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Why Engineering Design Might Have a Place in Your Classroom

What does it look like to design for the future? When we talk about the skills students need for success, engineering design might not be at the top of your list… yet. If you aren’t familiar with the term, this blog post has you covered. Last year I connected with Ann Kaiser. She is the […]

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Ways to Support Student Writers With & Without Technology

There are so many ways to support student writers in your classroom. Whether you’re working with first graders or first-year high school students, there are strategies that support students — both with and without technology. In this blog post, I’m so excited to share some actionable strategies for classrooms looking to balance digital tools with […]

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Self-Care Apps and Self-Care Tips for Teachers

What does self-care look like in your life? Self-care is more than use a buzzword or a hashtag to add to a social media post. With purposeful planning, you can take action to make sure you address your own needs this school year. In this blog post, I’ve put together a handful of self-care apps, […]

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Teach Better Talk Podcast & Book Study

Earlier this year, I spoke with Jeff Gargas and Rae Hughart on their Teach Better Talk Podcast. They share interviews with lots of different educators on their podcast. With conversations from various corners of education, they have over one-hundred episodes you can explore on their website. You can listen to the episode of the Teach […]

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Ways for Quiet Kids to Share Their Voice

Part of honoring student voice in the classroom is providing multiple ways for students to share what they have learned. Regular readers of the blog (sign up here) know that I love sharing EdTech strategies. This includes ways for them to participate with more options than raising their hand for a whole class discussion. I’ve […]

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Gift Guide: Teacher Secret Santa Gift Ideas (all below $15)

Over the past few years, I’ve put together teacher gift guides to hopefully make your life a little bit easier this holiday season. From gifts that teachers who love Chromebooks might enjoy, to favorite books about education, I’ve compiled several lists with favorite gift ideas. This year, I took a bit of a different spin […]

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Adobe Spark Book Birthday Celebration

How do you inject creativity into your classroom? I can’t believe a whole year has passed since the release of 40 Ways to Inject Creativity into Your Classroom with Adobe Spark. Ben Forta and I published this collection of lesson ideas and activities last fall and are celebrating the one-year book birthday already! In the past […]

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Halloween Books for Kids & Spooky Teacher Gifts

In today’s blog post, I’m kicking off October with plenty of favorites for you! This collection includes favorite Halloween books for kids you can grab in digital and print format. You will also find a few spooky teacher gifts. Last year, I compiled a list of favorite Thanksgiving books, and this blog post shares even […]

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Starting the School Year with Protocols for Learning

This month the authors of Eduprotocols released the second title in their popular series. Jon Corippo and Marlena Hebern have created a resource for educators with lesson frames for every classroom. Their second book includes a dozen new lesson frames and eight lesson frames modified from their original Eduprotocols book. If you’re looking for protocols for learning this resource is […]

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Making the Most of Classroom Technology

Are you an active social media user like I am? Then you’ve probably had the same feeling when you meet people you follow in real life. Well this year I had the chance to meet the three co-authors of Don’t Ditch That Tech “in real life” for the first time. Their new book hit shelves […]

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