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    Will You Have One of "Those" Students This Year?

    Ryan was one of “those” students. He seemed to think he was in charge of the classroom. He was the one who decided when the whole class would laugh, when students should be talking, how long it would take for me to get the class’ attention, and whether or not I would have a good day. I pulled my hair out in my battle with Ryan for control of the class. I even wondered if teaching was the profession for me. I liked Ryan and we had great conversations one-on-one. He was smart and funny. He knew ...

    by Allyson Apsey / @allysonapsey
    Thursday, 25 August 2016
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    Not Born To Teach

    The romantic notion has always been there, and plenty of teachers feed into it-- some people are just born teachers. But the belief in born teachers has two seriously destructive side effects, one of which is becoming obvious and the other, perhaps less so. Training If teachers are born and not made, then teacher certification programs are a waste of time. A smart person with an ivy league degree and five weeks of training could be a teacher, right? The belief also manifests in the argument ...

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    by Peter Greene @palan57
    Wednesday, 24 August 2016
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    But They Need to Learn to....

    “Heather, I think this is the first time that I’ve encountered a center that doesn’t request children to ‘sit’ when in group. I understand the philosophy, but children also need to learn that by sitting while in a large group, others are given a better ability to see what is going on. I’ll have to ponder on this one a bit.” This is feedback I received after singing the praises of a PreK teacher (4 and 5 year olds) who allowed children who were not engaged in group time to leave the group and ...

    by Heather Wenig | @ece_nerd
    Wednesday, 24 August 2016
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    Parents and Teachers: How To Address Back To School Anxieties - Part I

    A new school year brings a mix of excitement and worries: "Will I do well? Will my teacher like me? Where will I sit? Will I be teased on the playground? Will I be invited to someone's house? "Such questions will arise for all children but even more so for children who have formerly been bullied or excluded. We all face not being enough at times. Even popular children are anxious returning to school. It’s a new teacher, they’ve changed over the summer, were they unable to connect with their f ...

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    by Karen Stone @eqforchildren.
    Monday, 22 August 2016
  • Digital Portfolios and Blogs: Use Authentic Technology, Not Technology Made for School

    Currently in my district we’ve had some preliminary talks regarding if/how digital portfolios could be implemented on a wide-scale. Of course, while the focus shouldn’t necessarily be on the technology, one of the first questions asked by everyone (both in and out of district) always involves what type of platform we have in mind. While these portfolio talks are only in their infancy, and we currently have no certain idea what will actually happen (in regards to what technology is chosen and ...

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    by Ross Cooper | @RossCoops31
    Monday, 22 August 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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