Sun.Aug 26, 2018

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

A Principal's Reflections

In the past, I have written about my journey from digital nomad and detractor to leader. The catalyst for this transformation came in part from Twitter. My experiences in this social space forced me to take a critical lens to my professional practice as well as that of my staff in my school.

Stop Praising Student Work. Be Specific Instead.

TeachThought - Learn better.

Stop Praising Student Work. Be Specific Instead. contributed by Paul Moss We all know that time demands on teachers seem to be ever-growing. Sometimes I feel I must be working in dog years, so any way to reduce the burden is worth exploring. One approach is the use of verbal feedback.

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OPINION: Kicking civics out of class and taking it to the streets

The Hechinger Report

August 15, 2018 — The first day of school at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Photo: Carl Juste/TNS via ZUMA Wire. School systems are failing their students with outdated and inconsequential civics education that is only focused on facts and memorization.

What If? Building Students’ Problem-Solving Skills Through Complex Challenges


In this episode of the of TeacherCast Podcast, we welcome ASCD Author Dr. Ronald Bethetto on the program to discuss his new book What If? Building Students’ Problem-Solving Skills Through Complex Challenges. We wish to thank ASCD for making this show possible. The post What If?

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.

Billions in federal financial aid is going to students who aren’t graduating

The Hechinger Report

The Old Manse, the centerpiece of Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock. Federal data show that of the 201 low-income freshmen who began at the college in 2011, none had graduated six years later. Photo: Jon Marcus for The Hechinger Report. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. —

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All Toward Supporting Students

The Principal of Change

Two quotes that stuck out to me in my reading this weekend. The first is from Simon Sinek (Leaders Eat Last) : “The ability of a group of people to do remarkable things hinges on how well those people pull together as a team.”.

Education and Technology Tweet Wrap w/e 08-25-18


Inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets posted on Twitter over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers. This week in the wrap … an educational app. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Leading With Learning On The First Day Of School To Build Class Culture


High school English teacher Sarah Brown Wessling admits that she used to think about the first day of school as the time to lay out class rules and expectations. But after years of teaching, she has come to a different understanding about the best way to use this crucial time.

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Real talk on how to make differentiation less time-consuming

The Cornerstone for Teachers

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: Real teachers talk about differentiated teaching strategies that worked — and didn’t work — in their classrooms. Last season of the podcast, I introduced you to a new episode format I’m calling the Productivity Roundtable.

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.

Game-based Learning: Teachers Guide

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The dynamics of engagement for 21st century students are different from those of students that were taught in the pre-Internet era. Today’s students are digital natives. Digitality is an more

Get Kids on the Move in Middle Grades Classes


In a post that's jam-packed with teaching ideas, veteran middle grades educator Cheryl Mizerny declares her intention to keep her classes "on the move" more often this fall, using a variety of strategies for individual, group, whole class and whole room activities.

TED Ed Talks for Language Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Language, this great social and symbolic resource we possess, is amazingly mysterious. It has been the centre of contentious debates dating back to ancient Greek philosophers. One particular more

Reflection Signs: Sum Up & Celebrate Learning

The Innovative Educator

Looking for a time efficient and effective way for classes to reflect upon what they've learned that works for introverts and extroverts alike. Then you might want to try this fun reflection sign technique. At the conclusion of a workshop, class, or unit, ask participants to speak in pairs or small groups about what they learned that they are excited to put into practice. Give participants an 8.5 by 11 sheet of paper with a reflection prompt.

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.