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A REALLY COOL Event run by my friend Tom Bennett -- researchED New York http://buff.ly/1G7m0uR May 2 - #edchat #edreform
The UK's teacher conference success story of 2014 comes to the USA in a unique day for teachers, academics, and anyone interested in finding out what the latest research really says about how to improve classrooms and schools. For teachers: a day of self-led professional development, listening to some of the America's and the UK's most prominent thought leaders, academics and educators; and a chance to speak and meet with professionals of all lev...
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8 Top Tips for Highly Effective PD
Among the top strategies for highly effective professional development are making it useful, making it relevant, and making sure that teachers start practicing it ASAP.
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NEW POST: 10 Terrible Traits of Lousy Leaders 
There is a short, three letter hop from leading to misleading. Having a position of leadership is a paramount calling in life. You have a lot of responsibilities. It is hard to be a leader. The truth is, as flawed humans, most of us who lead in anything have a very short step to being …
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I'M DOING A FREE WEBINAR THIS THURSDAY: Differentiating Instruction with Technology
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UPDATED: 15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer)
Vicki Davis, a computer science teacher and IT integrator, shares this extensive list of year-round resources for teaching students how to code.
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8 Great Email Etiquette Tips for Educators & Everyone http://buff.ly/1FSPjks
Email etiquette can be hard to learn. Here are 8 great email etiquette tips to help educators and everyone improve their email communications.
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3 Ways of Getting Student Feedback to Improve Your Teaching
Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis asks her students for professional development help, ending the year with in-class focus groups, a survey, and a call for anonymous notes that will guide her in improving her practice next year.
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GREAT READ on Leading, treating people differently and no playing favorites -- Favoritism is a Huge Problem
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TIME TO MAKE YOUR NOMINATIONS!!! Bammy Award Categories http://buff.ly/1F8Fq6s #bammyawards
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I'm Doing a FREE DIFFERENTIATING INSTRUCTION with technology webinar this Thursday - JOIN ME! http://buff.ly/1QatMfD
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12 Choices to Help You Step Back from Burnout
Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis believes teacher burnout is the result of choices that we make. To counter those fateful decisions, she offers 12 positive choices centered on reasonable priorities, self-care, and good attitudes.
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NEW SHOW! What Should We Teach the Teachers Who Will Teach Tomorrow?
Jim Ryan, Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, talks with Vicki at The Global Education & Skills Forum in this episode of Every Classroom Matters. Jim shares his opinion on how teachers of teachers should be presenting coursework in college. He also talks about the hypocrisy of many professional development and college courses …
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