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From The Classroom To Your PLN: 10 Collaboration Tips For 21st Century Teachers

From The Classroom To Your PLN: 10 Collaboration Tips For 21st Century Teachers by Terry Heick Summer is a make-it-or-break-it time for educators. The non-stop, brutal schedule that is a school year starts with all the finesse of trampling elephants, and doesn’t relent for the next nine months (not coincidentally, the same amount of time […]

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Should Colleges Judge Social Media Presence for Admissions?

Should Colleges Judge Social Media Presence for Admissions? by Paul Barnwell, Teacher of English & Digital Media This post has been updated and republished from a previous publishing Pretend for a moment you are a college admissions officer at a prestigious institution. Facing a large stack of applications, the shuffle of papers and pecking of keyboards resonates […]

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Keep It Simple: Do These 4 Things Every Time You Teach

Keep It Simple: Do These 4 Things Every Time You Teach by Jeffrey Benson ed note: This post has been updated It happens a million times a day in schools: a teacher starts a lesson. The strong students seize on the new learning opportunity. Typical students figure out enough of what they have to do […]

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6 Digital Tools To Engage Students

6 Digital Tools To Engage Students by Rachelle Poth Are you looking for some new ways to keep students engaged through the end of the school year? Here are 6 tools that I have found to be quite helpful as this school year winds down. More importantly, these are also some of the student favorites, […]

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Will You Still Be Teaching Next Year?

Will You Still Be Teaching Next Year? by Terry Heick Are you coming back next year? Teaching, I mean. Will you be back? Not to the same classroom. I don’t mean the same grade level or content area or school or even the same district. I’m asking about whether or not you’ll be back next […]

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The Highest Result Of Education Is A Kind Of Tolerance

The Highest Result Of Education Is A Kind Of Tolerance by Terry Heick All learning should result in personal change. Pushed further, all learning should then result in both personal and social change (being that society is a simply a collection of individuals and their habits). These are two of the measuring sticks I’ve always […]

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10 Teacher Resources For Lesson Planning Templates & Tools

10 Teacher Resources For Lesson Planning Templates & Tools  by Mike Acedo Ed note: This post was updated May 2, 2017 It has been a long known fact that teachers have one of the hardest and most time-consuming jobs in the world. There is very little free time for teachers even outside of the classroom, […]

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