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Advice to Myself as a New Teacher

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Dear Mr. Barnwell (version 2004),

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How Should Learning Teams Choose Essential Outcomes?

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One of the questions that I'm often asked in #atplc workshops is, "How should our learning team identify the essential and nonessential standards in our curriculum?"

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Chào mừng bạn đến Quốc Hoa Kỳ (Welcome to the United States)

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Opening up my e-mail and sipping on my third coffee of the morning, I read the following message:

“Hello teachers.  Please welcome a new 10th grader, Ngoc Trinh, coming to us from Vietnam. We will have to do our best to support this student with her limited English skills.”

“Uh oh…” was my first thought. 

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Bill Ferriter

January 8, 2013

In one word, I will challenge.

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Poking through my stream last weekend, I stumbled across the One Word 365 project -- an effort to get people to ditch their New Year's Resolutions in favor of focusing all of their energies on one word:

"Scrap that long list of goals you won’t remember three weeks from now anyway. Choose just one word.

One word that sums up who you want to be or how you want to live. One word that you can focus on every day, all year long.

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Bill Ferriter

January 5, 2013

Should teachers be ashamed when they promote their work?

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Blogger's Note:  This has the potential to be an uncomfortable conversation, y'all, and I'm not sure that my thoughts are completely polished yet.  Hope you will respect this for what it is: Transparent first-draft reflection on a topic that I think has real implications for our profession. 

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Bill Ferriter

January 2, 2013

Guest post: Changing learning spaces depends on technological AND pedagogical knowledge

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Blogger's Note:  One of the people in my learning network that I value the most is Matt Townsley

A former high school math teacher and current curriculum and technology director in Iowa, Matt has served as a reliable sounding board and critical friend for me for the better part of the past 5 years. 

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Jessica Cuthbertson

January 1, 2013

Class size matters

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This post was originally published on Ed News Colorado

On day three of an eight-day enrichment session, a student's words sent chills down my spine. He inhaled deeply, stretched his arms high above his head, and sighed as he said, "I love working in a small group. I wish school was like this all of the time." 

If you don't think class size matters, ask a sixth grader. Or a kindergartner. Or a senior.

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Ariel Sacks

December 30, 2012

Get observed teaching by someone with no teaching experience?

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I was about to write a searing post about an organization I knew next to nothing about, but upon looking further, I've changed my opinion. Here's the chain of events leading to a new conclusion. 

Basically, I saw a job post on Idealist.org by a non-profit organization called Turnaround for Children, looking for:

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Ariel Sacks

December 29, 2012

Teacher's journey to discover what sticks with students

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Florida teacher of fifteen years, David Menasche, has brain cancer in advanced stages. At the end of years of treatment, he's decided to spend what are likely his last days traveling the country, meeting his former students. He wants to see what became of them and find out what kind of difference he made in their lives.  

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Ariel Sacks

December 28, 2012

Extremes of constructivism and data driven instruction: Dream meeting?

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Fellow transformED blogger and co-author of TEACHING 2030Renee Moore, makes an argument in this recent post, Learning Unchained, for getting rid of class schedules and grade levels! I've heard Renee talk about this before, and as jarring as this may sound, I totally agree with her.

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