education

Let Them Play: Approaches to Technology Integration and PD That Empower Teachers

Let-Them-Play_-Thoughts-about-Technology-Integration-PD-on-BAM.png

InDrive, 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 edtechspurs mastery and […]

Commitment to Change

Blog-Cover-2.jpg

When I first decided to run for Congress, I remember who I went to for input. Surprisingly, it was not my friends and family (besides my wife!); instead, it was the educators that I have worked with over the last ten years. Not just those I have worked with in schools, but those in my […]

You’re Not As Good As You Think You Should Be

not-as-good2.jpg

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. […]

How to Make a Teacher Smile

smile2.jpg

Riding home from a friend’s house on a warm Friday night with my daughter is a privilege I know I wouldn’t have much longer. She is only twelve, but it won’t be long before her Friday nights are spent socializing with her peers while I anxiously await her safe return. So I cherish every moment. […]

Vital Techniques for Developing a Student’s Public Speaking Confidence

student public speaking

Public speaking is a skill every student develops–but not everyone does so with confidence. Although speaking publicly has become a notion that is scary in nature, teachers rarely express its use after graduation and beyond. Whether you are giving a toast to celebrate one’s success, or you take on a career role that implements speaking […]

Let’s Keep It Real In Education

caroline-hernandez-315551.jpg

I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy. — Marie Curie Translation: If you want things to change, get your ass off the couch and do the work. That’s what Marie did. In a world full of men unwilling to accept a woman, an atheist, and a person who followed […]

To My Students…

pablo-66.png

I became an educator because I wanted to impactthe lives of students in the same ways that my teachers did for me. See, I owe so much to the educators who invested their time, care, and love in me. They saw something in me and never gave up, no matter how many reasons I gave […]

She Ran Away

7_e7gzvtjh4-william-stitt-2.jpg

We didn’t do anything. She transferred here from a different school. I don’t know why. She was mostly quiet, but it was not difficult to get a smile out of her. She said she wasn’t good in science, but was killing it in chemistry, perhaps the hardest science of all. I’d like to think that […]

Accountability: 26 Days of Learning Leadership

Twenty years ago. Twenty years ago, I set foot in my first classroom. I remember it like it was yesterday. And just as much, I can vividly recall the high level of accountability I had. For myself. As a new teacher, I had the weight of the world on my shoulders. Every. Detail. Mattered. The […]

Digital Devices in the Early Childhood Classroom

Digital

I recently had the honor of participating in a Studentcentricity podcast episode hosted by the talented Rae Pica. I joined Warren Buckleitner, founder of the Children’s Technology Reiview, and author, professor, and early childhood education expert Diane Levin to discuss the hot topic of digital devices in Early Childhood learning environments. The following are my […]

Related Articles
Trending Topics

© Copyright 2019 Accretive Media