Betty Ray

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Tags Education Trends
January 7, 2014

Is it just me, or does it seem like things are going a little coocoo? I know we humans are no strangers to brutality and savage conflict, or scary meteorological anomolies...

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Tags Education Trends
December 20, 2013

We're always hearing about how education is so messed up -- so often, the conversation focuses on all the negatives. But there are also plenty of "EduWins," too -- awesome ideas, videos, people, programs, practices, products, Tweeters, teachers...

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Tags Student Engagement
September 3, 2013

See how this 9th-grade English teacher connects with his students, earns their trust, and then invites them to contemplate their future with -- or without -- reading skills. ...

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Tags Student Engagement
May 31, 2013

We have been covering the video series called A Year at Mission Hill since it was released in January. You can see earlier episodes in the left column of this page. The eighth episode, called "The World of Work" is a particularly compelling one, in...

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Tags Education Trends
March 21, 2013

I must confess that I don't read nearly as many books as I used to BC (Before Computers) and BK (Before Kids), but I have been stealing precious moments to savor the ideas and perspectives in Present Shock, the new book by Douglas...

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Tags Technology Integration
June 24, 2012

Greetings from sunny San Diego. I'm here for the annual ISTE conference and its innovative kick-off gathering, SocialEdCon -- the one-day unconference...

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Tags Five-Minute Film Festival
March 9, 2012

In honor of Women's History Month (and Lisa Dabbs' excellent post on 10 Women Who Rock . . . and Teach), Edutopia's @VideoAmy has created this playlist of awesome female educators. Enjoy!

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Tags Social and Emotional Learning
February 22, 2012

Once upon a time . . .

There were very special people. These were the bards, sorcerers, and magicians who conjured webs of intrigue and excitement; treachery and death; rebirth and forgiveness. These people were our writers, filmmakers, musicians and folklorists, and they were the...

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Tags Teacher Leadership
January 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...

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Tags New-Teacher Support
December 28, 2011

Join us for two new blog series featuring weekly posts from two prominent educators.

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Project-based learning, games for learning, social and emotional learning, kinesthetic learning, child development, film, arts, music, drama, technology, dance, family
Stanford d. school (design thinking bootcamp), TEDxSFED, Learning Man, OCTribe, NTEN