1-Year for Sexting, Why 3rd Grade Sucks, Worst Teacher States

October 1st, 2014

Should a student get a one-year suspension for forwarding a sexy picture? Then it’s why 3rd grade is probably many kid’s least favorite grade, and the best and worst states for teachers. On to Trump getting pranked on Twitter, a Ruth Bader Ginsberg interview, a high school editor suspension, a creativity quote, and a teen daredevil photographer.

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Hashtags for Extremists, Revising Discipline, Admins Flunk Stats

September 30th, 2014

Hashtags are only as good as you make them. Students should know how they are used by people who think it’s ok to kill innocent people. Then it’s revising discipline, and administrators flunking statistics 101. On to schools using social media effectively, teachers making stuff for professional development, videos replacing transcripts, a Derek Jeter quote, and a very cool flip-book artist.

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The Battle for New York Schools: Eva Moskowitz vs. Mayor Bill de Blasio by Daniel Berger

September 29th, 2014

The Battle for New York Schools: Eva Moskowitz vs. Mayor Bill de Blasio by Daniel Berger portrays the battle between the person who runs the most successful charter school association in New York City and its Mayor. I’m left wondering why the public schools aren’t looking to build on the success of this group of charters that is having amazing success, at least in terms of the standardize tests. Your school might want to see what they are doing.

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Motivate Boys, Inspirational Teen, Core Math Tools

September 28th, 2014

Here are some good ideas if you want to motivate boys to read more. Then see what one teen invented, and some nifty common core math tools. On to a Facebook teacher support group, the physics of space battles, flipped classroom tools, a Dan Rockwell quote, and the lionfish problem.

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Grad Rates Too High, Novice Teacher Tips, Why Apply Early

September 27th, 2014

High graduation rates may hide the fact that many grads aren’t ready for college. Then it’s some tips for novice and veteran teachers, and why you should apply to college early. On to how the US is outgunned on social media, good educational videos, the silent playground, a diligent quote, and why you should drink boxed wine.

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