Sex Ed Crisis / Ed Tech Training / Whole Child PBL

Sex Ed Crisis
The Sex Ed Crisis – In classrooms across the country, critical facts about sex are being withheld or distorted in shocking ways. What is happening in your school. @Cosmopolitan

K–12 Experts Weigh In on Training Teachers to Use Education Technology. Teachers and education professionals offer their advice on preparing teachers for a digitally integrated classroom. @EdTech_K12 @HeatherBHayes @AnthonyStogni @Ed_Admn

Educating the Whole Child Through PBL – It’s the ultimate instructional response to the need for real-world relevance and application, problem-solving, collaboration, student engagement, presentation skills, mentors and even tech integration. @mwniehoff @Getting_Smart @wsoeldner

Social/Mobile Media Education

Using Playlists to Differentiate Instruction – In our never-ending quest to find better ways to differentiate and personalize instruction for students. @cultofpedagogy @taenos99 @jamessturtevant

Learning

Are Electric Cars Actually Any Better For The Environment Than Regular Cars? It depends on the size of the battery and where the electricity comes from. There is a lot of good science here. This would be a great source for a student project. @jasonfenske13 @TrulliFormulaE

Leadership/Parenting

Grade inflation will catch up with Ohio students. Although 90% of parents believe their children are at or above grade level, two-thirds are ill-prepared for college. A major reason is grade inflation. This wouldn’t be a problem if you got rid of grades. @MichaelPetrilli @educationgadfly @cinjo @OhioGadfly

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Act Positive@TeacherAdvice @Larryferlazzo

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Average People Try To Keep Up With World-Record Marathon Pace, Fail Miserably. Want to keep up with the pace of world-record holder Eliud Kipchoge? You have to cover 200 meters in 34 seconds and keep it up for two hours. How long could you last? @runnersworld

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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