Sun.Apr 07, 2019

Columbine’s Frank DeAngelis – The Story of Columbine’s Heart, Resilience, and Recovery

The CoolCatTeacher

Frank DeAngelis in episode 466 of the 10-Minute Teacher Frank DeAngelis was principal of Columbine high school in 1999 and remained the principal until 2015 when all of the students who were in PreK at the time of the shooting graduated.

5 Ways to Create Relevant Cultures of Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Education can seem like a balancing act between what we as adults feel is essential and what interests our learners. The struggle is real as the former is sometimes emphasized as a result of a school or district’s focus.

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On Your Feet Guide to The Station Rotation Model

Catlin Tucker

Teachers plan on the go! As much as I enjoy reading books that help me to push my practice forward, I appreciate having quick and easy resources I can reference in the classroom.

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How Do You Maintain Balance?

Tom Murray

Jessica Cabeen joins Tom for this #LeadershipMinute. I’ll start by saying I feel like a complete hypocrite writing this blog post as balance in life is something with which I struggle. There. I said it. I struggle to maintain a proper balance in life.

The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

The Post-LMS World: Social, Simple, Modern, Mobile and Student-centric


Despite its name, the Learning Management System (LMS) is not about learning. The LMS was originally the CMS—Course Management System. While it’s great for instructor workflows, it has always been a course management tool, not a learning tool.

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Dear Students, Asking For Help Is A Strength

TeachThought - Learn better.

Dear Students, Asking For Help Is A Strength contributed by Penny Kostaras I am a K-12 learning coach. My approach is comprehensive – executive functioning, time management, and academic content. A trend I’ve noticed over my career is a winter influx of bewildered freshman, and I am always sorry that we hadn’t met in the […]. The post Dear Students, Asking For Help Is A Strength appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching

Schoology: Make Collaborative Google Slides

Teacher Tech

Make ONE Google Slides for ALL the Students Unfortunately, the default when adding Google documents to Schoology is to “Make a copy for each student.” ” I personally try to avoid this like the plague. Using digital tools allows us to rethink what processes we are doing and take advantage of what tech allows us to […]. The post Schoology: Make Collaborative Google Slides appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Schoology G Suite google slides

The Patience and Persistence Needed for Our Students

The Principal of Change

A friend, and former colleague, Les Worthington, wrote the following Facebook post (shared with permission): While standing in line at a store today a young man approached me and said, “Hello Mr. Worthington.”

Limiting Tech Use to A Communal Area Is Bad Advice

The Innovative Educator

Youth need privacy for healthy growth, development, and to work through ideas. Yet in these monitoring-obsessed days of child-rearing, privacy is often thrown to the side in exchange for surveillance.

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.

Academic and Instructional Tech Highlights from Across the Web w/e 04-06-19


Informative, inspiring, or just plain interesting education and digital technology content from across the web, posted on Twitter over the past week and collected here to share with our blog readers. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Fewer things, better: 4 beliefs to help you focus on what matters most

The Cornerstone for Teachers

In this episode of the Truth for Teachers podcast: t he four core beliefs of doing fewer things, better that will give you the courage to focus on what matters most. I’m guessing the title of this episode piqued your interest because you want your life to have a real impact on the world.

Here’s Why Our School Loves to Read So Much


Students who love to read: that's our goal! Rita Platt's school makes open library access a top priority, with impressive results. She spent eight years as librarian before becoming principal and shares proven ideas to create an efficient and flexible kid-led operation. Heart of the School Reading "flexible schedule" library culture of reading joyful reading open access Rita Platt school library

Goodnight Mum

Learning with 'e's

My dear mother Ruth passed away last night after a long period of illness. I was privileged to be alongside her, surrounded by the rest of our family, holding her hand as she slipped peacefully away.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

Why The Semi-Nomadic Himba Are So Good At Thinking Outside The Box


Sarah Pope drives to work every day. It takes the cognitive neuroscientist 10 minutes to get to her lab at the University of Texas at Austin , and 10 minutes to get back home. She thought it was the fastest route, until one day a roadblock forced her to take a back road, which cut her commute time in half. Why didn’t she try the better route earlier? She says it’s an example of a tendency to stick to the familiar way of solving a problem. Psychologists call it “cognitive set.”

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