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Cypress Fairbanks Creates One-of-a-Kind Learning Experience - Copy

Finding a solution to decrease student referrals for behavioral issues can be a challenge for any school or district. Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District (CFISD) in Houston is not only doing this but finding a way to make teachers’ lives a whole lot easier as well.

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'Rockin' Classrooms of the Future' Give Every Student a Voice - Copy

Since 2015, teachers at Rockingham County Schools have completely revolutionized  the way they teach by embracing the power digital technology has for students.  
“By taking a step back and looking at how we can change the learning environment, we have greatly impacted student achievements,” says Sonja Parks, Rockingham’s assistant superintendent. “Children are using new equipment and moving around during classes, talking to teachers, sharing their ideas, and ultimately, learning at a higher level than  ever before.” 

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'Rockin' Classrooms of the Future'  Give Every Student a Voice - Copy

[Article] 4 Ways Technology Can Improve SEL Skills

by Howard Vogel, Dr. Shelley Margow, Andy Plemmons, and Jude Miqueli

Previously featured in eSchool News on February 1, 2018

Here are some best practices for teaching the social-emotional skills students need to connect with their peers, their teachers, and the wider world.

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[Article] 4 Ways Technology Can Improve SEL Skills

[Customer Story] Using Video PD to Save Time and Learn Together

With their crowded calendars, today’s educators can be hard pressed to find time to learn from each other. Since the agendas at PD days tend to be structured with district initiatives and teachers’ peer-to-peer collaboration, time may sometimes be limited to a four-minute passing period, lunch or the few precious moments before or after students come into the classroom. Learn more about how Andover Middle School teachers solve this problem.

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[Customer Story] Using Video PD to Save Time and Learn Together

How Video Tells Compelling Stories for Award and Grant Applications

By Carolyn Hollowell

Hard-working and successful educators deserve to be recognized and rewarded. Fortunately, there is wide range of educational awards out there, from the National Teacher of the Year to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Distinguished District Award. To be considered for these awards, as well as grants such as the NEA Foundation Learning and Leadership Grants, educators are often asked to submit a video as part of the application process.

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How Video Tells Compelling Stories for Award and Grant Applications

4 Ways Video Can Improve Teacher Coaching

by Carolyn Hollowell

In today’s results-driven society, administrators are focusing more than ever on summative evaluations. But, as a recent Education Week article points out, if the goal is improving students’ performance and developing good teachers into great contributors, evaluation should sometimes take a back seat to coaching.

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4 Ways Video Can Improve Teacher Coaching

Ears: Doorway to the Brain

by JL McCall

The ears are the doorway to the brain: In order for the brain to develop auditory connections, we have to feed the brain auditory information. The brain can only grow connections based on the data it receives. What comes out of the child is what went into the brain. 

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Ears: Doorway to the Brain

Why I Love My Job

by Sonja Parks, Camille Cavazos, Raven Ham, Timothy Fung, Caroline Messenger, and Bryan Flaig

Featured in eSchool News - February 14, 2018

Just in time for Valentine's Day, five educators share the source of their educational passion. Every February 14, millions of couples gush about why they love each other. Since this is the season for proclaiming passions, we asked six educators a simple question: "What do you love about teaching?" Here's what they said.

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Why I Love My Job

The Biggest Lessons Librarians Learned in 2017

by Robin Glugatch and Andy Plemmons

Featured in eSchool News on December 12, 2017

For the sake of our students, we must embrace the changing role of the school librarian. 2017 was a year filled with makerspaces, student engagement, personalized learning, and more. Here, two seasoned librarians shed light on their biggest lessons learned in 2017 and look forward to the up-and-coming trends for the new year.

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The Biggest Lessons Librarians Learned in 2017

[Blog] What's Hot this Fall: Video Professional Development

by Andrea Friend

All teachers know that every moment counts during the school day and more often than not, a teacher's peer-to-peer collaboration time is during a four-minute passing period, lunch, or the few precious moments before or after school.  Tools that promote peer-to-peer learning are a huge wine because, honestly, no matter how much time teachers are given for PD, they could always use more time to collaborate.

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[Blog] What's Hot this Fall: Video Professional Development