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7 Reasons Courage is Mission-Critical to Innovative School Leadership

Education Elements

Every team meeting we have at Education Elements begins with a check-in question. Sometimes it takes me a while to come up with my answer, but on a call recently it was a no-brainer: “What trait do you most value in a leader?” To me, that’s simple – it’s courage, for two key reasons.

The next decade of disruption in education? Unlocking networks

The Christensen Institute

Over a decade ago, Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen took his theory of Disruptive Innovation from the boardroom to the K-12 classroom. Observing the rapid rise of online courses, he predicted that online learning would radically shift education in the 21 st century.

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Look Here: Predicting 2020 Requires 20/20 Vision

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen. Nearly every school district in America is seeing some degree of student attrition. Except for cases of rapid population growth or regional migration, traditional public schools are witnessing a phenomenon unseen in our lifetimes.

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4 classroom test quiz strategies to avoid the gotcha game

Ditch That Textbook

Tests and quizzes should let students show what they know. How can we avoid playing "gotcha" -- catching what they DON'T know? Here are some strategies to use on your next quiz or test. If you haven't been nailed by the "gotcha" game when you were a student, I'll bet you've seen it as a […]. The post 4 classroom test quiz strategies to avoid the gotcha game appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Assessment Feedback Teaching formative assessment strategies test design

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.

Plagiarism Checkers: The Benefits Students Fail to See

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor Serhii Tkachecnko, CEO at Unicheck, shares his thoughts on how educators can teach students about the benefits of plagiarism checking. Students experience an array of emotions toward education: from excitement to boredom.

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How to Help A Student Who Is Always In the Principal’s Office

The CoolCatTeacher

Andy Jacks, Award Winning Principal and former principal's office frequenter, shares his perspective From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Some students just seem to “live” in the principal’s office.

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Can you teach K-12 students to become entrepreneurs?

Neo LMS

Quick: What’s the first name that comes to mind when I say: entrepreneur ? I’ll wait. Got it? For an overwhelming majority of us, an entrepreneur is a famous business person who probably has a very compelling story: starting very early, such as Bill Gates, or late like Colonel Sanders.

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New Year’s Learning Resolution – Great Way to Engage Teachers

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One of the things that has weighed on me with the new Tech Director position in Bethel is trying to figure out how to support all our staff (K-12) with coaching, professional learning, and support for learning through technology.

New Year Resolution: Trim the Fat on Your Lessons

Catlin Tucker

For many, the new year inspires new resolve to move more, eat better, and shed excess weight. I have never been a big fan of drastic new year resolutions, but this year I began to think about how teachers can trim the metaphorical fat on their lessons.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

Students Are Opportunities Not Obligations with Hamish Brewer

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Every child can achieve. Children are an opportunity not an obligation. Celebrate individuality. Sacrifice together. Make no excuses.

5 Ways to be a good teacher

Neo LMS

A good teacher can change a person’s life. Every teacher wants to be able to influence their students to become productive members of society. Achieving this requires exceptional teaching methods and a way to inspire students. The question on everyone’s mind is: what makes a “good teacher”?

Wrapping Up 2019 With New Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As part of our robust, on-demand micro-credential ecosystem, we are proud to partner with organizations to provide pathways for personalized learning.

Are We Taking On Too Much Too Fast?

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I had an epiphany the other afternoon: I think we may be trying to do too much, too quickly. We (the Tech Team) have plenty going on: updating the Central Office servers and getting them working efficiently (and without fail!);

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EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

5 Mindsets to Teach Better Today

The CoolCatTeacher

Rae Hughart on episode 600 of the 10 Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Settling in the land of complacency is no place for a truly remarkable teacher. Remark-ability begins in your ability to level up and learn a little more every day.

Top 10 Reviews of 2019

Ask a Tech Teacher

Throughout the year, I post websites and apps the Ask a Tech Teacher crew’s classes found useful, instructive, helpful in integrating technology into classroom lesson plans. Some, you agreed with us about; others not so much.

Visions of a Cutting-Edge Future With Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

Digital Promise

Rollout is an exciting time for the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools community, as students receive their devices for the school year.

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A bold new direction for Global Prosperity

The Christensen Institute

2019 was a milestone year for the Global Prosperity team. In January, along with Clayton Christensen and Karen Dillon, I published The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty and soon after, began traveling across the globe to present the ideas in the book.

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.

What I’ve Learned From Training for a Half Marathon

The CoolCatTeacher

Heading towards a half marathon at the end of February From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter My tracking calendar. The longer the run, the bigger the princess sticker! Pursuing habits can be a challenge. Habits aren’t easy things to start or continue.

10 Hits and 10 Misses for 2019

Ask a Tech Teacher

Since we at Ask a Tech Teacher started this blog eight years ago, we’ve had almost 5.1 million views from visitors (about 10,000 follow us) to the 2,184 articles on integrating technology into the classroom.

Slowing Down Before Going Fast in Forest Hills School District

Education Elements

In Forest Hills School District (FHSD) there have been pockets of innovation and personalized learning (PL) for some time. However, when the district came to Education Elements, they sought to scale PL in each and every classroom, district-wide.

Let’s make 2020 the year when we reduce families’ exposure to higher ed financial risk

The Christensen Institute

Looking back on 2019, two stories in particular surfaced a fraught dynamic in Americans’ relationship with higher education. First, the college admissions scandal saw wealthy parents breaking the law—and going to prison—trying to get their kids into well-regarded universities.

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.

How to Teach Presentation Skills, New Technology and Research Using CES

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter The Consumer Electronics Show is in Las Vegas this upcoming week, January 7-10, 2020. In the fall semester, students present about historical figures in computing.

How to Promote Additive Bilingualism over Subtractive Bilingualism in the Classroom

Waterford

What’s the difference between additive and subtractive bilingualism? If you work with bilingual and English-language learning (ELL) children, the answer to this question could make a world of difference for your students.

How Successful Districts Continue to Navigate and Grow

Education Elements

In the early month of December, Anthony Kim and I had the opportunity to visit Mason City Schools outside of the city of Cincinnati to ask the question, “How might we use responsive practices to know we are on track to exceeding our goals?”

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A Principal's Reflections

With the beginning of each new year, it seems like everyone on the planet is either talking about or embarking on some type of resolution. I will be the first one to say that this used to be me each and every year.

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Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.