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Create Random Story Starters in Google Sheets

Many years ago, before I taught social studies or got involved in educational technology, I taught a ninth grade language arts class. That year was a …

300+ Printable Comic Templates

Make Beliefs Comix is a great multilingual comic strip creation service that I've featured many times in the past. One of the features of Make …

BBC game challenges young people to spot "fake news"

<b>Can you separate the fact from the fiction?</b><p>The new interactive BBC iReporter game - aimed at youngsters aged 11 to 18 - gives you the chance to take on the role of a journalist in the BBC newsroom.<p>It is a "choose your own adventure" game, created by Aardman Animations, which challenges you to make …

Having Your Smartphone Nearby Takes a Toll on Your Thinking (Even When It’s Silent and Facedown)

“Put your phone away” has become a commonplace phrase that is just as often dismissed. Despite wanting to be in the moment, we often do everything within our power to the contrary. We take out our phones to take pictures in the middle of festive family meals, and send text messages or update our …

Here Are 17 Reasons Teachers Are Paid Too Much $$$

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Frickin’ Packets

<b>Listen to this post as a podcast:</b><p>Sponsored by Screencast-O-Matic and Microsoft Hacking STEM<p><b>I saw a video a few months ago</b> that I haven’t been able to …

Teaching

18 Sets of Free to Use and Reuse Pictures and Videos

The Library of Congress is a great place to find a lot of media that is in the public domain. The only problem with finding material on the LOC's …

ClassTag Adds New Ways to Communicate With Parents

ClassTag is a free service for communicating with parents about what's going on in your classroom. ClassTag lets you send email, push, and SMS/text …

One Teacher’s Way Of Finding The Lonely Kids Is Pure Brilliance

Doyle’s message of inclusion and loneliness rings true in the wake of the most recent school shooting<p>With the horrific events in Florida last week …

12 New Young Adult Books to Read While Waiting for the ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Movie

Teaching grammar does not improve children's writing ability, research finds

<b>Academics reveal 'a significant and persistent mismatch' between government policy and the techniques proven to work in the classroom</b>The way that …

Specialized Add-ons For Google Docs

Google Docs are already a wonderful tool to use in our classrooms. They allow us to work together and share our ideas with the world. But sometimes …

Advanced Google Search to Gain Different Perspectives

One of the activities that students are frequently asked to do is search for information on current and historical events from around the world. The …

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How to Organize Shelves in Google Books

Creating bookshelves in Google Books is a great way to organize a selection of books around a topic that your students are studying. Think of …

How to Force Copy of Drive File and Shorten URL for Easy Sharing

Did you know there is a quick and easy way to force someone to make a copy of a Google Drive including Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drawings? When you …

My Favorite Books to Sell Over 20 Years of Owning a Bookstore

There is nothing more interesting than talking to people about books, so owning Books & Co. for 20 years was a dream come true. I adored being a …

Books

Mindset Quotes by Carol S. Dweck

“Becoming is better than being”<br>― Carol S. Dweck, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success<p>“Did I win? Did I lose? Those are the wrong questions. The …

We Must Create Room for Failure and Mean It

“…I failed…” the disappointment leaks from my student as he looks at his contraption.<p>I am stopped by his words because it is March and we have been …

Teaching Grit Cultivates Resilience and Perseverance

Carol Dweck - A Study on Praise and Mindsets

Stop Keeping Score, Learn Instead

Stop keeping score. Learn instead.<p>What if you focused on learning instead of achievement?<p>You step into the tough stuff.<p>Instead of keeping track of …

Growth mindset doesn’t promise pupils the world

The Psychologists Benjamin Bloom and Anders Ericsson both came to believe that almost anyone could do almost anything. Their research (which, in …

Self-improvement

Growth Mindset: Clearing up Some Common Confusions

By Eduardo BriceñoA growth mindset is the understanding that personal qualities and abilities can change. It leads people to take on challenges, …

The Stanford professor who pioneered praising kids for effort says we’ve totally missed the point

It is well known that telling a kid she is smart is wading into seriously dangerous territory.<p>Reams of research show that kids who are praised for being smart fixate on performance, shying away from taking risks and meeting potential failure. Kids who are praised for their efforts try harder and …

Self-improvement

So you want your students to have a Growth Mindset?

There has been much talk about Growth Mindset the past few years. Many teachers recognize that there are a lot of students who exhibit a fixed …

Why Do Smart People Do Foolish Things?

We all probably know someone who is intelligent, but does surprisingly stupid things. My family delights in pointing out times when I (a professor) …

Critical Thinking

Assigning More Writing—With Less Grading

Write More<p>Most writing researchers and teachers of note now advise that students should write between 30 and 60 minutes every day. The logic behind …

Teaching