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Think Critically
 
 
Helping Young Students Learn to Think Critically
To be successful in academics and beyond in the 21st century, having critical thinking skills is a must. Teaching kids to think critically means giving them an opportunity to grapple with questions that have more than one correct answer. Discover which questions to ask students that will have them delving deep without even realizing it!
 
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10 Strategies
 
 
10 Strategies for Whole-Class Discussion
Class discussions can be a struggle, and they are important in many subjects, especially language arts. So how can you initiate rich discussions, in which students are exchanging interesting ideas and becoming more engaged? One of the many ways is by having students take the lead.

Contributed by KDP member Patty Phelps
 
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Pedagogy in Action
 
 
Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy in Action
Get tips for creating culturally sustaining practices in your classroom in this month’s featured article from the Kappa Delta Pi Record. Authors Tabitha Kidwell and Luis Javier Pentón Herrera share vignettes and suggest practices where every student can sustain his or her own cultural background and build on cultural assets as a foundation for future learning. (Free access through July 31)
 
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Worksheet Works
 
 
Create Nearly Any Type of Worksheet
Generate useful worksheets for most of your classes. For math, geography, puzzles, vocabulary, and much more, you merely click on the topic—managing aspects such as problem difficulty and page appearance—and create a PDF worksheet almost instantly. Premium memberships allow full use of this resource, but many worksheets are freely available.
 
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Professional Development
 
 
Using Pineapple Charts for Professional Development
Professional development takes on many shapes and forms. While PD used to involve being herded into a large room to listen to a speaker, it increasingly offers the opportunity for teachers to learn from one another. Learn how using “pineapple charts” takes PD to a simpler, more individualized level.

Contributed by KDP member Patty Phelps
 
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Webinars and Events
 
 
Upcoming Webinars and Events
Mark your calendar and watch our webinar schedule to register for these events!

July 18–20 – 2019 International Research Conference: Educator Preparation: Leadership in the Schools

July 23, 6:00 p.m. (EDT) – Webinar: What Every Teacher Should Know About Population Education

August 31 – Early Bird Pricing Ends for KDP Convo 2019

October 24–26 – 53rd Annual KDP Convocation, Norfolk, Virginia
 
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Safe or Sorry
 
Are you Safe or Sorry?
<>, even the best educators can find themselves threatened when it comes to an incident that wasn’t exactly in the lesson plan. How well do you know your liability in student teaching or the workplace? Safe or Sorry, a fun interactive quiz, puts your knowledge to the test. See if you make the grade.

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Retro T-Shirt
Being cool never goes out of style! Get your groove on in this fun vintage tee with a retro Kappa Delta Pi graphic. Save 10% on your entire store order today by using the code KDPMEMBER at check-out.

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The Educator Learning Network
Looking to expand your professional skills and knowledge, but aren’t ready to sign up for that next degree? Try our new Educator Learning Network platform with courses on data literacy, classroom management, sustainability in education, social-emotional learning, and more!

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