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Using Neuroscience to Launch a Research-Informed School Schedule

It is 8 p.m. and Sam is sitting down for the first time in hours after a long day at school, which was followed by play practice; she is Liesel in the upcoming performance of “The Sound of Music.” After leaving school at 5 p.m., she had a two-hour soccer practice, a brief dinner with her family and a shower.

Built to Last - A Look at What Works in Ed Tech

This morning I had the honor of giving the opening keynote at the SET-BC District Partner Conference in Vancouver. The title of my talk was Built to Last - What Works in Educational Technology. The purpose of the talk is to provide an overview of what makes some ed tech tools last for many years while others are just a flash in the pan. I was asked to give a ninety minute talk so there were a handful of "turn and talk" breaks during my presentation.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 155 Does Competition And School Choice Meaningfully Improve Education?

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 155 Does Competition And School Choice Meaningfully Improve Education? Drew Perkins talks with Corey DeAngelis of the Cato Institute about the ability of school choice and competition to improve our education system. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: @DeAngelisCorey @CatoInstitute Cato Institute Jay Greene Patrick Wolf Peter Greene Listen and subscribe […]

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Portal de ejercicios y recursos de música

Para los estudiantes y docentes de música, Internet tiene una buena cantidad de recursos que pueden aprovecharse sin tener que pagar un centavo. Ya he publicado reseñas de algunos sitios y apps de mucha ayuda. Reseña 1 y Reseña 2

Por recomendación de un compañero docente encontré el portal, que está dedicado al estudio y práctica de la teoría musical. Ofrece su contenido libre de

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Historias de María

La primera historia

2012 mi marido y yo viajamos 3 semanas por Venezuela. El primer lugar
del viaje fue el delta del rio Orinoco. Es un lugar muy recóndito y
apartado. Después de que me presente al guía, un hombre que estaba
sentado cerca se acercó y me preguntó: "¿Eres de Moscú?", cuando
respondí "Si", él preguntó: "¿Te llamas Maria Tsibreva?". Dije que sí.
Resultó que era mi

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Un malentendido muy caro


Hace 2 años mis padres, sus amigos y yo viajamos a los Emiratos Arabes. 

buen tiempo y fuimos a pasear por la ciudad. Cuando tuvimos hambre
decidimos ir a un restaurante de mariscos que nos habían aconsejado en
el hotel. El restaurante se llamaba "Golden fork". 

Íbamos a ese restaurante los ocho y nos dividimos en dos taxis.

Entonces en un semaforo el segundo taxi tomó otro

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Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'

From the very start of digital education, the big question has always been: ”How can students learn effectively, if they’re not face-to-face with their instructors?”Since digital education first emerged, following the heady early days of the World Wide Web in the ‘90s, online learning faced the elusive hurdle of turning disembodied classmates and instructors into living, breathing engaged learners and teachers, with minds and hearts you can feel, know and understand; with whom you can imagine sitting together in a lecture hall.

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How to Make District-Wide Innovation Personal—and Collaborative

In some corners of education, personalization is no longer just a buzzword. It’s a bad word.There are many reasons, including a lack of clarity around definitions, a lack of efficacy—because of confusion around the term—and, at some schools, a lack of rigor.

The Innovative Educator Named Top 10 Ed Leadership Blog

The Innovative Educator was selected from thousands of blogs as a top educational leadership blog by Feedspot using search and social metrics. This is the most comprehensive list of educational leadership blogs. 

Feedspot selected these blogs because they are actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high-quality information.

Blogs are ranked

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The Fight Against ‘Fake News’ in the Classroom Gets a Boost

Years before phrases like “fake news” and “alternative facts” made their way into the English lexicon, Alan Miller realized that a time was coming when the truth would need defending.It was 2006, and Miller—then an investigative reporter in the Washington bureau of the Los Angeles Times—had just spoken to 175 sixth graders at his daughter’s middle school about his job as a journalist and why it mattered.

How Schools Spark Excitement for Learning with Role Playing and Games

Michael Matera’s students don’t merely learn about medieval Europe, they live it. Albeit, with a few monsters and enchanted items thrown in the mix.

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I’m a Neuroscientist. Here’s How Teachers Change Kids’ Brains.

Teachers change brains. While we often don’t think of ourselves as brain changers, when we teach we have an enormous impact on our students’ cognitive development. Recent advances in educational neuroscience are helping educators understand the critical role we play in building brain capacities important to students’ learning and self-control.

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