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Teach Them Kindness

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change. - Bob Kerrey Teaching citizenship isn't an additional part of the curriculum. A good lesson plan or project will get students to learn how to be kind, generous, problem-solving, caring, compassionate, imaginative, creative, emphatic, and/or helpful Read full article »

This Year be an EduHero!

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. - Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces Our world is full of hero potential waiting to be motivated, supported, and skilled. Teachers hold the key to unleashing that potential, yet many are wounded heroes themselves. According to Teachers Count, the average teacher impacts Read full article »

The Conversation We Need To Have With Leadership

This post is part of Scott McLeod's Leadership Day 2014 PD should give your Ts a GEM: it should "Grow You", "Engage You", and "Mean something to you" — GNichols (@Think_teach) August 6, 2014 Mission: Value Your Time This year, many of us will spend hours in school meetings feeling demotivated, bored, unappreciated, and stressed. We will spend a lot of time resenting our colleagues Read full article »

Passion, Potential, & Heroes That Fail Us

“The number one benefit of educational technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.” – Steve Ballmer Passion Some of you have heard my story. Read full article »

Reblog? Vine? Memes? Sharing Bite-sized Narratives

"The most important thing any teacher has to learn can be expressed in seven words: Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners." - John Holt Sharing the Narratives of Our Lives: Meaningful Learning with Mobile Devices from Shelly Terrell The way we learn, share, and communicate has been impacted by mobile Read full article »

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