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TeachThoughtTeachThought | Learn better. Establishing A Growth Mindset As A Teacher: 9 Statements Of Affirmation by Terry Heick The ability to change is among the least-appreciated professional characteristics of a teacher. This is especially true as education systems react… Read Post → 10 Iconic Teacher Actions That Technology Should Disrupt by Terry Heick A little bit of technology doesn’t change much.
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Digigogy Digigogy Back in the early 90’s, my grandmother taught me how to bake biscotti in a traditional way. She was a baker by trade and taught me about the precision of measuring ingredients to get a perfect dough consistency, how to lay out the initial loaf, cut on the diagonal and re-bake until the cookies reached their optimum crunch. Over the years, I’ve experimented with the basic recipe, adding additional ingredients, replacing others, trying different thicknesses of the cookie, dipping the cookies in chocolate, etc. My ultimate goal is to get to the cookie, even though my path to get there changes every year. Around this time of year, I start thinking about the biscotti (and Grandma!), and what I will modify, replace, upgrade, or delete for this year’s batch.
During my time in Los Angeles this past week, I had an amazing opportunity to visit a couple of spaces that made me drool. I was given a tour of YouTube Space LA and SoulPancake offices. After seeing how they design their work areas and why they designed them that way, I just want to take a sledgehammer to my 80 year old room and start from scratch.

The Nerdy Teacher

The Nerdy Teacher
The Carrot Revolution: A Blog About Art Education... and Vegetables. I'll start with the punchline. I've opened my own Teachers Pay Teachers shop, and you can visit it here. Here's the thing though. I've been gong back and fourth about how I feel about this for a while now. On the one hand, I think its an excellent way for teachers to receive some compensation for all the great ideas that we share together online. On the other, it does not click with my intrinsic desire that all kids be educated equally. The Carrot Revolution: A Blog About Art Education... and Vegetables.