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How and Why to Build Powerful Relationships with Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Darrell "Coach D" Andrews on Episode 571 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Do you have that difficult student who seems to fight you each time you try to reach him? Coach D was that student.

Where is Your Learning Culture?

A Principal's Reflections

There are many factors that inhibit change. In some cases, comfort is the enemy of growth. We teach the way we were taught or lead the way we were led. Now I am not saying that this is bad per se, but the bottom line is whether or not the practice is effective.

Where to Find Incredible Student Templates for Google Docs, Slides, Sheets and Drawings!

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Don’t reinvent the wheel, just realign it.” ” – Anthony J. D’Angelo. If you have ever used Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, Drawings, and Forms , then you know how easy it is to collaborate and share work with peers and students.

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A Brain Science Hyperdoc Activity

User Generated Education

Judy Willis, a neuroscientist turned teacher, in How to Teach Students About the Brain writes: If we want to empower students, we must show them how they can control their own cognitive and emotional health and their own learning. Teaching students how the brain operates is a huge step.

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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.

Leadership for School Innovation graduate certificate 001: The launch

Dangerously Irrelevant

I received permission from my faculty colleagues and Dean this summer to launch a new Leadership for School Innovation (LSI) graduate certificate. I’ve done this twice before.

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National Geographic Educator Resources

Teacher Tech

National Geographic for Teachers I Love Real Data!!! My typical joke is “Who is Bob and why is he carrying 40 watermelons?” ” As a math teacher pretty much the entire textbook is “who cares?” ” it’s hard to engage students with contrived word problems.

STUDENT VOICE: How I learned to count college value over perceived status

The Hechinger Report

As a first-generation American who’s also the first in my family to attend college, I learned from my parents that going to college was essential. They urged me to value any form of education that I could access, and especially one that wouldn’t leave me thousands of dollars in debt.

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On Delivering Feedback

The Principal of Change

I appreciate the article “ Feedback (and Other Dirty Words) ,” which gives some insights on what is essential in delivering effective feedback. Here is an excerpt from the post. Done right, feedback is not only a good thing, it is essential to growth and performance.

Effective 5- to 7-Minute Reading Conferences


To ensure all your students benefit from frequent reading conferences, it’s important to keep them short, focused and effective. Author and literacy consultant Jen Serravallo shares 7 tips for being efficient with your time without sacrificing impact or feeling rushed.

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.

Here Is A Great Google Sheet Add-on for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Sheetgo is an excellent add-on you should definitely install on your Google Sheets. It allows you to easily transform data between different spreadsheets in Google Sheets. You can also use it more

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How to act (rather than react) and stop wasting class time when kids are off-task

The Cornerstone Blog

One of the frustrations that I think has been common to every teacher, in every location, across the history of time, is that of having your instruction interrupted by someone who’s not paying attention.

Another Educational Tool for Creating Interactive Visual Content

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is a good web tool you can use to create engaging visual content. It is somewhat similar to Thinglink we reviewed before. You can use to create interactive presentations,read more

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A Fun Way to Randomly Select or Group Students

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

Chwazi Finger Chooser Teachers are always looking for new ways to select or group students. This app makes that task quick, easy, and fun. No popsicle sticks, no names to enter, just place a finger on the screen and let the app do all of the work for you. Randomly Select Students Students (up to.

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.