10 Key Employee Skills / 4 Key Things for Teachers / Genius Hour Tips

December 2nd, 2016

Start with ten key employee skills that schools should address. Then it’s four things that teachers should never forget and some tips for doing genius hour in class. On to tips for limiting screen time, why kids excel at math, Trump’s education pick, a Peter Drucker quote, and paragliding behind a truck.

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Careers 101 / NASA Poop Challenge / Don’t Raise a Mean Girl

December 1st, 2016

What is your school doing to teach kids about careers? Here is some help. Then it’s the NASA Poop Challenge and how not to raise a mean girl. On to technology for autistic kids, books for teachers, the importance of internships, a George S. Patton quote, and exotic candy cane flavors.

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Balancing Tech / Tech Correlates with Grad Rate / Finnish Teacher in US

November 30th, 2016

Tech can do a lot but there needs to be a balance. Then it’s how tech use correlates with graduation rate and what it’s like for a Finnish teacher to teach in the US. On to reading motivation tools, the benefits of bilingual education, why projects are better than tests, a Tony Hsieh quote, and ping pong with six balls.

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10 Skills You Will Need / App of the Week / Avoiding Group Think

November 29th, 2016

The most important skills are gradually changing. How many are in your curriculum? Then it’s the app of the week and how to avoid group think. On to wi-fi in school buses, editing Instagram photos, our next secretary of education, a Steve Jobs quote and visualizing education by age.

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8 Classroom Essentials / Impact School Culture / Diversify GT Programs

November 28th, 2016

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Today George Courus tells what to look for in successful classrooms. Then it’s how to impact your school’s culture and how to diversify gifted programs. On to an app that breaks down your classroom walls, a cool math TED Talk, spotting coasting teachers, a Marsha Blackburn quote, and some dancing magnets.

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