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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
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How Do We Educate Global Problem Solvers?

Guest blogger Zoe Weil, co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education, offers two strategies to help students become conscientious about and connected to the global problems they'll one day be called upon to solve.

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More on formative assessment

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I've written a few more posts on formative assessment, in particular focusing on formative assessment in a mathematics classroom. Here is part 1. Here is part 2. I was also invited to do a keynote for a mathematics education conference on formative assessment, which you can view here.
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Summer Professional Development with MOOCs

Summer is a great time for teachers to enroll in a MOOC -- a "Massive Open Online Course." Blogger Matt Davis highlights a few summer courses to consider.
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Technical Writing: How ELL Writing Support Benefits Everyone

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T. R. Girill
Society for Technical Communication/Lawrence Livermore National Lab.
trgirill@acm.org

Technical Writing: How ELL Writing Support Benefits Everyone

When veteran ESL/ELL teacher Wendi Pillars blogs about "Helping
English Language Learners Adapt Under the Common Core" (Education
Week Teacher, Jan. 7, 2014, http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/
2014/01/07/ctq_pillars_ela.html), she offers several strategies
that are really quite general. They can help every science
student learn to communicate more effectively.

Explicit Expectations

Looking for After-School Part-Time Tutors in the Bay Area

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Hi Everyone,

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7 iPad Apps for Outdoor Adventures

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns proves that technology has a place in the great outdoors with her list of iPad apps to help kids identify birds and trees, navigate with maps, tie knots, and explore national parks.
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Kids Don't Learn Everything In The Classroom

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"Oh you teach gym? That must be easy?"

I always want to hand over the reign and title of coach to people who say that. Ya, it's true that anyone can be a coach just like anyone can be a teacher. But not everyone can be an effective coach or an effective teacher.

Whole: A game about fractions

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Anyone who teaches math knows that fractions are one of the biggest hurdles in the process of learning. It is one of the key skills to being able to develop algebraic reasoning,number sense and continuity.
I designed Whole to give learners a game to develop a real understanding through the puzzle itself.

Check it out. I want to include a set of lesson plans from different teachers within the website that they found useful with the game.

http://redmondwallace.wix.com/algebrawesome#!whole/c13ay

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