Bret Biørnstad

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52 Practice Interview Questions for School Administrators

52 Comprehensive Practice<br>Interview Questions for<br>School Leaders<br>Seeking New Roles<p>Sharing your experience and qualifications<p>Conveying a powerful vision …


What to Cook This Week

<i>R</i><i>eaders of Cooking receive emails five days a week</i> <i>discussing</i> <i>food and suggesting recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>. Download the</i> <i>NYT Cooking app here</i><i>.</i><p>Happy Monday, cooks! Here’s a cheering thought: David Tanis has found a new way to to feed us melted …


Cignition, Inc.

What to Cook This Week

<i>R</i><i>eaders of Cooking receive emails five days a week</i> <i>discussing</i> <i>food and suggesting recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>. Download the</i> <i>NYT Cooking app here</i><i>.</i><p>Greetings, cooks!<p>Here in N.Y.C., the messages that summer is almost over are getting louder. Sweaters …


The Problem with "Formative Assessment Tools" (part 1 of 2) - Cooper on Curriculum

Shares 367<p><b>The Problem</b><p>It started with generally clunky and overpriced “student clickers” by such brands as SMART Technologies and Einstruction, and …

Differentiated Instruction

The Electric Car Charging Infrastructure Is Nowhere Near Ready But I Have An Idea

Tesla has 500,000 reservations for the Model 3, Chevy has a $35,000, 200+ mile-range electric vehicle, a number of countries in Europe have set …

Electric Vehicles

Dispelling Solar Eclipse Myths

As a NASA and AAS 2017 U.S. Eclipse Educator, I need to address problems and concerns that teachers across the state have been recently calling to my …

Make This a DIY Summer, Part Four: Welcoming Bulletin Boards

July 24, 2017<p>Our <b>Make This a DIY Summer Series</b> has focused on making the learning environment the best it can possibly be for both students and …

Crossword Puzzles

You’re Not Just Getting New Students

Today’s Classrooms Should Be About Flexible Teaching—Not Furniture

At the end of June a group of passionate, dedicated educators gathered for one of New Jersey’s last EdCamps of the 2017 school year. I bounced around …


The Feedback Fix

I have to get my thoughts together for this book, so that meant I needed to write about it.<p>Joe Hirsch used to be in the classroom, therefore much of …

Last #askanadmin! #13: So I’m the principal…but how do I KEEP getting better?

I’m a learner. I LOVE to read. Obsessively. Insanely. Annoyingly. (like in the shower annoying.) Conferences fill my bucket. My voxer conversations …

Professional Development

Back to School: Rules and Routines in the Classroom

I admit it. I allowed students to chew gum in class. Why? I chewed gum. I have a throat that tends to dry up mid-morning. Gum helps.<p>The point is that …


Author Talk: Reimagining the Mathematics Classroom

If you've never used Adobe Connect, get a quick overview:<br>Adobe, the Adobe logo, Acrobat and Adobe …


Create Stained Glass | Fun Project

This time, Handy Dan the Junkyard Man shows you how to make a stained glass masterpiece! Just sit back, relax, and let your inner Picasso shine …


Create Sponge Art | Arts and Crafts Activity

Have Handy Dan and Junkbot show you how to have a lot more fun than usual with a sponge to make gift art! It's a nice way to say "sorry" for spilling …


Build a Rocket | Fun Science Project

Handy Dan the Junkyard Man and his sidekick Junkbot will show you how you can turn some common household items into an awesome rocket!


OneNote's August update is here with a load of new features to try

The latest monthly update to OneNote is here, and there's plenty of new stuff to check out.If you're a big OneNote fan, the August update for the app …

Microsoft OneNote

Why #ShiftThis is the Book Education Needs Right Now

We all know co-workers that are set in their ways. Maybe they’re five years away from retirement and have decided that they aren’t going to make …


Graph of the Week

Behind the MESA Weekly GEON Writing Prompt<p>This writing prompt is meant to foster the constant analytical thinking that I hope my students will …

Team Building

Graph of the Week

There and Back Again: My Journey with Gallagher's Article of the Week Assignment

Who am I? Kelly Freaking Gallagher. That’s who.<p>Before the Common Core were a twinkle in David Coleman’s eye, Kelly introduced an assignment into his …


Moving Beyond the 4 x 4 Classroom

The single most powerful question to ask in an interview — and how top candidates answer

<b>· 'Practical hiring' is the technique of testing candidates' self-awareness.</b><p><b>· After they present a product or presentation to you, ask them, "What would you do differently?"</b><p><b>· Candidates that can answer immediately and thoughtfully are the ones that can identify more efficient processes and strive</b> …


15 Easy Ways to Lower Blood Sugar Levels Naturally

High blood sugar occurs when your body can't effectively transport sugar from blood into cells.<p>When left unchecked, this can lead to diabetes.<p>One …


Building Community on the First Day of School

Amplifying Student Voice

Now imagine you were a 4th grade student who just watched that video. You are one in a class of 28. The teacher asks the class for their thoughts: …


Student Check Ins – Using @Flipgrid to Ask Students How Things Are Going & What Supports They Need #edtech

As teachers, we identify many personalized needs for our students – from coming up with individuals topics where a student needs review to strategies …


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VirtualiTeach shares ideas for harnessing augmented and virtual reality in education. It is also the home for the innovative CPDinVR events.

Virtual Reality

Grade Interviews

Over the last two years, I’ve moved further and further away from traditional grading. I’ve blogged about grading for mastery of skills instead of …