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What To Do When Someone Hates You

The CoolCatTeacher

You Can Overcome From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. “There is one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing. Say nothing. Be nothing.” ” says Aristotle. Criticism comes with breaking new ground. Criticism comes with putting yourself out there.

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How This Educator Makes Extra Money Teaching From Home

EdNews Daily

Welcome back to our “Teacher Feature Series,” where we chat with educators who work online across borders. Today, please read about Jessica Simpson’s journey with 51Talk American Academy, or now known as HAWO American Academy. Jessica, can you please tell us what you do?

10 ways Google tools can make the end of the year ROCK

Ditch That Textbook

When the end of the school year is in sight, it’s a time of excitement coupled with the importance of finishing the year STRONG. The end of the year is a time unlike any other. State tests are behind us. Many students are working on big projects or papers. It can be a great time […].

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Challenge Collaboratives: School Districts and Researchers Partner to Solve High-Priority Challenges

Digital Promise

On any given day, school districts are tackling the toughest challenges in education, from student academic achievement to data interoperability to family support systems and beyond. Superintendents and district leaders operate within complex ecosystems where demands are not simply solved by apps or system upgrades. Their “system” is human capital – teachers and students – which yields challenges that require a careful and measured approach.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

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Why More Than A Million Teachers Can't Use Social Security

NPR Learning and Tech

About 40 percent of teachers live in places where their state or local pension is the only safety net they've got. Image credit: Marcus Butt/Getty Images/Ikon Images

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12 Strategies For Creating An Atmosphere Of Problem-Solving In Your Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Shaping the Future in Rochester, New Hampshire

Education Elements

I believe that personalized learning is imperative ; it is essential that school systems focus on learning for every student. The shift to personalized learning represents a deep change for schools and their leaders. What can a leader do to capitalize on this shift? As a middle school principal who recently led a personalized learning implementation, I know that it requires strong collaborative leadership in your district.

Ditch those excuses: Helping our colleagues break barriers to change

Ditch That Textbook

I’m not tech savvy like you. I need worksheets to give grades. I’ve always done it this way. Excuses, we hear them all the time. We may have even used them in the past as we were being pushed out of our comfort zone.

Supercharge Student (and Teacher) Financial Literacy With #PowerofEcon Day on April 26

The CoolCatTeacher

Subtitle: Sponsored by Discovery Education and CME Group From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Managing money can be a challenge for many adults. It’s not always easy for people to keep debt down, pay bills, and manage finances effectively.

100 Top Colleges Vow To Enroll More Low-Income Students

NPR Learning and Tech

As more schools band together to commit to recruiting and graduating 50,000 more low-income students, four college president discuss what it will take to get there. Image credit: Vivian Shih for NPR

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Does a lack of executive function explain why some kids fall way behind in school?

The Hechinger Report

Executive functioning difficulties can emerge as early as kindergarten and they dramatically increase the likelihood of serious academic problems in the first half of elementary school, new research finds. AP Photo/Matt Rourke.

Barriers to innovation?

Learning with 'e's

Image from Pxhere In March I posted a survey question as a part of my ongoing research into the adoption of new technologies in learning. The background for this question was a statement I made during a keynote discussion session at Learning Technologies in London in January.

Ask the experts: Crowdsourced solutions to 4 problems of blended-learning practice

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this month, the Christensen Institute, Highlander Institute , and The Learning Accelerator welcomed over 100 advanced blended- and personalized-learning practitioners to Providence, Rhode Island as part of a two-day meeting-of-the-minds leading up to the 2018 Blended and Personalized Learning Conference.

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5 Ways to Bring Financial Literacy into Any School

The CoolCatTeacher

Brian Page on episode 295 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Brian Page has ideas to bring financial literacy to every school.

What Adult Learners Really Need (Hint: It's Not Just Job Skills)

NPR Learning and Tech

The focus shouldn't be "quick-and-dirty" paths to a degree, argues one scholar and activist, but deep learning experiences and strong support. Image credit: Jeannie Phan for NPR

Skills For Today Week Celebrates 21C Learning

P21 Blogazine

P21, like all mission-driven organizations, operates under certain core beliefs. P21 Blog

These formerly homeless single moms beat the odds and are now college grads

The Hechinger Report

Nikka Norman, a nursing student at the University of Louisville, helps her daughter, Ariyah, with a snack. Photo: Meredith Kolodner/The Hechinger Report. LOUISVILLE, Ky. —

Why collaboration is a bad idea for developing personalized learning teachers

The Christensen Institute

There’s growing recognition today of a huge problem slowing innovation in personalized learning: we don’t have a clear pipeline for preparing and developing personalized learning teachers. Although many aspects of teaching translate across personalized and traditional settings, the schools driving personalized learning forward often find that their teachers need some additional skills and mindset shifts that they just don’t pick up in traditional teacher preparation.

Bringing Literature to Life in Open Sim

The CoolCatTeacher

Mary Howard on episode 293 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Mary Howard’s students build and learn in Open Sim , a virtual world like Second Life.

Teachers Share Anger, Frustration Over Grants Turned Into Loans

NPR Learning and Tech

A federal program meant to encourage young teachers has, instead, saddled thousands of them with unexpected debts. "I I was in shock," says Mikayla Rhone, a teacher in Nebraska. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

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Dept. Of Ed On Civil Rights Complaints : Thanks, But No Thanks….

Larry Ferlazzo

DeVos Education Dept. Begins Dismissing Civil Rights Cases in Name of Efficiency is an article appearing in today’s New York Times.

25 Ways to use Google Forms in the Classroom (with examples!)

techlearning

Google Forms is one of my favorite classroom tools. But here's the deal - most teachers aren't taking full advantage of what Google Forms has to offer! You have probably used Forms to create a survey or give a quiz, but that's not all Forms can do!

50 Animation Tools And Resources For Digital Learners

TeachThought - Learn better.

50 Animation Tools & Resources For Digital Learners by Lisa Chesser, opencolleges.edu.au A purple monster with wild curls spiraling out of control explains the economics of oil production in the Sudan to students in Los Angeles, Sydney, Berlin, Jerusalem, and Riyadh. That is education and animation working together to teach students everywhere, everything they ever […]. Technology New Teacher Resources

OPINION: Six decades later, Brown v. Board of Education ruling is still only an aspiration

The Hechinger Report

Students at Barnard Elementary School in Washington, D.C., one of the first schools to desegregate after the Brown ruling. Nearly 68 years ago as a third-grader, Linda Brown was denied access to an all-white elementary school in Topeka, Kansas.

7 Steps to Improving Student Attendance

Education Elements

According to the US Department of Education , over six million students (14% of the population, or about one in seven students) missed 15 or more days of school in a recent school year. And the results on student achievement and future career opportunities are devastating. What are school districts doing to improve student attendance? In Education Elements’ new infographic , we compiled seven steps to improving school attendance. Here, we will highlight three of those steps. Classrooms

Not Bad: Our New Book Has Only Been Out For A Few Days & It’s The 46th Most Popular Ed Book On Amazon

Larry Ferlazzo

I don’t think you often see a book related to English Language Learners becoming this popular (relatively speaking, of course) on Amazon, and it’s been out less than a week. It’s also interesting to see the other books on the best-selling education list.

Of Dreams and Nightmares (Free Thoughts on AERA and The Work)

The Jose Vilson

On a Thursday night, I had a nightmare. I barely have dreams, mostly illusions. This is probably a function of my estranged relationship with deep sleep. But Thursday night already felt different.

3 Tips to Support a Reflective Teaching Practice

Teaching With Soul

This post originally appeared as an ongoing series on EdweekTeacher.org. The New Teacher Chat: Advice, Tips, and Support. Christine, Your post on The Value in Reflection was so much fun to read. Looks like you’re jumping into the new year with incredible energy!

Are America’s colleges promoting social mobility?

The Hechinger Report

Back in the 1980s, Derek Peterson was admitted to Stony Brook University in New York as part of a special program for low-income students who show potential but aren’t fully prepared for college. Sign up for our newsletter. Choose as many as you like. Weekly Update. Future of Learning.

6 Steps to Get Going with Infographics from @Eileen_Lennon

techlearning

We're more likely to read things that are visually appealing, so if you want to get your message out there, consider making an infographic. Want to know how?

A Few Simple Phrases To Help Keep Students Engaged

Larry Ferlazzo

At the faculty meeting today, our principal, Jim Peterson, shared three simple phrases/instructions that teachers can use to maximize student engagement. He gave me permission to publish this image of him and the phrases (along with combinations of the three).

Why collective action is the wrong approach for developing personalized learning teachers

The Christensen Institute

There’s growing recognition today of a huge problem slowing innovation in personalized learning: we don’t have a clear pipeline for preparing and developing personalized learning teachers. Although many aspects of teaching translate across personalized and traditional settings, the schools driving personalized learning forward often find that their teachers need some additional skills and mindset shifts that they just don’t pick up in traditional teacher preparation.

Flipgrid for every classroom

iLearn Technology

What it is: Flipgrid is a video discussion platform for your classroom that lets you engage and capture learning in new and awesome ways. It’s simple (and free) to get started, just create a grid and add a topic to spark some discussion.