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9/21 Are you over-scaffolding your students? @katiemartinedu @Powtoon @WickedEdTech @gcouros

9/21 Talking to Students About Grief – Supporting students in times of loss is less about finding the right words and more about validating what they choose to share. @brcollins27 @edutopia

9/21 What is 20 Percent Time? A Conversation with A.J. Juliani. Imagine if someone told you to take a whole day, once a week, to set your regular work aside and explore something you’re really passionate about. @cultofpedagogy @ajjuliani

9/21 Seven Questions To Ask Pupils During Lesson Observation – It can be very useful, when observing a lesson, to quiz the pupils as well as watch the teacher. @terryfreedman @MarkFraver @DrAAlston

9/20 School Librarians Are Rockstar Resources. If you want your kids to love reading, take them to a library on a regular basis. @mssackstein @EdWeekTeacher

9/20 Classroom Culture: It’s All About Relationships. Rather than feel overwhelmed, we can pare it all down to one key concept: It’s all about relationships. @Mrs_Gilchrist @TaraMartinEDU @TISLearns

9/20 How One Weird Finding Changed My Perspective on Grades – This deals with the work of Dylan Wiliam, who researched the effect of teacher feedback on student improvement. @hhschiaravalli @dylanwiliam

9/19 School architecture of the future – There are great pictures here of what schools could look like. @rebeccavukovic @teacherACER @irasocol @BartVerswijvel

9/19 Avoid these four edtech mistakes in your classroom. These four common mistakes that impede technology integration and thereby student achievement and growth. @MrsDale_Edu @iste @GHS_MediaCenter

9/18 Station Rotation Model: Grouping Strategies – The Station Rotation Model is a blended learning model where students rotate through a series of online and offline stations. @Catlin_Tucker @iamDrWill

9/18 What Doesn’t Work: Literacy Practices We Should Abandon – With time pressure being what it is, we need to look for things to stop doing. @nellkduke @edutopia @DrKatrinaKeene @aaron_hogan

9/18 Five Ways to Build Real Teacher-Student Connections for the Year Ahead – This is probably the most important thing that teachers do. @TheConnectedEdu @EdSurge @DrKatrinaKeene @MattHarrisEdD

9/18 When Educators Act Like Gateways Rather Than Gatekeepers, Students Are More Likely to Get Through College. There is an inspirational story here. @edu_post @iamDrWill

9/17 Will Tech Ever Replace Textbooks? – Almost every other industry in the world has been disrupted by digital products. @adaptemy @EdTechNerd

9/17 Schools campaign to end ‘immoral’ Sats pressure. Schools are urged to sign a charter putting pupils’ broader education and wellbeing above scores. @tes @JasonElsom

9/17 Why Students Should Co-Create the Classroom from Day One – Instead of walking into a carefully designed class that’s adorned with decorations and already set class rules, students are experiencing something new on the first day of school. @TeachOnTheEdge @Getting_Smart @tvanderark @teachontheedge

9/15 Bosses get better results when they aren’t total jerks. Share this with jerky bosses you know. @MarisaDellatto

9/15 Fourteen Ways to Tech-Up Your Classroom – Getting use to tech-enabled educational tools in the classroom need not be a huge undertaking. @neolms @JamesRoy

9/15 Integrating Makerspaces Throughout the Curriculum – The makerspace isn’t just a fixed space where kids come and go to complete busywork. It’s an extension of a well-established approach to educating students that has applications and deep implications across disciplines. @THE_Journal @RickettsKate @akapelican

9/13 Ten Traits of a Great Manager, According to Google’s Internal Research – Google is giving you a glimpse inside its robust research on what makes a great manager. @stavziv @TheMuse @EmilyDouglasHC @Inc

9/13 Nine Simple Steps To Increase eLearning Engagement – New eLearning platforms offer lots of bells and whistles, but often times this can prove to be more distracting than anything. @VickiZam @elearnindustry @RickettsKate @unicorntraining

9/13 Sixteen Ideas for Student Projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms – Google Drive is far more than a place to store files online. @cultofpedagogy @iamDrWill

9/13 Five Case Studies That Prove Learning Games Work – Game-based learning is a hot topic and it doesn’t take long for somebody to ask the question: Does it actually work? @RickettsKate @echo360 @elearnindustry

9/12 Are You Integrating Personalized Learning Into Your Curriculum? Personalised learning with the help of Artificial Intelligence will change the Education System. @AnjliJain @EntrepreneurIND @CConsortiumOrg @RickettsKate @DrAAlston

9/12 How can schools best prepare students for the future? Give them real work to do. At Iowa BIG, teens address their community’s most pressing needs — and the results are benefiting them and their town. @dintersmith @TEDTalks

9/12 Everything You Need to Know to Get Started With AR/VR in the Classroom – Getting started with augmented and virtual reality may seem overwhelming, but with the right approach, successful implementation is achievable. @JaimeDonally @EdSurge @techamys

9/12 Teaching ‘grit’ is bad for children, and bad for democracy. Also see my summary of Grit by Angela Duckworth. @NTampio @aeonmag @angeladuckw @impishchimp

9/11 How Design Thinking Can Help Teachers Solve Real Problems—and Find Their Voice. This model is scalable to schools nationwide. @lportnoy @EdSurge

9/11 The Four Brain Superpowers You Need to Be a Successful Leader, According to Neuroscience – Leaders who understand how brains work can make themselves and their teams more nimble, innovative, and resilient. @Randy_Matusky @LeighEBuchanan @Inc

9/11 Teachers use tech to share Indigenous lessons. Baldhead is part of a group of students in the Indian Teacher Education Program at the University of Saskatchewan working to marry these historic lessons with today’s classrooms. @Yuri_Druzhinin @CBC @DaisyDyerDuerr

9/11 Simple Ways to Support Your Teachers at the Start of the Year – Solutions that administrators can implement ahead of time to resolve four common challenges teachers face as a school year begins. @lernbetr @edutopia

9/10 What Commercialization is Doing to Cannabis – It seems that a lot of white guys are getting rich selling highly concentrated THC products to the most challenged among us. Teachers and parents should listen and share with students. @BenCortConsult

9/10 Three Ways to Engage Students With Hard Fun – Also consider picking up Brian Aspinall’s Code Breaker book. @mraspinall

9/10 New Personalized Learning Report for Parents and Communities – Teachers, leaders, students and families in communities across the country are coming together to explore how schools can better prepare students to succeed after graduation. @susandpatrick @Getting_Smart @CarriSchneider @TVanderark @CarriSchneider

9/10 How Do We Make Homework Worth It? Today Matt Miller co-author of Ditch that Homework talks about homework. @jmattmiller @coolcatteacher @chasemitsuda

9/9 Genius Hour – Looking Back to Move Forward – Genius Hour, a “progressive” approach to teaching and learning is quickly sweeping classrooms across the globe. However, the notion of encouraging kids to learn through play has been around forever. @mraspinall

9/9 Ten Inspired Tech Trends Every Teacher Should Know About – A bevy of tech tips and trends is brightening classrooms including 360-degree video, thoughtful ways to use Alexa, and the sleeper Google tool for improving note-taking and research. @stephenoonoo @EdSurge @DrKatrinaKeene @dsdPD

9/9 What Every “B” Student Has in Common – See if you can guess before you read on. Be sure to check out the Socrative App mentioned here. @lportnoy @Medium @MathPatty @Socrative

9/9 Embracing a “Tasks Before Apps” Mindset – Digital platforms can give children access to learning experiences that meet their individual needs. @ClassTechTips @ASCD @diane_larsen

9/8 What’s school without grade levels? One district’s drive to teach competencies means eliminating age-based classrooms. @chrisberdik @hechingerreport @JosieHolford

9/8 Eight Hiring Stats That Will Chane the Way You Recruit – This is aimed at business, but applies to education as well. People looking for work should also read this. @MarenHogan @Social_Hire @i4_FranklinU @caranorth11

9/8 It’s About Relationships, Stupid. Relationships need to be face-to-face if they are to be effective. This applies to schools too. @SimonCocking @Irish_TechNews

9/7 Active shooter school drills may do more harm than good. I totally agree with this. Sorry about the short ad at the beginning, but this is important. Joy Levinson Clinical Psychologist @nypost

9/7 Ten reasons Every Teacher Needs A Professional Learning Network – A Personal Learning Network is a way of describing the group of people that you connect with to learn their ideas, their questions, their reflections, and their references. @TeachThought @tyeducators

9/7 Ten Questions for Educators to Chew On – These are ten questions that parents should ask if they want to get a real sense of what’s happening in their child’s school. @rickhess99 @EducationNext @AEIeducation @educationweek

9/7 Why We All Need Mentors and How to Make it Happen – Take a moment and think about the different mentors that you have had in your life. How many of them were teachers? @Rdene915 @Getting_Smart @sjgorman

9/6 California may soon let kids sleep in on school days. A bill passed by lawmakers last week would ban crack-of-dawn classes. What is your state doing? @JaneRidleyNY @nypost

9/6 Three Ways to Combat Recipe Learning – If you expect every student to produce the same thing you have assigned a recipe. @web20classroom @MarkFraver

9/6 Listening to Kids and Designing from Scratch for Timeless Learning – “We have rejected the mass standardization of learning that has dominated schools for decades,” said the authors. @pammoran @irasocol @csratliff @Getting_Smart @barbaratreacy

9/6 Twelve Sites and Apps for Learning to Code – Have your kids check them on and report back. @scratch @crunchzaster @code__maven @TouchDevelop @codemonkey18 @thunkable @rmbyrne

9/3 Twelve Ways to Upgrade Your Classroom Design – Does your classroom look like a place where students would choose to spend time? @cultofpedagogy @AngelaStockman @cristama

9/3 Demand that Kindergarten Be a Happy Time and Place: A “Garden for Children!.” Five-year-old children face unjustifiable, draconian reforms that push them to learn earlier than ever before. Stop the madness. @NancyEBailey1 @GetUpStandUp2 @DEY_Project @LiteracyCounts @BadassTeachersA @DianeRavitch

9/3 Here’s What Past School Librarians of the Year Are Planning for 2018-19. Be sure to share with librarians you know. @karayorio @sljournal @MCChildsBookDay

9/3 The Importance of Curiosity and Challenge in Education – School should become a place where curiosity is developed in individuals no matter what factors have led to its decline. @gcouros

9/2 The Elements Of A Digital Classroom – The driving question here has something to do with purpose and tools and spaces. @terryheick @TeachThought @rudytoot1

9/2 Comic Books Still Count as Reading – I’m sure they helped me learn to read and made me a life-long reader. @lucasjmaxwell @BookRiot @glenthornelrc @joshchoward

9/2 The First Six Weeks: Strategies For Getting To Know Your Students – The better we know our students, and the more they know we know them, the more invested they become in school. @balancedteacher @TeachThought @rudytoot1

9/2 Elementary school hires four-legged staff member. Milano will use his skills to help Violet Avenue Elementary School students struggling with a multitude of issues. @PoJoNSchutzman @PokJournal @mraspinall

9/1 Five Structures for Helping Students Learn Project Management – If we want students to think like artists, entrepreneurs, and engineers, they need the chance to design real projects. Be sure to watch the short [1:34] video @spencerideas @Medium

9/1 Three Ways to Introduce AR into the Classroom – Here, a school library specialist shares how she turned teachers and students from skeptics into evangelists. @suesclafani @THE_Journal @rudytoot1

8/31 Project-Based Learning Is Just the Beginning. A district is preparing its students for the future by focusing on the skills and connections students will need in their careers. @MarkFraver @STMath @Find8Fences

8/31 Vegan Parents’ School Lunch Experiences – Portland is known for its progressive politics, yet the city’s schools don’t offer vegan hot lunches. What does your school do? @PressHerald @JoshuaPStarr @PortlandSuper @AveryYaleKamila

8/30 Play-Doh on the First Day of School – An Alternative to “What Did I Do This Summer?” @jedikermit

8/30 Teachers Need Genius a Hour, Too. Everyone should give themselves a genius hour. @spencerideas @Pen63

8/30 How Design Thinking Can Help Teachers Solve Real Problems—and Find Their Voice – This conference is worth considering. @lportnoy @killersnails1 @KristiMeeuwse

8/28 Creating vocabulary notebooks with a purpose – This teacher had the great idea to create template books for her students. She chose Apple’s Keynote app to create the template. @asheehy1 @datadriven2017 @BookCreatorApp

8/28 Three ways to help any kid be more creative – The world’s problems demand bold, new solutions, so today’s children need to develop open, agile minds. @davideagleman @NeoSensory @BrainCheck @TEDTalks

8/28 A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words. If visuals are so powerful for learning, why don’t we use them more often? @E_Sheninger @DavidGeurin

8/28 How to Spread Growth Mindset among Students – When students have this mindset, they believe that they can improve their knowledge and intelligence over time. Also see my summary of Mindset by Carol Dweck. @SilviaWoolard @mrkempnz @yhalushka @CarollDweck

8/26 The Educator’s Guide to Creativity & Copyright – Whether they’re working in class or at home, students are accessing, viewing, creating, and sharing media as part of their day-to-day academic experiences. @KerryHawk02 @larrymagid @ConnectSafely @rudytoot1

8/26 Why I Don’t Have Classroom Rules – A high school teacher tries a classroom management experiment thinking it will fail. Years later, he’s still at it. @dandrewt @edutopia

8/26 Discover how teachers use blended learning to help students succeed. Learning management systems can save time and promote success. @jessicaschuess @D2L @garybartanus

8/26 Anticipating and Answering Parent Questions about Edtech – Edtech can be a whole new world for parents on the receiving end of the shift to blended learning and technology integration. @LexiaLearning @Eduporium

8/25 Ten Tips for New Teachers – Veteran teachers should review tham too. @cultofpedagogy @gcouros

8/25 How to Bridge Theory and Practice in the Classroom—With a Real World Tech Twist – Always ask how this lesson is going to apply to a job students may someday have. @WendyMcMahon @EdSurge @DrKatrinaKeene @DrAAlston

8/25 Seven 3D Printing Lessons for Teachers – The team at Thingiverse Education recently shared some of their spotlight lesson plans for 3D printing. @thingiverse @ClassTechTips @makerbot @SimpleK12

8/23 Ten reasons teachers can struggle to use technology in the classroom – While teachers are expected to integrate technology into the classroom, the reality can be very different. @ConversationEDU @WickedEdTech

8/23 Three Tips on Connecting Social Studies and STEM – Just because the “s” in STEM does not stand for “social studies” does not mean that social studies does not have a place. @meg5han @definedstem @MarkFraver @DefinedSTEM

8/23 Five Ways Blended Learning Leads To Proficiency – The most important factor that differentiates a top performer in an organization from the average employee is their proficiency at work. @ayesha_commlab @elearnindustry @commlabindia @RickettsKate @UOIT_BA_ESDT

8/23 Schools are using AI to track what students write on their computers. Some have turned to software companies like Gaggle, Securly, and GoGuardian to surface potentially worrisome communications to school administrators. @SimoneStolzoff @qz @garybartanus @jordosh

8/21 How teachers ‘contribute’ to disruptive behaviour – The uncomfortable truth about poor behaviour is that teachers can be a major cause. @drlindagraham @tes @Classcharts

8/21 Twenty Ways To Provide Effective Feedback For Learning – While assessment gets all the press, it is feedback for learning that can transform a student’s learning. @laurareynolds75 @teachthought @SaneeBell @Jeff_Zoul

8/21 Ten Bold Ideas Principals Can Embrace This School Year – Principals, the start of a new school year can be hectic. But it’s also a time to reflect – and potentially change your ways. @JustinAglio @educationweek

8/21 Build Energy in Your School. The Energy is what we bring in ourselves to our schools and what others help unleash in others. @gcouros @a_fenstermaker

8/20 Making room for grassroots change – Teachers may be key to education innovation, but they need support from the top. @TaraGarciaM @hechingerreport @garybartanus @pbsteachers

8/20 Four-Year-Old Delivers Most Passionate Speech About Reading. Consider showing this to your kids. @bonitianniti @aplusapp @mraspinall

8/20 Build Student Trust by Sharing Stories on the First Day. One teacher suggests that the most valuable way to set the stage for a successful new year is to focus on a story. @educationweek @EdWeekTeacher

8/20 Six Key Principles That Make Finnish Education a Success – The principles that guide the development of Finland’s national educational system emphasize the school as a learning community. @MariaMuuri @EdSurge @DrKatrinaKeene @Piola_F

8/19 Only Superheroes Teach Online. It’s not for everyone as it can take much more time and require a different skill set. @SimpliTeach

8/19 Are You Integrating Personalized Learning Into Your Curriculum? Personalised learning with the help of Artificial Intelligence will change the Education System. @AnjliJain @CConsortiumOrg @EVC_Ventures @EntrepreneurIND @MarkFraver @DrAAlston

8/19 Sixteen Practical Strategies for Differentiating Your Teaching – Differentiated teaching strategies are key in fostering a learning culture that benefits students from various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and meets their various learning styles. @medkh9 @EdTechFam

8/17 Sending Your Kid to College? Send Them With Fentanyl Testing Strips and Naloxone. Think of them as an essential harm-reduction tool, like condoms. @thesmallpicture @TempleUniv @Slate

8/17 Suspensions Don’t Teach. Restorative practices—an alternative to punitive justice—keep kids in school, where they can learn how their behavior affects others. @mrwheeler18 @edutopia @Gregbagby @JenWilliamsEdu

8/17 The 5 P’s: Meaningful Classroom Rules – Be Positive, Productive, Polite, Prepared, and ResPectful. @lkoplik33 @TeacherVision @DrCSJones @tbresnahan1 @MSAA_33 @MGeoghegan22 @BobSil42 @UxbHSPrincipal

8/16 Five Ways to Build Real Teacher-Student Connections for the Year Ahead – There is a growing consensus that this is the most important thing that teachers do. @TheConnectedEdu @EdSurge @TheConnectedEdu

8/16 Answerables: A Learning Management System Inside a Video Game – This looks to be very innovative. Be sure to watch the short [1:39] video. @ClassTechTips @answerables1 @markwu

8/16 Five Ways to Boost Metacognition In the Classroom – Our students will inhabit a world of constant change. But how do we help students navigate that maze? @spencerideas @curriculumblog @gcouros

8/14 Grading for Mastery and Redesigning My Gradebook – Is your school akin to a Pacman game where students are myopically focused on gobbling up points and, as a result, miss the point of learning entirely. @Catlin_Tucker @tweenteacher

8/14 Ten Strategies for making the target language more comprehensible – It’s clear that things need to be more visual for most of us. @MundodePepita @kidworldcitizen @SpanishPlaygrd

8/14 Collaborating With Your School Librarian – Here are ten ways to work with your highly trained colleagues in the library to enhance literacy instruction. @gregorjm @edutopia @pammoran @ethorsenahs @EdCoach4Change @imcraddock @andie245 @BeckyFisher73 @JASub

8/13 How do you improve schools? Start by coaching principals, says new study. This approach is about support, not compliance. @marta_w_aldrich @chalkbeattn @stdulmage

8/13 ‘Lost in the Cracks’: Alabama District Brings Personalized Learning to Incarcerated Youth. One school district hopes a personalized virtual school program will offer incarcerated learners a second chance. @JennyAbamu @EdSurge

8/13 The Most Effective Ways of Helping Students Love Learning – In the struggle to teach kids the knowledge they need to thrive, your greatest allies are students themselves. @leecrockett @garybartanus @4GBrotto

8/13 Collaborative Lesson Planning – This short [8:22] video shows how one school does this. If your teachers aren’t collaborating they are missing the boat. @TeachingChannel

8/12 A Classroom Library, If You Build It They Will Read. Students who are able to utilize a well-stocked, diverse classroom library spend 60% more time reading. @CBethM @jcbailey3 @jedikermit @colbysharp

8/12 Seven Job Skills Of The Future That AIs And Robots Can’t Do Better Than Humans – Are they teaching these skills at your school? @BernardMarr @Forbe @DaHinegardner @E_Sheninger

8/12 Twenty New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic] Users with a personal Google account can now both join and create classes. This opens so many doors for teachers, students, and parents to connect, collaborate and learn. @ShakeUpLearning @ryanrismiller

8/12 Kids Need Play and Recess. Their Mental Health May Depend on It. One noteworthy reason that has contributed to our mental health crisis is that recess and play are on the endangered species list in our public schools. @MikeHynes5 @PeterMDeWitt @DrPowersKHS @educationweek

8/9 Three Challenges for the Future of Education – You will have to figure out on your own how to meet these challenges. @gcouros @sarahdateechur

8/9 Why Are We Still Personalizing Learning If It’s Not Personal? Is it possible to too much personalization is not good either? @paul_emerich @EdSurge @DrKatrinaKeene @PHausTech

8/9 Get Your FREE Copy of The PBL Playbook. We’ve seen what can happen when students are presented with a problem to solve, a challenge to overcome. @ajjuliani @NoApp4Pedagogy

8/9 Blend Online and In-class Discussions to Give Every Student a Voice. The act of telling or explaining what they know cements students’ understanding of concepts. @Catlin_Tucker @garybartanus

8/7 The Failure Movement – Many educators seem to design lessons with the whole purpose being to force kids to fail at something so that they can learn from it. Should we? @eduappsandmore @garybartanus

8/7 Twenty Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher – How many do your teachers show? @TeachThought @markbarnes19

8/7 Four Reasons to Tackle Flexible Learning Spaces – One principal gave every teacher was given money to spend on furniture for his/her classroom. @RossCoops31 @TheBradCurrie

8/7 Seven Ways Digital Age Techers Use EdTech to Boost Student Achievment – How many are in use at your school? @Lynch39083 @techedvocate

8/6 When Administrators Keep Teaching – Teaching keeps school leaders connected to students and other teachers and lets them feel the effects of their own decisions. Even if you can teach on a regular basis guest lessons are a good idea. @tweenteacher @edutopia @chi_molecule @TheresaJHall

8/6 Creating Space for Risk – By redefining failure as part of learning, we give children choices to take risks, opportunities to excel, and the support to grow into their potential. @mthornton78 @edutopia @irasocol @PeacefulSmile @PassmanACPS

8/6 Four Big Shifts That Can Personalize the Learning Journey – What needs to happen to move your school or district toward an effective implementation of personalized learning? @EdSurge @DrKatrinaKeene @engageducate

8/6 Your child may need this skill as much as literacy and numeracy. Do you know what oracy is? @wef @ProfeEdTech @ims_smith @TeachSDGs
8/5 The Problem With Being Gifted – I’ve worked with a lot of gifted kids and I found this to be interesting. @MindWithAView @PsychToday @DrBillChen

8/5 Ten Tips for Promoting Creativity – This is a rich resource. How much of this is happening at your school? @TeacherToolkit @HillMrispo

8/5 How to help adult students succeed – Adult learners comprise the fastest-growing population pursuing higher education in the U.S. today. @EducationDive @garybartanus @echo360

8/5 The Value of Instructional Comics for eLearning – Skillful instructional designers juxtapose visuals and text for both synchronous and asynchronous training. @LearnNuggets @learningsolpub @garybartanus @iTechSpec

8/2 Developing Wisdom in Schools – Most people mistake wisdom for education. Seeking wisdom is not the same as gaining knowledge. @gcouros

8/2 Five Worthwhile Risks for New Teachers – Veterin teachers should read this too. @MrBronke @TeachingChannel

8/2 Seven Personal Growth Questions Every Teacher Must Ask Themselves – These questions should be good for summertime reflection. @leecrockett @glodigcit @Hubert_edu

7/31 Three Important Factors in Asking Better Questions – Transformative teachers are continuously focused on asking questions rather than thinking they know all of the answers. @gcouros @KenleyDan @Maryrosecaulfie

7/31 Using a Mock Trial to Build Literacy Skills – Having students present the arguments in a law case gives them a context for developing reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. @ShaneSafir @edutopia @datadriven2017 @Avenues_org

7/30 My parents didn’t teach me about digital literacy. Share with parents you know. @GSmith_ @Dunlop_Sue

7/30 Four Entrepreneurial Skills We Should Be Teaching in Schools – Most American K-12 schools don’t teach entrepreneurial skills, leaving kids ill-prepared for the future. @focus2achieve @Jonharper70bd

7/29 A Classroom Where Everyone Feels Welcome – Six strategies for building the strong relationships with students that are the heart of a culturally inclusive classroom community. @JaniceWyattRoss @edutopia

7/29 Four Ways to Make Virtual Reality Integration Pay Off – Districts investing in VR integration in the classroom should make sure they get the best bang for their buck. @tynanwrites @EdTech_K12 @SimpleK12

7/29 It’s never too early to start teaching digital citizenship skills. Social media is a powerful medium, and students will be expected to understand how to ethically use those services. @EducationDive

7/29 Five Steps to Create a Personalized Learning Plan for your Learners – Customizing lessons for each learner is more effective than a standardized approach; and in doing so, a personalized learning plan is required. @cherietanjy @mogultechint @thepathwayapp

7/28 How to Implement Choice-Based Learning in Your Blended Classroom – One of the most effective ways to get students engaged in the learning process is via choice-based learning. @mikeroberts1973 @Schoology

7/28 Eight Genius Research Projects for K–2 Students You Will Definitely Want to Try – @stacytornio @WeAreTeachers @PledgeCents

7/28 Six Tips For Creating A Positive Learning Environment In Your Classroom – How many of these do your teachers do? @ASCD @tee62

7/28 Five Reasons You Should Seek Your OWN Student Feedback – Yes, it’s scary. Yes, it’s easy to assume you already know what students think about your class. @cultofpedagogy

7/27 Eight Ways to Lead- A Mindset Shift for Teachers – Leadership is influence, nothing more and nothing less. @sandeeteach @Medium @JohnMaxwellTeam @alienearbud

7/27 Ten Ways to Sabotage Your Classroom Management – The small things you do could be wreaking havoc on your whole system. @cultofpedagogy

7/27 Twenty Five things to try in your classroom next year – Teachers can use the summer to identify and learn about educational approaches or tools they want to use in the next school year. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

7/27 Ten Great Books on Autism for Parents and Teachers – Your school should order one of each for the professional development library. @medkh9 @crewsertech

7/25 Report: The Real Role of Blended Learning in Instruction – A new guide on blended learning reminds school district leaders that blended isn’t a goal unto itself; nor is it a specific instructional approach. @Schaffhauser @THE_Journal @AnthonyStogni @MattHarrisEdD

7/25 Three Ways to Help Move Your Boss Forward – George Couros reached out to his Twitter followers to get some advice on this topic. @gcouros

7/23 Designing Learning They’ll Love—Making Learning Personal – Imagine an education system designed around learner preferences; where students discover new concepts in ways that are most comfortable for them and then demonstrate their understanding of those concepts using abilities and talents unique to them. @edwebnet @achieve3000 @celsberry @JamesRoy

7/23 How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher – Transformational teachers share best practices, build mentoring relationships, observe their peers, keep things fresh, model their subject’s usefulness, and demonstrate caring beyond what they teach. @spinedu @edutopia @stdulmage

7/23 Sixteen Ideas for Student Projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms – Also checkout Google Drive Basics: 3-Course Bundle. @cultofpedagogy @leslie_whitt

7/22 The THree “E’s” of Building a Great School Culture – Be sure to give George Couros some feedback if you read this. @gcouros @Aforbus

7/22 The Eight Best Pathways to Teaching Creatively in Any Classroom – Creativity is a thing of the heart and the mind. We know that creativity can be taught and learned. In today’s multimedia world, it’s as important a skill as problem-solving, critical thinking, and group collaboration. @leecrockett

7/22 Six Messages Every Student Should Hear On The First Day Of School – Consider posting these messages in your classroom or home. @jackiegerstein @terryheick @TeachThought

7/22 Future Workforce: Ready, Set, Blastoff! For the five top skills whatch the short [0:40] animation. @DellTech @TechMinock @DAQRI

7/20 The NAACP Once Again Opposes High Stakes Standardized Testing. This is a policy shift and looks like good news to me. @StevenSinger3 @coopmike48

7/20 Preparing Your Students For Successful Futures – Are you preparing your students for life beyond education? @TeacherToolkit @garybartanus @Eduporium

7/20 Does Online Education Help Low-income Students Succeed? Several new studies conclude that low-income students at U.S. community colleges may not be as well served online as their residential peers. @DrKatrinaKeene @povertynews @EdSurge

7/20 Don’t Waste the First Day of School. The first day of school is an opportunity. It’s a chance to let students know what they can expect from you and your class. Will the class be teacher-centered or student-centered? Will they work in isolation or collaborative groups? Will they be challenged or not? @Catlin_Tucker @Pen63

7/18 Ten Ways to Create the Classroom of the Future – How many of these are happening in your school? @Lynch39083 @AdvocateforEd

7/18 Getting Curious (Not Furious) With Students – When teachers get curious instead of furious, they don’t take the student’s behavior personally, and they don’t act on anger. They respond to student behaviors rather than react to them. @WordLib @edutopia @scholzet

7/17 Five ways to make your presentation better – This is pretty solid advice. Be sure you follow it. @thisissethsblog

7/16 Looking to Ditch Traditional Grades? Here’s How to Get Stakeholders On Board. Schools should switch from traditional grading to competency-based evaluations. They’re more authentic, more meaningful, more logical, and they just make sense. @jencurtis0345 @EdSurge @lisa_westman

7/16 Five Questions to Ask Your Students To Start the School Year – In your time as a student in K-12, what made an impact on you. Not who, but what? What do you remember that influenced you today? @gcouros @demeka03

7/16 Five Questions to remove from your classroom. Keep it simple and look at the language the students are using in the classroom. @EduWells @EdTechNerd

7/16 The first year of teaching is notoriously tough. Denver is experimenting with a new approach. @MelanieAsmar @ChalkbeatCO @demeka03 @mtoro91_torres

7/15 How to boost math skills in the early grades – Early math skills, though critical to academic success, get far less attention than literacy in high-poverty classrooms. @GonserSarah @hechingerreport @pdkintl @DREMEmath @NCTM

7/15 A Town Helps Transform Its School. A low-performing rural school in New Hampshire reached out to the local community for help turning things around. @CommKr8veWriter @edutopia @pammoran @GrantLichtman

7/15 Inside an Adaptive-Courseware Experiment, Glitches and All – If you are doing this you need a plan to get everyone back on track. @jryoung @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

7/15 How to Cultivate Communication Skills in the Classroom – Communication is one of the most essential twenty-first-century skills, but teaching these skills is not an easy task for teachers. @ShakeUpLearning @TechChef4U

7/14 Ten Easy Ways to Create an Awesome #SchoolCulture This Year – Here are some simple ideas on quick ways you can connect with students. How many are you already doing? @gcouros @gormang

7/14 Fourteen Badge Ideas to Engage and Motivate Learners – How to use badges to build habits, encourage socialization, and teach learners how to use your system. @darjeelingblend @LearnDashLMS @MarkFraver @DaisyDyerDuerr

7/14 We’ve had to prepare for jobs that don’t exist yet before. It’s difficult to teach job-related skills when it’s unclear what those jobs will be. But we’ve been here before. Here’s what we need to do. @gwenmoran @marasiganjayr @FastCompany @donnamurdoch @C4LPT

7/14 Teachers share tips on making makerspaces accessible to all. You don’t need a 3D printer to have a makerspace. @sharonlurye @hechingerreport @snbeach @iste

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7/13 Ten Self-Reflective Questions for Every Teacher – Using self-reflective questions is a way to debrief the learning processes in the classroom in order to improve and grow. @leecrockett @glodigcit

7/13 What Summer Slide Actually Means and Five Ways to Fight It – There is still time to avoid the summer slide for your kids. @EdSurge @Edu_Gig

7/13 Ten Reasons Kids Should Learn to Code – Be sure to watch the short [1:48] video. Let your kids watch it too. @mraspinall @oveucsj

7/11 Don’t Waste the First Day of School. If you too think it’s the most important day, here are some ideas to make it better. @Catlin_Tucker @garybartanus

7/11 Six Alternatives to Reading Logs – In addition to being inaccurate they really don’t promote the love of reading. @shfarnsworth @8Amber8 @alicekeeler

7/11 Why I Don’t Have Classroom Rules – A high school teacher tries a classroom management experiment thinking it will fail. Years later, he’s still at it. @dandrewt @edutopia

7/11 How the Gates Foundation’s plan to grade teachers failed students – For seven years, philanthropy threw millions behind the idea that improving teachers will help struggling students succeed. What went wrong? @bpaynter @FastCompany @garybartanus

7/11 Don’t Waste the First Day of School. If you too think it’s the most important day, here are some ideas to make it better. @Catlin_Tucker @garybartanus
7/10 How Can I Get My Students to Own Our Classroom Culture? A positive community should be a shared responsibility. @emulvahill @EdSurge @WeAreTeachers

7/10 Making Sure Your Praise Is Effective – Research-backed ideas on how to give meaningful praise to inspire and reinforce positive behavior. @finleyt @edutopia @KimGriesbach

7/10 Student-Made E-Books: A Beautiful Way to Demonstrate Learning – Have students create their own PDF e-books, packaging up some aspect of their learning into a finished digital product they can enjoy and share for years. @cultofpedagogy @TeachFromHere

7/9 Ten Easy Ways To Create an Amazing #ClassroomCulture This Year – Simple things can make a significant difference in our classroom environments, yet we should be intentional about them. @gcouros @valwood50

7/9 How to Transform Your Classroom Into a Personalized Learning Hub – Isn’t this something that we should all strive for? @Lynch39083 @techedvocate

7/9 Three Ways to Inspire Teachers -Teachers are hungry for inspiration, committed to their work, and they see the value in it, but it can still be draining. They want leaders who will refill their bucket. @SteeleThoughts

7/9 Teacherpreneurs – the Leaders of Future Education – Teacherpreneur is a new term that is gradually taking over as the role of teachers is getting more and more complex and elaborate. @TouchApp_uk @JamesRoy @Biocourseware

7/8 Education must respond to the demands of the labor market. How is your school doing? @observatoryedu @chrisguijosa @garybartanus @Eduporium

7/8 What if school could be better for students- and adults? Here are the ten characteristics of learner-centered experiences. @katiemartinedu @garybartanus @mjcraw @TheTechRabbi @drchagala

7/8 Be a Reader Leader – What Administrators Can Do to Promote a Reading Culture – The best leaders are readers. What are your leaders reading? @pernilleripp @DrPowersKHS

7/7 These Six Efficiency Tips Will Help You Decide Which Problems to Tackle<./a> This is aimed at business leaders but also applies to educators. @MurrayNewlands @Ross_Quintana @CaseyMinshew

7/7 How to Use Real-life Connections in the Classroom To Increase Engagement – How would your students rate your ability to engage them in the learning process? @Candace_Davies @the_newteacher

7/7 Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight? Personalized learning has broad appeal, but may be more revolutionary than we think. @LauraPappano @hechingerreport @NoApp4Pedagogy @thomascmurray

7/7 Teachers Have Great Ideas. Here’s How to Turn Them into Reality. For school leaders, it’s not so much about prescribing any particular innovation, but rather providing a space and opportunity for teachers to share ideas and develop them. @JinSooDHuh @EdSurge @DrKatrinaKeene @FANgeopolitics

7/5 Good Teaching Isn’t Content Delivery & Learning Isn’t Passing Tests. Students can learn, be engaged, be empowered and given choice, and pass standardized test. @EmergingEdTech

7/5 Seven lessons for surviving a tech upgrade – With 53,000 students, 6,500 employees, and buildings spread across 88 square miles, the recent network refresh at Klein ISD taught them a thing or two. @Rdene915 @eschoolnews @BillsWilliams

7/4 Why Every Kindergarten and First-Grade School Day Should Begin with Inquiry and Imaginative Play. This sets the Tone for the Day. @HeinemannPub @Medium @pammoran @WayneTwpSuper

7/4 When Students Design Their Education. At Riverside School in India, students graduate prepared to tackle future challenges as citizens in a highly globalized world. @tweenteacher @suzieboss @StephenRitz

7/4 Helping Someone Get Better or Showing Them You Are Better? Which are you doing? @gcouros @annmic

7/4 Teaching in a 1:1 Classroom – If you aren’t teaching in a 1:1 classroom you will be soon. Here is some help. As one-to-one (1:1) classroom is gaining popularity, more and more benefits of this form of ubiquitous access to technology have been recognized by educators as well as students. @TouchApp_uk @JamesRoy @Biocourseware

7/3 More States Are Opting To ‘Robo-Grade’ Student Essays By Computer. What is your state doing? @toviasmithnpr @WBUR @Chappy8611 @jcotlin

7/3 Six Signs You’re Creating Confident Students – How many do you see in your classroom? @terryheick @TeachThought @EOverseas

7/3 Lead Smarter, Not Harder, Start Asking Better Interview Questions. Are you even asking a single question during interviews that can help spot people who are open to the notion that studying practice with peers is worth embracing? @plugusin @gcouros

7/1/2018 26 Sentence Stems For Higher-Level Conversation In The Classroom – Parents can use these too. @TeachThought @rudytoot1

7/1/2018 What If We Stopped Calling Them Classrooms? The mental model of the traditional classroom is obsolete. What should they be called? @HigherEdSurge

7/1/2018 How to Teach an Inductive Learning Lesson – This easy strategy, loaded with higher-order thinking, lets students get their hands on the content without further ado. @cultofpedagogy

6/30 Five Tips for Building a Maker Culture of Equity and Inclusion – @JustinAglio @Getting_Smart @E_Sheninger

6/30 We Can’t Teach As Fast As Things Change – When networks represent knowledge and connectivity is a kind of intellectual potential, the ripples move outwards at the speed of sound, distorting everything. @terryheick @TeachThoughtPD @JMcCarthyEdS

6/30 Focusing on the “Next Big Thing” in Education Technology – Since nobody knows, what should we focus on? @gcouros @misskyritsis

6/30 Non-Math Essentials for Learning Math – Focusing on these five qualities of thriving classrooms can help foster confident young mathematicians. @pearse_margie @TeachFromHere @edutopia

6/29 The A-Z Of Online Teaching Challenges – Every online teacher faces many obstacles, and often several on the same day. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed. @SimpliTeach

6/29 Ten More Professional Development Ideas! These are ideas shared by the participants of the #MSAAChat (Massachusetts Administrators Association) on Twitter. @RACzyz @itsmeSpiri @iruntech @LeeAraoz @atkauffman @JamieArmin @KleinErin @tinamonte @pattyvreilly @girlworld4 @JayBilly2 @Glennr1809 @RobSahliAP @TaraMartinEDU

6/29 Three Ways to Help Kids Avoid Summer Brain Drain – Share with parents you know. @littleBits @Eduporium

6/29 As ParticipAction releases yet another annual report card giving Canadian kids a failing grade for physical activity, experts say educators need to ramp up efforts to create more opportunities for exercise at school. @evaferguson2 @calgaryherald @MikeHynes5 @PaulZientarski

6/28 Our schools Are an Example of How America Eats Its Young. Here is a powerful call to action for our policy makers. @jamaalabowman @NTampio

6/28 Creating Paths to Participation for Introverts – These tools and strategies can help introverts show what they know and participate in class in ways that are comfortable for them. @Non_Toxic_Kids @MCChildsBookDay @edutopia

6/28 Flexible Classrooms: Research Is Scarce, But Promising. An ambitious study of 153 classrooms in the United Kingdom provides the best evidence that flexible spaces can boost academic performance. @edutopia @leighmragsdale @ideaguy42

6/24 Crafting Feedback That Leads to Learning – Here are five techniques for giving feedback that helps students improve their work. @spinedu @eudtopia @garybartanus @cmt1

6/24 Can an AR and VR Pilot Program From Google Prepare Kids for Future Careers? Virtual reality has been the driving force behind Google’s Expeditions app since it launched. Recently it’s added another layer of “reality” to the virtual field trip tool, AR or augmented reality. @JennyAbamu @EdSurge @DrKatrinaKeene @dmirliss

6/24 What the best education systems are doing right. Finland and South Korea have taken different paths to high performance. @awesomechoi @TEDTalks

6/24 Mental Health Infographic: The Importance of Proactive Team Building – This UK study can be of value to teachers from other countries. It is also a good example of effective data displays. @MaximillionLtd

6/22 Five Good Ways for EdLeaders to Make Teachers Feel as Important as They Are – What if we created systems and environments that made teachers feel like they were important every day? @mwniehoff @Getting_Smart @FusingEducation

6/22 Ten Reasons Kids Should Learn to Code – See how coding Improves Academic Performance. @mraspinall

6/22 Rejecting AP Courses: Eight private schools announce they will stop offering Advanced Placement courses. They believe a curriculum oriented toward collaborative, experiential, and interdisciplinary learning will not only better prepare our students for college and their professional futures, but also result in more engaging programs for both students and faculty. @ScottJaschik @garybartanus @insidehighered

6/22 When Administrators Keep Teaching – Teaching keeps school leaders connected to students and other teachers and lets them feel the effects of their own decisions. @tweenteacher @edutopia @DrKatrinaKeene @TheresaJHall

6/20 Improving the Way We Teach About Slavery – most students have significant knowledge gaps when it comes to some of the most basic facts about slavery. How about your kids? @cultofpedagogy @MeacherAdvice

6/20 Viewing Comprehension Strategies: Watching Videos Like You Read A Book. You can’t watch a video like you read a book; the modalities couldn’t be much more different. @terryheick @TeachThought

6/20 Project-Based Learning Using Disney Movies – Popular movies can be an entry point for students to dig deeper into historical studies. @edutopia @snbeach @iste

6/19 The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies – What format will you use? What questions will you ask? How will you ensure that all students participate? @cultofpedagogy

6/19 Optimism Is a Learnable Skill. Understanding the differences between pessimism and optimism can help students improve the way they respond to challenges. @loreamart @Edutopia @RickettsKate @DaisyDyerDuerr

6/19 Eleven Simple Ideas to Promote Reading No Matter What You Teach – There should be expectations for teachers across all subjects to promote and teach reading within their discipline. @DavidGeurin @diane_larsen

6/19 Eight ways to keep your child’s reading skills sharp this summer – It’s important that kids not slide backward in the summer months. @vedwight @GreatSchools @MCChildsBookDay @HelpingKidsRise

6/17 Using Picture Books With Older Students – A How-to Guide – There no is no too old for picture books. This works for young students too. @stdulmage

6/17 Four Ways to Create Super Readers in Your Classroom – Isn’t this the number one gaol in your school? @dkapuler @ClassTechTips

6/17 Makers in the Classroom: A How-To Guide – This is starting to show up in many schools. @aVndrwrff @EdSurge @EdTechNerd

6/15 Effective Student-Led Discussions – Three approaches to guiding your students to take ownership over their discussions of shared texts. @edutopia

6/15 Lingering Fears from Outdated Screen Time Recommendations Stunt Parent Buy-In. Not all screen time is created equal. @EdSurge @JamesRoy @Edu_Gig

6/15 Three Must-Read Books for Teachers – You can find my summaries of Creative Schools and The Innovators Mindset here. @nflafave @DrTonyWagner @dintersmith @gcouros @SirKenRobinson

6/15 How to Create a School Culture Where Teachers Lead Innovation – Are teachers leading in your school? @JinSooDHuh @Edu_Gig @JamesRoy

6/14 Twenty ideas for teaching coding in math, science, social studies, and ELA – Here are some ways to help students gain coding and other essential skills. @STEM_Tammy @eschoolnews

6/14 Twenty Five Questions That Can Transform Schools – How many have you asked? Be sure your students see the student questions. @ASCD @curriculumblog @mattwachel

6/11 Poverty Poses Challenges For Schools — And Texas’ Future, Education Leaders Say. Poverty may be playing a bigger role than ever in education. @howellwright @tasbnews

6/11 Thank a teacher – send a card campaign – Time to make the day of a teacher who made a difference for you and your kids. @informed_edu @educationgovuk

6/11 Circle up: Teaching Social-Emotional Skills Year Round – Summer school and after-school programs are good places to deal with this issue. @JaneAdams @Medium @edsource @DrKatrinaKeene @CATeacherSummit

6/11 29 Ways American Schools Fail Students – How many are happening in your school, and what can you do about it? @MeganEHolstein @garybartanus @mjcraw @JohnCahalin1

6/10 Eleven Things You Might Unintentionally Be Communicating to Your Students – Even veteran teachers should read this. Also consider picking up David’s book Future Driven, I have. @DavidGeurin @JohnMaxwellTeam

6/10 Roombas, Refrigerators and Other Unexpected Tech That Teachers Actually Ask For – One teacher had to figure out how tech would look different in a Pre-K classroom. The verdict, a Roomba. This is a cool story. @EdSurge @EdGeeks @edmodo

6/10 Five Ways To Implement Virtual Reality In The Learning Process – These 5 ways can be employed by teachers to create some innovative learning opportunities for students. @angelawbaker37 @AnthonyStogni @eLearngraphic

6/9 How to Respond to Angry Employees – This should also work for angry students and children. @Leadershipfreak @teamleap @wallybock

6/7 The Six Most Powerful Ways to End A Presentation – The secret to awesome presentations is knowing how to start a presentation with impact and how to end it on a high. @LisaPatrickBFD @XTRAcredits @FANTASTICRADIOO @PFripp

6/7 Ten Surprising Skills Kids Learn Through Coding – Coding definitely teaches students tech skills, but that’s only the beginning. Take a look at these 10 other benefits. @JenWilliamsEdu @WeAreTeachers @MsMeshover @philshapiro

6/7 The Elements Of A Digital Classroom – The driving question here has something to do with purpose and tools and spaces. @terryheick @TeachThought

6/7 Sharing Student Work Beyond the Classroom – The Share Your Learning campaign highlights the value of having students present their work to authentic audiences. @suzieboss @edutopia

6/6 The cure for an anxious, sucky life, in less than 550 words – Make sure that your kids get this message too. @iamalexmathers @Medium

6/6 Nine Elephants in the (Class)Room That Should “Unsettle” Us – When we try to square how kids learn and what we practice in our classrooms, it might be unsettling and frustrating. @willrich45 @Medium @JosieHolford

6/6 Ditch the Clips in Kindergarten – It seems they are developmentally inappropriate. Here is what to do instead. @coolcatteacher @tsschmidty @ShakeUpLearning

6/4 Knowing Your Audience – Like entertainers, teachers need to know their audience too. @PS373MrGsClass

6/4 Three great tips for experiential learning. Here’s how to get students to apply what you’re teaching to what they find meaningful. @MrsStueckWIVAK2 @eschoolnews

6/4 Getting Started with Blended Learning – With so many diverse digital tools available, it can be challenging to figure out exactly where to start. @Rdene915 @DefinedSTEM @EdumatchBooks

6/4 Eleven Reasons Why Librarians Rock – Share with librarians you know and tell them you agree. @EveryLibrary @Medium @wwplib @joycevalenza

6/3 In the Wild West of virtual learning, an Indiana charter school is opening in an unlikely place — a farm. This looks like a cool experiment. @ShainaRC @ChalkbeatIN @AriannaProthero

6/2 Thinking, Shallow And Deep – Encourage your kids to think deeper. Be sure to see my summary of Thinking Fast and Slow How Your Brain Thinks by Daniel Kahneman. @Alltopstartups @Medium @gcouros

6/1 Roombas, Refrigerators and Other Unexpected Tech That Teachers Actually Ask For -Tthe disc-shaped vacuum cleaner, which uses sensors to autonomously zip around homes is also a great tool to teach students about robotics and empathy. Barbara Cvenić @EdSurge @DonorsChoose

6/1 Eight Ways to Lead A Mindset Shift for Teachers – The paradigm shift from “my” to “our” is subtle but powerful. @sandeeteach @bethhill2829 @ShiftParadigm @burgessdave @drneilgupta @pammoran

6/1 Ten Strategies to Improve Instructional Leadership – How many do principals you know use? @E_Sheninger @mccoyderek

5/31 Five Things I Wish I knew When I started Teaching – Do all of the teachers in your school know these things? @C_Hendrick @tkraz

5/31 Get Kids in the Community and Change the World. Place-Based Education (PBE) is anytime, anywhere learning that leverages the power of place to personalize learning. @tvanderark @colonelb @tetonscience

5/30 Don’t rob your kids of outdoors free play — they need it. Numerous studies have found that physical activity has cognitive, social, emotional and physical benefits. @karol @nypost

5/30 Virtual Reality at Home and in the Classroom – Unlike most teachers, David Pollard has used VR in the classroom. @DavidPollardIRL @HistoryViewVR @Clever_Books

5/30 Twelve Ways to Avoid Student Humiliation – All teachers should review these items. @edutopia @peterjholley

5/30 24 Arkansas schools to expand recess – This is great news. I hope your state can do the same. @howelloman @ArkansasOnline @drhelenstreet @PositiveSchools

5/29 Train Your Students to Think Like Researchers. Have your students forgotten how to ask their own questions about the world, afraid that if they wonder they will be wrong? @Catlin_Tucker @Kschwart @gcouros

5/29 The Argument for Multi-Grade Classrooms in Today’s Schools – Think how absurd it would be to live in our world and maintain your company based on your age alone. @EducatorsRoom @lorimcewen @SarahLuvsShane7 @Shareaholic

5/28 The power of learning through play – Lego Education’s Paul Cassar describes how he came to introduce Lego Education in Malta, teaming up in the process with technology giant Microsoft to blend playing with learning. @ClaireCaruana @TheTimesofMalta @Randy_Matusky @kkapp

5/28 Developing Child Creativity – Is it possible that in the process of being so focused on achievement we’re forgetting all about the importance of creativity? @mombeyondmom @HuffPostBlog @DrBillChen @AnnaKaminsky1

5/28 How To Tackle Digital Citizenship at Your School – What is you school doing? @HollyClarkEdu @micahshippee

5/27 A Fifth Grader’s Mission To Save His School’s Librarian – Would your kids do this? @karayorio @sljournal @rudytoot1

5/27 Four Reflection Questions for the End of the School Year – All teachers should ask themsleves these questions. @gcouros

5/26 What’s Going On In Your Child’s Brain When You Read Them A Story? Children’s understanding of the story is “scaffolded” by having the images as clues. Give them a picture and they have a cookie to work with. @anya1anya @NPR

5/26 The Opportunity for Improvement: “We’ve always done it this way” isn’t a why. After all, there are many things we have spent years doing that we know don’t work. @froehlichm @alexstubenbort

5/26 Where’s the Humanity? The Case for Putting Language Arts Into STEM – We often neglect to tell students that reading, writing and communicating are just as necessary to success as technical skills. @jencurtis0345 @EdSurge

5/25 What if we cannot measure pupil progress? No test measures attainment precisely and short tests are inevitably less reliable than long tests. @profbeckyallen @informed_edu @johntomsett

5/25 How to Use Project-Based Learning in a Flipped Classroom – Save time, work with students directly and deliver feedback quickly with this new paradigm. @edmodo @TedHiff @E_Sheninger

5/25 High school student entrepreneurs win cash awards for business ideas. Students in the INCubator Entrepreneurship course presented their budding business ideas. Is this happening in your school? @dh_madhuk @dailyherald @BataviaHS @FANTASTICRADIOO @startupcrunch

5/25 Digital Signage Growth Helps K–12 Schools Get Their Messages Out. Communication tools create connections with students, staff and parents. @WendyMcMahon @EdTech_K12 @daveandcori @mguhlin

5/24 Five Positive Hallway Conversations – Do your teachers do this? @aaron_hogan @burgessdave

5/24 If Supporting Student Passion Is So Important, What Do We Do If They Don’t Have Any? This is my latest guest post for Charles Carpenter. @DrDougGreen

5/24 Guiding Students to Drive Their Curriculum – A structured framework for engaging middle school students in planning out their own lines of inquiry. @hilarywhamilton @edutopia

5/20 Simple Advice: Enjoy the Kids – This is a great piece of advice for all teachers and parents. @DavidGeurin

5/19 Why Google Maps—not Netflix or Amazon—Points to the Future of Education – For years, education techno-enthusiasts have awaited breathlessly the arrival of an “Amazon” or “Netflix of Education.” Could Google Maps be the better metaphor? @michaelbhorn @EdSurge

5/19 28 Ways to Incorporate a Growth Mindset Concept in the Classroom – Don’t just assume it will happen by itself. Also, see my Summary of Mindset by Carol Dweck. @Candace_Davies @CarollDweck

5/19 Trevor MacKenzie: Five ideas for bringing an inquiry mindset into your classroom – Start by asking students what their curiosities and interests and passions are. @trev_mackenzie @coolcatteacher

5/18 Twenty Questions Every Parent Should Ask Teachers – Here are some questions parents ideally would be asking to better clarify what’s happening in the classroom. @terryheick @TeachThought @Rdene915

5/17 Start from the curriculum and work backwards from there. Do not try to force technology into the curriculum. In other words, put the pedagogy first. @mcleod @conprin

5/17 True confessions from a principal who STRUGGLES with the last month of the school year. Be sure to read my comment if it clears moderation. @AllysonApsey @burgessdave

5/17 15 Mistakes I Made My First Year Teaching (and what I learned making them) I bet some more experienced teachers in your school are still making some of these. @ajjuliani @gormang

5/16 Supporting school libraries a real no-brainer. Studies prove of anything you can put in a school, a school library is the single most effective thing at closing the achievement gap. @otisrtaylorjr @sfchronicle @Larryferlazzo

5/16 Eleven Industries Being Disrupted By AI – Anyone looking for work or getting ready for college should read this. @druadh20 @cmswire @mi_jim @JimMarous @DeepLearn007

5/16 The New Librarian: How to lead a tech-integration revolution – A librarian shares 5 important lessons for helping teachers & students love to use tech. @eschoolnews @garybartanus @MattHarrisEdD

5/15 How to recover your energy quickly – Be sure to share with students as well. @moretime4u2

5/15 Teen entrepreneur Taj Pabari says we’re overstating the importance of coding for future work. Things like interpersonal skills, communication, and public speaking might be more important. @NWWHIGHAM @tajpmahal @newscomauHQ @mythsysizer @tombennett71

5/15 What is Personalized Learning? This is a big trend in education. Do you know what it is? @OfficeofEdTech @Medium @AnthonyStogni @CATeacherSummit

5/14 Breaking the Silence: Why All Educators Need To Be Advocates. What are you advocating for? @sandeeteach @Math912Teacher

5/14 Three lessons on innovating in PBL – A Pennsylvania district built a Fab Lab and has been blown away by its success. @eschoolnews @DonMartinCTV

5/13 Pay attention! 5 ways to improve your students’ attention spans – Note that the last one is take time for recess. @Kippy2002 @eschoolnews

5/13 Why Schools Should Focus More on “Innovation” Than “EdTech” – Technology will likely be present, but the focus should be on changing the mindset to continuously new and better ways to serve students. @gcouros @DonnaDeSiato

5/11 Curiosity May Have Killed the Cat, But It Makes the Learner. Kids come to school curious. The trick is to keep them curious. @ruswalsh @DrMaryHoward @palan57 @plthomasEdD

5/10 What Happens When Students Decide How They Learn? Imagine if all schools were built with students’ voices and thoughts in mind. @GOODBrandStudio @XQAmerica @CarriSchneider @EHSBartleby

5/10 Putting an End to Fake Reading – Here are five ideas on how to get students to really read books—and enjoy themselves while doing so. @JoriKrulder @edutopia @aaron_hogan

5/10 Every Student Should Publish for the World. What are your students doing? @ShakeUpLearning

5/10 After 100 Years of the Same Teaching Model It’s Time to Throw Out the Playbook. What playbook is your school using? @MrZachG @MrMteach3

5/9 Five ways educators can become digital citizenship leaders – You may be a tech-savvy educator who brings digital age lessons and projects to your classroom but are you doing all you can to be a digital leader. @iste @ASchout10 @MrsMagyar

5/9 Seven Ways to Rethink How Your Students Present Their Work – Student presentations have come a long way in the last 20 years of education. @ATorrens84 @PaymanTaei @mrkempnz

5/8 25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area – Reading doesn’t change simply because you’re reading a text from another content area. Only sometimes it does. @rudytoot1 @TeachThought

5/8 Is this Finnish school the perfect design? The walls are coming down in Finland’s schools. Also going are divisions between subjects and age ranges, and students have more of a say in what they learn. @wef @kidworldcitizen @EduInfographics

5/8 Five Tips Teachers Can Use to Practice Self-Care & Set Boundaries – Share with teachers you know. This is also good advice for parents. @edmodo @TaraMartinEDU @gcouros

5/7 Ten Ways Successful Leaders Think Differently – Thinking differently begets behaving differently. @LollyDaskal @Chappy8611

5/7 The Grief of Accepting New Ideas – Changes in school or classroom practices unleash a variety of emotions. How can we support each other in the process? @rickwormeli2 @aaron_hogan

5/7 Three Ways Districts Can Use AR and AI – Is it time for these technologies to find a place in your classroom/home? @JustinAglio @eschoolnews

5/7 28 Ways to Incorporate a Growth Mindset Concept in the Classroom – Also see my summary of Mindset by Carol Dweck. @Candace_Davies @CarollDweck

5/6 Seven Tips for Teaching Readers How to Recognize Bias – When students are learning about research topics and current events, they must also know how to recognize bias. @kimberleygmoran @WeAreTeachers @lisa_hollenbach @TeachingChannel

5/6 What to Do on Lame Duck School Days – There is no reason to waste this time. @cultofpedagogy @mwniehoff @Gregbagby

5/6 Ten Ways to Help Students Achieve Online Learning Success – If your virtual learning environment isn’t producing the desired results, here’s some help. @edtechdigest @garybartanus

5/6 Navigating a “No Zero” Policy – This alternative to the zero is that students must complete fully all work assigned or no credit can be assigned for the course. @plthomasEdD @JosieHolford

5/5 How young is too young to start introducing students to future careers? One California district’s “World of Work” program starts in kindergarten. @TaraGarciaM @hechingerreport @garybartanus

5/5 25 Things Successful Teachers Do Differently – How many do teachers you know do? @rudytoot1 @TeachThoughtPD

5/5 The 10 PBL Commandments – Be sure to show this two-minute rap animation to your students prior to starting a project. @burgessdave @TaraMartinEDU

5/5 Getting Started with PBL: Do One Thing Really Well. Trying to do too much can be a problem. @JennyPieratt @TeachingChannel @lisa_hollenbach

5/4 Digital Tools That Help Students Find Their Passions – Digital tools make it a bit simpler to link students to the topics that they are passionate about. @Lynch39083 @AdvocateforEd @Mapartapa

5/4 Here’s How to Find Out How Racist Your Kids’ School Is. This might be a good data analysis project for students to take on. It could make a difference. @samswey @Colorlines

5/2 Want Better Thought Leadership? Tell Better Stories. How exactly do you define thought leadership? @MESlayter @ManagingEdMag @tmilse @MarketingProfs

5/2 Eight Tips For Teachers Frustrated With Technology – Consider posting this graphic in your faculty room. @terryheick @TeachThought @MAddosare

5/2 Five Best Practices for STEM Education Spaces – If your school is focussing on STEM or wants to read this. @wyliewong @EdTech_K12 @mraspinall

5/2 Five ways to improve your students’ attention spans – 45 percent of a student’s day is spent listening; shouldn’t we do everything we can to improve their skills? @Kippy2002 @eschoolnews

5/1/18 Colleges’ insane effort to keep students perfectly safe – The school plays football and has a boxing club but doesn’t allow students to hike or kayak as part of the outing club. This makes no sense. @BrendanClarey @nypost

4/29 Dad outraged by sexually explicit question on daughter’s homework assignment. How would you rewrite this question to get at the concept? @jenearlyspeakin

4/29 Preserving the Early Excitement of STEAM – An educator argues for keeping the creative spark of primary school STEAM education as students move into middle school. @edutopia @DrKatrinaKeene @IDODI

4/29 The New Preschool Is Crushing Kids. Today’s young children are working more, but they’re learning less. @ErikaChristakis @TheAtlantic @Anniekidder @pasi_sahlberg @drjeanforkids

4/28 Dear Administrators – A Few Ideas to Motivate Teachers – Share with administrators you know. @pernilleripp

4/27 Questions Before Answers: What Drives a Great Lesson? Students engage more passionately when trying to answer a question that interests them. @edutopia @dalstonEDU @Mr_KCullen

4/27 How One Weird Finding Changed My Perspective on Grades. The students who show the most growth were those who receive comments alone without grades. @hhschiaravalli @Medium @mjjohnson1216 @rickwormeli2

4/26 Test Prep Doesn’t Have to Be Overwhelming. I would rather have no test prep, but it you are doing it this might be better. @tweenteacher @edutopia @DrKatrinaKeene @mashupmath

4/26 Here’s What Happens When Every Student Gets a Personalized Learning Plan? @EdSurge @Aforbus @katiemartinedu

4/26 What Would Happen If Learning in School Became More Like Working at a Startup? At its most basic level, a startup is a learning machine. @reshanrichards @sjvalentine @HigherEdSurge

4/25 How Accurate Are Your Grades? I would like to see them go away, but they are still with us. @cultofpedagogy @gcouros @katiemartinedu

4/25 Mathematical Mindset Teaching Guide, Teaching Video and Additional Resources – This is a great free trove of resources for anyone who teaches math. Also see my summary of Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students’ Potential Through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and Innovative Teaching by Jo Boaler. @joboaler @MrsSmithTMS

4/25 What it Takes to Integrate Robotics and Coding into the Classroom – These technologies are making inroads and improving STEM opportunities in K–12 school districts. @museloose @EdTech_K12 @TaraLinney

4/25 Ten Principles Of Proficiency-Based Learning – Great Schools Partnership continues to produce great resources to support states and districts converting to competency education. @AnthonyStogni @DrAAlston

4/24 Teacherpreneurs – the Leaders of Future Education – Teacherpreneur is a new term that is gradually taking over as the role of teachers is getting more and more complex and elaborate. @TouchApp_uk @JamesRoy @Biocourseware

4/24 How One School Created a Makerspace – If you have one or are thinking of making one, this might help. @todd_burleson @Makerspaces_com @Eduporium

4/24 Five Core Principals of Time Management – There is also a free eBook here. @carthagebuckley @moretime4u2

4/24 Here Are Three Types of Administrators Who Drive Achievement—and Two Who Don’t. Which kinds do you have in your school? @EdSurge @MsGiroux @KenWallace207 @_AASPA_

4/23 How This School Library Increased Student Use by 1,000 Percent – If you want to keep your school library, try increasing student use. @cultofpedagogy @RovannaB @ekitchen87

4/23 Why Believing in Your Students Matters – Research has demonstrated how teacher expectations influence student performance both positively and negatively. @katiemartinedu @iamDrWill

4/23 Eight Things to Look For in Today’s Classroom – How many do you see in classrooms you know? @gcouros @sallyngsh

4/22 High Quality Project-Based Learning: A Renewed Emphasis on the Student – We are thrilled to interview Bob Lenz and Brandon Wiley as they are launching High Quality PBL Framework. @pblbob @bwileyone @LeeAraoz @katiemartinedu

4/22 Helping Children Develop Emotional Literacy – Here are exercises that teachers and parents can use to help young children develop the ability to identify emotions. @edutopia @SELinSchools @DrEdwardMooney

4/22 Standardized Tests Have Always Been About Keeping People in Their Place. Here is just one more well-argued criticism of these tests. Also, see Why Teaching to the Test is Educational Malpractice. @StevenSinger3 @ameliadgvl @EdFocus

4/21 Four Telltale Signs You’re Negotiating With Somebody Who Is Dishonest – Teachers, principals, and parents need to read this as it applies to kids as well. @Dr_Sherrie @Entrepreneur @alvinlindsay21

4/21 Has Online Test Preparation Replaced Traditional Learning? There are A Multitude Of Options Available For Online Learning. Hence It Comes As No Surprise That These Opportunities Are Accessible Even To Students Preparing For Standardized Tests. @FranchiseeIndia @AnthonyStogni @educationbizin

4/21 Five Easy Ways to Kick-Start Reflection in Your Classroom – A reflective practice, is an important shift that should be a top goal in a learner-centered classroom. @HollyClarkEdu @alicekeeler

4/20 Tools for Project Based Learning: The Landscape Today – Project based learning (PBL) has, in recent years, taken its rightful place near the top of the list of challenging pedagogies that most educators agree are worth pursuing. @AdamKulaas @Getting_Smart @LeeAraoz @miriviv

4/20 Fighting Cuts: How To Keep Librarians in Schools. It may be time to fight for libraries in your district. Here’s how. @karayorio @sljournal @elissamalespina

4/20 Edtech playground: Helping teachers choose better tools – Share with the people who choose tools in your school. @NicLovesBooks @iste @rudytoot1

4/19 Setting the pace in schools – Here’s how to overcome the hurdles of giving students more control over their learning. @nmjackson @DA_magazine @Zalaznick @JiJiMath

4/19 Ten Innovative Formative Assessment Examples for Teachers to Know – How many do your teachers know and use? @leecrockett @glodigcit

4/19 Ten Specific Ideas To Gamify Your Classroom – It is not only imperative for students to learn the required material, but also critical that students gain a sense of confidence toward their work, and find the motivation to expand their learning. @TeachThought @LittleBigPlanet

4/19 Three Good Places to Find Hands-on STEM Lessons -Things like Microsoft’s Hacking STEM Library, Exploratorium’s Science Snacks, and SciShow Kids Super Simple Machines offer exciting lessons. @rmbyrne @rudytoot1

4/17 New York’s education ‘leaders’ are hiding the ugly truth. The tests are shorter and scores will come out a month later. If this isn’t the sign of failed leadership, what is? Share with your local media. @NYPostOpinion

4/17 Why American Students Haven’t Gotten Better at Reading in 20 Years. The tests deal with content that students haven’t studied among other things. @natwexler @TheAtlantic @DennisDill @Doug_Lemov

4/17 a> – Most of this could be fixed if our policy maker would get their heads out of the sand. @ConversationUS @vijaysharma1122 @justins_aptaker

4/16 School Leadership: Using the iPad to assist daily activity. Jeff Bradbury sits down with Patrick Larkin from Burlington High School and Jessica Johnson to discuss how they use iPads and technology in their schools. @JeffBradbury @patrickmlarkin @PrincipalJ @garybartanus @TeacherCast

4/16 16 Curation Tools for Teachers and Students – Curation is absolutely necessary in the information age. @GAllenTC @ShakeUpLearning @trilearning @BMcClelland24

4/15 Why American Students Haven’t Gotten Better at Reading in 20 Years – In the United States test designers give students passages on a variety of topics that may have nothing to do with what they’ve learned in school. @natwexler @TheAtlantic

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  1. Thanks so much for the link, Doug! Really appreciate you linking to my site! I love what you’re doing here. I like the idea of keeping a running list of stuff you find through the summer. I’ll have to consider stealing that in a future site update. ;-)

    Cheers,
    Travis

  2. Thanks for the mention. I did want to say that the video was courtesy of @MikeMcQueen. I was just tweeting out an interesting like.

    I’m enjoying the new clean look of your site, Doug. Thanks for sharing.

    – @newfirewithin

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