We recently began the summer session of my new online courses. We announced a scholarship and were so moved by the personal statements and bios that we decided to award a few scholarships for the summer session. Below is the bio and an excerpt from the personal statement of Jesus Sosa, a teacher from Venezuela, who […]
Category: Teacher Tips
Scholarship Opportunity for Fully Accredited Online Courses
I’m excited to announce that on July 5th my two new online courses begin, Methodologies for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and Connected Educators: Harnessing the Power of Social Media for Professional Development. One of the many reasons I enjoy working with the team at Edtechnology Specialists is that the company believes in giving back. These […]
Classroom Management and Parent Engagement: 8 #EduGoalsMOOC Resources
Today, the Goal-Minded Teacher (#EduGoalsMOOC) free open online course Twitter chat took place about the topics, Classroom Management and Parent Engagement. We invited two incredible leaders in education to be our guest experts for the chat, Dr. Lynell Powell (@DrJoy77), assistant principal and host of the Dr. Joy Radio Show and Marisa Constantinides (@Marisa_C), Director of […]
Pass That Test! 18 Test Taking Resources and Strategies!
“… these tests are unable to measure all of what it is that makes you the valued person who you are.” – Principal Len Christie In Chapter 17: Re-evaluate Value of the The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers, I discuss the high stakes associated with standardized testing: Standardized testing is stressful for students, parents and […]
Infographic! 10 Back to School Tips for an Awesome Year!
“Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.” – Albert Einstein Today was my first day of class. I have been teaching since 1994 and each year I still get nervous and have a few hiccups. However, I start out strong with the […]
Equip Students to be Skilled Searchers!
“Television didn’t transform education. Neither will the internet. But it will be another tool for teachers to use in their effort to reach students in the classroom.” – John Palfrey One of the most popular ways our students learn is by Googling or YouTubing it! Too many times our students get distracted by the tons […]
2 Tools to Help You Learn Students' Names
“A name represents identity, a deep feeling and holds tremendous significance to its owner.” – Rachel Ingber Many of us are headed back to school. Within the first days you need to cultivate relationships and create a community. Learning each other’s names correctly is significant to forming a strong bond with your students and for students […]
Wow Them with the Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21st!
“Men should take their knowledge from the Sun, the Moon and the Stars.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson In my newest book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom, I’ve dedicated one of the missions to citizen science projects. One of the most amazing citizen projects, the Eclipse Ballooning Project, will […]
Teacher Zen! 10 #BacktoSchool Tips
“The best thing a human being can do is to help another human being know more.” – Charlie Munger A new school year is here! You are about to meet many new faces. With so many minds to inspire you need to make sure you are prepared. Learning helps our students break generational cycles, lead […]
Make #ISTE2017 Awesome! Go On An Epic Conference Selfie Adventure
“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.” – Marc Riboud Today is National Selfie Day. To celebrate I am sending you on a mission to create memorable conference experiences this year and go on an an Epic Selfie Conference Adventure. To complete this mission you will take at least 5 selfie images or […]