Sun.Mar 31, 2019

Feedback Should Be a Dialogue, Not a Monologue

A Principal's Reflections

Feedback can bring people together in the pursuit of a shared goal. Criticism , on the other hand, can drive people apart. In many situations going with the former is the better course of action.

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Pi Day: An Example of an Interdisciplinary, Engaging Lesson

User Generated Education

I have the privilege of teaching my gifted elementary students for multiple years.

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Teaching Intolerance

The Jose Vilson

You’re not even supposed to be this public. You stood out in a space that was 80% people of color. Your scruff and leather coat belied your notoriety. The managers and custodians stopped mopping to whisper to their co-workers as you passed by with the tacky cell phone pose.

Getting rid of the ‘gotcha’: College students try to tame political dialogue

The Hechinger Report

Students at the University of Minnesota formed the Bipartisan Issues Group and designed a logo with elephant and donkey overlapping to form a heart. Logo courtesy of designer, Johanna Schmidt. ANN ARBOR, Mich. Tempers are flaring again over “free speech.”

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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.

The 2019 EdSurde Annual Special: Edtech April Fool’s News That Should Stay Fake


Congratulations for making it through the first quarter of 2019! The reward that awaits: Our fine annual tradition of hijinks and horseplay, exaggerations and extrapolations, and all the absurdities not fit for print on any day other than April 1. We’re not the only ones getting in on the fun. Chegg’s chalked up an excuse-generator to help you weasel out of doing homework, taking tests—just about anything. Duolingo is taking the idea of “push” notifications to a whole new, literal (physical?)

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Increase Screen Time to Increase Literacy Proficiency

The Innovative Educator

Like it or not, educators and parents of young schoolchildren know (or will soon find out) the rigorous literacy demands being placed on students today. A friend shared she was surprised by the reading level and number of books her six-year-old was supposed to be reading.

Education Technology Tweet Wrap for w/e 03-30-19


Informative, inspiring, or just plain interesting education and digital technology content from across the web, posted on Twitter over the past week and collected here to share with our blog readers. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Collaborating with Maslow

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

When I was in teacher prep classes 20 years ago, I remember being frustrated with the focus on philosophy and educational psychology without understanding the practical applications. I remember thinking, "This is great Skinner and Maslow, but HOW do I implement this in the classroom?

7 Basic YouTube Features Students Should Know about

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

YouTube is undoubtedly a great source of educational video content to use with students in class. whether you are looking for subject specific content or generic insights elated to more

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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.

Class Management 101: We Teach the Whole Kid


Respectful, fruitful collaboration among students is not “nice” for kids to master before they make their own way in the world – it is absolutely necessary. It’s especially needed when problems arise. Dina Strasser suggests co-creating norms that serve the whole child.


Work Smarter- 5 TED Talks Teachers Should Watch

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Work and productivity are two correlate which do not always run the same line. You might be totally engaged in your work but this does not necessarily mean you are being productive. Productivity more


Compassion-Based Strategies for Managing Classroom Behavior


When Grace Dearborn started her career teaching high school students, she felt confident about how to teach but unprepared for managing behavior in her classroom. During more challenging disciplinary moments with students, she used her angry voice with them, thinking that would work.

No, teachers, you don’t have to consume yourself to light the way for others

The Cornerstone for Teachers

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: We’re debunking 10 of the most annoying — and dangerous —teacher platitudes. I’ll share my thoughts, along with the opinions of other educators from a great discussion on my Facebook page.

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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.

3 Tips on Dealing with “Teacher-Stress”

The Principal of Change

There are a lot of tweets on Twitter, or things heard at conferences or in staff rooms, that can make educators feel guilty about how they do their job. I am sure that I am guilty of tweeting or saying something in the past that might have caused this feeling of educators but my intent, as I assume positively is also the intent of others, is to push thinking and help, but NEVER to discourage. Teaching can be physically and mentally exhausting. It is rewarding but also can be life-sucking.

Superintendency 101: Top Tips to Lead By

What are the top tips that current superintendents have for new superintendents who are taking on a daunting job leading their districts? We posted that question to 18 superintendents who have participated in the CoSN/edWeb Empowering Superintendents Webinar Series.