Sun.Nov 03, 2019

Insecure Leaders Point Blame Everywhere but Themselves

A Principal's Reflections

There are many opinions as to what constitutes effective leadership , something that I have written about extensively over the years. However, my perspective is just from one lens.

Google Slides – Badge Maker

Teacher Tech

Create Badges in Google Slides I definitely have a coding addiction. For fun I created an Add-on for Google Slides that will make gamification badges for you. Template This makes is fast and easy to add digital stickers or badges to student work. Make a copy of the template and wait maybe a minute […]. The post Google Slides – Badge Maker appeared first on Teacher Tech. Apps Script Google Slides Add-on G Suite gamification google slides

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4 things your school psychologist wishes you knew about sped referrals…

The Cornerstone for Teachers

My guest today is the school psychologist version of me. Dr. Rebecca Branstetter and I met about 12 years ago when we were both new to education blogging, and it’s been amazing how our life paths have paralleled in so many ways.

OPINION: Separating ‘gifted’ children hasn’t led to better achievement

The Hechinger Report

When New York City’s mayor began a move to revamp the program of selective schools last year, a public outcry ensued, and the issue has yet to be resolved. Objections echoed those in the San Francisco Unified School District , which six years ago began in earnest the elimination of advanced mathematics classes until after 10th grade. Parents created Facebook groups to oppose the changes.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

To Rev Up the Learning, Get Students Moving!


Nobody should have to get used to sitting all day, least of all students in the middle grades. These kids are bundles of energy; we’ve got to keep them moving! Principal and NBCT Rita Platt shares five flexible strategies to boost retention while spreading enthusiasm.

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Why Teachers Are So Excited About the Power Of Sketchnoting


Once a month, Rayna Freedman ’s fifth-graders present their genius hour projects. They get to explore anything that interests them and present what they’ve learned to the class in whatever way they want.

Using AI To Create A Sense Of Community On College Campus

TeachThought - Learn better.

AI-based tools can be used to build trust between students and their institutions. The post Using AI To Create A Sense Of Community On College Campus appeared first on TeachThought. Technology

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Enjoying Moments that Matter

The Principal of Change

At times, you have to say “no” to good things to be able to say “yes” to important things. You can’t do it all. Be mindful and choose wisely.

8 Ways To Make Math More Fun For Students

TeachThought - Learn better.

Want to make math more fun for students? Establish a growth mindset, then support them by giving them space to ask questions and learn through play. The post 8 Ways To Make Math More Fun For Students appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Math Middle & High School

Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

3 Good Tools to Help Students with Poem Writing

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here are 3 good web tools from ReadWriteThink to help students with their poem writing. Students will get to learn how to write different poem types (e.g., acrostic poems and diamente poems ) and more

40 Sites/Apps to Learn how to Program or Code

Technology Tidbits

In today's classroom STEM is a vital topic covered universally. With that being said, more and more students are being introduce to coding and programming earlier then ever before. Best of all, new technology and apps makes it easier and easier for students to learn these useful skills.

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Some Good Educational Games for Students Using Chromebooks

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Game-based learning is a pedagogical approach that involves the integration of games in learning activities. We have already extensively covered this approach in previous posts which more