Weekly news and resources for teacher leaders, October 27, 2016. View as web page.
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Developing Resilient, Equity-Conscious Teachers
Building new teachers' emotional resilience and cultural competence is key to helping teachers succeed in educating all students, Elena Aguilar writes. Read more.
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A Simple but Powerful Way to Destigmatize Learning Differences
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How Can Teacher-Led P.D. Tackle Equity? U.S. Ed. Secretary and Educators Discuss
At a monthly “Tea With Teachers” event at the U.S. Department of Education, Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. discussed teacher-led professional development with local teachers and principals. Read more.
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Union-Member Teachers Put Muscle Behind Clinton
(Education Week)
Final U.S. Teacher-Prep Regs Create Data Demands
(Education Week)
Teacher's Online Literacy Website to Expand With $3.9 Million Grant
(Teaching Now)
What Motivates Teachers to Earn PD 'Micro-Credentials'? New Report Offers Insights
(Teaching Now)
Denver Looks to Invest $10 Million in Master-Teacher Program
(Teacher Beat)
L.A. Teachers Make Too Much to Qualify for Affordable Housing Built for Them?
(Teacher Beat)
Cardboard Creators: Reusing to Learn
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Common Core in Social Studies Looks Like 'the Work of Historians'
(Classroom Q&A with Larry Ferlazzo)
In Praise of Uncertainty
(Learning Deeply)
Homework Policy: What Is Going on in Your School? #WarpEdU
(An Edugeek's Guide to K-12 Practice and Policy)
Weekend PD: Leadership and Cultural Competence
(The Intersection: Culture and Race in Schools)
Reflections from a Nasty Woman: What's at Risk for Women Who 'Come Forward'?
(Teacher in a Strange Land)
5 Great (Short!) Videos for School Leaders
(Teacher-Leader Voices)
Co-Construct Success Criteria for Optimal Student Buy-in
(Work in Progress)
Citizen Teachers: A New Common School Movement?
(Bridging Differences)
Performance Assessment Resource Bank: Resources for Deeper Learning
(Learning Deeply)
Share-Outs: Critiquing & Revising Models (Video)
Fallon King, a 2nd grade teacher at Cedarhurst Elementary in Burien, Wash., and Kaia Tomokiyo, a kindergarten teacher at Southern Heights Elementary in Seattle, have students share their scientific ideas in whole-class discussions. Students can add on to each other's ideas or present new ideas to share different thinking models. Watch video.
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