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  • 15 Ways to Describe a Four-Year-Old

    After spending this past weekend with a delightful gaggle of four-year-olds, and given the fact that I have not been in the classroom teaching that age for quite a few years now, I was reminded what a great age it is. They’ve passed the terrible two’s and the challenging three’s, with the ever-present push for independence and frequent episodes of “FTN” (failure to negotiate). Four-year-olds are beginning to understand other people’s points of view, have more language to express themselves witho ...

    by Debra Pierce | easycda
    Tuesday, 26 July 2016
  • Being a Lazy Teacher

    I tell people that I'm a lazy preschool teacher - I never create more work for myself than necessary. I think what I should really say is that I want to help children become more competent and self-sufficient. But, being a lazy teacher is certainly attention-getting. Here are some ways that I've tried to help kids do things for themselves. When I put out staplers or punches or other tools, we expect the children to do the things themselves. I will help them know what to do or how to ...

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    by R Scott Wiley | @sxwiley
    Monday, 25 July 2016
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    This Commercial Represents a Huge Instructional Leadership Problem

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wZiEYUq37Y I absolutely love the first 20 seconds of this commercial, as it represents what I believe is one of the most widespread problems in “Instructional Leadership” (not that I haven’t been guilty at various points in time). Here we have a pest monitor (administrator) entering into a house (classroom), declaring there is a problem with termites (instruction), and promptly leaving without offering a solid solution. Although we may laugh at the thought o ...

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    by Ross Cooper | @RossCoops31
    Monday, 25 July 2016
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    PBIS: Four Steps Towards Implementation

    PBIS-Four letters that can evoke different thoughts and feelings from teachers, leaders, students and parents. If implemented well-it works.  If not-stakeholders are left with a bad taste of the system of supports that was not fully explained or fully implemented.  PBIS is more than tickets and parties, it is a prevention based school wide approach to looking at student behavior in parts: teaching behavioral expectations, acknowledging students for appropriate behavior, consistent d ...

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    by Jessica Cabeen @JessicaCabeen
    Monday, 25 July 2016
  • Professional Development

    How Do You Define Sticky Systemic?

    In the last post we explored the importance of professional development leading to change that is sticky systemic: When a topic is the primary focus of professional development, the goal should be for change that is sticky systemic. That is, the change should be (1) sustainable and (2) prevalent across the district/school(s). Since the post was published, there’s been a lot of love for sticky systemic, which is a term I coined when planning for this upcoming year’s professional development i ...

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    by Ross Cooper | @RossCoops31
    Monday, 25 July 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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