Sun.Jun 28, 2020

Leading in Uncertain Times

A Principal's Reflections

The concept of leadership hasn’t changed, although the conditions under which leaders work and learn sure have. Prior to COVID19, the vast amount of uncertainty in education lay in societal changes resulting from the 4th Industrial Revolution. The world of work was being disrupted right before our eyes. A rapid evolution in artificial intelligence, automation, and advanced robotics should have served notice to anyone in the education space that things needed to change.

10 ways to teach problem solving (with FREE curriculum!)

Ditch That Textbook

Students don't have to wait until they're adults to start solving the big and small problems in their community and around the world.Your classroom is one of the best places to start.Even better, solving those problems can support the curriculum you teach.With a problem-solving framework in hand, the right questions to ask, and a way […]. The post 10 ways to teach problem solving (with FREE curriculum!) appeared first on Ditch That Textbook


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Coronavirus eLearning Series… Ideas To Think About Now… Before Next Year: Idea 4…Planning Blended Learning For Another Year

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning Welcome! In this time of Coronavirus challenges I want the opportunity to share thoughts, ideas, and questions that I hope are helpful to all of those amazing educators that are doing so much for our students. While I know I may fall short in some ways, I do hope everyone can discover at least one idea that might help their school, parents and students as they take on this new challenge (opportunity) in learning.

Broken system: Child care subsidies ensure low-quality, limit access

The Hechinger Report

Layoni Haskins, 3, is sound asleep in the back of her mom’s car after the hour-and-a-half round trip to drop her older sister off at school in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where they live. Credit: Photo: Lillian Mongeau/Hechinger Report. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. Layoni Haskins, 3, had been asleep in the back seat of her mom’s car for almost an hour.

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

Find Chat in Google Meet

Teacher Tech

When doing a video call it is pretty common to want to use text based chat to share an idea or share a link to a website. Different video platforms have the chat feature in different places along with Be Quick When someone chats in a Google Meet the chat message pops up in the […]. The post Find Chat in Google Meet appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Meet google Google Meet GoogleEDU

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Some Helpful Ideas to Effectively Integrate Technology in Your Instruction

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OPINION: Well-intentioned New York City pre-K is falling short of noble goals

The Hechinger Report

Like most big-city mayors, New York City’s Bill de Blasio faces the daunting task of reopening schools safely and soon. How about resuming with fairness as well, realigning pre-K to ease racial disparities in early learning? Bolder action is required to support children hit hardest by the pandemic, not to mention to address deep-seated inequities woven into the fabric of educational institutions.

10 Strategies to Nurture A Growth Mindset in Your Class

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Reading Books Not Written for Educators


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If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.