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This video of jubilant students at a small-town Louisiana school inspired millions. Here's why.

Breaux Bridge is a small Louisiana town about an hour outside Baton Rouge. The average income among its 8,300 residents is less than $30,000 a year. Most graduating high school seniors don’t go to college. Many don’t even graduate from high school.<p>But the graduation rate is 100 percent at TM Landry …

College & University

An Introduction to Twitter Education Chats

Once you become part of this global community of educators, you’ll find a sense of professional camaraderie that will help you through the tough …

Rich Maker Project

My classes are 90 minutes, and this project spanned four classes. Our main areas of learning were informational reading and writing, measurement and …

How should our kids play at recess? Alameda schools offer lessons

At one school in Alameda, tag is banned. So is walking up the slides or stopping while going down. There’s no crouching under the play structure, no …

The 6 Essential Elements of 21st Century Learning – Digital Learning – Medium

<b>The 6 Essential Elements of 21st Century Learning</b><p>What we are finally coming to realize in our digital age is that learning belongs to the people. …

Education Technology

Maybe Teaching Special Ed Doesn't Have To Be So Hard

This time last year, Stephanie Johnson was miserable.<p>She was in her third year teaching special education at a junior high school in Lindon, Utah, about 40 minutes south of Salt Lake City.<p>On the outside it looked like she was doing great. Her classes ran smoothly, students loved her, parents loved …

Teaching

5 Big Ideas In Education That Don't Work

Small classes. High standards. More money. These popular remedies for school ills <i>aren't</i> as effective as they're sometimes thought to be. That's the somewhat controversial conclusion of education researcher John Hattie.<p>Over his career, Hattie has scrutinized more than 1,000 "meta-analyses," looking …

Education

Four Ways To Earn Extra Money While Keeping (Or Preparing To Quit) Your Day Job

Earning a passive income takes some upfront effort but not much energy to maintain. Here are a few options.<p>Imagine lying on a beach, sunlight hitting your face and sand between your toes. You grab your phone and check your bank balance to find that it’s increased $500 since sunrise. This may seem …

Small Business

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One day, back in 1994, I was browsing through the September issue of Fortune Magazine, searching for the language of leadership. I needed to convince decision-makers to book an artist (me) to speak about creativity in the workplace. I came across a remarkable article by Marshall Loeb about Warren …

Creativity

Get silly…..and get over it.

<b>Office Space….redesigned.</b> A summer challenge with the @voxer group from #NAESP16 shared how Principal’s removed their desks in the office and …

12 Free Interactive Whiteboard Apps for iPad

<i>Nowadays any student, teacher, professor, sales professional, coach, financial manager or businessman can’t imagine his life without a tablet. A few</i> …

10 Unique Perspectives on What Makes a Great Leader

Great leaders adapt to their surrounding environments and empower the team to succeed together.<p>All business owners and executives have varying experiences and perspectives on the approach and qualities necessary for effective leadership. And not all situations require the same type of leadership …

Leadership

The Blueprint for Cloning the Near-Perfect Boss Comes Down to These 6 Traits (or It's Totally Pointless)

Just in case you have a human cloning machine handy, don't forget these.<p>In our experience as leadership coaches, and collecting evidence from the literature that informs our methodology, companies that do exceptionally well are often led by servant leaders who are catalysts for change and bring out …

Downplay

10 Fatal Flaws That Will Derail Great Leadership

<i>Leadership is a privilege, those who have the privilege to lead, have the duty to act.</i><p>Nobody’s perfect, we all have flaws, but when you are in a …

Finland reforming its education system by scrapping Subject based Teaching

Finland’s education system is considered among the finest in the world, as the country produces some of the world’s most intelligent and evolved …

7 Books That Inspire Kids to Be Grateful

<i>Share these books with your kids to inspire good and give thanks, from our friends at Common Sense Media.</i><p>Looking for ways to raise kids who are grateful for their blessings? This list of books will inspire kids from toddlers to teens to be thankful well past Thanksgiving. From picture books for …

Kids

7 Tips for Talking About the Outcome of the Election with Kids

Happy or not with the outcome of the election, it's gonna come up. Here's how to help your kids digest the news.<p>Whether you are happy with the election results or not, emotions are definitely running high. And with that, kids are hearing their parents' thoughts and feelings about the fact that …

Parenting

Grades and Test Scores Should Not Be Your Driver

Grades and test scores should not be your driver.This is not why the vast majority of people became educators.Yet, we still have to pay attention to …

Education

The 6 short phrases you'll hear good leaders say (a lot)

Whether you’ve just started training your first hire or you’ve been managing scores of people for decades, you’re in the position of being a leader. …

A Colorado ski weekend for under $400? It can be done.

Everyone knows skiing and snowboarding are expensive sports, but doing them doesn’t mean you have to break the bank.Surprisingly, it’s pretty easy, …

Skiing

Finland is changing everything that sucks about parent-teacher conferences with the world’s largest one

On the night of Jan. 18, Finland will host a country-wide parent-teacher conference. The objective: to get parents to stop complaining about school, and get them excited about innovations sweeping through classrooms around the world, not least at home in Finland.<p>“When you talk about change in …

Education

“Learning Apps” Is One Of The Top Educational Websites Of The Year!

Reader Gabrielle Klingelhöfer shared the site Learning Apps with me, and I’m sure glad she did!<p>It’s a free site that lets teachers create virtual …

U.S. Dept. of Ed. Unveils Free Online Tool for Rapid Evaluation of Edtech Products

column | Policy<p>U.S. Dept. of Ed. Unveils Free Online Tool for Rapid Evaluation of Edtech Products<p>By Mary Jo Madda (Columnist)     Oct 28, …

Education Technology

Open Doors: A New Take on Teaching Observations

I’ve long been in favor of teachers visiting each other’s classrooms, and not just for the purpose of evaluation. For many of us in higher ed, what …

Teaching

Two years into Twitter: transformed by the community of educators

<i>Two years ago, we published Twitter education chats: An astonishing source of professional development by Steve Wyborney, (author of</i> 25 Common Core …

21 Inspirational Quotes On The Importance Of Teaching

12 September 2016<p>21 Inspirational Quotes On The Importance Of Teaching<p>It never does any harm to celebrate teaching and the hard work our teachers do, …

Teaching

5 Excellent Video Tutorials to Teach Students about Online Safety

The web provides limitless opportunities for learning, creating, sharing, and exploring the depths of human knowledge. But it is also an unsafe arena …

Facebook's go-to management manual says you can identify a great boss by who they spend their time with

You're a manager who oversees seven employees: two are underperforming, one is your star, and the rest deliver what they're supposed to but not much more.<p>How much time do you spend with each? Common sense would suggest you spend most of your time with the struggling employees to get them back on …

Employment