Ask Engaging Questions / How to Calm Down / The TQE Method

Engaging Questions
Three Ways to Ask Questions That Engage the Whole Class – These techniques guide all students to process course content and then actively demonstrate their learning. @edutopia @pragmaticmom @NHREC_CTE_BF

Six Evidence-Based Ways to Calm Down – Although stress is a natural part of life that tends to come and go, some people may find it difficult to calm down in stressful situations. @MNT_MariaCohut @mnt

Deeper Class Discussions with the TQE Method – Since implementing this new approach, the author has seen her students reading much more than they used to, and with much more depth than ever before. @MarisaEThompson @cultofpedagogy

Social/Mobile Media Education

Why Social Media is Not Smart for Middle School Kids – Tweens’ brains are simply too immature to use social media appropriately. @drdunckley @PsychToday @EdTechFam

Learning

Editor Who’s Read Over 500 College Admission Essays Gives Her Take On What You Shouldn’t Say. Share with high school seniors you know. @Digg @__della

Leadership/Parenting

How To Ease Students Into Independent Inquiry Projects – This excerpt is from the book Inquiry Mindsets: Nurturing the Dreams, Wonders, and Curiosities of Our Youngest Learners, by Trevor MacKenzie with Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt. @trev_mackenzie @rbathursthunt @MindShiftKQED

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Do it with passion@Ranal55

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

More Cartoons on Teachers and Students – Here are cartoons about the on-going relationship between teachers and students (and their parents) in the ever-present age-graded school. @LarryCuban

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

Harnassing Tech

Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning by Scott McLeod and Julie Graber

The Happy Mind: A Simple Guide to Living a Happier Life Starting Today by Kevin Horsley and Louis Fourie

The Leadership Mind Switch: Rethinking How We Lead In the New World of Work by D. A. Benton and Kylie Wright-Ford

Wise Guy: Lessons From a Life by Guy Kawasaki

From Teacher to Leader: Finding Your Way as a First-Time Leader—Without Losing Your Mind by Starr Sackstein

The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success by Albert-László Barabási

Should We Be Teaching Optimism? by Dr. Doug Green

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

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

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