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No SCHOOL WORK! Take the Break
In case you needed to hear it: No school work during the break. It can be done! We are all tired and a break is essential for maintaining a love of teaching.
My Classroom or OUR Classroom??
If you are striving for a student centered classroom does your syllabus indicate that this is MY class or OUR class? Are students afraid to deviate from the directions? Do they think they can advocate for their own learning or are restricted to following the directions?
Two Educators Sat in a Bar by @Hedreich
5 steps you can take to ensure civil discussions in your classrooms and even at your holiday tables. Hedreich Nichols of Small Bites and the book Finding Your Blind Spots shares tips for civil conversation
7 Ways To Retain and Attract Teachers
How do we retain and attract teachers? Business as usual certainly is not making happen. Education, like business, has to change to accommodate families
Live from TCEA – Sharing the Learning
If you missed TCEA 2022 in Texas here are the live snippets I shared. Technology connects us and brings us together. Sharing the learning is how we can all benefit even when we can not be together in person.
EdTech Can Make Life Better – Edufuturists Podcast
Alice Keeler was a guest on the edufuturists podcast. Check out episode #159 for how EdTech can make life better.
Shifting the TikTok Trend: Students Have the Power!
Eductor and Leader, Carly Spina, shares a resource to counteract the latest TikTok trends and a way to help students use social media in positive ways. FREE RESOURCES included!
3 Things to Check Out in EdTech!
Melody McAllister loves scrolling through socials and finding great things, ideas, and people to share.
10 EdTech Tools to Try for 2018
1. Flipgrid 2. Formative 3. EquatIO 4. Quizizz 5. Adobe Spark 6. PhET Simulations https://phet.colorado.edu/en/ 7. Mentimeter 8. Classcraft 9. Pear Deck 10. Newsela
Online Teaching: The Creative Approach By @EBGtech
For right now, if you can’t focus on it, don’t focus on it. Focus on what you can. What new skills are they learning because of this situation? Focus on those skills and celebrate those successes.
Educator Spotlight: @Knikole
Follow @Knikole! She is in the business of helping teachers!
From the Author @mjmcalli – I’m Sorry Story
The Journey to be an Author Guest Post by Melody McCallister To sign up for author read aloud https://forms.gle/oUMqq2NgJUVpbBMR9 How the I’m Sorry Story Developed Roughly eleven years ago, the I’m Sorry Story was floating in my head. I was teaching fifth grade in Garland, Texas and pregnant with my first child. I had been…
REJOICE! Your Interface Has Changed
“The only constant in life is change”-Heraclitus. Being an expert in Google Apps is a lesson in humility. Constantly Google (and hopefully every product you use) is making their product better. Which means when you open Google Classroom or any other Google App it may look differently. Your favorite feature may be completely gone or a new…
5 Homework Assignments for the Thanksgiving Break
A friendly reminder that a break is a break. This is not an excuse to give extra work to students. There is NO research that suggests that we should give students work to do over the Thanksgiving break or any break. Actually, rest and breaks are very important. So please, let your students have a…