School Uniforms Are Destroying Individuality (2)

Public SchoolRichmond Community High School has been ranked quantity two and Franklin Military School earned the quantity 22 spot on the 2017 a hundred Best w!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance” nationwide rating. The rankings have been launched by Working in Support of Education (w!se), a NYC-based academic not-for-profit focused on promoting student monetary literacy nationwide, and sponsored by Voya Financial®.

Magnet schools. These are public schools specializing in a specific space of examine. There are magnet schools for know-how, science, math, fine arts and even specialty colleges like aviation studies. These are good for people who need a fundamental training but who are focused on area of interest areas; these lessons often have the next high quality of education.

If you’re a new mum or dad, there is no such thing as a incorrect or right answer as to the place to send your baby to high school. I went …

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Involving Students in Rubric Creation Using Google Docs

This article first appeared in the Teaching Professor on September 26, 2016. © Magna Publications. All rights reserved. 

Editor’s note: There are two articles in this issue on rubrics. First, Raz Kerwin shares how he engages students (via Google Docs) in the creation of assignment rubrics, while Perry Shaw’s piece focuses on how faculty can improve their use of rubrics. Both articles reflect the growing interest in and use of these more elaborate delineations of grading criteria.

Wide consensus confirms the usefulness of rubrics. For instructors, rubrics expedite grading with standards; at the same time, they reinforce learning objectives and standardize course curricula. For students, rubrics provide formative guidelines for assignments while—ideally—spurring reflection and self-assessment.

Rubrics can do these wonderful things for students only if students actually look at, understand, and use them. Many of us have seen students do just the opposite—file them away or, even worse, toss them

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What are We Doing About AI Essays?

The November newsfeed heralded the arrival of AI essay writing. AI (or Artificial Intelligence) essay writing recruits online software that sifts through information and generates a thoughtful written analysis.  Enter a prompt, and AI can turn out a reasonable essay on everything from utilitarianism to the Krebs cycle…for free.

In truth, AI authorship hardly qualifies as “news.” There is nothing new about it: AI has been generating blog content for online businesses for some time and is largely responsible for the current glut of meaningless search engine results. Enter a query about stain removal, and the top matches feature links to vacuous 1,500-word essays filled with advertisements and zero practical information. That’s AI.

That said, given the right prompts, AI software can truly deliver some lovely, thoughtful college-level writing.  Of course, such a claim should require evidence, so we submitted increasingly specific prompts to a free online AI writer and

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Promote Positive Affirmations Between Students in your Classroom

What Kids Can Do For Themselves

Children should move past simple statements that make them feel better at the moment, like “I can do hard things,” and should also tie that to specific examples of what they have done in the past and what they can do in the future. Teaching your students to focus on the “why” and rationale behind their affirmation will help develop children into individuals who can self-reflect healthily and teach them how to build up their self-esteem. Providing specificity allows children to see their individual values for themselves. For example, if a child says about herself, “I am smart,” and repeats that affirmation over time, does she really do anything to support and develop her character? What happens when she is challenged by a child smarter than her or one that performs better on certain tasks? Instead, consider if that child drilled down to something

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How to Use the Frayer Model in Your Classroom

Uses of the Frayer Model

The Frayer Model is useful for any child that benefits from a visual when learning new content. While any student can utilize this model, graphic organizers help support students like English Language Learners who may benefit from explicit examples and images to help them learn new English words. In addition, students with a limited vocabulary, lower reading skills, or special needs can also benefit from the visuals provided by the Frayer Model. Students can learn content-specific terminology to help them master lesson activities and complex vocabulary within your classroom.

Frayer Model Template Example

The applications of the Frayer Model span content areas and are not only applicable to the English Language Arts classroom.

In math class, you can utilize Frayer Model not only for definitions “a triangle is…” but for equations like “the area of a triangle is….”

You can utilize the Frayer Model for important historical moments or

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The Four Corners Strategy – Model Teaching

To Implement the Four Corners Strategy in your classroom:

  1. Prepare a question with four possible correct answer choices that align with the lesson content or the goal of the check for understanding activity. Attempt to design your questions so that they can elicit an open-ended response, and where more than one answer choice could be correct, depending on the justification and rationale provided by the student.
  2. Display the question on the projector screen or read the question aloud.
  3. Inform students of four locations in the classroom, one that represents each answer choice. Students should move to the location in the room that represents their choice.
  4. Encourage 100% participation and remind students to make their own choice and not be dependent on what other students choose.
  5. Choose at least one student from each answer choice to defend their answer verbally, or allow groups to discuss the reason for their choice.
  6. When
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