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    Sometimes The Best Part To Change Is You

    “When we change one part of the chemical formula, we change the nature of the results” - Stephen R. Covey Sometimes the best part to change is YOU. Last week, my students and all other chemistry students at my high school, took the stoichiometry test (the “stork llama tree” test according to my iPhone’s voice recognition :) and, as it happens every year, many did not complete all of the calculations, thus the test, in the time allotted for it. In our PLC meeting the next day, we (a pentagon ...

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    by Oskar Cymerman | @focus2achieve
    Tuesday, 09 February 2016
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    NAEP Reading: Down So Long Looks Like Up To Me

      I've been studying a lot lately. I modeled life-long learning this past year by learning the mac, basic technology and social media, well some. If I am unleashed in Pinterest, I will undoubtedly end up in the vortex, as I have Twitter. I've been having a blast connecting with people I hadn't seen in years, on FB, and doing a unique professional page.  My assessment of my learning is about a 'C'. I can do the basic things I need to, and ask for help, just like the kiddos. Continual& ...

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    by Rita Wirtz | @RitaWirtz
    Tuesday, 09 February 2016
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    5 Steps to Change in a Changing World

    Last week I had the privilege of joining over 5000 of my Independent School colleagues at the FISA Conference in downtown Vancouver. I found it to be an uplifting two days, but there was also an underlying call to action to all of the teachers in attendance. (I will get to that later) On my way home I was on the Skytrain and couldn't help but overhear three younger teachers talking about how they enjoyed the conference, but that they all still had a sense of being overwhelmed with all of the ...

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    by Michael Schultz
    Tuesday, 09 February 2016
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    Common Core and Content Can Get Along

    Not a day can go by without someone criticizing the Common Core State Standards or blaming the Common Core for all that ails our public education system. And while assessments are usually the prime target for Common Core haters, the standards’ emphasis on non-fiction texts have drawn greater scrutiny in recent months. No, I'm not going to (AGAIN) rise the defense of Common Core and all that it stands for. Instead, I’d just like to provide a terrific example of how an exemplary educator can us ...

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    by Patrick Riccards @Eduflack
    Tuesday, 09 February 2016
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    Superhero Play? Not in MY Classroom!

    There are many Early Childhood programs that outright ban superhero play. It’s just too risky, noisy, and difficult to control. End of conversation. But, should it really be the end of the conversation? Are there elements of superhero play that are truly valuable and therefore need to be included as part of the preschool experience? Research indicates that play is a significant vehicle for development. It is through play that children experiment with behaviors and roles, explore differences ...

    by Debra Pierce | easycda
    Tuesday, 09 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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