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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12/10 Quick Classroom Exercises to Combat Stress – These brain breaks and focused-attention practices can help students cope with stress and trauma and focus on their learning. @desautels_phd @edutopia @tweenteacher

12/10 Five Reasons You Will Love to Teach Your Kids to Cook – Teaching my daughter how to cook was great fun. Keep in mind that it will probably take longer. @SineaPies @liveluvtx

12/10 Ten Characteristics of Learner Centered Experiences – Education Reimagined defines the paradigm shift from teacher-centered to learner-centered. @KatieMartinEdu @eduk8me

12/8 Eight-year-old raises money to feed children. Consider helping her out. @WBNG12News

12/8 Making in a Middle School – What’s happening in your middle school? @aimeegbartis @Getting_Smart @Rdene915

12/7 Ten Characteristics of a LeadUp Teacher – A LeadUp Teacher undoubtedly possesses many characteristics! Innovative, inspiring, and empowering just to name a few. @ElisaBostwick @drneilgupta

12/7 The Best Self-Assessment Questions for Encouraging a Growth Mindset – If students learn to ask the right self-assessment questions and keep themselves accountable, the results in learning improvement can be amazing. @leecrockett @glodigcit

12/6 The Impact of Leadership on the Change in Learning and Teaching – Foundational to this is the notion that is highlighted in the the new Future Ready Leaders Guide by EdSurge. @katiemartinedu @EdSurge @ElisaBostwick

12/6 A Collection Of My Best Resources On Student Motivation – Also see my summary of Daniel Pink’s book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. @Larryferlazzo @DanielPink

12/5 New Yorkers call for removal of Met painting that ‘sexualizes’ girl. This might be a discussion topic for a high school class. Is a young girl’s underpants worse than the totally naked statues in the same museum? @inkonthepad @nypost

12/5 FIve Fallacies That Are NOT Differentiated Instruction – Differentiated instruction (DI) begins with an accurate understanding of what DI is—and is not. @bethhill2829 @ASCD

12/5 Why We Should Embrace Mistakes in School. If students can see the beauty in spilled milk, research suggests they’ll learn better. @amylevaggsc @GreaterGoodSC @cchew775 @chalsuccess

12/4 Girl’s body found; mom’s boyfriend charged with hiding death. Kids living with their moms and a boyfriend are at elevated risk for abuse. Know which kids at your school are in this position and alert the counselor. @WBNG12News

12/4 25 Favorite Preschool Learning Themes – Share with preschool teachers and parents of preschoolers. @tch2and3yearold @SineaPies @tch2and3yearold

12/4 Four Factors Impacting Online Course Flexibility – Share with online teachers and course takers. @barrydahl @garybartanus @D2L

12/4 What’s Wrong with Extra Credit? Turns out there is a lot wrong in some classes. How about your school? @JoyKirr @hhschiaravalli @_TDSocial @TG2Chat

12/3 Creating an Inclusive Classroom – Being open to talking about race helps foster safety and unity in a multicultural classroom. Here are nine tips. @edutopia @WickedDecent @growingupglobal

12/2 How School Leaders Can Attend to the Emotional Side of Change – One of the most difficult things about leading change in schools is that there aren’t clear structures to deal with conflict or disagreement. @ziegeran @MindShiftKQED @ziegeran

12/2 Bridging the Chasm: Defining Success Beyond Traditional Academics – Be sure to check out the 20 competencies that contribute to success after high school diagram at the bottom. @EdSurge @DrKatrinaKeene @jdauria

12/2 Three Articles for Student Discussion on “Success” – It is crucial for students to think about the idea of “success” in their own terms. @gcouros @8Amber8

12/1 Five Reasons Professional Development is NOT Transforming Learning – What’s happening at your school? @katiemartinedu @gcouros @jeff_scott2

12/1 Five Ways to Overcome the Challenges of Implementing a Genius Hour – Creativity takes many forms and the maker movement has provided many teachers and students opportunities to invite creativity back into the classroom. @Getting_Smart @garybartanus

12/1 How Students Critiquing One Another’s Work Raises The Quality Bar – Too often when students produce school work, they turn it into a teacher for a grade and move on. @MindShiftKQED @mcguirp

11/30 Should We Ban Technology In Classrooms and Meetings? I say no. How can you do surveys and get input from all students at the same time without them? @patrickmlarkin @plugusin

11/30 4th Grade Circuit Stations and Interactive Switches – I think this would work for other ages as well. This is also a good home project. @gravescolleen @SparkFunEDU

11/30 Authenticity Matters: 12 Ideas To Make Learning ‘Real-World’ – From what I have seen, most schools need more real-world activities. (See learning item below.) @TeachThought @Rdene915

11/30 Bill Gates & Betsy DeVos: Mr. and Mrs. Public School Sabotage – You may have a different opinion, but this should get teachers, parents, and maybe policy makers thinking. @StevenSinger3 @commondreams @pittfancarl

11/29 Five Principles of Outstanding Classroom Management – When we asked our community for their best classroom management practices, over 700 ideas rolled in. @3seed @bettyray @edutopia @trilearning @john_lynkk

11/29 Six Ways Administrators Can Prove the Efficacy of Digital Tools – All admins should check to see if they are doing this six things. @E_Sheninger @EDUcre8ive @EdTech_K12

11/28 Some States Changing Course on Teacher Evaluation. Six states—Alaska, Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Oklahoma—have now dropped requirements that evaluations include student-growth measures. @LianaLoewus @EducationWeek

11/28 Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting. Some studies imply that you learn better taking notes with pen and paper. @dynarski @nytimes

11/28 Five Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids – All teachers should review this advice. @mrworkfcps @edutopia @trilearning @thinkm2

11/27 How to Leverage Technology to Make Videos a More Active Learning Experience – Digital tools let educators maximize class time spent watching a video. @megbcortez @EdTech_K12

11/26 Recess Isn’t P.E.: State Legislatures Reframe the Meaning of a Child’s Freedom. This is so wrong. @VisualCap @NancyEBailey1 @teka21bat

11/26 20 books by teachers, for teachers to inspire your teaching – They look good to me. @jmattmiller @Larerbloggen

11/25 Three Assumptions Teachers Should Avoid – Try to guess before you read this. @JoRauhala @edutopia

11/24 At this high school, lockers and textbooks are obsolete. Is your school still buying textbooks rather than issuing a laptop or tablet? @YorkDispatch @eschoolnews

11/24 Liberate the Turkey and Homework on Holiday Weekends. You can do this every weekend. @sjgorman @EdWeekTeacher @mssackstein

11/24 Want Preschoolers To Become Successful? Allow Them To Play More. All the research supports what early childhood teachers know: It is time to get back to the basics. Let the children play. @HuffPostEdu @scardella24 @LEGOfoundation

11/24 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 @alysoncarp1

11/22 More Talking in Math Class, Please. Talking about math helps elementary students deepen their understanding. Use these three tips to get the conversation started. @edutopia @Rdene915

11/22 Six Ways Administrators Can Prove the Efficacy of Digital Tools – When new technology is rolled out, K–12 leaders must prove it is worth the investment. @E_Sheninger @EdTech_K12 @thinkm2

11/22 Three Ways to Bridge the Gap Between Educators and Learning Scientists – How are current innovations building on what we know about how people learn? @kcator @EdSurge @DrKatrinaKeene @JoskosSolutions

11/21 How Ending Behavior Rewards Helped One School Focus on Student Motivation and Character – A substantial body of social science research has concluded that giving rewards for certain types of behavior is harmful. @LindaFlanagan2 @MindShiftKQED @leticarino @tedfujimoto

11/21 Five Strategies to Demystify the Learning Process for Struggling Students – I would try this on all of my students. @dfkris @MindShiftKQED @wsoeldner

11/21 Why We Should Apply The Golden Circle Model To eLearning – If you don’t know what the Golden Circle is, check this out. @mohammadhassam @elearnindustry @trilearning @unicorntraining

11/21 Ten Things Every Team Leader Needs to Know – Share with leaders you know. @JesseLynStoner @curriculumblog

11/19 Why Some People Succeed And Others Don’t – The difference between the ones who make and the ones who don’t is quitting. @JeffGoins @Jonharper70bd @LarryWentz

11/19 Say What? Five Ways to Get Students to Listen – Is listening the neglected literacy skill in your school. @WordLib @edutopia @mjjohnson1216

11/18 Three Myths About “Empowering” Students in Schools Today – How much are student empowered in your school. @gcouros

11/18 Tips to Engage Students Through Collaboration – If you ask students they will tell you that they want to work together. @CorwinPress @tweenteacher

11/18 Flexible Classrooms: Assembly Required – Seating, storage, lighting, and tables—we cover what you need, where to get it, and how much it costs. @CommKr8veWriter @edutopia @flyfish29

11/17 The Case(s) Against Personalized Learning – All educational leaders need to read this. @BenjaminBHerold @educationweek

11/17 Top Three Tips To Get Rid Of ‘I-am-bad-at-Math’ Syndrome – How about thinking ‘I’m not good at math yet.’ @LRLabs @magicalmaths

11/17 When Testing Takes Over – An expert’s lens on the failure of high-stakes accountability tests — and what we can do to change course – @bariwalsh @hgse @shyj

11/15 15 things you should do to prepare for your next presentation – Everyone has a story to tell. But not everyone knows how to tell it. @Dropbox @DrBakerHerring

11/15 Eleven Things You Might Unintentionally Be Communicating to Your Students – All teachers should read this. @DavidGeurin @mrodz308

11/15 Six Tips for Channeling Calm So You Don’t Yell at Your Kids – Getting control of our anger is important work. Studies show that yelling at kids can be just as harmful as physical discipline. @positive_parent @seemeandliz @ONTSpecialNeeds

11/15 Globally Connecting Learners through Project-Based Learning – As educators, we need to strive to open up opportunities for students to broaden their perspectives, to engage in collaboration with their peers, and more importantly, to become globally connected learners. @Rdene915 @Getting_Smart

11/14 Students Share The Downside Of Being Labeled ‘Gifted.’ Gifted is still a label. Should we label students? Be sure to watch the short [5:43] video. @MindShiftKQED @EdTechFam

11/14 Entrepreneurship in K-12 Education – Increasingly, our students will need to think like entrepreneurs. @Getting_Smart @tvanderark @cpaterso

11/13 Who is doing the work in your classroom? Chances are the students should be doing more. @Catlin_Tucker @mssackstein

11/13 Here’s Why Teaching Your Daughter To Be Quiet And Polite Works Against Her. Give her a voice and watch her conquer the world. @IAmSteveHarvey @jlh842000

11/12 Leaders Don’t Complain. Some people would rather complain than actually do something about their situation. Doing something may require leaving your comfort zone. @LaRaeQuy @LeadToday

11/12 How My Students Create Their Own TED Talks – If students at your school don’t do this they probably should. @TeachThought @AysinAlp1

11/12 Five Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Unmotivated Students – Motivation may be the most important thing for teachers to instill. Here’s how. @cultofpedagogy @mssackstein

11/11 How do you focus on being innovative while still teaching the curriculum? Curriculum and innovation don’t have to be opposites. @gcouros

11/11 Five Ways to Jumpstart Your Makerspace – There is good advice here even if you already have a makerspace. @BrittanyMurro @McGrawHillK12 @Glennr1809

11/9 Italy Talgam uses successful conductors to illustrate powerful examples of leadership. (4th talk from the top) Each of the seven video clips reveal a critical aspect of showing joy in one’s work to treating others as equals. Music lovers will like this. @GeorganneFord

11/9 Four ways teachers are preparing pupils for a digital future – Is any of this happening in your school? @DiscoveryEdUk @InnovateMySchl

11/9 Teaching Digital Citizenship: 10 Internet Safety Tips for Students Parents and teachers should check this out. @kathleen_morris @amgonza @edublogs

EdTech Relationships
11/9 Building Relationships with EdTech Companies to Better Serve Students – What kind of relationships does your school have with vendors? @mssackstein @Getting_Smart

11/8 Measuring Successes as a New School Leader, One Experience at a Time – To make any change, to build any relationship, you have to go slowly. @mssackstein

11/8 It’s (still) not OK for teachers to remain digitally illiterate. This graphic identifies sixteen ideal behaviors of teachers today. How many do teachers you know have? @ddraper @Medium @educollabor8ors @ijukes

11/7 Ann Cooper talks about the coming revolution in the way kids eat at school — local, sustainable, seasonal and even educational food. Make sure your school leaders listen to this. @chefannc

11/7 When Testing Takes Over – Here is a book that tells how excessive high-stakes testing undermines the goals of instruction and meaningful learning. @DanKoretz @hgse @UKnowHGSE @BradLatzke

11/7 Ten Ways To Motivate Your Staff – How many does the principal do in your school? @TeacherToolkit @KarlyMoura @jm8997

11/6 I taught my 5th-graders how to spot fake news. Now they won’t stop fact-checking me. @MrBedleysClass @voxdotcom

11/6 If Teachers Aren’t Asking The Right Questions, The Answers Could Have Surprisingly Little Value. @dsfcmedia @teachwire

11/5 Kid injured in NYC attack didn’t let it ruin perfect attendance at school. I love this as I never missed a day of work as an educator. What would your kid do? @ysteinbuch @nypost

11/5 Five Classroom Jobs You Should Outsource To Your Middle School Students – Can you and your students think of any others? @WeAreTeachers @DrPowersCMS @mccoyderek

11/3 Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These five Traits. @MSchneiderTwts @Inc @dalevankeuren

11/3 The Six Drivers of Inquiry-Based Learning – Inquiry-based learning can be defined as learning that “starts by posing questions, problems or scenarios – rather than simply presenting established facts. @RossCoops31 @scholzet

11/3 What If Teachers Took Computation Out of Math Class? Nobody does computations on the job, but schools spend lots of time making students do computations without context. Be sure to watch Conrad Wolfram’s TED Talk. @conradwolfram @MindShiftKQED @bethhill2829

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11/2 Open a Micro-School: Here’s How. It’s getting easier to open a really cool school. A new wave of tiny schools are creating options for students, parents, and educators. @tvanderark @Getting_Smart

11/2 How online high school prepared my sons for NASA – Students can finish high school courses at an advanced pace, freeing up time to go further with personal interests. @eschoolnews

11/2 Dynamic Learning v. Static Learning – How much dynamic learning goes on in your school? @ShakeUpLearning @KarlyMoura @jmattmiller

11/2 Nine Mistakes That Sabotage Your Classroom Management – So if you’re struggling with student behaviors, give yourself a break. @DavidGeurin @edublogs

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11/1 Ten timeless tips for teaching with technology – There are three certains in life: death, taxes and changing technology. @jmattmiller @rudytoot1

11/1 The Epic Guide to Student Ownership – How can you keep students accountable? @ajjuliani @MissGEnrique @1MvdS

11/1 Eight Ways to Support Digital Citizenship Skills with Google – It’s NOT About Google, It’s About the LEARNING. @ShakeUpLearning @Arsant10

10/31 Top Five TED Talks on Leadership – You know that these have got to be good. @simonsinek @starrscience @TdiShelton

10/31 Conversations Instead of Grades – This is how one teacher got students to focus on improving skills instead of numbers. @Catlin_Tucker @TeachOnTheEdge

10/30 Three Ways Parents Can Make Digital Media a Positive for Young Kids – Digital technologies have added a new element of anxiety to family life for many parents. Here is some help. @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED @englishteach8

10/30 Five ways to teach students to be future-ready Today’s students face a technology-infused, innovation-filled world in their future. @jmattmiller

10/28 The paradox of standardized testing – Standardized achievement tests are deeply flawed, and test-based accountability has been terribly damaging to public education. Be sure to read my comment. @JoshuaPStarr @pdkintl @nelitajo

10/28 Students Sitting Around Too Much? Try Chat Stations. Instead of performing a complex task, students just have a quick discussion. Chat Stations are incredibly flexible. @cultofpedagogy @smcgon

10/28 Games Mindset is Increasingly Prevalent In Business & Education. Two recent articles address the beneficial correlations between 1) games and business mindset and 2) gaming and education. @elianealhadeff @garybartanus @nick_chater

10/28 The Power Of I Don’t Know – It’s okay to say “I don’t know.” Teach your students how to develop questions because it helps conquer their own confusion. @terryheick @TeachThought @LaneDebra

10/27 A 7th Grade Teacher’s Shift to Flexible Seating – Anybody in your school trying this? @markleteacher @edutopia

10/27 Five Tips to Create a Cost-Effective Makerspace Quickly – Teaching students the value of invention doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag. @ipadqueen2012 @EdTech_K12 @ASchout10

10/27 Five Ways to Improve Your District’s Digital Leadership – Educators are counting on your digital leadership and your support to help everyone embrace edtech. @Lynch39083 @educationweek @barbbrown @kevindeforge

10/26 Catalysts for Leadership Creativity – Creativity is a process that experts have advised for decades involves four stages: preparation, incubation, illumination, and verification. @cat3y @ASCD @jackiegerstein @ELmagazine

10/26 What Are the Best Ages to Take Your Kids to Disneyland? What’s your opinion? I was 11 in 1958 and it was magical. @intheknowmom @_Penelope

10/26 New Study Shows the Impact of PBL on Student Achievement. How much PBL is going on in your school? @nellkduke @edutopia @melanieawelsh @tedfujimoto

10/26 Seven Varied STEM Lesson and Learning Resources – If you’re a STEM teacher and looking for some fresh perspective, I’d be surprised if you couldn’t find something fun here. @Emerging @EmergingEdTech @garybartanus

10/24 Five Reasons Why Your Students Should Write Every Day – Do you know what they are? @scilearn @AddThis @TalksWTeachers @ncte

10/24 Three ways the modern school is becoming more like the modern workplace – What’s happening in your school? @BZalcberg @eschoolnews

10/24 Seven Ways to Bring Joy to Your Classroom – If you aim to be effective as a teacher in the inclusive classroom, here are seven tips that can help. @think_inclusive @drfurman @TIE_BC

10/23 Research: How the Best School Leaders Create Enduring Change – Transforming a school is a long, hard, and often lonely task. @HarvardBiz @DrBenLaker @GoddardJules @LizMellonDuke @LaneDebra @jaymctighe

10/23 How to Make High School More Like Kindergarten – We should also make kindergarten more like it used to be. @lifehacker @mraspinall

10/23 Five Ways to Make Your Curriculum More Visible – A solid curriculum allows teachers and students to work towards common goals and provides guidance on what students should be focused on. @mrkempnz @agisaa @blaho_blaho

10/23 Ten Easy Ways To Create an Amazing Classroom Culture – Simple things can make a significant difference in our classroom environments, yet we should be intentional about them. @gcouros

10/22 Ten Questions to Ask Before Installing a New Educational App – Are your teachers asking these questions? @MDMeg @EdTech_K12 @mswanson

10/22 Four Roles Οf Online Education Ιn Youth Empowerment – Are your kids empowered? @sarahsmith82110 @eLearngraphic

10/22 Five Ways to Empower Students through Writing—Each and Every Single Day – My favorite is no red pens. @kelliwest @ncte @TheBooksource

10/21 Beloved coach fired for ‘run like you’re being chased by a rapist’ joke. This could be a good discussion topic. Ask your kids what they would do if they were the school administrator. @Selimalgar @nypost

10/21 10 Characteristics of Learner Centered Experiences – Education Reimagined defines the paradigm shift from teacher-centered to learner-centered. @katiemartinedu @DaHinegardner

10/21 Trauma-Informed Practices Benefit All Students. These practices can help kids build coping skills and self-efficacy. @shevtech @edutopia

10/21 How Parents Can Help Their Children Thrive at School – Our work ethic is influenced by our relationship with our parents. @Inner_Drive

10/20 Three Ways to Make a Difference This Week – The first one is to get to know your students better. @aaron_hogan

10/20 Sharing Lessons, Resources & Ideas Through Video – Here is a resource for seeing other’s top lessons and sharing your own. @ClassTechTips @dkapuler

10/20 Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves – As a teacher the thing I wanted most was motivated students. @Larryferlazzo @edutopia @SNewco

10/19 Halloween Tips@CharPdWilliams

10/19 Five Ways to Teach Students to Be Future-Ready Helping prepare kids for the workforce can be done with a few simple classroom changes. @jmattmiller @EdTech_K12 @cherylbonz

10/16 When The Focus Is On The Student, Not The Class – Read how one school district turned things around. @WSKG @NPR @mattscully @TeacherJenCarey

10/16 Celebrate Digital Citizenship Week this week! There are lots of resources here as well. @erinwilkey @eschoolnews

10/16 Seven Tips for Integrating Technology into the Classroom – Remember, technology is not a substitute for quality instruction. @hpitler @EdCircuit

10/15 Why I Don’t Have Classroom Rules. – A high school teacher tries a classroom management experiment thinking it will fail. Years later, he’s still at it. @dandrewt @edutopia @drfurman

10/15 Turning Your Students Into Web Detectives – Here are five vetted resources students can use to separate truth from fiction online. @jeffreyknutson @edutopia @DrLatham_K

10/15 Be a Talent Coach, Not an Evaluator. This applies to dealing with students and teachers. @mssackstein @EducationWeek @DrHarrisonMcCoy @esc11 @r11prins

10/15 What Should I Buy For My New Makerspace? A Five-Step Framework For Making the Right Purchases – This is a great resource for people setting up a maker space and for those considering it. @LFlemingEDU @EdSurge

10/14 The Skills a Child Really Needs Before Kindergarten – Forget the ABC song and counting to 100 for no reason, a kid needs context before kindergarten. @PatrickAColeman @dadofdivas @dad2summit

10/14 21 Phrases to Use in Dealing With Difficult Behaviors – Always try to be positive and respectful. @DavidGeurin @Chappy8611 @nuzzel @jodiepierpoint

10/14 How to Motivate a Middle School Reader – What is more important than motivation when it comes to learning? @ReganReads @MontourSD @CommonSense

10/13 Imagine a New Learning Paradigm. When children start exploring the world they live in, the are invigorated and curious. Does your school make them less curious? @mssackstein @educationweek

10/13 Ten Ways to Teach Argument-Writing With The New York Times – This is a very rich resource. Share with writing teachers and aspiring writers you know. @KSchulten @NYTimesLearning @NYTarchives

10/13 Write for My Teacher, or Publish to The World? Which are your students doing? @NLearning @tweenteacher @globalearner

10/13 Three Benefits of Establishing a ‘Genius Hour’ – Letting students explore their own passions in the classroom can meet educational standards in innovative ways. @megbcortez @EdTech_K12

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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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