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How to Unleash Student Motivation to Succeed

The CoolCatTeacher

Chris Holmes on episode 361 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As many educators know who have studied the growth mindset, teaching motivation and metacognitive principles is challenging.

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Guest Post: The Best Tech for Your Back-to-School Shopping List

Educational Technology Guy

The Best Tech for Your Back-to-School Shopping List It’s back-to-school time, and for many of you that means it’s time to refresh your gear. Whether you’re buying for yourself or your children, there are plenty of deals on tech out there for students.

Inspiring… or not

Dangerously Irrelevant

Learning math by building bridges or designing aircraft wings is inspiring. Chugging through the odd-numbered practice problems at the end of the chapter is not. Improving our community by collecting data and investigating the causes of local environmental challenges is inspiring.

Encouraging Creative Writing With Bookcreator

Kleinspiration

Today education technology is on its peak and will continue to evolve as we leverage technology solutions in every aspect of our lives. Education is no exception. There are a ton of useful edtech solutions available for both teachers and students to take advantage of.

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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Going Digital Is About More Than Just Devices.

The Web20Classroom

Going digital has truly made our world smaller. From the desks in our classrooms we can travel to far off places and talk to friends via Skype or share thoughts through blogs or experience historic sites like never before with virtual reality.

Sparking a Culture of Innovation in Northern New Jersey

Digital Promise

From creating academies for student learning in Leonia School District to establishing a STEM program for girls in Wyckoff School District, there is plenty of great work to spotlight and learn from in Northern New Jersey.

Mixtape your curriculum: Using Open Educational Resources to customize your teaching and their learning

Ditch That Textbook

I’m a proud, completely unapologetic, mullet-sporting, shoulder-pad wearing, Flashdance sweatshirt-owning, card-carrying member of the 1980s–and I have the mixtapes to prove it. Although I no longer have my yellow Walkman…sigh.) I have continued to create and curate my mixtapes well into college and beyond. While the method of musical delivery evolved, my enthusiasm for mixtapes […]. Guest Blog creative teaching edtech educational technology teaching

St. Vrain Valley School District is the future of America

Dangerously Irrelevant

The St. Vrain Valley School District is arguably the most innovative school district here in Colorado. And I’m incredibly excited to lead their next principal licensure cohort starting in January 2019. Woo hoo! Here is the district’s latest video. Public education proud, indeed.

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Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

Free Guide to support Students' Social-Emotional Health

Educational Technology Guy

Social Emotional Learning and Well Being is very important to students and schools. Teachers and Administrators are starting to do more with this, but free resources are always nice. Aperture Education has created a free guide to help schools support Social Emotional learning and well being.

How Might Schools Quantify “Personalized Learning”?

Education Elements

Measuring your personalized learning journey is now easier than ever with the new Kiddom + Education Elements partnership. Personalized learning is a buzz phrase we hear often in education. This pedagogical style is inspirational, and may serve students well, but it often lacks direction.

Are You Ready To Teach Online From Home Across Cultures?

EdNews Daily

Teaching online from home. Welcome back to our “Teacher Feature Series,” where we chat with educators who work online across borders. Today, please read about Heather Carter’s journey with HAWO American Academy. Heather Carter, HAWO American Academy.

Hear from Real Teachers about the Benefits of Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Across the country, educators are demanding opportunities to personalize their professional learning. Research suggests the traditional professional learning methods—typically one-size-fits-all and top-down—don’t meet the needs of today’s educators or their students.

5 Ideas to Experience Inquiry in Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Kimberly Mitchell in Episode 360 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Kimberly Mitchell talks about how we can promote inquiry in the classroom.

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The secret to activating teacher motivation

The Christensen Institute

Nearly everything in education hinges on teachers. Higher standards only raise achievement levels if teachers teach to those standards. Better curriculum only improves outcomes if teachers plan their lessons using that curriculum.

The 10 Resources You Need to Head Back to School in 2018

Education Elements

September is in full swing, and it’s the time of year that we start heading back into the classroom - some of us are already in school, and some of us are still counting down our last few precious days of summer vacation.

How to Get Students Moving for Academic Advantages

EdNews Daily

Guest article written by Dr. Mark E. Benden, CPE, Chair of the Environmental & Occupational Health Department and the director of the Ergonomics Center at Texas A&M University. Without a doubt, teachers want the best academic and holistic outcomes for their students.

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Blogging bootcamp: Top tools, tips, and resources for getting started

Ditch That Textbook

Blogging gives educators a way to share their voice. It allows us as professionals an opportunity to collaborate with others and write for our peers. Through blogging, we can give others a window into our classroom. We can write about our passions. We can share ideas and resources with our professional learning network. We can be heard. In […]. DitchBook Twitter chat blogging in the classroom blogging resources blogging tips getting started with blogging tips for bloggers

What’s in Your Edtech Bag? #EdTechRations

The CoolCatTeacher

David Hopkins on Episode 357 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. David Hopkins, author of Emergency Rations #EdTechRations: What’s so important we can’t leave it at home?

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Innovators Worth Watching: Osmosis

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our “Innovators Worth Watching” series, spotlighting interesting and potentially disruptive players across a spectrum of industries. Getting into medical school is brutal. Getting through medical school is even worse.

Early evidence of a ‘Trump effect’ on bullying in schools

The Hechinger Report

. During and following the 2016 presidential election, there were many media reports describing bullying in schools. But it was hard to know if bullying had actually increased or if parents and teachers and journalists were simply noticing it more.

Build A University Grounded In Intrapreneurship To Spur The Change You Seek

EdNews Daily

Guest article written by Dan Lauer, the founding executive director of UMSL Accelerate. With the explosion of startups and the success of game changers like Google and Facebook, it’s no wonder entrepreneurship is more relevant than ever.

Using Google Drawings to create blackout poetry in the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Blackout poetry takes standard text (from a newspaper or magazine article … really any text you find). The artist then uses a marker and blacks out all of the words except for a select few, leaving a pithy piece of prose behind. I was first introduced to blackout poetry by Austin Kleon, author of the […]. Ed Tech Screencasts blackout poetry creative google drawings creative lesson plans digital blackout poetry

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All 4’s and 5’s: Secrets to AP Teaching Success

The CoolCatTeacher

Andrew Sharos on episode 359 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. AP US History Teacher, Andrew Sharos, talks about how to create a collaborative environment that helps students learn and succeed in AP courses.

Tools that create change: Lessons from the U.K.’s health system

The Christensen Institute

This guest blog was written by Dr. Vikram Devalia, a practicing clinician from the United Kingdom with a special interest in applying business theory to improve healthcare systems. Over the past twenty years, innovators, policymakers, and administrators have worked tirelessly to reimagine the U.S.

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What’s Going On In the Brain Of A Child Who Has Experienced Trauma?

MindShift

Educators are increasingly recognizing that students often have complicated lives outside of school that affect how ready they are to learn.

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Study of 4,000 Students Shows a Gain of One Grade Level After 30 Minutes of MobyMax Language Per Week

techlearning

A study of more than 4,000 students from 230 randomly selected U.S. classrooms concluded that students who spent just 20 hours using MobyMax increased a full grade level more than students in the same classroom who did not use MobyMax.

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HyperDocs tips and making learning addictive

Ditch That Textbook

When learning is addictive, kids want to come back for more. But how do we create lessons that keep kids engaged and excited? In this week’s episodes of the Ditch that Textbook podcast we get a one-two punch of practical advice, tips, and resources from two amazing educators. Brian Romero Smith Sr. shares his advice and […]. DTT podcast #DitchPod creative teaching edtech HyperDoc HyperDocs making learning addictive student voice

Why we should focus on our beliefs as well as our practices

Reading By Example

I was at the front of the school during dismissal, holding the door open for the students leaving. One 3rd grader stopped, looked at me, and asked, “Did you go to college?” ” “Yes, I did,” I responded.

Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

Larry Ferlazzo

BiljaST / Pixabay. Five years ago I began this regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web related to ESL/EFL or to language in general that have caught my attention.

Kids struggle to read when schools leave phonics out

The Hechinger Report

Teachers in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, use a curriculum that mixes teacher-directed whole-class phonics lessons with small-group activities. Emily Hanford | APM Reports. This story was produced by APM Reports and reprinted with permission.

MeTEOR Education Names Industry Veteran Cindy Eggebrecht as Senior Vice President of Marketing

techlearning

– MeTEOR Education has announced the appointment of Cindy Eggebrecht to Senior Vice President of Marketing. Eggebrecht is a K-12 Industry veteran, leading sales and marketing initiatives for more than 20 years.

Why Being Wrong Is Actually A Good Thing

TeachThought - Learn better.

Why Being Wrong Is Actually A Good Thing by Terry Heick David Deutsch wrote about this idea over on Nautilus a few years ago, but I saw it for the first time today. [su_quote