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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4/15 This Is How Much Sugar Your Kids are Consuming (And How To Reduce Sugar Intake) – The sugar industry has used some of the same tricks as the tobacco industry to promote a harmful product. @NewEnglandMomma @rockinmama @CHOCChildrens

4/15 40+ Projects that combine STEM with Art! – If your STEM projects don’t have an artistic aspect it’s time to give it a try. @PinkStripeySock @DrJacieMaslyk

4/15 Time to Ditch the SAT – Before your kids start the SAT prep game make sure that the colleges they want to apply to require it. Many don’t. @NTampio @GetUpStandUp2 @usnews @USNewsEducation @CollegeBoard

4/14 Want Your Employees to Rave About Your Leadership Skills? Make Sure Any of These 6 Things Happen Daily. @MarcelSchwantes @Inc

4/14 Ten Conversations That Can Start Your Next Project-Based Learning Unit – There are lots of cool resources here. Please share. @johnotterstedt @TeachThought @Rdene915

4/14 The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know – How many do you know already. Students should know them too. @judywillis @TeachThought @MarcelSchwantes

4/14 Why I Opt My Son Out of State Testing – This one mother’s story is something all parents and policymakers should read. @mssackstein @edweekteacher @JensBookPage

4/13 Three Tips to Make Any Lesson More Culturally Responsive – Culturally responsive teaching is less about using racial pride as a motivator and more about mimicking students’ cultural learning styles and tools. @Ready4rigor @cultofpedagogy @craftEDcm

4/13 Failure Is Essential to Learning. Failure is not a bad thing. It is a guaranteed and inevitable part of learning in any and all endeavors, and especially as a learning organization. @pblbob @edutopia @DrJacieMaslyk

4/13 Three Things Great Teachers Do Differently – Superstar teachers that students love and respect are the ones that think outside the box on a daily basis and make learning fun for everyone. @cpoole27 @RickJetter

4/11 Eight Ways to Lead- A Mindset Shift for Teachers Leadership is influence, nothing more and nothing less. @sandeeteach @Medium @stdulmage

4/11 Taking Research to the Next Level in Project-Based Learning – The goal is to make research simple and to demystify the process with solid scaffolding. @spencerideas @iamDrWill @katiemartinedu

4/11 Eight tips For Teachers Frustrated With Technology – The big idea is to learn a little at a time and don’t be overwhelmed. @terryheick @TeachThought @OneBryanPL

4/10 These countries are best at preparing kids for the jobs of the future. It’s no surprise that the US doesn’t score well when it comes to collaboration. @wef @jenhegna

4/10 How To Burn Yourself Out As A Teacher – Be sure to share with the teachers you know. @terryheick @TeachThoughtPD @Mapartapa

4/10 Expect the Unexpected from Ed Tech’s Next Big Thing. It’s time to move beyond incremental changes in the classroom. @NoApp4Pedagogy @EdTech_K12 @PersonaLearn

4/10 Retakes Do Not Promote Laziness. They Exemplify Compassion. I’m a big fan of retakes. This might be a good faculty meeting discussion. @lisa_westman @EdWeekTeacher @TinaKpat

4/9 Four ways to lead school improvement with and through others – @richard_bruford @conprin @DavidFifeP

4/9 Why I am an Optimist about Fixing Special Education – Also see Miriam’s book Special Education 2.0: Breaking Taboos to Build a NEW Education Law. @MiriamKF1 @Medium

4/8 Christina Hull: Black Educators Matter – If you want to make your network more diverse, sign up for Dr. Will’s podcast. @iamDrWill

4/8 Grappling With Real-World Problems – Project-based learning can focus on real community issues to combine content and student interests. Is this happening at your school? @maggiedc @edutopia @Gregbagby @chrisclinewcps

4/8 Eight Things to Keep in Mind When Executing a Digital Transformation – By following a process, K–12 leaders can be assured they are making the most of education technology. @E_Sheninger @EdTech_K12 @RickettsKate

4/7 10 Steps to Create an Engaging Classroom – Number 10 is probably the most important. @HillMrispo @ASCD @melanieawelsh

4/7 The 10-Minute Teacher Show with Vicki Davis, the Cool Cat Teacher – This episode features this author talking about my new book. @coolcatteacher @STLinATL @DrDougGreen

4/5 How You Do Anything Is How You Do Everything. This is good advice for students of any age. @RyanHoliday @thrive @Medium

4/5 Why Do Some Educators Burn Out While Others Seem to Grow More Passionate? Share with any new teachers you know. @DavidGeurin

4/5 How do you focus on being innovative while still teaching the curriculum? What you should try to get people to understand is that how to teach the curriculum, often, is the innovation. @gcouros

4/4 Why I am an Optimist about Fixing Special Education – Start at the bottom with Miriam’s three recommendations. @MiriamKF1

4/4 Seven Ways to Inspire Divergent Thinking in the Classroom – This article explores how to integrate divergent thinking into our everyday classroom practices. @spencerideas @curriculumblog @gcouros

4/4 The 30 Best Science Websites for Grades K-12 – Have your science teachers check them out as a team. @sustainteach @WeAreTeachers @ChrisWeissCT @cultofpedagogy

4/4 The Neuroscience of Strategic Leadership – Research shows how leaders can take the high road less traveled. What are your leaders doing? @JeffreySchwartz @ArtKleiner @DBaker007 @stratandbiz

4/3 Five Time-Tested Ways To Build Leadership Credibility – Employees respond well to consistent behavior from their management. @VictorLipman1 @Forbes @Gregbagby @E_Sheninger

4/3 Why We Desperately Need To Bring Back Vocational Training In Schools. What is happening in your school district? @nicholas_wyman @Forbes @nbreitholtz @E_Sheninger

4/3 A Project-Based Learning Spectrum: 25 Questions To Guide Your PBL Planning – How do your PBL efforts stack up? @terryheick @TeachThought @Romdhanifaten

4/3 Six Tips For Creating A Positive Learning Environment In Your Classroom – Are your rules negative or positive? @erhubbell @ASCD @OneBryanPL

4/1/18 How The Women Of ‘Black Panther’ Teach Us Four Key Leadership Styles – Bravery, integrity, curiosity and protectiveness all form powerful leadership cornerstones. Any student who has seen this film should read this. @nerdette @amandakobeshimi @ForbesCoaches

4/1/18 What School Could Be—and What Education Investors Get Wrong – This guy looks like he gets it unlike a lot of other business types. @dintersmith @tonywan @DrKatrinaKeene @JMcKeanK12

4/1/18 What Happens When Teachers Take Creative Risks? Every failure is another step closer to success. Scroll down and start with the short [1:42] animation. @spencerideas @TrevorMuir

4/1/18 Five Good Story Starters for Students – The first is a app you can run on your phone or tablet. @rmbyrne @guionyguionista

3/31 You can lead by empowering others. When considering the traits that foster good leadership, you need to start by considering the people you work with. @mcguirp @marvellousmeapp @InnovateMySchl

3/31 The Process is the Product. The opportunities teachers create for students are much more powerful when teachers teach students to create them for themselves. @gcouros

3/31 Twenty Excellent YouTube Channels for Math Teachers – Make sure that math teachers you know get this. @medkh9 @mraspinall

3/30 Ten Student Lead Discussion Strategies for Increased Student Engagement – If you struggle with student led discussion strategies this is for you. @lindsayannlearn @antraasa @CHSICs

3/30 Twelve Types Of Blended Learning – Find The Model That Works For You. Blended Learning is not so much an innovation as it is a natural by-product of the digital domain creeping into physical spaces. @TeachThought @rudytoot1

3/30 Twenty easy ways to collaborate globally with your class now – Video calls and collaborative digital tools let us connect in powerful ways. They let our students experience and learn from others in diverse locations in deep ways. @jmattmiller @rudytoot1

3/29 The Modern Apprenticeship – Take A New Look at an Old Career Path. Time to consider if your school should offer them. @remakelearning

3/29 PBL Is Not Just For Talented and Gifted Students. Unfortunately, this is the case in many schools. Time to make this change. @andredaughty @MStoraasli @BIEpbl

3/29 This is Why Teachers Must Continue Encouraging Learner Creativity – Why is creativity important and how can it benefit learners? @leecrockett @glodigcit

3/28 Restorative Practices Starts with Empathy. Shift the way you approach behavior challenges, by empowering students with the skills to do well. @MsVenturino @Rdene915 @torreytrust

3/28 A Word of Caution Before Hiring a Director of Personalized Learning – Taking a position with a title that includes a buzzword is risky, especially in a school. @blairtheblur @EdSurge @DrKatrinaKeene @JasonMelt

3/28 Teaching digital citizenship with picture story books – Make sure that they are in your school’s library. @jmattmiller @misskyritsis

3/28 FIve-Minute Writing Conferences – How to make conferencing on essays with 30 students manageable and effective—and the unexpected benefit conferences can bring. Have some of your teachers give this a try. @JoriKrulder @edutopia

3/26 High School Tackle Football: Its Origins Foretell Its Future – Industrial America required workers to be dependable, in good physical shape, able to work as part of a team and, above all, obedient. It was widely believed that football instilled these characteristics. @JohnGerdy @Medium

3/26 How to Measure Success Without Academic Achievement – We have to get past standardized tests. Here are some ideas. @DrKatrinaKeene @SchoolCounsCent @EdSurge

3/26 Audit slams city over ‘troubling’ grade-fixing fallout. Expecting schools to raise graduation rates seems like a bad idea. @SusanBEdelman @VolunteerAnne @nypost

3/26 Ten timeless tips for teaching with technology – See how many of these ideas are happening in classrooms you know. @jmattmiller @MrSchoenbart

3/25 Characteristics of a Student Centered Classroom – How do classrooms you know stack up? @14priyankagupta @etr_in @RickettsKate @megha_nagpal

3/25 How Should We Measure the Impact of Makerspaces? If your school doesn’t have one it’s time to start. @llbusch @EdSurge @MarkFraver @steamlearnlab

3/25 A World that is Asking for Continuous Creation – Carol Dweck identified five key areas in which the actions of people of opposing mindsets often diverge: challenges, obstacles, effort, criticism, and success of others. @gcouros @BonnieCazer

3/25 Getting Around the Gradebook: How (and Why) to Go Gradeless – If you haven’t seen the TED Talk by Sir Ken Robinson mentioned here be sure to watch it. @amyrass @litreader @LDennibaum @LDennibaum @hhschiaravalli @JoyKirr

3/24 Intentional Classroom Design: Purposeful versus Pretty – This is how one teacher sets up her room. @egchapma @deem_ellen

3/24 Google Spent Years Studying Effective Managers. The Most Successful Leaders Had This Mindset. Google studied 10,000 manages and identified eight habits of its best bosses. @MSchneiderTwts @Inc @ranaflorida

3/24 Eight TED-Ed Lessons That Can Engage Students – TED-Ed Lessons are among the resources that help students learn while engaging them in the subject matter. @ESN_LAURA @eschoolnews

3/23 How Instructional Leaders Can Create Healthy Work-Life Boundaries – If you don’t take care of yourself first, you are no good to anyone else. @eduleadership

3/23 How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Challenges For The 21st Century Teacher – It’s more about personalization than standardization. @terryheick @TeachThought @rudytoot1

3/22 Relationships, Risk-Taking, and Innovation – All students need someone will push them to take risks in their learning, while having their back if things go wrong. @gcouros

3/22 To Teach Digital Citizenship Effectively, Educators Say It’s Time to Unblock Social Media. What are they blocking at your school? @JennyAbamu @EdSurge @edmodo @s_bearden

3/22 Twenty Five Things Successful Teachers Do Differently – How many do your teachers do? @TeachThought @julie_deneen @jeff_scott2

3/21 How to turn students into entrepreneurs – This is the story of one project in one school that might get others thinking. @iCEVonline @eschoolnews

3/21 Nine Quick Tips for Taking Ownership of Your PD – These tips are for teachers looking to make the most of the knowledge within their own school building, maximize their use of social media, and connect with faraway teachers. @ClassTechTips @rudytoot1

3/21 Want To Start School Later? Avoid These 10 Common Traps. Moving start times later is good for students, but not so convenient for adults. Good luck. @terraziporyn @HealthyHours @HuffPostEdu

3/20 Fiveways to buoy early science learning at home
More parents would focus on science-related activities with their young children if they knew how to actually engage in such activities. @ESN_LAURA @eschoolnews

3/19 Fifteen Reflection Strategies To Help Students Retain What You Just Taught Them – Modeling the use of each up front can go a long way towards making sure you get the quality of work you’d like to see. @terryheick @TeachThought

3/19 Will Letter Grades Survive? A century-old pillar of the school system is under fire as schools look to modernize student assessment. @laura11D @edutopia @mikelubelfeld @UnlearningLead

3/19 Ten Ways to Cultivate a Love of Reading in Students – Teachers of all subjects should participate in this vital mission. @artofcoaching1 @edutopia @sstorm01

3/18 Try This Exercise to Be a Better Speaker, and Have More Fun in a Room Full of People. This nugget of mental jiu-jitsu has turned many nervous people into great speakers. @johnbates @Inc @GoogleExpertUK

3/18 12 books every aspiring leader should read, according to a Stanford professor. I’ve read five of them and they are all very good. @work_matters @businessinsider @teamleap @wef

3/18 12 Strategies For Creating An Atmosphere Of Problem-Solving In Your Classroom – The idea is to create situations where students have to think for themselves. @EDmerger @TeachThought @deannamascle

3/17 Four Hour PD – How will you use your professional development time this week? Consider reading my book as part of the professional reading part. @RACzyz

3/17 Why Change (How You Teach)? Unfortunately, the onld one-size-fits-all approach is much easier. @MrZachG @CliffGoodacre @EmergingEdTech

3/17 Students Learn More When THEY Do the Work. Who is doing the work in your classroom? @Catlin_Tucker @iamDrWill

3/17 Three Ways to Unlock the Wisdom of Colleagues – Sometimes the best ideas are inside your own school. @suzieboss @edutopia

3/16 Why Tech-Enabled Teachers Say Goodbye to the Classroom – Lack of respect and pay are two big reasons. @journoinred @EdSurge @DrKatrinaKeene @m4ttbit

3/16 Six Strategies For Creating An Inquiry-Driven Classroom – Curiosity is a powerful catalyst for learning. @TeachThought @rudytoot1

3/16 How Letting Students Teach Can Lead to Their Best Learning Ever – Letting students teach is scary but it’s also a great way for them to learn. @glodigcit @SerraRoseli

3/15 Using Gamification in Teacher Professional Development – If you asked a room of teacher if they would rather work, play, or participate in professional development, professional development would likely come in last. @Lynch39083 @techedvocate @RickettsKate

3/15 In High School, the Kids Are Not All Right. With social and academic pressure mounting, a teacher shares what he’s learned about tracking his students’ mental well-being. @mamawolfeto2 @edutopia

3/15 Are you serving the learner or the score? What are teachers in your school doing? @gcouros

3/15 Technology Changes. The Skills We Believe in Don’t. Technology is a tool, not a learning outcome. @plugusin @Chappy8611 @NLearning

3/14 Why This Teacher Says Instant Feedback Is Where The Action Is. How much instant feedback happens in classrooms you know. @hackmylearning @AngelaStockman @markbarnes19

3/14 Easy, Informal Professional Development – Opening your classroom so your fellow teachers can just drop by and observe is a low-pressure way to collaborate and share best practices. @MrKrapels @misskyritsis @edutopia

3/14 Fifteen Rules of Great Teaching – How many do you subscribe to? @terryheick @rudytoot1 @TeachThought

3/13 How our district is narrowing the digital divide – Start by giving each student a laptop. The kids without access at home can download what they need at home at school. @trendycio @eschoolnews @DeKalbSchools @ISTE

3/13 Three Thoughts for Improving Attendance in Schools – There is a subtle difference between “How do we increase student attendance?” and “How do we create an environment where students want to attend school?” @gcouros @mcleod @conprin

3/13 Your state’s teachers are underpaid. Find out by how much. There are lots of data here for your students to analyze. @alv9n @voxdotcom

3/10 Ten years of school testing have hardly made a difference. Principals say it’s time for a change. Looks like standardized testing hasn’t worked in Austrailia either. Maybe they will make a change. @NC_Robinson @abcnews @johnqgoh @HaskettsHSC

3/10 How Robots Can Help Sick Kids Attend School – There is no reason kids can’t attend school from home. This could also work for kids who are suspended. @trilearning @Lynch39083

3/10 Avoiding Teacher Burnout – Too many teachers leave the profession too soon. This might help. @glodigcit @SerraRoseli

3/10 15 Questions to Replace ‘How Was School Today?’ These questions will help you draw out important information from your kids. @artofcoaching1 @edutopia @DrKatrinaKeene @rmcotey

3/9 Five Ways to Prep Your Kids for Daylight Saving Time – You don’t have to change bedtime one hour all at once. @DinaRothPort @parentsmagazine @james_minter

3/9 What Separates a Good Blended Learning Program From a Bad One? Any school that has or is considering a 1:1 program should read this. @beccarecco @EdSurge @DrKatrinaKeene @LakotaSuper

3/8 10 Good Educational Websites for Music Teachers – These resources include web tools for creating music, music sheets to learn composition, interactive games to introduce young learners to basic musical notations, lesson plans, activities, and many more. @medkh9 @EdTechFam

3/8 Kids learn better when they’re moving. Alexia Young loves to keep her third-grade class on the move. You should too. @CarolineBmn @ChalkbeatTN @MrsJSweeney @E_Sheninger

3/8 Grammar Girl’s Editing Checklist – Print out the checklist and keep it on your desk as a handy reference to use when you’re editing. Also look for Grammer Girl’s podcast on Stitcher. @GrammarGirl @mtechman

3/7 Try This Exercise to Be a Better Speaker, and Have More Fun in a Room Full of People. All educators and older students should read this. @johnbates @Inc @GoogleExpertUK

3/7 Open Your Door: Why We Need to See Each Other Teach – This may not be easy, but it can help make you better. @cultofpedagogy @jesslahey

3/7 Want To Be Perceived As a Great Leader? Know this Now. All educators are really leaders. @garnettl @Inc @8Amber8 @gcouros

3/6 PD is Getting So Much Better. Readers tell Jeniffer Gonzalez about all the innovative ways their schools and districts are reinventing professional learning for teachers. @cultofpedagogy @TonySinanis

3/6 Sometimes Misbehavior Is Not What It Seems. Here are examples of seeing misbehavior from a new perspective. @edutopia @Tastenspieler

3/6 New Teachers: How to Talk to Parents – A veteran teacher shares what she’s learned in the course of 26 years. Big picture: A little empathy goes a long way. @terrieichholz @edutopia

3/5 Six Tips For Creating A Positive Learning Environment In Your Classroom – Share with teachers you know. @hpitler @ASCD @jon_wennstrom

3/5 Letter Grades Deserve an F. If the purpose of academic grading is to communicate accurate and specific information about learning, letter, or points-based grades, are woefully blunt and inadequate. @jesslahey @TheAtlantic @mraspinall

3/5 Ten Easy Ways To Create an Amazing #ClassroomCulture – Simple things can make a significant difference in our classroom environments, yet we should be intentional about them. @gcouros @JCasaTodd

3/4 Eight Traits of Outstanding People – Hard to argue with this. @Dr_Sherrie @Entrepreneur @MSchneiderTwts @emfriesen

3/4 Flexible Seating and Student-Centered Classroom Redesign – Some of the immediate benefits of flexible seating include burning more calories. @TopDogTeaching @edutopia @tedfujimoto @cultofpedagogy

3/4 Meet Three Schools That Will Personalize Learning. Here are snapshots from three distinctly different schools taking part in the program. @Lynch39083 @techedvocate

3/4 15 Biggest Challenges Women Leaders Face And How To Overcome Them – Share with women and girls you know. @DBaker007 @guzmand @PhilipCullen @forbes @UKMercer

3/3 Why Quality Professional Development for Teachers Matters – How do you rate the quality at your school? @lernbetr @edutopia @alysoncarp1 @ReidGenise

3/3 How To Ease Students Into Independent Inquiry Projects – The excerpt below is from the book “Inquiry Mindsets: Nurturing the Dreams, Wonders, and Curiosities of Our Youngest Learners,” by Trevor MacKenzie. @trev_mackenzie @MindShiftKQED @drfurman

3/3 Computer Science Goes Beyond Coding – Computer science is about solving problems using computers and coding (or programming) is about implementing these solutions. @DrKatrinaKeene @Trai_Tech @EdSurge

3/3 Six Must-Have School Spaces for Project-Based Learning – Project-based learning (PBL), a model where students solve problems by taking on real-world projects, is growing in popularity throughout the United States. @AnthonyStogni @Getting_Smart @DavidGeurin

3/2 How the Right Classroom Design Can Improve Students’ Performance – Time for your teachers to rethink classroom design? @mrkempnz @deem_ellen

3/2 Empowering My Flipped Classroom – This is a book review of Empower: What Happens When Students Own Their Learning by John Spencer and AJ Juliani. @spencerideas @ajjuliani @weltyteaching @TaraMartinEDU

3/1 You can’t teach empathy — but project-based learning can. @NicLovesBooks @iste @Angela_Watson @cinehead

3/1 How to Develop a Successful Maker Space – If your school doesn’t have one it probably will before long. Here are some good ideas. @Lynch39083 @demeka03

3/1 The 10 Successful Habits of Master Teachers – How many do teachers you know have? @Perapiteticus @TalksWTeachers

3/1 Exploring the Benefit Mindset – Helping students see how they can have a positive influence on their community and the world goes beyond teaching and modeling empathy. @RewardingEdu @edutopia

2/28 Lesson Revamps for High Agency Learning – How much of this is going on in your school? @juliedavisEDU @E_Sheninger

2/28 Why We All Need Mentors and How to Make it Happen – One of the most important roles for educators today is that of being a mentor for students and peers. @Rdene915 @Getting_Smart

2/28 A Modern Solution to the Problem of Teacher Absences – This makes a lot of sense. It offers better learning at a saving. @LianaLoewus @EducationWeek

2/28 Simple Steps to Teach Kids How to Program – Teaching kids to code starts with helping them understand the concepts behind coding before you get into syntax. @coolcatteacher @CorwinPress

2/26 Making a PRE-SCHOOL Experience ‘The CHILD’s SECOND HOME.’ As the child takes the first step into a new world, it’s essential that this transition is a joyful ride for both – parent & child. @etr_in @MarkFraver

2/26 Eleven Great Kid-Safe Search Engines – Which search engine do your kids use? These are also ad-free. @medkh9 @Mapartapa @BookCreatorApp

2/26 Showcase Student Work with bulb a Must-Have Digital Portfolio Tool. How does your school celebrate and showcase student work? @ClassTechTips @bulbapp @rudytoot1

2/25 60 Ways Math Teachers Can Use Google Classroom – Google Classroom is great for any subject area, especially math. @alicekeeler @melanieawelsh

2/25 Tools to Help Students Follow Their Passions – With a little help from technology, a young filmmaker, musician, writer, or artist can pursue their work like a pro. @cultofpedagogy @jdtriver

2/25 Teaching with Instagram – You know your students probably use it so this may motivate them. @Romdhanifaten @Marisa_C

2/25 ClassPulse – Gather Feedback from Students – There are a number of products that do this. If you haven’t used any, give this a try. @ClassPulse @rmbyrne

2/24 Exam Stress Tips: 3 Ideas to Help Teenagers Reduce Exam Stress – Most teenagers are headed into the most stressful time of the academic year: final exams. @YourTeenMag

2/24 10 Essential Characteristics of a 21st Century Educator – It is not technology that is having the biggest influence on what we do; it is the speed of change being thrust upon us. @gcouros

2/24 Teaching at the Gym – In this episode the focus on the similarities we can see between working out in the gym and teaching in the classroom. @cpoole27

2/24 “Writing Sucks!” 6 Ways to support reluctant writers in any lesson. Here are six cross-curricular ways to support reluctant or struggling writers in your lessons. @WallaceIsabella @CrownHousePub @SESN19

2/22 Research: Men Get Credit for Voicing Ideas, but Not Problems. Women Don’t Get Credit for Either. If the people in your culture know this, they should be able to do something about it. @HarvardBiz @JanOwenAM

2/22 Of course algebra is important. It’s also a huge problem. For too many students, algebra is not the gateway to mathematical literacy. It is the gatekeeper. Eighty percent of students enrolled at community colleges never fulfill the math requirement, and leave without graduating. @CathyNDavidson @valeriestrauss @PostSchools

2/20 Your Students Secretly Hate Vacations. Unfortunately, many of our students secretly hate them. And worse than vacation is the dreaded “holiday vacation.” It’s the worst. @benschersten

2/20 Six Tips For Creating A Positive Learning Environment In Your Classroom – How many do teachers in your school do? @ASCD @LeeAraoz @hpitler

2/19 To foster a love of art in children, we must teach it at primary school. What’s happening in your elementary school? @PrimaArtClass @ChristyBranham1 @GuardianTeach

2/19 Five Ways To Help Students Ask Better Questions – There are few things that can serve a student better than being able to ask the right question at the right time. @terryheick @sjaafar @DavidGeurin @TeachThought

2/19 How Personalized Learning Starts with Less Teacher Talk, More Student Voice – We need to personalize education rather than standardize it. @angecooper @EdSurge @DrKatrinaKeene @MullerChrisM

2/19 The five-paragraph fetish – Writing essays by a formula was meant to be a step on the way. Now it’s the stifling goal for student and scholar alike. @DLabaree @aeonmag @KevinMEnglish @pennykittle

2/18 Three ways to help students think and act as scientists – How much time do your kids spend thinking like scientists? @eschoolnews

2/16 Are You Making the Most of Your Interactive White Board? From what I’ve seen the answer is probably no. This should help. @cultofpedagogy @pomdr

2/16 How This UN Role-Playing Game Helps Teachers Solve Complex Challenges Together – What does it mean to truly collaborate? For a group of teachers last spring, it meant stepping outside their own roles and trying on someone else’s point of view. @EdSurge @DrKatrinaKeene @OranTkatchov

2/16 How to Maintain Your School Culture When Welcoming New Staff and Students – Schools with strong culture have traditions that ensure that the newcomers feel welcome. @ASCD @Jennifer_Hogan @HillMrispo

2/16 How to talk to kids about tragic events – After horrific events like shootings or attacks by terrorists, parents are faced with this dilemma: What do I tell my kids? @kellywallacetv @pammoran @CNN

2/15 How Can We Begin Developing Imagination in Our Older Learners? By developing imagination we expand the mind to receive possibilities in learning. @leecrockett @glodigcit

2/15 Ten Science-Backed Tips For Bringing Up Your Child Gender Neutral – Most followers of this concept simply aim to bring up their children in an environment free from gender stereotypes. @hvthomson @forbes @SitAtTheTable @HeForShe

2/15 How Pineapple Charts Revolutionize Professional Development – If you are tired of one-size-fits-all professional development, give this a try. @cultofpedagogy @KFelicello

2/15 No Student Is Unreachable. Spend as much time describing what the child can do as what the child can’t do, and don’t give up. @jeffreybenson61 @TeachThought @Rdene915

2/14 Empty Chairs Matter – Every day I go around the classroom and greet every child by name, and I inquire about the empty chairs. If a child is out, I want all of the other kids to know that child is important to me. @coolcatteacher @MarkSBabbitt

2/14 Five ways to move to personalized, competency-based education – How personalized are the classes in your school? @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

2/14 Nine Ways to Cultivate Courage in Kids to Find Their Hero Within – Where is cultivating courage in your school’s curriculum? @micheleborba @james_minter

2/14 The Key To Raising A Happy Child – Agency may be the one most important factor in human happiness and well-being. @NPRCoryTurner @npr_ed @sjaafar @NowEntertain_Us

2/11 Elementary School Homework Probably Isn’t Good for Kids. A powerful combination of superstition and questionable research ensures young kids hit the books instead of just, you know, reading them. @PatrickAColeman @FatherlyHQ @mraspinall

2/11 Dear Parents: Here’s What You Should Know About Letter Grades. More than anything else, they’re reductionist. Imagine rating your marriage or own job performance based on a single letter. @terryheick @TeachThought @Romdhanifaten

2/11 Grades: Is There a Better Way to Measure Learning? It seems like there has to be. @EducatorsRoom @AprilleHurst @ReadWrite111

2/10 Six TED Talks about failing forward – Check out these six TED Talks on failing forward and what it means to persist despite unexpected outcomes. @eschoolnews @dlaufenberg @ramymahmoud21 @jimharshaw

2/10 Creating Powerful Student Learning Experiences with Escape Rooms – One teacher found amazing resources to make the process seamless. Here’s what he learned. @MsAmberChandler @Getting_Smart

2/10 Five Questions to Ask Your Students To Start the School Year – See if you can guess what some of them are before looking. @gcouros

2/10 The Power of Personal Purpose and Value in PBL – We need to balance what students need to learn with experiences that allow students to apply knowledge with purpose and value. That is where Project Based Learning comes into play. @PrincipalHardin @Horizons93 @BIEpbl

2/9 Tech Upgrades Begin with Professional Development. Massive technology and classroom upgrades must be cemented by first supporting teachers and administrators. @JPassut @EdTech_K12 @JamesRoy @Edu_Gig

2/9 The Flipped Feedback Experiment – The idea is to do the final grading with students, instead of doing the grading in isolation. @theteachingexp @carlameyrink @oveucsj

2/9 Schools Tap Students to Provide IT Help Desk Support. Does your school do this yet? @tynanwrites @EdTech_K12

2/8 Sharing Lessons, Resources & Ideas Through Video – How do share your favorite lesson ideas with colleagues? Videos make it easy to capture ideas and share them with other educators. @ClassTechTips @rudytoot1

2/8 Nick Foles Just Gave Teachers A Gift Of A Great SEL Lesson. What does Nick Foles say about failure? What does he say about comparing yourself to others? To what extent do you agree with what he is saying? @Larryferlazzo @NFoles_9 @nick_chater

2/8 Examples of Transforming Lessons Through the SAMR Cycle – The SAMR Model for integrating technology into teaching, developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, has gained a good deal of exposure in recent years. @EmergingEdTech @RickettsKate @BookCreatorApp

2/7 Six Creative Ways to Revamp PD in 2018 – I bet most schools could use some new ideas for professional development. @Getting_Smart @bobby__dodd

2/7 Ten things Teachers Want in Professional Development – What do teachers in your school want? @SylviaDuckworth @PLPNetwork @AnthonyStogni @DavidGeurin

2/7 The Three-Step System For Getting Students to Do the Talking – Whoever is doing the talking is doing the majority of the learning. In your classroom what is the ratio of teacher-talk to student-talk? @ajjuliani @annmic @gcouros

2/7 Eight How-To Tips to Energize Your Classroom with EdTech – Have eight teachers each try one and report back. @ClassTechTips @rudytoot1

2/4 Can a simple classroom redesign inspire student achievement? In one teacher’s active classroom, achievement goes far beyond test scores—here’s why and how. @eschoolnews @AnthonyStogni @ZenEducation

2/4 Guiding Students to Be Independent Learners – Here are three strategies for helping students become self-motivating and taking charge of their learning. @BrainSMARTU @edutopia

2/4 How I Integrate Depth of Knowledge Into Mathematics – Here are some problems for your students and adults that are non-trivial. @robertkaplinsky @jenhegna @JillScheid

2/4 Preparing Students for Future Work: What is the Gig Economy? If you and your kids aren’t sure what it is and how it might impact their future, read this. @Rdene915 @Getting_Smart @bobby__dodd

2/3 Three Ideas for Staying Positive – I would add watching your diet. @gcouros @AysinAlp1

2/3 12 Inspiring STEM Books for Girls – Be sure your school library has them all. @CommKr8veWriter @edutopia @Randy_Matusky

2/3 How to Make an Attractive City Here are some key principles for how to make attractive cities once again. How does your city measure up? @TheSchoolOfLife

2/3 Read Alouds Are Great for the Middle Grades. Is this happening in your middle school? @middleweb @TonySinanis @ncte

2/2 My tech essentials: A superintendent’s guide to instructional coaching – These 3 tools can help teachers improve their practice. @KenWallace207 @eschoolnews

2/2 Cultivating a Love of Reading in the Digital Age – No surprises here, but make sure all teachers you know see this. @ClassTechTips @edutopia @kevinhoneycutt

2/1 12 Smart Ideas To Grade Essays Faster – As an educator I did everything I could to be efficient. @finleyt @TeachThought @Rdene915

2/1 Can we use scenarios to teach concepts? Try throwing students into an activity that requires knowledge that they don’t yet have. @CatMoore

2/1 After 100 Years of the Same Teaching Model It’s Time to Throw Out the Playbook. The transmission model of education is still the name of the game, although in some circles there are signs of its erosion. @MrZachG @maloucao

1/31 21 Phrases to Use in Dealing With Difficult Behaviors – Share with new and veteran teachers you know. @DavidGeurin

1/31 Nine Tips for Fostering Collaboration In Your Classroom – Employers want people who can collaborate. Is this happening in classes you know? @terryheick @Edutopia @Rdene915

1/31 Ten Questions to Ask Yourself if Your Child Struggles With Homework – For young children, no homework might be better, but if you have to have homework this might help. @sammyapproves @NewEnglandMomma

1/31 Five Ways to Give Your Class Back to Your Students – How much control do students in your school have? @MrZachG @JMKepler

1/30 How the NYS Ed Department distorts school performance – The real problem is one-size-fits-all testing and targets. Also keep in mind that the only way to close achievement gaps is to slow down the fast learners. @prismdecision

1/30 How to Raise Bright Children – Are parents you know doing any of this? @DrShenfield @DrBillChen

1/30 Can creativity be taught? It can certainly be facilitated by giving kids open-ended problems. Dianne Pappafotopoulos @eschoolnews

1/30 A Brief Audit of Bill Gates’ Common Core Spending – When you have Bill’s money, it’s easy to buy influence. @deutsch29blog

1/29 Ten (More) Reasons Why the U.S. Education System Is Failing – Numbers two and four ask for more personalized testsing and instruction. Great idea supported in my new book. @Lynch39083 @educationweek

1/29 The Sad Impact of Corporate School Reform on Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities – Corporate school reformers have never focused on helping children with serious problems. On the contrary, they have made problems worse. @NancyEBailey1 @coopmike48

1/29 Modeling Assertiveness With Students – Simple role-playing exercises can show students how to stand up for themselves without being unkind to others. @edutopia @Rdene915 @FredEnde

1/28 Three Questions Every Educator Should Be Able To Answer – Can you guess what they are? @bobby__dodd @schug_dennis @E_Sheninger @thomascmurray

1/28 The Five Things Your Boss Really Wants to Hear – If you want to make your students career ready, make sure they know this. Consider posting in your classroom. @LollyDaskal @Inc

1/27 What changes are coming to New York’s school accountability system? This looks like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. What is your state doing? @prismdecision

1/27 Teachers Guide to The Use of Comic Strips in Class With Some Helpful Tools and Resources – They engage students in meaningful learning experiences where they get to practice key skills such as writing, reading, speaking and communicating. @medkh9 @nick_chater

1/25 Eleven Places to Learn Leadership Skills That Will Make You a More Confident Leader Without Costing You a Dime – Here are 11 places that will help you increase your skill level on a rocket-like trajectory. @larrykim @MobileMonkey_ @TheMissionHQ @Medium

1/25 A Makerspace Built by Elementary Students – Third graders designed a makerspace for their school. Then they got their budget approved and built it. How cool is this? @edutopia @spstemlab

1/25 Making Math a Family Thing – Here are some strategies for parents and teachers on closing the math gap between home and school. @UKnowHGSE @verenanz @PamDavEd

1/24 The Joy of Opting Out of Standardized Testing – Please consider optig your kids out as well. @StevenSinger3 @EdFocus

1/24 The Changing Landscape of Education: An Interview with Sir Ken Robinson – He also has one of the most watched TED Talks. @SirKenRobinson @edCircuit @drrodberger

1/24 Microsoft challenges Chromebooks with $189 Windows 10 laptops for schools. Microsoft is also making some Mixed Reality content available for both the HoloLens and the range of Windows Mixed Reality headsets. @tomwarren @verge @davezirk @kerszi @mr_isaacs @iwearthecrowns @MGrundel @kjarrett

1/24 Research Shows That 1:1, Teacher-Led Classrooms Increase Student Engagement. Student devices in classrooms can be very effective at improving student engagement, achievement, and computer skills. @Lynch39083 @AdvocateforEd

1/23 What Failing Students Want Us to Remember – Learners benefit considerably more from a myriad of low-stakes assessments and routine feedback. @WordLib @Edutopia @Mann4Edu

1/23 Five Questions Every Kid Is Trying to Answer – When we think about creating a stronger school culture, these questions will help you focus on relationships. @DavidGeurin

1/23 Five Things Moms Can Do For Best Stress Relief – You don’t have to be a mom to take advantage of some of this. My favorite is exercise with your kids. @BusyMomDiary1 @Shareaholic @_Penelope

1/22 Five big ideas for education innovation in 2018 – Here are five ways the education innovation agenda should move forward this year. @JullesFisher

1/22 Repair: Relationship Restoration in Response to Student Decisions – It’s relationships, not programs that change children…Young people thrive when adults care about them on a one-to-one level. @bethhill2829 @Jennifer_Hogan

1/21 Five Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids – Beginning and veteran teachers should check this out. @mrworkfcps @edutopia @DrKatrinaKeene @Inspiration4T

1/21 The Future of Education is Unstructured Learning, and Here’s Why. Unstructured learning gives the individual students exactly what they need, which is space to grow. @leecrockett @glodigcit @AysinAlp1

1/20 This major city knows the secret to improving student performance. Focusing on school leadership and high-quality principals yielded impressive results. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

1/20 Elephant in the Room: It’s the Tech Takeover, NOT Common Core. We are in danger of losing public schools and it’s all about “disruption” and technology. The federal government is leading the way. @NancyEBailey1

1/20 Want to Raise Kids Who Won’t Give Up Easily? Teach Them the ‘Batman Effect.’ This is a fun and simple way to show kids they’re stronger than they think. @AmyMorinLCSW @Inc @rhettpower

1/19 Coding My Growth Mindset: A Women’s Self Reflection – One teacher realized just how important it has been for her to nourish and develop her own Growth Mindset. See my summary of Mindset here. @ReadingCindy @brookebrowntpt @MindsetWorks @E_Sheninger @cultofpedagogy

1/19 You Can Do It! How to Encourage Goal Setting for Students. – Goal setting encourages a growth mindset. It also supports the development of skills students need to be prepared for their future careers. @MissL_Barrett @WeAreTeachers

1/18 Not Much New in EdTech in 2017; 3 Things Could Change That in 2018. – New tech like AI, VR, and AR didn’t make much of a dent last year in education, but they could this year. @tvanderark @Getting_Smart @thinkm2

1/18 Inviting Controversy Into Our Classrooms – Do you let your students argue two sides of any issues? Perhaps you should. @Mr_Russell_BGHS @cultofpedagogy @iamDrWill

1/17 What Great Leaders Struggle With – But Are Scared to Admit – This is a checklist that all leaders should review. @LollyDaskal

1/17 Developing Student Voice Is Critical. TED-Ed Clubs Can Help. Here 7- to 17-year-old students have a platform to voice concerns, ideas and creative solutions to complex problems through the format of a TED Talk. Time to start one in your school. @mrnavas @EdSurge @EDUcre8ive @NASSP @TED_ED

1/17 Ten Dos And Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping – The challenge facing many educators is not in wanting their students to work together, but in figuring out how to group students together in the most effective ways. @TeachThought @JennNichols012

1/16 How the Heck Do You Grade Choice-Based Learning? If students get to choose they just might do their most inspired work. @ajjuliani @pammoran @spencerideas

1/13 Middle School STEAM – Five Ways to Amp It Up – Exciting STEAM projects can ignite and excite any middle school. @pr05bps @coolcatteacher @CorwinPress

1/12 The Staggering Naivety of Those Criticizing Public Schools as Out-of-Date. Be sure to watch the high-quality short [5:56] animation. Also, watch the video about Finland at the bottom. @StevenSinger3 @EdFocus

1/12 A teacher’s guide to 3D printers – If you want to ensure you’re getting the best and most appropriate equipment possible for your budget here is what should you be looking out for. @Educ_Technology @trilearning @NetSupportGroup

1/12 Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff – Also see my summary of Mindset by Carol Dweck. @keithheggart @edutopia @bjnichols

1/11 Beyond Design Thinking: Why Education Entrepreneurs Need to Think in Systems. Systems thinking offers a necessary antidote to some of design thinking’s blind spots by taking a holistic view of complex social challenges. @amyahearn11 @Acumen @EdSurge

1/11 The Best Quick Formative Assessment Ideas for Teachers to Know – The more quick formative assessment ideas teachers have to call on, the better. @leecrockett @glodigcit

1/11 Four Tools That Take Blended Learning to the Next Level – How much blended learning is going on in your schools? @eschoolnews

1/11 How an Anti-Tech Teacher Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace Edtech – He had the vision that with personalized learning they would be online the whole time and he would never talk to them. @JennyAbamu @EdSurge @DrKatrinaKeene @Turnitin

1/10 The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home – How many do you and your teachers make? @artofcoaching1 @edutopia @marcelamomberg

1/10 The Three-Step System For Getting Students to Do the Talking – This is interesting. You may want to start by scrolling down to see the steps. @ajjuliani @DrSConstantino @MrGesualdi

1/10 Define “21st Century Teachers, Students & Classrooms.” I never thought this term made sense at it implies that something should have radically changed when the 21st century arrived and that these skills would last for the rest of the century. @mraspinall

1/9 Creating a Learning Orientation Versus a Performance Orientation – If you don’t know the difference you need to read this. @KatieMartinEdu @RACzyz @gcouros

1/9 Why STEM practices should be taught across the entire curriculum – STEM education will play a crucial role in preparing both individuals and the economy for the future. @SusannahEduAu @Social_Ventures @rhonimcfarlane

1/9 Eight reasons Finland’s education system puts the US model to shame – Most of these things could be easily done in the US with the right vision from leadership. @chriswweller @businessinsider @Independent

1/7 The 30-Day Happy Teacher Challenge – You don’t have to do them all or even one a day, but try to do some. @prestoplans @hodge_dv @ncte

1/7 Seven Deadly Mistakes That Even Great Leaders Make – How many do you/your leaders make? @LollyDaskal

1/7 ClassHook Helps Teachers Use Television Clips in Their Classroom. ClassHook helps teachers with the process of finding educational moments from popular television shows and movies. Be sure to watch the one-minute video. @ClassTechTips @ClassHook

1/7 Helpful Language Arts Websites for Teachers – We asked some of our Teacher Learning Community members what language arts websites helped them most in the classroom. Here are some of their answers. @SimpleK12 @englishteach8 @SimpleCEO

1/6 How Instructional Leaders Change Teacher Practice – Share with leaders and inspiring leaders you know and scroll to the bottom for a free pdf. @eduleadership

1/6 Will Letter Grades Survive? A century-old pillar of the school system is under fire as schools look to modernize student assessment. Colleges say that competency-based transcripts will not hurt students in the admissions process. @laura11D @edutopia @jmattmiller @james_minter @SlugPieStories

1/6 Alternatives To What’d You Learn In School Today? These are questions that parents can ask to get at what their children do in school. @terryheick @TeachThought

1/5 Transition to middle school can be rough. What’s being done to help? Middle school might just be the new high school — at least in terms of the attention, it’s getting as one of the bigger transitions in childhood education. @frteachermama @WillWaidelich @CPennParent @CampHillSD

1/5 So Your Kids’ PBL Work Sucks? Here are Eight Ways to Improve It. Some teachers throw up their hands, blame the kids or the supposed lack of structure of PBL and go back to their lecture/worksheet, teacher-directed ways. @GingerLewman @kevinhoneycutt

1/5 Six Ways You Can Promote Gender Equality In Your Classroom – As young children begin to notice the differences in social expectations for gender roles, the ways teachers interact with students stand to have a great impact on their ability to participate in their education. @TeachThought

1/5 How diplomas based on skill acquisition, not credits earned, could change education. By 2021, students graduating from Maine high schools must show they have mastered specific skills. @lrmongeau @hechingerreport @ptaylorsjr @jcasp

1/4 Math Doesn’t Have to Suck. Here Are Three Ways to Make It Better @JustinMinkel @EdWeekTeacher

1/4 Three Problems with Traditional Grades – Like too many aspects of education, students play a passive role in the traditional grading system. @Catlin_Tucker @dkreiness @gcouros

1/4 How-To Strengthen Student Listening Skills with Podcasts – By listening to a narrator tell a story or an expert discuss a topic, podcasts can help students strengthen their ability to gather information through multimedia. @classtechtips @DBaker007

1/3/2018Alarmed by Fake News, States Push Media Literacy in Schools. What is your state doing? @VOANews

1/3/2018Teaching Introverted Students: How a ‘Quiet Revolution’ Is Changing Classroom Practice. This plan should work for introverted and extroverted students alike. Click here for my summary of Susan Cain’s book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. @biasevoli @susancain @educationweek

12/31 Why there’s no such thing as a gifted child – In my view this is a label that make the ‘gifted’ risk adverse and the rest seem second rate. @WendyBerliner @guardian @bjohnsonEDU @E_Sheninger

12/31 5 Apps for Student Sports Lovers with Curriculum Connections – Students who love sports follow stories of favorite athletes, know their teams’ statistics, and can make predictions about future performance. We can leverage these interests. @ClassTechTips @edutopia

12/31 19 Apps to Inspire Creativity in Kids – This looks like something fun to check out over New Years. @Mom101 @parentsmagazine @SineaPies @FamilyFun

12/30 Three Ways to Put Balance Back in Education in 2018 – Can you guess what they are? @smilelearning @EdSurge @DougTimm34 @DaisyDyerDuerr

12/30 Can Kindness Be Taught? Be sure to click on “Kindness Curriculum” to get your copy. @Schiffman108 @nytimes @stdulmage @OUSEHS

12/29 How schools are steering social media – Districts seek to balance creativity and experimentation with safety and privacy. @DavidRaths @DA_magazine @ziegeran @MattHarrisEdD

12/29 Students Share The Downside Of Being Labeled ‘Gifted’ – Consider not using this label at your school. It’s bad for all students. Be sure to watch the short [5:43] video. @joboaler @youcubed @MindShiftKQED @Horizons93 @JosieHolford

12/28 The Four Kinds of Leaders Who Create the Future – William Taylor reflects on leaders, on the habits of mind that drive them, and he realized that most could be sorted into one of four categories. Which one are you/your principal? @williamctaylor @HarvardBiz @james_minter

12/27 Schools Are Missing What Matters About Learning. Curiosity is underemphasized in the classroom, but research shows that it is one of the strongest markers of academic success. @sbkaufman @TheAtlantic @ChrisWeissCT

12/27 The 10 skills you need to thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution – Does your school focus on any of these skills? @wef @donnamurdoch @LoharPrasanna @MikeQuindazzi @antgrasso

12/27 A mathematician has created a teaching method that’s proving there’s no such thing as a bad math student. There’s mounting evidence that the method works for all kids of all abilities. @jandersonQZ @qz

12/27 Kids Don’t Fail, Schools Fail Kids: Sir Ken Robinson on the ‘Learning Revolution’ – Check out my summary of Sir Ken’s Book The Element. @MJMadda @EdSurge

12/26 How to Respond When Students Use Hate Speech – Here are some activities for creating a healthy classroom culture. @edutopia @Rdene915

12/26 Check out the 12 Benefits of Creativity. We are Teachers posted an infographic from popular education artist Sylvia Duckworth listing the 12 benefits of creativity. @SimpleK12 @sylviaduckworth @SimpleCEO

12/26 How to Stop Killing the Love of Reading – When You Ask Students What they do in reading, they tell you, it is mostly worksheets about reading or computer programs that ask them to read passages, not books, and answer multiple-choice questions. @cultofpedagogy @DaHinegardner @gcouros

12/26 The Three Barriers to Deep Thinking in School – Deep thinking is a very, very delicate flower. It blooms only under rare and perfect conditions when you’ve given the seedling absolutely everything it needs. @benorlin

12/24 Nine Classroom Management Ideas We Can Steal From Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – Body language can speak loudly. @WeAreTeachers @JeanCapuano

12/23 Five Ways to be an Unforgetable Teacher – Get inspired by some fantastic advice on reaching students. @cpoole27 @coolcatteacher

12/23 With Virtual Reality, the World Is Your Classroom. Virtual and augmented reality headsets are helping teachers take students on unbelievable adventures—without even leaving their seats. @VMware @TheAtlantic

12/23 Seven Important Questions Before Implementing Digital Portfolios5 – If your schools doesn’t use digital portfolios it’s time to start. @gcouros

12/22 18 things that leaders of innovative schools do differently – What do you and leaders you know do? @mcleod @ShellTerrell @BradLatzke

12/22 Using Picture Books in the Middle School Classroom – This can motivate students, make then think, and encourage writing. You are never too old to enjoy pictures. @pernilleripp @tysonkimberly

12/22 Put Away the Red Pen. The key idea is to give them feedback without the grade if you want them to read it. @RickWormeli @KatieMartinEdu @PrincipalStager @gcouro

12/21 The Future of Education is Unstructured Learning, and Here’s Why – It’s the time for teaching innovation and discovery of the unknown through messy learning. @glodigcit

12/21 Three must-have skills for today’s librarians – Does the librarian in your school have them? @sksgrigsby @eschoolnews

12/20 High School Football: The Folly of Trying to Sustain the Unsatainable Why would you let your kid play football? @JohnGerdy

12/20 Nine Ways to Inspire Student Inventors – How many are you doing for students you know? @coolcatteacher @edutopia @Rdene915

12/20 Seven Ways to use online video in your classroom – How many can you think of? Unfortunately, Wideo is no longer free, but this good promotional video for Wideo still remains. @MrWideo @rmbyrne

12/20 2017 in pictures: The best science images of the year – A spectacular total eclipse, hitch-hiking octopus, nanoscale fireworks and more @nature

12/20 Just Say No To 10 Behaviors That Kill Competence. On the lifelong quest to become our best selves, we must stretch and grow and learn from our mistakes. @leadingincontxt @7Lenses @teamleap @leadingincontxt

12/18 13 Keys To Nurturing A Readerly Life – How many do teachers you know use? @TonySinanis @Arsant10

12/18 Why personalized learning should start in school libraries – Let’s hope that it doesn’t end there. @eSN_Meris @eschoolnews

12/18 15 Ways to Foster Happiness in the Workplace – Share with any leaders that you know. This is a bit long but worth it. @mikegiannulis @DgtlMike @iconiContent

12/17 The Five Obsticles You Need to Overcome as a Tech-Savvy Eductor – Be sure to read my comment. @Lynch39083 @techedvocate

12/16 Are gifted students now an underserved population? With the focus on making all students proficient the faster learners can be forgotten. @DennisWPierce @eschoolnews

12/14 Response: Policymakers Should ‘Treat Teachers Like Equals – What do you think are the most important things that many policy-makers don’t understand about teachers, students, and schools? @Larryferlazzo @EdWeekTeacher

12/14 School start times and the economy – There’s a very significant economic benefit to pushing school start times later. What is your school doing? @thesleepdoctor @HuffPost @BurkheadBill

12/14 Fifth-Graders In Chicago Write To Newspaper: ‘You Don’t Really Know Us.’ Your kids may not have their problem, but they can still do this. @rklein90 @HuffPostPol @tee62 @jenhegna

12/13 Growing Talent for the 4th Industrial Revolution – Is your school preparting students for the automation age? @tvanderark @Getting_Smart @garybartanus @Eduporium

12/13 Eight Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions – A good question can open minds, shift paradigms, and force the uncomfortable but transformational cognitive dissonance that can help create thinkers. @terryheick @TeachThought @rudytoot1

12/13 Learning Targets Can Make Our Lives Easier. How involved are your students in setting targets? @RossCoops31 @smartins3313 @E_Sheninger

12/11 Want to Start School Later? Avoid These 10 Common Traps. Research has been clear on this for decades. Major health groups like the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Medical Association have issued calls to start middle and high schools no earlier than 8:30 a.m. @terraziporyn @HealthyHours @HuffPostBlog

12/11 Five Ways to Make Class Discussions More Exciting – It’s not enough for students to simply pay attention — they need to be active participants. @edutopia

12/11 Dr. Michael Hynes Makes His Case for More Recess, Self-Directed Play and “PEAS” in Schools. Playing with other children, away from adults, is how children learn to make their own decisions, control their emotions and impulses, see from others’ perspectives, negotiate differences with others, and make friends. @MikeHynes5 @PMSchoolsSupe

12/11 The Staggering Naivety of Those Criticizing Public Schools as Out-of-Date – Be sure to watch the short [5:56] videos. The second one at the bottom is about Finland. @StevenSinger3 @JACandBensMom

12/10 What causes addiction? Drugs cause addiction. But maybe it is not that simple. @Kurz_Gesagt @Patreon

12/10 Quick Classroom Exercises to Combat Stress – These brain breaks and focused-attention practices can help student

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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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