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Edutopia News. What Works in Education.
November 19, 2014

A Guide to Education Myth Busting


Counter PBL Misconceptions
Photo credit: Institute of Play from the Made With Play video series.

Time to Debunk Those PBL Myths
Not challenging enough? Won't work for test-prep? See why these statements are just plain wrong.

Homework Best Practices
One teacher reveals five questions every educator should ask before assigning homework.

Myth-Busting Differentiated Instruction
Discover three myths and three truths to break down "one-size-fits-all" instruction.

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VIDEO SPOTLIGHT: THE FLIPPED CLASS

Watch this VideoFlipping the Non-Flippable Classes
See how the flipped-learning model is used in PE, English, and arts education. (2:51 mins.)

 

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Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding
 

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Make the Most of the Maker Movement
How can we make the most of maker education? Here are five suggestions from early adopters who are making the most of this promising movement.

 

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WILL THE READING POLICE TAKE ME AWAY?

Read for Joy or Literary Challenge?What do you say to a student who wants to read YA fiction instead of a classic? How do you balance student choice with rigor?

GIVEAWAY

I'm Your New Robot FriendPrize:  fitzform Digital Classroom Bundle ($600 value!)
Deadline:  November 23, 2014

Enter the Giveaway

 

GRANTS & RESOURCES

School Garden Grants from the National Gardening Association
Do you have plans to plant a garden at your school? If so, the National Gardening Association's annual Youth Garden Grants program can help with the funding.
Prize: The top 20 schools will receive a $500 gift certificate to the Gardening with Kids online store; in addition, 10 schools will receive raised beds.
Deadline: December 5, 2014

Check out the big list of Educational Grants and Resources, updated weekly.

EVENTS

 WEBINAR  Planning Lessons for a Range of Cognition
Hosted by: edWeb.net
When: December 8, 2014, 12:00 p.m. PST / 3:00 p.m. EST

See more Educational Webinars, Unconferences, and Conferences, also updated weekly.

 

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