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Brief Book Reviews for anyone who is (or interested in being) an Instructional Coach

Over the last several weeks since I finished "officially" going through the ISTE Coaching Academy Series, I read four very excellent books on …

Kid Snippets: "Math Class" (Imagined by Kids)

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …


#hgmsteach RT @Primary_Ed: 5 simple questions for your classroom. http://t.co/KVhDVNrOYg What a great thing to introduce during #1st5days”


1st5days - Thursday

1st5days - Friday

[Makeover] Tire Marks

<b>The Task</b><p><b>What I Did</b><p><b>Reduce extraneous literacy demand.</b> A lot of visual information has been encoded in text. Let’s get that information back in its …

[Makeover] Postage Rates

<b>The Task</b><p>This is from Pearson’s Algebra 1 textbook for iPad.<p><b>What I Did</b><p><b>Establish a need for the graph, in general</b>. Why are we drawing a graph? What’s …

Personality Coordinates Icebreaker

With school starting up, I thought I’d share the most interesting icebreaker I found last year. Copy, cut, and pass out these half-sheets [pdf].<p>Each …

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