College Is Worth It, Stephen King Writing Advice, Creative Quiz Ideas

March 5th, 2015

Some people are questioning the worth of college. Here is a strong argument in favor. Then it’s some great writing advice from Stephen King, and some cool quiz ideas. On to parents and classroom blogs, free flipping resources, learning from students, a take action quote, and Dr. Seuss trivia.

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Flipped Pros and Cons, Don’t Admit You’re Asian, Student Tech Support

March 4th, 2015

If you need to know the pros and cons of a flipped class, here they are. Then it’s why you should not check the Asian-American box when applying to college, and why your school should use students for tech support. On to social media employee policies, the high school discipline gap, the difference between medical tests and standardized tests, a fear/dream quote, and where to Find Jeopardy! Daily Doubles.

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Integrating the Arts, The Power of Books, The Opt Out Movement

March 3rd, 2015

If you are not integrating the arts into your instruction, it’s time to consider doing so. Then it’s advice on the power of books, and the status of the opt out movement. On to obsolete things in school, upending the traditional college degree, throwing out grades, an Oliver Wendell Holmes quote, and how to build an igloo.

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Digital Storytelling, Toontastic for ELA, Creative Writing Month

March 2nd, 2015

Today’s theme is creative writing. All three leads offer ways to promote digital storying telling so see if you can get students you know in the game. Then it’s very cool teachers found on the Web, how test-based systems leads to resistance, lessons for school leaders from the corporate world, a Gandhi quote, and furniture that charges your phone.

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Sex Ed & Common Core, Twitter Chat Tips, Let Kids Sleep

March 1st, 2015

There is no sex ed in the common core. What is your school doing? Then it’s tips for holding a twitter chat, and why schools should start later and start with exercise. On to tweeting teachers, lots of learning websites, non-verbal communication tips, a learning quote, and drone volcano video.

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