Eighth Grade Movie / Language Learning Secrets / PBL Musts

Eighth Grade Movie
Why the Movie “Eighth Grade” Is Great for Digital Citizenship. Start a conversation about social media and identity with this relatable film. @fearv ‏@CommonSenseEd @eighthgrademov @boburnham

Lýdia Machová: The secrets of learning a new language – She shares four principles to help unlock your own hidden language talent — and have fun while doing it. Language teachers need to check this out. @TEDTalks ‏@kaustabh_phani ‏

What are the non-negotiable elements in Project Based Learning? Here is a list of the six non-negotiable elements in project-based learning. @gavhays @newtechnetwork @tedfujimoto

Social/Mobile Media Education

How to combat ‘phoneliness’ – A new study likens smartphone addiction to substance abuse. Here are some ways to break the habit. @cheapskateblog @CNET @tperran


The World’s 100 Most Nutritious Foods – How many do you and your kids eat? How many are served in your school cafeteria? @BBC_Future


The Winning Mindset: 4 Lessons Michael Jordan Can Teach Your Kids – The winning mindset that Michael Jordan possesses is something all our children can learn from. @DinnerTableMBA @RaisingAStar @sheenamwhite

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Pleasure in job@Imported_Fun

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Woman Boldly Grabs Onto A Distressed Seagull To Remove The Plastic Wound Around Its Neck. A gentle reminder to recycle what you can, cut your soda and beer pack rings and, for the love of god, don’t litter. @Storyful

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

Get It Done

Get It Done: The 21-day Mind Hack System to Double Your Productivity and Finish What You Start by Michael Mackintosh

After the Education Wars: How Smart Schools Upend the Business of Reform – by Andrea Gabor

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

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

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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