NAEP: Rich Get Richer / Pixar in a Box / Cool History Resources

April 28th, 2016

The latest NAEP results are in and they show a troubling increase in the achievement gap. On to learning animation with Pixar and the Kahn Academy and some exciting history resources. On to Hillary backers spamming Bernie’s Facebook pages, the bell curve explained and criticised, problems with teacher preparation, a friends and good manners quote, and kayak ride you shouldn’t try.

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Using Differentiated Instruction for Elementary Students with ADHD by Joyce Wilson

April 27th, 2016

Using Differentiated Instruction for Elementary Students with ADHD by Joyce Wilson will help teachers do a better job with ADHD kids and everyone else. Here she offers some specifics about how to keep kids busy, engaged, and learning. Thanks Joyce. Differentiated Instruction Defined Differentiated instruction not only benefits students with ADHD; it is actually quite […]

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Taboo-Free Periods / Testing Malpractice / Seatwork to Feetwork

April 26th, 2016

Here is a TED Talk that all young girls and even boys should hear about menstruation. Then it’s testing malpractice rant and how to get your students moving more. On to bringing VR to the classroom, student designed lessons, making everyone a math person, a Dan Rockwell quote, and a body armor test.

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Updated Shakespeare Obit / Be a Twitter School / Maker Movement Research

April 25th, 2016

Any student studying Shakespeare should start with his updated obituary from the New York Times. Then it’s why your school should use Twitter and research on the Maker Movement. On to social media slang you should know, the #GoOpen movement, Larry Cuban on the complexity of education reform, a benefits of failure quote, and some cool drone video from New York City.

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Prioritize Success / Mobile Learning Tips / Principals-Show UP!

April 24th, 2016

Test your success plan against Lolly Daskal’s ten most important things. Then it’s how to use your smartphone for learning and a tardy principal. On to Facebook for business tips, school gardens, differentiating by flipping, a math quote, and the coolness of Hamilton tickets. The 10 Most Important Things to Prioritize if You Want to […]

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