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About Teaching Mathematics: A K-8 Resource (4th Edition)

In this fourth edition of her signature resource, Marilyn presents her current thinking and insights and includes ideas from her most recent teaching experiences. Part 1, “Starting Points,” reflects the major overhaul of this book and addresses twenty-three issues important to thinking about teaching mathematics today. Part 2, “Problem-Solving Investigations,” opens with how to plan problem-solving lessons; […]

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What Every 1st Grade Teacher Needs to Know About Setting Up and Running a Classroom

You’re teaching 1st grade this year. What do you need to know? In a warm, conversational style punctuated with anecdotes and examples from her own classrooms, Margaret Berry Wilson reviews first graders’ common developmental characteristics and shares practical know-how on topics such as: Arranging a circle, desks, and tables Choosing and storing supplies Scheduling a […]

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Learn about K-12 personalized education options

TUCSON, Ariz. – Learn about personalized education options for your kids during the K12 Public School at Home Tour coming to Tucson this week. Visitors can test out the lessons and take part in hands-on educational activities while interacting with local school administrators and educators. This tour is visiting 15 cities in 11 states this […]

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The Ethics of Teaching (Thinking About Education Series)

This bestselling text has been expanded to include the most important ethical issues in contemporary schooling. The Fifth Edition features: A reconsideration of Equal Treatment of Students. An updated list of Recommendations for Further Reading. Written in a style that speaks directly to today’s teacher, The Ethics of Teaching, Fifth Edition uses realistic case studies […]

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Left Hand, Right Hand: A “Hands-On” Book About Left and Right (Barron’s Educational Series)

Most of the time, we take our hands for granted, but this unusual book gives younger children an opportunity to ponder their hands, understand how to use them, and learn to tell left from right. They learn how their thumbs make picking up objects an easy task. The book’s unique design consists of eight board […]

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Talk About Teaching!: Leading Professional Conversations

Improve teaching practice through powerful professional conversations! Move beyond isolated teaching, passive observations, ineffective workshops and be the leader who engages staff and affirms the value of reflective and informal professional discussions. Read Talk About Teaching! to build a culture of understanding, respect, and empathy that breeds meaningful conversation and a powerful team of teachers […]

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Teaching With Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids’ Brains and What Schools Can Do About It

In Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids’ Brains and What Schools Can Do About It, veteran educator and brain expert Eric Jensen takes an unflinching look at how poverty hurts children, families, and communities across the United States and demonstrates how schools can improve the academic achievement and life readiness […]

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'Significant concerns' about multi-academy trusts raised by committee

The Education Committee has raised concerns over multi-academy trusts. Picture: Thinkstock hxdbzxy A cross-party group of MPs has raised “significant concerns” about the performance, accountability and expansion of multi-academy trusts (MAT). The Education Committee, which scrutinises the Department for Education, has called on ministers to allow local authorities with a track record of strong educational […]

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6 Basic Google Scholar Tips Every Teacher Should Know about

January 16, 2017Here is an updated version of one of our popular Google Scholar posters we published in 2016.  The visual features some of the basic tips and features that every teacher and student using this academic search engine should know about. The content of the visual is based on guidelines provided by Scholar Help […]

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What Teachers Need to Know about The Digital Writing Workshop (Book)

January 14, 2017In  ” The Digital Writer’s Workshop””, Hicks Troy dissects the act of writing in the light of today’s digital technologies and provides an illuminating and practical analysis of how teachers can take advantage of technology in creating better writers. From the start, Troy makes it evident that he subscribes to the sociocultural movement […]

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Everything You Need to Know about The 21st Century Literacies (Book)

December 31, 2016  New Literacies is relatively a new movement that appeared a couple of decades ago. Proponents of this movement include celebrated scholars in the calibre of James Paul Gee, Colin Lankshear,  Gunther Kruss  to mention but a few . These scholars study literacy from a sociolinguistic perspective arguing that culture and society take […]

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101 Fascinating Facts About 10 Endangered Animals In The World!: Educational Animals Book For Kids

101 Fascinating Facts About 10 Endangered Animals In The World is a great educational book for children from 8 years old and above. The book offers over 100 fascinating facts about:  Black Rhino Mountain Gorilla Leatherback Turtle Sumatran Elephant Vaquita Porpoise Galapagos Penguin Red Panda Bengal Tiger Black-Footed Ferret African Wild Dog These animals are just […]

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10 Handy Google Drive Tips Every Teacher Should Know about

December 14, 2016In today’s Top of 2016 Posts series we are sharing with you this handy visual we published earlier this year. The visual features 10 basic Google Drive tips to help teachers make the best of this platform in their instruction. The tips included are: Access your files offline Conduct Drive searches to locate […]

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8 Great TED Talks to Teach Students about Climate Change

November 27, 2016While climate change is a hotly debated topic especially in mainstream media yet a lot of people are not well aware of its deep implications on the life of species on the planet earth. The major part of climate change is caused by human activity (e.g pollution, deforestation, burning fossil fuels…etc) leading thus […]

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