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May 23, 2017
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Strategies to support improved learning
Strategies to support improved learning
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Retrieval practice, distributed practice and successive relearning may be broadly applicable instructional methods that support deeper learning and knowledge transfer, professor John Dunlosky said. He discussed the strategies during the recent Learning and the Brain conference.
KQED (5/21) 
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Teach with optimum impact
This companion to the bestselling Visible Learning for Literacy shows you how to use learning intentions, success criteria, formative assessment and feedback to achieve profound instructional clarity. Deliver sustained, comprehensive experiences that bring your 6-12 students further, faster. Use this assessment to test their understanding of literary devices.
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Transformational Leadership
Teacher: Help all students share their voices
Teacher: Help all students share their voices
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First-grade teacher Carissa Holloway in this commentary reflects on how growing up as a quiet student inspired her as a teacher to find ways for all students to share their voices. She highlights how technology supports this goal.
The Hechinger Report (5/23) 
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Advance Your Career Online with Drexel
Ranked among "America's Best Graduate Schools" by U.S. News & World Report, Drexel University's School of Education offers more than 30 online bachelor's, master's, doctoral and certificate programs. Classes are designed for working professionals—students can learn online when it fits in their schedules. Learn more.
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Technology in the Classroom
What are the keys to a successful tech rollout?
What are the keys to a successful tech rollout?
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Professional development was an important factor in a New York school district's successful rollout of a one-to-one program, asserts Peter LaMoreaux, the district's instructional technology specialist. In this commentary, he describes the rollout.
District Administration magazine online (5/23) 
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The Whole Child
How does peer pressure affect academic choices?
How does peer pressure affect academic choices?
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Peer pressure may cause students to avoid opportunities to improve their academic performance, according to a study from the National Bureau of Economic Research. Researchers found participation in SAT-prep classes increased from 53% to 80% when sign-ups were made private instead of public.
Edutopia online (5/22) 
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Students affected by opioid crisis
Officials in a Massachusetts school district say that the nationwide opioid crisis has left some students without parents -- which takes a social and emotional toll. One school has hired a licensed independent clinical social worker to address students' needs.
Cape Cod Times (Mass.) (tiered subscription model) (5/22) 
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Other News
World’s Largest Differentiated Instruction Event
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Policy Watch
Trump budget proposal expected today
President Donald Trump's budget proposal is expected to be released today. The proposed $9.2 billion cut to education spending could affect school-choice programs, federal student aid and services for students with special needs.
National Public Radio (5/22),  Education Week (tiered subscription model) (5/22) 
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DeVos: Trump to announce historic education choice plan
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said this week during the American Federation for Children conference that President Donald Trump will propose "the most ambitious expansion of education choice in our nation's history." She also noted that states would not be forced to take part.
The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (5/22),  U.S. News & World Report (5/22) 
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Administrator Summit featuring Baruti Kafele
Attend the Administrator Summit pre-con at SDE's 2017 National Conference to address leading change, staff morale, school culture, cultural responsiveness, access & equity, teacher development. And register for the full conference! July 10, The Venetian, Las Vegas
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Faculty Lounge
How classroom noise may affect learning
Classrooms in some case are too loud for student learning to take place, educational researcher C. Aiden Downey writes. In this commentary, he describes how noise pollution may be affecting students' ability to learn.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (free content) (5/21) 
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ASCD News
New book: School Culture Recharged
In this follow-up to their insightful "School Culture Rewired: How to Define, Assess, and Transform It," authors Steve Gruenert and Todd Whitaker offer practical advice and strategies that help you build positive energy to reinvigorate your school's culture and staff. Written as a standalone guide, "School Culture Recharged: Strategies to Energize Your Staff and Culture" clarifies the difference between culture and climate and zeroes in on key school improvement efforts. Read sample.
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Why I Teach: Part 4
This piece is part of a series from Inservice entitled, "Why I Teach," where we asked teachers from various backgrounds and years of experience to reflect on their "why." Read now.
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