Sun.May 20, 2018

A Letter From An Inner City Classroom (and This Teacher Is Your Brother)

The Jose Vilson

To Whom It May Concern, Recently, you invited me into your space to discuss what it means to be an educator of color doing this work. The term "work" is almost as ubiquitous as the word "equity," and in both instances fraught with ambiguity.

Digital Leadership is Not Optional

A Principal's Reflections

“ Leadership has less to do with position than it does disposition.” – John Maxwell I am currently working on a new edition of Digital Leadership for Corwin and I am very excited, as it will be in color.

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Video: “Fareed Zakaria: Teachers make other professions possible”

Larry Ferlazzo

Fareed Zakaria just did this great video narration of a Washington Post column he wrote a couple of days ago: Teachers deserve more than appreciation. I’m adding it to The Best Resources To Learn About World Teachers Day. school reform

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Controlling the Solution

The Principal of Change

In “ Learner-Centred Innovation ,” Katie Martin shares the following: Just think how you might begin to make the changes and the impact you desire in school if instead of statements like, “If they would have,” you started asking, “How might I…?”

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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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Not Very “Best” Lists Of The Week: Gun Violence

Larry Ferlazzo

This is the fifteenth post in a weekly series I’m creating that will highlight the Best “Best” lists in a particular topic I have posted over the years. It’s sad that I have had to post so many resources about this topic. You can see all those lists at the bottom of this post.

Twenty States Pass Legislation to Expand Access to K-12 Computer Science

techlearning

Since January 2018, 20 states have passed legislation and funded $49 million to expand. access to and diversity in K-12 computer science, according to the ? Code.org Advocacy Coalition ?, a group.

Resources From All My Blogs

Larry Ferlazzo

(I publish this post every six months so new readers are aware of the resources).

Check Your Backyard

CUE

This week, CUE posted the call for presenters. Presenters. You know those confident educators that are the experts in their field.

SEL Weekly Update

Larry Ferlazzo

I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other related “Best” lists. You might also be interested in The Best Social Emotional Learning Resources Of 2017.

Blending In?

Reflections

The mom is struggling on the other end of the phone to explain the situation involving her daughter to me. She asks me to put myself in her position. She asks me what more the district can do to support her daughter. Her baby. Her one and only.

Ideas for Using Kapwing Video Editor in the Classroom

techlearning

Kapwing is an online video editing website with a suite of tools.

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How to make a (realistic) plan for summer that will leave you feeling rejuvenated

The Cornerstone Blog

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: What should you do this summer to get rejuvenated and ready to tackle the new school year in the fall? The first few weeks of summer are almost always blissful, and the time seems to stretch ahead endlessly. We have plenty of days off in which we can afford to take it easy and not worry about getting things done. But in the back of your mind, you always know what’s coming.

8 Tips for Quality Posts During Conferences & Events

The Innovative Educator

The school year is ending and for many innovative educators that is when their own learning begins as they hit local, national, and international conferences and events like the #NYCSchoolsTech Summit , Building Learning Communities , or International Society of Technology in Education Conference.

Instructional Tech and Teaching Tweet Wrap w/e 05-19-18

EmergingEdTech

Inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets posted on Twitter over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers. This week in the wrap … learn how Pittsburgh's. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Education Technology Twitter Post Weekly Summaries

A Letter From An Inner City Classroom (and This Teacher Is Your Brother)

The Jose Vilson

To Whom It May Concern, Recently, you invited me into your space to discuss what it means to be an educator of color doing this work. The term "work" is almost as ubiquitous as the word "equity," and in both instances fraught with ambiguity.

How to make a (realistic) plan for summer that will leave you feeling rejuvenated

The Cornerstone Blog

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: What should you do this summer to get rejuvenated and ready to tackle the new school year in the fall? The first few weeks of summer are almost always blissful, and the time seems to stretch ahead endlessly. We have plenty of days off in which we can afford to take it easy and not worry about getting things done. But in the back of your mind, you always know what’s coming.

The Maps for Learning Don’t Exist Yet

Edsurge

Editor’s note: This is a response to a post from EdSurge columnist Michael Horn, “ Why Google Maps—not Netflix or Amazon—Points to the Future of Education.” Dear Michael, I am such a fan of your work that I generally treat the things you say about education as gospel. So when I found myself resisting your piece that asked whether “Google Maps” might be the right metaphor for the future of education, I figured I should scribble some notes about why.

3 Times I Didn’t Lose My End-of-Year Cool!

MiddleWeb

As the school year winds down and heightened emotions proliferate, it's easy for teachers to lose their cool. Student (and parent) behavior that would have been met with patience earlier suddenly ratchets up teacher frustrations. Rita Platt shares her coping strategies – laughter included! Heart of the School Stress Avoidance behavior breathing emotion end of the school year families humor Love parents quotations Rita Platt

An Excellent Resource from To Google To Teach Kids Digital Citizenship

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

After featuring this free resource to help teachers better integrate the ethos of digital citizenship in their instruction, we are sharing with you this equally important resource designed.read more. Repost

Make The Best of Your Google Drive with These Handy Keyboard Shortcuts

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Drive is one of a Swiss Army knife comprising some of the best productivity tools to use in your instruction. Besides being a cloud based storage system where you can save and access all of.read more