Create Super Readers / Evolution in 6 Minutes / Makers in Classrooms

June 17th, 2018

Create Super Readers
Start with tips for creating super readers. Then it’s a TED talk doing evolution in six minutes and makers in classroom tips. On to creating learning playlists, a tour of a circuit board factory, using picture books with older students, a Dan Rockwell quote, and a trailer for the new Grinch movie.

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Screen Time Fears / 3 Must Reads / Teachers Lead Innovation

June 15th, 2018

Screen Time
Start with a graphic that can help parents with screen time decisions. Then it’s three must-reads for teachers and how teachers can lead innovation. On to the Copyblogger Book Club, your path to success, student-led discussion, a Tony Wagner quote, and flying port-a-potties.

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Authentic & Effective Writing / Real or Fake Innovation / Transformative Questions

June 14th, 2018

7 Ways Writing
Effective writing gets the job done. Here are some tips. Then it’s checking to see if your school’s innovations are real and some transformative questions for adults and students. On to places to learn critical skills, websites to help with homework, teaching coding in all subjects, a finding something different quote, and an eight-year-old drummer.

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If Supporting Student Passion Is So Important, What If They Don’t Have Any?

June 12th, 2018
Teaching Isn't Rocket Science

My informal research has found that many if not most students lack serious interests let along a passion for anything worthy of academic effort. When I ask students what they are interested in or what they want to major in someday, I often get little more than a shrug. So what should we do?

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Thank a Teacher / Year-Round Social-Emotional Skills / How Schools Fail

June 11th, 2018
Thank a Teacher

Time to thank a teacher who made a difference in your life. Then it’s teaching social-emotional schools year round and how schools fail. On to the best features in iOS 12, easy brain breaks, the challenge of poverty, a thinking too small quote, and a 3-D printed house.

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