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Specific Ideas for Intentional Creativity

User Generated Education

Recently I wrote a blog post about Intentional Creativity. Here is the graphic created for that post. Below the graphic are specific ideas I am using with my gifted elementary students this school year.


7 Ways to Incorporate Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Into the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

A post sponsored by TeacherVision From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Social emotional learning is a hot topic these days. Some states are trying to write SEL into their state standards.

If You Look At Student Work Take a Screenshot

Teacher Tech

Screenshot Student Work When reviewing student work, it can be helpful to have a visual of what you were looking at. Since you have the student work open, why not take a screenshot (or video) of it?! When leaving feedback students are then able to see exactly what you are seeing to match what you […]. The post If You Look At Student Work Take a Screenshot appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Classroom Google classroom google

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How to have a coach for every teacher, without breaking the bank

eSchool News

Every good athlete needs a coach to help them improve their practice, from student athletes to superstars like LeBron James and Serena Williams. This same principle can—and should—be applied to our teachers.

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.

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Personalized Learning Delivers Results (We Aren't Surprised, Are You?)

Education Elements

This time of year is full of hope. Kids are excited for school and hoping they will get the best teachers and be with their best friends. Teachers are excited and hoping that this year their students will achieve great things and be more engaged than the year before. And leaders are hoping that the hard work that they are putting in against their strategic plans and initiatives will pay off with successful students and satisfied staff. Personalized Learning Leaders School Districts CBE

Helping Students Buy Into High Expectations


Jon Sapier's High Expectations Teaching provides an overview of best practices for encouraging a growth mindset and includes scripts, links to videos, and checklists that teachers can use immediately. Educator Amy Williams finds the short book a good introduction.

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How to Be a Better Instructional Coach

The CoolCatTeacher

Jamey Everett in episode 144 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Jamey Everett shares tips on being a better instructional coach based on her wildly popular ISTE 2017 session.

Not all sales executives are created equal: how to democratize high-impact selling

The Christensen Institute

Many, if not most, firms build solutions for the “average” customer. B2B firms ground their marketing in attributes such as account size and product type; B2C firms focus on demographics and psychographics. Both strategies are roadmaps to serve the “average” customer—but innovating toward “average” is doomed to fail. Instead, firms can personalize their offerings by graduating from such arbitrary classifications and embracing Jobs Theory.

How This Teacher’s Influence Reaches Beyond Any Classroom

EdNews Daily

On August 15, 2017, 51Talk brought students from China to New York to compete in an English competition titled: The 51Talk Star Final. The contest was held at the New York Stock Exchange, where 51Talk’s top students gathered to take place in its first annual academic competition.

The Gmail survival guide for busy teachers

Ditch That Textbook

Does it feel like email consumes your life — or too much of your time at school or at home? I once heard someone describe email as “requests for your time for other people’s agendas and not your own.” ” There’s definitely some truth to this.

Adding to Student Success with Google Add-ons

Teacher Reboot Camp

I don’t work at a learning institution that uses Google Classroom, but I do require students to sign up for a Google account. With a Google Drive account, students and teachers have access to incredible time-saving studying features and tools.

Success at Innovative Schools Hinges on Helping Students Transition

The Christensen Institute

Malaina is a current high school student who decided to homeschool in order to expand her learning by blending interdisciplinary, real world, and academic-focused learning. Her work has been published by Education Next, The Mercury News, and the Bluefire literary journal. . Innovative schools are on the rise across the world and are transforming the way we think about K–12 education. These schools are no longer following the traditional model of education.

10 Technology Tips for New Teachers


New teachers are often interested in advice from those who have been there. In this guest post, educator and writer Kevin Nelson offers some ideas focused on tech and teaching that those new to the. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

7 Reasons Why Districts Need to Invest in Principal Coaching

Insight Education Group

Research has been very clear. There is no greater school-related impact on student achievement than the teacher in the classroom. The second greatest school-related impact on student achievement growth is principal effectiveness.

What are the expectations for your classroom?

The Principal of Change

I saw this visual from Amy Fast , being shared all over social media: Now I might challenge the term “rules” because this is more of a compelling vision of a classroom, which I think is so much more powerful and inspiring for our students.

Humanity's Gift

A Principal's Reflections

“ Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. ” ― Dalai Lama Typically, I am a very focused writer. Each post, for the most part, contains ideas and strategies focusing on improving teaching, learning, and leadership.

Imagined futures 5: Robot teachers

Learning with 'e's

Image source: Novak Archive (1965) In a conversation with Sugata Mitra several years ago, the novelist Arthur C. Clarke stated: 'Any teacher who can be replaced by a computer. should be.' Clark was right of course. Teachers cannot be compared to machines, and should certainly never function as such.

20 Types Of Learning Journals That Help Students Think

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 20 Types Of Learning Journals That Help Students Think appeared first on TeachThought. Literacy

5 Ways to Improve STEAM Learning at Your School

The CoolCatTeacher

Aaron Maurer on episode 140 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Aaron Maurer @ coffeechugbooks gives us five ways to improve STEAM education for kids. With high-energy examples and tips, improve STEAM at your school.

Find free online learning material in the new GoConqr Library


“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library”. ~ Albert Einstein. The new GoConqr Library.

How the federal government abandoned the Brown v. Board of Education decision

The Hechinger Report

Leslie Williams stands in the North Smithfield community park. She grew up in the neighborhood and currently lives there with her children. Photo: Tamika Moore for The Hechinger Report.

Google Forms: Alternating Colors for Response Answers

Teacher Tech

Alternate the Colors on the Spreadsheet of Responses The answer is always a spreadsheet I like to say! One of my favorite things about Google Forms is it goes to a spreadsheet. Click on the Responses tab in the Google Form to click on the green Sheets icon to create the spreadsheet. Click the Eyeball […]. The post Google Forms: Alternating Colors for Response Answers appeared first on Teacher Tech. Forms Google Intermediate Sheets google sheets

Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Student Voice Tips

The CoolCatTeacher

Heather Callihan in episode 143 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Heather Callihan’s @ hcallihan students help with their Facebook and Twitter using some technology tools.

No, Your Brain Isn’t Divided By Creativity And Logic

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post No, Your Brain Isn’t Divided By Creativity And Logic appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Brain-Based Learning Resources From TeachThought

Wasted time and money on undergraduate classes

The Hechinger Report

Undergraduate students are taking too many classes. That may sound like a nice problem to have: Why not learn more than you have to?

DragonBox Math Apps: Teaching students to think like mathematicians

iLearn Technology

What it is: I adore the DragonBox math apps ! I was first introduced to DragonBox through their Algebra app. The app takes away all math anxiety by teaching algebraic concepts without numbers or algorithms. It is genius! You can read my review of that app here.

The 2 stages of successful early STEM education

eSchool News

I have been in education for 18 years and my strongest belief is that all children deserve a fresh start when they begin each school year.


How Open-Ended Math Problems Keep on Giving


Imagine an open-ended math task that gets students asking questions as well as answering them. Jerry Burkhart shows how a problem like this can help teachers differentiate instruction for advanced students while stimulating curiosity and perseverance for all learners.

TEACHER VOICE: Children displaced by Hurricane Harvey get a warm welcome from teachers, students — and a couple of robots in this Texas school library

The Hechinger Report

People walk to a Harris County Sheriff air boat while escaping a flooded neighborhood during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Floodwaters have breached a levee south of the city of Houston, officials said Tuesday, urging residents to leave the area immediately.

That Image is Not Yours. Do Not Touch.

Teacher Tech

Images on a Website are NOT Public Domain It is essential that our students are able to communicate digitally and visually. However, this also means we need to ensure that students really understand copyright, fair use, creative commons, and public domain. There is a pervasive feeling that anything on the Internet is free, it’s not. […]. The post That Image is Not Yours. Do Not Touch. appeared first on Teacher Tech. Blog Entries copyright


How to create a dyslexia-friendly environment in your school

eSchool News

According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, 80 percent of students with learning disabilities have dyslexia. In order to create a learning environment that feels safe, comfortable and empowering for students, schools need to adhere to basic guiding principles.

Power Up Co-Teaching with Visible Thinking


How can co-teachers honor the strengths and needs of each learner and assure everyone becomes an important contributor to the classroom learning experience? Elizabeth Stein believes the process begins by creating a framework that makes every student's thinking visible.

7 Educational Transformations for Any Classroom


Walking into any store in August will remind you that it’s back to school time. For some, this may signal that summer is over, but for me, I get goose bumps and my heart races a bit with excitement and anticipation of putting pen to paper and starting anew.