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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


12/15 Three Paradoxes That Gave Us Calculus – All math teachers should use this video before students start calculus. It’s also cool for people like me to took calculus a long time ago. @WatchNebula @CuriosityStream

12/15 Should Schools Be Giving So Many Failing Grades This Year? Schools should never give failing grades. Just give “haven’t finished yet” grades. @Stephen_Sawchuk @educationweek

12/14 Going Gradeless in the Traditional Classroom with Starr Sackstein – This episode is all about hacking assessments. If you have been thinking about changing assessment but don’t know how to do it, this episode offers some practical actions to take. In the time of COVID going gradeless makes sense. @mssackstin @CompassTeacher1

12/14 The Power of Engaging Families – When schools and families work together, children perform better, stay in school longer are more engaged with their learning, attend school more regularly, behave better, have better social skills, and are more likely to continue education beyond high school. @cpaterso @Getting_Smart

12/14 Microsoft Will Let Employees Work From Home Permanently. Microsoft said it will allow employees to work from home freely for less than 50% of their working week, but has said that managers will be able to approve permanent remote work if staff request it. @CarlyPage_ @forbes @HaroldSinnott @Microsoft

12/13 Resilience in three steps: endure, adapt & thrive. No one escapes the cruel vagaries of life. When confronted by an overwhelming challenge, pursue three steps to achieve resilience. This was written pre-COVID but still applies. @sklosky @tcardamone07 @decisionmech

12/13 What drives job satisfaction? Researchers think they have the answer. Being interested in your work might not be the key to job satisfaction. Your boss and colleagues are more important, a new study of data going back to 1949 reveals. But being interested in what you do will improve your pay and promotion prospects. @DouglasBroom @wef @Nicochan33 @YuHelenYu

12/12 New Plan Will ‘Close COVID Achievement Gap’ In NYC Schools According to the Mayor. New York City’s “2021 Student Achievement Plan” leans heavily on new digital tools to help youngsters catch up academically, get individual help, and move past the traumas inflicted by the coronavirus crisis. @ByMattTroutman @NYC_Patch

12/12 Keeping COVID innovations even after the pandemic passes – One district is hoping to preserve new technologies and innovations it adopted this year—even once COVID lockdowns are a thing of the past. What is your district doing? @eschoolnews

Quality Feedback
12/12 Embedding the Learner Profile into the Learning and Teaching – You may want to scroll down to start with C1: Learner Profile, the First Steps. @thinkchat2020

12/11 Ten Tips to Teach Students to Own Their Work – What if teacher’s help becomes a crutch, crippling students with being enabled, rather than actual help? @mssackstein

12/11 How to Reduce Noise in Zoom Meetings – you can filter background noise with some tools that are built into Zoom. @mtholfsen @rbyrne

12/9 Teachers Share What They Want Central Offices & Public Officials to Hear. Unfortunately, the voices of teachers are sometimes not heard (or, they might be heard, but ignored) by district central-office administrators or by public policy officials. @Larryferlazzo @educationweek

12/9 Feedback is Needed More Than Ever – Make sure you don’t give feedback and grades at the same time. @E_Sheninger @CoryHenwood @juandoming

12/8 Six Lessons Learned About Better Teaching During the Pandemic – If there is a silver lining to the heavy emphasis on remote and hybrid instruction during the pandemic, it is this: Students are getting more opportunities to work independently and at their own pace—and in the process, they are becoming better problem-solvers. @madeline_will @educationweek

12/8 How to Personalize (and Gamify) Professional Learning in Your School – Sometimes we act like professional development is hard. It doesn’t have to be. Sometimes we treat professional development as a chore. It should be fun, engaging, and wanted. @ajjuliani

12/6 22 Places to Learn to Code for Free in 2020 – Gone are the days when it was believed that coding is only for absolute computer nerds. Now, anyone can participate in the process of writing code for their own creations, such as websites, mobile applications, and software. @khanacademy @codewars @HaroldSinnott @AndrewinContact

12/6 The Spatially Gifted—Our Future Architects and Engineers—Are Being Overlooked. Though they have the potential to excel in many fields, we’re neglecting a large body of students with a unique set of skills. @GonserSarah @edutopia

12/6 Editor’s Choice: 50 Of The Best Educational Toys & Gifts For 2020 – You should be able to find great learning gifs for your children here. @teachthought

Kid of the Year
12/6 How TIME Picked the 2020 Kid of the Year – This year, in partnership with Nickelodeon, TIME is recognizing in the U.S. its first-ever Kid of the Year, a barometer for the rising leaders of America’s youngest generation. @biasevoli @TIME

12/5 Interview With UFT President Michael Mulgrew – He is the president of the New York City Teachers Union. If you want to know where he is coming from this will do the job. @leoniehaimson @MichaelMulgre10

12/5 How IT Teams Can Better Manage Devices for Remote Learning – Today’s IT departments are facing a new challenge: managing a plethora of remote devices while ensuring equity. @AdamStoneWriter @EdTech_K12

12/5 Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy. Almost six million people have watched this. If you are an educator make sure that you are one of them. @salkhanacademy @TEDTalks @TED2011

12/5 Twelve Free Apps for Math Instruction – Have twelve students or teachers each try one and report back. @rmbyrne #MathLearningCenter

12/4 Rudolph The Red- Nosed Reindeer, Gift of Being Different! Teachers and parents should be able to use this story to help kids feel goog about being different. @RitaWirtz @BAMRadioNetwork @DisruptEdToday @cvarsalona

12/4 Suspend High-Stakes Student Testing (from FairTest and assessment reform allies). Time to add your name to those pushing for this idea. I did. @TheActionNet

12/4 What did educators do pre-pandemic that’s helping them survive or thrive now? One of the concepts that is the most interesting since the pandemic started is why some educators are surviving or even thriving and why some are not. @froehlichm @katiemartinedu @KleinErin

12/3 Five Jobs In Tech For Women Who Don’t Want To Code – If you’re a woman who wants to learn how to code, please do. We need you. But if you don’t want to code, there are still plenty of ways to work in the future-proof tech industry. @DayanaMayfield @EllevateNtwk @Forbes

12/3 Overcoming Engagement Hurdles with Remote Learners – In order to empower people at some level, you first need to engage them. It is nearly impossible to create a culture of learning if there are elements of boredom, inactivity, and lack of relevance. @E_Sheninger @AllAboutTHEPACT

12/3 Four Ways To Ease Lockdown Loneliness According To An Expert – Checking in with others is vitally important during the lockdown. @DevaneySusan @vogueukltd

12/2 A Way of Seeing that Expands Leadership – Gratitude is a way of seeing, even when life isn’t perfect. @Leadershipfreak

12/01/2020 Six changes needed to upskill workers for the robotics age – Bridging the skills gap in robotics education will require changing the technologies used in training. @wef @HaroldSinnott

12/01/2020 Three Tech Tools for Distance Learning and Beyond – These (mostly) free tools make it easier for teachers to connect with remote students and provide plenty of ways to engage them. @edutopia @Steph_EdTech @ChrisQuinn64 @pbsteachers

11/30 Ten Tips for Offering Excellent Feedback – Also, make sure that you don’t give feedback and grades at the same time as most students will only see the grade and not even read the feedback. @mssackstein

11/30 Would Taxing Unhealthy Foods Improve Public Health? – This could stimulate a discussion in any class or at the dinner table. What do you and your kids think? @nutrition_facts

11/29 Baltimore County Schools Hacked, Expert Predicts Months to Fix. What is your school district doing to guard against this? @chrispapst @fox5newsdc

11/29 Why ‘Deep Learning’ Is Hard to Do in Remote or Hybrid Schooling – It’s a dilemma schools have struggled with for years: Should teachers spend the precious time they have helping students dig deeply into a specific issue, problem, or question? @AlysonRKlein @educationweek @PoliticsK12

11/29 Ten Ideas for Using Google Earth in Your Classroom – If you haven’t used Google Earth it may be time to begin. @rmbyrne

11/29 Behaviorism & Constructivism: Striking the Right Balance in a PBL Math Classroom. – It’s time to go beyond the traditional math class format. @thnorfar @PBLWorks @khechara

11/28 How IT leaders can thrive in the post-COVID era – When looking to enable remote learning effectively and save costs, IT leaders should look towards their current cloud models. @jcpellettiere @eschoolnews

11/28 How to Network From Home – While team meetings and industry conventions have moved online, the pandemic has opened as many doors as it has closed. Be sure that your students understand the power of networking. @Julie_Weed @nytimes @TrippBraden @BigRedRuckus @aaholzer @KerryHannon @CornellSHA @CornellAlumni

11/27 Remote Learning Puts Boys At Higher Risk. Girls get better grades in general than boys and some think that remote learning will cause this gap to increase. @rose_odea @AmyTweedie153 @WSJ

11/25 How to Recognize a Real Hero – Deliberate heroism requires us to act while consciously feeling terrified. This has good material for a classroom discussion. @TheDovBaron @thriveglobal @sevillage

11/25 Digital Board Game, an interactive template for Google Slides – You can use this interactive template for online learning if you are doing some synchronous sessions with your students. But it can also be fun for when schools reopen, and we all go back to “normal”. @SlidesManiaSM @Katie092513

11/24 Top 20 Best Data Science Books You Should Read – Consider adding them to your library. @BigData_Review @epuujee @Datascience

Virtual Meetings
11/24 How to Run the Best Virtual Meetings in the Business – By now we should know how to do this well. Compare meetings you run and attend to this. @digitaliworld @RagusoSergio @baski_LA @treasadovander

11/23 Top Six Data Science Programs for Beginners – If you are wondersing where to start here is some sound advice. @kdnuggets @udacity @epuujee @Rahul_B

11/23 Cartoons on Life at Home and in School During Covid-19 – I would normally put this at the end, but I think we all need a few laughs more than ever. @LarryCuban

11/21 Nancy Bailey: Business Terms Should Be Expelled from Our Schools. Last year, Nancy Bailey and Diane Ravitch co-authored a glossary of words, terms, and the names of organizations in education today. It is called Edspeak and Doubletalk: A Glossary to Decipher Hypocrisy and Save Public Schooling. @NancyEBailey1 @DianeRavitch

Weather Activities
11/21 Twenty Weather Activities for Kids – Children always get excited about the different weather patterns, but they can get confused. Often, it’s a good idea to use weather activities to help kids understand what is happening. @climacell

Thriving Teachers
11/21 These teachers aren’t just enduring the remote education era — they’re thriving. Zoom has been a revelation really. It has been amazing and has got us as close as possible to replicating a classroom environment. @lukedormehl @DigitalTrends @juandoming @E_Sheninger

11/20 Capture History Through Interviews With the StoryCorps App – This is something your kids can do now even though Starr’s original idea is from 2015. @mssackstein

11/20 The Benefits of Inspiring Children for Greatness – Inspiration is the most effective tool for each person in this world to accomplish something.

11/19 Zoom will lift its 40-minute limit on free meetings for Thanksgiving – You can chat with the family all you want on November 26th. @igorbonifacic @engadget @EvanKirstel

11/18 Ten ways to find global connections for your class – Finding a virtual guest for your classroom is as easy as asking. Who should you ask? This list of 10 options should get you started. @jmattmiller @nelliemuller

11/18 Montessori For Your Baby: What Parents Need to Know – Montessori is an educational method that encourages independence. Using Montessori techniques with your baby is easier than you might think. @_ReadySetFood @themomtessorian @MontessoriWrite

11/17 Creative Writing – an approach for reluctant writers – Students who withdraw from the writing process undoubtedly lack the confidence to write, which is because they lack the tools to do so. @EDmerger

Hybrid Learning
11/17 How Hybrid Learning Is (and Is Not) Working During COVID-19: 6 Case Studies – Close to two-thirds of district leaders said their school systems are doing hybrid learning, according to an Education Week Research Center survey last month. @MarkALieberman @educationweek

11/17 The Importance of Being a Mentor & Having a Mentor – Mentoring is a very important part of what we “engage” in as educators. Whether we serve as a mentor to a colleague or a student, or perhaps we seek out a mentor to help us with challenges or simply to have a system of support in our personal and professional lives, it has a tremendous impact. @Rdene915 @iamDrWill

11/17 Three Thanksgiving Science Lessons – Start with pH and potato chemistry. Then it’s turkey and tryptophan and the chemistry of deep-fried turkeys without house fires. @ONUSMACS @rmbyrne

11/16 Differentiate PD for Optimal Teacher Engagement. This should be easy thanks to COVID as you don’t want to bring the entire faculty together. @mssackstein

Outdoor Games
11/16 30 Classic Outdoor Games for Kids – From perennial favorites Hide and Seek, Telephone, and Capture the Flag to the less common Blind Man’s Bluff, Spud and Crack the Whip, this list has something for everyone. @WIRED

11/16 Online Summit|Personalized Learning and Tech Equity Under COVID-19 – Welcome to Education Week’s free online summits. @AlysonRKlein @ArriaCoburn @bjfr @educationweek

Data Science
11/16 12 Cool Data Science Projects Ideas for Beginners and Experts – How many data science projects have you completed so far? @ClaireDCosta2 @epuujee @machinelearnflx

11/15 Why the World Needs More Entrepreneurial Women in Leadership – Being a great leader is about helping people get what they want. @sabrinamphilipp @WomenEnt @SitAtTheTable

11/13 Dale Carnegie@SimpliTeach

11/13 How to manage Google Classroom like a boss with notifications – Notifications can make you more streamlined and less overwhelmed in Google Classroom. They’re easy to manage too. @jmattmiller @jenhegna

11/13 Why Teaching Kindergarten Online Is So Very, Very Hard – Teachers, kindergarteners, and parents are trying to make online learning work—and snow days and other future emergencies will likely mean they have to again. But is it really possible? @MarvaAHinton @edutopia

11/13 How to Teach Content AND Language Skills – We often hear the statement, “All teachers are teachers of language,” but how exactly do we do that when many of us went through teacher preparation programs to learn how to teach content-specific topics, not the language elements of our content? @TanKHuynh @middleweb @E_Sheninger

11/12 Closing the school year with an exit portfolio – Here is how to use an exit portfolio to inspire reflection and provide closure on the school year. @spaces_edu @mssackstein

11/12 Three essentials for building an inclusive online school – An inclusive online school offers students an equitable and safe place to learn–even in the middle of a global health pandemic. @lorraine_nobes @eschoolnews

11/12 How To Prevent Cyberbullying For Kids – The illusion of safety behind the screen can lead to bullying in wholly new and even more embarrassing ways. @familyfocusblog @BWitzenhausen

11/12 Five Principles that Expand and Sustain Your Leadership – Success includes good fortune. But HBR author Amy Jen Su believes long-term success goes beyond luck and includes five practical principles. @AmyJenSu @Leadershipfreak

11/11 Why Personalized Learning Is Struggling During COVID-19
– Personalizing learning to kids’ unique academic needs and personal interests is a tough nut to crack, and that is especially the case within the confines of a Zoom square. @AlysonRKlein @educationweek

11/11 We Built Boring Schools, Then We Put Them Online–Science Has the Fix. Our focus on testing made learning small and easy to grade rather than valuable. @tvanderark @Getting_Smart @Lois__McGill @willrich45

11/10 Joe Biden’s Election as President Tees Up Massive Shifts for K-12 Policy. Don’t forget that the Obama/Biden administration gave us Common Core and test-base teacher evaluations. Let’s hope for better. @EvieBlad @EducationWeek

11/10 We Build Boring Schools, Then We Put Them Online–Science Has The Fix. We created boring schools and then put them online. Our focus on testing made learning small and easy to grade rather than valuable. @tvanderark @forbes @drtimuhl @susanemorrissey

11/8 Autonomy with accountability. Implementing change from the ground up. Lots of schools struggle with the challenge of implementing ideas and managing change. It’s not easy to get a large group of people to shift their practice in a certain direction. @teacherhead

11/8 Remote testing monitored by AI is failing the students forced to undergo it. While automated proctoring might seem like a panacea in this age of virtual schooling, it’s a terrible solution for millions of students. @NBCNewsTHINK @rudytoot1 @NBCNews

11/7 Teens who participate in extracurricular activities have better mental health. Teenagers who spend less time in front of screens and more time in extracurricular activities such as sports and art fare better in terms of mental health, according to the findings of a new study. @madfarb @UBC @JPrevMed3 @NeurogenDuke

11/7 Managing the Virtual and Hybrid Teaching Workload – Many teachers are finding their work to be more demanding this year, so looking for ways to simplify some of it is important. @bethpando @VipulaSharma1 @E_Sheninger @edutopia

11/7 Reinforcement Learning: 10 Real Reward & Punishment Applications – In Reinforcement Learning (RL), agents are trained on a reward and punishment mechanism. The agent is rewarded for correct moves and punished for the wrong ones. In doing so, the agent tries to minimize wrong moves and maximize the right ones. @patrycjajenkner @hackernoon

11/7 Schools Are Doing COVID-19 Temperature Checks: Do They Really Help? Some temperature checks can be effective and worthwhile, experts say. Handled poorly, though, temperature checks can violate students’ privacy, squeeze school budgets, and pose logistical challenges. @MarkALieberman @educationweek

11/6 Leadership Is Key to Positive Schools. Schools are meant to be hotbeds of learning and creativity. Places where innovation and thought are fostered. Not just for the children we are to care for, but also for the educators who teach them. The more nurturing a school environment, the more likely the people within it will thrive. @mssackstein

11/6 Anxiety, Depression, Crippling Stress: How This Founder Lived Through It and Emerged a Better Leader – Leaders carry unresolved, broken aspects of their personalities from childhood. the more these remain hidden, the more likely they are to do damage. @mattmuns @lindsayblakely @LarryWentz

11/6 Five Ways You Can Choose To Lead From The Middle – Leadership is more about influence than authority. Influence speaks to our capacity for inspiring the thoughts, opinions, and actions of others. It has no designated title. @TanveerNaseer @LarryWentz

11/6 Yes, Virtual Presenting Is Weird. What is it about virtual presenting that can feel so unnerving? Surprisingly, one answer to this question can be found right outside our windows by listening to how birds communicate. @Sarah_Gershman @HarvardBiz @BethFratesMD @Armando_Ribeiro

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

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

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

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

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

11/2 Montessori principles used for parenting – Montessori and parenting have shown to go well together, bridging the gap between home and school, even if your child does not attend a Montessori school. @icsfblog @themomtessorian

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

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

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

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

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

10/28 Jabbadu2
This is my podcast on the Jabbedu Network. Please consider listening and buying my book Teaching Isn’t Rocket Science, It’s Way More Complex. Here’s an executive summary. @jabbedu @DrDougGreen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6/23 4 Ways to Support Your Employees During Chaotic Times and Improve Your Leadership With constant change, it’s more vital than ever to not only survi

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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. ;-)


  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.

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