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8/16 What Have I Been Doing for My Students That They Could Do for Themselves? Letting young students make mistakes teaches them valuable lessons about taking ownership of the process of learning. @KaterinaHWatson @edutopia

8/16 Students Must Learn to Think Critically. It’s Up to Us to Teach Them How. This is how one teacher approaches this important topic. @Edsurge

8/16 NYC teachers demand ‘safer’ reopening with remote option — and no academic screenings. The group has a list of eight ultimatums they want to be enacted when the school year begins, including barring any unvaccinated people over the age of 12 from instructional spaces; a mask mandate, “strict adherence” to social distancing — and a remote option. @conorskelding @nypost

8/15 Building Classroom Culture, Part 2: Lifelines – One teacher recognized there are going to be days when you’re going to feel like you need to study for a test or when you didn’t get something done. @MonteSyrie @teacher2teacher

8/15 The Lorax Warned Us 50 Years Ago, But We Didn’t Listen. Call it fate or an unfortunate coincidence that Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax celebrates its 50th anniversary the same week the United Nations releases an urgent report on the dire consequences of human-induced climate change. This has always been my favorite Seuss book. @elizblair @MorningEdition @npr

8/14 Kids getting exposed to hardcore porn is a catastrophe we CAN fix. In the meantime be sure to have a conversation or two with your kids on this subject. @BenjaminNolotc @nypost @UofNH @Pornhub

8/14 A View From the Hot Seat: How One District Leader Is Confronting COVID-19’s Latest Twists. Jeanie Johnson, assistant superintendent for administrative services, helps lead the COVID-19 response for the Midway Independent School District in Texas. @drsuperville @KWKTFOX44 @educationweek

8/13 Empower Students to Self-Assess for Report Card Grades. Here is a video of how Starr Sackstein has been using Google forms to include students in the conversation about their grades. @mssackstein

8/12 Personalized Learning’s Big Test Is Coming This School Year. Chances are learning gaps are even wider than they were pre-pandemic so personalized learning only make sense. @BenjaminBHerold @Educationweek

8/12 Not Your Dad’s Diorama: Using Tech Tools to Enhance a Traditional Assignment – When teachers pair dioramas with modern technology, student engagement, and learning get a boost. @MatthewXJoseph @Buncee @edutopia @ChrisQuinn64

8/11 RTI and Personalization: A Dynamic Duo – This represents a multi-tiered process to identify the behavior and learning needs of struggling students early on and then provide specific support in the form of interventions. @E_Sheninger @tsschmidty

8/10 Five Ways Student Choice Impacts Learning – Given a real choice students are inspired and motivated to learn by themselves, and by each other. And they do a much better job at inspiring than a teacher ever could. @ajjulian

8/9 Fifteen New Primary Source Activities from DocsTeach – Not only does DocsTeach host a large, curated collection of primary source documents it also offers templates for developing online activities about those documents. Additionally, DocsTeach offers hundreds of pre=made primary source lesson activities. @DocsTeach @rmbyrne

8/9 Observe, Ask, and Implement: Ways to Support Students in Overcoming Their Own Anxiety – Anxiety is a “quiet” illness; it’s neither physical nor always visible. Additionally, symptoms can be different from student to student, and from day to day. Because of this, anxiety falls victim to perception. @10publications

8/9 10 Ways to Help Your Daughter Get Over Her Boyfriend – A breakup is like a drug withdrawal. Anyone with a young daughter should read this. @parentteendr @PsychToday @themomtessorian @parentteendr

8/7 Teachers’ union sues Rhode Island mom over requests for CRT curriculum info. This is an issue that is impacting more school districts daily. What’s going on in your schools. @SChamberlainNYP @NYPost

8/7 Students as Coauthors of Learning: A Resources Guide – By inviting learners to coauthor experiences we help them build the most important skills and dispositions they’ll need to succeed in a changing world. Incorporating student voice and choice in learning design builds agency and promotes ownership of learning. @tvanderark @Getting_Smart

8/7 Setting Up a Classroom Is Hard. See the Creative Ways These Teachers Did It. Every summer, teachers spend hours and days planning for the year ahead, including by shaping a physical space where students can feel welcome, build relationships, and grow. @s_e_schwartz @educationweek

8/6 Here are two innovative ideas for virtual learning post-COVID. In one Texas district, virtual tutors will have a vested interest in student outcomes. @Zalaznick @DA_magazine

8/5 Eight Fun Activities for Teaching Inference
Students need inferencing skills in all subject areas. But how do you teach inferencing? @tanyagmarshall @americantesol @TCEA

8/5 Go Gradeless in 2021: Why You Should Ditch Grades in Your Classroom – What if you knew that some aspect of education damaged students’ motivation, growth mindset, relationships with their teachers, and performance on standardized exams? Wouldn’t you do everything in your power to eliminate or at least limit these impacts?
@AaronSBlackwel1 @iamchiaravalli @spaces_edu @TG2Chat @edwebnet

8/5 Sparking Inquiry in the Classroom – No matter the subject taught or concepts explored, questions are more important than answers if inquiry is the goal. @E_Sheninger @TonySinanis

8/4 Eight ways school leaders continued to innovate during the pandemic – New ed-tech exchange lets educators share insights into what works best. @Zalaznick @universitybiz @DA_magazine

8/3 Plagerism Checker – Have your students use this before they submit written assignments. @smallseotools @TechNews25 @dr2alshehri

8/3 Reimagining Alternative Education – Alternative education should be framed not as a last resort for ‘bad’ students but as a way to provide positive, intentional supports. @drtesharobinson @edutopia

8/2 What to Say Instead of ‘I’m Proud of You’ – Here are a few phrases middle and high school teachers can use to cultivate conversation while celebrating student achievements. @Tarn_Wilson @edutopia @DavidGeurin @mccoyderek

8/2 Understanding Learning ‘Acceleration’: Going Slow to Go Fast. In many places, a model known as acceleration is being billed as the way to ameliorate less-than-ideal learning conditions from this past school year. @Stephen_Sawchuk @LianaLoewus @EducationWeek

8/2 85+ Awesome Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom – Check out this list of more than 85 Awesome Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom. @ShakeUpLearning

8/1/2021 If You Want Students to Hear You, Communicate One to One. So how can we reach those people who aren’t achieving to their highest level? We need to make it personal. @mssackstein

8/1/2021 The Six Leadership Lessons From the Pandemic One superintendent shares his pandemic learning. @DrVroonland @educationweek

8/1/2021 “How Have You Failed?” One Way to Encourage Students to Take Risks. When students feel like they might be failing, you want them to understand that what they’re really doing is learning. @JillDuBois22 @teacher2teacher

7/30 When Teachers and School Counselors Become Informal Mentors, Students Thrive. For years, the research has been clear: Teacher-student relationships matter. And now, a new working paper shines more light on just how important these relationships can be for students’ academic success. @madeline_will @educationweek

7/30 Blended Learning: What It Is and What It Is Not. The pandemic has elevated the phrase “blended learning.” When schools closed or shifted to hybrid schedules, many institutions turned to blended learning to navigate the new demands placed on teachers and educational institutions. @Catlin_Tucker @Jeff_Zoul

7/30 Improving Learning Continuity with Tech: 4 Ways Schools Can Use Relief Funds. District leaders must plan carefully to implement long-term solutions and maximize the efficiency of the recent influx of federal funding. @bshopp01 @EdTech_K12

7/29 Four ways to make remote learning equal or superior to in-person instruction – Instructional materials have a greater impact when they are tech-enabled, culturally responsive and support families. @Zalaznick @universitybiz @DA_magazine

7/29 The Pandemic Forced My District to Make One Big Change Worth Keeping. The disruptive change of COVID-19 can offer opportunities even in the face of tragedy. @EHSD_eforti @educationweek

7/29 How to Reduce Screen Time for Kids This Summer – Let’s take a look at some ways that can help you control and limit the amount of time your child is allowed to spend staring at a screen this summer. @icsfblog @themomtessorian

7/29 Play Will Be More Important Than Ever in Preschool This Year. Play can help the youngest students transition to in-person learning and develop skills they need for the future. @sara_lahayne @edutopia

7/28 Accelerating Learning: Tech Advice to Make It Happen – Schools around the country have a big task ahead of them: Making sure that students are ready to dive into the next grade, after a school year in which instruction for many kids was spotty, at best. @AlysonRKlein @educationweek

7/27 A psychotherapist says parents who raise confident, mentally strong kids always do these 3 things when praising their children. As parents, we want our kids to feel good about themselves, so we try to praise them as much as possible. @jessvanderwier @CNBCMakeIt @TrippBraden @BigRedRuckus @TashaJacksTweet @AngelBe17633192

7/27 ‘Learning Loss, in General, Is a Misnomer’: Study Shows Kids Made Progress During COVID-19. Even though the pandemic has interrupted learning, students are still making progress in reading and math this year, according to a new analysis from the assessment provider Renaissance. @s_e_schwartz @educationweek

7/26 Should All Children Have Their Cholesterol Checked? The current generation of American kids may be one of the first generations to be less healthy and have shorter lifespans than their parents. @nutrition_facts

7/26 Why Emotionally Intelligent Minds Embrace the 3-Question Rule. A few seconds can make a huge difference. @JUSTINJBARISO @Inc @TrippBraden @justinjbariso

7/26 Students Need Better Connections. To Wi-Fi, Yes, But Also to Teachers. We have a ‘relationship divide’ in our schools @SuptEnfield @HighlineSchools

7/25 Get Kids Drawing to Deepen Learning. There are many ways of showing what you know and too often, we think that kids should either be writing or speaking to do it. @mssackstein

7/25 Blending with the Station Rotation Model – Technology is a significant component, but not every activity has to incorporate some type of tool. The key is to find strategic ways to use it as a means to improve learning. @E_Sheninger @thomascmurray

7/25 Four Questions for the Future of Education – Ask any teacher what they are preparing students for and you will get a variety of answers. @RACzyz @tinamonte @girlworld4 @itsmeSpiri @staceylindes @KleinErin @atkauffman @MathDenisNJ @PrincipalSahli @Glenn1809 @Vroom6 @chrisp16 @TaraMartinEDU

7/25 The Absurd Proposal to Put Bodycams on Teachers Is … Feasible? The idea to monitor educators so they don’t teach critical race theory seems ridiculous. But schools are already rife with invasive surveillance. @sidneyfussell @WIRED

7/24 How Every Child Can Thrive by Five – “What if I was to tell you that a game of peek-a-boo could change the world?” asks seven-year-old Molly Wright, one of the youngest-ever TED speakers. @minderoo

7/24 Three lessons pandemic teaching taught about what self-care REALLY means = Here is another blog post dedicated to encouraging you as you continue teaching during and after the pandemic. @taenos99 @Angela_Watson

7/22 How Can Teachers Better Understand Students? A New Breed of Assessment Will Try to Help. @cgewertz @educationweek

7/22 Podcast: Playing the Game of School with Leader of Learning – In this episode, Starr Sackstein was interviewed by Dan Kreiness, a fellow ASCD Emerging Leader. @mssackstein @dr_kreiness

7/22 The Three Most Effective Instructional Strategies for Science—According to Teachers = Show students where I have failed and how I take steps to improve my performance. @Larryferlazzo @educationweel

7/19 Online Learning Is Not the Enemy. Remote learning is here to stay so let’s not blame it for everything. @kives @EdSurge

7/18 Expectations Are Crap! Find Your Happy. Real life is hard! It’s full of disappointment. There’s pressure. Stress. Failure. Death. We quickly find that things don’t always end up the way we thought they would. @EmilyJPH

7/18 A Simple Way I Show Students They’re Growing Every Day – You actually don’t even really know where your comfort zone ends until you push yourself into that stretch zone. @LiviaChanL @teacher2teache

7/17 The Ultimate Summer Reading (and Listening) List for Principals – Before your summer downtime starts to vanish, take time to recharge your brains, find inspiration, and generate ideas for the fall. @l_maxwell @educationweek

7/17 During COVID-19, Schools Have Made a Mad Dash to 1-to-1 Computing. What Happens Next? The whole pandemic has been like a big proof of concept for 1-to-1. Now it’s taking all of those learnings and putting them into [practice]. What does 2021-22 look like? @AlysonRKlein @educationweek

7/16 Mastery Portfolio: Results with Standards-Based Grading for Your Community. Mastery Portfolio is a collection of web-based tools and professional development experiences designed to improve education practices. @MasteryForAll @mssackstein

7/16 How Will Bans on ‘Divisive’ Classroom Topics Be Enforced? Here’s What 10 States Plan to Do. In Arizona, teachers who talk about racism and sexism in violation of a new state law can have their certification revoked by the state. Tennessee will take money away from the teacher’s school district. And, in New Hampshire, parents will be allowed to directly sue the school district. @Eeshapendharkar @educationweek

7/16 Why Teachers Should Keep A Journal – Write down a few sentences almost every night, taking note of the things that happened that day that you want to celebrate, things that you need to explore further, things that frustrated you, questions you have, stories you want to remember, and people you meet. @laffinteach @TeachWriteEDU ​@drkaren

7/15 The Case for Embracing Messy Leadership in Schools – Leadership has always been a bit messy, especially in schools, where leaders have always had to navigate ambiguity and complexity. But prior to 2020 much of the messiness was hidden. @SeanTSlade @am_gallagher @EdSurge

7/15 Why Should Schools Teach Digital Literacy – In understanding the shift from literacy to digital literacy–or rather to understand them both in their own native contexts–it may help to take a look at the underlying assumptions of digital literacy. @terryheickedu @TeachThought

7/15 Five Personalized Learning Strategies for the Online Learner – Over the years, the need for learning to become more student-centered as opposed to teacher-centered has changed the scenery of teaching and learning. @kraouna @Learnworlds @Getting_Smart

7/15 Harnessing the five benefits of online learning post-COVID – Online learning can help students overcome some of the challenges of traditional instruction. @DA_magazine

7/14 How can schools make the most out of virtual PD? When creating a virtual professional development event, school leaders should design it to fit its unique intended purpose and not expect it to look the same as an in-person event. @shawnadelarosa @KatieNovakUDL @katiemartinedu @K12DiveNews @dvodicka

7/13 How Music Helps Resolve Our Deepest Inner Conflicts – Music can help us reconcile our conflicted emotions when making choices and can assist in overcoming cognitive dissonance. @NeuroscienceNew @aDolphinCries @dlhampton

7/13 Teaching Black History Year-Round Requires Rigorous Sight – One month a year never made sense to me and it was the coldest, shortest month. The same is true for woman’s history. @UrbanEdDJ @edutopia

7/12 The Supreme Court’s Vulgar Snapchat Ruling and What It Means for Students’ Free Speech – The Supreme Court last week sided with a former high school cheerleader after a profane Snapchat post got her suspended from the team. Here’s what the court said and the case’s impact on student speech rights. @eric_radio @educationweek

7/12 Why People Lose Motivation — and What Managers Can Do to Help – At some point, every leader has dealt with a person — or, worse, a group of people — who has lost motivation. @DanCable1 @HarvardBiz @pettet50

7/12 Where is Your Learning Culture? So how do we begin to transform culture? The journey starts with being honest about where you are in order to chart a path forward to get to the place you want to be. Reflection is a powerful tool for growth. @E_Sheninger @VipulaSharma1

7/11 Bibcitation for Chrome – Earlier this year Bibcitation launched an update Chrome extension that makes it easy for students to properly cite sources of information. @bibcitationapp @rmbyrne

7/11 Three Things You Can Do This Summer to Be a Better Teacher in the Fall – It doesn’t matter what grade or subjects you teach, how long you’ve been teaching, or where—there are three universal things that all educators can to do be a better teacher in the fall. @ElizabethLStein @EducationWeek

7/9 Five Reasons Leaders Need Time Out – In working with leaders and facilitating leadership programs, one of the key things we hear is from people regularly is that leaders are increasingly critically time-poor, and that is not going to be a surprise to you. @CardinalRos

7/9 Six Ways for Teachers to Recharge in the Summer – How can you maximize our summer days to help us buy back time during the year when we need it? @DyanBranstetter @artsintegration @EducatorsTech @SELearningEDU

7/8 (Un)Grading: It Can Be Done in College. One professor explains her (un)grading system where the students do the grading, while she focuses on feedback. @OnlineCrsLady @mssackstein

7/8 The Benefits Of Leadership Coaching – If you’ve been considering leadership coaching recently, you’re not alone. Every day, high-performance leaders wonder whether executive coaching is the next step in their leadership journey. @CardinalRos @PeopleDevelop1

7/7 27 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom – Teachers who use, “Assessment FOR learning,” involve their students in ongoing self-assessment in ways that reveal to those learners where they are headed in their learning, where they are now in relation to those expectations, and how each student can close the gap between the two. @ShakeUpLearning @RStiggins

7/7 Technology can level the playing field for disabled people in the workforce. One in six people worldwide have a disability – and faces economic exclusion. Ensuring digital transformation includes disabled people also brings larger economic benefits. @talalrafi7 @wef @joe4rialtousd @talalrafi7

7/7 How to Recognize A Strong Leader In A Group Of People – In any group of people there will be a few who show leadership qualities, even if they’re not fully developed. Here are some things to look for if you want to know who’s capable of being a strong leader. @lollyDaskal

7/6 How to Diversify Your Toy Box – Here are ways to create a multiracial and multicultural spectrum in a child’s activities and toys. @blackmomsblog @nytimes

7/6 Eight Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions – What teacher wouldn’t want their students to ask better questions? @hrheingold @terryheickedu @TeachThought @WSroufe @ERobbPrincipal

7/4 Computer Science for ALL? For people who believe in this it has been slow to happen. @jennoldham @LarryCuban

7/4 Seven Questions to Reflect on Kindness – Kindness is more than being nice. It’s great to do nice things for people, and that’s certainly part of being kind. But true kindness goes deeper. @DavidGeurin @schug_dennis

7/3 How to Fix 7 Fatal Flaws in Tech Professional Development – Professional development to help educators use technology for teaching and learning has been critical for decades, but also riddled with pitfalls. @AlysonRKlein @EducationWeek

7/2/2021 Video: Six Tips For Going Gradeless – This only lasts 1:35, but it should get to thinking about making grades less important. @mssackstein @Cat_McGrath_NYC @MikeMirandi

7/2/2021 What is Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning? This variation of reinforcement learning is great to solve complex problems by decomposing them into small tasks. @jrdothoughts @bexxmodd @arXiv__ml

6/30 Vaccinating Kids Against COVID-19: Why Families Are Afraid and How Schools Can Help. The stakes are high: Strong vaccination rates are seen as key to middle and high schools returning to anything resembling pre-pandemic normalcy in many places this fall. @AriannaProthero @Educationweek

6/30 The Police-Free Schools Movement Made Headway. Has It Lost Momentum? As a principal I never had police in my school. This could be a good discussion topic for middle school on up. @jbrownedianis @EducationWeek

6/30 How HyperDocs Can Make Schoolwork More Student Friendly. HyperDocs are a way to give high school students easy access to everything they need for the week in one place. @lkolb @edutopia

9/29 Three Rare Signs That Say You Were Meant to Be a Good Leader – Practicing these every day will lead to great results and, even better, great relationships at work. @MarcelSchwantes @Inc @ScottGraffius

9/29 Ego Is the Enemy of Good Leadership. An inflated ego makes us susceptible to manipulation among other things. @RasmusTPP @HarvardBiz @Damien_CABADI

6/27 How To Turn Ideas Into Action – Darcy Bakkegard is an English/Theatre teacher and professional development coach who got tired of traditional sit-n-get PD and now creates the type of PD she always wanted. @DBakkegard @coolcatteacher

6/26 U.S. Supreme Court Rules for Cheerleader Who Posted Vulgar Snapchat Message. Administrators in all districts should read this carefully. @Educationweek @markfwal @MahanoyAreaSD

6/26 Eleven facts about today’s K-12 IT leadership – Broadband access and the ever-growing equity gap are among K-12 IT leaders’ top concerns, according to CoSN’s annual IT Leadership Survey. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

6/26 How Arkansas jumped ahead on K-12 computer science – Computer science standards are meant to be embedded across content areas, starting in kindergarten. @Zalaznick @universitybiz @DA_magazine

6/26 Help! How Do I Make My Workplace More Diverse? Megan offers advice for casting your net—because there’s no excuse for a hiring pool where everyone looks the same. @megreenwell @WIRED

6/25 What to Say Instead of ‘I’m Proud of You’ – Here are a few phrases middle and high school teachers can use to cultivate conversation while celebrating student achievements. @Tarn_Wilson @edutopia @DavidGeurin @mccoyderek

6/25 Understanding Learning ‘Acceleration’: Going Slow to Go Fast. In many places, a model known as acceleration is being billed as the way to ameliorate less-than-ideal learning conditions from this past school year. @Stephen_Sawchuk @LianaLoewus @EducationWeek

6/24 Make Complex Texts Accessible For All Students. We allow them to dislike it. We give them permission to get angry about it, but then we remind them that if it elicits any kind of emotional response, there is probably a reason worth exploring. What about the text is evoking the response? @mssackstein

6/24 12 Future Ready Activities for ANY Classroom – The Three Phases of Blended Learning focuses on the four learning studios. The four different learning studios include a mini-lesson with the teacher, an independent activity, a digital content studio, and a future-ready skill activity. @dsdPD @drkarenn @TCE

6/24 COVID Forced Schools to Innovate: Let’s Build on What They Learned. Ask your teachers what they did differently during COVID that was better and tell them to keep doing it. @dvodicka @katiemartinedu @Getting_Smart

6/22 Most Managers Don’t Know How to Coach People. But They Can Learn. Are you successful at coaching your employees? Many executives are unable to correctly answer this question because they think they’re coaching when they’re actually just telling their employees what to do. @JuliajMilner @HarvardBiz @TrippBraden

6/22 21 Ways to Ignite Summer Learning – With what could arguably be the hardest school year any of us or our children have experienced behind us, we’re all excited about a more seemingly normal summer and the opportunity to extend learning at home and out in our communities. @Jess_Slusser @Getting_Smart

6/22 Early Education’s 800 Pound Gorilla – Like it or not, producing media content is now the coin of the realm for all institutions, brands, and companies. What is your school doing to help kids make videos? @animationchefs @AnimatingKids

6/21 The Best First Jobs for People Interested in Entrepreneurship – Aspiring entrepreneurs should be especially conscious of their first career choices, as it can be the experience they need to prepare for their own ventures. @milesj @Entrepreneur @RecruiterDotCom

6/21 Cultivating Number Sense Among Middle and High School Students – The ability to make an educated guess is an important skill that develops with practice. @emmajchiappetta @Edutopia

6/21 Nine reasons why HyperDocs can transform your class – How can we incorporate great pedagogy, the best content, and meaningful technology into our classroom? HyperDocs! Here are 9 reasons why you should start using them in your class. @jmattmiller @ShellTerrell

6/20 Cyberattacks Are on the Rise. Here’s How Schools Should Respond (Downloadable Guide) @MarkALieberman @ginatomko

6/20 Why Are We Turning Our Backs on Remote Learning? The current debate over remote learning feels politically charged. @DrTheresaRouse

6/20 I Taught Online School This Year. It Was a Disgrace. (Lilac Almagor) Online schools worked for some kids, but not everyone. @MsAlmagor @LarryCuban

6/18 Build Interactive Lessons for Free with SMART Learning Suite Online. An interactive lesson typically includes moments for students to pause, actively process information, and take some type of action. @classtechtips

6/18 Whatever Happened to Teaching Grammar? In districts committed to following Common Core curriculum standards, grammar instruction, especially memorizing rules and diagramming sentences, has faded from classroom lessons over the past half-century. How come? @LarryCuban

6/18 The Electric Future Of Education Transportation – School systems and/or their transportation partners will use a combination of electric buses and vans (possibly shared with a municipality), youth rideshare services (like HopSkipDrive), and electric bicycles. @tvanderark @Getting_Smart

6/18 How to Foster Metacognitive Skills for Independent Learning – Giving students tools to explore how they think and learn can be a powerful way to deepen understanding and build self-sufficiency—in the classroom and beyond. @kimberlydtanner @daviddunning6 @Edutopia

6/17 Chuck Poole’s Midweek Motivation Vidoe – Take five minutes for a cool story and consider replying with one of your own. @cpoole27

6/17 Three Ways to Support Understaffed IT Departments – Schools can use student volunteers and invest wisely in technologies to ease the burden on IT teams. When I was IT director I hired top students for programming and repair work. @rebeccatorchia @EdTech_K12

6/17 Seven Augmented Reality Tools for the Classroom – A technology integration specialist shares some ways her district uses augmented reality to boost engagement in learning. @cmdanhoff @Edutopia

6/17 Three ways to turbocharge K-12 computer science – Many schools of education do not include computer science in teacher preparation. @DA_magazine

6/16 Carol Dweck Revisits the ‘Growth Mindset.’ A growth mindset isn’t just about effort. Perhaps the most common misconception is simply equating the growth mindset with effort. Certainly, effort is key for students’ achievement, but it’s not the only thing. @Jori_Bolton @EducationWeek

6/15 Five lessons for forming better relationships with ELL families – One teacher thought she had a good grasp of ELL families’ struggles to adapt to unfamiliar school systems. Then her husband got a six-month research fellowship in Germany. @rose_metro @EducationWeek

6/15 What’s the Right High School Size and Structure? How to organize a high school? It’s a question being reconsidered as educators reflect on a year and a half of remote and hybrid learning and as society continues to change rapidly. There’s no single right answer to the question, solutions depend on goals and context. @tvanderark @Getting_Smart

6/14 Road Trip Entertainment Tips – Spending hours upon hours in a car can admittedly get pretty boring. Whether you’re by yourself, with a partner, or even with kids, we’ve got some tips for enjoying the time you spend on your next road trip. @discoveringgem @DisneyDream717

6/14 Six Games Perfect for the Art Room – When it comes to the logistical planning of your curriculum, having half the class finished with a lesson while the other half is still working can be problematic. @ARTschukei @theartofed @NatalieMcKalip

6/14 Barriers to bringing coding into the classroom – There are some great resources full of lessons and for different age groups to get started. @Rdene915 @alicekeeler @thriveinedu

6/12 Five Sources of Summer Math Activities for Elementary School Students – Don’t let the name fool you, MathGames.com offers more than just a series of math practice games. You can find hundreds of worksheets to print for free on MathGames.com. Those are organized according to grade level. @CK12Foundation @rmbyrne

6/12 Use Simple Outdoor Science Lessons to Inspire Students. Open-ended prompts can guide students to explore life science processes in the world around them. @PrjDragonfly @edutopia

6/11 What Does It Mean to Call a Program ‘Evidence-Based’ Anyway? There’s a good reason not to stop after finding a single positive study. @EdResearcher @EducationWeek

6/10 Five Tips to Ensure Student Success on Long-Term Projects – Many debate the need to move to project-based learning, but fear that the lack of directed instruction would hinder student outcomes. @mssackstein

6/10 K-12 students show strength, empathy during pandemic. A new Pearson report of students and parents in four countries underscores the resilience and compassion of young learners. @ChrisBurtedu @DA_magazine

6/9 Google Earth in Every Grade: Create and Explore! In this episode, Kasey talks with Shake Up Learning trainer, Tammy Lind, on the hidden treasure of Google Earth in Every Grade. @ShakeUpLearning @Taml17

6/9 Technology Made Special Education Parents Better Advocates During the Pandemic. There are the benefits from the pandemic that some are hoping stick around. Among them: better communication strategies and tools that make it easier for special education parents and teachers to interact. Nadia Tamez-Robledo @EdSurge

6/8 President Biden’s $220,000,000,000 “American Family Plan” should also pivot home. The dearth of language is where critical learning gaps begin for many poor and disadvantaged children—gaps that often don’t close in school, no matter how much we spend or how early we start. @MiriamKF1 @educationgadfly

6/8 The New Role of School Tech Leaders in Social-Emotional Health – As tech use evolves in schools, so must the role of tech leaders, who now must not simply provide devices and instruct how to use them, but also understand the impact of technology on student learning and wellbeing. @TheSocialInst @Getting_Smart @soLaur

6/8 How the Pandemic Is Already Changing Principal-Prep Programs – Just as K-12 schools closed for in-person instruction because of the pandemic, principal-prep schools—which have largely held online preparation programs at arm’s length over concerns about quality and rigor—found that they didn’t have a choice but to move their programs online. @drsuperville @Educationweek

6/7 Neuralink Brain Chip Will End Language in Five to 10 Years, Elon Musk Says. I still think that learning another language is good for your brain. I practice Swedish daily. @chidambara09 @sonu_monika

6/7 How to Provide Less Structure for Independent Reading – Developing independent readers means nurturing the conditions for passion and independent thinking to flourish. @HoaPNguyen_

6/7 Ten Ways I’ll Be Teaching Differently Next Year – What have you learned from distance learning that you think will alter your practice in some way when you return to pre-COVID-19 teaching? @Larryferlazzo @KaylaSolinsky

6/6 Do Children Have the Right to Play? The title of this post may sound absurd. Of course, children should play; it need not be a “right,” as defined in law, but it should be common sense. Play is an essential part of childhood. @dianeravitch @drjohnthompson @coopmike48

6/6 Science In the Classroom from the American Association for the Advancement of Science – Free Science Research Papers Annotated With Teaching Resources @aaas @rmbyrne

6/6 Reaching the Quiet Kids in Class – Some of our smartest students might be our quietest. How do we give them an opportunity to be vocal without calling them out or making them feel uncomfortable? @buddyxo @EdSurge

6/5 Like Police Officers, Educators Have Been Caught on Camera Behaving Badly. Teachers should be able to use their cameras to record undesirable student behavior as well. I did and it almost always put an end to any nonsense. @AlysonRKlein @educationweek

6/5 Education Has a Three-Headed Crisis. Mental Health Is Only Part of It. Our Children are less mentally healthy, less empathetic, and less creative than they were at the beginning of the decade. @Volcoucou @EdSurge

6/5 Ten Ways Traditional Classrooms Punish Mistakes In Learning – Schools were modeled in the Industrial Revolution to be efficient and reduce time spent on divergent thinking. After all, in a factory environment, divergent thinking might break down a process or the status quo. @TeachThought @miriclifford @ERobbPrincipa

6/4 Helping Students Cope With a Difficult Year – These tips on supporting emotion regulation and building strong relationships will help students next year and beyond. @edutopia

6/3 What I Learned About Education by Losing 100 Pounds – This is one of George Couros’ best posts. Be sure to read the comment I left if you want some more diet/exercise/weight loss advice. @gcouros

6/3 Ed-tech equity: Leaders confront 10 COVID-era IT concerns – Almost all leaders surveyed said ed-tech equity is a top priority though their ranks remain overwhelmingly white and mostly male. @DA_magazine @TDOttawa

6/3 Forbidding Remote Learning: Why Some Schools Won’t Offer a Virtual Option This Fall. Are schools are being shortsighted; without a robust remote option? What is your district doing? @cgewertz @EducationWeek

6/2 Confer with Students in High School Math for Deeper Learning. Read about one math teacher who doesn’t give tests. In every conference, students are required to answer: What is the standard asking you to do? What new vocabulary and skills did you need to learn? Can you show me an example? @emmajchiappetta @mssackstein

6/2 Do We Want “Liquid” Learners? As liquid can adapt to fill any space. Do we our students to have this kind of adaptability? How do we do this? @PeteDDavis @ProjectGI

6/2 Can we keep human inconsistency from confusing expert advice? This is a review of Daniel Kahneman’s new book Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgement. I also summarized his book Thinking Fast and Slow: How Your Brain Thinks. @dmgitig @arstechnica

6/2 The Pandemic Put the Pressure on School Technology Leaders. What Did They Learn? Survey respondents—who represent about 400 rural, suburban and urban school systems across the U.S.—described digital equity as a pressing concern. @ByEmilyTate @EdSurge

6/1/2021 Four Ways to Take a Real Break This Summer – Some teachers turn downtime into a professional learning opportunity, but unplugging from work has a lot of value. @mrs_frommert @edutopia

5/31 Eight Elements of Effective Coaching – There are so many ways to implement coaching effectively, but some specific strategies are listed here. @E_Sheninger @specialtechie

5/31 Twelve Simple Ways To Save Time As A Teacher – So it’s not unusual to hear their concerns about the lack of adequate time to do everything teachers need to do: plan, individualize instruction, test, assign grades, collaborate, innovate, reflect and of course, teach. No one, not even teachers, can add more hours to a day. The key to finding more time each day may be to use strategies that make the most of your available time. @TeachThought @TeachThoughtPD @WilsonMellissa

5/31 How Are Final Exams Changing During the Pandemic? Is it time to let students do community-based projects in place of sit-down finals? @jryoung @EdSurge

5/30 Five Activities for Teaching and Learning With Primary Sources – Among other things kids can compare textbooks, primary sources, and Wikipedia. @rmbyrne @WDLorg

5/30 The Transformative Power of Art in Dementia Care: A Q&A With Neurologist Daniel Potts – As part of our LiveTalk series, Being Patient spoke with Dr. Daniel C. Potts about the legacy of his late father Lester E. Potts, Jr., who discovered his artistic talents in watercolor painting following his Alzheimer’s diagnosis. @Being_Patient_ @nickmuon @DrHubaEvaluator @LEAD_Coalition @BurtonBrown @lorimcneeartist

5/29 Why Grading And Evaluating Are Not Assessment – No, Students Don’t Need Grades, excerpted from Education Week’s 10 Big Ideas article. @10publications @markbarnes19

5/29 Why Visionary Leadership Fails – Research finds that the positive impact of visionary leadership breaks down when middle managers aren’t aligned with top management’s strategic vision. @nuferates @DrMuratTarakci @JeaninePorck @HarvardBiz @pettet50

5/28 If Education Is Going to Change, Teacher Prep Needs to First. “And don’t get me started on the teacher tests for certification and how poorly they align with the reality of what we teach or how we teach it.” @mssackstein

5/28 Recognizing When It’s Time for a Change – From switching schools to pursuing new opportunities in the district, teachers can make changes to address their burnout, writes a teacher career coach. @kittyboitnott @edutopia

5/27 Five key strategies for tracking ed-tech’s impact – Leaders in North Carolina’s Union County Public Schools found a way to stanch a potential flood of ed-tech tools during COVID’s outset, says Casey Rimmer, the director of innovation. Here’s how they did it. @RimmerEdTech @DA_magazine

5/27 Tens of Thousands of Students May Have to Repeat a Grade. Should They? It’s a choice an unusually high number of principals, district leaders, and parents anticipate making, despite warnings in stacks of research that it often doesn’t help—and can harm—children. @cgewertz @EDUCATIONWEEK

5/26 When Students Design the Assessment, Everyone Wins. Students must be put into a position of control over their own learning if we truly hope to make them life-long learners who are intrinsically motivated. @mssackstein

5/26 Mental Health Problems Loom for the COVID Generation. Here’s What Schools Can Do. The nation’s schools were already struggling to meet students’ mental health needs when the pandemic hit. How can schools rise to meet students’ ballooning needs in that area as a massive school reopening gets underway? @AriannaProthero @EducationWeek

5/26 Four Projects that Go Beyond Traditional Assessment – Jen Giffen shares ideas that will help teachers go BEYOND traditional assessments like reports, essays, presentations, and cookie-cutter assignments. @ShakeUpLearning @VirtualGiff

5/25 This Is What Makes You A Good Programmer. As someone who did some programming as part of my job I find this sound advice. Share with programming students you know. @jhankar_mahbub @ProgrammingHero

5/25 Ten Reasons To Learn Data Science – Data has always been around. Man-kind has been recording data since it started to think. Data science is the next big leap in the industry. @jhankar_mahbub @ProgrammingHero @chidambara09

5/24 Five questions to ask now to shape blended learning of the future – Students cannot be equipped with skills to match the Fourth Industrial Revolution if the teacher tasked with doing so is not empowered with the same. @TheQrius @LRobbTeacher

5/24 Eleven Great EdTech Podcasts – If you are looking for something to listen to while you are exercising or commuting look no further. @ericcurts @bribriggs @creativeedtech @EdTechBites @clintwinter @itsleegreen @techsavvyteach @wfryer @NowaTechie @CoffeeNancy @TechTomBUSD @TechMikeBUSD @jonathanwylie @TeamCairney @jmattmiller @ShakeUpLearning @mrnesi @TeacherCast @kellycroy @leedrury

5/22 Reading Aloud Together, Across the Grade Levels – When teachers read out loud to students, modeling the skills of good reading, it improves kids’ reading mastery. @GonserSarah @edutopia

5/22 How Research-Informed Games May Result in Deep Learning Experiences. Games can be particularly effective for engaging learners, promoting active participation and motivating students, both in and outside of the classroom. @SplashLearn @mwniehoff @EdSurge

5/21 It’s Time to Co-Design Assessments With Students. Students diligently reviewed the original assignments and tried to assess what they were looking for and then started brainstorming ideas. @mssackstein

5/20 One simple phrase could boost student effort by 40% – Daniel Coyle, the author of The Talent Code, recently looked at a study on feedback from teachers. @ajjuliani @DanielCoyle

5/20 How to Fix Seven Fatal Flaws in Tech Professional Development – professional development to help educators use technology for teaching and learning has been critical for decades, but also riddled with pitfalls. @AlysonRKlein @EducationWeek

5/20 Building rapport in the remote classroom – So how do we make that shift to projecting our personality through the webcam? Here I have a number of tips and techniques that you may find useful. @NikPeachey @americantesol @Cambridge_Uni

5/20 Summer 2021 Reads for Teachers – These aren’t exactly beach reads, but they’ll be useful when teachers want to reflect on the past year—and plan for the future. @KingMarissaE @edutopia

5/18 Ten Characteristics of Learner Centered Experiences – Education Reimagined defines the paradigm shift from teacher-centered to learner-centered as shifting how we see learners and their critical role in their own learning now, and throughout their lives. @katiemartinedu @EDUcre8ive

5/18 Can artificial intelligence create art? Artificial intelligence (AI) is entering the artistic arena, and it is fundamentally changing creativity and culture as we know it. @UNSW @bexxmodd @BenjaminP3ters

5/18 How the Pandemic Prompted Teachers to Give Students More Flexibility and Choice – 55% percent of teachers said they’re giving students more flexibility in how they choose to complete assignments. @BenjaminBHerold @EducationWeek

5/17 Let’s Review How Bill and Melinda Gates Spent Billions of Dollars To Change Public Education. Here Valerie Strauss from the Washington Post looks at what are mostly failures of the Gates Foundation. While they may be doing good things elsewhere, their impact on education has been negative. @valeriestrauss @LarryCuban @washingtonpost

5/17 Can Schools Require Students to Get COVID-19 Vaccines, and Will They? As younger children qualify for COVID-19 vaccines, public health officials are unsure of how many families will opt to have their children inoculated if the shots aren’t required for school attendance. @EvieBlad @EducationWeek

5/17 The Pandemic’s Remote Learning Legacy: A Lot Worth Keeping. As districts across the United States consider how to get student learning back on track and fortify parent interest in public schools, they’re asking the same question. What should we keep after the pandemic? @The74 @sjoel59 @csmonitor

5/15 Innovative Teams@TaylorZ_Smith

5/15 The Case for Letting People Work From Home Forever – Do you want happier, productive, more engaged, and more fulfilled employees and coworkers? Well, you should campaign to let them work remotely. Here’s why. @jl_greeenberg @WIRED

5/15 Four Ways to Boost Elementary Students’ Working Memory – Kids with strong working memory tend to perform well in school, and teachers can help them strengthen this executive functioning skill. @edutopia

5/14 It’s A Classroom Not A Bootcamp: Classroom Management 2.0. And while the introductions generally start things off on the right foot, momentum starts to slip a bit once you start talking about expectations. And by the time you hit the rules, well, that’s where the “no” rainstorm really opens up. @10publications

5/14 Reading Plus – Accelerate reading achievement through personalized instruction and intervention. If you want to help your child become a better reading this summer, check this out. @ReadingPlus

5/13 How to launch a new business: Three approaches that work – Share with student entrepreneurs and business teachers and student you know. @libarikian @McKinsey @phillenbrand @TrippBraden

5/13 This Is How To Maintain A High Level Of Excellence. Every work is important in life, do every work with a full heart. There are ten great pieces of advice here to share with your children/students. @RitikaG69283079 @seocontentcopy

5/13 The Best Online Learning Games – 2021 (Part One) – Have each student check one out can report to the class. Be sure to check out iThrive Grames. @iThriveGames @Larryferlazzo

5/12 Kids will pay a steep price for this War on Merit in schools. The War on Merit in America’s schools is spreading — and threatening to take an ever-bigger toll on kids’ education. This is the more conservative opinion. This could be a good starter for a classroom discussion. @karol @MeishaPorter @nypost

5/12 How the Pandemic Prompted Teachers to Give Students More Flexibility and Choice – For those who have long sought to give students more “voice and choice” inside the country’s K-12 classrooms, the devastating coronavirus pandemic appears to have had a silver lining. @BenjaminBHerold @EducationWeek

5/12 National Survey on Opting Out of Testing – Please consider taking a few minutes to take this survey as I did. Thanks so much, Dr. Doug. @OrenPizmonyLevy @TeachersCollege @Columbia

5/11 Ten Ways to Use Retrieval Practice in the Classroom – Effortful retrieval is more effective than further study. @Larryferlazzo @EducationWeek @effortfuleduktr

5/11 Mapping Out a ‘Credential As You Go’ Movement For Higher Education. A new initiative called “Credential As You Go” aims to shift this status quo by making it easier for students and workers to earn recognition for their learning—in increments smaller than the colossal college degree. @HollyZanville @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

5/11 Mentorship Matters: Eight Pieces of Advice For New Teachers – Think back to your first years of teaching. Were you ever handed a roadmap to success? @Lau7210 @southoldelem

5/9 Google Arts & Culture + Apple Classroom – Teachers who have iPads in their classrooms can guide students through scenes in the Google Arts & Culture app through the use of Apple’s Classroom app. @rmbyrne @googlearts @Apple_Classroom

5/9 Forget To-Do Lists. You Really Need a ‘Got Done’ List. Most digital productivity tools focus on what you have yet to do, but they never celebrate what you’ve accomplished. @StacySKim @ellengalinsky @WIRED

5/9 Your Next Great Hire Is Graduating From a Community College. Research reveals why hiring from community colleges offers employers broad benefits that reach beyond the bottom line. High school students would read this. @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge @SueEllspermann

5/8 Learning Recovery Through Acceleration – Why learning recovery through acceleration as opposed to remediation? Suzy Pepper Rollins provides this take. @myedexpert @chhogans @E_Sheninger

5/8 Making Decisions Is Harder Than Ever. How District Leaders Can Manage Tough Calls. VUCA is for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. Leaders in business, governments, and schools need to understand this concept. Be sure to watch the short video. @kbushweller @EducationWek

5/7 Five Tips for Meaningful Data Collection this School Year – What type of data do you really want to collect this school year? Whether you are approaching the last few weeks of school or planning for the upcoming school year, data collection is part of our everyday work as educators. @classtechtips

5/7 Steven Strategies For Making A Mentoring Relationship Work – This was written from a business perspective, but I think a lot of applies to mentoring in schools. @StartupPro @TrippBraden

5/5 Sal Khan on Expanding Into Early Learning and Launching a Peer-to-Peer Tutoring Platform – Over the last year, he’s helped Khan Academy manage a three-fold user increase, has grown and developed an online program geared toward early learners and launched a new peer-to-peer tutoring platform to keep students connected and learning during the pandemic. @EdSurge @SocietyofKhan

5/5 The Future Of Work Will Demand These Eight New Skills. What got you here, won’t get you there. Here are the new skills you’ll need to learn, grow and sustain over time. Share with your students. @TracyBrower108 @Forbes @MeghanMBiro @AndrewinContact @IanLJones98

5/4 A Year of Tremendous Growth – How the Pandemic Forced Teachers to Master Technology. Nearly half of the teachers in a survey said their ability to use technology had “improved a lot” during the 2020-21 school year, and another 39 percent said it “improved a little.” Just 13 percent said it remained the same or had gotten worse. This stacks up with what I’ve seen. @AlysonRKlein @EducationWeek

5/4 Nine Mistakes New Teachers Make – This is a great list. Be sure to share with all teachers and any teacher that are new hires. @CristieWatson @EducationWeek

5/3 Unlocking the Science of How Kids Think – Shouldn’t teachers learn how children think during their training? In this essay Daniel T. Willingham considers why they don’t, and what we might do about it. @DTWillingham @EducationNext

5/3 Teachers Share The Things Their Principal Does That Make All the Difference. These are the things that add up to strong school culture. Share with principals you know. @ShellTerrell @WeAreTeachers

5/1/2021 The go-to interview question Facebook’s head of global recruiting always asks—and how to answer it – ‘On your very best day, that day that you went home and you were air-punching thinking that was the best day ever, what did you do?’” @ClassicalyCourt @CNBC

4/30 Teacher Salaries Are Increasing. See How Your State Compares. I’m glad I worked in New York. The difference between New York and Florida is amazing. Where does your state land? @madeline_will @educationweek

4/29 The Power of Co-Construction in the High School English Classroom Jaime Marcakis is a traditional turned gradeless teacher with a passion for finding ways to be a better and more effective educator. She is currently a 9th grade English teacher at Downingtown East High School in Exton, PA. @MrsMarcakis @mssackstein

4/29 Five ways ed-tech will transform PD post-COVID – PD will be a major priority for stimulus in many districts as teachers continue to build their online and hybrid teaching skills. @DA_magazine

4/28 Summer School Is More Important Than Ever. But Teachers Are ‘Fried’ and Need a Break. Districts are bolstering their summer learning offerings, and the federal government has given more than a billion dollars to help. But there’s one big problem: Teachers are burned out and exhausted from a year of pandemic teaching. @madeline_will @educationweek

4/28 Cyber Attacks on Schools in 2020 Were Record-Breaking. Parents, students and teachers have had to navigate a minefield of cyber threats over the past year. Cybercriminals found new avenues for data breaches and phishing scams, as well as ransomware and malware attacks targeting school districts. @pettet50 @NcsVentures

4/27 Don’t judge. Just help. Evidence of our deep ‘judge and rate’ culture can be seen and heard everywhere. Nearly everyone does it – it’s in us. @teacherhead

4/27 During Pandemic, More Parents Come To Appreciate Teachers and Understand Teaching. This should be no surprise, but I enjoyed reading Larry Cuban’s take on the matter. @LarryCuban @CubanLarry

4/27 Tips for Promoting Student Voice in Middle School – Carefully crafted units and relevant choice reading assignments can support students in sharing their thoughts. @shortisweet3 @edutopia @ERobbPrincipal

4/26 Gifted programs provide little to no academic boost, new study says. Gifted education is often a flashpoint in school desegregation debates; in large cities, these programs often operate as an essentially separate school system, dominated by white and Asian children. @jillbarshay @hechingerreport @NYCOptOut @HalleyTCF

4/25 ‘We Need To Be Nurtured, Too’: Many Teachers Say They’re Reaching A Breaking Point. @KavithaCardoza @NewsHour @HollyProcida

4/25 How Pandemic Tech Use Is Shaping K-12 Education – During the past year, teachers have pushed their technology skills to the next level, improving their understanding of how to use learning management systems effectively; integrating digital curricula, online assessments, and interactive games into learning; and upgrading their skills for using modern communication tools such as Zoom. @AlysonRKlein @s_e_schwartz @educationweek

4/25 How Pandemic Tech Use Is Shaping K-12 Education – During the past year, teachers have pushed their technology skills to the next level, improving their understanding of how to use learning management systems effectively; integrating digital curricula, online assessments, and interactive games into learning; and upgrading their skills for using modern communication tools such as Zoom. @AlysonRKlein @s_e_schwartz @educationweek

4/25 ‘Let children play’: the educational message from across Europe – While approaches may differ, the importance of free time to play is increasingly being recognized. @jonhenley @philipoltermann @swajones @GiuffridaA @guardian @pasi_sahlberg @HargreavesBC

4/24 Supporting Social-Emotional Learning and Digital Leadership with Buncee – Social-emotional learning is a hot topic right now and many teachers are scouring the internet for resources to support their students in this way. @JCasaTodd @Buncee @MandyBloomsRaw @Rdene915

4/24 The next edu-revolution*: Textbooks! All students should have a ‘decent’ textbook at home for each subject. This article defines decent among other things. @teacherhead @uleadconference

4/24 ‘Learning Loss, in General, Is a Misnomer’: Study Shows Kids Made Progress During COVID-19. The amount of progress made was similar to what Renaissance would expect in a non-pandemic year. @s_e_schwartz @educationweek

4/23 Fou key funding questions that ed-tech trackers can answer – Data analytics tools allow administrators to track how students are using district devices. @DA_magazine @catchon

4/22 Tools to Help Students Analyze Their Own Writing – When you have Wordtune installed you can simply highlight a sentence in Google Docs, Gmail, or Outlook and it will suggest changes to your sentences. The suggestions will include corrections to grammar and spelling. @wordtune @AI21Labs @rmbyrne

4/22 During COVID-19, Schools Have Made a Mad Dash to 1-to-1 Computing. What Happens Next? The whole pandemic has been like a big proof of concept for 1-to-1. Now it’s taking all of those learnings and putting them into [practice]. What does 2021-22 look like? @AlysonRKlein @EducationWeek

4/21 Don’t ‘Make the Math Classroom a Project-Based-Learning-Free Zone’. Most math classes I’ve seen this year are right out of the 19th century. They don’t have to be. @Larryferlazzo @EducationWeek

4/21 The Six Fundamental Skills Every Leader Should Practice – The best way to develop proficiency in leadership is not just through reading books and going to training courses, but even more through real experience and continual practice. @brookmanville @rashkenas @HarvardBiz @lkafle @bimedotcom

4/21 Being a Child in the Age of Technology – Check out a Digital Citizenship Handbook. It is intended for teachers and parents, education decision-makers, and platform providers alike. @coe @EducatorsTech @MrJesseBraden

4/20 The Myth of Learning Loss – Is the fear learning loss causing us to rush for answers responding to the wrong question? @ktenkely

4/19 Six Digital storytelling tools for hybrid learning environments – As many educators are teaching remotely or in hybrid environments, we need to have multiple options for our students to be able to create and express what they are learning. @Rdene915 @neolms @Buncee @elementari_io @thriveinedu

4/19 19 Canva Tutorials for Teachers and Students – Certificates, Comics, and More. Canva is a graphic design platform. The platform is free to use and offers paid subscriptions. Users can also pay for physical products to be printed and shipped. @canva @MelanieCanva @rmbyrne

4/17 Designing a Library That Brings Curriculum to Life: Five Innovative Ways to Collaborate with Teachers – Libraries should be staging areas for dynamic collaborative programs, and yet so many only serve as storage and circulation centers for books within a school learning community. @10publications

4/17 With 5 Short Words, Jeff Bezos Just Shared a Brutal Truth Most People Never Learn. What would your best advice be for students and coworkers? @BillMurphyJr @Inc

4/16 Tips for Promoting Student Voice in Middle School – Carefully crafted units and relevant choice reading assignments can support students in sharing their thoughts. @shortisweet3 @edutopia @ERobbPrincipal

4/16 Is the Assistant Principal the Most Overlooked, Undervalued Person at School? If you have assistant principals it may be time to rethink how you use them and how you prepare them for principal jobs. @drsuperville @educationweek

4/15 Workplace Violence Prevention Strategy – Does your workplace have something more than a policy that none uses? The three tips here make a lot of sense. @FelixNater

4/15 The Best Way for Leaders to Build Trust – Trust fuels everything leaders want for themselves and their teams, from productivity to imagination. @LollyDaskal

4/13 Online Schools Are Here to Stay, Even After the Pandemic. Kids who didn’t like going to school are going to want to keep learning from home. Is your school ready for this? @natashanyt @nutimes

4/13 How a Simple Visual Tool Can Help Teachers Connect With Students. Pulling together information about a student into what’s known as an empathy map can help teachers provide better instruction. @JorgeDoesPBL @edutopia

4/13 Tips to learn coding for beginners of all ages: A complete guide for you to start coding NOW – Learning how to code can help you build the language skill of the future and create apps, games, and programs to help you in your everyday life. @Roshnism @AuntTechie

4/12 The End Of Year Advantage – This link will allow you to register for a webinar on project-based learning and why the end of the school year is a good time to try it. @aebaeder

4/12 Assess with Respect by Co-Constructing Success Criteria with Students As educators and parents, we have a real opportunity to shift the paradigm around what assessment for learning looks like and also consider the impact that teacher-centered schooling structures have on the development of young minds. @mssackstein @cultofpedagogy

4/10 Data Science From Scratch [curriculum with 20 free online courses] – Learn how to become a data scientist in eight steps with these free resources. @MattyBv3 @AI_Miami @Strat_AI

4/9 Helping Preschoolers to See Themselves and Others in Literature – An author studies program focused on Black, Indigenous, and authors of color helps students to both see themselves and learn about different cultures, traditions, and families. @skmcmena @edutopia

4/9 The future of work is uniquely human. After an unprecedented year of disruption, technology alone will not prepare organizations for the uncertainty ahead. Instead, three inherently human concepts will lead the way. @techreview @Deloitte @nigewillson

4/8 Using Project-Based Learning in Math Classes – Many of today’s math classes are right out of the 19th century. This has to change. What’s happening in your school? @bobsonwon @Larryferlazzo @EducationWeek

4/8 This Year State Tests Will Be “Opt-In” in New York State. Tests also must be taken on-site. Who in their right mind would do this? @leoniehaimson @NYC_Educates

4/7 The Surprising Power of Simply Asking Coworkers How They’re Doing – Humans have an innate need to belong — to one another, to our friends and families, and to our culture and country. The same is true when we’re at work. @KTwaronite_EY @HarvardBiz @moversaurus

4/7 The Question That Doesn’t Help Students Figure Out Their Career – What do you want to be when you grow up? As if growing up is finite. As if at some point you become something and that’s the end. @AdamMGrant @EducatioonWeek @MichelleObama

4/6 How would you spend $7 billion to narrow digital divide? The Federal Communications Commission is now accepting public comment on the distribution of the $7.171 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund contained in President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act. This could be a good question to pose to your students. @Zalaznick @DA_magazine

4/6 Helping Teachers Prioritize Social Emotional Learning – The case for SEL is a strong one. According to Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), SEL helps young people acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions, and achieve personal and collective goals. @Getting_Smart

4/6 Why Questions Are More Important Than Answers – Briefly put, questions are more important than answers because questions seek and frame and expose while answers, at their best, are temporary responses whose accuracy changes and shift and decays over time, needing to be reformed and remade and reevaluated as the world itself changes. @terryheickedu @TeachThought

4/6 Enduring Practices From Remote Teaching – After a yearlong crash course in digital tools and remote teaching, a teacher reflects on what will stick in her brick-and-mortar classroom. @sustainiverse @edutopia

4/5 Charles Barkley Goes on an Epic Rant About the Current Stat of Politics. This may be controversial, but it also might be a good conversation starter for your students to think about. @runBMC57 @APompliano @Lukewearechange @ClayTravis

4/5 Three Areas That Can Help Teachers Improve Hybrid Learning for All Students – Across the country, teachers, students, and families have been engaging in simultaneous learning (often referred to as hybrid learning, or “Zoom and Room”) for quite some time. @HaliLarkins) @rmbyrne

4/3 Six Space Technologies We Can Use to Improve Life on Earth – Danielle Wood leads the Space Enabled research group at the MIT Media Lab, where she works to tear down the barriers that limit the benefits of space exploration to only the few, the rich or the elite. Share with female and minority students you know. @space_enabled @ejrnyc @medialab

4/3 One Solution to the Long-Term Care Crisis: Nurse Practitioners. I have had very good experiences with nurse practitioners. Be sure to give them a chance if you can. @HealthyDebate @FamilyCouncils @picardonhealth

4/2/2021 The Cardboard Speed Challenge – From grocery garbage to shipping leftovers, there is cardboard surrounding us. Show us your cardboard creations (including corrugated, singly-ply tagboard, paper rolls, and more) for a chance to win a digital gift card in the Cardboard Speed Challenge. @askinstructable @instructables @rmbyrne

4/2 Hawaiian Dream Job – I’ve been to Hawaii and it is paradise. If you are looking for a teaching job give them a try. @HIDOE808 WEducationWeek

3/31 Zoom is actually less effective than a phone call for these types of meetings. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University studied the effectiveness of collaboration and group efforts on video and audio calls and found that videoconferencing hampered group collaboration and problem-solving. @ArianneCohen @FastCompany @CarnegieMellon

3/31 Suspend High-Stakes Student Testing (from FairTest and assessment reform allies) – If you think federally mandated testing is bad for our students, please sign this petition. @TheActionNet

3/31 The Differences Between Busy and Productive People? Are you a busy donkey or a productive unicorn? The short videos at the bottom give lots of good advice. @LARRYKIM @Inc @TheJoeWoo

3/30 Formative Assessment for Remote Teaching: Evidence and Feedback – Once you are clear about where you want students to go, you need to know where they are. @dylanwiliam @kscalise87 @ASCD @bjohnsonEDU

3/29 20 Best Websites to Help Kids Learn From Home in 2021 – The internet is a great resource to support home learning, but not all websites meet educational requirements or are child-friendly — some even have inappropriate ads. @InfoWizcase

3/29 Five Lessons Learned to Create Successful Teams – The best of each of us is amplified when we work on teams that are structured to support effective teamwork but what makes these effective teams work can feel somewhat elusive at times. @katiemartinedu @ElisaBostwick

3/28 Showing Gratitude to your team improves performance and production. Are you a grateful person? So, do you show gratitude? Do you share gratitude with your co-workers and teammates or do you believe gratitude is overrated? @RandyLyleClark @TrippBraden

3/28 18 more ways to introduce your lesson topic – If you want to get your students’ attention here are some can’t miss approaches. @eltplanning @Faten_Romdhani

3/28 How to Teach Your Kids About Money – Financial know-how can set your little one up for lifelong well-being. These child-friendly apps can help manage allowances and even create savings goals. @IamSimonHill @WIRED

3/28 Great Teaching: The Power of Questioning – All students should be involved in engaging with the teacher-student dialogue with time to think, and not be allowed to hide, dominate, or be overlooked. @teacherhead

3/27 What’s the Purpose of K-12 Education in the Age of Automation? For the past decade, schools have placed significant emphasis on getting students ready for careers. The problem is that it’s not clear what kind of jobs will be available in ten or 20 years. @AlysonRKlein @educationweek

3/27 Biden Administration’s Broken Promise: Schools Must Give Standardized Tests This Spring. This is hugely disappointing, first, because it is a broken promise; second, because it imposes standardized testing in the midst of a pandemic when access to education has been grossly uneven and unequal; third, because it diverts the attention of teachers and students to a meaningless exercise. @DianeRavitch @StevenSinger3 @Ro12Two @JoeBiden @POTUS

3/26 Don’t Go Down a Coronavirus Anxiety Spiral. Here’s what you can do to relieve your worries, while still keeping you and your family safe. This is also good advice for leaders. @lmatsakis @weird

3/26 Cardona Keeps Tough Stance on State Tests as He Focuses on School Reopenings. This is a big disappointment for me. How about you? @AndrewUjifusa @EvieBlad @EducationWeek

3/25 Three Questions to Ask Your Community as a School Administrator – I think it is imperative to get student feedback but to do “what is best for students,” you have to make sure that staff has their needs met. @gcouros @theRealKiyosaki

3/25 Five ways the future of work can make our lives better – This year has taught us all valuable lessons that will shape the future of work in profound ways – from finding new ways to connect virtually, to leading with empathy. @hyder_brent @wef @Damien_CABADI @HaroldSinnott @salesforce

3/24 A Father-and-Son Journey Into Synthetic Biology – This is a great story about a high school classmate of mine who mentored his son to the top of the biomedical field. This should inspire many parents. @BabettePain @siegel_justin @AAAS

3/23 Weak Leaders – Part Five – Leading someone requires their commitment. Weak leaders have no idea what is required to earn that commitment. Parts one through four are also available here. @LeadToday

3/23 Steps to Take When You’re Starting to Feel Burned Out – Challenges that were formerly manageable feel insurmountable. It’s the opposite end of the spectrum from engagement. The engaged employee is energized, involved, and high-performing; the burned-out employee is exhausted, cynical, and overwhelmed. @moniquevalcour @HarvardBiz @iamrws

3/23 Montessori principles used for parenting – Montessori and parenting have shown to go well together, bridging the gap between home and school. Even if your child does not attend a Montessori school. @themomtessorian @DisneyDream717

3/22 What The Efficacy Rates Of The COVID-19 Vaccines Really Mean – @Maddie_Marshall @QueKmas @AmeshAA

3/22 Why Do India And China Have So Many People? This is good for upper elementary on up. @MinuteEarth @UMNews @TerraPopulus

3/20 Working With the Likes of Lego, Disney, and Lucasfilm to Engage Students in STEM – Rick Hess is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and the director of the think tank’s Education Policy Studies. @rickhess99 @EducationWeek

3/20 Expressing Learning Journeys Through Digital Portfolios – The idea behind digital portfolios is to provide a space where students can build a narrative of their work. @Rdene915 @tvanderark @Getting_Smart

3/19 Seven Simple exercises to raise your self-esteem – Self-esteem is essential for success and for many of us it’s something we have to work on. Share with your students. @carthagebuckley

3/18 Social-Emotional Learning, Explained – What is social-emotional learning? How can schools help teachers to weave the concepts into everyday classroom instruction? And can educators know whether their social-emotional learning strategies are working? @EvieBlad @EducationWeek @PoliticsK12

3/18 How to Learn Faster with the Feynman Technique (Example Included) – If you can’t explain something in a simple manner, you may not fully understand it. @TomFrankly

3/17 Conduct Conferences During Class Time. But there are ways to ensure class time is indeed spent talking to students about their learning with minimal out-of-class commitments. Watch the sample conference where the student engages in self-analysis. @mssackstein

3/15 Project-Baased Learning: Real Questions, Real Answers, How to Unpack PBL and Inquiry by Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy. @RossCoops31 @markbarnes19

3/15 5 things moms should do EVERY morning to have a productive day with less stress – These look like good tips for dads and non-parents too. @themomtessorian @BlogginandLivin

3/15 Three big questions schools should ask edtech developers Partnerships between school districts and edtech developers can be incredibly beneficial–but schools should make sure to ask the right questions at the outset. @AlKingsley_Edu @eschoolnews

3/15 How to Communicate with Your Employees During Times Of Crisis – If your employees are like most people, they’re feeling exhausted and stressed even when nothing specific is going wrong. @LollyDaskal @Mrmind76042152

3/13 The Big Pandemic Tech Challenge: Reliable, High-Quality Internet Experiences for All – The first step to ensuring students can successfully engage in learning from home is providing them with the technology tools they need to connect. @MarkALieberman @educationweek

3/13 What Do Babies Think? – “Babies and young children are like the R&D division of the human species,” says psychologist Alison Gopnik. Her research explores the sophisticated intelligence-gathering and decision-making that babies are really doing when they play. @AlisonGopnik @TEDTalks

3/12 Lead with Grace: Leaning into the Soft Skills of Leadership – Pressures and demands at work can sway who we are and how we do it into a personality that favors more likes than the authentic interactions that are needed to establish deep relationships with the students we are serving. @JessicaCabeen @markbarnes19

3/12 The Role of Reciprocal Behaviors in Creating a Strong Community – Give-and-take is key in developing interpersonal bonds, but it can be tough for students. These activities foster this important social skill. @edutopia @ValentinaESL

3/12 Why Learner-Centered Education is the Key to Meaningful School Improvement – Effective educators have long known that one-size-fits-all approaches to teaching and learning are insufficient. Through extraordinary effort, they have figured out ways to differentiate and personalize learning for their students. @katiemartinedu @dvodicka @Getting_Smart @AltitudeLearn

3/11 Beyond “Voice” to Contribution – As we empower students to speak up, we must teach them to use their voices effectively. If left to figure it out on their own, they will definitely struggle. @gcouros

3/11 Using Live Video Streams to Give Your Students the World – Video feeds from faraway locales can expand students’ horizons when their world feels small and constricted. @KendraCameronJ @edutopia

3/11 Twelve Alternatives To Letter Grades In Education – The letter grade fails because one of its primary functions–to communicate learning results to learners and families can not possibly be performed a single symbol. @terryheickedu @TeachThought

3/11 Letter from members of Congress to Sec. Cardona asking him to waive the tests; and how to have your voice heard – If you want to waive testing this year add your voice. Also, check out Leonie Haimson’s weekly podcast. @leoniehaimson

3/10 Align Your Arrows For Better Student Outcomes. In Arrows: A Systems-Based Approach to School Leadership, Henry and Rosebrock unpack their district’s experience of creating and maintaining a culture dedicated to student and teacher learning. @CarrieRosebrock @MrsSarahHenry @mssackstein

3/10 Rethinking Family Engagement This Year. Parents and caregivers are more involved in elementary school kids’ education in distance learning, and teachers can help increase their effectiveness. @edutopia

3/10 Top U.S. Companies: These Are the Skills Students Need in a Post-Pandemic World. The future of work looks quite a bit different now than it did a year ago. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to confound even the most accomplished futurists’ efforts to make predictions about what lies ahead. How many of these skills does your school teach? @MarkALieberman @educationweek

3/8 The Curriculum Camp Conference – Clarify your vision, create a curricular plan that works, and hit play on adapting your school or course while the rest of the world is hitting pause. Attend from wherever you are. @ajjuliani @jaymctighe @ericabuddington @JulieHStern

3/8 How AI Influences Children – AI devices are collecting a lot of data while interacting with children, posing major challenges on the privacy front. @raibagikashyap @Analyticsindiam @HarbRimah

3/7 How to Use Book Clubs for Deeper Professional Learning – Book clubs can be a powerful way to learn new skills, find new ideas, and experience paradigm shifts. Book studies can be a great way to learn from one another and take the learning to a deeper level. @spencerideas @dmgately @cultofpedagogy

3/7 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? @DrHKells @cultofpedagogy @Faten_Romdhani

3/7 A Hip-Hop Song Inspires a New Path to Engagement. A middle school teacher explains how she gamified assignments and saw a dramatic increase in student motivation. @DrHKells @edutopia @marcelamomberg

3/6 Are we preparing students to be chefs or cooks? The words “cook” and “chef” seem kind of like synonyms. And in the real world, they’re often used interchangeably. But in this post, when I say chef, I don’t mean any ordinary chef. I mean the trailblazing chef—the kind of chef who invents recipes. @ajjuliani

3/6 Positive Discipline-The Montessori Way – Here is Part 2 of the 3 part series, Montessori Tidbits: Ideas & Practices for newbies to the Montessori Method. Parts 1 and 3 are also available. @themomtessorian @DisneyDream717 @themomtessorian

3/4 Machine Learning Might Be the Future of Dyslexia Diagnosis. Could the power of machine learning help diagnose or treat dyslexia? @IntEngineering @bexxmodd @AI_Miami @Strat_AI

3/4 An Asset-Based Approach to Supporting English Learners’ Reading Skills – A look at what English learners need in order to develop the skills and motivation to improve their ability to read in English. @ValentinaESL @edutopia

3/4 For Some Black Students, Remote Learning Has Offered A Chance To Thrive. While the media would have you believe that remote learning is all bad it certainly isn’t. @NPR @s_bearden

3/3 Strategies for Teaching Students Online & Face to Face at the Same Time – What better way to learn how to do this kind of teaching than from those who have been at it for months? @Larryferlazzo @educationweek

3/3 Mentoring in Schools – Mentoring is at its most powerful when it is built on positive personal relationships between novice teachers and those with more experience. @CrownHousePub @HughesHaili @CharteredColl

3/3 Remote Learning Makes Time Management Even Harder. Blaming students for poor use of time is like blaming them for poor reading. @emilyrinkema @educationweek

3/2 Is Your Emotional Intelligence Authentic, or Self-Serving? It’s possible to fake emotional intelligence. Well-intended leaders can go into interactions armed with what they believe is a combination of deep empathy, attuned listening, and self-awareness but is, in fact, a way to serve their own emotional needs. @RonCarucci @HarvardBiz @nancyrubin

3/1/2021 Want To Know What’s Wrong With Averages? If a student gets 100 on the final should you average in a 40 she got on the first exam? @mssackstein

3/1/2021 Why you should apply design thinking to the employee experience – COVID-19 has forced changes in the way people work — and created a once-in-a-generation opportunity to increase engagement and productivity. @thomasastewart @pocobu8 @stratandbiz @meisshaily

2/28 Biden’s Testing Stance Leaves States Tough Choices. Some May Still Try to Avoid Exams. The Biden administration’s decision not to entertain states’ requests to cancel standardized exams for this school year due to the pandemic marks its first major K-12 policy decision—and it’s leading to no shortage of controversy. Note: Biden’s Secretary of Education hasn’t been approved yet. @AndrewUjifusa @EvieBlad @s_e_schwartz @educationweek

2/28 If You Can’t Answer Yes to ThreeThe best of leaders in the most desirable companies aren’t characters in some rose-colored Hollywood script. In these turbulent times, they are real humans beings with a wholehearted commitment to their people. Simple Questions, Your Leadership Intelligence Is Lower Than You Think. @MarcelSchwantes @Inc

2/28 13 Stunning Places to Publish Student Art and Writing – There’s something about having our work seen by strangers that makes us take it up a notch. And while displaying writing and art in the school halls or a teacher-made book can accomplish that feeling to some degree, publication in a more “official” vehicle carries more weight. @cultofpedagogy @ajjuliani

2/27 The Hidden Analysis Method for Comparing and Contrasting Two Tests – This site includes two inauguration poems that students can practice on. @cpoole27

2/27 A Message to School Leaders – Here are both a message and recommendations based on what Eric Sheninger has witnessed and learned firsthand in schools since the onset of COVID-19. @E_Sheninger @ShellTerrell

2/26 Visualizing the Size of Amazon, the World’s Most Valuable Retailer – This is a very cool and surprising graphic. @dorothyneufeld @visualcap

2/26 Six Free Resources for Virtual Field Trips – Teachers can use panoramic photos and videos of locations all around the world to make lessons more engaging. @ClassTechTips @edutopia @AirPano @nearpod @NatGeo @360cities

2/26 Five Ways the Montessori environment may be ideal for children on the Autism Spectrum – Montessori environments have distinct characteristics that may be good for Autistic children. @themomtessorian @icsfblog

2/24 Schools must still give standardized tests this year, Biden administration says – This is rediculous. I bet a lot of Biden voters are disappointed. He education secretary isn’t even confirmed yet. @matt_barnum @Chalkbeat @leoniehaimson @janinesopp

2/24 Three Leadership Practices That Will Help You Get Comfortable With Chaos – Anxiety-based motivation is not sustainable and it will destroy your workforce. @MarcelSchwantes @Inc

2/24 As Teacher Morale Hits a New Low, Schools Look for Ways to Give Breaks, Restoration. In a school year rocked by the coronavirus pandemic, teachers say just keeping their heads above water can feel like a herculean task. @madeline_will @educationweek

2/23 Four Everyday Ways You Can Improve Your Health – She left out not to smoke, but that’s a given. Share with your family and your coworkers. @SusieQpon @CMarieNico

2/23 Back to School COVID Myths (Doug Green) – Larry Cuban’s work formed a foundation for my doctoral dissertation in 2001. I couldn’t be more proud to have him post a piece of my work. @LarryCuban

2/22 How to Start a Podcast (and Keep It Going) – Podcasting it growing in popularity with students. Teachers should consider letting students podcast for grades. @FarhanaRahman @iamDrWilL @Entrepreneur

2/22 How Learning Emotional Skills Can Help Boys Become Men – “And what they started talking about was, ‘I ain’t gonna be no nerd, no geek, no teacher’s pet.’ Everything about ‘smart’ to them was negative. And I realized my job was to build a space that was smart and cool.” @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED @ThinkWriteLearn

2/21 Learn how to meet your community in the middle – In this video, I tell you what your next step in becoming a Lead Learner should be. How to be Excellent on Purpose belongs in your school’s professional development library. @SaneeBell @markbarnes19

2/20 Six Things That Made My Teaching Better – for me and my students – These things made the life of one teacher easier and more rewarding as it made teaching a more enjoyable job. They are also things that students benefitted from so they all represent a win-win. @teacherhead

2/20 Six Strategies to Make Distance Learning Classes Not Terrible – What are your “go-to” instructional strategies and tools for making a virtual classroom work? @Larryferlazzo @EducationWeek

2/20 Why Students Should Write in All Subjects – Writing improves learning by consolidating information in long-term memory, researchers explain. Plus, five engaging writing activities to use in all subjects. @YoukiTerada @edutopia @VipulaSharma1 @BookCreatorApp

2/19 Do NOT Repeat What You’ve Said, Leave The Reader Thinking in Your Conclusion. Writing an essay is truly an art form and the concluding paragraph needs to be as powerful as the introductory paragraph. @mssackstein

2/19 Should every B.A. include some AI? Colby College in Maine is among the first liberal arts colleges to create an artificial intelligence institute to teach students about AI and machine learning through the lenses of subjects like history, gender studies, and biology. @ColbyCollege @Marketplace @epuujee @IainLJBrown

2/19 Disadvantaged school ditches the curriculum and gives kids free rein. One of Melbourne’s most disadvantaged high schools has dumped the Victorian curriculum in favor of a “personalized learning program” that ditches compulsory subjects and lets students study what they like from year 8 onwards. @adamlcarey @theage @bar_zie @ProfDanielMuijs

2/18 52 Practice Interview Questions for School Administrators – I’ve been interviewing administrators since 1976 and I find these to be the kind of questions you should use if you are trying to hire one or consider if you are applying for an administrative position. Good luck. @eduleadership

2/18 Life Coach Gets Teens Into Ivy League Schools. Rather than pay, just have your kids share the advice in this column. @RaquelLaneri @christopherrim @CommandEdu

2/18 What Role Will Hybrid Learning Play in the Future of K–12 Education? Hybrid learning has been a hot topic since the pandemic forced schools to reformat and restructure instruction. Here’s more nuance and context on the concept. @DougBonderud @EdTech_K12

2/18 The L.A. School Uprising – This is an example of what some parents are doing to try to get schools open. I live in Broome County, NY where all schools have been open in hybrid mode since last October with full cooperation from teacher unions. Consider signing the L.A. petition as I did. @UprisingLa @OpenSchoolsCA #OpenSchools

2/17 Asynchronous Learning Tips for Teachers – Asynchronous online activities features instructions, lessons, discussions, and presentations that occur at different times for each student. Teachers provide materials, instructions, lessons, and assignments that can be accessed over an extended period. @ShakeUpLearning

2/17 Virginia Lawmakers Call for Volunteers to Fill Teacher Gap. Their proposal calls for largely unpaid volunteers to fill in for educators that can’t work in person during the COVID-19 pandemic. @ardzes @myVPM @Dunnavant4VA @ChapPetersen @bar_zie @JessicaHuseman

2/17 Strategies to Help Students ‘Go Deep’ When Reading Digitally – Students are doing more reading on digital devices than they ever have before. Not only are many teachers using tablets and computers for classroom instruction, but many state tests are now administered on computers, adding incentive for teachers to teach digital reading strategies. @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED @SNewco @cultofpedagogy

2/16 How to Raise Successful People: Preparing Competent Kids for a Life of Performance – Learn how one parent raised three very successful children. @EstherWojcicki @ajjuliani

2/16 How to Plan Your Life When the Future Is Foggy at Best – Having a plan is one of the best stress-reduction strategies out there. As humans, we crave feeling like we’re in control and that we have certainty. @HarvardBiz @katenorthrup @lkafle @josemariasiota

2/16 Three Tips for Creating Math Word Problems That Boost Critical Thinking – Well-designed word problems give elementary students a tangible context for understanding math concepts. @Mr_Hall27 @edutopia

2/15 We Asked 175 Pediatric Disease Experts if It Was Safe Enough to Open School. In many places, the debates over reopening are fraught. But in a survey, experts broadly agreed that elementary schools didn’t need vaccines to open safely. @clairecm @sangerkatz @KevinQ @nytimes

2/15 Engaging Your Employees Is Good, but Don’t Stop There. If satisfied employees are productive at an index level of 100, then engaged employees produce at 144, nearly half again as much. But then comes the real kicker: inspired employees score 225 on this scale. @YvesMulkers @HarvardBiz

2/15 The Psychology Behind Sibling Rivalry – You can’t avoid fighting. You can only hope to contain it. Sorry to say I only had one child, which is cheating. @JessGrose @nytimes

2/14 Anxiety over Pandemic Learning Loss by Alfie Kohn – This article originally appeared in the Boston Globe on September 6, 2020. It, along with much of Kohn’s other work, is also available on his website, www.alfiekohn.org. @alfiekohn @LarryCuban

2/14 Are Psychologists The Next Target For AI & Machine Learning? Ask yourself and your students about this before you read it. The answer might surprise you. @analyticsinme @machinelearnTec @MargaretSiegien @PawlowskiMario

2/13 a href=”https://bit.ly/3d5N1d9″>Four Questions to Support a Student’s Path to Personalized Success – Here are some good questions that we

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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. ;-)

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  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.

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