Inquiry Isn’t Fill In the Blank / Learning & Mr. Rogers / Ditching Grades

Inquiry
Inquiry is Not a Fill-in-the-Blank Pursuit. As PYP teachers, is it necessary that we use an inquiry cycle? Fill-in-the-blank, template inquiry will only lead to fill-in-the-blank, template thinking. @mrs_gilchrist

How Learning Science Is Catching Up To Mr. Rogers – Yes, Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood was slow. It was repetitive. This was thoroughly, developmentally appropriate. @anya1anya @MindShiftKQED @JdelaneyJoAnn

Ditching Traditional Grades & My Online Grade Book – The goal is to shift the conversation away from the accumulation of points and, instead, focus on the development of skills. @Catlin_Tucker @Horizons93

Memes

Social/Mobile Media Education

How memes can make lessons interesting – Ever thought that the internet memes, the ones that rule social media, can be just the tool you are looking to add some spice to your boring lecture? @ibookwidgets @ManmeetKaurBha1

Learning

What are blood types? Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to curiouskidsus@theconversation.com. @ConversationUS @Dr_Khan

Leadership/Parenting

It’s Time for Districtwide Teaming and Dreaming. This is a review of Team Makers: Positively Impacting the Lives of Children through District-Wide Dreaming, Collaborating, and Change yy Laura Robb and Evan Robb. @ritaplatt @ERobbPrincipal @middleweb @DisruptedTv

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Relationships@nyweathergirl @LeadAndLearn

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Comparing Less Common Causes Of Death With The Number-One Cause, Visualized – This animated chart pits some unusual but surprisingly common causes of death against each other — and compares them to the number-one cause of death. @DataIsBeautiful

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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