• Vicki Phillips: The Technology Wave Hits Education
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    Vicki Phillips: The Technology Wave Hits Education

    I think we’re just beginning to realize the power of technology in education actually. And isn’t it interesting that education’s sort of the last profession that technology has transformed. And I think a lot of that is because we can’t just plop down, you know, new tools into an old system and expect that to work. So a lot of where we’re seeing the Internet be the most powerful is in these blended school models where schools are starting to flip their classrooms and use the Internet and technology enabled tools. Whether that’s videos of experts talking to students or whether it’s students getting online and doing assignments in a…

  • Be a Partner in Your Child’s Education
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    Be a Partner in Your Child’s Education

    So, Jake is seven and he is a fun-loving little guy. The very typical thing: you ask what they would do at school and you get “nothing.” So with FreshGrade, it was nice to have that consistent and frequent content information. You’re able to have content-specific conversations with them. I could both acknowledge what he was doing, if he was doing very well at something, and support him in that. And equally, if he was struggling with something, I would know exactly what it was that they were working on and be able to give him support at home. So, rather than waiting until the reporting period, which could be…

  • Curriculum Design in Religious Education – #balancedRE
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    Curriculum Design in Religious Education – #balancedRE

    What do we want young people to get out of religious education? Basically, the ability to hold balanced and informed conversations about religions and world views. OK, but what does that look like in reality? Well, like any area of study, religious education is multidisciplinary. There’s Theology, Philosophy and the Human/Social Sciences. By engaging with these disciplines, we want young people to have meaningful conversations about religions and worldviews. Think of it like sitting on a three-legged stool: we can talk, teach and learn from each other because the stools give us a secure place to sit. If one of the legs were shorter than the other, we’d fall off!…

  • Someone Pinch Me
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    Someone Pinch Me

    It’s been a month and a half since I moved And I’m still amazed at the beauty of what is Portland A city built within nature, So many colors and scenery. As I walk with my friends through the forest, I marvel at the beauty. This place that I never knew about up until this year, Has a type of wonder to it. It pulls you in, hypnotizes you and won’t let you go. Some days it hits me like “Whoa I’m here, I’m actually here.” Other days, like today it hits a little different, “Someone pinch me, I must dreaming.” “This is a beautiful and gorgeous plac!” “I can’t…

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    Teachers Support Differentiated Learning Through Professional Development and Collaboration

    >>Sometimes, y’all when we’re researching we find out things that we think we knew already might not be exactly true. Is that okay? Yes.>>Narrator: The teaching team at Forrest Lake is a tight knit group. Many of them have worked together for several years collaborating to improve their teaching skills and supporting each other as they embrace rapidly evolving technology.>>All right, we need to look at home life.>>How they travel in transportation. Transportation.>>Narrator: Every other week grade-level teams meet in what they call “Collaborative Corner” to discuss challenges and plan interdisciplinary lessons together. With the support of Instructional Technology Specialist, Paulette Williams.>>Because we have plenty of resources on everything.>>Narrator: Media…

  • Lovestruck Teacher Shares Pupils Letter | First Dates
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    Lovestruck Teacher Shares Pupils Letter | First Dates

    Absolutely odorous it I think it’s the coolest job and the kids I deal with they are hilarious I have got one girl in class as well she’s lovely she’s you know she’s ten years old yeah she decided that she wanted to write this sticker she is just amazing and she would never forgive me if I didn’t give it a damn lucky lady I wonder shooters were mr. Bo’s bus so I know him very well but I think he needs some help from us it’s quite embarrassing one of the boys keep making fun of him because he hasn’t got a girlfriend at 28 like seriously come…

  • Teaching Skill Sets – Steve Frederick
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    Teaching Skill Sets – Steve Frederick

    The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing was created to serve a strict purpose in Plattsburgh, it’s to train employees for great jobs for the future. We’re trying to recruit wonderful new companies to relocate to Clinton County, but they always wonder “where am I going to find my workers?”, “how do I find people who have a skill set that I can start off at a really good job?”. So this Institute was created to help attract new jobs to Clinton County and to provide opportunities for our residents to get experience and skill set that they can take to these new jobs.

  • How to love and be loved | Billy Ward | TEDxFoggyBottom
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    How to love and be loved | Billy Ward | TEDxFoggyBottom

    Translator: Ilze Garda Reviewer: Ariana Bleau Lugo Here’s the deal: Life is really all about love. I’m not just saying that because I’m a father of a newborn baby; I’m saying that because as a teacher and as a therapist I’ve seen people basically choose between two things: love or something else. What I’ve witnessed and experienced is this: When people choose love, they always choose right. I was asked to speak today on the topic of illumination, and it made me think about the way the light inside us all can shine. My favorite way is through our love which can illuminate in our relationships. The most important relationship…

  • How to Study for Your Learning Style
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    How to Study for Your Learning Style

    HACC Tutoring presents, “How to Study forYour Learning Style”! Alright, you’ve got a big test coming up— what are you gonna do? How will you study for it? Some students think that there’s one magical technique that will help everyone learn, but that is NOT the case. Sure, one strategy might work well for some, but it won’t work for others because we all learn in different ways. That’s why it is so important to identify your own personal learning styles and use study tips that work best for the way that you learn. The most commonly identified learning styles are visual, auditory, and tactile or kinesthetic. So, the first…