Phonics & Math / Why Work Out / Summer Learning Ideas

Phonics and Math

Preschoolers Who Practice Phonics Show Stronger Math Skills. Practice with letter-sound interactions positively predicts children’s ability to count, calculate, and recognize numbers. @s_e_schwartz @educationweek @AnthonyStogni

Why children should engage in physical activities in school – Keeping the body moving in school proves to be beneficial for kids as it improves their cognitive performance and they exhibit lesser behavioral issues. @DrLynneKenney @jratey @ANI

Five Uncommon Summer Learning Ideas for Teachers – Many people have the wrong idea that teachers spend their summers traveling and sipping mojitos on the beach or by the swimming pool. @CrushSchool1 @mraspinall @Rdene915 @RACzyz @NowakRo @RitaWirtz @R_CILR @froehlichm @korytellers @Jonharper70bd @lifeismaikai @itsmeSpiri @jenhegna @JanetJlake @atkauffman @MarilynEDU

Social/Mobile Media Education

Four ways to improve digital equity in your classroom – Things are a lot different once students leave the classroom. Since many students lack internet access at home, you shouldn’t assign homework that required technology. @eschoolnews @Rdene915 @LottieSpurlock


19 Artificial Intelligence Technologies To Look For In 2019 – Within the last yer 62% of companies who boosted their enterprises in 2018 by adopting Artificial Intelligence into their workflow. @Randy_Matusky @ipfconline1


Playlists: A Path to Personalizing Learning – The playlist concept stems from the Individual Rotation Model in which each student works from an individual playlist of activities. @Catlin_Tucker @taenos99

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Pat Summit quote@GordonTredgold

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

How Utrecht Became a Paradise for Cyclists – A new short film reveals how the Dutch city reengineered itself around the bicycle, with life- and money-saving results. @mslaurabliss @CityLab

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

Leadership Mindswith

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

Being Digital 23 Years Later by Nicholas Negroponte

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

Should We Be Teaching Optimism? by Dr. Doug Green

Token Ideas for Guest Speakers by Jenna Smith – If you need a high quality plaque check out EDCO Awards and Specialties.

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

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

Hacking Project-Based Learning: 10 Easy Steps to PBL and Inquiry in the Classroom by Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy

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