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5 Ways to Improve Your Classroom Library Without Spending a Dollar

The CoolCatTeacher

Colby Sharp on episode 565 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Colby Sharp author of Game Changer! Books for All shares some ways to improve your classroom library without spending any money at all. There are some ideas for all of us here.

Questions to Guide a Reflective Conversation on Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Most educators desire meaningful feedback that can be used as a catalyst for growth. When it comes to improving learning, criticism will rarely, if ever at all, lead to changes to professional practice.

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OPINION: A boon for colleges and wealthy families, ‘early decision’ is unfair — and here to stay

The Hechinger Report

I recently sat down with a family trying to decide whether to apply “early decision” to a super-selective school their son was unlikely to get into or instead to use the option at a less selective school they feared would be a waste because, What if he could get in there during the regular decision cycle? When I suggested he just apply to the school he really wanted to attend, they looked at me like I was too naïve to cross the street on my own. .

Sticker Swap Returns to Fall CUE


When : Sunday, October 20th from 8:00-8:45am in the outdoor covered seating area between the Gym and the Cafeteria. Where : Fall CUE at Rancho Cordova High School. What : Educators sharing their stories & passions while also swapping swag (stickers!).

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.

Some of The Best Bookmarking Tools for Teachers and Educators

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Bookmarking tools are key to the effective management of digital resources. They allow you to capture and save important information to read later. Most of these tools provide more

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Rebirth of my daily blog

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

In July, I decided to (re)start my daily blog, coined Daily-Ink. At the time of my original attempt, I was a regular reader of Stephen Downes OLDaily , and a fan of one of my student’s blog name Wandering Ink. Thus ‘Daily-Ink’ seemed a good name.

A Place to Start

Adjusting Course

When you think about how you want to approach your work…where do you want to start? I know how I would answer that question, but if I’m being honest, the excitement and demands of the school year sometimes bump me into a lane I would not choose for myself. Or the students and staff I serve.

Engage Students with a Real Writer’s Conference


Grownups get to go to conferences. Why not kids? Rita Platt’s school offers an all-day gathering featuring a professional author as keynoter, concurrent sessions, and time to network with peer writers and authors from the community. See Rita’s how-to's and budget tips.

3 Useful Apps to Annotate Images

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Bring your images to life with these useful iPad apps. Using these apps will enable you to annotate your photos the way you want. You can highlight text in an image, add shapes and text, take more

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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.

The Pursuit of Excellence in the Creation Process

The Principal of Change

I thoroughly enjoyed this post from Shawn Lovejoy on “The Liabilities of Being a Perfectionist.” ” This part specifically stood out to me: Leaders execute. They get things done. Quickly, consistently and (hopefully) with little drama.

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How To Talk To Teens About Vaping


Vape pens are easy to conceal, they’re easy to confuse with other electronic gadgets like USB flash drives, and they generally don’t leave lingering smells on clothes. All these things make them appealing to underage users, and confounding to parents.

Rage Becomes Her: Supporting students (and ourselves) in expressing our full range of emotions

The Cornerstone for Teachers

My guest today is a woman whose book changed my life and my marriage. Soraya Chemaly is an activist, award-winning writer, and media critic.