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As the NCEA 2010 conference is rapidly approaching, we’re excited to welcome you to our home town. Here’s some information you may not know about the Professional Learning Board and […]

In the Classroom: Access to Technology

I recently started volunteering twice a week teaching computers at an area high school. We have been doing mostly discussing (not using any machines yet) and I told the students to write down a particular website. To which I was met by a bunch of blank stares. Not one student had a notebook […]

6 TOP PICKS: Quick Hit Learning Resources

Mark Twain said, “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.” Throughout our lives we are both teachers […]

PARENTS: Boost Your Child's HQ (Homework Quotient)

Is “homework” a source of dread, dissension, perhaps even disgust in your home? Are you wondering what prevents your children from getting homework done, done on time, and done willingly? Here are four common productivity-dragons and suggestions on how to “slay” them.
Make certain the child has a space set aside […]

Determining a Child's Reading Level

Here’s a quick tool from Sue Klund, Reading Expert, to find a student’s independent reading level (the level that gives you the most growth in reading scores when reading independently). It is also great to have this for a new student.
Google “San Diego Quick Assessment“.
This time-saving tool has been around for a long […]

Math for All Levels

Math for All Levels

This math resource is for all grade levels (you can even search by grade level)!
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
105 Online Activities
548 Lesson Plans (Which one is your favorite?)
724 Web Links
1377 Math-based Classroom Integrations
Activities, lessons, and standards aligned with the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics.

VIDEO: I Need My Teachers to Learn 2.0

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The Online Safety Song

Tip & Tease

By Marlene Caroselli, Ed.D

Tip: Use Collective Knowledge
A mind is a terrible thing to waste. So is time. By asking your table groups to record everything they already know about the subject at the beginning of a new unit, you’ll learn what they’ve already learned. Thus you can make some quick, if subtle, adjustments […]

Resolutions & Education

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Want a super way to write down and keep track of goals, tasks and even New Year’s resolutions?
Need a creative way to include print-outs, organizers, notes and resources in classes?
This is it! The Pocket Mod is a simple little handy tool that […]

School Survey

A novel and effective approach to school improvement is to provide parents and community members with a school survey throughout the school year. Following are question statements that can easily be asked as often as monthly beginning after the first weeks of school.
I’m pleased with _______________________________________________________________
I’m upset about _______________________________________________________________
I’ve heard a rumor that […]

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