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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5/15 Innovative Teams@TaylorZ_Smith

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3/7 The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies – What format will you use? What questions will you ask? How will you ensure that all students participate? @DrHKells @cultofpedagogy @Faten_Romdhani

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2/13 a href=”https://bit.ly/3d5N1d9″>Four Questions to Support a Student’s Path to Personalized Success – Here are some good questions that we should learn about our students regarding what “success” looks like to them. @gcouros

2/13 How to Keep Kids Engaged in School—With Games – Teaching high school class remotely hasn’t been easy, but one teacher has learned a lot about how to use interactive tools to keep students engaged. @EstelleSErasmus @WIRED

2/13 Empathetic Remote and Hybrid Learning – Now more than ever, empathy is needed to help everyone get through remote or hybrid learning. @E_Sheninger @marcelamomberg

2/12 How San Francisco Renamed its Schools – The is an interview between Issac Chotiner from The New Yorker (a publication with a liberal bias) with the president of the San Fransisco School Board who seems to be left of The New Yorker. Note the liberal mayor is suing the school board for not opening the schools. Decide for yourself. @IChotiner @NewYorker

2/10 What type of educator are you? We’ve done some cool research and found that educators fall into three types. Once we know yours, we can send you personalized advice and content that will help you be the best educator you can be. I took it and was considered to be a lead learner. @markbarnes19

2/10 Healthy Teachers Create Healthy Students. This organization has a wellness plan for teachers. The first 30 days are free. @wEDUness

2/10 Fun Activities for Snowy Days – Here we are talking about being outside in the snow. Learn to build a snow cave or an igloo among other things. @rmbyrne @novapbs @BoysLifeTO @MotherEarthNews @Harriso21437267

2/9 Why It’s Imperative We All Learn To Be ‘Emotion Scientists.’ This is from Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive by Marc Brackett. @marcbrackett @MindShiftKQED

2/9 Ten Strategies To Get to Know Your Students and Create an Inclusive Learner-Centered Culture – Here are 10 strategies that you can use to get to know your students and continue to build relationships throughout the year in any learning environment. @katiemartinedu @Rdene915 @JCasaTodd

2/7 Denmark will build a wind-generating artificial island in the North Sea. When finished, it’s expected to generate 10GW of power. @danielwcooper @engadget @Damien_CABADI @Nicochan33

2/7 The Abdominal Snowman Recipe PDF From Animating Kids – If you and your kids want to do some stop motion animation this site can make it happen. @AnimatingKids

2/6 Spoons Across America’s Classes at Home – Spoons At Home: Three new healthier eating programs for you and your children. @SpoonsAAmerica

2/6 Master the Art & Science of PBL Unit Design. This is a high-quality course that people from all over the world have used to bring PBL to their classrooms. @ThePBLN

2/6 Introducing Readable English – This appears to be a very innovative way to help k-8 students learn how to read while keeping spelling in tack. @Readablenglish @Vimeo

2/3 Ten Books Tim Ferriss Thinks You Should Read – These books are filled with new perspectives, new strategies, and new ways to improve your business. And yourself. See my summary ofGrit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth. @JEFF_HADEN @tferriss @Inc @angeladuckw @KinderPediaApp

2/3 Ten Types of Questions for Teaching Critical Thinking – How many types are you and your teachers using? @TeachThought @terryheickedu

2/1/2021 How to Create Your Own Online Board Game – Flippity lets you make games, flashcards, and timelines with Google Sheets. Recently, Flippity introduced a new template for making your own online board game through Google Sheets. Your students might want to do this. @rmbyrne @flippitynet

2/1 Unforgettable: How to Craft Meaningful, Memorable Units with Project-Based Learning. Learn what makes project-based learning units unique and the perfect fit for engaging your learners. Explore real PBL units across different subjects and grade levels. Learn what essential elements are needed for a high-performance, meaningful PBL unit students will never forget. @ThePBLN @eduleadership

2/1 Black History Month: Teaching the Complete History – Go beyond trauma and struggle to examine the liberation, civic engagement, creativity, and intersecting identities of Black people during Black History Month. @CoshandraD_TT @Tolerance_org @splcenter

1/31 Four At-home Science Experiments for Kids – SciShow Kids channel on YouTube. It regularly features science experiments that are perfect for young kids to do at home with the help of their parents. @rmbyrne @SciShowKids

1/31 Machine Learning 101: Ten Projects For High School Students To Get Started – If you are a high-schooler and want to pursue a career in emerging technologies like machine learning and deep learning, it’s critical to have a first-hand experience of the concepts. These also look like fun projects. @huvjgemtun @epuujee @Deep_In_Depth @bexxmodd @GuidoKerkhof

1/30 Data leader, it’s time for you to tackle motivation. The first step, as so often with leadership, is to look to yourself first. From my experience (both as a leader & mentoring others) leaders who have not addressed their own motivation will fail to motivate their teams. @LaughlinPaul @epuujee @chidambara09

1/30 Ten Best Practices for Breakout Rooms – From what I’ve observed teachers aren’t using them enough. @HollyClarkEdu @kaushalsen_15

1/29 Let’s Talk Porn | Maria Ahlin | TEDxGöteborg – If you have teenagers chances are they have seen online porn. The TED Talk lays out some of the problems and gives advice to parents who need to have “the talk.” @tedxgoteborg @mahlin16

1/29 The Workload Dilemma – Apart from expressing a preference for in-person learning, concerns about workload were the most common theme in Wake Forrest surveys. How about your school be it K-12 or higher ed? @betsy_barre @bonni208 @dgooblar

1/29 Thousands of Mentors at Your Fingertips By Laura McDonell – Imagine finding the perfect mentor at the perfect time. Imagine what it would be like to have access to multiple mentors at any time. @tfdsupplies @lmcdonell14 @AllysonApsey

1/28 Distributed Leadership in the Decision-Making Process – As a leader you probably already know that you have to involve staff in decision making. This post by George Couros tells how to do it. @gcouros

1/28 Want Smarter Kids? Teach Music, Not Coding, According to MIT. The latest neuroscience shows that learning a musical instrument increases brainpower. @SALES_SOURCE @Inc @simonleipold @MIT

1/28 Three ways communication will change after the pandemic – How will we speak to each other when we are all back together? A communications expert makes some bold predictions. @FastCompany @VanessaWasche

1/27 Being Skeptical of Technology – Larry Cuban is a legend in the tech in education beat. When I got my doctorate I gave each committee member a copy of “Oversold and Underused.” If you are interested in technology in education you need to read this. Also, seem my comment @LarryCuban

1/27 Top 5 career options for Science students in 2021. The study of the three subjects of science, namely physics, chemistry, and biology opens up a whole new world of opportunities ranging from the study of space and nuclear particles to the study of sand and soil. @indiatoday

1/27 Danile Pink on How to Deal With Frustration – These short “Pinkcasts” are highly informative. Consider subscribing. Also, consider buying The Stoic Challenge: A Philosopher’s Guide to Becoming Tougher, Calmer, and More Resilient by William Irvine. @DanielPink

1/27 Virtual Career Fair Find Your Next Job in K-12 Education! Secure A New Job Without Leaving Home. Don’t wait. This starts this Thursday at 1:00 pm (EST). @educationweek

1/26 The Art of Persuasion Hasn’t Changed in 2,000 Years. The ability to persuade, to change hearts and minds, is perhaps the single greatest skill that will give you a competitive edge in the knowledge economy. @carminegallo @HarvardBiz

1/26 Dr. Cardona, Please Cancel the Tests. You can add your name to this petition as I did. Also see my summary of The Myths of Standardized Testing. @carolburris @NPEaction

1/26 Listine to Dr. Doug on the “Cup of Joe” podcast. I recorded it last week. On it, I talk about the many good things I have seen in schools doing hybrid teaching. @PodcastCupOfJoe @DrDougGreen @BrainAwakes

1/25 How Artificial Intelligence Can Benefit Education – AI has transformed a host of fields including engineering, medicine, finance, and now it is innovating education. Do you know how? @analyticbridge @epuujee @AnalyticsFrance @bexxmodd @KirkDBorne

1/25 Remote Learning Solutions: Crowd-sourced ideas for checking students’ writing. Let’s share some solutions. What’s a good time-efficient tech-easy way to see students’ writing (short answers or more extended) and give some dynamic feedback in a remote learning world? @teacherhead

1/24 educaplay Start using educaplay as the most complete gamification tool. Create and find educational activities, manage groups, export your resources and use it in any device. @EDUCAPLAY

1/24 Fifteen Ways To Make Remote Teaching Easier–And More Enjoyable – This post is a mix of tools, tips, and strategies. If you’re looking only for tools, you can read more about the best remote teaching tools. @TeachThought

1/24 School as an Extension of Home – Who might benefit from treating school as an extension of home? What are some changes we could make tomorrow, at little or no cost, that would dramatically improve the experience of school for kids? What can schools learn from those who choose to “unschool” their children? @Arbay38 @irasocol

1/24 Five ways schools are addressing pandemic-induced mental health issues – Schools are strengthening student-parent-school relationships and improving mental health response coordination in reaction to COVID-19’s toll on students and staff. @karaarundel @K12DiveNews @EDRobertson16 @DegaSuper

1/23 Lesson Plan: Discuss 22-year-old Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem “The Hill We Climb.” In this lesson, students examine the poetry of Amanda Gorman, who was chosen to read her poem “The Hill We Climb” at President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20, 2021. @TheAmandaGorman @NewsHourExtra @NewsHour

1/23 Biden’s executive order unlevels the playing field for girls. This is a conservative viewpoint from the NY Post. This might be a good topic for a class discussion. I discuss this in my book. How will impact the girls in your school? @AbigailShrier @WSJopinion @nypost @POTUS

1/21 Free Online Dyslexia Screener – This is the most in-depth dyslexia screener on the internet. Identifies the root learning problems. Warns of potential future issues and what to do to prevent them. The Sheng Chi Foundation also has a dyscalculia test. @EntireBodyWelln @VergeMMA

1/21 Helping Hands: The Evolving Role of IT in Remote Education – IT staff have been critical in implementing remote learning for K–12 schools. Looking back on this past year, four experts discuss the changing roles of IT staff and their importance to key players in academics and operations. @Erbrer09 @EdTech_K12

1/20 Pushing wrong buttons: Russian youth having less sex & fewer children because of smartphones & other tech, says a demographic expert. I wonder what the impact of smartphones and Internet porn is having on the kids in the US and other countries. @jonnytickle @RT_com @LLLloyd1

1/19 The lone wolf: 14 characteristics of sigma males – The Sigma Male is currently a hot topic in psychology discussions and people are sitting up and paying attention to what this new personality type is doing in the world. @Lachybe @hackspiritorg @ideas @artofwb

1/18 Wolfram Alpha for Social Studies – Wolfram Alpha is best known as a computational search engine that can help students with questions related to math and science. What’s often overlooked about Wolfram Alpha is its utility for social studies teachers and students. @Wolfram_Alpha @rmbyrne

1/18 Google Meet and Kahoot! help teachers and employees connect and instruct online. Interaction is key not only for impactful instruction but also for the sense of connection between teacher and learners, as well as between learners themselves. @dg_the_muse @GetKahoot @GoogleForEdu

1/17 How to Become a Better Mentor – “One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination.” — John C. Maxwell @JohnCMaxwell @JoelGarfinkle

1/16 How AI can help shatter barriers to equality – This store by a refugee is very inspirational. Show it to your students! @Jamila_Gordon @TED_Talks

1/16 Dr. Doug Green Joins Jooble. Be sure to check out my collaboration with Jooble that is designed to help aspiring educators find jobs. @Jooble_Jobs

1/15 Instructional Vision: What Practice Is Like, Not What It Looks Like – Observability Bias is the tendency of instructional leaders to focus on what is easiest for them to observe, rather than the key decisions teachers are making. @eduleadership

1/15 Here are five skills researchers say employers are looking for right now. The social network has analyzed its data to identify the skills employers want most and how you can use them to raise your game. Share with your students. @harrykretchmer @wef@thisisformative @Hana_ElSayyed @ShiCooks

1/15 10 Amazing Examples Of How Deep Learning AI Is Used In Practice? Here, we look at 10 examples of how deep learning is used in practice that will help you visualize the potential. @BernardMarr @Forbes @HaroldSinnott

1/14 This CEO says businesses have to offer new skills to staff to succeed. This is true in education as well. Educators have done a lot of reskilling during the pandemic. @HaroldSinnott

1/14 Remote Learning: Live or offline, cover the basic elements. This post contains several articles on the subject that you can read and compare to your own remote teaching practices. @teacherhead

1/13 Learn to Code: What’s the Best Programming Language to Learn First? Whether you’re looking to build an app for a hobby, improve your career prospects or have a great startup idea learning to code is going to be an important skill to develop. @makeawebsitehub @YvesMulkers @Sheraj99

1/13 Nine Neat NASA Resources for Students and Teachers – This is an update from a post that Richard Byrne did nine years ago. @rmbyrne @teach42 @NASA

1/11 Teaching Students to Craft Engaging Introductory Paragraphs – A good introductory paragraph offers readers a clear map of what to expect. @mssackstein

1/10 Make Schools More Human – The pandemic showed us that education was broken. It also showed us how to fix it. @jal_mehta @nytimes

1/8 Four Models That Are Working in Remote and Concurrent Now – One of the most amazing things to come out of the past year of remote and concurrent/hybrid learning has been the sharing of various learning models that work in our current situation. @ajjuliani

1/7 Four Laws of Learning and How to Follow Them – Teaching is a complex, multifaceted, dynamic profession. New ideas, new tools, and new strategies are coming at you all the time. @cultofpedagogy @AllAboutTHEPACT

1/7 30 K-12 edtech predictions for 2021 – School News asked edtech executives, stakeholders, and experts to share some of their thoughts and predictions about where they think edtech is headed in 2021. @ESN_LAURA @eschoolnews

1/6 #Simplify in the New Year #2021 – In usual Starr-style, she decided to announce her #oneword for the new year. As a person who is often fond of experiencing the complexities in life, this year she has chosen to take a page out of her husband’s book and #simplify. Watch her two-minute video. @mssackstein

1/6 Learning Science Books to Inspire You This Year – As learning experience designers and educators, we are the beneficiaries of cognitive science research that focuses on memory and learning. We now have a solid collection of books that explain the science of learning and how to apply it. Are these books in your PD library? @elearningcoach @cmalamed @Quinnovator @skosslyn @BarbaraIreland2

1/6 Moving Can Be Fun! Tips For A Fun House Move With Kids – You can’t take all of the stress out of a move, especially if you have children. But here are some ideas that can help. Please share with any parents you know who are moving. @ANationOfMoms

1/5 Three Cheers To Welcome The New Year And Usher In A Fresh New Focus On Social Emotional Learning (SEL). If you are looking for an inspirational mantra for 2021 to guide as an overarching vision for your school, consider adopting this one – SEL for ALL. @TheSocialExpres @jwhitby1

1/5 How to Make Sure Grades Are Meaningful and Useful to Students – Giving grades that truly reflect student learning is one of the perennial problems in teaching, and these shifts in thinking about how to gather and report grades can help. @Mr_Rablin @edutopia @Rdene915 @cultofpedagogy

1/4 Music and Dementia – You can listen to this 11-minute podcast or read the transcript. @piponthecommons @DrHubaEvaluator @LEAD_Coalition @TemmeMeil

1/4 Online Education Isn’t the Sideshow. It’s the Main Event. There are now 700 universities working with 200 partners to deliver high-quality online learning to students. That’s only going to grow and expand in the K-12 market. @chippaucek @EdSurge @michaelbhorn @bar_zie @juandoming @gpmt @dougpete @shareaholic

1/3 How to Play Kahoot Games in Google Classroom – Even though this was written in 2010 I think that Kahoot is a good fit for hybrid learning. @GetKahoot @rmbyrne

1/2/2021 Non-Toy Gift Ideas that Kids Actually Want – It may be past Christmas, but these are still good ideas for parents. @icsfblog

12/31 20 Things Most People Learn Too Late In Life – What nobody ever tells you when you are a wide-eyed child, are all the little things that come along with “growing up.” Kids of all ages should watch this short video. @TheArtOfImprove @Nicolascole77

12/31 The Best Teacher Tips and Lesson Ideas of 2020 – The goal of this blog has always been to provide teachers with digital learning resources, tips, and tricks, and help teachers find ways to integrate technology meaningfully in the classroom. @ShakeUpLearning

12/30 Are We Appropriately Preparing Students for College? Lecture-style classrooms are passé in a progressive secondary atmosphere, we still need to develop listening stamina in our students. @mssackstein

12/29 Dictation and Round Robin Proofreading – Elementary Matters is an educational blog focused on Elementary grades 1-3. These posts will make an elementary teacher’s life easier by sharing information about how the brain learns best. @ElemntryMatters

12/28 Silos – Overcoming the Enemy of Digital Transformation If organizations need to learn anything today it’s how to overcome silos. Silos are the number one enemy of productivity and competitiveness, especially in digital transformation. @IntelligentMgmt @HaroldSinnott @ingliguori

12/27 Tons of Engaging Lesson Templates for Incredible Student Learning – If you are a teacher who uses Google Classroom then you know how easy it is to assign a template of a Slide, Spreadsheet, Doc or Drawing for students to complete. @ShellTerrell @pgeorge

12/26 Get the Wiggles Out With Sworkit Kids. Sworkit Kids is a free app that provides prompts for one to five-minute physical activities that kids can do in their classrooms or at home in relatively small spaces. @Sworkit @rmbyrne @EduTweetTech

12/26 Can A Robot Be A Good Colleague: New Study On Smooth Human: Robot Interaction – Humans and humanoids can have a smooth interaction while working together, predicts the latest study by the Tampere University in Finland. @raibagikashyap @Analyticsindiam @HaroldSinnott @SpirosMargaris

12/25 2020 Holiday Toys For Active Boys – I would consider giving them to girls as well. @tarametblog @WhisperAmber

12/25 Theater Educators Struggle to Keep Shows Going Amid COVID-19. High school theater troupes around the country are trying to do something that not even Broadway has been able to pull off-host live shows in-person and remotely amid the pandemic. What is your school doing? @C_C_Mitchell @educationweek

12/24 We Read 100 Articles on Leadership So You Don’t Have To. There may be no standard path, but there is conventional wisdom. That’s why we went out and read 100 articles on the traits great leaders should have and distilled all of it for you here. @unitoio @cvheady007

12/24 Elon Musk’s Two Rules For Learning Anything Faster – This is the best short video that I HAVE EVER SEEN on the subject of learning. Share with all teachers and students you know. @jdaghe @TheArtOfImprove @elonmusk

12/24 Why Personality Tests Must Be Taken With A Grain Of Salt – Popular personality tests, like the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, are well designed but each test comes with a set of specific limitations and inconsistencies. Learn how over the years these tests provide metrics that are used in schools, corporate work, and personal relationship building. @mervatim @jelly_sound @TED_ED

12/24 Strategies From the Dramatic Arts Can Enhance Student Engagement. When students explore content using dramatic scripts, they can make gains in reading fluency and comprehension, while having fun. @edutopia @JdelaneyJoAnn @shakespearenut @Catlin_Tucker

12/23 Why Capable People Are Reluctant to Lead – The authors describe new research that sheds light on three of the most common perceived risks that are associated with leadership. @HarvardBiz @juandoming @E_Sheninger @TalentCulture @AkwyZ

12/23 Back to School COVID Myths – It’s popular to say that hybrid learning is negatively impacting poor students who generally attend schools with lots of discipline issues. Is it possible that some poor kids who make a serious effort to learn aren’t the big winners? There may be stresses at home, but not many bullies. @DrDougGreen @mssackstein

12/22 I Have an Idea: Doing Good When Times Are Hard – Anyone teaching through the pandemic knows how important it is to find joy in what we’re doing. That isn’t always easy with the countless restrictions placed upon us and the overwhelming expectations, so tapping into our creativity and perusing our passions is even more important right now. @AnnickRauch @katiemartinedu

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12/22 These Buses Bring School to the Students. I’ve been observing remote classes and they vary from very cool to boring. What is your school doing? @EAKirkland @nytimes

12/22 “I want to stay in love with teaching”: Five educators on teaching during a school year like no other. @teacher2teacher @ladyakery @KeithPiccard @MartinOdimaJr @2019MTTOY

12/22 The Secret to Improving Students’ Social-Emotional Skills? Start With the Adults. To weather the stressors caused by the pandemic, students need strong social and emotional skills. But for schools looking to invest in students’ social-emotional learning, the place to start is not necessarily with the students, but with the adults. @AriannaProthero @EducationWeek

12/19Seven Googley Wintertime Activities for Kids – We don’t just want busy work. If possible it is great to find projects that are fun, tie into wintertime themes, and still provide our students with a chance to be creative, write, or improve some content area skills. @ericcurts @Mr_Oldfield @ericcurts

12/18 Five Creative Ways to Defuse an Argument – You and your students can learn how to handle arguments creatively. @parentteendr @PsychToday @icsfblog @parentteendr