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January 3, 2013
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  Learning and Teaching 
  • Intensive questioning builds math skills, enthusiasm
    Teachers in Detroit say students' attitudes about math have changed dramatically since they implemented a 15-week program in which teachers pepper students with questions -- allowing them to back up their answers -- rather than giving them the solutions. The program is operated through the nonprofit Project SEED, which sends trained math specialists to teach high-level math in urban districts where students may be struggling with the subject. The Detroit News (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Deciphering between project-based, project-oriented learning
    While some teachers have the goal of implementing project-based learning in the classroom, they may actually be practicing what is known as project-oriented learning, says eighth-grade teacher Azul Terronez. In this blog post, he offers some examples of how he has used projects to improve students' education, including those in which students create an iPod application, host a cooking competition and learn to read nutritional labels. blog (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  School Leadership 
  • Other News
Implementing A District-Wide Science Success
Veteran education leader Mike Dillon has helped his school district continue on a steady path of success in science. The Smithsonian’s Science and Technology Concepts program and kits, available through Carolina Biological, have ensured that an entire district maintains a culture of high academic achievement. Read the case study.
  Technology in the Classroom 
  • Do more schools need high-speed broadband services?
    Schools and cities nationwide are seeking to upgrade to ultrafast broadband Internet connections that offer gigabit-a-second speeds. The demand in schools for high-speed broadband reportedly is being driven in part by the growing popularity of bring-your-own-device programs, which have significantly increased schools' bandwidth needs. The Wall Street Journal (1/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Debate emerges over who should teach social media ethics
    With the increased popularity of social media have come more bullying, cheating and privacy concerns. Now, some are questioning whether schools -- where students learn many lessons in morality -- should include social media etiquette as part of the curriculum. Some, however, say teachers already have too much on their plates and that it is the responsibility of families to teach students moral and ethical lessons. Voxxi (12/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  The Whole Child 
  • Kindness may boost happiness and popularity among preteens
    Preteens who were asked to do three acts of kindness every week for four weeks were happier and more popular among their classmates, according to a study in the journal PLoS One. The findings suggest that performing "positive acts" could even help fight bullying in school. BBC (12/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Policy Watch 
  • Schools seek waivers as they work toward education reform
    The 23 school districts of the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium are asking to be exempt from state and federal education requirements as they work toward their goal of creating new 21st-century strategies for schools in the state. It's unclear when the state legislature, which has jurisdiction over some of the waivers, will take action, and State Education Commissioner Michael L. Williams has not taken a position on a majority of the requests. The Dallas Morning News (free content) (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ED Pulse 
  • What do you think is the greatest challenge you face in regards to professional development?
    Finding time for PD  24.97%
    Translating PD into classroom practice  22.22%
    Addressing multiple initiatives  14.13%
    Differentiating PD for educators  13.44%
    Finding funding for PD  12.35%
    Data and information overload  8.92%
    Integrating technology into the curriculum  3.98%
  • Which education topic do you think will be most worthy of discussion in 2013?
Common Core State Standards
Innovations in classroom technology
STEM education
Empowering teachers to become leaders
Teacher evaluations
Advances in cognitive science that enhance student learning
Establishing creativity as a core skill

  Faculty Lounge 
  • Can community schools work in rural districts?
    The Coalition for Community Schools has found that the community-school model typically adopted in urban or suburban areas could be beneficial to rural regions as well. The primary benefit highlighted by the coalition is that of equity, with many students in rural areas living in poverty and receiving less funding for instruction. Education Week/Rural Education blog (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  ASCD News 
  • Attending ASCD's Annual Conference in Chicago? Get ready with the Pinterest board!
    Educators from around the globe are getting excited to attend the premier professional development event of 2013. ASCD's Annual Conference Pinterest board features videos from presenters, attendees and luminaries, as well as hotel information, early bird specials and more.
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  • The education blog to add to your reading list
    Where can you find the latest blog posts on topics such as professional development, the Common Core and more? ASCD's official blog, Inservice, has plenty of posts to inform your education practice. Plus, you'll find news about the association's PD resources, new publications, conferences and institutes. Check out all of the posts. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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