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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3/23 Tools to Help Students Follow Their Passions – With a little help from technology, a young filmmaker, musician, writer, or artist can pursue their work like a pro. How many are students in your school using? @cultofpedagogy @stppLMC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3/17 How One Professor Uses Podcasts to Teach Empathy and Social Justice. She wanted to encourage students to embrace human interaction—and build empathy. @EdSurge @2legit2bfit @micheleborb @BarbaraGruener

3/17 How To Ease Students Into Independent Inquiry Projects – The excerpt below is from the book “Inquiry Mindsets: Nurturing the Dreams, Wonders, and Curiosities of Our Youngest Learners,” by Trevor MacKenzie with Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt. @trev_mackenzie @MindShiftKQED @yhalushka @aimkellar

3/17 Are Texas Kids Failing? Or Are the Tests Rigged? Accomplished teachers who knew their kids were reading on grade level by virtually all other measures were seeing those same kids fail. @mimiswartz @TexasMonthly @antraasa @DianeRavitch

3/17 Extra Credit Diminishes Everything And Everyone. This author writes about homework a lot and thinks it is one of the most misused practices in education. Your thoughts? @GaryArmida @TeacherAndAdmin @ERobbPrincipal @KFelicello

3/16 When You Have A Kid Who Procrastinates – A real mom tells an interesting story here. @WhisperAmber @DisneyDream717

3/16 If You Do Any of These 4 Activities in Your Classroom, You’re Already Personalizing Learning. How many happen at your school? @Todd_Flory @EdSurge @RickettsKate @KSDEredesign

3/16 How a P.E. Department Designed a Compassion-Based Curriculum – They began by observing students, interviewing them, and immersing ourselves in their worlds. @AngelaStockman @cultofpedagogy

3/16 Schools love the idea of a growth mindset, but does it work? A generation of schoolchildren is being exhorted to believe in their brain’s elasticity. Does it really help them learn? @C_Hendrick @NTampio

3/14 Why Lunch, Exercise, Sleep, and Air Quality Matter at School – Evidence is mounting that attending to these basic aspects of students’ school experiences can significantly improve their academic focus, concentration, and mental well-being. @SarahDSparks @EducationWeek

3/14 Four Ideas to Help Improve Teacher Well-Being – When you try to do too much for others, it can often lead to too little for yourself. @gcouros

3/14 Raising a Nonstarving Artist – If you have children or grandchildren with artistic talent and passion there is no need to worry about their career options. @DrDougGreen @Valmontgod @Mssackstein @EdWeekTeacher

3/13 25 Movies You Can Pair With Books – Here are 25 movies you can pair with books to enhance your family’s movie night. @Erin_Vincent35 @BraveWriter @CeliCeliC @ForumGifted

3/13 What’s Missing in Edtech? Character Development – “Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education,” Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote in February 1947. @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

3/13 Through Another Lens: School Reimagined. How can we design learning experiences that change the health of the whole community? @crowley_mike @maelstrom @ToscaKilloran @JoyceBronwyn

3/13 Four Ways to Create a Learner-Centered Classroom – Do you believe that significant learning does not happen without significant relationships between teachers and students, and the students with one another. @SmartDataCo @katiemartinedu @EmilyLiebtag

3/11 21 things every teacher should try! – How many have you tried so far? @clcsimon @SOLeary_edu @TabletAcademyUK

3/11 Can Game-Based Learning Have Practical Applications for Nontraditional Students? That’s the central question behind a report by Muzzy Lane Software, a Newbury, Mass. @mwmcneal @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

3/11 Educator Innovation Station – Flipgrid is here to support YOU as you explore the vast universe of amplifying #StudentVoice. @Taralson @jessxbo @annkozma723 @flipgrid @annkozma723 @cmurr28

3/10 I Used to Preach the Gospel of Education Reform. Then I Became the Mayor. Rahm Emanuel Rahm realized how important principals are when it comes to creating a good school be it public or charter. @RahmEmanuel @ChicagosMayor @LarryCuban

3/10 Ten Ways To Give Students More Control Of Their Education – Allowing students to be involved and take control of their education gives them the tools to be much more successful. @TeachThought @travislape @cultofpedagogy

3/10 Why Design Thinking Has a Place in Your Classroom – Design thinking is a popular topic among educators. Teachers and school leaders who are committed to innovative practices have been drawn to this topic. @ClassTechTips @Eduporium

3/10 Twelve Books You Need on Your Leadership Bookshelf – I bet just about any school can afford these fine books. @PeterMDeWitt @EducationWeek @Vroom6

3/9 The Path To PBL with Bob Lenz – Listen to this podcast while you are working out for some professional development. @pblbob @DrGregGoins

3/9 Introducing the One-Sentence Lesson Plan. Let’s be honest. Who’s got time to write full lesson plans? For every class? Five days a week? @EngNorman @delta_dc @cultofpedagogy

3/8 Texas Says Most of Its Students Aren’t Reading at Grade Level. But Are Its Tests Fair? This is just one more story about how bad federally mandated testing is. @DanaGoldstein @mannyNYT @nytimes

3/8 The Inquiry Cycle – Wondering how to roll out a full Inquiry Cycle in your practice? Curious as to where to begin and where to go next? Also check out their book. @rbathursthunt @trev_mackenzie

3/8 Four Grading Practices That Discourage Growth Mindset – Many teachers are talking the talk, but not walking the walk when it comes to growth mindset in the learning process — especially in grading practices. @WeinsteinEdu @BehaviorFlip @POWERofICU @spurlockb_rcs

3/8 Meet the Principal who’s Recruiting Men of Color to Pursue Teaching Careers. I think we need more of this. @UIC_CollegeofEd @AlfredTatum @BeNobleButler

3/7 Focusing on the Positive Possibilities for Our Students – Could we focus on how we make the lives of others around us better? @gcouros

3/7 Tips for Using Nearpod with Early Learners – The team at Nearpod has developed lots of content specifically for early learners. @ClassTechTips @DianaGorman11

3/7 Four Reasons to Watch Movies as a Family – Thoughts, Ideas, and Ramblings. Here are some reasons to watch movies as a family to help inspire you to host a family movie night soon. @blm03 @DisneyDream717

3/6 Good Teachers Stick To The Lines, Great Teachers Inspire New Lines. Great teaching grows from rich inquiry and therein lies the real art of teaching. @dperkinsed @TeachThought @ERobbPrincipal

3/6 Is The Cognitive Load Theory The Most Important Thing A Teacher Should Know? According to British educationalist Dylan Wiliam, it is the Cognitive Load Theory (Wiliam 2017). Is it true? Well, that depends. First some backstory. @terryheick @TeachThought @dylanwiliam

3/6 The 2019 Ultimate List of Diverse Children’s Books – Check to see if they are in your school’s library. @hereweeread @MCChildsBookDay

3/6 Leading Change and Guiding Change, is There a Difference? Dr. John Kotter, regarded by many as the authority on leadership and change, spells out his eight steps to increase the success of transformational change. @pdiscoveryuk @Bob_Achieve

3/5 There’s No Such Thing as Perfection in Leadership…Strive for THIS instead. What are you passionate about? And what are you doing to deliver on this passion? @Dr_Ernest_Jones @skrodriguez1 @Medium

3/5 Can Equity Be Taught? In a rapidly diversifying district with a largely white teaching force, how do you foster mutual trust and understanding? @carlyberwick @Edutopia @JenWilliamsEdu @RyanLTyler

3/3 Can We Teach Critical Thinking? Arguably one of the most valued and sought after skills that students are expected to learn is critical thinking. @DrSilverFox @AceThatTest @tucksoon

3/3 The Power Of I Don’t Know – Questions are more important than the answers they seem designed to elicit. @TeachThought @terryheick

3/3 Five Ways to Sustain School Change Through Pushback, Struggle and Fatigue – Here are some of the ways teaching and learning are changing. @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED @LaneDebra @MullerChrisM

3/3 Extra arts education boosts students’ writing scores — and their compassion, big new study finds. Arts learning experiences benefit students in terms of social, emotional, and academic outcomes. @matt_barnum @chalkbeat @DoodlesAcademy

3/2 The Opportunity to Become Successful Learners – I am not adamant that kids have access to devices (their own or ones provided) all the time. What I want is that students have opportunities that best serve them to be successful. @gcouros

3/2 Five Ways to Promote an ‘Inquiry Mindset’ for School PD – The notion of a student ‘inquiry mindset’ has become very en vogue in educational circles lately. @HollyClarkEdu @Medium @E_Sheninger

3/2 Implications Of Learning Theories On Instructional Design – This does a good job of explaining three popular learning theories and how to use them. @elearnindustry @RickettsKate @JenWilliamsEdu

3/2 Teacher wears same dress for 100 days to teach students a lesson. To prove that you are not what you wear, one teacher donned the same gray, button-down dress for 100 days in a row, washing it only “as needed.” @hfrishberg @nypost @WheresMyEraser

>3/1 How to Have What It Takes to Be a Longterm Leader – If you’re looking to shine as a leader for an extended stretch of time, you should possess certain essential personality traits. @FloydWilliams78

3/1 25 Common Education Mistakes We Can Fix Right Now – How many are you still making? @leecrockett @wabisabizen @glodigcit

3/1 Why principals must delegate – “The first rule of management is delegation. Don’t try and do everything yourself because you can’t.” Anthea Turner @impactfulcoach @SBEducation @AntheaTurner1 @DavidFifeEDU

2/28 Teachers Must Be Architects of Learning Experiences. The approach that involves teachers talking and students listening keeps students firmly in the role of passive consumers. @stppLMC @Catlin_Tucker

2/28 War on Boys – Boys do worse in schools than girls in school. Here are four things that we can do now. Christina Hoff Summers @AEI @prageru

2/26 New York’s ESSA Accountability System Nightmare – The New York State Education Departments’ implementation of ESSA accountability has produced a bureaucratic quagmire worthy of Orwell, Dickens or Kafka. @prismdecision

2/26 Six Ways to Teach Social and Emotional Skills All Day – The types of skills required to care for and advocate for oneself and others — self-regulation, responsibility, empathy, and discipline, among others — are becoming increasingly central to the work of schools and teachers. @GraceTatter @MindShiftKQED @Horizons93 @DrAAlston

2/26 Five Reasons Why Finland Is A Global Education Leader – This video explains it pretty well. Note there is one bad word on the screen near the start. @TheYoungTurks @CenkUygur @AnaKasparian

2/26 How to Teach Kids About Taboo Topics – This TED Talk is something all teachers should listen too. @teachandtransf1 @TEDTalks

2/25 Ideas for Using Audio & Video in Sub Plans – Today, there are more options for quickly creating audio or video recordings to use in sub plans. @rmbyrne @Ilotimo

2/24 Thinking Big Is the Completely Wrong Way to Achieve Success. Here’s Why. It’s tiny step, tiny step, tiny step–not huge leap and then fall on your face. @WandaThibodeaux @jamie_stark @Inc

2/24 Five Reasons We Will Avoid Edtech Conferences – If you are going to invest in going to a conference, then that conference has to provide value that is impossible to achieve in some other way. @joshmkim @kreshleman @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

2/24 Three Myths of Personalized Learning – In order to implement and improve personalized learning, we first need to reach agreement about what it is—and what it isn’t. @betamiller @edutopia @dougpete

2/23 YOUR KIDS ARE USING TOO MUCH TOOTHPASTE, AND IT’S MAKING THEIR TEETH ALL NASTY-LIKE. This is also a good way to save money. @ianlecklitner

2/23 Project Based Learning is a Roller Coaster. One of the most challenging aspects has been using project-based learning to integrate curriculum. @Catlin_Tucker @stppLMC

2/23 I’m a Neuroscientist. Here’s How Teachers Change Kids’ Brains. While we often don’t think of ourselves as brain changers, when we teach we have an enormous impact on our students’ cognitive development. @TeachFromHere @jhlavacs @EdSurge

2/22 A Quick Guide to Deep Learning – There is AI, ML, and DL do you and your students know the difference? @IT_Chronicles @MartinAButters

2/20 Schools As Places of Joy: We Are Responsible For the Cultures That We Create? Despite the best intentions of educational leaders, students are typically processed through a system of educational compliance in an environment that is “frequently characterized as one big educational arms race.” @crowley_mike @crowley @JenWilliamsEdu

2/20 Extra arts education boosts students’ writing scores — and their compassion, big new study finds. Adding time for dance, theater, or visual arts isn’t at odds with traditional measures of academic success. @matt_barnum @chalkbeat @AnthonyStogni @RitaWirtz

2/20 Five Ways To Be A Better Parent or Friend – This could be part of a lesson on caring for your kids. @DisneyDream717 @Jasminea5100

2/20 How we made virtual reality part of our students’ learning – Our role, as educators is to go beyond entertainment and use technology to create a distinctive learning experience. @FEweek @EdtechMcKean

2/19 What if Students Designed Their Education? Students need to be taught “how” to learn and prepare for more than knowing the content, by developing skills that are transferable to multiple areas of life and work. @Rdene915 @Getting_Smart @froehlichm

2/19 Twenty Two Diverse Book Choices for All Grade Levels – Check to see if your library has these books. @DavidFifeEDU @MoniqueCoyle

2/19 The Key To Raising A Happy Child – Agency may be the one most important factor in human happiness and well-being. @MsRezendez @MindShiftKQED

2/19 Empowering Students in the Day-To-Day Operations of Our Schools – This is a story about a student tech team that helps teachers. @gcouros

2/17 Why fraternities can be a good thing for young men. It was for me in the late 1960’s. It featured social growth, collaboration, problem-solving, and creativity. Also check out Alexndra Robbins’ book on the subject. @AlexndraRobbins @nypost

2/17 Zensational Kids – Mindful breath and movement practices help students and educators thrive in and out of the classroom. @ZensationalKids @SuperMontvaleK8

2/17 Five Technology tools that will keep your students engaged in the classroom – Students are obsessed with technology and gadgets nowadays, so why can’t we use technology to keep them engaged while learning? @dana_jandhyala @neolms @Ed_Admn

2/17 Ask Yourself, Why Am I Grading This? “If I don’t grade it, students won’t do it.” This reasoning leaves teachers with piles of work to grade, but how much of that time spent results in improved student performance. @Catlin_Tucker @englishteach8

2/16 Student Journalism Classes Going Strong, Poll Finds. n many of the nation’s schools, though, student interest in journalism is growing or holding steady, according to a new survey by the Education Week Research Center. @aSashaJones @educationweek

2/16 Will Online Ever Conquer Higher Ed? The latest data on the nation’s college and university enrollment shows that online is steadily climbing its way up to more than a third of the student population. @TeachFromHere @HigherEdSurge

2/16 K–12 Experts Weigh In on Training Teachers to Use Education Technology. Teachers and education professionals offer their advice on preparing teachers for a digitally integrated classroom. @EdTech_K12 @RickettsKate @Ed_Admn @wcsFvMS

2/15 Biology and PE ‘fit’ together for new class collaboration. This makes a lot of sense to me. @vbschools @meg5han @smith2dw

2/15 Does Video Improve Engagement and Learning? We need to be skeptical about wild claims about video improving engagement and learning, as much of the hype comes from an assumption. @pattishank @elearnindustry

2/14 Educators and Artificial Intelligence: “Err on the Side of Caution,” Says RAND Researcher. The work of teachers and act of teaching, unlike repetitive tasks on the manufacturing floor, cannot be completely automated. @BenjaminBHerold @educationweek

2/14 Check Out Reading Plus. Reading Plus delivers proven instruction and practice activities for efficient silent reading. Be sure to watch the short video. @ReadingPlus @RPStatus

2/14 Five Classroom Dimensions That Show Deep Math Learning Is Happening. Spend as long as is necessary on the most fundamental structures of math, making sure students know those really well. @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED @AnthonyStogni @MatterOfPlay

2/13 Noticing the Good Stuff: A Suggested Practice – When something amazing happens in your classroom but only you see it, did it really happen? @cultofpedagogy @jamie_stark @edifiedlistener

2/13 Five Ways to Nurture Compassion in Kids – Everyone has the potential to make a difference in their own way. @ShaunaTominey @MindShiftKQED @taenos99 @cultofpedagogy

2/13 The Drivers of a Successful BYOD Initiative – Leaders need to pay attention to Eric Sheninger. @E_Sheninger @stdulmage

2/10 The Evolving Role of the Teacher – The modern teacher has to be a very different teacher from the teachers they grew up with. @EDUcre8ive @katiemartinedu

2/10 This Study of 300,000 Leaders Revealed the Top 10 Traits for Success. See if you can guess what they are. @bizzwriter @Inc @GermanIOD

2/10 What Failing Students Want Us to Remember. By seeing students as more than their grades, we can enable them to reach their potential. @WordLib @edutopia @mccoyderek

2/9 Irish Government Leads the Way on ITC Apprenticeships. I see the need for more apprenticeships of various kids here in the US. @Irish_TechNews @SimonCocking

2/8 Do We Really Need PD? Why do we need professional development when teachers learn through experience? @katiemartinedu @jamie_stark

2/8 As Textbook Companies Try New Options, Many Students Say Price Is Biggest Factor. Who wants to schlep heavy textbooks around nowadays? @jryoung @journoinred @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

2/7 After 12 Years of Teaching Writing…an Epiphany! Catlin Tucker has been teaching students how to write for 12 years, but this week she had a realization that made her question the purpose of writing in school. @Catlin_Tucker @iamDrWill

2/7 Give Teachers Credit: They Know Learning Is Social. The enthusiasm shared by educators who understand that social media will forever impact their lives and practice is very reminiscent of the vibe expressed by dot-commers two decades ago. @spirrison @EdSurge

2/7 The Six Fundamental Skills Every Leader Should Practice – It starts with your vision. @rashkenas @bizzwriter @HarvardBiz

2/7 Four Ways Schools & Teachers Can Save Money with the Right EdTech – A survey released in May 2018 by the US Department of Education confirms that 94% of public school teachers spend money out of their own pockets to buy classroom supplies—close to $500 on average. @cleartouch_WHF @multiteach @DaleGayman

2/6 Flipped Classroom: Engaging Students with EdPuzzle – Time to find out how this tool works. @Catlin_Tucker @iamDrWill

2/6 Using Science to Bring Literature to Life – Combining science and literature can help students engage more deeply with both subjects. @edutopia @RickettsKate @DrAAlston

2/5 Power Lesson: Note-Taking Stations – One teacher decided to create a structured lesson that utilized stations to give students an opportunity to practice with various types of note-taking styles. @cultofpedagogy @travislape

2/5 Three Good Places to Find Hands-on STEM Activities – I bet every school can find something here. @MakeCodeTeam @MicrosoftEDU @exploratorium @rmbyrne

2/3 The White Flight From Football – A recent study found that 44% of black boys play tackle football, compared with 29% of white boys. @AlanaSemuels @TheAtlantic

2/3 How AI is Changing Special Education – Technology has also begun to play an interesting role in educating Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) students. @neolms

2/3 Students Learn From People They Love. Time to put relationship quality at the center of education. @nytdavidbrooks @nytopinion @DisruptedTv @dintersmith

2/1 Ten Ways Educators Can Take Action in Pursuit of Equity – How many are you already doing? @cultofpedagogy @TeachFromHere

2/1 Four Reasons to gamify your classroom – Through play they learn. They learn to be part of a community and develop into fine men and women. They can learn everything they need to, all while having fun. @neolms

2/1 The Ten Education Issues Everybody Should Be Talking About – Fing our what issues have the potential to define—or redefine—education in the year ahead. @Erik_Youngman @educationweek

2/1 Black History Month: Teaching Beyond Slavery – Avoid minimizing black history; include the full human experience beyond enslavement. @CoshandraD_TT @tolerance_org @BGMS_AP @DOEChancellor

1/31 Gym Class Is So Bad Kids Are Skipping School to Avoid It. P.E. do little to improve physical fitness, but it can also lead to truancy and disciplinary problems. Students use lockerroom where adult supervision is limited, and it facilitates teasing of overweight or unathletic kids. @aliaemily @TheAtlantic

1/31 Community College Transfers Outperform High Schoolers At Top Colleges, So Why Do We Ignore Them? Community college transfers also outperform transfers from other four-year colleges. @nleesanchez @Forbes @DisruptedTv

1/31 Five Arguments Against “Innovation in Education” and How You Might Respond – You will hear arguments such as, “I think innovation is important but what about…(insert curriculum, time, money, lack of funding, standardized tests, and lack of training)? @gcouros @stdulmage

1/31 OneNote Class Notebook: A Digital Binder That Will Change the Way You Teach – OneNote Class Notebook is a do it all platform. It’s completely free for educators and it’s available everywhere: Windows, Mac, Chromebooks, iOS and Android devices. @cultofpedagogy @vijaysharma1122

1/28 Eleven Easy Ways to Increase Self-Confidence – This trait is closely associated with success. @carthagebuckley

1/28 Educators and Artificial Intelligence: “Err on the Side of Caution,” Says RAND Researcher. The work of teachers and act of teaching, unlike repetitive tasks on the manufacturing floor, cannot be completely automated. @BenjaminBHerold @educationweek

1/28 Learning through play: what are the benefits? Play is one of the most misunderstood topics in education, says psychologist David Whitebread. Here, he sets the record straight. @Helen_Amass @dgw10041 @tes

1/26 Three Things We Should Stop Doing in Professional Development – Although this is focused mainly on what we do as adults in our time together, many of these lessons have applications to the classroom. @gcouros

1/26 Ten Tips to Start Teaching With Minecraft – Minecraft promotes student independence and creativity, but it is also an immensely collaborative tool. @johnmillerEDU @MatthewFarber @EdSurge

1/26 Building Teamwork and Perseverance in Early Elementary Students with Breakouts – In early grade classrooms many children aren’t reading yet or still struggle with reading, so clues need to be visual or involve audio. @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED @Rdene915

1/25 How to Introduce Engineering Principles Early to Help Inspire Interest in STEM – Engineering in elementary school makes sense to me. @lrmongeau @MindShiftKQED @hechingerreport

1/25 Two words that can help check your assumptions about people – Asking “so what?” can bring out your hidden beliefs and ideas. @maryhalton @iownjd @TEDTalks

1/25 The Ten Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment – The reality is, there is no single answer because teaching and learning are awkward to consider as single events or individual “things.” @terryheick @TeachThought @Erik_Youngman

1/24 Educators Share How Video Games Can Help Kids Build SEL Skills. Paul Darvasi is teaching his 12th graders that if there’s something about themselves they don’t like, they have the power to change it. @journoinred @EdSurge

1/24 Five Ways to Help Children with ADHD Develop Their Strengths – Try the Five C’s method — self-Control, Compassion, Collaboration, Consistency, and Celebration — as a roadmap for reducing family stress and equipping children with the skills they need to thrive. @dfkris @MindShiftKQED @drfurman

1/23 It Took Tom Brady Exactly Five Words to Teach a Major Lesson in Emotional Intelligence. This is good general advice for anyone. @JustinJBariso @Inc @barbaratreacy @jdauria

1/23 Out Of the Negativity, Be the Water That Affects Positive Change. Being a victim of the system is not an effective way to promote progress, we must be a part of the solution. @PeterMDeWitt @mssackstein @educationweek

1/23 Should We Teach Optimism? Over the last several decades the news has become more negative and we have become more pessimistic. This is in spite of the fact that by many objective accounts, the world is getting better. @DrDougGreen @mssackstein @EdWeekTeacher

1/22 Three Cybersecurity Threats Businesses Should Look Out for in 2019 – Is your school ready? @Juliet_Tech @BizTechMagazine @ziegeran @MattHarrisEdD

1/22 Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning? Technology has the potential to further transform the way we learn, as is apparent by the advancements in robotics and its use in classrooms. @neolms

1/21 Charts Vs Tables: How To Best Represent Your Data. “There is no such thing as information overload. There is only bad design.” Edward Tufte @MisalDisha71 @Analyticsindiam @LouisColumbus @bobehayes @EdwardTufte

1/21 Virtual Reality Learning – How about taking your social studies students on a walk along the Great Wall of China? Or, helping physics or engineering students investigate how Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world was built. @CrushSchoolSpy @Jonharper70bd @CrushSchoolSpy @R_CILR @SeanAThom @Rdene915

1/21 Why school librarians matter: What years of research tell us. When schools have high-quality library programs and librarians who share their expertise with the entire school community, student achievement gets a boost. @KCLance @pdkintl

1/20 The Five Worst education Arguements in Graphic Form – Consider post these were your teachers can see them. @tkraz @JamesTheo

1/20 Storytelling is Powerful This is great advice for teachers. I love this guy’s work. Consider buying some for your school. Click here to visit their site. Consider subscribing to keep track of new offerings. @gapingvoid

1/17 Special Education Is Broken. One large study in 2015 showed that students in the program who were supposedly receiving targeted interventions actually performed worse than virtually identical peers who were not in an RTI process. @EarlyYearsEW @OnSpecEd @casamuels @educationweek

1/17 Growing a PLN is More Than a Numbers Game. Growing your PLN is one of the most powerful things you can do for your own professional learning. @froehlichm @JaimeDonally

1/17 Googley Activities and Tools for Primary Students – A common question I receive from folks is how can younger students use Google tools? Here’s how. @ericcurts @tonyvincent

1/16 Why Competency-Based Education Is Exciting And Where It May Stumble – Competency-based education has piqued the interest of many communities because of its promise to make learning a more personal experience for students. @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED @JdelaneyJoAnn

1/16 Four Shifts To Move From Teacher-Centered To Learner-Centered – Here are four shifts that Katie Martin has increasingly seen in many schools as they move to learner-centered. @katiemartinedu @Erik_Youngman

1/16 What Works For Getting Kids to Enjoy Reading? Excerpted from “The Reading Mind: A Cognitive Approach to Understanding How the Mind Reads” by Daniel T. Willingham. @DTWillingham @MindShiftKQED @Begabungs @cultofpedagogy

1/15 It’s Easier Than Ever to Log Your Kid’s Data, But Should You? THE QUEST TO quantify your child starts before you’ve even conceived. @adriennemso @WIRED @snackfight

1/15 New Study: How does Screen Time Affect Grades? One study found a strong correlation between too much phone time and lower grades. @OneClass

1/15 Your Top Ten Genius Hour Questions Answered – We need a structure, a format, a plan for delivering this kind of experience. @cultofpedagogy @RACzyz @ajjuliani

1/14 All Lessons Should Be Interdisciplinary. It mimics real life learning rather than isolated educational experiences. @jackiegerstein @stdulmage

1/14 Training versus Learning – What do you think the difference is? @katiemartinedu @iamDrWill @E_Sheninger

1/14 Connect with Other Classrooms. One teacher wanted to connect her students with more stakeholders, so she used FlipGrid–a video discussion platform–to post a question. @Catlin_Tucker @iamDrWill

1/14 Nine Faculty Trends to Watch in 2019 – This is aimed at the higher ed crowd but I think it applies to K-12 as well. @Getting_Smart @ziegeran

1/13 Introducing the One-Sentence Lesson Plan. Let’s be honest. Who’s got time to write full lesson plans? For every class? @EngNorman @cultofpedagogy @WickedEdTech

1/13 What’s the Difference Between Project- and Challenge-Based Learning? Do you know what Challenge-Based Learning is? @stephenoonoo @EdSurge @AnthonyStogni

1/13 Four Strategies Designed to Drive Metacognitive Thinking – Metacognition is defined as thinking about one’s thinking or learning. Are your kids doing any? @iamDrWill @Catlin_Tucker

1/12 By mollycoddling our children, we’re fuelling mental illness in teenagers. Of course we want to keep children safe. But exposure to normal stresses and strains is vital for their future wellbeing. @JonHaidt @PamelaParesky @guardian

1/12 Don’t teach digital citizenship — embed it! – Kids do best when they can learn something authentically, by figuring out their own answers to real-world problems that are relevant to their lives. @hmarrs24 @iste @s_bearden

1/12 The Trouble with “Amazing”: Giving Praise that Matters. If you’re trying to motivate someone—a student, an employee, your child—calling them amazing won’t pump them up the way you hope it will. @cultofpedagogy @bethhill2829

1/11 12 Rules of effective Instructional Technology Coaching [INFOGRAPHIC] – Pushing tech coaches into individual classes seems to be more effective the Getting a bunch of teachers in the same room. @RickettsKate @neolms

1/11 Should Fewer Black Students Receive Special Education Services? Some people think that it’s wrong to give black kids more than their proportional share of special ed help. This is misguided. @DrDougGreen @MsSackstein @EdWeekTeacher

1/11 30 Amazing Sources for Free Teacher Resources – Here are 30 of our top sources for free teacher resources including lesson plans and activities created by fellow professional educators. @WeAreTeachers @emulvahill @trilearning

1/11 Google Research Shows That the Best Bosses Always Do These Two Things – This is aimed at business, but educational leaders should check it out. @MSchneiderTwts @Inc

1/10 Can Americans Tell Factual From Opinion Statements in the News? The ability to classify statements as factual or opinion varies widely based on political awareness, digital savviness and trust in news media. @asmitch @gottfriedjeff @pewinternet @elemenous

1/10 What Schools Can Learn From a Science Museum That Makes Learning Irresistible for Kids – Field trips offer educators an opportunity to experience human-centered learning first-hand. @EdGeeks @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

1/10 Graphic Novels in the Classroom: A Teacher Roundtable – Teachers talked about their own successful practices with graphic novels and shared how the books had transformed reluctant readers into obsessive readers. @cultofpedagogy @mssackstein

1/9 Channeling Students’ Passion for Sports Into Social Awareness and Bringing Change. How do you turn a student’s passion into a purpose that serves our global community? @CoachWest @EdSurge @MoreauCatholic

1/9 Five Top Technology Trends in Special Education – A greater push is underway to better serve students with disabilities using new tools. But experts caution technology can diminish mental processing, which is the foundation for learning over time. @BenjaminBHerold @Ed_Admn @hapara_team

1/9 Ten Acts of kindness you can do which don’t cost money – Challenge your kids to see what they can come up with before you share this with them. @carthagebuckley

1/9 The Best Starter Apps for New Chromebook Users – If your school uses Chromebooks you should check them out. @Ohthatflo @lifehacker @dougpete @flipboard

1/8 Tear Down Your Behavior Chart! – Behavior charts and similar public shaming methods don’t teach self-regulation. They mainly harm vulnerable learners. @leeannjung @domsmithRP @KFelicello @alfiekohn

1/7 The Winning Mindset: 4 Lessons Michael Jordan Can Teach Your Kids – The winning mindset that Michael Jordan possesses is something all our children can learn from. @DinnerTableMBA @RaisingAStar @sheenamwhite

1/7 What are the non-negotiable elements in Project Based Learning? Here is a list of the six non-negotiable elements in project-based learning. @gavhays @newtechnetwork @tedfujimoto

1/7 Why the Movie “Eighth Grade” Is Great for Digital Citizenship. Start a conversation about social media and identity with this relatable film. @fearv @CommonSenseEd @eighthgrademov @boburnham

1/6 When Pushing Boundaries in Math Education, Where Can Teachers Turn For Help and Camaraderie? Twitter can be an invaluable tool for professional development among educators. @KristenLepore @MindShiftKQED @ddmeyer @Desmos

1/6 Five Ways to Nurture Compassion in Kids – This is excerpted from Creating Compassionate Kids: Essential Conversations to Have with Young Children ©2019 by Shauna Tominey. @ShaunaTominey @MindShiftKQED @Rdene915

1/6 The Spacing Effect: How to Improve Learning and Maximize Retention – The spacing effect is a far more effective way to learn and retain information that works with our brain instead of against it. @farnamstreet @mhebern @CandaceMarles

1/6 41 edtech predictions for higher ed in 2019 – You would think that someone here would have the proper prediction. @eSN_Ellen @ecampusnews @ImFutureReady

1/5 100+ Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking – Bloom’s Taxonomy’s verbs–also known as power verbs or thinking verbs–are extraordinarily powerful instructional planning tools. @TeachThought @KimGriesbach @tonyvincent

1/5 Introducing Scratch 3.0: Expanding the Creative Possibilities of Coding – Scratch 3.0 is a new generation of Scratch that expands how, what, and where kids can create with code. @scratch @adambellow

1/5 2018 Elementary/Middle Grade Non-fiction Finalists – Make sure these top books are in your school’s library. @CybilsAwards @pragmaticmom @JosephBruchac @MCusolito

1/5 Building a Metacognitive Classroom – Teaching students about neuroplasticity and the brain’s potential can have a positive effect on their self-perceptions and expectations for success in school. @BrainSMARTU @edutopia @rudytoot1 @web20classroom

1/4 How Perfectionism Tricks You Into Downplaying Your Own Value – Why you need to stop basing your self-confidence on how much and what you accomplish. Starting today. @bizzwriter @Inc @HenleyAfrica

1/4 16 Ideas for Student Projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms – Google Drive is far more than a place to store files online. It also includes a suite of versatile creation tools. @cultofpedagogy @Erik_Youngman

1/3 What’s Twice as Important as Technical Skill? The difference between top and average performers isn’t technical skill. @Leadershipfreak

1/3 Why schools should teach the curriculum of the future, not the past – Check the chart that shows that computer science and the arts are kids’ favorite subjects. @hadip @Codeorg @Axon_us @Convoyteam @wef @dougpete

1/3 Ten Tips to Maintain Motivation – See if you can apply these tips to yourself, your students, and your children. @jackiearnold @pdiscoveryuk

1/2 Teachers quit their jobs in record numbers during 2018. Skimpy budgets, low pay and public disrespect is prompting educators to abandon the classroom in droves. What can you do about this? @SamFulwood @thinkprogress @RosaIsiah

1/2 The 10 Best AR Apps for Classrooms Using Apple’s New ARKit – Apple has released a new resource for app developers—the ARKit—that has supercharged augmented reality for fields like entertainment, gaming, advertising and, of course, education. @JaimeDonally @EdSurge @RitaWirtz @micahshippee

1/2 The Eight Best Ways of Teaching Creatively That Will Never Fail – We know from Creativity Fluency that creativity is something that can be taught and learned. @leecrockett @glodigcit

1/1/2019 How Harry Potter Has Brought Magic To Classrooms For More Than 20 Years – It is undeniable that the Harry Potter fandom has had a lasting impact throughout the world. @wynneellyn @MindShiftKQED @JdelaneyJoAnn

1/1/2019 How Making Art Helps Teens Better Understand Their Mental Health – Art can help kids express themselves and understand the world around them. @dr_fraga @MindShiftKQED @taenos99 @cultofpedagogy

1/1/2019 Five Reasons Why Teaching Digital Citizenship Matters – There are still many misconceptions about what digital citizenship actually is and why it matters. @leecrockett @wabisabizen

12/31 Self-Awareness: The Gateway to Leadership – It is a key building block for emotional intelligence (EQ), providing the foundation for greater self-regulation, which lends itself to more astute social awareness and finely tuned social skills, including leadership. @CarolKuruvilla @HuffPost @louisvillelips @pdiscoveryuk

12/30 The Way American Parents Think About Chores Is Bizarre. Should parents be paying children to do chores? We never did. @jpinsk @TheAtlantic @CubanLarry

12/29 Coding: Developing Rigorous Thinkers – You don’t teach coding to create professional coders. You do it to make better thinkers. Also, check out Code Breaker: Increase Creativity, Remix Assessment, and Develop a Class of Coder Ninjas! by Brian Aspinall. @mraspinall

12/29 Arne Duncan Continues to Push Dangerous Corporate School Reform. Duncan has never formally studied education, or been a teacher. @Linda1746 @NancyEBailey1

12/29 College is Only One Option for Kids. This is my latest publication in Education Week Teacher. I think it’s the first time I was published on Christmas day. Share with any high school students you know. @DrDougGreen @mssackstein @EdWeekTeacher

12/28 A Complete Guide to Using Flipgrid – 12 Tutorial Videos – Flipgrid is a fantastic tool for gathering feedback from students in the form of short videos. @rmbyrne @iplante

12/28 EdSurge’s Year in Review: The Top 10 K-12 Stories of 2018 – Many of the stories here provide an answer to education’s perennial question: How can we make the time we spend with students just a little better? @EdSurge @stephenoonoo

12/27 What Happened When We Introduced Our Students to the Demco Maker Collection. What started as one empty classroom in one of our buildings has now turned into a dedicated space for making. @DrJacieMaslyk @demco

12/27 Student Athletes With Limited Access To Trainers Less Likely To Have Concussions Diagnosed. If you still let your child play football be sure there is a trainer. @ConcernedMom9 @WPR

12/27 Five Simple Ways to Be a Better Leader – Leadership is often made out to be more difficult than it really is. @GordonTredgold @Inc

12/26 Five Ways to Reject Arrogance and Develop the Beauty of Real Confidence – Confidence doesn’t need to brag, impress, outdo, or put others down. @Leadershipfreak @jcbjr

12/25 Three Reasons to Consider a Co-teaching Model – This can be very effective if it’s done right. @Catlin_Tucker @iamDrWill

12/25 Two Ways AR and VR are Changing the Training Landscape – This is an ad aimed at companies who need help incorporating AR and VR into employee training, but it briefly explains the concepts for free. @AnthonyStogni @ConsultClarity

12/25 There’s a Reason Why Teachers Don’t Use the Software Provided by Their Districts. Most educational software licenses go unused in K-12 districts. @ArnettTom @Getting_Smart

12/22 Five Thoughts to Improve Your Mental Approach as an Educator – My favorite is number 5 – One of the best ways to increase student effort and engagement is to increase your own energy and enthusiasm. @DavidGeurin @ERobbPrincipal

12/22 Seven Tips That Increase Influence as a Leader – Each leader, themselves, will have to analyze which points would be best used within his or her own life situations. @pdiscoveryuk @traceymseals

12/21 2018 Best Lists for Educators – No matter what you teach you should find something valuable here. @edublogs @Larryferlazzo

12/21 Adolescents and Teens Deserve a Break: A Brain Break. Many adolescents and teenagers come into their house after a long day at school, and they need to take a break. @ProfJPizzo @DisruptedTv @noasbobs

12/21 Four things you should know about digital portfolios – Digital portfolios are a great way to help students learn to reflect on their actions and make positive changes. @Rdene915 @eschoolnews

12/21 Out of the Box Approach to Planning Makerspaces – This is by the author of The Kickstart Guide to Making GREAT Makerspaces @LFlemingEDU

12/20 Say Less, Heard More – The people who get the attention are those that yell the loudest and most often, but we should pay attention to those that pick and choose their spots. @gcouros

12/20 Five Ways To Nurture Extraordinary Performance – It’s aimed at business, but I think it applies to schools. @funficient @pdiscoveryuk @funficient

12/20 A New LinkedIn Report Says These Are The 10 Skills That Will Get You Hired Faster Than Anything Else. How many are being taught at your school? @MSchneiderTwts @Inc

12/20 Why Journaling Makes Better Leaders – Most of what is written on the benefits of journaling is about self-discovery, but this author believes it can help make better leaders, too. @bruce_rhoades @SkipPrichard

12/19 Digital Parenting – Here is a list of “do and do not” for social media use. It’s a good starting point for discussions in the classroom and at home. @SuperScot @PrincipalStager

12/19 Ten Ways To Start Shifting Your Classroom Practices Little By Little – You can’t get the content in if they’re not listening to you. @Kschwart @RickettsKate @KFelicello @JoyKirr @MindShiftKQED

12/19 We Just Got Even More Evidence It’s Better to Start School Later in The Day. Seattle started experimenting with later school times, it’s seen a host of benefits start to appear. @davidnield @HealthyHours @ScienceAlert

12/18 How To Lead Meetings People Actually Want To Go To – Let’s be honest, most meetings, to put it bluntly, suck. Do yours? @LMTPConsulting @Erik_Youngman @E_Sheninger

12/18 Harnessing the Incredible Learning Potential of the Adolescent Brain – WIth adolescents, there is an incredible opportunity to positively shape their brain and future life course during this period of development. @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED @Erik_Youngman @cultofpedagogy

12/18 ‘They’re Not Fact-Checking’: How Lies on College Applications Can Slip Through the Net. They really don’t have time to fact-check applications or screen social media. Spot checks, however, can catch some cheating. @anemonanyc @nytimes

12/17 Removing the Obstacles in Education so Innovation and Academics Can Flourish – Teachers say they want to try to create a much more compelling learning environment for their students where they are finding and solving real-world problems, but they feel stifled by their administrators. @gcouros

12/17 The Misguided Priorities of Our Educational System – We spend too much money on college students and not enough on everyone else. @oren_cass @ManhattanInst @nytimes

12/17 Teachers’ Use of Ed-Tech Tools Rises Across the Board, But Time Pressures Persist Teachers’ use of ed-tech increased significantly for 9 out of 13 different types of ed-tech they were asked about. How about your teachers? @EdWeekSCavanagh @EdMarketBrief

12/17 The best children’s books of 2018 for all ages – From celebrity-penned tales to fresh interpretations of the classics, here is our pick of the best for hungry readers from tots to teens. @recipe4survival @ImogenCarter @guardian @sfcook1 @LowCarbonOG @book_awards

12/15 How Play Promotes Literacy From an Early Age – If you’re wondering what play has to do with literacy, consider how play activities help our kids learn about sounds, words, language, and stories. @AnthonyStogni @KimberlyEHart

12/15 What is Edutainment and Why Kids Learn Better this Way – The name is exactly what it sounds like, a form of education designed to be entertaining. @sheenamwhite

12/14 Regents should turn down PR grant from Gates Foundation. Gates has too much control of education for a relatively little amount of money. Read my article Are You Smarter Than Bill Gates? @NTampio @StevenSinger3 @lohud @leoniehaimson

12/14 Education through Augmented Reality – how AR enhances learning. Be sure to watch the short [0:59] video. @ASUS @Erik_Youngman @micahshippee

12/11 Twelve Alternatives To Letter Grades In Education – If you give written feedback be sure not to give grades at the same time. @terryheick @teachthought @Rdene915

12/11 Free Math Lesson Plans from NASA – Space Math is a NASA website containing space-themed math lessons for students in elementary school through high school. @NASA @rmbyrne

12/11 Fifteen Books That Tweens and Teens Want to Read Right Now – Here are some great tips from a UK Tweeter. @lucasjmaxwell @BookRiot @glenthornelrc

12/10 Six creative ways to research your target audience – Share with business teachers and students and your schools social media team. @DorfSerena @PRDaily @jeffsheehan @MarkRaganCEO

12/10 PBS Kids ScratchJr – Scratch With a PBS Twist – With PBS KIDS ScratchJr, kids can create their own interactive stories and games. Be sure to watch the short [1:00] app trailer. @PBSKIDS @rmbyrne

12/10 Out of the Box Approach to Planning Makerspaces – There is no one-size-fits-all approach to planning a makerspace. @LFlemingEDU @RickettsKate

12/10 Stop Glorifying Busy. You can’t move forward with your passion if you don’t take the time to reflect and rejuvenate. @Mrs_Gilchrist @AKDavis529

12/9 Eliminate mindless professional development. It’s essential that teachers’ professional development resemble in its learning processes the kinds of teaching and learning desired in all classrooms. @DennisSparks @DavidFifeP

12/9 Twenty Ways To Provide Effective Feedback For Learning – While assessment gets all the press, it is feedback for learning that can transform a student’s learning. @laurareynolds75 @TeachThought @DavidFifeP @nuzzel @vendi55

12/9 Virtual Reality Science Books Make Learning a Blast! This looks like a good pick for Christmas presents. @myfourandmore @britannica @EloiseM25

12/9 Eleven Reasons why teachers don’t use technology – Here are a number of the real reasons so many teachers are reluctant to use technology in the classroom and some suggestions for what we can do about it. @ukedchat @NikPeachey

12/8 60+ Education Gifts to Add to Your List – What are you getting for your kids? @JustinAglio @Getting_Smart

12/8 Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Technology – Welcome to number two in a series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources for STEM education. @mjgormans @EdTechNerd

12/8 Engage Kids With Coding By Letting Them Design, Create, and Tell Stories – For Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 7-13), the nonprofit Code.org has helped organize nearly 200,000 “Hour of Code” events. @anya1anya @MindShiftKQED @Rdene915

12/6 Tear Down Your Behavior Chart! Behavior charts and similar public shaming methods don’t teach self-regulation. They mainly harm vulnerable learners. @leeannjung @domsmithRP @ASCD @Erik_Youngman

12/6 A Starter Kit for Differentiated Instruction – This is a collection of the clearest, most high-quality resources for learning how to differentiate in your classroom. @cultofpedagogy @hmbeau5

12/5 Happy Birthday Special Education — It’s time for a real redo! You can also read my summary of Miriam’s book Special Education 2.0: Breaking Taboos to Build a NEW Education Law. @Medium

12/5 Twelve Areas School Leaders Should Focus on in 2019 – How many are your personnal list? @PeterMDeWitt @EducationWeek @RodneyHetherton

12/5 Designing Inclusive Learning Spaces – Over the past few years, learning space redesign has become one of the trendiest topics in education. @thomascmurray @AskAdam3

12/5 Ten Ways Educators Can Take Action in Pursuit of Equity – Pedro Noguera, Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA offers advice. @cultofpedagogy @korytellers @ValeriaBrownEdu

12/4 ‘Video game rehab’ is just an excuse for lazy parents. Bloomberg reported on parents seeking out rehab for children addicted to the popular video game Fortnite. @karol @nypost

12/4 How to encourage more girls to pursue science and math careers – Negative stereotypes about girls’ ability can discourage from them pursuing careers in math and science. @MDDelahunty @InspiringSTEM_N @GoogleExpertUK

12/4 Eleven Helpful Phrases for Disarming Conflict – It doesn’t matter if the conflict is with a student, a colleague, or a parent, it’s so important to listen carefully and let the other person know you are listening carefully. @DavidGeurin @ElisaBostwick

12/2 Ego Is the Enemy of Good Leadership. This is also good advice for teachers. Keep your ego out of it. @JackieCarter @RasmusTPP @HarvardBiz @cshislop

12/2 Three Good Places to Find Hands-On STEM Lessons – Check out the short videos here. @rmbyrne @RickettsKate

12/2 Four Best Practices For Creating Informative Infographics – One of the hardest parts of creating an infographic is identifying a core message to relate back to your audience. This is important in business and education. @NadyaKhoja @msocialbusiness @NealSchaffer

12/1 When Kids Lead – Are they doing any leadeing at your school? The more students own it, the better they will like it. @gcouros @Joe_Sanfelippo @nicmicd92

12/1 Ten Tips for Teachers Using the Station Rotation Model – This blended learning model and creating opportunities for small group instruction, real-time feedback, collaboration, and differentiated learning. @Catlin_Tucker

12/1 Rewiring STEM education – The idea that science skills are innate and great discoveries are made only by “lone geniuses” is losing traction in STEM. (Doug: It should be STEAM.) @dinosaurali @symmetrymag @RickettsKate @KelliLWells

11/30 The Benefits of Laughing – Offices and schools can use a good dose of laughter. @BettyAnnHeggie @HarvardBiz @SimonCocking

11/30 How to Plan Outstanding Tech Training for Your Teachers – This is fairly comprehensive. Share with your tech support people. @cultofpedagogy @mssackstein

11/30 Build the Foundation, Not the Ceiling. Traditionally, the curriculum has been organized in a linear path that promotes a one size fits all approach to success. @katiemartinedu @Pen63

11/30 Eleven Questions Interesting People Always Ask to Spark Great Conversations – While this is aimed at businesses it looks like good advice for teachers. @MarcelSchwantes @Inc

11/29 The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies – If you want to discuss something you may need a better plan. @cultofpedagogy @learnwithalbert

11/29 Moving from Face-to-Face to Online Teaching Can Be Hard. Here’s One Expert’s Advice. @journoinred @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

11/29 What Does Computer Science Professional Development Look Like? This intense course runs for four-and-a-half days, and gives teachers a deep dive into the world of computer science. Sixty minute sessions don’t cut it. @Sheena1010 @EdSurge

11/28 Four Tips For Effective Course Design And Delivery – This article serves as a brief summary of the best practices that training and development professionals can use. @elearnindustry @Yuri_Druzhinin @iCohere

11/28 Taking the “Manage” Out of Classroom Management. Many teachers assume that if they relinquish control to students that classroom will dissolve into chaos. This teacher found the opposite to be true. @Catlin_Tucker @travislape

11/28 Five Simple “Life Lessons” Every Student Should Learn – The life lessons we instill in our students are the ones that will help them reach their potential and succeed no matter what they do in the future. @cpoole27 @Erik_Youngman

11/27 Ten Websites to Help With Homework – They provide students with reliable resources to use for a variety of educational purposes. @medkh9 @EdTechNerd

11/27 Where Curiosity Will Lead Education – The Most Important Skill at the Office Isn’t Being Taught in School, it’s curiosity. @gcouros

11/27 Are You Integrating Personalized Learning Into Your Curriculum? Personalized learning with the help of Artificial Intelligence will change the Education System. @AnjliJain @CConsortiumOrg @Yuri_Druzhinin @DrAAlston

11/26 Leadership Contradictions – Be sure to read my comment as I strongly disagree with his first point. @Mann4Edu @Jeff_Zoul

11/26 How Seeing and Using Gestures Makes Ideas More Memorable – Whether it’s a lesson in math, foreign language vocabulary or science, the result is the same: kids learn better with gestures. @MindShiftKQED @hechingerreport

11/25 Seven Deadly Sins of First-Time Leaders and How to Avoid Them – Here are 7 mistakes that rookie leaders make and what we can do to avoid them. @GordonTredgold @Inc

11/25 Why schools should teach the curriculum of the future, not the past – Robots, artificial intelligence, automation – no longer the stuff of science fiction movies. @wef @hadip

11/24 Using Engineering Activities to Support SEL in Early Childhood Education – With the growing focus on social and emotional learning (SEL) in education, one idea you might not have encountered is to teach engineering to our youngest learners. @Getting_Smart

11/24 13 Stunning Places to Publish Student Art and Writing – There’s something about having our work seen by strangers that makes us take it up a notch. @cultofpedagogy @Mrs_Gilchrist

11/23 The Best New Schools Don’t Look Like Schools At All. If your district is going to build you need to check these out. @DianaBudds @FastCompany @CLPerry55 @E_Sheninger

11/20 A Look at MakerBot Education – Schools all over the country have been working to bring 3D printing to their students to support STEM integration, design thinking, student-centered learning, project-based learning, and the future of work. @Jmeb96 @Getting_Smart

11/20 Dogfooding: How Often Do You Do Your Own Assignments? Dogfooding is a term that’s been used among software developers. It refers to using your own product to work out its glitches. It’s the metaphorical equivalent of “eating your own dog food.” Should teachers do their own assignments? @cultofpedagogy @AysinAlp1

11/20 Add At Least One C to Each Activity. They are communicate, collaborate, critical thinking, and creativity. @alicekeeler

11/18 What I Learned as a New Administrator – An administrator reflects with gratitude on being able to see the work teachers and support staff do in a new light. @edutopia @JdelaneyJoAnn

11/17 Guide to Creating your One-Year Personal Development Plan – A personal development plan is more than a gateway to the career of your dreams; it is a way to discover yourself and grow into the person you have always wanted to be. @ekuzevska

11/17 A Grading Strategy That Puts the Focus on Learning From Mistakes – Teachers know that students learn a tremendous amount from scrutinizing their mistakes, but getting them to take the time to stop and reflect is a challenge. @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED @drfurman

11/17 Eleven Easy Tips to Really Engage with Families – It’s more than pizza, but pizza is part of it. @PBISApps @DrChrisHubbuch

11/16 These Five Questions Kill Creativity. If you find you’re asking yourself any of them, just stop. @GlimmerGuy @FastCoDesign @ShiftParadigm @GrundlerArt

11/16 Why Edtech Specialists Should Focus on Transformation, Not Tools – Ideally, these specialists partner with teachers to design unique and creative experiences using new technology to boost engagement and risk-taking. @MrShakedown @mosertechteach @EdSurge @stppLMC @thinkm2

11/16 Four Educational Tools to Enhance Collaborative Learning – There are several ways teachers and educators can use the power of the web to collaborate on joint projects. @medkh9 @JamboardApp @padlet @trello @EdTechNerd

11/16 Digital Technology Is Gambling With Children’s Minds. Writing, reading, focusing, and remembering have all been transformed. @educationweek @GettyImages

11/15 Ten Essential Characteristics of a 21st Century Educator – We are in the 21st century, we are educators, so what does that mean and look like in our world and for education? @gcouros @LadaD2

11/15 Five Common Teaching Practices I’m Kicking to the Curb – These are five teaching practices used every day that are not backed by research. @cultofpedagogy @ajjuliani

11/15 Top 100 Free Education Sites – You can find top free sites for teaching math, science, English, and social studies, computer science and coding sites, language sites, and homeschooling sites. @helpteaching @thinkm2

11/15 Nurturing Kindness in Young Children – A leading researcher argues that kindness is innate and has developed a curriculum to strengthen prosocial behavior. @bettyray @edutopia @seemeandliz @KMarkPet

11/14 Adaptive learning helps students finish faster. University of Memphis accelerates students through online courses, saving them time and money. @DennisWPierce @ecampusnews @PatriceHoudayer

11/14 Educating students for their future, not our past – Today, the world no longer rewards us just for what we know – Google knows everything – but for what we can do with what we know. @teacherACER @SchleicherOECD

11/14 Seven Best Practices for Deploying Lecture Capture Campus-Wide – Is this something that high schools could do to? @leilam @Campus_Tech @PatriceHoudayer

11/13 Implementing and combining different teaching strategies – One of the greatest issues of today’s education is its short-term focus on academic results and the lack of importance attributed to long-term learning and understanding. @wooclap @Medium

11/13 Grit and the Greater Good: A Conversation with Angela Duckworth – The nation’s foremost expert on grit says being a “good” person is more imperative than being “great” at something. Check my summary of Grit. @angeladuckw @Editorbytrade @stppLM @jaymctighe

11/12 Might Physical Activity Be as Effective as Antidepressants? It certainly is worth a try. @stopmed_wt_gain @PsychToday @DrLynneKenney @jratey

11/12 Ten Principles Of Proficiency-Based Learning – Don’t be surprised if you find that you want to take these ideas further. @TeachThought @sturgis_chris

11/12 Ten Tools for Your Students’ Creativity Toolbox – Creativity is a process, and you can guide students to develop theirs with a set of tools for different situations. @JMcCarthyEdS @Edutopia @maeward2311 @kjelltf @ERobbPrincipal

11/11 We need to change the way we think and talk about disability, says this inspiring young leader. @ImTiffanyYu @Diversability @djangowinedog @wef

11/11 Seven Incredible Websites & Tools to Enhance English Comprehension & Fluency – The Internet has evolved and offers even more powerful ways for our English learners to increase fluency. @ShellTerrell

11/9 Ego Is the Enemy of Good Leadership. The higher leaders rise in the ranks, the more they are at risk of getting an inflated ego. @RasmusTPP @HarvardHBS @LaneDebra @E_Sheninger

11/9 Why Aren’t Schools Using the Apps They Pay For? For it to work as intended, it must be paired with other critical elements: professional development for teachers, thoughtful implementation and consistent engagement. @ByEmilyTate @EdSurge @daveandcori

11/9 Why Did That Student Fail? A Diagnostic Approach To Teaching – When students struggle in school, it can be for a variety of reasons. @terryheick @TeachThought @ShellTerrell

11/9 Why the world needs deep generalists, not specialists – Check out this conversation between Aristotle, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Benjamin Franklin. @aytekintank @JotForm @Stephen_Hurley @MatthewOldridge

11/8 Backpacks Can Stress Your Students’ Spines More Than Previously Thought. Time to replace all heavy textbooks with laptops. @SarahDSparks @EducationWeek

11/8 Top Ten Reasons You Can’t Fairly Evaluate Teachers on Student Test Scores – I hope your state has given up on this madness. @StevenSinger3 @EdFocus

11/8 When We All Teach Text Structures Everybody Wins. Lately, the mandate to support student reading has been directed outside the English language arts classroom. @cultofpedagogy @tonyvincent

11/7 What the New York Times got wrong about kids and phones – Articles lacked relevant research, they drew misleading conclusions, and some of the anecdotal evidence they cited contradicted the central hooks of the stories. @anya1anya @jandersonQZ @cjr @nytimes

11/5 Seven Effective Skills You Need to Survive the Critical Leader – We have all been there before: Working under a leader who is constantly criticizing, a boss who is quick to accuse and blame, a manager who is constantly disparaging the staff. @LollyDaskal

11/5 Teach girls science and they’ll reach for the stars. This is one woman’s story of how exposure to science changed her life. @grierlauren @wef @marcelamomberg @houstonshapers @NASA

11/4 Grade inflation will catch up with Ohio students. Although 90% of parents believe their children are at or above grade level, two-thirds are ill-prepared for college. A major reason is grade inflation. This wouldn’t be a problem if you got rid of grades. @MichaelPetrilli @educationgadfly @cinjo @OhioGadfly

11/4 The Sex Ed Crisis – In classrooms across the country, critical facts about sex are being withheld or distorted in shocking ways. What is happening in your school. @Cosmopolitan

11/4 K–12 Experts Weigh In on Training Teachers to Use Education Technology. Teachers and education professionals offer their advice on preparing teachers for a digitally integrated classroom. @EdTech_K12 @HeatherBHayes @AnthonyStogni @Ed_Admn

11/4 Educating the Whole Child Through PBL – It’s the ultimate instructional response to the need for real-world relevance and application, problem-solving, collaboration, student engagement, presentation skills, mentors and even tech integration. @mwniehoff @Getting_Smart @wsoeldner

11/3 Five Questions for Deeper Reflection – Reflection is important for growth. But we have to be intentional about it. @davidgeurin

11/3 Eleven Tools for Teaching With Videos – A PDF Handout – There are times when a good video or video clip can be just the thing that a student needs to see how all of the pieces of a topic come together. @edpuzzle @rmbyrne @rudytoot1

11/3 Transforming High Schools: Eight Strategies for EdLeaders – Be intentional about soliciting stakeholder participation. @tvanderark @Getting_Smart

11/2 The Negative Effects of Video Games (Parent Guide) – Younger students who have not yet developed the ability to self-regulate their behavior need guidance and support. @JoshOchs @SmartSocialKids

11/2 What’s Missing in Edtech? Character Development. “Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education,” Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote in the February 1947. @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

11/1 The Pros and Cons of a School Uniform Policy – Are uniforms good for school culture? Are they good for students? @SarahKuta @EWScrippsCo @SchoolLeadNow

11/1 How to retain great teachers: Start with leadership opportunities. An assistant superintendent shares his district’s multi-layer approach to developing and empowering teachers at the classroom, building, and district levels. @Rdene915 @eschoolnews @pleida1

11/1 Relationships As Engagement: Understanding the Whole Child. What it takes is teacher engagement with students not only as learners but as full and multi-dimensional beings. @AWinkelsas @Getting_Smart @wsoeldner

10/31 The Counselor’s Role: Scaffolded Support In and Outside of the Classroom. Share wit

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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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