Sun.May 21, 2023

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Inspire Families to Read and Learn This Summer

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.” – Napoléon Bonaparte As the school year comes to a close and summer approaches, we need to encourage families to read and learn with their children at home. If our students are actively reading and learning at home, then they increase their knowledge, do better in school, and grow empathy and appreciation for lives lived much differently than their own.

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4 trauma-informed approaches that help kids with ACEs (and benefit your entire class!)

The Cornerstone for Teachers

We (teachers) are not mental health counselors. Nor are we psychiatrists, social workers, physicians, or nutritionists. Too often — far too often — we are asked to take on these roles to support our kids. And I get why. We spend a ton of time with our students. It’s inevitable that we notice odd bruises, outsized reactions, or a persistent wheezy cough.


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A republished blog entry with Aurora Institute, and a podcast appearance!

Adam Watson Edtech Elixirs

Today will be a short blog entry just to highlight some recent multimedia appearances. Back in January 2022, I wrote " From Good to Great, Initial to Ideal: A Way to Improve Exhibitions and Other Performance Assessments. " CompetencyWorks (the blogging arm of Aurora Institute ) felt my piece fit thematically with some other current work in the field of innovative education and in blog entries they have been recently writing, and therefore republished it on May 15.

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4 Reasons for Optimism About Public Education


Williamson and Blackburn highlight four good reasons to be optimistic about the future of America’s public schools. Community approval is the highest in nearly 50 years; teachers are better prepared for the future, and the resilience of public educators remains remarkable. The post 4 Reasons for Optimism About Public Education first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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The Battle of the Authoring Tools: A 10-Point Comparison for Picking the Right One

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

There are plenty of great authoring tools for developing eLearning, but the one you select could directly impact your course's outcomes. Depending upon your learners’ needs and your organization’s performance goals, you could be overlooking considerations that impact the both effectiveness of your courses and how long it takes to finish them. From general capabilities to specific workflow structures, some aspects are critical when it comes to learning objectives and deadlines.