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    Babe Ruth Meets Drake

    If you have never had the pleasure of watching Still Mine, I highly reccomend that you do as soon as possible. It was one of the most powerful movies I have ever seen. But this piece is not about the movie, rather it is about the impact that one scene in particular had on my thinking. In the very beginning of the movie there is a scene in which an 87-year-old grandfather tells his 9-year-old grandson about the time he had the courage to walk down to the New York Yankees dugout to get a baseba ...

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    by Jon Harper / @Jonharper70bd
    Friday, 06 May 2016
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    3 Simple Steps To Problem Solving

    The last parent-teacher conference of the year happened last night and while the event I am about to describe did not happen yesterday, seeing the parents reminded me of a father of a student who struggled through my chemistry class 3 years ago, asking me for a method allowing his daughter to quickly "get" chemistry. Unfortunately, I had to tell him that a hack that allows one to instantly become a chemistry genius just does not exist. And though I happen to be a mainly left-brained (and worki ...

    by Oskar Cymerman | @focus2achieve
    Friday, 06 May 2016
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    Think Play Is Only for Little Kids?

    If so, you’ll definitely want to listen to my discussion with Denise Pope and Sandra Russ, in which they explain the role of play in the lives of tweens and teens! As Denise says, “Research shows that kids of all ages need daily play time, down time, and family time.”  And, no, they’re not talking about organized sports or playing video or computer games. Here are her suggestions: - Parents should avoid overscheduling their teen with too many extracurricular activities and too many AP ...

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    by Rae Pica | @raepica1
    Thursday, 05 May 2016
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    Emotional Intelligence: Teach It! - Infographic

    Unless you're a former lobotomy victim emotions affect everything you do and are present everywhere in your life. And that's a good thing! Emotions help us understand the universe, play a key part in our decision-making, and are crucial in our relationships. If you're an educator or a parent you observe daily the power emotions have in the lives of children: They can absolutely lift them and motivate greatness or completely overwhelm them and wreak havoc. There is a delicate balance between ou ...

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    by Oskar Cymerman | @focus2achieve
    Thursday, 05 May 2016
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    How To Improve Student Reading

    Recently on multiple platforms, Robert Pondiscio talked about reading on his way to standing up for Secretary of Education John King. We disagree about his praise of King for making all the correct word noises, but he's made a point worth repeating about the improvement of reading. Every teacher of low-income children and English language learners  has had this moment: You’re sitting with a student, working line by line  through a text, grappling with what should be fairly simple&nb ...

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    by Peter Greene @palan57
    Thursday, 05 May 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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