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Honors classes

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What are the standards for having a class designated as an “honors class”?  Are the standards set by the public domain?

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Integrating Print Along Side Cursive

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We teach cursive writing exclusively, starting in K5, and have no desire to change. But I see more of a need to teach print since it will be used frequently in the workplace. Any ideas as to how & when to incorporate teaching print in elementary grades (especially integrating it with cursive)?

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Pictures taken at school

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We currently have parents sign a photo release form that enables us to use student’s pictures on our website, publications, etc. But what do we do about personal pictures? Such as, teachers posting pictures of their students on Facebook, or emailing parents pictures?

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1-1 Computer Integration

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We are getting ready to roll out a 1-1 iPad initiative in some of our AP classes. For anyone who has already done this, I have a couple of questions. What did you do for insurance for the iPads? Did you develop written digital ethics guidelines, specifically for this initiative?

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Faculty Inservice Training

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Looking for some ideas to improve our teacher inservice sessions.  What are some things that are being done in your school?  Are you bringing people in for training?  What topics are you covering?

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Teacher Appreciation Week

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Does your school do anything for Teacher Appreciation Week? Who organizes it (PTO, school board, administration, etc.)? Any practical ideas to show our appreciation for our teachers would be helpful.

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Developing a Formal, Written School Improvement Plan

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As part of our accreditation process, we have been asked to develop a formal, written school-improvement plan for the next five years or so. Does anyone have suggestions on methods of developing a plan that includes a technology plan, that includes student expectations and employs goals and interventions to improve student performance, that includesdata collection points throughout the year to …

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Benefits

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What benefits do you offere first-year teachers?  What benefits do you increase as experience increases?

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21st century education – technology integration

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We have begun a 21st century education initiative.  I was wondering if anyone elsedis working on an iniative like this?  What are  you doing integrate technology in a way to not make it just for show?  If you are using technology how are youreaching the higher orders on bloom’s taxonomy?

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Identifying Learning Disabilities

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I have a 4th-grade student that I suspect has learning disabilities because he is performing well below the rest of the class but seems to be putting out a lot of effort.  Can anyone suggest where to start with identifying his learning disabilities?

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