Jennifer Friedman

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Why schools shouldn't teach critical thinking

Being an air-traffic controller is not easy. At the heart of the job is a cognitive ability called "situational awareness" that involves "the …

Bookshelf

In the last few years, I have been reading like never before. One of the quotes that I live by is, <i>“Your level of success will seldom exceed your</i> …

Amazon

Comment on This Is the Tech That Will Make Learning as Addictive as Video Games by Booperkit

I agree somewhat. Also stating that it will be free ‘like Google’ is a bit silly too. People pay to access the Internet and for the hardware they use …

Emerging Technology

Supporting Teacher Leadership

Recently our school district had an opportunity to partner with a local university to provide teachers with the opportunity to become teacher …

Pedagogy

My challenge to you – 8 things all teachers should learn about #edtech

I love the School Report scheme that the BBC run via Newsround. We all remember the Newsrounds of our youth. For me it was John Craven who made me …

Education Technology

Can Handwriting Make You Smarter?

Students who take notes by hand outperform students who type, and more type these days, new studies show<p>Laptops and organizer apps make pen and paper seem antique, but handwriting appears to focus classroom attention and boost learning in a way that typing notes on a keyboard does not, new studies …

Princeton University

6 Tips for Faculty Meetings Worth Going To

2. <b>Stance</b>. Ask yourself what you're hoping to model as an instructional leader. Get clear about your pedagogical stance and make sure you're walking …

Beyond Initiative Overload: Putting Teachers Back in Control - BAM! Radio Network

Spring is here. The birds are chirping. The grass is growing. The weather outside is beautiful. So, what do you think teachers are doing on those be …

Teaching

Administrators: How to Get Out of the Office and Into Classrooms

The ultimate question of every administrator worth his or her salt is that, given all of the demands on an administrator's time, what can we do to …

Teaching

An Educational Responsibility

So this past Friday I presented at a regional TTT (Teachers Teaching Teachers) conference here in Quito, with over 1000 educators on hand to learn, …

Teaching

11 Habits of an Effective Teacher

<b>2. Makes a Difference</b><p>There is a saying, "With great power, comes great responsibility". As a teacher, you need to be aware and remember the great …

Teaching

Connected Professional Development Is Now An Imperative

<b>Connected PD Is Now An Imperative</b><p>by <b>Mike Fisher,</b> The Digigogy Collaborative<p>I used to sit in workshops that were peripherally, if at all, related to my …

6 Ways Awesome Administrators Help New Teachers Face the First Year with a Smile

<i>Leadership and Support of the New Teaching Professional</i>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on TwitterThe first year …

Teaching

New Teachers: How to Use Classroom Data to Inform Instruction

Data Ideas and How to Use Results<p>So let's start with some ways to gather data and look at how the data can influence the ways you teach and re-teach, …

My Thoughts...My Reflections...A Principal's View: Now Hiring

Our staff conducted a survey at the beginning of the school year that reviewed our professional practices. We covered it all. We surveyed culture and …

How Tapping Into a Youth’s Identity Can Excite an Interest in Learning

<i>Excerpted from the book “Participatory Culture in a Networked Era: A Conversation on Youth, Learning, Commerce and Politics” by Henry Jenkins, Mizuko</i> …

Teaching

How great leaders inspire action

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership -- starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

A good principal makes a big difference to teachers, students & school culture via @WeAreTeachers #edchat #cpchat https://t.co/m0QfQ3MU0E

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ISPs

To Clone or Not To Clone?

How to celebrate the strengths and emphasize the advantages of having two teachers teach together.

Teaching

5 Movement Strategies That Get Students Thinking

<b>Too Much Sitting? Five Movement Strategies That Get Kids Thinking</b><p>by <b>Kenny McKee</b><p>Each day more research confirms the link between movement and …

Teaching

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Summary Poem Activity<p>List ten key words from an assigned text.<br>• Do a free verse poem with the words you highlighted.<br>• Write a summary of the reading …

Teaching

10 Strategies To Make Learning Feel More Like A Game

<b>10 Strategies To Make Learning Feel More Like A Game</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>We’ve talked about gamification quite a bit, which is different than …

Pedagogy

Launch Video Classroom Observations With New Toolkit

Embedded throughout the toolkit are takeaways from the Best Foot Forward Project. Check out the First Year Implementation report for more details …

23 Questions To Cultivate Deeper Learning Mindsets

A fellow educator recently asked me, “What are some of the best ways that educators can teach deeper learning mindsets?”<p>“Good question. One way is to …

Pedagogy

4 strategies for remembering everything you learn

• Knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• Knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kind of skips one of them, which is problematic, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Learning

7 Powerful Lessons From TED Talks About Leadership

What makes a great leader in today's world? Answers from the likes of Sheryl Sandberg and Simon Sinek.<p>What does it take to be a great leader? In a fascinating series of talks, business leaders, researchers, a famed general, and an orchestra conductor tackle that question from their diverse …

Leadership