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Activities for the 1st Day of School

The first day of school can be a wonderful opportunity to hook students on everything that makes your classroom a special place. Make the first day a …

Teaching

Quikkly Wants To Be A Better QR Code

You’ve all used a QR code, right? Those weird-looking barcodes you’re supposed to scan using a mobile to open a related web link. Nope? I thought not. For one reason or another, the technology, which was originally developed for the automotive industry to track parts in vehicle manufacturing, has …

Americans Don't Know A Lot About Internet History Or Policy

But they do know a lot about social media<p>Think you know your GIFs from your Gophers? Your IMAP from your bitmap? Your hashtags from your hash browns? In September, the Pew Research Center polled 1,066 American adults on their knowledge of technology and the Internet, with some surprising …

RT @WisDPI_EE: RT @lisaehoffman: "The Profile of a Modern Teacher: http://t.co/xmJDOxErnh” via @thelearningloop #wiee #wiedu #continuousgro…

Becoming More Receptive to Feedback: 3 Muscle-Builders!

My list from this year includes:<p>Sit less, and when you do, sit up straight<br>• Be on time to all meetings; don't be in a rush<br>• Phone away; be present<br>• Keep …

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RT @Mr_Oliver_Geom: This is why #20time & #geniushour projects are so valuable expand your thinking & move outside the box http://t.co/iE6Da9ZC9U

What PD Looks Like When Teachers Lead Schools

As schools decide how to better provide professional development opportunities, teachers and administrators alike are considering some of the …

Teaching

7 Apps That Can Do Your Homework Much Faster Than You

In the field of educational technology, some apps might be getting <i>too</i> smart.<p>More and more apps are delivering on-demand homework help to students, …

Apps

What I Wish I’d Known as a New Teacher

<b>1. This will get better.</b> The first year of teaching is so, so hard. You don’t even know why it’s so hard—you can’t wrap your head around that because …

A Teacher Planning Model For Multiple Intelligences

<b>A Teacher Planning Model For Multiple Intelligences</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Until recently, the prevailing thought in education was that differentiation …

Students Tell All: What It's Like to Be Trusted Partners in Learning

Inquiry-based learning is not a new pedagogy, but it has come back into fashion in progressive education circles recently because of new emphasis on …

10 research tips for finding answers online

Before Danielle Thomson was our TED Prize researcher, she wrote trivia for <i>Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?</i> and spent years finding difficult-to-source …

Discussion Starters for Creating a Teacher-Powered School: Lessons from the Pioneers

More than 90 teacher-powered schools exist across the United States—and the movement is growing.<p><i>Discussion Starters for Creating a Teacher-Powered</i> …

Teaching

RT @WisDPI_EE: #WIEE encourages educators' growth mindset - RT @Primary_Ed: Growth mindset vs. Fixed mindset http://t.co/vfUyrplpuU #edchat…

30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

• Focus their eyes on the speaker<br>• Be quiet<br>• Be still<br>• Empty their hands<br>• Listen.<p>There is also the "three fingers" version, which stands for stop, look, and …

Teaching

How Should Professional Development Change?

This is demonstrated in the report from the National Center for Teaching Quality (NCTQ) out of North Carolina published in May, 2014. This report …

What Does YouTube Tell Us About Millennials?

Will we look back at this and be like, 'Oh, it's interesting that they were so open about everything, about their lives?'<p><i>Part 5 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> The Next Greatest Generation?<p><b>About Kevin Allocca's TEDTalk</b><p>YouTube Trends Manager Kevin Allocca watches and thinks about popular videos for a …

Teachers, Make Classroom Learning an Experience

If you're a pirate teacher, then you already know that making learning an experience is sure to lead to deeper learning.<p>As teachers, it must be our …

Use Pomodoro Method to Engage Your Students

Consider the many ways in which people, especially students, acquire and retain information. We have written in the past about the seven styles of …

Time Management

10 Books for Teacher Professional Development

Professional Development

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Meet the Next Generation of Job Search Sites

Ten years ago, searching for jobs on the Web was no better than skimming the classifieds. Now, a handful of new sites are trying to fix that.<p>Perhaps my most vivid post-college memory is of filling out my profile on Monster.com. I was working as a hostess at McCormick & Schmick's and my father's …

Employment

Google's Former CEO Explains How Arrogance Cost Potential Google Employees Half A Billion Dollars

In an interesting interview with Steven Levy, Schmidt talks about what Google looks for when it's hiring.<p>The test, he explains, is to ask whether you believe a candidate can work with other people to effect change. If someone comes across as overly arrogant, it could mean that they won't work well …

6 Principles Of Genius Hour In The Classroom

<b>Genius Hour In The Classroom: 6 Principles Of Genius Hour</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p><i>Update: We did a t-shirt campaign of this graphic last year. It’s our old logo</i> …

What Google Looks for in New Hires

The tech giant looks for a very specific set of criteria from its job candidates.<p>Google sometimes receives as many as 50,000 resumes in a single week.<p>For the select number of applicants who actually make it to an interview, they'll be graded on a very specific list of criteria, no matter what …

Employment

The Modern Mentor In A Millennial Workplace

Millennials have a bad reputation. They are seen as spoiled, lazy and have high expectations. Put simply, they’re considered immature, but we think otherwise. Based on our research, we believe that Boomers and Gen Xers have important roles to play in mentoring Millennials and helping them harness …

Mentoring Millennials for Management

In my last post, I wrote about the impact Millennials are having in the workplace today. Millennials bring a lot of passion and energy to their work and many are eager -- if not impatient -- to develop leadership skills and make an impact. So, how can companies harness this energy and enthusiasm …

Mentoring, Following and Leading: Skills We Should All Maintain

Ten years, 20 years or more into our career, how many of us take the time to consciously step back and ask ourselves about our communication style? Specifically as leaders, do we recognize the need to mentor (or be mentored), as well as to follow when appropriate?<p>I work with a lot of young persons …