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  • Never Too Old… Advice Educators Should Take from Mr. Rogers

    Most of us watched Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood at one time or another- along with our children or as children ourselves. So, we felt his impact and influence, either directly or indirectly. After watching the recent documentary about Fred Rogers, I was reminded of what genuinely matters and how the lessons he so sensitively taught children are just as meaningful for those who teach them. 1. Always be a learner. Lifelong learning is our calling. We can never afford to get stale or static, becaus ...

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    by Debra Pierce | @easycda
    Wednesday, 22 August 2018
  • Let Them Play: Approaches to Technology Integration and PD That Empower Teachers

    In Drive, Daniel Pink argues that mastery, autonomy, and purpose motivate people in their careers. A study by The Economist and Google for Education found that giving teachers autonomy makes them better teachers. For more information on the study: 1:35 video summary Research summary blog post Full study findings Giving teachers autonomy with edtech spurs mastery and purpose while empowering them to innovate. Do your district's professional development and edtech practices hono ...

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    by Tom Mullaney @TomEMullaney
    Monday, 13 August 2018
  • Lemonade Stands: Rule Breakers or Kid Makers? Ask Pete

    As summer draws to a close and back-to-school bells ring, families enjoy the tail end of summer bliss. Popsicle sticks and lemonade stands. Kids everywhere making lemonade, at least I think so.   When I think of my childhood summers, such vivid memories of long days playing with neighbor kids, trips to Lake Michigan with my family, going fishing and planting pansies with my Dad. My Mom, Reading. Old movies. Scrabble and Crossword puzzles. In order to get money for cherry cokes down ...

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    by Rita Wirtz | @RitaWirtz
    Saturday, 11 August 2018
  • #bekindbeincredible

    When you get a group of talented, enthusiastic, and passionate educators together to talk about school-wide positive behavior support in the summer, great and exciting things are bound to happen. And that is exactly what occurred the other day, a few weeks before the start of the 2018-2019 school year.  I am fortunate enough to work along side these talented, enthusiastic, and passionate educators as principal, and when we sat down to discuss our goals for the year and how we would accompl ...

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    by William Madden | @WPMadden
    Friday, 10 August 2018
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    Why Curiosity Wilts and How to Make It Bloom Again

    I read a lot in my elementary years. Growing up in the 1980's communist Poland I spent a lot of time in the cowboys-and-Indians world of Winnetou and Old Shatterhand. I'd relive the main characters' stories with an older friend who introduced me to this world and lent me books I'd devour in spare time. I read other books too. I read like a maniac expanding my world and consciousness. They tickled my imagination.   I guess I was curious.   I also remember being happy.   I ...

    by Oskar Cymerman | @focus2achieve
    Thursday, 02 August 2018
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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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