Escape Room Learning / 5 Q’s for Students / Purpose, Value, & PBL

Escape Rooms
Creating Powerful Student Learning Experiences with Escape Rooms – One teacher found amazing resources to make the process seamless. Here’s what he learned. @MsAmberChandler @Getting_Smart

Five Questions to Ask Your Students To Start the School Year – See if you can guess what some of them are before looking. @gcouros

The Power of Personal Purpose and Value in PBL – We need to balance what students need to learn with experiences that allow students to apply knowledge with purpose and value. That is where Project Based Learning comes into play. @PrincipalHardin @Horizons93 @BIEpbl

Social/Mobile Media Education

37 of the Best Apps for Kids in 4th Grade – Turn your class loose to test them on the weekend. @Lynch39083 @JamesRoy @Edu_Gig

Nap Time


The Biggest Brain Benefits of Taking a Daily Nap – Taking a nap is like rebooting your brain. @Alltopstartups @stillsbyhernan @Medium


Six TED Talks about failing forward – Check out these six TED Talks on failing forward and what it means to persist despite unexpected outcomes. @eschoolnews @dlaufenberg ‏@ramymahmoud21 ‏@jimharshaw

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Couros Student Q's@gcouros

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Baby Octopus Is A Master Of Camouflage Instantly After Hatching – He appears about five seconds in. @VAAquarium

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

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Rocket Science Book

Teaching Isn’t Rocket Science, It’s Way More Complex: What’s Wrong with Education and How to Fix Some of It by Doug Green

Treating ADHD with Music Therapy by Charles Carpenter

The Testing Charade: Pretending to Make Schools Better by Daniel Koretz

3 Ways Schools Can Use SMS to Reach Students During the Holidays by Ken Rhie

Peer Feedback in the Classroom: Empowering Students to be the Experts by Starr Sackstein

Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom by Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Counting What Counts: Reframing Education Outcomesby Yong Zhao & Friends

Check out my tes author page. @DrDougGreen @tesusa

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