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Book Study: Why Don't Students Like School?
posted by: Cindy Omlin | February 10, 2015, 04:47 PM

Northwest Professional Educators is partnering with TeachIdaho for a book study on "Why Don't Students Like School?" by

Daniel Willingham.  The book study is designed for the participant to learn easy-to-apply, scientifically-based approaches for engaging students in the classroom.   Continue Reading...
Ten Tips for Becoming A Connected Educator
posted by: Ruthie | October 29, 2013, 05:47 PM

As October and Connected Educator Month draw to a close, it’s never too late to get connected! Here are ten simple tips for "connecting,” derived from an Edutopia blog by Elana Leoni.

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Google+ as a Teacher Tool
posted by: Melissa | October 11, 2013, 06:51 PM

As noted earlier, October is Connected Educator Month – a month focusing on helping educators connect and form PLNs (personal learning networks) through the internet.  Much has been written about using popular sites like Twitter and Pinterest as ways for teachers to connect, but often lost in the mix has been Google+.  I find this a tragedy, because Google+ is quickly becoming my favorite way to connect with other educators from across the country.

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One of the things that stood out among the data released in the recent MetLife survey, was that teachers who collaborate professionally with other teachers are more likely to seek out leadership roles and are more likely to be satisfied with their position.  This information points out yet another reason that having a high-quality professional learning community (PLC) is essential to teaching.

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