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Why Even Great Teaching Strategies Can Backfire And What To Do About It

Educators often look for classroom inspiration from instructional strategies that “work,” focusing on how many students improved based on a given strategy. While that’s important and helpful, focusing only on how a strategy works, without examining why it didn’t work for some learners, is a missed opportunity. Examining the conditions when a strategy is ineffective or unintentionally misleads students doesn’t necessarily mean teachers should abandon that strategy altogether, but it does help them plan ahead for how it might backfire.

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Sesquidécada: marzo 2002

Marzo de 2002 me regaló lecturas muy diversas:  El guitarrista, de Luis Landero, los 13,99 euros, de Frédéric Beigbeder, unas Vidas imaginarias, de Marcel Schwob, o los hechos memorables de Solino, pero, para esta sesquidécada, solo voy a rescatar un libro con el que, por aquel entonces, comenzaba una saga que ha llegado hasta nuestros días: Harry Potter y el prisionero de Azkaban, de

5 Innovative School Models You Might Not Know

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When it comes to education, innovation is nothing new. Innovative models have been around but forgotten in the current climate of accountability and standardization. Before that there were models, like Montessori, that were more well known. These are models where students work on projects, learning is

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3 Hottest Posts Most Popular On The Innovative Educator

Haven’t been keeping
up with The Innovative Educator? Don’t worry. That’s what this wrap up is for.
 Here are the three hottest posts that you don’t want to miss!

What’s hot this week? Fighting
fake news, increasing parent engagement, and ePortfolios.

Making its way to the
top for the first time is a post that points to four fabulous sites you can
turn to fight fake news. Next up I recap

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Put a Planetarium In Your Web Browser

Planetarium by Neave Interactive is a website on which you can specify your current location and it will show you a map of the night sky based upon your location and the date. You can also use Planetarium without specifying your location and instead explore the night sky from any place on Earth.

Listen and Read - Nonfiction Read-along Activities

Listen and Read is a set of 15 nonfiction read-along stories. The stories feature pictures and short passages of text that students can read on their own or have read to them by each story's narrator. The collection of stories is divided into three categories: Community Club which would be better described as "careers," animals, and the President.

Piracy Online Explained by Common Craft

Piracy Online is the most recent addition to Common Craft's library of excellent explanatory videos. The video teaches viewers what online piracy is, how it violates copyright laws, and how online piracy impacts artists, software developers, and consumers.