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How to ignite the fire of student engagement

eSchool News

Recently, a co-worker of mine shared a story from when he was in high school. During one chemistry class his teacher happened to light a small fire within a dish and began stirring in different compounds. First the fire turned green, then purple, and then finally blue. The students, who normally struggled to engage with the coursework, were completely enthralled.

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5 tips to retain your educators during school staff shortages

eSchool News

The past two years of pandemic-related stresses and uncertainty have left educators exhausted, even as school districts are returning to a sense of normalcy. A recent National Education Association (NEA) survey found that teachers are burned out , with 67 percent of members reporting it as a very serious issue and 90 percent a very serious or somewhat serious issue.


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Teacher-Authors: What’s Happening on my Writer’s Blog

Ask a Tech Teacher

A lot of teacher-authors read my WordDreams blog. In this monthly column, I share the most popular post from the past month on that blog: Tech Tips for Writers is an occasional post on overcoming Tech Dread. I’ll cover issues that friends, both real-time and virtual, have shared. Feel free to post a comment about a question you have. I’ll cover it in a future tip.

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‘We’re Sounding the Alarm Bells’: Head Start Report Underscores Workforce Crisis


Earlier this month, as thousands of early childhood educators and advocates gathered in Baltimore for the 2022 National Head Start Annual Conference, attendees exchanged first-hand accounts and anecdotes from the field, sharing what the last couple of years have been like for them and what it’s like right now. Tommy Sheridan, the deputy director of the National Head Start Association (NHSA), a nonprofit advocacy and professional support organization for Head Start, was hearing stories about just

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Behind the Bell: The Underlying Impact of Tardiness in K-12 Schools

Managing a K-12 campus with constant pressure to meet performance metrics is challenging. And tardiness can significantly limit a school from reaching these goals. Learn more about why chronic lateness matters, and key strategies to address the following impacts: Data errors caused by manual processes Low attendance and graduation rates that affect a school’s reputation Classroom disruption, which leads to poor academic performance High staff attrition and “The Teacher Exodus” Unmet LCAP goals t

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So you want to create an online class independent of a school

Bryan Alexander

What’s the best service or tool for creating and hosting an online class by oneself? A client asked me this question last week, and I really didn’t have a solid answer ready to hand, since most of my work to date has involved institutions. So I started asking around, bugging individuals and querying social media. The results fascinated me.

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BETTER – Print Google Form Quiz

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

Have more control over how your Google Form™ Quiz prints. Sometimes you need your Google Form on paper and this solution will help you to do it better! Print Google Form Quiz to a Google Doc and customize! The post BETTER – Print Google Form Quiz appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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6 strategies that help me manage anxiety as a teacher

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Teaching makes me…anxious. I struggled with anxiety and depression on and off as a child. I grew up in a family that didn’t “believe” in therapy, so I struggled through many years without help. When I arrived at college to complete my undergraduate studies, it only took about a year of being away from home for me to realize I needed to talk to someone about how I was feeling.

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Custom Drop-Down Menus in Google Docs

Shake Up Learning

The post Custom Drop-Down Menus in Google Docs appeared first on Shake Up Learning. A NEW feature alert! You can now insert drop-down menus in Google Docs. This is a great way to indicate the status of projects, writing drafts, ask questions, track PBL, and more! Watch the video below to learn how! Custom Drop-Down Menus in Google Docs. Click To Tweet.

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Students Less Likely to Be Suspended by Teacher of Same Race


New research finds that Black, Latino, and Asian-American students in New York City were about 3 percent less likely to be suspended if their teachers shared their racial or ethnic background.

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25 Essential Words and How to Teach Them


As Kathie Palmieri implemented the vocab ideas in Marilee Sprenger’s The Essential 25, she found her 5th graders showed greater confidence in their daily work and demonstrated increased word knowledge in their reading, writing and test-taking. She highly recommends the book. The post 25 Essential Words and How to Teach Them first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Enhancing HyFlex Education through the PowerTeaching Framework

This whitepaper explores integrating the PowerTeaching pedagogical approach within a HyFlex (Hybrid Flexible) educational model, focusing on employing cooperative learning strategies and efficient classroom management techniques.

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Top 12 apps for law students and the bar exam


From hacking your brain to study smarter and monitoring your bodily functions to timing your pee during a movie so that you don’t miss anything: if there’s a problem to be had, there is quite literally an app to solve it, which is great because law students and grads have plenty of problems. Like too much work, not enough time, an assignment due yesterday, chronic sleep deprivation, and rickets from prolonged vitamin D deficiency.

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Education or Library-Related Side Gigs and Projects - Do You Have or Want to Start One?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

I'm very interested in knowing (and being able to tell others about) any side gigs, passion projects, or independent professional activities that you are doing, and to be able to provide help for those looking to start or expand their own activities in this way. Can I ask you to fill out a very quick survey on this topic? [link] Please feel free to email me with any questions--or note them in the survey!