The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!

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I would like to reinforce the positive influence of social networking. Because of social networking and the opportunities to connect at conferences and workshops, I''ve made some incredible friends. Thank you to each of my dear friends below that donated one of your personal products!

The Secret to Being a Better Teacher? Find Your Tribe

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Shortly after I received the award, it seemed like everyone wanted to visit my classroom and sit in a room with me to understand how I was getting my kids to learn. I quickly figured out that my administration and the other teachers didn’t care if my students were learning—they wanted my students to stay out of the hallways, off administration’s radar and to appear somewhat engaged when it was time to be evaluated through standardized testing.

The Scarlet Rating: How One ‘Improvement Required’ School Seeks a Turnaround

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Brook Avenue Elementary School in Waco, Texas has been in the papers before, but not for shiny new laptops or flexible classrooms. However, school leaders Sarah Pedrotti and Jessica Torres are on a mission to flip the failure narrative and rebrand their school by motivating their teachers through personalized professional development. Kindergarteners in Mrs. Shuler's classroom learning how to implement their learning stations!

School of Dreams

A Principal's Reflections

CFISD is an amazing school district that is not only one of the highest achieving large districts in the state of Texas, but also firmly committed to scaling innovative practices to improve learning for all 120,000 students. Incorporation of flexible learning spaces throughout the building.

Epic Effective Classroom Decoration and Design Resources

The CoolCatTeacher

30+ ideas to improve learning with awesome classroom design From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. A well-designed classroom boosts student learning by as much as 16% (Barrett, Zhang, Davies, & Barrett 2015), but overdecorating is a distraction.

How To "Amp Up" Your Traditional Lesson Planning in Today's Classrooms

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It can support teaching and learning in a variety of ways (many of which you will see in action below). Think for a moment about how this could truly change teaching and learning and break us out of previous habits and ways of practice.

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GlobalEdCon 2013 Day Four + Helping the New Grassroots Projects

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

During the conference opening sessions we brainstormed as set of grassroots global education projects that we could bring to our personal learning networks to try to get started. Given that our combined network reach is probably in the millions, the idea is to turn our personal learning networks into a large personal action network to make a difference for students right now. Today is day four of the 2013 Global Education Conference.

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