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The cafe environment encourages creature comforts, and collegiality. Students can work one on one with a tutor or come in and work in small groups. Imagine a Seattle coffee house where everyone is involved in a think tank!
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As students you have all had experiences with standardized testing. Now you are all future teachers in training. Please post your ideas and perspectives on the efficacy of standardized testing on our students. Feel free to post the positive and negative effects that you have personally experienced as students and as teachers.
To help prompt your thinking, you may watch the Dan Rather Reports, "Teaching to the Test" Excerpt below:
I found this article where they chose ten commandments for teachers. It actually gives helpful useful information and the site itself is full of articles for new teachers, you all should check it out as it really does give some useful information.
Posted by Alexis Farley on April 26, 2013 at 8:15am
This video is of a literacy program called the Daily 5. The teacher that I observed for our field experience uses it in her classroom. I thought it was great and thought I would share!
Posted by Kimberly Gray on April 26, 2013 at 1:49am
This is a really good article on education reform and how parental involvement needs to play a greater role in students lives. Keeping the politics out of the equation, I agree that parents need to play a larger role in their student’s successes. Parent involvement is not an easy task for all schools, but it is undeniable. Teachers can only do so much and without support from home, struggling students will not benefit efficiently. I don't agree with big government being involved to…Continue
Posted by Michelle Anolfo on April 23, 2013 at 11:25pm
Amazing story, Everyone should listen too.
This article and audio is amazing story on how Art changes people's lives. For these boy's in D.C., growing up in a tough neighborhood, Art was there way to express themselves. It kills me that we are so willing…Continue
Posted by Stephanie M on April 19, 2013 at 2:00pm
Is an all boy charter school appropriate or sexist? Does continuing to approve charter schools provide needed competition to the public school system or does it take away needed funds?
Posted by Jeff Clark on April 19, 2013 at 7:39am
I found this article and it just has some simple tips that could help us all I am sure to be the best teacher we can. It has different ways to make an impact and show the students you care. It is the little things that matter most, and that is exactly what these are!
Posted by Alexis Farley on April 19, 2013 at 12:39am
Five Questions For Florida Teacher’s Union President About Common Core
April 17, 2013 | 1:34 PM
Posted by Kimberly Gray on April 18, 2013 at 10:12pm
Posted by Kristina Hartley on April 18, 2013 at 12:17am
Research tells us that when schools develop strong working relationships with families and community partners such as Reading Café, it supports students' academic success.
The Reading Café will be hosting learning events in the near future. We will be inviting students for reader's theater, family nights, read- alouds by authors and community leaders,as well as other learning events.
For those of you who are my education students and for those of you in the Sarasota area, I would like to invite you to view the announcements regularly on the Reading café home page to come and take part of the literacy events.
Reading Cafe is conveniently located in downtown Sarasota on Main Street. The web site is: http://www.reading-cafe.com.
We encourage students and parents to make regular visits whenever possible to the Reading Café in downtown Sarasota. The Reading Café is a warm cozy environment where students can make themselves at home when they enter. The Café offers barista style free teas, hot cocoa and coffee for older students and parents. The work space is modern and comfortable with a study lounge and comfortable study space.
Imagine a Seattle coffee house where everyone is involved in a think tank!
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Sanfeer's magazine Outre was launched this week by a prominent Member of Parliament of India Former Under Secretary UN Dr. Shashi Tharoor. Click on the link to learn more. Congratulations Sanfeer!
What are 21st Century skills?
According to ASCD, 21st century skills include changes in teaching, learning, and leadership that adequately prepare students for the 21st century. Specifically, these skills include:
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