Blogs on Professional Learning Network (PLN)

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Mark PhillipsFebruary 15, 2012

When I first began teaching high school, I had two students who sat near the front of the room and quietly laughed each day at the beginning of class. An "informer" told me that they were making bets regarding how often I'd nervously straighten my tie as class began.

When I first began teaching high school, I had two students who sat near the front of the room and quietly laughed each day at the beginning of class. An "informer" told me that they were making bets regarding how often I'd nervously straighten my tie as class began. Read More

Lisa Michelle DabbsFebruary 14, 2012

Welcome to the fifth and final week of Edutopia's New Teacher Academy blog series! I'm excited to be here with you sharing my passion to support and mentor new teachers. It's been great to have had the opportunity to provide resources for new teachers in five key areas. As we wrap up our series, we will continue to collaborate on these five topics in more detail on New Teacher chat, my weekly chat on Twitter, and also at my blog Teaching with Soul.

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Harold KwalwasserFebruary 10, 2012

Downtown Brownsville, Texas, has an otherworldly feel. Nestled in a crook in the Rio Grande near where it empties into the Gulf of Mexico, the narrow streets are filled with stores selling cheap merchandise to Mexicans or to the poor from the local Hispanic community, which is often just a few years removed from the other side of the border.

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Nicholas ProvenzanoFebruary 3, 2012

I've been thinking about cloud technology over the past few weeks and thought I would share a few great reasons why educators should consider making the move into the cloud.

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Danielle Moss LeeJanuary 26, 2012

Naturally, I understand that there's no significant magic or difference in providing college planning and counseling services to students of color per se, but there are important ways to help build upon their college aspirations in the course of doing this work. A while back, several colleagues and I got into a long discussion about the quality of their college advisors during the critical junior and senior years of high school.

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Lori CullenJanuary 6, 2012

To kick off 2012, I wanted to take a minute to reflect on what I have learned about leadership and being a principal. I am always learning; however, here are the key lessons that I want to remember and apply to this year. Not in any particular order, here are the ways I hope to become a great leader and great principal.

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Lisa Michelle DabbsJanuary 4, 2012

Dear New Teacher,

Congratulations! You made it through the holiday rush, classroom busyness and maybe even some college class craziness. If you've come this far, you should give yourself a hug and feel a great sense of accomplishment.

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Betty RayJanuary 3, 2012

Much has been written about changing role of the teacher from "sage on the stage" to "guide on the side." Design thinking, which is a dynamic, creative and collaborative approach to problem solving, presents a unique model for educators who wish to facilitate from within the class, rather than impart knowledge to it.

Much has been written about changing role of the teacher from "sage on the stage" to "guide on the side." Design thinking, which is a dynamic, creative and collaborative approach to problem solving, presents a unique model for educators who wish to facilitate from within the class, rather than impart knowledge to it. Read More

Nicholas ProvenzanoDecember 20, 2011

One of my jobs as a tech integration specialist is helping teachers find resources for their content area. This can be very difficult because I am not certified in every area of education. I developed a plan of action that helps me help teachers of all content areas. Here are 4 tips that you can use to help any teacher find what they need.

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Virginia Goatley, PhDDecember 2, 2011

Brenda Overturf is a member of the International Reading Association's Board of Directors. You can reach her at boverturf[AT]reading[DOT]org.

This is the final post in a three-part series that examines the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Part one introduced CCSS and provided context for those new to the standards. Part two reviewed the key features that offer opportunities for educators to transform their teaching. In part three, we will take a look at how various states are starting to implement the standards.

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