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Mathematical Ped-dog-agy: 6 ideas to get started.

Dogs in the classroom?  Whatever next? At our school, ACS Athens, an international school in Greece, the Dogs in Learning program brings dogs to the classroom on a once a week basis for a half hour period. Besides learning basic … Continue reading

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Ped-DOG-agy: What dog training taught me about classroom management

Just recently this spring I acquired my very first dog, and in some ways getting a new dog is much like getting a new class: you have to establish a means of communication, set expectations and develop good habits. Puppies, … Continue reading

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Building Collaborative Learning Communities: By Teachers, for Teachers: Part 2 of a 2 part series

  Penny Kynigou, ACS Athens Teacher, Coordinator of Professional Collaboration and Learning, NSRF National Facilitator  David Nelson, ACS Athens Teacher, Coordinator of Professional Development & Growth, NSRF National Facilitator This article was first published in the NSRF Connections magazine, October 2016, http://www.nsrfharmony.org/Continue reading

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Building Collaborative Communities: By teachers for teachers: Part 1 of a 2 part series

Penny Kynigou, ACS Athens Teacher, Coordinator of Professional Collaboration and Learning, NSRF National Facilitator  David Nelson, ACS Athens Teacher, Coordinator of Professional Development & Growth, NSRF National Facilitator This article was first published in the NSRF Connections magazine, June 2016, http://www.nsrfharmony.org/ Over … Continue reading

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Teaching the Foundations of Collaboration: Setting Agreements

In the previous post I described a complex culminating project, the creation of a living museum, in which groups of students collaborated to research,write and perform scenes about life in Ancient Athens. Teaching upper elementary students to collaborate over complex … Continue reading

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From Research to Reenactment…..or 55 Kids in Sheets!

Picture walking into an open space filled with decorated stalls and children clad in ancient costume. Visitors wander from exhibit to exhibit as multiple performances happen in parallel. Presenters perform dramatic scenes as if they were characters from ancient times, … Continue reading

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Look Who’s Talking: The Equity Problem

 Answering questions in Class by Eugenie Kourti Ferrante If, as I stated in the previous blog post, the person who speaks the most in the classroom learns the most, then establishing equity is an vital consideration in class management. While … Continue reading

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