Sun.May 05, 2019

How to Build Trust with Your Students

The CoolCatTeacher

CJ Reynolds on episode 486 Students need to trust their teachers. The result is better relationships, better learning, and a better quality of experience for everyone — teachers and students included! Today’s featured educator is CJ Reynolds, a teacher in West Philadelphia.

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I Have a Dream: Authentic Learning

User Generated Education

I wrote a post earlier this year entitled, Authentic Learning Experiences. Some of the characteristics of authentic learning I identified are summarized in this graphic: The Task.

Recognizing the Digital Assets You Have at Your Disposal

A Principal's Reflections

We live in amazing times where readily accessible research and connectivity converge to not only transform practices but also provide the means to share them for the benefit of others.

OPINION: Personalized learning wasn’t invented by Silicon Valley

The Hechinger Report

. In 1907, a teacher from Italy proposed a new vision for the modern classroom. The age of industrialization was winding down, but schools were still turning out students in the same way that factories were turning out cars: uniform, and en masse.

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.

10 Ways To Honor Mistakes In The Learning Process

TeachThought - Learn better.

Turning Mistakes Into Learning Opportunities by TeachThought Staff Today, if you asked me about my most memorable learning failures, I will tell you I am glad they happened. My errors have made me a better teacher and learner. I can now relate to students who have a difficult time understanding a concept. The failures themselves […]. The post 10 Ways To Honor Mistakes In The Learning Process appeared first on TeachThought. Learning

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Free Tools for Accessibility and Inclusive Classrooms

Accessible technologies help students with disabilities unlock their full potential by addressing a diversity of needs that include learning, visual, hearing, mobility, neurodiversity, and mental health.

Teaching and Technology Recap From Across the Web w/e 05-04-19


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.

Enhance Your Academic Writing Skills with These Helpful Guides

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

I know from my own experience working on my doctoral dissertation that academic writing is definitely a strenuous act. It demands patience, persistence, and most importantly, so much more. 2019 Books for Teachers


Teaching Assertiveness to Counter Meanness


In response to kids just being mean or in instances of downright bullying, teaching children to be calmly assertive can help. Rita Platt shares strategies that students can use to stand up for themselves and others – learning the difference between tattling and reporting.

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.

4 Educational Apps Are Free Today- Grab Them

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Apps Gone Free is back again after almost a year of absence. As most of you know, Apps Gone Free posts feature educational apps that are on sale (usually in the Canadian and American iTunes more. 2019 Apps gone free

The Power of NOT Done


I began my journey as a doctoral student at The University of Memphis back in 2014 and have finally reached the “done” state. There have been many obstacles along the way but with the support of many fabulous people, I have finished.

How do you know when it’s time to quit teaching?

The Cornerstone for Teachers

I read a comment on a thread in the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club that I just can’t stop thinking about. It’s from a teacher named Rosie. She wrote, “ My wife and I are planning on beginning the adoption process in the next year or so.

Learn About Digital Accessibility & Inclusion from Educators

The Innovative Educator

The topic of the #NYCSchoolsTechChat in May was hot to best provide inclusive digital content and environments for students and families. Members of the #NYCSchoolsTech community chimed in with powerful ideas and advice. Check out the Wakelet below to learn some of their insights

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.

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