Teach Children Stories / Reflective Thinking Prompts / Marker Spaces & PBL

Teach Stories
Ditch the grammar and teach children storytelling instead. Writing stories is a craft that is crucial for life. And if the government insists, you can test it, measure it and use it in commerce. @timlottwriter @guardian @annmic @terjepe

38 Prompts Merging Reflective Thinking With Bloom’s Taxonomy – If students are going to be productive in a dynamic society and workplace they will need to be agile, fluid learners. @edteck @TeachThought @Rdene915

Maker Spaces and PBL: Perfect Together – Makerspaces, STEM Labs, Project-Based Learning, Inquiry-Based Learning, and Genius Hour can be combined. @ZywickiR @RebeccaKreider @kjarrett @LFlemingEDU

Social/Mobile Media Education

A List of Podcasts for Educators – I listen to several of these and they are all good. @RACzyz @JamieArmin @BethHouf @KleinErin @JayBilly2 @mgcjusa @nbartley6 @LeeAraoz


New Winnipeg play-based school explores self-directed learning. All of the movement that we are doing is actually laying a foundation for them to be able to sit and listen. @MichelleGCTVx @CTVWinnipegBRK @StressFreeKids @seemeandliz


Seven Practical Tools to Enhance Inquiry-based Learning in Class – This is an awesome collection of web-based applications that facilitate and encourage inquiry-based learning. @medkh9 @EdTechFam

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Live Passionately@Ranal55

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

An Illustration Of Just How Dense Mercury Really Is – Have your students look up the densities of mercury and iron and predict what fraction of the anvil stays above the surface. @theCodyReeder

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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