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Revealing the Heart to Breakthrough to the Unreachable Student

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Basil Marin’s story of struggle to success will inspire every teacher to reach the unreachable student.

Are Students Off-Task in Class on Phones? There's an App for That!

A Principal's Reflections

As teachers and administrators, grappling with off-task behaviors and distractions when it comes to student phones in the classroom has occurred at some point.

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You Don’t Have To Lie (Hire More Black Teachers, Maybe)

The Jose Vilson

On Friday, I had the honor and pleasure of speaking at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, NYC with student activists Xoya David and Joshua Brown and writer-friend-luminary Nikole Hannah-Jones.

Five Takeaways From The Visible Learning Institute-Day One

The Web20Classroom

This week, roles were flipped as Shaelynn Farnsworth and I had an opportunity to learn from John Hattie at the Visible Learning Institute in San Diego.

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.

STUDENT VOICE: There aren’t enough mentors — so I became one myself

The Hechinger Report

My life was turned upside down when Hurricane Katrina forced my family to leave New Orleans in 2005 and relocate to Texas and then Georgia. . I wasn’t thinking about the future. My family lost everything in the storm. And I always seemed to find some way to get myself in trouble.

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7 time-saving strategies to streamline your life

eSchool News

Are you busy? Is time on your side, or are you always in competition with each other? In order to balance the demands of a 21st-century life, you might need the assistance of some 21st-century tools.

The Importance of Not Stepping In

The Principal of Change

I had a fantastic opportunity to do a student podcast recently, and although the students were there to ask me questions, I took a lot of time to ask them about their own experiences in school.

Inbox Zero or Inbox Infinity? Which Type Are You?

The Innovative Educator

When friends or colleagues celebrate their "Inbox Zeros" I'm thinking, (not saying) really? "Is Is that how you want to spend (ahem waste) your time? Inbox Zero is so last decade." Interestingly many of the Inbox Zero folks are those who are not the most responsive to emails.

EdTech and Academics Web Recap, w/e 02-09-19


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.

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.

6 ways to (mentally) leave work at work

The Cornerstone Blog

Today on the podcast we’re going to talk about how to mentally leave work at work. How do you keep yourself from worrying or just being distracted by school stuff when it’s time for you to be present with your family, or decompress and relax, or go to sleep at night?

How Teachers Are Changing Grading Practices With an Eye on Equity


This is the second article in a two-part series about equitable grading practices. The first article sets up some of the challenges. In this post, learn how teachers are addressing this issue.

3 Good Chromebook Apps to Help Students Create Beautiful Drawings

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here are three of the best web-based applications for drawing and image editing as recommended by Chromebook Help Centre. Students can use these tools on their Chromebooks to engage in more. drawing tools

Explore student agency, storytelling, and more at SXSW EDU 2019

eSchool News

Student agency is a form of personalized learning that encourages students to take initiative when it comes to their own learning experiences in the classroom. Therefore, students get to decide what and how they learn.

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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.

A Caring Principal’s Tips for Lawnmower Parents


Lawnmower parents have an irresistible urge to clear away all the stress and struggle for their children. The result, says principal and NBCT Rita Platt, can be kids who don't learn to mow their own paths. Read her tips for parents, educators, and the kiddos themselves. Heart of the School Parents control excuse making grade checking helicopter parents lawnmower parents responsibility Rita Platt student voice

Two Awesome Resources for Arts Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Today we are sharing with you two interesting resources of free Art books we learned through Open Culture. The first one is a virtual library from Getty Publications where you can have access more

Why It’s Crucial — And Really Hard — To Talk About More Equitable Grading


“Prologue: Mallory’s Dilemma” excerpted from Grading for Equity: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Can Transform Schools and Classrooms by Joe Feldman. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin , 2019. This is the first article in a two-part series about equitable grading practices.

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Ninja Unicorn - Coloring Bookmarks

The Daring Librarian

Short Story: A wonderful 6th grade student & I teamed up and made this bookmark sheet and I want to share it with you. I made copies and gave many to the creative young kid.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

School Shooters: What’s Their Path To Violence?


It’s hard to empathize with someone who carries out a school shooting. The brutality of their crimes is unspeakable. Whether the shootings were at Columbine, at Sandy Hook, or in Parkland, they have traumatized students and communities across the U.S. Psychologist John Van Dreal understands that. He is the director of safety and risk management at Salem-Keizer Public Schools in Oregon, a state that has had its share of school shootings.

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