A Facebook Page that May Interest You: About Continuing Education for Psychologists | Jean Mercer

In the United States, each state has its own regulations about licensure of psychologists, but generally speaking a person may not describe him- or herself as a psychologist or advertise clinical services without being licensed, or being supervised by a licensed psychologist. In addition, it’s generally the case that in order to maintain licensure, psychologists must receive continuing education through coursework off- or on-line. Not all courses are acceptable for continuing education credit– they must be approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) working through entities…

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Teacher coaches boost math learning | Joanne

“Extending the reach of excellent teachers,” the goal of Public Impact’s Opportunity Culture initiative, improves math achievement, according to an evaluation by Michael Hansen of Brookings and Ben Backes of American Institutes for Research.

Opportunity Culture schools pay excellent teachers more to teach more students or to coach teams of teachers in the same subject or grade area.

Students made large gains in math when schools used the coaching-focused multi-classroom leader (MCL) model, the evaluation found. It was the equivalent of  “replacing an average teacher with one in the top…

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What We Can Learn from Closure of [an All Girls] Charter School That DeVos Praised as ‘Shining Example’ (Claire Smrekar) | larrycuban

“Claire Smrekar is associate professor of public policy and education at Vanderbilt University. Smrekar earned her doctorate in Education Policy at Stanford University in 1991. She conducts qualitative research studies related to the social context of education and public policy, with specific focus on the impact of desegregation plans and choice policies on families, schools, and neighborhoods. She is currently studying the effects of private school markets and demographic trends on school voucher plans. Professor Smrekar’s work has been funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the…

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What Do Schools Fostering A Teacher “Growth Mindset” Look Like? | equintero

Our guest authors today are Stefanie Reinhorn, Susan Moore Johnson, and Nicole Simon. Reinhorn is an independent consultant working with school systems on Instructional Rounds and school improvement.  Johnson is the Jerome T Murphy Research Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  Simon is a director in the Office of K-16 Initiatives at the City University of New York. The authors are researchers at The Project on the Next Generation of Teachers at Harvard Graduate School of Education. This piece is adapted from the authors’ chapter in Teaching in Context: The Social Side of…

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An Alphabet of Research on Teaching and Learning | Paul Kirschner

Wekelijks ontvang ik de Marshall Memo. Deze zeer interessante Memo – die ik iedereen zou willen aanraden – wordt sinds 2003 gepubliceerd door Kim Marshall, en is ontworpen om schoolhoofden, docenten, onderwijsbeleidsmakers, enzovoorts op de hoogte / goedgeïnformeerd te houden over onderwijsrelevant onderzoek en ‘best practices’. Kim maakt gebruik van zijn ervaring als docent, schoolhoofd, bovenschoolse leider, […]

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Kan Bartje nou nooit eens … | johandewilde

Originally posted on Kleutergewijs:
Praten met collega’s over probleemgedrag Elke leerkracht kent de frustratie. Waar andere kleuters schijnbaar moeiteloos in de pas lopen, loopt Bartje eruit. Hij zet zijn brooddoos niet op de juiste plaats, valt voortdurend andere kleuters in de rede tijdens kringgesprekken of loopt als een ongeleid projectiel van hoek naar hoek. Je…

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Meet the Geek, the Internet Celebrity, the Victim and the Lurker, aka teenagers online | Pedro

I have seen already several of these categorizations of online persona of social media or technology users, but this one looks nice and recognizable. I haven’t read the book yet, as it is just released.

From the press release:

Academics have identified four distinct personas of social media user that teenagers describe as shaping how they behave on social media.

Young social media users are categorised as either acting like the Geek, the Internet Celebrity, the Victim or the Lurker depending on their levels of online activity and visibility, University of Sussex academics say.


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