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    Pass it to the Left

    The last day of school is an easy one to stray from routines. Students are excited and teachers are tired. So when I went to visit classrooms this morning I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. As I entered the first classroom I noticed that everyone was sitting around in a circle. Just like they had done everyday before that one. I had walked in right in the middle of their Family Meeting. So I decided to join the circle. And it was one of the best split second decisions I have ever made. By t ...

    by Jon Harper / @Jonharper70bd
    Thursday, 23 November 2017
  • The Parrot, A Thanksgiving Parable

    The Parrot, A Thanksgiving Parable I hope you enjoy this story, perfect for your Thanksgiving festiivities. Traditionally my family has always shared stories, our thanks of course, made plenty of toasts, and I always wrote plays for the kids. Once in awhile we found something really fun to share at the table; this one came to me a long time ago from our friend Katie. I cannot source it, maybe it's famiiar to you. Let me know. Anyway, here goes. Get your grin on, and maybe just maybe some life ...

    by Rita Wirtz | @RitaWirtz
    Thursday, 23 November 2017
  • Data, Digits, Skullduggery

    During the last week, Pat has shown a 6.3 rate of response in class, with a score of 75 on the Hendrix Orientation Scale. Informal assessment yield a 82 (well within the "moderate" range) for response accuracy. In a forty-minute period Pat showed a 45 for Attentiveness Measure, but Pat's interactions with peers score a 21 on Hemmings Interaction Index. However, that places Pat's Optimal Utilization Index Score well under the minimum desired level of 55.  That's one report I could fill out ...

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    by Peter Greene @palan57
    Wednesday, 22 November 2017
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    Teachers, do nothing

        Don't underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering. Piglet    I know I can't be the only one who has witnessed this phenomenon. It has happened to me so often that I have convinced myself that I am not alone. Tell me you have witnessed this at least once in the past month and when you did, you knew it was pure luck. What I am referring to are those moments in our lives, and I do me ...

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    by Jon Harper / @Jonharper70bd
    Monday, 20 November 2017
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    Voice & Choice

    We have seen research over and over again that, when learners have a choice in identifying what to learn and how they want to learn it, it has produced academic success and allows creativity to flourish. This is nothing new.  The way many teachers, schools, and districts are finally embracing it is. About five years ago, I was introduced to the EdCamp professional development model, where educators not only choose what to attend, but they also teach it themselves and all have the a ...

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    by Jay Eitner | @Jay_Eitner
    Monday, 20 November 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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