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6/26 12 Assets That Elevate and Expand Every Leader’s Influence – Can you guess what they are? @Leadershipfreak @Drmamouton

6/26 Compliance does not foster innovation. Unfortunately, schools focus more on compliance that innovation from students and teachers. @gcouros @demeka03

6/25 Is school too shallow? There’s an essential skill not being taught enough in classrooms today, say a growing number of American educators. That skill is thinking. @StacyTKhadaroo @CSMEqualEd @pomdr @greg_ashman

6/25 The Science of Effective Learning Spaces – A neuroscientist explains how factors such as light and seating arrangements can affect students’ cognitive performance. @neuromelina @edutopia @garybartanus

6/25 The Tyranny of Being On Task – Students need periodic breaks to ease brain strain, and the perceived demand that they should always be on task is unrealistic. @betamiller @edutopia @ICTmagic

6/25 Dyslexia is not a disability – it’s a gift. This might change the way you think about dyslexics. @TheSallyGardner @guardian @getwhatugive @DyslexiaDeb1

6/22 School Librarians as Learning Leaders – Principals impact, influence, or control library budgets, scheduling, staffing, and programming. They can also set the tone among faculty for attitude toward and use of the library and its services. @churchap3 @aasl @ziegeran

6/22 Four habits for effective school leadership – Share with leaders you know. @eduleadership @TESUSA @SibmeApp

6/22 Why losing control of your classroom is a good thing – Some forward-thinking classrooms have handed students control over lessons and often shifted teachers to supporting roles. @stephenoonoo @eschoolnews @ShellTerrell

6/22 Nine Tips for Teaching Coding in the Classroom – Pre-service teachers do not usually learn how to teach coding and many teachers have difficulty learning and then teaching coding skills to their students. @Lynch39083 @philshapiro @PJjHeath @g3moStone

6/20 A 4-Part System for Getting to Know Your Students – This is the most important things teachers do. @cultofpedagogy

6/20 Establish a Safe Place for Risk Taking. Exceptional learning can’t happen if we play it safe all the time. @mssackstein @EdWeekTeacher

6/20 Ending the Curse of Remedial Math – A program at the City University of New York get students ready in one semester. This should happen in high school. @DavidKirp @nytimes @RossCoops31 @EdSource

6/19 Eight Teacher Interview Questions and Answers – What questions would you ask if you were interviewing a teacher candidate? @Candace_Davies

6/19 How art can build student leadership skills – Is your school promoting art or cutting it back? @eSN_Meris @eCN_Meris @eschoolnews @GrundlerArt @NoodleMarkets

6/19 Seven Keys to More Effectively Leading Teams – If you are a leader you should read this. @KevinEikenberry @JamesRoy @lucidmeetings

6/18 Six Ways to Build Lifelong Learning Skills With Your Learners – Can you guess what they are? @leecrockett @AysinAlp1 @glodigcit

6/18 A Grading Journey of Epic Proportions in Two Parts – Part 1 and Part 2 – Check out one teacher’s journey to give up grades. @MrSoclassroom @debbiedonsky @mssackstein

6/17 Design Thinking and the Deskless Classroom – Imagine a classroom that looked less like a traditional classroom and more like an artist’s studio. @evans306 @edutopia

6/16 Poor Students Face Digital Divide in How Teachers Learn to Use Tech. Teachers of poor kids are more likely to get less tech training. How is your school doing? @BenjaminBHerold @educationweek

6/16 Exploring Seven Fundamental Truths That Can Transform Teaching – Can you guess what they are? @leecrockett @glodigcit

6/16 How to Develop Mindsets for Compassion and Caring in Students – Who doesn’t want more compassionate students? @Kschwart @RickJetter @RebeccaCoda

6/15 Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves – What teacher doesn’t want more motivated students? @edutopia @Larryferlazzo @kayprice82

6/15 The Need for a High-Quality PBL Framework – Although the popularity of PBL is heartening, its rapid growth is also a cause for educators to collaborate and discuss what exemplary PBL looks like. @Getting_Smart @JustinAglio @EmilyLiebtag

6/15 What Makes a Digitally Competent Teacher? How do you and teachers you know measure up to these criteria? @TouchApp_uk @JamesRoy @Biocourseware

6/15 Using Quick Check-Ins to Measure Student Understanding – The key idea here is to get away from one-size-fits-all assessments. @balancedteacher @edutopia @teachintechgal @guyco77

6/14 What Can We Learn From Countries That Effectively Teach Math? In every country, the memorizers turned out to be the lowest achievers, and countries with high numbers of them—the U.S. was in the top third—also had the highest proportion of teens doing poorly on the PISA math assessment. @MindShiftKQED @judeobsc17 @tedfujimoto @deeperlearning

6/14 Five Reasons Teachers Love Student Choice – How much choice do students in your school have. @ncte @teachershuddle

6/13 50 Writing Prompts for All Grade Levels – Sometimes students need a little push to activate their imaginations. These look good. @finleyt @ryanrismiller @edutopia

6/13 12 Destructive Things Unsuccessful People Tell Themselves Every Day – Here’s a sample of some of the things we may say to ourselves — things that serve only to steer us off the road to success. @larrykim @Inc @medium

6/13 The Top Eight Professional Reads for Educators 2017 – Principals should just buy them all for the professional development library. I have summarized four of them. @mrkempnz @JackSickness @pasi_sahlberg

6/13 Five Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students – Can you guess what they are? I would put them on the wall. @WordLib @edutopia @WickedEdTech

6/10 Using The Evaluation Process to Help Teachers Grow: Who’s In The Driver’s Seat? Is self-reflection being left out of your teacher evaluation process? @eduleadership @PrincipalCenter @adrianag62

6/8 16 Resources on Being a Teacher Leader – No matter their roles, teacher leaders shape their school’s culture, improve student learning, and influence practice among their peers. @ASCD @mssackstein

6/7 High school should be more like preschool – Why secondary education is borrowing ideas from early childhood. @s_garl @hechingerreport @SMSouthTDain

6/7 Positive, Not Punitive, Classroom Management Tips – Are all the teachers you know doing this? @Larryferlazzo @edutopia @Pshaw63

6/7 Genius Hours Can Be ‘Transformative.’ Is this happening at your school? @Larryferlazzo @EdWeekTeacher @DrMaryHoward

6/7 How Schools Develop Student Agency – How much agency do students have at your school? @tvanderark @Getting_Smart @stu_voice @NellieMaeEdFdn

6/6 Learn the invaluable trick great leaders use to manage difficult conversations. Can you guess what it is? @JoelGarfinkle @SmartBrief @JamesRoy @lucidmeetings

6/5 The Five Biggest Fears that Kept Me from Empowering Students – Here are some of the fears one teacher felt he made this shift toward student ownership. @spencerideas @shannoninottawa @royanlee

6/5 Topics to Talk About – 11 Experts Reveal Their Favorite Conversation Starters. I guess I’m an expert and in pretty good company. @aristotlescafe

6/5 Good Luck Learning a Foreign Language in American Schools – This is my latest post for Starr Sackstein’s Ed Week Teacher blog. I don’t mean it as criticism of foreign language teachers. @DrDougGreen @mssackstein @EdWeekTeacher

6/4 Eight Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today – I would add a few things but this is a good start. @e_sheninger @thomascmurray @EdSurge @juliedavisEDU

6/4 Seven Characteristics Of Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology – Any teacher worth their salt assesses, and then revises planned instruction based on data from those assessments. @TeachThought @sylviaduckworth @Spkmall

6/4 Studies that Honor Preschool “Rigor” Are NOT to Be Trusted. Why go through the trouble of having a child, if they are made to become an adult before their time? @NancyEBailey1 @palan57

6/4 Five Tips for Creating Real Rapport With Your Students – This may be the most important thing teachers do. @emileferlisi @edutopia @DolezsarGlarvin

6/2 Walmart is bringing VR instruction to all of its U.S. training centers. Walmart, the world’s will use virtual reality to help train its employees on topics like management and customer service. @lucas_matney @techcrunch @dgtlMike

6/2 Using Creativity to Boost Young Children’s Mathematical Thinking. Creativity is not fluff or an add-on, but is instead an essential part of what it means to be a mathematician. @Begabungs @MindShiftKQED @dfkris

6/2 Why Free Play Is the Best Summer School – The more time children spend in structured, parent-guided activities, the worse their ability to work productively towards self-directed goals. @jesslahey @TheAtlantic @ESLlibrary

5/31 Next-Generation Science Tests Slowly Take Shape. This sounds promising. Do you know what your state is doing? @LianaLoewus @educationweek

5/31 Twelve great ways to grow as an educator this summer – Do you have your summer learning plan ready to roll? Here’s help. @jmattmiller @WickedEdTech

5/30 How the Arts Unlock the Door to Learning – See how one middle school boosted achievement with the arts. @Mariko_ShortSt @edutopia @getwhatugive

5/30 Teaching Students to Dissect Questions for Deeper Learning – When students understand what is being asked, they too ask more direct and thoughtful questions. @mssackstein @TeachToInspire5 @educationweek

5/30 One Key to Reducing School Suspension: A Little Respect – I always treat students with respect even if they aren’t earning it at the time. @SarahDSparks @educationweek

5/29 Rethinking the Lesson Plan – They often leave little space in student questions, interests or for learning and creation beyond what the teacher knows. @KatieMTLC @FeketeEDU @allandavenport @lauranylen

5/29 When Behavior Charts Don’t Work, Throw Them Out! Once you develop good classroom management skill it’s time to throw out behavior charts. @edutopia

5/28 How Finland Created One of the Best Educational Systems in the World (by Doing the Opposite of U.S.) – Be sure to watch the short film clip from Michael Moore’s Where Do We Invade Next? I don’t always agree with him but his piece on Finnish schools is great. @openculture @MMFlint @JamesRoy @vinayk_s

5/28 Personalized Learning Taking Hold in Fullerton, CA – Dr. Robert Pletka, Superintendent of Fullerton, CA is looking at unique ways of bringing personalized learning to his district. Pletka believes students should start with a voice that reflects their interests and from there form communities of practice. @drrodberger @HuffPostBlog

5/27 Why One Mississippi School District Ditched Textbooks for Laptops – Superintendent says new technology improving academics and behavior. @jackiemader @Lynch39083 @hechingerreport

5/26 How Changing My Classroom Lighting Made a Big Impact on Kids’ Learning. Goodbye fluorescents! This teacher says her new classroom lighting benefits her students’ mood, behavior, and performance. @hoosjon @waltersmith66 @weareteachers

5/26 Why you should think about going grade-less – The grade-less movement has officially arrived. Time to look into it. @peergrade @JamesRoy

5/26 What Advantages Come With Breaking Up Strict Grade Levels in High School? Montessori schools have celebrated the benefits of mixed age groups for decades. @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED @stdulmage

5/25 Time to End Presidential Press Briefings? See Dilbert’s creator Scott Adams explain why a blog would be better. What’s your opinion? @DailyDilbert @Dilbert_Daily

5/25 What Happens When Students Design Their Own Assessments? Is anything like this happening in your school? @madeline_will @EdWeekTeacher

5/25 Teachers Want to See More Virtual Reality in Their Classrooms. Survey data from this year shows that educators think immersive learning experiences can improve student outcomes. @MDMeg @EdTech_K12 @millermarinellc

5/25 Why School Should Start Later – This is a TED Talk that all policy makers should listen to. @wendytroxel @TEDxMB

5/24 EmpathyEmpathy Is Tough to Teach, But Is One Of the Most Important Life Lessons. Is it being taught at your school? @BreneBrown @MindShiftKQED @dalston411

5/23 Seven reasons Finland’s education system puts the US model to shame. This is a good summary of what the US and other nations could do to get better. @chriswweller @techinsider @CMRubinWorld @wef

5/23 Five Unconventional Final Exams to Give Your Students – Who says tests can’t be fun? @CreativeELA47 @WeAreTeachers

5/23 Six Traits of Life-Changing Teachers – How many do you and your teachers have? @bettyray @edutopia

5/23 A Face-to-Face Request Is 34 Times More Successful than an Email – Face-to-face interactions are still key. Make sure students know this. @profbohns @HarvardBiz @johnqgoh @SimonBreakspear

5/22 Unhelpful Punishment – The stress low-income kids experience hurts them biologically. How we punish them doesn’t help. @slate @mkemedexamine @jaredbkeller @pammoran @matthew_arend

5/22 Ten Essential Characteristics of a 21st Century Educator – Be sure to give George Couros your thoughts on this. @gcouros

5/22 Seven Reasons Why Differentiated Instruction Works – This is necessary if we are going to do a better job. @ASCD @dkreiness @cat3y

5/20 From “Shy” to “Over-confident”, Hassan Ghiassi share everything that has made him a successful communicator across three continents. Share with leaders you know. @HassanGhiassi

5/20 To Engage Students and Teachers, Treat Core Subjects Like Extracurriculars. Elective courses and extracurricular activities is where students and teachers are most fired up. @MindShiftKQED @jonathanwylie

5/20 Four Ways to Reduce Classroom Risk and Reach the Whole Child – Intention is everything, especially when educating and nurturing children. @ASCD @SBEducation

5/20 Project-Based Learning with Drawp for School Student Tool – Children can draw, paint, add text, and include photos and voice recordings in their creations. Drawp gives students opportunities for immediate collaboration and includes multiple ways for students and teachers to give feedback on their work. @ClassTechTips @DrawpEdu

5/18 Forget coding, we need to teach our kids how to dream. Anyone teaching dreaming at your school? @tomfgoodwin @wef @MarkSBabbitt

5/18 Your Brain Can Only Take So Much Focus. As helpful as focus can be, there’s also a downside to focus as it is commonly viewed. @srinipillay @HarvardBiz @MindShiftKQED @MrCharlesMartin

5/18 Getting Critical About Critical Thinking – It may not be easy to define critical thinking, but we do have suggestions for how you can teach it. @tweenteacher @edutopia@LeeAraoz @E_Sheninger

5/17 Six Ways To Stop Stressing About Things You Can’t Control – Anyone out there want less stress? @AmyMorinLCSW @Forbes

5/17 The Joyful, Illiterate Kindergartners of Finland – Forget the Common Core, Finland’s youngsters are in charge of determining what happens in the classroom. @timdwalk @maestradelarte @tedfujimoto

5/17 Four Games to Spark Empathy-building in the Classroom – Can classrooms you know use more empathy? @dannywag80 @CommonSenseEd @betamiller

5/15 Big Meta-Analysis Says Four Teaching Strategies Are Most Effective For Low-Income Students. Can you guess what they are? @Larryferlazzo @DavidGeurin

5/15 You Think You Know Grades, Here is How They Really Work. Traditional grades assume that the instrument used to evaluate students (usually a test) is accurate and that student ability is normally distributed. @WIREDScience @WIRED

5/14 Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters – Storytelling remains the most innate and important form of communication. @RitaWirtz @edutopia

5/14 Let’s Prepare Students for the World—Not Tests. What’s happening in your school? @jaymctighe @LinaneJr @EdSurge @newsela

5/14 What the Science Says About How Preschool Benefits Children – Kids who attend public preschool programs are better prepared for kindergarten than kids who don’t. @MindShiftKQED @drfurman

5/13 How MSEd Educators Use a Strategic Presentation Technique to Make Information Memorable – Are teachers you know using these techniques? @WaldenU @po_st @garybartanus @educationweek

5/13 Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Is In Everything, Especially Teaching. Love Sir Ken. Also see my summary of his book The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything. @SirKenRobinson @MindShiftKQED @rechargeedu @aaron_hogan

5/10 Teaching Our Students That What We Read Affects The Biases and Stereotypes We Hold – Who teaches about biases and stereotypes at your school? @teachkate @Jess5th

5/9 Love and Hate for the 5-Paragraph Essay – Is teaching kids formulas for writing a good idea? @ksluiter @EducatorsRoom @MrsHellardFCPS

5/7 Does your job create it or get rid of it? All leaders should read this. @gcouros @E_Sheninger

5/7 Yes, Differentiation Is Hard. So, Let’s Get It Right. It’s hard, but here is some advice that will make it more possible. @lisa_westman @PeterMDeWitt @educationweek @John_DAdamo

5/7 Bored Out of Their Minds – A look at why students get increasingly bored as they get older — and why it matters. My recent classroom observations support this. @hgse @danvkoch @froehlichm @ClaudioZavalaJr @MrLeonard8 @JenWilliamsEdu

5/6 How Schools Can Help Students Develop A Greater Sense Of Purpose – To have purpose is to be engaged in something larger than the self. @LindaFlanagan2 @KQEDnews @CalliWelsch

5/6 Five Ways Teacher Leaders Use Storytelling – Can you come up with five ways? @MrBronke @MindShiftKQED @TeachingChannel

5/6 Blend Online and In-class Discussions to Give Every Student a Voice – The act of telling or explaining what they know cements students’ understanding. Once every student has a device, every student can have a voice. @Catlin_Tucker @diane_larsen

5/4 Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing – Share with anyone who teaches writing. @AmyKConley @edutopia @rechargeedu

5/4 Design Thinking and the Deskless Classroom – Imagine a classroom that looked less like a traditional classroom and more like an artist’s studio. @evans306 @edutopia @Romdhanifaten

5/4 20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom – Google has opened up Google Classroom to users outside of G Suite for Education. Users with a personal Google account can now both join and create classes. @ShakeUpLearning @RobynDShulman @jmattmiller

5/4 Free Stuff! 50 Teacher Appreciation Week Deals and Discounts – Happy Teacher Appreciation Week. @teacherpop @mandyeellis @MarcusJBelin

5/3 Three Top Leadership Competencies for Instructional Designers – A successful instructional designer not only needs to be excelling in design and development, but also needs to be a leader, a change agent, and a strategist. @i4_FranklinU @verenanz

5/3 The Risks of Guesstimating Homework Time – Studies show that homework is ineffective beyond a certain amount per night. @staceygoodman @edutopia @bjohnson_STEAM

5/3 Ten ways your child can participate in community service – Are your kids ready for this? Don’t forget it looks good on the resumé. @MetroDetroitMom @OurFamilyWorld

5/3 How to Make Augmented Reality a Reality in Your Classroom – It’s time to look into this technology. @EdSurge @Spkmall

5/1 Help Students Read & Think Like Scientists. Real scientists spend more time reading complex scientific text than anything else. @middleweb @WandaMcClure @ELeducation

5/1 Khan Academy’s New ‘Teacher Aid’ Tool Goes for a Test Drive in Southern California. This looks like something most teachers can use. @sydneyfjohnson @EdSurge @teachintechgal @h_i_moore

5/1 Personalized Learning and Student Agency – This is a great resource if you want to put learning in the hands of your students. @cybraryman1 @jenhegna

5/1 Diane Ravitch Urges Boycott of Standardized Tests, Saying They Do Nothing for Kids But Make Testing Companies Rich. Do what you can to support this. @DianeRavitch @AlterNet @mayread3 @augusttojune

4/30 Students who use shorter sentences get better exam results. Here’s how to help your class to be concise. @TesResources @engteachwbs

4/30 Forget coding, we need to teach our kids how to dream. Is your school teaching what’s important? @tomfgoodwin @wef @teamleap

4/30 Why Giving Effective Feedback Is Trickier Than It Seems – Good feedback is important. Are your kids getting it? @Kschwart @KQED @SteveGibbs8517

4/30 Which degree will make you a better leader? See how your degree stacks up using these eight criteria. @teamleap @wef

4/29 What is critical thinking? And do universities really teach it? There are some good definitions here. Do you know what it is, and is it taught in your school? @ConversationUS @nancyrubin @wef

4/29 Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Is In Everything, Especially Teaching. @MindShiftKQED @SirKenRobinson @MikeHynes5

4/29 Education is ‘F’-ed Up! Why does it have to be standardized and induce the fear of failure? @RealLifeGlobal

4/28 Five Reasons We Will Avoid Edtech Conferences – I’m kind of over conferences myself. @kreshleman @HigherEdSurge @bethanyvsmith @joshmkim

4/28 Three easy ways to get students future ready – Is this happening at your school? @eSN_Meris @eschoolnews

4/27 A Teacher’s Mindset is Contageous. Do teachers you know have the right mindset? @misfitz333 @Allie3737 @NBPSLower

4/27 Ten Reasons Librarians Are More Important Than Ever – Does your librarian fit this description? @erinwilkey @luv2teachtech @elissamalespina @CommonSenseEd

4/26 How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher – Share with teachers you know. @edutopia @Spongelab

4/26 What you need to produce a successful school garden – Every school should have at least one even if it’s indoors. @DailyGenius @ShakeUpLearning @Reuters

4/25 The Couch Potato Approach to Learning Educational Technology – If you know teachers who are slow to learn new technology, share this. @MrZachG @JamesRoy

4/25 Undergrads made a robotic arms for this girl to play the violin and ride her bike. What are your undergrads doing? @MattBarakat @nypost @GeorgeMasonNews

4/25 Three Ways to Implement Blended Learning In The Classroom – How much of this is happening in your school? @Getting_Smart @garybartanus @rdene915

4/23 What is critical thinking? And do universities really teach it? Do you know what it is and does your school teach it? @ConversationUS @MarkSBabbitt @wef

4/22 No Grade Is Too Early for Flexible Seating. Why do we work at desks? Could we purposefully educate students to recognize the locations they work best in? @flyfish29 @edutopia @james_minter @SlugPieStories

4/22 To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation. This is a great idea. You can read it or listen to it as a podcast. @cultofpedagogy @teacherdebra

4/22 Inquiry-Based Learning: Developing Student-Driven Questions – Time to Put Students In Charge of Their Learning. Wildwood IB World Magnet School @edutopia @rechargeedu

4/22 Teacher Job Interviews – 10 Strategies to Land a Job Offer – Share with anyone you know looking for a teaching job. @Candace_Davies @VillotesChavez

4/20 Top 10 Children’s Books: Librarian as Super Hero (for ages 1-12) – Be sure to fight for your school librarian. @pragmaticmom @momandkiddo

4/20 Five Ways to Increase Innovation – With all of today’s demands on teachers, change can seen daunting. This might help. @Ms_Mac4

4/18 Five Things We Now Know About Autism – How many do you know already? Share with teachers and parents. @JNJNews @adrianag62

4/18 Maker Education and Social-Emotional Development – Planning educational activities that incorporate social-emotional learning has broad benefits. @jackiegerstein @ericjuli

4/18 The more innovative I have become, the less classroom management I have to deal with. Is this not true? @gcouros

4/16 Top 100 Educational Websites for 2017. This is a great resource for schools and home schoolers. @homeschoolcom @james_minter @HelpingKidsRise

4/16 Teaching In 2017: A Checklist For 21st Century Teachers – How many can your teachers check off? @TeachThought

4/16 Why you need emotional intelligence – What is your school doing to address this? @talentsmarteq @wef @skylarclouds

4/16 For Mental Habits of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs – They look like good habits for everyone to me. @FastCompany @BenjaminPHardy @cshislop @HarvardHBS

4/15 The Cuomo College Fiasco – His free college legislation is a big mistake according to the liberal New York Times. I agree. Your thoughts? @nytdavidbrooks @nytimes

4/15 Bilingual is Better and Here’s Why – Knowing a second language has many benefits including later onset of Alzheimer’s. @EF @lisibo @icpjones

4/13 The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching – This new book by Shelly Sanchez Terrell looks like something every professional development library should have. Shelly is one of my top Tweeters and a friend. @ShellTerrell @routledgebooks @acjlist

4/13 The Time Has Come for Mastery Learning – This is only thing that makes sense to me. If you want to cut back on frustration and boredom, this is the way to go. @JoelBSperanza @mrkrndvs @jcorippo

4/13 Kids Teaching Robots: Is This the Future of Education? Got any robots for kids to teach at your school? @Lynch39083 @techedvocate

4/12 Should teachers use prequestions? If you are going to use them you need to know the downside. @DTWillingham @LeeAraoz

4/12 Nine Ways To Support A Culture Of Wellness In Your School – How many routinely happen in your school? @TeachThought @Begabungs

4/10 Childcare workers need these three skills more than a college degree. Do you need a college degree to spend time having spontaneous conversations with kids, playing with them outside, encouraging them to build with blocks, etc.? @NaomiSRiley @nypost

4/10 How Much Performance Pizzazz Does a Teacher Need to be Effective? Teaching is a performance, but make sure your kids spend most of their time active and not watching you perform. @gabrieman @MindShiftKQED @bjohnson_STEAM

4/10 Four Ways School Leaders Can Support Meaningful Innovation – Does your school have an R & D budget? @bjfr @MindShiftKQED @bjohnson_STEAM

4/9 Four cultural signs you’re ready to push educational innovation – It’s a common understanding among leaders that one of the primary roles of leadership is the shaping of culture. @ziegeran @DeniseMToscano

4/9 Brain-Based Strategies to Reduce Test Stress – A neurologist shares ideas for beating stress before and during test time. @judywillis @edutopia @Kristenring1972

4/9 Homework vs. No Homework Is the Wrong Question. The real question is, “What should happen after school to help students retain what they have learned and are primed to learn more? @SELinSchools @edutopia @wterral

4/8 Every attempt to manage academia makes it worse. The appearance of this post may not draw you in, but the content is excellent. @MikeTaylor @TetZoo

4/8 “It’s a Project-Based World,” Getting Smart is exploring the economic realities of a project-based world as part of the equity movement to ensure all students are prepared for college, career, and citizenship. Every school should have this resource. @Getting_Smart

4/8Exploring Genius Time in Schools – Be sure to watch the short [1:54] video. @sivers @mrkempnz

4/8 10 Commandments of Innovative Teaching – How innovative are teachers you know using these criteria. @gcouros @ShiftParadigm @MrsSavatt

4/7 Three Ways to Prepare your Child for College Life – These are important conversations for parents to have. @brandyellen @KickingWKelly

4/7 Why the Factory Model of Schools Persists, and How We Can Change It – What’s happening in your school? @WJTolley @iMerinet @ijukes

4/7 No Grade Is Too Early for Flexible Seating – Kindergartners could learn while standing, kneeling, huddling under a table. So can everyone else. @flyfish29 @edutopia @JamesRoy @ShakeUpLearning

4/6 What skills do employers value most in graduates? Innovation, leadership, networking and design skills, are listed as the most important factor in recruitment decisions. @ConversationUS @NgMarlon @tedfujimoto

4/6 Digital Natives ‘Easily Duped’ by Information Online. What is your school doing to help students evaluate what they find? @raviparty @THE_Journal @JeanCapuano @MattHarrisEdD

4/5 Creating Your Educational Legacy: What Matters Most to You? It’s important to have big-picture goals. Starr Sackstein @mssackstein @educationweek

4/5 Andrew Coulson’s School Inc. takes viewers on a worldwide personal quest for an answer to the question — if you build a better way to teach a subject, why doesn’t the world beat a path to your door? Here is the list of stations running it. @Andrew_Coulson @millermarinellc

4/5 Five Ways Librarians Can Connect Students to the World Through Technology – Have five people each try one and report back. @hsingmaster @educationweek

4/3 33 Lessons on Critical Thinking – This is an important thing to include for all students. @Paul_Henne @rmbyrne

4/3 Nine Amazing Ways Teachers Can Use 3D Printing to Teach Math and Science – @mitchcenter @PledgeCents @WeAreTeachers

4/3 20 Pros and Cons of Implementing BYOD in Schools – I’m all for BYOD, but you don’t want to be naïve. @SecurEdgeNet @LavoieFred @thinkm2

3/29 10 Commandments of Innovative Teaching – How many do you/your teachers follow? @gcouros

3/29 Don’t Accept The Default: Suggestions to Ensure Success in Teaching – Share with teachers you know. A key is also administrators that let teachers take risks. @LeeAraoz @NoApp4Pedagogy

3/29 How Finland broke every rule — and created a top school system. There is no reason to think that the US can’t borrow ideas from Finland. @hechingerreport @WilliamDoyleNY @JasperFoxSR

3/29 Ten simple ways to create more class time for instruction – All teachers should check out these efficiency tips. @Angela_Watson @kellys3ps

3/26 The Surprising Skill That Makes Online Teachers More Effective – Can you guess what it is? @SimpliTeach @elearnindustry

3/26 Science Says Kids Learn Better When Their Teachers Do This. Walking around for just five minutes every hour can help you be more productive. @BetsyM @Inc @ArdolinoMichael @SimpleK12

3/26 Making School Culture Our Focus – Is it a focus at your school? @bethhill2829 @wordpressdotcom @Rogers_Suzanne @Lindsey_Bohler

3/25 Science Proves You Can’t Hold Your Baby Too Much. Cuddling your baby (early and often!) has huge benefits when it comes to brain development. @holleewoodworld @momresources @parenting

3/25 Digital skill building starts at the Primary level – What’s happening in your primary school? @ClareSutcliffe @InnovateMySchl @CodeClub

3/25 Let them be bored: The value of free play for kids. Beautiful things happen when they’re bored,’ says psychologist and author Dr. Vanessa Lapointe. @DrVlapointe @colonelb @McKinleyDianne

3/25 When an adult took standardized tests forced on kids – Do you think you could pass them? @valeriestrauss @kestnertweet @numbalum89

3/24 Flipping the Script; 3 Obstacles to Innovation Viewed Differently – Time, money, and uncertainty can be viewed differently. @gcouros

3/24 For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer. Do teachers in your school use this approach? @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED @dalston411 @DrGeorge_MTPS

3/24 An Obama Decree Continues to Make Public Schools Lawless – I try to keep this blog apolitical so don’t take this wrong. Cutting down on minority suspensions is trickier than just telling principals to stop. Better relationships are the answer. @jasonrileywsj @WSJOpinion

3/24 Team Problem Solving: Paving the Path to Success for Every Student – Could your school use this? Be sure to watch the short [5:07] video. @edutopia

3/23 10 things Teachers Want in Professional Development – Do your teachers want this? Will they get it? @PLPNetwork @TechChef4u @web20classroom

3/23 Eight Basic Steps Of Project-Based Learning To Get You Started – The process of designing and implementing project-based learning can be fairly complex. @dperkinsed @TeachThought

3/23 CS Degrees that Lead to Innovation in Automation & Artificial Intelligence – No longer resigned to the pages of science fiction texts, automation and artificial intelligence are entering mainstream usage at a staggering rate. @CompSciOnline @awmcmu

3/23 Building Relationships With Students – Many think that this is the most important thing teachers do. @sfryer @wfryer @GSPlayDay @ptokc

3/22 Tips for Connecting With Non-English-Speaking Parents – A lot of teachers and school leaders need to read this. @amgonza @educationweek @emilyfranESL

3/22 14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools – How many does your school still have? Sad to say a new school in my district has a computer room. @IngviHrannar @LavoieFred @slyberu

3/22 Student Agency: Why Aren’t We Asking Students To Do More? What are students doing in your school? @rickhess99 @educationweek

3/21 11-Year-Old Creates ‘Books N Bros’ Reading Club To Restore Literacy Rate. You don’t have to be an adult to be a leader. @Blavity @MCChildsBookDay

3/21 Knitting and Math – Knitting and crocheting require mathematical thought. A growing movement hopes to use these crafts to interest girls in the sciences. @brightreads

3/21 What the best education systems are doing right – We should be able to learn from countries like South Korea and Finland as we move forward. @awesomechoi @TEDTalks @ArdolinoMichael @bjohnson_STEAM

3/21 Five Solutions to Teaching Students Writing – Most teachers and Parents should read this. @Getting_Smart @garybartanus

3/20 High-risk sex, girl-on-girl experimenting linked among NYC teens. Female-to female transmission of HIV is possible yet many girls do not test for it or other sex-related diseases. Share with sex-ed teachers and parents you know. @SusanBEdelman @nypost

3/20 Kids need to create technology, not just use it. What are your kids creating? @HaileyRsm @TEDx @DrTinaNixon @BookCreatorApp @tawaterhouse

3/19 Kids Menus Aren’t Getting Healthier, New Study Finds. There are some good dinning tips here for parents. @juliacalderone @ConsumerReports @OurFamilyWorld @Couponmamacita

3/19 Letting kids move in class isn’t a break from learning. It IS learning. How much moving happens in your school? @AletaMargolis @pammoran @DavidGeurin

3/19 Nine Teacher-Tested Ways to Encourage Creativity in the Classroom – Have you tried any yet? @stacytornio @WeAreTeachers @tweenteacher @Rdene915

3/18 Seven great tools for creating flipped lessons from existing videos – People in the process of flipping need all the help they can get. @rmbyrne @s_bearden

3/18 Are Teachers Becoming Obsolete? A veteran educator reflects on the personalized-learning trend that’s left him wondering if a computer is more capable of doing his job than he is. @MindfulStew @TheAtlantic @edutopia

3/18 Five Ways to Screw up (and Fixed) Project Based Learning – Anyone considering or doing project-based learning should read this. @RossCoops31 @CarinaHilbert

3/17 Four Ways to Get Your School Future-Ready – How future ready is your school? @megbcortez @EdTech_K12

3/17 10 Ways Teachers Can Foster a Growth Mindset in Students – How many can you come up with? This is the best article on the subject I’ve seen to date. Also see My summary of Mindset by Carol Dweck. @JustAGuido @ProdigyGame @mindsetworks

3/17 The New Preschool Is Crushing Kids. Today’s young children are working more, but they’re learning less. Much greater portions of the day are now spent on what’s called “seat work.” I disagree with this. @ErikaChristakis @TheAtlantic

3/16 Standards-Based Grading Made My Kid Average. Most parents think that “meets expectations” means average. @PeterMDeWitt @educationweek

3/16 A framework for creating wildly engaging lessons – Share with teachers you know. @KarlyMoura @jmattmiller

3/16 Want to Raise Successful Boys? Science Says Do This (but Their Schools Probably Won’t. Students, and especially boys need hours of physical activity every day. They don’t get enough because their schools won’t let them. @BillMurphyJr @Inc @nypost @EFettmann

3/16 Three Unconventional Yet Perfectly Valid Reasons to Become a Teacher – This makes sense to me. @Lynch39083

3/15 How Do I Differentiate Through Project-Based Learning? Differentiating can be difficult. This is one way to make it happen. @TeachThought @JMcCarthyEdS

3/15 Empathy isn’t sympathy. Why schools need to understand that. Consider showing your students and teachers the short [2:53] video. @K12TrustED @toddkom @BreneBrown @thinkm2

3/14 Trump Education Dept. Releases New ESSA Guidelines. It should be no surprise that regulations have been trimmed down. Is the good or not? @PoliticsK12 @educationweek @BetsyDeVos

3/14 Nine Ways To Support A Culture Of Wellness In Your School – Does this look like your school? @TeachThought @sylviaduckworth @MissGEnrique @teachermarija

3/14 ProTips for Meaningful Feedback – As an author, I discovered that specific feedback allowed me to get better. The same is true for all students. @education_world @Virginiawoolf64

3/13 Six Ways Teachers Kill the Joy of Reading – Is this happening at your school? @markbarnes19 @amgonza @DavidGeurin

3/13 7 Characteristics Of Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology – How many describe teachers you know? @TeachThought @SilviaDuckworth @tonnet @UoPeople

3/13 Are We Innovating, or Just Digitizing Traditional Teaching? Blended learning has the potential to transform the way teachers teach and students learn—if we take advantage of all that it offers. @brholland @edutopia @KarlyMoura @PHausTech

3/13 Embrace the Unexpected: New Tools Transform Teaching and Learning – Effective partnerships can help faculty integrate technology solutions into the classroom. @EdTech_HigherEd @garybartanus @EmergingEdTech

3/11 Is sending your kid to coding camp a good idea? I hope it also allows for some traditional camp activities and exercise. @Lynch39083 AdvocateforEd

3/11 So Your Kids’ PBL Work Sucks? Eight Ways to Improve It! Projects can be valuable, but only if they are well designed. @GingerLewman @AltCertProgram

3/11 The Teacher’s Guide To Flipped Classrooms – If you are thinking of flipping or don’t’ know what it is, read this. @chemicalsams @Edudemic @wfsuper

3/11 Why the Left Should Work With Betsy DeVos – The left and Betsy DeVos share skepticism of top-down education reform. @JenniferLSteele @educationweek

3/10 Helping Struggling Students Build a Growth Mindset – Also read my summary of Carol Dweck’s Mindset book. @BrainSMARTU @edutopia @mblanrun @JeffHiserBL

3/10 Asian kids dominate admission to New York City’s elite high schools. (NY Post-Conservative) Diversity Lags as Students Are Matched With City Schools (NY Times-Liberal). These tests, unlike some college admissions, are color blind. Is this fair? @Selimalgar @Liz_A_Harris @nypost @nytimes

3/9 Four Tools for Arts Integration in the Content Classroom – I think that this is important. Do you? @erinwilkey @MindShiftKQED @vpigreenie

3/9 Passionate Learning Starts with the Community Not the Textbook: A Call For Informal Learning. @Schoology @sarahdateechur @TechedUpTeacher

3/7 Here’s how one Memphis school is changing the way it disciplines girls of color. What’s happening at your school? @CarolineBmn @ChalkbeatTN @MindShiftKQED

3/7 A Dynamic World Requires Dynamic Classrooms. How dynamic are classrooms you know? @kara_welty @drneilgupta

3/7 Ten Strategies To Make Learning Feel More Like A Game – Have you tried any yet? @TeachThought @DavidGeurin

3/6 Busting the Myth That People Don’t Like Change – Leaders need to read this. @CardinalRos @shareaholic @pdiscoveryuk

3/6 How Students Critiquing One Another’s Work Raises The Quality Bar – Students can profit from more feedback than the teachers can give. @MindShiftKQED @WeAreTeachers

3/6 Time Management for Students: Three Shortcuts – In an ideal world, “Time Management for Students” would be a compulsory course for online learners. @SimpliTeach

3/6 Some Technologies To Watch Out For In 2017 – Make sure your IT people read this. @poweradmn @kesbutters

3/5 How To Transform Groupwork Into Collaboration – Just because people are huddled together doesn’t mean there is collaboration. @focus2achieve

3/5 Teacher PD: Purposeful Tinkering and Application – Deep learning does not occur through sit and get. Deep learning occurs through experiential, authentic, interactive, collaborative instructional processes. @jackiegerstein @Medium

3/5 Recognize Exceptionality – Or, are we placing perimeters on not only students but our adult learners, educators, and staff members? @TaraMartinEDU @YongZhaoEd @gcouros @SarahKMansfield

3/5 This Danish School Has Installed The World’s Largest Solar Facade. – How much solar power does your school have? @peter_koekoek @ClimateKIC @TweetinChar @ClimateReality

3/4 Enliven Class Discussions With Gallery Walks. From chalk talks to computer tours, learn how to engage your students in small-group and whole-class discussions. @WordLib @edutopia @EducationCoach

3/2 Daydream Believers Make More Purposful Students. Every morning after the bell rings, Godfrey Early Childhood Center students start daydreaming. This is very calming. @SNNKent @colonelb @MissStasiak

3/2 Teaching With Your Mouth Shut – Our assumptions regarding what a “good” teacher is may very well be wrong. @_StefyB @HigherEdSurge

3/2 Eight Ways to Use Video With English-Language Learners – Share with ELL teachers you know. @Larryferlazzo @edutopia @OPS_ENLteacher

3/2 Three issues with current homework policies – Are teachers at your school giving too much homework? @EDmerger @nick_chater

3/1 Three Simple Steps That Resolve the Lies in Excuses – I don’t believe in making excuses. You either get something done or you don’t. @Leadershipfreak @patrickmlarkin

3/1 In W.Va., Teachers Turn Trump’s ‘Fake News’ Attacks Into Teachable Moments – Teachers should have been doing this since the Internet hit their classroom. Be sure to see my comment. @BenjaminBHerold @educationweek @EdWeekEdTech

3/1 12 ways to really make Genius Hour work in your class – Has anyone in your school tried this yet? @jmattmiller @oveucsj

2/26 Ten Ideas for Using Comics In Your Classroom – There is no shortage of tools for creating comics available to students. @rmbyrne @JCasaTodd @TaraMartinEDU

2/26 What’s At Risk When Schools Focus Too Much on Student Data? Would you want to be driven by data? @anya1anya @MindShiftKQED @NPR_ed

2/26 Five Ways To Teach Your Kids To Be Kidpreneurs – There is also a free book here. Kidpreneurs @kidpreneurs @4BetterEducatio @thebizguy

2/26 Three Signs Your Class Is Suffering from the Digital Divide – What does the digital divide look like at your school? If you give every kid a laptop you won’t have one. @Lynch39083 @AdvocateforEd @ProwiseUK

2/25 Nine Ways to Incorporate Student Choice and Student Voice in the Classroom – This explains why it’s good for the brain. @Dr_Armstrong @ASCD @bethhill2829

2/25 We spend 80% of our classroom time on the skills needed for 10% of our jobs. Is this what is happening in your school? @mcleod @LDH_ed @jimamay

2/24 How To Know If Your Child Should Be An Engineer – This is a great parent resource. @kickingwkelly @karen_dawkins

2/24 How To Teach Online Using Humor: 10 Dos And Don’ts – This is also useful for schools evaluating online courses to offer. @SimpliTeach @elearnindustry

2/24 Ten Ways to Ditch That Reading Log – Reading logs make reading seem like work. Does your school have them? @MsMarshallCMS @cultofpedagogy @MsMarshallCMS

2/23 The benefits of not being the first-born child – First-born children not only have better academic outcomes, but that the differences in cognitive abilities for these children are evident as early as age 1. @NaomiSRiley @nypost

2/23 Eight Methods for Effectively Improving Student Communication Skills – Advances in digital media, changing career landscapes, and greater competition in colleges and workplaces makes improving student communication skills a must. @leecrockett @glodigcit

2/23 21 Awesome Classroom Art Supplies Under $10 – These are also great for home projects. on’t break the bank to refresh your supply closet. @WeAreTeachers

2/22 Why we should teach cursive writing to all kids – Scientific research (and common sense) indicates learning how to write cursive helps the development of motor skills. @bethanyshondark @FDRLST @jdforward @LadyBrainsCast @Acculturated

2/22 The Optimal Seating Plan? Letting Your Students Choose – This is worth a try if you haven’t tried it yet. @CommKr8veWriter @edutopia @LeeAraoz

2/22 10 Tips to Reduce Stress As A Teacher – Many teachers can probably benefit from some of this. @TeacherTriangle @fit2Bsmart @PE4Learning

2/21 Four Things All Project-Based Learning Teachers Should Do – Can you guess what they are? Even teachers already doing this should check this out. Lauren Ayer @TeachThought @NorainiPadillah @Curriki

2/21 Six Strategies for Differentiated Instruction in Project-Based Learning – I think differentiation is the key to self-paced learning. Here is some help. @betamiller @edutopia @jon_wennstrom @john_lynkk

2/21 Five Steps to Boost Critical Thinking of Participants Every Week – Here is great advice to increase small group discussion success for adults and students. @HassanGhiassi @aristotlescafe

2/20 Six of the Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make – Which ones are you prone to make? @GibsonEdu @edutopia @EdTechFam

2/20 28 Life Skills That Define Student Readiness [Infographic] – You may want to print this and hang it somewhere students can read it. @leecrockett

2/20 So You Want to Create a Teacher-Powered School? Five Things to Know – How much power do teachers have at your school? @wendi322 @EdWeekTeacher @ProwiseUK @Eduporium

2/19 Top ten rules for raising kids – I know Sean Brady and consider him a good friend and a great parent. If you want to add a rule let him know. @prismdecision

2/18 Can Blended Learning Improve Equity in One of Nation’s Most Diverse Districts? Any blended learning going on in your school yet? @jencurtis0345 @edsurge @WickedDecent @johannaprince

2/18 Wide-Open Spaces – Want creative thinkers? Help kids create, says Mitch Resnick. This is an interesting interview with one of our top educational thinkers. @mres @MIT_Spectrum @mcsommer

2/18 What Works Can Hurt: Side Effects in Education – I’ve always thought that designing programs to raise test scores was harmful. So does one of our top education leaders. @YongZhaoEd @pasi_sahlberg @DianeRavitch @dennisshirley

2/17 25 Easy Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom – How many have you used so far? @JustAGuido @ProdigyGame

2/17 Ed-Tech Skeptic Larry Cuban Finds New Perspective. I’ve been a big fan of Larry’s since I drew on his work to do my dissertation. He is starting to see some hope. @BenjaminBHerold @LarryCuban @educationweek

2/16 Jeff Speck: Four ways to make a city more walkable – Share with students looking for a community service project. They can study how to make your city more walkable. @JeffSpeckAICP @TEDTalks

2/16 Schools are finally teaching what kids need to be successful in life. Is this happening in your school? @jandersonQZ @qz @RovannaB @SEL4MA

2/16 20 Differentiated Instruction Strategies and Examples [+ Downloadable List] This is important. How much differentiation happens in your school? @JustAGuido @ProdigyGame

2/15 Cool Cat Teacher’s Favorite Everyday Tools That She is Using Now – There almost has to be something here for everyone. @coolcatteacher

2/15 In an age of robots, schools are teaching our children to be redundant. How much redundant education is happening at your school? @GeorgeMonbiot @guardian @chucksandy

2/15 Five Radically Different Approaches to Technology in Schools – Which ones are happening at your school? @urbansitter @huffpostparents @MariosKaratzias @vineetjawa

2/14 What to do if immigration officers come knocking at your door. This is advice for criminals. Next maybe we will get tips for making fake IDs. @eweise @usatoday

2/14 7 Facts about Teachers (Infographic) – This will tell you things like what great teachers do. @edarabia

2/14 Teachers are now showing students how to spot fake news. Start at the end where there are excellent tips for teachers. Also, note that fake news comes from both the left and the right. @AP @nypost

2/13 New Podcast Focuses on English-Language-Learner Education – Podcasts seem like a good source for professional development. @C_C_Mitchell @educationweek

2/13 Stop, Start, Continue: Conceptual Understanding Meets Applied Problem Solving – This could be useful to many teachers. @DavidBHawley @edutopia @_jackcherry

2/12 Letter Grades Deserve an ‘F’ – I agree, what do you and your students think? @jesslahey @TheAtlantic @colonelb

2/12 Nine Ways to Inspire Student Inventors – Share with parents and teachers you know. @coolcatteacher @edutopia @LauraGilchrist4 @tedfujimoto

2/12 Students Learn from Inquiry, Not Interrogation. If you asked your students which of these best describes their experience with classroom questioning, how would they respond? @middleweb @valwood50 @Brad_Burns

2/11 The IKEA Effect in Education – It deals with the fact that people put more value in things they make. Are students making anything at your school? @tomwhitby

2/11 Can Peer Accountability Groups Help Students Achieve Their Goals? Some educators are discovering that students can give emotional support for one another. @zstavely @MindShiftKQED @garybartanus

2/11 Using Emojis to Teach Critical Reading Skills – Emojis can be used to Teach Critical Reading Skills. @KingMarissaE @edutopia @DrTinaNixon

2/10 The Reading Rules We Would Never Follow as Adult Readers – Please share with reading treachers you know. @pernilleripp @KerynDowling @alicekeeler

2/10 How Giving Students Choice During the Day Can Create Unstoppable Learning – How much choice is there in your school? @MindShiftKQED @SteeleThoughts @JeffHiserBL

2/10 Six Strategies for Differentiated Instruction in Project-Based Learning – Differentiated learning is important and not always easy. This will help. @betamiller @edutopia @thommarkham

2/9 How to Pass the Google Certified Educator Exams! This free resource could help you make a step up the high tech food chain. @ShakeUpLearning @Chappy8611

2/9 Do’s & Don’ts for Teaching English-Language Learners – Everyone who deals with English language learners should read this. @Larryferlazzo @edutopia @EstherMartinez

2/9 Co-Teaching: How to Make it Work – This can improve efficiency if done right. @cultofpedagogy @jeff_shoemaker @eduk8me

2/9 School bullying linked to poorer academic achievement. This should be no surprise. @cisnc @DailyGenius

2/8 How Playing With Math Helps Teachers Better Empathize With Students – Math Teachers’ Circles can help K-12 classroom teachers experience the fun of working on a challenging problem collaboratively. @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED @jonathanwylie

2/8 More Than 50 Percent of Teachers Report 1:1 Computing. If your school isn’t there yet you should at least be in the planning stage. @JPassut @EdTech_K12

2/8 21st Century Skills Have Always Been “Needed” Skills, But Now We Need Them More Than Ever. Socrates was talking about these 21st-century skills over 20 centuries ago. @ajjuliani @gcouros

2/6 Why Pedagogy First, Tech Second Stance is Key to the Future – Do the people in your school realize this? @E_Sheninger @EdTech_K12 @RigorRelevance @Silvana_Hoxha @clearnlead

2/6 How to Nurture Empathic Joy in Your Classroom – Is this happening in your school? @MindfulOnline @GreaterGoodSC

2/6 21 Tools for Conducting Digital Formative Assessments – Have 21 teachers each check one out and report back. @rmbyrne

2/5 Classroom Seating: A Clue to Teacher Beliefs about Learning. Here are some pros and cons of various ways to arrange a classroom. @Angela_Watson @LarryCuban @Larryferlazzo

2/5 In Language Classrooms, Students Should Be Talking. Language classes often don’t focus on the aspect of learning a language that intrigues students most — speaking it. We should get students talking more. @SWLoyola @Edutopia @Sra_Crespo @FLAGeorgia

2/5 Who is doing the work in your classroom? Here is an argument that students should be doing the majority of the work in the classroom. @Catlin_Tucker @mrsdkrebs

2/5 An All-Girls School Takes Computer Science to the Next Level with Global Collaboration. Make Global Collaboration a reality for your students. @jbuckleyON @Getting_Smart @bradmcurrie @AmyFMcCooe

2/3 Sharing the Screen in 1:1 Classrooms – Easily accessible content consumption and content creation tools change the way that we think about helping students meet learning goals. @edutopia @edutopia

2/3 What the Heck Is Project-Based Learning? The hardest thing about teaching with project-based learning may be explaining it to someone. @tweenteacher @edutopia @garybartanus

2/3 Students use Minecraft to hone math skills. Minecraft has become a useful educational tool over the past year, and not only for elementary schools. @tweenteacher @edutopia @garybartanus

2/3 Why Children Who Sleep More Get Better Grades – How much sleep do your kids get? @Lynch39083 @colonelb

2/2 Intrinsic Motivation vs. Standardized Tests – This is one more reason why high-stakes standardized tests are invalid and harmful. @valenciasmiles @edutopia

2/2 Helping Struggling Students Build a Growth Mindset – This is so important. Is it happening at your school? Also see mny summary of Carol Dweck’s book Mindset. @edutopia @BrainSMARTU @teachintechgal @learnocracy

2/2 Nine Ways to Inspire Student Inventors – Here is a collection of ideas to consider as you work to fuel your students’ curiosity. @coolcatteacher @edutopia @DavidGeurin @JeffHiserBL

2/1 Transform Your Staff Meetings, Engage Your Faculty. Could your meetings be more effective? @terryheick @edutopia

2/1 Parent Partnership in Education: Resource Roundup Here is a compiled a list of articles, videos, and other resources to help you engage productively with your kids’ teachers and school. @edutopia

2/1 Six Best Practices for Online Student Engagement – It is impossible to deny the growing shift toward online education. @AliciaAHill @Getting_Smart @Tastenspieler @ShellTerrell

1/31 Ten ways to electrify class with Kahoot! Kahoot! turns your classroom into a game show. @jmattmiller @curriculumblog

1/31 Why Spatial Reasoning Is Crucial For Early Math Education – How much spatial reasoning happens in your elementary school? @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED @englishteach8

1/31 Three Ways To Grow Independent Readers – Is this happening in your school? @ReadByExample @teachthought @nick_chater

1/30 Six ways to make co-planning lessons more efficient – Co-planning can make all teachers more efficient and result in better lessons. @Angela_Watson

1/30 Teaching — It’s about Inspiration, Not Information. This is an important reminder that teaching is all about building a relationship with your students. @tseelig @gcouros

1/30 A downside of setting student academic results targets in schools – Can you think of what they might be? @gcouros

1/30 How Will a Trump Admin Impact Tech in Schools? Office of Ed Tech Defines Goals. DeVos’ long career as an education advocate has also proven her to be an advocate of supporting innovation in ed tech. Time will tell. @education_world @mfriedmanPGH

1/29 Four cautionary lessons about education technology – Can you name them? David Evans @WorldBank @markbarnes19

1/29 10 Strategies To Make Learning Feel More Like A Game – Gamification is different than game-based learning. Do you know the difference? @TeachThought @philhart @ShellTerrell

1/28 How Gamification Can Help Struggling Students – This is worth a try. @techedvocate @Lynch39083

1/28 How to Use Edtech to Get Your Learners Active and Moving – Movement is vital for kids and adults so give this a try. @KerryHawk02 @EdSurge @ericcurts

1/27 The Two Resources Administrators Should Maximize for Personalized Learning Success – Share with administrators you know. @grantrivera @EdSurge

1/27 Why Kids Should Make the Video Games They Love to Play – Give kids exposure to what it means to have a career using computers. @callmeKi @MindShiftKQED @garybartanus

1/25 Forcefield installs Safe Search which filters out graphic images while delivering comprehensive search results. If you have kids and you don’t have software to block adult content, check this out. @Forcefield_me

1/25 10 Things You Can Do On Google Classroom – If you aren’t using this it’s worth a look. @Horizons93 @SimpleK12

1/25 Tech Tips for Teachers: 3 Ways to Use QR Codes in the Classroom – By making lengthy links more shareable, QR codes help teachers distribute educational resources, student work, and parent surveys. @MDMeg @EdTech_K12

1/25 Five Emoji Learning Activities with Google Docs – This should generate student interest. @ericcurts @ShellTerrell

1/23 What is Technology Integration Success? Has your school defined this yet? @juliedavisEDU @tntechgal

1/23 Using Emojis to Teach Critical Reading Skills – Use kids’ expertise with emojis to help them analyze texts more effectively. @KingMarissaE @edutopia @ICTmagic

1/23 Teaching with badges and stickers the digital way. Digital badges are online representations of skills and achievements you’ve earned. @clcsimon @ukedchat

1/22 Elementary Classroom Hacks: Big Ideas at Little Cost – Share with elementary teachers you know. @edutopia @USCTeacher

1/22 What new technologies carry the biggest risks? You probably not aware of all of these emerging technologies, but you and your students should be. @wef @tucksoon

1/22 Laptops in the Classroom Stops Lecturing, Not Learning. If every student has a laptop, why are you spending the entire class lecturing? @ekowohighered @NewAmerica @garybartanus @wcet_info

1/21 5-Minute Film Festival: Comics in the Classroom – This could help get students more interested. @keyanastevens @edutopia

1/21 Students at the Center: Personalized Learning with Habits of Mind – This looks like a good addition to your school’s professional development library. @benakallick @allison_zmuda @ASCD @Sra_Crespo

1/19 How to Avoid the 17 Deadly Sins of Flipped Learning Technology Selection – Be sure to enroll for free. @jonbergmann @kchalls

1/19 What Will it Take for Schools to Get Serious About “Healthy Homework” Levels? Do teachers in your school know what each other are giving for homework? @EmergingEdTech @gormang

1/19 100+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media – Tell your students to check this out and report back. @JMcCarthyEdS @edutopia @teachintechgal @Rdene915

1/19 Need a job? These are the top 5 fields hiring in 2017. Share with high school and college students you know. @actbrilliant @BrilliantLeap @nypost

1/16 Seven reasons to try ‘Genius Hour’ in your classroom – Is anyone tryig it at your school? @grahamandre @InnovateMySchl @grahamandre

1/16 Obama’s Education Dept Issues Last Hurrah: A National Edtech Plan for Higher Education – Good luck getting tenured professors to change if they don’t want to. @jryoung @tonywan @edsurge @iTeachLipscomb

1/15 A Guide To Questioning In The Classroom – All teachers should check their practice against this. @TeachThoughtPD @diane_larsen

1/15 Six Ways to Use Technology to Boost Student Performance – How many are your students using? @kara_welty @ElisaBostwick

1/15 Tips for Mastering Assessment Language – Getting formative assessment right is pretty important. @leecrockett @glodigcit @dee8906 @bjohnson_STEAM

1/14 Is Your School’s Culture Toxic or Positive? A positive culture is vital to student success. Assess yours can use this advice if you need to fix it. @education_world @FreeSpiritBooks

1/14 Growth mindset: practical tips you may not have tried yet. Also see my summary of Carol Dweck’s Mindset book. @Inner_Drive @guardian @tomtolkien

1/14 We Ask Our Kids What They Learn Each Day. Why Don’t We Ask Ourselves? Can your kids tell that you are a life-long learner? @rupa_c_g @EdSurge @ChuongCarolyn @Rdene915

1/13 What Happens When Students Create Their Own Curriculum? Dozens of schools around the U.S. are opting to ditch the traditional school structure altogether to motivate teens in new ways—and it seems to be working. @ESMcIntyre @TheAtlantic @seemeandliz

1/12 Controversial short story gets Sarasota substitute teacher banned. What would your school do? @yadiralopezht @HeraldTribune @millermarinellc

1/12 Tell Kids to Get Good at Stuff Smart Machines Can’t Do (Yet) – Is this what your school is focusing on? @tvanderark @Getting_Smart @wsoeldner

1/12 Teachers’ Union Shoots Itself in the Foot. I’ve worked with teacher unions long enough that this doesn’t surprise me. They also fight online courses. @waltxyz @educationweek

1/11 Why are we so attached to our things? Christian Jarrett’s TED Ed talk is short [4:43] and very interesting. As George Carlin once said: “Other people’s stuff looks like s**t while your s**t looks like stuff. @Psych_Writer @TED_ED @rmbyrne

1/11 Four Ways School Leaders Can Support Meaningful Innovation – Does this happen in your school? @bjfr @MindShiftKQED @sjgorman

1/11 Micro-Schollarships are a New Funding Source for College. This is worth a look. @RaiseLabs @Lynch39083

1/11 Ransomware Attacks Force School Districts to Shore Up — or Pay Up – Is your district sufficiently protected? @educationweek

1/10 The Surprising Secret to Raising a Well-Behaved Kid – Schools should consider sharing this with all parents. @parentsmagazine @EmilyJPH @parenting

1/10 Three Areas Where Having The Innovator’s Mindset is Crucial – Do you have this mindset? @gcouros @dougpete @flipboard

1/9 Getting the Most Out of Your District Technology Support Staff – Be sure to share with your tech staff. @tatumomari @education_com @EdSurge

1/8 Teaching With Technology or Traditionally? The Key is to Balance the Way Out. @14priyankagupta @etr_in

1/8 The Lies We Tell Pregnant Women – This is good for parents and educators as it deals with sex in general with sex education advice. @SexProfSofia

1/8 I Can’t Answer These Texas Standardized Test Questions About My Own Poems. One more nail in the testing coffin? Let’s hope. @saraholbrook @HuffingtonPost @wfryer @techsavvyteach

1/5 Seven Reasons ‘Classroom Leadership’ Is Better Than ‘Classroom Management1 – @DavidGeurin @MrSchoenbart @tomwhitby

1/5 The School Library as Change Agent – What is your library doing to change things up? @k12blueprint @techlearning @LynneOakvik

1/4 Donald Trump and K-12 Education: Five Things to Watch in 2017. Can things get any worse? @PoliticsK12 @AndrewUjifusa @educationweek.

1/4 Why Some Companies Are Trying to Hire More People on the Autism Spectrum – Share with parents of autistic kids you know. @bourreelam @TheAtlantic @beccaleech @AutAdsNAction

1/4 Eight Reasons Why You Should Hire Someone With Asperger’s Syndrome – This all makes sense to me based on my experience. Share with employers you know. @sara_mcguire @lifehackorg @anitrabutler @DrBillChen

1/3 Is the emphasis in your school on punishment and compliance or autonomy and dignity? What’s your answer? @mcleod @millielikesthis @alicekeeler

1/3 Five cloud predictions for 2017 – This is important for schools and teachers too. @JohnPEaston @IBM @johntomlinsonuk @developerWorks

1/2 The Smell Test: Educators can counter fake news with information literacy. Here’s how. Where does your school teach this? @sljournal @OohShiny_Sarah

1/2 Three ‘Simple’ Ideas Every Educator Should Work On In 2017 – All educators should review these. @PeterMDewitt @edweek @CorwinPress

1/1/2017 How Massachusetts Built a World-Class School System – Looks like Massachusetts is the closest thing in the US to Finland. What is your state doing? @CtrEdEcon @educationweek

1/1 Why Social and Emotional Skills Are Vital to Keep At-Risk Students on Track – Does your school address this? @LShallcross @MindShiftKQED @mcguirp @SchoolLeadNow

1/1 Ten CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires. It might be fun to share some of these with high school and college students. @jkaraian @qz @justintarte

1/1 Ten Great Apps to Promote Kindness in the Classroom – Have ten teachers each check one out and report back. @Jlsander07 @Getting_Smart @wsoeldner

12/31 Arkansas schools hire untrained teachers as people lose interest in the profession.

12/31 The corporate/political class thinks we have too many bad teachers when the fact is we don’t have enough. @iamDrWill @hechingerreport

12/31 The arts help kids with math, critical thinking – I hope your school isn’t cutting back on the arts. @MotherNatureNet @CopywriterCorey @Gregbagby @E_Sheninger

12/31 How To Weave Growth Mindset Into School Culture – Does your school need this or does it already have it? @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED @Gregbagby @web20classroom

12/31 Speak Up, Speak Out! The Student Voices That Stirred Higher Ed in 2016 – Let students you know that there is a January 9, 2017 application deadline. @amdulin @EdSurge

12/30 Design Thinking and PBL – These are hot topics in the literature. Are you hip to them? @brholland @JohnsHopkinsEdD @Edutopia @DavidGeurin @MindShiftKQED

12/30 Four Non-Negotiables for Schools – Does this happen uniformly at your school? @gcouros @kkidsinvt

12/30 Five Ways to Amplify the Voices of our Introverts – With discussions online students can’t hide. I’ve seen this in action. @MsVenturino @sarahdateechur

12/29 The Five Obstacles You Must Overcome As a Tech-Savvy Educator – Can you guess what they are? @Lynch39083 @AdvocateforEd

12/28 Toddlers and Touchscreens: What Does the Research Actually Say? The no screens before two sounds good to me. @MarnieKaplan @bellwethered @LarryCuban

12/28 Five Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Unmotivated Students – Who doesn’t want more motivated students? @cultofpedagogy @MrMartinRundle

12/27 Music training speeds up brain development in children. Are your kids taking music lessons? @Lynch39083 @AdvocateforEd

12/27 Ten Things that Immediately Happen when Real Leadership Shows Up – Is there real leadership in your school/organization? @BenjaminPHardy @Medium

12/26 Building a Maker and Design Culture Within Schools = Here are ways one superintendent found to be particularly impactful. It will hopefully inspire both your staff and students. @Glennr1809 @MakerEdOrg @Tastenspieler

12/24 12 Classroom Budgeting Tips for New Teachers – Veteran teachers should check this out as well. @edmodo

12/24 Why Our Coercive System of Schooling Should Topple How coercive is your school? @PsychToday @E_Sheninger

12/24 Bring Excitement Into Any Lesson. – Increase student engagement with these 10 techniques. @RewardingEdu @edutopia @MissGEnrique @lohynova

12/23 Four Ways to Help Students Drive Their Own Learning – This will help move teachers to the passenger seat. @markbarnes19

12/23 Five Ways Design and Making Can Help Science Education Come Alive – Design is an artistic endeavor that values the creative and human-centered application of math, science, and technology. @MindShiftKQED @ChristaFlores15 @CalliWelsch

12/23 Ten Ways to Flip a Kid and Turn Their Day Around – Please share your ideas like I did on this topic in the comments. Let’s get this kid flipping conversation going! @coolcatteacher @v_lees

12/22 What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you. A few more clicks can reveal potential bias of what they find. @chrisberdik @hechingerreport @jwchilders88

12/22 Why Teachers Say Practicing Mindfulness Is Transforming The Work. Teaching is inherently a stressful occupation, and by many accounts, it’s getting more so. This may help. @MindShiftKQED @anya1anya @mattscully

12/22 The four essentials of a successful Genius Hour – If you are doing genius hour or considering it, here is some good advice. @jillbad @eschoolnews

12/21 Visualizing 21st-Century Classroom Design – How does your school measure up? @mary_teaching @mraspinall

12/21 Helping Parents Support Students at the Kitchen Table – This is great advice for parents from top blogger and teacher Starr Sackstein. @mssackstein @edweekteacher @TeachFromHere

12/20 New study shows variety in teachers’ influences on kids’ futures, and how poorly we measure that. Principals should read this. @merkolodner @hechingerreport @KrisGiere @AngelaMaiers

12/20 Teaching Information Literacy Now – How is this handled at your school? @LibrarianMsG @sljournal @DrKMattson

12/20 Enhance Project-Based Learned With These Ten Powerful Tools Have ten teachers each check one out and report back. @mraspinall @bloglovin

1220 Which programming languages are most popular (and what does that even mean)? Deciding which language to learn or teach is confusing. This should help. @DavidGewirtz @ZDNet

12/18 “I Wonder” Questions: Harnessing the Power of Inquiry. Do teachers you know ask ‘I Wonder’ questions? @EdTechAmber @JenWilliamsEdu @edutopia

12/18 Making the Shift from Classroom Management to Classroom Ownership – There is sound advice here for leaders, teachers, and parents. @RACzyz @sstorm01

12/18 How AI can bring on a second Industrial Revolution This is a short [12:xx] Ted Talk by Wired guru Kevin Kelly. @kevin2kelly @wired @TEDTalks

12/17 Talking Math: 100 Questions That Help Promote Mathematical Discourse – Be sure to share with math teachers you know. @Getting_Smart @wterral @MarzanoResearch

12/17 Carol Dweck Explains The ‘False’ Growth Mindset That Worries Her. Carol Dweck has become the closest thing to an education celebrity because of her work on growth mindset. See my summary of her Mindset book here. @mindsetworks @MindShiftKQED

12/17 Eight teacher-loved edtech tools to try in 2017 – Get eight teachers to each try one and report back. @eschoolnews

12/16 It’s official, teachers must relax over Christmas to avoid burnout. Share with any teachers you know. @sloumarsh @clcsimon @AlwaysComputing

12/16 Sara Frater’s Flipped 1st Grade – You don’t need to wait until secondary school to flip your classes. @Buncee @mrssara88

12/15 Teacher Classroom Observations Are a Waste of Money, Economist Argues. Are they a waste of time at your school? @emmanuelfelton @educationweek

12/15 Could robots be marking your homework? Robots should do what they can do to free teachers up for more individual help. @seanjcoughlan @BBC @josepicardoSHS @domnorrish @donaldclark

12/15 How To Ensure Students Are Actively Engaged and Not Just Compliant – Are your students really engaged? @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED @JulieHiltz

12/15 What a School District Designed for Computational Thinking Looks Like – Does your district look anything like this? @chrisberdik @MindShiftKQED @sjgorman

12/14 Six Ways to Empower Teenage Girls’ Sexuality – Parents of young girls should read this. Is it time for female masturbation to be on the sex education curriculum? @RallyCrier @peggyorenstein @HuffPostWomen

12/14 Good News for Teachers: Exercise Builds Brain Power, Too. Do your students understand this? @BrainSMARTU @edutopia @shannonmmiller

12/11 Maybe Instead of Finland, We Should Be More Like Massachusetts? Other states should look at this. @TeachFromHere @PeterMDeWitt

12/11 Seven Creative Alternatives to Showing Movies Before the Break – What are your teachers doing before breaks? @spencerideas @21stCenEducator @c0nvey

12/10 Enliven Class Discussions With Gallery Walks – There are some good ideas here. @WordLib @edutopia

12/10 10 Strategies for Enabling Lifelong Learners in Your Classrooms – See how many you already do. @glodigcit @TeachFromHere @SJR_JimKeefe

12/10 The Seven Steps to Becoming a 21st Century School or District – How many are happening in your school? @kenkay21 @edutopia @pammoran @Braithwaite_ASD

12/10 Betsy DeVos Helped Create Michigan’s Charter Sector. Here’s How It’s Doing. This seems pretty objective. @AriannaProthero @educationweek @BenjaminBHerold @ChartersNChoice

12/9 Teaching in the machine age: How innovation can make bad teachers good and good teachers better. @ArnettTom @ChristensenInst

12/9 One-to-One Computing Drives Growth in the Education Technology Market. Has your school got a 1:1 program? @MDMeg @EdTech_K12

12/9 Embracing Failure: Building a Growth Mindset Through the Arts – What’s the status of groth mindset teaching at your school? @NMschoolforArts @edutopia @avafruin

12/9 Genius Hour Meets Design Thinking – Are either happening at your school? @MissHesslein @MrSchoenbart

12/7 A Blueprint for Successful Arts Education – Arts education has suffered from years of neglect and decline in our schools to make room for tested subjects. @LPerille @EdVestors @educationweek

12/7 Four Videos That Inspire Perseverance – Share these amazing stories with your kids. @aaron_hogan @schug_dennis

12/7 Golden Rules for Engaging Students in Learning Activities – How many happen in classrooms you know? @npinojames @edutopia @getwhatugive

12/6 Five Myths Working Against Character Education in Our Schools – What is your school doing with character education. @SELinSchools @edutopia @getwhatugive

12/6 Seven Step to Starting a Coding Club at Your School – Does your school have one? @Lynch39083 @mwniehoff @AdvocateforEd

12/4 Doing Just One Creative Task Each Day Will Make You Happier. Your talent, or lack thereof, has nothing to do with it. Priscilla FrankVerified account @badgirlpripri @HuffPostArts @JeremyDBond

12/4 Four Ways to Get Your School Future-Ready – Make sure your district is geared up for what’s next in education by collaborating to build a strong infrastructure. @megbcortez @EdTech_K12 @EdCircuit @ediazsan

12/4 Five Team Building Games That Can Teach Critical Thinking Skills – These could be done as part of an after-school program. @glodigcit

12/3 How much teacher autonomy is healthy? My guess is that with the current reforms most teachers don’t have enough. @headguruteacher @allison_fuisz @callmemrmorris @cherandpete @teachmrj @noasbobs @CoyneDcoy

12/3 What Makes a Master Teacher – Have you and teachers you know got what it takes? @gcouros @LeeAraoz

12/2 Why Trump’s Education Pick Scares Unions – This could bre a good class discussion topic. @JasonRileyWDRB @WSJ @BetsyDeVos @rweingarten @millermarinellc

12/2 These 10 Employee Skills Will Soon Be In Huge Demand – How many are dealt with at your school? @larrykim @TheMissionT @MarshaCollier

12/2 Four Things We Need to Always Remember in Education – Can you guess what they are? @gcouros @mikeroberts1973

12/2 Genius Hour – Looking Back to Move Forward – Is anyone at your school doing genius hour? @mraspinall @MsCrawford101

12/1/16 How Internship Program Can Help Students in Career Building? Getting the right kind of internship(s) can make a big difference. @e_rajasthan @kdeep39

12/1 How to Make Sure You Don’t Raise a “Mean Girl” Twelve years after the release of that cult classic, a child psychologist says teen girls are exhibiting crueler behavior than ever before. @gracie_je @springstus @james_minter @micheleborba

11/30 Three Ways That Projects are Better Than Tests. Can you guess what they are? @JasperFoxSR @JasperFoxSR

11/30 Teaching With Technology or Traditionally? The Key is to Balance the Way Out. What’s happening in your classroom? @14priyankagupta @etr_in @MissGEnrique

11/30 Technology and Graduation Rate: A Direct Correlation – Educational technology is needed for a variety of reasons. It provides an alternative method of learning for those who struggle to learn using traditional methods. @Lynch39083 @MarkFraver @edvocatepd

11/30 When Finnish Teachers Work in America’s Public Schools – There are more restrictions to professional freedom in the United States, and the educators find the school day overly rigid. @timdwalk @TheAtlantic @Larryferlazzo

11/29 Here’s what you need to know about Betsy DeVos, likely Education Secretary – The big rub for teacher unions is her support for charter schools and vouchers. What do your students think? @ESN_LAURA @eschoolnews

11/29 The 10 skills you need to thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution – How many are included in your school’s curriculum? @wef @SimonCocking @simonlporter

11/29 How to avoid group think and achieve the wisdom of the crowd – Is your school achieving group genius? @prismdecision

11/28 How do you spot a ‘coasting’ teacher and how can you support them? Every school probably has some. Here is some help. @TeacherToolkit @joevans @MistaB10

11/28 Eight Things to Look For in Today’s Classroom – How many does your classroom feature? @gcouros @TweetinChar

11/28 Five Ways Teachers Can Impact School Culture – Don’t let your school just happen without your efforts. @SteeleThoughts @schug_dennis @ToddWhitaker

11/28 The Push to Diversify Gifted-and-Talented Programs – You can do this by saving seats for poor kids. Should you? @cveiga @jeff_shoemaker @JonathanPlucker @nagcgifted @donnayford @drjlmooreIII

11/26 Five Practices Successful Schools Have in Common – How many are happening in your school? @epatnoudes @daveandcori @EdTech_K12 @NoApp4Pedagogy

11/26 Five Innovative Ways To Create Positive Classroom Culture – These tips come from a middle school teacher but should work in high school. @GibsonEdu @edutopia @jon_wennstrom

11/24 How eLearning Gamification Can Help You Enhance Problem Solving Skills – Gamification involves traditional eLearning elements and engaging game mechanics, such as badges and leaderboards. @cpappas @elearnindustry @TweetinChar @eLearngraphic

12/24 Six Ways To Use Mistake-Driven Learning – Here is how to use mistake-driven learning by building mistakes purposefully into your courses and leverage them for teaching. @vidyakumar @elearnindustry

11/24 Five Innovative Ways To Create Positive Classroom Culture – This is an importnt concept. How is the clture in classrooms you know? @GibsonEdu @edutopia @jon_wennstrom

11/23 South Korea’s Testing FixationMost teachers emphasize that if we fail the Suneung test, the rest of our lives would be failure. People pushing testing here should read this. @anna_m_diamond @TheAtlantic @pasi_sahlberg

11/23 Competency-based education can better inform parents, students, and teachers. Competency-based systems create a more transparent, complete, and accurate, picture of student achievement. @CarriSchneider @nacol

11/23 Ten Easy Ways to Energize Your Classroom Tomorrow: Your Students Will Love It and So Will You. You probably already so some of this but perhaps not all. @CathyNDavidson @HASTAC

11/22 Are outdated computers reverting students to a prehistoric era? What’s the situation at your school? @eschoolnews

11/22 Eight Flipped Classroom Benefits For Students And Teachers – Flipping the classroom is a win-win situation for both students and teachers. @LiviaMihai @elearnindustry @Begabungs @MissGEnrique

11/22 Ten Things That Happen When Students Engage in Design Thinking – How much design thinking is going on at your school? @spencerideas @gcouros @LeonardoEffect

11/22 Trading in Traditional Notebooks for Multimedia Blogs – This sounds like a good idea to me. @Catlin_Tucker @alysoncarp1

11/20 Why pushing creativity out of classrooms will stop children succeeding in the 21st century – How creative are classrooms you know? @guardian @RobinEwing @MJasonHouck

11/20 Growth Mindset: Clearing up Some Common Confusions It leads people to take on challenges, persevere in the face of setbacks, and become more effective learners. @ebriceno8 @MindShiftKQED @fastcranny @JeffHiserBL

11/19 The Common Core State Standards allow for teaching digital literacy, but they don’t make a big push for it. Who wants to be common? @LianaHeitin @educationweek

11/19 Building A Tinkering Mindset In Young Students Through Making – What are your kids making. @MindShiftKQED @rechargeedu

11/17 Lets face it, keeping children sedentary for most of their waking hours is causing harm. Does your kid wear a pedometer? They probably should. @valeriestrauss @jarowell @sierraclub @washingtonpost

11/17 What do Students Lose by Being Perfect? Valuable Failure! Is failure built into your kid’s life? @HKorbey @MindShiftKQED @jwchilders88

11/16 Here’s how homeschooling is changing in America. Recent reforms and their negative impact have caused an increase. @Lynch39083 @edvocatepd @MarkFraver

11/16 Strategies to Help Struggling Writers – Are your students writing well and enjoying it? @RusulAlrubail @edutopia

11/16 No, Finland isn’t ditching traditional school subjects. Here’s what’s really happening. @pasi_sahlberg @valeriestrauss @washingtonpost

11/15 Building bridges: How to share research about children and youth with policymakers – Do what you can to influence policy makers you know. @ChildTrends @juandoming @FrancescPedroED

11/15 Five Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Unmotivated Students – This should help any teacher. @cultofpedagogy @ShiftParadigm

11/15 Students who do nothing but study may struggle to get a job. Share with students you know. @ConversationUS @ConversationUK @jimamay @mentoringminds

11/15 College and career plans hatch in kindergarten – Superintendent deploys projects and technology so students graduate with long-term goals. @klacey11 @DA_magazine @Zalaznick @DefinedSTEM

11/14 Battling Status Quo in Schools – This is an important post. What does your school do? @bethhill2829 @mr_aylen

11/14 Cognitive bias cheat sheet – I suggest that you scan the stuff in bold and read the summary points at the end first. This should work for middle school and up. @buster @PostFilm

11/14 Five Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students – Do teachers you know ask these questions. @WordLib @edutopia @tamaslorincz @aaron_hogan

11/12 Gamifying Our STEM Lab. Leveling Up With Challenges, Digital Badges, Display Pages & More! Check out the crowdsourced Gamification padlet at the end of this post too! @LeeAraoz @KarlyMoura

11/12 Teaching Shakespeare With 21st-Century Technology – I know he is a dead white male but his work is so cool. Share with English teachers you know. @BenjaminBHerold @educationweek

11/12 Growth Mindset: Five Questions to help determine if your school (classroom or district) is aligned with a growth mindset – How does your school measure up? @Bcudly

11/11 The Role of Metacognition in Learning and Achievement – How much of this goes on in your school? @MayaBialik @MindShiftKQED @bashaierk @Mohhsa1

11/11 The Terra Foundation Does Some Cool Things to Support Education. I attended their November 10 conference in Syracuse and had a great time and two meals for $50. @TerraSci

11/10 The 1 Common Mistake That Will Tank Your Presentation – Stories can be powerful. Consider starting with one. @larrykim @Inc

11/10 How Adding Math to a Child’s Home Routine Can Advance Achievement – How much math do you have at home? @Ericnpr @NPR @MindShiftKQED @Begabungs

11/10 Our research shows that when students work on projects, they learn more. I think so too. Do you? @eschoolnews @kerryspeziale @byronmccook @KMLetwinsky

11/9 Five Steps to Implementing Game-Based Learning in the Classroom [+ Game Examples & Downloadable Guide] – Games are powerful learning tools. What’s happening in your school? @JustAGuido @ProdigyGame @Tastenspieler @ShellTerrell

11/9 21 Simple Ways to Integrate Social-Emotional Learning Throughout the Day – This is good advice for all teachers. @weareteachers @eliza990011 @EDUcre8ive @KMarkPet

11/7 Find your own Finland. The US may not be Finland, but we can learn from the Finns. @MichaelFullan1 @ShakeUpLearning

11/7 Pupils perform better after breakfast clubs whether or not they eat anything. What is the breakfast program at your school? @adibloom_tes @tes @Classcharts

11/7 Seven Characteristics of Great Professional Development – Does your professional development measure up? @dperkinsed @TeachThoughtPD

11/7 Teachers Stop Marking It’s time to remove the pain and look at reasons why teachers should work towards an almost marking-free life. @EduWells

11/6 10 Ways to Rethink Your Project Based Learning Directions #HackingPBL Ross Cooper is someone you need to follow. @RossCoops31

11/6 What Happens When We Shield Kids from Boredom? When we offer kids endless entertainment and activities, do we end up stifling their imaginations? @tbelton1 @MindfulOnline @pomdr @surreallyno

11/6 Six Powerful Strategies For Deeper Learning In Your Classroom – How many do you use? @teachthought @mimg1225 @birtchd

11/4 How To Raise Brilliant Children, According To Science – This is a book that parents should consider. @anya1anya @MindShiftKQED @maureencici

11/4 Seven Traits of Effective Teachers – Can you guess what they are? @TeacherToolkit @AllAboutTHEPACT

11/4 Ten Essential Characteristics of a 21st Century Educator – Time to guess again. @gcouros @focus2achieve @DavidGeurin

11/4 How A Happy School Can Help Students Succeed – How happy is your school? Some of this works better in smaller schools. @lilkat_bigworld @NPR_Ed @MedillSchool @AllAboutTHEPACT @SchoolLeadNow

11/2 Why A School’s Master Schedule Is A Powerful Enabler of Change There are some good ideas here once you get past the introduction. @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED @ShakeUpLearning

11/2 The 2016 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K-12 IT Blogs – I use most of these people to populate my Net Nuggets effort. @DFrank @KerryHawk02 @EdTech_K12

11/2 How Arts Education Teaches Kids to Learn From Failure – Everyone starts with bad work and fails to get better. Try to apply this to other disciplines. Be sure to watch the short [5:25] video. @MindShiftKQED @edutopia @ArtDesign_pro

11/1/16 Genius Hour Tips From Mr. C – If you haven’t tried this yet you should. Be sure to watch the short video. @cherandpete @ICTmagic

11/1 What Happens When We Fire All The Bad Teachers? This is an excellent opinion piece. Give to any policy maker you know. @TammysTeachings @EdCircuit

10/31 Growing number of elementary schools now homework-free. What’s happening in your school district? @MrsYoung2nd @CBSNews @csratliff

10/31 Shoot, I Did It Again: Three More Ways to Implement Video in Professional Learning – How are you using video with your students? @MrGeller @edthena @EdSurge

10/31 Why Don’t We Differentiate Professional Development? Should every teacher have their own PD Plan? @PaulineZd @edutopia @tedfujimoto

10/30 Go Formative – See what every student in your class is doing at the same time. @goformative

10/30 Why Growth Mindset Isn’t Working in Schools…Yet – Yet only 50% of teachers surveyed said they have adequate solutions and strategies to shift mindset. @rupa_c_g @EdSurge @flipboard @dougpete

10/30 Pitfalls to Avoid for Effective Group Work – All teachers should check this out. @edmentum @maestradelarte @educasic

10/30 Eight Essential Questions for Planning Personal Learning Experiences – More and more, however, we are beginning to realize the value and provide opportunities for students to learn at their own pace and have personal pathways in their learning journey. @E_Sheninger @KatieMTLC

10/27 Designing With Teens:Five approaches you can use to unpack tough topics with teenagers – @mbredouw

10/27 How Minecraft unlocks creativity and collaboration in classrooms – Microsoft’s smash sandbox is expanding to more schools, and teachers claim real benefits. @ahaywa @sjgorman @macworld

10/27 High schools create career connections. Districts team up with local industry to supply skills students need to succeed in the workforce. What is your district doing? @cristcarolyn @DA_magazine @Zalaznick @Eduporium

10/27 Removing Boundaries Between Subjects – This is a trend world-wide. What are you doing? @cherietanjy @Medium @shamsensei

10/25 5 Amazing Ways Productive People Master Their Time – How many do you do? @larrykim @TheMissionT @Medium

10/24 Technology does not equal innovation, but using technology is often crucial to innovation. Having it and using it well can be two different things. @gcouros

10/24 Surviving Group Projects – Here is advice for teachers and parents. @carlameyrink @theteachingexp @Mr_B_Teacher

10/24 5-Minute Film Festival: 7 Video Writing Prompts for Young Authors – How many teachers in your school do video projects? @VideoAmy @englishteach8 @edutopia

10/24 STEM Inspired vacations – There is no reason that you can’t work some STEM into your kids’ next vacation. @Makebestcrafts @karen_dawkins

10/23 What Do You Do When a Kid Says “I Hate Reading? These are also good tips for kids who don’t hate reading. @WeAreTeachers @Dista11

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  1. Thanks so much for the link, Doug! Really appreciate you linking to my site! I love what you’re doing here. I like the idea of keeping a running list of stuff you find through the summer. I’ll have to consider stealing that in a future site update. ;-)

    Cheers,
    Travis

  2. Thanks for the mention. I did want to say that the video was courtesy of @MikeMcQueen. I was just tweeting out an interesting like.

    I’m enjoying the new clean look of your site, Doug. Thanks for sharing.

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