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    I Will Try Harder

    “Look past your thoughts so you may drink the pure nectar of this moment.” Rumi Approximately eight years and one month from today my daughter will be graduating from high school. While I realize that graduation is a time of celebration and great joy, the thought of one of my children no longer living under my roof makes me sad. And yet I have today and tomorrow and many more with her. So how is it fair to her that I allow anything to slice away even just a sliver of the prec ...

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    by Jon Harper / @Jonharper70bd
    Thursday, 19 May 2016
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    Engage Students with Digital BreakoutEDU

    There is something magic that happens when school becomes something other than, "question-correct answer-repeat." One strategy to break out of that pattern, engage students, and get them problem-solving is BreakoutEDU. Teachers can also create web-based breakouts or Digital BreakoutEDU. What is BreakoutEDU? Based on escape rooms, BreakoutEDU, created by Mark Hammons and James Sanders, involves students trying to use clues to crack multiple locks in a set amount of time (usually 45 minut ...

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    by Tom Mullaney @edtechtom
    Wednesday, 18 May 2016
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    4 Rules For Making Teamwork Work

    Leaders such as a teachers, administrators, coaches, and supervisors are tasked with developing effective and efficient practices to increase the performance of the individuals they lead and their organization's prestige. While there are many practices that lead to improvement, there is one that is vital to the very survival of any group or organization: Collaboration. Collaboration is so important that it, along with Critical Thinking, Communication, and Creativity, has been slapped with the ...

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    by Oskar Cymerman | @focus2achieve
    Tuesday, 17 May 2016
  • Why Teach?

    Man, it can really stink to be a young person contemplating teaching these days. It's not just that so much of the news about the profession, or that states are crying about shortages while districts say they're not hiring, or that so much security is being stripped, or that so many layers of crap have been dropped on the classroom, or that poverty has become so widespread in the nation, or that looking closely at our institutions reveals embedded layers of racism and classism, or that educati ...

    by Peter Greene @palan57
    Monday, 16 May 2016
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    Putting My Left Arm in First: Takeaways from My First Year in a Blended Learning Classroom

    As a right-handed person, I have always put my right arm in first to my jackets. However this past school year, it has felt more like I have been trying to put my left arm in first to my jackets. If you have never tried this "simple" task, I suggest you try it. It feels awkward, cumbersome, confusing, and you might just look at little foolish, when at first you thought it would be a fun challenge that you would quickly master. I would like to say after a few attempts, it becomes easier and nat ...

    by William Madden | @WPMadden
    Monday, 16 May 2016
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7 Apps Every Teacher Should Put on Her Christmas Wish List

Vicki Davis with Meri Walker

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Our guest is doing amazing work with apps and art, and brings us a list of great digital tools to engage your student's.

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Teaching Pitfalls: Signs That You Are Out of Balance and Heading for Burnout

Vicki Davis with Alicia Roberts

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In this segment, we talk about the dangers of  teaching without balance.  What is balance?  How does balance lead to burnout?  What are the red flags that signal you are slipping into the danger zone?  What should you do?

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Teaching Memories: A Few of My Favorite Things

Vicki Davis with Rodney Turner 

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Keeping with the spirit of the season, we ask our guest to reflect on a few of  the things he loves about teaching..

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