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Top 10 Books to Read With Your Students This Year

Todd Nesloney Todd Nesloney September 25, 2019

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Books are a powerful tool. They can allow us the opportunity to escape, to find ourselves on the page, or to learn about others. I truly believe that there isn’t anyone who doesn’t like to read; instead, I believe that it’s just someone who hasn’t found the book that moves their heart. As a teacher, principal, and now director, I’ve seen the power of books not only in my own life, but also in the lives of the students and adults I’ve worked with. There are many wonderful books out there to introduce to your students this year, but where do you even begin? Right here, of course! Here are 10 books I would highly recommend to read with your students, no matter the subject you teach!

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Posted in Teacher ideas, back to school, Literacy, Reading, books

Create a Culture, Not a Classroom: Why Seating Charts Matter for Student Success

Kevin Behan Kevin Behan September 10, 2019

This piece originally appeared on EdSurge on August 17, 2019.

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Posted in Learning, classroom management, Teaching, Teacher ideas, back to school

Fostering Intrinsic Motivation with Tech-Hesitant Teachers

Kat Goyette and Adam Juarez Kat Goyette and Adam Juarez August 28, 2019

Technological devices with internet access have been deployed in schools across the globe. Some educators see this as an opportunity to leverage technology to empower students in accessing, curating, and creating content. Still others are hesitant to place technology into students’ hands in the classroom. Teachers, administrators, and parents may express fears of cyberbullying and inappropriate media use. Educators may indicate that they do not feel comfortable using the technology themselves, much less introducing it to students. 

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Posted in Learning, Technology, edtech, Teaching, back to school, Admin

9 Ways to Make a Big Impact in Your School This Year

Alex Wagner Alex Wagner August 21, 2019

As student’s trickle back into freshly decorated classrooms, laughter fills the halls, and August 2019 comes barreling to an end...it can only be one time of year: Back To School. For the 2019-2020 school year, let’s go out on a limb! Let’s try a few new things. Let’s paint a bathroom door, teach meditation instead of detention, and play with legos in math class! 

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Posted in Learning, edtech, Teaching, Teacher ideas, 2019, learning games, back to school, meditation, legos

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