Teachers: 10 Tips for Slowing Down | Edutopia

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Since my last Edutopia blog post, How Slowing Down Can Lead to Great Change was published, I’ve received dozens of messages asking for suggestions for how to slow things down in schools. The premise behind the following suggestions is that if we slow down, we’ll have more opportunities for reflection — to think about what we’ve done […]

4 Steps for Getting Started with Student Digital Portfolios

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Not sure how to get started with ePortfolios for your students? Here’s what you need to know. Even before the concept of student portfolios was formalized, teachers collected and shared student work. They used writing folders during conferences or displayed science projects for open house. As the digital era has taken hold, portfolios have become […]

Here’s why we absolutely need ed-tech | eSchool News | eSchool News

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Teachers, admins acknowledge ed-tech’s crucial role Ed-tech remains critical to K-12 education, especially when it comes to student success and engagement. A survey of public school teachers and administrators sheds light on why and how ed-tech implementation isn’t reaching its full potential. Ed-tech increases student engagement in learning, and 96 percent of surveyed teachers agree […]

Teachers: How Slowing Down Can Lead to Great Change | Edutopia

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Sometimes, in order to gain perspective on a situation, I imagine myself zooming into outer space and looking down on whatever is going on. From a distance of thousands of feet above whatever craziness is happening I can see more clearly and determine the actions that are available for me to take. Over the last […]

Five Traits of a Good Educational Leader | Concordia University – Portland online

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There are several traits educators should strive for to become good leaders. Just like administrators, teachers need to set a good example and, although they are not the leader of the school, they are the leader of the classroom, and this is a very important role. The following are five of the most important characteristics […]

Bloom’s Taxonomy: Bringing Clarity to Assessment Expectations

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The other day I presented on how Bloom’s Taxonomy is being used in my classroom, and I thought I would share a little bit of that with you. First off, consistency in assessment can be difficult to obtain without a defined grading philosophy across grade levels and subjects.  Accuracy in assessment is a challenge to […]

Why Teachers Must Have a Digital Footprint

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It’s so funny. Looking for other blog posts about how teachers need a digital footprint uncovers almost nothing. But, it’s true– It is no longer an option. Teachers must have a digital footprint. Why? Here are a few reasons: 1. To Get a Job Principals and Heads of Schools want more than a resume these […]

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