Winter Campaign

Family Math Nights

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Each year I help to lead Family Math Nights at our school. This began in a small way with just a few grade levels and has now spread throughout the entire school.

In the spring, each grade level hosts a night in which a student brings his or her parent to a night filled with math engagement. The teachers plan activities that can all be worked on collaboratively with the student and parent. Additionally, all activities... more »

City San Ramon

State CA

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Winter Campaign

Real Life Rules and Respect

Societal rules, basic etiquette, and the definition of respect should be a mandatory workshop at the high school freshman level (or earlier). It is the moral choices, a family support system, and knowledge of different cultures that divide our society. As we see less familial guidance, it is the responsibility of the village to teach our new generations. As educators we strive for all of our students to succeed, but... more »

City Fort Worth

State TX

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11 votes

Winter Campaign

Job Share for Strengthened School Community

It has been said that a school’s environment and sense of community can directly have a positive or negative affect on student achievement.

In taking the steps to strengthening a school’s community, teachers and staff need the opportunity to understand all inner-workings of the school. It is so often, that certain positions within the school system are underappreciated or not even recognized as important.

Giving teachers... more »

City Fargo

State ND

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1 vote

Winter Campaign

ARI Action Research Summit

Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative will be sponsoring our annual Appalachian Renaissance Initiative’s Action Research Summit at Pikeville Expo Center on April 21, 2015 beginning at 9:00 am.

The Summit will showcase learning and innovation taking place across the East Kentucky Region as a direct result of the Race-to-the-Top-District initiative awarded to the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) and the... more »

City Hazard

State KY

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2 votes

Winter Campaign

Use chess to support CCSS Math Practices

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Many students struggle with math practices, which are apart of the common core. Students, across grade level spans, are asked to persevere in solving problems and communicate about their problem solving (in addition to critiquing the reasoning of others). This presents a challenge for many students who struggle with completing problems and explaining their thoughts. While many teachers are improving their teaching techniques... more »

City El Cerrito

State California

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Winter Campaign

Departmentalizing in Elementary Classrooms

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It has become a common problem in our school district that our substitute positions are not filling on a daily basis.With opening new schools every year, new classroom openings are collecting all of past years substitutes or recent college graduates. Teachers, administrative assistants, and administrators are also left scrambling during the morning hours trying to fill open classrooms through the day especially on staff... more »

City West Fargo

State North Dakota

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Spring Campaign

Teacher Leadership Initiative (TLI) cohort in IL

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TLI exists in 13 states. The Governor of Illinois, a gifted businessman with good intentions regarding anti-corruption, has launched an assault on "greedy union bosses" and the union membership in the state. It is imperative that teachers in IL are prepared to lead the profession against the tide of intentional belittling by our elected state officials in both the executive and legislative branches. I would like to see... more »

City Elgin

State Illinois

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2 votes

Winter Campaign

Work based learning with peer mentors for students with autism

At this moment many students that have learning disabilities or cognitive disibilities spend part of their k-12 education learning about the world of work. They learn this by taking work based learning classes that allow them to go to work for part of their school day and earn credit toward a high school diploma or a certificate of completion. Many of these students require a job coach so they can be successful. This... more »

City holly

State michigan

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Winter Campaign

Student Teaching: The Next Apprenticeship

How many started your first year and were hanging on by a thread? I have. The phrase "the 2nd year is better" or reading articles on "how to survive your first year" is created and used by veteran teachers. The traditional teacher development through college and alternative programs leave 1st year teachers unprepared to tackle all of the responsibilities of a teacher. Now add on the responsibility to relay content to... more »

City Chicago

State IL

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1 vote

Winter Campaign

Tech Buddies: Creating Technology Learning Time for Students and Teachers.

In order for students to meet the demands of college and career readiness, they must be computer literate. Many schools have addressed some technology training for teachers but professional development for teachers is always a challenge to school schedules. Tech buddies is a simple answer to creating opportunities for teacher leaders to share with teachers and student leaders to share with other students. Much like the... more »

City Norwood

State MA

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5 votes

Winter Campaign

Aligning Preschool Curriculum With Common Core Instruction and Assessment

In September 2012 our public preschool teachers and administrators began the process of aligning all aspects of our preschool programming with the Pre-K Framework for English Language Arts & Literacy and Mathematics Incorporating the Common Core State Standards. Although in the beginning our work focused on redesigning our preschool curriculum for children who are three – four years old, over time it expanded to include... more »

City Melrose

State MA

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12 votes

Winter Campaign

Guide Teachers in Personal Reflection Through Use of Video

Though recent years have seen tremendous progress toward collaboration and sharing ideas between teachers, whether with grade-level teams, content-alike teams, district or personal learning networks, teachers still struggle with how they can implement what they learn in their room with their students. When teachers are practicing something new, whether it's an instructional practice, behavior management technique, technology... more »

City Columbia

State MO

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4 votes

Winter Campaign

Light Bulb Leaders

An image that comes to my mind when I ponder the idea of a teacher leader is an acrostic with the words lead and learn joining at the letter "A". It is important that we as educators continually learn and share ideas. When we continue our education we demonstrate a drive to be lifelong learners--in hopes that our students will become lifelong learners.

City Pleasant Hill

State California

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Winter Campaign

Writing Workshops

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Holding writing workshops at the secondary level can be beneficial for students. This model is typically used at the elementary level, but systematic and structured mini lessons can potentially benefit secondary students as well. I have found that it not only inspires students and allows them to focus on foundational concepts of writing that are often overlooked during regular class time.

City Moraga, CA

State 94583

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Winter Campaign

Literature Circles!!!!

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Students love choice when it comes to what they can read. Giving them the opportunity to choose a book they are interested in motivates them to want to read. In conjunction with reading the same text with other classmates, students have an opportunity to engage amongst eachother and have conversations about what they are reading. I would like to invite my fellow colleagues to try reading cirlces in their classrooms... more »

City Pittsburg

State Ca

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