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6/3 Eight Smart Reasons to Give Your Teenager a Smart Phone – Smartphones have their advantages but your tween doesn’t have to have one until you are ready to make the commitment. @icsfblog

6/3 How to Ease Anxiety In Children – If you’re in the trenches, trying to figure out how to handle anxiety in your child, you may come across a lot of information that can simply overwhelm and exhaust you. @momfiles

6/3 48 Critical Thinking Questions For Any Content Area – Critical thinking is the heart and soul of learning, and–in our estimation anyway–ultimately more important than anyone specific content area or subject matter. @Popk_com @ERobbPrincipal

6/2 Myth-o-Mania of Teaching: 5 Lies That Kill Education by Starr Sackstien – Given the current educational climate, we must acknowledge the myths that the media and society have grabbed onto, making educational professionals seeming enemies of the children. School communities are invested in what’s best for kids, but that isn’t what often is relayed. @mssackstein

6/2 British Library asks nation’s children to write miniature books in lockdown. Axel Scheffler and Jacqueline Wilson are adding micro-works to scheme asking youngsters to follow the Brontës’ lead and write their own tiny tales. @FansofJWilson @guardian @englishteach8 @BL_Learning

6/2 How Can School Sports Get Back on the Playing Field? State athletic associations and school athletic directors must weigh the risks of resuming sports during a global pandemic against the potential fallout of keeping an estimated 8 million students on the sidelines, detached from the sports that, in many cases, keep them connected to their school and pave a path to college. @C_C_Mitchell @educationweek

6/2 How to Be a Leader Everyone Loves to Work With – Good leaders inspire people to stay and work and dream big and take risks and do great things. Everybody loves working with them. Here are some of the qualities they share. @LollyDaskal

6/1 Will the Pandemic Revolutionize College Admissions? Lockdowns have disrupted standardized tests and grades, forcing schools to consider a range of other approaches for selecting students. @BarnardBrennan @WSJ @MCCHarvardEd @hgse

5/31 What Will Schools Do in the Fall? Here Are 4 Possible Scenarios. In a new guide released today by the Washington, D.C.-based think tank New America, the three authors—an instructional designer and two former teachers—lay out four possible scenarios for what school will look like in the 2020-21 school year. @ByEmilyTate @EdSurge @NewAmerica @TonyKlinePhD

5/31 sphero – STEM Kits and Robots – Sphero makes undeniably-cool, programmable robots and STEAM-based educational tools that transform the way kids learn, create and invent through coding, science, music, and the arts. @Sphero @SpheroEdu

5/31 The Difference Between Grades and Feedback Has Never Been More Clear. The lessons to be learned from our experiment with distance learning are starting to crystalize. @davidpblross @Getting_Smart

5/30 How to Contend with Pandemic Learning Loss – Researchers have estimated that students would end this school year with only about 40 percent to 60 percent of the learning gains they’d see in a typical year. @vsolisart

5/30 Teaching Target Language Vocabulary With Micro Field Trips – For both English learners and world language students, getting out of the classroom can make learning new words more engaging. @Edutopia @Rdene915

5/30 Four Guiding Questions for Effective Remote Collaboration – Working remotely is changing teaching, and it affects how school teams work together as well. Addressing these questions will help teams ensure that they’re doing their best work. @DisruptedTv @Edutopia @DisruptedTv

5/30 Will COVID-19 Spur Greater Use of Artificial Intelligence in K-12 Education? The rush to adopt new technology during coronavirus-driven remote learning could lead educators to use more tools powered by advanced artificial intelligence. @davidSrauf @educationweek

5/29 Time to fix American education with race-for-space resolve. Paul Reville says COVID-19 school closures have turned a spotlight on inequities and other shortcomings. @lizmineo @PaulReville @Harvard

5/29 Massachusetts: The Challenges of Reopening Schools – The Boston Globe reports on the questions that public officials are trying to resolve in Massachusetts. @DianeRavitch @MoniqueRM86

5/29 Watch: The CDC Guidance on Reopening Schools, Explained – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released long-awaited guidance on reopening schools that were closed in response to the coronavirus. @EvieBlad @EducationWeek

5/28 Ways to Make Lessons ‘Relevant’ to Students’ Lives – Researchers have found that one key way to encourage intrinsic motivation to learn is by making classroom lessons relevant to students’ lives. @Larryferlazzo @educationweek

5/28 Connect Learning to Life, NOT Tests. As a parent and a teacher of predominantly upper-aged high school students, I know all to well the stress of the testing season on students and their teachers. @mssackstein

5/27 Teachers Reflect on the Pandemic School Year. The closures have helped educators reflect in some pretty intense ways. @ritaplatt @middleweb @Jeff_Zoul

5/27 Finland Will Become The First Country In The World To Get Rid Of All School Subjects. How many times have you wondered if you were going to need subjects you were made to learn because the curriculum said so? Finland has decided to change this in their educational system and introduce something which is suitable for the 21st century. @Curious @leticarino @KellyGToGo

5/27 What happens after Covid19 and where does Student Voice fit in? What do you think will happen in September and should we gather students’ opinions.? @JCasaTodd

5/26 Seven tips to help kids find peace during remote learning – Remote learning isn’t always easy, especially during the coronavirus pandemic–here are some tips to help children adjust. @jillbadalamenti @eschoolnews

5/26 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 I wonder how much of that time spent assigning points to student work results in improved student performance. @Catlin_Tucker @jlubinsky

5/26 Seven Legit Virtual Jobs for Teenagers – Is your teenager currently looking for employment opportunities or a side hustle that will allow them to work at home or remotely? @icsfblog @Home_and_Loving

5/24 How Not to Start Math Class in the Fall – 2020 – There will be a huge discrepancy between how much / what students have learned over the past few months. @MarkChubb3 @Thinking_Math

5/24 Crisis Leadership: Ten Guiding Principles. The impact goes beyond teaching and learning, and into the wellness and mental health of students, staff, and families. This impact inspires us to lead to the best of our abilities. And for many, it keeps us up at night. @RosaIsiah

5/24 Teacher Collaboration During a Global Pandemic – Five tips for virtual planning from international educators. @AndreaHonigsfel @nordmeyerj @ASCD

5/23 Five Strategies to Reinvigorate Through the Middle Career Rut – When life disrupts career focus it’s time to reimagine the landscape of our educational spaces. @mssackstein

5/23 Teaching with Augmented Reality? Get Started with Seek Education If you want to bring AR back into your lessons or you’re teaching with augmented reality for the first time, the team at Seek Education has you covered. @ClassTechTips @EducationSeek

5/21 Design Projects You Are Eager to Do – There are some great benefits to doing your own assignments and here they are. @mssackstein

5/21 How to Teach Social-Emotional Learning When Students Aren’t in School – Fears over a pandemic that could sicken them or loved ones, students now more than ever need strong coping skills. @AriannaProthero @educationweek

5/19 How to Use Kahoot in Google Classroom – This is the time of year when many of us are looking for fun ways to conduct end-of-year review sessions with our students. Playing Kahoot quiz games is one of the most popular means of doing that. @GetKahoot @rmbyrne

5/19 Five Questions That (Newly) Virtual Leaders Should Ask Themselves – It is safe to say, that for the first time in the age of technology, ad hoc face-to-face meetings are no longer an option for many people. @MeghanMBiro @HarvardBiz

5/18 Four of the Most Important Skills of the Future – The future is being built now with robotics, artificial intelligence, and all kinds of automation that will take over many of the skills we perform today. But there are some skills that we will need for the future, skills that can’t be automated. @LollyyDaskal

5/18 STEM Education – Creating a Global Impact – The intersection between science, technology, engineering, and math is transforming our economy and our schools. @DrJacieMaslyk @impakterdotcom

5/17 Coronavirus 2020 AP exam: College Board troubleshooting tech glitches. Amid coronavirus, AP exams went online and had tech problems. College Board says it’s investigating. @emrichards @CRileyNL @SpringfieldNL

5/17 Tools to Help Teachers Make Smooth Transition to Online Education – This post shares some useful digital resources to facilitate your transition to virtual-based modes of education and work. @EducatorsTech @mskiwifruit

5/16 Zoom fatigue is something the deaf community knows very well. As work and life events go remote, people are increasingly sharing the feeling of “Zoom fatigue.” Little do they know they’re experiencing a sliver of what the deaf and hard of hearing undergo every day. @patrickdehahn @qz

5/16 The Case for Student Mental Health Days – Hailey Hardcastle makes a case because her mom gave her three days a semester as long as she kept her grades up when she was growing up. Counselors can check in with students who take these days. @haileyyhood @TEDTalks

5/16 Partnering with YOUR School Counselor – Are you maximizing YOUR relationship with the school counselor? Do you utilize the counselor to support students in the best possible ways? Are you accessing this powerful resource on a regular basis? @HansNAppel @teachbetterteam
5/15 Best Use of Teacher Time in a Connected World – This was written in 2018, but it very vital right now. @globalearner

5/15 PoluUp is a free website where students can play with numbers, mathematical operations, shapes, and 3D objects. Using these tools, they can solve problems, complete activities, build math-based simulations, and more!

5/15 Teachers Are Making Flat Versions of Themselves for Kids to Take on Adventures. We all miss our students, and most of them miss us too! To help bridge the distance learning gap, many teachers are sending out Flat Teacher versions of themselves, based on the ever-popular book Flat Stanley. @katzni @WeAreTeachers @drfurman

5/15 Empower Your Students with The 4 C’s Learning Menu. Student choice is empowering. Combine that with the power of the 4 C’s, and you’ve got a supercharged lesson! @ShakeUpLearning

5/14 New Statistics in Schools (SIS) These are activities designed specifically for the 2019-2020 school year can be used by teachers for classroom instruction or distance learning, and by parents and caregivers to learn together with the children in their home. @uscensusbureau

5/14 Ask Moms How to Reimagine Public Schools! by Nancy Bailey – I want my public schools to help children discover their unique gifts and talents so they may enter the world with confidence and purpose. Lyn Franklin Hoyt, Mom and Public School Advocate – @BadassTeachersA

5/14 Keeping Online Testing Honest? Or an Orwellian Overreach? The rise of proctoring software to deter cheating alarms privacy advocates. Some students and professors find it invasive, too. @ShawnHubler @nytimes @rogerschank

5/13 How a P.E. Department Designed a Compassion-Based Curriculum – They took a closer look at the amount of choice provided to students in their pursuit of physical education credit. @AngelaStockman @cultofpedagogy

5/12 Data Lookup: Assess Your School District’s Risk for Budget Cuts. Just enter your district’s name and find out the risk of budget cuts. @emmapattiharris @educationweek

5/12 The online resources that make distance learning less distant – Educators can turn to a number of online resources to better connect with their students. @eschoolnews @ArnettTom

5/12 Ask Smart Questions To Solve Your Problems. Questions are the most overlooked tool in just about any area of life. @moretime4u2

5/10 What School Reopening Looks Like Around the World – Here’s a look at how other countries have addressed the challenges of reopening schools in this new reality. @jaclynborowski @educationweek

5/10 Simple Ways to Bring Learning Outside – Going outside helps students focus, and activities for classes from social studies to math can incorporate the natural world. @edutopia

5/10 Online learning could leave kids even more distracted than they already are. A Harvard professor noticed that five minutes into his first Zoom session that he could tell his students were utterly distracted. Their eyes darted around as they switched between windows, their fingers punching out little flurries of text (unrelated to class), a barely suppressed smile at some meme or friendly message, a glance down at the phone on their desk. @ianmcorbin1 @nypost

5/8 The Science Of Why Music Helps Us Connect In Isolation – One of the most encouraging phenomena we have begun to see in response to social distancing laws are the innovative ways that people are starting to bond with each other, particularly musically. @sciencebeta

5/8 When Schools Reopen, Don’t Ditch Online Learning. Blending classroom teaching and virtual education keep students flexible and engaged. @WIRED @fayaz_king

5/7 Can Emotional Intelligence Help Leaders Deal With COVID-19? For serving leaders, it’s an opportunity to develop a stronger connection and relationships with your team. @TrippBraden

5/7 How to Help Employees Work From Home With Kids – Many of us are now working from home. We are experiencing a new wave of mass experimentation in virtual work. @lyndagratton @MITSloan @TrippBraden

5/7 What Makes a Great Teacher: Pedagogy or Personality? Of course, a teacher’s passion, charisma, warmth, and humor influence the way students experience a class. But teachers aren’t really “born” knowing how to connect and inspire children in a classroom setting. @arielsacks @EdWeekTeacher @cultofpedagogy

5/6 Free Webinar – A Framework for Using Educational Technology. Richard Byrne tries to look at new technology through the framework of discovery, discussion, and demonstration. That little framework helps him decide what he will use in my classroom and what I’ll recommend to others. @rmbyrne

5/6 Four Predictions for the Future of Work – As a father of four children from four to 14 years old, and as a citizen of the world, Stephane Kasriel cares about our future. @skasriel @wef @KirkDBorne

5/6 An Idaho School Reopens. Are Its Precautions the ‘New Normal’? If you are wondering what school will be like when it reopens, this school could be a model. Also, see pictures of open schools in other countries thanks to Larry Cuban. @EvieBlad @EducationWeek @LarryCuban

5/6 New York State Teams With Gates Foundation to ‘Reimagine Education’ Amid Pandemic. Bill Gates has made a mess of education so far. Can he get it right this time? He still thinks he knows more than we do. @EvieBlad @EducationWeek @PoliticsK12 @Daarel @AndrewUjifusa

5/5 How to Help Students Navigate This Social-Emotional Rollercoaster – The week that most schools closed across the nation saw an acute drop in the emotional well-being of students. The next week, there was a stark swing with improved moods—perhaps an initial celebratory spirit of being out of school. Since then, there has been a consistent decline in students’ self-reported emotional well-being. @cgilbs @EdSurge

5/5 Grades versus comments: Research on student feedback – Are comments on student work superior to grades? It depends. @tguskey @pdkintl @DisruptedTv

5/5 What Does Blended Learning Look Like in an AP Class? Can teachers who are teaching an AP course use blended learning models and cover the extensive curriculum? @Catlin_Tucker

5/4 Why We Should Embrace the Evolution of Communication – The evolution of communication is inevitable. And, quite simply, why not emojis? @petergasca @Inc @VoxOptima @TrippBraden

5/4 Fun and Free Educational Websites for Kids – Parents, most of us now have our kids home from school for the foreseeable future. Here are some ways to keep them busy and learning–first. @MomsWhoSave

5/4 Students’ mental health will be affected by coronavirus. Are schools ready? Schools are the primary sites of mental health care and support for children and young people, and now that a pandemic has disrupted education for months, it’s worth examining how coronavirus has changed students’ mental health needs come fall. @DisruptedTv

5/3 How to run successful virtual decision-making meetings – COVID-19 has forced organizations to adopt virtual decision-making via video conference platforms. This is not a trivial challenge. How can you organize virtual meetings successfully — and without the pain? @prismdecision

5/3 Can Teachers Read Books Out Loud Online? Actually, Yes. While many well-intentioned commentators have warned teachers against this practice, the fact is that copyright law—specifically fair use—permits many read-aloud activities online. @kmishmael @meredithjacob @EdSurge

5/2 Five Insights for How to Tackle the Digital Divide During the Coronavirus and Beyond – The “digital divide” and the “homework gap” have been urgent topics in K-12 education for years, but the COVID-19 pandemic is putting them in the spotlight. @MarkALieberman @educationweek

5/2 Reaching the Students Who Don’t Have Reliable Internet Access – Here’s how to help those students who can’t get online. @mattieschuler @WeAreTeachers

5/2 Strategies for Virtual Professional Development – Districts need to create long-term virtual professional development plans to support educators and encourage the effective use of digital tools. @MatthewXJoseph @techlearning

5/1 Teaching critical thinking skills in the online classroom – The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed new challenges around teaching essential skills such as critical thinking—here are some strategies to help. @mrspal @eschoolnews

5/1 Teaching Through a Pandemic: A Mindset for This Moment. Hundreds of teachers, many of them operating in countries where teach-from-home has been in place for weeks, weigh in on the mental approach you need to stay grounded in this difficult time. @smerrill777 @cultofpedagogy @edutopia

5/1 The 11 New Rules for Successful Online Meetings – This is written for business, but it applies to remote teaching as well. @Sales_Source @inc

4/30 ‘The Show Must Go Online’: Arts Teachers Adapt to At-Home Instruction. From laundry art to ‘name that tune,’ arts enrichment teachers are finding creative ways to transition to remote teaching. @edutopia @TEllethy

4/30 Four Ideas for Student-Led Learning During Emergency Remote Teaching – Now that we have educators really focused on having students create digital materials, how can we keep up with all of the feedback? @Catlin_Tucker @ossiningdirec @gcouros

4/29 Homeschooling: Tech Must-Haves for Safety – It is critically important to provide a secure online computing experience to your child, not just in regular online activities, but especially now that the schools have turned to a virtual learning format to help reduce contact with others and attempt to prevent the spread of disease. @lifethereboot

4/28 Stumped by How to Best Serve Students With At-Home Learning? Follow the Evidence. Computer-assisted learning (CAL) programs, software students use to develop and practice reading, math, and other skills, stood out for improving academic achievement across a wide range of programs and settings. @POreopoulos @JPAL @educationweek

4/28 Six Reasons Students Aren’t Showing Up for Virtual Learning – It’s not an exhaustive list, and just like any list, it is based on data one teacher has collected. If there is one you feel is missing, please feel free to add it in the comment section. @PeterMDeWitt @educationweek

4/26 Five Things You Should Never Do In a Virtual Staff Meeting – This is meant to be fun. Please don’t take it too seriously. @rmbyrne

4/26 Remote Learning and Digital Equity: Best PracticesTeaching & Learning discusses best practices to support digital equity in remote learning with Diane Doersch and Kali Alford of Verizon Innovative Learning Schools and Digital Promise. @RayBendici @techlearning

4/25 How to Co-Parent as Allies Not Adversaries – When Shaka Senghor and Ebony Roberts ended their relationship, they made a pact to protect their son from its fallout. What resulted was a poetic meditation on what it means to raise a child together, yet apart. @superloveeb @ShakaSenghor @TEDTalks

4/25 How to set up a remote classroom – Compare what your school has done to this advice. @lucie_renard @iBookWidgets @mrandrewsatmpi

4/24 Liking Remote Learning@hodge_dv @gcouros

4/23 How Districts Are Helping Teachers Get Better at Tech Under Coronavirus – When the School District of Philadelphia, where the vast majority of educators have never used Google Classroom, went live with remote learning this week, teachers were instructed to take it slow. @davidSrauf @educationweek

4/22 Should Teachers Be Evaluated During Coronavirus School Shutdowns? One of the many questions facing districts and states during the coronavirus school shutdowns: How can schools grade their teachers during a disrupted school year? @madeline_will @educationweek

4/22 7 Ways To Stay Calm (And Manage Anxiety) While Social Distancing, Sheltering In Place, Or Under Self-Quarantine — Coronavirus (COVID-19) – BetterHelp can match you with a counselor online. @betterhelp

4/22 World Wildlife Fund Livestreams, Apps, and Games for Students – For years the World Wildlife Fund has offered educational games and apps for students. Now they’re also offering live educational broadcasts for students. @World_Wildlife @rmbyrne

4/22 Read Along with Michelle OBame – This is the first in a series. Make sure kids you know listen. @MichelleObama @PBSKIDS @penguinusa @angiemartoccio

4/21 Closed Schools Are Creating More Trauma For Some Students. School Counselors Have A Message For Kids: ‘It’s OK To Not Be OK.’ @NPRCoryTurner @npr_ed

4/21 Out with the Test, in With PBL: How Project-Based Learning is Transforming Remote Learning. Imagine if learning wasn’t driven by tests, state mandates or overloaded bureaucracies, but by real-world learning experiences and community contribution. @tvanderark @Getting_Smart @kwagssd3

4/20 Steve Jobs’ Advice on Becoming More Productive Is Quite Brilliant. With so much work coming our way every day, Steve Jobs calls us back to the basics. @MarcelSchwantes @Inc @TrippBraden

4/19 Teachers Stepping Up to the Challenge – Here is a short video featuring teachers talking about what it’s like to be teaching now. This is pretty cool. @teacher2teacher

4/19 Taking Attendance During Coronavirus Closures: Is It Even Worth It? What is your school doing and does it make any sense? @MarkALieberman @educationweek

4/18 Draconian Cuts to Schools Could Come As Soon As This Summer. State budgets have been massacred by the widespread shutdown of the economy. And school finance experts—updating their forecasts on a near-daily basis—are now saying public schools will be forced as soon as this summer to make dramatic cuts to their budgets. @Daarel2 @educationweek

4/18 Digital skills: the new teacher’s challenge – If we want to prepare children for the future, the use of new technologies in the classroom has to correspond to the development of new competencies and digital methods. @elesapiens @lauramorenogo

4/18 Special Ed in the Time of the Carona Virus, Congress Needs to Act. All general and special education students, teachers, administrators, and parents want schools to function as well as possible during this crisis. Secretary DeVos represents them all. But schools cannot “flex” without congressional action. @educationgadfly @BetsyDeVosED

4/18 Seven Ideas to Make Your Virtual Meetings More Engaging – How can art teachers reconnect with their students and maximize their limited face to face interactions? By holding highly engaging virtual meetings. @theartofed @ArtTeacher529 @ShellTerrell
4/17 Facts v. Opinions – A New Common Craft Lesson. Now more than ever our students are getting bombarded with information and opinions in all forms of media. Therefore, it’s more important than ever that we help them recognize the differences between facts and opinions. Tell your students to watch the 3-minute video when they click the Common Craft link. @rmbyrne @CommonCraft

4/16 Showcasing the Work of Professional Scientists – Students can invite local scientists to present their work at school or online to raise awareness of how new developments affect people’s lives. @edutopia @SebastopolElem1

4/15 How Will Coronavirus Affect School Spending? Nine Questions Answered. School finance experts and district administrators are just now starting to get their arms around how the widespread shutdown of the economy will impact the K-12 sector. It’s not pretty. @educationweek

4/15 How To Reduce The Unemployment Gap With AI – AI’s ability to predict and recommend job matches will help get more Americans back to work, helping to reduce the 16.8 million unemployed today. @LouisColumbus @forbes @automeme

4/14 Four Tips for Teaching Remotely Over the Long Haul of the Coronavirus – Long-term considerations will soon come into play: How can I keep my students engaged for weeks at a time? Should I maintain the pace at which I normally teach? How are my students feeling about this unprecedented situation? @MarkALieberman @educationweek

4/14 Five Steps to Building Stronger Schools After COVID-19 – Since we shifted online, we’ve been using an elementary school model for all grades, with one primary teacher consistently guiding a small group of students. @davidmiyashiro @cajonvalleyusd @DA_magazine

4/14 Six Fun Resources for Online Learning – Rather than spending all of their time doing lessons sent by your school, why not let your kids do some fun online learning. @ESN_LAURA @eschoolnews

4/12 How to Address Data Privacy During Remote Learning – Schools must keep privacy regulations at the forefront of their thinking — even when learning and teaching happen outside school walls. @daveandcori @EdTech_K12

4/12 Educators worry gap may grow for disadvantaged students stuck at home. The bricks-and-mortar classroom is one of the biggest assets in narrowing the divide, and distance learning during this pandemic is widening inequities. @calphonso @globeandmail

4/11 Ten Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Lie – There are many reasons why lying to children (or to other family members) is not a good idea. @parentteendr @PsychToday

4/11 Twenty YouTube Channels for Social Studies – YouTube is a fantastic resource for schools to teach content and for students to learn content. If students don’t have knowledge they have nothing to think with. @ericcurts

4/10 How Schools Will Overcome the ‘Coronavirus Slide:’ Ideas From Five Superintendents. More governors are canceling in-school instruction for the rest of the academic year, leaving superintendents and their academic teams to figure out what to do. Share with your superintendent. @drsuperville @Educationweek

4/10 Grace is Greater Than Grades. – If missing a few weeks of school, a few grades in the grade book or a standardized test is your biggest worry right now, count your blessings. @ShakeUpLearning

4/8 Creative Ways to Host a Virtual Birthday Party for Kids Social distancing requirements amid the COVID-19 pandemic may have canceled kids’ birthday parties, but parents are finding new ways to take the celebrations online. @sarahintampa @dicebourbon @TechCrunch

4/8 Four Communication Tips For #RemoteLearning Educators – Here are 4 easy things for Educators and Leaders to remember when communicating in this age of Remote Learning. @web20classroom

4/7 Rethinking Distance Learning, and How to Make It Work for All Students – As we continue to face the unpredictable months to come, we’re also faced with the question of what meaningful learning can look like, and who is gaining equitable access to it. @PBLWorks @cultofpedagogy

4/7 Grading Students During the Coronavirus Crisis: What’s the Right Call? If we want to give our kids grades during this time, we’re really going to be grading what their home life looks like. @Stephen_Sawchuk @educationweek

4/5 Ten tips for cultivating creativity in your kids – This may be easier to do at home than at school. @medialab @TEDTalks

4/5 How to keep quarantine from ruining your marriage – Here are some evidence-based insights that can help you and your partner navigate the weeks and months ahead as your relationship calibrates to this new normal. @carol_bruess @TEDTalks

4/3 WATCH: What It’s Really Like for Homeschooling During Coronavirus. This is a really cute video where kids interview parents. This is something your kids can do for fun. @emmapattiharris @educationweek

4/3 Free Resources for Kids to Develop a Growth Mindset at Home – Mindset Works have collected the most effective and engaging resources to teach a Growth Mindset, something we could all use right now. @Brainology @MindsetWorks

4/3 Seven keys to effective online learning – High-quality and engaging online learning programs have a number of common characteristics. @CarolAnnRibeiro

4/2 Leadership In The Time Of Coronavirus (free ebook download) – What is really needed, of course, is leadership. Not just from our heads of state, but from people, no matter where they fall in the proverbial food chain. @gapingvoid

4/2 Seven Tips For Remote Teaching – Larry Ferlazzo is doing this himself and offers great tips in a short [6:22] video. @Larryferlazzo @educationweek

4/2 sharemylesson by teachers for teachers – These are free resources organized by the AFT teachers’ union. Of special note is there article on How Capstones Serve the Needs of Educators & Students. @sharemylesson @AFTunion

4/1 How do you Teach Social-Emotional Learning When Students Aren’t in School? – Add to that fears over a pandemic that could sicken them or loved ones, students now more than ever need strong coping skills to adjust to this new reality. @AriannaProthero @educationweek

4/1 15 Free Resources To Keep Your Child Busy While School Is Out – Some parents struggle to cope, as many juggle a full workday with watching their young children. As social distancing and self-isolation become the norm, it might become harder for families to find ways to keep their children entertained and learning independently, which is necessary to free up parents’ precious time to work from home. @Forbes @Jarrett_Lerner

3/31 The Difference Between Emergency Remote Teaching and Online Learning – Well-planned online learning experiences are meaningfully different from courses offered online in response to a crisis or disaster. @torreytrust @BondAaron @EDUCAUSEreview @EDUCAUSE @hodgesc

3/31 Will Learning Gaps Deepen as Schools Stay Closed? There is no doubt that they have. This article tells several stories about how some students are falling farther behind. @casamuels @educationweek

3/29 Online learning supports available for students – As students transition to online learning, many of the resources available to help with their course work have made the transition as well. @crutherford @BrockUniversity #brocku

3/29 David Walliams releases 30 free audio stories for school children. Britain’s Got Talent judge tweeted to his followers that one story a day will be available every day for the next 30 days for free. @vickiescullard @MENnewsdesk

3/29 Extending Classroom Management Online – Nine suggestions to help you provide online learners with class norms and expectations and a sense of community. @tweenteacher @edutopia

3/28 How to be a successful virtual teacher – A virtual teacher offers 6 tips to help educators move their instruction online as the coronavirus outbreak closes schools. @eschoolnews

3/28 Three Ways to Use Video Conferencing with Students Learning Remotely – Thank goodness for Zoom and Google Hangouts! During this time of social isolation and remote learning, these video conferencing tools are lifesavers. @Catlin_Tucker @KleinErin

3/28 Rapid Deployment of Remote Learning: Lessons From Four Districts – At this moment there are more school districts more ready than they ever have been to do online learning for all of their kids, at least from a technical perspective. @davidSrauf @educationweek

3/27 Coronavirus: (British) Cabinet talks held on Zoom days after software was banned by Ministry of Defence. A government spokesperson says there is “no security reason” it can’t be used to discuss topics “below a certain classification”. @breeallegretti @SkyNews @SkyNewsPolitics

3/27 COVID-19’s Long-Term Impacts on Education in 2020 and Beyond – This is just a guess, but you can expect that there will be some long-term changes. @michaelbhorn @EdSurge HigherEdSurge

3/27 25 Books for Educators to Explore – A number of these books are also summarized on this site. You can find them using my search feature. The books I recognize are all good. @rdene915 @Getting_Smart @tvanderark

3/26 Four Ways Principals Can Lead Connectivity During Social Distancing – We need to get creative and be intentional in working to lead connectivity and community in our school. @DrBillZiegler @mccoyderek

3/26 New Warnings on Screen Time, as Students Nationwide Move to E-Learning – As millions of students nationwide start to settle into virtual learning programs to slow the spread of the coronavirus, a massive new research analysis sounds another note of caution about the effects of exposing children, particularly younger ones, to significantly more screen time. @SarahDSparks @educationweek @leoniehaimson

3/24 Tips for Virtual Faculty Meetings with Zoom – How can you keep your staff together and moving forward, even when school is canceled? @eduleadership

3/24 A student toolkit to help you tackle remote learning written by students for students – Four final year students at Sheffield Hallam University highlight free collaboration tools available and how they can support remote learning. @suebecks @LTHEchat @E_Sheninger

3/24 Ten things to help students during the COVID-19 outbreak – As more and more schools close to slow the spread of COVID-19, parents and educators are banding together to help students keep learning. Consider letting students decide what they want to learn. @ESN_LAURA @eschoolnews

3/24 Two Collections of Hands-on Science Lessons Students Can Do At Home – At a certain point, students are going to want to do more than just look at their screens and answer questions. @rmbyrne @amptMN

3/23 Resources and Reflections for Teaching Through Coronavirus – As educators, our work is complex and difficult under the best of circumstances. The uncertainty and fear that COVID-19 brings means responding to a bunch of new and evolving challenges every day. @SarahBWessling @teacher2teacher

3/22 Can Emotional Intelligence Help Leaders Deal With COVID-19? Emotional intelligence (EQ) can help you better prepare for COVID-19 in the coming weeks and months. For serving leaders, it’s an opportunity to develop a stronger connection and relationships with your team. @TrippBraden

3/21 Progressive lunacy: Refusing remote learning if some kids can’t do it amid coronavirus. Better-off parents will find ways for their kids to learn even if the schools don’t offer lessons. Children in families with fewer resources will fall even more behind. @NYPostOpinion

3/21 Putting our Language Courses Online: A Resources Round-Up Here is a list of tips, resources, blog posts, and podcasts for language teaching online. @staceymargarita

3/20 101 Amazing Women Who Changed the World – While gender parity continues to be an ongoing problem (yes, even in 2020), the world is fortunately full of examples of brave women who have stood up to the most daunting challenges. @mental_floss @FirstBook @HistoryVsPod

3/20 Why do people fear the wrong things? – Gerd Gigerenzer This short TED Talk[4:00] will help you and your students understand relative and absolute risk better. @TED_ED @YtmoNews

3/19 These are six of the main differences between flu and coronavirus. The World Health Organization has released a report outlining the differences between the flu and coronavirus. @techreview

3/19 You Can Go For a Run, Or a Walk, or a Bike Ride. Just stay at least six feet from anyone you don’t live with. Make sure you and your kids get outside. @taylortrudon @gqmagazine

3/19 How to home-school your kids like a pro during coronavirus quarantine – It’s possible that your kids could learn more at home if this is done right. Also make sure they get some exercise, outdoors if possible. @JaneRidleyNY @nypost

3/17 a href=”http://bit.ly/2UdUps7″>Five Questions You Should Ask Your Staff and Students – George Couros shares these questions from his new book Innovate Inside the Box (summarized here)often in finding the strengths, passions, and abilities of students. @gcouros

3/17 A teacher’s seven tips for remote learning during the coronavirus – Straight from a teacher directly impacted by the coronavirus, these suggestions can help educators prepare themselves and their students for home-based learning. @dgrice @eschoolnews

3/15 Future Teachers Are Unfamiliar With Basic ‘Learning Science.’ Just over 1,000 teacher-candidates took the first round of the assessment, and Deans for Impact compiled their scores into a few takeaways. @madeline_will @EdWeekTeacher

3/15 25 Must-Have Elementary Classroom Math Supplies That You (and the Kids!) Can Count On – WeAreTeachers may earn a few cents if you purchase using our links, at no extra cost to you. Thanks for keeping us in rulers and white out. @WeAreTeachers

3/14 If Your Potential Managers Don’t Have These Seven Skills, Don’t Promote Them. According to a 2014 Gallup poll, companies, 82 percent of the time, appoint the wrong person to a management or leadership position. @GordonTredgold @Entrepreneur

3/14 Want to Run a Successful Business? Hire More Women. If only for the sake of profits, women should not be excluded from the process of imagining and creating new products. @emilychangtv @Inc @SitAtTheTable

3/14 Ten Tips for Teachers Using the Station Rotation Model – It’s exciting to see so many teachers trying this blended learning model and creating opportunities for small group instruction, real-time feedback, collaboration, and differentiated learning. @Catlin_Tucker @AllAboutTHEPACT

3/14 How to Disagree with Your Boss—And Still Have a Good Relationship – I think this applies to disagreeing with anyone. @LollyDaskal

3/13 Three ways STEM learning speaks to the future of work – STEM learning is all about designing creative solutions for real-world problems. Problem-based STEM curriculum allows students to see the impact of their learning. @Codelicious_CEO @eschoolnews

3/13 Seven Things That Make Leaders Great – If you can be effective in these, then your reputation will skyrocket. @pdiscoveryuk @skyemorag

3/13 Five Digital Learning Trends for 2020 – A report takes a look at some of the digital learning tools and strategies shaping the next calendar year. @ESN_LAURA @eschoolnews

3/13 How to Empower Teachers – Evan Robb shares some of the techniques. Evan is author of The Ten- Minute Principal and The Principal’s Leadership Sourcebook: Practices, Tools, and Strategies for Building a Thriving School Community. @ERobbPrincipal @coolcatteacher

3/12 Innovative Assessment Pilots Should Support Equity, and Strive for Broad Impact. The U.S. Department of Education should give states more time to implement innovative assessment programs, and the agency should make awards to projects that can have a broad impact on state testing systems. bbradley@educationweek.org @EdMarketBrief

3/11 The One Absolute of Authentic Leadership – Being an Authentic Leader requires more than mere influence. It requires that you use that influence in a way that positively impacts the lives of the people you lead. @LeadToday

3/11 Four Strategies Designed to Drive Metacognitive Thinking – Too often students receive information, receive instructions, receive objectives, and receive grades without ever being asked to think about learning. @Catlin_Tucker

3/10 The Best Leaders Are Versatile Ones. Two big challenges characterize leadership today. One is the need to juggle a growing series of paradoxical demands. The other is the unprecedented pace of “disruptive change.” @HarvardBiz @MikeLynch09

3/8 Doubling Recess Time to Put Play Back in the School Day – The research on play is pretty clear, in terms of what it does for the mental and physical well-being of our kids. @AlysonRKlein @educationweek

3/8 ‘Green’ school buildings can serve as 3D textbooks. “Green’ school buildings can help students better understand the role that humans have in and on the environment. @MUEducation @eschoolnews

3/7 Cyber Attacks on Schools Tripled in 2019. During the calendar year 2019, the center cataloged 348 publicly-disclosed school cyber incidents. That includes malware outbreaks, phishing attacks, denial of service attacks, and more. That’s more than three times the number of similar incidents during 2018. @AlysonRKlein @educationweek

3/5 Quillionz – Quiz and Discussion Questions Automatically Generated from Documents. Enter a block of text of at least 300 words up to 3,000 words and Quillionz will create quiz questions based on the key elements of that text. @quillionz @rmbyrne

3/5 There Are Smart Ways to Use Time to Aid Learning, Research Shows. Why Do So Many Schools Ignore Them? Schools are constantly fighting for more resources: money, effective teachers, facilities. But one pivotal factor in student learning and child development isn’t often on the negotiating table: Time. @AlysonRKlein @educationweek @PoliticsK12

3/5 How to become a better time manager using three simple questions – Time to think about if, who, and when as you consider things to do. @moretime4u2

3/5 The Joyful, Illiterate Kindergartners of Finland – The American kindergarten experience has become much more academic—and at the expense of play. @taughtbyfinland @renee_boss

3/4 Ten things We’ve learned this decade about change in education – Also see the top ten skills needed in the workplace. @katiemartinedu

3/4 Emotional Agility as a Tool to Help Teens Manage Their Feelings – Navigating the ups and downs of the teenage years has never been easy, as young adults manage a lot of changes that are hormonal, physical, social and emotional. @dfkris @MindShiftKQED @MindfulEveryday

3/4 Three Things to Remember When Helping Students Living With Trauma & Toxic Stress – Many of our students are broken and bent before they even walk through our doors. We know who they are. They are already down. @Jonharper70bd

3/4 Now Hiring: Robots to Your Workplace. In an era where the only constant in technology is change, innovation through AI and intelligent process automation in businesses are commonplace. @TechNative @ipfconline1

3/3 Grading Less in a District that Requires a Minimum Number of Grades – It’s not realistic to expect that teachers will grade the majority of the work their students produce. We are not sure how this unrealistic expectation became the norm in education. @Catlin_Tucker

3/3 What if Children Ran the School Lunchroom? A new program lets students customize their meals, participate in taste tests and brainstorm ways to redesign their school cafeterias. @KairosPDX @FoodCorps @nytimes

3/3 Providing the Right Learning Spaces for Students to Explore and Create – When looking at the design and structure of classrooms today, they may look quite similar to the classroom setting that you experienced when you were a student. @Rdene915 @Getting_Smart

3/2 Rubrics for Videos, Podcasts, Blogs, and More – There are sections in the collection for presentations, eportfolios and websites, social media, group work, graphic organizers, videos, games, writing, and the research process. @uwstout @rbyrne

3/2 Like College Athletes, These High School Players Get an Assist on Academics. Cincinnati high school math teacher Jill Ruby is a second coach of sorts for a group of students who are already answerable to the adults who school them on the techniques, rules, and strategies of the sport they play. @Stephen_Sawchuk @EducationWeek @HughesBoysHoops

3/2 What One Superintendent Learns From Teaching a High School Course – Dan Grabowska has been working on developing e-learning programs for more than a decade, first as superintendent of a school district in Idaho, then as a principal of a high school in Montana. @ParkCityMT_Supt @MarkALieberman @educationweek

3/1 Four Critical Characteristics of High-Quality Instructional Content – Not all content is created equal, and educators are often left sifting through hundreds of options to find high-quality material. @DiscoveryEd @EdSurge

3/1 How To Communicate To Better Connect With People In 2020 – People are exposed to over 30,000 messages every day. How do you communicate so people better understand your organization’s mission, vision, and values? @TrippBraden @KareAnderson

2/29 Seven ways to be a better communicator — by tweaking your body language – When we think of body language, many of us immediately think about hand and arm gestures. But body language is so much more than that. @rohandas @TED @io9 @slant_magazine

2/29 Deeper Learning for All: Five things to do more of. There are a few things that teachers could make much more use of. Here are some things that are not done nearly enough. @teacherhead

2/28 Want to Draw More Students to Advanced Courses? Staff Them With Black Teachers. Black students are more likely to enroll in advanced coursework—honors classes, Advanced Placement courses, or International Baccalaureate classes—when a black teacher is among the educators teaching that course. @casamuels @educationweek @famu_1887

2/28 Use robots to bring science to life. Two STEAM educators share how their hands-on earth and life science lessons engage and enlighten young learners. @KatieBlagden @btennyson @eschoolnews

2/28 Thirteen Tools to Record Audio on Chromebooks and Other Devices – Audio is a great learning and reflection tool. So here is a list of 13 Tools to Record Audio on Chromebooks and Other Devices. @ShakeUpLearning

2/28 What Makes a Good Edtech Tool Great? In the last five years, there have been some remarkable shifts in the tools educators use in the classroom and to perform their many responsibilities. @fearv @EdSurge

2/25 Ways Reading Can Support Writing Instruction – It isn’t easy for educators to teach reading, and it isn’t easy for students to learn the skill, either. But, in the midst of that challenge, how can we also use instruction to help students become better writers, too? @Larryferlazzo @EducationWeek

2/25 Meet the Single Point Rubric. The practice of using single point rubrics is slowly but surely catching on. The simplicity of these rubrics — with just a single column of criteria, rather than a full menu of performance levels — offers a whole host of benefits. @cultofpedagogy @gcouros

2/23 What Does It Take To Master Communication In The Digital Age? Start with an assessment that will let you know where you stand. @TrippBraden @CareerTrend

2/23 Five Ways to Design Your Teacher-led Station – The Station Rotation Model is particularly popular because teachers do not need a device for every student to make it work. Instead, students rotate between offline and online stations. @Catlin_Tucker

2/23 California Agrees to $53 Million to Settle Lawsuit Over Low Literacy Achievement. Targeted in a lawsuit that claimed it had violated children’s constitutional rights by failing to teach them to read, California has agreed to provide $53 million for early literacy instruction and a range of services to support it. @cgewertz @EdWeekTeacher

2/22 Ten Awesome Ways to Use Flipgrid in Your Classroom – Ten educators share some amazing tips on how to get the most out of Flipgrid in your classroom. @ShakeUpLearning @NBVeazey @MrsTannenb @mrleeteaches @EricDe_La_Rosa @MrDsengclasss

2/22 Project-based learning boosts student engagement and understanding. Teachers say kids take projects more seriously and make interdisciplinary connections. @TaraGarciaM @hechingerreport @BoStjerne

2/22 I am an Administrator, but I am NOT the Punisher. If you are a parent/guardian of a school-aged child, please do not use administrators as a tool for threatening your children. It makes relationship building and trust more difficult. @bethhill2829 @bcookie99

2/21 Leadership Means Going Farther Together. Your leadership journey should not begin with “I”. @drneilgupta @teachbetterteam @ASCD @OhioPrincipals

2/21 Class Size Matters: Understanding The Link Between Class Size And Student Achievement – While some still argue that class size doesn’t make a noticeable difference in the quality of education, research has shown that is not the case. @TeachThought @BethelU

2/21 Eight Skills to Look for in a Director of Technology – A technology director for your school or district needs to have other vital skills that go beyond knowing technology and networking. @tweenteacher @Edutopia @SMART_Tech

2/20 Five Core organizational skills you must possess – Time management and productivity are critical to the effective pursuit of your goals and objectives. @moretime4u2

2/20 Ten Reasons Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying – Phrases like “random acts of kindness” and “pay it forward” have become popular terms in modern society. There are even special days dedicated to performing good deeds and organizations that specialize in altruism. @RippleKindness @edisonsupt

2/20 Noticing the Good Stuff: A Suggested Practice. When something amazing happens in your classroom but only you see it, did it really happen? @edifiedlistener @cultofpedagogy

2/18 How to Spot the Symptoms of Sleep Deprivation in Children. Kids require more sleep than adults and without adequate sleep, your child is at risk for obesity, behavior problems, emotional instability, learning problems, depression, or other health problems. @icsfblog @DisneyDream717

2/18 Great Tools for Making Mind Maps and Flowcharts – Creating a mind map is an excellent way to generate and write down ideas connected to a central topic. @rmbyrne @jamie_stark

2/17 Teaching and Learning Research Summaries: A collection for easy access. There are several superb summaries of educational research that have been compiled into easily accessible websites and articles in pdf format that can be read online and shared with staff. @teacherhead @RickettsKate

2/17 Seven Ways Tech Supports Collaborative Learning – Educators worldwide are doing more work in teams and shifting classroom practice from predominantly individual learning activities to collaborative learning strategies. @rdene915 @Getting_Smart @tvanderark

2/17 Preparing for the Future: Learning Activities – An ongoing question in education today is “How we can best prepare our students for the future?” @rdene915 @Getting_Smart @tvanderark

2/16 Do You Have to ‘Love’ Every Student? And What If You Don’t. Decades of research—and conventionally held wisdom—say that positive teacher-student relationships matter. But do you really have to love every student? @madeline_will @educationweek

2/16 Principals: Are you brave enough to ask for staff feedback? Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. @cultofpedagogy

2/16 Inspire Students With an Author Visit. Giving students the opportunity to interact with authors can help develop a passion not only for writing but for other subjects like science or music. @NancyJorgensen @edutopia

2/16 Ten Tips for Teachers Using the Station Rotation Model – Use your teacher-led station for a range of activities beyond direct instruction. @Catlin_Tucker @DrGregGoins

2/13 Principals: Are you brave enough to ask for staff feedback Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. @cultofpedagogy @LavoieFred

2/13 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 @rbathursthunt @MindShiftKQED @aaron_hogan

2/9 Steve Jobs Used PowerPoint, So Can It Really Be All That Horrible? Answer: Yes. Unless you’re putting on a performance, a briefing document is always more efficient and effective. @Sales_Source @Inc

2/9 Replace timed tests with math fluency. Timed quizzes and tests have been an elementary school staple for decades, but does practicing speed and memorization teach students to truly understand math strategies and concepts? @MsCastillosMath @SmartBrief

2/8 Data: 5 Big Challenges in Preparing K-12 Students for the World of Work – This explains why preparing students for the world of work is so hard. @AlysonRKlein @educationweek

2/8 Making Cooperative Learning Work Better – Is cooperative learning worth it? What does the research say? Beyond academic research, are there philosophical, “human” reasons we should keep taking it on? @cultofpedagogy @NKeithBlend

2/8 The Role Of The Teacher In The Near-Future Classroom – Know the student, know the content, and know the place. @terryheickedu @TeachThought

2/7 Short Lessons on Colds and Flu – It’s always good to have students interested in the lesson, and there should be some serious interest in this topic. This is aimed at an elementary audience. @SciShowKids @rmbyrne

2/7 Eleven resources for STEM, STEAM, and makerspaces – It’s easy enough to decide to focus more on a specific topic or skill, such as STEM, in the classroom, but it’s sometimes more difficult to find tools and resources to support that skill. @ESN_LAURA @eschoolnews

2/7 This Professor’s ‘Amazing’ Trick Makes Quadratic Equations Easier. Looking for the answers to ax² + bx + c = 0? A mathematician has rediscovered a technique that the ancient Babylonians used. Share with algebra teachers and students you know. @kchangnyt @13pt

2/7 Disney Chairman Apologizes to P.T.A. Asked to Pay Fee After ‘Lion King’ Screening. Does your school show privately owned DVDs at “movie night?” All you have to do is read the text prior to the movie and on the box to know it’s illegal. Don’t do it. @christineNYT @nytimes

2/6 DUAL CODING and ART – is there a connection? A student who is better at art, and specifically drawing, is more likely to dual code because they are more confident in drawing and more able to represent their conceptual understanding. @EDmerger

2/6 Amazing Parental Control & Family Locator App – One parents tells about her experience with the OurPact parent control app. @MomGlenz @OurPactApp

2/5 Five Ways to Invest In Your Children’s Future – Saving money for your child’s education is not the only type of investing that is important. @MoneySavvyLife

2/5 A Guide to Surviving and Thriving at Project-Based Learning – A Guide to Surviving—and Thriving—at Project-Based Learning. @MJMadda @EdSurge @stppLMC

2/5 How Can You Be Sure Someone Is Fit to Be a Leader? It Comes Down to One Word. Not having this skill can hurt your leadership in several ways. @MarcelSchwantes @Inc @ChrisM_CPA

2/4 ‘Schools are killing curiosity’: why we need to stop telling children to shut up and learn. Pupils who ask lots of questions get better results, especially those from poorer homes. @WendyBerliner @SirKenRobinson

2/4 Why there’s no such thing as a gifted child – Even Einstein was unexceptional in his youth. Now a new book questions our fixation with IQ and says adults can help almost any child become gifted. @WendyBerliner @guardian @cshislop @davdittrich

2/4 STEM, STEAM, and maker spaces–oh my! Learn how three increasingly important components of a 21st-century education–STEM, STEAM, and maker spaces are helping students get a leg up on the global competition. @ESN_LAURA @eschoolnews

2/4 N.J. schools install detectors to stop kids from vaping in bathrooms. At $1,000 each this might be a good idea for your school. @briannakudisch @njdotcom

2/3 Why Great Presentations Follow the Same 3-Act Structure of Your Favorite Movies. Apply the time-tested rules of screenwriting to win over your audience. @carminegallo @Inc @thinkers360 @tonycdonofrio

2/3 How to express empathy like a leader – You can’t lead until you connect with people. Empathy is the channel of connection. @Leadershipfreak

2/3 Leaders born or made? Could it be that the answer is both? @GordonTredgold

2/2 How to achieve more with online meetings in 2019 With Keith Keller – Do we really need to travel to other cities and countries to attend meetings? @KeithKeller @irish_te

2/2 There Are Four Foundational Reading Skills. Why Do We Only Talk About Phonics? We must teach the integrated set of foundational skills completely. @educationweek

2/2 How Learning by Questions Is Changing Pedagogy – Reduce workload and increase pupil outcomes? @TeacherToolkit @mattpearson @ChrisBa48739562 @LbQorg

2/1/2020 The Cyber-Security Problem Schools and Ed. Tech Need to Face – Thousands of students had private data compromised last year. We must do better. @Bethesda_Mag @mocoboe @Naviance

2/1/2020 How virtual reality turns students into scientists – Using low-cost virtual reality, education activist Jessica Ochoa Hendrix helps bring science to life in schools across the US. In this quick talk, she explains how a VR experience she developed invites students to explore underwater ecosystems as if they’re marine biologists. @KillerSnails1 @TEDTalks

1/31 “New” does not equal “good” and “traditional” does not equal bad. Lectures are considered bad by many today, but see if you can think about some good ones that you have sat through. @gcouros

1/31 Six Steps To Create Effective Seating Plans – Research from Montana State University has clearly shown a huge attainment increase for the lower ability students, with no detrimental impact on the high ability pupils when teachers set up a mixed ability seating plan. @HollyGEdits @TeacherToolkit @Classcharts @chicanddot

1/30 The Myth Fueling Math Anxiety – In a representative survey of U.S. teachers, 67 percent told the EdWeek Research Center that math anxiety was a challenge for their students, and 1 in 4 said they often feel anxious doing math themselves. @SarahDSparks @EducationWeek

1/30 Welcome to TomRichey.net. a website committed to delivering learning to students and teachers by providing online videos, PowerPoints, tutoring services, writing courses, and other instructional materials. Share with history teachers and students you know. Click here for an interview with Tom. @TomRichey @rmbyrne

1/30 Flexible Seating: Collaboration Catalyst or Classroom Disaster? Peek into the buildings in Pascack Valley Regional High School District and you’ll see diner-like booths to help with collaboration in one classroom, stadium seating in another, and in others, soft seating, including couches and bean bag chairs. The hallways are lined with bistro tables, and teachers are encouraged to take classes outside. @AlysonRKlein @pvrhsd @EducationWeek

1/29 Five tools to help with project-based learning – Tools for project-based learning can augment impactful lessons that help students develop key life skills. @ESN_LAURA @eschoolnews
1/29 Teachers, the Robots Are Coming. But That’s Not a Bad Thing. Bring up the idea of even the possibility of artificially intelligent robots replacing some of what teachers do, and you are likely to spark a tornado of anger among many educators. @kbushweller @EducationWeek

1/29 Four questions to ask about multimedia content – Engaging learners with digital content paves the way for next-level learning experiences—and it all starts with high-quality multimedia content. @ktschutt @eschoolnews

1/29 Patrick Mahomes didn’t stick to one sport, making him a prime example for multi-sport youths. There is a lot of push to make kids one-sport athlete. Here is one example of where being multi-sport worked out. @DanWetzel @YahooSports

1/28 The Seven Strengths and Habits That Successful People Possess – There’s no secret recipe that will make you a successful person, but these seven strengths and habits can greatly increase your chances of success. @debbieallencsp @Entrepreneur @dekebridges @LeadersBest

1/27 Quickly Create Collaborative Maps With Ethermap. Google’s My Maps tool is great for students to use to collaborate on the creation of custom maps. @rmbyrne @SHS_Cochran

1/27 Review of the Decade: Ten Trends in Global Education – Here is a look at ten trends that shaped education policy debates this decade. @leecrawfurd @Fihi_maFihi @juandoming @FrancescPedroED

1/26 Ten Uncomfortable Truths About U.S. Education – There is a lot to chew on here as there is a follow-up article for each ‘truth.’ @ehartrich @EducationWeek

1/26 This ‘world’s best teacher’ winner wants to put an artist in every school. An artist in Residence scheme aims to raise the status of arts in education. @wef @DrEscotet @Andriazaf

1/25 This district uses micro-credentials to boost PL. Teachers in remote rural schools are developing micro-credentials to overcome geography and connect to personalized professional learning. I think this could work in non-rural areas too. @eschoolnews

1/25 Why Excellent Managers Delegate Tasks – Knowing when to delegate tasks is vital in becoming a successful leader, for a multitude of reasons, which we examine here. @justcoachit @LaRaeQuy

1/25 PreK-12 Ed-Tech Investments Plunged in 2019, Bucking Overall Learning Tech Trend. Funding for ed-tech companies serving PreK-12 around the world declined by nearly 50 percent last year compared to 2018. @EdMarketBrief @EdWeekMMolnar

1/25 Encouraging Gratitude in the Classroom – So much power exists in expressing gratitude. Focusing on the positives can be transformational. @ElisaBostwick @bethhill2829

1/23 Vortex by ClassTools – Create Your Own Sorting Game. Vortex is the latest game template published by ClassTools. It lets you create an online game in which players have to sort words or phrases into up to four categories. @rmbyrne @classtools

1/23 Relationships Are Important. How Do We Build Them Effectively With Kids? The Search Institute researches relationships and has come up with five key elements that are essential to the type of relationship building that helps kids grow into healthy adults. @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED @SearchInstitute @KentPekel

1/23 15 Ways to Bring More Positive Language into Your Classroom and School – n the middle of a chaotic classroom or other stressful situation, it can be hard to find the kind of mindfulness and positive language we hope to model. Here are a few ways. @WeAreTeachers @mrsbeltmann

1/23 Seven Leadership Hacks That Are Remarkably Effective – In embodying a set of remarkable qualities, leaders shine bright even when they don’t have to. @bizzwriter @Inc

1/22 Tapping Students’ Interests to Develop Literary Analysis Skills – Passion blogging is a low-stakes chance for students to analyze texts of their choosing before they move on to complex literary texts. @allisonberryhil @edutopia @jeffpcarpenter

1/22 Can heading a football (soccer ball) lead to dementia? The evidence is growing. A concussion can have lifelong consequences and children are particularly at risk. @hannahdev @guardian @ConcernedMom

1/22 What Does Learning Really Look Like? Use that time to get students exploring, researching, collaborating, and, ultimately, leading the learning. @Catlin_Tucker @DrGregGoins

1/21 The Innovator’s Mindset (The Podcast) – I’m a big fan of George Couros and his work. Now you can listen to him when you are on the go. Check below for my summary of his most recent book. @gcouros

1/21 Three AI tips that are crucial to talent acquisition – The role of artificial intelligence in identifying and acquiring talent increased in 2019. And the trend is set to continue through 2020 – and well into the decade beyond that. @Mag_HR @automeme @RoboticsTech1 @GoogleNews

1/20 This district uses micro-credentials to boost PL. Teachers in remote rural schools are developing micro-credentials to overcome geography and connect to personalized professional learning. I think this could work in non-rural areas too. @eschoolnews

1/20 Why Excellent Managers Delegate Tasks – Knowing when to delegate tasks is vital in becoming a successful leader, for a multitude of reasons, which we examine here. @justcoachit @LaRaeQuy

1/20 Encouraging Gratitude in the Classroom – So much power exists in expressing gratitude. Focusing on the positives can be transformational. @ElisaBostwick @bethhill2829

1/19 How to Use Dictation in Spelling Instruction – Though it’s sometimes seen as old-fashioned, dictation can be useful in teaching early elementary students to spell. @edutopia @AnthonyStogni @DrAAlston

1/19 What Does Blended Learning Look Like in an AP Class? Can teachers who are teaching an AP course use blended learning models and cover the extensive curriculum? @Catlin_Tucker @DrPowersKHS

1/18 Take the Hard Road. What comes easy won’t last long and what lasts long won’t come easy. @Jeff_Zoul @thomascmurray

1/18 How Can You Be Sure Someone Has True Leadership Skills? It Comes Down to One Word. Topping the necessary skill set of leaders in the digital age is something technology has yet to master. It comes down to one word. @MarcelSchwantes @Inc @SkipPrichard @CABachelder

1/18 Using Social Influence for Social Good – What if you could leverage your follower count to do more? What if you could turn influence into positive change? @ThatChristinaG @KeithKeller @CelesteBarber_ @DrLupo @Ninja @Tobi @TeamTreesOfficl

1/16 Robots, AI and drones: when did toys turn into rocket science? Some modern toys resemble advanced devices. There are flying toys, walking toys, and roving toys. A number of these require “configuring” or “connecting”. @ConversationEDU @joemckendrick @evankirstel

1/16 Introducing the One-Sentence Lesson Plan. Let’s be honest. Who’s got time to write full lesson plans for every class five days a week? @EngNorman @cultofpedagogy @mssackstein

1/16 Sixteen 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, many of which perform the same functions as the ones we use in other spaces. @cultofpedagogy @KFelicello

1/15 Six things you should know for sure on your 15th birthday – Try making your own list before reading this. @BusyMomDiary1 @forevermymoon

1/14 How Serving Leadership Will Change The World In 2020 – Can serving leadership still work in a world with so many changes occurring in our communities? @TrippBraden

1/14 Six Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2020 – You don’t have time to try all the tools, so use the time you have to try these. @cultofpedagogy @FeketeEDU

1/14 The Library as a Safe Space for Inclusivity in School – This is a conversation with Dr. Adam Phyall, Director of Technology & Media Services. @AskAdam3 @edCircuit @teach42 @AskAdam3 @drrodberger

1/13 Low-Level Leadership–Three Surefire Ways to Disengage Your People – According to Gallup only about a third of U.S. employees are engaged. There are tons of reasons why. @tsh302 @alienearbud

1/13 These 12 old-school skills are becoming obsolete. Does it matter? You can do most of these things. What about your kids or grandkids? @ConsiderableHQ

1/13 No Such Thing As Failure… There is no such thing as failure, there is only feedback, and it’s what we do with that feedback that ultimately decides how successful we will be. @GordonTredgold

1/12 High Emotional Intelligence Is Essential in Today’s Workplace. Here are seven qualities to look for to identify people with high emotional intelligence. @rhettpower @mariofocil

1/12 Best Practices For Fostering Intrinsic Motivation – Workplaces and schools often unintentionally create environments that disincentivize the exact behaviors they hope to encourage. @jessicatenuta @Forbes @Carmen_Restrepo @E_Sheninger

1/11 How to create an escape the classroom game – Free lesson examples – Gamification and escape rooms are pretty much the most popular words in education. When hearing the word “game”, students suddenly straighten their backs and stop talking. @lucie_renard @ibookwidgets @Carmen_Restrepo

1/11 The visual language of comic books can improve brain function. Literary scholars have started to study the unique language of visual narratives and how it influences and informs the way readers understand stories, and how our brains develop and understand codes and language. @MaryWiddicks @qz @MCChildsBookDay @FirstBook

1/11 Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education: Lessons for K-12 Tech Leaders – Artificial Intelligence is being cited by some as the next big teaching tool, and a new area of study for students. @AlysonRKlein @educationweek

1/10 Sure, We Teach History, But Do We Know Why It’s Important? hen the nation feels not just divided, but divided in an unprecedented way, studying history serves as a guide. @AndrewUjifusa @educationweek

1/10 The best person for the job isn’t always who you think. Find the people with the skills you need on Airtasker. Also you can Receive no-obligation quotes from reviewed, rated & trusted Tutors in minutes. @Airtasker

1/10 Learn How to Compel Your Audience to Act with These Three Storytelling Tips. This is good advice for teachers too. @JolinaPettice @toprank @alvinlindsay21

1/9 Breathing Life into the Curriculum – Any definition of curriculum…must offer much more than a statement about the knowledge-content or merely the subjects which schooling is to ‘teach’ or transmit. @MrPranPatel @DrMLWhite

1/8 Facial Recognition Tech Discriminates. Ten Questions to Ask About K-12 Use – Facial recognition technology is on the rise in schools across the country, but a new report from the federal government suggests its accuracy can vary widely depending on race and gender. @MarkALieberman @educationweek

1/8 Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight To Save America’s Public Schools by Diane Ravitch – This documents the failures of the “disrupters” of public education—those who wish to privatize the public system—and celebrates the work of grassroots activists resisting the push for charter schools and vouchers at the expense of the nation’s schools. @DianeRavitch @NormScott1

1/8 Four Ways to Keep Going When You Feel Like Quitting – Perfectionism will defeat everyone who isn’t perfect. @Leadershipfreak @ziegeran

1/8 If Your Potential Managers Don’t Have These 7 Skills, Don’t Promote Them. An alarming 82 percent of the time, companies promote the wrong person. @Entrepreneur @GordonTredgold

1/5 Why School Librarians Are the Literacy Leaders We Need – School librarians help students connect to reading and digital literacies in a variety of ways. @arielsacks @EdWeekTeacher @philshapiro @pcsweeney

1/5 Five Creative Ways to Defuse an Argument – If you look at patterns, however, you will notice that you and your partner, kids, colleagues, and friends tend to argue about the same few topics over and over. @parentteendr @PsychToday @icsfblog

1/5 What Employees Tell Us About Automation and Re-skilling – Students should know about this as they enter the world of work. @lyndagratton @MITSloan @TrippBraden

1/4 Schools Are Deploying Massive Digital Surveillance Systems. The Results Are Alarming. When schools start to look for suspicious social media posting they find a lot of false positives. @BenjaminBHerold @educationweek

1/4 How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn – Students often say that making money, attaining fame or pursuing a career that they enjoyed were important to them. Many also spoke of wanting to make a positive impact on their community or society. @ingfeichen @MindShiftKQED @verenanz

1/4 The Periodic Table Of IOS Apps For AR And VR – Turn your class loose and have them report back after the test an app. @ICTEvangelist @LevackTeachTech @kevinhoneycutt

1/3 Make Sure to End Every Meeting with These Three Things. Meetings are often dismissed as a waste of time, but meetings that have a clear purpose and are well run can actually make things go more smoothly and save time. @LollyDaskal

1/2/2020 Winning the Conference Presentation – “Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world.” – Robert McKee @robert_schuetz @korytellers

1/2/2020 Seven Strategies to Keep Students Motivated All Year Long – Using research from Zoltan Dӧrnyei, who specializes in motivation to learn second languages, the author developed some practical motivational strategies that helped her students reflect on their own work and learning environments. @kendalrolley @MindShiftKQED

1/1/2020 Must-Watch Movies for Leaders in 2020 – Here are eight movies every entrepreneur should see in 2020, listed in alphabetical order. @GrahamWinfrey @Inc @TrippBraden

1/1/2020 Top 25 Education Sites & Apps For 2019 This year’s list includes a wide variety of educational sites and apps, from student response systems to curation tools to multimedia resources. @dkapuler @techlearning @rudytoot1 @DrKatrinaAdkins

1/1/2020 Eight Educators Share Their Best Math Lessons – The new question-of-the-week is: What has been the best math lesson you have taught and why do you think it was so good? @Larryferlazzo @educationweek @D4Griffin3

1/1/2020 Station Rotation Model: Student-Designed & Led Stations – One of the benefits of the Station Rotation Model is how easy it is to design activities at different levels to meet the diverse needs of a group of students. @Catlin_Tucker @Pen63

12/31 NASA astronaut setting record for longest mission by a woman. Be sure to share with girls and young women you know. @collectSPACE @NASA @EyauukArt @SPACEdotcom

12/31 Understanding Ransomware: How To Prevent Ransomware Attacks. Is your school district prepared? Some districts have been hit. @BootstrapsBiz @Frugal__Finance @wisper_en

12/30 Guy Kawasaki Explains Why Steve Jobs Used 190-Point Text on Presentation Slides. Make your presentations stand out with fewer words and bigger text. @carminegallo @inc @GuyKawasaki @Canva

12/30 How Do You Build A Great Communication Strategy? People’s attention spans have gone from several minutes to 140 characters or less. @trippbraden @KareAnderson

12/29 Loop’s launch brings reusable packaging to the world’s biggest brands. A new initiative by a small company has compelled more than two dozen of the world’s biggest brands to begin testing reusable packaging. @makower @GreenBiz @Romdhanifaten @wef

12/25 Are dinosaur-obsessed kids really smarter? Dino-loving tots — who fell into the “conceptual” group for their interest in gathering information — ended up having significantly higher IQs. @beeragon @nypost

12/25 Four Simple Things Every Team Wants From Their Leader – While it can be difficult to become a great leader and to achieve great things, practicing great leadership is actually quite easy. Can you guess what they are? @gordontredgold @Inc

12/25 Blended Learning: Designing a Whole Group Rotation with StudySync. The term “blended learning” is an umbrella that encompasses many different models that combine active, engaged learning online with active, engage learning offline. @Catlin_Tucker @taenos99

12/26 Flipped Classroom 101: Challenges, Benefits & Design Tips – The flipped classroom model shifts the transfer of information online and moves practice and application into the classroom. @Catlin_Tucker @stppLMC

12/26 Sixteen Picture Books About Math to Inspire Curious Kids – These picks for the best books about math are listed by grade level and math concept so you can easily find the right selection for your class. @WeAreTeachers @emulvahill @AllAboutTHEPACT

12/24 Microsoft Leaders Are Asked to Showcase Three Skills. Recent Psychology Research Says You Should Too. @scott_mautz @Inc @TrippBraden

12/24 The No. 1 job of 2019 pays $140,000 — and its hiring growth has exploded 74%. Scroll down to see the top ten jobs. Note they are all some kind of engineering or computer science. @CateyHill @Marketwatch @KirkDBorne

12/24 Eight Tips For Teachers Frustrated With Technology – Start small and be sure to learn from your students. @terryheickedu @TeachThoughtPD @Ed_Admn @PHausEDU

12/23 Re-thinking Observation and Feedback: Solving the learning problems. We might do this whole thing better if our default assumption, our starting point, is a recognition that teaching is complex and difficult and that, despite a teacher’s best efforts, some students continue to find the learning challenging. @teacherhead

12/23 Video for learning –15 things the research says – some may shock you. Video for learning is great at some things, not so great at others. @DonaldClark @seni_bl

12/23 Preparing Social Studies Students to Think Critically in the Modern World – Vetting primary resources isn’t easy—but doing it well is crucial for fostering engagement and deeper learning in a rapidly changing world. @GonserSarah @edutopia @v_lees @jordosh

12/22 Four Ways AI Education and Ethics Will Disrupt Society in 2019 – Education focused on deeper learning and understanding of this transformative technology will be critical to furthering the debate and ensuring positive progress that protects social good. @TaraChk @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

12/21 Want to Be A Better Leader? Then Adopt These 9 Habits. Great leadership works everywhere and with teams of all sizes. @GordonTredgold @inc

12/21 Is Teaching an Art or a Science? A New Book Takes a Fresh Look at ‘How Humans Learn. Listen to the discussion on this week’s EdSurge On Air podcast. @jryoung @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

12/20 How Educators Can Prepare for the Future of Work – What are the types of experiences that our students should have? @Rdene915 @Getting_Smart

12/20 Five Things I learned from visiting an elementary school teaching with iPads – This primary school has a one-on-one iPad program, where each student has access to an iPad. @lucie_renard @ibookwidgets @McQ_Tim

12/19 What School Shooting Drills Are Really Like For Kids – Hear from twentry real students from around the country. @elizvanbrocklin @teamtrace

12/19 What Technology Can & Cannot Replace In The Classroom – For most grade levels and most students in most contexts, technology can improve learning and debating this idea doesn’t feel authentic. @terryheickedu @teachthought

12/18 Should Schools Still Play Dodgeball? Should targets be other humnas? @AriannaProthero @EducationWeek

12/18 Why I Don’t Grade – One teacher give compelling reasons for not grading. At least you shouldn’t give grades until you absolutely have to. @Jessifer @EducationWeek

12/17 What An Experienced Leader Needs to Know to Succeed – All new roles come with new responsibilities. But a senior-level, the experienced leader faces unique challenges that are tied directly to the bigger scope of work. @CCLdotORG @AdaptNowEditors

12/17 Preparing students for jobs that don’t exist – Sixty-five percent of children entering grade school today will end up working in jobs that don’t even exist yet. @NicLovesBooks @iste @elissamalespina

12/17 What lies beneath Learner Agency? When a classroom starts buzzing with rich, student-led inquiry, learner agency is high. @S_ODwyer @mary_teaching @whatedsaid

12/16 How to Develop Teams that Talk Less and Achieve More – If the room goes quiet when you ask, “What are we going to do about that?”, you have a team that talks too much and achieves too little. @Leadershipfreak @DavidGeurin

12/16 The State of Creativity in America’s Schools – One cannot understand the history of education in the United States during the twentieth century unless one realizes that Edward L. Thorndike won and John Dewey lost. @brholland @Getting_Smart @JustinAglio

12/16 Stop Asking Job Candidates About Their Strengths and Weaknesses. Ask This Instead. Can you guess what “this” is? @emmajs24 @Inc @Larerbloggen

12/16 How Do You Build Trust? Students of just about any age should get this lesson. @TrippBraden @KareAnderson

12/15 Six Things You Might Not Know About Khan Academy – Easy EdTech Podcast 042 – Ready for some Khan Academy tips for teachers? In this episode, Monica Burns shares a few things you might now know about Khan Academy, as well as an overview of this powerful, free tool for educators. @ClassTechTips @Primarytec

12/15 Changing the Discussion: From Screen Time to Digital Equity – How much screen time do you want your kids to have in school? @brholland @Getting_Smart @thomascmurray @FutureReady

12/15 Bridging the Gap Between Science and Coding in the Classroom – Students who learn to code gain valuable experience using the four Cs of 21st-century skills. @robvannood @stppLMC @edwebnet @VernierST

12/15 Google Earth’s creation tools help students tell stories with maps. Google Earth has unveiled a new set of new tools that enable maps to be customized and organized into visual narratives. @betsy_4s @EdScoop_news @googleearth

12/13 How Imagination Ruins Leaders – How might imagination be the cause of problems? @Leadershipfreak

12/12 Wanna Know If Students Are Learning? Ask Them These 4 Questions. In the process of learning the teacher and the student need to be partners. @web20classroom @tomwhitby

12/12 It’s Time for Social Studies to Make a Comeback. Here Are Three Insights for Educators. @coodegrace @Newsela @EdSurge @ToddWhitaker @cultofpedagogy

12/12 The Positive Impact of Innovative Learning On Students – Active training methods have been developed as strategies for instructors to promote commitment to both materials and learning in the disciplines. @lifelearnersng @AnthonyStogni

12/12 Seventh miniature for the knowledge transfer of collaborative classroom – Collaborative classroom is divided into seven miniature schools to secure personalized knowledge transfer and brainpage development on classroom desks. @Learnography

12/11 These Three Words Will Make You a Time Management Expert. You can reassert that control and learn to be an expert in time management without instituting new systems or elaborate processes. @lollyDaskal

12/11 Celebrate Hour of Code with these activities and resources. Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science and has grown into a weeklong event involving millions of people from around the world. @jmakaz @iste @rlfreedm

12/10 Leaders Who Inspire Creativity Build These Three Values into Their Team’s Culture. Turn your attention to fostering an environment where employees feel empowered to think creatively at the desk level. @MSchneiderTwts @Inc

12/10 Yong Zhao: How PISA Created the Illusion of Education Quality and Marketed It to the World. Yong Zhao, the brilliant education analyst, writes here about the great PISA illusion. @YongZhaoEd @DianeRavitch @courosa

12/9 Could Minecraft disrupt traditional instruction? In classrooms across the globe, educators and students are doing amazing things with Minecraft–could it totally disrupt current education models? @chelseawaite @eschoolnews

12/9 How Kids Learn Better By Taking Frequent Breaks Throughout The Day – In Finland normally take a fifteen-minute break for every forty-five minutes of instruction. During a typical break, the children head outside to play and socialize with friends. @timdwalk @MindShiftKQED @JdelaneyJoAnn

12/9 Two Neat Polling Tools That Richard Byrne Recently Recommended – These are tools that her students can use on their mobile devices. @rmbyrne

12/9 Should High Schools Rethink How They Sequence Math Courses? Most students don’t aspire to careers that will require calculus, so high schools must create sequences of math courses that reflect the wide variety of young people’s occupational goals. @cgewertz @travislape @johnsonjes

12/8 Myth: Teacher-led instruction and student-centered learning are opposites. It seems to me that both belong in any classroom. @teacherhead

12/8 Stop Arguing About ‘Equity’ and Focus on Student Outcomes. So far, the equity conversation isn’t centered enough on actual classroom practices to make meaningful changes to student learning and success. @MsJasmineMN @C_Hendrick @edu_post

12/8 Five Ways to Help Teens Set Boundaries With Friends – By setting healthy parameters, your kids can flourish in relationships instead of being drained by them. @parentteendr @USNewsHealth @HilLesha

12/8 Why Likable Leaders Seem More Effective – A recent trend in leadership research is to define a new style of leadership and then demonstrate how following its principles can improve performance. @charnmcallister @HarvardBiz @TamaraMcCleary

12/7 Thirty Reasons Why Free Play Benefits Child Development – There are lots of studies on this. How much free play do your kids get? @AAAStateOfPlay @Gen_Kilpatrick @KimberlyEHart

12/7 Eleven Great Books for Anyone Who Wants to Get Ahead in Business – There is a lot that leaders in education can learn from these books too. @salubriousdish @Inc @StephieRockwell

12/6 The State of Creativity in America’s Schools – One cannot understand the history of education in the United States during the twentieth century unless one realizes that Edward L. Thorndike won and John Dewey lost. @brholland @tvanderark @Getting_Smart @Gallup

12/6 A home library can have a powerful effect on children. A new study finds that simply growing up in a home with enough books increases adult literacy and math prowess. @everyrobby @Dotbethune @yardofgreatness

12/6 ‘It Just Isn’t Working’: PISA Test Scores Cast Doubt on U.S. Education Efforts. It looks like the test and punish approach isn’t working. Any surprise? @DanaGoldstein @NYTimes @JoshuaPStarr

12/4 Noam Chomsky on the Dangers of Standardized Testing – It’s turning us into individuals who devote our lives to achieving a rank. Not into doing things that are valuable and important. @noamchomskyT @wordpressdotcom @taenos99 @KellyGToGo @michaelmatsuda

12/4 Bringing Student Choice to Assessment in Science Classes – What happens when students can opt to skip tests and instead give oral presentations or create art to show what they know? @edutopia @betamiller

12/3 Berea College: Has a US university cracked student debt? As tuition prices soar across the country, one university in Kentucky has found a way to cover the costs. There’s just one catch – the students have to work for it. @hollyhonderich @BBCNorthAmerica

12/3 The Seven Habits of Highly Affective Teachers – How many do you and teachers you know have? @rickwormeli2 @ASCD @mssackstein

12/3 Here’s How Google Knows in Less Than Five Minutes if Someone Is a Great Leader. After years of study, Google uses a few simple questions to identify the company’s best leaders. @jeff_haden @Inc @juliedavisEDU @jlubinsky

12/2 An Educator’s Guide To Mental Health and Well Being – Mental illnesses are exactly that, illnesses, and should be viewed as such without the fear of stigma and discrimination. @MrPranPatel @hollinsley

12/2 The Case For Contribution: Why Schools Should Empower Difference Making. Will more young people grow up outside communities of caring adults? How will young people be exposed to role models of contribution? @tvanderark @forbes @akrebecca

12/2 Ten Kids’ Books That Star Protagonists with Special Needs – These books feature kids with special needs–and their siblings–fighting crime, solving mysteries, navigating school, loving each other, making friends, and just being awesome. @NYMetroParents @pragmaticmom @jamiesumner_

12/1/2019High schools in California will have mandated start times aimed at helping sleepy teens. What is your school district doing? @sleepdiplomat @CBSNews

12/1/2019Get students creating with digital sketchnoting. Pic-ting, as opposed to writing, is many students’ language of choice, and digital sketchnoting is a perfect fit for this new dialect. @MrsCarterHLA @iste @stppLMC

12/1/2019Kindergarten Teachers Speak Out for Children’s Happiness. The research is clear. Academic training in kindergarten has no long-term benefit. In fact, it may cause long-term harm. @PsychToday @Linda1746 @palan57

12/1/2019Ten Simple Steps for Reducing Toxic Stress in the Classroom – As education researchers have found, stress can change brain architecture, making it more difficult for children to focus and learn. @ACEsConnection @desautels_phd @larakain1 @allentien

11/28 High schools in California will have mandated start times aimed at helping sleepy teens. @CBSNews @HealthyHours @GladysICruz

11/28 How to Create Successful Online Courses – Even if you are just looking for good online courses this will help. @OranaCreative @elegantthemes @elegantthemes

11/28 Which system of knowledge transfer can develop high performing students in school ecosystem? Learning is knowledge transfer to a student’s brain that helps in the process of understanding. @Zeid_factor @Learnography

11/28 Empowering Students Through Choice, Voice and Action – From a young age, we can empower children by teaching them that they have the ability to shape their lives. @kristenthorson @eringohl @Getting_Smart @Rdene915

11/27 It’s Time for Districtwide Teaming and Dreaming. This is a review of Team Makers: Positively Impacting the Lives of Children through District-Wide Dreaming, Collaborating, and Change yy Laura Robb and Evan Robb. @ritaplatt @ERobbPrincipal @middleweb @DisruptedTv

11/27 Inquiry is Not a Fill-in-the-Blank Pursuit. As PYP teachers, is it necessary that we use an inquiry cycle? Fill-in-the-blank, template inquiry will only lead to fill-in-the-blank, template thinking. @mrs_gilchrist

11/27 How Learning Science Is Catching Up To Mr. Rogers – Yes, Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood was slow. It was repetitive. This was thoroughly, developmentally appropriate. @anya1anya @MindShiftKQED @JdelaneyJoAnn

11/27 Ditching Traditional Grades & My Online Grade Book – The goal is to shift the conversation away from the accumulation of points and, instead, focus on the development of skills. @Catlin_Tucker @Horizons93

11/26 Cultures of Accountability – To me, the best-run school in a lot of ways is a school where the educators hold each other accountable. I think it always means so much more. @bobby__dodd @Jeff_Zoul

11/24 Should cybersecurity be taught in schools? Experts weigh in on whether schools should teach kids the skills they need to safely reap the benefits of the online world. @Juan_Maran @welivesecurity @ChuckDBrooks @PVynckier @mclynd @AlaricAloor @todddlyle @Fogle_S

11/24 Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Warren Buffett All Agree: These 3 Hiring Strategies Will Land You the Best People. I think educators should follow this advice too. @MarcelSchwantes @Inc @BillGates @askwarrenbuffet

11/24 The Future Of Learning? Well, It’s Personal. What if each student had something like a private tutor and more power over what and how they learned? @anya1anya @NPR @JohnFPane @RANDCorporation @DisruptedTv

11/22 Seven Strategies to Help Children Remember Spelling Words – Some children remember sight words easily, but there are others who have a hard time remembering the spelling of words that don’t follow the rules. @ElemntryMatters

11/22 Tips And Tricks Parents Can Use To Nurture a Love of Reading in Kids – Even if you haven’t been reading a lot, it is important to bring books into your life because kids look to their parents as role models. @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED @Rdene915

11/22 Boosting student collaboration in the classroom – Collaboration is a core part of every career field and subject discipline. The same holds true for the classroom. @drlangraad @WeVideo @JenWilliamsEdu

11/22 Six Reasons Why Classrooms Need To Implement Blended Learning = Today, blended learning is fast becoming a preferred teaching strategy for all grade levels. It’s popular because it effectively combines the benefits of traditional instruction with online learning. @EmergingEdTech

11/20 A Surefire Way To Improve Your Leadership (But Only A Few Will Do It). The author is proposing a new approach to giving and receiving feedback in organizations. @jhzenger @forbes @E_Sheninger

11/20 Learning Environments for the Future: 4 Tips from Randy Fielding – Design principle number one for Fielding is listening to the people who will use the spaces and connecting to place and community. @FieldingNair @Getting_Smart @lifeismaikai @tvanderark

11/20 Boosting student collaboration in the classroom – Collaboration is a core part of every career field and subject discipline. The same holds true for the classroom. @drlangraad @WeVideo @JenWilliamsEdu @drlangraad

11/19 The Impact of Media on Teaching and Learning – With the advancements of technology, teaching strategies are changing every day. @lifelearnersng @AnthonyStogni

11/19 Seven Strategies For Using Context Clues In Reading – We often ask students to use context clues to figure out a word’s meaning; therefore, it is our job to formally teach how authors use them. @TeachThought @EDRobertson16

11/19 Ten educational, math-focused family games: Christmas gifts – There are so many different ways to learn/teach and what could be more fun than learning with games? @intheknowmom @Momalwaysknows1

11/19 New Gallup Poll Shows Support for Creativity in Learning—and PBL. There’s so much good news in this report for supporters of PBL that I hardly know where to begin. @johnlPBL @PBLWorks @JustinAglio @katiemartinedu

11/18 One Teacher’s Goal this School Year is to Meet Students’ Diverse Needs in an Advanced Class. With this approach more students can take college level classes. @robynhowton @teacher2teacher

11/18 Kindergarten Teachers Speak Out for Children’s Happiness. The research is clear. Academic training in kindergarten has no long-term benefit. In fact, it may cause long-term harm. @PsychToday @StevenSinger3 @dembinskis

11/18 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. @marcelamomberg @cultofpedagogy

11/17 Resources for Teachers – Here is a list of resources for teachers on a range of subjects, from classroom management and moral support to current trends in education. @edu_degree

11/17 How to Increase Participation by Asking Better Questions – Framing questions the right way—and scaffolding the right kinds of responses—can help teachers avoid blank stares and awkward silences. @edutopia @KimGriesbach @LTC_UD

11/16 How to Talk Tech with Your Superintendent – Preplanning for tech buys and school board communication can help IT leaders and superintendents collaborate better. @EdTech_K12 @edtech_dorsey @ERobbPrincipal

11/16 Six Learning Activities Τo Include Ιn Your Behaviour Change Journey – There are plenty of learning activities to spice up your behavior change journey. @HarryTheCloke @growthengineer @elearnindustry @AnthonyStogni

111/6 Three Simple Tech Tools to Make Math Thinking Visible – Technology, strategically deployed, can decrease students’ anxiety and stress, increase opportunities for connection and compassion, and allowed you to build stronger relationships with students. @buddyxo @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED

11/16 Brainy toys for kids of all ages – MindWare is the award-winning creator and manufacturer of Brainy Toys for Kids of All Ages. @MindWareToys @HilLesha @WestmanReviews

11/15 How to Express Empathy Like a Leader – You can’t lead until you connect with people. Empathy is the channel of connection. @Leadershipfreak @DavidGeurin

11/15 Here’s Why Recognition Is the Key to Employee Engagement. Everyone wants to go home feeling like they did a great day’s work. @gordontredgold @Inc

11/15 The Perfect 10-Step Job Interview Preparation Guide for Any Company – Share with anyone you know looking for a job. @YouTern @MarkSBabbitt @CareerSherpa

11/15 Post-Lesson Reflection: What Do Students Think They Learned? – The questions here can help with better learning. @Catlin_Tucker @stppLMC @cultofpedagogy

11/12 How to Teach Handwriting—and Why It Matters – Teaching young students how to write by hand before moving on to keyboarding can help improve their reading fluency as well. @edutopia @MoniseLSeward

11/12 Sparkle Unicorns And Fart Ninjas: What Parents Can Do About Gendered Toys. Researcher Elizabeth Sweet studied toy catalogs and ads over time and found that toys are actually more gender divided than they were half a century ago. @ElizabethVSweet @RCHains @anya1anya @NPRCoryTurner @MindShiftKQED @JdelaneyJoAnn

11/10 The Benefits of Low-Stakes Teacher Evaluation – In one new study, both the observed educators and the observers saw improvements in outcomes, suggesting the power of peer-to-peer learning. @hgse @Rdene915

11/10 Swimming Against the Tide: Transforming Learning Culture. Here are some changes that one school made that your school should consider. @crowley_mike @Harper_al

11/10 Things I Don’t Understand About Middle Schoolers – Here are some things your Middle Schooler might be talking about. @WhisperAmber @BlogginandLivin

11/10 Math Looks The Same In The Brains Of Boys And Girls. There’s new evidence that girls start out with the same math abilities as boys. @NPRjonhamilton @MindShiftKQED @drfurman

11/9 Smart Review: Google AI Experiments – Artificial Intelligence is now one of the fastest-growing and most needed educational initiatives in the world. @JustinAglio @Getting_Smart @thomascmurray

11/9 Why Podcasting Is #Trending Since ‘Serial’ and Why Your Class Should Be Doing It. All teachers should consider allowing students to submit podcasts as assignments. An NPR reporter has always believed in the power of audio. @bradymyerov @EdSurge @dkreiness @iamDrWill

11/9 How to Get Started Teaching Coding – Here is a three-step plan to help teachers in any subject and any grade teach the foundations of coding. @JorgeDoesPBL @Edutopia @Michelle4EDU @JorgeDoesPBL @T_F_Berger

11/6 Six Ways to Avoid Raising Racist Kids – We need to have clear communication with our kids about race. @parentteendr @PsychToday @WhisperAmber

11/6 US students show low-to-medium tech skills. How are your students doing? @lrj417 @EdDiveK12 @GillAB31

11/5 The digital learning challenge that still vexes schools – Finding real value in edtech is something schools continue to struggle with–here’s why. @eschoolnews @DPierceKleinCTE

11/5 Why Teachers Are So Excited About the Power Of Sketchnoting – You doodle what others are talking about to help remember later. @Kschwart @rlfreedm @MindShiftKQED @CalliWrights

11/5 Three Good Tools to Help Students with Poem Writing – The tools are totally free of charge and easy to use. @EducatorsTech @RWTnow @mskiwifruit

11/5 Assistive Technology: Finding the Right Resources for All Students – However, with so many options, the choice can become somewhat challenging. @Rdene915 @Getting_Smart

11/4 Stop Trying to Raise Successful Kids. And start raising kind ones. @AdamMGrant @TheAtlantic @DMace8 @palan57

11/4 How Anxiety Leads to Disruptive Behavior – Kids who seem oppositional are often severely anxious. @ChildMindInst @Gen_Kilpatrick @jessica_minahan

11/3 How Parents Can Help Their Kids With Studying – Advice that teachers can share with the parents of middle and high school students about how to get the most out of time spent studying. @effortfuleduktr @edutopia @RetrieveLearn

11/3 Seven Quick Tips For School Leaders to Build Relationships – Building relationships is a foundational core to a successful school environment. @BradLatzke @LaneDebra

11/3 Four Questions That Can Help You Build Your Leadership Presence – Check out Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Harvard psychology professor Amy Cuddy. @HomairaKabir @amyjccuddy @EllevateNtwk

11/3 Twelve Realities That Are Reducing Innovation In Schools – How many are happening in your school? @terryheickedu @teachthought @LeeAraoz

11/2 Five Ways to Design Your Teacher-led Station – The Station Rotation Model is particularly popular because teachers do not need a device for every student to make it work. Instead, students rotate between offline and online stations. @Catlin_Tucker @TeachFromHere

11/1 Minimum Wage Hikes Put Fiscal Squeeze on School Districts. How will this impact your school district’s budget? @Daarel2 @EducationWeek

11/1 Twenty Things You Can Learn In Ten Minutes To Become A Better Teacher – This diverse list contains a lot of TeachThought wisdom from Terry Heick’s entire career. @terryheickedu @TeachThought @MJasonHouck

11/1 Station Rotation Model: Student-Designed & Led Stations – One of the benefits of the Station Rotation Model is how easy it is to design activities at different levels to meet the diverse needs of a group of students. @Catlin_Tucker @MarisaEThompson

10/31 Why is Diversity Important? You cannot attain diversity of thought without diversity of people. @cspenn

10/31 Reading with Dad – Why It Is SO Important – This Post Also Has Great Kids’ Books Suggestions. @gingercasa1 @liveluvtx

10/29 All It Takes Is One – Natalie Hampton – Sixteen-year-old Natalie Hampton is a Los Angeles high school junior, anti-bullying activist, app developer and the CEO of a non-profit called Sit With Us, Inc.

10/29 Getting started with AR in the classroom – It’s not as difficult as you might think to introduce AR to your students–here are a couple of tools to help you dive in. @EileenBelastock @eschoolnews

10/28 Should we be testing doctors for empathy? Empathy is important for teachers, why shouldn’t medical doctors be more aware of it? @LilaMacLellan @QuartzAtWork @qz @DisruptedTv

10/28 How to Set Up Rich Experiential Learning Units – Two teachers who guided a project-based learning unit that included travel share how to replicate the deep engagement they saw without going anywhere. @Romdhanifaten @LTC_UD @edutopia

10/28 Why Is Middle School So Hard for So Many People? Tweenhood, which starts around age 9, is horrifying for a few reasons. @aliaemily @NAESP @TheAtlantic

10/27 Google Spent Two Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These Five Traits. Can you guess what they are? @MSchneiderTwts @Inc

10/27 Playlists: A Path to Personalizing Learning. I don’t want to waste precious class time talking at my students. I want to sit next to them and coach them as they develop skills and apply new information. @Catlin_Tucker @ERobbPrincipal

10/27 Robocompass – A Robotic Geometry Box – It is an online tool for graphing and drawing just like you did with a pencil and compass in high school. @robocompass @rmbyrne

10/26 How Assigned Seats During Lunchtime Can Foster a Positive School Culture – Students are randomly assigned to eight-person circular tables, which rotate depending on that day’s schedule. Each has a mix of kids from different grades, with one teacher whose job is to get the table talking. @emilyrfiles @WUWMradio @MindShiftKQED @BryanLMiller

10/26 Eight resources for robotics education – As robotics education gains popularity, there are more and more resources to help educators integrate robotics into the classroom. @ESN_LAURA @eschoolnews

10/26 Fourteen Job Search Tips for Teachers Relocating out of State or Country – Teachers relocating to another country or state may find they need answers to numerous questions to make the best decision. @Candace_Davies

10/25 What Knowledge Do Principals Need? How Much Content Area Expertise Do Principals Need? How deeply principals should know content areas and how much it matters for helping teachers is an active debate. @drsuperville @Educationweek

10/25 Carol Dweck on Fixed Mindsets in New Teachers – Her work on growth mindset generally focuses on student development. How does it apply to new educators’ growth as well? Also see my summary of Mindset. @Editorbytrade @ASCD @tweenteacher @ELmagazine

10/25 Top Nine Ways to Keep Your Child Healthy During Cold and Flu Season – I especially like the ones on moving and getting sleep. @Momalwaysknows1 @DisneyDream717

10/23 How to Actually Improve Diversity in Your Business – To appeal to the widest array of employees and customers, adopt these three strategies to achieve real diversity at your company or school. @rhettpower @JonBjarnason

10/23 Cheerleading is almost as dangerous as football. Football, no surprise, topped out the list of the most concussions, but cheerleading came in second. @melissamalamut @nypost

10/23 How Great Leaders Inspire Action – Simon Sinek – This TED Talk has been viewed over 46 million times. It must be pretty good. Also, see my summary of his Leaders Eat Last. @simonsinek

10/23 Library Leadership Podcast – Be sure to share with librarians you know. @philshapiro @futuregreta @mstephens7

10/22 How to become a better time manager using three simple questions – Can you tell the difference between what has to be done and what doesn’t? @carthagebuckley

10/22 How we can eliminate child sexual abuse material from the Internet? Learn more about how this scalable solution could help dismantle the communities normalizing child sexual abuse. @juliecordua @TEDTalks

10/21 As Your Team Gets Bigger, Your Leadership Style Has to Adapt. If your team is 30 people, you can’t manage them all directly, at least not to the same degree. @joulee @HarvardBiz @IanMAdair

10/20 But what about multiple-choice questions? Does retrieval practice with multiple-choice questions boost learning? @RetrieveLearn @AnthonyStogni

10/19 Nine Powerful Ways Great Leaders Show Real Authenticity – People respond to leaders who are authentic and genuine. Be authentic and genuine every day of the week. @bizzwriter @Inc

10/19 The Four important Stages of Change Management – Change is inevitable when you are running a successful business or school. Something is always evolving, whether it’s people, processes, policies, or products. @LollyDaskal

10/17 Listening to Lead Forward – In talking with people, don’t begin by discussing the things on which you differ. Begin by emphasizing—and keep on emphasizing—the things on which you agree. Dale Carnegie @gcouros

10/17 New Law Delays Start Times at California Schools. A new law Gov. Gavin Newsom signed on Sunday forbids California middle schools from ringing the opening bell before 8 a.m., and prohibits high schools from starting class before 8:30 a.m. @hannahcwiley @Sacbee_news @GavinNewsom @EducationWeek

10/17 NWEA Webinar: Differentiation made easier and empowering for teachers: Using Khan Academy resources with NWEA – They have developed the MAP Accelerator a classroom tool designed to translate MAP Growth scores into personalized learning paths. @NYSCATE @NWEA @khanacademy

10/17 Three Problems with Traditional Grades – Grades happened to students. Grades did not require that students think about their learning. Grades did not necessarily reflect mastery of grade-level skills. @Catlin_Tucker @travislape

10/16 Why 20-Minute Lunch Periods Aren’t Good for Students – Do students in your school have enough time? @AriannaProthero @EducationWeek

10/16 Ideas for Implementing Technology in Your Classroom – There are very simple ways that you can implement technology into your daily lesson plans. Here are four easy ways for you to implement technology into your classroom. @Candace_Davies

10/16 Eight Ways to Make Teacher Evaluations Meaningful and Low-Stress – How many are going on at your school? @drsuperville @EducationWeek

10/16 Changing Paradigms from Adult-Centered to Student-Centered Learning in Schools: A Powerful Shift and Catalyst for Change. @NASSP @mikelubelfeld @EdReimagined

10/15 How Do You Know Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for This 1 Rare Habit. “Transparency” is no longer just a buzzword in business–it’s a mantra. It materializes when important information is shared and people are involved in the decision-making process. @MarcelSchwantes @Inc @yhalushka @E_Sheninger

10/15 Eleven Ways Schools Can—and Should—Involve Families in SEL Programming – How many are happening in your school? @Edsurge @UKnowHGSE

10/15 How useful is cognitive load theory for teachers? Everyone’s talking about CLT, but does the theory live up to the hype? Mark Enser explores. @EnserMark @CrownHousePub @Heathfield_CC

10/15 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 I wonder how much of that time spent assigning points to student work results in improved student performance. @Catlin_Tucker @thinkm2

10/14 Heavily Decorated Classrooms Disrupt Attention and Learning In Young Children. Too much of a good thing may end up disrupting attention and learning in young children, according to research published in Psychological Science. @psychscience @KFelicello @DisruptedTv

10/14 Three Ways to Boost Students’ Conceptual Thinking – Coaching students to think in terms of concepts helps them understand how to apply their learning in the future. @carlamarschall @edutopia @crowley_mike @ISB_Arttease

10/13 Letting kids play with discarded objects is great for their bodies and minds, and not as risky as you might think. For children, the trash-to-treasure transfer is a trigger for endless possibilities. @ShirleyWyver @pasi_sahlberg @williamdoylenyc @GonskiInstitute

10/13 The Six Must-Have Elements Of High Quality Project-Based Learning – Can you guess what they are? @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED @JdelaneyJoAnn

10/13 Yes, Kindergarteners CAN Use Chromebooks! Empower our littlest learners! The new book, Google Apps for Littles by the dynamic duo, Christine Pinto, and Alice Keeler, is all about empowering our littlest learners. @ShakeUpLearning @PintoBeanz11 @alicekeeler @drfurman

10/12 It’s Time to Stop Averaging Grades. Let’s take a look at the case against averaging grades. @rickwormeli2 @AMLE @AZHSPRIN @rickwormeli2

10/12 Homework is wrecking our kids: The research is clear, let’s ban elementary homework. Homework does have an impact on young students — but it’s not a good one. @HeatherShumaker @Salon @jamie_stark @Dequanne

10/12 Educandy – Quickly Create Educational Games from Word Lists. On Educandy you can create a list of vocabulary words or a list of questions and have a set of games instantly created based on those lists. @educandydotcom @rmbyrne @ericcurts

10/11 Record number of colleges stop requiring the SAT and ACT amid questions of fairness. Reports of test-takers gaming the system or out-and-out cheating are causing colleges to take this action. @atugend @hechingerreport @WSKG @skydog811

10/11 Three Ways to Ask Questions That Engage the Whole Class – These techniques guide all students to process course content and then actively demonstrate their learning. @edutopia @schoolze @Pen63 @FridayInstitute

10/11 Fifty Ways To Empower Students In A Connected World – As teachers, most of us would probably like to hear a little less of our own voice and a little more of our students. @SagaMilena @TeachThought @BryanLMiller

10/11 Twenty Four Tips for Google Forms Quizzes – The Quiz feature can auto-grade online assessments, and now Google continues to add new options and features each month. @ericcurts

10/10 The Five Best Testimonial Secrets For Online Course Creators – It doesn’t matter how many adverts you pay for, guest posts you publish or webinars you run, your potential customers want to know what someone else thinks about your online course before they buy. @ThriveThemes @imobsession

10/10 Simon Sinek – Coaching Tips – Strategies for Influence – Here are a bunch of excellent quotes for leaders of all types. Sinek is the author of five books, an instructor of strategic communications at Columbia University, and is an adjunct staff member of the RAND Corporation. @simonsinek @chucksedwin1 @influence_for

10/9 How to Have a Better Relationship With Your Teenager – Parents can find their relationship with their child strained during the teenage years. And it’s not necessarily the kid’s fault. @MeghanWalbert @lifehacker @liveluvtx @parentteendr

10/8 How to Address Tough Topics in Staff Meetings – A structured process can help administrators and teachers discuss topics they’d often rather avoid, from equity issues to team dynamics. @brightmorningtm @edutopia @justintarte @cultofpedagogy

10/8 The Effectiveness of Online Learning Depends on Design. As students of all ages spend more time learning online, it’s worth asking, “How effective is online learning?” @Catlin_Tucker @cheryl_frose

10/8 How To Talk To Teens About Vaping – If parents want to know if their teens are vaping nicotine or cannabis, their best bet is a good old fashioned conversation. @MindShiftKQED @Rdene915

10/7 The next talent opportunity for the digital workplace? Neurodiversity – It is manifested in conditions such as autism, ADHD or dyslexia. @wef @nancyrubin

10/7 Nine Simple Solutions for Common Teaching Problems – Mark Barnes, a veteran teacher and author of six education books, thinks the solutions to many of our education challenges are things we could start doing tomorrow. @markbarnes19 @cultofpedagogy @KFelicello

10/7 Metacognition and Why it Matters in Education – It is important that teachers model metacognition for our students so that they can develop their own reflective practices. @Rdene915 @Getting_Smart @marlobarnett @JustinAglio

10/7 Jeff Bezos, Mark Cuban, and Tony Robbins Don’t PowerPoint. They Do This Instead. There is scientific evidence that PowerPoint–not the software but the concept–is worse than useless. @Sales_Source @Inc

10/6 Setting Up Writing Circles in Middle School – The idea is for students to gain a more long-term writing community, as well as a more developed relationship to their own role as writers. @pernilleripp @taenos99

10/6 Coding: Developing Rigorous Thinkers – Teaching kids to code means to make them think and solve problems through risk-taking and trial & error. @mraspinall @weisburghm @PaulEnderle

10/5 UK’s first outdoor primary school opens in London. An outdoor primary school has opened in south London where children spend 95 per cent of their days outside — even in winter. @nomiackerman @EveningStandard

10/5 Fourteen Pumpkin Crafts and Activities for Kids – Fall is officially here! We went to the pumpkin patch last weekend and now it’s time for some fall crafting. These pumpkin crafts and activities are great for kids of all ages. @hhtfamilyblog @EclecticEvelyn @DisneyDream717

10/4 The Science of Bullying – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has classified bullying as a public health crisis. @RobynDShulman

10/4 Optimizing Station Rotations in Blended Learning – Using three stations effectively—teacher-led, online, and offline—should provide your students with plenty of ways to collaborate. @edutopia @MasteryTrack

10/4 Math & Science Halloween Lessons – PBS Learning Media also has a collection of Halloween-themed science and mathematics lessons. @rmbyrne @pbsteachers

10/2 This is what a cognitive scientist looks like. Checkout the Leaders in Cognitive Science. @RetrieveLearn @DrSilverFox @RetrieveLearn @AceThatTest @PoojaAgarwal @lkfazio

10/2 It’s Time to End Timed Tests. The outrage this year over the attempts of the rich and infamous to rig the college admissions process in favor of their children has focused new attention on an old issue: purchasing a diagnosis to qualify for extended time on standardized tests. @educationweek @EdWeekOpinion

10/2 How Students Would Improve Their School Lunch Experience – Many schools don’t give students enough time to eat. @callmeKi @MindShiftKQED @JdelaneyJoAnn

10/2 Some Good Sources of Open Digital Textbooks for Teachers – Textbooks are arranged into different categories and content areas. Some of the textbooks are available for free download in various formats others can only be read online. @EducatorsTech @BryanLMiller

10/1/19 Twenty questions to ask other Leaders – What are your answers to these questions? @GordonTredgold

10/1 Let’s Stop With The Worksheets And Create Engaged Readers. What does being engrossed in reading look like? What does it sound like? What evidence exists that true, engaged reading is taking place? @drangelapeery @TeachThought @ERobbPrincipal

10/1 Signposting the hinterland: practical ways to enrich your core curriculum. A regular challenge has been to resolve the tensions that arise from having finite time and the inherent need to make a selection of material to teach from all the possibilities. @teacherhead

9/30 Thirty Interactive Bulletin Boards That Will Engage Students at Every Level – Try some of these interactive bulletin boards that get kids out of their seats and immersed in the learning experience. @WeAreTeachers @MarviaDavidson @mraspinall

9/30 Five Ways Teachers Can Limit the Fear of Creative Failure – Fear has a tendency to suffocate creativity. @spencerideas @Jonharper70bd

9/30 School Is Not Supposed to Be Fun All the Time. So why do we send the message, intentionally or not, that school should be FUN? @kagmoran @WeAreTeachers @DisruptedTv

9/29 How to Have Grit When You Want to Quit – Grit matters when quitting is easier than pressing forward. @Leadershipfreak @ziegeran

9/28 How To Ease Students Into Independent Inquiry Projects – This excerpt 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 @rbathursthunt @MindShiftKQED

9/28 Deeper Class Discussions with the TQE Method – Since implementing this new approach, the author has seen her students reading much more than they used to, and with much more depth than ever before. @MarisaEThompson @cultofpedagogy

9/28 Three Ways to Ask Questions That Engage the Whole Class – These techniques guide all students to process course content and then actively demonstrate their learning. @edutopia @pragmaticmom @NHREC_CTE_BF

9/26 Math Teachers Take a Page From English/Language Arts: Comic Books. Math teachers: What if you could use the colorful stories of comic books to teach multiplication, prime numbers, and linear equations? Would you? @cgewertz @EducationWeek

9/26 Gamifying Your Class to Meet the Needs of All Learners. Introduce game dynamics like leveling up and earning badges into your classroom to boost student engagement. @JMcCarthyEdS @edutopia @rudytoot1 @web20classroom

9/26 Straight from the Classroom: Practical Strategies for Teaching the Science of a Growth Mindset – GEM is a new curriculum designed for teaching a growth mindset, social and emotional learning (SEL), and mindfulness for PreK-3rd-grade learning communities. @MindsetWorks @Brainology @CarolDweckDSU

9/25 Early Elementary: Differentiate Reading Practice – This is what a reading practice could look like in a station rotation model. @Catlin_Tucker @travislape

9/25 From piano to programming – Moving from teaching music to teaching computer science may not seem the most natural step, but one teacher has successfully made the leap. @BrantHelen @WeAreComputing @clcsimon

9/24 Teachers Deserve Better: What Makes PD Actually Work? Consider signing up for this webanar. @jwhitby1 @jill_abbott @jmao121 @umpstead @Gregbagby @Rdene915 @2gnoME

9/24 It’s Vital to Focus on Student Engagement. Show me a teacher who isn’t always on the lookout for good classroom-management ideas, and I’ll show you an educator who is fairly clueless. @Larryferlazzo

9/9 Explaining the Value of the Liberal Arts – I think you should get the liberal arts done in high school so you can focus on a career in college. @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

9/9 Professional Development: What Do Educators Really Need? Contrary to the popular perception that teachers have their “summers off,” many teachers take advantage of extra time during the summer to pursue personal and professional development. @Getting_Smart @RACzyz @Rdene915

9/9 Three Attractive Leadership Traits That Motivate Millennials – In just a few short years, Millennials – a generation of workers born after 1981 – will surpass Baby Boomers as the largest segment of U.S. employees. By 2025, Millennials will make up 75% of the workforce. @StefaniYorges

Excess Teacher Responsibilities are Stealing Bonding Time with Students Is the first thing students see upon entering the classroom is a head scanning papers or a smiling face? @Bored_Teachers @MoniseLSeward @palan57

9/8 Pasi Sahlberg and Peter Johnson: How Finnish Schools Engage in Continuous Improvement. @pasi_sahlberg @DianeRavitch @MikeHynes5 @NPEaction

9/8 Michelle Weise: ‘We Need to Design the Learning Ecosystem of the Future.’ “Any useful statement about the future should at first seem ridiculous.” Jim Dator, futurist at the University of Hawaii-Manoa @rwmichelle @jimdator @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

9/7 NY Times Posts For English Language Learners – Linked With Descriptions – Larry Ferlazzo has been writing posts for The New York Times Learning Network for nearly seven years on teaching English Language Learners, and that adds up to a lot of posts! Many include online student activities and all include multiple teaching ideas. @Larryferlazzo @edublogs

9/7 Five things to say to students suffering from anxiety – If we really want to support our students’ social and emotional health, we must learn about their fears, struggles, and idiosyncrasies. @RavesiWeinstein @SueTonnesen

9/6 Teen in coma after developing severe lung disease from vaping. Share with teens you know. Vaping appears to be dangerous than we thought. @TamarLapin @nypost

9/6 The nonprofit Si Se Puede Foundation is widely recognized as a bridge-builder and leader in providing community programs that improve the quality of life and strengthen communities, families, and children. Please consider a donation. @WeAreDesertWAVE

9/6 Open Exploration in a Makerspace: What it is and Why We Need It – In a thriving makerspace, there is a balance. Design challenges allow students to work together on a similar theme coming from a design prompt. @DianaLRendina @aaronmaureredu

9/4 Giving Youth Sports Back to Kids – Youth sports programs are no longer about meeting the educational, developmental, health and recreational needs of children. They have become more about satisfying the ego needs of adults. @JohnGerdy

9/4 Unshakeable: 20 Ways to Enjoy Teaching Every Day…No Matter What by Angela Watson – In the book, Watson provides simple, practical strategies individual teachers can use to make their work less stressful and more enjoyable, without moving to a new district or changing anything that’s required of them. @Angela_Watson @cultofpedagogy @KerryHawk02

9/3 Seven ways to be a visible school leader this year – If leaders spend all of their time in their offices, how will they know what staff, students, and families need? @eschoolnews

9/3 Seven Legit Virtual Jobs for Teenagers – Is your teenager currently looking for employment opportunities or a side hustle that will allow them to work at home or remotely? @icsfblog @Home_and_Loving

9/3 Strive To Be A Servant Leader. This was how I lead and it’s a great attitude for any leader to have. @KFelicello @TeacherAndAdmin @LeaderChat

9/2 Ten essential discussions to have in any teacher team. Here are 10 discussions that teams should be having – not all at once, obviously, but over time, involving everyone. @teacherhead

9/2 The Secret to Bringing Out the Best in Others – Support too little and challenge too much – you kick butt. People are stressed and discouraged. Challenge too little and support too much – you coddle. People are comfortable and sleepy. @Leadershipfreak

9/1/2019 Harvard Just Discovered that PowerPoint is Worse Than Useless. The world’s top entrepreneurs (like Jeff Bezos, Jack Dorsey, and Mark Cuban) avoid it like the proverbial plague. @Sales_Source @Inc

9/1/2019 Let’s Give Our Teaching Language a Makeover. If the first thing you do is threaten a consequence you should read this. @cultofpedagogy @lorimcewen

9/1/2019 Fantastic Word Cloud Tools for Chromebooks – Students can analyze their own writing to see which words they use often (perhaps too often) among other things. @ericcurts @crockow8

8/31 Using Book Creator for Differentiated Learning – Differentiated instruction gives students multiple options for taking in information, making sense of their ideas and then expressing what they know. @romcquill @BookCreatorApp @EdTechTeacher21 @BryanLMiller

8/31 The Six Facets Of Understanding: A Definition For Teachers. The framework was created by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe to work with and through their Understanding by Design model. @grantwiggins @jaymctighe @terryheickedu @TeachThought @ERobbPrincipal

8/31 The Scientific Debate Over Teens, Screens And Mental Health – One hypothesis that has gotten a lot of traction is that with nearly every teen using a smartphone these days, digital media must take some of the blame for worsening mental health. @anya1anya @MindShiftKQED @epi_kerrykeyes

8/31 Should Professors (a) Use Multiple Choice Tests or (b) Avoid Them At All Costs? They’re often ineffective as a teaching tool, they’re easy for students to cheat, and they can exacerbate test anxiety. @jryoung @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

8/30 Using Playlists to Differentiate Instruction – Now, Rhode Island teacher Tracy Enos shares her system for customizing instruction to meet the needs of every student. @cultofpedagogy @taenos99 @tweenteacher

8/30 Praise, Don’t Tease, And Other Tips To Help Kids With Their Weight – Sometimes parents misguidedly think that if they tease the child, that it will motivate them to try harder to lose weight. @MindShiftKQED @LittleNeilson @UConnRuddCenter

8/30 Innovation Often Means Teaching Against The Grain. Most progressive teaching models from Heutagogy, Constructivism, to PBL concern themselves essentially, as much as possible, with placing the process and outcomes of learning in the hands of the learner. @EDmerger @TeachThought @Rdene915

8/29 Your Strategies For Supporting Anxious Kids At Home And At School – Teachers and parents all over the country are noticing an increase in mental health issues, including anxiety, among students. @Kschwart @CalliWrights @MindShiftKQED

8/29 The Student Vaping Crisis: How Schools Are Fighting Back. With reports of at least one death linked to vaping and dozens of cases of teens and young adults recently hospitalized, school leaders are starting the new academic year even more anxious about the “epidemic” of e-cigarettes. @drsuperville @Educationweek

8/29 Five ways to make PBL work in ELL – PBL can be very powerful for students trying to learn a new language. @SmartBrief @Jechev

8/28 SAT drops supplemental ‘adversity score’ amid criticism The non-profit organization that administers SAT tests will drop the so-called “adversity score,” which combined neighborhood and school factors. @benfeuerherd @nypost

8/28 Teaching Students How to Ask for Help – Students first need to recognize that they need help, and then they need to know that they’ll be supported when they ask for it. @jshighered @edutopia @leighmragsdale @CISNational

8/28 Too many freshmen show up to high school unprepared. Could onboarding help? Before students begin an experience almost like a new job, more high schools are investing in an onboarding process. @caity_henderson @chalkbeatCHI @marlobarnett @ILRaiseYourHand

8/28 Five Simple Strategies That Can Help Any Student Learn – Empowered with some basic information about how the mind and brain work during learning, teachers can plan to use some new strategies for supporting high student achievement. @TeachThought

8/27 My Favorite Posts That Appeared In August – Larry Ferlazzo is one of the top education bloggers. Here are some great resources he has found and created. @Larryferlazzo

8/27 Six Tips for Managing the Feedback Workload – Providing feedback is proven to increase student learning, and there are ways to make the work involved more manageable. @betamiller @edutopia @cultofpedagogy

8/27 Five Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Teaching – Give to rookie teachers you know and read them yourself. @C_Hendrick

8/26 A Couple of Good Places to Find Icebreaker ActivitiesIcebreakers.ws is an online catalog of dozens of fun icebreaker and team builder activities. @rmbyrne @IceBreakersMint @Icebreakers

8/26 To Learn, Students Need to DO Something. If you have a lot of students failing your tests, and those students are showing up, then the problem is not them. @cultofpedagogy @taenos99

8/26 Pre-K Teachers Are Making House Calls. It’s Helping Kids Succeed. In more than 700 communities across the country, teachers are supporting students of all ages — and their parents — outside the classroom. @cdcaron @katherinezoepf @nytimes @sharemylesson @AFTteach

8/26 The Rethinking Learning Toolkit includes resources that can help you, your school, district, or organization transform teaching and learning for all learners. @bbray27 @sylviaduckworth @curriculumblog

8/25 Aim Higher: There is No Success without Courage. Courage is the most important of all virtues because without it we can’t practice any other virtue with consistency. Maya Angelou @SkipPrichard @Gurgling_MrD

8/25 How to Stock Your Classroom Library – Tips for bringing high-interest, culturally relevant books into your classroom on a modest budget. @WordLib @edutopia @SpanishPlaygrd

8/25 Why Competency-Based Education Stalled (But Isn’t Finished) – The idea can sound radical, since it often involves doing away with course structures as we know them, to focus on having students prove they can master a series of skills or concepts one at a time. @jryoung @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

8/24 Changing Paradigms from Adult-Centered to Student-Centered Learning in Schools: A Powerful Shift and Catalyst for Change. What if we built our schools, our schedules, our teaching around the needs of our students? @NASSP @SoundOutorg @EdReimagined

8/24 Homework is wrecking our kids: The research is clear, let’s ban elementary homework. Homework does have an impact on young students — but it’s not a good one. @HeatherShumaker @Salon @Begabungs

8/23 Voices in Tech: How edtech coaches aid classroom instruction. – A well-trained team of coaches helps teachers manage the potentially overwhelming integration of new technology. @NicholeAllmann @EDU_journalist @DA_magazine @Eduporium

8/23 Meet Hannah – She is a 13-year-old who is raising fund to establish a clothing and supplies bank for kids at her former elementary school. Consider donating via her GoFundMe page. Watch a news story about her. @abc7johngregory @abc7

8/23 What Is The Purpose Of A Question? What’s the difference between a good question and a bad question? @terryheickedu @TeachThought

8/23 Genius Hour in Elementary School – A teacher shares what she did and what she learned when she implemented Genius Hour in her fifth-grade class. @SmithMeshelle @jedikermit @spencerideas

8/22 Spending time in nature can benefit your child’s cognitive skills. @FuturityNews @chucksedwin1 @tveitdal

8/22 Teacher Responses that Foster a STEM Mindset – How many of these are you already using? @DrJacieMaslyk @stppLMC @DefinedSTEM

8/22 Getting to Know YOU with your Learner Profile. Kids and teachers need more information to figure out who they are as learners using Universal Design for Learning. @bbray27 @sarahdateechur @bbray27

8/21 Twenty Examples Of Digital Citizenship – We offer some specific examples of good digital citizenship from communicating with social media with clarity and respect to respecting other’s privacy. @TeachThought @Rdene915

8/21 Finding High-Quality Math Tasks Online – A guide to finding math work at every level of cognitive demand for elementary students, including problems that push their thinking. @stppLMC @cultofpedagogy @edutopia

8/21 Apple Shows What Chicago Students Can Do With Just Six Weeks of Code. After six weeks students showed off apps they made. @JinSooDHuh @EdSurge @AppleEDU @jimharmon
8/18 Four things one college did to more than double our graduation rate – From removing remediation to lowering student costs, this community college did all it could to improve graduation rates. @ecampusnews @desireemjewell

8/18 The Definition Of Digital Citizenship – As more and more students interact digitally–with content, one another, and various communities–the concept of digital citizenship becomes increasingly important. @terryheickedu @TeachThought

8/18 Why educators should consider scenario-based learning – It’s where learners are immersed in real-life and situational scenarios that let them gather skills and information. It’s just another face of learning by doing. @neolms @Yuri_Druzhinin

8/18 Get Students Talking with Ongoing Conversations. In our dreamiest of teacher dreams, some of us might imagine days when our students spontaneously erupt into complex, nuanced conversations about the things they’re learning in our classes. @cultofpedagogy @taenos99

8/17 Immersive Experiences in Education – A newly published white paper investigates the pedagogical theory and use cases for deploying mixed reality in the classroom. @alicebonasio @techtrends_tech @dan_bowen

8/17 Ten Strategies for Making the Target Language More Comprehensible – These tips look like winners to me. Share with language teachers and learners you know. @MundodePepita @tmsaue1 @profedenham

8/17 How Gamification Uncovers Nuance In The Learning Process – Gamification is simply the application of game-like mechanics to non-game ‘things.’ @terryheickedu @TeachThought @Rdene915

8/16 Does your school really have a chronic absence problem? Does your district’s chronic absence rate put you at risk under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)? @prismdecision

8/16 Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros and Katie Novak – The answer to creating innovative teaching and learning opportunities lies within you. @gcouros @KatieNovakUDL

8/16 Using Your Privilege​ for Good – It is only right to explore the oppression and privileges that our society may subject our students to. @MrPranPatel @CarinaHilbert

8/16 For the Love of Challenge: It’s All About Mindset. We Can Increase Motivation in the Classroom. @ElisaBostwick @LaVonnaRoth @IndritVucaj

8/14 Rethinking the Lesson Plan – You can’t mandate learning, but you can create conditions where people are inspired and empowered to learn. @katiemartinedu @KFelicello

8/14 How Edtech Can Expand What Teachers Do – Education technology has the capacity to increase what a teacher can accomplish in the course of a day’s work. @Kareemfarah23 @edutopia @JasonElsom @Eduporium

8/14 Ten Things Every Educator Should Say More Often – In a previous post, David Geurin shared eight things a successful educator should never say. Here he considers what we should be saying more. @DavidGeurin @KFelicello @DisruptedTv

8/11 Classroom Management and Project-Based Learning – Why are teachers still hesitant to incorporate PBL in their classrooms? I usually get one of the following two concerns: My students are too low. My students don’t behave. @performinginedu @KFelicello @ShellTerrell

8/11 How To Kill Learner Curiosity In 12 Easy Steps – How many are going on at your school? @terryheickedu @TeachThought @sarah_driessens

8/11 Evidence-Based Scheduling With Daniel Pink – The best-selling author explains why the order of the school day should look different for elementary and high school students. @DanielPink @edutopia

8/10 Open Your Door: Why We Need to See Each Other Teach – One school mandated peer observations and the teacher freaked out. It turned out that they didn’t have to. @cultofpedagogy @marcelamomberg

8/10 The Lazy Teacher’s Handbook: How Your Students Learn More When You Teach Less. Among other things, this book Offers straightforward advice, applicable for new teachers, and great reminders for more experienced teachers. @thelazyteacher @CrownHousePub @ukedchat

8/10 Seven Reasons Why Teaching Is Still The Best Job In The World – I can’t argue with any of these. How about you? @@teachthought @DisruptedTv @chillawesome

8/10 Listening to Students Is a Key to Finding Their Purpose. A student’s far-fetched career choice leads a teacher to a greater understanding of the ‘why’ behind it. @MrDsengclasss @edutopiagreater

8/9 How to Use Kahoot’s New Question Bank to Create a Game – Earlier this summer Kahoot gave a preview of some new features including a question bank for making quiz games. @GetKahoot @rmbyrne

8/9 Gamifying Your Class to Meet the Needs of All Learners – Introduce game dynamics like leveling up and earning badges into your classroom to boost student engagement. @JMcCarthyEdS @edutopia @SNewco @web20classroom

8/9 Why is my kid allowed to make spelling mistakes? Many teachers in the early grades encourage inventive spelling, also known as temporary spelling where the child makes the best guess on the spelling of the word, rather than stopping to find out the correct version. @cultofpedagogy @ajjuliani

8/8 Five Reasons You Should Seek Your OWN Student Feedback – If you’ve never asked students for serious, honest feedback, you’re missing something. @cultofpedagogy @jenhegna

8/8 How Can We Help Them Learn Kindness? There are tons of great books with the theme of kindness. Here are links to some favorites. @ElemntryMatters

8/7 Eleven Questions that Build Relationships and Foster Connection – As a teacher, building relationships is the most important thing you do. @DavidGeurin @bethhill2829

8/7 The Seven Quintessential Traits Of An Immersive eLearning Experience – How do you combat the distractions your online learners face? By creating an immersive eLearning experience, transforming your learners’ motivation and engagement. @cpappas @elearnindustry @eLearngraphic @AnthonyStogni

8/7 Essay Writing with EssayPro – There are a lot of resources here that will help you with the writing you need to do. @essayguidepay

8/5 The Human Skills We Need in an Unpredictable World – We need less tech and more messy human skills like imagination, humility, and bravery to solve problems. Education’s leaders and reformers need to listen to this. @M_Heffernan @TEDTalks

8/4 Where Classroom Design Meets Design Thinking – You have to start with a higher vision as opposed to the type of tables you want to buy. @stephenoonoo @EdSurge @EdTechFam

8/4 Tips to Help Kids with Back-To-School Anxiety – It’s a big shift from summer’s freedom and lack of structure to the measured routines of school. And sometimes that can build up into tears, losing sleep, outbursts and other classic signs of anxiety. @ElissaNadworny @MindShiftKQED @drjoy77

8/4 Toddler brains resist learning from screens, even video chat. Science shows that children under the age of 30 months don’t tend to learn from encounters with screen images. @yordygirl @medical_xpress @leoniehaimson @Greene_Thoughts @medi

8/3 This robot could be conducting your next job interview. Unlike a human recruiter who might develop unconscious biases about a candidate based on anything from their gender and ethnicity to how they answer informal chit chat before the interview, Tengai will ask every question in the same order and the same way. @KristinJHouser @CMRubinWorld @wef

8/3 Dear Future Teacher Here Are Simple Tools to Get Started. In this post, Brian Aspinall shares some simple ways to incorporate technology into existing lessons. @mraspinall

8/2 Six strategies to engage girls in computer science – U.S. innovation depends on getting more girls in computer science classes and careers–here’s how to encourage more participation. @ESN_LAURA @eschoolnews

8/2 Minecraft Education Edition – Minecraft: Education Edition is an open-world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination. @Minecraft @NYSCATE

8/2 High School Naps May Boost Learning for Sleep-Deprived Teenagers. For chronically sleep-deprived adolescents afternoon naps could help bolster memory and learning, according to a new study in the journal Nature. @SarahDSparks @educationweek

8/1/2019 Eleven Reasons Why Teaching Middle School is the Best Job Ever – Although being a middle school teacher has its ups and downs, the “ups” are magical moments that make all the challenges worth it. @aierstokELA @WeAreTeachers @Joe_Castoro @schug_dennis

8/1/2019 You’re Already Harnessing the Science of Learning (You Just Don’t Know It). This story is part of an EdSurge Research series about how educators are changing their practices to reach all learners. @PoojaAgarwal @EdSurge

7/31 1.7 Million Students Attend Schools With Police But No Counselors. As policymakers call for more school police in response to safety concerns. Many students don’t have access to other kinds of staff necessary for safety like school nurses, social workers, and psychologists. @EvieBlad @EducationWeek

7/31 Eight Useful School Home Visit Resources For Teachers – School home visits are continuing to see traction in many public school districts as a way to not simply ‘improve relationships with students’ but rather begin the school year ‘on even ground’ with families and communities. As a principal, I made lots of home visits. @terryheickedu @TeachThought @Rdene915

7/31 No More Assembly-Line Projects. Here is how to ensure all students are working together to complete a task. @DFISHERSDSU @NancyFrey @lappsdsu @ASCD @AnthonyStogni

7/31 Box Tops for Education are going digital and we are excited! Since its inception in 1996, the Box Tops for Education program has given over $913 million back to America’s schools. @LifeStyleSarah @icsfblog

7/30 How to Write a Syllabus – A well-designed syllabus is an essential tool for effectively managing a course. It gives students a clear understanding of your expectations and a road map for how the course will be conducted. @cultofpedagogy @KFelicello

7/30 Five Levels Of Student Engagement: A Continuum For Teaching – I bet you have had all of these levels in your classroom. @terryheickedu @Teachthought @Rdene915

7/30 Ten Easy Ways to Create an Awesome #SchoolCulture This Year – None of these things are hard to do and all can make a difference. @gcouros @AdminTRodriguez

7/30 Imagining a No-Grades Classroom. Good grades are a reward for compliance but don’t have much to do with learning. Daniel Pink Grades are invalid and unreliable in evaluating student learning. Alfie Kohn @DanielPink @alfiekohn @MrsSJDonovan @pspoppy @JayneMBurton @ncte

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7/5 At Your Wits’ End With A Screen-Obsessed Kid? Read This. Tec

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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.

    I’m enjoying the new clean look of your site, Doug. Thanks for sharing.

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