Tips to help students manage self-doubt | Book club focuses on needs of students of color | 5 ways to make student feedback more meaningful
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January 22, 2018
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Tips to help students manage self-doubt
Tips to help students manage self-doubt
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Self-doubt is a common problem among high-school and college students, asserts Patrick Carroll, an assistant professor of psychology at Ohio State University. Carroll and others share strategies to help boost students' sense of well-being and address self-doubt.
KQED-TV/FM (San Francisco) (1/22) 
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Book club focuses on needs of students of color
Book club focuses on needs of students of color
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Students of color at an elementary school in Washington, D.C., have access to a book club that seeks to connect them with books featuring characters who look like them and experience real challenges. School leaders say the club has become one of the most popular on campus.
The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (1/21) 
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5 ways to make student feedback more meaningful
5 ways to make student feedback more meaningful
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Teachers can take a play from coaches' playbooks and provide "vital, quality feedback" to students, writes Frank Ward, middle-school language arts teacher. In this blog post, he offers five suggestions to help ensure feedback is effective.
Edutopia online (1/19) 
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Reading Instruction Reimagined for Today’s Learners
Benchmark Advance builds K-6 literary and content-area knowledge with close reading and collaborative conversations. Foundational skills and use of text evidence are seamlessly integrated through a balanced literacy approach, as are resources for ELs that amplify meaning without simplifying language. Fully equitable Spanish edition available. FREE sampler.
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Transformational Leadership
Why personalized learning begins with teachers
Why personalized learning begins with teachers
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School leaders should work to personalize learning for adults and students, asserts principal Nicholas Bruski. In this blog post, he describes how his school's Teaching & Learning Collaborative has helped shape a culture in which teachers play a leading role in "personalizing the teacher experience."
Education Week (tiered subscription model) (1/21) 
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Get a sneak peek of Amplify Science (K-8)
In these webinars, senior staff from the Lawrence Hall of Science provide background on the development of the NGSS-designed Amplify Science for grades K-8. Amplify's Matt Reed will demo the phenomena-based program. Register now!
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Technology in the Classroom
How some schools are using Minecraft
How some schools are using Minecraft
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Some educators in a Pennsylvania school district are taking lessons and integrating Minecraft: Education Edition into them. The lessons have included using multiplication to build houses and recreating scenes from literature.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (1/21) 
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SEL: Setting up an Evidence-Based Program
Many districts want to integrate SEL in their classrooms but lack specific programs and strategies for implementation. In this webinar with Dr. Howie Knoff, we'll describe components and practices that will result in real student SEL outcomes.
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Hands-on science in a digital world
Science education is no longer confined to the pages of a textbook. Students are interacting with science concepts through physical objects and digital platforms, and using this knowledge to solve real-world issues. Get insights for making this work in your classroom in this SmartFocus on Hands-on Science.
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Policy Watch
How could the government shutdown affect education?
How could the government shutdown affect education?
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Lawmakers in Washington, D.C., did not reach an agreement over the weekend to reopen the federal government. Some experts say a short-term government shutdown likely will not affect education on a broad scale, but a longer shutdown could have implications for Head Start, Impact Aid and some higher-education programs.
Education Week (tiered subscription model) (1/20),  Inside Higher Ed (1/22) 
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Some Tenn. schools plan paths to workforce
Some Tenn. schools plan paths to workforce
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Some schools in the Upper Cumberland area in Tennessee are working to better prepare students for the workforce through special designations on their diplomas or enrollment in early-college programs. The work ethic diploma designation would reflect mastery of "soft skills," and successful completion of the requirement would guarantee job interviews with partner companies.
Crossville Chronicle (Tenn.) (1/18) 
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Faculty Lounge
Study looks at school completion rate of teen moms
Study looks at school completion rate of teen moms
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About 53% of teenage mothers earn a traditional high-school diploma, according to a report from the nonprofit research organization Child Trends. The report highlights racial and ethnic differences in high-school completion rates among teen mothers.
The Hechinger Report (1/22) 
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Free Webinar: Navigating Social and Emotional Learning from the Inside Out
Join Stephanie Jones, professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, to explore the idea of kernels of practice drawn from top elementary SEL programs in the US. In this informative webinar, we will review an in-depth guide to 25 evidence-based programs aimed at elementary schools and OST providers. The guide details curricular content and programmatic features that practitioners can use to make informed choices about their SEL programs. Thursday, Jan. 25, 3 p.m. EST.
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ASCD Empower18, a conference designed by educators, for educators, provides the expertise and formats you need to develop sustainable and practical plans of action that solve problems of practice. From learning sessions to interactive panel discussions, discover learning opportunities suited to your individual style and content supporting the whole child. Join us March 24-26 in Boston, Mass.
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