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The Merit of Educational Games
posted by: Colin | October 03, 2011, 10:28 am   

Games are such a powerful tool in education, that it often saddens me that they're not used more. Especially as kids get older, we tend to think that we must be earnest and serious in what we teach, and many times games, if played at all, get relegated to review instead of taking their proper place as a way of obtaining information.
 
AAE Federal Update September 28, 2011
posted by: Colin | September 29, 2011, 10:28 am   

Obama Administration Releases NCLB Waiver Proposal


With reauthorization of No Child Left Behind taking much longer than expected, President Obama announced on Friday that his administration will begin to allow targeted waivers to individual states to provide regulatory relief under the current federal system with caveats to include levels of accountability.

 
Obama Administration Releases NCLB Waiver Proposal
posted by: Colin | September 26, 2011, 10:28 am   

With reauthorization of No Child Left Behind taking much longer than expected, President Obama today announced that his administration will begin to allow targeted waivers to individual states to provide regulatory relief under the current federal system with caveats to include levels of accountability.
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Five characteristics to evaluate yourself as an effective 21st-century educator
posted by: Colin | September 22, 2011, 10:28 am   


>> Originally posted by Jill on the AAE Blog:

We are regularly reminded that our students are 21st century learners. We know that we need to be infusing them with 21st century skills. And don't forget that all of this is because the 21st century job market and 21st century technology demand a different kind of worker, a different kind of thinking. But here is a little food for thought: who is teaching these little digital natives? Obviously, we the teachers have a good hand in that education. So how would you rate yourself as a 21st century educator?
 
Department of Education Study Sheds Light on New Teacher Workforce
posted by: Colin | September 20, 2011, 10:28 am   

One thing on which everyone in the education community can agree is the fact that effective teachers are the key to the overall success of our school system. In light of this consensus, the Department of Education has spent the past several years studying the behavior of new teachers and their career paths, of which the findings were released last week in an ongoing study. In an effort to understand the typical career journey of a new educator, the study tracks 2,000 teachers as they begin their teaching careers and follows their behavior patterns as they continue in both elementary and secondary settings.
 
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