country.  They rose to the top in each Key Implementation ...

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    by Leslie Wilson
    Thursday, 28 April 2016
  • Organizations Really Can Change

    This June we will be releasing our Project RED III research.  The seventeen Signature Districts were identified as understanding and following a successful path for implementing their 1:1 programs.  They collected 3 years of data across several key factors including student achievement.  We are excited to see the results. Signature Districts These Signature Districts stood out through a competitive process across the country.  They rose to the top in each Key Implementation ...

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    by Leslie Wilson
    Thursday, 28 April 2016
  • Comparable Measures

    One of the holy grails of ed reform is comparability. The aim is a score or grade or rating that allows us to say definitively that Hypothetical High School is a better school than Imaginary Academy, that Pat O'Furniture teaching third grade in Iowa is a better teacher that Teachy McTeacherson teaching tenth grade Spanish in Maine. But we're also looking for evaluations that provide useful information, and there's one of the major problems in the evaluation world these days. The more comparabl ...

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    by Peter Greene @palan57
    Thursday, 28 April 2016
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    What Have We Done?

    Recently, I had a student ask me for a review pack for our upcoming state test. "I'm not giving review packs this year," I said confidently knowing my time spent gamifying their content would surely payoff.  My ego was quickly put in check by the student's pale and unnerved face.  "Wait. What?! No review packet?! I WON'T PASS THE TEST!" And she meant business. Her world was crumbling around her.  Noticing the panic in her face, I attempted to bring a little levity to the situa ...

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    by Gina Taylor @RLTaylor94
    Wednesday, 27 April 2016
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Back to School: Recovering the Passion To Make a Difference

Gail Connelly with Former U.S Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch

pic Historian and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch travels the nation speaking to educators and says that the depth of discouragement in the field is at an all time high. Why are so many educators demoralized? More importantly, how can those who feel this way recover their passion to make a difference? Diane offers some great advice.
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