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How School Leaders Can Motivate Instructional Innovation: A Teacher’s Quest for Progress

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 376 with Thomas Arnett on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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What Are Your Beliefs?

A Principal's Reflections

What do you believe in professionally? We all possess a particular set of beliefs that are shaped by our respective value system. These impact our work and ultimately determine whether we are successful or not. Mark Lenz provides this great perspective: Beliefs. We all have them.

OPINION: Mister Rogers’ voice of reason in the tumultuous ’60s still rings true

The Hechinger Report

Fred Rogers (3/20/28 — 2/27/03) Photo: Keystone Canada/ZUMAPRESS.COM. We are in engaged in a national conversation about consent, privilege and the patriarchy. It is bitter and contentious, and we find ourselves with even fewer role models than we might have previously believed.

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Bringing Tech to the Tundra: Educators Are Bridging the Technology Gap in Alaska


How are rural schools, which face logistical obstacles unheard of in more urban districts, finding ways to provide their students with technology? If one Alaska district is any indication, it’s through a combination of creative problem solving. Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District is the second largest district in Alaska after the Anchorage School District. It serves 20,000 students spread over an area the size of West Virginia.

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.

Teachers as Agents of Change

The Principal of Change

I shared this post recently, “ These Are The Skills That Your Kids Will Need For The Future (Hint: It’s Not Coding), ” and I want to start with a quote from the end of the article first.

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Vote on what we should cover next about the path to the middle class

The Hechinger Report

Our award-winning series of stories that explains how students are preparing for the jobs of the future has taken us around the country.

Tool to Brand Yourself or School with a Logo

The Innovative Educator

Educational institutions are becoming more and more aware of the importance of branding staff and schools in our digital world. However schools and districts often don't consistently have and/or use their logo and slogan in their materials.

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A crash course on trauma-informed teaching

The Cornerstone Blog

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast, I’m giving you an overview of and a solid foundation for understanding trauma-informed teaching practices.

Helping Students Hone Key Communication Skills


Texting isn't talking. With so much digital communication among students, Curtis Chandler wants to be sure they can also speak, listen and make eye contact with others, skills they need now and in the future. He has ideas and tools for bridging the communications gap.

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.

Video Tutorials to Teach Students about Cyber Safety

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The web provides limitless opportunities for learning, creating, sharing, and exploring the depths of human knowledge. But it is also an unsafe arena where one needs to be equipped with the more

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103 Free Presentation Templates for Teachers and Students

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

Free Presentation Templates Every teacher needs access to free presentation templates. They’re great for so much more than presentations; I use them for posters, social media graphics, quotes, and more. I recently asked a colleague in a meeting if she had sketched the icons in her presentation.

Some Very Good Video Recording Tools for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here are some powerful video screen capture tools you can use to record everything that takes place on your Chrome browser. Some of them support desktop recording allowing you to record your more

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All in the game

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Nestor Galina I have written many times about game based learning and its place in education. Here's a revisit to a post I published several years ago. It examines the long game and strategy elements of learning through game playing. I am, as ever, interested in your views.

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.


Technology Tidbits

SOLE is a "self organized learning environment" that is a wonderful app for mobile learning and integrating technology into the classroom. The way this works is by a simple process: asking a question or selecting one, investigating/collaborating w/ others, and review.

Spin Spell

Technology Tidbits

Spin Spell is a fun iOS game for Spelling that reminds me a lot of Marble Madness. This game has users trying to spelling words while controlling a ball to roll over the correct letters. Spin Spell has over 25 levels and over 30 spelling lists for students to play through. Best of all, educators can import their own spelling lists to help students practice their words from class. I highly recommend checking out Spin Spell by clicking here !!! game based learning spelling