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What to Do When an Assignment Flops: Four Steps to Get Back on Track
posted by: Melissa | October 12, 2017, 09:35 am   

Imagine this scenario: as your students prepare to walk out of your class, you hand them instructions for an assignment. You briefly explain the directions and give them a due date. Then when the date for the assignment comes due, you flip through the papers and your heart sinks. At just a glance, you can tell that at least half the class didn’t finish, many not turning the assignment in. Of those that did turn them in, the work falls far short of what you were expecting.

 
Weekly News Round-Up for October 6th
posted by: Melissa | October 06, 2017, 01:01 pm   

Each week, KANAAE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week saw educators fall victim in the largest mass shooting in U.S. history and Kansas faces a new ruling on school funding.

 
What’s the Deal with Grit?
posted by: Melissa | October 04, 2017, 01:40 pm   

If you’ve been in education circles the last year or so, you’ve doubtless heard of “grit.” Grit as a named concept first started making waves when psychologist Angela Duckworth gave a TED talk on the topic, and later published her book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. In both, she explains that success is not dependent on talent alone, but is highly influenced by a person’s grit, which she defines as a measure of their passion for a project along with their tendency to stick with a project even when it’s difficult.

 
Weekly News Round-Up for September 29th
posted by: Melissa | September 29, 2017, 01:25 pm   

Each week, KANAAE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, a potential Supreme Court turning point and national anthem protests grip the country’s schools.

 
Five Tips & Tricks for Grant Applications
posted by: Melissa | September 28, 2017, 12:47 pm   

Maybe it’s an idea for that classroom project that is sure to inspire your students, the newest bit of education tech that your school hasn’t worked into their budget yet, or a field trip for which there isn’t enough funds for. Whatever the cause, most teachers will reach a spot in their career where they need to look outside their schools and districts for classroom funds.

 
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