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Teacher Leaders Network
After years of experimentation and reflection, English and digital media teacher Paul Barnwell offers his current take on smart—and not-so-smart—ways to use technology in the classroom.


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Tuesday, March 5, 4 to 5 p.m. ET

Explore the methods used by accomplished educators to build intrinsic, or self-directed, motivation in students. Our expert guests—teacher and author Larry Ferlazzo and principal Chris Wejr—will provide background and actionable strategies for creating conditions in classrooms and schools that inspire students to take greater ownership of their learning and futures.

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Add a little color to vocabulary lessons: This video shows how teachers can use paint chips as visual aides to help students better understand difficult words. Applies to Common Core standards on determining the meanings of unknown and multiple-meaning words.

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First Person
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Leaders to Learn From
Kyle Pace, an instructional technology specialist in Lee's Summit, is teaching teachers how to take charge of their own professional development through social networking. (Education Week)
Commentary
Protesting teachers at a Seattle high school leave the door open for an important discussion about the quality of assessments, writes Celine Coggins. (Education Week)
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Teaching Now
Education Week Teacher's editorial blog, Teaching Now, provides the latest news, ideas, and resources for teacher leaders. Comments welcome.

Teacher Touts Chucking Classroom Rules, Consequences
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Are Schools 'Boy-Averse'?

FEATURED DISCUSSION
A Maryland county is considering a proposal to copyright student- and teacher-created work. The policy would cover assignments, lesson plans, and teaching materials created during school and at home. To what extent, if any, should schools take ownership of such work?

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Friday, Feb. 15, 2 to 3 p.m. ET
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During this chat, our guests will discuss their experiences implementing BYOD (bring-your-own-device) policies in schools, address BYOD’s advantages and challenges, and walk through ways to ensure that the strategy does not put some students at a disadvantage.

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UPCOMING WEBINARS
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2 to 3 p.m. ET

As educators work to help students meet the demands of the common-core standards, many arts education advocates are making the case that the arts can be a valuable partner. In this webinar, join two experts who will discuss the potential for arts integration with the common core and offer practical examples.

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Friday, Feb. 22, 2 to 3 p.m. ET
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In this webinar, Kim Spencer, senior program manager, will discuss how the K12 Homebound Education and Alternative Learning program can help districts effectively and efficiently meet the unique logistical, educational, and emotional obstacles that homebound students face as they attempt to balance academics with treatment and recovery.

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