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    Thirty Attitudes to End of the School Year Positively!

    1. Be moderate in your approach. You do not have to be the world’s best teacher all the time. You just have to be a very good one. 2. Spend your energy on large problems first and allot less of your energy for the small ones. Choose to deal with the problems that will give you the greatest benefit right away. 3. Problems can move you forward when you choose to work to solve them. Use your creative strengths to make your classroom well-disciplined and productive. 4. Make room for more emotio ...

    by Julia G Thompson | @TeacherAdvice
    Tuesday, 31 May 2016
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    Time To Get Real...

    I was recently a guest on the "My Bad" podcast (check it out here) with Jon Harper (follow this guy on Twitter and check out his EdWords blog, he is the real deal!) and he asked about my new role as a featured blogger for BAM! Radio Networks: EdWords. He asked me if I would be as transparent with my posts on that platform as I am on my site. I had to think for a second and then I answered the question, with a resounding no. It was at the moment that I realized I must b ...

    by Sean A. Thom | @SeanAThom
    Tuesday, 31 May 2016
  • Making Makes a Difference

    It is amazing what happens when kids start using their creativity and making something related to their learning. I had a bit of an epiphany today as I was responding to some questions a former student was asking as part of her Intro to Education class that requires 15 hours of teacher observation. The questions were basic questions, but they were triggering reflection while I was standing in my classroom watching my kids work.Just so happened this reflective moment was happening during "that" ...

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    by Dennis Dill @DennisDill
    Tuesday, 31 May 2016
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    Real Leaders Are Stewards!

    One summer while in college, I was invited to house sit for a wealthy family for a week while they were on vacation. It was the perfect set up in that I didn't have to take care of any pets - just water the plants, get the mail, and keep a watch over it. Before my stay-cation (it had a heated pool, gigantic home theatre, and stocked refrigerator), I would joke about the parties I would be having at the house with the homeowners. The family knew I must have been joking, because they saw the gli ...

    by Neil Gupta | @drneilgupta
    Tuesday, 31 May 2016
  • Hometown Inclusion Hero

    Once in awhile we meet Henry. He may be your child. Henry inspires and teaches that we all belong together. Tonight I am writing about Inclusion, in particular, one young spirit who overcame many obstacles, and his devoted mother. Mama love. Get your tissues, this story is like Rudy, Rocky and every feel-good inspirational book and movie, ever. Be sure to watch Henry's last basketball game with someone you love. Before I moved to Eugene to be with my kids, my husband and I had a historic home i ...

    by Rita Wirtz | @RitaWirtz
    Monday, 30 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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