New Teacher Advice, Machine Gun Leaders, Elite Ed Sucks

July 23rd, 2014

Today we start with great advice for new and not so new teachers. Then it’s machine gun vs. marshmallow leading styles, and why education at elite colleges is not so great. On to the science of getting Twitter followers, online English tests, a state test boycott, a Nelson Mandela quote, and virtual reality as a drug.

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Tests Make Us Smarter, Kindergarten Worksheets, Makeover Videos

July 22nd, 2014

Although I don’t think current standardized testing is good for learning, that doesn’t mean that all tests are bad. Then it’s how kindergarten is changing for the worse in many schools, and videos to help with classroom makeovers. On to young learner blogs, free e-books, learning to flip, a Nelson Mandela quote, and flexible, printed, wearable batteries.

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It’s All About Relationships and Collaboration!

July 21st, 2014

Today the focus is on relationships and collaboration. Teachers that don’t focus on their relationships with students and collaborations with colleagues are missing the boat. Then it’s a educator’s guide to Twitter, a cool science video, making student leaders, a Nelson Mandela quote, and a neat student invention.

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Close Magnet Schools? Criminal Parent? Summer Learning Magic?

July 20th, 2014

Should magnet schools as they now exist by closed? Today we have an argument for that. Then it’s a new type of parent crime, and the magic of summer learning. On to SoundCloud, dozens of educational games, an effective teacher’s classroom, a Nelson Mandela quote, and Weird Al Yankovic’s latest.

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Games Teach Vocabulary, Great Writing Center, Vocational Course Exams?

July 19th, 2014

If you are or aren’t using games to teach vocabulary please read this. Then it’s how to set up a great writing center, and the issue of written exams for vocational courses. On to young learner blogs, the 6000-hour learning gap, spending by state, a Todd Whittaker quote, and some interesting sex education for students and adults.

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