Adding EdTech to Your Classroom? 3 Non-Negotiable “Old School” Components to Include in Every Lesson
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Adding EdTech to Your Classroom? 3 Non-Negotiable “Old School” Components to Include in Every Lesson

Educational technology: it’s the hottest movement out there in education, and has been for some time. In fact, there seems to be a rather non-discriminating admiration for anything edtech among many teachers today. You can’t open an educational journal, print or online, without being bombarded with ads and articles extolling the virtues of the “latest…

Ultimate Project Based Learning – How Student Teamwork Built a World Championship Car
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Ultimate Project Based Learning – How Student Teamwork Built a World Championship Car

Every year for the past twenty the Saint Thomas Academy Experimental Vehicle Team (STA EVT) has built a new vehicle from the ground up to give our students the best engineering experience a high-schooler can get. The internationally recognized program started in 1997. My fellow moderator Mark Westlake and I believe in the importance of…

Utilize Your Students and Surveys to Measure Your Teaching Effectiveness
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Utilize Your Students and Surveys to Measure Your Teaching Effectiveness

A teacher’s stakeholders’ satisfaction with their course is an important measure of instructional effectiveness that is too often overlooked or outright ignored. Of course, it’s absurd to hope to satisfy every young adult’s needs and wants equally throughout an academic year, but to endeavor to do so seems a requisite to respecting student voice in…

Get on the Bus of Learning! A Creative Approach to Weekly Staff Professional Development
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Get on the Bus of Learning! A Creative Approach to Weekly Staff Professional Development

As educators, we know it is imperative that we are always learning. We strive to find the best techniques, the helpful tools, the lesson plan ideas, and the ways in which we can become stronger together. Learning is not just for students, it is for adults too. The adults should always be modeling learning for…

Field Days Are One of the Best Parts of School! Here’s How You Can Plan One to Remember!
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Field Days Are One of the Best Parts of School! Here’s How You Can Plan One to Remember!

Think back on your field day from your school days. What do you remember? Was it the heat? Was it the humidity? Was it the bugs and bees? Was it the competition? Or was it the general notion of fun and having all your friends and classmates with you at the same time? Think on…

We are Pleased to Announce the Launch of the WorldSTEM Challenge!
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We are Pleased to Announce the Launch of the WorldSTEM Challenge!

We are pleased to announce the launch of the World STEM Challenge! Website: worldstem.co Twitter: @WorldSTEMedu The concept is to ‘crowdsource’ a video bank of quality STEM lessons and ideas for teachers around the world. The idea is simple: Ask teachers who are making great STEM lessons to share their ideas in a short video,…

The Innovator’s Mindset—A Blockbuster Lesson from George Couros
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The Innovator’s Mindset—A Blockbuster Lesson from George Couros

Let me begin by making three confessions: 1. I think this is a very clever title … read on to find out why. 2. I thought this review would never be written; indeed, I’ve taken nearly twelve months to do so… 3. I believe I might have a form of hypergraphia. This too is highly…

The Carrot and The Stick: Are American Schools Actually Teaching Us?
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The Carrot and The Stick: Are American Schools Actually Teaching Us?

When I was seven-years-old we moved from the United States to Switzerland because of my father’s job. I was born in Brazil, but having left it just two years old, I didn’t really know anything other than the U.S. I didn’t even realize I was Italian, not American. From the moment we stepped off that…

Discipline Outdoes Talent—Here’s How
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Discipline Outdoes Talent—Here’s How

F. One simple letter. The grade we never want to have to give. Are some students simply doomed to low marks forever? Can their brains only struggle to deliver D-level work? Why do some students sail through courses, while others struggle? While elements such as intelligence, aptitude, and memory play a role, surprisingly, something else…

Is Your Child Having Friendship Problems?
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Is Your Child Having Friendship Problems?

At some point throughout their schooling years, children will experience problems with their school friends. Have we not all been there? Because of this, it is important to differentiate “normal” childhood conflicts and bullying. Normal childhood conflict is characterized by both children having equal power where neither one is seeking control. They just happen to…

3 Key Characteristics of Successful School Leaders
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3 Key Characteristics of Successful School Leaders

We are living in an age of educational cynicism. It is becoming increasingly difficult to lead in these times. In order to cultivate success as a Principal you must first acknowledge that it isn’t all about you. Success is contingent on the relationship between you and the school staff. They have to agree, through their…

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