Context Clues Strategies / Family Math Games / Gallup & PBL

Context Clues
Seven Strategies For Using Context Clues In Reading – We often ask students to use context clues to figure out a word’s meaning; therefore, it is our job to formally teach how authors use them. @TeachThought @EDRobertson16

Ten educational, math-focused family games: Christmas gifts – There are so many different ways to learn/teach and what could be more fun than learning with games? @intheknowmom @Momalwaysknows1

New Gallup Poll Shows Support for Creativity in Learning—and PBL. There’s so much good news in this report for supporters of PBL that I hardly know where to begin. @johnlPBL @PBLWorks @JustinAglio @katiemartinedu ⁦

Social/Mobile Media Education

Burglars Really Do Use Bluetooth Scanners to Find Laptops and Phones. Bluetooth scanners are readily available and easy to use—which means that smash-and-grab car break-in might not have been pure chance. @lilyhnewman @WIRED

Efficiency & Creativity


Efficiency Kills Creativity: Here’s How To Be Innovative Anyway. You’ll get better, more creative results if you focus less on efficiency. @TracyBrower108 @forbes @nancyrubin @RoboticsTech1


The Impact of Media on Teaching and Learning – With the advancements of technology, teaching strategies are changing every day. @lifelearnersng @AnthonyStogni

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

I was wrong@bmoore_20

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Teach The Kids To Code With This Lego Star Wars Droid Kit. Start building those STEM skills early with this Star Wars-themed coding toy. @LEGO_Group @amazon

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

Inside the Box

Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros with Katie Novak

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek

You Are Awesome: 9 Secrets to Getting Stronger and Living an Intentional Life by Neil Pasricha

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

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

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

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