March 2015 Archives

What are the purpose of grades? Do they actually function as they are supposed to? Perhaps it's time to reconsider how we communicate learning. What would that look like for you?


Meerkat makes lives educational streaming possible, with ease and reach. If you have a Twitter account and want to collaborate in real time. Consider using Meerkat as a teaching tool for students or future teachers.


While everything else in education in shifting away from teacher centered environments, why shouldn't the old parent/teacher conferences get a face lift too?


Can we all agree that the work teachers do is important? If it's important, why doesn't the financial world treat it as such?


Activities from our childhood leave a lasting impact on our lives, whether we realize it or not. What activities shaped who you became?


Have you been blown away recently by the level of student performance in your class? If not, read on for some tips to ensure excellent opportunities for student learning.


We all like to feel like we know, but honestly, we know that we don't. There is just too much out there and since the internet became a regular thing, we need to reconsider what we think knowledge is. So why not be okay with not knowing? Might be better to know who to find out.


How do educators define success in their spaces and then how do they ensure that is has been achieved for every child?


As teachers we have a unique opportunity to both model and plan activities that intentionally teach students how to be good people, friends and colleagues. How do you encourage important life skills in your spaces?


What if we erased all of the confining questions that terminate in a dead end? Let's open education up to possibility and a world of what if. What questions do you wish to explore?


Providing feedback is more than just saying "good job" or "nice work" or "you can do better." Feedback provides a specific look into what is being done correctly and what continues to need improvement. Read on to learn some strategies for providing timely feedback that will improve learning.


Technology has changed the way we learn and is ever evolving. What are you favorite go-to apps for professional learning and teaching?


Instead of trying to treat kids the exact same way. As standardized testing became the norm, an unfortunate byproduct was the loss of student individuality. If we strive to normalize the way we teach and assess kids, we lose an inherent component that makes learning unique and interesting. The fun is gone. The same way no student enjoys endless test prep, so too, does no teacher. What if there was a way to bring individualized learning back to every student, putting them in charge of what and how they learn and redefining the idea of "teacher"? In today's educational climate, ...


Everything we do matters, even when we aren't directly teaching. What do you want your students to learn from you? Be intentional as much as possible when handling all types of life circumstances.


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