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How to Build School Culture and Student Relationships

The CoolCatTeacher

Danny Steele helps us grow and improve From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We can build a positive school culture that includes good student relationships.

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Relationships First and Foremost – Spring CUE Featured Speaker Guest Post


Guest Post by Rachelle Dene Poth I am very excited to be coming to Spring CUE 2020! It will be my first time attending this conference that I’ve heard so many wonderful things about.

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2 Student STEM Challenges Open Now

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Join in some powerful student challenges! Discovery Education has two student challenges happening now.

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AllHere Announces Nationwide Launch at FETC Conference


According to recent research, 1 in 6 students miss three weeks or more of school per year

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.

Winter 2020

EdTech Magazine


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TEACHER VOICE: Helping a community near Ferguson, Missouri, heal after Michael Brown’s death

The Hechinger Report

Educators today hear a lot about attending to students’ social-emotional needs and implementing “trauma-informed” practices. For some, I’m sure this sounds like jargon, but that’s not the case in the University City school district in Missouri, where I teach. “When students come in feeling crummy, they know that someone will be there to help.” ” Here, we have embraced the goal of “humanizing” school and returning joy to our classrooms.

Why Focusing On Adult Learning Builds A School Culture Where Students Thrive


When policymakers and school leaders talk about improving schools, much of the focus is on test scores, teaching strategies, curriculum and other services consumed directly by students.

Here Is A Good Files App from Google

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Files Go is a Google App that is similar in its concept to Apple’s AirDrop with the exception that Files Go works on Android devices. The app allows you to better manage your files and more

Personalized Learning: The Why, How, and What

A Principal's Reflections

Education is at a crossroads. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is chugging ahead with the 5th on the horizon. New technologies have radically changed the world that all of us live and work in across the globe. In many cases, this has been a good thing, but not always.

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.

FETC 2020

EdTech Magazine


The secret to building confidence in your teaching

The Cornerstone for Teachers

You’ve heard of “Fake it till you make it” and “Acting as if, until you actually feel it.” That’s not what we’re talking about in this episode, though I think there’s some value to that for sure.

FETC 2020: Breaking Down Silos for Successful Ed Tech Initiatives

EdTech Magazine

Twenty or 30 years ago, the role of an IT director centered on maintaining devices and networks — a facilities role. But today, particularly in K–12 education, IT leaders play a much more integral part in maintaining technology used in school and districts, as well as supporting overall academic goals. .

How School Leaders Can Handle Decision Fatigue


We lead busy lives and even the best leaders and the most astute decision makers are subject to “decision fatigue.” Author-educators Ron Williamson and Barbara Blackburn believe it is imperative for school leaders to “adopt strategies to minimize its negative impact.”.

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.

Leverage Technology to Support Learning Any Time and Anywhere

EdTech Magazine

When you imagine a modern classroom, what do you see? Are there rows of forward-facing student desks? Is there a lectern or a teacher’s desk at the front of the room? Increasingly, that’s not the reality. Educational technology and emerging workforce trends are key reasons why. Instead of sitting quietly in rows of desks, students are encouraged to move around and collaborate in groups.

FETC 2020: How Flexible Classrooms Can Support Learning for All

EdTech Magazine

Think about innovations and technology features such as touch screens, predictive text, flexible seating and voice dictation. . What do they all have in common? They all are accommodations created for people with disabilities that eventually went mainstream. Occupational therapists in special education were among the first to use flexible seating for students with disabilities, Christopher Bugaj, the assistive technology specialist for Loudon County (Va.)