Fostering a Classroom Community / Different PreSchools / Increasing Your Grit Factor

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Fostering a Classroom Community Virtually or In-Person – With so many learners either 100% remote or in a hybrid learning model, we must ensure that we don’t lose the human side of teaching. @ElisaBostwick @drneilgupta @gcouros

In Preschools, Sharing and Playtime Look Different Now. To support young children’s social and developmental skills, preschools have had to get creative with what were once mainstay classroom practices. @csheasley @edutopia @lainierowell @Rdene915

How to Increase Your Grit Factor – Check out Shannon Huffman Polson’s The Grit Factor: Courage, Resilience, and Leadership in the Most Male-Dominated Organization in the World. @ABorderLife @SkipPrichard

Social/Mobile Media Education

Five Challenges Standing In The Way Of The Success Of VR – Virtual Reality is becoming a big name in fields ranging from education, training, research, marketing, customer service, and much more. It essentially allows humans to live in their dream world and visualize their imagination easily. For this reason, it can transform every sector of our lives. @automeme @DPrasanthNair @Nicochan33 @mikko


Would You Swim In An Icelandic Lagoon Filled With Power Plant Waste Water? Iceland is geologically active and has numerous high-pressure hot water reservoirs, including an artificial hot water beach. After years of experimenting and research, the Blue Lagoon was born. A wonder of the world, they let you take a dip in geothermal power plant wastewater for $35. I’ve been there and it is very cool. @tomscott


Empathetic Remote and Hybrid Learning – Now more than ever, empathy is needed to help everyone get through remote or hybrid learning. The reality is that successes are and have been, overshadowed by fear, stress, and anxiety at levels never experienced. @E_Sheninger @jenhegna

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Don't Judge@drmike_goddard

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

2020 U.S. Open: Flyovers of Winged Foot Golf Club’s West Course, all 18 Holes – This includes strategic insights as to how the world’s best players will attack the iconic layout. @usopengolf @USGA @Deloitte

Recent Book Summaries


IEP & Section 504 Team Meetings…and the Law by Miriam Kurtzig Freedman

Grading and the Law

Grading, Reporting, Graduating…and the Law by Miriam Kurtzig Freedman

Boys and SEX

Boys and Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity by Peggy Orenstein

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves

Reprogramming the American Dream: From Rural America to Silicon Valley – Making AI Serve Us All by Kevin Scott

The Knowledge GAP: The Hidden Cause of America’s Broken Education System and How to Fix It by Natalie Wexler

Upstream: How to Solve Problems Before They Happen by Dan Heath

Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros with Katie Novak

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