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    No Limits to What We Can Do

    Most of my current students were born in 2006, thirty-eight years after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed. Their knowledge of the Civil Rights leader was broadened this week as they moved through their reading, writing and social studies classes. I am the oldest member of my grade level team. I was about the age my kids are now when King was shot, so I was able to give them a unique perspective of that era of our country's history. I recalled for them my listening to Walter Cronkite anno ...

    by Tim Ramsey | @PlutoTim
    Tuesday, 17 January 2017
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    In 2009, I attended the wedding of a good friend who wanted to wear a bow tie to the ceremony. He was opposed to wearing a clip-on but could not tie a bow tie. He told me he learned to tie it by watching YouTube. That resourceful friend is the first example in my memory of someone using YouTube to learn something new. Today, it is well understood that YouTube is a great platform for learning. The iconic Crash Course channel has more than five million subscribers and teaches multiple subjects. ...

    by Tom Mullaney @TomEMullaney
    Monday, 16 January 2017
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    Let Them Unfold

      Assumptions He came flying off of the bus in a scene that looked like it belonged in an action movie. Jumping and hitting at the same time, his mission was to hurt another child. There was no excuse for this type of anger and violence. I immediately took him to my office, all the while giving him the business about what I had just seen. What were you doing? What made you think it was okay to do that? Blah, blah, blah. And then I finally stopped talking and I got to hear why this stu ...

    by Jon Harper / @Jonharper70bd
    Monday, 16 January 2017
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    State of the Dream in the New Year

    With hope in my heart and passion in my soul I am reposting last year's MLK inspired missive. This year, more important than ever, may we recognize Dr. King's aspirations and belief in the future success stories for all America's children.  Tonight my heart is filled with joy. As we welcome the successes of the New Year, I have faith in the future of our public schools. This is the perfect time to celebrate! Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday, January 15th is he ...

    by Rita Wirtz | @RitaWirtz
    Sunday, 15 January 2017
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    6 Things to Stop Doing in Order to Be a Better Teacher

    This list may seem obvious, but it is surprising how many teachers can become oblivious, in the midst of life in the classroom. Let’s take time to think about some of these things we should probably stop doing immediately… 1. Repeating Yourself. Getting into the habit of expecting a response or reaction after a first request is critical to classroom management. This ties into consistency, so children will quickly learn that when you say something the first time, there will only be a first t ...

    by Debra Pierce | easycda
    Saturday, 14 January 2017
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7 Apps Every Teacher Should Put on Her Christmas Wish List

Vicki Davis with Meri Walker


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


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 


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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