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Build a Door for Opportunity to Knock On

A Principal's Reflections

“ If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle I love the quote above. It did not resonate with me early in my career as a school administrator, but later became sort of a personal mantra. For years I always looked at the world through a “glass half empty” lens.

Fall CUE Speaker Showcase: Rhonda Finley


Want to learn how to better manage your classroom and utilize those iPads for some real student learning and engagement? Come check out Rhonda Finley at Fall CUE and learn how she puts the power of Apple to empowering use in her district.

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An upscale Florida auction yields millions for local preschool programs

The Hechinger Report

Liam Frometa, 5, left, and Christopher Ramos, 5, right, play with their classroom’s smart board at Fun Time Early Learning Academy in Naples, Fla. The academy is able to provide smart boards due to funding from the Naples Winter Wine Festival.

Understanding Learner Variability to Personalize Learning


Personalized learning is being heralded as an antidote for much that ails the education system. It is deemed by some as a way to inspire and motivate students, tailor instruction to meet student needs, and scale instruction with the support of technology. Many schools nationwide are exploring ways to personalize the learning experience. But a fundamental question to ask early in the journey to personalize education for students is: What are we actually personalizing for?

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.

TEACHER VOICE: Helping underserved students in Jamaica to learn, while learning a few lessons of my own

The Hechinger Report

. In July, I worked in Jamaica, where I developed and led an educational summer camp for students from underprivileged backgrounds. The experience prompted me to see my role as a teacher in a whole new light. Jamaicans bring a new meaning to community.

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4 Steps to Deal with Not Feeling Supported

The Principal of Change

Maybe you feel overwhelmed? Maybe you feel that you are on the wrong path? Maybe you feel there is a personality conflict? Whatever the reason, feeling like you are not getting support from your administrator can be frustrating and can lead to a lower quality experience for your students.

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LDI2018 Panel Session: Shattering The Fourth Wall Through Tracking in Three Dimensions


Developing A Community High School - Lessons from @BrotherAmouzou at #TLTechLive

The Innovative Educator

Wisdom Amouzou shared his approach to developing a community high school with education leaders across the country at the Tech & Learning Leadership Summit in Denver, CO.

wysiwyg helps new TV show achieve great ratings


wysiwyg helps new TV show achieve great ratings CAST Software’s wysiwyg lighting design and previsualisation software has been instrumental in bringing one of the world’s most popular TV shows to Israel.

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.

5 Good Web Tools for Generating Citations

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

For those of you working in academia, research students, and anyone else keen on learning how to properly cite sources in different styles, the tools below are definitely worth your attention. more

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Secondary Traumatic Stress for Educators: Understanding and Mitigating the Effects


Roughly half of American school children have experienced at least some form of trauma — from neglect, to abuse, to violence. In response, educators often find themselves having to take on the role of counselors, supporting the emotional healing of their students, not just their academic growth.

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Here Is A Handy Tool to Convert Tweets to APA and MLA Citations

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In yesterday’s post we reviewed 8 of our favourite citation generator tools to help you easily generate and format your references. One of the tools we covered is Tweet2Cite which we want more

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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.

Making Students’ Assets Our #1 Teaching Priority


The phrase “student assets” is heard a lot in education circles. But what does it truly mean to take on an assets based teaching mindset? What does that look like in our classrooms and lesson plans? ELL expert Valentina Gonzalez shares strategies to make it real. Assets Based Mindset The Unstoppable ELL Teacher assets based teaching cultures empowerment English learners parent involvement relationships Unstoppable ELL Teacher Valentina Gonzalez