Back to School with Edutopia

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Many of you may already be frequent visitors to but for those of you who have never visited, it’s time to check it out!

At Edutopia you can find the following…

  • grade-level resources
  • core strategy resources for assessment, interdisciplinary studies, project-based learning, social & emotional learning, professional development and technology integration
  • videos
  • 12 different blogs
  • community groups for different educational levels, classroom management, new teachers, administrators and more
  • schools that work area that highlights successful programs and their strategies
  • several classroom guides on topics such as 21st Century Learning, Brain-based learning, classroom management, thinking green and more.



Literacy and Technology

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Saturday, February 23, 2012
Abington Junior High
*2056 Susquehanna Road
Abington, PA
8:30-­‐9:00 Check In
9:00-­‐9:15 Research Literacy and Technology
9:20 – 10:20 Session 1
10:30-­‐11:30 Session 2
11:35-­‐12:00 Evaluations, Raffle, Closure

Parent-Teacher Conferences


It’s that time of year again … time to meet the parents to discuss their son/daughter’s achievement in your class.  Check out this blog post to read some advice on what works in conferences.  Be sure to also check out the comments to the blog for even more advice.  Then, return here and leave a comment with YOUR tips/tricks/best practices for Parent-Teacher conferences.

What do you do to ensure that your parent-teacher conferences go smoothly?

Want some quick, effective teaching tips to get kids to pay attention and follow directions?

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This link will take you to the NY Times videos (average 1 minute in length) for 5 effective techniques to get kids to pay attention and follow directions.  Taken from Doug Lemov’s work, author of Teach Like a Champion, try these simple techniques and see the impact in your classroom dynamics.

Have some Back to School Night advice to share?


What’s The Best Classroom Management Advice You’ve Gotten?


Setting up effective classroom management practices during the first weeks of school will go a long way in setting the tone for the rest of the year.  Check out this link to see how 62 educators responded to this question.  You may find some great ideas or, if you are  inspired to share your response to this question, leave a reply below!

FREE PD opportunity

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Check out this SaturdaySeminar_001  You’ll need to click on Coming Events at the left side of the page.

Writing PD opportunity at West Chester on September 10, 2011.


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