Unconventional Final Exams / Life-Changing Teachers / Face-to-Face Success

May 23rd, 2017

Finals
Time to get creative with final exams your students might even like. Then it’s what life-changing teachers do and how face-to-face connections lead to success. On to apps for writing skills, how your body processes medicine, why Finland puts the US to shame, a loving teacher quote, and the most powerful tidal current on Earth.

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21st Century Educator Characteristics / Differentiation Works / Everybody Lies

May 22nd, 2017

21st
Start with the characteristics that modern teachers need. Then it’s why differentiation works and a great book that uses Google data to uncover the truth. On to a reference on how to use Google Cardboard, the new Google Earth, the impact of punishing low-income kids, a joy of acting kind quote, and professor cartoons from Larry Cuban.

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Core Like Extracurriculars / Reduce Classroom Risk / Drawp for PBL

May 20th, 2017

Core
Time to consider treating your core subjects as if they were extracurriculars. Then it’s reducing classroom risk and a new tool for project-based learning. On to trends in ed tech, a new version of Google Earth, from shy to over-confident, a soaring quote, and the coming unemployment for clowns.

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Too Much Focus / Teach Critical Thinking / Cool Car Crash

May 18th, 2017

Focus
While focus is necessary, don’t go overboard with it. Then it’s techniques for teaching critical thinking and a crash between an old car and a new car. On to social interaction in math class, how wolves impact the environment, teaching kids to dream, a Justin Tarte quote, and a face off between Alexa, Siri, and Google Home.

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Illiterate Finnish Kids / Empathy-Building Games / Everybody Lies

May 17th, 2017

Fins
While we add more academics to kindergarten, the high performing Finnish kids are playing. Then it’s games for building empathy and an Everybody Lies book. On to AI comes to banking, math in the real world, stress reduction tips, a Kyle Korver quote, and skydiving from a drone.

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