Time to Review My 100+ Book Summaries

July 28th, 2014

In lieu of my Net Nuggets today I’m referring you to my 100+ book summaries available under the BOOK SUMMARIES tab near the top of my home page. There is a twofold purpose for these summaries. The first is to assist you with purchasing decisions. The summaries contain the key concepts from the books, but lack the detailed evidence and interesting stories that support the author’s claims. The second purpose is to help you review and internalize the key concepts. I started summarizing books as part of my doctoral work as I wasn’t happy with how much I remembered after I read a book.

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Hybrid Class Benefits, How to Motivate Readers, Online Research Tips

July 27th, 2014

If you are taking college classes today, chances are they are hybrid in nature. Here’s some advice if that is the case. Then it’s how to better motivate students to read, and tips for doing online research. Then it’s interesting Facebook use stats, using interactive Whiteboards, an adult with ADHD takes on schools who push drugs, a Lolly Daskal quote, and learning transfer with James Bond.

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Inspire Innovative Thinking, 8 Future Skills, Are You Tech Savvy?

July 26th, 2014

If you want to do a better job inspiring innovative thinking, here is some help. This it’s must have future skills, and a teach savvy checklist for teachers. On to examples of social media making a difference, free New Yorker articles, a quote from Harvard’s president, and a selfie goes viral.

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Why Americans Stink at Math, Tips for Flipping, College or Trade School?

July 25th, 2014

So why are Americans so bad at math? It could be how we teach it. Then it’s top flipping tips, and how to decide trade school or college. On to free web tools for teachers, URL structure for dummies, teacher retention issues, a Nelson Mandela quote, and myths of all-girls schools.

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New Teacher Advice, Machine Gun Leaders, Elite Ed Sucks

July 23rd, 2014

Today we start with great advice for new and not so new teachers. Then it’s machine gun vs. marshmallow leading styles, and why education at elite colleges is not so great. On to the science of getting Twitter followers, online English tests, a state test boycott, a Nelson Mandela quote, and virtual reality as a drug.

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