Poor Thinking Habits / Value-Added Fraud / Teach Text Structures

Brain Bandage
Poor Thinking Habits You Must Fix to Think More Critically – It’s worth our time to seek ways of improving our thinking and to guide our learners to do the same. @leecrockett

Top Ten Reasons You Can’t Fairly Evaluate Teachers on Student Test Scores – I hope your state has given up on this madness. @StevenSinger3 @EdFocus

When We All Teach Text Structures Everybody Wins. Lately, the mandate to support student reading has been directed outside the English language arts classroom. @cultofpedagogy @tonyvincent

Social/Mobile Media Education

hy digital tools you use in your personal life should be on your Resume – This is good advice for adults and students of all ages. @_nirajshah @TheNextWeb @JaneBozarth @C4LPT


How GPS Works – NASA’s eClips channel on YouTube has a good student-friendly explanation of how GPS works. @NASA @rmbyrne @LaunchpadPro ‏


Backpacks Can Stress Your Students’ Spines More Than Previously Thought. Time to replace all heavy textbooks with laptops. @SarahDSparks @EducationWeek

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Purpose emerges@Leadershipfreak

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

They Hacked Their School District When They Were 12. The Adults Are Still Trying to Catch Up. The district should hire these kids not expel them. @BenjaminBHerold @EducationWeek

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

All Children, Including Those with Learning Disabilities, Benefit from the Arts by Lillian Brooks

Code Breaker

Code Breaker: Increase Creativity, Remix Assessment, and Develop a Class of Coder Ninjas! by Brian Aspinall

Seven Things That Can Spoil Your Relationship with the Students by Kate Khom

Elite Schools

Why Do We Have Elite Schools? Click here for the original post at EdWeek Teacher and consider leaving a comment. @DrDougGreen @MsSackstein @EdWeekTeacher

Hacking Project-Based Learning: 10 Easy Steps to PBL and Inquiry in the Classroom by Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy

The Gritty Truth of School Transformation: Eight Phases of Growth to Instructional Rigor by Amy M. Dujon

Future Driven: Will Your Students Thrive In An Unpredictable World? by David Geurin encourages teachers to look to the future as they design lessons to excite their students.

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood…and the Rest of Y’all Too by Christopher Emdin

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

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