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2 Ways to Brighten Your Day

Last updated: 11/27/2017

I love finding new blogs to add to my RSS feed or subscribe by email, and “Barking Up the Wrong Tree” has a ton of interesting little pieces on life, leadership, and learning,

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Information Without Emotion Is Rarely Retained

Last updated: 11/27/2017

Sunday, November 26, 2017 Information Without Emotion Is Rarely Retained In 1993, famed college basketball coach Jim Valvano gave an inspiring and hopeful message at the ESPY award

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How to create media-rich, interactive maps for deeper learning

Last updated: 11/27/2017

If we want to use technology in the classroom, we can’t just do the same kind of learning we did before it. Technology should improve the learning. Kick the lesson up a notch. O

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Hierarchy of Needs for Innovation & Divergent Thinking

Last updated: 11/27/2017

Awhile back, I began trying to delineate what needed to be in place for a teacher to really have the best chance of being innovative in their classrooms. Whenever I’m looking for

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Debunking The Homework Myth: 4 Must Read Books for Teachers and Educators

Last updated: 11/27/2017

Homework is a topic that is hotly debated within education circles. It is also a divisive issue that divides the education community into two main camps:those who view is as a peda

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Gift Guide for Raising Kids Who Care

Last updated: 11/26/2017

Gift Guide for Raising Kids Who Care My four-year-old was at it again. He, his big brother and I were doing our usual Target run and they had convinced me to go to the toy aisle. W

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The Best Youtube Channels for ELA Teachers

Last updated: 11/26/2017

If you're looking to incorporate more video into your teaching (and why wouldn't you be?), youtube is a great place to turn. I dove deep into the youtube water recently while writi

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'Education isn't about delivering facts – it's about the joy of not knowing, and then what to do about that'

Last updated: 11/26/2017

Knowledge. Educators are obsessed with it. Compared to learning, that is. We want to create knowledge, apply knowledge, even “mobilise” knowledge, by moving it around. I’m as

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7 Ways That Play Builds Problem-Solving Skills

Last updated: 11/26/2017

7 Ways That Play Builds Problem-Solving Skills Photo by J Aaron Farr (Flickr) As adults, we face dozens of problems every day. Will we have time to buy milk today? How do I tell my

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So Much More Than Letters and Numbers

Last updated: 11/26/2017

I saw the title of this article, “Are Parent-Teacher Conferences Becoming Obsolete?“, and was surprised the direction.  I was expecting the article to talk about moving away f

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