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High school English teacher Larry Ferlazzo offers advice on helping students develop more positive emotions, which he says can enhance their attention and higher-order thinking skills.

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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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Upcoming Chat
Wednesday, March 6, 4 to 5 p.m. ET

In this chat, Kathy Glass, author of two books on Mapping Comprehensive Units to the ELA Common Core Standards, for K–5 and for 6-12, will discuss how to translate the new English/language arts standards into effective curriculum units. She'll answer questions on developing unit maps, differentiating instruction, making connections across units, and building common core-aligned lessons and units that are both rigorous and relevant to students.

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Discover a new classroom routine to help clarify concepts. This 8th grade math class uses a quick warm-up to clarify certain math concepts and get students in the right framework for the lesson to come. Watch the video.

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First Person
Educators need to be as deliberate about how young people develop values-based identities as they are about the academic standards they meet, write two experts in education leadership. (Teacher)
Almost half said in a survey they weren't ready to teach the standards, especially to students considered at-risk and those with special needs. (Education Week)
Three out of four public school principals believe their job has become "too complex," and about a third say they are likely to go into a different occupation within five years, according to a new MetLife survey. (Education Week)
Efforts to promote an evolving area of study—entrepreneurship in education—are taking hold in graduate schools across the country. (Education Week)
Character education is on the upswing as research points to its effectiveness and policymakers seek ways to curb improper behavior. (Education Week)
Training can help educators work successfully with students with behavioral problems, Nancy Rappaport writes. (Education Week)
Curriculum Matters
Science is taught daily at just one in five classrooms at the K-3 level, new national data indicate, and less than half of all elementary teachers surveyed feel very well-prepared to teach it.

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Thursday, Feb. 28, 12 to 1 p.m. ET

Large and small districts are now using digital tools to inform parents about daily happenings and upcoming events. While the cost and time savings are drawing many education leaders to use these communication modes, many are also hoping they will engage parents who tend to be less involved in school.

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Thursday, March 7, 1 to 2 p.m. ET
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School districts are required to start administering online tests in 2014-15 as part of the Common Core State Standards, but many school leaders are worried they will not have the technology in place to make that happen. Our guests will offer guidance on how to be tech-ready for the testing.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2 to 3 p.m. ET
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What makes an effective PLC? This webinar introduces strategies involving effective use of data in a Delaware-based collaborative PLC program that is helping educators better prepare students for the common core. DOE Deputy Donna Mitchell shares insights including what led to a 16–20% increase in student proficiency on state tests.

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Thursday, March 14, 2 to 3 p.m. ET

No topic is hotter in K-12 education than teacher evaluation. In the past three years, states have moved at breakneck speed to implement new systems that couple observations of practice with student-growth measures. In this webinar, a scholar and a practitioner discuss research and lessons learned about the new teacher-evaluation systems.

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Chat Mapping Curriculum to the ELA Common Standards Chat March 6, 4:00 p.m. Eastern
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Top School Jobs eXPO Job fair March 21, 10:00 a.m. Eastern
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Chat Delivering Data to Improve Schools Chat March 29, 2:00 p.m. Eastern
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