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Volume 6, Issue 6
March 5, 2012
Overcoming Obstacles to Outdoor Learning
Having trouble incorporating outdoor learning into lessons? Expert Herb Broda offers solutions.
Algebra Program Addresses Common Struggles
A new take on algebra instruction offers teachers an alternative to standard lessons.
Site Review: GoGo News
The site's tagline is "Big News for Little People," and it delivers with short posts that can spark class discussion on current events.
New Course Puts Different Spin on Teaching Fractions
VHS is offering a new course for K-5 teachers, designed to overcome the difficulty many instructors have teaching fractions.
Smithsonian Launches Civil-Rights Teaching Site
Oh Freedom! offers teachers a view of the civil rights movement through the unique lens of the Smithsonian's art collections.
Greeters Make for Smooth Hallway Transitions
Build school connectedness and maximize positive behavior by using this simple Responsive Classroom strategy.
To access more great content, check out our Professional Development Archive and our Professional Development Channel Page.
Cathy Puett Miller: Three Big Ideas for Preschool Language and Literacy
Focusing on oral language, reading aloud, and language play keeps young children on the right track to literacy.
See more Professional Development Columnists.
Explore the NEW Education World Community
The brand-new Education World Community, a professional network for educators, offers teachers and administrators the opportunity to meaningfully interact with others in the field. Be among the first to check out this powerful resource.
In addition to featuring timely discussion groups, the Community platform allows educators to upload lesson plans, worksheets and other tools. Visitors also can explore a video wall and a variety of blogs.
As a creative teacher, you know how important the home-school connection can be. You have probably heard of SchoolNotes, the original school-to-home communications platform (owned by Education World).
Now, New.SchoolNotes.com is the FREE platform that can help keep you, your students, and their parents "on the same page."
You can post homework, create and share flashcards, keep a calendar of upcoming events, and upload documents, images, and favorite URLs all to YOUR page! Students and parents can automatically receive notification when you update your SchoolNotes page.
Go to http://new.schoolnotes.com and give this FREE service a "test drive." Make a commitment to improving communication with parents and students this school year.
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