Failure is Essential / Great Teacher Traits / Modern Maple Syrup

Failure is Essential

Failure Is Essential to Learning. Failure is not a bad thing. It is a guaranteed and inevitable part of learning in any and all endeavors, and especially as a learning organization. @pblbob @edutopia @DrJacieMaslyk

Three Things Great Teachers Do Differently – Superstar teachers that students love and respect are the ones that think outside the box on a daily basis and make learning fun for everyone. @cpoole27 @RickJetter

How Maple Syrup Is Made The Modern Way – Sap is no longer harvested by hand. Instead, the sugary goodness is fed from the trees through a system of pipes. It’s not too difficult to tap a tree and make your own syrup. @stereokroma @Patreon

Social/Mobile Media Education

I Downloaded the Information That Facebook Has on Me. Yikes. Anyone on Facebook needs to watch this short [3:30] animation. @bxchen @nytimes


The Most Relatively Common Job In Every State, Mapped – Can you and your students guess what it is for your state? @LV_Anderson @Digg


Three Tips to Make Any Lesson More Culturally Responsive – Culturally responsive teaching is less about using racial pride as a motivator and more about mimicking students’ cultural learning styles and tools. @Ready4rigor @cultofpedagogy @craftEDcm

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

You miss a lot of luck if you interact only with your own friends. @JaniceKaplan2 @barnabymarsh

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

We Are Extremely Stoked For The Meg, Which Pits Jason Statham Against A 75-Foot Shark. If you liked Jaws this may be for you. @realjstatham ‏@WarnerBrosEnt ‏

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

Out of Our Minds

Out of Our Minds: The Power of Being Creative by Sir Ken Robinson

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

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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