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John Wooden's greatest quotes. Jun 4, staff The life lessons taught by John Wooden have become legend. Here's a collection of some of the greatest "Woodenisms. " "Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. " "Never mistake activity for achievement. " "Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then. " "Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. " "Be prepared and be honest. " "Be quick, but don't hurry.

" "You can't let praise or criticism get to you. "You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. " "What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player. " "Winning takes talent; to repeat takes character. " "A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment. " "Talent is God-given. Tools Being Talked About 04.11.16.

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Go Blended! | Aspire Public Schools. Go Blended! : A Handbook for Blending Technology in Schools by Liz Arney Go Blended! Is authored by Aspire's own Liz Arney and is a practical implementation guide for educators interested in getting blended learning off the ground. Go Blended! Offers boots-on-the-ground support for laying the foundation for a blended learning program in our schools and classrooms. Throughout the book teachers with blended learning experience share helpful tips and lesson plans to help educators make purposeful choices in using technology to fulfill students' needs without becoming an end in itself.

In Go Blended! Investigate leadership and staff readiness to "go blended. " Aspire's impressive track record of high performance, along with a growing body of evidence from blended schools across the nation, testifies to the reality that incorporating technology into the classroom can improve student outcomes. About the Author: Cognitive Computing and Knowledge Management: Sparking Innovation. [The following article is a transcript of a video of Susan Feldman's keynote session at KMWorld 2015 in Washington, DC. View the full session video at the bottom of this page.] Innovation is perhaps the biggest test of a knowledge management system. We're used to capturing information. We're used to locking it down. We're used to accumulating it. Let me start by telling you a story. Ingredients of Innovation Let's take a look at the ingredients.

What is innovation? Supporting Innovation What's the business case for supporting innovation? By creating a fertile environment for R&D, you also have a pipeline of new ideas to avoid stagnation and being bypassed by competitors. On my second job, a very long time ago, I got hired by someone who called me in after two weeks and said, "I heard that you are innovative, Susan. The Innovation Process What is the innovation process? This is a very individual process even though it requires other people. You have to explore broadly. Again, you iterate. Technology in Education: An Overview. Verb Classroom Furniture & Whiteboards. Focus on: Integrating Digital Media and Technology in Classrooms. This is a paid advertisement for PBS LearningMedia.

The content does not necessarily reflect the views of Teaching Channel. How do digital media and technology in the classroom raise student achievement and improve teacher practice? How can educators who are leaders in educational technology be better supported? PBS LearningMedia, was founded on the principle that media could engage, inspire, and educate, answers these questions and many more.

The 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program is a yearlong, free professional development program designed to foster and grow a community of highly engaged, tech-savvy K-12 educators who use digital media and technology in classrooms to support student learning and achievement. From the entire group of applicants, a panel of judges will select up to 54 Lead Digital Innovators—one educator from each state throughout the U.S., its territories and the District of Columbia.

What does a PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators look like? Steve's Story. 5 ways to provide meaningful PD in an hour or less. Lunch and learn This works much like Tech Tuesday, giving teachers a relevant topic or resource during their lunch time. Believe it or not, many teachers are quite willing to volunteer their lunch period to learn about a new topic or instructional strategy.

Have participants bring their lunch or order a pizza for those participating. Keep it informal and be sure to share a great resource or lesson idea that teachers can take back to their classroom immediately. Edcamp as district PD Earlier this year our district conducted our first Edcamp and the response among teachers and staff members was overwhelming. Our version of Edcamp gave educators choice in what they wanted to learn about, while providing strategies that were classroom ready the next day. 5 minute PD or 15 minute PD Another idea that we have experimented with is finding even shorter timeframes to expand teacher knowledge. ESEA Reauthorization: The Every Student Succeeds Act Explained - Politics K-12. Staff Development.

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Growth Through Feedback. One of my favorite parts of being an educator is learning. It may sound strange, but I love learning new things and getting better at what I do. It recharges my batteries. Every school year, I begin the year excited to apply something new that I’ve learned. I reflect critically about the things that were successful with my last cohort of students, and which areas left room for growth. I intentionally seek learning opportunities that will support my professional growth in the areas that present a challenge. This is how I model growth mindset. Growth mindset has been the center of my Getting Better Together project with Teaching Channel. I teach kindergarten, which is one of the greatest joys in my life. In this video, you’ll see how my students are guided by the use of learning targets and success criteria. Grades K-5 / ELA / Mindset Please enable Javascript to watch this video I also work with my students to use learning targets and success criteria as guides for peer feedback.