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November 20, 2012
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  Learning and Teaching 
 
  • How educators can prevent student cheating
    There are several steps that educators and parents can take to help curb cheating among students, says Denise Pope, Challenge Success co-founder and a senior lecturer at Stanford University School of Education. In this interview, Pope says that cheating could be reduced if assignments are personalized or in-depth responses are required. She adds that it could decrease if students have favorable impressions of their teachers and identify positively with their schools. The Huffington Post (11/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  • Pa. district offers versatility with self-blend learning model
    Quakertown Community School District in Bucks County, Pa., offers a unique approach to education, in which students can take courses online or in person -- or a combination of the two. Tom Murray, director of technology and cybereducation for the district, writes in this blog post about the obstacles the district faced in implementing the model, which he says offers "complete versatility" for students that is needed in today's schools. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education (11/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  School Leadership 
 
  • Weekly meetings among teachers pay off in Ore. district
    A school district in Oregon has implemented a one-hour delayed start to Wednesdays to allow teachers to collaborate by going over student data, assessments and other material. Educators say the weekly meetings have helped them focus more on individual students' needs, and they are hopeful the effort will pay off with higher standardized test scores. The meetings have caused teachers to move from "working in isolation" to working out problems together, said Derek Garrison, principal of Dexter McCarty Middle School in the Gresham-Barlow School District. The Oregonian (Portland) (11/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Technology in the Classroom 
  • Free apps give teachers tools to record student behavior
    Educator Richard Byrne writes in this blog post about three free software applications that teachers can use to track positive and negative student behaviors. Two of the programs are in beta, but the third, ClassDojo, is a free app being used by teachers across all grade levels to track attendance and behaviors. Teachers using the app can assign access codes to parents so they can look in on their child's progress. School Library Journal/The Digital Shift blog (11/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  The Whole Child 
  • N.J. educators reach out to students after storm
    Belmar Elementary School's assistant principal, Lisa Hannah, led a group of teachers to check on students who needed assistance after Superstorm Sandy hit New Jersey. On one visit, Hannah says the group worked to build a list of what families needed, so they could return with necessary supplies, including water, milk and bread. "When they see us on their front doorstep knocking and they realize it's us and we're here to see if they're OK, their faces lit up," Hannah said. PBS/Newshour (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  • Responsive Classroom method fosters caring environment
    Two elementary schools in Minnesota are working to create a culture of caring through the Responsive Classroom method, which focuses on interactions among teachers and students, and students and their peers. Students begin the day by greeting each other and their teachers, before starting the "morning meeting," which includes activities designed to build community. "This is about changing the whole climate so that kids are emotionally stronger and they're academically more successful because of that," one principal, Sheila Beckner, said. Pierce County Herald (Ellsworth, Wis.) (11/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Policy Watch 
  • Will Congress reauthorize NCLB in the next four years?
    No Child Left Behind, which expired in 2007, is no closer now to being reauthorized than it was when President Barack Obama first took office. Debate over the federal education law is expected to continue into Obama's second term, as the administration and Congress appear divided over key issues. "At the moment, it's unclear if there is a real commitment and consensus in Congress for reauthorizing [the education law]," Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Friday in a speech. The Huffington Post (11/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Faculty Lounge 
  • High-school students increasingly exercise caution online
    With more than 25% of 350 school officials recently surveyed saying they consult Facebook or Google when considering college applications, a growing number of high-school students are taking measures to ensure their profiles don't sabotage their chances. Some high-school students are even deleting their Facebook profiles ahead of applying to college. Others say they have changed their privacy settings to better protect themselves from scrutiny. Time.com (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  ASCD News 
  • A Thanksgiving reflection on democracy and those who empower us to participate
    Expressing his thanks for the educators whose work enables others to take part in the democratic process, ASCD Executive Director and CEO Dr. Gene R. Carter explains why the Thanksgiving holiday is one of his favorites. Reflecting on the election in his latest Inservice post, Carter shares how participating in the democratic process alongside members of his community reminded him of just how crucial the work of educators is. Read on. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • ASCD Job Ramp: A careers site for educators
    Developed through a partnership between CareerBuilder and ASCD, the free ASCD Job Ramp website was developed to simplify the job hunt for educators of all professional levels. Access the jobs site day or night, weekend or weekday, to browse U.S. openings in education. And don't forget to take advantage of custom search options and personalized alerts. Browse openings in your area. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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