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    Opera Karaoke: an Analogy for Learning

    Sometimes inspiration comes from unusual places.  This week it came through the mail.  I don’t always take the time to read through my alumni magazine but when I do I’m never disappointed. This edition contains a particularly great quote from David Anderegg, a professor at my alma mater, Bennington College. I think every educator should read it  He writes…  “I give assignments to make sure that students are integrating on a deep level.  It’s easy to learn concepts su ...

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    by Emily Caruso Parnell | @teachontheverge
    Thursday, 11 February 2016
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    When Education Teaches: How -vs- Why

    “Bridie, how can we celebrate George Washington’s birthday?” It was a very straight forward question from a precocious seven-year-old and I jumped on it, eager to teach a little history lesson as well as to encourage use of the internet for actual research and not just a way to see what your friends ate for breakfast. First, I explained that Washington's Birthday is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February, meaning it can occur the 15th through the 21st inc ...

    by Bridie Gauthier @BridieGauthier
    Thursday, 11 February 2016
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    Students Too Dependent on You? Here’s Help

    Do your students want to be spoon-fed? Are they constantly demanding your help, calling out your name over and over again? If so, is it possible that you’ve unwittingly contributed to their sense of helplessness? Can learned helplessness be unlearned? Those are among the questions I asked of Starr Sackstein and David Ginsburg on an episode of Studentcentricity. They had a lot of wonderful advice and followed it up with the takeaways below. Starr added: Ultimately we need to empower students ...

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    by Rae Pica | @raepica1
    Thursday, 11 February 2016
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    The Importance of a Strong Foundation

    “We’re building a home up the street.” It felt like a lie to give that explanation over and over to the strangers who had become our new neighbors, because for the longest time, the truth was that nothing was being built. We went forward with a plan to build a new home in the new area we were moving to, an endeavor that the project manager estimated would be completely done by the end of September, only to be waiting for building permits until mid-October. October.  The start of the ra ...

    by Amanda Morgan, MS @NotJustCute
    Thursday, 11 February 2016
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    What's a Report Card?

    It was the second time in two days that my son had asked this question. And each time it made us smile. He honestly had no idea. We had simply asked him where it was because we knew they were coming home soon. We weren't concerned or worried. He doesn't know. He really doesn't know. And I think that that is freakin' awesome! Because no matter how hard we try, I am certain that it won't be long before he stops asking this question.   I wish I didn't know now, what I didn't know the ...

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    by Jon Harper / @Jonharper70bd
    Thursday, 11 February 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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