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August 15, 2017
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Ideas for building a positive classroom
Ideas for building a positive classroom
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High-school English teacher Samantha Smith shares the habits and strategies she relies on to create and maintain a positive classroom culture. Smith offers five tips for leading a positive learning community, which include keeping promises to students and calling their parents.
Teaching Channel (8/11) 
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Students learn to think outside the math box
Students learn to think outside the math box
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Students in a summer program in Ohio have used origami cubes to explore geometry and have learned how math is used in weapons systems and space programs. Educators say the goal of the Math Outside the Box program is to teach students why math matters and how it's used in the real world.
Record-Courier (Ravenna, Ohio) (8/7) 
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Teachers' Toolbox
5 tips for raising funds for tech supplies
5 tips for raising funds for tech supplies
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Educators increasingly are using online platforms to help raise funds for classroom supplies. In this article, several educators share their tips, including Sarah Dill who used an online gift exchange on Reddit to secure technology tools for her classroom, Jenny Abamu writes.
EdSurge (8/7) 
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College-Career Connection
Digital badges show students master soft skills
Digital badges show students master soft skills
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Students and teachers in some school districts are earning digital badges that demonstrate they have mastered soft skills. April Moore, director of educational technology in a California school district, says students begin earning badges as early as elementary school as part of the district's college- and career-readiness program.
District Administration magazine online (8/9) 
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Middle-school class mandates dropped by Utah board
Middle-school students in Utah no longer will be required to take physical education, arts, health and college- and career-readiness courses under a policy change approved by the state's board of education. Supporters say the change will give schools more choice and control, but opponents say many students could miss out on enriching courses.
Deseret News (Salt Lake City) (8/8) 
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My Future
N.Y. teachers learn to teach reading
N.Y. teachers learn to teach reading
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Middle-grades teachers in a New York school district recently attended a summer training on implementing the district's 2-year-old literacy initiative. During the sessions, educators brainstormed ideas, such as modeling book discussions and gathering small groups of students to discuss books.
Daily Gazette (Schenectady, N.Y.) (8/13) 
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Envision Faculty Lounge
High-Tech Resources for STEM Teachers
Teaching STEM is now very cool! Here is a generous list of tech tools that are transforming the way teachers approach STEM education. Utilize these resources to better engage your students, as you connect theoretical concepts with real-world applications. Read more.
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Give Them a Real-Life Education
Don't let your students' parents forget that a big portion of their child's future success stems from the education acquired outside of school. Here, we offer parents suggestions for maximizing children's real-life learning, through activities the kids can do with them, or on their own. Learn more.
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