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Back to School Problem Solving
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September is a great time for data collection activities as students are ... More

September is a great time for data collection activities as students are naturally curious about their new classmates. Ask questions that require students to analyze data and support their conclusions. Less

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Mathwire
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Mathwire
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Terry Kawas
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Back-to-School Tips for Parents
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A new school year means a new grade, new teachers, new goals, ... More

A new school year means a new grade, new teachers, new goals, and maybe even a new school! In order to help you and your child with special needs be as successful as you can be, we've put together a list of eight helpful back to school tips that we hope will make the transition into a new school year a little easier for you and your child. Less

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Teaching and Learning Strategies
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National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities
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LD Online
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The Case of the Ineffective Special Educator: Instructional Challenges of a First Year Principal
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This case was developed to use in leadership courses with specific implications ... More

This case was developed to use in leadership courses with specific implications for school law and supervision of instruction. Varied data are presented about the school and district for students to analyze. School instructional policies of inclusion of special needs students and supervision of teachers play a role in the course of events at Washington Elementary School. Dr. Long, a first year principal faces the challenge of addressing the issue of a special education teacher who does not perform responsibilities, and there are direct implications for district personnel procedures regarding providing teachers with assistance. Less

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Special Education
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Rice University
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Connexions
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Fran Crochet
Leslie Jones
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Course 2: New Teaching Methods
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In this course, teachers be introduced to thematic learning and cooperative learning ... More

In this course, teachers be introduced to thematic learning and cooperative learning techniques. Teachers will have a chance to develop lesson plans with these ideas in mind. You are given practical tools for classroom management and ways in which you can guide students to think about their own process of learning. Portions of this course have been reproduced from the encyclopedia of informal education: www.infed.org Less

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Rice University
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Fred Mednick
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Creating eBooks for distance education - Case study
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Download the supporting PDF file for this episode http://bit.ly/f1v3iH from the Learning ... More

Download the supporting PDF file for this episode http://bit.ly/f1v3iH from the Learning to Teach Online project website.This case study examines the use of eBooks and eReaders as an extension of the usual Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS). This initiative was undertaken as part of the DUCKLING research project (Delivering University Curricula: Knowledge, Learning and Innovation Gains) conducted by the Beyond Distance Research Alliance at the University of Leicester in the UK.While the context of this study involves distance students, using electronic books can have applications in any discipline where students are required to undertake a significant amount of reading. This case study discusses some advantages of using eBooks, and outlines the process involved in creating and uploading them to an eReader device. Less

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Psychology
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Teaching and Learning Strategies
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University of New South Wales (UNSW)
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Learning to Teach Online
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Karin Watson
Simon McIntyre
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Curriculum Design and Educational Technology
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Curriculum Design and Educational Technology is a course offered by the University ... More

Curriculum Design and Educational Technology is a course offered by the University of Washington Tacoma Education Program. The course recognizes the reality that K-12 teachers are often forced to alter or update existing curriculum or create units of curriculum from scratch. Knowing some methods of curriculum design and instructional design can assist teachers in meeting this need for both classroom instruction and online instruction. Less

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Educational Technology
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Rice University
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Thomas Tobiason
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Engaging and motivating students
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Download the supporting PDF file for this episode http://bit.ly/ijlL3g from the Learning ... More

Download the supporting PDF file for this episode http://bit.ly/ijlL3g from the Learning to Teach Online project website.Engaging students in online learning is critical for success. In this episode, we speak with teachers and students about strategies for improving engagement and motivation in online learning environments. Effective facilitation, creating learning communities, strategies for motivating students, and encouraging and sustaining participation are discussed. Less

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Teaching and Learning Strategies
Video Lectures
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University of New South Wales (UNSW)
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Learning to Teach Online
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Simon McIntyre Karin Watson
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An Evening with ESL Parents: A Framework for an Orientation Program
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The content in this module is one way to acquaint school leaders ... More

The content in this module is one way to acquaint school leaders with the importance of establishing a relationship with the parents of limited English proficient students. Beginning with an orientation program that opens the doors of the school and creates an inviting atmosphere that respects diversity is one way of forging such a bond. This module offers suggestions for a framework to assist leaders in planning and implementing an initial informational meeting. Less

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Language Education (ESL)
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Rice University
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Connexions
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Kathryn (Kitty) Catina
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Get Ready to Go Back to School
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Teachers and students come to school bringing a wide range of backgrounds, ... More

Teachers and students come to school bringing a wide range of backgrounds, languages, abilities, and temperaments. Get things off to the best start by asking them to respect their differences and make the most of their similarities. By sharing information on their lives and dreams, students and teachers can build community in the classroom that will support literacy instruction throughout the school year. Less

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
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ReadWriteThink
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Getting to Know You
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These activities will help you get the year off to a good ... More

These activities will help you get the year off to a good start by engaging you and your students in getting to know each other, practicing listening skills, and discussing the values that will shape your classroom community. There are separate sets of activities for grades Pre-K to 2, grades 3 to 5, and grades 6 to 12. They are adapted from exercises in our Resolving Conflict Creatively Program and our 4Rs Program (Reading, Writing, Respect & Resolution). Less

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Teaching and Learning Strategies
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Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
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Teachable Moment
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Tom Roderick
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OER Rubrics | Achieve.org
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Open Educational Resources (OER) offer opportunities for increasing equity and access to ... More

Open Educational Resources (OER) offer opportunities for increasing equity and access to high-quality K–12 education. Many state education agencies now have offices devoted to identifying and using OERs and other digital resources in their states. To help states, districts, teachers, and other users determine the degree of alignment of OERs to the Common Core State Standards, and to determine aspects of quality of OERs, Achieve has developed eight rubrics in collaboration with leaders from the OER community. Less

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Achieve
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Achieve
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Our Classroom: Writing an Owner's Manual
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Students write an owner's manual that helps them get to know their ... More

Students write an owner's manual that helps them get to know their classroom, provides them with a sense of ownership, and lets others know about their classroom. Less

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
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ReadWriteThink
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ReadWriteThink
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Reading for Parents in Middle School
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In the elementary years, parents are usually involved with their students’ education; ... More

In the elementary years, parents are usually involved with their students’ education; volunteering at school, keeping up with homework, and communicating with teachers. When students get to the middle school level, parents seem to pull back more, especially after the sixth grade year, generally being more involved when it comes to sports and/or discipline issues rather than what is taking place in the classroom. Less

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Elementary Education
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Rice University
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Connexions
Author:
Sandra Hedrick
Toni Childress
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School, Community and English Language Learners: Intake Center as Pathway to Assimilation
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The Primary goal of this module is for the reader to become ... More

The Primary goal of this module is for the reader to become aware of the support a school division "Intake Center" contributes to helping an ever increasing English language learner population assimilate into the local schools and local community. Less

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Language Education (ESL)
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Rice University
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Connexions
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Luke Hartman
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Self-Analysis and the Importance of Leadership Style for Linking School and Community
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In Summer 2007, a Virginia Tech Doctoral cohort completed EDAE 6924, School ... More

In Summer 2007, a Virginia Tech Doctoral cohort completed EDAE 6924, School Community Partnerships. Here is a personal reflection authored by Douglas Shifflett. Less

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Education
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Rice University
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Douglas Shifflett
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Supporting Professional Development in Initial Teacher Training
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Mentoring, observation and interviews are three important strategies in developing student teachers. ... More

Mentoring, observation and interviews are three important strategies in developing student teachers. This unit, which gives a flavour of the Open University's flexible PGCE course, introduces student͢__ë_„ńteacher centred strategies both inside and outside of Less

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Audio Lectures
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Video Lectures
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Open University
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Open University OpenLearn
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Tools for Teaching - The First Day of Class
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The first day of class sets the tone for the rest of ... More

The first day of class sets the tone for the rest of the term. It is natural for both students and instructors to feel anticipation, excitement, anxiety, and uncertainty. To pique students' interest and anticipation, convey your enthusiasm for the material and stimulate students' curiosity about topics that will be covered during the term. To reduce students' anxiety and uncertainty, try to create a relaxed, open classroom environment conducive to inquiry and participation, and let students know what you will expect from them and what they can expect from you and the course. The following suggestions, intended to help you get your class off to a good start, address the three important tasks of the first day: handling administrative matters, creating an open friendly classroom environment, and setting course expectations and standards. Less

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Teaching and Learning Strategies
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Starting Point (SERC)
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Barbara Davis
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