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11/5 Top-down observation and feedback models are flawed. Time for a change. The more one administrator closely works with teachers and schools/colleges, supporting CPD processes of various kinds, the more he realizes just how woefully inadequate the standard ‘top-down drop-in and give feedback’ approach is. @teacherhead

11/5 Can kindergartners learn coding? Yes, it’s possible—discover how coding and computational thinking happen in early grades. @eschoolnews

11/3 Reflections on project-based learning – As he returns to the classroom after holding education leadership positions, an educator looks back at how he has contributed to project-based learning. @eschoolnews

11/3 Universal Design for Learning and Blended Learning: Engagement – Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that is based on a scientific understanding of how people learn. The goal of UDL is to design “barrier-free, instructionally rich learning environments and lessons that provide access to all students. @Catlin_Tucker @AllAboutTHEPACT

11/2 Three ways to bring equity to STEM education – STEM education is essential even if students don’t pursue STEM careers. Here are some strategies to make it more accessible and equitable for all students. @TGRTong @eschoolnews

11/2 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. @icsfblog @themomtessorian

11/1/2020 Learn About Exploration and Compasses by Making Your Own. This is something you can do with your kids at home. It’s aimed at elementary school students, but older students can do it too. @SciShowKids @rmbyrne

10/30 The Three Essential Elements for Forging Strong Student Relationships – How do I build a personal relationship with each student efficiently and effectively while communicating digitally? @angeladuckw @thecharacterlab @Penn @NSQ_Show @EducationWeek

10/30 A Guide to Teaching Writing With Minecraft – Using the popular game in station rotation activities during distance learning is a way to bring an element of play and collaboration to writing assignments. @edutopia @MatthewFarber @E_Sheninger

10/29 If we have to give kids grades, let’s let them agrue their merits. Students should be able to propose the grades they deserve and defend thier opinions. @ajjuliani

10/29 Adapting an Effective Math Collaboration Activity for Distance Learning – An instructional coach and math teacher who developed a powerful model for student collaboration have tweaked it for the pandemic. @AshleyPTaplin @john_hattie @robertjmarzano @KathleenJanysek

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10/28 Teacher Tips: How to Reduce Screen Time When School Is Online – Like a long shadow sweeping the country, the coronavirus has transformed K-12 schooling, forcing millions of students to learn from home, parked in front of computers for many hours each week. And that’s triggered new concerns about how much time kids are spending looking at screens. @cgewertz @EdWeekTeacher @EducationWeek

10/27 Helping Students Navigate the COVID Reading Slump – Some students haven’t read a book since March, how their attention just seems to not be there. They cannot seem to find the time, energy, or even the books they want to read. @pernilleripp @ruswalsh @DrMaryHoward

10/27 The Three Imperatives of Teaching During the Pandemic: An Ethicist Weighs In. A global pandemic has challenged educators immeasurably, while at the same time giving them the chance to show their creativity and how seriously they take their commitment to young people and the creativity they bring to bear toward that aim. @leaderethics @EducationWeek

10/26 How Learning Emotional Skills Can Help Boys Become Men – Ashanti Branch taught in the classroom for 12 years, while running, supporting and fundraising for the Ever Forward Club on the side. @Kschwart @DisruptEdToday @MindShiftKQED

10/26 The Toxic Habits That Will Make You a Bad Leader – How many do you or leaders you know have. @LollyDaskal

10/25 How to Build Effective Leadership with These Eight Qualities – Whatever your position, whatever field you’re working in, whatever type of organization, the fundamentals of strong leadership are the same. @LollyDaskal

10/24 How Do You Teach to the Standards When Doing Project-Based Learning? People often debate about whether we should be process-driven or product-driven in project-based learning. @spencerideas @RossCoops31

10/24 Techniques Teachers Use to Reduce Stress – According to recent studies from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and National Institutes of Public Health, increased angst, stress, and negative emotions are widespread among educators. @CurtisChandler6 @middleweb @taenos99 @cultofpedagogy

10/23 Pacing Needs to Be Flexible If Learning Is to Happen. This was written pre COVID, but it still applies. @mssackstein

10/22 15 Feeding Must Haves For Babies & Toddlers – Share with parents of new borns that you know. @forevermymoon

10/22 Using ‘Hexagonal Thinking’ to Deepen Classroom Conversations – A novel activity using little more than geometric shapes can help students examine complex problems and connect big ideas. @GonserSarah @Edutopia

10/21 Building Racial Equity Through Trauma-Responsive Discipline – In these unprecedented times, educators need to strengthen their use of social-emotional, social justice, and culturally responsive practices. @ASCD @EdTalkProject @BethHouf @cultofpedagogy

10/21 How to Create Self-grading Timed Quizzes in Google Classroom – Instant feedback is key to learning. Give this a try. @rmbyrne

10/19 Help Your Students Write A Killer College Essay. This is good advice for students, parents, and 12th-grade English teachers. @mssackstein

10/19 Four Practices to Make Coaching Easy and Effective – It saves time to coach people to think more broadly for themselves. They become agile thinkers who don’t have to regularly go to their bosses for answers. @Leadershipfreak

10/18 Algebra II just doesn’t add up when you figure how little it means to most students. Its peculiar difficulties frustrate too many students interested in math and science while simultaneously erecting irrelevant math hurdles for students with other interests. @robertqberry @StevenDLevitt @freakonomics @center4risc

10/18 Radical Innovation for Social Change – University of Chicago – This is an organization started by Steven Levitt one of the authors of The Freakonomics Books. If you have a bright idea be sure to share it with him. @StevenDLevitt @freakonomics @center4risc

10/18 How to Tackle a Toxic Workplace, According to Pinterest’s Former COO – Françoise Brougher says discrimination was rampant at Pinterest, where she was a high-ranking executive until this year. Here’s her advice for companies in need of a cultural overhaul. @SOPHIEWDOWNES @Inc @TrippBraden

10/17 STEM in the time of COVID: How one district keeps innovating in “The Weirds.” Across this district, educators are stepping up to ensure STEM learning is on track and engaging for students. @FrankPileiro @eschoolnews

10/17 Design a Choose Your Own Adventure Learning Experience. Teachers are designing learning experiences for a range of learning landscapes. Some are navigating a hybrid schedule that blends synchronous in-class time with asynchronous online time. @verenanz @Catlin_Tucker

10/16 Five Clever ways to bring structure to your digital lessons – It’s hard to instantly start creating digital lessons, homework, and assignments. It’s even harder to keep your students from drifting away when they have to stare at a screen for a long period of time. @lucie_renard @ibookwidgets @TCEA

10/16 A data-driven look at COVID learning loss – Educators can use data sources to examine COVID learning loss and the educational divide. @eschoolnews @nadjayoung

10/15 Students need digital skills more than ever. We know because they’re telling us. Embedding digital in both face-to-face and remote learning is more crucial than ever. @rsdrysdale @Jisc @Jane_Mooney

10/15 Effective Instructional Models for a Hybrid Schedule – It can be a challenge to engage students when they’re at school only a few days a week—station rotations and flipping the classroom can help. @MJMA111 @edutopia @sarah_driessens

10/15 Bringing equity to STEM learning – Amid the pandemic, calls for justice, and economic crisis, 100Kin10 examines how to make high school STEM learning more equitable. @ESN_LAURA @eschoolnews

10/15 The Essential Traits of a Positive School Climate – The single most important job of the principal is creating a school environment where students feel safe, supported, engaged, and accepted, according to many child development and school leadership experts. @AriannaProthero @EducationWeek

10/14 Start of School Series: Grading Conferences in a Distance Learning Environment – Hear Starr Sackstein and Greg Mullen discuss how to successfully confer with students when you don’t see them in person. There are other parts of this series available here. @mssackstein

10/14 Turn and Talk / Q&A with Gerry Brooks, a Principal Who Does Humorous YouTube Videos. Gerry Brooks, principal of Liberty Elementary School in Lexington, Kentucky, has more than 850,000 followers on social media. You can view his videos here. @gerrybrooksprin @ASCD

10/13 How to Create Effective Learning Playlists – Educators have been working valiantly to make either remote or hybrid learning work. In the midst of this challenging time, we have seen innovative practices embraced more at scale. @E_Sheninger @katiemartinedu

10/13 Four Ways To Practice Empathy At Work—And Why It’s Crucial To Your Career – Strong relationships are vital to professional growth and career advancement, but they’re harder to establish and maintain when physical interactions are less common. @williamarruda @Forbes @cvheady007

10/12 Five myths about teaching technology skills to 21st-century students – 21st-century students are certainly surrounded by technology, but they still need some guidance as they grow. @eschoolnews

10/12 Four Alternatives to Teaching In-Person and Online Simultaneously – Whether it’s in one-on-one conversations, facilitating meetings with leaders, reading blogs and Instagram posts, we see all over the country that teachers, school and district leaders, parents, and kids are burnt out, and struggling to cope. @katiemartinedu @Mr_Oldfield @E_Sheninger

10/9 Five Top Tips for Managing Deadlines – People have different attitudes to deadlines. Some need the pressure of a deadline to do good work. @DrHelenKara @teacherwhispers

10/9 Using Retakes to Nurture Growth Mindset – Offering students the chance to redo assessments and assignments can improve their self-perception—and the quality of their work. @edutopia @DrJAFIII @PHausEDU

10/9 As More Schools Resume In-Person Learning, Some Lessons From Districts That Did It First. Despite years and years of slick pitches and tech-industry lobbying on personalization, flipped classrooms, and one-to-one programs, research suggests that in-person schooling is superior for the great majority of K-12 schoolchildren, especially those living in poverty. @Stephen_Sawchuk @educationweek

10/9 Feeling like a first-year teacher again? Remember these 5 things. Here are 5 guidelines I want you to keep in mind when you feel like you’re learning to teach for the first time and overwhelmed with all the tools and ideas. @MGeoghegan22 @cultofpedagogy

10/8 The Gamified Math Class – Here’s how one teacher replaced the fear of math with the joy of playing—and learning. @lynch39083

10/8 ‘Child-centred’ teaching blamed for NZ’s educational decline. A “deluded” child-led approach to teaching is to blame for New Zealand’s declining educational performance, new research says. Thoughts @SimonCollins08 @C_Hendrick @StuartLock @nzherald

10/7 Teacher Success Summit – Get Quality PD from impactful leaders in education and Relevant & relatable strategies and suggestions at your fingertips. It’s Professional Development at its finest and it’s free. @mssackstein

10/7 #WorldTeachersDay | Lessons from the Pandemic: “After the Virus: In Teachers We Trust”, by Pasi Sahlberg – What is the X-factor that helps schools through the current global health crisis? @pasi_sahlberg @peterjohnsonphd @Marttihellstrom @liandersson

10/6 Learn how to keep students safe online during remote learning – Increased screen time multiplies online dangers, including inappropriate content, isolation, and stress–learn how to keep students safe during learning. @eschoolnews

10/6 A mindset for dealing with difficult people – Difficult people are part of every day life. You can avoid some, but you can’t avoid them all. @carthagebuckley @moretime4u2

10/5 The World Population in 2100, by country – The global population may start shrinking by 2100. @VisualCap @TrippBraden @HaroldSinnott @wef

10/5 The Two Roles Leaders Must Play in a Crisis – Great crisis captains need to lead both in the spotlight and behind the scenes. @MITSloan @TrippBraden

10/5 Evidence-Informed Teaching – Here’s what you might be doing. A lot of the ideas can be found by reading some of these research summaries. @teacherhead

10/3 Bigger class could mean up to five times the COVID-19 infections, A Canadian study suggests. Policymakers planning for elementary school class sizes of 30 kids or more ‘need to immediately reconfigure their school opening plans.’ @sharon_kirkey @nationalpost @raehanbobby @DFisman @maritstiles

10/3 An Inquiry Framework: 5 Levels Of Student Ownership – Student ownership is the degree to which a learner feels a natural sense of responsibility and curiosity about their work. @terryheickedu @TeachThought

10/3 Ten Ways to Show Compassion – They are easy and people of all ages can do it. Be sure to share. @KatieKraw @DisneyDream717 @AndreaCoventry

10/1/2020 How to Broaden Students’ Sense of History – By incorporating diverse voices not found in some textbooks, teachers can provide a fuller, more accurate picture of historical events. Howard Rosenberg

10/1/2020 Five Shifts We Need in Education Now – We need to take advantage of the current situation to make learning better. @ShakeUpLearning

10/1/2020 Looking for the little wins. How one district manages the new remote school year by focusing on social-emotional learning first. @eschoolnews

9/29 Start of School Series: Teaching Students to Track Their Progress – Starr Sackstein talks with Matt Koscinski, a music teacher from Wisconsin on this topic. His work with changing assessment practices and helping his colleagues do the same is inspiring. As you watch, consider how we can facilitate learning by having students track their own progress in a variety of different ways. @mssackstein @MattKoscinski

9/29 Virtual Learning Framework – This is a Complete Professional Development Solution for Teachers, School-Based Instructional Leaders, and Senior District Leaders. @PrincipalCenter

9/27 Independent Project Inspiration – The Instructables Remix contest asks contestants to find an existing project on the Instructables site then remix and build upon it. @instructables @rmbyrne

9/25 Three Ways to Overcome the Challenges of AI Adoption – In a recent IDC survey, only about 30 percent of companies reported a 90 percent success rate for AI projects. @TechNative @prodriguezpapp

9/24 How to handle the handoff conversation – Do the people you work with expect you to create training on demand? By changing how you talk to them, you can steer them away from an information dump and help them solve the real problem. @CatMoore

9/24 Dr. Doug Makes The Blog Frog in the Parenting Category. The Blog Frog has a simple mission: provide insights on the best blogs across 16 categories. They identify the top blogs so you get the best content. Look for mine under parenting and give me a vote. @TheBlogFrog @tapinfluence

9/22 Talking Civics in Remote Classes in 2020: What Could Go Wrong? Students are almost certain to have a tougher time communicating and feeling comfortable sharing contradictory views when they can’t read each other’s body language and may not have met the teacher—or each other—outside of a Zoom square. @AlysonRKlein @educationweek

9/22 How to Tell if Distance Learning Is Working for Your Kid – Measuring skills, not test scores, is key. @KimmmBosch @nytimes @TheJenCarey @HeidiHayesJacob

9/22 How To Conduct A Transparent Interview And Why You Should – Most things are cyclic, including the job market. During COVID-19, unemployment is high. However, some businesses can’t find enough qualified help even in this job market. Many could gain by using a transparent interview process. @RandyLyleClark @TrippBraden @WriterKaylene

9/20 Kids (and Teachers) Don’t Need to Spend 8 Hours a Day on School Work Right Now. A virtual learning schedule is not the same as a traditional school schedule. A virtual learning schedule is not the same as a traditional school schedule. @WeAreTeachers @HannahHudson1 @MarisaEThompson @katiemartinedu
9/19 Four ways to keep your school resilient during distance learning 2.0 – As the nation enters an uncertain new school year, being prepared and decisive during distance learning will be paramount to success. @eschoolnews

9/19 Five Principles to Guide Adaptive Leadership – The Covid-19 pandemic is constantly evolving, with leaders facing unpredictability, imperfect information, multiple unknowns, and the need to identify responses quickly. @benramalingam @davidnabarro @ruthcarnall @E_Sheninger

9/19 Why maps matter in our response to COVID-19 – The most useful maps and data visualizations of the COVID-19 pandemic have helped us understand, respond to and recover from the crisis. @robmuggah @wef @automeme @mvollmer1 @wef @Nicochan33

9/18 Books Recommended by PLN Friends – These are books ecommended by Jennifer Sims Murray. @JenTheHen73 @ShellTerrell @mjjohnson1216

9/18 What Does The Future Of Technology Education Look Like? The future of education is about upskilling and reskilling your workforce for the future. @TrippBraden @Market_Leader @WriterKaylene

9/18 Children Are Born Scientists. What If School Encouraged That? Studies that have looked at time dedicated to science in elementary grades since the mid-’90s have found variation between states, but generally show an overall decline, especially in schools serving high numbers of low-income children. @KristinaRizga @LarryCuban

9/17 Top Three! High-impact, inclusive questioning strategies. They work incredibly well in themselves and even better in combination. @teacherhead

9/17 How To Grade Assignments In Google Classroom – The following information is sourced directly from Google’s own Classroom support documents, which you can access directly. @TeachThought

9/17 Ten Ways to Help Your Daughter Get Over Her Boyfriend – A breakup is like a drug withdrawal so take this advice from Barbara Greenberg the teen doctor at Psychology Today. @parentteendr @PsychToday @yourteenmag

9/16 Empathetic Remote and Hybrid Learning – Now more than ever, empathy is needed to help everyone get through remote or hybrid learning. The reality is that successes are and have been, overshadowed by fear, stress, and anxiety at levels never experienced. @E_Sheninger @jenhegna

9/16 Fostering a Classroom Community Virtually or In-Person – With so many learners either 100% remote or in a hybrid learning model, we must ensure that we don’t lose the human side of teaching. @ElisaBostwick @drneilgupta @gcouros

9/16 In Preschools, Sharing and Playtime Look Different Now. To support young children’s social and developmental skills, preschools have had to get creative with what were once mainstay classroom practices. @csheasley @edutopia @lainierowell @Rdene915

9/15 Districts Struggle to Keep Tabs on COVID-19 Cases. Nationwide, fewer than half of states collect and provide (or are preparing to provide) any public data on COVID-19 infections related to schools. @SarahDSparks @educationweek

9/15 Hexagonal Thinking: A Colorful Tool for Discussion – Hexagonal thinking is not new in the world of business and innovation, and it’s just making its way into the classroom. It’s a method for considering the connections between ideas and finding the nuances in those connections. @BetsyPotash @cultofpedagogy @AngelaStockman @lieberrian

9/15 Five Strategies for a Great Virtual Meeting – It’s imperative for administrative teams to remember that every time we bring people together it’s an opportunity to model what we’re looking for from staff. @thomascmurray

9/15 The Building Blocks of Remote Learning – With online instruction now essential rather than optional for K–12 success, how do schools make sure their IT infrastructure makes the grade? @DougBonderud @EdTech_K12

9/14 Keeping Kids Engaged in Remote Learning – With the pandemic not letting down in many places, schools are beginning to focus less on re-entry and more on starting the year with remote learning. @ShellTerrell @E_Sheninger

9/14 CONNECTIONS: Just One Thing! Your students won’t always remember what you’ve taught them, but they’ll always remember how you’ve treated them. @Jeff_Zoul @casas_jimmy @ConnectEDDBooks @EmilyAPaschall @Williamdp @MDiffenbaugh

9/14 An Open Letter to Our Bullies – It is important to understand what motivates a bully. @parentteendr @PsychToday @icsfblog

9/13 Why You Should Not Use Gifted Students as Tutors – Gifted children should not be used as short little mini-teachers for other students for a number of reasons, not the least of which is they’re not good at it. @gifted_guru @AllAboutTHEPACT

9/13 Six Effective Ways to Motivate a Passive Employee – Motivation is key to success on so many levels. Learning to motivate others, is a critical skill. This post by Angeline Lecerio is good for business and education leaders. @justcoachit @TrippBraden @KateNasser

9/12 Why mass notification systems can help during the pandemic – Schools can leverage mass notification systems to keep their communities and stakeholders informed as schools resume virtual and in-person teaching this fall. @eschoolnews

9/12 What Students Truly Mean When They Say They’re Bored (And What to Do About It). If activities are either too hard or too easy, students may struggle to pay attention. While it may seem obvious that easy things can be boring, so can overly difficult challenges. Check out my summary of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth @angeladuckw @educationweek

9/12 Asynchronous vs. Synchronous: How to Design for Each Type of Learning. The question many teachers are asking is, “How should I spend my limited time with students in the classroom or in video conferencing sessions? What is the best use of that time?” @Catlin_Tucker @cultofpedagogy @BethHouf

9/12 Augmented Reality Seeing the benefits is believing. Will augmented reality create more distraction than enhancement? @Jan_Kallberg @C4ISRNET @kashyapvyaas @KabelSistemas

9/11 Four Engaging Structures That Work in a Hybrid A/B Learning Classrooms – This Hybrid A/B Model of schooling (also goes by many other names) has a camera on in the classroom for students to watch at home, while students rotate days A/B of being in-person or at-home. @ajjuliani

9/9 What People Need From Their Leader In A Crisis – Being a leader always comes with enormous responsibility, but being a leader in crisis adds significance and depth to that responsibility. @Lollydaskal

9/9 A model for the learning process. And why it helps to have one. – A powerful idea is using a diagram to visualize a shared model of the learning process; using it to get a feel for how learning works in general but also to identify reasons for why it can sometimes not happen. @teacherhead

9/9 Immediately Improve Your Talent Development with the SBI Model. Here is How Feedback and Talent Conversations Strengthen Organizations. @CCLdotORG @AdaptNowEditors

9/9 Let’s Help Teachers Grow by Coaching, Not by Micromanaging Them. One approach that schools can use to support teachers at all levels is providing collaborative, subject-specific coaching. This can help them stay in the profession. @apes0088 @EdSurge @Rdene915 @cultofpedagogy

9/8 Your Leadership Power Is Contagious. Now What? As a leader, what you do and how you do it, what you say and how you say it will all be imitated by those you lead. A leader’s power is contagious. @TrippBraden @LollyDaskal

9/8 10 Tips for Supporting Students with Special Needs in #RemoteLearning – This is so difficult and so important. This is pretty good. @KimGriesbach @MrNunesteach @JakeMillerTech

9/8 A Pedagogical Framework for Managing Face-to-Face and Remote Learners at the Same Time. Here is what the rotational model could look like in a school. The teacher has two options here. Either group all the remote students together or use data to regularly group and regroup kids as they work to approach, meet, or exceed standards. @E_Sheninger @prtaylorca

9/6 Betsy DeVos Tells States Not to Expect Waivers From Annual Tests. These annual, summative assessments in English/language arts, math, and science are “at the very core” of the bipartisan agreement behind the Every Student Succeeds Act. @AndrewUjifusa @educationweek

9/6 How Fan Fiction Inspires Kids to Read and Write and Write and Write – In school, writing can feel like a chore if it’s part of a class assignment or a topic the student doesn’t care about. But for those who have experienced the thrill of writing fan fiction, there’s a certain flow that can feel liberating. @callmeKi @MindShiftKQED @taenos99 @jordosh

AI will power a safe return to the workplace. Here’s how. The pandemic isn’t over yet. How can you safely welcome employees back to the workplace? @kesaritweets @TamaraMcCleary

9/4 Watch Out For These Three Mistakes You’re Making During Distance Teaching. If there’s one thing everyone can agree on from this past spring, it’s that distance learning is challenging. @paul_emerich @EdSurge

9/4 Make daily communication with families more fun and more effective. Klassroom, the school communication app that’s creating meaningful partnerships between parents and teachers #KlassroomTeachers @Klassroom @KlassroomES @KlassroomFR

9/4 Ten ways assessment reform can help guide a new era in education – States are challenged to find assessments that present an accurate picture of student learning in order to direct resources to those who need them most. @asamuel2020 @eschoolnews

9/3 Preparing for the Future: Creating Supportive Digital Learning Spaces. As we head back to our classrooms and prepare for the upcoming year, there are many things we need to consider. @Rdene915 @DefinedSTEM @Buncee

9/3 How technology will transform learning in the COVID-19 era – A “great unbundling” will see traditional degree courses make way for companies offering focused training in soft skills, core skills, critical thinking or an opportunity to network. @utkarsh_amitabh @wef @juandoming @DrEscotet

9/2 Why Some People Who Worked for Steve Jobs Loved the Experience. A new study using contestants on ‘The Voice’ shows that demanding mentors improve performance. @carminegallo @SitAtTheTable @Inc

9/2 Why Geography Should Be Part Of Every 21st Century Education – How much geography is taught is your school? @drvickip @Forbes @tracycrowley77 @AbbeyPKuhns

9/2 Three Tips for Developing Culturally Responsive Remote Learning Norms Creating classroom norms is critical at the start of the school year, and whether we like it or not, the transition to remote learning is like starting a whole new school year. @paul_emerich @responsiveclass

9/1/2020 Four tips for teacher-family communication this school year – It’s more important than ever to have clear lines of communication between educators and families—here are some tips to establish a dialog. @eschoolnews @GalenaParkISD

9/1/2020 Eleven Best Voice Amplifiers and Microphone Systems for Teachers – Portable voice amplifiers are small devices that offer big benefits. They can save your voice and make your work simpler. @EmilyRo41100222 @s_bearden @onegrenouille @ShanaVWhite

8/30 Three ways to teach STEAM in a blended learning environment – No matter where students are physically located, educators can incorporate hands-on manipulatives to promote playful STEAM learning in early childhood. @eschoolnews

8/27 Five Back-to-School Ideas – Here are some ideas that you can plan for regardless of where your school year begins. @Rdene915 @Getting_Smart @Buncee @Flipgrid @wakelet @Seesaw @thriveinedu

8/27 A Study of 300,000 Leaders Revealed the Top 10 Traits for Success. According to leadership development consultants Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman, these are the skills that leaders need to succeed. @bizzwriter @Inc @ryantracey

8/27 Students have their own demands for school reopening. Mental health support, better remote instruction, and a focus on vulnerable students: High schoolers are pressing legislatures and school boards to make their appeals heard. @hechingerreport @mikelubelfeld @natsupers

8/25 Excessive Collaboration, “Let Me Do My Job!” Collaboration has become a worn shoe in need of refurbishing. It’s creating more problems than it solves. @MikeLehrOZA

8/25 Developing Asynchronous Remote Learning Tasks – The significant shifts in adapting to remote learning involve how time is used, providing flexible pathways, ensuring there is regular feedback and the purposeful use of digital tools when appropriate. @E_Sheninger @ElisaBostwick

8/25 Top 10 Technology Challenges to Conquer for Digital Transformation – With the ongoing loom of the Covid-19 pandemic, organizations bear the brunt of technology challenges to fathom. @KamalikaSome @analyticsinme @automeme @Balaji_SanDiego

8/24 The hidden benefits of a move to online instruction – In a virtual classroom driven by COVID-19, educators are discovering new and innovative ways to teach–here’s how one district found some silver linings in its move online. @eschoolnews KevinHogan@eschoolnews.com

8/24 Strategies to Foster Discourse and Collaboration in Remote Learning Environments – There is a pressing need to develop and implement pedagogically-sound strategies that work in a remote environment. @E_Sheninger @bashaierk

8/24 The Freedom and Fulfillment of Home-Schooling – Nine families shared with The New York Times why they chose to educate their children outside the traditional school system. @nytimes

8/23 Overcoming COVID-19 Learning Loss – One of the most difficult tests facing schools this fall is how to pull off widespread intervention and assistance for students who begin the 2020-21 school year with learning loss. @educationweek @Steph_Reisfeld  

8/23 How to Use Augmented Reality in Distance Learning – AR-based learning is changing the way students receive and retain information. These experiences might be core in your curriculum or supplemental. Here is an example. By pairing AR models with your teaching curriculum, students can explore content in further detail and develop a deeper understanding. @classtechtips

8/23 Low Pay and High Risk: Being a Substitute Teacher During COVID-19 – Many are retired teachers and those that aren’t get low pay and no benefits. They are also replacing someone who is sick. @madeline_will @educationweek

8/21 Reopening Schools During COVID-19: Lessons Learned From Around the World – Americans would be well-served to look beyond the country’s borders for signs of how school reopenings might go and lessons they might learn. @MarkALieberman @educationweek

8/21 Principals of the Pandemic: How school leadership is changing – Despite the overwhelming pressures they face in their own roles, principals have demonstrated, selflessly and solidly, that their communities can depend on them. @Brett_Henebery @TheEducatorAU @juandoming @cjpb63

8/20 Deeper Class Discussions with the TQE Method – So much of the learning we do comes from texts: articles, textbooks, novels, and all kinds of online publications. Sometimes, those texts come in less traditional forms; in fact, our use of the word “text” has broadened over time to include things like films, images, and even diagrams. Regardless of what form they come in, texts make up the bulk of how our students experience learning. @cultofpedagogy @MarisaEThompson

8/20 A plan for teaching coding and robotics from home – Coding and robotics can be just as engaging when students learn from home–all it takes is a little planning and some creativity. @JoeSlifka @eschoolnews

8/20 Five ways COVID-19 made me a better teacher – These tips for remote teaching during COVID-19 are relevant for teachers at the elementary level straight on up through higher education. @eschoolnews @BSU_CEHS

8/20 The Accidental Education Benefits of COVID-19 – How we can end testing and grading for good, not just during the pandemic. @alfiekohn @educationweek

8/19 Register for an Online Summit: How We Go Back to School An Education Week virtual event. This takes place on August 19, 2020, from 1 to 3 pm Eastern time. @Learning_Ally @CogniaOrg @EdgenuityInc @pearson @mentoringminds @Promethean @StratixMobile @educationweek

8/19 Strategies to Foster Discourse and Collaboration in Remote Learning Environments – The past couple of months have been challenging for educators, to say the least. However, in the midst of it all, there have been opportunities to take a critical lens to practice in the efforts to effectively pivot to a remote world and successfully implement hybrid learning models in the near term. @E_Sheninger @TamraDollar

8/19 I am an Administrator, but I am NOT the Punisher. Changing how people view principals and assistant principals is challenging to say the least. @bethhill2829

8/19 Re-Establishing Teaching Routines. Classroom interaction will be a key thing that students have missed so it’s going to be important to press a giant re-set button and re-establish all the routines again, balancing a big warm welcome with some sensible rehearsal and reinforcement. @teacherhead

8/18 Four Ideas for Empowering Students During Remote Learning – Check out George Couros’ “Developing the Innovator’s Mindset Through Remote, Face-to-Face, and Blended Learning.” @gcouros

8/18 Five Tips for Managing an Under-performer Remotely – If you suspect the under-performer’s difficulties come from insufficient experience, specific skill deficits, or a lack of business or organizational acumen, consider whether they need training, or to partner with a more experienced colleague. @LizKislik @HarvardBiz @Forbes @FamilyCouncils @fbeaufrand

8/18 Grade expectations: How to look at grading in a new light. You’re doing it all wrong–transform grading so it actually impacts student learning. @eschoolnews

8/17 Critical Reading: 50 Sentence Stems To Help Students Talk About What They Read – I love sentence stems for many reasons, not the least of which is their ability to function as cognitive ‘training wheels’ for developing minds. @TeachThought @gratefuledu64 @KirstyCMacaulay

8/17 How Schools Are Bringing CTE Programs Online – Teaching career and technical education programs virtually may be necessary for some schools today, but it comes with long-term benefits. @MicahCastelo @EdTech_K12 @daveandcori

8/17 20 Places You Should Be Sharing Your Content – Writing and publishing blog posts or articles on your own website isn’t good enough. Here are 20 more places where you can, and should, share your content. @_kevinrowe @sejournal @Nicochan33

8/16 Using a Rubric Does NOT Ensure Student Learning. Not all rubrics are bad and when written and used effectively with proper feedback can be useful to help students know what they have learned. @mssackstein

8/16 Back to School 2020: Maximizing District Budgets to Support Student Safety and Distance Learning – Back to school is upon us. In this informative Panel, industry experts Dr. Kecia Ray and Susan Gentz will bring together a panel of education leaders to discuss maximizing district budgets. @shoing @aratinagaraj @edwebnet

8/16 Social Emotional Learning: Making It Work – This report—with original survey data that capture educators’ attitudes and experiences with SEL—explores the challenges and opportunities to teaching social-emotional learning when school buildings are open and operations are normal. @educationweek

8/16 How to Stay Physically, but Not Emotionally, Distant with Kindergarten and Pre-K Students. Early childhood classrooms are going to look different this year, even if school buildings are open – no desk clusters with kids sharing materials, no cozy circles on the rug, no holding hands on the way to the bathroom. @SuzanneBouffard @TeachThought @MindShiftKQED

8/14 Scientists think they found the coronavirus’ weak spot. And just like shooting torpedoes down the Death Star’s exhaust shaft, they think they can exploit this critical weakness to make new treatments. @DanRobitzski @futurism @EvanKirstel Five Ways We Can Improve Professionalism in Our Students – Many teachers thrive on wielding the power of grade reduction to make a point and in doing so often misalign grades and mastery. @mssackstein

8/14 Scientists think they found the coronavirus’ weak spot. And just like shooting torpedoes down the Death Star’s exhaust shaft, they think they can exploit this critical weakness to make new treatments. @DanRobitzski @futurism @EvanKirstel What if Some Kids Are Better Off at Home? For some parents, the pandemic has come with a revelation: For our children, school was torture. @iproposethis @nytimes

8/14 Scientists think they found the coronavirus’ weak spot. And just like shooting torpedoes down the Death Star’s exhaust shaft, they think they can exploit this critical weakness to make new treatments. @DanRobitzski @futurism @EvanKirstel Institutionalizing equity through video instruction – Using video to teach doesn’t have to be intimidating–with a few creative strategies, you can create engaging lessons for all students. @eschoolnews

8/11 Strategies to mitigate the COVID slide – Learn how to address COVID-related gaps in learning, as well as summer learning loss. @EileenBelastock @eschoolnews

8/11 How Children Process Grief and Loss Through Play – Young children will likely process the tumultuous events of 2020 in the only way they know how—through play. Here’s how adults can be supportive. @emdashkap @edutopia @Rdene915 @cultofpedagogy

8/11 Four Questions When Developing Your Company’s Mission Statement – Although this is aimed at companies I think it works for schools and school districts as well. @pdiscoveryuk @CardinalRos @PeopleDevelop1

8/10 Seven Success Habits to Adopt For Serious Results – Success is all about adopting the right habits that will move you toward your dreams and your goals. What you do once in a while is not as important as what you do every single day. @shawn8798 @WealthyGorilla @TrippBraden

8/10 Five Common Teaching Practices You Should Kick to the Curb – Listen to an Extended Version of this Post in a Podcast. @cultofpedagogy @cwhitetech

8/10 Three animated videos about learning – How learning works: A quick guide to how we store and retrieve information. @DavidDidau @MrLauLearning

8/9 Five Tips for Remote Learning PD Success – Fully aware that well-honed online teaching skills could underpin the success of his students in the coming school year, Stein Lee-Schreiber spent part of the summer ramping up his tech bona fides. @steinslee @davidSrauf @educationweek

8/9 How to Be an Empathetic Leader – If you can see the true nature of empathy it can not only benefit your own leadership but also do good for others. @LollyDaskal @SitAtTheTable

8/9 How Transition to Remote Work is Being Supported by AI – AI is supporting the transition to remote work, a transition which is now pointing towards fundamental changes such as disconnecting the company’s location from the worker’s location in hiring decisions. @AIWorldExpo @CIInstitute @MeghanMBiro @AkwyZ @mvollmer1 @pascal_bornet @HeinzVHoenen

8/8 Distance Learning Short List: Best Free Resources by Grade and Subject – Here are hand-picked tools for every scenario, all well-suited for use during the coronavirus pandemic. @CommonSenseEd @philshapiro @asandersplette

8/7 Writing a Non-Grading Policy for Your School – When shifting the mindset of an entire school community: teachers, students, and parents, there needs to be unity in the story being told for maximum impact. @mssackstein

8/7 Teaching and Learning in the Pandemic – When teachers go back to school this fall, the classroom as they’ve known it will be gone, and their instruction will be more critical than ever. @educationweek

8/5 A Teacher’s Guide to Successful Online Learning – This is detailed a spot on. Every teacher should read it and compare this advice to their own practice. @Slate @MatthewDicks

8/5 John Oliver Breaks Down What’s Wrong With American Schools’ Teaching Of Race. This is 28 minutes long, but all history teachers and students should listen to it. How is slavery taught in your school? There is some liberal bias here but his main points are fairly objective. (WARNING: This guy uses multiple F-words.) @iamjohnoliver @LastWeekTonight

8/4 Three Things Overworked Managers Need to Stop Doing Today = Lethargy and laziness aren’t virtues. But overworked managers are their own worst enemy. @Leadershipfreak @jrkuhns

8/4 Are You Guilty Of One Of These 4 Toxic Leadership Styles? Why is it important to know your leadership type? For one, your team will naturally begin to emulate your leadership style in the workplace the more they work with you. @pdiscoveryuk @CardinalRos

8/4 Six ways to prep kids for whatever the fall may hold – There are still many unanswered questions about the fall, as school leaders rush to decide how best to navigate the still-ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. @TrentonGoble @eschoolnews

8/3 Safety concerns for parents, teachers returning to school as COVID-19 ravages Florida – “Life is just too precious and we can’t get this wrong,” one teacher said. @TenzinShakya @AnthoRivas @ABC @rudytoot1

8/3 Simple Ways to Integrate Four Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies – Jennifer Gonzalez talks with a researcher and a teacher to tackle the science—and the logistics—behind teaching strategies like spaced practice and interleaving. @cultofpedagogy @edutopia@RetrieveLearn @PoojaAgarwal @PatriceBain1

8/2/2020Ten Simple Ways to Develop Leadership Skills in Your Children – Every child has the potential to be a leader. Some may have more traits associated with leadership, but any child’s leadership ability, at whatever level, can be groomed and nurtured. @LollyDaskal

8/2/2020How our students avoided the ‘COVID slide’ The global health pandemic threw schools into an unexpected learning reality, complete with learning loss–but this district managed to avoid the so-called COVID slide. @DrLemosTeaches @eschoolnews

7/31Ten Tips for New Teachers – You can watch the podcast on YouTube, or listen on Soundcloud, Spotify, or Apple Podcasts. You can also read it here. @gcouros

7/31 35 Remote Learning Resources for Teachers and Schools – Here are the best remote learning resources for teachers and schools from Shake Up Learning–all on one page! @ShakeUpLearning

7/31 Anthony Fauci to Teachers: You’ll Be ‘Part of the Experiment’ in Reopening Schools. When it comes to reopening school buildings for in-person instruction, there are still many unanswered questions about how the coronavirus is spread by children. @madeline_will @edicationweek

7/30 Six Emotional-Intelligence Job Skills Everyone Will Need in the Next Few Years – What skills can you acquire to protect your employability in the future? @LollyDaskal

7/30 Preparing Students and Teachers for Virtual Learning – Effective and constant communication is critical from both teachers and students as regular constructive feedback has been a significant factor in enhancing the e-learning process to get better learning outcomes. @EntrepreneurIND @Rdene915 @E_Sheninger

7/29 Psychological Symptoms of Stress – If you don’t know what they are it’s time to find out. @carthagebuckley

7/29 Critical Teaching Tools for Successful Remote Learning! Help one teacher give her students individual dry erase lap boards and creative writing journals. If you are looking to help a teacher and avoid administrative overhead, here are some more to help.. @DrDougGreen

Book to brain knowledge transfer is more powerful than teacher to student learning transfer. Classroom runs on the teaching theories of education and we have to change the school system of children for effective learning transfer. @Learnography

7/28 Important Things to Discuss With Your Adult Children – Even though your children may no longer be actual children anymore, there are still some important things you will need to talk to them about. @EclecticEvelyn @GlitterAttitude

7/26 Five Alternatives to Traditional Book Report Projects – Let your students use there multimedia authoring skills to create some cool book report options. @flippitynet @GoogleARVR @rmbyrne

7/26 How the Food You Eat Affects Your Gut – And while we can’t control all the factors that go into maintaining a healthy gut microbiome, we can manipulate the balance of our microbes by paying attention to what we eat. @shilparavellaMD

7/26 COVID-19 & Remote Learning: How to Make It Work – Few schools in the United States will get through the 2020-21 academic year without some form of remote learning, for some portion of the student body, for some period of time. @MarkALieberman @educationweek

7/24 If School Is Not ‘The Real World,’ What Is It? By diminishing the world students currently exist in, we fail to capitalize on a tremendous opportunity of authenticity and transparency. @mssackstein

7/24 America’s great remote-learning experiment: What surveys of teachers and parents tell us about how it went. Classrooms across the nation shuttered as COVID-19 spread across every state–here’s what did and didn’t work in online classrooms. @matt_barnum @claireab320 @Chalkbeat @eschoolnews

7/24 Round-the-Clock Communication Is Exhausting Teachers. Not long after schools transitioned to remote learning this spring, teachers started getting messages at all hours of the night. @s_e_schwartz @educationweek

7/21 Fostering a Strong Community in a Virtual Classroom – The shift to working online requires teachers to think a little differently about how to build the culture they want with their students. @LeahRossHenry @edutopia @tweenteacher @cultofpedagogy

7/21 Search and share hundreds of thousands of incredible 360° panoramas with your students. Share 360° panoramas with your students for free so that they can view them on their computers, phones, tablets, or in their VR headsets. @360_HighSchool

7/21 Children’s Books with Characters of Indian and South Asian Descent – It’s time to diversify your school’s library and here is a good place to start. @@momandkiddo MCChildsBookDay @pragmaticmom

7/20 Seven Reasons to Empower Students to Self-Assess – Giving up control is challenging, especially for teachers. We often feel like we must have our hands in everything or else students won’t learn. @mssackstein

7/20 The Paradox of Choice – In Schwartz’s estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied. This is his TED Talk on the subject. @barryschwartz1

7/20 Why Do Chinese People Use Chopsticks? Chopsticks have been used by people in China since 1200 B.C, but how did they originate and gain popularity? This short animation is multidisciplinary, humorous, and just a bit violent. SideQuest YouTube Channel

7/19 Three Types of Learning Crucial for Educators – Time to learn for, about, and with your students along with George Couros. @gcouros

7/19 Here the superintendent of Los Angeles Schools Joins the Rising Wave of Districts Sticking With Full-Time Remote Learning. If your district is thinking of going all remote when schools “open,” you won’t be alone. @MarkALieberman @educationweek

7/19 Icebreaker questions to get your conversations going – They are categorized and come as free pdf files you can download. @rmbyrne @ProductHunt

7/17 Five Behaviors Of Strong Personal Leaders – Strong personal leadership is necessary for strong professional leadership. Personal leadership is who you are in your most authentic form. It’s the person who looks back at you from the mirror. @WriterKaylene @TrippBraden @WriterKaylene

7/17 School Reopening Plans Could Worsen Inequities. That’s Why This Panel Prioritizes Some In-Person Classes. School leaders who gloss over equity issues when planning to reopen schools this fall will not only exacerbate learning losses caused by this spring’s coronavirus closures but could worsen the effects of the pandemic in some of the communities already hardest hit. @SarahDSparks @educationweek

7/17 Three ways to make your school district pandemic-proof – Best practices and advice from seasoned online educators can help other schools as they identify the best online learning solution for their students. @mjc_angie @eschoolnews

7/16 How to ensure home broadband access for every student – How can families ensure their children have the home broadband access necessary to truly learn online? @DennisWPierce @eschoolnews

7/16 The Pedagogy of Blended Learning – Blended instruction is what the teacher does with technology. Blended learning is where students use tech to have control over path, place, and pace. – Eric Sheninger @E_Sheninger @TechKnowTopia

7/16 New York State Education Department Presents Framework of Guidance to Reopen New York State Schools. Each school must post its plan on its public website by July 31, 2020. Perhaps schools in other states can learn from these plans. @Jeanne_Beattie @NYSEDNews

7/16 Bakersfield, California’s school year to begin in distance learning format. This seems like a good idea to me. Just sit back and see how things go for schools that do open. @Bakersfieldcali @Tim_Monreal @ema_sasic @Team_BCSD

7/15 How Educators Can Use Artificial Intelligence as a Teaching Tool – I think the most important thing that people have to realize is that artificial intelligence does encompass more than just a computer that can perform a task. @MarkALieberman @deb_norton @educationweek

7/14 Flexible resilience: My manifesto for the coming school year. As we prepare to head into July now, plant the seeds for participating in the reimagining of schools that’s happening in your district. Ensure that your voice is heard and that your school’s plan for the fall is developed with your input and insight. Without support from actual classroom practitioners, the plan is not going to succeed. @Angela_Watson @Gregbagby @cultofpedagogy

7/14 Providing New Teachers with Remote PD and Modeling – Here is how one district is supporting new teachers with technology in a new remote learning landscape. @techlearning @Sascha_Zuger

7/13 The Cost of Confidence – The COVID crisis has created challenges and opportunities to which every organization. @FjordMark @MIT @Damien_CABADI @floriansemle

7/13 19 Highly Effective Ways to Stay MotivatedIn today’s competitive work environment, our greatest untapped resource may be our own motivation. Let your students know this. @LollyDaskal

7/13 Woeful Tales of Blindness in Proofreading – Here is some great advice for students and adults on proofreading your work. @mssackstein

7/10 A Dozen Lessons About Inventions That “Changed the World” – How the Popsicle Was Invented is one of twelve lessons in a TED-Ed series titled Moments of Vision. @rmbyrne @TED_ED

7/10 The IT Investment Priorities Shaping Today’s School Districts – Education stakeholders have plenty to consider as they assess technology spending amid budget constraints. @MicahCastelo @EdTech_K12

7/8 Ten distance learning writing lessons – Early elementary school teacher Sara VanderWel shares online video lessons she created for her kindergarten class. @eschoolnews

7/8 Learning Communities Can Save Colleges—and Engage Remote Students. As colleges plan to welcome students back for the fall semester—while preparing for a possible second outbreak of the coronavirus that would force classes back online–one thing is for sure: Community is more important than ever. @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge @senegalmabry

7/8 Stepping back to succeed: How one district is dealing with the intangibles of the unthinkable. With fall decisions looming, learn how this district tech director is looking at some of the biggest COVID-related challenges for students, educators, and parents. @AskAdam3 @eschoolnews

7/8 Discipline-Specific Guidelines for Classroom Social Distancing – To better aid you in properly positioning your students so that they can all remain safe and healthy, the administration has produced this helpful guide that explains physical placement in terms each discipline will understand. @mcsweeneys @JoshuaPStarr @AdamHDomby

7/7 This much I know about…planning for “catch up” when our students return in September. If we tell students they have been irrevocably damaged by their lockdown absence, they will feel, most probably, irrevocably damaged. @johntomsett @EmbleyDeputy

7/7 How one educator uses ‘digital playgrounds’ to boost engagement – For Laurie Guyon, technology has become a critical resource to help teachers engage students in learning and create classroom experiences that they remember for a lifetime. @betsy_4s @EdScoop_news @RickettsKate @Eduporium

7/6 Coronavirus Pushes Schools Closer to a Computer for Every Student. At some point in the future, students will be returning loaner devices. Then, the process starts to transition tens of thousands of brand-new laptops into devices intended to provide a digital boost to learning inside school buildings. @davidSrauf @educationweek

7/6 Three Ways to Make Remote Learning More Engaging – If you aren’t providing for collaboration and social contact you probably should. @JorgeDoesPBL @ISTE

7/6 CDC Does Not Recommend Schools Test All Students, Staff for Coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control fand Prevention recommendations suggest testing efforts for K-12 students should focus on those with symptoms of the virus and those who may have had exposure to infected individuals. @EvieBlad @educationweek

7/6 ‘How the hell are we going to do this?’ The panic over reopening schools. If your school doesn’t have a plan yet don’t feel bad. Most schools don’t. @ngaudiano @PerezJr @politico @iamDrWill @AndrewYang

7/5 Twelve Phrases That Will Help You Resolve Any Conflict – Conflicts are an inevitable part of any workplace and a constant source of stress for many leaders. Conflict resolution is an important skill for any leader to master. @LollyDaskal

7/5 Rethinking Honor Roll, De-emphasizing Academic Competition – Having an honor roll in place that recognizes students who play the game of school well, only perpetuates the myth that ranking children based on arbitrary grades is useful and effective. @mssackstein

7/4 Building a Schedule Around Student Rotations – For districts with large student bodies, building a rotation of attendance days may be a good option for providing some in-person learning this fall. @drsuperville @educationweek

7/4 As Schools Plan for Reopening, Worried Teachers Say They Have More Questions Than Answers. Across the country, schools are planning a return to at least some in-person instruction in the fall—but teachers say they still have many unanswered questions about how it will all work. @madeline_will @educationweek

7/4 Top Ten Reasons why you should teach Cyber Security in schools today – Our use of technology across all aspects of our daily lives is increasing and this is the same for our students. Here is why we should we worry about teaching cybersecurity in schools. @iMerinet @cserAdelaide

7/3 How Do You Share Your Data? If you are going to spend time sifting through data make sure you can use it to inform your teaching practice. Data from federally mandated standardized tests doesn’t serve this purpose well. @mssackstein @Illuminateed

7/3 Digital Citizenship Lesson Ideas for Students – Do you teach digital citizenship in your classroom? Digital citizenship doesn’t necessarily have to be a part of a set curriculum. Instead, you can integrate digital citizenship lesson ideas into student learning experiences in any subject area. @classtechtips

7/3 Principals and Instructional Leaders Virtual Summit Preparing for Next School Year – Someone from your district should probably try to attend. @sarahdateechur @FutureReady

7/1/2020 Should Mandatory “Seat Time” Requirements Exist? We already differentiate for learning styles and challenges, why not for lifestyles too? Who’s to say that outside experiential learning or a blended-online self-paced learning environment isn’t better for some students? @mssackstein

7/1/2020 Districts’ Back-to-School Shopping List: Masks, Gloves, Sanitizers and $25 Billion to Pay for It – The scale of purchasing is enormous: There are 55 million students and 7 million employees in public schools. It’s an unprecedented and daunting shopping venture, superintendents and chief financial officers say. @educationweek

7/1/2020 Watch the latest Harvard Business Review explainer videos, case study discussions, and whiteboard sessions, featuring ideas and practical advice for leaders. After you watch some start making your own. @HarvardBiz

6/30 How to Deal with Exercise & Fitness Setbacks – When you’re putting all your time and effort into getting your fitness and health to where you want it to be, it can be really difficult to cope when you experience a setback. @EclecticEvelyn

6/30 Planning the safe reopening of our schools – Reopening schools will require creativity and attention to safe health practices–here’s how some schools are getting started. @eschoolnews

6/30 Five Big Ideas To Narrow The Racial Wealth Gap – These ideas should get you thinking along with your students. Which ones do you like? @RetireManifesto @WalletHacks @forbes @jeffkauflin @janetnovack

6/29 It’s Rediculous to Treat Schools Like COVID Hot Zones. The question of how US schools should be reopened—on has yet to be determined. But recent guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released May 16, conjures up a grim tableau of safety measures: children wearing masks throughout the day; students kept apart in class, their desks surrounded by 6-foot moats of empty space; shuttered cafeterias and decommissioned jungle gyms; canceled field trips; and attendance scattered into every other day or every other week. @davidzweig @LarryCuban

6/29 Alabama expects to reopen K-12 classrooms for the fall. Local districts will make their own decisions about how they open, and students should expect things are not going to be completely back to normal. Both traditional and remote options will be available. @acvollers @ALdotcom @AndrewUjifusa @Trish_Crain

6/29 The 12 Toughest Challenges of Leadership – See if you can guess what they are before you look. @Leadershipfreak

6/28 Seven New Google Meet Features for Teachers – In a move that clearly is an attempt to match the functionality of Zoom and Microsoft Teams, Google has announced some new features that will soon be coming to Google Meet for G Suite for Education users. @rmbyrne @google_meet @Google

6/28 Can You Be Convinced to Change Your Grading Policy? Check out Ken O’Connor’s A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes For Broken Grades. If you haven’t been giving grades during remote learning you should consider these suggestions. @mssackstein

6/28 The 101 Hottest EdTech Tools According to Education Experts (Updated For 2020) – There is a lot here to digest. You can do a few each day, or a principal can assign each teacher some to check out and report on. @Tutorful @DrBakerHerring @Rdene915

6/28 Seven Benefits of a Classroom or School Podcast – Your classroom or school podcast can help you develop valuable connections. A podcast can foster connections with other educators in your area of study or grade level and with other schools who are interested in sharing and collaborating with. You can develop a better relationship with your students and classroom families and your school can be more connected to the community. @mrnesi @AJBianco

6/27 Wake Up To Conscious Leadership. Conscious leadership is becoming an increasingly hot topic in the business press, with much more focus on service, higher purpose, unconscious and soul-based business. @pdiscoveryuk

6/26 Our Students Need Sponsors, Not Saviors. Young people learn without and away from “school”. What students need are sponsors- concerted communities of mentors that in various roles and responsibilities invest in the talents and desires of our young people and build their capacity to do great things. @tvanderark @Getting_Smart

6/26 Scheduling the COVID-19 School Year – Hybrid schedules are under consideration in many schools. How about yours? There is also a downloadable guide. @educationweek

6/25 How to Recognize A Strong Leader In A Group Of People – Strong leaders emerge in different ways and at different times. Some people seem born to leadership, and others build their abilities more slowly. @LollyDaskal @JesseLynStoner

6/25 Six Classroom Changes Teachers Will Make When Schools Reopen. What do we want to take from our initial pandemic experience into any learning situation—remote, in-person, or hybrid? @ginad129 @educationweek

6/25 Seven tips for future-proofing school libraries – The future of school libraries should be all about providing equitable access for all students. @SuziTonini @eschoolnews

6/25 New Ontario elementary math curriculum to include coding starting in Grade 1. Ontario’s math curriculum is getting a makeover — with students learning coding and financial literacy in Grade 1, and a new focus on dealing with kids’ stress on the subject. @krushowy @robertbenzie @TorontoStar @mraspinall @codebreakeredu

6/24 The Myths About Confederate Monuments – If you look at when they were erected it seems like there were part of white supremacy movements. This is a good topic for classroom discussion. A bigger question is where do we stop? Are Jefferson and Washington monuments next? @nowthisnews

6/24 Planning Your 2020-21 School Year? Use Our ‘Guide to the Guides’ on Reopening. One by one, the major professional associations that serve teachers and leaders are now releasing guidance for districts beginning this Herculean task. @Stephen_Sawchuk @educationweek @NationalEducat4 @AASAHQ @srebeducation @iste

6/24 How Understanding Parkinson’s Law Can Make Meetings More Productive – In 1955 the British historian and author, C. Northcote Parkinson, stated that “Work expands to fill the time available for its completion.” @TrippBraden @RandyLyleClark

6/23 Four ways schools can prepare for the future of e-learning – Learn how one district is prioritizing student learning by focusing on strengthening its approach to e-learning. @eschoolnews

6/23 Summer Hands-On Learning Activities for Children – Summer gives opportunities when we can easily connect all we can observe in nature to learning opportunities when children gain new skills and work on developing their cognitive abilities. @MontessoriWrite @NaturesWayMont1 @DisneyDream717

6/23 Using Selective Attention in Reinforcement Learning Agents – Inattentional blindness is the psychological phenomenon that causes one to miss things in plain sight and is a consequence of the selective attention that enables you to remain focused on important parts of the world without distraction from irrelevant details. @yujin_tang @GoogleAI @asifrazzaq1988

6/23 4 Ways to Support Your Employees During Chaotic Times and Improve Your Leadership With constant change, it’s more vital than ever to not only survive the pandemic but prevail long-term. @MarcelSchwantes @Inc @TalentCulture
6/21 Let’s rebuild special education when schools reopen. Warning! There are some radical ideas here that actually make a lot of sense. Anne Delfosse and Miriam Kurtzig Freedman @MiriamKF1 @educationgadfly @OhioGadfly

6/21 Five strategies for independent learning – When students take ownership of their education, online learning is more likely to succeed. @DennisWPierce @eschoolnews

6/21 Six hands-on educational activities using household items – Here’s how teachers (and parents-turned-teachers) can further students’ education away from the screen, using objects like cereal, cards, and paper plates. @BGoerig @eschoolnews

6/20 The blended learning models that can help schools reopen – There are a number of options for schools and districts hoping to keep learning as consistent as possible this fall–and blended learning features heavily in all scenarios. @ArnettTom @eschoolnews

6/20 How Did COVID-19 Change Your Teaching, for Better or Worse? See Teachers’ Responses. The sudden and unprecedented shuttering of our nation’s school buildings due to the COVID-19 pandemic forced educators to face the most jarring and rapid change of perhaps any profession in history. @MPryle @MrsSophena @lizrus218 @KGNrocks @KubeschLeila

6/20 Six Ways to Bring Students and Staff Back to Schools – Public health authorities recommend that schools maintain six feet of social distancing in classrooms and in common areas. This will be difficult, if not impossible, in many crowded school buildings, without some radical adjustments to school operations. @madeline_will @educationweek

6/19 Our schools are facing a mental well-being crisis – we need to plan now to avert it. The key for most of our young people in our schools is to “create a culture which better prepares our children and young people for the life challenges facing them.” @Head_stmarys @teacherhead @johntomsett

6/19 The New Routines for Students When Schools Reopen – Education Week spoke to more than a dozen experts, including public health officials, education leaders, and superintendents, to discuss how students’ daily lives may look when schools reopen. @madeline_will @drsuperville @educationweek

6/19 Managing Buses May Be the Hardest Part of Reopening Schools. When you consider driver shortages getting worse and additional costs of extra bus runs at a time of likely budget cuts, transportation is a total nightmare. @madeline_will @drsuperville @educationweek

6/19 What Needs to Change Inside School Buildings Before They Reopen – In addition to planning what school will look like when it does reopen there are a number of things that have to happen first. @madeline_will @drsuperville @educationweek

6/18 A Million-Dollar Lab One Click Away – Schools and parents should give Labster a try. @labster

6/18 No One “Needs” to be Micromanaged. If you have an overwhelming need to be in control you are an ineffective leader. This is so true for principals and superintendents. @LeadToday

6/18 How K–12 Schools Can Measure Ed Tech ROI – Data analytics can help school leaders justify their technology spending. @AdamStoneWriter @EdTech_K12

6/17 Six Common Reasons Why People Procrastinate – Most of the time factors for success are within our control. @carthagebuckley

6/17 Forty Ideas For Using FlipGrid In The Classroom – Believe it or not this tool can be used from PreK to the enterprise. @TeachThought @mrsdkrebs @scot_wright

6/17 Four Strategies Designed to Drive Metacognitive Thinking – The ability to think about what we are learning, how we are learning, what we want to learn in the future are important skills that must be explicitly taught in classrooms. @Catlin_Tucker @TeachFromHere

6/17 What COVID-19 Teaches Us About the Importance of Trust at Work – Organizations that are able to develop strategies to build trust between managers and employees will see stronger work relationships as well as performance. @whartonknows @LaRaeQuy @wef

6/16 What Great Listeners Actually Do – People’s appraisal of their listening ability is much like their assessment of their driving skills, in that the great bulk of adults think they’re above average. @jhzenger @JoeFolkman @HarvardBiz @TrippBraden

6/16 Student Winners During Lockdown – It is generally assumed that students are learning a lot less than they would if schools had not been shut down until the end of the school year. While that may be the case for most students, for some the opposite appears to be true. @DrDougGreen @mssackstein

6/16 Five Ways Leaders Can Support Remote Work – The rapid shift to remote work has created new challenges for organizations, but survey data shows organizations around the world are experimenting with creative solutions. @CultureXInsight @Josh_Bersin @MITSloan @mitsmr @TrippBraden

6/14 How to Use Stress for Advantage when Making Decisions – Stress goes down when you connect your heart. @Leadershipfreak @jrkuhns

6/14 COVID-19 Forces the Question: Should the Youngest Learners Have Devices? Districts explore providing iPads and Chromebooks, even for kindergartners. @davidSrauf @educationweek

6/13 Designing math instruction for every student – Be sure to check out the webinar recording. @texthelp

6/13 Five ways to integrate language arts into STEM – Learn how carefully-chosen digital tools and resources can help engage students in both language arts and STEM disciplines. @eschoolnews

6/13 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 @taenos99

6/11 Three keys to teaching students with dyslexia to read – A dyslexia specialist shares three ways educators can come together to help their students with learning disabilities. @AgilistaAG @eschoolnews

6/11 16 YA Books by Black Authors That You Can Preorder Right Now – Black lives matter, and so do their stories. Are these books coming to your school’s library? @EpicReads @lorynmartini @WriteinBK

6/11 Five Tips for Teaching Online – As teachers embrace their new roles as designers, instructors, and facilitators of online learning, many are grappling the details associated with teaching remotely. @Catlin_Tucker @DrBakerHerring

6/11 Reimagining education: From remote to hybrid learning. The solutions lie before us. We have the opportunity to creatively manage the immediate issues and learn from this remote experience. @MichaelFullan1 @NewPedagogies @Joannequinn88 @DisruptedTv

6/10 The ABCs of Leadership – There are lots of As, Bs, and Cs. How many are you good at. @pdiscoveryuk

6/10 Welcome to Powerful Learning Practice (PLP) Community Hub. Professional learning for connected educators. Request to join. It’s free and extremely valuable. @snbeach

6/7 Constructivism is not a pedagogy. So-called ‘educational innovations’ in which the teacher assumes the role of ‘facilitator, mentor or coach’ do not appear to be very successful. @DavidDidau @jamie_stark

6/7 How to Develop Culturally Responsive Teaching for Distance Learning – During the COVID-19 crisis, there are still opportunities to provide students with tools to help them be independent learners, according to Zaretta Hammond, author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain. @Ready4rigor @MindShiftKQED @neolms @cultofpedagogy

6/6 A free self-paced learning path for #machinelearning and #deeplearning – The first resource is a book: Python Data Science Handbook – by Jake VanderPlas. The whole book is free on GitHub and it’s a relatively easy book to read. @AjitJaokar @DataScienceCtrl @gp_pulipaka

6/5 Teaching STEM in HYBRID Classrooms – This is a free webinar and this link will take you to the registration page. @NYSCATE

6/5 31 Children’s books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance – Research from Harvard University suggests that children as young as three years old, when exposed to racism and prejudice, tend to embrace and accept it, even though they might not understand the feelings. @raceembrace @edutopia

6/5 Here’s the biggest mistake educators are making with remote learning. See if you can guess what it is before you read on. @DennisWPierce @eschoolnews @globalearner

6/4 District leaders share successes while managing school tech in the midst of the COVID crisis. This touches on a number of new realities: the raw need for devices access for every student; creating better relationships with parents; getting younger students Zoom ready; and more. Here are some highlights. It’s a 23-minute chat with two leaders, but it’s worth it. @psanfran19 @eschoolnews

6/4 Every Leader Needs to Navigate These Seven Tensions. Instead of telling people what to do, leaders should ask them open-ended questions. Instead of sticking exactly to plans, they should adjust goals as new information emerges. @DrTeracino @HarvardHBS @TrippBraden

6/4 Five Things Not To Do When Schools Re-open – If real change is to have any chance, here are five suggestions of what not to do. Pasi Sahlberg has long believed that in education policymaking what we stop doing is as important as what we should do. @pasi_sahlberg @YongZhaoEd

6/3 Eight Smart Reasons to Give Your Teenager a Smart Phone – Smartphones have their advantages but your tween doesn’t have to have one until you are ready to make the commitment. @icsfblog

6/3 How to Ease Anxiety In Children – If you’re in the trenches, trying to figure out how to handle anxiety in your child, you may come across a lot of information that can simply overwhelm and exhaust you. @momfiles

6/3 48 Critical Thinking Questions For Any Content Area – Critical thinking is the heart and soul of learning, and–in our estimation anyway–ultimately more important than anyone specific content area or subject matter. @Popk_com @ERobbPrincipal

6/2 Myth-o-Mania of Teaching: 5 Lies That Kill Education by Starr Sackstien – Given the current educational climate, we must acknowledge the myths that the media and society have grabbed onto, making educational professionals seeming enemies of the children. School communities are invested in what’s best for kids, but that isn’t what often is relayed. @mssackstein

6/2 British Library asks nation’s children to write miniature books in lockdown. Axel Scheffler and Jacqueline Wilson are adding micro-works to scheme asking youngsters to follow the Brontës’ lead and write their own tiny tales. @FansofJWilson @guardian @englishteach8 @BL_Learning

6/2 How Can School Sports Get Back on the Playing Field? State athletic associations and school athletic directors must weigh the risks of resuming sports during a global pandemic against the potential fallout of keeping an estimated 8 million students on the sidelines, detached from the sports that, in many cases, keep them connected to their school and pave a path to college. @C_C_Mitchell @educationweek

6/2 How to Be a Leader Everyone Loves to Work With – Good leaders inspire people to stay and work and dream big and take risks and do great things. Everybody loves working with them. Here are some of the qualities they share. @LollyDaskal

6/1 Will the Pandemic Revolutionize College Admissions? Lockdowns have disrupted standardized tests and grades, forcing schools to consider a range of other approaches for selecting students. @BarnardBrennan @WSJ @MCCHarvardEd @hgse

5/31 What Will Schools Do in the Fall? Here Are 4 Possible Scenarios. In a new guide released today by the Washington, D.C.-based think tank New America, the three authors—an instructional designer and two former teachers—lay out four possible scenarios for what school will look like in the 2020-21 school year. @ByEmilyTate @EdSurge @NewAmerica @TonyKlinePhD

5/31 sphero – STEM Kits and Robots – Sphero makes undeniably-cool, programmable robots and STEAM-based educational tools that transform the way kids learn, create and invent through coding, science, music, and the arts. @Sphero @SpheroEdu

5/31 The Difference Between Grades and Feedback Has Never Been More Clear. The lessons to be learned from our experiment with distance learning are starting to crystalize. @davidpblross @Getting_Smart

5/30 How to Contend with Pandemic Learning Loss – Researchers have estimated that students would end this school year with only about 40 percent to 60 percent of the learning gains they’d see in a typical year. @vsolisart

5/30 Teaching Target Language Vocabulary With Micro Field Trips – For both English learners and world language students, getting out of the classroom can make learning new words more engaging. @Edutopia @Rdene915

5/30 Four Guiding Questions for Effective Remote Collaboration – Working remotely is changing teaching, and it affects how school teams work together as well. Addressing these questions will help teams ensure that they’re doing their best work. @DisruptedTv @Edutopia @DisruptedTv

5/30 Will COVID-19 Spur Greater Use of Artificial Intelligence in K-12 Education? The rush to adopt new technology during coronavirus-driven remote learning could lead educators to use more tools powered by advanced artificial intelligence. @davidSrauf @educationweek

5/29 Time to fix American education with race-for-space resolve. Paul Reville says COVID-19 school closures have turned a spotlight on inequities and other shortcomings. @lizmineo @PaulReville @Harvard

5/29 Massachusetts: The Challenges of Reopening Schools – The Boston Globe reports on the questions that public officials are trying to resolve in Massachusetts. @DianeRavitch @MoniqueRM86

5/29 Watch: The CDC Guidance on Reopening Schools, Explained – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released long-awaited guidance on reopening schools that were closed in response to the coronavirus. @EvieBlad @EducationWeek

5/28 Ways to Make Lessons ‘Relevant’ to Students’ Lives – Researchers have found that one key way to encourage intrinsic motivation to learn is by making classroom lessons relevant to students’ lives. @Larryferlazzo @educationweek

5/28 Connect Learning to Life, NOT Tests. As a parent and a teacher of predominantly upper-aged high school students, I know all to well the stress of the testing season on students and their teachers. @mssackstein

5/27 Teachers Reflect on the Pandemic School Year. The closures have helped educators reflect in some pretty intense ways. @ritaplatt @middleweb @Jeff_Zoul

5/27 Finland Will Become The First Country In The World To Get Rid Of All School Subjects. How many times have you wondered if you were going to need subjects you were made to learn because the curriculum said so? Finland has decided to change this in their educational system and introduce something which is suitable for the 21st century. @Curious @leticarino @KellyGToGo

5/27 What happens after Covid19 and where does Student Voice fit in? What do you think will happen in September and should we gather students’ opinions.? @JCasaTodd

5/26 Seven tips to help kids find peace during remote learning – Remote learning isn’t always easy, especially during the coronavirus pandemic–here are some tips to help children adjust. @jillbadalamenti @eschoolnews

5/26 Ask Yourself, Why Am I Grading This? “If I don’t grade it, students won’t do it.” This reasoning leaves teachers with piles of work to grade, but I wonder how much of that time spent assigning points to student work results in improved student performance. @Catlin_Tucker @jlubinsky

5/26 Seven Legit Virtual Jobs for Teenagers – Is your teenager currently looking for employment opportunities or a side hustle that will allow them to work at home or remotely? @icsfblog @Home_and_Loving

5/24 How Not to Start Math Class in the Fall – 2020 – There will be a huge discrepancy between how much / what students have learned over the past few months. @MarkChubb3 @Thinking_Math

5/24 Crisis Leadership: Ten Guiding Principles. The impact goes beyond teaching and learning, and into the wellness and mental health of students, staff, and families. This impact inspires us to lead to the best of our abilities. And for many, it keeps us up at night. @RosaIsiah

5/24 Teacher Collaboration During a Global Pandemic – Five tips for virtual planning from international educators. @AndreaHonigsfel @nordmeyerj @ASCD

5/23 Five Strategies to Reinvigorate Through the Middle Career Rut – When life disrupts career focus it’s time to reimagine the landscape of our educational spaces. @mssackstein

5/23 Teaching with Augmented Reality? Get Started with Seek Education If you want to bring AR back into your lessons or you’re teaching with augmented reality for the first time, the team at Seek Education has you covered. @ClassTechTips @EducationSeek

5/21 Design Projects You Are Eager to Do – There are some great benefits to doing your own assignments and here they are. @mssackstein

5/21 How to Teach Social-Emotional Learning When Students Aren’t in School – Fears over a pandemic that could sicken them or loved ones, students now more than ever need strong coping skills. @AriannaProthero @educationweek

5/19 How to Use Kahoot in Google Classroom – This is the time of year when many of us are looking for fun ways to conduct end-of-year review sessions with our students. Playing Kahoot quiz games is one of the most popular means of doing that. @GetKahoot @rmbyrne

5/19 Five Questions That (Newly) Virtual Leaders Should Ask Themselves – It is safe to say, that for the first time in the age of technology, ad hoc face-to-face meetings are no longer an option for many people. @MeghanMBiro @HarvardBiz

5/18 Four of the Most Important Skills of the Future – The future is being built now with robotics, artificial intelligence, and all kinds of automation that will take over many of the skills we perform today. But there are some skills that we will need for the future, skills that can’t be automated. @LollyyDaskal

5/18 STEM Education – Creating a Global Impact – The intersection between science, technology, engineering, and math is transforming our economy and our schools. @DrJacieMaslyk @impakterdotcom

5/17 Coronavirus 2020 AP exam: College Board troubleshooting tech glitches. Amid coronavirus, AP exams went online and had tech problems. College Board says it’s investigating. @emrichards @CRileyNL @SpringfieldNL

5/17 Tools to Help Teachers Make Smooth Transition to Online Education – This post shares some useful digital resources to facilitate your transition to virtual-based modes of education and work. @EducatorsTech @mskiwifruit

5/16 Zoom fatigue is something the deaf community knows very well. As work and life events go remote, people are increasingly sharing the feeling of “Zoom fatigue.” Little do they know they’re experiencing a sliver of what the deaf and hard of hearing undergo every day. @patrickdehahn @qz

5/16 The Case for Student Mental Health Days – Hailey Hardcastle makes a case because her mom gave her three days a semester as long as she kept her grades up when she was growing up. Counselors can check in with students who take these days. @haileyyhood @TEDTalks

5/16 Partnering with YOUR School Counselor – Are you maximizing YOUR relationship with the school counselor? Do you utilize the counselor to support students in the best possible ways? Are you accessing this powerful resource on a regular basis? @HansNAppel @teachbetterteam
5/15 Best Use of Teacher Time in a Connected World – This was written in 2018, but it very vital right now. @globalearner

5/15 PoluUp is a free website where students can play with numbers, mathematical operations, shapes, and 3D objects. Using these tools, they can solve problems, complete activities, build math-based simulations, and more!

5/15 Teachers Are Making Flat Versions of Themselves for Kids to Take on Adventures. We all miss our students, and most of them miss us too! To help bridge the distance learning gap, many teachers are sending out Flat Teacher versions of themselves, based on the ever-popular book Flat Stanley. @katzni @WeAreTeachers @drfurman

5/15 Empower Your Students with The 4 C’s Learning Menu. Student choice is empowering. Combine that with the power of the 4 C’s, and you’ve got a supercharged lesson! @ShakeUpLearning

5/14 New Statistics in Schools (SIS) These are activities designed specifically for the 2019-2020 school year can be used by teachers for classroom instruction or distance learning, and by parents and caregivers to learn together with the children in their home. @uscensusbureau

5/14 Ask Moms How to Reimagine Public Schools! by Nancy Bailey – I want my public schools to help children discover their unique gifts and talents so they may enter the world with confidence and purpose. Lyn Franklin Hoyt, Mom and Public School Advocate – @BadassTeachersA

5/14 Keeping Online Testing Honest? Or an Orwellian Overreach? The rise of proctoring software to deter cheating alarms privacy advocates. Some students and professors find it invasive, too. @ShawnHubler @nytimes @rogerschank

5/13 How a P.E. Department Designed a Compassion-Based Curriculum – They took a closer look at the amount of choice provided to students in their pursuit of physical education credit. @AngelaStockman @cultofpedagogy

5/12 Data Lookup: Assess Your School District’s Risk for Budget Cuts. Just enter your district’s name and find out the risk of budget cuts. @emmapattiharris @educationweek

5/12 The online resources that make distance learning less distant – Educators can turn to a number of online resources to better connect with their students. @eschoolnews @ArnettTom

5/12 Ask Smart Questions To Solve Your Problems. Questions are the most overlooked tool in just about any area of life. @moretime4u2

5/10 What School Reopening Looks Like Around the World – Here’s a look at how other countries have addressed the challenges of reopening schools in this new reality. @jaclynborowski @educationweek

5/10 Simple Ways to Bring Learning Outside – Going outside helps students focus, and activities for classes from social studies to math can incorporate the natural world. @edutopia

5/10 Online learning could leave kids even more distracted than they already are. A Harvard professor noticed that five minutes into his first Zoom session that he could tell his students were utterly distracted. Their eyes darted around as they switched between windows, their fingers punching out little flurries of text (unrelated to class), a barely suppressed smile at some meme or friendly message, a glance down at the phone on their desk. @ianmcorbin1 @nypost

5/8 The Science Of Why Music Helps Us Connect In Isolation – One of the most encouraging phenomena we have begun to see in response to social distancing laws are the innovative ways that people are starting to bond with each other, particularly musically. @sciencebeta

5/8 When Schools Reopen, Don’t Ditch Online Learning. Blending classroom teaching and virtual education keep students flexible and engaged. @WIRED @fayaz_king

5/7 Can Emotional Intelligence Help Leaders Deal With COVID-19? For serving leaders, it’s an opportunity to develop a stronger connection and relationships with your team. @TrippBraden

5/7 How to Help Employees Work From Home With Kids – Many of us are now working from home. We are experiencing a new wave of mass experimentation in virtual work. @lyndagratton @MITSloan @TrippBraden

5/7 What Makes a Great Teacher: Pedagogy or Personality? Of course, a teacher’s passion, charisma, warmth, and humor influence the way students experience a class. But teachers aren’t really “born” knowing how to connect and inspire children in a classroom setting. @arielsacks @EdWeekTeacher @cultofpedagogy

5/6 Free Webinar – A Framework for Using Educational Technology.

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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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