Who knew that promoting your personal brand could be a potential conflict of interest with your job? Read on to avoid the pitfalls.

Want an activity that allows students to get their voices heard AND address issues being studied? Try this activity.

Social media can help get students interested in current events. Check out Twitter's new Moments feature and get kids connecting learning to what's happening in the world.

Have you ever got caught not knowing? Did the warmth overtake your usual composure? What if we flipped that experience and made it into a positive? What if I said we have to, to help kids know that learning doesn't always happen the first time? Read on

The best ways to get students to take risks is by modeling what that looks like, unafraid of the potential failure. The most important gift we can share with students is the transparency of our choices and how to bounce back from the missteps.

Risk taking can be dangerous work, but if we don't do it, then we die in our stagnation and our students' successes die with us. How can we boldly leap in front of the flames and make the needed changes to ensure continuous growth? Check this out.

Avoid using "pretty words" to escape the powerful but time consuming task of giving learning altering feedback. Read on for some useful tips.

In every classroom there is diversity. It's tangible in what we see and must impact the way we teach. Engaging each child in a meaningful way requires relationships, flexibility and a willingness to empower those who aren't often used to being in charge of their own learning.

If we want to raise motivated and confident learners, we must take the time to teach students how to self-advocate. Here are some tips.

There is no better means of human connection than a story. Different narratives intertwine to form emotions that we empathize with, being moved to inspiration. The right keynote speech should be able to do this. Ideally, it will make us think, challenge our assumptions and offer the information through a narrative that will be relatable and digestable, engaging to listen to. This weekend at the Edscape Conference, Pernille Ripp shared her story and it was one of great power. It's important that all educators remember that everything we do is about the students and creating the best experiences for them ...

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