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  • The Terrible Twos: Truth or Consequences

    Yesterday, in my child development class, one of the students was curious about why people use the term, “terrible twos.” Instead of the automatic response I could have given, I decided maybe this was a good opportunity to clear the air about the second twelve months of a little child’s life. It seems that age group gets a bad rap at every turn. Sure, we hear some negative comments about senior citizens (“old codgers,” “senile,” blue hairs”). And, for sure, millennials receive a good deal of cr ...

    by Debra Pierce | @easycda
    Sunday, 10 February 2019
  • Cell Phone

    2:55 p.m.  Kids moving out of the room at one door, homeroom kids entering at the other door.  Everyone talking at the same time.  Everyone moving at the same time.  “Can I go to the restroom?” “Can I go see the counselor?” “Can I go to the library?” And the phone rings. Sigh… I answer.  “Ramsey’s crazy room.” The assistant principal laughs.  “Oops. Yes, sorry, uh, how can I help you?” She laughs again.  “Can I add a little more crazy to your after ...

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    by Tim Ramsey | @PlutoTim
    Saturday, 09 February 2019
  • Are you kidding me? School Hockey game at -29!

      Are you kidding me? Hard to believe. We saw the photos of the polar vortex. Brrrr. Gorgeous ice formations, but feh! The havoc wreaked, maybe not over yet. Time will tell what Mother Nature has in store with her fickle surprises lately. Looked like a disaster movie, maybe the one with Dennis Quaid, Day After Tomorrow, where the kids ended up burning books in the library to stay warm. But they were saved in the end. Happy ending, reunion. I like happy endings. I'm not so sure this stor ...

    by Rita Wirtz | @RitaWirtz
    Tuesday, 05 February 2019
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    Summer Break: Why Can't Kids Retain Information?

    There is something seriously wrong with the ability for our children to retain information.  The decline has been swift and severe in just the past decade. Perhaps they are not listening.  Perhaps they don’t see any reason for listening…or remembering.  Perhaps they are surrounded by distractions – peers, technology, drama.  Perhaps there is something in their diet that is bringing about an organic change in their brains. Perhaps it is just not cool to think any longer. ...

    by Tim Ramsey | @PlutoTim
    Sunday, 03 February 2019
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    Virtual Reality Learning

    The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless. - Jean Jacques Rousseau We say "a picture is worth a thousand words" and then ask our students to imagine things they cannot see. In chemistry, we show two-dimensional representations of atoms, create crude drawings of molecules on classroom boards, and use abstract notations to show where the electrons are. We constantly look for videos - some better than others - to show things and processes so small terms such as ...

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    by Oskar Cymerman | @CrushSchoolSpy
    Friday, 18 January 2019
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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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