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Score: 8600
URL: https://www.marzanoresearch.com/books-videos/books/educators-guide-to-swpbis
Tweeted At: Mon Feb 05 13:28:02 +0000 2018
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Author: By: Jason

  • By implementing schoolwide positive behavioral interventions and supports (SWPBIS), K–12 educators can create an encouraging, productive school culture.
  • This title introduces readers to the comprehensive SWPBIS framework and explores the key elements of its three tiers of support.
  • Learn about the authors’ personal experiences in applying SWPBIS and explore practical examples of what the elements and tiers of this model look like in practice.

Tags: SWPBIS framework, positive behavioral interventions, productive school culture, comprehensive SWPBIS framework, key elements

Score: 4381
URL: http://esheninger.blogspot.com/2018/02/the-lost-art-of-listening.html
Tweeted At: Sun Feb 04 14:01:33 +0000 2018
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  • Communication is vital in accomplishing tasks and getting things done, passing on important information, acquiring information, developing a shared vision, reaching decisions through consensus, building relationships, and moving people to embrace change.
  • The best way to illustrate that you have really listened is to take action in some way so that the other person, or people, know that they were actually heard.
  • Being able to share information and ideas like never before is exhilarating, but are we taking the time to really listen to what others are sharing?
  • Consider engaging others in conversations about their ideas and questions by commenting on blog posts or responding to updates on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or Facebook.
  • This means more to people than you will ever know, especially if that person doesn’t have a large social media following.

Tags: facial expressions, eye contact, effective communicator.  Communication, people, social media space.

Score: 1916
URL: http://edge.ascd.org//blogpost/great-leaders-know-when-to-get-off-their-soap-box
Tweeted At: Sun Feb 04 05:16:29 +0000 2018
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  • If you have served on a School Improvement Team you may recall passionate speeches about the school’s mission, vision, core values, and soft skills students need to develop before advancing to the next grade level.
  • Eduspeak is one of the main barriers to supporting more students and transforming teaching and learning in our schools.
  • Eduspeak is when the teachers know the jargon of the profession and they can get on a soapbox to tell their co-workers why a program, initiative, or procedure is this right path for the school staff.
  • The “Knowing-Doing Gap” is created when school staff know the jargon, but fail to change their practice.
  • The difference between having a soapbox issue and making a difference in your school is moving into Steps 2-4.

Tags: soapbox, soapbox issue, School Improvement Team, Knowing-Doing Gap, project-based learning school

Score: 1001
URL: https://www.teachthought.com/project-based-learning/42-prompts-students-design-their-own-projects/
Tweeted At: Mon Feb 05 15:35:06 +0000 2018
Publish Date: 2018-02-05T09:00:05+00:00
Author: Terry Heick

  • 42 Fill-in-the-Blank Prompts For Students To Design Their Own Projects – – So often, we make learning more complicated than it has to be.
  • Those legitimate concerns aside, the following series of fill-in-the-blank prompts can be used by teachers to create lessons, students to create projects–or teachers to collaborate with students to create lessons–or projects.
  • I couple these prompts with other components–technology like apps or social media channels, texts from literary classics to postmodern non-fiction, creativity, or even local matters of citizenship.
  • Design and publish a compelling eBook your friends would actually want to read using a simple smartphone app.
  • 42 Fill-in-the-Blank Prompts For Students To Design Their Own Projects

Tags: Local planning requirements, simple smartphone app, social media channels, limited WiFi access, local business owner

Score: 804
URL: https://www.edsurge.com/news/2018-02-02-new-cybersecurity-course-teaches-teens-the-abcs-of-ethical-hacking
Tweeted At: Mon Feb 05 14:31:02 +0000 2018
Publish Date: 2018-02-02T13:44:54.371000+00:00
Author: Stephen Noonoo

  • In the first half of last year there were more than 2,000 disclosed data breaches involving more than 6 billion records, according to the cyberanalytics firm Risk Based Security.The key to better online security—as with other social problems and malaise—is better education, argues one education entrepreneur who believes that schools…
  • Like other CodeHS offerings, the year-long cybersecurity course is designed for schools without robust computer science departments and expert faculty.
  • Students should have at least a semester’s worth of programming knowledge, according to the company.Less robust courses, scaling down the curriculum to just a semester or nine weeks, are also on tap, and a simplified version will be tailored especially for middle-school classrooms.All students will get a grounding in what…
  • Another objective is to give students a taste of career opportunities that could be waiting for them if they pursue the subject after high school, Hunter says, adding that many of today’s unfilled jobs involve cybersecurity in some capacity.
  • Cloutier spends much of his time in school technology departments and says he often sees passwords scribbled on Post-It notes and overworked technology staff unprepared for students who may be itching to try out their new technical chops.Schools without strong computer science professionals are exactly the ones CodeHS is trying…

Tags: students, cybersecurity course, year-long cybersecurity course, credit reporting bureaus, cyberanalytics firm Risk

Score: 1320
URL: https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/teacher-assessment-strategy
Tweeted At: Mon Feb 05 02:00:08 +0000 2018
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  • Teaching Channel’s videos ​help teachers get better at teaching–no matter where they are in their careers.
  • By licensing our videos, your users get unlimited access to these unparalleled tools for a period of one year.

Tags: exit tickets, Mr. Crandall, Teaching Channel, private collaboration platform,

Score: 500
URL: http://www.pblohio.com/registration-and-program-descriptions.html
Tweeted At: Sun Feb 04 22:00:42 +0000 2018
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  • Each team focuses on creating a plan for a public space (park, library, etc.) that facilitates a different goal, such as increasing opportunities for civil and democratic discourse, or enhancing public health and physical fitness.View the Project Slice schedule here [PDF] – – – – – – – – – -…
  • Day One – Designing ProjectsUnderstand the distinction between “doing projects” and Project Based LearningBecome familiar with online project design, assessment and management resourcesLearn to use peer‐driven feedback protocolsDay Two – Assessing ProjectsCreate a standards‐based project design, including key success skills, a driving question, and major student productsIncorporate best practices in formative…
  • Participants are actively engaged in project design, with the expectation that every teacher or teaching team will generate a project plan that receives formative feedback from both participants and BIE National Faculty.This workshop is designed for school and/or district contexts where the following components are ALREADY in place:A shared graduate…
  • Participants cannot be moved to another workshop upon arrival at the conference.PBL 201 Workshops are three-day (18-hour) onsite workshops that provide experienced PBL practitioners with in-depth instruction on BIE’s Gold Standard Project Based Teaching Practices as well as supported project development time.
  • Participants cannot be moved to another workshop upon arrival at the conference.The PBL Coaching Workshop is BIE’s foundational three-day (consecutive) workshop based on our PBL Coaching Cycle and aligned to Gold Standard Project Based Learning.

Tags: PBL, three-day PBL learning, project, PBL Ohio Institute, Project Slice

Score: 405
URL: https://www.edutopia.org/article/10-tools-your-students-creativity-toolbox
Tweeted At: Mon Feb 05 16:32:13 +0000 2018
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Author: John Mccarthy

  • There are people who are gifted with a natural attunement to creative thinking, just as there are gifted athletes, scientists, and teachers, but dedicated study and practice can hone one’s creativity.
  • “Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
  • Here are a few tools for your students’ creativity toolbox.
  • Expand your students’ creativity toolbox by exploring and teaching three or four of these tools.
  • Students can practice independence when their creativity toolbox is well equipped.

Tags: creativity toolbox, especially lesson planning, engineering design, silent idea-mapping activity, students

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