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Professional Development Articles

Enhancing Teacher and Student Engagement through the Creation of Thinking Classrooms

Apr 20, 2018 jjamison
Enhancing Teacher and Student Engagement through the Creation of Thinking Classrooms

Recent studies and reports, such as UNESCO’s Position paper on education post-2015 and IIEP’s From schooling to learning report, continue to highlight the central role played by passionate, inspired and highly skilled educators in supporting student learning.  Given this reality, we must continue to carefully consider the ways in which we engage with the ‘instructional core’ (Elmore, 2008) as educators…

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Ray Mathis articles for teachers

Apr 20, 2018 jjamison

Suggestionsforteachers.com Ray Mathis I post a lot of articles on LinkedIn. It’s a challenge to say something meaningful to my fellow teachers, and counselors and administrators in 2000 characters or less. It’s why I also created the website “Suggestions for Administrators, Teachers, Counselors and Parents”, www.suggestionsforteachers.comI invite you to check out the 40 articles posted there. Here…

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Supporting Students with Chronic Trauma

Apr 20, 2018 jjamison

De-escalation strategies can help prevent students’ emotional outbursts, and aid them and their peers in finding calm after one. By Micere Keels Three years ago, 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee was murdered in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood here in Chicago. He was playing in a park when a gunman lured him into a nearby alley and shot him because of his father’s alleged gang ties. In response, Chicago…

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Why Self-Directed Learning is Important for Struggling Students

Apr 17, 2018 jjamison
Why Self-Directed Learning is Important for Struggling Students

The term “at risk” is loosely defined and using it as a umbrella descriptor for struggling students is a slippery slope. At my suburban school in South Carolina, the term is used liberally to describe students who may fail the End of Course Tests, students who might not get promoted to the next grade level and those at risk of dropping out of school. After three years working with this student population,…

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12 Things Everyone Should Understand About Tech

Apr 13, 2018 jjamison
12 Things Everyone Should Understand About Tech

7 APRIL 2018/TECH Anil Dash Tech is more important than ever, deeply affecting culture, politics and society. Given all the time we spend with our gadgets and apps, it’s essential to understand the principles that determine how tech affects our lives. Understanding technology today Technology isn’t an industry, it’s a method of transforming the culture and economics of existing systems and institutions.…

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