You’ve Gotta Connect: Building Relationships that Lead to Engaged Students, Productive Classrooms, and Higher Achievement by James Alan Sturtevant

January 26th, 2015

You’ve Gotta Connect: Building Relationships that Lead to Engaged Students, Productive Classrooms, and Higher Achievement by James Alan Sturtevant makes the case that the most important thing teachers can do is connect with and accept their students. It may not always be easy, but once you do connect, students will behave better and learn more. This book is packed with great advice and belongs in every teachers professional development library. Click at the bottom on any page to purchase copies for teachers you know.

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Innovation Questions, Classroom Tech Changes, 1984 Super Bowl Ad

January 25th, 2015

If you plan to innovate in your school, see these questions first. Then it’s real changes that technology has brought to innovative classrooms, and the classic Apple ad from the 1984 Super Bowl. On to teacher social media mistakes, an amazing space video, preventing Alzheimer’s Disease, some Ernie Banks quotes, and an amazing archer.

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Contagious Eric Sheninger, Dealing with Negative Attitudes, #Satchat

January 24th, 2015

Start with a short contagious video by Eric Sheninger, one of the best principals in terms of technology. Then it’s dealing with the negative attitudes of people around you, and a very high quality Twitter chat. On to tweets and heart attacks, great Twitter tutorial videos, dealing with misbehavior in class, a character quote, and rating police officers.

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Barriers to Personalized Learning, Own Your PD, Twitter in Class

January 23rd, 2015

If you are having trouble with personalized learning or owning your own professional development, these two links will help. Then it’s the benefits of using Twitter in class. On to Microsoft’s new technology summary, PBS learning resources, traits employers want, a Ralph Waldo Emerson quote, and an amazing and beautiful bike ride.

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Cool Rules, Student-Led Genius Bar, 2nd Grade Paper Tweets

January 22nd, 2015

Here are some rules that you wouldn’t expect that teachers and students should consider. Then it’s students doing tech support, and second graders writing and posting tweets. On to confronting BYOD fears, a rocket science app, letting kids move in class, a respect quote, and a brief history of spy style.

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