Working Remotely / Skip High-Stakes Tests / Free Opera

Working Remotely
How to Work Remotely When Your Office Closes for Coronavirus — Or Any Time. I’ve been working from home since I retired in 2006. This article offers tips on how to transition for adults and students. @calimorrison @EdSurge

Public Schools Can Recover from the COVID-19 Quarantine by Skipping High-Stakes Tests. Could this be a plus from being sick during a global pandemic? @StevenSinger3 @commondreams @sirjanbindu

Free Opera
Free Opera – If you are looking for some world-class entertainment try the Metropolitan Opera’s free broadcasts. The quality is hard to beat. If you haven’t given opera a chance this is the time. It’s an acquired taste so go for it. @MetOpera

Social/Mobile Media Education

Free Online Live & Recorded AP US, AP World, and AP Government Classes – Tom Richey is planning to host classes three times per week for at least the next couple of weeks. Students can sign up here to participate and be notified when the classes are live. @TomRichey @rmbyrne


FREE Minecraft Education Edition Until June – Make Minecraft part of your plan for distance learning. Microsoft is offering FREE Minecraft Education Edition licenses through June. Students CREATE and EXPLORE and BUILD their learning with Minecraft. This is an excellent tool for students in elementary all the way to 12th grade. @alicekeeler


Can Emotional Intelligence Help Leaders Deal With COVID-19? Emotional intelligence (EQ) can help you better prepare for COVID-19 in the coming weeks and months. For serving leaders, it’s an opportunity to develop a stronger connection and relationships with your team. @TrippBraden

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Stephen Hawking quote@SimpliTeach

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

How To Build Your Own Quarantine Pool Table – What can you and your kids build in quarantine? @RollieWilliams

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

Slaying Goliath

Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight to Save America’s Public Schools by Diane Ravitch

Transcendence: How Humans Evolved Through Fire, Language, Beauty, and Time by Gaia Vince@WanderingGaia.

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

All Children, Including Those with Learning Disabilities, Benefit from the Arts by Lillian Brooks

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