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5 Tips to Help Students Feel Valued in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Crystal Willis on episode 476 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Students need to feel valued. Today’s featured educator Crystal Willis from Instagram and TpT as “SunflowersandSped” shares five important tips to help students feel valued.

Your Educational Digital DNA - Get Ready for EdTech Innovation

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Getting an accurate view of where your school is in terms of readiness for EdTech innovation is important. Understanding your school’s Digital DNA will help you identify the technology you need today and for tomorrow. Is your school ready for the EdTech revolution?

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The Point of a Lesson

A Principal's Reflections

I am not a huge fan of collecting lesson plans and have not been for years. It is my opinion that you can learn a great deal more by collecting and looking at assessments. Regardless of where you stand on the whole lesson plan debate, the intent is what really matters.

3 Education Options To Choose From If You Dropped Out Of High School

EdNews Daily

If you did not graduate from high school, you may believe that your future employment will be forever stunted. Although it can take more effort and time to advance economically, you still have learning and employment options. With determination, research, and planning you can still achieve your educational and work goals. On-The-Job Training. If you do not have immediate plans to gain a more formal education, then becoming employed at a job that will gain you marketable skills is an option.

What Should Middle School Look Like?

Tom Murray

Neil Gupta joins Tom for this #LeadershipMinute. Blog #LeadershipMinute Middle School Neil Gupta Vision


3 Alternatives To The Traditional Classroom

EdNews Daily

The world is constantly changing with the development of new technology. Technology has also had a significant impact regarding the way many people view learning. There are many alternatives to the traditional classroom today that weren’t available even 10 years ago. .

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My best advice on 10 sticky situations in schools

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Today we’re talking about tricky topics that teachers face. These are issues that it’s difficult for me to offer detailed advice on without knowing a whole lot of specifics.

3 Media Literacy Ideas to Promote More Reading


Our students are native digital readers, but they aren't necessarily logged into their Kindle accounts. Helping middle schoolers become lifelong readers of credible news and information requires proactive strategies. Teacher Jeremy Hyler describes three of his favorites.

10 G Suite Easter Eggs

Teacher Tech

10 Hidden Features of G Suite Not everything can be found in a menu. Here are 10 features of G Suite that you have to know to use. 1) Google Sites In Google Sites double click to reveal a wheel to insert content. Try making a Google Site by going to [link] 2) Force a […]. The post 10 G Suite Easter Eggs appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Classroom Docs Google Sheets Sites classroom G Suite google sheets

The Core of Innovative Teaching and Learning #InnovatorsMindsetUDL

The Principal of Change

The above image is a draft visual that is the basis of my next book, “The Core of Innovative Teaching and Learning” (working title) which connects “ The Innovator’s Mindset ” and Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

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Let’s Talk Website Strategy: Should You Be Building A Website … A Podcast … Or An Educational Brand?


Are you looking to build your EDU Brand but don't quite yet have a solid website strategy? Learn how to take your simple website and transform it into the next globally recognizable EDU brand today with these simple steps. The post Let’s Talk Website Strategy: Should You Be Building A Website … A Podcast … Or An Educational Brand? appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network

Vermont’s ‘all over the map’ effort to switch schools to proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

Senior Remi Savard is part of the last class at Montpelier High School that experienced the system before the school’s switch to a proficiency-based model. “It’s It’s better than it was.” Michael Dougherty for The Hechinger Report. MONTPELIER, Vt. Remi Savard is one of the last students at Montpelier High School who remembers what class was like before the school switched to a proficiency-based model three years ago. “If

How Your Teacher-Librarian Can Be An Ally When Teaching With Inquiry


This article was originally published by Canadian School Libraries , a registered non-profit charitable organization dedicated to professional research and development in the field of the school library learning commons in Canada. It is republished here with permission. By Trevor MacKenzie.

OPINION: States let school districts leave needy kids behind

The Hechinger Report

What school district are you in right now? It shouldn’t be a trick question. But for many students, it’s not as simple as checking the map. The map is changing around students as influential adults — usually in wealthy, largely white communities — redraw borders to suit themselves.

Teaching and Tech From Across the Web, w/e 04-20-19


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.