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Facebook Twitter Shift This - Shift Stories. Video Games Are Not the Enemy. Video games are continuing to grow as a mainstream form of entertainment.

Video Games Are Not the Enemy

Whether it’s tapping away on a smartphone or mashing the buttons on a controller, kids (…and adults) are increasingly turning to interactive entertainment over more passive activities like watching TV or movies. Along with this rise comes the recurring complaints about the negative impacts video games are having on our society: a lack of social skills, overexposure to violent and mature themes, addictive obsession, general lethargy. While these arguments certainly hold water in certain contexts, at their root they tend to blame video games for larger underlying issues. The fact of the matter is that video games are not the enemy. An Apple For The Teacher: How to Make Your Word Wall More Effective. Word Walls can be used to improve literacy in all curriculum areas by helping students build vocabulary, improve spelling in written work, and explain ideas through oral communication.

An Apple For The Teacher: How to Make Your Word Wall More Effective

When I first began teaching, I made the assumption that more is better when it came to my Word Wall. I put up EVERY word I could think of, but the students never used it. Then I tried the opposite approach (well, I didn't really try - I just kept forgetting to put words up). Personal Professional Learning Redefines Thinking, Teaching, and Learning. Guest post: Susan Zanti, M.Ed.

Personal Professional Learning Redefines Thinking, Teaching, and Learning

Secondary Instructional Coach, Loudoun County Public Schools, VA Education and the way we teach have changed. There is no doubt about it. Are teachers keeping pace with the changes? Learning Lab Education Radio: Student Centered Learning: Uncovering vs. Covering. Please Call The Cops 'Cause You're Killing Your Students! - Edwords Blog.

Cognitive Overload.

Please Call The Cops 'Cause You're Killing Your Students! - Edwords Blog

Unfortunately, we do that a lot. We often overwhelm students with information when we present it to them. What's worse, we teach them to do the same to others when they present. We are killing them. More Than My Content. Blue Egg 3. I created this bulletin board last year based on one I had seen on Pinterest.

Blue Egg 3

In my opinion, it was the BEST bulletin board I have ever had in my class! Why you ask? We (both the students and I) referenced it all year as we endeavored to “Change Our Mindsets”! Where sharing mistakes is okay. in fact it's encouraged. Loving Literacy. The Underdog's Advocate – A school leadership guide to success in the modern classroom. Just One Principal's Thoughts. Laura Robb Reading & Writing Resources - Grades 4 to 8 - Author, teacher, coach, speaker. R.E.A.L. – Tara M Martin. Work in Progress. Rachelle Dene Poth. I have been teaching there for 18 years.

Rachelle Dene Poth

I am also the Spanish Club Sponsor, the Foreign Language Department Chair and a Member of the Technology Committee. I enjoy finding new ways to use technology with my students and my purpose is to provide a variety of experiences for them that are more than just learning the language of Spanish. I want to help prepare them for the future and be able to use a variety of tools in their high school and future careers. I have had the opportunity to take students to PETE&C and PAECT to participate in student technology showcases. Rick Jetter Educational Consultant. Taking Flight By Being Grounded. Beyond LiteracyLink. Dr. Mary Howard, Leading Expert in Literacy and Independent Reading Consultant - Reading Connections. Steele Thoughts.

Reflections of an educational learner and leader. Teach Like a Pirate. Feed Your Brain Archives - Hack Learning. Focus 2 Achieve Info. Tech Talk. Todd Nesloney. Adam Welcome. Ditch That Textbook. Alex Corbitt. It's All about Leadership - About. Iteacher imother. Leading In Limbo - Leading In Limbo. HOME - Teacher Tech.

Mathkaveli – Let Mathematics Tell You a Story. Learning and Leading. The Principal of Change – Stories of learning and leading. Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… Valerie Tilton    Instructional Coach                                                   Columbia High School - HOME. JasperFoxSR.Com. Welcome - Empowering ELLs. Teaching Tidbits: Small Changes for the Final Stretch of the School Year. 10 Adobe Spark Classroom Ideas – 3 Marketing Skills your teen isn’t being taught in school — Teenection.

I was really good at “doing school” when I was a kid.

3 Marketing Skills your teen isn’t being taught in school — Teenection

I knew all the ins and outs of the academic world and was able to breeze through most of my coursework. I enjoyed the process of learning new things and pushed myself to understand concepts as deeply as possible. Looking back, there is little surprise that I became a teacher. Fast-forward to my early thirties when I found myself entering into the world of entrepreneurship as a writer.

New Land, New Opportunity - Inspiring English Language Learners - Teaching with QR, AR, and VR - EdTechMason. Teaching with QR, AR, and VR Technology allows educators to transform teaching and learning by engaging and empowering students in ways previously inconceivable.

Teaching with QR, AR, and VR - EdTechMason

In recent years, software has been advancing exponentially allowing educators to facilitate and inspire creativity, collaboration, communication, and creativity skills. I know whenever I see advancements in technology, the first thing that crosses my mind is how can this be used in the education space. Real Talk Intervention. What We Ask of Our Students and What We Do – The Principal of Change. Please watch this video created by Rick Burkett and his students: This connected with me on so many levels.

What We Ask of Our Students and What We Do – The Principal of Change

We talk about innovation and creativity all of the time in schools, but compliance continues to be our dirty little secret. Work in Progress. More Than A Lesson: Building Confidence. I have learned that I can do little in the classroom if my students do not have confidence in themselves.

More Than A Lesson: Building Confidence

From the very first day of school I work to build a class culture that breathes confidence, love, and support. I want my students to know that our classroom is a safe haven where they are believed in, always. Project Based Learning. #bowtieboys - Joseph - Teaching for life skills, not test scores. I’m New Here by Anne Sibley O’Brien – The ESOL Mentor Teacher. Every time I read I’m New Here by Anne Sibley O’Brien, I discover something new I love about it. First I want to talk about all of the things that the book can teach/remind adults about English Learners (ELs).

They are going to go through culture shock when they first arrive in your classroom.Many could read and write in their first language and were thriving as students.Some Els are learning an entirely new alphabet system.ELs may not be talking, but their minds are full of thoughts, ideas, and dreams.They may feel isolated, lonely, sad, confused, and homesick.ELs learn social language first.

You will see them talk on the playground and in the cafeteria first.They work better with partners and groups. Teaching in Spain: An Englishman and a Greek. English Language Learners - Elementary English Language Learners. Stories from the Field – ELLstudents. Going Beyond 'Turn & Talk': Academic Conversations for ELLs Posted by Sarah Ottow on A lot of my time as a coach supporting schools is spent observing teachers and providing targeted feedback to help boost language development for their English language learners (ELLs).

I also train and coach school leaders to more effectively evaluate teachers of ELLs. Newcomers at Grade Level and Beyond. I Am Claudius – Not really, but that is one of my nicknames. Home. The Big Tech Coach Blog. eNewsletter for Tech Integration - Home. Abraham Alarcon's Blog. Teaching Tidbits by Anabel Gonzalez. Erica M Dean, M.Ed, M.A*Educator & Teacher Leader - Welcome. Vroom. Fueling Education. The One-Room Globe Trotter. Home. A place for us to share ideas. The Art of Teaching and Learning – Roger W. Davis. Somewhere In The Middle - of my teaching journey. Tech ⎋ut Learning. Mrcoacheli. The Superintendent’s Corner – Innovation in Education.