Teach With Confidence / Kindness with Coding / Build Student Agency

Teach with confidence
How to Demonstrate Confidence in Your Teaching – For some of us, confidence is a revolutionary choice. I think this also applies to K-12 teachers. @bonni208 @HigherEdSurge

Teach Kindness With Coding. Every moment is an opportunity to be kind. @ValerieSousa7 @SCBWI @mraspinall @codebreakeredu

Three Ways to Build Student Agency into Your Lessons – Although many teachers recognize the importance of making students active agents in the classroom, it is easy to overlook student agency when we plan our lessons. @Catlin_Tucker @travislape

TV vs Mobile

Social/Mobile Media Education

People Are Now Spending More Time on Smartphones Than They Are Watching TV. Listening to digital audio (music and podcasts primarily) is the most common app usage, while social network activity comes in second. @adhutchinson @socialmedia2day

Griffen Vulture


The Winners Of The National Geographic Travel Photo Contest Are Breathtaking. There is also a link to take you to more top photographs. @pang_chieh @navin_vatsa @scott1e2310 @NatGeo


Annual Reminder that Graphic Novels are “Real” Reading – What’s great about informal learning outside the classroom is that children are free to pursue their own interests and select their own books! @molly_wetta @BookRiot @meg_allison @frankisibberson

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

30 Teacher Quotes Guaranteed to Improve Your Day – Rather than pick one I’ll let you check them all out. Enjoy. @SimpliTeach

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Office Chair Racing Is Officially the Purest Sport. This is pretty funny. This might be fun to try where you work. Be sure to wear a helmet. @elizabeth_werth @jalopnik

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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