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12 Great Educational Websites for Kids and Young Learners

After we have covered a number of search engines kids can use to safely navigate the web, we are sharing with you some of the most popular websites …

Education Technology

18 Cool AF Toys For Grown-Ups Who Are Still Children At Heart

No matter how old we get, it's hard to look at a friend's collectible toy stash and not want your own. The great thing is, most of us now have the …

Cool Stuff

Top 101 Motivational Quotes

Timeless inspirational quotes to supercharge enthusiasm and motivation.<p>Here are 101 quotes to help motivate you to take on new challenges, overcome roadblocks, and live the life you want to live:<p>"Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, …

Motivation

“Free Rice” Vocabulary Game Lets Teachers Create Virtual Classrooms

Free Rice, the venerable online vocabulary game that is operated by the United Nations World Food Programme (and has been on The Best “Cause-Related” …

You Can “Digitize” Your Student Hand-Outs & Worksheets With “PairPrep”

I blogged about PairPrep a couple of years ago, and it was then sort of a learning game site.<p>They seem to have “pivoted” to become an easy tool for …

Dynamic Learning with G Suite

Pinterest<p>Ready to move the learning in your classroom from static, one-and-done activities, to more dynamic learning—Dynamic Learning with G Suite? …

How to Write a Business Plan for Your Startup

Anyone can have a great idea. But turning an idea into a viable business is a different ballgame.<p>You may think you’re ready to launch a startup …

How to set up a Google Classroom to train students, employees, or anyone who wants to learn

Google Classrooms is an easy way to create an online educational environment. Jack Wallen shows you how to create your first class so you can begin …

5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

Mike Roberts on episode 250 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We need …

10 Cartoons That Aged Terribly (And 10 That Are Timeless)

The best part of being a kid in the ’80s and ’90s was after school and Saturday morning cartoons. Between Fox Kids, WB, ABC Kids and even UPN Kids, …

Nick Foles Just Gave Teachers A Gift Of A Great SEL Lesson

<i>Check out this quote</i> from Eagles quarterback Nick Foles:<p><i>“I think the big thing is don’t be afraid to fail,” Foles said. “In our society today, with</i> …

Share these 20 brilliant ideas with your favorite teachers (and everyone else)

• It’s 2018! Drop the double-negative zero. Let students revise until they get it right. And get your students to deliver TED-Ed Club talks! — Josefino …

19 Students Who Made Teachers Say, "I Don't Know Whether To Laugh Or Cry!"

"Ms. King is single. That means she does NOT have a man."

A Writing Strategy That Works For Every Student, Every Time

A Writing Strategy That Works For Every Student, Every Time by Terry Heick Writing is difficult to teach, if for no other reason than it is also …

Creative Writing

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 …

Education

Strategies to Improve Writing in History Class

Lauren Brown's eighth grade classes are undergoing a "writing revolution" since she discovered the ideas and strategies of Judith Hochman. Thanks to …

Teaching

I'm an Army veteran and gun owner. The 'good guy with a gun' theory is a myth.

I never see a "good guy with a gun:" I see a human more likely to exacerbate a tragedy than to stop it.<p>Last week, another man with another high-powered rifle opened fire on Americans with the intent to kill as many people as possible. Before being shot and killed by police, Kevin Janson Neal …

Guns

Make An Amazing Number Of Different Learning Games With “GameBuilder”

GameBuilder lets you create lots of different types of learning games – see the screenshot above to see the options.<p>Once you create it, anyone with …

The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – Part Two

Here’s another end-of-year “Best” list…<p>I’m adding this list to All 2017 “Best” Lists – In One Place!<p>Three years ago I began publishing a regular …

Teaching

25 Great G Suite Add-ons & Chrome Extensions for Teachers

On their own the core tools of Google Drive (Docs, Slides, Forms, and Sheets) are powerful tools for teachers and students. When you install Add-ons …

How to Design Lessons When the Student Can't Read

In many districts, students with reading difficulties are identified in the primary grades so that remediation and support can be given as early as …

Teaching

Top 10 books about teaching

As another school year begins, here is some of the most instructive reading about this toughest of subjects — from Plato to Shakespeare and beyond<p>As a rule, I try to avoid blogs and books about teaching practice. They tend to be full of “strategies”, whingeing about Ofsted and images of teachers …

Literature

Tony Robbins Has 1 Question That Can Turn Your Worst Day Around | Inc.com

I erupted out of sleep only to be jerked back by the handcuffs and leg cuffs that held me to the wooden bench. It took a few minutes of drunken processing to realize I was in a Boston jail cell with zero recollection of how I got there.<p>Which version should I tell? The funny blackout version where I …

Tony Robbins

4 Strategies to Model Literary Analysis

But modeling does not mean lecturing. Students need to engage with the concepts in a variety of ways. Through direct instruction and multiple …

Pedagogy

Writing a Lesson Plan - Objectives and Goals

Objectives are the first step in writing a strong lesson plan. After the Objective, you will define the Anticipatory Set. The objective is also known …

Teaching

10 MORE digital bell-ringer activities to kickstart class (Part 2)

We have a golden window of time at the beginning of any class. For these first five or ten minutes of class (OK, probably more the five than the …

Education Technology

What Families Really Need From a Teacher's Back-to-School Letter

By Tom Rademacher<p><i>Our school year is upon us, and many of us are scrambling to set up our classrooms, get those first few weeks planned, and convince</i> …

12 Must-Read Articles About Assessment

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