Sun.Aug 19, 2018

The Case for Coaching Leaders

A Principal's Reflections

Growing up as a child I played numerous sports recreationally and in high school. Upon entering high school I was not the best athlete by any means, but football was one sport where I excelled more than others, and this led to some time playing in college.

5 Ways Teachers Can Create Solid Relationships With Their Students

EdNews Daily

For students, establishing strong, trustful relationships with their teachers is fundamental to the learning process.

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30 Questions Teachers Could Ask At Their Next Job Interview

TeachThought - Learn better.

30 Questions Teachers Could Ask At Their Next Job Interview by Terry Heick So you’re considering taking a teaching job? Or at least interviewing? What should you be asking to make sure it’s a good fit for both you and the school?


Google Classroom: Quickly Add Video Directions

Teacher Tech

Use Webcam Record to Add Directions to Google Classroom The most influential element in a classroom: the teacher. You work hard to build relationships and students like you. Putting your face into your digital assignments makes a personal connection with students, even when they are using a computer.

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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.

3 Ways to Build the “Energy” in Your Schools

The Principal of Change

Recently, I wrote about the “ 3 E’s of Building a Great School Culture ,” and they were as follows: The Environment is about the space(s) around us and the “stuff” that is needed to serve students learners.

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Learn from 11 Innovative Educators in The #NYCSchoolsTech Podcast Episode 2

The Innovative Educator

Cross posted at the #NYCSchoolsTech blog. Learn about the innovative practices going on with some of New York City’s most passionate educators and supporters.

Digital Technology and Quality Teaching Tweet Recap, w/e 08-18-18


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 … how to never run out of. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Key Principles for a Successful Social-Emotional Learning Program

A social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum adds valuable lessons to a student’s normal school day that will help propel them beyond academic success and onto success in life too. No matter the program, there are common practices that lead to creating a successful and sustainable SEL environment.

How Can Private Schools Contribute To the Public Good?


Some have called summer the “most unequal time of the year,” and Johns Hopkins researchers found that summer learning loss in elementary school accounts for two-thirds of the achievement gap between low-income children and their middle-income peers by ninth grade.

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.

In the New School Year: Simplify, Unify, Multiply


A new school year brings excitement and organizational challenges. Expert Frank Buck suggests ways to streamline online communications, simplify classroom policies through teacher collaboration, and help kids develop as responsible members of a purposeful community.

5 things I’m embarrassed to tell you

The Cornerstone for Teachers

I’ve heard podcasters in other niches do this episode format, and it was really interesting to listen to. I felt like I knew them much better afterward.

Creating Rubrics: Tools and Resources for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In yesterday’s post we talked about grading and we featured a number of apps to help teachers with their grading. In today’s post we cover a closely related concept: rubrics. These more. rubric resources

Creating Healthy Boundaries In Relationships

Fractus Learning

Having boundaries is perhaps the most common skill I teach to clients as a clinical therapist. In our childhood we learn that sharing is caring, we learn about the golden rule (doing unto others as you would […]. Psychology

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.

8 Good iPad Apps Free Today

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Back to you with another collection of iPad apps that are free today and only for a limited period of time. Our favourite pick from this list is TextEdit, an excellent application similar to more. Apps gone free

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Actively Learn

Technology Tidbits

Actively Learn is a site I've blogged about in the past that is ideal for increasing reading comprehension or adding "depth" to any text. AL reminds me a lot of EDpuzzle but instead of "making a video your own" it is "making reading material your own".

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