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20 Tips to Help De-escalate Interactions With Anxious or Defiant Students

Students’ behavior is a form of communication and when it’s negative it almost always stems from an underlying cause. There are many reasons kids …

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Choosing Choice: How Research and Best Practices Changed My Teaching

Instructional Coach Jaclyn Karabinas on giving up control<p>Reading researchers have told us for forty years that allowing students to choose their own …

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How Teens Benefit From Reading About the Struggles of Scientists

What kind of people can become scientists? When a group of researchers posed that question to ninth- and 10th-graders, almost every student gave …

30 unbelievably happy kids from all over the world who’re just enjoying their day

No matter what their culture, or where they live, or whether they have toys, kids will always find ways to have fun. And happy childhood moments …

STEAM YouTube Channels for Elementary Kids

A homeschool reader wrote to ask me my recommendations for educational YouTube channels. Which is a really fantastic question — and deserves a few …

9 Maker Projects for Beginner Maker Ed Teachers - Blog

Digital Interactive Notebooks: Spruce Up Your Literacy Instruction

If there is one digital tool that's become our go-to this school year, it's been Book Creator. Last summer we were researching ways to incorporate …

STEM Education Classroom Resources and Sweepstakes

CITGO Fueling Education just launched a website & program to celebrate STEM education, imagination, and innovation in classrooms across America. K – …

Animal Research Creating an eBook - Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits

In my last post on living things, I shared a few activities that helped students begin researching in an interactive fun way. Today, I want to take …

A Prime Co-Teaching Opportunity

The author, left, co-teaching a class.<p>Collaboration.<p>It’s a word that’s always thrown around in professional development discussions. The concept …

facts in science fiction

The Project<p>We set out to correlate science concepts from the Maryland State curriculum to popular and well reviewed Young Adult science fiction. The …

Books for Making

One of my goals as a librarian is to get kids to create. Another one of my passions is getting kids excited about reading. So, I’ve been working to …

STREAM Gingerbread Boy Challenge

1. Use the materials to build a boat that will safely carry the gingerbread boy across the river.<br>2. Materials:<p>Popsicle Sticks<br>• Straw<br>• Paper<br>• Aluminum …

Art+Words

<i>One of the great uses for the iPad in the Art Room is the combination of Art and Literacy. Several apps allow students to use their own art or photos</i> …

5 Creative Ways Schools Can Use Google Forms (That Aren’t Surveys) - BetterCloud Monitor

The Ultimate Guide for<br>G Suite Admins<p>Google Forms is an often overlooked product in the Google Apps Suite. I can see why, who likes to spend their …

K-12 Greatest Hits:The Best Ideas in Education - BAM Radio Network

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6 Handy Tools for Adding Text to Pictures

June 25, 2015<br>In today’s selection we curated for you some useful apps and web tools to use to add text to pictures and create classroom posters. …

Austin Kleon on 10 Things Every Creative Person Should Remember But We Often Forget

Much has been said about the secrets of creativity and where good ideas come from, but most of that wisdom can be lost on young minds just dipping their toes in the vast and tumultuous ocean of self-initiated creation. Some time ago, artist and writer Austin Kleon — one of my favorite thinkers, a …

Days Of The Year

You know what’s irritating? The cost of potting soil, and the smell of rotting vegetables in your garbage can. In fact, it’s also irritating that …

Education Chats

This is the official site for managing the COMPLETE list of twitter education chats. It is managed by a group of educator tweeps who care about …

What's missing? RT @medkh9: 16 Attributes of the Modern Day Educator. #edchat http://t.co/LKVlNK7P2u

RT @Learn21Tech: Does your school have spaces like this? What would you add/change? #isedchat #dtk12chat http://t.co/AQ1MiHDtLt

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Want to develop a growth mindset in your students? Here's a short animation explaining the difference of a growth and fixed mindset.