Common Core Product Placement, Boys Aren’t Reading, Porn Teacher

April 23rd, 2014

It seems that common core tests mention specific brand names. Does this make any sense? Then it’s why boys may be reading less, and a porn watching teacher keeping his job. On to kids fight a teacher’s suspension with social media, architecture lessons, how technology disrupts teaching, feedback problems, and the social consequences of everything.

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You Are What You Decide: Eight Keys to Better Decision-making by Sean Brady

April 22nd, 2014

You Are What You Decide: Eight Keys to Better Decision-making by Sean Brady, (©2014 Sean Brady, Prism Decision Systems, LLC) is a quick and easy read with powerful advice that can improve your life as it helps you make better decisions. While I have summarized his Eight Keys, the many stories, examples, and techniques included along with his summary make this book a serious bargain. It’s now available in paperback and several electronic formats so be sure to get copies for yourself and any decision makers you know.

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3D Printed Prosthesis, College Alternatives, King of Fonts

April 21st, 2014

See how 3D printing continues to do amazing things. Then check out alternatives for 4-year colleges, and a great talk by the King of Fonts. On to the significance of likes, BOYD implementation tips, the impact of marijuana on young people, a Julia Child quote, and a dental hygiene rap.

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Problems & Inspiration, Finish Text Qs, Flipping PD

April 20th, 2014

Start with a list of some problems caused by common core reforms along with some inspiration. Then see some questions on Finland’s only high-steaks test, and advice on flipping professional development. On to big edtech trends, virtual field trip sites, four types of bad leaders, a Seth Godin quote, and a kid who feeds his […]

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Overrated Parent Involvement, Single Mom Data, New Twitter Research

April 19th, 2014

Not all parent involvement is positive. We also have some detail on single moms and poverty, and some new Twitter research. On to shedding social media fears, critter cams for kids, advice from Dr. Justin Tarte, an idea quote, and a cool map of New York City.

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