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12 Leadership Fundamentals

A Principal's Reflections

Leadership is leadership. The same essential qualities and characteristics that exemplify what great leaders do have pretty much stayed the same. What has changed are the tools, research, and societal shifts that impact the work.

Culture Building: One Day at a Time

Tom Murray

Traveling the country and working with school and district leaders over the past four years has significantly altered my lens. Spending fourteen years in the same district in Pennsylvania was an incredible blessing. I worked with so many dynamic, kid-loving people.

Take All The Space You Need (For Now)

The Jose Vilson

It was a humid summer afternoon. I ventured with my son to a few stores along East 86th Street, enjoying parts of the city we don’t normally venture. I wore a black and orange Free Minds Free People shirt, my young one a white t-shirt and shorts.

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STUDENT VOICE: ‘What haunts me is how easily everyone could picture us behind bars’

The Hechinger Report

. In sixth grade, I went on a field trip to jail. Picture us: a bunch of Latino and African American kids sitting in a prison cell. I’ve never been able to shake the memory.

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.

Math and Science are Cool with SpheroEDU

EdTechTeam

Recently, I had the opportunity to spend an entire day with Kindergarten through 6th-grade students in the Bertha-Hewitt school district in Bertha, MN. I was there to help them with some new makerspace technologies that they had recently purchased for their district.

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3 Simple Ways to Help Shift the Thinking of Others

The Principal of Change

You are passionate about something, and you want others to feel and live your enthusiasm. We have all had that “something” that has meant a lot to us, and we want others to embrace the same ideas.

Teaching (Digital) Literacy: Driving Students to the Intersection of Reading, Writing, & Discussion

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Part of my job as an English teacher is to teach students how to read, analyze, talk, and write about texts in both paper-based and digital formats. According to the American Psychological Association (APA) in article published in August of 2018 , "In recent years, less than 20 percent of U.S. teens report reading a book, magazine or newspaper daily for pleasure, while more than 80 percent say they use social media every day."

Easy Peasy Guide to Capturing & Sharing Links to Screenshots

The Innovative Educator

Innovative Educators often pursue certifications to let others understand skills and areas of expertise. Here are some easy ways to capture and share screenshots of accomplishments.

Make Formative Assessment More Student Centered

Teacher Tech

Common Sense Media and Formative Assessment If you are not familiar with Common Sense Media allow me to introduce you to this great resource for helping parents and teachers navigate the digital world. Formative Assessment Tips Many of the most popular formative assessment and student-response apps make giving and scoring quizzes easy and efficient, but […]. The post Make Formative Assessment More Student Centered appeared first on Teacher Tech. Blog Entries

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.

TPACK Explained for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Technology is definitely a game changer in today’s classroom. Its pervasive widespread in educational settings speaks volumes about the growing importance we come to place in it. However, while many.read more

Make Formative Assessment More Student Centered

Teacher Tech

Common Sense Media and Formative Assessment If you are not familiar with Common Sense Media allow me to introduce you to this great resource for helping parents and teachers navigate the digital world. Formative Assessment Tips Many of the most popular formative assessment and student-response apps make giving and scoring quizzes easy and efficient, but […]. The post Make Formative Assessment More Student Centered appeared first on Teacher Tech. Blog Entries

5 syndromes that overcomplicate your teaching—here’s the cure

The Cornerstone Blog

My new book is coming out on April 10th, called Fewer Things, Better: The Courage to Focus on What Matters Most. I’m doing the final edits on the book now and realized that I talk about a lot of different “syndromes” throughout the book.

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Education and Technology Web Recap w/e 03-09-19

EmergingEdTech

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.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

3 Meaningful Ways to Boost Your Word Study

MiddleWeb

When it comes to learning new words, a few minutes goes a long way, says author-consultant Pam Koutrakos. Teachers can jump-start word study at any point in the year. Use her "cycle" strategy to fit vocab into the daily lesson flow and build students' curiosity about words.

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4 Educational Chrome Apps to Use with Your Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is a list featuring 4 popular Chrome apps you may want to try out with your students. Some of the things you can do with these apps include: practice math and language skills, track students'.read read more

An Easier Way to Simplify Text and Teach Vocabulary – Rewordify

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

Rewordify Rewordify.com is not only the best text simplification tool I’ve seen, but it’s also a great way to teach vocabulary. Plus it’s totally free. The site has several step-by-step guides and tutorials that I have linked to throughout this post.

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Readers Recommend

The Daring Librarian

This is reading promotion idea that's inexpensive, low-tech, includes student voice, and I totally nabbed it from the amazing Librarian Tiff five years ago and I still love it! It's kind of what you can call an oldie but a goodie. I don't put this display out at the beginning of the school year.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.