Ways to Personalize / Cultivating Courage / Raising a Happy Child

February 14th, 2018
Best Practice

If you are trying to personalize your teaching, and you should, here are some tips. Then it’s how to cultivate courage and how to raise a happy child. On to a tech tool for collaboration, AI vs. Machine Learning, why empty chairs matter, a Dan Rockwell quote, and a frozen trampoline cannonball.

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When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel H. Pink

February 12th, 2018

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel H. Pink takes on the hidden science of timing and how it impacts our lives. There is solid advice here that applies all of us at work, in school, and in our leisure time. Be sure to get your own copy and consider giving one or more as a gift. Also see my summaries of Dan’s other books Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us and To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others.

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Problems with Grades / Better Than Grades / 9 Global Innovations

February 11th, 2018

Problems with Grades
Increasingly, grades are the focus of education innovations. Here are two posts on the subject. Then it’s nine global innovations. On to Twitter’s turnaround, the future of learning, elementary school homework, a Helen Keller quote, and a cool ride on a skeleton sled.

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Escape Room Learning / 5 Q’s for Students / Purpose, Value, & PBL

February 10th, 2018

Escape Rooms
If you aren’t familiar with escape rooms, you might find this to be an interesting learning opportunity. On to five questions for your students and purpose and value in PBL. On to 37 4th grade apps, brain benefits for daily naps, TED Talks for failing, a George Couros quote, and a baby octopus video.

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Future Doctors / Flipping Feedback / Student IT Help

February 9th, 2018

AI Doctor
How long will it be before your doctor isn’t a human? Then it’s flipping writing feedback and using students for IT help. On to blog post ideas for your school, social studies apps, upgrading professional development, a GapingVoid quote, and 150 new emojis.

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