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  • 7 Ways to Increase Student Achievment

    As you read this you probably have a lot of ideas floating through your head about the amazing learning activities you’re going to experience with your students. Whether it is an idea you read about in an article, something a colleague of yours has tried, or an awesome PD session you’ve attended, it’s time to put those concepts into action! Regardless of how far into, or away from, the start of the year you are, I’d like to share 7 simple ways that you can start increasing stud ...

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    by Chad Ostrowski | @chadostrowski
    Tuesday, 12 December 2017
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    You're Not As Good As You Think You Should Be

    Why would an educator make a statement like this? Especially one who proclaims to be positive and has even written a post or two on the subject. Because I am tired of beating myself up and watching others do the same. We are causing ourselves too much stress by basing our self-worth on best moments. And we are doing the same to our students. And we must stop! Our goal should be to create highlight reels.     Do we think Beyonce’ always looks the way she does? Does Lebron ...

    by Jon Harper / @Jonharper70bd
    Tuesday, 12 December 2017
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    This is HARD...

      I have found my entrance into politics exciting, exhausting, and invigorating. I knew that this would be my most challenging endeavor yet, but this is on another level. This is hard and not just in the ways that one would think. Now, I did not think that running for a seat in the United States House of Representatives was going to be an easy task. I was fully aware that this would be the most difficult journey I had ever embraced. It's not necessarily the tasks in front of me, but how t ...

    by Sean A. Thom | @SeanAThom
    Monday, 11 December 2017
  • Tex-Mex Night Before Christmas!

    Have a fun time with this classic Tex Mex version of "Night Before Christmas". Friends shared this many years ago and it's such a special holiday treat!    'Twas the night before Christmas  and all through the casa,  Not a creature was stirring Caramba! Que pasa?   Los ninos were tucked away in their camas, Some in long underwear, some in pajamas,   While hanging the stockings With mucho cuidado In hopes that old Santa would feel obligado   To ...

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    by Rita Wirtz | @RitaWirtz
    Saturday, 09 December 2017
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    Teachers Know That Fridays Aren't the Same For Everyone

    Today is the day of the week that many of us look forward to. We already have our plans for the weekend and we can’t wait. It is a chance to spend quality time with our family and friends. It is a chance to relax and recharge our batteries. Can the same be said for the students we teach? Today is the day of the week that many of our students do not not look forward to. They have no idea what they are doing this weekend. The weekend happens to them. They do not have the luxury of planning the ...

    by Jon Harper / @Jonharper70bd
    Friday, 08 December 2017
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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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