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    Let's Keep It Real In Education

    I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy. — Marie Curie Translation: If you want things to change, get your ass off the couch and do the work. That's what Marie did. In a world full of men unwilling to accept a woman, an atheist, and a person who followed her heart, she had to work her ass off to overcome the sexism and xenophobia of her times. In 1911, just before receiving her Nobel Prize, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences asked Marie ...

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    by Oskar Cymerman | @focus2achieve
    Tuesday, 26 September 2017
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    Waiting

    Oh my gosh. I could taste it. They have the best ice cream in the world and soon I was going to be tearing into a couple scoops of it. It is one of my favorite things to do when I go the beach. I do often end up with a headache, because of the amount of sugar that I ingest. But it is worth it every time. It was that time of the day when my energy level drops and so I was craving something sweet.We were at the beach with some good friends of ours and this was going to be a good time. We drov ...

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    by Jon Harper / @Jonharper70bd
    Monday, 25 September 2017
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    Teaching Littlest Kids To Read, Or Not?

    Littles say the funniest things. The other day I asked “What’s your Mommy’s name?” Reply- Mommy.” Get what you ask for, right? Childhood is a precious time. What’s the rush? I’m back at school, year two, one week in, hired under a Literacy Grant, a good thing and not so good. What’s great is I have an opportunity to fine-tune teaching littlest learners, emergent readers. I was really winging it last year. Students who returned are lots bigger, now the “biggers”, having moved up the ladder. ...

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    by Rita Wirtz | @RitaWirtz
    Sunday, 24 September 2017
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    Process vs. Product: A False Dichotomy?

    I love listening to to Rae Pica’s BAM Radio program, Studentcentricity, during my commute to Northern Virginia Community college to teach. Thank God for Bluetooth! Last night I listened to a program about enjoying process over product in education. I totally agree with Amanda Morgan. Teachers shouldn’t do toddlers’ art for them, or give cookie-cutter art projects to preschoolers. They should know, by now, that asking for the right answer shuts off the process of learning to think. But they sti ...

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    by Gail Multop @gailmult
    Thursday, 21 September 2017
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    Do Not Make Lessons Relevant

    This article is actually from 2014, but it touched a nerve that has been raw since I was a student in the 1970s. The author is talking about the issue of students asking "Why do we need to learn this anyway" and after setting up the problem, he drops this: The best solution to this problem is to make every lesson relevant to each student. However, given the impossibility of achieving that goal, I offer a few teaching tips that can mostly make that dreaded question about relevance a thing of t ...

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    by Peter Greene @palan57
    Sunday, 17 September 2017
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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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