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7/29 Ten Ways to Help Your Daughter Get Over Her Boyfriend – A breakup is like drug withdrawal. Share with parents who have teen daughters. @parentteendr @PsychToday @DisneyDream717

7/29 Ten Innovative Learning Strategies For Modern Pedagogy – These are ten innovations that are already in currency but have not yet had a profound influence on education. @TeachThought @Rdene915

7/29 Teachers Create What They Experience: 10 Strategies for Improving Staff Meetings – If we want to change how students learn, we must change how teacher learn. @KatieMTLC @Antonio_Baez @DavidGeurin

7/29 Tear Down Your Behavior Chart! Behavior charts and similar public shaming methods don’t teach self-regulation. They mainly harm vulnerable learners. @leeannjung @domsmithRP @ASCD @tedfujimoto @ELmagazine

7/28 Three Ways to Build Student Agency into Your Lessons – Although many teachers recognize the importance of making students active agents in the classroom, it is easy to overlook student agency when we plan lessons. @Catlin_Tucker @keith_guarino @DavidGeurin

7/28 The Playful Approach to Math – Math doesn’t have to be serious. One teacher believes play is the key to math comprehension for all ages. @MatthewOldridge @edutopia @annamariapere10

7/28 Fifteen Collaborative Tools for Your Classroom That Are NOT Google – Google is not the only option for your classroom. There are hundreds of fantastic collaborative learning tools. @ShakeUpLearning @ryanrismiller

7/28 Greater Depth – Can it be taught? When assessing writing, the fine line between expected standard and greater depth can be challenging and raises questions. @MissStanleyYr6 @StAlphegeJunior

7/27 Twelve Tools to Ensure All Students Participate Meaningfully – Students must have the opportunity to voice their opinions, perspectives, or ideas about the materials we present. @ShellTerrell @AysinAlp1

7/27 SixPowerful Ways to Turn Setbacks Into Opportunities – This is how to get unstuck and focus on the upside. @CRLamothe @Inc @gcouros

7/26 Twelve Curriculum Planning Tips For Any Grade Level Or Content Area – Learning should start with the student–their personalized learning needs, their ‘place,’ and their self-initiated application of knowledge on a daily basis. @TeachThought @terryheickedu

7/26 Colleges Should Build Online Programs, Not New Gyms and Climbing Walls. With national on-campus enrollments faltering, online numbers continue to speed forward. @HigherEdSurge @EdSurge @MemoZing

7/25 Are The Questions You’re Asking Important To Your Students…Or Just You? In the spirit of planning with the end in mind, it’s easy to lose focus on what will ignite student excitement, passion, and interest. @dperkinsed @TeachThoughtPD @TeachThought @Rdene915

7/25 How Giving Students Feedback Through Video Instead of Text Can Foster Better Understanding – When students see the writing all over the paper, it just sounds like you’re saying, ‘You’re a bad writer.’ @DaisyYuhas @hechingerreport @MindShiftKQED @verenanz @Aricfoster2

7/25 ‘On-Ramps’ Can Connect Most Vulnerable Learners to Good Jobs. Changes in the economy, technology and the future of work are already having broad implications—but the benefits are not distributed equally. @rwmichelle @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

7/25 Five Tools And Strategies That Support Personalized Learning – Personalized learning is something that many teachers strive for, but it can be easier to want it than make it happen. @terryheickedu @TeachThought

7/24 Ten Chapter Books Featuring Kids in Foster Care – Are these in your school libarary? Do you know which kids in your school are in foster care? @ImaginationSoup @pragmaticmom

7/24 Humor, an Essential Ingredient for All Good Facilitators – Learn how humor can help you as a facilitator and how to tap into your own sense of lightness on demand. @ica_uk @AnnFry @JoyceMatthews_

7/23 Four Reasons Leaders Don’t Notice Good Performance – What goes unnoticed gradually loses value. What gets noticed improves. @leadershipfreak @ziegeran

7/23 Thirty Of The Best Digital Collaboration Tools For Students – We can now communicate with anyone, anywhere, anytime through the simple click of a button, and it is our job as educators to leverage these collaborative tools in the classroom. @maats_defenders @TeachThought @DaHinegardner

7/23 Supporting Learners to Thrive: Shifting Our Focus to What Matters Most. With each suspension, bonds are weakened between the child and school, and there is research to support it. @ElisaBostwick @jeffreykubiak

7/22 The Robot Cooked My Homework. A leader in STEM education explores what’s next with students and robots. @edtechdigest @nerdgirlz @Ed_Admn @Eduporium

7/22 EIghteen Free (or Cheap) Ways to Stock Your Classroom Library – There is no better way to encourage classroom reading than to give your students books. Yet, we know you don’t have the funds to constantly buy books with your own money. @WeAreTeachers @simply_shellie

7/22 Diversity Picture Books for 7th Grade – There are also links to books for other grades. @pragmaticmom @MCChildsBookDay

7/21 Taking on teacher attrition – Here are four steps districts can take to improve teacher retention. @HilaryScharton @@eschoolnews Rdene915 @craigyen

7/21 Six Ways We Kill Students’ Motivation – These people asked the students at their school. You should consider doing the same thing at your school. @ChaseMielke @WeAreTeachers @rodzic_com @MrsC_English

7/21 Three Strategies for Providing Top-down Support for Bottom-up Change – The Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) partnered with Stanford University to attempt to empower Colorado school and district leaders to be the agents of change that all their students need. @AlexCEICarter @akrebecca @Getting_Smart @ziegeran

7/19 Podcast: Dr. Scott McLeod on Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning. McLeod argues it’s four big shifts that are transformative: moving from recall to more complex problem solving, doing authentic work, adding voice and choice to build student agency, and infusing technology in powerful ways. @mcleod @Getting_Smart @ziegeran

7/19 100 Questions That Help Students Think About Thinking – You also have a chance to suggest a question of your own. @terryheickedu @TeachThought @DrAAlston

7/19 The 19 Best Teacher Websites That Help You Be Awesome for Kids – The ones I am familiar are all first-rate. @mradamwelcome

7/18 Want Transformational Teachers? Here’s Why Change Starts With Coaches. Coaches need to be activated as change management leaders to truly make transformational change across their schools. @MsMagiera @EdSurge @jdtriver @CmunroOz

7/18 Thirteen Standards For A Near-Future School – Today the unconnected classroom may feature overwhelmed or underfunded teachers. By 2028, that same classroom will be seen as pedagogically absent, professionally negligent, and leaning towards obsolescence. @TeachThought @terryheickedu

7/18 Five Tools for Technology Transformation in Schools – A new report from CoSN explores five ways that technology has the ability to accelerate K-12 innovation. @SaraEFriedman @THE_Journal @schulbert

7/17 Seven Dumb Things Smart People Do That Limit Their Careers – Share these with high school and college students as well as leaders. @gordontredgold @Inc

7/17 60+ Awesome Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom – Google is known for making their applications open to working with third-party applications, and Google Classroom is no exception. @ShakeUpLearning

7/17 Seven Secrets Remarkable Leaders Embrace that Average Leaders Neglect – How remarkable are you and the leaders you know? @Leadershipfreak

7/16 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Taught an Astonishingly Effective Leadership Lesson in Five Short Parts. If you’re reading this on an iPhone, you’ll be especially interested. @BillMurphyJr @Inc

7/16 Twenty Questions To Help Students Think Critically About News – We should teach students how to identify bias in the news along with spotting questionable content. @TeachThought

7/16 The Need for More Play in School – Important qualities such as patience, compromise, creativity, focus, critical thinking, problem-solving, determination, resilience, and resourcefulness, to name a few, are developed through play. @E_Sheninger @mssackstein

7/14 Finland, Switzerland, and New Zealand lead the way at teaching skills for the future. Part of the challenge facing educationalists is that technological change will call for skills that fall outside of age-old approaches to curriculum design and teaching. @WEF @KeithKeller @HaroldSinnott

7/14 Ten Ways to Improve Student-Teacher Relationships to Optimize Learning – If you build positive student-teacher relationships, your students will be more likely to pay attention to you, and there will be fewer disruptions. @Candace_Davies @davidtuba10

7/13 The Impact of Mentoring – How is a Mentoring relationship born? Where can you find a mentor or mentee? @BiscottiNicole @DisruptedTv

7/13 Eight Types Of Imagination – Imagination is critical to innovation and learning–but what exactly is it? @DalastKimbasabi @TeachThought

7/13 Three Arguments in Favor of the In-class Flip – For teachers who don’t feel they can successfully flip instruction for homework, try the in-class flip. @Catlin_Tucker @Ed_Admn

7/12 Four Guidelines to Help You Merge Tech and PBL – It’s only natural to merge the two for an immersive learning experience that engages and empowers students. @lynch39083 @techedvocate @Rdene915

7/12 Four Ways to Get Students Moving in Class – Build students’ sense of engagement by incorporating activities that get them out of their seats to work with course content. @magicalmsmurphy @edutopia @thomascmurray

7/11 Rest time: the foundation of performance. Does your time management plan build in time for rest and fun? @moretime4u2

7/11 The Seven Habits of Successful Academic-Innovation Leaders – But investing in innovation as an organizational function won’t amount to much unless the leaders charged with driving innovation are able to thrive. @strategyforedu @EdSurge

7/10 Why We Need Libraries In a World Filled With Noise -This it’s why we all stand up to defend funding for libraries. @ajjuliani @shannonmmiller @joycevalenza

7/9 How much protein do you need every day? You need it to put meat on your bones and to make hair, blood, connective tissue, antibodies, enzymes, and more. @HealthManDan @HarvardHealth @skylarclouds

7/9 Bob Shepherd: This Is What a Generation of “Standards and Testing” Has Done to ELA Teaching. It seems that we don’t teach content anymore, only skills. @DianeRavitch @StevenSinger3

7/8 Physical and Developmental Challenge Books for Kids – Make sure that your school library has them all. @pragmaticmom @MCChildsBookDay

7/8 How I learned to be better at active listening as a manager – Listening skills are vital for every aspect of your life. How good are yours and your student’s? @mwermuth @buffer @bobby__dodd @CalebCAllen

7/7 Three Group Work Strategies That Help Hold All Students Accountable – One of the inevitabilities in the group or teamwork is the difference in how much each group member is contributing. Here are a few ways to counter this and help students grow in the process. @dperkinsed @TeachThoughtPD @Rdene915

7/7 How to Plan Outstanding Tech Training for Your Teachers – THe first thing is a survey to get to know your audience. @cultofpedagogy @crafted_jennyp

7/7 Google Identifies Its Very Best Leaders Using These 13 Questions. Does your school survey teachers to find out how their leaders are doing? @scott_mautz @Inc

7/6 Playlists: A Path to Personalizing Learning – The playlist concept stems from the Individual Rotation Model in which each student works from an individual playlist of activities. @Catlin_Tucker @taenos99

7/6 Preschoolers Who Practice Phonics Show Stronger Math Skills. Practice with letter-sound interactions positively predicts children’s ability to count, calculate, and recognize numbers. @s_e_schwartz @educationweek @AnthonyStogni

7/6 Why children should engage in physical activities in school – Keeping the body moving in school proves to be beneficial for kids as it improves their cognitive performance and they exhibit lesser behavioral issues. @DrLynneKenney @jratey @ANI

7/6 Five Uncommon Summer Learning Ideas for Teachers – Many people have the wrong idea that teachers spend their summers traveling and sipping mojitos on the beach or by the swimming pool. @CrushSchool1 @mraspinall @Rdene915 @RACzyz @NowakRo @RitaWirtz @R_CILR @froehlichm @korytellers @Jonharper70bd @lifeismaikai @itsmeSpiri @jenhegna @JanetJlake @atkauffman @MarilynEDU

7/5 Why Can’t Everyone Get A’s? Excellence is not a zero-sum game. At least, in theory, we can all succeed, but state tests are designed to produce winners and losers. @alfiekohn @nytimes

7/5 At Your Wits’ End With A Screen-Obsessed Kid? Read This. Technology overuse ranked as the No. 1 fear of parents of teenagers in a national survey last year. @anya1anya @_chloeew @MindShiftKQED @drfurman

7/3 What Works In Education And How Do We Know? When measuring success, effectiveness, and performance in education, what are we measuring exactly? @terryheickedu @TeachThought @Rdene915

7/3 Eight questions that help get at deeper thinking and learning – If your goal for a lesson, unit, or other instructional activity is to drive deeper student thinking and learning here is some help. @mcleod

7/2 More time for feedback with improved planning and grading tools – Using rubrics helps teachers set expectations for students, and gives them a consistent framework to provide actionable feedback. @MoniseLSeward @alfiekohn

7/2 Seven Questions To Guide Your PBL Implementation Plan – Why should we engage in PBL? What are the benefits and what is the evidence that supports this kind of shift? @dperkinsed @TeachThoughtPD @TeachThought @ERobbPrincipal

7/2 The Perils Of Pushing Kids Too Hard, And How Parents Can Learn To Back Off – Share with parents you know. @MindShiftKQED @AubreyNPRFood @NPRJane @JdelaneyJoAnn

7/1/2019 A Strength-Based Approach to Teaching English Learners – What if these students’ cultures, languages, countries of origin, unique skills, and life experiences were held up as assets? @cultofpedagogy @MrDsengclasss

6/30 How to Demonstrate Confidence in Your Teaching – This is aimed at higher ed, but I think it applies to K-12. @bonni208 @EdSurge

6/30 Why Can’t Everyone Get A’s? Excellence is not a zero-sum game. At least, in theory, we can all succeed, but state tests are designed to produce winners and losers. @alfiekohn @nytimes

6/30 Parents care more about their kids’ happiness than about their grades. Research reveals that despite the pressures of modern life and looming exam results, they would much rather their children have a happy family life than fret over their future. @TheSun @ProfLeaWaters @actionhappiness

6/29 Staff Picks: Fall 2019 Picture Books – Add these picture books to your must-read list! The School & Library team shares more about these outstanding staff picks here. @MacKidsSL @ChildrensBookSF @HollyMMcGhee

6/29 How Daily Farm Work and Outdoor Projects Make Learning in High School Better for Teens – The program is aimed at helping students feel connected to each other and their community. @MindShiftKQED @hechingerreport @CalliWrights

6/29 Growing Writing Skills with Digital Portfolios – This look like a good way to help teachers measure student growth. @Jeremybballer @teacher2teacher @MrsGraham1121 @Artguy76

6/28 Moving Students From Digital Citizenship To Digital Leadership – Digital Citizenship has become one of the more symbolic phrases that represent the significant impact technology has made on our behavior and interactions. @terryheickedu @TeachThought

6/27 60 Ways To Help Students Think For Themselves – What kind of conditions or contexts promote effortless learning, learning when they don’t even know it’s happening? @terryheickedu @TeachThought @Erik_Youngman

6/27 Failure Is Necessary for Growth, but Only In These Three Instances. School teaches us to be afraid of failure. This to be one of the great disservices of the modern school system. Learning to fail is imperative. @dcancel @Inc @EmilyDouglasHC

6/27 Co-Teach Your Way to Successful Inclusion. When you step inside another teacher’s classroom, receiving the same respect isn’t a given. You must adjust to sharing the space and a new set of students along with a different set of classroom rules. @BNieminski @ASCD

6/26 What Does Innovation Mean in Higher Education? Is there a limit or consensus to what innovation actually means on campus and kin k-12 schools? @antoinettesiu @Yuri_Druzhinin @HigherEdSurge

6/26 Why Students Love a Game-Based Learning Experience – For as long as children have preferred playing to sitting quietly and learning their ABCs, preschool teachers have been craftily devising games as Trojan horses to teach them concepts. @neolms @Yuri_Druzhinin

6/26 FIve Ways K–12 Teachers Can Take a New Approach to Computational Thinking – ISTE has created a set of instructions to help K–12 teachers incorporate STEM into their daily curriculum. @EAZtweets @EdTech_K12 @ISTE @Yuri_Druzhinin

6/26 How To Use Infographics As Multimodal Learning Tools – People don’t all learn the same way. Teachers know this, and that’s why multimodal learning methods are an essential part of any teacher’s toolkit. @sara_mcguire @TeachThought

6/25 22 Diverse Book Choices for All Grade Levels – Suggestions from teachers who are working to offer students at every grade level book choices that represent their lives. @T_F_Berger @edutopia @StevenSinger3

6/25 Schools are rethinking classroom design to encourage collaboration and creativity. But can the Instagram-ready spaces get the job done? @biasevoli @hechingerreport @marlobarnett @iamDrWill

6/25 Reimagine Your Library Space. When working on ways to reimagine your library space, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. It’s hard to know where to start, or if change is even possible. @TCEA @wfryer @TCEALIBSIG @DianaLRendina

6/24 Districts Used 7,000 Tech Tools This Year. Which Ones Were Most Popular? Individual school systems use an average of 703 different digital tools every month. What does your school use? @EdWeekMMolnar @EdMarketBrief @educationweek

6/24 Education 2.0: Blueprint for the 21st-century classroom – New-age teaching methods, which are tech-centered and wholly compatible with the contemporary job market, are rendering traditional models of learning obsolete. @amolarora @SundayGuardian @AnthonyStogni @flippedlearning

6/24 Designing Lessons for Engagement – Activities that get students out of their chairs and moving in the room can help them engage with course content, even in high school. @bethpando @edutopia @taenos99 @cultofpedagogy

6/24 Autism: More Than Meets the Eye. How ability can grow out of seeming disability @sbkaufman @sciam @DrEscotet

6/23 The Social Stages of Play – Children can not only learn about science, math and engineering through play, but they can also learn important social skills while playing. @EncouragePlay @ECEforLife

6/23 Drawing Is the Fastest, Most Effective Way to Learn, According to New Research. Are you and your students using the most effective, research-backed study technique? @EntryLevelRebel @Inc @rlfreedm @MsClaraGalan

6/23 Smart buses let students work online during long commutes. How smart are the school buses in your district? @EdScoop_news @ScoopNewsGroup @iplante @Kajeet

6/23 FIve New SeeSaw Features for Teachers and Students Creating Digital Portfolios – This week SeeSaw added more features designed with Chromebook users in mind, but will also be beneficial to those who use iPads, laptops, and Android tablets. @rmbyrne

6/22 Closing the Gap: Digital Equity Strategies for the K-12 Classroom – Although incredible progress has been made, equity issues remain prevalent in schools and districts across the country. @NicolRHoward @sarahdateechur @All4Ed @sarahdateechur @DigEquityPLN

6/22 The race is on for the AI-powered classroom. AI programs have enormous potential to redefine what we understand to be personalized learning, and while in the early stages, it is well worth looking at. @neolms @ungerlm

6/21 If Kids Can’t Read What They Want in the Summer, When Can They? Assigning books for summer reading can’t guarantee that reading takes place, and could have a negative effect on young readers’ long-term reading interest and motivation. @donalynbooks @sljournal @MsNatashaRice

6/21 Virtual Reality: THE Learning Aid Of The 21st Century. Research suggests we retain more information and can better apply what we have learned after participating in virtual reality exercises. @SolRogers @forbes @dmirliss @martina_ori

6/21 Florida city pays $600,000 to hackers who seized its computer system. The hackers apparently got into the city’s system when an employee clicked on an email link that allowed them to upload malware. There is a lesson for everyone here. @cbsmoneywatch @AMGreenCBS @vladduthiersCBS

6/20 Timelines as Portfolios – The idea of creating a timeline to use as a digital portfolio is to have students show examples of growth throughout the school year. @rmbyrne

6/20 The race is on for the AI-powered classroom. According to a 2018 research report, AI-based technologies are primed to grow within the edtech market by just under 47%. @neolms @ungerlm

6/20 Why Every Classroom Should Teach Digital Citizenship – Everyday students display a deficit on how to mindfully employ the unbridled potential and power of their smartphones and other digital tools. But who’s to blame? @TeachThought @MindfulStew @KFelicello @ERobbPrincipal @LRobbTeacher

6/19 Ten Tips for Teachers Using the Station Rotation Model – It’s exciting to see so many teachers trying this blended learning model and creating opportunities for small group instruction, real-time feedback, collaboration, and differentiated learning. @Catlin_Tucker @RACzyz

6/19 Why Do We Design Failure Into Our Schools? If students can finish a race after school no matter how fast they run, why can’t they just finish their courses and grade levels during the school day? @DrDougGreen @mssackstein @EdWeekTeacher

6/19 Fifty Alternatives To Lecturing – This is a mix of learning models and literacy strategies that can be used to accomplish what we hope a lecture might. @TeachThought @ERobbPrincipal @LRobbTeacher

6/19 Memorization is Not a Bad Thing. Memorization is not a bad thing, but what we spend time locking into memory will change. @gcouros @Tastenspieler

6/18 Introducing the One-Sentence Lesson Plan – Let’s be honest. Who’s got time to write full lesson plans? For every class? Five days a week? @EngNorman @cultofpedagogy

6/18 Bad sleep habits lead teens to high-risk sex. Insufficient sleep may increase the potential for sexual risk-taking by compromising decision-making and influencing impulsivity. @hfrishberg @nypost

6/17 MIND Research Institute Launches ST Math Chats During ISTE 2019. The new interactive lessons use MIND’s “play, discuss, apply” model ​to deepen learning through whole-class discussion. @ETRoundup @MIND_Research

6/17 Students Use AI Virtual Assistant to Prepare Peers for High School. How can schools make students producers of AI rather than consumers to help prepare for the #FutureOfWork? @JustinAglio @MontourSD @Getting_Smart @EmergingEdTech

6/17 24 Things A Teacher Should Never Ask A Student To Do – Either make the work meaningful or shelve it until you can. @terryheickedu @TeachThought @Rdene915

6/16 Twelve Stupid Things to Stop Saying to Your Team Immediately – e all have our leadership blind spots, and sometimes even the most intelligent leaders say things that are—well, just stupid. @LollyDaskal

6/16 Why Pedagogy First, Tech Second Stance is Key to the Future. As districts across the country purchase technology at a feverish pace, they must ensure they have a solid implementation plan. @E_Sheninger @EdTech_K12

6/16 Blended Learning Built on Teacher Expertise – An inside look at a teacher-designed instructional model that combines blended learning, student self-pacing, and mastery-based grading. @Kareemfarah23 @edutopia @taenos99 @cultofpedagogy

6/16 Shifting the Grading Mindset Starts With Our Words. Getting rid of grades is a big and challenging step to make, but it can be done and even if you aren’t ready to go all in, there are ways to adjust small things in the classroom that will lead to important growth for students. @mssackstein @EdWeekTeacher

6/14 Annual Reminder that Graphic Novels are “Real” Reading – What’s great about informal learning outside the classroom is that children are free to pursue their own interests and select their own books! @molly_wetta @BookRiot @meg_allison @frankisibberson

6/14 How to Demonstrate Confidence in Your Teaching – For some of us, confidence is a revolutionary choice. I think this also applies to K-12 teachers. @bonni208 @HigherEdSurge

6/14 Teach Kindness With Coding. Every moment is an opportunity to be kind. @ValerieSousa7 @SCBWI @mraspinall @codebreakeredu

6/14 Three Ways to Build Student Agency into Your Lessons – Although many teachers recognize the importance of making students active agents in the classroom, it is easy to overlook student agency when we plan our lessons. @Catlin_Tucker @travislape

6/13 Seven Practical Tools to Enhance Inquiry-based Learning in Class – This is an awesome collection of web-based applications that facilitate and encourage inquiry-based learning. @medkh9 @EdTechFam

6/13 Ditch the grammar and teach children storytelling instead. Writing stories is a craft that is crucial for life. And if the government insists, you can test it, measure it and use it in commerce. @timlottwriter @guardian @annmic @terjepe

6/13 38 Prompts Merging Reflective Thinking With Bloom’s Taxonomy – If students are going to be productive in a dynamic society and workplace they will need to be agile, fluid learners. @edteck @TeachThought @Rdene915

6/13 Maker Spaces and PBL: Perfect Together – Makerspaces, STEM Labs, Project-Based Learning, Inquiry-Based Learning, and Genius Hour can be combined. @ZywickiR @RebeccaKreider @kjarrett @LFlemingEDU

6/12 All kids want to play. Kids with disabilities are no different. “Ian” is a short, animated film inspired by the real-life Ian, a boy with a disability determined to get to the playground. Show this to your kids. @NurturedNeurons @WaltonRo

6/12 How Teachers Are Changing Grading Practices With an Eye on Equity – Here is a case against giving points for homework and extra credit, and against the 0-100 point scale that dominates many classrooms. @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED @MrDsengclasss @cultofpedagogy

6/12 Six Factors Of Classroom Gamification – Gamification is about transforming the environment and regular activities into a kind of game. @TeachThought

6/12 Eight Student-Made Podcasts That Made Us Smile – Is it time for your students to start making podcasts? @clare_lom @MindShiftKQED

6/11 Stop Saying Learning Styles Don’t Work. By ‘learning styles’ we are referring to the idea that there are ‘multiple intelligences.’ @terryheickedu @TeachThought @Rdene915

6/11 Five Ways to Design Your Teacher-led Station – The Station Rotation Model is particularly popular because teachers do not need a device for every student to make it work. @Catlin_Tucker @MrDsengclasss

6/11 Three Ways School Leaders Can Undo Grading Inequities – We still see remnants of 19th-century practices in our day-to-day work in secondary settings: namely, A-F grading on the 100-point scale. @PeterMDeWitt @educationweek @jeffreykubiak

6/10 Moving Towards A Coaching Leadership Style – This is aimed at business, but I think it applies to leaders in schools too. @JohnMulindi @businesslifetip

6/10 How To ‘Pull’ Deeper Learning Through PBL – One criticism of constructivist, some might say progressive, education (and in particular PBL) is that it lacks ‘real content’ learning by students. @dperkinsed @TeachThought

6/10 Teaching History with EdTech – Often, social studies teachers teach by the textbook. Never wavering, never exploring. That needs to change. @eduappsandmore

6/10 Reinforcement Learning : The Concept Behind UCB Explained With Code. Reinforcement Learning is a term known to practically everyone working in the field of AI. @SwissCognitive

6/9 Why Teens Should Understand Their Own Brains (And Why Their Teachers Should, Too!) – Sarah-Jayne Blakemore’s new book, Inventing Ourselves, The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain dives into the research and the science and offers insights into how young adults are thinking, problem-solving and learning. @sjblakemore @ElissaNadworny @prtaylorca @ijukes

6/9 Five Common Teaching Practices I’m Kicking to the Curb – Jennifer Gonzalas uses research and tells you what to do instead. @cultofpedagogy @yhalushka

6/9 The Global Search for Education: Teaching Literacy – What Students Might Learn from Play. The abcdespañol board game for 30 years has been successfully implemented as a learning tool in more than ten countries. @CMRubinWorld @PlanetClassroom

6/8 Sweden has invented a word to encourage people not to fly. And it’s working. Flying emits huge amounts of CO2 compared to taking the train. This was started by a young girl. @wef

6/8 ‘It’s OK to not be OK:’ How One High School Saved Lives with a 34-Question Survey. This is probably something your school should consider. @annschimke @MindShiftKQED @ChalkbeatCO @EdTechNerd

6/8 Six characteristics of hoops in education–and how software can help – Hoops as in jumping through hoops. This should help you spot needless tasks at your school. @zjvv77 @eschoolnews @abreplatform

6/7 Do you work with a jerk? Here are six things you can do. Even in the best workplaces, rude coworkers may occasionally appear. But you don’t need to smile and suffer in silence. @rohandas @PorathC @TEDTalks

6/7 Are Students Customers or Just a Crop? Although teachers have to be in control in the classroom they can still view students as valuable customers. Enjoy my latest work and leave a comment. @DrDougGreen @mssackstein

6/7 School Sends Kids To Meditation Instead Of Detention, With Amazing Results. An elementary school in Baltimore is trying this and it seems to be working. @dederittman

6/7 Six Ways Educational Technology Projects Can Improve Children’s Literacy – User-centered design is vital. @wayan_vota @ICT_works @NikPeachey
6/6 Start Classroom Management From a Place of Love, Not a Place of Power. What is the biggest classroom-management mistake you ever made, and what did you learn from it? @Larryferlazzo @educationweek

6/6 How to Push the Boundaries of School with Dynamic Learning – Does your classroom offer one-and-done types of learning activities, or does the learning grow, inspire, and evolve throughout the year and beyond? @ShakeUpLearning @thinkm2

6/5 Co-Teach Your Way to Successful Inclusion. I’ve seen some of the frustrations mentioned here. With good leadership, they can be avoided. @ASCD @SBEducation

6/5 Twelve Powerful Statistics That Prove Why Teachers Matter – Teaching is one of the most rewarding careers you can have. Yes, it can also be one of the most challenging and difficult, but there’s power in knowing that teacher impact is profound and enduring. @WeAreTeachers @james_minter

6/5 Not Enough Time to Teach Social-Emotional Learning? Try These 4 Easy Steps. @EdSurge @DavidFifeEDU @OfficialMindUP

6/5 Steps for planning my flipped lessons – In this blog post, one teacher shares a video I made with the steps I take when planning a flipped lesson. @martharamirezco @ayatawel

6/4 Making Kids Read Fast is NOT the Goal of Fluency Instruction; Making Meaning Is. The real goal of phonics instruction – to get kids to the point where they don’t have to use phonics much in their reading. @ERobbPrincipal @AprilleHurst

6/4 From ‘Minecraft’ to mixed reality, Microsoft is preparing students for the future. The research highlighted several themes, including a new focus on social skills and emotional competencies and an ongoing need for personalized learning. @DeborahBach1 @MSFTNews @kevinhoneycutt @JWalterEDU

6/4 Four Strategies Designed to Drive Metacognitive Thinking – Metacognition is defined as thinking about one’s thinking or learning. Does it happen at your school? @Catlin_Tucker @TeachOnTheEdge

6/3 Smart Leaders Focus on Execution First and Strategy Second. A strategy is never excellent in and of itself; it is shaped, enhanced, or limited by implementation. @RosabethKanter @HarvardBiz @VAEducatorCMR

6/3 Building a High School Gaming Program – A first-year computer science teacher one teacher has spent the past year building a gaming program with tremendous support from the administration. This is what it looks like. @jamescollinsjr @DisruptedTv

6/3 Dos and Don’ts of Classroom Decorations – What you put on your classroom walls can affect your students’ ability to learn. @YoukiTerada @edutopia @diane_larsen @drrobertdillon
6/2 Gender equality starts at home: Seven tips for raising feminist kids. How many are you already doing? @UN_Women @MichelleBxtr @MichaelGLFlood

6/2 Seven ways to drive district-wide innovation – Innovative learning experiences can, and should, be widely available, highly engaging, and designed to prepare all students for our rapidly evolving global economy. @eschoolnews @drrodberger

6/1/2019Teaching With Technology in Higher Ed? Start With Relationship-Building. This applies to K-12 as well. @BMDewsbury @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

6/1/2019These Calm-Down Jars Will Blow Your Students’ Minds. This is an engaging science lesson for people of any age. @WeAreTeachers

6/1/2019Eight Great Middle-Grade Comics – I know I would have been more excited about reading if I could have read more comics. @aramblingfancy @BookRiot @pragmaticmom @CBCBook

6/1/2019Four Ways to Create a Learner-Centered Classroom – Significant learning does not happen without significant relationships between teachers and students, and the students with one another, and that is where we should start. @katiemartinedu @KentPolen

5/31 Phase transitions: The math behind the music – Next time you listen to a favorite tune or wonder at the beauty of a natural sound, you might also end up pondering the math behind the music. @physorg_com @cwru @TeachFromHere @maanow

5/30 Transforming the classroom with augmented learning – Learning has evolved to a point where augmented reality (AR) is a possibility. @neolms @Yuri_Druzhinin

5/30 How Schools Can Spend Time More Wisely: Four Big Tips From Daniel Pink – How many is your school already doing? If not, why not. See my summaries of his books here. @DanielPink @educationweek @EngNorman @cultofpedagogy

5/30 More Kids Than Ever Are Dealing With Test Anxiety, and We Need to Help. Want better test scores? Address what test anxiety is doing to our students. @stacytornio @WeAreTeachers @SchoolLeadNow

5/28 Where Classroom Design Meets Design Thinking – When educators first consider redesigning learning spaces, they might immediately conjure up mental images of free-flowing Starbucks lounges. @stephenoonoo @EdSurge @EdTechFam

5/28 Why Has the “School as Factory” Metaphor Persisted? Some this the model is good but that it just needs to be tweaked. @LarryCuban @CubanLarry

5/28 The Greatest Barrier for Educators Changing Their Practice? Internal Resistance. Over the past year, the EdSurge Research team has been working on a project to understand how educators are shifting their practices. @EdSurge @stppLMC @cultofpedagogy

5/28 Ten Women in Innovation to Keynote Your Next Event – Share this with your female students so they can see some new role models. @CarlaJohnsonc @KeithKeller @AliceXinliZhang

5/26 How to be an AMAZING teacher! – Teachers go to any lengths to have students consider them to be amazing teachers. Some are great, others, not so great. Let’s pick a few of the possibilities apart. @eduappsandmore

5/26 What if Students Designed Their Education? Students need to be taught “how” to learn and prepare for more than knowing the content, by developing skills that are transferable. @Rdene915 @Getting_Smart @AnthonyStogni @DrAAlston

5/26 Five DIY Virtual Reality Projects for Students – Google’s VR Tour Creator offers an excellent way to create virtual tours that can be viewed in your web browser and or in the Google Expeditions app/ @rmbyrne

5/25 Teachers of Color Get Lower Evaluation Scores Than Their White Peers. We should be nurturing the minority teachers we have rather then giving them crappy evaluations. @madeline_will @educationweek

5/25 Applying the Power of Stories to Excite Students About Science – This can also help teachers from burning out. @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED @taenos99 @cultofpedagogy

5/24 Teaching Students to Avoid Plagiarism – Jeniffer Gonzalez thinks we could be handling the problem with a lot more finesse. @cultofpedagogy @AysinAlp1

5/24 Four principles that Enable Effective Feedback and High Performance – Gallup found that only 26% of employees strongly agree that the feedback they receive helps them do better work. @Leadershipfreak @DavidGeurin

5/24 Twelve Critical Competencies For Leadership in the Future – If you are a leader at any level in a modern organization or aspiring to be one, here are some of the critical competencies and skills you need to thrive in a VUCA world. @tnvora @SimonCocking @helene_wpli

5/23 Empowering Learning Through Student Strengths – Are teachers in your school exploring student interests and helping them develop their talents? @jeffreykubiak @gcouros

5/23 What If We Stopped Calling Them Classrooms? One professor says that the mental model of the traditional classroom is obsolete. @jryoung @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

5/23 Tin Foil Boat Ideas for the STEM Penny Challenge – Before building boats with your children, you may want to read one of these books to them that features a boat. @jdaniel4smom @icsfblog @shareaholic

5/23 How Movement and Exercise Help Kids Learn – How much are kids moving at your school and at home? @dfkris @CalliWrights

5/22 Ten Ways to Teach Your Child the Skills to Prevent Sexual Abuse – Straight talk about body parts and a no-secrets policy can protect young kids without scaring them. @anxioustoddlers @drjoyce_knudsen @AQuarterBlue

5/22 How to Help Students Ask Better Questions by Creating a Culture of Inquiry – When students are able to ask their own questions, they can chase their curiosity and tap into their own interests. Be sure to watch the short video. @stppLMC @spencerideas

5/22 Six Ways to Disrupt Your Traditional Mindset and Become a Better Leader – Here is what every leader needs to know in a brave new world. @ToddNordstrom @Inc

5/22 Twelve Ways To Make YouTube Safer For Children – Also See Why Worrying About Screen Time Might Be The Wrong Approach. @teachthought @MJasonHouck

5/21 How to Print on Post-its, Plus Free Templates for Rubrics, Observations, and More – Here are four teacher templates that we hope you steal, including observation notes, rubrics, and a writing checklist for your students. @WeAreTeachers @lportnoy

5/21 ‘Adversity scores’ only invite a new quest for victimhood. The problem with this is that adversity is something individual to each of us. @karol @nypost

5/21 The SAT’s Bogus ‘Adversity Score’ – Are we really going to rank students on a one-to-100 pseudoscientific index of oppression? @thomaschattwill @NYTMag @TheAmScho

5/18 Pep Talk for Tired Teachers – Here are a few tips for tired teachers to help you take a deep breath, come up with a plan and regain your equilibrium. @ShellTerrell

5/18 Girls Who Code Helps Draft ‘Landmark’ Legislation Aimed at Closing the Gender Gap. Washington became the first state to get on board with Girls Who Code’s policy agenda. @ByEmilyTate @EdSurge @Gregbagby @MasteryTrack

5/18 Four Reasons to Gamify Your Classroom – A child’s job is to play. Not to learn, but to play. @neolms @RickettsKate @neolms

5/17 The Importance of Teaching the Behaviors You Want to See – Telling doesn’t work. Lectures create distance. Complaining doesn’t empower anyone. And rewards and punishments mostly work only to get compliance and not to build better behavioral skills. @DavidGeurin @getwhatugive

5/17 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 with Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt. @trev_mackenzie @MindShiftKQED

5/17 Six Simple Ways to Get Your Students Talking – But research shows that the more the students speak in the class, the more they learn. @Medium @ShellTerrell

5/15 Beware of Bias and Value Variability As You Promote Persistence. Grit, or more broadly the ability to sustain effort through difficulty, is critical to career and life success. But promoting it thoughtfully is a challenge. @tvanderark @Getting_Smart @ziegeran

5/15 Explainer: what is explicit instruction and how does it help children learn? Explicit instruction is a term that summarizes a type of teaching in which lessons are designed and delivered to novices to help them develop readily-available background knowledge on a particular topic. @Shutterstock @ConversationEDU @RickettsKate @greg_ashman

5/15 Beyond gaming, these are six potentially disruptive uses of augmented reality. It is a combination of real and virtual (computer generated) worlds that superimpose real-world elements like text, images, and sound. @vaibhavshah18 @jlubinsky

5/15 The Importance of Teaching the Behaviors You Want to See – Telling doesn’t work. Lectures create distance. Complaining doesn’t empower anyone. @getwhatugive @DavidGeurin

5/14 Paying to Turn in Homework? ASU Prof’s Viral Email Raises Questions About Online Textbook Model. He also fought requiring students to buy a digital textbook and the requirement that he fail 30% of the students. @jryoung @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

5/14 Teaching Students to Legally Use Images Online – Despite the fact that images are easy to get on the Internet, using them may be illegal. @cultofpedagogy @WHHumanities

5/14 Dintersmith: Trust Teachers—They’re the Experts. The best-selling author of What School Could Be shares his thoughts on what needs to come next in American education. @emdashkap @edutopia @cultofpedagogy @mrsmelanieroy

5/13 Math Teachers Should Be More Like Football Coaches. That style of motivation could help in the classroom, too. Students respond to the passion of their teachers. BIG! @JohnCUrschel @nytimes

5/13 Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn – When students use their bodies in the learning process, it can have a big effect, even if it seems silly or unconnected to the learning goal at hand. @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED @WHHumanities @cultofpedagogy

5/12 Ten Body Language Hacks To Project Leadership Presence On Video – When you are on camera, do you know how to project leadership presence? @CGoman @Forbes @zaibatsu

5/12 Classroom Teachers are the Real Scholastic Experts – Not Education Journalists. Why is it that when the news media wants an expert on education they go to… themselves!? @Gadflyonthewal1 @BadassTeachersA @lportnoy @StevenSinger3

5/11 People That Fill Your Bucket – This short clip, says so much about us as educators as well as our students. @gcouros @v_lees

5/11 How K–12 Schools Can Start an Esports Program – For school districts that want to jump into competitive gaming, here are a few ways to get started. @CDWJoe @EdTech_K12 @CDWCorp @Ed_Admn @airhead_edu

5/10 Project-based learning boosts student engagement and understanding. Kids take projects more seriously and make interdisciplinary connections. @TaraGarciaM @hechingerreport @DisruptedTv

5/10 How To Burn Yourself Out As A Teacher – This post takes a look at teacher burnout, this time trying to understand how it happens. @terryheickedu @TeachThought @KFelicello @LRobbTeacher @ERobbPrincipal

5/10 Nine Simple Solutions for Common Teaching Problems – Mark Barnes, a veteran teacher and author of six education books, thinks the solutions to many of our education challenges are things we could start doing tomorrow. @cultofpedagogy @markbarnes19 @KFelicello

5/9 How to Improve Your Questioning Techniques – Good questioning helps students build understanding, but poor questioning can deter students from learning. @BarbBlackburn @middleweb @RoutledgeEOE

5/9 Encourage Students to use spare time purposefully – Using Technology Better. What is it you’re wondering? If we gave this statement to our students and asked them what it could be, I’m sure they would come up with interesting ideas. @donnagolightly1 @Usingtechbetter @MikeReading

5/9 A Game-Changing Practice Fuses Math and Literacy. A program that scaffolds math with reading and writing has a formerly struggling elementary school in the Bronx dramatically outperforming the state in math. @CommKr8veWriter @edutopia @rudytoot1

5/8 Helping Students With ADHD Stay Organized – Digital portals like Google Classroom and Moodle can benefit students who struggle with organization and executive function. @edutopia @marcelamomberg @M_Olson_

5/8 20+ helpful professional development resources for teachers – I use many of these sites for my daily blog resources. @lucie_renard @ibookwidgets @BartVerswijvel

5/8 Developing a Growth Mindset in Our Students – If we want students to develop a growth mindset, how we talk to them about their learning matters. How we demonstrate our own learning process matters, too. @mssackstein @EdWeekTeacher

5/7 Ditch the Math Worksheets and Stop Killing Kids’ Curiosity. Children tend to be creative, but school tends to take it out of them. @kathyliusun @educationweek

5/7 Tech Resources for Your Next Science Experiment – Can an iPad help out with a science experiment? What role does a Chromebook play in the science classroom? @ClassTechTips @thinkm2

5/7 Ten teaching techniques to practice deliberately – It’s a well-established idea that to develop expertise in a particular skill or technique, you need to practice. @teacherhead

5/6 Seven Ways to Develop Future Ready Leaders – Schools alos need leaders who can adapt, evolve, collaborate and grow at the speed of change. @Justcoachit @JeremyScrivens @BigRedRuckus

5/6 Red Shirting Kindergarten Kids, Good Idea or Bad? Just holding kids back in a low SES district might not have the same benefits since those kids would be much less likely to get any special tutoring or other supports while they waited. @ReadingShanahan @LisaHansel

5/6 Making School a Safe Place for LGBTQ Students – For many LGBTQ students, discrimination and harassment are still a daily reality, and school is one of the main places where they experience these things. @cultofpedagogy @taenos99 @GLSEN

5/5 Learner-Centered Schools in Albemarle County – These schools include options for students and families that are designed around student needs, interests, academic goals, and passions. @EmilyLiebtag @getting_smart @k12albemarle @tvanderark

5/5 Ensuring That Teachers Don’t Run Out of Gas – A middle school principal looks at ways to manage work efficiently so that teachers aren’t running on empty at the end of the year. @MattHowell_11 @edutopia @MindShiftKQED

5/5 A Comprehensive Guide to Badges and Portfolios – David Niguidula goes beyond theory and provides a multitude of authentic examples, practical applications, and thoughtful considerations. @middleweb @DavidNiguidula @ShellTerrell

5/4 Learning from Black Male Teachers Who Thrive – Schools say they want to get more black men into classrooms. The words of four teacher leaders give clues for how to do so. @ELmagazine @selmekki @iamDrWill @BMEsTalk

5/4 Opening up immersive technologies to education – Using immersive technology, student nurses can perfect their stitches and criminals see the consequences of their actions. @Jisc_AR @Jisc @lee_ballantyne

5/4 Four fun ways principals can boost teacher self-care – Reminding teachers to be good to themselves and practice self-care is good for them and their students. @eschoolnews @WickedEdTech

5/3 Get Started with bulb Digital Portfolios this Year. The folks at bulb are passionate about giving students and teachers a space to highlight their accomplishments. @bulbapp @ClassTechTips

5/3 Girls Outshine Boys on Federal Exam of Tech, Engineering Skills. The country’s 8th graders improved their scores on a national technology and engineering exam, with girls significantly outpacing boys. @BenjaminBHerold @EducationWeek

5/3 What’s the difference between diversity, inclusion, and equity? These words and the issues they point to loom large in tech. @GA @jrkuhns @linda_aldred

5/2 Laughter is Truly the Best Medicine. Did you realize that laughter is not only fun, but actually healthy for you and your kids? @ElemntryMatters

5/2 Six Awesome Benefits of Reading to Your Kids – It may seem silly to read a book to a baby, but it might not be as silly of an idea as it seems. @icsfblog @brandyellen

5/1 The challenge of creating the citizens of the future – Education is far more than just exam results. @MrBarkerMHS @Classcharts

5/1 Eight Steps To Teacher-Led, Digital PD – While many professionals work either in isolation or total stagnation, educators are constantly given new tools to become better at their craft. @TeachThought @KFelicello @LRobbTeacher

4/30 Let’s Stop With The Worksheets And Create Engaged Readers. What does being engrossed in reading look like? What does it sound like? What evidence exists that true, engaged reading is taking place? @TeachThought @drangelapeery @ERobbPrincipal

4/30 Six Great Steps to Make Co-Teaching Awesome – Collaboration has become a key to continue to improve instruction in the classroom. @mraspinall

4/30 Seven Skills Students Will Always Need – Can you and your students guess what they are? @TeachThought @KFelicello @LRobbTeacher

4/29 Seven Fears of the Joyless Leader – The fearful are not joyful. But the fruit of confidence is passion and grit. @Leadershipfreak

4/29 What if we were obsessively learner-centered in schools? How many of these ten characteristics are common at your school? @katiemartinedu @8Amber8 @matthew_arend

4/29 A Starter Kit for Differentiated Instruction | Cult of Pedagogy – Either you want to start differentiating instruction in your classroom and don’t know where to start, or you already differentiate but want to see if you’re missing anything. @cultofpedagogy @taenos99

4/28 Effective Literature Strategies – While students should be given the opportunity to read at home any books they prefer, at school we should focus on high-quality texts that require cognitive effort. @surreallyno @audhilly

4/28 The Process of Change – There is always a great deal of discussion about change in education in order to better prepare students for success. @E_Sheninger @mthornton78

4/28 Confidence and Conceit – Two quick ways to ruin a team—create a culture of conceit and envy. Conceit is not confidence and envy kills unity. @ResourcesFca @DrPowersKHS @fcaimpactplay

4/27 Why The Big Standardized Test Is Useless For Teachers – There are many problems with the testing regimen, but a big issue for classroom teachers is that the tests do not help the teacher do her job. @palan57 @forbes @sstorm01

4/27 Sparking Change in Teaching Practices – Educators share key moments that catalyzed change. @piros_grant @marcelamomberg @cultofpedagogy @edutopia

4/27 Video Assignments Are the New Term Paper. How Does That Change Teaching and Learning? We increasingly learn from digital video. @BryanAlexander @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

4/26 The Post-LMS World: Social, Simple, Modern, Mobile and Student-centric. Despite its name, the Learning Management System (LMS) is not about learning. @EdSurge

4/26 EdSurge’s First International Education Technology Events Calendar – Twice per year, EdSurge creates a calendar of K-12 and higher education technology events in the U.S. and beyond. Go to some if you can. @sydneyfjohnson @HigherEdSurge @AnthonyStogni

4/25 Listen Up, Parents: Success Looks Different On Every Kid, Okay? – Somewhere along the line, parents were given the idea that the only way our children will be “successful.” @FruitLoopKeeper @SocialAssurity @higheredparent

4/25 The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies – What format will you use? What questions will you ask? How will you ensure that all students participate? @cultofpedagogy @marcelamomberg

4/25 The Effect of a Great Principal on School Culture – Even if you have great teachers, the principal is the one who sets the tone. @SchoolLeadNow @ChrisQuinn64 @mrhgaddis

4/25 Five Innovative ways for teachers to connect with other teachers – The professional development programs offered by most districts can be a somewhat bland, formulaic and often times an irrelevant experience. @neolms @RickettsKate

4/23 Eight Basic Steps Of Project-Based Learning To Get You Started – he process of designing and implementing project-based learning can be fairly complex. @dperkinsed @TeachThoughtPD @KFelicello @LRobbTeacher

4/23 Five online discussion tools to fuel student engagement – Online discussion tools give students a chance to connect with each other and be heard. @eschoolnews @jeffreyknutson

4/23 Twelve Alternatives To Letter Grades In Education – The letter grade fails because its job–to communicate learning results to learners and families cannot possibly be performed a single symbol. @terryheickedu @TeachThought @sarah_driessens

4/23 The Easiest Ways to Prevent Childhood Obesity – The rate of childhood obesity has more than doubled in the past 30 years. Learn the simple steps that can help prevent it. @myfourandmore @teaching_health @DisneyDream717 @GoliathGamesUS

4/2220+ helpful professional development resources for teachers – As a teacher, we encourage our students to never stop learning. But what about us? @Romdhanifaten @BartVerswijvel

4/22No grammar schools, lots of play: the secrets of Europe’s top education system. In Finland, children don’t start school until they are seven, but what happens before that is even more important. @patrickjbutler @guardian @NurturedNeurons @LittlForestFolk

4/22The 19 Best Teacher Websites That Help You Be Awesome for Kids – I regularly post content from most of these sites. @mradamwelcome @cultofpedagogy

4/21 Ten Ways to Sabotage Your Classroom Management – These are all spot on. @barronmargaret

4/21 Five Research-Backed Studying Techniques – Teachers can guide students to avoid ineffective studying habits in favor of ones that will increase their learning outcomes. @edutopia @NurturedNeurons @jordosh

4/21 How to Teach an Inductive Learning Lesson – This easy strategy, loaded with higher-order thinking, lets students get their hands on the content without further ado. @cultofpedagogy @LeeAraoz @nainisingh

4/21 Seven Good Tools for Creating Word Clouds – They are useful in providing students with a nice way to visualize the most frequently used words in a passage of text. @rmbyrne @Romdhanifaten @abfromz

4/20 To Learn, Students Need to DO Something. If you want learning to stick there has to be some action. @cultofpedagogy @maeward2311

4/20 A “million-word gap” for children who aren’t read to at home – That’s how many fewer words some may hear by kindergarten. @jgrabmeier @OhioStateNews @NurturedNeurons @Wes_Kieschnick

4/20 The Fallacy of Early Academics: Why Play-Based Preschool Matters. While pressures remain to enroll kids in early academic settings, kids lose something very valuable when we push too hard. @thoughtparent @NurturedNeurons

4/20 ​A Starter Kit for Instructional Designers – The field has deep roots in distance education, human-computer interaction, and visual design. @amyahearn11 @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

4/19 Two Things I Learned During my TEDx Experience by Allyson Apsey. Is there a TED Talk in you? @AllysonApsey @ERobbPrincipal

4/19 Three principles that explain authentic decision-making – This guy is clever. Give him a chance and follow him. @Leadershipfreak

4/19 Six Stages of Play and the Importance of Each – Play is fun for kids, but it’s also an important learning tool. @quinnanya @seemeandliz @KimberlyEHart

4/18 Teacher Time Savers – Susanna from Whimsy Workshop Teaching is back and sharing more ideas. @RachelLynette

4/18 Women Leaders – Six Myths you Definitely Want to Check Out – Myths like women leaders don’t work as hard as men, and only men lead successful companies are reasons there aren’t more women leaders. @AnnabelleSmyth1 @pdiscoveryuk

4/17 Diane Ravitch’s New Book is a Fun and Breezy Romp Through the Maze of School Policy. Imagine you could talk with Diane Ravitch for 10 to 15 minutes every day. That’s kind of what reading her new book. @StevenSinger3 @GetUpStandUp2

4/17 When Students Design Their Own Games They Learn Way More Than Coding. There is a need to bridge the gap between what students do at home and what they do at school. @misterwashburn @EdSurge @MissGEnrique @ICTEvangelist

4/17 Four Things All Project-Based Learning Teachers Should Do – In today’s educational environment, students are expected to collaborate, think critically, and work together. @TeachThought @jlubinsky

4/16 Four Attributes of a Great Assistant Principal – Often you get to help guide the direction of the school but you still have many opportunities to be in the classroom and connect with kids, more so than a principal. @gcouros

4/16 Science Says Kindness Can Make You a Better Leader. Here Are Three Reasons. Leaders who express kindness, and a sincere desire to help an employee become their best, build stronger relationships with their people. @ToddNordstrom @Inc @cvheady007

4/16 Stuff I’ve Learned as a Principal – Here one principal reflects on his first six year on the job. @SteeleThoughts

4/16 Building Teens Into Strong Readers — By Letting Them Teach – In this program teens are given the responsibility of helping a younger student. That’s a big deal for them. @clare_lom @MindShiftKQED @KFelicello @cultofpedagogy

4/15 Four Things Teachers Shouldn’t Be Asking Their Students to Do – Do any of these happen in your school? @JustinMinkel @educationweek

4/15 IBM’s New Artificial Intelligence Can Make Humans Better Decision Makers. IBM’s Project Debater is able to maintain a meaningful debate with a human, and potentially help decision makers. @SusanFourtane @IntEngineering @ABSW @ChuckDBrooks @HeinzVHoenen

4/15 IBM CEO Ginni Rometty: AI will change 100 percent of jobs over the next decade. We are in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and artificial intelligence, analytics and automation are radically changing jobs. @LoriIoannou1 @CNBC @museonics @dinisguarda @IBM @GinniRometty @andi_staub

4/13 Four Reasons Leaders Need Rest – “Burning the midnight oil” is a great metaphor, but does not make a leader effective over the long haul. @shawnlovejoy

4/13 Climbing trees is safer than organized sports. Most parents wouldn’t for a second doubt that the benefits of sport outweigh the risks. So why don’t we do that with tree-climbing and other free play activities in nature? @feistyredhair @TreeHugger @NurturedNeurons @natureplaysign

4/13 What to Do on Lame Duck School Days – Days after tests and before vacation offer great learning opportunities. They should also be fun. @cultofpedagogy @CarpTracy

4/12 When Teachers Experience Empathic Distress – Mindfulness and compassion are effective self-care strategies for teachers who work with students who routinely experience trauma. @WordLib @edutopia @sstorm01 @cultofpedagogy

4/12 How to Teach Your Teenager Smart Money Management Tips – The downside of the public education system, teenagers aren’t usually taught the necessary life skills that it takes to leave home and maintain their own residence. @icsfblog @NightHelperBlog

4/11 What do you do with what you know? Personal development books are only as helpful as the action we take after reading them. @gcouros

4/11 How Can Brain-Based Learning Change the Classroom? How do students best learn? How do teachers best teach? @cwhitetech @EdSurge @AnthonyStogni

4/11 CommonLit: An Online Library of Free Texts – We want our students to be able to read challenging texts. The only catch is finding the right texts. @cultofpedagogy @CommonLit @taenos99

4/10 Libraries Are Often Missing From ‘Student Success’ Initiatives. Researchers Are Asking How to Change That. A new report this week explores whether libraries can play a more proactive role in helping community college students succeed. @sydneyfjohnson @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

4/10 Why Play is Important for Child Development Play has evolved as a safe way to learn skills needed for survival. @NurturedNeurons @MittAubin

4/10 AI Family Challenge Introduces Artificial Intelligence, Encourages Problem Solving. Evaluations found that students participating in Technovation challenges display are more self-confident, better problem solvers, better entrepreneurs, more resilient and more self-reliant. @tvanderark @Getting_Smart @ziegeran

4/9 Algebra for 3rd Graders? When it comes to algebra, new research suggests you can’t start too early. @SarahDSparks @educationweek

4/9 Fifteen Ways to Bring More Positive Language into Your Classroom and School – To our students, we don’t just tell them what they need to learn, we show them in the way we, ourselves, behave. @WeAreTeachers @StressFreeKids @drkarenn

4/9 75 Brilliant Dollar Store Hacks for the Classroom – The dollar store offers so many ways to save on classroom supplies. @stacytornio @WeAreTeachers

4/7 The Pyramid of Myth – Here’s a common representation found by searching google images for “the learning pyramid.” @effortfuleduktr

4/7 We Need a Strategy—Not a Silver Bullet—for Student Success. A liberal arts education can be of value. However, students from lower socioeconomic statuses do not have the financial resources to wait. @ecampusnews @HigherEdSurge

4/7 How Google Impacts The Way Students Think – It’s always revealing to watch learners research. When trying to understand complex questions often as part of multi-step projects, they often simply “Google it.” @terryheick @TeachThought @KFelicello @LRobbTeacher @ERobbPrincipal

4/7 Passion Projects Ignite Student Interest. There is nothing more exciting than seeing a room full of engaged students trying to figure out what they want to do research about. @mssackstein @edweekteacher

4/6 Designing Flexible Seating With Students – A veteran elementary teacher shares what he’s learned from eight years of building a student-centered environment. @edutopia @DrGregGoins @benjamingilpin

4/6 77 STEM Activities for Families – STEM is everywhere. If you’re looking for ways to get families doing things together, STEM is a great way to do it. @dailystem @SueKwiecien @cubeforteachers

4/5 Going After ‘The Roots’ of Bullying – How can teachers and administrators best address bullying in school? @Larryferlazzo @amausbach @SigneWhitson @Tamara_Fyke @ThinkKids

4/5 The Ultimate Guide to Teacher and Educator Discounts – Here are 50+ Stores with Discounts for Teachers and Librarians. @couponchief @FinanceSuprhero

4/4 25 Teacher Hacks For A Successful Classroom – Teaching is tough but so are you. Teacher hacks can be life and time savers so the teachers from the Lucky 2nd Grade Teachers Facebook Group. @MrsAOlson

4/4 Why Did That Student Fail? A Diagnostic Approach To Teaching – The following 8-step process is a valuable tool for me as a teacher. @terryheick @TeachThought @ERobbPrincipal

4/4 8 Ways to Lead- A Mindset Shift for Teachers – Leadership is influence, nothing more and nothing less. @sandeeteach @EQUIPLeaders @shyj

4/4 Four Predictions for Students’ Tomorrows – To make students’ futures better, we need to consider what skills they will need—and teach them. @erik_palmer @ELmagazine @multiteach

4/3 How To Create A No-Zero Policy In Your Classroom – If you do have to grade you can at least stop giving zeros. @TeachThought @ERobbPrincipal

4/3 Your Top 10 Genius Hour Questions Answered – Here are some practical instructions for how to actually do genius hour. @cultofpedagogy @FelixJacomino @ajjuliani

4/2 Seven ways to drive district-wide innovation – Innovative learning experiences can, and should, be widely available, highly engaging, and designed to prepare all students for our rapidly evolving global economy. @eschoolnews @greshamschools

4/2 Eleven Creative Ways to Boost Reader Engagement – This is aimed at adult authors, but it’s good advice for students too. @DianaUrban @bkmkting @SarahBolme

4/2 Connect the Four! A vocabulary game for any classroom – Find four pictures that connect to each of your vocabulary words in the unit. @tishrich @hmarrs24

4/2 Ten Characteristics of Learner Centered Experiences – Education Reimagined defines the paradigm shift from teacher-centered learning. @katiemartinedu @ERobbPrincipal

4/1 Three Tips on Dealing with “Teacher-Stress” – Here are some shorts and quick thoughts on dealing with the stress of being a teacher. @gcouros

4/1 Keeping Girls in STEM: 3 Barriers, 3 Solutions. Stereotypes and cultural norms dampen girls’ interest in STEM, but educators can counter the disparities with small changes to their practice. @carlyberwick @edutopia @jenhegna @mariagalanis

4/1 These Students Are Already Solving Problems for Local Businesses. This is an after-school program that brings together a diverse group of teenagers to solve complex, real-world problems. @MarvaAHinton @EducationWeek

3/31 Are You Sabotaging Your Classroom Management? If you struggle with classroom management no matter how many different strategies you try, there’s a good chance you might be doing something to get in your own way. @cultofpedagogy

3/31 Enhancing Innovation in the Workplace through Five Montessori Conditions. The most innovative companies in the world integrate these five characteristics into everything they do, schools should too. @kwagssd3 @Getting_Smart @Romdhanifaten @meesterkurt

3/29 Ten things I do to boost my students’ self-esteem – My many of this teacher’s things do you/your teachers do? @rlfreedm @eschoolnews @ToddWhitaker @cultofpedagogy

3/29 14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools. How many does your skill still have? @IngviOmarsson @mraspinall

3/29 Four Crucial Teaching Skills Every Great Teacher Needs – Can you guess what they are? Try making your own list before you read this. @mradamwelcome @Wes_Kieschnick

3/28 College Money Worries? Make Money and Save Money With This Free College Student Budget Template. We hope you’ll find the following FREE college budget template the most intuitive one out there. @OneClass

3/28 Why College Will Soon Be About Credegrees And Co-Ops – A credegree is a new term to describe a program where a student graduates with both a traditional bachelor degree and some sort of industry-recognized skill or credential. @brandonbusteed @Forbes @DisruptedTv @ERobbPrincipal @LRobbTeacher

3/28 Decoding the Teenage Brain in Three Charts – New technologies are shedding light on what really makes adolescents tick—and providing clues on how we might reach them better. @smerrill777 @edublogs @edutopia

3/27 The Many Shades of Fear-Based Parenting – Trustful parenting is thrown off course, in various ways, when fear prevails. @PsychToday @PamShaw23

3/27 Dialogic teaching: 10 principles of classroom talk – What is dialogic teaching and how do you do it effectively? One primary head shares the key principles of this approach. @tes @AngelaStockman @profneilmercer

3/26 The Jobs of Today May Not Exist Tomorrow – How do we Prepare Students? Lifelong Learning is an Essential Skill, not a Buzzword. @TeacherJenCarey @TheJenCarey @iamDrWill

3/26 Seven Skills Students Will Always Need – Tony Wagner of Harvard University worked to uncover the 7 survival skills required for the 21st century. To accomplish this, hundreds of CEOs in business, non-profits and educational institutions were interviewed. @TeachThought @DrTonyWagner @Erik_Youngman @DrAAlston

3/26 Spencerport, NY Teachers’ Association 2019 Opt-Out Statement – Share with the officers in your schools teachers’ union. @SpprtTeachers @leoniehaimson

3/26 Using Creativity to Boost Young Children’s Mathematical Thinking – The students in Molly James’s kindergarten classroom were tasked with creating a mathematical art gallery. @dfkris @MindShiftKQED

3/25 Shifting the Grading Mindset Starts With Our Words. Language matters. It’s that simple. What we say and how we say it has a big impact on how students and other stakeholders respond to our choices. @mssackstein @EdWeekTeacher @aaron_hogan

3/25 Helping Students Develop Executive Function Skills – Simple classroom strategies can assist students with deficits in executive function skills like time management and active listening. @DitullioDr @edutopia @VipulaSharma1 @TaraLinney

3/25 35 Psychology-Based Critical Thinking Strategies – There is a lot here, but it’s all good. @SagaMilena @TeachThought

3/24 What’s the Difference Between Project- and Challenge-Based Learning, Anyway? Project-based learning leaves teachers with a lot of latitude for designing both hypothetical and real-world activities. @stephenoonoo @EdSurge @RickettsKate

3/23 Do you teach the way you were taught? It’s time to learn how to teach the students we have. @ecampusnews @prtaylorca @ERobbPrincipal

3/23 A Guide to Finding Media for Classroom Projects – The best way to avoid any kind of copyright infringement concerns is to use media that you have created yourself. @rmbyrne

3/23 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. How many are students in your school using? @cultofpedagogy @stppLMC

3/22 Where Classroom Design Meets Design Thinking – When educators first consider redesigning learning spaces, they might immediately conjure up mental images of free-flowing Starbucks lounges. @stephenoonoo @EdSurge @EdTechFam

3/22 The Ultimate List of Teaching Strategies Every Teacher NEEDS to Know – How many do teachers you know already use? @mradamwelcome @DartnellJeff @susieqteacher

3/22 On Inviting Parents and Students to Professional Learning Opportunities – Invite both parents and students to professional learning days so that they can understand and have a voice in how learning opportunities are changing. @gcouros @v_lees

3/21 A Single Parent’s Financial Guide to Returning to School – The key here is effective household budgeting. No matter how much you make or how many financial responsibilities you may have, proper budgeting can ensure you have the funds necessary to meet your long-term goals. @AlyJwriter @thesimpledollar

3/21 Invest in arts and PE to boost attainment and engagement. Pupils who enjoy physical education and the arts take part in school life more fully than those who do not. @tes @leticarino @ImSporticus

3/21 Artificial Intelligence Could Help Colleges Better Plan What Courses They Should Offer. With changing industries, course offering will have to change too. @jryoung @HigherEdSurge @EdSurge

3/21 Enough with the Teacher Talk- Ideas for Getting More Student Talk – What can be done to limit teacher talk. To create an environment where students have a much bigger chance to discuss and explore? @pernilleripp @DolezsarGlarvin @b_rad527

3/20 Three Questions to Explore When Placing Learners at the Center – Helping learners understand ‘whyʼ is a powerful potential motivator and invites them to commit to learn, rather than just comply. @drrickabaugh @ERobbPrincipal @katiemartinedu

3/20 How Learning Works: 10 Research-Based Insights. You’re a teacher, so you know how learning works. You see it happen in your classroom every day. But do you know how learning really works? @BabeLiberman @Getting_Smart @ziegeran

3/20 Build Teens Into Strong Readers — By Letting Them Teach.Tteenage tutors start the program reading between a fourth and sixth-grade level. @clare_lom @MindShiftKQED @JdelaneyJoAnn

3/19 Five Collaborative Practices that Impact Learning – Many schools and districts are providing time during the school day for educators to collaborate. Is yours? @katiemartinedu @burgessdave

3/19 The Pedagogy of Blended Learning – Blended instruction is what the teacher does with technology. Blended learning is where students use tech to have control over path, place, and pace. – Eric Sheninger @E_Sheninger @iamDrWill

3/18 Is the College Cheating Scandal the ‘Final Straw’ for Standardized Tests? I hope it is. @DanaGoldstein @elizashapiro @NYTimes

3/18 Dr. Seuss Books Can Be Racist, But Students Keep Reading Them. Seems like the publisher could fix some of this. For some, this could be a lesson on racism. @jessicayarmosky @NPRCodeSwitch @WSKG

3/18 Five Ways K–12 Teachers Can Take a New Approach to Computational Thinking – ISTE has created a set of instructions to help K–12 teachers incorporate STEM into their daily curriculum. @EAZtweets @EdTech_K12 @AnthonyStogni

3/17 How One Professor Uses Podcasts to Teach Empathy and Social Justice. She wanted to encourage students

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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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