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This Denim Company Thinks Blue Jeans Can Go Green And Still Be Affordable

DSTLD is one of a slew of “ethical” fashion companies trying to minimize their environmental impact, guarantee living wages, and keep their prices low.<p><i>Capital & Main is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political, and social issues.</i><p>Christopher Parras is a …

5 Radically Different Approaches to Technology in Schools

Not long ago, I was checking email when a Google doc notification popped up. It was from my son Will, who was then in second grade. The document he was sharing was a school project about the ancient Romans. I had no idea my 7-year-old knew how to research bygone civilizations, let alone use and …

The Mindset Shifts You Need to Meet Any Goal

Overcoming obstacles is a mental game. In the third week of The Goal Standard Challenge, our experts shared strategies that can change everything.<p>Congrats! You’ve completed The Goal Standard’s third week, the first Fight Stage. Things got tough this week. You might have struggled to stay …

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.<p>Here are …

Teaching

A 5 Minute Meditation Practice That Will Literally Rewire Your Brain to Be More Positive

All of us us at some point get affected by negative and self-defeating thoughts that keep invading the mind over and over again.<p>These thoughts can …

A Look Back: Every Teacher Who Has An ELL In Their Class Should Watch This “Immersion” Film

<b>Later this month, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary! Last August, I re-started a series I tried to do in the past called “A Look</b> …

Teaching

8 Tech Tools To Communicate Your Ideas More Effectively

Love it or hate it, presentation matters. To quote the poet William Carlos Williams, sometimes “It is not what you say that matters but the manner in which you say it.” Here are eight tech tools to help you communicate your ideas more effectively (and, dare I say, beautifully).<p><b>1. Lucidchart</b><p>The tool …

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