Build a Culture of Innovation / Classroom Library Tips / Competency-Based Ed

Six Ways Leaders Can Build a Culture of Innovation – Empower Your Employees and They’ll Provide Value in New Ways. @TalentCulture @MeghanMBiro @AKB2BTuneUp

Classroom Library
How to Stock Your Classroom Library – Tips for bringing high-interest, culturally relevant books into your classroom on a modest budget. @WordLib @edutopia @SpanishPlaygrd

Why Competency-Based Education Stalled (But Isn’t Finished) – The idea can sound radical, since it often involves doing away with course structures as we know them, to focus on having students prove they can master a series of skills or concepts one at a time. @jryoung @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

Social/Mobile Media Education

If You Have An iPhone, You Need To Know These 11 Brilliant Tricks. Chances are there is a lot you don’t know about your iPhone.


Ping Pong and the Riddle of Victory – Growing up in England, Pico Iyer was taught that the point of a game was to win. Now, some 50 years later, he’s realized that competition can be “more like an act of love.” @PicoIyer @TEDTalks


Aim Higher: There is No Success without Courage. Courage is the most important of all virtues because without it we can’t practice any other virtue with consistency. Maya Angelou @SkipPrichard @Gurgling_MrD

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Happy quote@LifeWithJohn

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Why It’s Nearly Impossible To Kick A 90-Yard Through A Field Goal – The farthest NFL field goal ever made is 64 yards — why trying to kick any farther than that is nearly impossible to pull off. Share with your school’s football coach. @WIRED

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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